Following the Council of Representatives' decision to sack Nineveh Governor Nofal Hamadi al-Aqub last weekend, a warrant for his arrest has subsequently been issued, after a Mosul boat capsized killing over 100 people
Iraqi Shia minorities living in the Nineveh Plains are finally commemorating the return of Muharram. Celebrations such as Muharram that did not conform to ISIS rule were banned for around 4 years in the province of Nineveh.
Religious leaders and community representatives have met at a conference in Mosul to form a road map for the eventual attainment of inter-religious peace post-ISIS. Furthermore, it is hoped that by promoting religious coexistence more of Nineveh's displaced population will be able to return home.
Eyewitnesses have said that the Kurdistan Democratic Party's political police, the Asayish have detained and beaten Faiez Abed Jahwareh, the Assyrian Mayor of the city of Alqosh in the Nineveh Plains. The Asayish officer reportedly declared that the KDP controls the area and "decides what happens in Alqosh".
The number of ISIS sleeper cells in Nineveh is dwindling dramatically thanks to the efforts of the Counterterrorism units of the Iraqi Army. The security forces call upon citizens to aid them in eliminating ISIS sleeper cells in their areas.
The parliamentary election which was held on the 12th of May 2018, brought many new faces to the forefront of Iraqi politics. In the province of Nineveh, which was recently liberated, the new candidates might affect the Iraqi political arena.
In preparation for the upcoming parliamentary elections, youth candidates in the province of Nineveh have held a seminar in order to inform the people of their election pledges. They also highlighted the role of the youth in rebuilding Iraq's future.