This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, June 17, 2019.
Breaking: Many Killed As Fresh Crisis Hit Taraba State
Suspected herdsmen have reported attacked Jauro-Sabai, a suburb of Jalingo, Taraba State, killing many people and burning down houses.Residents of Nukai, ATC, Kasuwan Bera, and Jauro-Sabai have reportedly fled the area.
Naija News gathered that students of the Taraba State University who fled the area said they saw hundreds of people also running away from the area.
A resident of Kasuwan Bera, Barnabas Francis, told SaharaReporters: “Jalingo is on fire. Fulani herdsmen are on the rampage firing gunshots randomly here. We’re on the run.
Atiku Cries Out Over Plans To Arrest Him
Atiku Abubakar, Former Vice President and Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the last election has cried out over plans to arrest him.This was made known in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe today.
According to the statement, the reason for the planned arrest is Atiku’s insistence of existence of a server used by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), and a false comment on “mass protest”
Ibe said: “I wish to emphatically state that such a statement did not emanate from Atiku Abubakar or his privies.
“It is the work of mischief makers who want to mar his spotless pro-democratic record and lay the groundwork for their threatened actions against him on false charges of being a threat to national security.
“For the avoidance of doubt, Atiku Abubakar believes in the rule of law and in the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In his almost four decades in politics, he has never taken action or spoken words against democracy and will not start now.
Why Buhari, Obasanjo Should Have Been Denied Entry Into Igbo Land – Sowore
Omoyele Sowore, Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the last election, has blasted the Igbos for giving President Muhammadu Buhari the privilege of campaigning in the South East prior to the election.
Sowore further berated the Igbos saying former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Buhari were supposed to be denied entry into the South East region as they took part in the civil war and killed so many Igbos.
Sowore made this known while responding to questions on the Biafran agitation while calling on the Nigerian government to deliver justice for Biafrans.
What Osinbajo Said About Fatherhood
Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria Vice-president, has said fathers are saddled with the responsibility of setting good examples for future generations.
Through his Senior Special Assistant to on Media and Publicity, Laolu Akande, today stated this Sunday during a media chat with State House Correspondents, after a special Fathers’ Day service at the Aso Villa Chapel, Abuja.
Osinbajo also re-established the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s government to improve power and infrastructure, ensure progress in the economy, security, and tackle corruption.
He said men should honour and love their wives and recognize their roles as partners, he said that it was equally important for them to teach young men to also honour and respect all women.
The statement quoted Osinbajo saying: “Fathers, as you know, have a very important role to play in any human society or setting. I think it was (former US) President Barack Obama who said that it’s not the ability to father a child, or the ability to have a child that makes you a father, it is the courage to raise one. That’s really what makes you a father.
NYSC Camps Officially Open For Batch B Stream 1 Corp Members (See Date)
The National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) has disclosed that camps would be officially opened nation-wide from Tuesday, June 18 2019 for Batch B Stream 1 camp members.
Naija News understands that this comes after the Prospective Corp Members have been printing their call up letters over the weekend and as many have already known their states of deployment.
This News found out that despite the fact that the camp opens officially on Tuesday for the prospective corp members, many would still be allowed into the camp from Monday, June 17.
Presidential Election Tribunal: Fani-Kayode Reacts To INEC Server Saga
Former Minister of Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode has berated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for denying the existence of its server.
Naija News reports that INEC had told the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal that it did not transfer election results electronically because it has no server. Reacting to INEC’s claim in a post on Twitter, Fani-Kayode warned the commission to stop playing with the country’s peace.
He wrote: “You said you had a server and told us how much u spent on it.
You complained that others had illegally gained access to it and that they ought to be arrested.
“Yet when the matter got to court you changed the story and said you have no server. What type of strange abracadabra is this?
Adeleke Vs Oyetola: Supreme Court To Hear Appeal On Osun Guber Election Today
The Supreme Court of Nigeria has fixed today, Monday, to hear the appeal filed by Ademola Adeleke against the election of Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun State.
The Registry of the Supreme Court had disclosed today as the hearing day to parties involved in the case. Adeleke is praying the Apex court to dismiss the ruling of the Appeal Court that upheld the election of Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News recalls that the election tribunal had declared the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) party candidate, Adeleke, as the winner of the governorship election held last year.
Oyetola, APC and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) appealed the majority judgment at the Court of Appeal.
On May 9, 2019, the Court of Appeal upheld the appeals by Oyetola, APC and INEC.
PDP Reveals Date For Kogi, Bayelsa Gov’ship Primaries
The National Leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed Tuesday, September 3, 2019, for the Kogi and Bayelsa Governorship primary election.
This was made known on Sunday by the PDP Deputy Director, Mobilization and Organisations, Adeyemi Moyegun.
“The Ward Congresses to elect the Ad-Hoc Delegates is Scheduled for Thur. Aug. 22, 2019, while LGA Congresses for National Delegates will take place on Mon. Aug. 26, 2019.