This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Osun Gov’ship Election: Police Arrest Senator Adeleke
The Nigeria Police have detained the governorship candidate of the PDP in the 2018 election in Osun state, Senator Ademola Adeleke (PDP-Osun West).In a statement on Monday, the campaign organisation said Adeleke had honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.
“We alert the public, diplomatic and democracy community worldwide that the Nigerian Police has arrested and detained Senator Ademola Adeleke on old trumped up charges of certificate and testimonial forgery,”
Just In: UNGA President Arrives Nigeria (Video)
The President of the United Nations General Assembly, María Garces has arrived in Nigeria on a working visit.She alongside her delegation were received on Monday by officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations office in Abuja.
According to a statement by the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Friday Akpan, the UNGA President will use the opportunity of her visit to have a bilateral meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Royal Baby: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Announce The Birth Of Their Baby Boy
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle have announced the birth of their first child, a baby boy on Monday, 6th May, 2019. According to information put out by the royal family, the Duchess and baby are both doing well.
Recall earlier in the day, Naija News reported that Markle went into labour in the early hours of Monday and a statement from the Buckingham Palace confirmed this, promising to give updates as events unfold.
National Assembly: What Oshiomhole Told Me About Lawan – Ndume
Senator Ali Ndume has said the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, had explained that the party only recommended Senator Ahmad Lawan as the preferred choice and had not imposed him on the senators.
Speaking to newsmen in Lagos on Monday, the lawmaker expressed confidence he will emerge as the Senate President of the Ninth National Assembly. He said he was confident because he had the support of his colleagues in the Senate and the leaders of the All Progressives Congress.
Why We Arrested PDP’s Adeleke – Nigeria Police
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF), on Monday night, said Ademola Adeleke, the lawmaker representing Osun west senatorial district, was detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations against him.
Naja News had reported earlier that Adeleke, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 governorship election in Osun state, southwest Nigeria, was detained by the police. This online news platform understands that the Osun West lawmaker honoured an invitation at the force headquarters in Abuja before he was detained.
JAMB Registrar Reveals When 2019 UTME Results Will Be Released
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, says the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results will be released as soon as the Board is done with its investigation.
Naija News reports that the JAMB Registrar made this comment during an interview with The Nation newspaper at the weekend.
Asked when the board would release the result, which they earlier promised would be released last week, Oloyede said: “I don’t know but it will be very soon. As soon as we complete what we are doing.”
Reps Should Not Have Summoned Buhari – Presidency
The Presidency has kicked against the decision of the House of Representatives to summon President Muhammadu Buhari.
Naija News recalls that the lower chamber of the national assembly had on Thursday, asked Buhari to appear before it over the high rate of insecurity in the country.
This online news platform understands that the development is the second time the green chamber would be summoning the president within a month.
Buhari: Cabal Wants SGF Mustapha Sacked, Replaced By Ex-Military Governor
Multiple sources have indicated that the present SGF, Boss Mustapha may have lost favour with the face of the cabal at the presidency. The relationship between the two parties has gone cold. The lone political gladiator from the northern minority finds himself hedged in a war to remain at the office of the SGF.
As a caveat, during the period leading to the unceremonious removal of the former SGF, Babachir Lawal, the presidency had indicted the former SGF of financial offenses, following a committee investigation headed by the vice president, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and had instructed the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to commence prosecution of the former SGF. The former SGF was then sent of suspension and later sacked.
Sowore React’s To Buhari’s Comment That IGP Is Losing Weight Over Insecurity In The Country
African Action Congress, AAC, presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the controversial statement by President Muhammadu Buhari that Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, was losing weight because he was working hard to ensure security in the country.
Buhari said this when he was being questioned about the state of security in the country. He was quoted saying: “I have just seen the IG, I think he’s losing weight, so I think he is working very hard.”