What APC must do to win 2023 presidential election – PGF DG

By Godwin Amunde The Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Mohammed Lukman, said regular meetings by the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs and power brokers between 2013 and 2014 was what led to President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in 2015. He added that APC must therefore adopt the model it used in the build up to the 2015 general election to win the 2023 presidential poll. Speaking with newsmen on Monday in Abuja, during the presentation of his new book titled, “APC and Progressive Politics in Nigeria” Lukman…

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Breaking! KDSG relaxes curfew in 21 LGAs

…Kaduna-South, Chikun,remains The Kaduna state government has relaxed the curfew it imposed in 21 LGAs. However, the 24-hour curfew will continue in Chikun and Kaduna-South LGAs until further notice. According to an issued statement signed by the commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the state government has accepted the recommendation of the security agencies for a significant relaxation of the curfew in 21 local government areas. Details later…

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Lekki Tollgate protests: I’m avoiding debates over incident until all facts’re established – Buhari

Few days after he addressed the nation regarding the violence and unrest that marred the #EndSARS protests, President Muhammadu Buhari says he is avoiding to get into any debates until all facts are established. President Buhari disclosed this on Sunday, in a communique by his special media aide, Garba Shehu, Channels TV reported. The president, who said he had all along avoided going into a debate about the Lekki Toll Gate incidents until all the facts are established, appealed to the people all over the country to maintain peace and…

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Looting: “Turn back your children if they bring unaccounted goods” – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged parents and guardians not to encourage their children and wards to partake in the nationwide looting and destruction of property. The President, who stated this yesterday said, “Families must turn back children who bring home unaccounted goods, in the same way, wives must ask their husbands to return looted items brought home”. President Buhari, in the statement, issued through his media spokesman, Garba Shehu, expressed his full support and optimism that it will assist the nation to give justice to peaceful protesters who lost their…

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Angry youths invade Ex-House Speaker Dogara’s house

Cart away valuables Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the resident of former speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara in Jos, Plateau state capital. According to the report, the hoodlums defied the ongoing curfew imposed by the state government to also invade other buildings in search of COVID-19 palliatives. Dogara’s house was attacked about 9 am yesterday, an eyewitness told journalists. Policemen and other security operatives enforcing the curfew shot to disperse the rampaging youths without success. The hoodlums also carted away some farm inputs, including bags of fertiliser from…

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IPOB plans ‘peaceful’ protests today

The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) said its members would begin peaceful protests across the ‘Biafra’ land today. According to a statement issued by the spokesman of the pro-Biafra group, Emma Powerful, the protest, scheduled to hold in Benin, Enugu, Aba, Abakaliki, Umuahia, Nnewi, Uyo, Calabar, Onitsha and among others states is as a result of the killings, destruction and burning of private properties across ‘Biafraland’.  Powerful, who also disclosed the protesters would also engage in a clean-up exercise to tidy up and clear the numerous mountains of rubbish…

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Tension in Jos community as angry youths loot fertiliser, farm inputs

The Plateau Agricultural Development Programme (PADP) in Dogon-Dagi has been invaded by angry youths in Jos. This is coming barely hours after the state government imposed 24-hour curfew on two Plateau councils on Saturday. It was learnt that the angry youths including women are carting away bags of fertiliser and other farm inputs. According to report, hundreds of people mostly youths and women were seen carrying and loading the agricultural inputs out of the premises for keep and possibly selling to prospective buyers. Recall that thousands of people had earlier…

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Stored palliatives evidence my dad isn’t Nigeria’s problem – Zahra Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Zahra Buhari-Indimi has insinuated that her father should not be blamed for the appalling condition of the country. Zahra indirectly opined on social media following several reactions that trailed the discovery of several warehouses containing yet to be distributed COVID-19 palliatives. Recall that Nigerians have discovered many warehouses filled with hoarded COVID-19 palliatives which was donated by CACOVID. These palliatives, which comprise of bags of rice, beans, spaghetti and others were stored and was meant to be distributed to less-privileged in the country but was rather…

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El-Rufa’i warns on health risks from drugs, grains looted in Kaduna

Ø  Says grains treated with chemicals, drugs expired Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufa’i has warned those who looted the state warehouses against using the items as they are harmful to health. A statement issued by the state commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan, said the government was briefed about the state of the looted items by the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control, (NAFDAC). The looted items include expired, prohibited and dangerous drugs. Persons who consume such drugs are at great risk of serious illness…

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#EndSARS: Despite fired tear gas, defiant mob loot warehouse in Abuja

Ø  Stay clear of Kogi – Gov. Bello warns hoodlums Some hoodlums, yesterday, broke into a warehouse located at the Moh’d Namadi Sambo street in Idu Industrial layout, Abuja and carted away food and clothing items. According to residents who were reportedly at the scene when the break-in occurred, who confirmed the incident, saying the warehouse was attacked and that the perpetrators carted away bags of rice, cartons of tinned tomatoes, cereals, milk, bales of Ankara materials, and other items. It was gathered that despite teargas fired by policemen in the vicinity,…

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