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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Wednesday, May 01, 2019



This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, May 01, 2019

Saudi Arabia Release Zainab Aliyu

Nigeria Mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday said that the detained Zainab Habib Aliyu has been released.

Zainab was falsely accused of drug peddling in Saudi Arabia and was arrested in December 2018 with Tramadol, a banned substance.

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JAMB Gives Fresh Update On Release Of 2019 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), says the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would be released shortly.

Naija News reports that the Board made this known in a statement issued on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Tuesday night.

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2019 Budget: Buhari To Receive N8.92trn Budget On Thursday

The House of Representatives on Tuesday said the National Assembly would transmit the approved 2019 Budget of N8.92trn to President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, Rep. Mustapha Dawaki, made this known while briefing newsmen after plenary in Abuja.

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Kano Gov’ship Election: Tribunal Fixes Date For Hearing

The Kano State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal has fixed May 6, 2019, to begin hearing on the petition filed before it against Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and theAPC by the PDP and its gubernatorial candidate.

Barr. Bashir Yusuf Muhammad, who is Counsel to PDP and its candidate, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, told Daily Trust that they had filed two pending applications but struck out one based on the latest development.

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Buhari Makes New Vow To Nigerians

President Muhammadu Buhari ha reiterated that no part of the country would suffer neglect in his administration.

The president said that regardless of its geographical location or political leaning, no citizen of the country would ‘henceforth’ suffer neglect.

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Oyo Gov’ship Elections: Tribunal Takes Major Decision In Favour Of Makinde

The Governorship Election Petition Tribunal in Oyo State on Tuesday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to allow the Governor-elect, Seyi Makinde, to inspect the materials used in March 9 governorship election in the state.

INEC declared Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), winner of the March 9 governorship election in Oyo State after polling 515,621 votes.

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