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2023: Arewa Coalition For Rotational Presidency Tells All Northern Aspirants to Step Down

... Insists on Power Shift to South in Interest of Equity, Justice    As the race for the 2023 Presidential Election gathers momentum across Nigeria,  Northern based groups under aegis of Arewa Coalition for Rotational Presidency (ACRP) have come out strongly against aspirants from the North,  saying it's would be unfair for north to retain power after eight years. The group also vowed to practically rise and mobilize against all Presidential candidates from the North,who dared to contest under any political party during the general elections. In statement jointly signed by the Chairman and Secretary of ACRP, Comrade Abdullahi Biu and Hamza Malumfashi said it will fair and just for  the seat of the President to return to the South to after President Muhammadu Buhari for the North, would spent two terms of  eight years in power. The statement further reads : "The current brewing  political tension stirred by the call for power shift to south by Southern Governors and groups can

2023 Guber Race : Group Identifies Sen. Shehu Sani as only Aspirant with capacity to secure Kaduna

Worried about the spate of attacks by gunmen and terrorists in the State ,Group under umbrella of Kaduna Development Support Forum(KDSF) has expressed strong conviction that Senator Shehu Sani can provide the requisite strategies and technologies that help secure lives and properties of the citizens. The group also said the former Federal lawmaker, who represented Kaduna Central Senatorial zone in the 8th Senate has demonstrated  avowed commitment  within and outside government that he could be the  trusted leader who has the capacity to provide strategic security measures to ensure that lives and properties of citizens are adequately protected if elected Governor of Kaduna State . The Coordinator of the Group, Abdulhakeem Hameed Alao in a press statement made available to journalists said ," The situation where all citizens and residents can no longer sleep with two eyes closed due to incessant banditry and terrorism attacks  and failure on side of government to provi

Prince Adewole Adebayo Exudes Confidence Ahead of 2023 Presidential Poll

The Social democratic party Candidate ahead of 2023 general elections, Prince Adewole Adebayo has expressed his readiness to win presidential poll for the party. Prince Adewole Adeboye disclosed this on Wednesday during SDP NEC meeting held  at Party’s National Secretariat, Abuja. Prince Adewole Adebayo He noted SDP played significant role in bringing in the democracy the nation enjoyed today after Nigeria was tired of dictatorship. According to him, the SDP then, offer its horse that rode the people to the era of Democracy through the landslide victory of M K O Abiola. Adebayo expressed the quality his party has so far gone for and charged them to always be at their best, also recounting his role in the 1999 election, stating he has never had any regret till this point, rather making history with the party. “ it’s an honor for me to address the social democratic party, it’s the party of my youth, I remember when we use to run around in Lagos for M.KO Abiola, we were young

Corruption Allegations, Incompetence: River Basin Trade Group gives FG 14days ultimatum to sack Ilorin MD, Aremu

All River Basin Trade Group  under the umbrella of Nigeria Union of Agriculture and Allied Employees (NUAEE) has given a 14days ultimatum to the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. Suleiman Adamu and President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the Managing Director of Lower Niger River Basin Development Authority (LNRBDA) Ilorin, Dr. Saheed Adeniyi Aremu from office over corruption allegations and incompetence. The union however threatened to embark on industrial action should it demand is not executed by the Federal Government. This is contained in a Communique issued at the end of an emergency meeting of the Federal Ministry of Water Resources/All River Basin Development Authority (FMWR/RBDAs) dully signed by the National Chairman of the forum, Comrade Mudi Olayinka Raji and the Secretary, Comrade Apostle Nwafor Nkikem made available to newsmen on Thursday.  The Communique reads " The forum-in-session has observed with dismay the activities of the Managing Director of Lower

NLC Condoles TUC Over The Death of its NEC Members During the Abuja- Kaduna Train Attack

NIgeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council has condoled the Trade Union Congress  over the death of its Secretary General  Comrade Barrister Musa Lawal Ozigi and the Chairman Kwara State Comrade Akinsola Akinwunmi during the Abuja-Kaduna train attack. This was contained in a statement signed by the State Chairperson, Comrade Ayuba Magaji Suleiman and made available to newsmen in Kaduna. NLC also extended it's condolences to the government of Kaduna State and the families of those whom loss their loves ones during the attack. "It's really unfortunate that the Abuja-Kaduna train attack happened two days after the International Airport Kaduna was attacked, government at all levels and the security agencies are trying but they need to do more.  "Their action was not only barbaric but ridiculous to the Nigeria  state as a nation and Government must not give them another chance to attack the train or motorists in our roads". He said. NLC while commending securi

2023: Ameachi Gets 21-day Ultimatum To Declare For Presidency

*APC group saves 2bn for sponsorship    Former Governor of Rivers State and current Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Ameachi, has gotten a 21-day ultimatum to officially declare for presidency, else he will be forced to do so. A pro-All Progressives Congress (APC) on the aegis of Bridge Builders Initiative For Green Nigeria (BBIGN), gave the ultimatum during a solidarity march in support of APC and Ameachi, Wednesday at the APC national secretariat, Abuja. National President of BBIGN, Emmanuel Orgwu, said any person who will find Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, and convince him to declare his interest to run for the 2023 Presidency will be rewarded with Ten Million Naira. According to Orgwu, Nigerians are becoming impatient over his delay. But whether he is interested or not, Ngerians want him. "It is based on the qualities which Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has that we, Nigerians are calling on the Ubima born leader and politician to declare his interest to run for the 2023 Pre

KADUNA TERROR ATTACKS: Jamoh Sympathize with El Rufai, Kaduna Citizens

Dr. Bashir Jamoh has commiserated with the Kaduna State government on the recent attacks involving Abuja Train service and the invasion of the Kaduna Airport leading to death, injury and abduction of unspecified number of passengers.  In a letter to Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Jamoh, who is also the Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), expressed shock over the incidents, while sending his condolences to the families of the deceased and the entire good people of Kaduna State.  May Allah (SWT) be with you at this trying time and crown your efforts to bring peace, progress and prosperity to Kaduna State with immense success, Jamoh wrote.  Dr. Jamoh urged the people of Kaduna to keep faith with both the State and Federal Governments in their quest to find a lasting solution to the security challenges facing the State.  "Good shall always prevail over evil. Let us all be vigilant as good citizens and inform releva

SDP Presidential Hopeful Adewole Shocked Over Abuja-Kaduna Train Attack,

Condoles Families of victims The 2023 presidential aspirant under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, Prince Adewole Adebayo has expressed his sadness towards the tragic incident. Adebayo made it known via a tweet on Tuesday that he had frequented the rail route in the past month, noting that the attack is “painful” and “revolting” to his soul. “In the last one month, I have traveled on the Abuja-Kaduna rail repeatedly morning and night in the company of my friends and associates. The tragic bombing of that railway and train with loss of lives and limbs and kidnappings is painful, tragic, and revolting to my soul. I mourn,’ the aspirant wrote. Suspected bandit terrorists detonated bombs on the Railtrack of an Abuja-Kaduna train, successfully immobilizing it. On Monday night, credible sources confirmed the attack  took place between Katari and Rijana. According to one of the passengers who confirmed the incident over the phone, the attackers surrounded the train and

Authentic Man Of Year Award Excites Buratai, Awards Scholarship To North East Students

*Nagarta Radio visits, presents two awards NIgeria's Ambassador to Benin Republic, Lt General Yusuf Tukur Buratai (rtd), has said that he is delighted to receive the Authentic Man of The Year Award. He expressed this at the Tukur-Tukur Farms, along Abuja-Keffi Highway on Monday, after he was presented the prestigious award. The former Chief of Army Staff, thanked  the management for finding him worthy of the award. Earlier before presenting the award, Consulting Editor of Authentic News Daily, Okpani Jacob Onjewu Dickson said that the award was for their 2020 edition. "This  award was presented to others early last year, then you were still the Chief of Army Staff. You emerged our Man of The Year following innovations that brought in positive results in the Nigerian Army. "One that stands out is the establishment of the female corps, which saw to the ending of the then frequent kidnappings along the Kaduna-Abuja highway," he said. At the same meeting, top

