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<strong>Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu</strong>
Elections, News, Nigeria

Why Atiku Should Quit Presidential Race – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has asked Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Atiku Abubakar to step down from the presidential race. Tinubu during a meeting with traditional rulers and stakeholders of the Niger Delta region at the headquarters of Gbaramatu kingdom of Delta State said that Atiku having run unsuccessfully too many times should step down from the contest.   The APC presidential candidate said “As I stand before you, there are few of us running. One says he is Atiku, how many times has he been running? He is now tired of running. Let’s tell him to go and sit down and quit the race. Enough is enough.” Tinubu termed Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, as a man that was not desired by citizens becau...
<strong>Oyetola Appoints 30 PS Three Days To Handover</strong>
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Oyetola Appoints 30 PS Three Days To Handover

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has appointed 30 civil servants as permanent secretaries. The appointees were contained in a statement issued by the Head of Service, Dr Festus Oyebade on Thursday. According to the statement, the appointees would fill existing vacancies in the state civil service. However, Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor-Elect, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, cautioned those appointed against taking up the post. See Also: Governor Nyesom Wike Inaugurates 100,000 Special Assistants The statement partly read, “We want to put on record that those who accept the appointments should be ready to leave the service whether or not their service tenure has reached statutory age. “The occupants will be treated as political appointee...
‘Peter Obi Not Worth 10 Kobo’ – Nasarawa Gov
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‘Peter Obi Not Worth 10 Kobo’ – Nasarawa Gov

Nasarawa State governor, Abdullahi Sule, has discharged online polls that rate Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, above his counterparts, Bola Tinubu of All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   The Nasarawa State governor stated that the condemnation of Obi, who was a former Governor of Anambra State by the current Governor, Charles Soludo, has reduced Obi’s value as a presidential aspirant to less than 10 kobo. Sule stated this when he appeared on Channels Television’s programme, Politics Today on Wednesday. See Also: Obi Investment In Anambra Worth Next To Nothing – Soludo He claimed that Soudo is well placed to tell the story of what took place during the period that Obi was in charge of ...
<strong>Wike Promises Kwankwaso Logistics Support  </strong>
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Wike Promises Kwankwaso Logistics Support  

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has pledged to offer the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso, logistics support for campaigning in his state.   Wike stated this during the inauguration of roads in Emohua Local Government Area, LGA, of Rivers State on Monday. The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governor made the promise just days after he made a similar pledge to Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP. Wike went on to ask Kwankwaso to remember Rivers if he emerges the president next year. He said, “You’re a man of integrity. Unfortunately, we are not in the same party, but God will help at the appropriate time. “I said it to Peter Obi when he came, and I want to tell you now: If you are coming to camp...
<strong>Kwankwaso Comments On Speculation Of Stepping Down For Atiku</strong>
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Kwankwaso Comments On Speculation Of Stepping Down For Atiku

Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian Peoples Party, NNPP, has debunked rumours that he may step down for Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democracy Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the 2023 elections. Kwankwaso stated his when he featured at the Nigerian Guild of Editors, NGE, forum, yesterday in Lagos, pledged to renegotiate the country’s huge debt to stabilize the country. He accused the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the PDP, which have been in position of power since 1999 of being responsible for the challenges facing the country. The presidential hopeful pledged to restructure the country if voted into power, adding his voice to the increasing calls for such structural rearrangement. See Also: Why PDP Must Negotiate With Peter ...
<strong>Why PDP Must Negotiate With Peter Obi, Wike – Fayose</strong>
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Why PDP Must Negotiate With Peter Obi, Wike – Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, a former governor of Ekiti State has urged the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to negotiate with Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, and Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.   Fayose said this on Thursday when he featured on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme. He said that Obi and Wike will determine the party’s chances of winning the 2023 election. Fayose said, “Reconciling or negotiating with Obi will be a good thing and finding a way to make peace with these Wike people will be a good thing too.” According to Fayose, Obi, a former governor of Anambra State may not clinch the needed 25 percent of votes in two-third of the states to win the presidential election in 2023.   Foyose urged the PDP to dialogue with Obi,...
<strong>Increase VAT to 15%, Remove Fuel Subsidy, IMF Urges FG</strong>
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Increase VAT to 15%, Remove Fuel Subsidy, IMF Urges FG

The International Monetary Fund, IMF, has advised the federal government to raise the Value Added Tax, VAT, from its present 7.5 percent to 15 percent. The organisation disclosed this in a statement issued at the end of its Article IV Staff mission held in Washington on Friday. It also suggested that Nigeria totally abolished fuel subsidies, which it argued favours mostly the rich at the detriment of the poor Nigerians and holistically tackle oil theft. Missions are usually held as part of regular consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s Articles Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrowed from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, or as part of other staff monitoring of economic developments, Vanguard reports. The IMF r...
<strong>US To Impose Visa Ban On Individuals Who Seek To Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Process</strong>
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US To Impose Visa Ban On Individuals Who Seek To Undermine Nigeria’s Democratic Process

The United States of America has vowed to impose visa ban on individuals who attempt to undermine Nigeria’s democratic process in the 2023 general elections. This was disclosed by the political counselor at the US Embassy in Nigeria, Rolf Olson, when he spoke at the Hubert Humphrey Fellowship alumni association seminar on Thursday. Olson said the US would not hesitate to impose sanctions on individuals who undermine the country’s election just like they have done in previous elections. He said, “When we say ‘all’ Nigerians, we mean all: politicians, candidates, students, leaders of religious, traditional, community, youth and business organisations and entities – everyone has a role to play in this effort. “Even a small number of troublemakers can cause substantial havoc t...
<strong>Wike Chides Atiku For Critising Buhari</strong>
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Wike Chides Atiku For Critising Buhari

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar of hypocrisy. The governor stated this when he led the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi to inaugurate the Nkpolu-Oroworokwo Flyover in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday. Wike said that Atiku lacks the moral basis to critise President Muhammadu Buhari over the alleged lopsided appointment of security chiefs in the country. According to the Rivers State governor, Atiku should ensure equity in his party before calling out the President over a related issue. Recall that Wike and the G5 governors have been clamouring for the resignation of the National Chairman of the PDP, Iyorchia Ayu. They argue that the national chairman and ...
<strong>Gov Wike Apologises To Oshiomhole For Backing Obaseki’s Re-election</strong>
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Gov Wike Apologises To Oshiomhole For Backing Obaseki’s Re-election

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has tendered an apology to the former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for backing the re-election of Godwin Obaseki as governor of Edo State. Wike stated this while speaking at the inauguration of the Rumuepirikom flyover in Obio-Akpoe Local Government Area, LGA, of the State on Wednesday, noting that he is now close friends with Oshiomhole. Adams Oshimhole The Rivers state governor had supported Obaseki’s re-election in 2020 after the Edo governor cross carpeted to the PDP following his fallout with Oshiomhole, his former ally. However, Obaseki has been at loggerheads with Wike in recent times and do not appear to be in good terms at the moment. Wike while referring to Oshiomhole during the ina...