APC Congresses: Gombe APC Stakeholders Adopt Consensus Method

From Umar Kaltungo The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Gombe State have unanimously agreed to adopt the consensus method during the forthcoming party’s congresses at ward, local government, and state levels. In a two-point communiqué read by the state Governor, Alhaji Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, after the stakeholders meeting, which was held at the New Banquet Hall of the Government House, the APC stalwarts also unanimously affirmed their unalloyed loyalty to Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya to provide direction to the party, both in the build-up to and during the congresses…

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Hijab-wearing lady parading fake name caught with 465kg illicit drugs

A 36-year-old lady, Chioma Afam, who allegedly uses multiple identities and wears a hijab to evade security scrutiny, has been arrested by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA), in Benue State. She was arrested along with her partner, Peace Chidinma Caleb, 22, for trying to smuggle a total of 296,000 tablets of Diazepam and Exol-5 from Onitsha, Anambra state to Gombe State. Picture caption: Suspected drug trafficker, Chioma, with multiple identities for carrying drugs According to an issued statement by NDLEA‘s spokesman, Femi Babafemi, Chioma, who uses…

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Secessionist agitations: Northern Youths insist on referendum

…Says Igboho, Kanu arrest not enough The Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG), said the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho is not the solution to separatist agitations insisting that referendum is the way to go.  The Coalition, in a press statement issued by the spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said, “ From the outset, we wish to be categoric that the arrest of Igboho and Kanu should not be mistaken as bringing about the end to the uprisings and disturbances over self-determination perpetrated by southern Nigerian elites and governments who use…

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“Address poverty, insecurity to guarantee unity” – Sultan to Nigerian leaders

The Sultan of Sokoto and President-General Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), His Eminence, Mohammed Sa’ad Abubakar III, has challenged Nigerian leaders to first address poverty and insecurity in the country in order to guarantee national unity. The Sultan, who spoke shortly after the traditional Sallah durbar in Sokoto on Tuesday, said the existing hardship in the country is of great concern and needed proper measures to be addressed. “Nigeria leaders need to strategise more measures to address our level of poverty and insecurity, as such will further sustain…

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Insurgency: 28 Boko Haram, ISWAP members, families surrender in Borno

The Nigerian Army has said 28 fleeing members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province, (ISWAP), as well as their families, had surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, under 21 Special Brigade, in Borno State. The development comes as the Theatre Commander (TC) Joint Task Force North-East ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, Major-General Christopher Musa, charged troops in the theatre of operations to dominate their areas of responsibility against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province, (ISWAP), terrorists, in order to ensure the total return of normalcy and…

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Again, ASUU threatens to embark on fresh indefinite strike

The Academic Staff Union of Universities, (ASUU), has threatened to embark on another round of industrial strike action after its next National Executive Council (NEC) meeting. ASUU made this known on Tuesday, saying government officials have been put on alert, adding that some of its members are being owed 16 months’ salaries. It further stated that in addition to members being owed salaries, salaries of members are still being deducted, lamenting that nothing tangible has been done about it The union urged the Federal Government to resolve the issue before…

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Congresses: “Why we’re recommending consensus option” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it is recommending a consensus option for the election of party officials at all levels in the forthcoming congresses, to reduce possible acrimony. Recall that the party’s conventions are expected to commence on July 31 with ward congresses. The National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe,  in a statement yesterday, said APC is a Party for all Nigerians so it’s making plans to accommodate everyone. “We are encouraging States to adopt the consensus arrangement because it saves costs and reduces…

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Presidency, UNICEF to inaugurate expanded schemes for Nigerian youths

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency will inaugurate an intervention effort for young Nigerians. Named ‘Generation Unlimited’, (GenU), the collaboration between the Federal Government and UNICEF will be inaugurated on July 26. It is aimed at urgently supporting expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people aged 10 years to 24 years on an unprecedented scale. The collaboration is a global multi-sector partnership that was initially launched in September 2018, in collaboration with over 200 partners. It has reached, to date, more than 100 million…

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Aviation sector undergoing revolution under Buhari’s administration – APC group

By Godwin Amunde The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign, a voluntary think-tank of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says the aviation sector in Nigeria is undergoing a revolution under the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group said the revolution is evident in the investments made in infrastructural development and capacity building in the sector. In a statement, signed by the quartet of Barr Ismail Ahmed, Lanre Issa-Onilu, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group said that the Buhari administration has kept faith with the Aviation Roadmap it…

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