Newspapers Review: Stories That Made The Headlines This Thursday Morning – 05 Jul 2018

Fresh crisis hits APC as nPDP, others form faction, R-APC – PUNCH
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

Aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress, including members of the defunct new Peoples Democratic Party, have announced the formation of the Reformed All Progressives Congress.

The National Chairman of the group, Alhaji Buba Galadima, announced the new party executive at a press conference held at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, on Wednesday.

The group has Dr. Fatai Atanda from Oyo State as the National Secretary and Kazeem Afegbua from Edo State as the National Publicity Secretary. Galadima is a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Court orders National Assembly to begin impeachment of Buhari – GUARDIAN
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State, yesterday ordered the National Assembly to immediately commence the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Justice Maurine Adaobi Onyetenu gave the order following a suit filed by two Nigerians, Kanmi Ajibola, a lawyer, and a human rights activist, Sulaiman Adeniyi, urging the court to compel the National Assembly to impeach Buhari.

The applicants had three months ago written to both the Senate and the House of Representatives on the need to impeach Buhari, citing alleged constitutional breaches by the president, and threatened to approach the court if they failed to act accordingly.

But when the lawmakers refused to yield to the request, Ajibola and Adeniyi filed a suit at the Federal High Court, Osogbo seeking an order of mandamus to compel both the Senate and the House of Representatives against President Buhari.

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New faction emerges in APC – DAILY SUN
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

Cracks in the All Progressives Congress (APC) widened, yesterday, when some former members launched a new faction in Abuja, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).

Led by a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, Buba Galadima, he said the R-APC has the support of all the legacy parties, even as they have refused to rule out Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker Yakubu Dogara and former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu a Kwankwaso formally joining the faction.

R-APC National Chairman, Alhaji Buba Galadima, told newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, that some chieftains of the party were compelled to take the new step because the APC has derailed from its original plans and vision. Galadima, who was flanked by the Chairman of nPDP, Alhaji Kawu Baraje, and scores of members of the House of Representatives, gave reasons for the faction.

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Saraki, Dogara, Kwankwaso, Baraje, others form R-APC – THE NATION
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

Aggrieved members of the newPeoples Democratic Party in the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday made good their threat to factionalise the party, with the emergence of the Reformed-All Progressives Congress (R-APC).

The group, at a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja, announced Alhaji Buba Galadima as its National Chairman, Dr. Fatai Atanda (Oyo State) as National Secretary and Kazeem Afegbua (Edo State) as National Publicity Secretary.

Galadima told reporters that the decision to form the R-APC was a fallout of the APC congress, which he described as null and void due to the violations of the party’s constitution.

Describing the APC under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari as “rudderless” and “incompetent”, Galadima said the president’s highhandedness showed in his various attempts to shut out members of the nPDP even after they had table their grievances, giving him the latitude to discuss with them the best way forward.

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Buhari Warns His Successors Not to Return Stolen Assets to Looters – THISDAY
Thu, 05 Jul 2018

President Muhammadu Buhari wednesday warned his successors not return the loots and assets recovered by his administration from those who looted the nation’s treasury.

He recalled that stolen assets seized from looters during his military regime were returned to them when he was ousted in 1983.

Buhari said it was in order not to see a repeat of this that the present administration has been selling off assets recovered from looters and putting the money in the government coffers to forestall the incidents of the past.

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MTN Nigeria IPO to begin August after SEC’s go ahead – BUSINESSDAY
Thu, 05 Jul 2018
The worry of investors and stakeholders awaiting an announced date for the much anticipated MTN Nigeria initial public offering (IPO) is finally over, as sources privy to developments have confirmed to BusinessDay exclusively that August is the targeted beginning date for the planned sale. This follows a final go ahead given by the Securities and

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