2023: Saraki breaks silence on PDP crisis, states position on Atiku’s candidacy

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, crisis. In a post on his social media accounts on Saturday, the former presidential candidate stated that he had been working quietly behind the scenes to restore normalcy to the party. The main opposition party experienced an unusual crisis months ago, following the party’s primary election on …

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Six abductees escape as ISWAP terrorists flee

Six security personnel kidnapped by Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno State have been released. The operatives were abducted in the early hours of Saturday in Borno State’s North Eastern Gubio local government area. However, counter-insurgency expert Zagazola Makama claims the victims escaped after a military super Tucano fighter jet launched a fierce pursuit of the …

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Four killed, one rescued in Lagos collapsed building

The National Emergency Management Agency said on Friday that four people were killed and one was rescued when a building collapsed on Oye Sonuga Street, Palm Avenue, in Mushin, Lagos. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, the NEMA South-West Zonal Coordinator, spoke during a phone interview. He stated that two males and two females died in …

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Buhari’s regime reiterates plan to end insecurity by December 2022

Insecurity will be brought to an end before the end of the year, President Muhammadu Buhari assured in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Saturday, at the grand finale of the 2022 Olojo Festival. An ancient festival celebrated annually in Ile-Ife, the Olojo Festival was once described by Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi as one that celebrates the Black race all over the world. …

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Bandits Invade Zamfara Mosque, Kill 11 Worshippers during Friday Prayer

Terrorists suspected of being armed bandits killed 11 Muslim worshippers in Zamfara State, according to reports. The deceased were said to be residents of the State’s Ruwan Jema village. According to credible local sources in Zamfara, a convoy of terrorists on motorcycles invaded Ruwan Jema on Friday. According to one of the residents of Ruwan Jema, Aliyu Nanarki, the bandits …

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Lawmakers Lament as Nigeria’s Debt Reaches an All-time High of N42.84trn

At the resumption of plenary yesterday, the House of Representatives joined the growing number of Nigerians who have expressed concern that the country may be approaching a debt trap, as the Debt Management Office (DMO) revealed that Nigeria’s total debt as of June this year stood at N42.84 trillion. The House also lamented the drop in crude oil production caused …

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INEC release final list of presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Tuesday released the final list of presidential candidates of all the political parties contesting next year general election. In a statement, the INEC national commissioner in charge of publicity and chairman voters education, Festus Okoye said the commission also approved the final list of candidates for national elections (Presidential, Senatorial and Federal Constituencies) pursuant …

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2023: Ohanaeze regrets supporting Atiku in 2019

The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has expressed regret for its support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 general elections. While lamenting the support, the organisation stated that the current difficulties being faced by Igbos were caused by their support for Atiku at the time, who is now the PDP’s presidential candidate. …

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Obaseki loses, INEC recognises Orbih’s Edo PDP faction

The long-running battle between Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki and Peoples Democratic Party Vice Chairman, South-South, Chief Dan Orbih appears to be over, as the Independent National Electoral Commission has recognised the candidate produced by the latter faction in the May primary. Both factions held separate primaries that resulted in candidates for various elective positions. Read Also: Southern governors demand state …

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CNN interview: Peter Obi copied from Buhari’s Workbook – BMO

The Buhari Media Organisation, BMO, has accused Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi of stealing ideas from President Muhammadu Buhari’s workbook in a recent interview with CNN. The group claimed Obi was out of touch with what was going on in the country he aspired to lead and lacked originality. BMO made the announcement over the weekend in Abuja in …

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2 kidnappers arrested, weapons recovered in Jigawa

The Jigawa Police Department, in collaboration with a local vigilante group, apprehended two suspected kidnappers in the state’s Taura Local Government Area. Lawan Shiisu, the command’s spokesman, confirmed the arrest to News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse. Mr Shiisu, a deputy superintendent of police, stated that the suspect, aged 35 to 40, was apprehended on Sunday based on reliable intelligence …

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Herdsmen kill 3 in fresh Benue community attack

On Sunday, three people were reportedly killed by Fulani herdsmen in the Ngbea community of Nyiev Council Ward, Guma Local Government Area (LGA) of Benue State. The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Benue State Command, confirmed the incident, saying, “Three people were killed in an attack at Guma.” The bodies have been transferred to Benue State University Teaching Hospital (BSUTH) …

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ASUU Strike: Sowore Shows Support, Joins Students’ Protest At Lagos Airport

Omoyele Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ADC), has joined Nigerian students in protesting the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUUongoing )’s strike. The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) had previously announced its intention to shut down all international airports due to the Federal Government’s failure to meet ASUU’s demand. In continuation of their protest, students …

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Breaking: Evans sentenced to 21 years in Prison for Kidnapping

Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, and his co-defendant Victor Aduba were sentenced to 21 years in prison for the kidnapping of Sylvanus Hafia. On Monday, Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo of the Ikeja Special Offences Court handed down the sentence. The pair were accused of conspiring and kidnapping Sylvanus Ahanonu Hafia on June 23, 2014, around 5:30 p.m., at Kara Street, …

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Gov’t Keeps Making Propaganda As Bandits Imprison Us In Our Own Houses – Zamfara Residents Lament

Residents of Zamfara State have accused both the federal and state governments of politicising their lives by allowing kidnappers and bandits to operate freely in their communities, according to reports. Citizens bemoaned the state’s growing insecurity, claiming that they were imprisoned in their own homes as a result of bandit terrorists’ activities. According to them, the governments refused to put …

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Breaking: Court takes decision on ‘disqualifying’ Obi, Tinubu from 2023 election

The Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to disqualify the presidential candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Labour Party, Bola Tinubu and Peter Obi, respectively, as the 2023 election approaches. According to reports, Justice Donatus Okorowo ruled on Monday that the opposition’s suit to remove Tinubu and Obi from the 2023 presidential race was incompetent. Read …

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Oil theft, insecurity weakening Nigerian economy – DG, NACCIMA

In this interview with EDIDIONG IKPOTO, Olusola Obadimu, Director-General of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture, discusses the challenges that businesses face and why the government should reconsider some of its economic policies. In the second quarter of 2022, the Nigerian economy grew by 3.54 percent. Do you believe these figures accurately reflect the current …

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ISWAP exploiting WhatsApp, Telegram to destabilise Nigeria – Report

According to a report by the Institute for Security Studies, the Islamic State of West Africa, a breakaway group of Boko Haram terrorists, is expertly utilising digital platforms, particularly WhatsApp and Telegram, to organise and carry out their criminal activities in the West African region. This comes as the institute urged African governments to put pressure on tech companies to …

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