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Latest Political News In Nigeria For Sunday, 2nd June, 2019


Latest Political News For Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Sunday, 2nd June 2019.

Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.

1. Dino Melaye Declares Kogi Governorship Ambition

Senator Dino Melaye (PDP-Kogi West) has declared his intention to contest for the Kogi State Governorship election later this year. He made known while speaking at a meeting of leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ayetoro, Kogi State.

2. Gunmen Raid Ex-Gov Okorocha’s Home

Former Governor Rochas Okorocha‘s country home was on Friday night invaded by unknown gunmen. Okorocha’s residence is located in Ogboko, Ideato South Council Area of Imo State.

3. APC Senators Lobby Lawmakers Over NASS Speakership Position

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators are reportedly contacting members of their states in other to take a collective stand on who to back for the speakership of the 9th National Assembly. According to the Independent, the scheme involves strong supporters of Senator Ahmad Lawan (APC-Yobe North) who’s also a leading contender in the race for the Senate presidency.

4. Why Bukola Saraki Lost Appointment

More details as to why Senate President Bukola Saraki lost his appointment as the Ambassador-at-Large of the International Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has emerged. It was gathered that the former Kwara Governor was yet to conclude registration for the appointment because his aides were still trying to gather information on the organisation and its affiliation with the United Nations (UN).

5. Buhari To Host Lake Chad Security Summit

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday disclosed that he will be hosting leaders of the Lake Chad Basin Commission to a Security Summit on June 12 in Abuja. He made this known during a meeting with Chad President, Idris Deby in Makkah Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

That’s political news in Nigeria for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.