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1. President Buhari Convenes Valedictory Meeting, Expresses Gratitude to Ministers.

President Muhammadu Buhari, with just four days remaining in his administration, presided over a valedictory meeting of the Federal Executive Council on Thursday in Abuja. Expressing his gratitude, the President thanked his ministers for their unwavering loyalty and commitment since 2015. Additionally, he addressed the State House Staff, acknowledging their dedicated service during his tenure at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.


2. House Speaker Gbajabiamila and Deputy Speaker Wase Clash over Succession Plans.

Tensions escalated in the House of Representatives chamber on Thursday during plenary as Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila and Deputy Speaker Ahmed Wase found themselves at odds over the next Speaker of the House. Reports suggest that Gbajabiamila had recommended Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Kalu for the positions of Speaker and Deputy Speaker, respectively, while Wase also expressed his interest in the role.

3. IPOB Issues Warning, Threatens Consequences if Nnamdi Kanu Remains Detained.

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) issued a stern warning on Thursday , cautioning that if their detained leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is not released, Nigeria and its leaders will face dire consequences. In a statement by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, the group expressed disappointment in the silence of the United Nations, European Union, African Union, and ECOWAS regarding Kanu’s continued detention by the Federal Government.

4. President Buhari Seeks National Assembly Approval for Payment of Judgment Debts.

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly seeking approval for the payment of outstanding judgment debts owed by the Federal Government. The debts, totaling $566.7 million, £98.5 million, and N226.2 billion, amount to approximately N544 billion when converted to the naira using the official exchange rates.

5. Oyo State Assembly Approves N2bn Loan Request by Governor Makinde.

The Oyo State House of Assembly granted approval on Thursday for a N2 billion loan request presented by Governor Seyi Makinde. The approval came during the plenary session in Ibadan, the state capital, with just four days remaining in Makinde’s first term as governor.

6. Nigeria Air: Minister of Aviation Announces Arrival of National Carrier.

With the clock ticking before the end of President Buhari’s administration on May 29, 2023, the Minister of Aviation has revealed that a Nigeria Air plane will touch down in the country on Friday. The minister emphasized that the aviation roadmap has been fully implemented, highlighting the government’s determination to unveil the long-awaited national carrier.


7. Chief of Defence Staff Discloses Nigeria’s Expenditure for Peacekeeping Operations.

During the commemoration of the United Nations peacekeeping operations’ 75th anniversary, Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Leo Irabor revealed that Nigeria has spent $8 billion to restore peace in Liberia. Speaking at the event, he underscored the country’s commitment to international peacekeeping efforts.

8. Gunmen Attack Oshiri Divisional Command, Killing Three Police Officers.

Tragedy struck at the Oshiri Divisional Command in Onicha Local Government Area of Ebonyi State as gunmen attacked, resulting in the deaths of three police officers and one injured. This incident occurred barely 28 hours after gunmen targeted a checkpoint in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi.

9. Benue State Governor Urges Support for President-elect Tinubu’s Administration

In a recent television interview, Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom made a call to Nigerians, urging them to lend their support to the incoming administration of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Governor Ortom, while acknowledging the security challenges faced by his state, expressed hope that Tinubu’s government would take effective measures to address them. With a focus on curbing security breaches, the governor remains optimistic about the positive impact Tinubu’s leadership can bring.

10. Federal Government Assures States of Refunds for London Paris Club Deductions

In a significant development, the Federal Government has made a commitment to refund state governments for the funds deducted from their accounts to meet London Paris Club obligations. This assurance was revealed by Aminu Tambuwal, the immediate past chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF), in a communique issued after an emergency meeting held on Tuesday night. The refund, aimed at easing the financial burden on the states, underscores the government’s dedication to fulfilling its obligations to the states and promoting fiscal stability.

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