The Police Service Commission on Wednesday announced the redeployment of Commissioners of Police across Nigeria ahead of the country’s 2019 elections. Spokesman for the police commission made this known in a statement, nine days to Nigeria’s presidential election.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged that the redeployment of 37 Commissioners of Police for the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, ahead of the 2019 elections was aimed at favouring the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Nasir El-Rufai’s comment on foreign observers was in the interest of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has said. El-Rufai had allegedly said foreign observers who want to interfere in the country’s election will go back in “body bags.” He said this on Tuesday with the comment drawing the attention of the European Union (EU) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The European Union (EU) has said it does not interfere with a country’s electoral process and only does observation of polls. The union made this statement on Wednesday in reaction to a comment by Kaduna state Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, that those who intervene in the forthcoming general elections will “go back in body bags.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has threatened to pull out of the 2019 elections peace accord. President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had in December 2018 joined candidates of other parties to commit to peace in the elections.
Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje has ordered the reopening of the Sani Abacha Stadium, Kofar Mata, to enable Atiku Abubakar, of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) hold his presidential campaign rally.
Senate President Bukola Saraki is the person sponsoring attacks on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government, according to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The APC also alleged that Saraki was the one bankrolling the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP).
The Lagos state government and the Transport sub-Committee of the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign on Wednesday said vehicular movement would be restricted around Surulere axis ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign visit to the state on Saturday.
International Media personality George Chukwu has claimed that the self-acclaimed leader of the outlawed group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested and released in order to work for the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration. The renowned presenter with Canada’s Afroglobal Television and Vice-President of the Nigeria Canadian Association (NCA) made this disclosure in a statement from Toronto, Canada, on Wednesday.
Champions Manchester City have returned to the summit of the English Premier League after dispatching Everton 2-0 on Wednesday night. Goals from Aymeric Laporte and Gabriel Jesus gave Pep Guardiola’s men the win that put them on the roof of the EPL table with 62 points.
That’s the roundup of top 10 Nigerian newspapers headlines this morning. More Nigerian newspapers headlines are available on Concise News website.
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