Good Day Nigeria! Here are few stories you need to know this Friday. Enjoy!
1. The Adeleke Family has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made some promises before they accepted the PDP governorship ticket to contest the September 22 2018 Osun Governorship Election.
The revelation was made by Deji Adeleke, the elder brother to Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP candidate in the election.
Deji noted that the Adeleke Family might not accept the 2022 PDP Governorship Ticket because most of the promises made by the PDP were not fulfilled. Naija Buzz News published more details.
2. President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that he is under pressure to release the list of his ministerial nominees.
“I’m under tremendous pressure on it (the ministerial list),” Buhari said about his ministerial list on Thursday night during a dinner with the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President Ahmed Lawan.
The President however noted that his last cabinet consisted of people he did not know, but he had to accept them because the party and other individuals gave him the names. Read more
3. President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to confirm Acting Chief Justice Muhammad Tanko as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria following recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Buhari’s request was contained in a letter which was read today at the senate plenary.
Buhari appointed Justice Tanko who was the most senior judge following the suspension of Onnoghen. Read more
4. One of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s witnesses at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has revealed how the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) alleged connived with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to create about 1,145 illegal polling units in Borno State.
The witness, Nickolas Shediza, who was the state collation agent for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told the PEPT that the polling units in the state were 3,933, but during the February 23 elections, it grew to 5,078.
He further revealed that the number of votes alleged cast in certain parts of the state (in total of 919,786) was more that the number of accredited voters announced by INEC for the area where the votes emerged from. Naija Buzz News has everything you need to know on the ongoing PEPT