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Audu Ogbeh: APC’s problems caused by outsiders who took control

A foundation member of the All Progressives Congress and immediate past Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said the crisis which hit the party began when those who played no role either in its formation or in electioneering leading up to its historic 2015 victory took charge of affairs.

President Buhari felicitates with Bamanga Tukur at 85

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday felicitated with elder statesman, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on the occasion of his 85th birthday.
13. Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, who spoke during the passing out ceremony of 192 pioneer members of the Ondo State Security Network Agency (Amotekun corps officers) on Tuesday in Akure

Nigerian government urged to transform Amotekun, others to state police

Former Chief of Defence Staff, Lt. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd.) has advised the Federal Government to allow regional security outfits to transform into state police.

Water Resources Bill: National Assembly owe Nigerians duty to avert catastrophe – Senator Okon

Elder statesman and former member of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Anietie Okon, has lent his voice to the controversy surrounding the contentious National Water Resources Bill, warning that Nigeria will be doomed if the National Assembly passes the bill.

Senator Nwobodo: South East governors not weak

Elder Statesman and former Governor of old Anambra state, Senator Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, has taken offence at the branding of Governors in South East states as being weak in discharge of their official duties.
Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has described former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo as a statesman, who is still relevant for consultations on issues of governance and challenges facing the country.

Governor Tambuwal visits ex-President Obasanjo for ‘consultations’ in Abeokuta

Sokoto State Governor, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, has described former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as a statesman, who is still relevant for consultations on issues of governance and challenges facing the country.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark warns Nigerian government against scrapping Niger Delta Amnesty programme

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged the Federal Government to tread with caution when dealing with issues concerning the Niger Delta region.
Arsene Wenger

Barcelona failed in their attempt to replace Quique Setien with Arsene Wenger

Arsene Wenger is so synonymous with Arsenal that it would be strange to see him take over at another club, but it sounds like he’s turned down the chance to take over at Barcelona.
Elder statesman Tanko Yakasai

Tanko Yakasai: How NEPU freed the North, fought British colonialism

Elder statesman and Second Republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has offered fresh insight into the struggle for the independence of Northern Nigeria from British colonialism and the tyranny of indigenous traditional institutions in the region.

Edwin Clark: Naming rail station after ex-President Jonathan ‘an insult’

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South leader, Chief Edwin Clark has taken a swipe at the Federal government for naming the railway complex in Agbor, Delta State after former President Goodluck Jonathan, describing it as demeaning, callous and an insult.
Okwesilieze-Nwodo

Okwesilieze Nwodo: We will join Nnamdi Kanu to fight for Biafra if South East...

Following the call by an elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakassi, for Igbo presidency in 2023, the former national chairman of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Dr. Okwesilieze Nwodo, has declared that Ndigbo would join Nnamdi Kanu, to seek Biafra secession from Nigeria if South-East does not produce the president of the country in 2023.

2023: Nigerians‘ll decide fate of Ndigbo – Igbo groups

Elder Statesman and former Minister of Transport, Chief Ebenezer Babatope, has joined voice with other Nigerians predicting a better future for the country if power is zoned to the South-East in 2023.
Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has described as shameful revelations by the daughter of Mamman Daura, Fatimah, that they have been living in the Presidential Villa for over three years.

Garba Shehu: Mamman Daura qualifies as elder statesman

The Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari, Garba Shehu, has defended comments attributed to the president’s nephew, Mamman Daura, saying he (Daura) is qualified as an elder statesmen.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Edwin Clark: Nigerians agreed on North/South rotational presidency in 2015

Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark, said, weekend, that it was uncalled-for and hypocritical for Northern politicians to argue that there was no rotation of power between North and South, as President Muhammadu Buhari presently serving his second term in office, rode to power in 2015 based on the arrangement.

Presidency: Bola Tinubu, others should allow South East take its turn – Edwin Clark

Elder Statesman and former Federal Commissioner for Information, Senator Edwin Clark, said, weekend, that it was uncalled-for and hypocritical for Northern politicians to argue that there was no rotation of power between North and South, as President Muhammdu Buhari presently serving his second term if office, rode to power in 2015 based on the arrangement.
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, in mourning the passing of Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, describing his death as a big loss to the nation.

President Buhari mourns Afenifere leader Ayo Fasanmi

President Muhammadu Buhari has joined Yoruba socio-cultural and political organisation, Afenifere, in mourning the passing of Pa Ayorinde Fasanmi, describing his death as a big loss to the nation.
Edwin Kiagbodo Clark

Zoning: Mamman Daura has no political experience – Edwin Clark

Elder statesman and leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Edwin Clark, has carpeted Mamman Daura, President Muhammadu Buhari’s older nephew, dur to his recent comment on zoning the presidency.
The leader of the Yoruba Socio Cultural Group, Egbe Afenifere and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator Ayo Fasanmi is dead.

Osun: Pa Fasanmi was selfless, humble leader

“Pa Fasanmi was an icon who left indelible footprints in the sands of time. Baba Fasanmi was a leader who demonstrated his love for our great country in many laudable ways, but more heart-warming was how he showed optimal concern for the welfare of the poor and underprivileged, and how he held leaders accountable on their promises of good governance.”

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Kano government distributes instructional materials to schools

The Kano State Government, says it has begun the distribution of instructional materials worth over N1.5 billion to primary and junior secondary schools in the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.