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2023: Zoning Presidency To The South Is A Wishful Thinking - Sen. Adamu

Senator representing Nasarawa South and chairman committee on Agriculture, Abdullahi Adamu has kicked against those clamouring for zoning the presidential ticket to the southern part of the country or any part come 2023. The lawmaker stated that the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) did not mandate political parties to zone any of the public offices to a particular region under any guise in Nigeria.

President Buhari Was Quoted Out Of Context In His Imo Comment – Presidency

 The presidency has said that President Buhari’s comment during his visit last Thursday to Imo state does not mean he was unhappy with Governor Uzodimma as some section of the media portrayed. Some section of the media quoted Buhari to have told the Governor that he would be “Careful with your future invitation”. Consequently, the media space has become awash with the statement to mean the president was not happy with the governor’s invitation. Dispelling the perception in a statement by the media aid to President, Femi Adesina, he said. “We have observed that President Buhari’s concluding remarks at the meeting with Southeast leaders during his one-day visit to Imo State is being deliberately contorted and twisted out of context. “The purveyors of disinformation want Nigerians to believe that the President bluntly told Governor Uzodinma, ‘I’ll be careful with your future invitations’. “They have adduced different meanings to the phrase, contrary to the context wherein the President spoke during his successful dialogue with leaders of thought from Igbo land. “When he arrived at the banquet hall of Imo State Government House for his last assignment in Owerri, the President was welcomed by over 50 leaders from the Southeast, who had waited patiently for him for a Town Hall engagement, after commissioning strategic projects in the state.

INEC Redeploys RECs, Directors

The Independent National Electoral Commission announced on Sunday the redeployment of five Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) and four directors.

PDP Crisis: Court Reinstates Uche Secondus As National Chairman

A State High Court in Kebbi State has on Thursday ordered Prince Uche Secondus to return to his position as National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). A vacation Judge, Justice Nusirat I. Umar gave the order on Thursday while ruling in suit KB/AC/M. 170/2021, saying she was satisfied after reading the affidavit of the respondent that an interim order be granted on the purported suspension of Secondus pending judgement. “An order of this Honourable court granting leave to the first respondent (Uche Secondus) to continue exercising all the constitutional powers of the office of Chairman of PDP (second defendant ) as enshrined in both 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as amended and the Peoples Democratic Party's constitution pending the hearing and final determination of applicant's motion on notice,” Justice Umar ruled.

President Buhari Sacks Two Ministers

President Muhammadu Buhari has terminated the appointment of Ministers of Power, Saleh Mamman, and his Agriculture and Rural Development counterpart, Alhaji Sabo Nanono.

EFCC Seals Off Rabiu Kwankwaso’s Property In Kano

A property belonging to the former governor of Kano state Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has been sealed off by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The property is situated on Miller road in Kano metropolis. EFCC has been investigating the former governor over an allegation of diversion of local government funds amounting to N3.08 billion. Kwankwaso, two-term former governor of the state, who also represented Kano Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly between 2011 and 2015, had his property seized following a petition sent to the EFCC by some family members of Ismaila Gwarzo, a former national security adviser during the late Sani Abacha administration.

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