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Rivers ADC Candidate Picks Tonto Dikeh As Running Mate

Actress, Tonto Dikeh, has been picked as the running mate of the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress, Tonte Ibraye, in Rivers State.

Dikeh announced her nomination on Instagram on Friday, expressing gratitude to Ibraye.

She said, “I thank Mr. Tonte Ibraye, the Governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress Rivers State for nominating me as his running mate.”

Dikeh listed their manifesto to include, “investing massively in social protection, creating a social value system for young people, increased women inclusion in our governance system, supporting small businesses and strengthening our traditional institutions to be active players in the drive to bring sustainable development to the good people of Rivers State.”

The actress hails from Rivers State.

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You can’t fix Nigeria – Ango Abdullahi attacks Tinubu, Atiku

The convener of the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, has said Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, can’t fix Nigeria.

Abdullahi said Tinubu and Atiku have been within the political circle for about 30 years, but he is not convinced with their achievements and what they have to offer in 2023.

The elder statesman, however, stressed that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo could have been a better presidential material.

According to Abdullahi: “We still haven’t got the man who we think will fix Nigeria. What we have on the ground is not good enough. How can you look at Tinubu and Atiku to say they are the ones who will fix this country?

“They have been on the ground for the last 25, 30 years and so on. What have they done? What are we looking for?”

“I believe we have not had a good array of politicians. With due respect to some of them that one saw contesting, I am not being selfish here by referring to certain people like Prof. Osinbajo. He is a quality material but the political system will not tolerate him,” he told Vanguard.

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Political Party To Drag Tinubu To Court Over Alleged False Academic Qualifications, His 2007 Data Contradict 2022

The Action Peoples Party has moved to challenge the academic qualifications of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, before a court of law.

This comes on the trail of alleged irregularities in the academic qualifications and documents submitted by Tinubu to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The APP’s chairman, Uche Nnadi, said the party had enough facts to prove its case noting that the publication of the list of candidates for the 2023 elections showed that the APC presidential candidate was not eligible to contest in the forthcoming elections as his forms allegedly contain false information.

“Tinubu denies attending primary and secondary but claims a university degree in the new forms INEC published today (Friday),” Leadership quoted him as saying.

He added, “Tinubu commits perjury as he abandons his earlier claim of attending primary school, sworn in an affidavit to run for governor but now claims not to have attended primary school.

“Tinubu’s new forms contradict his 2007 affidavit that he had primary school and secondary.

“Tinubu’s new declaration in new INEC forms of not attending primary and secondary school is false information, in view of earlier nomination forms of 2007 on oath containing alleged controversial primary and secondary schools he claimed to have.”

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Photonews: Tinubu submits affidavit to INEC, claims unknown persons stole his academic certificates

Tinubu submits affidavit to INEC instead of certificates. He claimed that unknown persons stole all his acadenmic certificates.

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Former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, and wife arrested for bringing child to UK for organ harvesting

Ike Ekweremadu, former deputy senate president, and his wife, Beatrice, have been arrested and charged to court for bringing a child to the UK for organ harvesting.

In a statement released, the metropolitan police said the couple was charged to court on Thursday, June 23 following an investigation by the police’ specialist crime team. The police mentioned that the investigation was launched after detectives were alerted to potential offenses under modern slavery legislation in May 2022.

“Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu, 55 (10.9.66) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

Ike Ekweremadu, 60 (12.05.62) of Nigeria is charged with conspiracy to arrange/facilitate travel of another person with a view to exploitation, namely organ harvesting.

They have both been remanded in custody and will appear at Uxbridge Magistrates’ Court later today.

A child has been safeguarded and we are working closely with partners on continued support. As criminal proceedings are now under way we will not be providing further details.”the statement read.

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News Update, Thursday, 23/06/2022

