Here are 10 things you need to know this morning.
1. The Nigerian U-23 team, Dream Team VI, Sunday, continued their impressive performance at the ongoing Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil with a victory over Sweden. A 39 minute-header by Umar Sadiq secured the quarterfinal ticket for the Samson Siasia lads.
2. A former Speaker of the House Representatives, Ghali Umar Na’aba, has described ex-Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo as the most corrupt Nigerian leader.
Na’aba said the former Obasanjo lacked the moral integrity to call National Assembly members corrupt individuals, where his ways were not equally pure.
3. Embattled former Chairman, House of Reps Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, has alleged that two state governors and three former members of the House of Representatives were blocking him from meeting President Muhammadu Buhari.
Jibrin, who, however, failed to name the governors or the former Reps members, claimed that he was blocked from having access to Buhari to tell him his version of the crisis as Dogara did last week.
4. At least, 16 people were roasted after a commercial bus had a head-on collision with a Sports Utility Vehicle at the Alewu village end of the Lokoja-Abaji Expressway in Kogi State on Sunday. Only one person came out alive.
The accident occurred when the commercial bus, a Toyota Hiace, heading towards Kano and the SUV heading to Benin, the Edo State capital, failed to obey the traffic rules.
5. Former President Goodluck Jonathan has raised the alarm that his life is under threat.
Jonathan said a list, which named him and other South-South leaders as Niger Delta Avengers sponsors, was another attempt by a group, Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta, to eliminate him, adding that it was a deliberate attempt to tarnish his image.
6. Aspiring national Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, has distanced himself from the list linking him as one of the sponsors of resurgent militant group, Niger Delta Avengers. The DAAR Communication boss insisted he has no “connection” with the separatist group and as such will not sponsor any group that would terrorize the peace of the nation.
7. Freedom has finally come the way of the abducted Oniba of Iba, Lagos State, Oba Yushau Oseni.
The 74-year-old first class traditional ruler, who was abducted from his palace on Saturday, July 16 at about 8 pm, regained freedom on Saturday.
8. One person was during the weekend killed and several others injured in a renewed crisis between rival cult groups in Ajegunle and Ikorodu areas of Lagos State.
The fight broke out last week Sunday in Ajegunle, over power tussle between members of the Eiye confraternity at Kehinde Street and a rival group on Ezeagu Street in the state.
9. The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ekiti State has said that the trip by the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari to the United States of America, US, has shamed Governor Ayodele Fayose. The party described Fayose as a “man lacking in integrity to hold the responsible position of the governor of Ekiti State”, for linking the president’s wife with the Halliburton scandal.
10. President Muhammadu Buhari will today leave the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja for N’Djamena, Chad to attend the one-day inauguration of President Idriss Deby who won the presidential election in his country in April.
The president would be joining other Heads of State and Government for the ceremony, alongside governors of Kano and Borno states – Abdullahi Ganduje and Kashim Shettima.