Power Sector: President Buhari’s government completing abandoned projects – APC group

Godwin Amunde The APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign group, a think-tank group of Nigeria’s governing party, the All Progressive Congress (APC) said the President Muhammadu Buhari led  administration is revamping the power sector in Nigeria by completing abandoned projects, promoting off-grid/renewable initiatives and ensuring robust consumer protection for on-grid electricity consumers. The group said this in a press statement signed by its leaders; the APC national youths leader, Ismael Ahmed, Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Lukman, a former APC National Publicity Secretary Lanre Issa-Onilu and a presidential media aide Tolu…

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Just In: After 4 yrs, court discharges Shiites leader, El-Zakzaky and Wife

…Orders immediate release The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat Ibrahim, have been acquitted and dismissed by Justice Gideon Kurada of the Kaduna State High Court after a four-year trial. According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, (BBC) Hausa service, in a ruling issued on Wednesday, Justice Kurada stated that the prosecutor had failed to show or prove the case. El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat, are charged with eight charges, including culpable homicide, unlawful assembly, and disruption of public order. The defendants…

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Ondo Election: Supreme Court Upholds Akeredolu’s Victory

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State

Ishaku Yohanna The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the victory of Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last governorship election in Ondo State. With a split decision of four-to-three, Akeredolu’s victory was affirmed after four of the seven justices of the Supreme Court that heard the case upheld his candidacy in the October 10, 2020 election in the state, while three other justices disagreed with the majority judgement, insisting that Akeredolu’s candidacy in that election is a nullity. In the majority judgment delivered by Justice Emmanuel…

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Insecurity: “Resign with immediate effect” – Sheikh Gumi urges Buhari

…Says blood flowing across the nation Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign over his inability to secure the country from criminals, which makes the blood of innocent lives to flow in the country. The Islamic scholar made these revelations as he addressed a Muslim gathering yesterday. Gumi further said he had two options, which is to either apologise to Jonathan or to ask Buhari to resign. He said he was not left with a third option, insisting that Buhari should resign for not tackling…

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“Apologise for your ill-advised comparison of Igboho to Moses, Prophet Muhammad” – MURIC warns Afenifere

The Muslim Rights Concern group(MURIC), has demanded for an unreserved apology from Afenifere, the Yoruba socio-cultural group,  comparing Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho, to Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Afenifere had compared Igboho’s current travail in Benin Republic to that of Prophet Muhammad in Madinah. In a press release issued by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola, MURIC said Afenifere’s statement was not only sacrilegious but outrageous and audacious, and advised Afenifere to compare Igboho to any of the Yoruba heroes, if they must idolise him. The Afenifere socio-cultural group had compared Igboho’s current…

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‘By 2023, APC would have completely wrecked Nigeria’ – NEF spokesman, Baba-Ahmed

The spokesman of the Northern Elders Forum, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, has berated the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), over its management of Nigeria, saying that by 2023, the party would have completely wrecked the nation. He stated this during an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Monday, lamenting that the next party to take over the helms of leadership in 2023 would have a herculean task of fixing the country. While blaming the political class for the nation’s woes, Baba-Ahmed said the country’s current challenge is not just as a…

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Kidnappers demand N100m ransom for abducted Kaduna traditional ruler

Abductors of paramount ruler of Jaba Chiefdom, Kpop Ham, Gyet Maude in Jaba local government area of Kaduna State, have demanded N100 milliom ransom. According to a source, the kidnappers made the demand yesterday, during a phone call with a family member of the embattled first-class traditional ruler. The monarch, adjudged to be the oldest traditional ruler in Northern Nigeria, was abducted on Monday around 2 pm by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers while working on his farm located at Gitata community in Nasarawa State.

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‘Without a new Constitution, Nigerians will elect failed leaders again in 2023’ – Afe Babalola

The founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, (ABUAD), Afe Babalola, has disclosed that the only way for citizens not to elect another set of failed leaders in the 2023 General Election is for the country to have a new federal Constitution. Babalola, who delivered a paper on Monday, during the 5th Ife Summer Institute of Advanced Studies, at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in Osun State, noted that aside the new Constitution, the country should turn to the parliamentary system of government, which he said would be less expensive and ensure…

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FG set to commission link bridge connecting South-East to Cameroon

The Federal Government is set to commission the two-lane 1.5km bridge that connects South-East region to the Republic of Cameroon. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, disclosed this on Monday while inspecting the newly constructed 1.5km, two-lane bridge, named Mfum bridge, in Ekot-Mfum, Etung local government area of Cross River State, on the border between Nigeria and Cameroon. The minister said the construction of the new double lane bridge on the border will facilitate free trade between the two neighbouring countries. The Lagos–Mombassa trans-African highway, whose construction and…

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CBN stops selling forex to Bureaux-de-Changes operators 

…Retains lending interest rate at 11.5% The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has announced the stoppage of the sale of foreign exchange to Bureaux-de-Changes, (BDCs), accusing international bodies operating in Nigeria of sabotage. The CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele, who disclosed this yesterday, shortly after the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting, accused BDCs of deliberate economic sabotage and misusing the weekly $20,000 allocation to them. He also said CBN will no longer renew licences of BDCs. The apex bank also accused international agencies and embassies operating in Nigeria of illegally patronising…

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