9News Nigeria Weekly News Recap – 6th to 11th May

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  • “We Shall Ensure Lawan, Gbajabiamila Are Elected” – Yahaya Bello

Governor Yahaya Bello has declared his support for the endorsement of Sen. Ahmad Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila as the heads of the 9th Senate and House of Representatives respectively.

The Governor who made this known while on a courtesy visit to the National Leader of the party, Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu said the decision of the party remains his position on the next National Assembly leadership.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/we-shall-ensure-lawan-gbajabiamila-are-elected-yahaya-bello/

  • See Photos Of Goodluck Jonathan Observing Election Rallies In South Africa

Former President Goodluck Jonathan was pictured observing final rallies of some political parties in South Africa.

He said…

‘As members of the EISA Election Observer Mission to the 2019…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/see-photos-of-goodluck-jonathan-observing-election-rallies-in-south-africa/

  • Nigeria Army bans ‘Okada’ in seven states

The Nigerian Army, on Sunday, imposed an indefinite ban on the activities of commercial motorcycle, popularly known as ‘Okada’ in seven states in the North-West region of the federation.

According to the army acting spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, who made the disclosure under exercise HARBIN KUNAMA, the ban is meant to curb banditry, kidnapping and other criminal activities responsible for the insecurity crisis in those parts of the country.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigeria-army-bans-okada-in-seven-states/

  • Exclusive Report – Atiku Tells Nigerians What To Do During Ramadan

By Emmanuel Ebimoh

The 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has disclosed his thoughts for Nigerians as the Ramadan fasting begins.

In an official statement released on his verified Facebook account on Monday, the former vice-president urged Nigerians to use the Ramadan period to rededicate themselves to the virtues of Prophet Mohammed (SAW) and pray for Nigeria and its people.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/exclusive-report-atiku-tells-nigerians-what-to-do-during-ramadan/

  • President Buhari appoints ex-minister whom he once accused of corruption

Former Minister of Commerce, Mr Bello Maitama-Yusuf has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as one of the members of the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC).

Mr Yusuf, 72, was accused of corruption by the Buhari military administration in the early 1980s. He went into exile to avoid prosecution.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/president-buhari-appoints-ex-minister-whom-he-once-accused-of-corruption/

  • NYSC Confirms Corps Member’s Abduction By Boko Haram

The National Youth Service Corps, NYSC has on Monday confirmed the abduction of Abraham Amuta, a corps member abducted by members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect in Borno.

The report was confirmed by the Borno State Coordinator of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Mr Rabiu Aminu, on Monday in Maiduguri.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nysc-confirms-corps-members-abduction-by-boko-haram/



  • “APC Yet To Tell Me Not To Run” – Says Ndume

A former Senate Leader, Senator Ali Ndume, yesterday stated that there was no time the All Progressives Congress (APC) officially asked him not to run for the position of Senate President, saying he joined the race to win as he has the support of his colleagues and party leaders to content for the position.

Addressing journalists yesterday…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/apc-yet-to-tell-me-not-to-run-says-ndume/

  • Detained Adeleke To Be Arraigned In Abuja Today

THE Osun State candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in last year’s governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, will be arraigned today in Abuja, the police said last night.

According to Force spokesman Frank Mba, a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DCP), the senator was arrested and being detained in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-detained-adeleke-to-be-arraigned-in-abuja-today/

  • Court Grants Senator Adeleke Bail

The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s governorship candidate in the just concluded Osun election, Ademola Adeleke, has been granted bail.

He was granted bail at the Mpape Magistrate Court.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-court-grants-senator-adeleke-bail/

  • Court Gives Buhari, Others 7 Days To Appear 

A Federal High Court in Abuja has summoned President Muhammadu Buhari, the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad and others to appear before the court over the removal of former CJN Walter Onnoghen. Justice Inyang Ekwo on Friday also directed members of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), the Federal Government of the Republic of Nigeria, the…

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Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-court-gives-buhari-others-7-days-to-appear/

  • Nigerian Emerges New UN General Assembly President

Professor Tijjani Mohammad Bande is the new President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. Outgoing president of the UN GA, María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés disclosed this today in a joint media…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigerian-emerges-new-un-general-assembly-president/

  • Liverpool vs Barcelona Preview – An In-depth Look At The Past And Present

By Emmanuel Ebimoh

In what would seem like the greatest comeback in Champions League history, Liverpool pulled what many would term as ‘magical’ when they historically came from 3 goals down at half time to beat AC Milan in penalties in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final.

It was simply magical. On the night at Istanbul, the Italian giant had…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/liverpool-vs-barcelona-preview-an-in-depth-look-at-the-past-and-present/

  • “Why I Established Ranching Law In Benue” – Gov. Ortom Reveals

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that the Ranching Law passed in Benue was not targeted at anybody or group but to ensure peace between farmers and herdsmen.

