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Ali NdumeChairman, Senate Committee on Army, Ali Ndume has accused the Southern Governors Forum of engaging in blame game by calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to address security lapses in the country.The lawmaker also faulted the ban on open grazing by the Governors, saying they deviated from the real issues.Ndume made these assertions while speaking to reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He expressed that Governors as Chief Security Officers of their respective states ought to know what to do to stem the growing tide of insecurity across the six geopolitical zones of the country.Also Read: Buhari To Nigerians: Pray Against Kidnapping, Banditry,…

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Muric Director, Prof Ishaq AkintolaThe Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has expressed that the 2023 presidential ticket must be given to a Yoruba Muslim.This was contained in a statement on Monday by Ishaq Akintola, director of MURIC.He stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is making plans to draft Akinwunmi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AFDB), into the 2023 presidential race.The group opined that Obasanjo’s attempt to draft Adesina, who is a Yoruba Christian, into the race negates the principles of fairness, justice and equity.The group noted that while three Yoruba Christians have “occupied Aso Rock villa,” not a single…

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Governor Willie ObianoAnambra State Governor, Willie Obiano has banned his aides from using official vehicles.This was contained in a memo from the Secretary to State Government, Prof. Solo Chukwulobelu.Obiano stated that the measure was to avoid getting unnecessary attractions from hoodlums.The memo titled, ‘Security alert,’ advised government officials to henceforth use their private cars to work.Also Read: Insecurity: Wike Extends Curfew In 23 LGsThe SSG said there was a security report that hoodlums would be snatching government vehicles and use them for robbery and kidnapping.The memo read in part, “All political appointees are advised to be vigilant and at alert; hoodlums…

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Seriake DicksonFormer Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Seriake Dickson has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to consider restructuring the country.He stated this when he featured on a programme on the Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Monday.He urged President Buhari to adopt some of the recommendations of the report submitted in 2018 by the All Progressives Congress (APC) committee on restructuring led by Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna.Dickson expressed that the federal government can address insecurity by devolving powers to states.Also Read: Abdusalami: I Have No Link with Terrorists, Bandits“Now, we need presidential leadership to talk about the issues of constitutional reform,…

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Peter ObiFormer Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi has raised the alarm over a leaked plot to blackmail him.Obi raised the alarm in a statement issued on Friday by his Media Office, signed by his Special Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem.According to the statement, prominent Nigerians including a sitting a governor from the South-East are amongst those planning to the 2019 Vice Presidential candidate.Also Read: Baba-Ahmed On Insecurity: Buhari Should Be Impeached If He Cannot Deliver“The present effort to blackmail Mr. Obi is by some prominent Nigerians, including a present Governor in the South-East. Our informant, whom we have no reason to doubt,…

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Nyesom WikeRivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has alleged that Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai was reaping from the evil he plotted against Rivers State in the past.He stated this when the Vice President of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the 2019/2020 Good Governance Award for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers State.Wike also stated that the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government has dragged Nigeria 50 years backward due to its “abysmal” performance.Wike alleged that the APC had mismanaged the…

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Nasir El-RufaiKaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has expressed that the people of the South-East must note that they cannot get the Presidential seat in 2023 by threatening others with secession.El-rufai stated that he believes the South should produce the next President in 2023.He, however, pointed out that politics has to do with negotiations and convincing others why they should vote for you.Also Read: You Can’t Force Buhari Out Of Office Before 2023 — SupportersHe, therefore, stated that the Igbo would need to adopt this approach if they want their son to succeed the current President.The governor stated this during a webinar…

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Governor UmahiEbonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has cautioned against the type of politics Nigerians engage in, saying “the kind of politics being practised in Nigeria will one day fail us.”He made this comment when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television programme, on Thursday.Umahi expressed that the trend of venturing into politics without another means of livelihood is not sustainable.Also Read: Insecurity Is A Result Of The Failure Of Past Leaders – UmahiThe Ebonyi governor noted that he is “developing and engaging” residents of his state to see beyond the gains in politics.“I can say we have a lot of…

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Bode George, TinubuChieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Bode George has expressed that he will cease to be a Nigerian should Bola Tinubu, national leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), become president.He made this promise while speaking during an Arise TV programme on Friday.George called on the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate Tinubu’s tenure as Lagos state governor and his alleged involvement with Alpha Beta Consulting, a tax firm.Also Read: Ekiti 2022: INEC Warns Political Parties Against Premature CampaignsHe said: “I’ve talked about it and I’m still saying publicly that the EFCC should go urgently and investigate…

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Dino MelayeFormer lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address Nigerians directly instead of speaking through his media aides.He expressed that Buhari’s silence is detrimental to the war against insecurity in the country.Melaye spoke on Friday during an interview on Africa Independent Television’s (AIT).“President Buhari needs to speak to Nigerians directly, he needs to communicate with the media. Our president is absent, and this has negative concomitant effects on the war against insecurity in the country,” he said.Also Read: Buhari Running A Regime Of Secrecy, Says Abati“It is very pathetic, but our president is not available. All…

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CourtThe Supreme Court has uphold the deregistration of 74 political parties by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).The apex court gave its ruling at its sitting on Friday.Recall the electoral umpire had deregistered the parties in February 2020 after citing their failure to meet certain criteria listed in the constitution.Also Read: Ekiti 2022: INEC Warns Political Parties Against Premature CampaignsThe court upheld an earlier judgement of the court of appeal, which stated that INEC’s action was in order.A seven-man panel of the apex court led by Chima Nweze held that the deregistration was done in compliance with the extant provisions of…

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Former President Goodluck JonathanFormer President Goodluck Jonathan has paid tributes to his former principal Umaru Musa Yar’AduaFormer President Yar’Adua died on May 5, 2010, after battling an illness leaving Jonathan, the then vice-president to take the seat of power.Jonathan in a series of tweets on Wednesday described Yar’Adua as a friend and brother who shared a common vision of a peaceful and united Nigeria.He stated that the late President will always be remembered as a peacemaker and nation builder.Also Read: Jonathan Ignored Our Friendship, Tried To Jail Me: El-Rufai“Today, I celebrate my boss, friend, colleague, and brother, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua…

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Nasir El-RufaiKaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has revealed that ex-President Goodluck Jonathan almost imprisoned him because he thought he was a threat to his second term ambition.El-Rufai reportedly stated this in an interview published in The Point.El-rufai, pointed out that, although Jonathan was his very close friend from when he was the deputy governor of Bayelsa State, he persecuted him because he believed those who told him that he was a threat.He said, “Jonathan was convinced by his own circle too that I was a threat and that if he was going for a second term of office, he had…

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Yahaya BelloKogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has expressed that the ruling All Progressives Congress has performed beyond the Peoples Democratic Party 16 years rule since it took over in 2015.He gave this assessment when spoke during an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Tuesday.He stated that his party has delivered good governance to Nigerians.Also Read: PDP Will Mount Pressure On Buhari To Rescue Nigeria From Insecurity: Saraki“Largely, APC has performed beyond what PDP has achieved in their 16 years of governance in Nigeria,” Bello spoke from the Kogi State Government House in Lokoja.“APC’s successes today within six years outweigh the…

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Atiku AbubakarFormer Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has accused the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration of stifling press freedom.He alleged that the current administration is clamping down on the media and intimidating citizens from expressing their thoughts freely.Atiku made the allegation in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle, @atiku, in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day.Also Read: NASS Will Never Pass Any Law To Hinder Press Freedom – LawanHe pointed out that when the people’s voice is repressed in a democracy, it would bring about disconnection between them and the government.The former Vice President stated that in a…

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