The Big 5: Keyamo warns Nigerians against alleged INEC video; Gbajabiamila, 50 reps-elect take campaign to Saudi Arabia | Other top stories

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Gbajabiamila, 50 reps-elect take campaign to Saudi Arabia

The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives and preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress for the position of Speaker in the Ninth National Assembly, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, has taken his campaign to Saudi Arabia where he is currently observing the lesser Hajj.

Over 50 members-elect are also in Saudi Arabia, where a prominent Islamic leader in the North, Sheikh Dahiru Usman, was said to have endorsed Gbajabiamila for the position.

Pro-Buharo group backs Tinubu, knocks Saraki

The Buhari Media Organisation on Thursday said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was in order in his recent statement against the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki. The organisation said this in a statement made available to journalists in Abuja by its Chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and Secretary, Cassidy Madueke.

FEC approves 52bn for e-border solution

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N52 billion for an e-border solution to monitor the country’s borders. The approval was granted Thursday during the FEC meeting, presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the council chamber of State House presidential villa, Abuja.
The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, announced the approval while briefing State House correspondents. He said the contract will cover 86 border posts and the over 1400 illegal routes being used for smuggling and other cross border crimes.

Keyamo warns Nigerians against alleged INEC video

The Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo, SAN, Thursday advised Nigerians not to credulously fall for a purported video circulating online, were the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, allegedly spoke of the commission’s plan to electronically transmit results before the elections. He said this on Thursday via his official Twitter handle.

Ngige clarifies position on doctors’ migration

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has clarified his position on the issue of migration by Nigerian medical doctors to foreign nations, a development which has reportedly led to brain drain in the nation’s medical profession. Ngige made this known in a statement signed by Nwachukwu Obidiwe, his Special Assistant on Media, in Abuja on Thursday.

He described the attendant controversies that had trailed the comment in the media as unnecessary, calling for a deeper understanding of the issue in question.

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