An Area Court in Abuja has ordered the Department of State Security (DSS) to investigate an allegation of forgery on the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate filed against the Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo. Sen. Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo before being sworn in as deputy governor of Bayelsa state following February 14, 2020, judgement of the Supreme Court was a Senator representing Bayelsa West Senatorial District, was dragged before the court in Lugbe, Abuja on the allegation of presenting a forged NYSC Exemption Certificate with code No: 139708 dated Feb. 2, 1998, on his nomination form to INEC.
Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has warned that his administration will deal with individuals and groups of persons sponsoring inciting protests in the state, following Supreme Court ruling sacking former Governor Emeka Ihedioha. He issued the warning while addressing members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers and Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD). The group had organized a solidarity rally for him at the government house in Owerri.
The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina, has backed the recently established of regional security outfit in the South West. Adeshina in an article entitled ‘Insecurity: What Buhari has done, and is doing' pointed out that national security is a collective responsibility that requires input from all stakeholders.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has deregistered seventy-four political parties after they failed to meet constitutional requirements that determine their continuous existence and bans them from participating in subsequent elections. Of the 92 active political parties in Nigeria, INEC has deregistered 74 and leaves only eighteen political parties who had survived the deregistration process.