Tinubu has abandoned us, Ganduje explodes over meeting with Kwankwaso
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The meeting between President-elect Bola Tinubu and Rabiu Kwankwaso, presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has continued to raise dust, especially among leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano.
Daily Trust had reported how Tinubu and Kwankwaso met for four hours in France, discussing a wide range of issues, including the possibility of the NNPP Presidential Candidate joining the incoming cabinet.
Responding, Abdulmajid Kwamanda, an APC leader in Kano, said Tinubu must not give any appointment to Kwankwaso, not even that of a messenger.
“We in the North West do not welcome Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to our party APC. We do not accept the idea of Bola Tinubu giving him any appointment even as low as a messenger in our dear party. Should Tinubu ignore our outcry and appoint Kwankwaso, we are going to disrupt the entire APC in the north and withdraw our support for him, ,” Kwamanda had told reporters.
Insecurity Gave Me Sleepless Nights During My Tenure – Jonathan
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Former president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday said he used to lose sleep over insecurity that in the country during his tenure.
Jonathan stated this while he commissioned projects constructed by Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku in Jalingo.
Addressing the crowd at the commissioning of the 22 kilometer dual carriageway from Panti Napo to NYSC orientation permanent camp, the former president praised people of the state for choosing to live in peace.
He also commended the state governor and the contractor handling the project, Claneburge Construction Company for a quality job.
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“When I was the president of Nigeria, the insecurity of the nation did give me sleepless nights, sometimes even while in the church, my ADC would bring a phone to show to me how people were being murdered or kidnapped, and that gave me serious headache.
Live broadcast: Tribunal rules on Obi’s request Monday
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The Presidential Election Petition Court led by Justice Haruna Tsammani has reserved ruling till Monday on the application by Peter Obi and the Labour Party for live-streaming of the proceedings of the court.
Justice Tsammani made the brief declaration after lawyers to parties adopted their various processes.
Some aggrieved political parties now numbering three are challenging the outcome of the February 25 elections where the Independent National Electoral Commission declared Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Party as the winner.
The respondents in the suit are INEC, Tinubu, the Vice-President-elect, Kashim Shettima and their party, APC.
Lawyer to Obi and the LP, Awa Kalu SAN urged the court to grant the application for live telecast of the electoral petition in the interest of the public while counsels for the respondents moved their various counter-affidavits and prayed the court to reject the application for lacking merit and constituting a distraction to the court.
After hearing their various submissions, the court adjourned till Saturday for the next pre-hearing session in the petition.
Meanwhile, there was a brief confusion in court as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria who is not part of the Labour Party’s team of lawyers announced an appearance for the party on Friday.
Buhari, outgoing govs in last-minute N3.7tn contract bazaar, appointment spree
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The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), some outgoing ministers and governors have embarked on last-minute appointments, investigations by Saturday PUNCH have revealed.
Our correspondents also observed that Buhari and his ministers awarded contracts worth over N3.7tn in the dying embers of his regime.
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The appointments and contracts were awarded between March 20, 2023 and May 14, 2023 after the conduct of the presidential and governorship elections, which produced Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress as President-elect and a total of 28 governors out of which 16 newly elected governors will take over from their predecessors, who will complete their constitutionally approved second term in office.
However, some of the outgoing governors made last-minute appointments in the period under review.
On May 17, 2023 Buhari appointed Paul Harris Ogbole (SAN), former member of the Board of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and ex-Chairman, Otukpo Local Government Council of Benue State, as a member of the Council for Legal Education for a period of four years.
On May 11, the President approved the appointment of a retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Garba Baba-Umar, as a Senior Security Adviser on International Police Cooperation and Counter-terrorism in the Office of the Minister of Police Affairs. According to a statement issued by the Presidency, the appointment was made to enable “Umar complete his nationally beneficial tenure as an executive member of the INTERPOL.”
Two days after, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, announced the appointment of a Benue monarch as the Pro-chancellor of the Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa state.
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