2023 APC Ticket: ‘Buhari not in support of Muslim-Muslim ticket for APC’ – Sources

President Muhammadu Buhari is said to not be in support of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) parading a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket in the 2023 General elections, it has been gathered. A presidency source who spoke with newsmen yesterday, said just like in 2014 when he rejected the choice of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who is a Muslim, as his running mate, the president still believes that such a ticket may spell doom for the APC, especially with the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) parading a Muslim-Christian ticket.…

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2023 PDP Ticket: Atiku set to unveil Wike as running mate

…As PDP c’ttee recommends Gov. There are indications that the South-East geo-political zone may have lost out in the battle to produce the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party( PDP) Presidential candidate, as the committee may have named Nyesom Wike, as his running mate. The Committee on Atiku’s running mate, we gathered voted 16 to 3 votes in favour of Governor Nyesom Wike, of Rivers State, and runner-up to Atiku in the PDP presidential primary. The committee was earlier given the task to come up with three…

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Insecurity: Terrorists abduct 7-month-old baby, seven others in Katsina metropolis

At least eight persons have been kidnapped in Katsina after a fresh attack on the State metropolis by terrorists in the early hours of yesterday. The motorcycle-riding gunmen stormed Shola Quarters, situated behind the Federal Medical Centre in the city capital around 4 am, and abducted a nursing mother with her seven-month-old baby along with six others. The fresh onslaught on the community, which is located on the outskirts of Katsina metropolis, occurred in the wee hours of yesterday when most of the victims were still asleep. It was reliably…

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2023 Muslim-Muslim Ticket: “Neglect us at your own peril” – Arewa Christians warn

Northern Christians and pastors under the umbrella of Arewa Christians and Indigenous Pastors Association have warned against the imposition of a Muslim-Muslim ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election. The group, in an issued press statement signed by the chairman, Rev. Shehu Luke, yesterday, said it became imperative to make an official position known to the general public following what it described as a “hijack of Nigeria’s political process”. “ACIPA has observed with sadness the hijack of Nigeria’s political process and perhaps our future by a few money bag politicians…

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‘PMB takes decisions without any cabal’ – Presidency

The Presidency has said President Muhammadu Buhari takes his own decisions and carries them out without the backup of a so-called ‘cabal’, or backroom boys. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this Tuesday in an issued statement, titled: “President’s Laudatory Role in the APC Primary”, amid reports about the actions of people around President Buhari during the period. The statement read, amongst others: “The media are being inundated with made-up stories, speculating about the role of the President in the flag-bearer contest-…

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INEC deploys additional machines for CVR to Kano, S/East, Lagos

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has deployed additional 209 machines for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) to Kano, the five south-eastern states, Lagos, where the pressure for the exercise is most acute. This development is sequel to the surge in the number of prospective registrants in those states as the June 30 deadline for the CVR approaches. The INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said this in an issued press statement. Okoye said the Commission will monitor the situation over the next few…

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2023: “I said I’ll support Tinubu, I never asked Ebonyi people not to vote for Peter Obi” – Umahi

Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, has denied asking the people of the State not to vote for Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party in 2023. Umahi had while swearing in newly appointed members of his cabinet on Monday, said the people of the state would support Tinubu and not Peter Obi as part of what he described as Ebonyi’s agenda. However, the governor, in a statement by his special assistant on Media and publicity, Francis Nwaze, said he was only reiterating his earlier promise to support the APC…

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Insecurity: 913 killed, 265 abducted in May – Report

A report by an indigenous intelligence outfit, Beacon Consulting, has revealed that non-State actors carried out no fewer than 421 attacks across the country in May 2022. The attacks were said to have happened in 201 local government areas in 36 States of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory. According to the report released at the weekend, over 265 Nigerians were abducted, while 913 were killed during the attacks recorded between May 1 and May 30, 2022. The report added that there was a decrease of 58.1% in abductions…

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