A’isha Buhari bows to pressure, withdraws case against student critic

The First Lady, A’isha Buhari, has bowed to widespread pressure and condemnation, withdrawing the case against a final year student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Mohammed. Withdrawing the case against the accused yesterday, the prosecution counsel, Fidelis Ogbobe said the First Lady, as the mother of the nation, decided to withdraw the case following the intervention of well-meaning Nigerians. He relied on Section 108 sub-section 2(a) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act to move the application for the withdrawal of the case. Ruling on the matter, Justice Yusuf…

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NLC, TUC demand FG’s immediate action against N240 fuel price hike

…Says new price is pain-inducing The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, (TUC), has called on the Federal government to responsively take immediate action to reverse the current hiked price of fuel at N240. NLC and TUC further described the current price hike of fuel as unnecessary, crippling and pain-inducing to Nigerians, whom they said are already suffering beyond measure because of unfavourable government policies. According to an issued press statement, jointly signed by NLC and TUC Presidents, Comrade Ayuba Wabba and Comrade…

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2023 Elections: Northern Groups demands drug, mental test for Presidential, Governorship candidates

Ahead of the 2023 General Elections, a political interest group, ‘The Concerned Northern Youths and the Coalition for National Agenda’ have demanded that all presidential and gubernatorial candidates should take drug tests as well as undergo medical and mental assessments to ascertain their readiness for the posts being contested. In a joint press conference in Abuja yesterday, addressed by the Coordinator of the group, Suleiman Tambay and his counterpart from the Coalition for National Agenda, Nnamdi Iroegbu, they said the North, and indeed other parts of country, should ensure that…

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Insecurity: “Gov. Sule collected N14.4bn Security Vote without securing Nasarawa”, Maku alleges

Director-General of the Nasarawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council, Labaran Maku, yesterday alleged that the incumbent State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has collected a security vote of N14.4 billion for about four years without securing the State. Maku, who is a former Minister of Information, made the revelation at the headquarters of Wamba local government area, in continuation of the Nasarawa PDP State zonal campaign rally, insisting that people no longer go to their farms because there was no peace in the State any longer. The PDP campaign DG,…

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Delta: Gunmen attack mosque in dawn raid, abduct 3 worshippers, injure 11 

Three worshipers were yesterday abducted, while about 11 others were battling for life in an undisclosed hospital in Ughelli, Ughelli-North local government area of Delta State, when unknown gunmen attacked the Central Mosque in the ancient town. A resident, who spoke with newsmen, said the attack took place at about 6.47am, when some Muslim faithful were holding their morning prayers at the Central Mosque, located along Okoroda Street, in Ughelli. The resident, who gave his name simply as Larry, said many residents were jolted from their sleep by gunshots followed by…

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2023: “Tinubu’s administration will completely eliminate poverty in Nigeria”, Shettima assures 

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), will tackle poverty in Nigeria if elected as president in 2023, Kashim Shettima, the vice presidential candidate of the party, has said. Shettima disclosed this on Tuesday, while speaking on behalf of Tinubu, at the unveiling of Tinubu/Shettima Crowd funding Application, in Lagos. Shettima said with the app, everybody will be able to contribute to the campaign fund. He praised Tinubu’s leadership quality, saying leadership has to do with track record, antecedent and achievements and not the issue…

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Aminu Adamu’s Arrest: Coalition of Northern Group Students Wing condemns act by Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari, Nigerian First Lady

The Students Wing of the Coalition of Northern Groups, (CNG) has joined other concerned Nigerians in condemning what it termed the impunity with which Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari ordered the unlawful arrest and detention without trial of a fellow student of the Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State, Aminu Adamu. CNG in a statement signed by the Secretary, Iskil Abubakar said it find the action of the First Lady Aisha Buhari and the Department of State Services (DSS) over the arrest of a young Nigerian for merely passing a remark…

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‘How governors steal Federation Account allocations meant for LGAs’ – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused some Chief Executives of encouraging corruption in the local government system, thereby inhibiting development at the grassroots. The President made his accusation yesterday in Abuja, at a parley with members of the Senior Executive Course (SEC) No. 44 (2022) of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, NIPSS, Kuru, Plateau State. The President narrated his personal experience on stemming the tide of corruption in the local government system after the presentation of the report of NIPSS Course SEC 44, which had as its theme:…

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2023: “I will conquer the ocean in Bayelsa as I did in Lagos”, Tinubu promises

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has promised to build primary and secondary drainage canals that would protect Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, from flood if he is voted into office as president of Nigeria in 2023. Tinubu stated this in Yenagoa yesterday, during the Bayelsa State APC Presidential Campaign Council rally, which was held at Yenagoa, the State capital. The Asiwaju said if elected, he would proffer permanent solutions to issues of flooding across Bayelsa, in the same way he did in Lagos, as well as…

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Electoral Corruption: Diezani gave politicians $115m to compromise 2015 polls – EFCC 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, says its investigation shows that former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, allegedly gave politicians $115 million to compromise the 2015 elections. The EFCC chairperson, AbdulRasheed Bawa, made this disclosure on Wednesday, at an induction retreat for new Resident Electoral Commissioners, INEC, in Lagos. Bawa was represented by the Chief Superintendent of the anti-graft agency, Adukwu Michael. Diezani was the Minister of Petroleum Resources from 2010 to 2015 during the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan. Shortly before Jonathan handed over to President…

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