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Nigerian News Headlines Review (Monday, 18 November, 2019)

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Good Morning Nigeria! Here’s our picks on today’s top stories in Nigeria. Enjoy!

Wada, Natasha rejects Kogi governorship election result

Musa Wada, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has rejected the outcome of the election held on Saturday in Kogi State, describes the results of the election as fictitious and false.

“The result shows mere daylight robbery. My party and I have rejected this result in its entirety,” he said.

Natasha Akpoti, the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), also rejected the result of the election.

She urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election, saying that APC thugs scared voters away while security provided cover for them. Read more

Dino describes Kogi election results as “Fictitious Result”

Senator Dino Melaye, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the Kogi election results announced by INEC as “fictitious results”.

He accused Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State and his opponent Senator Smart Adeyemi of using violence to frustrate electorate in his stronghold.

“Three people were shot and two died; four people were killed in Lokoja; seven were killed in the eastern part of the state; this is the record we have so far, apart from those who sustained gunshot wounds and those who were ‘macheted’ and all that,” Melaye said during a press conference in Abuja yesterday..

OBJ says Jesus Christ wouldn’t keep quiet on the situation of the country

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday while speaking at the 64th annual convention of the Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria said that if Jesus Christ were to be in Nigeria at this time, he would not keep quiet on the horrible situation of the country.

“For me, if Christ was in Nigeria today, he would not keep quiet. He would say it as it should be said. He would speak truth to power. He would have no fear and he would have no intimidation,” he said.

“Children of God, you have a responsibility to do and say what Jesus Christ would have done and said if he was in Nigeria today,” he added. Read more

APC’s Lyon emerges winner of Bayelsa governorship election

Mr. David Lyon, the candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), has been declared winner of the Bayelsa State governorship election held on Saturday.

Lyon won in six of the eight local government areas in the state (Brass; Nembe; Ogbia, Southern Ijaw, Ekeremor and Yenagoa) to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Douye Diri, who only won two LGAs (Sagbama and Kolokuma/Opokuma).

Lyon polled 352,552 votes to defeat Diri who got 143,172 votes.

FUTA suspends 6 students caught bullying female mate  

The Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) has suspended six students who assaulted a female undergraduate student.

Olaniyi Popoola, Jessica Nandi, Faith Oluwadare, Cecilia Alao, Taiwo Emmanuel and Emmanuella Ajuwon, were suspended for brutalizing their fellow student in one of their hostels.

“Following the ugly incident of bullying of a female student by some students and as a result of preliminary investigation, the students have been placed on an indefinite suspension with effect from Monday, November 18, 2019,” the university said.

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