Latest News In Nigeria Today June 12 2019

Good morning, and happy Democracy Day, here is the latest news reports in Nigeria today Wednesday, June 12, 2019, from iDONSABI.

Buhari Lauds Italian Government for ‘open-mindedness’ in Helping to Recover Looted Funds

President Muhammadu Buhari has welcomed the support of the Italian government to help recover and repatriate illegally deposited Nigerian assets in foreign countries.

According to a statement released by the presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, President Buhari stated this when he hosted a delegation from the Italian Parliament led by Senator Vito Petrocelli, Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs at State House on Monday. READ MORE HERE.

NJC Lauds Buhari’s for Accepting Onnoghen’s Voluntary Retirement

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has commended President Muhammad Buhari for accepting the voluntary retirement of Justice Walter Onnoghen, as Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

After an emergency meeting held on Monday, the NJC wrote a formal note of appreciation to that effect. READ MORE HERE.

Ahmad Lawan becomes Senate President of the 9th National Assembly

 Ahmad Lawan on Tuesday emerged the Senate President of the 9th National Assembly.

He had a total of 79 votes to defeat Sen. Ali Ndume, who polled 28 votes. READ MORE HERE.

Omo-Agege Floors Ekweremadu to Emerge Senate Deputy President

The lawmaker representing Delta Central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege has emerged the Senate Deputy President.

The lawmaker won the seat with a large number of votes to defeat former Senate Deputy President, Ike Ekweremadu of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). READ MORE HERE.

Government Must Create Wealth, Fighting Corruption iS Not Enough – Kagame

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame on Tuesday said fighting corrupting is not enough but the government must create value and wealth.

The Rwandan President, who is currently in Nigeria on a two-day visit stated this in his Keynote address alongside President Muhammadu Buhari at the National Democracy Day Anti-Corruption Summit organized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Comission (EFCC). READ MORE HERE.

INEC Express Fears Over Electoral Process, to appeal Judgement on Okorocha

The  Independent National Electoral Commission INEC  has announced that it had complied with a court judgement which ordered it to issue a Certificate of Return to Imo West Senator-elect, Rochas Okorocha, but would appeal the court judgement.

The commission which stated that there could be dire consequences for Nigeria’s democracy if left unchallenged raised concerns about the possible resort by partisans to the Machiavellian principle of the end justifying the means. READ MORE.

9th National Assembly: APC Mocks PDP Over Emergence of Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), accusing it of brazen lawlessness and impunity.

This is in reaction to the victory recorded by the party in today’s election of principal officers of the ninth National Assembly which produced Ahmed Lawan as Senate President, and Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, House of Representatives respectively. READ MORE.

Obasanjo: Buhari Government Driving Nigeria Towards Disaster

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has reacted to the emergence of the 9th National Assembly leadership, decrying the present government arrangement in Nigeria.

“The Senate President is from North-East, the acting chief justice of Nigeria is from the north-east, The President of the country is from the north-west. They are all from what we call the core north. How can you have that kind of arrangement and then be absolutely insensitive to it (lack of geographical diversity)? READ MORE.

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