Prof Jerry Gana, top political leaders join PDP.
Former Minister of Information, Professor Jerry Gana and other top political leaders on Saturday joined the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The defection took place at the North Central Zonal Congress of the party taking place in Makurdi, Benue State.
Others who joined the opposition party were Barrister Humphrey Abah, Ambassador Mrs Esther Audu and Hon Adakole Ijogi.
The defectors were received into the PDP by leader of the party in the North Central Zone, Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State.
Professor Jerry Gana who spoke on behalf of the defectors said PDP will reclaim power in all the states of the North Central Zone currently being ruled by the APC and Nigeria at large.
Emir of Lere in Kaduna State, Brig. Gen. Garba Mohammed (Rtd) is dead.
Mohammed was the former military governor of Sokoto State, August, 1985 – December, 1987.
Reacting to the sad news, President Muhammadu Buhari extended his sympathy to Lere Emirate Council, Government and people of the State.
He condoled with family members, friends and associates of the former Governor, who, according to the President, his reputation for discipline, loyalty and passionate commitment to unity and development of the country will always be remembered.
Buhari, in a statement said by his Spokesman, Garba Shehu, described the demise of Emir of Lere as “the sad loss of a distinguished officer and a fine gentleman.
IPOB Are Terrorists Like Boko Haram.
The immediate ex-Minister of Interior, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday, asserted that the O’odua People’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist groups like Boko Haram.Dambazau made this statement at Army War College in Abuja while giving a rendition to participants of course 5/2021.
He alleged that the two groups were promoting a new wave of extremism that could ignite ethnic conflict to accomplish their aims of splitting up the country.
The ex-minister stated, “They are all non-state actors; they all have separatist agenda to carve out states out of Nigeria’s territory; they all do not believe in the Nigerian project, its unity and peaceful co-existence just like BH.”
We’re determined to complete all abandoned projects in Ogun — Abiodun.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has reiterated his administration’s resolve to ensure that any meaningful project that the commonwealth of the state have been invested by previous administration are completed.
Governor Abiodun who gave the assurance when he inspected the ongoing construction of the Ishasi-Denro-Akute road in Ifo local government area of the state, said the project was of extreme importance to the residents of the area.
According to the Governor, “this particular project is of extreme importance to those that live here. This is a community that adjoins Lagos State.
”The border here is completely non-existent, it is important that in line with the turning the push factor to pull factor, we ensure accessibility between our people here and those in Lagos.
Boko Haram Fighters Burn UN Facilities In Borno, Attack Workers.
The Boko Haram fighters, in a fresh wave of attacks, invaded Damasak town in Borno State on Saturday, setting fire on United Nations facilities and forcing humanitarian workers to flee for their lives.
SaharaReporters learnt that the terrorists, aided by their deadlier Islamic State West African Province fighters, set fire to the UN office and to at least three other international charity organisations contiguous to the UN facility.
The terrorists came into the town in gun trucks. They first embarked on a looting spree. They carted away aid supplies meant for the Internally Displaced Persons before they set fire to the UN hub in the town and three other buildings belonging to other aid organisations,” a source in the town narrated.
A military source confirmed the Saturday attack on Damasak but said the troops were fighting hard to ensure that the terrorists did not overrun the town.
El-Rufai Appoints Usman New Emir Of Kauru.
Gov. Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State has approved the appointment of Alhaji Ya’u Shehu Usman, former Sarkin Fadan Kauru, as the new Emir of Kauru.
This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Muyiwa Adekeye, Special Adviser on Media and Communication to el-Rufai, and made available to newsmen on Saturday in Kaduna.
The statement said that Usman, who hails from the Wadai ruling house, succeeds the late emir,
Alhaji Ja’afaru Abubakar, who died in January 2021.
Usman, Chairman of the Kaduna State Fiscal Responsibility Commission, was born on 15 May, 1955 in Kauru and joined the Kaduna State Civil Service in 1977.
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