Aminu Tambuwal, Governor of Sokoto State and presidential aspirant seeking to contest on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken his campaign train to Ekiti State.
According to Tambuwal, visiting Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, was part of efforts to “share his vision for a greater Nigeria”.
He was received by Fayose, his deputy, Olusola Eleka, and other party stakeholders in the state.
Tambuwal also maintained that “Nigeria can not afford to be left behind in this digital age”.
He revealed the visit via a tweet, which read: “I am in Ekiti State to meet with our party delegates and stakeholders to share my vision of a #GreaterNigeria where the best brains are given the opportunity to lead. Nigeria can not afford to be left behind in this digital age.”
After leaving Ekiti, he went to Ondo, where he also attended a book launch hosted by Olu Falae, who was hosting a presentation of his two books: The Way Forward for Nigeria: The Economy and Polity and Keeping Faith: A Biography.
The presidential aspirant has visited a couple of states to seek support for his presidential aspiration.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has withdrawn the operating licence of Skye Bank.
Godwin Emefiele, CBN Governor, announced the decision to withdraw the licence on Friday.
According to Emefiele, depositors’ funds are safe.
While the management of the bank has been retained for its impressive performance, the Nigeria Deposit Insurance has been said to have injected N786 billion into the new bank —– Polaris Bank has been established to take up ownership of the assets and liabilities of Skye Bank.
The police have paraded a suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, who allegedly raped female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU).
The 18-year-old Okoye has been on the wanted list of EKSU Security Unit for some time following attacks on students living off campus.
The suspect, who is not a student of the university, was arrested and paraded with his accomplice, Odunmbaku Kayode.
Items recovered from Okoye included smart phones, ATM cards, a Raleigh bicycle, a cutlass and a pistol.
Speaking at Iworoko Divisional Headquarters, Chief Security Officer at EKSU Captain Tunde Ajayi (rtd), said seven students had been raped by Okoye in the last three months.
Ajayi, who was with the Investigating officer, said most of the victims live in nearby Iworoko.
The EKSU guard noted that the suspect usually carries a pistol with which he threatens his victims.
Ajayi said: “With a good knowledge of the neighbourhood where Okoye himself resides, it was easy for him to unleash terror in the middle of the night and return to his room, which he shared with an accomplice, Kayode Odunmbaku.”
Okoye confessed, and he was identified by his father, who told the police that the suspect “has been a wayward boy who ran away from home.”
The duo will be charged to court as soon as police conclude investigation.