This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Sunday, June 02, 2019.
Tribunal Rules In Favour Of PDP Against APC In Abia
The 2019 Governorship Election petitions tribunal sitting in Umuahia, Abia State, southeast Nigeria, has dismissed the petition brought before it by Uche Ogah, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, against Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and four other respondents.
Justice A.L. Ogumoye, the chairman of the panel, dismissed the motion while ruling on a motion filed by Governor Ikpeazu through his legal team. The governor is the fourth respondent in the case.
Buhari’s Proposed Cabinet Taking Shape As Fashola, Akpabio May Hold Key Positions
Following his inauguration, President Muhammad Buhari is set to make key appointments into his kitchen cabinet and the federal executive council.
According to findings President Buhari may appoint any of the trio of Retired Col. Hameed Ali, current Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) outgone Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, or former Lagos State governor and outgone Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Babatunde Raji Fashola, as his new Chief of Staff.
How National Assembly Inauguration Is Delaying Oshiomhole’s Sack
The upcoming elections of new leaders of the 9th National Assembly have helped put a hold on the sack of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole.
It was gathered that the ruling party wants to go into the elections as a united force against the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Dogara Speaks On 9th Assembly Speakership Ambition
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara, has dismissed reports that he is planning to contest for the Speakership of the 9th National Assembly.
In a statement by his media aide, Turaki Hassan, Dogara said the clarification became necessary to distance the Speaker from the fake news being pushed and circulated by mischief makers and enemies of progress.
Why Saraki’s Trial Can’t Be Stopped – Buhari Govt
The office of the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, stated this while responding to the fundamental right enforcement suit filed by Saraki to stop his probe by the EFCC.