Today’s Daily Brief: VP Sambo urges Nigerians to support incoming administration, Dickson insists on disciplining Jonathan’s aides, INEC is still compiling list of offences for prosecution, and more

Vice-President Namadi Sambo on Saturday urged Nigerians to support and cooperate with the incoming administration for it to succeed.

Sambo made this call at the Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN) Stakeholders Conference, held at the Main Conference Auditorium, National Mosque Complex, Abuja.

“Government as you are aware is a continuum and with the coming of a new democratic dispensation, it has ushered in a new government, which will soon be inaugurated.

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The war of supremacy between Governor Seriake Dickson and the camp of President Goodluck Jonathan continues unabated as the Governor once again vowed to discipline his opponents for anti-party activities.

Principally, the Governor is determined to whip Senator Emmanuel Paulker and senior presidential aide, Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa into line or have them expelled from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The Governor reiterated this vow on Friday during his monthly interactive session with PDP members at the party’s secretariat in Yenagoa, the state capital.

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THE Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has begun compilation of all electoral offences recorded in the 2015 general elections with a view to prosecuting those found wanting.

But the commission said the successful prosecution of the electoral offenders would depend on the cooperation of the law enforcement agencies, especially the police, which it noted, had the constitutional mandate of arresting offenders.

INEC also said it was still expecting the police which have the constitutional mandate of arresting perpetrators of electoral violence in the country to inform it of number of arrest made and progress made in prosecuting those implicated.

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The Emir of Lafia, the chairman traditional ruler,Alh Isah Mustapha Agwai has lost four of his palace guard in a ghastly motor accident at Tilde Fulani, Toro local government area of Bauchi State.

The accident occurred Friday morning when the Emir,s convoy was on its way to Bauchi to condole Governor Isah Yuguda of Bauchi state who lost his mother last week.

Ajiyan Sarkin Lafia, who spoke to newsmen in Lafia, the state capital explained that the four guards died when their Sharon SUV car collided with a incoming vehicle.

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Muhammadu Buhari Legacy Foundation, a group, on Saturday urged Senators-elect to elect Sen. Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate for the 8th National Assembly.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Coordinator of the North Central Zone of the association, Mr Bode Towoju, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

NAN reports that the next National Assembly will be inaugurated on June 4.

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