June 12 Democracy Day Celebrations: Nigerians cheer Buhari at his last Eagle Square Special Parade

President Muhammadu Buhari received a rousing welcome from students, guests and dignitaries yesterday at the Eagle Square, Abuja, venue of the June 12 Democracy Day celebrations. The president was received on arrival by the Commander of the Nigerian Army’s Guards Brigade before he mounted a special podium for the rendition of the National Anthem. While inspecting the guards in a special parade vehicle, the president was cheered by guests, particularly students who waived the Nigerian flag. This was followed by Military and Police March pasts in slow and quick steps,…

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June 12 Democracy Day: “Get your PVC, elect best candidates to sustain democracy for good governance” Liberty TV Boss urges Nigerians

…Pays tribute to founding fathers In commemoration of this year’s Democracy Day celebration, the Executive Chairman of ATAR Communications Nig Ltd., owners of the No. 1 Arewa News Channels, TV and Radio FM stations, Alh. (Dr) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has tasked citizens to ensure that they get their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) to enable them to exercise their civic rights in voting in and out bad candidates to sustain democracy for good governance in the country. A statement to Voice of Liberty online yesterday, quotes Dr. Ramalan as describing the…

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Kaduna: Terrorists release 11 kidnapped train passengers

After intense negotiations between the Federal Government and the terrorists of the Abuja-Kaduna-bound train who kidnapped several passengers almost three months ago, 11 of the abducted passengers were released yesterday. The media consultant of Sheikh Ahmad Gumi, Tukur Mamu made the disclosure yesterday. Recall that prior to the release of the abductors the terrorists had demanded that Mamu be involved in efforts to secure their release. Similar engagements by the terrorists with the security agencies were stalled, according to the abductors, due to what they called “breach of trust and…

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2023 Presidency: 8 names tipped as Tinubu’s running mate

Eight names have so far emerged as likely running mates for the All Progressives Congress (APC)’s presidential flag-bearer, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, in the forthcoming 2023 general elections. This is coming just as the ruling party is said to be in a dilemma over who to pick as his running mate for the 2023 election. Various caucuses in the party are reportedly behind the push for eight names as likely preferred choice as running mate. No fewer than six camps in the APC in the North are reportedly backing separate…

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2023 Presidency: Ramalan congratulates Tinubu

…Urges him to resolve APC internal issues, unite all members The former Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Caucus in Kaduna State Alh. (Dr.) Ahmed Tijjani Ramalan, has urged Jagaba Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to leverage on his emergence as the Presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 general election in order to resolve all the internal issues and disagreements emanating from the party in the State Chapters.Ramalan stated this in his congratulatory message to Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu on his victory at the recently-concluded…

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2023 APC Flag: Tinubu wins APC presidential primaries landslide, with 1,271 votes

…”You can lick your wounds” – Asiwaju to Lawan Against all odds, the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday clinched the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidential election. Tinubu garnered 1, 271 votes to defeat his closest rival, Rotimi Amaechi who scored 316 while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came third with 235 votes and is followed by Ahmad Lawan who got 152 votes. There were 13 void votes. Vice-President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo garnered 235 votes to come third. Senate…

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2023 Presidency: “I’ll start working from day one if elected” – Tinubu

…Says Nigeria needs courageous leader like him One of the frontline presidential aspirants of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to hit the ground running from day one, if elected. Tinubu stated this during his remark at the APC special convention, which began in Abuja yesterday, when he was given the stage to address delegates. He pleaded with delegates to vote for him because, according to him, he is courageous, competent and experienced enough to pilot the affairs of Nigeria. The former Lagos State governor…

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2023: APC Elective National Convention: Buhari disowns Lawan, Adamu

…Says “I’ve no anointed candidate” President Muhammadu Buhari has said he has not anointed anyone as consensus presidential candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of the party’s presidential primary starting today, Tuesday. Reports had emerged to the effect that the APC National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, announced Ahmad Lawan, who is the Senate President, as the party’s consensus candidate during the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) meeting on Monday, claiming to have done so with the president’s nod. Following the announcement northern APC governors who had backed power shift…

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2023 Presidential Flag: Yahaya Bello snubs Northern APC Govs; refuses to step down

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has refused to step down his presidential ambition despite the agreement reached by the Northern Governors who met with President Muhammadu Buhari. Recall that Governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the northern region had on Saturday asked the party to zone its presidential ticket to the south. In a statement signed by 11 Governors, they said it was a question of honor for the APC. The Governors asked all Northern aspirants in the race to withdraw in the national interest. However, Bello, a…

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APC to proceed with presidential primary without statutory delegates despite court judgment

…’No APC presidential aspirant’s been disqualified’ – Adamu The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), says it will proceed with its special convention without statutory delegates despite the pronouncement by the Federal High Court in Kano. This is just as its National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, has said no presidential aspirant on the party’s platform has been disqualified. Recall that the court, on Friday, held that statutory delegates can participate in the primaries of political parties in accordance with the Nigerian Constitution. The spokesperson of the APC, Felix Morka, told newsmen that…

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