NEWACROSSNIGERIA’S source in the
Presidential Villa has confirmed that President Buhari has allegedly
ordered the resignation of the former Governor of Rivers State who is
now the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi. Minister of Power, Works
and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and Chief of Staff to the president, Abba
Our sources believed that this order was
made following the various allegations of corruption. President Buhari
worried that having these persons in his cabinet could put so much to
question about his personality and frustrate the present anti-corruption
war. The President reminded them of his earlier warning that if he
sacked any of his appointees, such would be prosecuted.
Fashola, had earlier been petitioned
over mismanagement of Lagos state funds. The Economic and Financial
Crimes Commission, EFCC had allegedly indicted the former governor
Amaechi for looting the treasury of the state when he served as Governor
for eight years.
Sources has it that:”The president has been waiting patiently for them to resign,’’
In Another Department,Nigeria President, Muhammadu Buhari’s health has beaten all Nigerians to the ground lately owing to his insistent flown abroad.
While that still drafts to and fro like a
pendulum ball, no one seems to remember what happened few years ago
when Buhari was elected to take on the toga of God who knows the end
from the beginning. Of course, no one would have known neither has
Buhari thought that along the line, he would become so ill like he has
never been before.
However, when Buhari’s health dropped, he did what he thought best in the circumstance; he went off office in view of remedy.
And now, he still struggles with his
heath having flown from Nigeria yet again. So many words are running
around the places that President Buhari would not make it — that he
would die hence he wrote that shocking letter to the Senate about his
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
In Another Department,The Senate President Bukola saraki was attacked by Supporters of Sen. Muhammed Ndume.
was recently suspended by Saraki and other senators because he asked
the Senate to investigate allegations against Mr. Saraki and another
senator, Dino Melaye, of fraudulent purchase of bullet proof cars and
Mr. Saraki and other senators arrived Maiduguri yesterday and was welcomed by Governor Shettima
The Senate President and his entourage
was escorted from the airport by Gov. Shettima to the venue of the
wedding which was the home of Abba Kyari, the groom’s father.
Sources have it that Mr. Ndume, who has
been in Maiduguri in the past weeks, was beseeched by the state governor
not to attend the wedding to avoid any chance of violence at the
However Mr Ndume’s Absence didn’t stop
the violence. Ndume supporters stormed the street of Maiduguri
obstructing the Way of the entourage.
Regardless of the tense security around
the venue of the wedding, the supporters walled the Government House
roundabout in a manner that made it difficult for the convoy of the
governor and the senate president to move into the Government House
where the visitors were supposed to have their lunch.
Police officers were eventually deployed
to disperse the crowd. And members of the local vigilante,
Civilian-JTF, were ordered to remove all offensive posters and
billboards pasted along the streets by the supporters of the senator.