These are the top news across Nigeria and around the world that might interest you today, Tuesday, September, 19, 2023.
- Bayelsa PDP youth leader, Diri’s top aides join APC
The camp of the Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, was depleted on Monday as some of his principal aides and the state youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, Nunieh Odede, dumped the PDP for the All Progressives Congress and its governorship candidate, Timipre Sylva.
- Tribunal affirms Lawal as Zamfara Gov, throws out Matawalle’s petition
The Zamfara State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal, which was in session in Sokoto, on Monday, validated Dr. Dauda Lawal’s election as the legitimate governor of the state.Read more
- Drama as Gov Obaseki locks out deputy, Shaibu, from Government House
The crisis between Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his estranged deputy, Philip Shaibu has assumed a new dimension as the deputy governor was on Monday barred from entering the Government House.
- We won’t tolerate bloodshed in Bayelsa, IYC tells politicians.
The leadership of the Ijaw Youths Council Worldwide has said it would not tolerate any form of bloodshed before, during and after the forthcoming governorship election in Bayelsa State
- HURIWA accuses Tinubu of ‘pro-ethnic agenda’ in light of recent appointments
President Bola Tinubu has been accused of prejudice by the civil rights organisation Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), which claims that members of his ethnic group received the majority of the “key appointments” in his cabinet.Read more
- Tinubu appoints Obi running mate’s brother, Baba-Ahmed, 17 others as Shettima’s aides
President Bola Tinubu has appointed the spokesman for the Northern Elders Forum (NEF), Dr. Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, and 17 others into the office of the Vice-President.Read more
- Atiku’s aide, Bwala, claims ‘some key people’ want to level trumped-up allegations against him
PDP chieftain Daniel Bwala has sounded an alarm on Monday, alleging that senior figures at the Presidential Villa in Abuja were preparing to have him arrested on false charges.
- Rivers State Assembly Member, Dinebari Loolo, Is Dead
Dinebari Loolo, a member of Rivers House of Assembly representing Khana 2 State Constituency of Khana local government area of the state is dead. Loolo died in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State on Monday.
- Mohbad: Police to exhume body for investigation
Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr. Idowu Owohunwa, yesterday, inaugurated a 13-man Special Investigation Team to unravel the circumstances surrounding the death of Nigerian singer and Naira Marley’s former protege, Ilerioluwa Aloba, popularly called Mohbad, on September 12, in Lagos.
- Anxiety as flood sacks two communities in Delta
Two communities including Aboh and Abala-Oshimili in Ndokwa East Local Government Area of Delta State have been submerged by flood as water level continues to rise on River Niger.
- NNPC failed to remit $2bn to federation account before transition – NEITI
The Executive Secretary of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI), Dr. Orji Ogbonnaya-Orji, said on Monday the oil and gas industry generated over $23 billion in 2021.Read more
- MTN, Airtel’s phone subscribers base drop, drags down industry’s total users in H1
The total number of active subscribers for telephone services fell by 2.71 percent in the first half (H1) of 2023 following a decline in the subscriber base of MTN Nigeria and Airtel Nigeria.Read more
- Court admits FBI’s report claiming Mompha used iPhone for alleged N6bn fraud
The Lagos State Special Offences Court, Ikeja, on Monday, admitted as evidence two documents tendered by the prosecution in the trial of social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha aka Mompha, for alleged N6 billion fraud.Read more
- Presidential Amnesty Programme flags-off aviation training program for ex-agitators
The Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP) has flagged off the Aviation Resuscitation Programme for Cadet Pilots and Aircraft Maintenance Engineers, as part of more efforts to create sustainable livelihoods for ex-agitators and create a pool of skilled manpower for Nigeria’s Aviation industry.
- Ijaws in diaspora vow to end flooding in Niger Delta
The President of Ijaw Diaspora Council (IDC), Professor Mondy Selle Gold, has promised that the group is poised to stop flooding in the Niger Delta.
Professor Gold made this known on Saturday, September 16 in London when she spoke at the Ijaw Women’s Association of United Kingdom’s Culture and 36th Anniversary celebration, stated that a fund raising committee has already been established for the purpose.
- Flood cripples economic activities, displaces residents of Polobubo community in Delta
Residents of Polobubo community in Warri North Local Government Area of Delta State have called on the three tiers of government and oil multinationals to come to their rescue, following a devastating flood that has submerged the community. The community leaders described the devastation as the worst in the history of Polobubo community and appealed for urgent intervention to forestall human casualties.
- Bayelsa Rice Farmers Seek Help Over Pedicted Flood
Rice farmers in Bayelsa State, South-South, Nigeria have expressed concern over the predicted flooding in the state and constant pests attacks on their farms. The farmers, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, on Monday in Yenogoa, urged the government to put necessary measures in place to save their farms from being washed away.
- A’Ibom road crashes: 11 killed, 56 injured in eight months, says FRSC
The Akwa Ibom Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Matthew Olonisaye, has disclosed that 11 people have been killed, while 56 injured in the state between January and August 2023.
He made the disclosure during the 2023 Special Marshal Sectoral Workshop in Uyo, with the theme, ‘Volunteerism in Road Safety Management.’
- Family of 6 die in auto crash in Cross River
Tragedy struck at Ugep community in Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State as six members of Mr Edet Eteng’s family died in a ghastly motor accident.
- Super Falcons cruise to next round as Sao Tome withdraw from AWCONQ tie
Sao Tome and Principe have withdrawn from the qualifiers for the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations (AWCON), as Nigeria’s Super Falcons easily advance to the second round.