Today’s Headlines: May 29: Don’t stand in our way – IG of Police sends stern warning, Obi Condoles Families Of Saint Obi, Afolabi

May 29: Don’t stand in our way – IG 

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, has vowed that the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) will always defend the country’s democracy at all costs.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Baba issued this warning during a media conference on Monday in Abuja. According to the police chief, the May 29 inauguration at the federal and state levels is sacrosanct. The IGP made it clear that those plotting to disrupt the inauguration ceremonies would be “identified, promptly isolated, and brought to justice”.

He said: “The Nigeria Police are duty and legally bound to defend the nation’s democratic heritage and closely police the constitutional processes. “Consequently, I assure the citizens that our loyalty to our democratic and political order remains firm and unwavering. We will defend our democracy at all costs.

Obi condoles families of deceased Nollywood Actors, Saint Obi, Murphy Afolabi

Mr Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, has reacted to the deaths of Nigerian actors and filmmakers, Obinna Nwafor, famously known as Saint Obi, and Murphy Afolabi.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

Obi, in a tweet on Monday his verified handle, expressed sadness over their deaths. While condoling with their immediate families, Nollywood and the Actors Guild of Nigeria over their deaths, Obi said they contributed to building Nollywood and Nigeria’s entertainment industry. He wrote, “I just heard the sad news of the deaths of Obinna Nwafor, popularly known as Saint Obi, and Murphy Afolabi, both Nigerian actors, and filmmakers.

“Saint Obi and Afolabi were popular faces among the Nollywood circle and they created many fond memories with the perfect interpretation of their roles in movies. They contributed to building Nollywood and Nigeria’s entertainment industry. “I condole with their immediate families, the Nollywood family, and the Actors Guild of Nigeria over this sad occurrence. May God comfort all who mourn them and grant them eternal rest.”

Inauguration: Osinbajo Chairs Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently chairing an Extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Source: Daily Trust

Daily Trust reports that not less than 37 memoranda from various ministries, departments, and agencies are to be considered at the meeting. Traditional FEC is also expected to hold on Wednesday, May 17 and 24, 2023 ahead of the inauguration of the President-elect Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29.

Among the attendees are the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha; the Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan; the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj. Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtd); and the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami.

FG approves 37 new private varsities

The Federal Government, on Monday, in Abuja, approved the establishment of 37 new private universities nationwide.

Source: Punch papers

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this to journalists after an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the State House, Abuja. Monday’s approval brings the total number of universities approved for establishment under the Buhari-led government to 72.

They include 14 Federal Universities, 21 State Universities, and 37 Private Universities from 2015 to date. Adamu who declined to mention the names of the newly-approved higher institutions of learning only revealed that one of the 37 was an online university operated by a female Chancellor from Bauchi State.

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