Winners and Losers in PDP Appeal Court ruling; Nigerian Army tags Biafra agitators ‘criminal gang’ and more
Our top stories on Sunday include the winners and losers in the PDP Appeal Court ruling; Nigerian Army tags Biafra agitators ‘criminal gang’; an interview on whether doctors in public hospitals should own private clinics; and fear grips danfo drivers, conductors over Lagos government’s plan to ban the yellow buses.
1. Winners and Losers in PDP Court ruling
A temporary conclusion was reached on Friday as an Appeal Court recognised Ali Sheriff as the authentic National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Although the Ahmed Makarfi faction, which has the support of the party’s governors, has vowed to challenge the ruling at the Supreme Court, Mr. Sheriff has declared “no victor, no vanquished.”
However, PDP Senator, Ben Murray-Bruce said the only way to save the party from destruction is by supporting Ali Sheriff.
2. Nigerian Army labels Biafra agitators “criminal gang”
The Nigeria Army said it will no longer condone false allegations of brutality against its personnel from Biafran agitators otherwise known as Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The army also described the secessionist group as a “criminal gang”.
3. Gates Foundation greatest achievement to eradicate polio in Nigeria
Mairo Mandara, Country Representative of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says eradicating polio in Nigeria will be the foundation’s greatest achievement.
According to her, efforts are on to kick polio out of Nigeria this year.
4. Nigerian clubs excel in CAF Champions League
The two teams representing Nigeria in the CAF Champions League, Rivers United and Enugu Rangers, qualified for the next phase of the continent’s premium club football tournament.
While Rivers United qualified in emphatic style, beating AS Real from Mali 4–0, Rangers pulled through via the away goals’ rule as Sunday’s game at the Nnamdi Azikwe stadium ended in a barren draw.
Nigeria Professional Football League side, Wikki Tourists, crashed out in the preliminary round of the CAF Confederations Cup.
5. Fire guts Lagos factory
There was a fire outbreak at Rida plastic industry on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.
Fire fighters from the Lagos State fire Service and other private and public agencies including the Ikeja military cantonment were on ground to put out the fire.
6. Lagos drivers, conductors reacts as government plans to ban danfo buses
Danfo drivers and conductors in Lagos expressed fear over government’s plan to ban danfo buses.
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, while speaking at the 14th Annual Lecture of the Centre for Value and Leadership said that he would banish the yellow commercial buses from Lagos roads this year.
7. Should doctors in public hospitals own private clinics?
The President of the Nigerian Medical Association, NMA, and President of Nigeria Orthopaedic Association, Mike Ogirima spoke on critical issues in Nigeria’s health sector and doctors’ perspective of the way forward.
One of such issues was on doctors in public hospitals owning private clinics.
8. Trump reassures supporters after turbulent week
U.S. President, Donald Trump reassured his supporters after a turbulent week at the White House that saw Michael Flynn resign as National Security Adviser over conversations with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S.
Trump, at a rally in Melbourne, Florida, told his supporters that he would deliver and claimed that he inherited a mess from former President Barack Obama.
9. Another Car plunges into lagoon
A silver-coloured Kia Rio car plunged into the Lagoon at Mekwen Bridge, Bonny camp, Marina, at about 7.47 p.m., killing a woman.
The incident involved two occupants who were identified as Felix Aniele and Chinagorom Adibe.