Good Day, Nigeria and the world at large. Here are the top stories in Nigeria today Wednesday, May 8 2019, from iDONSABI.
Davido Bemoans Arrest of Uncle, Senator Adeleke
Popular Nigerian entertainer, Davido has reacted to the news of the arrest of his uncle, Senator Ademola Adeleke over alleged claims of forgery.
While advising him to stay strong in the heat of the current situation, Davido added that God is great and the only one who has the final say in the matter at hand.
Reno Omokri, a former media aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan has said that the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has been used and dumped.
Reacting to the comments of Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai condemning godfatherism in politics while speaking in Lagos on Monday Omokri is of the opinion that, Ep-Rufai’s comment represents the body language of President Buhari towards the former Governor of Lagos State.
Nigeria’s Real Disease Is Lack of Leadership – Dogara
Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara, has said Nigeria’s real problem was lack of leadership and not corruption as widely claimed.
Dogara, who noted that Nigeria was plagued by a lot of challenges, ranging from being ranked as the third most dangerous countries of the world to terrorism, banditry, unemployment, a dearth of healthcare facilities, among others, disagreed with those who said Nigeria’s major national disease is financial corruption, saying rather, the real disease has been the absence of true leadership.
Buhari’s Aide Likens Miyetti Allah to Ohanaeze Ndigbo And Afenifere
Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has likened the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) with the Ohanaeze Ndigbo and the Afenifere socio-cultural groups.
While noting that the Federal Government is engaging the leadership of the association, following reported attacks by herdsmen that have led to the loss of several lives and properties, the presidential spokesman said the present administration is committed to tackling the issue.
Osinbajo Calms Protesters, Averts Impending Unrest in FCT
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday averted impending civil unrest when he alighted from his convoy to assuage protesters at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja,
The Vice President, who assured them that he would meet with the village leaders to find a lasting solution to the problem at hand urged the youth to seek more diplomatic ways of solving issues.
I Will Keep Working to Deliver Improved Life to Nigerians, Buhari Promises
Muhammadu Buhari has said that he was conscious of the weight of responsibilities placed on his shoulders by Nigerians and promised not to let the people down.
President Buhari, who stated this on Monday after attending the daily Tafsir (Quranic interpretations) at the State House Mosque, also promised to provide effective and result-oriented leadership that would safeguards and ensures a better life for citizens.
Insecurity: Accept Responsibility, Stop Passing Blames – Atiku Lambastes Buhari, APC
Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advised President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to accept responsibility for the spate of killings going on in some parts of the country.
Atiku accused officials of the APC- led administration of doctoring a report in the name of a non-governmental organization, Centre for Diplomacy and Democracy (CDD), which apparently acknowledged the effort the Presidency is putting in place to check the menace of killings and kidnappings across the land while accusing the opposition of complicity in the sundry criminalities going on in the land.
That’s all for today’s breaking news. Have a nice day.