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Nigeria Breaking News Today Wednesday, October 17 2018



This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, October 17 2018

Police Plotting With APC On Exam Malpractice Case Against Me – Adeleke

Senator Ademola Adeleke of Osun State has accused the police of plotting with the ruling All Progressives Congress to prevent him from going ahead with the petition he is planning to file against the APC candidate, Gboyega Oyetola.

Adeleke who was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, said this in a statement today while reacting to court’s order that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, should produce Adeleke and four others in court on October 31 for arraignment over the allegation of examination malpractices.

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Why My Name Is Not Included in Buhari’s 50-man list – Omisore

Senator Iyiola Omisore, the Social Democratic Party, SDP candidate for the recently conducted Osun governorship election, has, on Tuesday said that no corruption case is currently being issued against him in court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Omisore is reacting to claims by a Yoruba Youth Socio-Cultural Association that the politician’s name should have been included in the list of 50 prominent Nigerians, who were banned from travelling abroad.

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Why I Oppose The Nomination Of Peter Obi As Atiku’s Running Mate –Gov Umahi

Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, has berated his critics on social media, especially as regards his position on the selection of Peter Obi as Atiku Abubakarrunning-mate for 2019 elections.

The Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum, who described his critics as uninformed, explained that South-East leaders were not consulted in making the decision on Obi’s nomination.

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Breaking News: Ayodele Fayose Arrives EFCC Office In Style [Video]

The immediate past Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has arrived at the Abuja office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

As previously reported by Naija News, aides and supporters of Fayose had earlier arrived the EFCC office in Abuja.

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Primaries: Badagry APC Warn Party Not To Manipulate Primaries Results

All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Badagry have urged the national leadership of the party to resist any temptation to manipulate results of the just concluded primaries.

The APC members said any attempt to substitute the winners of the primaries would make the party to lose the 2019 general elections in the area.

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Breaking News: Kayode Fayemi Sworn In As Ekiti State Governor

Mr. John Olukayode Fayemi, has been sworn-in as the Governor of Ekiti State. Fayemi would succeed Mr Ayodele Fayose.

The swearing-in programmed was attended by notable Nigerians and chieftains of the All Progressives Congress. President Muhammadu Buhari was represented by the Secretary to the government of the federation, Mr Boss Mustapha.

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