This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today Friday, March 22, 2019
Buhari Govt Closes Case Against Onnoghen, See Why
Naija News reports that the Federal Government closed the case on Thursday after calling three witnesses to the stand.
INEC Insists Supplementary Election Will Hold In Bauchi, Adamawa
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the supplementary governorship election earlier scheduled to hold in Bauchi and Adamawa states will still hold.
This is coming despite courts stopping supplementary elections in Bauchi and Adamawa State.
CCT Trial: Another Prosecution Witness Testifies Against Onnoghen At CCT
A former director in charge of the political office at the Code of Conduct Bureau(CCB), Mr. Awal Yakassi, has given his testimony in the alleged non-declaration of asset case against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Naija News understands that Mr. Yakassi testified on behalf of the Federal Government as the second prosecution witness on Thursday during the resumed trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
Supplementary Elections To Hold In 18 States – INEC
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said supplementary elections will be conducted in 18 states on 23rd March 2019.
In a post on Twitter, the commission added that details of the states and constituencies where the elections will take place will be revealed on Thursday (today) before the close of business.
Why People Are Prodding Atiku To Go To Court – Gov Bello
Governor Sani Bello of Niger State on Thursday said that those pressurizing former Vice President Atiku Abubakar to challenge the outcome of the Presidential election in court could be doing so to get money from him.
The Governor made this known while speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
Finally, PDP Speaks On Governor El-Rufai’s Disappearance
The PDP also frowned at the disappearance of the state Deputy Governor, Barnabas Bala Bantex, whom they said left the state without any public notice.
Kano Rerun: Kwankwaso Son-In-Law Reveals What He Will Do After Defeating Ganduje
The PDP’s governorship candidate in Kano, Abba Kabir-Yusuf, has revealed what he will do if he is declared the winner of the state rerun election.
Kabir-Yusuf , who is the son-in-law of PDP chieftain, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Thursday said his government will recruit more medical staff, declare free postnatal services and upgrade hospitals and healthcare centers in the state when elected.