Today’s Daily Brief: OBJ says Buhari didn’t steal PTF fund, INEC registers 68 million voters, Explosion kills 3 in Gombe, and more

An explosion has hit Gombe with at least three people feared dead, residents have said.

The blast occurred in Kasuwan Mata area of the town, a witness said.

A resident of the town, Ahmed Hamza, told PREMIUM TIMES the explosion killed three people and injured several others.

“The explosion obviously targeted an (anti-Kalare) office which is used by the military in the area. The bomb went off not more than 100 metres from the office,” he said.

Premium Times

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has warned politicians in the country against sending frivolous petitions to commission.

The Head of Media and Publicity of the EFCC, Mr. Wilson Uwujaren, said in a statement on Tuesday, the commission would not allow itself to be used by politicians against their opponents.

Uwujaren said the EFCC had received a lot of petitions from politicians alleging financial crimes against their opponents with a design to pitch the commission against such opponents.

Punch

 

A total number of 68,833,476 voters registered for the February general elections.

Also, over four million Nigerians were involved in multiple registrations across the country and their names have been successfully by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, stated this at the meeting the commission had with the national leadership of all the 23 registered political parties in Abuja on Tuesday evening.
Jega said, “In line with the provisions of the law, the commission has just announced the publications of the register of voters that will be used for the February 2015 general elections.

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Tuesday, said the report of the probe panel he set up when he held sway as the country’s president did not indict the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen . Muhammadu Buhari of corruption during his tenure as the Petroleum Trust Fund boss.

Obasanjo however, said the probe panel discovered that,  the Buhari-led PTF was inconsistent in its policies, saying other probe attempts on the activities of the former Head of state ‘was immaterial’.

The former President stated this while paying host to Buhari who visited him at his hilltop residence in Abeokuta before his campaign rally at the MKO Abiola Stadium in Abeokuta.

Former Bayelsa State Governor, Timipre Sylva, says failure of President Goodluck Jonathan to develop the Niger Delta region made him to denounce him.

Sylva also claimed that Jonathan denied him of all the love, care and protection expected from a brother.

He insisted that the President betrayed the aspirations of the people of the region, saying that Jonathan by so doing rejected the brotherhood of his people.

Punch

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