Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Sunday morning

Good morning!  Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

  1. The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Senator Bola Tinubu, has in a fresh allegation against President Goodluck Jonathan said the President was fully in the know about the 400,000 barrels of crude oil being stolen from Nigeria daily. The former Lagos Governor raised the allegation at the flag-off of Governor Abiola Ajimobi’s campaign in Ibadan on Saturday,

  1. The Nigerian Army has redeployed the Acting General Officer Commanding, 7th Infantry Division, Maiduguri, Maj.-Gen Mohammed Ibrahim. Report says apart from the latest redeployment which is aimed at strengthening the fight against insurgency in Borno state, several other officers in the army may be dismissed in few days from now.

  1. A one time Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has appealed to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to sheathe his sword against President Goodluck Jonathan, and endorse him ahead of the February 14 presidential election. He made the appeal at the inauguration of the Goodluck/Sambo Independent Support Team in Lagos on Saturday.

  1. Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s doctorate degree and Vice President Namadi Sambo’s degree in architecture amount to nothing since they have not reflected in the way they have governed Nigeria over the years. He said the standard of living and security of Nigerians have continued to deteriorate at each passing day even with their degrees.

  1. The Nigeria Labour Congress has blamed  the Federal Government for denying Nigerians the benefits accruing to the falling crude oil price in the international market. In  a post on the Congress’’ website, its President, Abdulwahed Omar said the situation on ground shows that the government does not have a structured response to the current fall.

  1. Report says following the large crowd that gathered during the All Progressives Party, APC, presidential campaign visit to Plateau State, two persons were reportedly trampled to death in a resulting stampeded. The victims who were struggling to come of the crowd at the  Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event died after they were trampled on.

  1. In what appears like another attack on the Federal Government,  the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi 11, Sarkin Kano, yesterday, called on Muslims to defend themselves against Boko Haram, saying such was the only available option since the nation as a weak state has failed to defend its citizens. Sanusi was speaking at the closing ceremony of the 29th National Quranic Recitation in Auchi, Edo State.

  1. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, yesterday, further indicts General Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged N25 billion-fraud that took place in the administration of the Petroleum Trust Fund (PTF) where Buhari was the Executive Chairman. In a statement signed by its media Director, Femi Fani kayode, it said Obasanjo was concealing the truth  by exonerating the former Head of State.

  1. The Senate President, David Mark, while addressing PDP stakeholders from the North Central Zone in Abuja, yesterday,  said the opposition would not be allowed to rig the party out of power. He also advised the stakeholders to work tirelessly to ensure victory for the party at the coming election.

  1. The Founder of Kudirat Initiative for Democracy, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, has said that President Jonathan was clearly not competent to lead the country, saying his silence over the alleged massacre of 2000 people in Baga is a clear indication of his weakness. This was contained in  an open letter addressed to Jonathan and co-signed by 16 other activists from various countries from across Africa, Europe, Asia and America.

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