NLC Condemns Attack On Airport, Calls On Govt To Provide More Security

The NIgeria Labour Congress (NLC) Kaduna State Council has while condemning the siege by bandits on Kaduna International Airport on Saturday, described the act as an assault on Nigeria . This was contained in a statement signed by the State Chairperson, Ayuba Magaji Suleiman, made available to newsmen on Monday in Kaduna. NLC lamented that in spite of heavy presence of military in  Igabi Area, the bandits were able to  breach protocols. "We gathered the hoodlums even prevented flight schedules. This action ridicules Nigeria and must not be allowed to occur ever again," he said. NLC while commending security agencies for their efforts in checking insecurity in the country, appealed that more efforts should be put in place. The congress urged the general public to always report suspicious movement or persons to  relevant security agencies to ensure prompt action and prevention of attacks by enemies of peace. "We commiserate with the staff of the Federal Airports. Authority

NITR Staff Decry Non Appointment of DG Months After Presidential Directives

The Governing Council of Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis and Onchocerciasis Research (NITR), Kaduna has been urged to abide by the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari (GCFR) to appoint a substantive Director General of the Institute immediately. In September, 2021 President Muhammadu Buhari directed the Governing Council to commence the process of appointing a substantive Director General in line with extant rules and regulations guiding the appointment as captured in a letter from the state house Abuja with reference *SH/COS/16/A/1487* (paragraph 2 C) of the letter. But up to now, the Council were adamant and failed to abide by the directive. For more than six (6) months with the directive of Mr. President,  the Governing Council met twice in 2021 and 2022 respectively as the appointment of the substantive Director General was not in their agenda. Speaking to a staff of the Institute who pleaded anonymity claimed that the Overseeing Director General Dr. Felicia Nneka Chizob

My Govt Shall Be Judged By Numbers of Masses We Touched - Prince Adebayo

The Presidential aspirant of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Prince Adewole Adebayo has notify the leadership of his party that if elected president in the forthcoming 2023 general election, he will focus more on the development of the people. Prince Adewole Adebayo, the leading Presidential aspirant under the banner of the Social Democratic Party, SDP in the 2023 Elections has  stated that his administration would focus more on the citizens and not party officials . He said this while addressing the party’s chairmen at the SDP Chairmen’s dinner held in Abuja, Tuesday 22nd March, 2022. Adebayo who said .  “The only way we can succeed in government, is when someone like me go into government and spend four years or eight years and I come out five times poorer than when I went in. “We should not say when we get to power, we will take care of the chairmen. God will take care of the chairmen, let us take care of the people. In his word; he further reacted “that the measure of success in gov

Jamiyyar Matan Arewa Honours NNDCL with Award

President, Jamiyyar Matan Arewa, Hajiya Rabi Musa Saulawa present an Award Certificate of Excellence for Golden Heart Lifetime Achievement to New Nigeria Development Company Limited, In Recognition and Appreciation of the Company's Consistent Support to the Orphanage Home. The award was received by Mohammed Abdullahi, ANIPR  Head of Corporate Relations Department (NNDC) on 25th March, 2022

2023: Unhealthy attack on Osinbajo must stop

By: Austine Agbo Emmanuel, Kaduna The recent attack on Nigeria Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, stylishly from different camp of the National Leader, All Progressive Congress, (APC) Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, is a clear sign of desperation from the former Lagos State Governor, because desperation often times make people to forget their sense of value. No wonder, he promised to fight dirty before now, though his camp tried everything possible to explain to us in another different way, but thank God, not every Nigerian failed their English WAEC/NECO.  Although many claimed that the recent attack from Kperogi, where he described the VP Osinbajo"A Religious Bigot" has nothing to do with the Tinubu's camp, but I begged to disagree because, National Leader of Tinubu's stature should be able to write a disclaimer, hence everybody believed that Kperogi was sponsored from his camp.  The truth remains that power come from God. Meanwhile it is obvious, Chief Ti

