Kaduna Guber ticket: How Uba Sani use Islamic Clerics to outsmart el-rufai

Facts are emerging on how Senator Uba Sani used Islamic clerics in Kaduna to outsmart Governor Nasir Ahmad el-rufai to secure the ticket of the All Progressive Congres APC for the 2023 gubernatorial elections in the state.  Senator Uba Sani representing Kaduna Central, according insiders in his camp, was said to have approached some Islamic Scholars in the state, requested for a meeting to discuss important issues pertaining to the the security of the state. At the meeting, Voice of Liberty’s source said Sani convinced the Islamic scholars that the…

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June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations: Nigerians cheer Buhari at his last Eagle Square Special Parade

President Muhammadu Buhari received a rousing welcome from students, guests and dignitaries yesterday at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day celebrations. The president was received on arrival by the Commander of the Nigerian Army’s Guards Brigade before he mounted a special podium for the rendition of the National Anthem. While inspecting the guards in a special parade vehicle, the president was cheered by guests, particularly students who waived the Nigerian flag. This was followed by Military and Police March pasts in slow and quick steps,…

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2023: Deadline for voters registration remains June 30
— INEC

Contrary to speculations that the deadline for the ongoing registration of voters has been extended to August 31, 2022, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), says the deadline remains June 30, 2022. Recall that following a clamour for an extension of the deadline due to an upsurge in the number of potential registrants and the attendant logistics hitches, the INEC last week said an extension might be considered. Yesterday, some online reports claimed that the deadline had been extended prompting celebration in some quarters. However, when newsmen asked the Chief…

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Combined police, military engage terrorists in gun duel on Kaduna-Abuja highway

A combined team of Police and military operatives foiled a mission by bandits along the Kaduna-Abuja highway yesterday. According to the State’s Police Command spokesman, DSP Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident in an issued statement in Kaduna, the team killed one of the bandits and recovered one AK-47 rifle as well as 9 of their operational motorcycles. He stated that the feat was another indication of successful and purposeful synergy between the Police team of ‘Operation Puff Adder’ and the military in the State. The Police urged residents in…

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2023 General Elections: Voter apathy looms in North – CNG warns

The Coalition for Northern Groups, (CNG), has warned that unless urgent measures are taken, there is a likelihood of voter apathy in the Northern part of the country in the 2023 general elections. Addressing newsmen in Kano yesterday, the spokesman of the coalition, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, said its observations indicated that there is lower participation in the ongoing update of voter registration in the North compared to other parts of the country. This, the coalition said, is not unconnected to the huge disappointment of Northerners in the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.…

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2023: PDP National Caucus moves to endorse Wike as Atiku’s running mate

There are strong indications that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the House of Representatives may endorse River State’s governor, Nyesom Wike, as the running mate of the presidential flag bearer of the party, Atiku Abubakar. This came to the fore after a member of the caucus, Busayo Oluwole Oke, in a statement, disclosed that key colleagues would meet in Abuja today to take the decision. According to him, the members, comprising party faithful across the six geo-political zones, had already resolved to endorse Wike after seriously considering his…

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Concern mounts, as Nigeria’s dependency on China deepens

…Trade deficit, debt balloon Bi-lateral trade deficit against Nigeria is widening in favour of China, with available data showing a steady increase in Nigeria’s importation from the Asian country, rising by 183.91% from N530.98bn in the first quarter of 2018 to N1.51tr in Q1, 2022. According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) data on foreign trade, China is responsible for the bulk of imports into Nigeria, ranking number one on the list of top 10 countries in the five quarters under review. However, export to China is negligible, as…

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2023: Ohanaeze declares support for Peter Obi, Labour Party

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has declared support for the former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, for president come 2023. It stated this in an issued press statement commending Nigerians, especially the youths on their recent efforts to end voters’ apathy and take back Nigeria in 2023. The group however urged Igbo leadership to openly endorse the Obi’s Labour Party in 2023, as he is the newest political tsunami sweeping across the country. The statement was signed by its Secretary-General, Okechukwu Isiguzoro and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki. The…

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2023: Labour Party working towards merging with NNPP – Party Chieftain

There are plans to bring together the Labour Party (LP) and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) to help strengthen the national spread and to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC). The Spokesman, National Consultative Forum (NCF) and Labour Party, Dr. Yunusa Tanko, disclosed this in a recent interview. According to Tanko, merging the two parties was an idea they have already seen on the ground, and they felt that the Labour Party’s flag bearer, Peter Obi, who is very much grounded in the Southern part of the country…

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