“We have no record of crime against Tinubu” – US declares

…Falsifies drug dealing allegations The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was neither involved nor convicted for criminal drug dealing, the United States (US) government has said. The US offered the clarification while responding to a petition filed a while back seeking details about the failed suit brought against Tinubu over unsubstantiated allegations of drug dealing and purported questionable financial transactions in the country. This falsifies reports amplified by his political opponents who are recycling an unsuccessful suit in which the former Lagos Governor was cleared…

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Fuel scarcity lingers, as NNPCL stock decline by over 5 million litres

As the scarcity of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol, has lingered, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL)’s Monday’s stock of the product has reportedly declined marginally, by over 5 million litres. The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA), which dropped the hint in a document, titled: “Petroleum Products Stock & Days Sufficiency Data 7th November, 2022”, said the total stock, which was 1,912,725,464 litres on 6th November, 2022, dropped marginally to 1,907,244,225 litres on 7th November, 2022. The NMDPRA based its computation of average daily…

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2023: Kadaria Ahmed to host Tinubu, Atiku, Obi, others on televised ‘Presidential Town Hall Series’

As political parties and their respective presidential candidates vie to lead Nigeria’s next administration by winning the forthcoming 2023 election, the special Town Hall series: ‘The Candidates‘, is set to return on November, 17. The programme is a two-hour live televised town hall meeting series, comprising the presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the six leading political parties and their running mates. It is an original Daria Media concept, supported by the MacArthur Foundation, NTA and YouTube, towards the 2019 General elections to elevate election conversations to issue-based conversations. The town…

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Insecurity: Elections may not hold in 242 polling units in 10 Katsina LGAs – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), has disclosed that 242 polling units with 142,261 registered voters in 10 local government areas of Katsina State were under serious security threat. The Commission’s Head of the Department of Electoral Operation in the State, Husseni Ja’afar, who revealed this at a stakeholders meeting in Katsina yesterday, said the polling units may be affected in the forthcoming general elections. He said the electoral umpire has directed all the electoral officers of the affected local governments to liaise with security agencies, traditional and religious leaders…

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Tinubu: “We’re not faceless”, Abuja pastors reply CAN

The President of Nigeria Coalition of Pastors for Good Leaders, Apostle Babatunde Oguntimehin, on Monday, presented proof of ordination and registers of members to dismiss the claim of Christians Association of Nigeria that they were faceless clerics. The action was coming barely 24 hours after a delegation of Abuja-based pastors and bishops endorsed the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, at a town hall meeting with some party chieftains of Tinubu support group, City Boy Movement. However, CAN disowned the clerics hours after the endorsement, saying…

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Terrorists free Zamfara former Acct.-General’s children after 5 months captivity

All the abducted daughters of a former Accountant-General of Zamfara State, Abubakar Bello Furfuri, have regained their freedom after 5 months in captivity. Recall that the five girls were reportedly abducted by terrorists from their home in Furfuri, a community in Bungudu LGA in June. In October, their kidnappers were said to have released a video showing the girls carrying firearms and threatened to recruit them into banditry if the ransom they demanded was not paid. The Special Adviser to the Governor on Public Enlightenment, Zailani Bappa, who confirmed their…

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Insecurity: Terrorists demand N20m for 20 kidnapped children in Niger

Terrorists have kidnapped 20 children, including males and females, in Niger State. According to reports, they were abducted in Kusherki village, in Rafi local government area of the State. They were said to have been in captivity for the past three weeks. The terrorists, according to reports, are demanding for N20 million for their release. There has been a spike in kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminalities across the country for months on end. Last week over 20 children were abducted in Katsina State while working on a farm;…

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‘Igbo should reflect on reality of Tinubu’s presidency’ – Nnamani

A former Enugu State Governor, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, has said that it is not late for the Igbo to reflect on and carefully X-ray the looming reality of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in 2023. Nnamani, who is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Cooperation & Integration in Africa/NEPAD, in an issued statement in Abuja, asked Igbos several questions concerning their relationship with the Yoruba, noting that the Yorubas are not their problem. In his piece, titled: “The Igbo insularity and its Yoruba Wahala”, Nnamani asked: “How did the Igbo…

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2023: “We’re currently grappling with 600 court cases”, INEC cries out

Ahead of the 2023 general election, the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), said it is currently facing over 600 litigations instituted by individuals and parties in several courts across the federation. Chairman of the Commission, Mahmood Yakubu, who made this known at a capacity-building workshop for over 300 judges that will handle disputes that will arise from the forthcoming elections, lamented that most of the cases pending against the electoral body, relate to the conduct of primaries by political parties. He said it was not healthy for the nation that…

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4m Nigerian farmers to benefit from fresh $109m UK funding

The United Kingdom (UK) Government has disclosed that it will provide new funding to help Nigerian farmers adapt to the impact of climate change while improving productivity in the country. The UK government is investing £95 million ($109 million) in the programme, which is targeting four million farmers including 2 million women to scale up sustainable farming practices “such as heat and flood tolerant crop varieties and integrated soil fertility management,” the UK said in an emailed statement. The funding comes as the West African nation is experiencing the worst…

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