National Security: Clampdown on secessionist agitators – Yoruba forum urges FG

Godwin Amunde The Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) has urged the Federal Government and security agencies in the country to take urgent steps to stop alleged plans by some unpatriotic elements to launch series of attacks on security personnel in the South-West states. YAF alleged that there were plans by these individuals and groups to smuggle into the South-West the type of wanton violence being inflicted on the people and security agents in the South-East part of the country by the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra. The Forum also alleged that…

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PGF Felicitates with Lalong on his 58th birthday

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has felicitated with Chairman, Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and the Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, on his 58th birthday. In a statement on Wednesday in Abuja signed by the Chairman of PGF and Governor of Kebbi State, Abubakar Bagudu, the Forum said the Plateau State governor’s contributions to matters of governance have been insightful and resolute. The statements reads: “The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) joins His Excellency Simon Bako Lalong, Plateau State Governor and Chairman, Northern Governors Forum, to celebrate his…

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Chad’s President Déby killed by rebels after 30 years in power

By Ishaku Yohanna In a swift change of fate, a broadcast  on national radio today has announced the death of Chad’s veteran president, Idriss Déby after he  won a sixth term by 79.3%, according to provisional results on Monday. According to a confirmation from the national army of Chad read on national television, the newly re-elected President Idriss Déby has died of wounds he received while commanding his army in battles against rebels in the north. The country’s army released a statement saying that Deby died after being “injured on…

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APC Governors Carpet Obaseki Over N60bn Currency Printing Claim

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), a group of governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has debunked claims by Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state that the federal government printed N60 billion to augment the revenue allocation to the three tiers of government in March 2021. In a statement signed by Abubakar Atiku Bagudu, governor of Kebbi and chairman of the PGFsaid Obaseki’s claim did not reflect the true positions of things. The PGF states: “To set the records clear and to the…

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Nyuwar/Jessu attack: Gombe Gov’t Presents Relief Materials to Affected Communities

Ismaila Uba Misilli In line with Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya’s directive, the two communities of Nyuwar and Jessu in Balanga Local Government area today received delivery of relief materials to cushion their suffering following the recent attacks on them which claimed many lives and left many property incinerated. Presenting the food items and other essential materials to the representative of the district head of Nyuwar, the Commissioner of Internal Security and Ethical Orientation, Adamu Dishi Kupto said having visited Jessu and Nyuwar communities to assess the level of damage, the…

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2023: PGF DG warns APC against self destruction

…Says party’s electoral advantage more on account of President Buhari By Godwin Amunde The Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Dr. Salihu Moh’d Lukman has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be mindful of enemies from within as the 2023 general elections draw closer. He made the position known in a statement made available to newsmen on Monday in Abuja and expressed worry over the chances of the ruling APC to retain power at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. “How was the APC able to…

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Desist from your devilish plans or face sanctions, Yoruba Group warns masterminds of violence in S’West

By Godwin Amunde A group, Yoruba Appraisal Forum, (YAF) said it won’t hesitate to mobilise all its members to confront those planning another wave of violence in the South-West region under the guise of agitating for Yoruba self-determination and freedom. YAF National Coordinator, Adesina Animashaun, in a statement titled, ‘Desist now from the path to perdition, Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) warns masterminds of violence in Yorubaland again, vows to take decisive action against them,’ said the recent violence arising from the activities of self-styled Yoruba freedom fighters, especially the rash…

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APC: ‘Don’t repeat Oshiomhole’s mistakes’ – PGF DG warns Buni

By Godwin Amunde The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, (PGF) – the umbrella body of Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Salihu Lukman, has warned the Caretaker and Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party not to repeat the mistakes made by the party’s immediate past national leadership. He therefore urges the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led CECPC to quickly set in motion the process that will lead to the National Convention of the ruling party. Lukman, who faulted the extension of…

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APC Governors celebrate Tinubu at 69; say ‘We look up to you for inspiring guidance’

By Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has described Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as a source of inspiration and guidance. This is contained in a congratulatory message to Tinubu as he celebrates his 69th birthday. The Chairman of the Forum and the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, in a statement issued Sunday said the governors acknowledged and commended Tinubu’s untiring and selfless leadership and commitment to a united prosperous Nigeria. The statement reads: “We in particular wish to acknowledge and commend your untiring and selfless leadership and commitment…

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Revealed: Moribund Port Harcourt, Kaduna, Warri refineries incur loss of N778bn in five years!

The government-owned refineries, being run by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, reported a total loss of N778.71bn from 2015 to 2019, an analysis of data collated from their financial statements has shown. The refineries generated total revenue of N21.12bn in the five-year period as they operated at below their full capacities. The refineries, which are located in Port Harcourt, Kaduna and Warri, have a combined installed capacity of 445,000 barrels per day. The country relies largely on importation of refined petroleum products as its refineries have remained in a state…

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