APC convention: Sen Abbo, Reps Members, Adamawa State's Lawmakers have endorsed Salihu for North East Vice Chair

By Tom Garba, Yola The Senator representing Adamawa Northern Zone, Mr. Isha Abbo has endorsed Comrade Salihu Mustapha who is aspiring the North East Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abbo made the endorsement ahead of the APC national convention scheduled for 26th March 2022 in Abuja. Abbo in a letter to Ahmed Lawan has made a recommendation endorsing Salihu and Dr. Jason Baba Kwaghe who is aspiring to be the party, national Youth leader. The Senator urged all APC stakeholders in Adamawa state to accept Mustapha and Kwaghe as Consensus candidates for Saturday's convention. Resolution of the APC caucus in the national assembly of the House of Representatives members have also signed a letter of endorsement for Salihu. The caucus leader, Hon Yusuf Buba, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, and Ja'afar Abubakar Magaji as members have said the endorsement of Salihu as the sole consensus of Adamawa APC. Unanimously also past and present serving lawmakers of Adamawa

Bill For Economic Diversification Passes Second Reading

By Bashir Bello Abuja. A bill meant to establish the  Nigerian Economic Diversification Council which would provide  comprehensive framework, structures, programs and schemes also meant to ensure diversification of the economy has scaled the second reading  Senator Sabi Abdullahi who sponsored the bill, opined that the Nigeria's economic fortunes are tied to oil which accounts for more than half of the country's revenue  The law maker further added  that Nigeria’s crude oil proceeds fell by 41. 60 percent in the first quarter of 2021 to $6.48 billion from $11.1 billion in the first quarter of 2020. He explained that, despite various loans, reforms and policies, millions of Nigerians continue to remain impoverished. The senator further explained that only a comprehensive diversification of the economy can solve the volatility of the economy and provide for a more sustainable path for equitable growth and development  According to him It is even more crucial now, given the slower

2023 Kaduna Gubernatorial Race: Saeed Kajuru throws Hat in the ring

The former accountant general of Kaduna state, Alh Haruna Yunusa Saeed (AG) has declared his intension to contest for the state governorship under the umbrella of peoples Democratic party (PDP). He made the declaration to the state party stakeholders at the state party secretariat recently in Kaduna. The PDP governorial aspirant however said that "having worked as the most longest serving accountant general of the state, an academia,a teacher, business men and a grass root person who has given back to humanity. " I have the experience and capacity to rescue the peoples of the state from assassination, kidnapping, raping,illiteracy, unemployment, hunger and starvation. The former governorship candidate of social Democratic party (SDP) in 2019 general election has expressed his satisfaction of 16 years that he left the party and it's still (PDP)remained solid and unshakable. Added that PDP is the only party that has leadership capacity to tackles insecurity, however is the

Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Declares Intention To Contest For Kaduna State Governor

The former Kaduna state governor chief of staff, hon.Muhammad Sani Abdullahi Dattijo has declared his interest to succeed governor Nasir Ahmad El-rufai under the ambrella of All progressive Congress (APC)for the incoming 2023 general election. Dattijo who is the presen t commissioner ministry of budget and economic planning, made the declaration at A P C state Secretariat recently in Kaduna. While addressing the pen profession after left the state party for consultation, he however unveiled his sixth points agenda which would focuse when ever elected the governor of the state in 2023 next general election. He however promised to secure Kaduna by accelerating urban infrastructure, expanding on the Kaduna urban renewal program to make the state a place that creates economic opportunities for all. "Rural transformation connecting rural  economic to agriculture and solid mineral value chains and creating a safe and secured environment for lively hood to them." He also

