Major Headlines From Nigerian Newspapers For 25/03/19

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared a former Director General (DG) of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ayodele Oke, and his wife, Folashade, wanted for failing to answer for the money laundering charges levelled against them.

Acting Head, Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Tony Orilade, disclosed the decision of the anti-graft agency in a statement on Sunday.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Samuel Ortom of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of the Benue State governorship election.

Ortom was declared the winner on Sunday after the supplementary election held in some polling units across the state.

The Young Progressives Party (YPP) has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) demanding cancellation of elections in two federal constituencies of Bayelsa state, on grounds of exclusion of its party’s symbol on the ballot papers.

The YPP National Publicity Secretary, Egbeola Martins, in a statement, disclosed that the two constituencies are Yenagoa/Polokuma Opokuma and Ekeremor/Sagbama.

Former Governor of Ogun State, Gbenga Daniel, had dismissed rumours that he reached a deal with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Earlier in the month, the former governor announced that he is quitting the PDP as well as partisan politics.

Bala Mohammed, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has won the supplementary election in Bauchi State.

The Returning Officer Professor Kyari Mohammed made the announcement on Sunday, March 24, a day after the exercise took place in the northern state.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party, has been reelected as the governor of Sokoto state, northern Nigeria.

Our source reports that the nation’s main opposition party polled 512,002 votes in total to defeat the APC’s Ahmad Aliyu who got 511,661.

Governor Simon Lalong, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, has been reelected governor of Plateau state.

Our source report that the ruling party polled 583,255 votes while PDP had 538,326 votes in Plateau in the March 9 election.

The Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, has stated the reasons the President refused to visit some states to campaign for governorship candidates of the APC after he had won the presidential election.

The governorship election had held on March 9, about nine days after Buhari had received his Certificate of Return from INEC confirming his re-election.

There has been a clash between Policemen and operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) today at the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state.

It was reeported that the clash started when DSS men asked everyone to present themselves for screening, after Journalists and observers were already seated in the collation hall, waiting for the continuation of the event.

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Umar Ganduje of the APC winner of the controversial Kano State governorship election.

The APC candidate won with a margin of less than 9,000 votes after the collation of figures for the supplementary elections held on March 23, 2019.

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