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Peter Obi At Senator Barau’s Son’s Wedding: Sign Of A United Nigeria – Akpabio

The President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, has described the presence of the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, at the wedding Fatiha of Amir, the son of Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin, as a sign of a united Nigeria. Akpabio, who was speaking after the event in Kano on Friday, noted that the presence of many high-profile personalities at the wedding ceremony attests to the fact that Senator Barau is a peaceful man of the people. “You can see that even Labour Party Pesidential Candidate Peter Obi and his people are here; this tells you that Nigeria will remain united as one entity,” he said. The wedding Fatiha, graced by Vice President Kashim Shettima, was between Amir and Bilkisu Aliyu Sani Madaki, the daughter of the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Aliyu Sani Madaki. The event was held at the Isyaka Rabiu Juma’at Mosque, Goron Dutse, Kano State.


Women group in the Niger Delta region has commended the President of the Senate, Godswill  Akpabio and the Senate on its role in trade disputes between the Federal Government and the Labour Unions, which led to the supension of the strike by the Resident Doctors and the planned protests by the Nigeia Labour Congress (NLC)and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) The commendation was contained in a press statement by Mothers and Female Stakeholders in the Niger Delta Region under the aegis of Niger Delta Women League in support of the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio.  According to the release, "We the leaders and members of the above non partisan and non government association hereby State that we  are impressed with the current leadership of the 10th Senate under the transparent leadership of Senator Godswill Akpabio.  "We also call on the generality of Nigerians particularly our women to rally round the current leadership in their avowed commitment to making life meaningf


The former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha has endorsed the second tenure bid of His Excellency Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma as the Executive Governor of Imo State in the November 11th Governorship election in Imo State. This was the outcome of the meeting between the Vice President, H.E. Senator Kashim Shettima, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), H.E. Alhaji Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Imo State cum Chairman of the Progressive Governors' Forum (PGF), H.E. Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma and H.E. Senator Rochas Okorocha. The former Senator representing Imo West in the 9th Assembly, described Uzodimma as a worthy party man who has promoted the progressive ideals of the party in his administration of Imo State affairs and other national assignments. As such, Governor Uzodimma deserves all the support he needs and I will work for his victory, Okorocha added. This endorsement is coming barely hours after Okorocha's son in-law a

FG approves N5bn subsidy palliative, 5 trucks of rice for each state

The National Economic Council, NEC, on Thursday said that the Federal Government has approved N5 billion grant to be given to each of the 36 states of the federation for the procurement of grains as well as five trucks of rice to each state as palliatives to cushion the effect of fuel subsidy removal. The NEC also approved the distribution of 40,000 bags of maize to be distributed to states. It also directed the National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, to distribute food items to states sharing border with Niger Republic over the recent political instability in the country. These were some of the outcomes of the NEC meeting presided over by Vice President Kashim Shettima at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State said the approval of N5 billion and trucks of rice and grains were part of measures to bring temporary solutions to the high cost of living caused by the subsidy re

BREAKING: Tinubu Assigns Wike, Umahi, Keyamo, Badaru To FCT, Works, Aviation, Defence

President Bola Tinubu has appointed immediate-past governors of Rivers and Ebonyi states, Nyesom Wike and Dave Umahi, as Ministers of FCT and Minister of Works, respectively. The president has also appointed the former Jigawa state governor , Abubakar Badaru as Minister of Defence, and Hannatu Masuwa as Minister of Arts and Creative Industry. Others include Lateef Fagbemi, SAN as Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, while former Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, will servce as Minister of Transportation. Details Later…..


The Management of the National Assembly has disclosed that the payment of N2 million to each of the 109 Senators last week was meant for the running costs of their offices. The clarification by the Senate's bureaucracy was contained in a statement by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Magaji Tambuwal and signed by the Secretary, Research and Information, Dr. Ali Umoru. The statement lamented the criticisms that greeted the payment of the money since the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, made it public shortly before the federal lawmakers embarked on their current annual recess. It explained that the funds were actually appropriated for in the 2023 National  Budget. Part of the statement read: “The attention of the Management of the National Assembly has been drawn to the persistent mischaracterization and misunderstanding of the payment of a N2,000,000.00  allowance to each  senator. “It should be noted that the two million naira is part of the running cost of the office


Orders recovery within six months Araraume, Uche Nwosu,Anwuka to lose houses The Committee set up by Imo State Government for the recovery of land belonging to Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education (AIFCE), yesterday indicted former governor Rochas Okorocha for using brute force to disposses the college of its land. Submitting its report to Governor Hope Uzodimma, the committee recommended the recovery of the Shell Camp land from Okorocha and his associates within six months and hand the same over to AIFCE. The report which was signed by the Chairman,Prof  Vitalis Orikeze Ajumbe and the secretary, Barr B F Anyanwu,  regretted that Okorocha,as governor, used brute force including the military and hoodlums to snatch the land from the College after which he allocated or sold same to his top associates. Those who benefited from the bazaar and have been similarly asked to vacate the land include two of Okorocha"s in laws, Dr  Uzoma Anwuka and Hon Kingsley Uju. Apart from Okorocha&qu

Insecurity: Ohanaeze youths hail S'East governors, security agencies

Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has lauded what it called unity of purpose among the five South-East governors.  The group said this in a communique issued after their meeting in Enugu over the weekend.  The communique was signed by its National President, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike after their meeting in Enugu.  They said the collaborative efforts of the governors had resulted in the reduction of insecurity in the region. They also hailed the security agencies for their consistent efforts in ridding the South-East of crimes and criminality.  According to the Ohanaeze youths, “we are glad that this present crop of governors are united; we are glad that we now have a Governors’ Forum attended by all the governors and not their deputies. It speaks volumes.  “There is no doubt that this unity is responsible for the improved security in the region. The role of the security agencies is also highly commendable.  “We urge the governors not to relent but