Northern Group Insists On Power-shift To South

By Gambo Abubukar  The Arewa concerned civil society organization has kicked against plans by Northern politicians to run for the 2023 Presidential Election, adding that power must rotate to the South, particularly the South East. This was revealed at a press conference held at Arewa House on  23 March 2022 by the Spokesperson of the group, Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem. According to the spokesperson, "it's for the sake of our national unity that we are standing today and declare that power should be rotated to the south in the  of oneness, equality, justice, fairness and equal opportunities." Comrade Nazeem urged Northern politicians to invest more in agriculture, industries and to build their region rather than having interest in politics all the time . According to the group, the 7 years of President Muhammadu Buhari as a Northerner has brought nothing but misery to Northern Nigeria . It also reminded Nigerians that the South West have also benefited as Olusegun O

Salary increment: IGP assures policemen of prompt implementation

The Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman, has assured police officers across the country that the recently approved salary increment by President Muhammadu Buhari will soon take effect. The statement which was meant for the entire police officers serving in the country was delivered to police officers in the Lagos state police command. The IGP spoke through the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of Research and Planning and Supervising DIG for the South West geopolitical zone, DIG Johnson Babatunde Kokumo. Baba further assured the officers that relevant government agencies, including the National Salaries, Income and Wages Commission; Office of the Accountant General of the Federation; and Ministry of Police Affairs have reached final stages of computation of emolument details of all personnel of the Force. DIG Kokumo equally assured members of the Force that the issue of promotion is being looked into to ensure that deserving members of the Force get el

FG, IG working on better welfare packages for Force

Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force have been assured that President Muhammadu Buhari and IGP Usman Alkali are very much committed to general improved welfare package for the Force.  Though several successive administrations have neglected the welfare of the police and supply of critical equipment like weaponry, the current IGP though with limited resources is working hard to reverse the trend. For the first time the police is supplying vehicles to commands and is undertaking series of critical projects that will not only boast the morale of officers but will provide a conducive environment for them to work. In a related development, Police officers and men in Lagos and Ogun States under Zone ‘2’ Command have been warned not to be distracted by rumours of imminent strike being peddled by a faceless group trying to heat up the polity and bring the Nigeria Police into disrepute while claiming to be fighting for salary increment implementation by the Federal Governmen

SDP Presidential Hopeful, Adewale Adebayo Says Cabinet Shall be Ready in 24 Hours if Elected

  Prince Adewole Adebayo is a Presidential aspirant and new breed politician that has been in the fore front of the campaign for clean election in the country.  In this interview with Eagle Eyes'  Correspondent, Mike Odeh James,  the Constitutional Lawyer, shares his views on the newly signed 2022 Electoral Act and other sundry issues. Excerpts Q: As a Presidential aspirant, are you in anyway relieved by the President’s assent to the 2022 Electoral Act. Do you think it will sanitize the electoral process? ANS: I’m relieved and pleased, relieved on behalf of the country that we shouldn’t start with uncertainty, that is what I’m relieved of. Will the President sign or will he not sign, the electoral commission, INEC  was unable to publish its timetable because they did not know if they were going to work under what they like, because I think INEC prefers this scenario now to the earlier  where all the burden will be on them, last minute rush, the parties will take foreve

SDP Presidential Aspirant, Adewale Vows To Unseat APC, Says ASUU Crisis Would Be Resolved

One of the Presidential. aspirants under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP has vowed that come 2023, his party in conjunction with other political party shall remove the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC from power . Mr.Adewole Adebayo revealed this after he declared his intention to contest for the Presidency under the SDP on Mon 20 March, 2022, He further revealed that his party and other political platforms around the country are working together to unseat the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC According to him, Nigerian leaders deliberately ignore solutions to the country’s problem because of self-service. He vowed that assumption of office after the 2023 Presidential poll, the lingering crisis between University lecturers and the Federal would be expressly resolved He said, “I will resolve the issue as a President. It’s a problem that can be solved. Something can be done about it to put this strike issue to a stop. We have too much money, yet ASUU is on strike

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Condemns Gov Wike's Comment Over Umahi's Removal

