In March 2015, as they prepared to cast their votes in a landmark presidential election, Nigerians found themselves facing a choice between the devil and the deep blue sea: Goodluck Jonathan, the then-incumbent whose administration was corrupt and largely inept; and Muhammadu Buhari, an erstwhile dictator known for his ethnoreligious biases.
Senator Dino Melaye again escaped an assassination attempt in Lokoja, Kogi State on Friday when a volley of bullets was sprayed on his vehicle. An eye witness said the senator in company with some PDP stalwarts were coming from the GRA residence of former governor of Kogi State, Alh Ibrahim Idris, when his vehicle was attacked. Speaking with newsmen, Melaye alleged that the attackers were actually police men who came from the Government House, Lokoja that wanted to kill him.
Suspected members of the Boko Haram sect struck inside a mosque in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Saturday, killing 11 persons. Damian Chukwu, commissioner of police in the state, confirmed the incident, saying it happened around 5:30am. He said two suicide bombers, accompanied by a gunman, infiltrated the mosque located in Kushari village behind old CBN quarters in the ancient city.
The police have launched a manhunt for the daughter of a landlord on Odunsi Street, Bariga, Lagos State, for allegedly killing her father’s tenant. The fleeing suspect, identified simply as Damilola Martins, reportedly hit the woman with an object during a scuffle in their compound on Wednesday evening. City Round learnt that the deceased, Mrs Mojisola Olasehinde, and Martin’s mother, who is the wife of the landlord, had been having a running battle over time.
The men were picked up by police on Wednesday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport and their apartment was searched the following day. They were questioned on Friday but police were obliged to release them as they had not been charged within 48 hours. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted: "Due to new evidence as a result of today's interrogations, the individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charges."
A new mother delivered a remarkable seven babies in a single natural birth with all the children reportedly in perfect condition and doing well. The startling birth occurred at a hospital in the Diyali Province of eastern Iraq in what is believed to be the first septuplet delivery in the country. The seven newborns, six girls and one boy, are said to be in good health after receiving medical check-ups and images show four of the tiny babies lying in a bed together.
The Peoples Democratic Party has now rejected the new dates announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission for the conduct of the general elections. According to the National Chairman of the party, Prince Secondus, shoddy arrangements for the elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission was a deliberate agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to cling on to power.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a reschedule of the February 16 National Assembly and Presidential elections to Saturday, February 23rd 2019, and the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections earlier scheduled for March 2nd to Saturday, March 9 2019,citing logistic concerns. Chairman of the election management body, Professor Mahmood Yakub disclosed this at the commission’s Headquarters in Abuja during a at a short press briefing held early Saturday in company of INEC National Commissioners.