1.Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to visit states that have witnessed killings in recent months.
2.Osinbajo said he represented the president in some of the states, stating that condolence visits cannot compensate for loss of lives.
3.President Muhammadu Buhari will today, Monday, depart Nigeria for Accra, Ghana to attend the country’s 61st Independence Anniversary celebrations holding at the Independence Square on Tuesday, March 6.
Buhari is the only foreign leader invited to the historic event as the Special Guest of Honour.
4.Secretary of Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Alhaji Uba Muhammad Shiye has been kidnapped.
Shiye was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Saturday in his hometown Shiye in Bunkure local government area of the state.
5.Sen. Shehu Sani has declared that he will leave his party if the ongoing effort at resolving the crisis in Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) fails.
He urged President Muhammadu Buhari and former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, who heads the reconciliation committee, to ensure that all warring factions are treated equally.
6.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has re-echoed Buhari government’s position that the Goodluck Jonathan administration swam in corruption.
He lamented that aside the trillions of naira lost in defence contracts, the weeks that preceded the 2015 general election witnessed blind stealing of the nation’s treasury.
7.The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has clinched all the 18 chairmanship seats in the March 3 local government election in Edo state.
Chairman of the Edo State Independent Electoral Commission, EDSIEC, Prof. Stanley Orobator, announced the results of the council polls in Benin on Sunday.
8.Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has stated that the fate of the 2018 budget lies in the hands of the national assembly.
He told newsmen in Lagos on Sunday that the executive has done its part and was waiting on federal lawmakers for passage of the appropriation bill.
9.Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has kicked against the proposed bill by Senate spokesman, Sabi Abdullahi, which prescribes death penalty on anyone found guilty of hate speech.
According to Fayose, the power of the people was greater than that of leaders in public offices, hence they can’t propose a bill to be lords over freedom of speech.
10.The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the convener of Broom United Movement (BUM), Fouad Oki, a loyalist of national leader, Bola Tinubu.
The suspension of Oki, a former director general of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s 2015 campaign organisation, was ordered by the state chairman of APC, Chief Henry Ajomale.