Today’s Headlines: Obasanjo Rules Out Yoruba Nation, Says Nigeria Won’t Split, Three Die In Slovakia Plane Crash
Obasanjo rules out Yoruba Nation
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday did not mince words about the unity and indissolubility of Nigeria when he said the country that sprawl over 923,768 km² with over 200 million people will continue to exist no matter what happens.
He spoke during the Book Launch and 85th Birthday of Eminence Prelate Sunday Mbang of the Methodist Church Nigeria which was held at the Admiralty Centre, Naval Dockyard, Victoria Island, Lagos State.
Obasanjo, who was the Convener of the programme in honour of Mbang, described the former President of the Christian Association of Nigeria as a lover of Nigeria.
Another plane crashes
Three people were killed when their small plane crashed near the village of Mokry Haj in western Slovakia on Friday, the emergency services said.
The four-seater plane was registered in neighbouring Czech Republic and was flying from there when it crashed at 0840 GMT near the Czech border.
“Three people were found by members of the Fire and Rescue Service without signs of life,” a spokeswoman for the rescue service, Lena Kostalova, told AFP.
The accident occurred around 100 kilometres (62 miles) from the Slovak capital Bratislava.
Secondus must go, says Tambuwal
The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has said suspended National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus must vacate office.
Tambuwal said Secondus must leave office in obedience to the court order sacking him.
The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum spoke while addressing newsmen yesterday after an emergency meeting of the forum in Abuja.
Tambuwal also expressed the Forum’s readiness to support the acting National Chairman of the party, Yemi Akinwonmi.
Anambra Guber: Oduah’s defection to APC will enhance party’s chances in poll – Chieftain
Chief Dennis Ngene, a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, says the defection of Stella Oduah to the party, will boost its chances at the Nov. 6, Anambra governorship poll.
Mr Ngene, a former executive chairman of Awka North local government council and a grassroots mobilizer, told newsmen in Awka on Friday, that the Anambra people were yearning to be connected to the politics at the centre.
He said that the continued defection of strong political figures and their supporters to APC was indicative of its growing popularity among the people of the state.