The Big 5: Kano Assembly reduces Emir Sanusi’s influence, creates four new emirates; Thugs attack NLC protesters during anti-Ngige protest | Other top stories

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Kano Assembly reduces Emir Sanusi’s influence, creates four new emirates

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano on Wednesday signed a bill that sought to split the Kano emirate into four into law.

With the signing into the Kano State Emirs’ Appointment and Deposition Amendment Bill 2019 into law, the state now has five emirates – Gaya, Rano, Karaye, Bichi and Kano.The state House of Assembly passed the bill earlier on Wednesday less than 24 hours after a petition submitted to the House by one Ibrahim Salisu was read by the Speaker, Alhassan Ruum.

Nigeria’s electoral law problematic  – INEC Chairman

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, has described the nation’s current Electoral Act as problematic. He said a new legal framework must be put in place in order to address the irregularities being witnessed in the nation’s electoral process.

Yakubu spoke during the 12th National Delegates Conference of the Forum of State Independent Electoral Commissions of Nigeria held in Jos, Plateau State capital, on Wednesday.

Buhari inaugurates North East Commission Board

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the governing board of the newly established North East Development Commission (NEDC).

The inauguration took place Wednesday, shortly before the commencement of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The new board is chaired by Paul Tarfa, a retired major-general.

Thugs attack NLC protesters during anti-Ngige protest

The Wednesday planned protest against the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas members, turned violent as the workers were attacked and shot at by suspected thugs on a street leading to Ngige’s house in Abuja.

Nine of the protesters were injured with three of them in critical condition. They were taken to the National Hospital in Abuja where they were receiving treatment. The workers accused Ngige of hiring the thugs that attacked them.

APC says ex-Gov Oni’s suspension stands

The Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday affirmed the suspension of a former governor of the state, Chief Segun Oni.

The chairman of APC in Ifaki Ward II, Shina Akinloye, and other leaders in the ward insisted that “Oni was duly and legally suspended by a party apparatus at his ward,  which is Ifaki Ward II in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of the state, for alleged anti-party activities.” Akinloye and the leaders, including Femi Olanrewaju, Sule Rasaq, Suleiman Olatunji and Tunde Olanrewaju, made their position known in a statement made available to journalists in Ado Ekiti.

 

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