** We’ll decentralise national grid, invest $550m to boost power supply – Buhari

** Buhari presides over FEC meeting, nominates Mohammed Shehu as RMAFC chairman

** Buhari off to Kigali, Rwanda for CHOGM 2022

** Senate confirms Gabriel Longpet as INEC REC

** Fashola to flag off Nembe-Brass Road project in Bayelsa

** ASUU’ll call off strike soon, says Ngige

** Peter Obi visits Wike, both meet behind closed-doors

** Army troops intercept explosives, ammunition in Cross River

** Senate to screen Buhari’s ministerial nominees next Wednesday

** Why I didn’t sack Emefiele over his political ambition –Buhari

** 6th Babatunde Raji Fashola (BRF) GABFEST to hold June 28

** Osun 2022: Sanwo-Olu heads APC 86-member Campaign Council

** Lawan, Gbajabiamila, 21 Governors to Champion Oyetola’s Re-Election Bid

** Two Senators resign from APC, PDP, defect to NNPP, Labour Party

** INEC denies extending voters registration deadline by 60 days

** Oyo govt commences distribution and activation of debit cards to cctp beneficiaries

** Akeredolu appoints new Education Secretaries

** Corruption Allegation: Senate President asks C’ttee to wade into crisis rocking Judiciary

** Chibok schoolgirls narrate experience, say 20 more still in Sambisa Forest

** Tragedy as herdsmen attack, kill 16 in Gov Ortom’s hometown in Benue

** Terrorists have taken over forests in Nigeria – Akeredolu raises alarm

** Top military officer, Major Udiadenye commits suicide- Army reacts

** How I escaped from Boko Haram camp – Chibok schoolgirl narrates ordeal

** Ondo: Flood sweeps away Ikare-Akoko junior school student

** Osun Guber: ‘You’ve paid your dues, you shall be returned’, Aragbiji, Olona of Ada, others assure Oyetola

** APC Oyo State chapter moves to reconcile aggrieved party members

** Mompha skips trial, as court annuls bail, orders his arrest over alleged N6bn money laundering

** Bank urges women to engage in wealth building investments

** Why I returned $4,050 to passenger – Bolt Driver

** Court orders 21-year-old internet fraudster to sweep EFCC premises for 2 weeks

** Death toll rises to 1000 in Afghanistan earthquake

** South Korea reports first imported monkeypox case

** World Cup 2022: Have extra-marital sex during Qatar World Cup, go to jail for 7 years *******

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Pastor Adeboye’s RCCG Launches ‘Operation Show Your PVC’ in provinces

The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye has directed all the Provinces of the church to launch ‘Operation show your Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC)’.
Pastor Adeboye gave the directive to encourage members of the church to participate in the forthcoming elections in Nigeria.

The letter released by Intercontinental Youth Pastor/PICR, Belemina Obunge, and addressed to pastors in charge of provinces, reads, “We refer to the above and wish to kindly inform you that we have received a directive from the Mission Authority to ensure a high level of sensitization in all our parishes on the need for all our members to get their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVC) in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) exercise.

“Based on the above, Provincial Hqtrs and Mega Parishes are encouraged to use their parish as a centre for one or two days to facilitate their members’ & interested neighbours’ registration considering the closeness of the deadline (June 30th, 2022) of the Continuous Voter Registration exercise.

“Provinces will be required to send a summarized report of parishes’ compliance with the above directive to the office of the undersigned, stating the number of adult members versus the number of PVCs counted.

“The report is expected on or before Tuesday 27th, June 2022 for onward compilation to the Mission Authority.”

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Reno Omokri Challenges Tinubu To Take Drug Test, Says The APC Presidential Candidate Is A Known Drug Lord

Reno Omokri Challenges Tinubu To Take A Drug Test, Says The APC Presidential Candidate Is A Known Drug Lord Who Was Involved In A Heroin Drug Ring In US Between 1991 – 1993.

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Peter Obi Meets Wike Behind Closed Door

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi had a closed door meeting with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, today June 22.

This is coming after it was reported that presidential candidate of People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar constituted a committee to pacify and woo the Rivers state Governor and other aggrieved members of the party.

It has also been alleged that the opposition party has been rocked by crisis following the choice of Delta state’s Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as Atiku’s running mate.

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It May Be Your Turn In APC But Not For Nigerians – Babangida Tells Tinubu

A former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has said that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, should not waste his time and resources in contesting for president.

According to Aliyu during an interview on Channels TV on Tuesday, Tinubu should have supported a younger candidate like the Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi to win the party’s presidential ticket.

“Bola Tinubu a good friend, I don’t think he should waste his time now, and I think he should reserve his resources for another thing and I thought that it would have been better for him to have sponsored younger people into this win. He has the governor of Ekiti, Fayemi, he has other young people that he could have sponsored and allowed it happen, no matter what he thought he could do to Nigeria, these people would do it better,” Aliyu said.

“If it’s your turn in the APC that’s your own problem but that’s not for Nigerians. Nigerians will come to decide what is best for them given what we have gone through,” Babangida noted.

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Sanwo-Olu Orders Probe Of Attack On Tinubu’s Press Crew, To Pay Medical Bills Of Injured Reporters

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered an investigation into Sunday’s attack on a bus conveying journalists on Lagos Island.

The incident occurred between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran, during APC presidential candidate Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu.

