Good Morning Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Thursday. Enjoy!
1. Mrs. Aisha Buhari, the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, has responded to the recent rape scandal involving the founder of the Commonwealth of Zion (COZA), Pastor Biodun Fatoyinbo.
Aisha on twitter called on all stakeholders to speak up against rape in Nigeria. She further called the attention of Mrs. Muhammadu Adamu, the Inspector General of Police. Read More
2. Abubakar Ibrahim, the son of former Governor of Kogi State, Ibrahim Idris Wada, has declared his interest to contest the Kogi State Governorship Election in November under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He picked his nomination and expression of interest form from the PDP office in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ibrahim noted that he decided to join the race because the state has decayed in the last three and half years due to bad governance by the Governor Yahaya Bello led All Progressives Congress (APC) government. Read More
3. Report has it that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is being pressurized by the Presidency to reverse the indirect primary election option ahead of the November 2019 Kogi Governorship Election.
According to report, the National Working Committee of the party in a meeting presided by the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, were already reviewing the decision in the best interest of the party.
Since the APC NWC chose the indirect primary option, other aspirants have being protesting against the decision.
Apparently scared of a repeat of what happened in Zamfara State, the NWC decided to look carefully into the issue.
4. The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has applied for the withdrawal of its petition challenging the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 Presidential Election.
The party applied for the withdrawal of its case through its National Chairman, Chief Frank Igwebuike, who told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal that its petition against Buhari would not succeed.
He noted that the PDM “in its wisdom re-evaluated the probability of the petition succeeding and decided to withdraw from the petition”.
However, Pastor Aminchi Habu, the PDM presidential candidate; Abubakar Gwada, the party’s National Secretary; and some leaders in the party have opposed the withdrawal of the petition by its National Chairman, saying that the party would prosecute Buhari’s election to the end.
5. The Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has constituted an ad hoc panel led by Senator Aliyu Sabi to investigate the crisis rocking the Edo State House of Assembly.
The lawmakers decided to setup the panel to investigate the crisis and find lasting solution following a point of order raised by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele.
Naija Buzz News had few weeks ago reported how the 9 lawmakers in the Edo State Assembly elected its speaker and other principal officers in the absence of over 16 of their colleagues. Read more on Naija Buzz News