Crack in APC leadership over Muslim-Muslim ticket
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The peace of the graveyard in the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caved in on Friday when a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), Salihu Moh. Lukman, demanded the resignation of the National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu and the National Secretary, Iyiola Omisore, to balance the same faith presidential ticket adopted by the ruling party.
Lukman equally suggested that since the President-elect and Vice President-elect are all Muslims, efforts must be made for a Christian from either the South East or South South geopolitical zone to emerge the Senate President of the 10th Assembly for equity and balancing.
He also warned the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to resist the pressure and avoid the mistake of undermining his government by appointing politicians with zero experience in managing public service institutions to serve as Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF).
He left a vacuum in our party – Buhari mourns APC National Welfare Secretary, Nwosu
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President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), following the passing of the National Welfare Secretary, Friday Nwosu.
This was contained in a statement issued on Friday by his Senior Special Assistant to the President, Garba Shehu.
Mr Garba said Buhari condoled with family members, friends and associates of the lawyer, who according to him, served the party and country diligently, remarkably handling affairs of members with care, especially during the campaigns and elections.
The President affirmed that the wisdom and maturity of the late National Welfare Secretary contributed to the successes of the party over the years.
He noted that the departure of Nwosu left a vacuum in the leadership segment that caters for members and staff of the APC.
President Buhari prayed that Nwosu’s soul will find eternal rest, and God’s covering over his family.
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Protest rocks Yenagoa over rejection of N1000, N500 notes
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Residents of Yenagoa have taken to the streets to protest the refusal of traders and transporters to collect the N1000 and N500 notes after the Supreme Court ruling which declared the currency as legal tender.
The protest which was started at Akenfa disrupted vehicular movement as women and youths blocked the road calling for the intervention of Governor Douye Diri to ameliorate the suffering of the people.
Armed with placards with inscriptions such as ‘Bank Refuses The old Cash. But they are Dispensing It. Why??? We are Dying’, ‘ President Buhari, Governor Douye Diri come to our aid’, ‘ We are finding it difficult to feed, help us’, Governor Douye Diri Don’t keep Quiet’ they wondered why the state government has not intervene to ensure Bayelsans do not suffer.
Many commuters have been stranded as the stretch of Akenfa, Agudama, Edepie and Tombia have been blocked forcing many to trek long distances.
One of the protesters, Mr Ebi Inayago said Bayelsans have endured the pains but it has reached the peak.
Abuja Monarch Slumps, Dies In Palace
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The traditional ruler of Yaba Chiefdom in Abaji Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, is dead.
A member of the deceased’s family, Shuaibu Abdullahi, disclosed that the late Etsu of Yaba Chiefdom died while on his way to observe Magrib prayers within his palace on Thursday evening.
Shuaibu said the 62-year-old monarch suddenly slumped and his aides rushed him to Abaji General Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
“Immediately he slumped, and they moved him inside the car to the hospital. But unfortunately, on arrival at the hospital, doctors confirmed him dead.”
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