Tinubu in UK, speaks at Chattam House, declines Arise News invite for town hall meeting

…Directs Spokespersons to also not attend  Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election, Asíwájú Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has arrived in London, United Kingdom, ahead of a scheduled appearance at the world-leading policy institute, Chattam House, according to an issued statement by the APC Presidential Campaign Council, (PCC). The Asíwájú, during the appearance, scheduled for December 5, is expected to speak on sundry issues including security, economy and foreign policy of his administration if elected president of Nigeria in 2023. The Director of Media and Publicity…

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2022 Flood: Over 600 perished, 1.3million persons displaced In Nigeria ― UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF, has said that according to government data no fewer than 600 persons died and 1.3 million were rendered homeless as a result of the September/October 2022 floods across 34 states of the country. Chief of UNICEF Field Office, Enugu, Juliet Chiluwe, stated this yesterday, during an official handover of supplies for Anambra State Flood Response from UNICEF to the Anambra State Government. During the occasion, the first set of supplies of 100 drums of chlorine for disinfection of water sources, 40 cartons of Aquatabs…

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National Security Concerns: FG’s failure to secure Nigeria responsible for rising poverty – Govs Forum reply Buhari

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum, (NGF), has described the claim by the Federal Government that State governors are responsible for the rising poverty and economic hardship in the country as “baseless”. The Forum, which consists of the 36 State governors, attributed the high level of poverty to the Federal Government’s failure to provide adequate security for lives and property. The NGF made their position known through an issued statement by their Director of Media and Public Affairs, AbdulRazaque Bello-Barkindo, yesterday, in reaction to the Federal Government’s claim that State Governors are…

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Fake News Alert: ‘Asiwaju Tinubu’s US visa valid till November 2023’ 

Contrary to the claims in the trending fake news published by some online news platforms that the United States (US) Embassy has denied the Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu visa to travel to the US for a planned engagement, the US embassy has stated that the Asíwájú did not apply for United States visa recently, and was not denied a visa. It was however revealed that Tinubu currently does not need to apply for a US visa at present, anytime this year, or indeed for…

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Human Rights negligence responsible for Nigeria’s many challenges – UN   

The United Nations (UN) Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Mathias Schemale, has identified human rights negligence as one of the factors responsible for the many challenges in Nigeria.  The UN representative stated this in Abuja, at the official Launch of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Client Response mechanism short code number, which is part of activities lined up to commemorate 2022 Human Rights Day. Schemale added that no nation advances without properly building human rights into political structures and processes. According to him, the adopted Universal Declaration of Human Rights…

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P&ID $11bn Gas Contract Case: ‘Corruption in Nigeria on an industrial scale’, British lawyer tells London court

A British lawyer representing Nigeria in a London court case in which $11 billion is at stake has said, on Friday, that the trial would reveal corruption “on an industrial scale”, not only of Nigerian officials but also of British lawyers. The case stems from a contract for a gas project awarded by Nigeria in 2010 to Process and Industrial Developments Limited, P&ID. The gas processing facility never materialised, for reasons that are disputed. After years of legal wrangling, a London-based arbitration tribunal said, in 2017, that Nigeria had not…

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Labour Party, Peter Obi releases campaign manifesto for 2023

The Labour Party (LP) has released its manifesto tagged: “It’s POssible”, which will be formally unveiled to Nigerians, yesterday. According to the Head of Media of the Presidential Campaign Council of the party, Diran Onifade, the candidate, Peter Obi, was part of those who produced the manifesto, unlike other parties where the candidates have no idea of the contents of such document. In the 62-page manifesto, the Peter Obi campaign anchored it on seven thematic areas. These are security, production, institutional reforms, the industrial revolution, infrastructural development, human capital development, and robust…

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‘El-Rufa’i has only one house in Kaduna’, Says Senator Sani

Senator representing Kaduna-Central, who doubles as the 2023 Kaduna State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the incumbent Governor, Nasir el-Rufa’i, had only one house before he became the governor. He made this known while featuring in the ongoing political engagement with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ), Kaduna State Council at the weekend. He said, “I want to make it clear, he is still the owner of that house. He is the most prudent public servant that I have come across. This…

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