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Nigeria Breaking News,Today, Thursday, 05 August 2019

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, 05 August 2019

Dino Melaye Suffers Defeat In PDP Kogi Governorship Primary

The senator representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, Senator Dino Melaye, has rejected the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary election.

Senator Melaye, whose senatorial election was recently nullified by the Kogi State National Assembly/State Assembly election petition tribunal, contested the primary election alongside other candidates.

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#RevolutionNow: Sowore’s Wife Breaks Silence On Husband’s Detention (Video)

Wife of Omoyele Sowore a political activist, Opeyemi has berated the President Muhammadu Buhari led federal government for detaining her husband over the call for the #RevolutionNow protest.

Naija News reports that Sowore, the Publisher of SaharaReporters, was arrested by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at his hotel in Lagos on August 3.

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Just In: APC Declares Winner Of Bayelsa Gov’ship Primary

David Lyon on Wednesday emerged the winner of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Bayelsa State.

Naija News reports that the APC in Bayelsa has insisted on the choice of direct primaries to select the candidate to fly its flag in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Bayelsa.

The confirmation came after the victory and approval at the Bayelsa State High Court to conduct its rescheduled August 31 governorship primaries in the state using the direct primary method.

Xenophobia: FG Sends Nigerians ‘Important’ Advice

Nigerians have been advised against traveling to ‘high risk and volatile areas in South Africa.’

The advice was given by the Federal Government in a statement signed by Ferdinand Nwonye Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja.

He said the travel advisory was due to the tension created by the attacks in South Africa, while re-assuring Nigerians that the Government was committed to protecting lives and properties of Nigerians in South Africa.

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NURTW Members Reject Oluomo’s Emergence As Chairman

Members of the Lagos State chapter of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has kicked against the emergence of Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the union.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as: ‘We say yes to union constitution, we want the government to save our soul in Lagos’, ‘We say no to Lagos NURTW, we say no to imposition’, ‘We say no to self-imposition as NURTW Lagos State chairman’, ‘We say no to thuggery in Lagos NURTW’, and others.

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Xenophobia: Why I Am Attending WEF In South Africa – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education Oby Ezekwesili has insisted that she will be attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in South Africa despite the Nigerian government’s withdrawal from the event.

Naija News reports that Bashir Ahmaad, an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, in a post on Twitter had announced that Nigeria will boycott the WEF billed for Capetown, South Africa, from September 4-6 over the xenophobic attacks.

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Dino Melaye Suffers Defeat In PDP Kogi Governorship Primary

Senator representing the Kogi West senatorial district, Dino Melaye seems to have lost his hope of becoming the Governor of Kogi state as he has suffered serious defeat in the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Naija News reports that Dino was defeated when he came fourth in the election after suffering defeat from three others.

Melaye came fourth after the result of the primary election was declared on Wednesday by the election committee headed by Adamawa governor Ahmadu Fintiri.

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Xenophobia: Air Peace To Air Lift Nigerians From South Africa

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the domestic carrier, Air Peace, Oluwatoyin Olajide, has stated that the airline is willing to evacuate Nigerians residing in South Africa.

In a letter addressed to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, Mrs Olajide stated that Air Peace is willing to evacuate Nigerians to complement efforts of the Federal Government to end xenophobia. She urged the Federal Government to facilitate the rescue of stranded Nigerians in South Africa.

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