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Nigeria Breaking News,Today, Monday, 16th, August 2019

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This is a roundup of some breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, 16th, August 2019.

Kogi Gov’ship: PDP Makes Strong Allegation Against Yahaya Bello

The Kogi State People Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Yahaya Bello of purchasing Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) from registered voters ahead of the November 16 Kogi governorship election.

The PDP made this known in a statement by the spokesperson of the Musa Wada Gubernatorial Campaign Organisation, Faruk Adejoh-Audu.

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Dino Melaye Reveals Politicians That Will Dump PDP For APC

Dino Melaye, the Senator representing Kogi West at the Nigerian Senate, says it is only compound fools and people with a degree in stupidity that will leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party for the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Naija News reports that Senator Melaye who was recently sacked by the election tribunal, made this comment on the micro-blogging site, Twitter on Sunday, September 15.

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AGF Malami Speaks On Plan To Probe Lawan, CJN Tanko, Others

The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), has denied alleged plans of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to screen the accounts belonging to judges and principal officers of the National Assembly.

Naija News reports that the NFIU had commenced an investigation into bank accounts belonging to Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Speaker of the House of Reps Femi Gbajabiamila and other principal officers of the National Assembly.

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Police Give Fresh Warning To FUOYE Students

Police in Ekiti has warned that students of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) to desist from any form of an unlawful assembly that can exacerbate the insecurity situation in the state.

Naija News reports that the state Police command while issuing the warning, emphasised that the students should shun any form of protest especially the protests that are connected to do the recent killings of two students of the institution.

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Adeyeye Kicks Against Ekiti Election Tribunal Verdict

Senator Dayo Adeyeye has decided to head to the Appeal Court to challenge the ruling of the Ekiti State National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal which dismissed his victory in the February 23 election.

Naija News reports that the Election Petitions Tribunal had sacked the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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