Naija News, read Top Headlines today, Sunday, 19th March 2023 2023 below.
Below are the Newspaper Headlines & Naija News today from Nigerian Newspapers. Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers:
1. Some of the results of Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly election have been uploaded by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) through Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS). The failure of the electoral body to upload results during the February 25th, 2023 presidential and national assembly elections stirred criticism.
2. Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has addressed newsmen after casting his vote on the ongoing gubernatorial election in the South-South State.
IDOMA VOICE reports that Wike accredited and voted at his Obio Akpor Ward 9 Unit 7. Speaking to newsmen, he said, “I can say they (INEC) have done very well unlike what we had on 25 February. They have improved more than what we had in February.”
3. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday announced the postponement of the governorship and state assembly elections in 10 polling units in the Victoria Garden City (VGC) around the Lekki area of Lagos State. The announcement was made by the INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner, Segun Agbaje, while addressing reporters at the VGC.
4. The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has claimed that a Director of Security of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ‘breached security’ concerning the conduct of Saturday’s governorship election in Rivers State.
5. A former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has said the All Progressives Congress in Rivers State was not contesting against the Peoples Democratic Party, but against the Independent National Electoral Commission and the Police. Amaechi said this while addressing journalists after casting his vote at Ward 8, Unit 17 in Ubima Ikwerre Local Government Area of the state.
6. Peter Obi, Presidential Candidate of Labour Party, has reached out to his supporters who were attacked during Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly elections. According to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, Labour Party gubernatorial candidate in the state, an agent of the party was gunned down during the election.
7. The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Kano State have asked their supporters to march to collation centres. While Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, NNPP presidential candidate, made the call on his party’s behalf, spokesperson for the Gawuna/Garo Campaign Council, Malam Muhammad Garba, made the call for the ruling party’s supporters.
8. A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Friday, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to electronically transmit the Saturday’s governorship and house of assembly’s election results in accordance with its regulations and guidelines. Justice Obiora Egwuatu, in a judgment, also ordered the use of the Bimodal Voter Accreditation System, BVAS, to upload a scanned copy of the EC8A to INEC Result Viewing Portal, IReV, immediately after the completion of all the polling units voting and results’ procedures in Akwa Ibom.
9. A former President of the United States, Donald Trump, has said he expects to be “arrested” Tuesday over an alleged hush-money payment to a porn star in 2016. He urged his supporters to protest, as prosecutors gave signs of moving closer to an indictment.
10. Governor Babagana Zulum, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday’s election, has secured the highest number of votes cast in Monguno Local Government Area of the state. While Zulum polled a total of 17,187 votes in the LGA, Mohammed Jajari, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rival garnered just 280 votes, leaving a margin of 16,907 votes.