This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Saturday, September 8 2018.


This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Saturday, September 8 2018.

Former Kano state governor, Mallam Ibrahim Shekarau has joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Shekarau had earlier denied dumping PDP for APC, claiming consultations were still on-going with relevant stakeholders.

Jones Abiri Narrates Experience Of His Two Years In DSS Custody

Recently released journalist, Jones Abiri has narrated his experience while in custody of the State Security Service (SSS) in an interview with Premium Times, Evelyn Okakwu and Halimah Yahaya.

In the narration, Mr Abiri who Naija News recalls, spent two years without trial at a DSS detention facility, said he was arrested on July 21, 2016 at 3:23pm in in his office in Yenagoa.

Ekiti Workers Fume Over N75 Million Jeep Fayose Bought For Self

Governor Ayo Fayose is under the heat of the anger of workers in Ekiti State over the purchase of N75 million Lexus jeep 2018 model as a “parting gift” less than fifty days to exit from office.

They also lambasted the governor for alleged N43 million severance benefits for him and his deputy, Prof. Kolapo Olusola.

2019 – PDP’s Turaki Speaks On The Only Thing That Can Make APC Win Presidential Election

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Kabiru Taminu Turaki(SAN) has called on members the party to be united ahead of the 2019 elections.

He expressed fears that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win the 2019 presidential elections if individual interests are not subordinated under the overall national interest.

APC Group Rejects Indirect Primaries In Kaduna State

All may not have been heard of the decision to adopt indirect primaries for selecting candidates by the All Progressive Congress (APC) Kaduna State chapter, as some stakeholders said they object to the decision.
Leader of a group called ‘Aspirants Forum’, Jalal Falal, who is also a governorship aspirant under the platform of the APC, stated this while addressing newsmen on Friday, in Kaduna

2019 – PDP Says INEC Should Sanction Buhari, See Why The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari responsible for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.

This PDP said yesterday while reacting to the presidential nomination form which a group known as the Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN) bought for Buhari.


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