Good Morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this Tuesday morning:
1) Embattled former minister of aviation, Femi-Fani Kayode, has been released from detention by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. The former spokesperson of President Goodluck Jonathan was freed after spending 24 days in the EFCC custody over allegations of N26 money laundering charges.
2) No fewer than persons were killed and several others injured as operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, on Monday attacked members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, IMN.
The members, under the guidance of Sheikh Ibrahim Zakzaky were trekking for the annual Arbaeen Symbolic Trekking from Kano to Zaria in Kaduna state when the police operatives reportedly mounted a road block and fired teargas on the peaceful trekkers.
3) A former Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal, Alex Badeh (retd.), has permanently forfeited $1m to the Federal Government.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, while investigating the arms scam under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, searched Badeh’s mansion located at 6 Ogun River Crescent, Maitama, on March 6, 2016 and found $1m cash.
4) A former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar has claimed that ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo wanted a lifetime presidency and not just a third term in office.
Atiku said, initially, it was assumed that the plan was to modify the constitution so that Obasanjo could serve a third, four-year term as President.
5) The federal government has formally filed a 15 count criminal charge against a Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Adeniyi Francis Adetokunbo Ademola and his wife Mrs. Olabowale Toluwatope Ademola.
The criminal charge, which was filed at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and signed by Hajara Yusuf, a principal State Counsel, on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Alhaji Abubakar Malami SAN, claimed the duo allegedly received monies totaling N600m from different individuals and companies.
6) The death has been announce of Alhaji Ibrahim Dasuki, the father of detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Colonel Sambo Dasuki.
Pa Dasuki died Monday evening at a Hospital in Abuja at the age of 93 and would be buried today, November 15.
7) The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was on Monday shutdown following the protest staged by students over the increment of school fees.
This protest follows increment in school fees for 200level and new students from about N45, 000 to N160,000. The peaceful protest organized by some aggrieved students turned bloody after some army officers were deployed to stop them from protesting.
8) Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has appointed Osarodion Ogie, as the new Secretary to the State Government, SSG.
Ogie, who was the Director-General of Obaseki’s campaign organisation was sworn in by Governor Obaseki at the Government House, in Benin, the state capital, alongside Taiwo Akerele as his Chief of Staff and Mr John Mayaki as his interim Chief Press Secretary.
9) Benue state Governor, Samuel Ortom has called on youths of Agatu community to surrender all illegal weapons in their possession, or stand risk being left at the mercy of Fulani herdsmen.
Ortom said the directive take at the state council meeting was part of his efforts to rid the state of illegal arms.
10) The factional National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, on Monday insisted that the party’s candidate for the November 26 Ondo governorship election is Jimoh Ibrahim.
Sheriff urged members of the party to work harder and ensure that Ibrahim wins.