Secession Agitations: South-East Governors, leaders disown IPOB

…say ‘Nigeria remains united’ Ishaku Yohanna Leaders of the South-East, comprising governors, politicians, religious and traditional leaders rose from a meeting in Enugu and disowned the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and all pro-Biafra agitators, saying all the secessionist groups don’t speak for the region. The South-East leaders’ meeting was a follow-up to the consultation the presidential delegation, led by the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd), had with Igbo leaders on June 11, 2021 on insecurity in the region in particular and Nigeria in general. The South-East…

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Students’ abduction: ‘We’ll meet on the field’ – Kebbi Gov dares kidnappers

…vows to lead rescue operation By Ishaku Yohanna Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu, has vowed to join local hunters and lead the rescue operation of teachers and students abducted from the Federal Government College, Birnin Yauri, in Ngaski Local Government Area of the State. He stated this on Saturday when the local hunters in the state paid him a visit following the recent attack on Thursday in which gunmen invaded the school and abducted some students and teachers. While a student is said to have died during a gun…

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APC Govs hail Tambuwal-led Committee on Autonomy for Judiciary, State Legislature

Godwin Amunde The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) – an umbrella body of Nigerian governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Pro­gressives Congress (APC) – has endorsed agreements reached by the Governor Aminu Tambuwal-led Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) Committee on autonomy for judiciary and state legislature. The PGF, under the chairmanship of Governor Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State, at an emergency meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday, noted that the Tambuwal-led NGF Committee consulted all the critical stakeholders, notably leadership of State Judiciary and Assemblies and jointly reached agreements…

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Security Infrastructure: FG acquires first Landing Ship Tank for Nigerian Navy 42-years after – APC group

Godwin Amunde APC-Legacy Awareness Campaign – a support group within Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress, said President Muhammadu Buhari has focused on massive investment in Nigeria’s security infrastructure while confronting Nigeria’s longstanding and deep-rooted security challenges. The group revealed that Nigeria, under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration recently acquired its first new Landing Ship Tank (LST) since 1979, while the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) received about 23 new aircraft since 2015 as part of commitments of his administration to end insecurity in the country. This is contained in…

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Ex-president, clerics plotting to destroy Buhari’s govt, Yoruba group alleges

Godwin Amunde A coalition under the aegis of the Yoruba Appraisal Forum (YAF) on Tuesday raised the alarm over an alleged plot by an unnamed former Nigerian president, some clerics and politicians to undermine the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. YAF also alleged that the former president, which it did not name, and members of his group, was promoting agitations in the South West in pursuit of this agenda. The Forum further alleged that the group had concluded plans to hold a meeting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory on Thursday, June 10,…

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Infrastructure Dev’t: Buhari setting new standards for future administrations to build upon – APC

Godwin Amunde A group, the All Progressives Congress (APC) Legacy Awareness & Campaign, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is building infrastructure that will drive Nigeria’s’ growth and prosperity. In a statement signed by Lanre Issa-Onilu, Ismaeel Ahmed, Tolu Ogunlesi and Salihu Moh Lukman, the group argued that President Buhari has committed more resources on infrastructural development than previous administrations and broken Nigeria’s decades-old infrastructure development jinx while setting new standards for future administrations to build upon. The statement reads: “More road and rail infrastructure are being built and/or completed…

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Buhari, Osinbajo, others to speak at book launch on APC score card

Godwin Amunde President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are scheduled to speak at the public presentation of a book ‘APC’s Litmus Test’ written by the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Dr. Salihu Moh. Lukman. According to a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday and signed by former APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the book is a contribution to APC’s quest to bolster its democratic credentials towards engendering political stability,…

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Buhari Laying Foundation For Nigeria’s Greatness – APC Group

  …Says PDP destroyed Nigeria for 16 years Godwin Amunde A support group of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) under the aegis of APC Legacy Awareness and Campaign (APC-LAC) said President Muhammadu Buhari has been laying the foundation for a greater Nigeria since assumption of office in 2015. The group in a statement issued yesterday in Abuja berated past administrations for neglecting such priority which it claimed the current administration has embarked upon. The group made this known in a statement by its leaders: The Director-General of the Progressive…

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New APC group to showcase Buhari’s achievements emerges

By Godwin Amunde A new group within the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has been formed with the aim of showcasing the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration. The group, known as the APC Legacy Awareness & Campaign, APCLAC, is being championed by some members of the party, which include the Director-General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF); Salihu Mohammed Lukman, APC National Youth Leader; Barrister Ismail Ahmed, Presidential Media Aide; Tolu Ogunlesi and a former APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu. A statement jointly signed on Friday…

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APC governors welcome Ayade, say party’s reinforcement continues

By Godwin Amunde Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) on Friday welcomed the Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade, into their fold. The governors acting under the aegis of Progressive Governors Forum, (PGF) described Ayade’s entry into the APC, from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) as a “testament of the party’s capacity to mobilise all Nigerians consistent with the vision of the founding fathers to ensure that the APC is a platform to unite all Nigerians.” This was contained in a statement titled, “The…

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