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Nigeria news today headlines on Monday, 15th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy

1. I’ve ended my 2019 governorship ambition in Rivers – Senator Abe

The Senator representing Rivers South-East District in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has declared an end to his 2019 governorship ambition in Rivers State.

This declaration followed last week’s Supreme Court judgement on the matter bordering on the 2019 governorship candidacy for the state All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections.

Abe spoke on Sunday at the APC stakeholders meeting in Port Harcourt, the state capital.

2. Zamfara killings: Yari reacts to Buhari govt’s ban on mining

The Zamfara State Government has commended the Federal Government for banning mining activities in the state to help in tackling insecurity facing the state.

NAN reports that Governor Abdul’aziz Yari gave the commendation on Sunday in Talata-Mafara after a meeting with security chiefs in the state.

Yari said the state government welcomed the policy by the Federal Government, describing it as good for the people of Zamfara.

3. Wike begs his political rivals for forgiveness

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has asked those he offended during the just-ended electioneering period in the state to forgive him.

Speaking during a family thanksgiving at the Salvation Ministry Headquarters in Port Harcourt on Palm Sunday, Wike also said despite the long drawn battle against him during the same period, he has forgiven those who offended him as well.

He said: “Nobody has won and nobody has lost the elections. But Rivers State has won.

4. FG approves commencement of work on Nigeria-Seme-Benin road

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, says the Federal Government has approved commencement of work on the Nigeria-Seme-Benin Republic road project.

Mr Hakeem Bello, the Special Adviser to the Minister on Communication, made this known in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Fashola was quoted as disclosing this at the 12th Ministerial Steering Committee and Experts Meeting for the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Highway Development Programme in Lome.

5. Benue: Police confirm assassination of PDP chieftain’s son

The Benue State Police Command on Sunday confirmed the assassination of one Orkuma Amaabai, son of PDP’S national ex-officio member, Prince Yandev Amaabai.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP. Ms Catherine Anene, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Makurdi, that the deceased was shot by unknown gunmen in Gboko at about 10pm on Saturday.

She said that the incident was reported on Sunday.

6. PDP dismisses APC’s claim on Atiku’s citizenship as diversionary

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Sunday dismissed as reckless and groundless the claims made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian.

It also said the claim was a calculated attempt by the APC to trivialize and divert attention from the compelling issue of their criminal rigging of the 2019 presidential election.

PDP spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement, said it was a disingenuous claim designed by the APC to overburden, distract and bog down the presidential election petition tribunal with trivialities, lies and falsehood, so as to derail the course of justice.

7. What Gov. Ajimobi did to APC in Oyo – Buhari’s minister

The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu has accused the Governor of Oyo state, Abiola Ajimobi of foisting ‘weak’ executives on the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Shittu spoke at the weekend on a live radio programme on Ibadan-based Fresh FM, tagged South West Political Circuit.

According to him, Ajimobi coerced the national leadership of the party into accepting incompetent politicians as Oyo APC state executives.

8. Defection: NIP guber candidate, Sarumi-Aliyu dumps party for PDP, gives reasons

The gubernatorial candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP) in the March 9th governorship election in Oyo State, Mrs. Bolanle Sarumi-Aliyu has announced her defection from NIP, and promptly joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Sarumi-Aliyu, who said that she decided to join PDP in order to actualise her plans for the state, however insisted that Nigerians are not ready for new political parties that has no millions of naira to share.

9. Four killed in Ajah cult war in Lagos

Four suspected cultists were killed during a clash between two rival cult groups of Aiye and Eiye in Ajah area of Lagos State on Sunday.

A very reliable source told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that two suspects were arrested by operatives from Police Area “J” Command, Ajah over the killings.

Sources told NAN that the cult groups had been at logger heads over supremacy in the Sangotedo area of Ajah in recent times.

10. EPL: Ashley Cole warns Chelsea players after 2-0 loss to Liverpool

Former Chelsea star, Ashley Cole has issued warning to players and manager of the team.

Cole, while praising the team for their performance in their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool, warned that winning games is the only thing that matters to a club like Chelsea.

Maurizio Sarri’s side, who have lacked consistency, showed some encouraging signs at Anfield.

 

The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of April 15th, 2019 being Monday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 16th of April, Tuesday for more news summary

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