​”Why Tinubu’s first anniversary ‘ll be low key” — Info. Minister

Info. Minister on Tinubu

Minister of Information and National Orientation, Alhaji Mohammed Idris, says the first anniversary of President Bola Tinubu’s administration will be low-key. Idris, who made the disclosure at the Ministerial Press Briefing in Abuja yesterday, said the move is in line with President Tinubu’s desire to serve the country and efficiently use resources for the good of all Nigerians. According to him, “The first anniversary will be low key, there will be no celebration, it will be a sectorial presentation by ministries. This is in line with Tinubu’s administration to ensure…

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“Ganduje, Damagum collaborating with Wike to overthrow Fubara’s govt.” — Clark

Clark on Ganduje

A prominent South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, has taken a swipe at the National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), Abdullahi Ganduje and the Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Umar Damagum, accusing them of planning with the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Nyesom Wike, to sabotage the elected government of Rivers State and the governor, Siminalayi Fubara. The Ijaw leader has called on both the National Working Committee (NWC) and the National Executive Committee (NEC) of their Parties and stakeholders to call…

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“Tinubu didn’t create Nigeria’s problems; he became president to solve them” –  Isa Yuguda-led APC Forum

APC Forum

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Professionals Forum says President Bola Tinubu’s administration’s reforms will lead to a better Nigeria as the forum absolves the country’s leader of responsibility for the current economic calamity. Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the APC Forum, Isa Yuguda, stated ated this yesterday, at a policy roundtable in Abuja. According to him, “The President did not create any of the problems people are talking about, whether in the economy or the other sectors. In fact, what he met on the ground would have created…

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YIAGA Africa engages political stakeholders, advocates electoral reform

Civil Society Organisation Yiaga Africa, has called on Kaduna state Government, political parties, agencies and various stakeholders on legislative reforms for improved local government election in Nigeria, to inspire public confidence in the electoral processes. Director of programs, Yiaga Africa, Cynthia Mbamalu, said this in Kaduna during an advocacy roundtable discussion ahead of local government elections in the state. She said it was pertinent that the government build citizens’ confidence by articulating electoral reform to allow local government autonomy since it was already in the Constitution. Mbamalu added that all issues…

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Rivers: “We won’t allow politicians plunge State into crisis” – Ijaw group warns

Ijaw group

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has vowed that it won’t allow the current political turbulence in the Rivers State between Governor Siminilayi Fubara and the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, plunge the State into crisis. The council stated this in a communiqué issued yesterday, at the end of a one-day peace and security Summit convened by the IYC with leaders of various youth bodies from different ethnic nationalities in the Niger-Delta who sued for peace. It said the peace and security Summit, held on May 17,…

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2027: “We’ll follow him to PDP” – Obi’s supporters react to Atiku’s willingness  to step down for him if…

Atiku Obi supporters

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar’s declaration that he would be willing to step down for Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the last election, should the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agree to hand him the ticket, has continued to elicit reactions from Nigerians. While many of Obi’s supporters say they will gladly follow him back to the PDP, some of those who support Atiku’s ambition insist that he would not step down for anyone, and are instead urging the former Anambra State governor…

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“Nigeria has collapsed under Tinubu” – Babachir Lawal

Babachir Lawal

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, has said Nigeria collapsed after the swearing of President Bola Tinubu on May 29, 2023. Lawal said the shocking announcement of fuel subsidy removal by Tinubu on the day of inauguration plunged the country into economic malady, stating that the policy was launched before the cabinet was assembled.The ex-SGF said this while discussing the state of the nation on a television programme yesterday, said the announcement of fuel subsidy removal led to increase in the transportation which is basically the…

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“I’ll support Obi in 2027 if…” – Atiku

Atiku on Obi

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has said that if in 2027, the party decides that it is the South-East’s turn and selects Peter Obi as its candidate, he will readily offer his support. According to him, “I have said repeatedly, and I even said it before the 2023 general elections, that if the PDP decides to zone the presidential ticket to the South or South-East specifically, I won’t contest it. As long as it’s the decision of the party, I will abide by…

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Abia: ​Ex Gov. Ikpeazu transferred ₦10bn airport funds onto 32 different accounts – Gov. Otti

Alex Otti Ikpeazu

Abia State governor, Alex Otti, has alleged that the immediate-past administration of Okezie Ikpeazu, transferred the N10 billion airport funds into 32 different individual company accounts. Otti made this known during his monthly media chat, tagged: “Governor Alex Otti Speaks to Abians”, which was held at Government House Umuahia,  the State capital, on Thursday. According to the Governor, the N10 billion had already been transferred from the State government account before they approached the Abia State House of Assembly for approval. While noting that Okezie’s denial was not unexpected, Otti…

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Senate approves establishment of North-West Development Commission

Senate approves

The 10th Senate yesterday passed the North-West Development Commission Bill to address the challenges facing the seven States in the geo-political zone. This followed the consideration and adoption of the report of the Committee on Special Duties on the NWDC (Establishment). The Bill, which scaled the third reading, was sponsored by the Deputy President of the Senate Barau Jibrin, and 20 other lawmakers from the seven States in the North-West geo-political zone. Chairman of the committee, Sen. Shehu Kaka (representing Borno-Central), who moved the motion for the presentation and consideration…

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