Governor Sanwo-Olu has directed also that those involved must be fished out and made to face the law.

Besides. the government will pick up the hospital bills of those injured in the incident.

He said: “Lagos State Government condemns the incident. We hold the media in high esteem and the government has always ensured that they have a conducive environment to perform their duties.

“Nobody or group will be allowed to destroy our cordial relationship with the media. Lagos has no room for hooligans.”

This was contained in a statement on Monday by Mr Gbenga Omotoso, the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy.

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Lagos Hoodlums Attack Tinubu’s Press Crew With Stones

The bus conveying press crew covering Lagos State Governor’s Office on Sunday was heavily attacked by thugs between Ebute-Ero and Adeniji, Iga-Iduganran axis on Lagos Island, leaving no fewer than two journalists wounded with others sustaining various scars on their bodies.

The press crew bus which was in the convoy of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was attacked by the thugs who threw heavy stones repeatedly as it joined other vehicles conveying dignitaries, including Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje; and others, who had just left the palace of Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu.

Tinubu, who arrived at Lagos Airport at around 3:40 pm, to the waiting hands of an enthusiastic crowd of party loyalists and supporters, had immediately headed to the palace of Oba Akiolu on a courtesy call.

The press crew bus was heavily attacked by the hoodlums, as it drove with high speed to escape while journalists had to lie low in it for many to escape being injured, but still few others still had bruises.

However, a Western Post correspondent, Adeola Ogunrinde and Omatseye Atsenuwa of Smooth 98.1FM got wounded, while Adedoja Salam of TVC went into shock due to the heavy bombardment of stones and bricks thrown at the press crew bus, leaving the windscreen and nearly all the side screens were broken.

Ogunrinde got wounded in the face, while Atsenuwa had his arm hit directly by one of the heavy stones thrown at the press crew bus.

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Highest Bidder: Rampant Vote-Buying Marred Ekiti Governorship Election

Vote-buying has always taken the forefront in every election in Nigeria, and the 2022 governorship election in Ekiti State was no different. Interestingly, it was taken a notch higher in the just concluded Ekiti State governorship election.

The election was contested among 16 candidates, however, it was a three-horse race among Segun Oni of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Biodun Oyebanji of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Bisi Kolawole of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Before the election, Civil Society Organisations, police and anti-graft agencies issued a stern warning to electorates and political parties to shun vote-buying or risk arrest and prosecution. Rather than heed the warning to rid the electoral system of money-politics, candidates and party agents devised new means to carry out transactional voting.

Also, to ensure a smooth transaction, party agents at different polling units bribed security personnel dispatched to various polling units to look the other way while the transaction is going on.

APC Allegedly Outspends PDP, SDP

Election monitoring done in different polling units across the state revealed widespread vote-buying carried out by the top three contenders in the election.

In areas like Efon, Iyin and Ifaki, party members and some voters were paid a day before the election to reduce suspicion by security operatives, election observers and the media.

Also, designated locations for money sharing were strategically located away from the polling units, while party agents were placed in different polling units to monitor who electorates voted for.

At Ward 6, Ikogosi, the hometown of Oyebanji, some party agents designated to monitor votes were seen interfering with the voting process by guiding voters on where to vote. The APC subsequently won the ward with a landslide victory.

At Polling Unit 009, Ward 02 of Ikere Local Government Area, voters were seen going into an apartment located behind Oisa Alada Hall. It was later discovered that APC agents were stationed in the house, sharing N7,000 to voters who were required to present their Permanent Voter Cards and evidence showing they voted for the party.

At Polling Unit 002, Ward 2, Sabo area in Ijero Local Government Area of the state, two women raised the alarm about not being paid despite voting for the APC candidate. The women said they were left out of the money sharing by the party agent.

They accused the APC of deception and corruption by not fulfilling their agreement of paying for votes cast for the party. 

The outcry prompted an APC agent at the unit to send a man, identified as Lapo, to attend to them and pay them.

In Ipoti Ward A, party agents from PDP and SDP were also seen bribing voters in the presence of security personnel.

Similarly, at C.A.C Grammar School, Ola Oluwa II with PU code 014 in Ado-Ekiti, APC and PDP party agents were giving N5,000 to voters who confirmed they had voted for the party.

Corroborating the claim, Kemi Elebute-Halle, governorship candidate of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the election claimed that the APC gave voters N10,000 while the

PDP and the SDP induced voters with N5,000, and N3,000 respectively.

