The Director General of the APC Presidential Campaign Council and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has tendered a letter of apology to the head of the Catholic Church in Nigeria, over his Pope comment. He tendered an unreserved apology to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN). He asked for forgiveness and understanding from the Catholic Church through the Bishops’ conference, admitting that it was an error on his part to have linked the Catholic Pontiff with Nigeria’s politics. In a letter to the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria (CBCN) President titled, “Letter of Apology”, dated 12th August 2022, Governor Lalong assured of his continuous commitment to the Catholic faith and promised to continue upholding the banner of the Christian faith in public life. According to Governor Lalong, “I have followed with some shock and deep regret the reactions that have trailed my appointment as the Director-General of the Campaign Council for the Presidential Candidates of our Party, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu and Ibrahim Shettima.”
The Federal Government (FG) has declared the 2nd and 3rd of May 2022 as public holidays to mark the Workers Day and Eid-el-Fitr celebrations. This was disclosed on Thursday by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola in a statement signed by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Shuaib Belgore. The Minister commended workers for their hard work and sacrifice, while also stating that their efforts were instrumental in developing the country.
Recall the Lagos State Government has banned the use of hijab in schools stating that it was not part of the approved school uniforms for students, in respect to the ban, the Muslim students took it up on themselves to file a suit. Following the ban the Supreme Court of Nigeria has approved on 17th June 2022 in the nation's capital the use of hijab by female students in Government-owned schools in Lagos state by dismissing an early appeal by the state government, noting that the ban on hijab was discriminatory against the Muslim students in the state.
President Muhammadu Buhari has invited the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Iftar dinner fast with him, on the evening of Tuesday, April 26, at the Banquet Hall of State House, Abuja. This is coming few days after the First Lady Aisha Buhari hosted leading presidential aspirants for a similar event. In a letter addressed to the national chairman of APC Senator Abdullahi Adamu, by President Buhari’s chief of staff Professor Ibrahim Gambari, it was revealed that the invitees include.