Good morning! below are summary of five stories that got people talking within the week:
1. Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday, suffered a gaffe while speaking at the flag-off of his campaign in Plateau state. The rally was held at the Rwang Pam township stadium in Jos, capital city of Plateau.While concluding his speech, Tinubu said: “God bless PD…” and quickly corrected to “God bless APC.”
“God bless PD… APC. God bless APC. APC. God bless APC. We will have the victory. God bless you,” he said.
2. The Federal Government has insisted that lecturers will not be paid for work not done in line with the ‘No work no pay’ policy. Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said this while commenting on the protest of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over pro-rata October salary payment.
3. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Abdulrasheed Bawa, on Thursday, said the Naira redesign introduced by the Federal Government has increased the number of governors on their watchlist. Bawa made this known to reporters at the State House after meeting with the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd). While speaking, the EFCC boss declined to speak on the number of governors currently under the watch of the commission.
4. Kachalla Gudau, a dreaded bandit who commanded a large number of foot soldiers carrying out kidnappings and killings in Chikun, Kachia and Kajuru LGAs, was among the bandits neutralized by troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday, at Kankomi in Kaduna State. Diligent exploitation of human intelligence networks corroborated other pieces of available intelligence, which confirmed that Gudau was indeed one of those felled by the bullets of the courageous troops as they repelled an attack led by the notorious bandit himself, ending his ignoble reign of brutality and evil. The remains of the notorious bandit – who is said to have links with other notorious kingpins across the North-West and North-Central states – were retrieved in the Kankomi Forest where he bled to death.
5. Arise Television has been sanctioned by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and fined 2 million naira for airing alleged fake reports about the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu. According to a press release purportedly signed by Festus Okoye, the Chairman of INEC Information and Voter Education, the electoral commission had been reported to have said it was working with the Northern Illinois District Court to determine the veracity of the allegation against the APC candidate. The fake press release was dated, 11 November 2022. However, INEC, in a statement signed by Festus Okoye on Saturday, categorically denied the press release and all information contained in it.