things you need to know this Saturday morning

Africa Press-Nigeria:

1. Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration for its “initial politicized and badly handled palliative measures”. He identified six areas Nigeria must give attention in order to recover from the COVID-19. He gave the suggestions on Friday in Abeokuta Club, Ogun State. Obasanjo told the government to urgently start the process of getting the economy back on track.

2. Former Governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi would be buried on Sunday. His spokesman, Mr. Bolaji Tunji made this declaration in a statement. His burial would be in line with the COVID-19 protocols. This is according to his spokesman, Mr. Bolaji Tunji.

3. The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has said there will be a 100 per cent increase in passenger service charges on domestic and international flight tickets from August 1, 2020. FAAN’s Managing Director, Rabiu Yadudu, revealed this in a letter to airlines, with reference FAAN/HQ/MD/18E/VOL.86/72. According to Yadudu, the decision has been approved by the Ministry of Aviation.

4. The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, has claimed that at least 10 of his counterparts elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Bello stated this on Channels Television on Friday. When asked if APC would collapse when President Muhammadu Buhari leaves power in 2023, Bello insisted that the ruling party will only get stronger.

5. Troops of Operation Thunderstrike under the auspices of the ongoing Operation ACCORD, on Friday, foiled an attempted kidnap of passengers along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway by armed bandits. This was disclosed in a statement on Friday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche.

6. Justice John Tsoho, Chief Judge of the Federal High Court (FHC), has warned judges to stop granting ex-parte orders in political matters. Tsoho also told them not to entertain matters outside their judicial divisions. His directive was contained in a circular titled: “Grant of Ex-parte Orders/Hearing of Cases from Outside Immediate Territorial Jurisdiction”. The CJ recalled the August 6, 2018 circular issued by his predecessor, Justice Abdul Kafarati, which contained a similar warning.

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