Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday lambasted the presidency over the absence of the nation at the meetings at the 70th United Nations General Assembly in New York, where the issue of humanitarian crisis arising from the insurgency in Lake Chad countries was the main agenda.
VICTOR OPGUNJE, ADO EKITI
Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, has carpeted some politicians who are fond of playing politics with the death of nationalists and great Nigerian leaders, saying that is trying to score cheap political points.
SUNDAY ODE, Abuja
Terrorist bombs never ask the question about the religious persuasion of its victims or their ethnic origins, before causing havoc and destruction, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said on Sunday.
Worried by the colossal loss in revenue and facilities the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, and the Nigerian Armed Forces have finalized plans to deploy officers of the Army and Navy to protect oil pipelines against vandals across the country beginning from today.
•Group wants Saraki’s lawyers punished
ADEKUNLE ADESUJI, Abuja
Former Governor of Sokoto state, Senator Aliyu Magatatakarda Wamakko has dismissed insinuations that there is a plot to unseat the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki due to his case with the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) saying that majority of Senators are with Senate President.
•Sultan calls for probe
The Sokoto State Pilgrims Welfare Agency has said that the Chief Imam of the Sultan Abubakar III Jumaa’at Mosque, Sokoto, Liman Dan-Ata, is among those killed in the stampede in Mina, Saudi Arabia.
Executive Chairman of Champion Newspapers Limited, CNL, Chief (Dr.) Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has described the late Chief (Mrs.) Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, wife of the Premier of the defunct Western Region as one of the greatest Nigerians who fought for the emancipation of women in the country.
EUCLID MYKE, Abuja
THE All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA has come hard on the executive governor of Imo State RochasOkoracha for his alleged unguarded words of ingratitude and uncharitable demeanour against the party.
US congress speaker, John Boehner has resigned as congress speaker.
Boehner, a catholic, who is credited with making the pope US visit possible after more than 20 years of trying, said his meeting with the pope helped him make up his mind to resign.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in New York for the 70th UN General Assembly.