TOP BREAKING NEWS IN NIGERIA AT THE MOMENT
These are the top Breaking News in Nigeria this afternoon, March 16, 2023.
2023: Okorocha meets Obasanjo ahead of presidential race
Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Rochas Okorocha, on Monday met with a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo in Ogun State to discuss his 2023 ambition.
The former Imo State Governor, made this known last night via a tweet on his official Twitter page.
Okorocha said it was important to consult the elder statement with the aim of advancing the nation.
“I Paid a courtesy visit to Fmr. president Olusegun Obasanjo today at the Obasanjo Library Abeokuta, Ogun State. We must consult our elder statesmen from time to time to move the nation forward”, he tweeted.
DAILY POST recalls that Okorocha, on Thursday last week said he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He made the declaration when a group of youths under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ visited him in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
While speaking with the group, Okorocha said he had been in the presidential race for over 20 years ago, adding that he had contested three times but failed at the primary level.
He expressed optimism that 2023 would be different, saying he is going to win.
Nnamdi Kanu warns govs, traditional rulers against giving lands to herdsmen
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has warned that Fulani herdsmen have no land for permanent settlement in the whole of Southern Nigeria, particularly the South East.
Kanu warned that any South-East or South-South governor, traditional ruler, or President General of any community that cedes any space, including for financial reason to Fulani herdsmen, is ultimately calling for the death of their people.
Speaking through the spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, the separatist group declared its security outfit, Eastern Security Network, ESN, would not spare such a person as they will equally pay with their own lives.
Police clears Nigerian singer, Barry Jhay of murder allegation, reveals cause of Karshy’s death
Nigerian singer, Barry Jhay who was arrested in Ghana in connection with the death of his label boss, Karshy Gordon, has been cleared of the murder charges by the Ghanaian police.
Barry Jhay announced his freedom while releasing a report of an investigation carried out by the Ghanaian police via his Instagram account on Tuesday.
The Police report stated that Barry was attacked by his record label boss shortly after his girlfriend rushed in to where he (Barry) was recording a song to report that Karshy was behaving abnormally.
It disclosed that Karshy jumped down from the 4th floor of the hotel they lodged in 12 minutes after Barry whom he reportedly attacked with a knife fled the scene.
The report further revealed that an eyewitness and CCTV footage corroborated the claim.
According to the Police, “the investigations conducted so far has proven that the suspect, Oluwakayode Balogun is not guilty and has been cleared of all murder charges against him as postmortem examinations carried out on the deceased showed that he died of severe head injury and fall from a height.”
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