The candidate of the SDP, Oni, also confirmed that voters were being induced by the PDP and APC. He said, “I have been told that selling and buying of votes are going on in Ado and Oye. This is not allowed by the law.”

He urged security operatives to ensure the arrest and prosecution of those indicted in the act.

On his part, Kolawole denied his party engaged in vote-buying. He said, as an opposition, his party does not have the resources to engage in vote-buying.

Few Arrests Made

In a bid to curb vote-buying in the Ekiti, security operatives were able to arrest some party agents involved in buying votes. No fewer than three arrests were made during the election.

Operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) arrested a party agent as the governorship election commenced.

He was arrested with a bag of cash as he was sharing the money to voters.

In another operation, EFCC operatives stormed a building where money was being shared to voters.

The suspects were caught with nylon bags containing money and a list of names of people who had allegedly voted.

Those arrested were paraded at the Oke Ori Omi Area Division of the Nigerian Police Force.

Also, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) seized a huge parcel of money which was meant to buy votes at Polling Unit 09, Ward 10, Ikere LGA.

CSOs React

CSOs have reacted to the rampant cases of vote-buying in the Ekiti governorship election.

The CSOs hailed security operatives for the arrests made and demanded that those arrested should be prosecuted.

The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, a coalition of over 70 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) led the call for the police authority to prosecute those it arrested

Also, the Executive Director of Yiaga Africa, Samson Itodo, called on the officials of EFCC deployed to ensure full prosecution of individuals caught in the act of vote-buying.

“We commend the EFCC for the arrests made of people buying votes. We call on the officials of EFCC deployed to ensure full prosecution of individuals caught in the act of vote-buying/voter inducement,” Itodo said.

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Kano State Gov. Ganduje and his wife receive chieftaincy titles from Ibadan monarch

Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun, on Saturday, conferred traditional titles on the Kano State governor, Umar Ganduje and his wife, Hafsat.

They were honoured with the Aare Fiwajoye and Yeye Aare Fiwajoye of Ibadan land titles.

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Ekitidecides2022: Voting Commences At Ekiti Governorship Election, A Photonews

Ekitidecides2022: Voting Commences At Ekiti Governorship Election

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Labour Party Names Doyin Okupe As Tentative VP Candidate

Nigeria’s Labour Party has named Doyin Okupe as the Vice Presidential candidate to the party’s flag bearer Peter Obi, but in a placeholder capacity to beat the Friday deadline set by INEC.

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Photonews: APC Style Of Democracy Kills My Conscience, Shina Peller Says As He Dumps Party

“The party’s style of democracy in OYO state kills my conscience” : Politician and Entrepreneur Shina Peller says as he dumps APC.
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Photonews: Police, Army Storm Ekiti, Display Readiness For Governorship Election

Ahead of tomorrow’s governorship election, police/army storm the streets of Ekiti to display their readiness for the polls.

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Akeredolu, Wife Weep During Funeral Mass Of Owo Massacre Victims

Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, his wife, Betty and other dignitaries were in tears, during the funeral mass of the victims of the Owo massacre on Friday.

“We have failed to defend these people. Not because we have not tried, but because these forces on the other side are evil and they have support. They will not triumph over us forever,” Akeredolu said during the Mass.

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Peter Obi Offered Me Money To Support Him, I Rejected It – Deji Adeyanju

Human rights activist, Deji Adeyanju has lambasted some of the supporters of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, who accused him of having received bribes for criticising the politician.

Adeyanju had in several tweets called out Obi’s supporters, describing them as ‘crazy online fans’ who go about bullying others, especially those who are against Obi’s candidacy.

Obi had announced his departure from Nigeria to Egypt to understudy the Egyptian Power Sector, Education, Planning and Finance Sectors.

However, Adeyanju took to his Twitter handle to condemn this move, noting that it had come at the wrong time. He stated that Obi should have been on his way to Ekiti to support the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in the election. 

Adeyanju, in other tweets, also condemned Obi’s political strategies as he advised him to form an alliance with Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria People’s Party for election victory against the candidates of the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party. He also advised Obi to avoid online campaigns. 

The activist had come under fire for uttering such statements but he insisted that Obi had declared his intention to run for a public office and public office holders are subject to criticism. 

Meanwhile, some supporters of Obi accused Adeyanju of having received bribes which allegedly fuelled some of his criticisms of their preferred candidate.

Reacting in a now-deleted tweet, Adeyanju debunked the allegation, adding that he met with Obi recently and the latter offered him money which he rejected.

His tweet reads, “To the supporters of Obi saying may be I got alert that is why I’m now criticizing him, go and ask him; I meet him recently. He offered me money and rejected it. I told him money has never been my problem and can never be my problem. Na we dey even bring money to support people.”

