This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Wednesday, 21st, August 2019.
What Atiku Said About Supreme Court Verdict On INEC Server Case
Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, says there is no cause for any alarm on the verdict of the Supreme Court to strike out his appeal to inspect the central server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Naija News had reported earlier that the Supreme court in a judgment on Tuesday, held that the request of the PDP candidate could not be granted because it was brought after parties have joined issues on the existence or otherwise of the server.
INEC Reveals When, How It Will Distribute PVC In Bayelsa, Kogi
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has noted that it is set to commence the distribution of 219,935 uncollected Personal Voter Cards (PVCs) in Bayelsa and Kogi on Sept. 2. as the governorship elections in both states approach.
This was announced by the commission in a statement issued by the National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okoye, today in Abuja.
Kogi Guber: Kogi Govt Detaining APC Delegates In BIR – Maiyaki
Ahead of the All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Kogi State, the coordinator of Usman Jibrin Campaign Organisation in Lokoja, Nagogo Maiyaki, on Tuesday stated that some delegates of the party have been detained in Kogi State Board of Internal Revenue in Lokoja.
He stated this while speaking at a political gathering while hosting the gubernatorial aspirant and former Chief of Naval Staff, Jibrin Usman in Lokoja.
Biafra: Nnamdi Kanu Speaks On IPOB Members Attacking Igbo Leaders
The leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that the attack on Igbo leaders in foreign countries will continue.
Kanu made this known in a statement released to newsmen by the spokesperson of IPOB, Emma Powerful.
RevolutionNow: Court Summons DSS, Police Over Sowore’s Detention
A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi area of Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city, has ordered the Department of State Services and the Inspector-General of Police to appear before it on September 4 over the detention Omoyele Sowore, a pro-democracy activist and co-convener of RevolutionNow movement.
Naija News reports that the order was given on Tuesday by Justice Nicholas Oweibo, following an ex-parte application filed by Olukoya Ogungbeje, a Lagos-based lawyer.
How Thugs ‘Loyal’ To Ambode Attacked Our Operatives – EFCC
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has stated that thugs loyal to former Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, attacked its operatives in Epe.
Naija News reported that some resident of Epe had stopped the operatives of the EFCC from the raid of the residence of Akinwumi Ambode.