The All Progressive Congress (APC) has stated that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian and therefore not qualified to have stood for the election. Concise News reports that the ruling party which was declared winner of the election by the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) stated this in a motion it filed at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja.
The Office of the Senate President on Friday released the details for its budget for the 2018 fiscal year. The details were released through a tweet as it explained that the disclosure was in line with the commitment of the leadership of the 8th Assembly to accountability and transparency.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has urged Nigerians to ignore speculations of impending nationwide petrol scarcity. Concise News reports that in a statement issued by Ndu Ughamadu, NNPC spokesman on Thursday, the corporation says such rumours were “tales fabricated by mischief makers with intent to create undue panic in the prevailing sanity in the fuel supply and distribution matrix across the country”.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Friday urged anyone with evidence that innocent civilians were killed by the security outfit during recent air strikes in Zamfara to produce it. Spokesman for the air force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, who made the request in a statement on Friday, said NAF finds it mischievous that anyone would spread such information without fact.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, to join hands with him to develop the state. In a state broadcast to mark the Supreme Court judgment striking out the appeals by the Rivers State All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, Wike said the state stood to benefit more if all leaders were united.
President Muhammadu Buhari will on Saturday leave Abuja for N’Djamena, capital of Chad Republic to participate in discussing issues about security. The president will be a part of the Extraordinary Session of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States, CEN-SAD.
Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has lavished praises on his wife, Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, whom he described as “intoxicatingly beautiful.” Concise News reports that Kanu made the statement on Friday through his Twitter handle.
The Kogi Government and Messrs Emerald Fertilizer Production and Allied Investment Limited have sealed an agreement to revive the moribund state-owned Confluence Fertilizer Company, Concise News reports. This news medium gathered that the joint venture agreement on behalf of the Kogi Government by Secretary to the State Government, Folashade Ayoade.
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10. AFCON 2019 Draw: Super Eagles Get ‘Easy’ Group
The Super Eagles of Nigeria have been drawn in Group B against Madagascar, Burundi and Guinea for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt. The draw for the 32nd edition of Africa’s biggest football competition was conducted on Friday evening at the foot of the famous pyramids in front of the Sphinx, Egypt.