Tambuwal Emerges DG For PDP Presidential Campaign Council

Aminu Tambuwal The Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has emerged as the  Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign Organisation. The organisation will be chaired by the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel. The National Organising Secretary of the party, Capt. Umar Bature, who signed the document confirmed its authenticity. The organisation will be deputised by the Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed – for the northern region. The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, will deputise for the organisation in the South. Others are Sen. Liyel Imoke as Deputy Director-General Operations, Prof. Adewale Oladipo, Deputy Director-General administration, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, Deputy Director-General Technical and systems, Okwesilieze Nwodo, Deputy Director-General, Research and Strategy. The Independent National Electoral Commission INEC has given political parties September 28, 2022 for official commencement of national campaigns ahead of the 2023 elections.

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Why interest in BBNaija has declined – Catholic priest, Ugwu

A popular Nigerian Missionary Priest, Fr Kelvin Ugwu, working in the Gambia, has urged Nigerians to channel their energy towards voting for the right leaders so that there will be jobs for the youths. Fr Ugwu said this would discourage the monetary enticement that induces people to go for Big Brother Naija reality show and commit all kinds of immoral acts. Talking via his verified Facebook page, on Saturday, Fr Ugwu said nothing is more important now than getting it right. Part of his post read: “They tried to reduce your sense of judgment, they concluded that you will choose the show over the desire to push for a better government. But you have proven them wrong so far. “Nothing is more important than getting it right this time around”. The priest advised Nigerians to channel their energy towards voting for the right leaders instead of voting for BBNaija housemates. He also added that the purported decline in the interest people have in BBNaija this year has shown that it might not recover.

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BBNaija S7: How viewers voted for Sheggz, Dotun and Allyson

Following the eviction of Dotun and Allyson from Africa’s biggest reality show, BBNaija, details of how Nigerians voted for their preferred housemates have emerged Allysn, Adekunle, Bella, Shegzz, Dotun and Hermes were nominated for eviction by their fellow housemates on Monday. Last week, Chomzy, Eloswag and Doyin, were evicted from the reality show but due to a new twist, they remained in the house as guests. The trio were told to leave the house during the live eviction. Here is how Nigerians voted; Sheggz: 18.62% Dotun: 7.86% Allyson: 7.70%

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After 7 years in Ethiopia jail, ex-convict Onyeka busted with Cocaine at Lagos Airport again

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, have arrested an ex-convict, Onyeka Charles Madukolu at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja Lagos for importing 5.90 kilograms of cocaine concealed in cans of deodorants and ladies’ lip gloss into Nigeria. Femi Babafemi, NDLEA spokesman, in a statement on Sunday said Onyeka, who was sentenced to seven years imprisonment in Ethiopia for drug trafficking offences and released from prison in 2020, was again arrested on Friday 16th September 2022 at the Lagos airport on his return from Sao Paulo, Brazil via Addis Ababa on an Ethiopian Airlines flight. “A search of his luggage revealed he had concealed 5.90kg cocaine inside cans of deodorants and female lip gloss. “During preliminary interview, he claimed to have gone into the drug business to raise fresh capital to start a legitimate business after his release from Ethiopian prison in 2020,” Babafemi said. The NDLEA spokesman disclosed that the father of two kids, one each from a Nigerian woman and a Brazilian lady, said he was into motor spare parts business before going into the …

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Sad! How 19 night travellers perished in Abuja auto crash

No fewer than 19 travelers along the Yangoji-Gwagwalada road have been burnt to death in an accident at the National Agricultural Seeds Council, Pai junction, within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The incident occurred around 4am on Sunday. According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC): “A total of 31 people comprising of 11 male occupants, 1 female, and 19 others whose sexuality could not be ascertained as at the time of carrying out the rescue due largely to the intensity of the fire that burnt them”. According to a statement by Bisi Kazeem, Corps Public Education Officer, the accident involved two buses and one trailer. The statement added: “From investigation report forwarded by the rescue team regarding the crash, the unfortunate mishap involved 2 Toyota Hiace Busses with registration numbers MUB- 30 LG, DWR-985XJ and a Citroen Trailer.”

