This is a Round-up of some breaking news for Today, 5th December 2019.
Senate Won’t Pass Hate Speech Bill – Ahmed Lawan
Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the Upper Legislative chambers will not pass the proposed Hate Speech Bill.
This is following the outcry and protests that greeted the hate speech bill proposed by Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi (APC-Niger State).
PDP Charges Security Agencies To Investigate APC Leaders Over Violence In Kogi, Bayelsa Elections
The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the security agencies to investigate leaders of the All Progressives Congress which were reportedly involved in killings and violence during the November 16 elections in Bayelsa and Kogi States.
PDP made this call following the attempt of APC to dismiss the nationwide calls for electoral reforms in a statement through Lanre Issa-Onilu, claiming that no amount of reform can help PDP’s outcry and demand for violence-free election in Nigeria.
Jonathan’s Camp ‘Attacks’ Bayelsa Governor, Dickson
The Governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson, has been called out by the camp of a former president, Goodluck Jonathan, for attacking the former leader of Nigeria.
The former spokesperson to Jonathan, Reno Omokri, condemned Governor Dickson in a statement released on Tuesday
Finally, Atiku Files N2.5bn Lawsuit Against Buhari’s Aide
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, has filed a N2.5bn libel suit against President Muhammadu Buhari social media aide, Lauretta Onochie.
Naija News reports that the former Vice President filed the suit over an alleged libellous publication against his person.
Senate Swears In Smart Adeyemi As Senator
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan has on Wednesday sworn in Senator Smart Adeyemi to represent Kogi West Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Naija News recalls that Adeyemi emerged victorious at the re-run election recently conducted in the district by the Independent National Electoral Commission.