Nigeria news today headlines on Saturday, 13th of April 2019 and here are the top headlines news summary in Nigeria curated by NIGERIA NEWS for your online reads. enjoy
1. PDP looting govt properties in Imo – Okorocha claims
Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State, has accused the State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of embarking on a looting spree, ahead of the May 2019, inauguration.
This was made known on Friday, in a press release signed by Sam Onwuemeodo, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Okorocha.
The statement reads in full:
“We want to inform the general public and Imo people in particular, that the members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State, have embarked on systematic and violent looting of properties owned by the State, and brought or installed by Governor Rochas Okorocha. In doing that, they have adopted various unconventional tactics.
2. Atiku not a Nigerian – APC gives proof, files petition at Tribunal
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has filed a motion at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja stating that the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is not a Nigerian.
The Party in its petition filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election, adding that Atiku is a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen, Channels Tv reports.
APC, hence stated that the former Vice President’s petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, its own candidate, should be dismissed for lacking in merit.
3. Police deploy 3,066 personnel for Rivers’ supplementary election
The Rivers State Police Command has deployed over 3,066 personnel to strategic areas for supplementary election in some parts of the state on Saturday.
The Command’s Spokesman, DSP Nmandi Omoni, made this known in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Friday.
According to Omoni, the police and sister security agencies were ready to provide adequate security to ensure hitch-free polls.
4. Two killed as police, suspected robbers exchange bullets in Delta
TheDelta State Police has confirmed the death of two suspected armed robbers as well as the recovery of fire arms by officers and men of the in Ovwian/Aladja Division.
The confirmation was contained in a statement signed by ASP Orisewejie Chuks, on behalf of the command.
Narrating how the incident happened, ASP Chuks said, “the DPO Ovwian Aladja SP Idoko Okwudih and team while on surveillance patrol received a distress call that some armed robbers were operating around Ekette Waterside on the 10/4/2019, at about 1600hrs.
5. Court gives Saraki, Dogara five-day ultimatum to explain why they dumped APC for PDP
Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to respond to suit challenging their defection from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, within five days.
Justice Okon Abang on Friday also directed 18 senators, 36 House of Representatives members, the Attorney General of the Federation, INEC, Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu and Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun to file and serve others their papers before April 18, when the suit is set for hearing.
6. Court threatens arrest of APC governorship candidate over alleged criminal offences
A Federal High Court in Abuja has threatened to order the issuance of arrest warrant against Senator Hope Uzodinma should his lawyer renege on his pledge to produce him in court on April 18.
The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property (SPIP) said it has, since filing a criminal charge against Uzodinma in October last year, been unable to have him attend court to plea to the charge.
The two-count charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/107/2018, pending against Uzodinma before the court, reads as follow:
7. Benue elections: PDP vows to drag APC to tribunal over votes obtained during presidential, guber polls
The Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has declared its readiness to challenge the result of votes obtained by the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the just-concluded governorship and presidential elections in the state.
PDP in the state said its lawyers will be challenging the results of the election at the state’s Governorship Election Tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the state capital.
8. Appoint good brains as ministers, not members of political party – Gov. Ganduje tells Buhari
Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to look for competent hands in forming his new cabinet.
Ganduje offered this advice while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a private meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Friday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said he was in the Presidential Villa to inform the Vice President that all was set for his visit to Kano State on Saturday for a marriage ceremony.
9. Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer facing defensive crisis ahead of EPL clash
Manchester United’s defensive issues are stacking up ahead of this weekend’s game against West Ham.
The Reds went down 2-1 at Wolves the last time out and are sitting in sixth place.
Luke Shaw will now miss the next two Premier League fixtures, after picking up his 10th booking of the season.
Solskjaer must also do without Ashley Young, after he was sent off by referee Mike Dean against Wolves.
10. 2019 UTME candidates point out JAMB flaws
Some candidates in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) have called for the upgrade of the computer systems to provide mathematical calculations for the examination.
A cross-section of the candidates made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday, during the 2019 UTME Computer-Based Test (CBT) in Umuahia, the Abia capital.
The candidates, who wrote Mathematics and other science subjects, regretted that the computer did not have scientific calculator.
The above is the top 10 breaking news trending news on Google Nigeria News as of April 13th, 2019 being Saturday, visit NIGERIA NEWS tomorrow being 14th of April, Sunday for more news summary