The Newspapers – Things You Need To Know This Tuesday
Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers
1. President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday congratulated Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on his re-election in the November 16 gubernatorial poll.
Buhari described the election and emergence of Bello, who was the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate as “a race well run and a victory well won.”
2. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate in the Saturday’s Kogi State governorship election, Musa Wada, has rejected the declaration of Governor Yahaya Bello as the winner of the election. Wada said what happened on Saturday was a “declaration and execution of war” against the people by the All Progressives Congress, APC.
3. Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has thanked the people of Kogi State for voting for him at the just concluded Saturday’s Governorship election, describing his reelection as a victory for true democracy. The governor in a statement by his Director-General, Media and Publicity, Kingsley Fanwo on the sideline of INEC declaration of the APC candidate as winner of the poll, said the governor is now spurred to do more.
4. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, has said that he won the Saturday Gubernatorial election in the State. Diri called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner of the election, saying that the results monitored by his party’s situation room in the eight local government areas, showed in clear terms that he won and should be declared the governor-elect of Bayelsa state.
5. The Zamfara State Police Command, on Monday, confirmed that 14 persons and 10 others were injured by bandits in Karaye village of Gummi Local Government Area of the state.
A statement issued to newsmen in Gusau by the command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Muhammad Shehu, said a total of 14 persons were killed, 10 others sustained gunshot injuries while some houses were set ablaze.
6. Lecturers at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, on Monday carried out their threat by declaring total boycott of lectures and academic activities in the institution. According to the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) LAUTECH chapter, Dr Biodun Olaniran, the decision was reached after reviewing the situation regarding non-payment of three months salaries.
7. Sixteen of the candidates that participated in the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi have accepted the results of the election as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Addressing a news conference in Lokoja on Monday shortly after the announcement of the election results, the coalition of 16 candidates led by Dr Sani Teidi, the candidate of the Young Democratic Party urged losers to work with the winner for accelerated development of the state.
8. The Imo Government has dissociated itself from an ultimatum from a group giving Fulani herdsmen in the state 24 hours to vacate the state.
A statement issued on Monday in Owerri, Chibuike Onyeukwu, the Chief Press Secretary to Gov. Emeka Ihedioha, stated that the group, operating under the aegis of Coalition of South East Youth Leaders, lacked legitimacy to speak for the state.
9. The Lagos State Task Force says it has moved a lion found at a private home around Victoria Island to a zoo in Omu Resorts, Lekki.
The Chairman of the agency, CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said in a statement on Monday, that the exercise was carried out in conjunction with officials of the Lagos State Ministry of Agriculture and medical personnel from Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Ibadan.
10. A man identified as Thankgod Nemi has been fingered in the killing of several females in slow priced hotels in parts of Rivers State. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of the state, Zacchaeus Adangor, disclosed this in an application to withdraw and re-file a murder charge against the suspected serial killer Gracious David-West.