Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Saturday, 6th July 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
President Muhammadu Buhari has made twelve (12) new appointments for his second term in office tagged “Next Level”. Naija News understands that the President approved the re-appointment of Abba Kyari as his Chief of Staff (COS) and Boss Mustapha as the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Hon. Ndudi Elumelu (Aniocha/Oshimili-Delta State) and six other PDP members of the House of Representatives. The other PDP reps that were also suspended include member representing Oriade/Obokun Federal Constituency of Osun State, Wole Oke; member representing Onitsha North and Onitsha South Federal constituency, Lynda Ikpeazu; member representing Ezza North/Ishielu federal constituency, Anayo Edwin; member representing Kaura Federal Constituency election in Kaduna State, Gideon Gwani; member representing Aninri/Awgu/Oji River Federal Constituency of Enugu State, Toby Okechukwu and member representing Ijebu-North/Ijebu-East / Ogun Waterside Federal Constituency, Adekoya Abdul-Majid.
The embattled senator representing Adamawa North Senatorial District, Elisha Ishaqu Abbo, has been released on bail by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command. The lawmaker who has been in controversy for some days now, over a video which leaked where he was assaulting a nursing mother at a sex toy shop in Abuja, was arrested by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command.
The appointment of Mr. Boss Mustapha as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Malam Abba Kyari as Chief of Staff (COS) by President Muhammadu Buhari has been confirmed. This was contained in a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
It is now a total of 26,175 exhibits that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and his party have tendered against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential election tribunal. The PDP candidate had through Livy Uzoukwu, his lawyer, tendered 5,196 exhibits earlier, before the tribunal on Thursday while additional ones were filed on Friday.
President Muhammadu Buhari will tomorrow, depart Abuja for Niamey, the capital of Niger-Republic to attend the African Union Summit, scheduled to hold on July 7. A statement issued by the President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in Abuja today, said the president would.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday released the timetable for the bye-election of the Pengana state constituency of Plateau state. This was made known in a document signed by the secretary to the commission, Mrs. Rose Oriaran-Anthony, obtained by Naija News on Friday.