Buhari to Work From Home, Ritualist Escapes Police Custody, Trump’s Afghan War: Your Tuesday Briefing

Buhari signs letter of resumption
President Buhari signs letter notifying the National Assembly of his resumption of duties in State House Abuja on 21st Aug 2017 By: Bayo Omoboriowo
Buhari signs letter of resumption
President Buhari signs letter notifying the National Assembly of his resumption of duties in State House Abuja on 21st Aug 2017
By: Bayo Omoboriowo

Good morning.

Here’s everything you need to know to start your day:



1Buhari resumes; he says he will work from home, in a letter to the National Assembly 

Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina, says the president officially notified the lawmakers of his resumption ‘in compliance with the constitution.’

Punch reports that the President’s office is currently under renovation, hence his decision to work from home.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and House of Reps Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, both confirmed receipt of the letter on Monday.

2. Man arrested for killing an eight-year-old girl in Port Harcourt on Sunday escapes from Police custody, Punch reports 

The victim’s father, who witnessed the escape, said the station was dark as there was no power supply, and the suspect took advantage of the darkness to escape.

He also said the suspect was not handcuffed. “Johnbosco [one of the Policemen] did not handcuff the suspect after he finished writing his statement,” he said.



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Trump’s plan to continue Afghanistan war

US President Donald Trump gave an address laying out plans on the “path forward” for the war in Afghanistan. Trump, who once pushed for full withdrawal from Afghan war, said risks of a hasty exit were “unacceptable.”

Here are the highlights of his plan, via Axios

What Trump said about Afghanistan before he became president – CNBC



Ruling Party, APC, criticizes opposition PDP for ‘political opportunism’ on the issue of national restructuring 

APC, in response to statement by PDP’s Dayo Adeyeye claim that the PDP had always been in favour of restructuring unlike the ruling party, said the APC’s concern is “PDP’s rather shallow interpretation of restructuring as desired by Nigerians.”

“It is indeed amusing that after being in power for 16 years, PDP is just waking up to realize that its constitution prescribed restructuring,” the APC’s statement said.

Meanwhile, PDP, is restating its efforts to reconcile with Obasanjo, Atiku and other disgruntled foundation members, with the hope of forming a formidable party to beat APC in 2019

The ‘reconciliation and disciplinary committee’ set up by the party is said to be making progress

PDP chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, says the party will not disclose details of the reconciliation committee’s progress. “We will not be reporting their progress because their progress is our strength. People will see it when they will see it.”

The party also hopes to reconcile with former members who defected to other parties, including Senate President Bukola Saraki



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Rooney joins Shearer in Premier League’s 200 clubGoal.com 

Wayne Rooney is now the second player to net 200 goals in the league’s history, next to Alan Shearer with 260 for Blackburn and Newcastle United during his career.

He achieved the feat as he put Everton 1-0 up at the Etihad Stadium

Shearer congratulated Rooney in a tweet: “It’s been lonely in this Premier League 200 club. Welcome and congratulations Wayne Rooney.”

Anthony Martial says Pogba is the “best midfielder in the world” and will win the Ballon d’Or in the next five years

Martial believes his Manchester United teammate, Pogba, will win the revered award even though it has been monopolized by Ronaldo and Messi over the past nine years

Pogba has scored 4-0 wins against West Ham and Swansea City to leave United top of the Premier League table after two games this season.

“If he continues to play and improve like he is doing then I think he is also going to win the Ballon d’Or award in the next five years,” says Martial



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