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Today's Headlines: Again, Atiku, Tinubu In Verbal War, Buhari Makes New Appointment

Again, Atiku, Tinubu In Verbal War

There appears to be no end in sight to the public spat between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu and his opponent in the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.

In response to a statement credited to the Tinubu Campaign Organisation; in which it accused Atiku of lying about his past record of opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket, the Atiku Media Office yesterday said it sympathizes with Tinubu, because “his memory is no longer what it used to be.

“This was contained in a statement signed by Atiku’s Media Adviser, Mazi Paul Ibe.“Atiku noted that the response from the Tinubu camp to his interview on Arise TV, which he described as “replete with indiscreet language,” deserves a response.“

Buhari Makes New Appointment

The Presidency has announced the appointment of Honourable Nasiru Baballe Ila as President Muhammadu Buhari’s new Senior Special Assistant on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives).

A statement signed by Garba Shehu, a Spokesman to the President, said that Buhari approved the appointment of Hon Nasiru, a product of Victory College, Alexandria and West London College, United Kingdom.

The president Muhammadu Buhari described Nasiru as a successful businessman with interests in haulage, ginnery and tannery before his foray into politics.

The statement noted that in 2011 and 2015, Mr Nasiru was elected into the House of Representatives as a member representing Tarauni Federal Constituency in Kano.

He now replaces Hon. Umar Ibrahim El-Yakub who has been appointed Minister by the President.

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Investigate Portable Now – NANS Tells Police

NANS wants Habeeb Okikiola Portable investigated over a claim that he was the founder of the deadly cult group, the One Million Boys.

Though the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has directed the Lagos State police command to take over the matter, NANS expressed worry that the singer is yet to be invited for questioning.

In a statement made available on Monday, the Ogun State Chairman of NANS, Damilola Simeon, described as reckless, the speech by Portable that he co-founded the One Million Boys and the Aja Boys gangs known for threatening the security and peace of the society.

“Our summary of the video, after observing many of the reckless videos of the popular singer, has raised our suspicions that he could be responsible for the creation of these said groups.

“The public must be well informed of the progress of the investigation. It is not enough to issue a statement on social media page and become silent few days after without feedback to the Nigerian people,” the statement read in part.

Ogun Declares Tuesday Work-Free For PVC Registration

The Ogun State Governor, Mr Dapo Abiodun, has declared Tuesday, as a work-free day in the state as the deadline for registration of voters for the 2023 general elections comes to a close.

Mr Dapo said this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin.

Mr Dapo said, the “one-day public holiday is to provide a window for all workers in the state, who have either lost their cards, not registered or who might need to travel to their wards, local government areas and constituencies to perfect their Permanent Voters Registration or transfer their cards, where necessary, to enable them to participate in the next general elections”.

“As an inclusive, participatory and accountable government, the role of PVCs to the citizens cannot be overemphasised.

The governor, therefore, urged all eligible adults to seize the opportunity of the holiday to go home to their different wards and constituencies to search for their Registered Voter Cards, fill the claims and objections forms and transfer the PVCs where necessary.

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