Adeyanju, in another tweet, said he deleted the tweet because it was not necessary as he advised Obi’s supporters to focus on how to sell their candidate without resorting to bullying or insulting others online.

He tweeted, “Had to just delete those tweets. Completely unnecessary. You all should just market Peter Obi without insulting anyone. Also, accept criticisms from those who criticize him. Try to win people over with strong arguments and not insults.

He also explained that not everyone who criticises a candidate has been paid for doing such.

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News Update, Friday, 17/06/2022

** 2023: Atiku announces Okowa as running mate

** We’ll rescue Nigeria, Okowa says after nomination

** Okowa suitable for president after me, says Atiku

** Nigeria endowed with commercial minerals in 500 locations – Adegbite

** 2023: Amosun rallies support for Tinubu in Ogun

** Owo massacre: Senate demands raid on killers’ hideouts, helicopter, drones deployment

** ASUU strike: Pass no-confidence vote in Buhari, HURIWA tells NASS

** It’s been hell, students lament four-month ASUU strike

** EkitiDecides2022, June 18, 2022:

** OsunDecides2022, July 16, 2022

** Day of African Child: LASUBEB’s EkoExcel calls for collaboration, support of stakeholders

** Lagos takes over land where 21-storey building collapsed, says no compensation

** Insecurity: Zamfara govt may shut down telecom services again

** Lagos organised send forth for 57 civil servants in the main stream

** Traffic Radio: Soaring higher at 10

** Overland aircraft’s engine catches fire mid-air, 33 passengers escape death

** Police Rescues 35 Teenagers Used As Sex Slaves

** Politicians are the ones making life difficult for Ghanaians not satan – Yvonne Nelson

** My mental health is taking my life – Ada Ameh

** 2023: Atiku announces Ifeanyi Okowa as running mate

** Kola Abiola: I won with my father in 1993 -We must win it again

** Police arrest Nollywood actor for rape

** Plane flying from Ilorin to Lagos catches fire mid-air

** Ekiti 2022: No Court nullified our candidate – APC, Ekiti

** Ekiti governorship candidates sign peace accord

** Ekiti poll : Oyebanji remains our governorship candidate – APC clarifies

** Lawmakers start impeachment against Deputy Governor, Olaniyan

** Police rescue 35 underage girls from sex slavery in Anambra

** MKO’s Son Kola Abiola boasts: PRP will Beat APC, PDP silly in 2023

** Canada police raid properties linked to neo-Nazi extremist group

** De Sciglio extends Juventus contract until 2025 *******

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Buhari Is Enjoying While Future Of 1.5Million University Students Is At Stake Over ASUU Strike – Sowore

Human rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is enjoying the lingering industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).

Sowore said that while students and lecturers have been roaming and groaning helplessly in the streets for the past four months that lecturers of public universities have been on strike, President Buhari has been busy enjoying himself.

Sowore on his Twitter page on Thursday lamented that there are over 1.5 million students whose future is at stake due to the lingering ASUU strike, whereas no one seems to care.

The #RevolutionNow convener added that the matter has been made worse as the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union has also joined the strike.

He said, “For 123 days now Nigerian University teachers have been on strike, also Nigerian students in Colleges of Education have been thrown into the streets, their teachers too are on strike.

“The @MBuhari is enjoying the prolonged strike, students are suffering and parents are agonizing.

“There are over 1.5 million students whose future is at stake and no one seems to care. I lived through an era when the government was afraid of Nigerian students but today students are afraid of the government, they’re scared to exercise their rights to have a future.

“I urge Nigerian students to bond together and force this despicable regime to #EndAsuuStrikeNow. It is a task that must be DONE!”

ASUU has been on strike for over four months to press home its demands.

The striking lecturers’ demands include funding for the revitalisation of public universities, Earned Academic Allowances, use of the University Transparency Accountability Solution (UTAS) and promotion arrears.

Also, the non-teaching staff of universities including Non-Academic Staff of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU), the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities, SSANU, and the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT) have embarked on industrial actions after the failure of the government to meet the demands of the respective unions.

