These are the top ten stories that drove conversation this week.
APC candidate, Kayode Fayemi was announced winner of the Ekiti gubernatorial election, beating Governor Ayodele Fayose‘s candidate, Olusola Eleka – who contested under the platform of the PDP.
Reacting to the result, the national leadership of the PDP rejected the result, calling a daylight robbery. Fayose also accused President Muhammadu Buhari of using security operatives to win the election.
Meanwhile, Fayemi described his victory as one “for reclaiming the land and restoring Ekiti values.”
The Pastor of Household of God Church, Chris Okotie asked the APC and PDP to adopt him as their presidential candidate.
“In sincere consideration I humbly and sincerely ask that the APC adopt me as the presidential candidate. I have extended the same gesture to the PDP too. This is the time to demonstrate our love for this country.”
The governor of Benue, Samuel Ortom says he has ceased to be a member of the APC.
However, upon meeting with the Chairman of party, Adams Oshiomhole, in Abuja, he said he has not left the party. Then going back to his state, he said there’s no going back on his decision to leave the party.
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The Nigerian Army denied reports that over 600 hundred soldiers went missing after Boko Haram terrorists attacked its base at Jilli, Yobe.
President Buhari called for support from the International Criminal Court (ICC) over serious cases of corruption.
He said, while delivering a keynote address at the 20th anniversary of ICC at the Hague, “with the alarming proliferation of the most serious crimes around the world, the ICC and all that it stands for is now needed more than ever, in ways that were unforeseeable to it’s founders.”
President Buhari Tuesday, sent a N254 billion supplementary budget to the National Assembly for consideration for the conduct of the 2019 General Elections.
Embedded in it is N310 million to feed and administer drugs to dogs to be used for the election, N7 million to feed 50 horses and other expenses for the Police Force.
The Federal Government unveiled a new National Carrier – Nigeria Air.
At the unveiling, in London, the Minister of State of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika said the national carrier will be mostly controlled by the private sector and will commence operation in December 2018.
The Nigerian Police Force, Borno Command, paraded eight men allegedly involved in the abduction of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls in 2014.
The CP, Damian Chukwu said the men were among 22 dreaded members of the Boko Haram sect.
Constituency projects by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) were set ablaze by suspected thugs few hours before it’s inauguration.
Still on Melaye, the Commissioner of Police, Kogi, Ali Janga accused Melaye and his men of opening fire on Police officers on patrol, which they replied.
“You don’t expect the Police to fold their arms,” he said.
“Nobody attacked Dino but rather, his convoy attacked my policemen and they replied.”
President of the Trade Union Congress (TUC), Bobboi Kaigama announced that a new amount agreed by the Federal Government and Labour to serve as Nigeria’s new minimum wage will be announced by the end of August.