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President Muhammadu Buhari was in Bauchi, capital of Bauchi state, to commiserate with the government and people of the state over a storm that wrecked havoc across the state on Saturday. President Buhari is in Bauchi to sympathise with the government and people of the state over the recent tragic incidents that occurred in the state.

The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for granting financial autonomy to State Houses of Assembly, describing him as a true democrat. The Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi who spoke in Lafia, the State Capital said the action of the President would reinforce our democracy, strengthen rule of law and the well-being of Nigerians.

The official spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 presidential campaign organization, Festus Keyamo (SAN) may have commenced operation in earnest with his first task being the retirement of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from politics. In a fresh attack on the former leader, Keyamo said Obasanjo has been desperate in seeking ways to deflect attention away from criticism of his failure to declare June 12 Democracy Day throughout his eight years in power.

President Muhammadu Buhari has apologised the presumed winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election, Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, for his travails after the election.

The president gave the apology in Abuja on Tuesday after conferring the title, Grand Commander Of the Federal Republic on Abiola.

“We cannot rewind the past but we can at least assuage our feelings, recognise that a wrong has been committed and resolve to stand firm now and ease the future for the sanctity of free elections,” he said.

Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has declared that more names will be announced later for national honours for their role in the struggle for democracy.

The SGF made the announcement Tuesday, in his opening remarks at the investiture of national honours on late MKO Abiola, Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, and late Chief Gani Fawehinmi.

The lawmaker representing Mbaitolu/Ikeduru federal constituency in the House of Representatives, Henry Nwawuba, has taken a swipe at the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State.

Nwawuba, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), believes the crisis that hit the party in the state recently is evident that the Imo people have rejected the APC.

He said this during an interview on Channels Television’s Roadmap 2019 on Monday while reacting to the outcomes of the APC congresses held in the state.

 

Accused, Kabiru Seidu, 31, aka “Osama” and Nuhu Salihu, 25, aka “Small” who appeared before Kogi Senior Magistrates’ Court, Lokoja on Monday, have declared that the allegations against them and Senator Dino Melaye were false.

The accused persons, including Melaye, declared that the allegations were false and they were not guilty when their pleas were taken.

The accused persons were reported to have implicated Melaye in the offences of criminal conspiracy, illegal possession of firearms and illegal arms dealing.

The umpire of June 12, 1993 presidential election, Prof. Humphrey Nwosu, is elated that the recognition of the day will rekindle the national consciousness for a better nation.

The Chairman of the defunct National Electoral Commission (NEC) on Monday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for designating June 12 as Nigeria’s Democracy Day.

In a letter Nwosu wrote to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation ( SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha on Monday in Abuja, he also thanked Buhari for honouring the memory of Chief Moshood (MKO) Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 election.

The Church in Nigeria appears to be divided again ahead of the 2019 general elections, as a Senior Pastor at Redeemed Christian Church of God, Emmanuel Ikechukwu has declared his intention to run for the office of the President. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is likely to retain his position ahead of the elections, is also a Senior Pastor at the Church.