Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, 22nd August 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has congratulated the former Governor of the state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, on his inauguration as a minister. The chairman of the party, Paul Omotosho, in a statement through the spokesperson of the party, Sam Oluwalana, stated that Adebayo fits in into the ministry that was allocated to him.
The lawmaker representing Denge/Shuni State Constituency at the Sokoto State House of Assembly, Aminu Magaji Bodai, has been kidnapped. According to a report from a close relation of the lawmaker, he was kidnapped by hoodlums around 1:15 am between Dange and Bodai town on Thursday.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Wednesday, charged Nigerians to provide the government with useful information that will help it put an end to the security challenges in the country. The former Osun Governor made this call while speaking at a reception organised in his honour by some of his associates later in the day in Abuja.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Thursday, dismissed the petition by the Hope Democratic Party (HDP) and its candidate, Ambrose Owuru. Naija News reports HDP and Owuru were challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in the February 23 presidential election.
Naija News has obtained a complete list of appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari since May 2019 when his second term in office commenced till date. This online news platform recalls that Mr. Buhari was inaugurated on May 29, 2019, for his second term tagged “Next Level” and since then he has made appointments in key sectors in the country with the latest being the inauguration of cabinet members.