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#NigerianNews: Daily News Summary

1. The ‎Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has stated that it foresaw the ongoing hardship in Nigeria, hence, the reason it asked Nigerians never to vote President Muhammamdu Buhari into power.

Plateau state chapter chairman of the party, Hon. Damishi Sango, noted that since the current government assumed power in 2015, things had become unbearable for Nigerians.

2. Catholic Priest, Rev Ejike Mbaka has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over the lackadaisical attitude towards plight of Nigerians since he came on board as the Commander-in-Chief. The fiery cleric in a latest message asked Buhari to prepare his hand over note ahead of 205, asserting that nobody will reelect him because there was no more space in mortuaries to accommodate corpses.

3. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday approved the appointment of Amb. Olusola Enikanolaiye as a Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service.

The Director of Communication, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation, Alhaji Haruna Yazid, said that until his appointment, Enikanolaiye was the Charge-de affairs at the Nigerian High Commission, India.

4. Immediate past governor of Benue State, Dr. Gabriel Torwua Suswam, has slammed his successor, Samuel Ortom for running the state down within one year in office.

Suswam, who spoke in Lessel community of the state said the greatest mistake Benue people made was to elect a tyrant like Ortom who had no leadership background.

5. The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christain Church of God, Enoch Adeboye has warned young men against getting married to women who cannot cook or pray for one hour. Daddy G O, who spoke at the ongoing annual convention of the church, noted that before any young man settles down with a woman, he should try to understand if she can pray and cook very well. His counsel was however greeted with mixed feelings as many Nigerians believed he was encouraging ‘sex outside marriage.’

6. At least 5,000 members of the Reformed Oodua People’s Congress on Tuesday invaded the Imushin community in Ogun State, to confront suspected militants in the area.

It was gathered that the members of the ethnic militia, who arrived in more than 100 buses and cars, came from Lagos and Ogun states. They reportedly moved around some of the areas and visited the Olumushin of Imushin, Oba Taiwo Bamgbose, who received them outside his palace.

7. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said a former Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, begged him not to inform Nigerians that the country was broke.

Amaechi, who said the country went into recession under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan, added that the immediate past government covered up with the excuse that the country was cash-strapped.

8. The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over the proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, with over 350 million of such weapons said to be circulating in the country.

The Director of United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Africa (UNREC), Ms. Olatokunbo Ige, made this known at the ongoing National Consultation‎ on Physical Security and Stockpile Management (PSSM) in Abuja. According to him, this has highlighted, more than ever before, the critical need not only to control the flow of arms in the non-state sector, but also the state owned actors through the effective management of the armoury and weapon stockpiles.

9. The Adamawa State Police Commissioner, Mohammed Ghazzali has been under heavy verbal attack over his comment and handling of the Fulani herdsmen attacks on Kodomun, following the discovery of eight more corpses.

Youths from Kodomun who brought out the corpses of the slain members of the community from the bush said the recovery of the additional bodies had raised the death toll from the attacks which started on Friday to 30.

10. On the international scene, United States President, Barack Obama, Tuesday, declared that Republican Presidential Candidate, Donald Trump was “unfit” to rule the country.

Obama, who called on Republicans to disown Trump, affirmed that, “this is not somebody I can support for president of the United States, even if he purports to be a member of my party.’”

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