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Today's Headlines: PDP Chieftain Decamps To APC, Takeover of Nigeria by PDP Has Began — Ortom

PDP Chieftain Decamps To APC

Ibrahim Gidado, Special Adviser to Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Source: People Gazette

This is contained in a statement by Bashar Abubakar, Media Aide to Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North), on Sunday in Sokoto.

Mr. Gidado, who represents Sokoto South State Constituency, was received into the APC on Saturday by Mr. Wamako, leader of the party in the state.

The takeover of Nigeria by PDP has begun – Ortom reacts to Adeleke’s victory

Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has congratulated the Osun State governor-elect, Senator Ademola Adeleke for his victory in Saturday’s gubernatorial election.

Source: Daily Post Nigeria

He praised Senator Adeleke for his steadfastness, hard work, and commitment to the welfare of the people which earned him the victory, saying “ the people have spoken”.

Governor Ortom in a congratulatory message to Adeleke also praised the people of Osun State, the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC), the media, civil society organizations (CSOs), and the security operatives for ensuring that the will of the people prevailed.

2023: Taraba PDP guber candidate pledges to prioritize education

Wukari (Taraba) July 17, 2022 (NAN) The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Taraba, Lt.-Col. Kefas Agbu (rtd) on Sunday pledged to transform the education sector if elected governor of the state.

Source: The Nation Newspapers

Agbu stated this in Wukari, his hometown, where he was received by a large crowd of supporters over his emergence as the Taraba PDP standard bearer.

According to him, quality education is key to training young citizens to effectively manage security, and the economy and attract development for the state.

One dies in Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway crash

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, on Sunday said that a passerby died in multiple accidents that involved three vehicles at Toll-Gate on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Source: The Nation Newspapers

The Sector Commander of FRSC, M.r Ahmed Umar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that five others were unhurt in the accident which occurred at about 10.10 p.m. on Saturday.

Umar explained that the accident involved three vehicles, which included Toyota Camry marked AKD 670 HF, a Pickup TAT, A, and a truck, both without registration numbers.

Police retirees protest in Kano, fault pension scheme

Police retirees on the platform of the Contributory Pensions Scheme, on Saturday in Kano State, staged another peaceful protest over what they described as a lack of equity in their pension scheme.

Source: Punch Newspapers

Shortly after their emergency executive meeting held at Sani Abacha Stadium, Kano, the police retirees embarked on the protest, emphasizing that they are fed up with the pension scheme, managed by Pension Commission.

The leader of the peaceful protest, who is the Chairman of the Kano State Chapter of the Nigeria Police retired on the platform of the Contributory Pension Scheme, Yunusa Yahaya Madaki (retd.), alleged that their pension and gratuities are being fraudulently diverted into private pockets.

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