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Nigerian News Headlines Today (Wednesday, 12 September, 2018 Edition)

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Good Day Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Wednesday 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Tuesday wrote the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to inform the anti-graft of his availability to answer their questions a day after his immunity as a governor would elapse. Fayose’s letter to the EFCC was shared on his twitter page. “I wish to inform you that my term of office pursuant to which I enjoy immunity against investigation and prosecution under the above provision shall lapse by effluxion of time on Monday, October 15th, 2018. As a responsible citizen of our great country, who believes in the Rule of Law, I wish to inform you of my decision to make myself available in your office on Tuesday, 16th October 2018 at 1pm to clarify issues or answer questions within my knowledge,” the governor wrote.

2. Two new aspirants will contest for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State Governorship ticket against Governor Akinwunmi Ambode. The aspirants Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu were said to have claimed the backing of the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, who was a former governor of the state. Tinubu is said to be having problem with the incumbent Governor, Ambode. An undisclosed source reportedly told Punch that the Lagos State Chairman of the APC and some other chieftains of the party were not present at Ambode’s declaration for second term. “Sanwoolu is now the man to beat. Did you see the Lagos APC Chairman, Tunde Balogun, and other big APC chieftains at Ambode’s second-term declaration?” According to TheCable, an investigative online news platform, alleged that 57 council chairmen loyal to Tinubu had met and pledged their support for Sanwoolu.

3. Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in a recent statement through his campaign organization said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to retain significant individuals in his party was a sign of weakness and lack of leadership. His statement came as an apparent reply to Buhari recent statement that those who left the APC were the selfish and weakest members of the ruling party. Atiku added that his attempt to come to power “is to clean the mess that Buhari would leave which has resulted in job loss, poor economy and ranking of the country as one of the poorest.”

4. Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State on Tuesday urged the people of the state not to leave a man with leadership quality to vote for a dullard as a governor. Aregbesola is apparently referring to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming September 22 Governorship Election in the state. The governor referred to the candidate of the APC, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, as a well-tested candidate who is ordained to deliver the state from under-development. “Oyetola attended good schools from elementary to the university. He has proved himself to be a role model to the youths. He is hardworking, experienced and competent. He is a candidate to trust. You must not allow someone that students cannot be proud of, who the students cannot aspire to be like educationally to rule the state. “Academically and professionally, Oyetola has made his mark. So, Osun cannot afford to have a dullard or a desperado as governor,” Aregbesola said.

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