Ortom said this in Nsukka on Tuesday while delivering the Prof. Miriam Ikejiani-Clark First Memorial Lecture, titled “The State and Management of Farmers /Herdsmen Conflict in Nigeria: Lessons from the Benue Valley”.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-i-established-ranching-law-in-benue-gov-ortom-reveals/



  • Tribunal Commences Hearing on Atiku, Others’ Petitions Today

The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal will today formally commence hearing in the petitions filed by candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, his party, the PDP, and three other political parties and their presidential candidates against the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Read more: https://9newsng.com/tribunal-commences-hearing-on-atiku-others-petitions-today/

  • FG approves $3.9bn for Warri seaport

The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, said the federal government has approved the construction for Warri seaport at the cost of about 3.9 billion dollars and also awarded contract for Abuja-Warri rail line.

Amaechi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the government also approved the linking of Abuja to Itakpe, Itakpe-Warri, then from Warri rail to the seaport.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breakingfg-approves-3-9bn-for-warri-seaport/

  • El-rufai Reveals APC Members Buhari Must Deal With Before 2023 Elections

Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has accused the inward emergency in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the development to the 2019 general decisions, on the franticness of specific individuals who are situating themselves in front of the 2023 presidential race.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/el-rufai-reveals-apc-members-buhari-must-deal-with-before-2023-elections/

  • Why Saraki Always? What About Tinubu, Oshiomhole, Others? – Timi Frank Queries EFCC

Timi Frank, a former spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has queried the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) asking why the anti-graft agency is fond of beaming its searchlight on Bukola Saraki, outgoing Senate President.

Mr Frank made the query in a statement while reacting to the commission’s recent probe against Mr Saraki.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-saraki-always-what-about-tinubu-oshiomhole-others-timi-frank-queries-efcc/

  • Ganduje Finally Breaks Kano Emirate Into Five

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has given assent to the bill passed by the Kano house of assembly on breaking up the emirate in the state.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-ganduje-finally-breaks-kano-emirate-into-five/

  • I’ve Suffered Ten Times More In APC Than In PDP- Okorocha Cries Out!

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said the ruling All Progressives Congress(APC) has inflicted the greatest devilish political machinations against his person ten times more than what he would have experienced were he to be in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

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Okorocha, who said he remains a staunch member of the APC despite efforts to frustrate him out of the party,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/ive-suffered-ten-times-more-in-apc-than-in-pdp-okorocha-cries-out/



  • ‘You Are Reaping What You Sowed’ – Fani-Kayode Tells Emir Sanusi

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister, has tactically told Lamido Sanusi, the embattled emir of Kano State, that he is reaping what he sowed.

Mr Sanusi, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, during his days at the apex bank had accused then government of Goodluck Jonathan of siphoning a $20 billion from the coffers of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

Read more: https://9newsng.com/you-are-reaping-what-you-sowed-fani-kayode-tells-emir-sanusi/

  • “Nigeria’s Electoral Law Is Problematic” – INEC Chairman, Yakubu Mahmood

Forum of State Independent Electoral Commissions of Nigeria held in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Wednesday, disclosed that Nigeria’s electoral law is problematic.

Mahmood who was represented by the electoral commission’s National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/nigerias-electoral-law-is-problematic-inec-chairman-yakubu-mahmood/

  • “Everyone One In APC Is God Fearing. I Wish You Know Me, I Hate Violence” – Amaechi

Nigeria’s Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi has said everyone in APC is God fearing.

In an interview on Channels TV, he added that anyone who knows him knows he hates violence.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/everyone-one-in-apc-is-god-fearing-i-wish-you-know-me-i-hate-violence-amaechi/

  • Buhari Nominates Emefiele For Second Term As CBN Governor

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Godwin Emefiele for a second term as governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Emefiele was first appointed in 2014 by former president Goodluck Jonathan and was retained when Buhari came to office in 2015.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/buhari-nominates-emefiele-for-second-term-as-cbn-governor/

  • Emir Sanusi gets international appointment

The Emir of Kano, His Royal Highness, Muhammadu Sanusi II has received international appointment by the United Nations, UN.

Sanusi was appointed as one of the new Advocates for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

UN Secretary General, António Guterres made the announcement in a statement issued on Thursday in New York.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breakingemir-sanusi-gets-international-appointment/

  • ‘My Victory Is Unshakable’ Says Oyetola

Gboyega Oyetola, Governor of Osun State on Thursday said his electoral victory at the Court of Appeal was an indication that the truth had prevailed.

Oyetola in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Adeniyi Adesina, said in Osogbo that the victory had validated the mandate the people of the state freely gave to him in September 2018.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/my-victory-is-unshakable-says-oyetola/



  • EFCC Arrests Popular Nigerian Musician, Naira Marley

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Nigerian musician, Naira Marley, real name Afeez Fashola.

The fast-rising singer is currently being questioned at the EFFC office in Lagos.

