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10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Monday morning, November 18, 2019

Top 10 stories from Nigerian newspapers

These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Monday morning, November 18,  2019.

1. INEC declares APC’s Lyon winner of Bayelsa election

The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Bayelsa State, Chief David Lyon, as winner of Saturday’s governorship election in the state. The APC candidate won in six out of the eight local government areas of the state, while the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, won in the remaining two. Read more

2. KOGI 2019: ‘The people voted for PDP but APC changed the result’, Wada laments

Governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Musa Wada, and his running mate, Sam Aro, have rejected the result of the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Results announced by INEC in 19 of the 21 local government areas of the state show that the incumbent governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Yahaya Bello, was leading by a relatively wide margin. Speaking on the outcome of the November 16 election in the state, Wada told newsmen on Sunday that the results announced were written to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC). Read more

3. INEC declares Kogi West rerun inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Sunday declared as inconclusive the election of the November 16 Kogi West Senatorial District because the margin between the two candidates, Dino Melaye and Smart Adeyemi, was less than the total cancelled votes. The Commission said it would announce a date for the supplementary election. Read more

4. KOGI 2019: SDP’s Natasha Akpoti rejects results, decries widespread irregularities

Candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the Kogi governorship election, Natasha Akpoti, has rejected the outcome of the exercise in the state, urging the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election. She wrote a petition to INEC saying that the election was marred by violence and the electorate was stopped from exercising their rights by thugs brandishing different kinds of weapons. Read more

5. KOGI 2019: Dino Melaye announces death of nephew allegedly shot at polling unit

Senator Dino Melaye has revealed that his nephew, Olorunjuwon was killed after sustaining gunshot injuries during Saturday’s election in Kogi State. Melaye shared on his Twitter page Sunday morning saying: “My nephew Olorunjuwon who was shot at my polling unit yesterday died this morning. My brother your death is a Supreme sacrifice in the struggle for the liberation of our people. Rest in peace aburo… So sad.” Read more

Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Sunday morning, November 17, 2019

6. INEC suspends collation of results in Kogi

After announcing results from 19 of the 21 Local Government Areas of the state, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results of the governorship election in Kogi. Returning Officer for the election and Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Professor Ibrahim Umar, made this disclosure on Sunday evening in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital. Read more

7. INEC ad hoc staff dies in boat mishap in Kogi

An ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) who took part in Saturday’s governorship election has died in a boat mishap at Odogwu, Ibaji Local Government Area of the state. The state Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), James Apam, revealed this during the collation of the governorship and Kogi West senatorial rerun elections on Sunday. Read more

8. Police arrest pastor for raping, impregnating daughter in Uyo

One Apostle Williams Bassey has been arrested by the police for allegedly raping and impregnating his 20-year-old daughter. The police also arrested another acclaimed pastor in Uyo, Akwa Ibom, and four other persons for rape and incest. According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the Akwa Ibom State Police Command, Odiko Mcdon, the pastor was arrested at his residence on Ibanga Street on November 7. Read more

9. Troops rescue octogenarian, 7 others from Boko Haram in Borno

The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that troops deployed to Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State have subdued Boko Haram terrorists and rescued an Octogenarian, three women and four children held captives by the insurgents. The rescued victims, according to a statement issued in Abuja by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Col. Aminu Iliyasu, have been evacuated while the children among them were equally administered with polio vaccination by a Nigerian Army medical team. Read more

10. Rohr, Troost-Ekong, Osimhen react to victory against Lesotho

Super Eagles coach, Gernot Rohr is confident that his team’s 4-2 victory over the Crocodiles of Lesotho has put them in good position to qualify for Cameroon 2021. Nigeria bagged their second win on the road to the next edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Maseru, thanks to a brace from Victor Osimhen and a goal each from Alex Iwobi and Samuel Chukwueze. Rohr’s men had started their qualifying campaign with a 2-1 win against Benin Republic in Uyo last Wednesday. Read more

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