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Nigeria Breaking News Today, Thursday, May 09, 2019.

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This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Thursday, May 09, 2019.

APC Withdraws Support For Tinubu’s NASS Leadership Candidates

This period may not be the best of times for the All Progressive Congress (APC) leader and founder, Bola Tinubu and his political dynasty.

This is as groups within the APC led by politicians from northern extraction appear to have torpedoed Bola Tinubu’s influence under the watchful supervision of the President, Muhammadu Buhari.

According to 247ureports, sources close to the presidency indicates the groups have enveloped the current leadership tussle at the two chambers of the National Assembly – to the extent the candidates presented by the Tinubu political block have been label unacceptable by the group.

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Why We Are After Saraki – EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has revealed it possessed indicting petitions and other evidence against Senate President Bukola Saraki. The anti-graft agency was reacting to a statement by Saraki accusing the agency of ‘witch-hunting’.

The Senate President through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser, lambasted the EFCC over its decision to investigate his earnings while as Kwara State Governor. He stated that the commission was asked to go after him on a witch-hunt exercise by political opponents seeking to settle scores.

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Nigerian Governor Wike Reports Security Challenges To Netherlands

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has tabled before the Charge D’Affairs, Embassy of Netherlands, Mrs Marian Van De Cappello, matters of insecurity as it concerns Nigeria and the state he governs.

Naija News understands that Wike told Mrs Marian about the security challenges experienced in some parts of the country when she visited the government house in Port Harcourt on Wednesday, May 8.

Wike during the visit of the Charge D’Affairs, Embassy of Netherlands, told Mrs Marian that the security matters in the country is not unconnected with politics as he claimed that the politicisation of security in the country is responsible for the insecurity across the country.

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Okorocha Blows Hot, Dares INEC, Yakubu Over Certificate Of Return

The Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha has declared that the Independent National electoral commission (INEC) has no right whatsoever to withhold his certificate of return for Imo West Senatorial District after declaring the result.

Naija News understands that Okorocha made this known while expressing his displeasure over the fact that he is yet to receive his certificate of return from INEC since he won the election of the Imo West Senatorial District.

Okorocha made his displeasures known at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday, May 8 where he gave an ultimatum to the electoral umpire mandating the body to issue the certificate before the June 2019 Inauguration of the Ninth Assembly.

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APC Insists On Lawan, Gbajabiamila As PDP Plots Counter

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said there is no going back on the endorsement of Senator Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila as the next President of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, respectively.

Despite the ruling party’s support for Lawan, Senator Ali Ndume (Borno) and Senator Danjuma Goje (Gombe) are said to be interested in contesting against him.Some lawmakers, including from the South-West legislators, have also declared interest in contesting against Gbajabiamila.

But the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in an interview with The Punch, said the party was already looking beyond zoning and endorsement.

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PDP’s Evil Befalls Embattled Okorocha 10 Times In APC

The outgoing governor of Imo state, southeast Nigeria, Rochas Okorocha, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nigeria’s main opposition party, has been haunting him since he joined the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.

Naija News reports that Okorocha made this comment at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital ON Wednesday. This online news platform reports that the embattled Okorocha defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he contested and won the 2011 governorship election.

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Crisis Brewing As Gov Dickson Snubs Goodluck Jonathan

These are not the best of times for the former President of Nigeria, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. Since the unceremonious defeat at the polls by the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the person of Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, the supposed lieutenants of the former President in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have sidelined the leader of the party.

247ureports gathered that the Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Dickson took the controls of the affairs of PDP and governance in the home state of the former President – and has totally snubbed the former president.

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