10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019
These 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers will interest you this Tuesday morning, November 19, 2019.
1. You ran a good race and won well, Buhari commends Bello
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday commended Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State over his victory in Saturday’s governorship election in the state, saying “you ran a good race and won well” The President also advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and other parties that were not satisfied with the results of governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States to seek redress in court. Read more
2. Bayelsa, Kogi election an assault on Nigeria’s democracy —CDD
Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), on Monday released its report on the conduct of the elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. The group described the situation in Kogi and Bayelsa States on November 16 as an assault on the 20-year-old democratic order in the country. Read more
3. Bayelsa, Kogi results show Nigerians trust APC, hails INEC for ‘free, fair, credible elections’ —Tinubu
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, says the outcome of the Kogi and Bayelsa elections is proof that Nigerians believe in the direction that President Buhari and the APC wish to take this nation. He congratulated Yahaya Bello and David Lyon on their governorship election victories in Kogi and Bayelsa States, respectively. Read more
4. HURIWA describes Bayelsa, Kogi elections as mini civil war, calls for sack of Yakubu as INEC chair
Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has called for the sack of the current Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu. HURIWA urged President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Assembly to save Nigeria from witnessing another civil war as an aftermath of a definitively rigged 2019 gubernatorial election by dissolving the current INEC leadership it termed “heavily compromised, incompetent and irresponsible.” Read more
5. Hate speech bill has no connection with 3rd term agenda – Senate
The Senate has quelled insinuations held in some quarters that the bill seeking the prohibition of hate speech is connected with the alleged third term agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Spokesman for the Senate, Godiya Akwashiki, while speaking with journalists in Abuja on Monday, said the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) allegation that the anti-hate speech bill was collaboration between the Senate and Buhari to achieve a third term agenda was far from the truth. Read more
Read also: 10 top stories from Nigerian newspapers Sunday morning, November 17, 2019
6. ‘I’m not aware,’ AGF Malami on Adoke’s alleged arrest in UAE
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has said he has no knowledge of the reported arrest of his predecessor, Bello Adoke in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Malami in a statement on Monday by his Special Assistant on Media and Public Relations, Umar Gwandu, said until he was formally briefed on the alleged arrest, he would not comment on it. Read more
7. Election in Nigeria a war for the ruling class ―Falana
Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has frowned at reports of electoral violence during the governorship polls held in Bayelsa and Kogi states on Saturday. He warned that if nothing was done to address impunity in the electoral system, Nigeria would continue to witness decreasing rate of voter turnout in future elections. Read more
8. Dasuki did not choose to stay in detention, lawyer faults DSS claims
Ahmed Raji, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and lead lawyer for detained former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (RTD), has faulted claims by the Department of State Services (DSS) that his client chose to remain in its custody. Dasuki has been in the DSS custody since December 2015 in apparent violation of several court orders for his release. Read more
9. N1BN DEBT: AMCON takes over former Minister, Ademola Seriki’s assets
The Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) on Monday revealed that it has taken over two choice properties belonging to a former Supervising Minister for Mines and Steel Development, Ademola Seriki. This was in execution of the order by Justice Chuka Austine Obiozor of the Federal High Court, Lagos. The dispute between Mr Seriki and AMCON had lingered for some time over debt valued at almost N1 billion before the matter was brought to the court for settlement. Read more
10. 14 killed as bandits launch suspected reprisal attack in Zamfara
No fewer than 14 persons have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured in a renewed attack by suspected bandits in some villages in Gummi local government Area of Zamfara State. No fewer than 14 persons have been confirmed dead and 10 others injured in a renewed attack by suspected bandits in some villages in Gummi Local Government Area of Zamfara State. Read more
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