Just In! APC changes Presidential, Guber primary elections date

The All Progressives Congress, (APC), has changed the date of its presidential primary election. Recall that the primary was scheduled to hold between May 30 and June 1, 2022. The party’s primary election is now billed for May 29th, 2022 The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Felix Morka, announced the development to journalists on Wednesday after the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party meeting. “Our special convention on presidential primaries will now take place between Sunday 29th May to Monday 30th of May 2022”. The party spokesperson…

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Kaduna: Police arrest gunrunner who supplies arms to terrorists

…Recover AK-47 rifle, others A gunrunner who specialises in supplying arms and ammunition to bandits terrorising Kaduna State has been nabbed. The arrest was made by operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command. According to the Spokesperson of the Command, ASP Mohammed Jalige, who released a statement on Wednesday, the suspect, Rilwanu Abdullahi, was arrested by operatives attached to the Zaria Command, acting on a tip-off. According to Jalige, items recovered from the suspect included an AK-47 rifle and 600 rounds of 7.62 X 39mm live ammunition concealed inside the…

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Sanwo-Olu bans Okada in six Lagos local councils

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has issued a ban on operations of commercial motorcycles, also known as Okada in some areas of the State. The ban followed the gruesome murder of a Sound Engineer, David. David was lynched and burnt by some irate okada riders in the Lekki area of the state, a sad incident over which 10 suspects were already in the police net. Speaking with all the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders across the State at the Lagos House, Ikeja, Sanwo-Olu said the directive covers all…

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2023 Presidency: Ganduje refuses to endorse Amaechi

Kano State governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has refused to endorse former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, for the 2023 Presidency. Amaechi, who pulled out of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet to pursue his presidential ambition, visited Kano on Wednesday as part of his consultations ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential primary. At the meeting, with other APC stakeholders present, Ganduje said Kano as a ‘swing State, will continue to swing’. He added that Amaechi would know where the State eventually swung to at the right time. Amaechi had told the governor…

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EFCC quizzes Former House Of Reps. Speaker, Etteh over alleged N130m contract

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), yesterday, arrested the former speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, over alleged contract fraud. The Special Duty Unit of the anti-graft agency had arrested her following suspected involvement in a solar-power electrification project scam in Akwa Ibom State. According to reports, Etteh had received a N130 million from a contractor, who was awarded the contract in the state by the Niger Delta Development Commission, (NDDC). Sources familiar with the case reportedly revealed that a company named Phin Jin Project Limited was…

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Again, terrorists abduct 30 commuters on Abuja-Kaduna highway

Terrorists, yesterday, shot many commuters and kidnapped over 30 passengers on the Abuja-Kaduna highway in the Katari area of Kaduna, Kaduna State. According to a video posted on social media, the attack, which took place around 4:30 p.m., revealed many vehicles affected. An eyewitness, Muhammad Ibrahim, said an 18-seater bus belonging to Zamfara State Transport Authority, one Peugeot 406, two Toyota Corolla, a Golf, and several other vehicles were attacked by the terrorists. Many commuters with gunshot wounds, including children, were seen by the side of the road while many…

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Kano: Death toll from gas explosion rises to nine

The death toll from a gas explosion that occurred in the Sabon-Gari area of Kano metropolis yesterday has risen to nine, according to emergency officials. The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs made this known while announcing the arrival of the Director-General of the National Emergency Agency, (NEMA), Mustapha Habib Ahmed, at the scene of the incident. Earlier in the day, the State’s Police Command confirmed the death of four persons, claiming that gas, not a bomb, exploded on Aba Road in the Sabon Gari district yesterday morning. According to NEMA,…

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2023: Presidency should return to Northern Nigeria – Fani-Kayode

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has disclosed why the Presidency should return to the northern part of Nigeria. In a series of tweets he posted on his Twitter handle, Fani-Kayode said the North-Central and North-East geo-political zones have never produced a Nigerian President. The tweet stated: “There are two zones in the North that have not produced a democratically-elected President. “The NC (North-Central) has NEVER done so & the NE (North-East) produced a Prime Minister 62 years ago, who was unable to finish his tenure because he was killed. Is…

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‘Nigeria’s economy rigged into the hands of a handful of people’ — Atedo Peterside

Founder of StanbicIBTC Bank, Atedo Peterside, has bemoaned the state of the nation’s economy, claiming that over time, the country’s economy has been rigged into the hands of a few individuals, who manage and determine its outflow to the common man. Atedo, who was the ‘Chairman of the Occasion’ at the ‘Vanguard Economic Discourse, yesterday, noted that while other countries continue to grow, Nigeria’s economy remained stagnant. He said: “We need to sort out many things. As long as we allow a handful of people to rig the economy to…

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2023: “We’re coming up with consensus candidate in PDP”
― BoT Chairman

Despite the wide and painstaking consultation by presidential aspirants seeking delegates across the country to vote for them at the primary, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman, has said the party will come up with a consensus candidate. The BoT chairman, Walid Jubril, stated this to newsmen while responding to a question at the PDP secretariat in Lafia, Nasarawa State, yesterday. According to Jubril, he was in the State to access presidential aspirants and enable them to come up with a suitable candidate for the party…

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