The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has started repositioning and repackaging for electoral challenges ahead, Concise News reports. INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, said this on Monday at a four-day workshop on media monitoring for some INEC publicity officers in Abuja.
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has supported the proscription of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) otherwise known as Shiites by the Federal Government. In a statement issued on Monday in Ibadan by its Director, Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said the government’s action was imperative and decisive owing to Shiites’ violent disposition and disrespect to constitutional authority.
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has faulted the planned ban of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) called Shiites. Concise News reported that Shittes have been protesting the continuous detention of their leader, Ibrahim el-Zakzaky, who has been in detention since 2015.
The bail application filed by the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, has been fixed for August 5 by the Kaduna State High Court. The counsel to the Shiite leader and his wife, Femi Falana (SAN), had filed the application on behalf of his clients on July 18.
Nigeria’s electoral body, INEC), says it will not call any witness in defence of the petition by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar. Concise News learned that INEC lawyer, Yunus Usman (SAN), announced this at the resumption of proceedings at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal on Monday in Abuja.
Some masquerades have been in prison by a magistrate’s court in Makurdi, capital of Benue State, for allegedly attacking a police station in Ado local government area of the state. The court was told by Veronica Shaagee, the prosecution counsel that the case was transferred from the divisional police headquarters, Ado local government, to state criminal investigation department, Makurdi, through letter number 3100/BNS/ADO/VOL.T/ dated July 24, 2019.
The Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) has alleged that herdsmen want to attack the Southern part of the country. Concise News understands that the pro-Biafra group also reminded the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNGs), that “the ultimatum given to Southerners to vacate the North will be expiring by tomorrow, 30th July 2019.”
A former President of the Senate, Pius Anyim, has revealed that members of the National Assembly wanted to impeach President Olusegun Obasanjo because of their grievances over his perceived role in the removal of several presiding officers of the 4th Senate. But Anyim claimed the lawmakers were blackmailed into giving up on the planned impeachment of the President.
Sokoto State Government said that three kidnapped victims have been released from their captors following the negotiation between government and bandits in the state. Malam Aminu Abubakar, the Director of Press to Sokoto Deputy Governor, Alhaji Manniru Dan’iya, made this known in a statement on Monday in Sokoto.
Ivory Coast winger Nicolas Pépé is set to have a medical at Arsenal this week with the Gunners agreeing to a deal with Lille. According to Sky Sports, the club and Arsenal reached a deal to land the 24-year-old star on Monday.