1. There seems to be battle for supremacy ongoing between the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd) and the Chief of Staff (CoS) to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari.
A circular from the Office of the NSA, which became public on Monday, accused the CoS of hijacking the coordination of security leadership of the country, a role legally assigned to his office.
2. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the allegations by the National Security Adviser (NSA), Major Gen. Babagana Monguno (rtd).
PDP, reacting in a statement by its National Publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan said Monguno’s statement had validated its position that President Muhammadu Buhari had abdicated the responsibilities of his office.
3. The presidency says it is ready to work closely with the Nigeria Diaspora Voting Council (NDVC) to actualise the participation of Nigerians abroad in elections.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at a Stakeholders’ Workshop organised by the council, said there was need for all stakeholders to approach and work with the National Assembly to amend the constitution in order to accommodate those in diaspora to vote during our elections.
4. Federal Government delegation led by Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, arrived Katsina State on Monday, extending heartfelt condolences to Governor Aminu Bello Masari and Emir of Katsina, Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, over the recent killings by bandits.
The delegation was sent by President Muhammadu Buhari to commiserate with government and people of Katsina, and also get a full brief on the security situation in the state, and the attack that claimed many lives in Batsari Local Government Area at the weekend.
5. A group of protesters under the aegis of Concerned All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday demanded the sack of Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman.
The protesters, who stormed the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, displayed placards with inscriptions: ‘Oshiomhole Must Go’, ‘Oshiomhole go home’, and ‘We are tired of losing.’
6. The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Monday, ordered the arrest of Abdullahi Dikko, former Comptroller General (CG) of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS).
The order followed his continued failure to appear in court in an alleged corruption and bribery trial.
7. The Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi, has said the North will “destroy itself if it doesn’t change”.
Sanusi, who stated this while speaking at an event to mark the 60th birthday of the Governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, said Northern leaders cannot repeat the same thing and expect different results.
8. The Presidency has denied the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), is planning to travel to the United Kingdom to spend 20 days.
It also said Buhari had no plans to travel to Saudi Arabia and Austria, describing the information on the UK, Saudi Arabia and Austria trip as “fake.”
9. Corpses of eight farmers from Uwheru in Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State reportedly killed by hoodlums suspected to be herdsmen last Friday, have been exhumed, on Monday, by a search team made up of the police and representatives of the community for investigation.
This is just as community’s leaders revealed that two of the victims killed were burnt to ashes by their assailants, who the locals claim are armed herdsmen.
10. The Supreme Court will today revisit its earlier judgment, which sacked Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Imo State Governor.
The decision became imperative following the controversy that greeted the declaration of Hope Uzodinma as winner of the election by the apex court.