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News Update, Thursday, 16/06/2022

**Professor Wole Soyinka Losses Brother

** Electoral Act: Reps to override Buhari’s veto on statutory delegates

** APC Presidential primary: COSEG congratulates Asiwaju Tinubu

**I ’ll run for presidency again in future – Yahaya Bello

** I’ll be inaugurated gov come 2023, Ebonyi Speaker says

** Vote credible leaders, Kaduna cleric tells church members

** FG moves to take over state-owned airports

** Kano Assembly grants Ganduje’s N10bn loan request for security infrastructure

** 24 lawmakers file five allegations against Oyo Deputy Governor

** Umahi suspends Ebonyi finance commissioner indefinitely

** Nine Ibadan traditional chiefs due for promotion –Olubadan

** Brewing controversy over Wike as Atiku’s running mate

** 204 Boko Haram fighters lay down arms in Borno

** Matawalle decries rising banditry

** Tinubu’s victory reassurance of better life for Nigerians– APC Canada

** Oyo Commissioner Olatubosun inaugurates GSM market marine in Ibadan

** APC-NWC condemns Owo terror attack, wants perpetrators brought to justice

** Lagos Govt. appoints new monarch for Oworonshoki, hands over staff of office

** NAPTIP trains journalists to join crusade against trafficking in persons

** Enugu community laments kidnapping siege by suspected herdsmen

** Insecurity: Gunmen kidnap Adamawa Ex-Commissioner, demand N30 million

** Confusion as dead mother resurfaces in Enugu

** NUPENG issues warning regarding adulterated Engine oil

** Mass metering programme: Phase 1 starts in August

** How Nigerian banks survived despite the COVID -19 pandemic

** Inflation rate surges to 11-month high at 17.71% in May 2022

** Food security: ECOWAS seeks subsidy on fertilisers to improve access

** Qatar, Inuwa Foundations empower 500 people in Jigawa

** 2023: US Under Secretary to visit Nigeria, others

** Biden chastises oil industry over fuel costs

**‘ Be with us’: Zelensky presses Europe for more help

** Anthony Joshua to change tactics against Usyk *******

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How Nigeria Can Tackle Ailing Power Sector, Increase Generation, Distribution – AAC Presidential Candidate, Sowore Unveils Plan

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has decried the poor electricity generation in Nigeria, adding that the miserable 3000mgw of electricity the Gencos and Discos are currently managing would never engender development for global competition.


Sowore, stated this while featuring on Arise TV programme, The Morning Show, adding that if he was elected as president, he would tackle power generation by unbundling the power sector to allow individuals and companies to generate and sell power.


“But currently our system has broken down in terms of electricity. There is no way we can continue with miserable 3000mgw of electricity that the Gencos and Discos are managing.”
He said that Nigeria needed to elect leadership that would fix the country’s numerous problems in 2023; to create jobs for the youths that would turn around the economy.


He said, “There is nine billion cubic feet of gas in Ogoni land alone that can be tapped to also generate electricity. There is also potential for us to generate 4500mw of electricity out of northern Nigeria because of the preponderance of sunshine in that part of the world.
“There is also possibility for us to expand our hydro-electric generation capacity. There’s possibility for biogas if we use the droppings of cows; if we go into commercial ranching for instance and we keep all our 20 million cows in ranches across the country. Or not necessarily across the country whatever we can afford to place them.


“The droppings alone can generate over 1000mgw of electricity. We are just thinking progressively. It is not expensive and one other thing we need to do is break down the national grid. It is obsolete; it is no longer working for us and has isolated many grids across the country. So if you are generating from Kano, you supply Kano first and everybody can also get into the business of selling electricity.

“Electricity that comes from say solar doesn’t have to come from the government alone, you can have your roof plastered with solar panels and you can sell to gencos, for example a disco whichever way they are described. But currently our system has broken down in terms of electricity. There is no way we can continue with miserable 3000mgw of electricity that the gencos and discos are managing. And there’s no way we can continue with our broken transmission system that is not taking us anywhere.


“So, I don’t want to discuss what we have currently, it’s not sufficient, it’s not going to serve the purpose we need and cannot use that to create a new economy that we are talking about that will generate over five million jobs that will bring about prosperity in this country and make us competitive even in the African subregion or sub-saharan African region.”


He had earlier tweeted in his Twitter handle @YeleSowore that “it took Egypt less than two and a half years to generate 14,000MW at N500,000 per megawatt of power. It’s the cheapest in the world.


“Here we can even do it cheaper because we have plenty of cheap labour; I’m not saying we’re going to abuse labour.
“And it’s the same Siemens who came to Nigeria to do the same thing and people were asking them for bribes that went to RASCOM, a state-owned power generating company in Egypt to do the same. This is public information. We need leadership; we don’t have it. That’s the problem. We need innovation. Assignment well-done!”