BY NONYE EKWENUGO Kaduna The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has condemned Governor Nyesom Wike's  comment over  Governor Dave  Umahi of Ebonyi State removal. Ohanaeze said this yesterday in a statement signed by its Secretary-General,  Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and made available to Journalists in Kaduna. "Any Governor who is instrumental to displace a fellow Governor will be assessed by Nigerians at the end of 2023, how can anyone derive happiness from other people's agonies and tragedies. "We are marveled at how anyone could manipulate the judiciary towards getting a favorable verdict just to score cheap political goals and popularity". "We are reviewing the legal implications and condemned the trendy video of the Governor's comments of being instrumental in the Abuja High Court Judgements that sacked Ebonyi Governor, Deputy Governor, and House of Assembly members. " Our suspicion was reinforced by the open st

Chubado: Over 19,0000 PDP members decamp to APC in Madagali, Gov Fintiri home town

By Tom Garba, Yola Madagali town, headquarter of Madagali Local Government area of Adamawa which is the local government origin of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has agog for Chubado Babbi Tijani as he made a drastic u-turn from People's Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC). Babbi was said during a Press Conference by PDP stakeholders of Madagali is a Brother to Governor Ahmadu hundreds of his supporters came out in their numbers to witness his formal defection to APC in his Madagali Ward. Hundreds of vehicles our reporter observed made a sterling and ovation convoy at Maraban Mubi Junction to welcome Chubado to Madagali town. Chubado who is a two-term local government Chairman of Madagali Local Government, adviser to former Governor Murtala Nyako, and later became the Chief of Staff to the Government of Bala James Ngilari left PDP with over nineteen thousand followers to APC While receiving the membership card of APC, Tijjani said he left PDP, his f

Adamawa Northern Zone: Hamisu garner massive support as he declares interest to contest Senate seat

By Tom Garba, Yola Ward Excos of Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Michika, and Madagali have welcome Hamisu Idris Medugu's idea to contest the Senate seat of the five local areas of Adamawa State representing Northern Senatorial district. Hamisu who toured the five local government areas and declared his intention to aspire to be the next Senator that will represent the area under the banner of All progressives congress got the endorsement of the excos. The expos welcome Medugu's idea and said is the first person to gather all of them from ward to local government level to declare his good tidings. The official declaration of interest to contest for the Legislative Seat of Adamawa Northern zone by Idris has elated so many of them as he assured them of total commitment to their service both at the National Assembly come and their socioeconomic well-being. Sardauna Duhu in an entourage of his campaign Director-General, Mr. Usman Bukar, as well as friends and well-wisher

Zulum Begs Buhari, Others To Support Akume For APC Chairmanship

Borno state Governor Prof. Babagana Zulum, has pleaded with President Muhammadu Buhari, governors on the platform of Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), their deputies and all other stakeholders to consider the candidature of a former governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, for the position of the national chairman “for the sake of fairness, equity, and justice.” The support is coming when the Chairman, George Akume Campaign Organisation, Simone Shongo, Friday, asked for a level playing ground, assuring that the Minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs will emerge the next national chairman of the ruling party. Governor Zulum, who made the plea in Abuja when he paid a courtesy call to the former Benue state governor, said if Akume emerged as the chairman of the party, it would give Christians in the party a sense of belonging. He said: “One thing about me is that I don’t pretend. Even Mr. President is aware of this fact about my character-traits. To g

Stakeholders rally for legal backing for NATFORCE

By Bashir Bello, Abuja.  A bill for an act to provide for the establishment of the National Centre for the Coordination and Control of the Proliferation of Small and Light Weapons in Nigeria is being proposed by the Senate. This followed presentation of memoranda at a one-day public hearing of the Senate committtee on National Security and intelligence held in Abuja. Meanwhile, the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and the Nigeria Customs Service however differed on the proposed legislation. Declaring the session open, the Senate President, Senator Ahmad Lawan linked challenges associated with small and light weapons to crises in the Sahel. Lawan, who spoke through Senate Deputy minority leader, Senator Shuaibu Lau stressed that the proliferation of weapons has triggered dangerous act of terrorism, adding “we are bound to reflect through relevant institutions”. Consequently, Lawan noted this has precipitated the gathering of stakeholders