Anambra Supplementary Elections Holds November
Professor Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has just announced in Abuja that the supplementary elections to confirm who would be the next Anambra State Governor would take place on November the 30th of 2013.
It is not clear if the opposition All Progressive Congress, APC, which was in a disappointing theirs place behind Tony Nwoye of the People's Democratic Party, PDP, and the front runner, Willie Obiano, of the All Progressive Grand Alliance.
The INEC chairman made this and other disclosure on the Commission's twitter profile, @INECNigeria where he also advised any aggrieved candidates that felt the election should be canceled to go to court with any evidence of electoral misconduct at their disposal.
As usual, NaijaPundit brings you the tweets below.
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Hausa Facebook Forum Praying for President's Death Emerges After His Sickness in London
Unbelievably, a Hausa Facebook forum erupted spontaneously in prayers for the President's death after it was revealed that he had been admitted in a London Hospital after a slight indisposal. Unfortunately for the group, God quickly healed the President and he was discharged this morning in time enough to attend the Honorary International Investors Council meeting in London where he gave his speech to a resounding ovation.
It would be recalled that there was wild jubilation in certain parts of the North, especially Kaduna state, after the death of Patrick Yakowa, the first Christian governor of the state.
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Drama as Tukur, Oyinlola embrace at airport
Thursday at the Nnamidi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja, as the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur and the suspended National Secretary of the Party, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola put aside their political differences and openly embraced each other.
It was gathered that the duo had met at the VIP Lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe InternationalAirport ahead of their scheduled flights to their different destinations.
An aide to Alhaji Tukur told the Nigerian Tribune that the duo had no option than to warm up to each other in a spontaneous embrace, which aides and airport officials applauded.Add a comment
President Jonathan Advised to Rest For Few Days After medical Check up in London
President Jonathan took slightly ill in London while undergoing a visit for the honorary investors summit. The President was advised to rest after a check up with doctors in The UK.
As usual, NaijaPundit brings you the statement from the Presidncy. Add a comment
DSS Parades University Professor Who Recruits for Boko Haram
ABUJA — The Department of State Services, DSS, Wednesday, announced the arrest of a university lecturer, Dr. Muhammad Nazeef Yunus, who allegedly acts as Recruitment Co-ordinator of the Boko Haram sect and four other members as they were plotting to launch violent attacks in Igalaland, Kogi State.
Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
Dr. Muhammed Nazeef Yunus Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.
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Zaria city fears Islamist cells after hostage drama
Meanwhile – Zaria city which has not been known as an Islamist stronghold but revelations that a French engineer was kept hostage there by militants before dramatically escaping have shocked locals.
Francis Collomp managed to flee on Saturday while his captors were praying, walking four to five kilometres (2.5 to three miles) before flagging down a motorcycle taxi that took him to a nearby police station. Add a comment
Amaechi Is Chairman Of Opposition Governors’ Forum, Says Jonah Jang
Factional chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, NGF and Governor of Plateau State, Jonah Jang has chided Governor Chibuke Amaechi as working hands in gloves with opposition elements against the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led Federal Government.
In a statement in Abuja, yesterday, Governor Jang described Governor Amaechi as Chairman of the Opposition Governors’ Forum.
Jang statement followed the declaration by the Presidency that it only recognised the Jang-led faction of the forum. Add a comment
Obasanjo and Babangida Consider Lamido a Better Alternative to Jonathan-Lamido's Aide.
Instead of addressing the allegations of massive looting of the Jigawa state treasury for which his master's sons, Aminu and Ahmed, have been arrested, an aide of Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has instead chosen to paint a picture of his boss as a better alternative to the incumbent president, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, saying that former leaders such as former president Olusegun Obasanjo and former military strongman, General Ibrahim Babangida, have indicated that they would prefer a Lamido presidency to the current presidency.
The aide, Ali Gantsa, who is the state secretary of Lamido's dissident new Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, made the reaction yesterday after some eminent Jigawa indigenes, led by former Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ) president, Sani Zoro, asked Lamido to resign on account of his crude looting of Jigawa state's treasury.
It would be recalled that Lamido's sons have been arrested on suspicion of colluding with their father to loot the state of about 10 billion Naira. The arrest came after a gale of arrests of some senior staff of several Nigerian banks in which the Lamido's were suspected of stashing their looted funds.Add a comment