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ASUU Strike: Sowore joins NANS’ protest at Lagos airport

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has, Monday, joined Nigerian students in protest at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos. Sowore, while at the protest, said it was important for the students to intensify their action saying, “this is your struggle.” The students, who seemed happy to see Sowore at their protest, cheered him and allowed him to address them. “I am a comrade and I remain a comrade forever, anything you need from us, let us know, but this is your struggle. “Nigerian students delivered independence to Nigeria in 1960, after this, they hijacked it and started using it against us. Nigerian students delivered the democracy we have today in in 1999, but when they flog people, it is the same us that they flog,” Sowore said. He urged drivers, traders and well-meaning Nigerians to support the students’ struggle. See photos below: The students, under the aegis of the National Association of Nigerian Students, are protesting the prolonged strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. The students held banners bearing inscriptions such as: …

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APC Chairman of Adamawa State Resigns

Ibrahim Bilal, the Chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, has tendered his resignation few weeks after his alleged impeachment. Bilal who was allegedly impeached by some members of the state working committee of the party, had gotten reinstated by a court. News of his resignation was conveyed in a letter dated September 13, 2022, which reportedly emanated from the office of the National Vice Chairman, North East, for the APC, Salihu Mustapha  Salihu said Samaila Tadawus, Bilal’s deputy, will assume position of the party’s acting chairman pending the ratification by the APC National Working Committee.

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Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Foundation Begins 100% Free School In Lagos

Chris Oyakhilome The foundation of General overseer of LoveWorld Incorporated, popularly known as Christ Embassy, Chris Oyakhilome is about to start a free school in Lagos. The Foundation on Sunday inaugurated its 100 per cent free school in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State. The free school project in Ibeju-Lekki, which is built under the auspices of the Inner City Mission for Children is the fourth in Lagos State and 10th in Nigeria. The Chief Sponsor of the project, Pastor Deola Phillips, who spoke on behalf of co-sponsors at the inauguration said that the 100 per cent free school project was to ensure that the indigent children had access to proper education. Phillips, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Love world Incorporated said that education remained a core focus area for the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International. She said that in Nigeria, the estimated number of out-of-school children remained unacceptably high, as reports had it that poverty was a major reason why millions of them had never seen the four walls of a school or had dropped out of school. According to …

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She Refused To Marry Me After Eating My Money- Chinese Man On why He Killed Girlfriend

The Chinese man identified as Geng Quangrong, who was arrested in Kano for stabbing his Nigerian girlfriend, Ummu Kulthum, to death has opened up on why he committed the heinous crime. Geng killed 23-year-old Ummu last Friday, September 16, in her home in Kabuga Quarters, Dorayi Babba area of Kano State. He reportedly confessed to the crime after he was arrested by the police in Kano. Geng, 47, said he killed Ummu because she promised to marry him but later reneged on that promise after he had spent so much money on her. Geng has since been transferred to the state headquarters at Bompai for further investigation and prosecution. Meanwhile, late Ummu was buried Saturday morning, September 17, in Kano

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Thank You For Speaking For Our People – Yul Edochie Tells Uju Anya

Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, has hailed Professor Uju Anya.  Yul said the Nigerian-born American professor spoke the mind of Igbos. He thanked Anya after he watched her interview on a Youtube channel, saying only the truth could set us free.  Professor Anya had gone viral after her comments on Queen Elizabeth II hours before her passing on September 8, 2022.  The professor, in her comments, wished the Queen excruciating pain. She tweeted, “I heard the chief monarch of a thieving r3ping genocidal empire is finally dying. May her pain be excruciating.”  The tweet had since been deleted for violating “Twitter rules”. The tweet also got the attention of billionaire Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos, who decried the tweets.  But appreciating her on his Facebook page, Sunday, the Nollywood actor, Edochie said, “I listened to your interview on 1hood media channel on YouTube. And I just want to say thank you for speaking the truth, our truth. “Thank you for speaking for our people. Only the truth can set us free. And set us on the part of recovery. Thank you Professor Uju …

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Buhari Govt Says Lifting 100M Nigerians From Poverty Possible

Muhammadu Buhari President Buhari-led federal government has disclosed that the plan to lift100 million Nigerians out of poverty by 2030 is attainable. Kachollum Daju, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, addressed reporters on Sunday in Abuja. She said the key players in the private sector, including development partners, remained committed to achieving the goal. Daju noted that Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) were also working hard to actualise the mandate. She announced that her Ministry had inaugurated a data bank, known as Labour Market Information System (LMIS). This data bank guide those who have been employed and those wishing to secure employment.“The private sector is supposed to play a huge role because we cannot all be dependent on government”, NAN quoted her saying. “For Ministry of Labour, we have different agencies and departments that have to do with employment skills. “Alongside the LMIS, we are also going to improve on job matching, known as the National Electronic Labour Exchange (NELEX).” Daju informed the public that the Ministry had created about 16 job centres across Nigeria and will establish …

