The Big 5: Real Boko Haram defeated – Presidency; 626 killed during 2019 Nigerian election – Civil Society Situation Room | Other top stories

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Don’t set Edo ablaze, Obaseki tells Senate 

The Senate, on Tuesday, instructed the Edo State Governor,  Godwin Obaseki, to issue a fresh proclamation for the inauguration of the 7th Edo State House of Assembly within one week.

The  red chamber  also said if the governor failed to comply with the instructions, the  National Assembly should invoke its powers as contained in the constitution by taking over legislative functions of the House of  Assembly.

FG insists worship centers must get wedding license 

The Christian Association of Nigeria has taken a swipe at the Federal Government over its insistence that places of worship must obtain licences from the Ministry of Interior before conducting weddings under the Marriage Act.

CAN’s Legal Adviser, Samuel Kwamkur, in an interview with one of our correspondents on Tuesday, said the Federal Government had an ulterior motive for insisting that churches must obtain licences from the Interior ministry.

Real Boko Haram defeated – presidency 

The Presidency on Tuesday night declared that the real Boko Haram has been defeated.

A statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and publicity, Garba Shehu, said that what is in existence now is a mixture of remnants of the Boko Haram, fugitive criminals and the Islam in Maghreb

626 killed during 2019 Nigerian election – Civil Society Situation Room

An estimated 626 persons were killed across Nigeria in the six months between the start of the election campaign and the commencement of the general and supplementary elections, the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room has said.

The electioneering campaigns began in October 2018 while the last of the elections were held in March.

Break up not solution to Nigeria’s problem – Osinbajo

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, has said there is no truth in the thinking that the different regions of the country would prosper individually if the country breaks up.

He said Nigeria needed to learn from the example of Sudan, which split into northern and southern Sudan in the belief that that was the solution to the country’s internal strife

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