Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers 1. The Religious Preaching Regulation law, 1984, before the Kaduna State House of Assembly seeking substitution, was on Friday passed into law The bill, which purpose is to regulate religious preaching in Kaduna State with a view of promoting religious harmony and peaceful co-existence amongst the residents of the state was brought to the House since 2016. 2. A Federal High Court in Abuja on Friday ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to issue Certificate of Return to Rochas Okorocha…

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Presidential Result: 44-0 Buhari Defeats Atiku In All 44 LG In Kano

Results for the 44 LGAs in Kano have been announced and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not secure a single win in the state. President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has won in all the Local Government Areas of Kano State, according to the result of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Results for the 44 LGAs in Kano have been announced and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), did not secure a single win in the…

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BREAKING NEWS: Atiku Wins PDP Presidential Ticket (See Result Details)

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Sunday emerged the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP for the 2019 presidential election. Atiku came top ahead of 11 other aspirants at the end of the party’s presidential nomination convention. He polled about 1,500 more than the combined votes of all the other aspirants. He was followed by Governor Aminu Tambuwal who polled 693 votes and Senate President Bukola Saraki who polled 317 votes. PDP Presidential candidates Complete Result The voided votes are 68 Jonah Jang scored 19 votes Datti Baba Ahmed…

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Nawa o!! Lagos Residents Sleep At INEC Office Over Voter Registration

Some residents in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State have lamented hardship in obtaining their Permanent Voter Cards from the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission. They urged the electoral body to further decentralize the registration centers to ease the process of obtaining the PVCs. PUNCH Metro gathered that some residents left their houses as early as 4 am, while others slept at INEC office in the Government Residential Area, T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, in order to be among the first group to be attended to. A 60-year-old resident,…

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Saraki Defection: Why We Are Glad Saraki, Others Left – APC

The Kwara State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has expressed gladness over the defection of the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party. In a statement released in Abuja on Thursday by its Chairman, Hon. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa, the party described the defection of Saraki, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed and members of the State House of Assembly as one cleansing process that will give peace to the party. The statement read, “Senator Bukola Saraki has caused more headaches for this party than…

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BREAKING: APC Spokesman, Bolaji Abdullahi Confirms Exit From Party

Bolaji Abdullahi has officially resigned as the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Despite insisting he would not leave the ruling party through the backdoor on Tuesday night, Abdullahi took to his Twitter page to confirm his exit on Wednesday. “In view of recent political developments in the country and within the All Progressives Congress (APC), I have decided to resign my position as the National Publicity Secretary as well as my membership of the party with effect from today. “In the last few days, I have…

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‘Buhari Can Arrest Obasanjo, After All He Intimidated Goodluck Jonathan’ – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has asked former President Olusegun Obasanjo to clear his name and stop raising alarm on plot to arrest him. In a statement on Friday, Obasanjo accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of plotting to hang a crime on him. But Fayose said Obasanjo deserves whatever “humiliation” he gets from the current administration. He also told Buhari to be careful because he would not be president forever. “Nigerians are being humiliated and tried every day by the dictatorial government of President Muhammadu Buhari that…

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Buhari, Atiku Shouldn’t Contest Presidency In 2019 – Northern Coalition

The Coalition of Northern Groups on Monday in Kaduna asked President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, who are above 70 years, not to contest the presidency of the country in 2019. The group said such leaders were responsible for where the country found itself, adding that the country should be led by young Nigerians that could take it to the Promised Land. The CNG’s position was contained in a communiqué it issued shortly after the end of a two-day summit which was held at the Arewa House, Kaduna…

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Dual Citizenship: Court sacks five elected politicians

An Australian court has insisted that Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce and four other politicians were wrongly elected because they held dual citizenship. The court’s decision means three of the politicians, including Mr Joyce, are disqualified from office. Australia’s constitution prohibits dual citizens from being elected. The deputy prime minister, who renounced New Zealand citizenship in August, has pledged to re-contest his lower house seat. He said, he would respect the verdict of the court.

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‘Kano Youth & Women Consume 3m Bottles Of Codeine Daily’- Senate

Over 3m bottles of codeine syrup are consumed daily in Kano and Jigawa states by women and youths, the Senate said yesterday. The revelation was sequel to the adoption of a motion by Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai (APC,Borno) and 37 others on the need to check the rising menace of pharmaceutical drug abuse among youths. The motion was seconded by Senator Jibrin Barau (APC, Kano). Garbai said research has shown that abusers of the codeine syrup in Kano and Jigawa states take up to 3 to 8 bottles per…

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President Buhari Meets With Service Chiefs In Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday met behind closed doors with service chiefs, Minister of Defence, retired Brig. Mansur Dan-Ali and the National Security Adviser, retired Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno. The meeting is also being attended by the Director General of the State Security Services, Lawal Daura; the acting Director of the Nigeria Intelligence Agency, Amb. Arab Yadam; and the representative of the Inspector-General of Police. The service chiefs at the meeting include Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Gabriel Olonisakin; Chief of Army Staff, Major-Gen. Tukur Buratai; Chief of Naval Staff, Rear…

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