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Today's Headlines: PDP Has Slim Chances In 2023, Member Explains, APC Convention Venue Undetermined

PDP has slim chances in 2023: PDP member explains

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has slim chances of taking over power both at states and Federal levels in 2023, Alhaji Umar Sani, a founding member of the party said.

Sani said this at a media briefing in Kaduna on Wednesday.

He was the Special Adviser on Media to former vice President, Architect Namadi Sambo,

Sani said the PDP is facing a lot of challenges which has led to the factionalisation of the party at almost all levels including Kaduna State.

He said the PDP has three groups in Kaduna– Senator Ahmed Makarfi’s faction, his boss Architect Namadi Sambo’s faction and the Restoration movement.

Venue of APC's convention still unknown-Sule

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Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, has said the ruling All Progressives Congress has only agreed on the date to hold its national convention, adding that the venue has not been determined.

Sule spoke while featuring on Politics Today, a current affairs programme on Channels Television, monitored by our correspondent from Abuja on Wednesday.

"The President is agreeing to the month of February. So, he is also convinced that February is feasible and probably the right month for us to have the convention. That was the report that we saw as was being conveyed by the chairman of our party and the chairman of APC governors,” he said.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had on Monday approved February 2022 for the party’s national convention.

Buhari pained by Bayelsa oil spill, says Sylva

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Minister of state for petroleum resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, yesterday visited the site of the raging oil spill OML 29 Oil at Sancta Barbara in Nembe, Nembe local government area of Bayelsa State.

The spill, which is from the oil field belonging to Aiteo Eastern Exploration and Production Company (AEEPCO), has been ongoing for over three weeks.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on Tuesday directed Sylva to proceed to Nembe to assess the situation.

Sylva, who landed in Nembe in a helicopter at about 12.40pm in company with the member representing Nembe/Brass Federal Constituency, Israel Sunny Goli, and the CEO Upstream Regulatory Commission, said Buhari is feeling the pain of the people of the affected communities and Local Government council.

Senate wants CCB, CCT personnel to earn same salaries as EFCC, ICPC

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The Senate on Wednesday said it had plans to upgrade the salary scale of staff of the Public Complaints Commission from the Consolidated Public Service Salary Structure to the Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure.

The upper chamber also said it was seeking a special salary scale for staff of the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

It explained that the CCB and CCT personnel would henceforth earn salaries like the operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and those of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission.

The plans were unveiled by the Chairman, Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, Senator Ayo Akinyelure.

Security agents fighting Biafrans yet highways insecure

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Veteran Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has lamented the presence of security agents in the South East despite the increasing rate of kidnapping on highways across the country.

The actress, sharing a video of an alleged kidnap by bandits on her Instagram page, lamented the worsening rate at which Nigerians are being abducted in the country.

According to her, the security agents that are supposed to be on highways protecting Nigerians are fighting ‘Biafrans’ in the Southeast where there is no problem.

Reacting, the actress wrote, “Insecurity on all highways and nobody is fighting them but the insecurities that are supposed to be on the highways looking for these kidnappers at South East where there is no problem oh, fighting them in the name of looking for Biafrans. Too bad!”

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