- President Muhammadu Buhari has lambasted HSBC for announcing his 2nd term would stunt the financial system. A statement on Saturday through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, said a financial institution that dirty its hand with ‘‘milions of US bucks but-to-be-recovered Abacha loot and endured until some months in the past to defend the stolen funds of one of the leaders of the Nigerian Senate has no ethical proper, in any respect, to venture that a “second term for Mr. Buhari increases the danger of constrained financial development and similarly monetary deterioration.” Buhari challenged the HSBC to return Nigeria’s stolen fund right now.
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday, stated the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led authorities must be held accountable if whatever happens to former Vice President Abubakar Atiku or any its presidential aspirants beforehand of the 2019 popular elections. PDP stated this in response to the alleged threats to the life of the former Vice President, as well as similar threats and harassments of other presidential aspirants.
- Report says the Economic Management Team, that is chaired by using the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is predicted to maintain a unique meeting on Tuesday to deliberate on the continuing clamour for the growth in new minimal wage. The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr. Chris Ngige, disclosed this to State House correspondents. Report has, however, claimed that the record of the committee would be submitted earlier than September ending.
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the same time as commending the resignation of Kemi Adeosun from workplace as Minister of Finance has called for the instant arrest and prosecution of Adeosun for forging her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Exemption Certificate further to alleged impropriety and abuse of office as minister. This changed into contained in a statement through its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
5.Kemi Adeosun has reportedly left Nigeria for the UK. The former minister left Nigeria an afternoon after she resigned as the us of a’s Finance Minister over alleged NYSC certificates forgery.
- The Commissioner for Rural Development in Bauchi State, Mahmood Abubakar is dead. His death was announced by the aid of Governor of the state, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, on Saturday. Governor Abubakar sympathized together with his own family over the demise.
- Six individuals of the Ondo State Executive Council have resigned following the directive with the aid of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu that all political appointees, who have acquired nomination bureaucracy to contest the imminent primary of the birthday party, have to accomplish that. They include Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Welfare, Mrs Omowumi Olatunji; Commissioner for Agriculture, Mr Gboyega Adefarati; Commissioner for Land and Housing, Mr Donald Ojogor; Commissioner for Commerce, Mr Timehin Adelegbe; Special Adviser on Rural Development, Mr Victor Olabimtan; and Special Adviser on Health, Dr Jibayo Adeniyi.
- Nigeria and 10 different rising nations had been ranked a number of the non-outperforming economies in a brand new record by means of McKinsey Global Institute, the studies arm of McKinsey and Company. Other non-outperforming economies include Argentina, Brazil, Egypt, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Philippines, South Africa and Turkey.
- The youths wing of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has declared that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government is not sectional as being speculated in some quarters. President of the Forum, Yerima Shettima, has insisted that the Buhari authorities became now not sectional due to the fact even the Northern a part of the country. Changed into not “feeling any impact” of his administration.
- Following the resignation of key gamers from his authorities beforehand of the 2019 elections, Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has appointed a brand new Secretary to the Government. Chief Mark Uchendu will formally update Sir George Eche as the new SSG.
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