1. The Head of Treasury Operations at Diamond Bank, Olaitan Fajuyitan, has revealed how he allegedly transferred N1.2bn from the bank account of a company belonging to Gbolahan Obanikoro, a son of a former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro.
Fajuyitan, who made this revelation in a statement of oath at the officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, said the money was paid into the account name Sylvan McNamara, with number 0026223714.
2. Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that the contractor rehabilitating the Long Bridge at the Lagos end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, has promised to complete the task before the end of this month.
The minister who noted that work on other “narrow lanes” in the section being handled by Julius Berger would be spread over the next four months for final delivery by the middle of December, appealed for patience, orderliness and the cooperation of motorists as the rehabilitation and reconstruction work on the road progressed.
3. Some suspected vandals behind the recent attacks on communities in Lagos and Ogun states have fled to riverine communities in the Ilaje and Ese-Odo local government areas of Ondo State.
The terrorists, who escaped the intensified aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force of their camps at Arepo, Ogun, and Ikorodu, Lagos, had been sighted in Ore, Okitipupa and the riverine communities of Ondo State.
4. The Anglican ArchBishop of the Enugu Province, Most Rev Dr. Emmanuel Chukwuma has warned that any attempt to remove Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu would divide the country.
The cleric told newsmen in Enugu that Nigeria’s unity was negotiable because people are wounded; people are being sidelined and this is what is causing this spate of bombings by Avengers and all these people who are agitators.
5. For daring to defend Presdient Muhammadu Buhari over his lopsided appointments, Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, was booed at a town hall meeting organised by the Federal Government for the South-East in Enugu on Monday.
The crowd jeered at him when he attempted to justify the appointments, which are generally believed to be in favour of the North against the south east region.
6. Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of buying PVCs ahead of the September 10 Governorship election.
Oshiomhole at a rally of the All Progressives Congress in Jattu, Etsako West Local Government Area of the state, Monday, boasted that the former ruling party is dead and has since being buried after ruining Nigeria for 16 years.
7. Top Nigerian National Daily, Punch Newspaper has added its voice to the pervcieved lopsided appointments of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. The paper in a strong-worded editorial on Monday slammed the president for failing to keep to his inaugural speech that he ‘belong to everybody and nobody.’ The paper said with the ongoing development, Nigeria might be heading for anarchy under the current administration.
8. President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of 17 new Chief Executives for parastatals and agencies under the Federal Ministry of Education.
While some were fired, others like the National Universities Commission got new heads as tenure of the ex-CEOs had ended. Among the new appointees were, National Universities Commission – Prof. Abubakar Adamu Rashee, Nigerian Institute for Education Planning and Administration – Prof. Lilian Salami, Universal Basic Education – Dr. Hameed Bobboyi and among others.
9. The Senior Pastor of House On The Rock Church, Pastor Adefarasin has denied a saying that the nation’s economy was in prison under the current administration.
The pastor in a statement issued on Monday said the media quoted him out of context, noting that he had no reason, whatsoever to make mockery of the leadership of his country, adding that the transformation of Nigeria remained his earnests desire.
10. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has warned pastors of his church against growing beards.
Daady G.O who spoke at the ongoing national convention of the church, also warned that anybody who brings tribalism into the church should either leave the church immediately or will soon die like Annanais and Sapphira.