Nigeria Latest News Today 9th January 2019

Shettima Spends a Night in Embattled Monguno and PDP Suspends Deputy National Chairman. Continue reading iDonsabi for more Latest News.

1. Fulani Groups Endorse Buhari, Atiku in Taraba

Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) announced in Jalingo that it has adopted the presidential and governorship candidates of the APC, President Buhari and Sani Danladi.

The State Chairman of MACBAN, Sahabi Tukur, said the decision was in line with the directive of their National Executive Council (NEC).

However, a large number of coalitions of Fulani groups stormed the Government House in Jalingo, saying it is endorsing the presidential and governorship candidates of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar and Governor Darius Ishaku.

Spokesman of the Coalition, Mafindi Danburam, said they initially had a wrong perception about the government’s open grazing policy in the state. Danburam, said they have realized that ranching was the best option for cattle rearing.

2. Release Kogi Senator Atiku Says to Buhari

The PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Government to “immediately release” Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye from its continued detention.

He spoke during his campaign in Lokoja, Kogi State on Monday where he said the continued detention of the Senator was an act of injustice.

He described the lawmaker as one of the “vibrant members of the National Assembly.”

According to Abubakar, “I therefore urge the federal government to quickly release Melaye from police custody.”

The embattled lawmaker is currently being held by the Nigerian Police Force on allegations of culpable homicide which the NPF said he committed in July.

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3. PDP Suspends Deputy National Chairman

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP has announced the suspension of its Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Gamawa Babayo.

This was confirmed in a statement issued by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan who said the decision to suspend Babayo was taken at the extra-ordinary session of its NWC last week.

The statement read that “The NWC found merit in the petition on allegation of dereliction of duty and anti-party activity as contained in Section 58 (1) e, f, g, h of the PDP Constitution.

“Therefore, in exercise of section 29 (2) a, b and c, the NWC hereby invokes Section 59 (1) d of the constitution of the PDP on the Deputy National Chairman (North) and accordingly suspends him from the party immediately,” the statement read.

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4. Progress Made Over Minimum Wage -Wabba

Ayuba Wabba, NLC President, has confirmed that the organized labour had a promising discussion with the federal government on Tuesday and that progress was made.

He said that labour leaders had consulted and have agreed to meet with the government on Wednesday by 1p.m to ensure that the processes for the transmission of the bill on the minimum would be set on course without wasting more time.

However, he said “The protest is about implementation, it has no link with the transmission”.

Therefore, the labour would go ahead with its planned mass protest nationwide pending when the new minimum wage is implemented.

5. Fire Killls Two Children in Kano

Two children have died following an early morning fire outbreak in their two-bedroom house at Sharada, Ja’en Yamma, in Kano yesterday.

The spokesman of the State Fire Service, Alhaji Saidu Mohammed, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kano that the victims were aged four and seven years.

He said they received a distress call in the early hours of Monday morning from a Malam Bello Tukur at about 2:09 a.m. that there was a fire outbreak at a residential house.

Mohammed said the parents of the children had run out of the house in search of help from neighbours when the fire started, but efforts made to save the children was not successful.

He said however that the firemen handed over the corpses of the two children to the police after putting out the fire.

6. Growing Boko Haram Attacks, Politically Motivated – Imam

The PDP governorship candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Mohammed Imam, has said that the once again heightened Boko Haram attacks in the State could be politically motivated.

He said there was an urgent need to set up investigations into the attacks to identify those sponsoring the terrorists and bring them to justice.

Speaking to journalists at the inauguration of the Borno PDP Campaign Council in Maiduguri on Friday, Imam said, “Why the increase in Boko Haram attacks when the elections are just around the corner?”

He continued, “We are appealing to the security agencies and our people to be more vigilant and arrest those behind this problem.”

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7. Shettima Spends a Night in Embattled Monguno

In an effort to reassure over 57,000 residents displaced from the Monguno area of the state, Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, over the weekend, spent the night in Monguno town where Boko Haram insurgents were repelled by the Nigerian military after the attempt last week to retake the town.

The governor was in Monguno from Friday to Saturday afternoon, spending the night at the local government lodge after resisting efforts by aides and political associates to discourage him from visiting the town within days after the insurgents were repelled by the military and they launched another attack to seize the military base and takeover the town again.

However, he was in company of his security aides, soldiers, policemen and men of the civilian JTF.

8. 4 DisCos Achieves Over 50% Metering of Consumers in Q2, 2018 — NERC

The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), says only four out 11 Electricity Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country have metered up to 50% of customers under them.

In the 2018 second quarter report it published on its website, NERC revealed that only about 45 per cent out of the total 7,476,856 registered customers had been metered by all the 11 DisCos.

“It is evident that only four DisCos, namely Abuja, Benin, Eko and Port-Harcourt have metered not less than 50 per cent of their registered customers as at the end of the second quarter of 2018.’’

According to NERC, of the total 7, 973, 867, registered active electricity customers, only 3,547,129 have been metered. NERC said 55.5 per cent of end-use customers were still on estimated billing system.

9. Naz-B Thrills with a New Song “Ejeme Uwa Ole”

Popular Switzerland based afro-pop singer, Naz-B, has commenced his media tour to promote his newest song that is making waves in the media.

The new sensational song done in Igbo language with tittle “Ejeme Uwa Ole” was performed at the recent Anambra state carnival alongside Jamaica based artist and others.

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The Nigerian born singer who has been making Nigeria proud abroad returned few weeks ago with the local hit-track which has been making waves across the eastern region of Nigeria.

According to reports, his performance at the Anambra carnival was quite overwhelming.

 

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