- The Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC, Tuesday, said that fresh elections in the 91 polling units
that witnessed cancellation of the ballots in the inconclusive Kogi election
would hold on December 5. According to INEC, the date is to also enable APC
fill the vacancy created as a result of the death of its candidate in the
election, Prince Abubakar Audu.
- Traders from the South East have
disassociated themselves from the ongoing protest by some Pro-Biafran groups,
saying they have nothing to do with the groups protesting and asking for
secession. The traders spoke under the umbrella of ‘South East Markets
Amalgamated Traders Association in Awka.
- The Senate yesterday, asked its
Committee on Appropriation to work on the N465bn supplementary appropriation
bill and submit report for deliberation and passage next week Tuesday so as to
address some national issues.
- President Muhammadu Buhari will
decide MTN’s fate regarding the fine imposed on it by the NCC. This was
according to the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, while dropping
comment on the fine on Tuesday.
- The U.S. State Department on Tuesday
in Washington issued a global travel warning due to increase terrorist threats
around the world. It linked the travel alert, which will be effective until
Feb. 24, to information suggesting that militants with ISIS, al-Qaeda, Boko
Haram and other militant groups were planning further attacks on different
countries around the world.
- The Defence Minister, Mohammed
Dan’Ali, has assured Nigerians that the activities of the Boko Haram insurgents
will soon be a thing of the past. He declared that the military had the viable
tools in tackling the security situation in the country. He was optimistic that
areas currently occupied by the insurgents will soon be liberated.
- A group that identified itself as ”
Prince Abubakar Audu’s Political Family,” has alleged that the late All
Progressives Congress governorship candidate was killed by anti democratic
forces in order to frustrate the development of the state and keep the people
under their grip.ADVERTISEMENT