Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of political news headlines for today Thursday, September 26th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top political stories in Nigeria.
1. Kogi Guber: No Plan To Step Down – Bamaiyi
The governorship candidate of the All Blending Party in Kogi State, Umar Bamaiyi, has stated that he has no plan to step down for any candidates contesting in the November governorship election in the state. The ABP governorship candidate stated this is a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos State on Thursday.
2. Osinbajo Petitions Google On Defamatory Posts
Google has been petitioned to pull down a video, said to be containing defamatory contents against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, published by Roots TV on YouTube. Femi Atoyebi & Co, solicitors acting on behalf of the Vice-President wrote the petition.
3. 74th UNGA: Presidency Defends Buhari Over Climate Action Summit
The Presidency has condemned attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari over his response to a question at the United Nations Climate Action Summit 2019. Naija News reports that Buhari (Nigeria) was among the panelists that included Fiji, the Netherlands and the Bank of England, drawn to discuss the topic, “Towards a Resilient Future: Announcement of Plans to Mainstream Climate Risk in Decision Making.”
4. EFCC Speaks On Probing Vice President Osinbajo, N-SIP
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo and the National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) are not under any probe, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said. Naija News reports that the EFCC made this clarification in a statement issued by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren on Wednesday.
5. Vice President Osinbajo Waives Immunity To Clear Name On Fraud
The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, says he is ready to waive his constitutional immunity to “enable the most robust adjudication” of several baseless allegations, insinuation, and falsehoods against his person and office. Naija News reports that the Vice President made this declaration on the micro-blogging site, Twitter, on Wednesday, September 25.
That’s political news in Nigeria for today. Read more Nigerian news on Naija News. See you again tomorrow.