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Today's Headlines: Another Politician Decamps To APC, Governor Okowa Speaks About "Monthly Pensions"

Another Politician Decamps To APC

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Dr. Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has defected from the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) to the All Progressive Congress (APC).

The former National Secretary and Governorship candidate for the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the 2019 gubernatorial election in Zamfara state, made this known on Monday.

Shinkafi told his teeming supporters in his house that contrary to public opinion, he didn’t join the APC for material gain.

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Governor Okowa Speaks About "Monthly Pensions"

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Delta Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday said the state government spent N1.3 billion monthly in servicing pension obligations to its retirees.

Okowa made this known while swearing in nine Special Advisers and Chairman, Bureau of State Pensions, at Government House, Asaba.

He said the state was facing lots of challenges as a result of pressure from the contributory pension scheme.

Sultan Speaks About Nigeria

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The Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar III, has accused tribal politicians of attempting to tear the fabric of the nation apart under different guises.

He stated this at a one-day retreat organised by the Northern Caucus of the House of Representatives on Monday in Suleja, Niger State.

The Sultan, who was represented by Danmadamin Sokoto, Faruk Ahmed, urged Nigerians not to allow “divisive schemes” to pitch one ethnic group against another and cause division in the country.

Northern Group Speaks About Restructuring

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The Coalition of Northern Group (CNG) has said that Nigeria as a nation has no existing structures which could be restructured.

In an interview on Monday, CNG spokesman, Abdulaziz Suleiman, warned that advocates of restructuring are hell-bent on putting the country in a dilemma before and after their exit through agitations.

Sulaiman argued that someone could not be an advocate of restructuring and at the same time insisting he must exit the country.

INEC Resumes Continuous Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday resumed its Continuous Voter Registration ahead of the 2023 general elections with a promise to review the exercise.

INEC National Commissioner and chairman (Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, stated this in an interview with "The Punch" on Monday night.

Festus also said the online registration will ease the way of doing business in registration centers.

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