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News update, Wednesday, 15/06/2022

**Ekiti Guber: Tinubu, Sanwo-Olu, 13 governors drum support for APC candidate

**INEC assures Nigerians: Ekiti guber election will be historic

**Buhari holds talks with APC govs in Aso Rock

**PDP: Wike picked as Atiku’s running mate for 2023 election

**Tinubu to choose running mate not APC, govs, says Uzodinma

**Nigeria must revisit bilateral agreements with other African countries – Adamu

**Ekiti Election: Choose peace over violence, Gen Abubakar warns  electorate

**INEC cautions Nigerians against multiple registration

**FG continues talks with ASUU as strike enters fourth month

**University students lament as ASUU strike continues

**Anglican bishop, wife and driver regain freedom from kidnappers

**Terrorists kidnap wife of Niger State LG Chairman

**Owo Church Attack: Sanwo-Olu, Abiodun, AbdulRahman donate N75m victims

**Suspected pirates kidnap boat passengers in Bayelsa

**Youth group seeks Atiku’s intervention in Kano PDP crisis

**We have given Dapo Abiodun the title of ELEYI of OGUN STATE – Fayemi

**Installation: Oyo Deputy Governor, Olaniyan visits Ladoja, pledges support

**Owo massacre: Southwest will not tolerate unprovoked attacks – Akeredolu

**Obanikoro’s son takes APC Eti-Osa Rep ticket as Elegushi’s Brother withdraws from race

**We’ll continue to strengthen our security architecture – Sanwo-Olu

**Defence Academy alumni association salutes General Abubakar at 80

**NSCDC anti-vandal monitoring unit burst illegal refineries in Delta

**IYC put Ijaw communities on red alert over strange movements in riverine communities

**Colleges of education lecturers begin one-month strike

**LAWMA boss sheds light on partnership with community leaders

**Court throws out Yoruba Nation agitators suit against Ekiti guber poll, others

**2022 Hajj: Oyo govt set to airlift 779 pilgrims on Friday

**Oyo govt charges information officers on ethics of journalism, public-service

**Be magnanimous in victory, PDP Deputy National Chairman, Arapaja charges candidates

**Ajasin’s son, others protest insecurity in South-West, preach self-defence

**Ekiti monarchs sue for peace among parties, supporters

**Court sentences Abba Kyari’s co-defendants to two years in prison

**Gunmen attacks Celestial Church, abducts Assistant Shepherd, Sunday School teacher in Ogun

**Court jail Abba-kyari and co-dependents for six years

**Lagos High Court Judges set to commence Year 2022 long vacation

**Veteran female journalist Raheemat Momodu slumps, dies 

**Malabu: UK Court dismisses Nigeria’s $1.7bn claims against JP Morgan

**UK defends Rwanda migrant deportation policy

**EU buys 110,000 vaccine doses against monkeypox

**Pope says Russia’s ‘ferocious’ invasion perhaps provoked

**UK airport chaos due to Brexit ‘shambles’: Ryanair boss

**Scotland has ‘indisputable mandate’ for new independence vote: Sturgeon

**Nigerian footballer, Akeem Omolade, found dead in his car in Italy

**Japan exhibition: Mayweather to face mixed martial arts fighter

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Ekiti 2022: ‘No vote, No Money’ – Tinubu Tells Electorate

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has urged the electorate in Ekiti State that they will not get paid if they do not vote.

Tinubu, who was in Ekiti State on Tuesday said this at an APC rally while campaigning for the party’s governorship candidate, Biodun Oyebanji ahead of the election slated for Saturday, June 18, 2022.

He also boasted that he has never failed in an election before.

Tinubu said, “I’ve never failed an election before.”

While speaking in Yoruba, APC national leader said, “To ba t’eka, o le te owo” meaning, “if you don’t vote, you can’t hold money.”

Tinubu also said the “Peoples Democratic Party is a poverty development party,” urging the people of the state to vote for the APC in the state and in the 2023 presidential election.

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Peter Obi Travels To Understudy Egypt

Presidential candidate of the. Labour Party, Peter Obi, has travelled to Egypt.

Tweeting about the trip on Tuesday, he said it would be an educational one for him.

He said, “I just departed for Egypt on a 3-day visit as part of my detailed study of comparable countries to Nigeria. In Egypt, I am expected to understudy, among others, the Egyptian Power Sector, Education, Planning and Finance Sectors. -PO”

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Sowore Invites Peter Obi To Join AAC For Electoral Victory

Human rights activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore, has called on a former Anambra Governor, Peter Obi, to join the AAC in order to enjoy electoral victory.
Obi is the Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, after he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party shortly before the party’s presidential primary.


