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Today's Headlines: Tinubu Deserves Right Of First Refusal; Buhari Begs ASUU To Embrace Dialogue

BUHARI’S SUCCESSOR: ‘Tinubu deserves ‘right of first refusal’

Thousands of supporters of the National Leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, have told the national leadership of the party and other critical stakeholders that the former Lagos governor ought to be given the ‘right of first refusal’ as the ruling party shops for its presidential candidate in the lead up to the 2023 general elections.

They also called on Tinubu to listen to their plea and publicly declare his interest in running for the presidency in 2023.

The supporters made their demands known, yesterday, in Abuja at an event organized by the Tinubu Support Group, TSG, and tagged, ‘Unveiling of Asiwaju’s Legacies and Inauguration of States’ Steering Committees of Tinubu Support Group’.

Embrace dialogue, Buhari begs ASUU, others

The President, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has appealed to the leadership and members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities and other unions within and outside the university system to always give peace a chance and embrace dialogue in resolving all complaints they have with the government.

Buhari spoke at the 36th convocation of the University of Ilorin Kwara State on Saturday against the backdrop of a strike threat earlier given by various unions in academic institutions.

The president who is also the Visitor to the university said the unions should realise that dialogue was always better than conflict.

ASUU had given the Federal Government a November 1st ultimatum to accede to its demands.

Treat bandits as terrorists – Speakers tell President Buhari

The Conference of Speakers in Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits terrorists and enemies of the state.They also called on Tinubu to listen to their plea and publicly declare his interest in running for the presidency in 2023.

The Chairman of the conference and Speaker, Bauchi House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Abubakar Suleiman, made the pronouncement at the end of the third quarter general meeting of the Conference of Speakers in Katsina on Saturday.

He said the call was one of the outcomes of their 5-point communique reached at the end of their deliberations.

Kwankwaso Commissions Juma’at Mosque Dedicated To His Father

A former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Friday commissioned a juma’at mosque in Rikadawa town of Madobi local government area of the state.

He also laid the foundation stone for the building of an Islamiyya school close to the mosque.

The mosque, which was built by Kwankwaso through his foundation, the Kwankwasiyya Foundation, was dedicated to his father, the late Majidadi of Kano State and district head of Madibi, Alhaji Musa Saleh Kwankwaso.

Sokoto seeks suspension of networks’ blockade

After an enlarged Security Council meeting about bandits’ attack on Goronyo market which claimed the lives of 43 people last week, the Sokoto state government has formally written to the Federal Government to suspend the blockade of telecommunications services earlier imposed on 14 local government areas of the state.

Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state disclosed this on Saturday when he received the North-East Governors Forum, represented by Governors of Borno and Gombe state, Professor Babagana Zulum and Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya respectively, who paid a condolence visit to the state over the bandits’ attack of last week.

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