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Today's Headlines: Vision Of United Country Undefeated – Osinbajo, PDP Defeats APC In Chikun.

Vision Of United Country Undefeated – Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that even though there are current security, economic, religious, and ethnic challenges, the collective vision of a united, peaceful and prosperous Nigeria, where righteousness abounds, still abides.

This was the summation of Prof. Osinbajo’s remarks at the 61st Independence Anniversary Inter-denominational church service and the 45th anniversary service of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) held at the National Ecumenical Centre, Abuja yesterday.

The event tagged ‘Together, Come Let Us Build’, was attended by several dignitaries, especially representatives of the National Assembly, Judiciary, and members of the Federal Executive Council including the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.

According to a statement by the media aide of the vice president, Laolu Akande,there were also eminent religious leaders, including the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor E.A Adeboye, and CAN president, Rev. Supo Ayokunle, among others.

He said, “We have since become the most educated and most entrepreneurial nation in Africa. Ten of our 36 states have larger economies than at least 15 African countries. From our ranks, we have the most accomplished men and women in the arts, the sciences, in sport, in technology and commerce.

PDP defeats APC in Chikun

Candidate of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Chikun Local Government, Engineer Salasi Nuhu Musa, has been declared the winner of Saturday, September 25 council election.

Declaring the result in the early hours of Monday, the Returning Officer, Dr. Sanusi Gambo, said the PDP candidate, Musa, defeated the All Progressives Congress (APC), chairmanship candidate, Honourable Suleiman Liman by 19,402 to 14,829 votes to emerge winner.

He added that from the breakdown of the results, PDP won eight councillors out of the 12 wards in the local government area, leaving APC with four.

According to him, “Having secured the maximum number of votes, PDP’s chairmanship candidate, Engineer Salasi is declared winner and returned elected.”

DAILY POST reports that the collation and announcement of the chairmanship and councillorship results at the local government area SIECOM office commenced on Sunday morning but lasted till the early hours of Monday after suffering several set backs from party agents.

Usyk returns heavyweight title belts to Anthony Joshua after victory

In a video uploaded on Twitter, Usyk was seen telling Joshua “see you soon” inside the dressing room.

The Ukrainian outclassed his British rival with his skill and speed throughout the 12 rounds at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Usyk, a former cruiserweight champion, was awarded the victory on all three judges’ scorecards.

He returns to Ukraine with the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO titles having ended Joshua’s second reign as heavyweight king.

However, the 34-year-old was seen returning all the belts to Joshua after his superb performance.

Despite losing out to Usyk on Saturday night, Joshua is able to keep his belts as a former champion, while the Ukrainian will be sent a set of fresh ones.

Air Peace Becomes Sponsor As Gulder Ultimate Search Returns

Organisers of Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigerian Breweries Plc, have announced a collaboration with Nigerian airline, Air Peace for the 12th season of the survival reality show.

The unique collaboration will see the Nigerian foremost airline join forces with Gulder Ultimate Search to reward the winner and contestants with exciting prizes when the show premieres on screens in October 2021 for the 12th season.

According to the Chairman of Air Peace, Barr. Allen Onyema, “We’re so excited to be partnering with such an iconic show. Through this partnership, we will support the tenacity, and resilient spirit of young Nigerians who have shown to always find a way out of any difficult challenge life throws at them. It is our way of cheering Nigerian youths on to success. The Gulder Ultimate Search aligns with one of the founding principles of Air Peace- youth empowerment.”

The Marketing Director of Nigerian Breweries, Emmanuel Oriakhi, said, “We are so thrilled to have these two great Nigerian brands supporting Gulder Ultimate Search. And we look forward to the hugely exciting opportunities the partnership will present to contestants and viewers of the show.”

The partnership announcement follows the unveiling of GUS contestants on Sunday, September 26, 2021.

After a stellar 11-season run from 2004 to 2014, Gulder Ultimate Search, Nigeria’s first reality TV show, is returning to the screens in October 2021 with ‘The Age of Craftsmanship’ as the theme of the 12th season.

APC told lies to win 2015 poll, government must be held accountable – Sule Lamido

Lamido stated this while speaking on Sunday Politics, a Channels Television programme.

According to him, Nigeria lacks leadership and the government must be accountable to the people.

He said: “Government must be held accountable and I don’t want to sound too political but it is a fact of life.

“Let us put politics aside. What do we do as leaders? We have no leadership in Nigeria, that is the problem and the world is looking at us

“On the issue of Zamfara, why is the state becoming the hub of terrorism in Nigeria. Why?”

Lamido also said the APC did not have any plan to effect change but just wanted power in 2015.

“They knew they were telling lies. But for then, it was about getting the power.

“If they get the power, then they begin to ask, ‘what do we do?’ So, the process and the platform must be very honest; it must be very credible,” he said.

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