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Nigeria news today headlines on Sunday, 17th of March 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. APC kicks as INEC cancels supplementary governorship election in Bauchi

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Bauchi State chapter has rejected the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to re-collate and adopt the governorship election results from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.

Recall that the results from Tafawa Balewa were earlier rejected after the local government Collation Officer, Mrs. Dominion Anosike said that there were intimidation and violence at the Collation Center.

2. Gunmen shoot former NHRC boss in Benue

Former Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, was on Saturday shot by some yet to be identified gunmen in Gboko town, Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State.

Sun newspaper reports that the former NHRC boss was shot in the leg at a filling station around Gyado area of the town at about 10am on Saturday.

3. Election petition: PDP accuses INEC of disobeying court order, refusing Atiku access to inspect materials

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Saturday said the leadership of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, led by Mahmood Yakubu, has refused its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar access to inspect the documents and materials used in the just concluded February 23, presidential election.

PDP also reaffirmed that the alleged refusal by the electoral umpire was a direct disobedience to the ruling of the court of Appeal on March 6.

4. INEC gives update on supplementary governorship election in Plateau

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has assured critical stakeholders in Plateau State that it would conduct a free, fair and credible supplementary election in the affected areas in the state.

Mallam Halilu Pai, the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, gave the assurance at a meeting with leaders of various political parties and other stakeholders on Saturday in Jos.

5. Gani Adams speaks on Lagos collapsed building, tasks Nigerian govt

The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, says his heart bleeds at the number of casualties recorded in the Ita-faji, Lagos building collapse.

The three-storey building, which had a school on one of its floors, caved in on Wednesday morning, leaving no fewer than 20 persons, including children, dead, and many injured.

Adams, in a statement, expressed sadness over the death of children in the building, and sympathised with the families of the victims.

6. PDP reacts to INEC’s cancellation of supplementary governorship election in Bauchi

The Bauchi State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) has reacted to the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to re-collate and adopt the governorship election results from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.

The state chairman of the party, Alhaji Hamza Koshe Akuyam, while speaking to journalists in Bauchi on Saturday, said that the committee sent by the electoral body did a good job by allowing people’s will to prevail.

7. NASS: PPC calls for cancellation of election results in Oyo

The Oyo State chapter of the Providence Peoples Congress (PPC) has submitted its petitions to the National Assembly elections tribunal in the state, calling for cancelation of results of the elections in eight (8) federal constituencies over missing of its logo in the ballot papers.

State Chairman of the party, Mr. Taiwo Oduola, in a statement made available to DAILY POST on Saturday in Ibadan, the state capital, said that the party decided to fill the petition before the tribunal due to the exclusion of the party’s logo in the election held on Saturday February 23rd in the eight constituencies.

8. Buhariblows hot over fresh Kaduna killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has urged the actors in the communal and persistent violence in Kaduna State to come to terms with the fact that mutual violence has no winners, but losers on both sides of the conflict.

In a statement by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari said, “I am deeply troubled by the fact that sanctify of life is now treated with such reckless disregard that people derive joy in shedding the blood of others or perceived enemies.”

9. Kano election: APC, PDP supporters go spiritual, kill animals; storm Mecca for prayers

Ahead of the March 23 supplementary election in some polling units in Kano State, electorate, including members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have gone spiritual.

PRNigeria reports that while some voters observe prayers in mosques, others are currently outside the country (Mecca) to seek God’s intervention.

10. FA Cup: Wolves dump Manchester United out, City fight back against Swansea

Manchester City came from two goals down, to defeat Swansea City 3-2 and qualify for the semi-final of this year’s FA Cup.

The Premier League champions were stunned in Wales, after Matt Grimes and Bersant Celina put the hosts 2-0 up within 10 minutes in the first half.

However, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero scored either side of a Kristoffer Nordfeldt own goal, to keep Pep Guardiola’s men in the hunt for a quadruple.


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