This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, October 16 2018
Boko Haram Kills Hauwa Leman, Threatens To Keep Leah Sharibu As Slave For Life
Boko Haram terrorists have killed Hauwa Leman, an aid worker with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Naija News understands
Leman is one of the three humanitarian workers abducted in Rann, Kala Balge local government area of Borno state on March 1. TheCable reports that the terrorists also vowed to keep Leah Sharibu, the Dapchi schoolgirl, as “a slave for life”
The Second Video Of Ganduje Receiving Bribe Released Online
Just yesterday, an online news platform in Nigeria, released a video that showed the Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje receiving bribe amounting to about $5million from contractors in the state.
While reacting to the allegation, the state government had claimed that the video was cloned and doctored, and had promised to press charges against the online news platform.
Communications Minister, Adebayo Shittu Drags INEC, APC To Court Over Disqualification From Governorship Race
The minister of communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has taken the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to court for disqualifying him from the Oyo state governorship primaries.
He is challenging the disqualification at the Federal High Court in Abuja, in which he noted that it was wrong for the APC to disqualify him from contesting for the governorship ticket because of his non-participation in the National Youth Service Scheme (NYSC).
PDP Alleges Plans By Presidency To Detain Fayose Indefinitely
The National Publicity Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, stated that the party has gotten wind of plans by the EFCC in compliance with the order of the Presidency to arrest and detain Fayose.
Group Promises 10 Million Votes For Atiku In 2019 Presidential Election
The Grassroots Network 4 Atiku (GNA), a political group supporting the 2019 presidential ambition of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has vowed to deliver not less than 10 million votes for him.
According to the group, it will work to secure the grass root votes for the Peoples Democratic Party candidate in the 2019 general elections in the country.
Don’t Celebrate Yet There Is Still More Work – Obasa tells APC candidates
Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, the Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly has, on Monday, admonished lawmakers who were giving the opportunity by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to serve for another term not to celebrate yet, as there was still more work to be done.
The speaker made this known at the resumption of plenery after a 13-week recess.
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