Sowore, during the Democracy Day live broadcast, said Obi could not clinch the number one position if he remained under the Labour Party which had no structure.


According to Sowore, during the 2019 elections, the AAC secured 33,000 votes in the presidential election while the Labour Party had just 5,000 votes.


The activist further queried Obi if when he was governor of Anambra State, he built standard hospitals and schools.


He also asked if Obi ensured the construction of quality roads in the state.
Sowore explained that he was not inviting Obi over to the AAC for religious or sensational politics but for liberation of the Nigerian masses from bad and corrupt leadership that had enslaved the people over the years.


He stated, “Labour Party has become an orphanage for politicians that are homeless, it didn’t take long when our man ran there when he became homeless.


”The Labour Party should not have in its company, someone who managed 13 months of workers’ strike in Anambra State. The reason Obi left PDP was because they outplayed him with transactional politicking.


“Where is the structure of the Labour Party? In 2019, the Labour Party presidential candidate got 5,000 votes. I got 33,000 votes. If you look at it, a structure that delivered 33,000 votes is better than the other that delivered 5,000 votes.


”The Labour Party and Peter Obi should come and join us. We will stand up for you, you said you were governor of Anambra State, when you were governor, did you build any school, university, hospital? Did you build any school that your children could attend? Did you build any hospital in that state that you can go for treatment if you fall sick? Did you do any quality road? We are not here to do religious politics; I’m here for the liberation of the Nigerian people.”

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Most Of Those Involved In Annulment Of June 12, 1993 Election Are Now In Power Enjoying The Democracy We Fought For – Sowore

Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore says he had plans with the late Chief Moshood Abiola, popularly known as MKO Abiola, for a future that would be a truly democratic society. Abiola was the winner of June 12, 1993, presidential election annulled by the Ibrahim Babangida-led military junta. Sunday makes it 29 years since the historic event. 

Omoyele SoworeBBCSowore, who was a students’ leader during the political struggle that followed the annulment, on Sunday shared a video on Twitter, showing as Abiola was being interviewed with his supporters (including Sowore) behind him.  The presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC) in the 2023 general elections said those enjoying Nigeria’s democracy are the same elements who annulled the 1993 election.  He said, “During the June 12, 1993, election saga I was a 22-year-old university student at the University of Lagos (here with Chief MKO Abiola the winner of the historic election).

We had plans for a future that was about a true democratic society, now largely stunted by the same elements that annulled the election.  “All the struggle(s) fell on our shoulders to defend democracy which the military led by Ibrahim Babangida and his civilian collaborators were sabotaging. Today is a reminder of what we as young people did to bring an end to military dictatorship and the call of duty again to ensure that the enemies of our “democracy” are not emboldened again to keep abusing our democracy. “By 2023, it would have been 29 years since these struggles started and were consistently fought! Don’t let us forget how we got here and why we must not travel further with those who directly participated or those who were and have remained complicit in these acts against our collective humanity! #WeCantContinueLikeThis #SoworeForPresident #GetYourPVC.” 

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We Have Great Hope In Sowore Leading Nigeria – Islamic Group, MURIC Congratulates AAC Presidential Candidate

This was disclosed in a statement circulated to the media by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Saturday.


Islamic organisation, the Muslim Rights Concern, has congratulated human rights activist and Amnesty International designated Prisoner of Conscience, Omoyele Sowore, for winning the presidential ticket of the African Action Congress (AAC).
This was disclosed in a statement circulated to the media by the director of MURIC, Professor Ishaq Akintola on Saturday.

Prof. Ishaq Akintola, Director of MURIC
Akintola also hailed the activist on his victory in the court case over intra-party squabbles.
Last week, the Court of Appeal in Abuja affirmed Sowore as the substantive chairman of the AAC.
On Thursday, the human rights activist won the presidential ticket of the AAC.


Sowore was declared the winner unopposed at the party’s national convention held at Work and Connect Event Center in Abuja, which was monitored by officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and attended by members of the party across the country.


The activist will be up against Bola Tinubu, APC standard-bearer, Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate; Peter Obi, Labour Party presidential candidate, and others in the 2023 elections.
Reacting, MURIC said, “At this juncture, permit us, once again, to felicitate with the new flag bearers of other political parties who emerged winners in the last two or three days, particularly the indefatigable young activist, Omoyele Sowore, a good friend of MURIC.


“We also congratulate him on his victory in the court case over intra-party squabbles. Sowore is a frontline activist. He is consistent.
“We have great hope in him leading this country whenever the opportunity arises.”

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