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Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, Udom, Masari Win At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed the elections of Babajide Sanwo Olu as Governor of Lagos, Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom and Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State. The judges of the apex court in a unanimous judgement affirmed their victories and declared them duly elected. For Lagos, the judgment was delivered by Justice Paul Galinje. He held that the reliefs sought by the appellant do not fall within the ambit of the schedule of the electoral act and that prayers sort before the court in an…

Gbajabiamila Urges Northern Youths To Promote Unity Of Country

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has called on Northern Youths to promote national unity in the country. Gbajabiamila expressed optimism that no matter the challenges facing the country, the nation will remain an indivisible entity. The speaker, who made the call when he received the Arewa Youth Forum in his office said Nigerians have a lot of reasons to be united and work together for the benefit of all. According to a statement dated 4 October 2019 and signed by his Special Adviser…

UN Warns Of More Nigerian Refugees As ‘Deteriorating Insecurity’ Forces Over 40,000 Out To Niger Republic

The United Nations (UN) on Friday revealed that violence as a result of armed banditry in the North West has forced more than 40,000 people to flee across the border into Niger republic over the last 10 months. According to the UN, the surge in kidnappings, killings, sexual violence and other unrest in the area is however, not known to be linked to Boko Haram insurgency which is basically concentrated in the North East. The UN said 2,500 refugees crossed into Niger on September 11 alone after an attack targeting…

Buhari Orders Military To Be Ruthless With Bandits

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged the military to be more ruthless in dealing with bandits and thus restore peace to the country He gave the order in Katsina on Saturday while urging them “not to spare bandits’’. A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu released in Abuja on Saturday, said the order had become necessary in view of the fact that the bandits had been killing, maiming and extorting innocent citizens. Shehu said the president was addressing 15 officers…

NFF Presidency: FIFA President Congratulates Pinnick On Re-election

Gianni Infantino, President of World Football ruling body, FIFA has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in the polls conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina, Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, polling 34 votes. The second –placed Aminu Maigari’s get eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi getting only 2 votes, while there was none for club owner…

‘Daura Is Part Of Nigeria’, Amaechi Defends Siting N18bn University In Buhari’s Hometown

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has defended the federal government’s decision to build a Transportation University in Daura, Katsina state, hometown of President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking to journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, Amaechi said Daura is part of Nigeria, like Enugu and Port Harcourt, noting that there is no special priority siting the institution at the President’s hometown. The N18 billion project is scheduled to commence in 2019. “Daura is also part of Nigeria,” the minister said. “The…

PVC Not Required To Access TraderMoni, Presidency Tells Petty Traders

Petty traders are not required to tender their Permanent Voter Card (PVC) before benefitting from the TraderMoni scheme, the presidency has said. Mr Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, made this clarification on Sunday in Abuja. Akande, who gave an update on the microcredit scheme, explained that to qualify for the TraderMoni scheme, no documentation of any kind was required. He spoke against the backdrop of claims about PVC was a requirement…

Buhari Returns To Abuja After Eid-el-Kabir Break

President Muhammad Buhari left Katsina for Abuja on Saturday morning after celebrating Eid-el-Kabir at his country home Daura. The President departed Umar Musa Yar'adua Airport earlier today and seen off by the Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari in company of his Deputy, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu, as well as other top government officials. The President has prior to his departure addressed troops at the Airport now fighting insurgency in the forests of Zamfara, Kaduna and some parts of…

2019: Buhari Trekked 800 Metres, Fit For 2nd Term, Presidency Replies Tambuwal

The Presidency said President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated his fitness to run for a second term by trekking 800 metres from the Eid-praying ground in Daura to his private residence. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports after the Eid-prayers, President Buhari shunned protocol and opted to trek some 800 metres, acknowledging cheers from Nigerians, who lined up on his home route to catch a glimpse of him. One of the aspirants interested in the president’s office is Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state. He said…

Buhari Mourns Former Classmate Coomassie

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family, government and people of Katsina State over the demise of his classmate and former Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Coomassie. The President’s condolence message is contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Thursday. President Buhari said he received the news of the death of the Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF with shock and deep sense of loss. He said: "Nigeria will…