“Following civil unrest in parts of Jos North and Jos South Local Government Areas of Plateau, the State Government has imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew in the two areas,” The Guardian reports.
Mr Richard Tokma, the Acting Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), announced this in a statement on Friday in Jos.
“The SGS stressed the determination of the state government to ensure safety of lives and properties of its citizens and called on residents of the state to be calm and law abiding.
“He also urged residents to report suspicious movements in their vicinity to the security agencies for prompt action.”
Atiku Abubakar, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has berated the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of the Osun governorship election, Sahara Reporters reports.
“In a statement entitled: ‘The Triumph of Tyranny is Only Temporal’, which he released in Abuja on Friday, the former vice-president described the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Friday, as a “demonstration of tyranny”.
He restated his commitment to standing by Ademola Adeleke, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in whatever decision he took to challenge the election result.
President Muhammadu Buhari and president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, met in New York, United States, on Thursday, September 27.
The two leaders, who met at the sidelines of the ongoing United Nations General Assembly, discussed about attacks against Nigerian traders in Ghana.
The plight of Nigerian traders in Ghana came up when I met with President @NAkufoAddo yesterday. He assured me that Nigerians are not being deliberately targeted. The relationship between our countries is a very important one, and will not be taken for granted by either side. pic.twitter.com/L78t7nqLQT
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) September 28, 2018
“The National Executive Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved to hold its National Convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State,” The PUNCH reports.
“The decision was taken at the NEC meeting which just ended at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja on Friday.”
The Nigerian Air force has confirmed that two of its aircraft taking part in rehearsals for Nigeria’s 58 independence anniversary has crashed in Abuja.
A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director of Public Relations and Information said’, “I wish to confirm an air incident involving 2 Nigerian Air Force aircraft taking part in the rehearsals for the 58th Independence Day Celebrations. “I thank God no nobody died. Details will be communicated later. Thank you.”
President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will do better if he wins re-election and “survives the next four years,” The Cable reports.
“Buhari said “ordinary Nigerians” form the core of his support base, maintaining that “they always vote for me.”
The president on Thursday during an interactive session with Nigerian professionals based in the US and Canada, said his administration has delivered within the available resources.
“The president said Boko Haram has been decimated, but regretted that the terrorist group was still targeting soft spots and using girls for suicide bombings.”
Buhari stated that he is not as slow as assumed, noting that he’s trying to follow the law, especially as democracy is different from military rule.
“The president explained that he had warned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies to ensure that every vote counts by allowing Nigerians pick whoever they want without harassment.”
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the result of the rerun governorship election in Osun State. The party said that the Thursday election was one of the worst days in the history of Nigeria, PUNCH reports.
It described the election as a black day for the nation.
The National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus, spoke at an emergency meeting after the meeting of members of the PDP National Working Committee.
He lamented that Osun State was put under siege and the citizens’ right trampled upon by security agents, whom he said were backed by both the All Progressives Congress and the Independent National Electoral Commission officials.
He called on the commission to immediately cancel the elections in all the units where security agencies seized the Permanent Voter Cards of PDP members and also where their members were prevented from voting.
Said Secondus: “What we have witnessed in Osun shows clearly that the All Progressives Congress is not ready for an election and we are afraid that President Muhammadu Buhari will not hand over if he loses the election next year.”
“We are sad that if this is what is going to take place in 2019, then the future of Nigeria’s democracy is bleak and we are sliding into crisis.”