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Exactly eight days to the rescheduled governorship polls in Edo State, some political parties are again pushing for a shift in the election.

The Guardian learnt that four political parties had written to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) asking that the polls be shifted to October 8.

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has emphasised the need for far-reaching reforms in the nation’s criminal justice system and the decentralisation of the Nigeria Police Force for effective service delivery.

The vice president made the appeal in Abeokuta, Ogun State’s capital at the 20th celebration of the death of the late Mrs Bisoye Tejuoso.

President Muhammadu Buhari has described as disheartening the number of people that have been displaced from their ancestral homes due to the activities of Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria’s northeast.

The Nigerian leader made the statement on Monday at the opening of high level plenary on Addressing Movements of Refugees and Migrants at the UN Headquarters in New York.

The people of Mgbuitanwo community in Emohua, Emohua Local Government Area, Rivers State, last week, held a three- day fast and prayer programme for God to intervene in the unrelenting cult activities in the area.

All is not well with the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), as major forces within the party have split the party into three major factions ahead of the 2019 election. According to a report by New Telegraph, the APC has split into Bola Tinubu camp, Abuja group and Buhari loyalists as the various camps checkmate each other over who controls the party.

By Ummi Ismaeel

Minna

Governor Abubarkar Sani Bello of Niger State has expressed preparedness of his administration to shop for alternative source(s) of energy as the endless excuses by the Abuja Electricity Development Company (AEDC) is becoming unbearable.

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EgyptAir Hijack: Suspect Surrenders At Larnaca Airport

The hijack of a domestic Egyptian flight that caused it to be diverted to Cyprus has ended with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering.

French Navy Seizes 'Somalia-Bound' Ship Of Weapons

French naval forces patrolling the northern Indian Ocean have seized a ship full of weapons.

 They said that the ship was heading towards Somalia, according to BBC.

Hundreds of assault rifles, machine guns and anti-tank weapons were found.

Court Grants Niger's Opposition Leader, Amadou, Bail

A court in Niger has ordered the release on bail of opposition leader, Hama Amadou, who went to France earlier this month for medical treatment.

Amadou was imprisoned in November to face baby-trafficking charges, which he denied and argued that they were politically motivated.

Angolan Musician, Luaty Beirao, Jailed For Rebellion

A prominent Angolan rapper has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison for planning a rebellion against President Jose Eduardo dos Santos.

Economic Woes Shrink Buhari’s Rating

Newspaper headlines read Sai Buhari (Buhari is the man) to herald his election on the crest wave of public optimism never before witnessed in Africa’s most populous country.

Buhari Visits U.S. Tomorrow Over Nigeria’s Right To Use Nuclear Energy

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for Washington DC on Wednesday, to reaffirm Nigeria’s right to use nuclear energy for development.

Kachikwu Apologises To Nigerians, Says Fuel Scarcity To End In April

The Minister of State Petroleum, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu, has apologised for remarks he made at the State House where he was quoted as saying he is not a magician. At a meeting with the Senate Committee On Petroleum Downstream, Kachikwu apologized for the comment, which he said some found offensive.

Is Nigeria’s Missing Sheikh A Problem For Buhari?

Three months have passed since the leader of the Nigerian Shiite Muslims was dragged away from his followers after a bloody battle with soldiers.

Chad Withdraws From Nations Cup, Fined $20,000

The Chad Football Association (FTFA) has withdrawn its team from the 2017 African Cup of Nations qualifiers due to financial constraints.

Buhari Preaches Love To Nigerians At Easter

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigerians to love one another and be disciples and followers of Jesus Christ, just as He (Jesus) did during his ministry on earth. Buhari made the appeal in his Easter message to Nigerians.

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