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Hoodlums in Onitsha, Anambra, have destroyed the statue of Nigeria’s first president Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, erected in the city.
With few days to the September 19 governorship election in Edo state, a civil rights advocacy group, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has counselled President Muhammadu Buhari to play the role of a statesman by staying neutral in the course of the exercise.
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.
Mali’s West African neighbours on Friday told the military junta which seized control 10 days ago that it must transfer power to a civilian-led transitional government immediately and hold elections within a year.
Governor of Ogun State, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has lauded the appointment of former Governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, as Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ).
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.
Sen. Bola Tinubu, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader, has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of Malam Wada Maida, Chairman Board of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, has urged the Federal Government to tread with caution when dealing with issues concerning the Niger Delta region.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“We should have perhaps tried to defend a bit higher, especially in the second half, but it’s quite difficult as we didn’t have the right pressure on the ball. They tried to play behind us quite a lot, so they pinned us back a bit with the ball in behind. They moved the ball well and as soon as we tried to get up the pitch, they tried to get behind us. They had quick players, so we had to cover the space.” he said
The Plateau State Government has given looters 48 hours to return stolen COVID-19 palliatives in their possession or risk being arrested.
Gunmen have reportedly kidnapped the Chairman, Iganna Local Council Development Area of Oyo State, Mr Olayiwola Adeleke.
Barcelona have made a request to the Generalitat de Catalunya to suspend the vote of no confidence on embattled club president Josep Maria Bartomeu, report RAC1 as per Marca.
John Obi Mikel has hailed Stoke City’s victory against Brentford under his captaincy as ‘massive’ in his Instagram post, and also urges his followers to continue praying for Nigeria, an appeal he made with a hash tag in the same post.
Bruno Fernandes has been backed to replace Harry Maguire as Manchester United’s permanent captain by Rene Meulensteen.
The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr Zubairu Dada, has appealed to youths to embrace peaceful dialogue in the course of their agitations against the disbanded SARS.
The nationwide protest against police brutality continued on Tuesday in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
Trump voted at a library serving as a polling center in Florida, where he has a home and to which he switched his residency from his native New York.
Sen. George Akume, the Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, has urged the youth not to lose hope over Nigeria as no country in the world is immune to challenges.