10 Things You Need To Know This Morning #NewsBits

Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know this morning:

1. The All Progressives Congress on Thursday told President Goodluck Jonathan that he would leave the Presidency in 2015. It’s leaders, including a former head of state, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); ex-Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu; a former Interim Chairman of the APC, Bisi Akande; and governors of APC controlled states, said most Nigerians have given up on President Jonathan are ready to have him replaced by a more competent person. They spoke in Osogbo, Osun State, during the second-term inauguration of Governor Rauf Aregbesola.

2. Report says, at least 40 people, including five soldiers and a local hunter, were reportedly killed on Thursday after an explosion went off around Mararaba-Mubi area of Adamawa State. According to report, Boko Haram insurgents planted the bomb.

3. Many Nigerians, including the All Progressives Congress have called for the dismissal of the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, over his refusal to acknowledge Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Those who supported the APC in the call include some Senior Advocates of Nigeria; Olisa Agbakoba, Yusuf Ali and Niyi Akintola.

4. There are indications that up to sixty-three Senators as at Thursday, 27th November, 2014 have signed in support of the move to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan in the upper legislative chamber. Report further showed eight Peoples Democratic Party senators have equally signed in favour of the move.

5. The Senate on Thursday said the allegation of corruption levelled against members of the National Assembly by former President, Olusegun Obasanjo was unfortunate and spurious. The Chairman, Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Senator Eyinnaya Abaribe, in a statement said Obasanjo’s allegation was aimed at tarnishing the image of the lawmakers.

6. The All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, Sam Nda-Isaiah, yesterday denied report that Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose ordered for his arrest, admitting that the Divisional Police Officer in the area where he lodged actually stormed the hotel with some policemen with the notion that the hotel was about to be invaded by thugs. He said the issue was resolved after his security details intervened.

7. Many Ogoni people stormed Government House in Port Harcourt on Thursday to protest the endorsement of a member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Dakuku Peterside, as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the state. The protesters however vowed that they would not accept the verdict of the stakeholders as they asked the leaders of the party and the state Governor, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, to change their decision and choice.

8. The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dele Olugbemi, is of the views that the last week’s removal of Dr. Adewale Omirin as the Speaker of the Assembly was highly legal. While speaking in Ado Ekiti, Olugbemi through his media aide, Mr. Femi Idoko, also said that the claim by the All Progressives Congress legislators that Governor Ayodele Fayose wanted to turn them to house boys was incorrect.

9. A former Minister of State for Works under President Goodluck Jonathan, Chris Ogiemwonyi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party for the All Progressives Congress. Report says the former Minister, after being formally received by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, and other leaders of the APC, would join the Edo governorship race in 2016.

10. Despite efforts by Nigerians and four other members of the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries to ensure a reduction in oil production in order to raise falling oil prices, the 12-member cartel has decided to maintain production quotas, keeping the prices at its falling state.

Source – Daily Post NG

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