The Late 5: Amina Mohammed predicts female president after Buhari; INEC to resume distribution of 11,228,582 PVCs | Other stories

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Amina Mohammed predicts female president after Buhari

The deputy secretary-general of the United Nations, Amina Mohammed, has predicted that a woman would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. Mohammed, who was Nigeria’s environment minister before she resigned to take up the UN job, said this at the Mo Ibrahim governance weekend in Abidjan today. She expressed readiness to become the campaign manager for the woman when the time comes.

PDP criticizes Buhari over rising insecurity 

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to demonstrate sufficient leadership by addressing what it called the escalated insecurity, particularly the killings, rising spate of kidnapping, banditry and acts of terrorism in various parts of the country.

FG blames traditional rulers for violence in the north

The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan Ali, on Tuesday said fresh intelligence had exposed the complicity of some “highly-placed traditional rulers” in the ongoing killings of Nigerians across the northern parts of the country.

According to statement sent to Premium Times on Tuesday morning, Dan Ali said unnamed but high-profile traditional leaders had been identified as culpable in the violence, and vowed that they would not be sparred.

Police sack nine officers over recruitment fraud

The Police Service Commission on Tuesday has announced the dismissal of nine senior officers from service over gross misconduct stemming from the 2011 recruitment exercise.

The police regulatory body also said six officers were demoted for official wrongdoings. All the disciplinary measured took immediate effect, according to a statement by PSC spokesperson Ikechukwu Ani.

INEC to resume distribution of of 11, 228,582 PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will resume the distribution of 11,228,582 uncollected permanent voter cards this month.

The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education, Festus Okoye, in an interview with our correspondent, noted that all the uncollected PVCs were still locked up at the Central Bank of Nigeria as promised by the Commission until after the elections.


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