ZAHRA BUHARI WELCOMES A BABY BOY IN SPAIN
** Zahra Buhari is welcoming her first child with her husband, two years after they tied the knot in series of celebrations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno state.
Zahra Buhari, President Buhari’s daughter who was pictured with a baby bump at her Uncle’s wedding earlier this year, has welcomed a baby boy with her husband Ahmed Indimi in Spain.
Zahra Buhari is welcoming her first child with her husband, two years after they tied the knot in series of celebrations in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno state.
The latest mother is the fifth daughter of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.
*. At the APC Mega rally in Ekiti State today, one of the party leaders Chris Nigige goofed in front of President Buhari when he declared that ‘governor Fayose (instead of Fayemi) of PDP is a good wife and should be voted back in to office on Saturday.
He was quickly corrected by Abike Dabiri who was with him on stage. “If you marry two wives,you go know which one wey better. Fayose is the better wife.E dey Cook,e de give husband food,e no de give am trouble.
You must bring back Fayose on Saturday”, he said
*. Firdaus Amasa, the Nigerian law graduate who made news last December after the Nigerian law school refused to call her to bar because she was wearing a Hijab, was today allowed to take part in the Call to bar ceremony wearing a small covering over her hair.
After much deliberations, the Body of Benchers decided to allow her wear a small covering over her hair just the way Honourable Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, does.
1. FOREIGN SCENE:
Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan ushered in the new, executive presidential system he had long campaigned for by putting his son-in-law in charge of the economy and promising greater overhaul of a country he has dominated for 15 years. Hours after he was sworn in with sweeping new powers at a ceremony in the capital of Ankara, Erdogan named Berat Albayrak as the treasury and finance minister in his new cabinet.
The announcement – and the absence of familiar, market-friendly ministers from the cabinet – helped to send the lira sharply lower.
2. AFRICAN ISSUES:
President Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa will arrive Nigeria today on a two day working visit. During the visit the President will meet with his counterpart, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari and also participate in the 2018 Annual Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebrations of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank). While in Nigeria, it is expected that the two Presidents will discuss a wide range of bilateral, continental and global issues of common concern. Peace, stability and continental integration will feature prominently in their discussions.
3. AFRICAN ISSUES:
Ethiopian Airlines said on Tuesday it would resume flights to Eritrea’s capital Asmara on July 17 for the first time in 20 years, a day after the neighbours and longtime foes declared their “state of war” over. In a historic deal on Monday, the Horn of Africa neighbours agreed to open embassies, develop ports and resume flights, concrete signs of a rapprochement that has swept away two decades of hostility since war erupted over their disputed frontier in 1998. The 1998-2000 border war killed an estimated 80,000 people.
NYSC has come under intense pressure since the publication exposing how finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, avoided the obligatory national service and fraudulently obtained an exemption certificate. There are feelers from the NYSC headquarters that some intercessors who want the matter completely covered were suggesting misplacing the relevant NYSC register as a last resort. NYSC Boss was said to have come under severe pressure since the publication on Saturday with a governor believed to be Mrs Adeosun’s godfather repeatedly reaching out to the NYSC boss.
5. NATIONAL ASSEMBLY:
Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe, has said that the ruling APC is doing the same things it accused PDP of doing, and even worse. Abaribe stated this on Saturday during a reception held in his honour in Aba, Abia state. “The same thing that the APC accused PDP of doing, they are doing more and worse, the PDP Government was paying around N800 billion in subsidy when the fuel pump price per liter was N85, now the fuel pump price per liter is N145 yet APC is paying N1.4 trillion, so they should tell us how.
Three northern governors elected on the platform of APC are on their way to PDP any moment from now, As many as 30 senators and 70 members of the house of representatives are expected to follow suit before the national assembly goes on recess in the next two weeks.
The potential defectors are members of the “reformed” faction of APC that recently emerged.
Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), and Samuel Ortom (Benue) are in the “first batch” of big guns expected to defect, an insider has told TheCable.
Some supporters of President Buhari clashed at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Tuesday. The aggrieved youth were to attend a rally in support of Buhari’s re-election bid but trouble started when souvenirs were being distributed by the organisers. Some protested that those in charge of the distribution were not fair. Efforts to restore normalcy did not yield the desired result as they hit at one another with sticks and other dangerous objects.
The melee lasted over two hours.
8. NIGERIAN POLICE:
The Lagos state police command says it has uncovered a printing press where election materials are being printed. Imohimi Edgal, the state commissioner of police, led some detectives to the printing press located at 13A and 13B, Oguntona street, Gbagada area of the state, on Monday. The police said it learnt from intelligence information that ballot papers meant for Saturday’s governorship poll in Ekiti state. Two persons were arrested when the police stormed the company.
Lagos Business School (LBS) has emerged the only school in Africa listed among the top 50 business schools in the world in the Economist Magazine’s 2018 EMBA ranking. Uchenna Uzo, the Director, MBA Programmes, LBS, said at a news conference in Lagos on Monday that the school’s Executive MBA was ranked 48th best in the world out of 65 schools. Mr Uzo said the annual ranking of the world best providers of EMBA programme was based on personal development/educational experience and career development.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is set to join Juventus, the Spanish club have confirmed. It is understood a deal worth £105m has been reached between the two clubs that will see the 33-year-old Portuguese end a 10-year stay at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo won four Champions Leagues at Real but had a turbulent relationship with president Florentino Perez. He is now set to be unveiled as the Italian club’s record signing, eclipsing the £75.3m they paid for Gonzalo Higuain