Top 10 stories that broke on Monday, March 6

Top 10 stories that broke on Monday, March 6

News kept pouring in endlessly on Monday, March 6 and here are the top 10 stories that made the rounds, some which you might have missed along the way, and others which you might need to reread.

Top 10 stories that broke on Monday, March 6

Top 10 stories that broke on Monday, March 6

1. Buhari may come back today March 6, says Nakande

Daily Trust is reporting that Ibrahim Dasuki Nakande, a former Minister of State for Information, has claimed that he has information suggesting that President Muhammad Buhari could return to Nigeria today March 6.

The newspaper quoted Nakande as saying this during another special prayer session, attended by hundreds of clerics, for the quick recovery of the president that was held on Sunday, March 5 at the Jos Central Mosque.

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2. Canadian singer accuses Apostle Suleman of impregnating her

A Canadian based musician, Stephanie Otobo has accused founder and leader of Omega Fire Ministry, Apostle Johnson Suleman, of impregnating and dumping her.

Otobo, who goes by the stage name, Kimora has enlisted Nigerian top law chamber, Festus Keyamo chambers to help in her lawsuit against the Suleman, Sahara reporters report.

3. Apostle Suleman saga: Stephanie Otobo releases snapchat video screenshots

The scandal involving the founder of Omega Fire Ministries Apostle Johnson Suleman has taken another twist as his alleged lover, Stephanie Otobo , has reportedly released screenshots of their videocam chats to explain their "intimate relationship".

4.Immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu and 4 other demands Soludo, Utomi, others made from FG

On Tuesday, February 28, the former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria Chukwuma Soludo and seven other notable Igbo leaders visited the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Nnamdi Kanu in Kuje Prison.

After the visit Soludo alongside renowned economist, Pat Utomi; national secretary Alliance Democracy Udenta Udenta; Law Mefor, Ferdinand Agu, Emeka Ugwu-Oju, Tony Nnadi held a press conference at the Chelsea Hotel in Abuja.

At the press conference, the leaders under the Nzuko Umunna, a Pan-Igbo group whose members are individual professional within Nigeria and in the Diaspora, members and leaders of Pan-Igbo associations and groups called for the immediate release of Kanu and his co-accused.

5. Buhari's call to Osinbajo halts Niger Delta dialogue

A telephone call from President Muhammadu Buhari to Yemi Osinbajo, disrupted a meeting the acting president was having with stakeholders in Edo state on Monday, March 6, for about 3 minutes.

The deliberation also suffered hitches when aggrieved group supposedly from communities insisted ‎to be given opportunity to make their presentation, a confusion that turned the visit of the acting president to a rowdy session, Leadership reports.

6. Christians fueling rumour about Buhari’s health on social media – SGF Babachir Lawal

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, has warned Christians to desist from what he described as pull him down syndrome.

He claimed Christians were the ones fueling rumours about President Muhammadu Buhari’s health on social media, warning them to stop, The Nation reports.

Lawal, in a statement issued by head of media of the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission (NCPC), accused Christians of criticizing Muslims for pursing their agenda instead of them to pursue their own agenda.

7. BREAKING: Ex-PDP governor Ngilari jailed for 5 years

A high court in Yola, the Adamawa state capital, has sentenced former state governor Barrister Bala James Ngillari to five years in jail without option of fine over corruption-related cases.

Leadership reports that the court, presided over by Justice Nathan Musa, handed down the sentence on Monday, March 6.

8. BREAKING: Donald Trump bans six countries, excludes Iraq

President Donald Trump of the United States, has signed a revised immigration order, which restricts citizens from six countries from entering America.

Most of the countries banned, were predominantly Muslim nations, including: Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen.

An administration official confirmed that Trump signed the new order on Monday morning, March 6.

Iraq is excluded from the initial list of seven countries in the new order.

Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said legal residents were always excluded from the entry ban, “but that’s made much more clear now.

If you have travel docs, if you actually have a visa, if you are a legal permanent resident, you are not covered under this particular executive action.”

9. Buhari calls Governor Bello from London, thanks Nigerians for support

President Muhammadu Buhari has reportedly called Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state from London where he is on medical vacation.

He promised the governor that he would return to Nigeria soon to continue from where his deputy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, would stop.

The Nigerian Tribune reports that Buhari told the governor that he was still observing his rest as advised by doctors, but that he was eager to return to the country.

A statement by the governor’s spokesperson, Kingsley Fanwo, said Buhari called Bello while the latter was in Lagos for an official engagement.

10. Obasanjo best President Nigeria ever had, says Mbang

Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has been declared Nigeria’s best leader ever by a former Christian Association of Nigeria president Sunday Mbang.

The Nation reports that Mbang declared Obasanjo the “best president Nigeria has ever had” on Sunday, March 5 in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

Mbang, who said he owed no one any apology on his submission, noted that one of the things that stood Obasanjo out was his habit of always bringing government’s policies and programmes first to God in prayer before making them public.


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