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2023 Election: Being President Is For Your Benefit, Not Me – Atiku Tells Nigerian Youths

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has revealed why he’s keen on becoming President.  According to him, he’s running for president in 2023 to better the lots of young Nigerians. “You’re the youth. It’s your tomorrow. If you decide to come out and protect the process, good for you. Me I’ve lived my life. What I’m doing now, I’m doing it for you,” Mr Atiku said, according to a report by Peoples Gazette.  The former vice president between 1999-2007 disclosed this in a video shared on his Facebook page on Sunday, in which he was speaking to young Nigerians.  He stated that at this stage in his political career, all he was interested in was to “guide you, protect you and defend your interest as long as I’m strong, healthy and alive.”  Mr Abubakar has since 1993 sought five times and failed to be Nigeria’s president, failing at party primary level three times and twice in the main elections.  At 75, Mr Abubakar will contest the 2023 election against the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, …

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Bandits Kill One, Abduct Three Farmers In Kaduna

Three farmers have been abducted and one person killed by bandits in Kurgin Gabas community, the western part of Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna state. Chairman of the Birnin Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU) Ishaq Usman Kasai, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday, September 18, 2022. According to him, on Thursday, September 15, 2022, armed bandits kidnapped the three victims at their farms. He said the bandits also stormed the same community on Friday, snatched motorcycle (Bajaj Model) and killed the owner identified as Bala Balansi instantly before going back to the forest. Kasai also said bandits have since September 1 blocked the Birnin-Gwari-Funtua Highway and confiscated over 30 vehicles, including big trucks. Mr Kasai also said that many travellers abducted on September 1 were yet to be released. “Another disturbing scenario is that the bandits have carted away all the goods contained in the trapped vehicles and people were forced to pay huge amounts of money ranging from N300,000 to N1 million in order to retrieve their trapped vehicles,” he lamented, adding that the bandits charged the …

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Queen Elizabeth II’s Coffin Carried Into Westminster Abbey For Funeral

The coffin of late British longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth arrived at Westminster Abbey on Monday for a grand state funeral attended by 2,000 guests, including leaders from around the world. In a tradition dating back to Queen Victoria’s funeral in 1901, the state gun carriage bearing the coffin was hauled to the abbey by Royal Navy sailors, followed in a solemn procession by King Charles III and other senior royals.

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Government of Anambra State, Bars Female Students From Wearing Short Skirts

Female students in Anambra State have been banned from wearing mini-length uniforms to school across the state.  The revelation was made by the state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ngozi Chuma-Udeh.  Chuma-Udeh announced the decision during a meeting with Education Secretaries of public and mission schools held at ASUBEB hall, Awka, over the weekend.  The Commissioner rendered her displeasure on what she saw as “the growing trend of putting on mini-length uniforms (skirts/gowns) in schools.  According to her, ”it goes against the acceptable dress code for schools in the state.”  Prof Chuma-Udeh pointed out that a student should look smart, well-groomed, project positive vibes and not be indecently dressed for school.  Knee length, the Commissioner noted, remains the acceptable length for school uniforms in the state, not above the knee.   She said, “You are the foundation. You control the formative years of the children.  “Let us infuse the right morals and discipline in students so they grow to be rational human beings, showing them there is more to life.  “If we fail to get it right at this stage, we have failed to …

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ASUU Strike: NANS Halts Activities At Lagos Airport

By Ogechi Okorie The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have stormed the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos to press down their demands for the government to resolve the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike which has dragged on for almost seven months. As early as 7.00 am, the students with various placards had taken over all the entry and exit points of the airport, causing gridlock on the busy Airport and Moboljai Bank Anthony Roads. Recall that NANS had last week said it would ground activities at the local and international airports across the country beginning from Monday, September 19 over the lingering strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). NANS said its decision to ground airports activities was due to the successes recorded in its road protest during which several highways were blocked. The students had blocked some sections of the country’s highways recently in protest over the ASUU strike that has left public universities shut since seven months. The leadership of NANS, which spoke in Akure, the Ondo State capital, said the …

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