Although the reason behind his arrest…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-efcc-arrests-popular-nigerian-musician-naira-marley/

  • Finally, Senator Adeleke Reacts To Appeal Court Judgement, Reveals Next Move

Sen. Ademola Adeleke, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate for Osun 2018 Governorship Election said he had instructed his counsels to challenge the appeal court judgement which upheld Gov. Gboyega Oyetola’s election at the Supreme Court. Adeleke, in a statement made available to 9news Nigeria in Osogbo on Thursday said he received the appeal court judgement with dissatisfaction.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/finally-senator-adeleke-reacts-to-appeal-court-judgement-reveals-next-move/

  • Emir Sanusi Jets Out Of The Country As Ganduje Orders Probe Of His Kingdom

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi, on Wednesday night, traveled out of the state, despite the controversial law creating additional emirates in the state which substantially reduced his powers.

The Emir whose trip came a few hours after the state governor, Dr Abdullahi, Umar Ganduje, assented to the controversial bill, was initially believed to have travelled…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/emir-sanusi-jets-out-of-the-country-as-ganduje-orders-probe-of-his-kingdom/

  • Man Remanded For Beating Wife To Death Over SeX
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An Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State on Friday remanded one 31-year-old Godspower Johnson accused of beating his wife to death during a fight over sex.

Chief Magistrate O.O. Olatunji, ordered that Godspower should be kept at the Ikoyi Prison, Lagos, for the next 30 days pending advice from the state Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on the case.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breakingman-remanded-for-beating-wife-to-death-over-sex/

  • Ganduje Appoints Four New Emirs

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has appointed four new emirs in the state.

The appointment comes 48 hours after he assented to a bill to split Kano emirate into five.

The new emirs are Aminu Ado Bayero (Bichi), Ibrahim Abdulkadir (Gaya), Tafida Abubakar (Rano), and Ibrahim Abubakar (Karaye).

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-ganduje-appoints-four-new-emirs/



  • Taraba: Eight Killed in Fresh Herdsmen Attack

Eight people were killed and several others injured as Herdsmen attacked Jekunho village in Jalingo local government area of Taraba state on Friday evening.

The attackers, according to residents of the community who narrowly escaped the attack stormed the community in their hundreds at about 5.00pm and started shooting anybody in sight.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/taraba-eight-killed-in-fresh-herdsmen-attack/

  • ‘The Lust of Pornography Is Insatiable’: How Porn Is Affecting Single Men and Marriages

A man’s pornography addiction has devastating impacts on himself, his wife, and his family. Countless marriages and broken families have been a direct result of men’s porn usage.

Unfortunately, porn is equally damaging to a single man. It can keep him single longer or prevent him from having a lasting relationship.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/the-lust-of-pornography-is-insatiable-how-porn-is-affecting-single-men-and-marriages/

  • 2019 Kogi Guber Election: I Won’t Be Contesting, Faleke Declares Again

The Honourable Member representing Ikeja Federal Constituency at the House of Representatives and former Deputy Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Kogi State, Hon. James Abiodun Faleke, has again stated that he has no interest in contesting the 2019 governorship election in the state.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/2019-kogi-guber-election-i-wont-be-contesting-faleke-declares-again/

  • Why Does A Marriage Breakdown?

“We were together 15 years, I was unhappy for 11 of them.”

“My wife just came to me one day, and said something was wrong in the relationship and that she didn’t want to do this anymore.”

Read more: https://9newsng.com/why-does-a-marriage-breakdown/

  • “University Degrees Won’t Give You Jobs” – President Buhari Tells Graduates

President Buhari has told graduates from Nigerian Universities that a university degree won’t necessarily usher them into an El Dorado and it’s not a meal ticket.

The President said this today May 10th at the 13th Convocation ceremony for the conferment of higher degrees, postgraduate diplomas and…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/university-degrees-wont-give-you-jobs-president-buhari-tells-graduates/

  • “I’m Happy Naira Marley Was Arrested” – Ruggedman Mocks Him, Says He Played Himself

Ruggedman in an interview at City FM, disclosed that he was happy Naira Marley was arrested because the ‘Am I a yahoo boy’ singer played himself. According to the veteran singer, he was expecting to see the singer’s supporters at the EFCC office to burst him out but he never saw any.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/im-happy-naira-marley-was-arrested-ruggedman-mocks-him-says-he-played-himself/

  • New Cabinet List: Buhari Rejects Nominations From Imo, Ondo, Ogun

More information leaked on Friday over the new cabinet list being compiled by President Muhammadu Buhari.

It will be recalled that Buhari earlier gave a hint that he would be reshuffling his cabinet.

Politically, Governors are expected to nominate those who should be Ministers from their states.

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-new-cabinet-list-buhari-rejects-nominations-from-imo-ondo-ogun/

  • Tension As Ganduje Deploys Heavily Armed Security Men To Emir Sanusi’s Palace

There is currently a deployment of heavily armed policemen around Kano Emir’s Palace and personal residents of some senior council members of the emirate.

Our reporter observed that about 10 Police Hilux Vans, which conveyed security personnel to the place, were stationed at Kofar Kudu emir’s palace,…

Read more: https://9newsng.com/breaking-tension-as-ganduje-deploys-heavily-armed-security-men-to-emir-sanusis-palace/

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