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Today's Headlines: Wike, Amaechi At War Over Igbo Votes, INEC Chair Must Go–Melaye Insists

Wike, Amaechi at war over 'Igbo votes'

Governor Nyesom Wike has accused his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi, of trying to instigate a war between the Igbo people living in Rivers and the indigenous population in his bid to sell the governorship candidate of his party, Tonye Cole, ahead of the March 18 election.

Source: P.M News

Wike spoke during the inauguration of the Akpabu-Egbeda-Omoku Link Road the n the Egbeda community of Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State on Friday. He was reacting to a recent meeting Amaechi had with the Igbo people in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State.

The former minister of transportation had during the meeting urged Igbo people to vote for Cole, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC. He promised that Cole will address the issue of property abandoned by Igbo people in Rivers during the civil war, but which they have been unable to reclaim to date if he is elected in the 18 March governorship election.

INEC Chair Must Go–Melaye Insists

Photo Credit: Daily Post Nigeria

One of the spokespersons for Atiku, Okowa Presidential Campaign Council, Senator Dino Melaye has insisted that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Mahmud Yakubu, must resign.

The former lawmaker gave the demand in a post via his Twitter handle on Saturday.

Melaye’s call is coming against the backdrop of threat of lawsuit by Yakubu on the allegation that he rigged the presidential election by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

Recall that the party had called for the police and the Department of State Services, DSS, to investigate the INEC boss over alleged manipulation of election results.

The PDP said the call followed further review of the “the widely-condemned infractions, brazen violation of the provisions of the Electoral Act, 2022 and criminal manipulation and alteration of election results”.

PDP alleged that INEC subverted the will of Nigerians in the just concluded February 25 Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Tinubu’s victory sparks zoning crisis in APC

There is a palpable crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) following a call by the National Vice Chairman of North West, Dr. Salihu Lukman, for the immediate removal of the National Chairman of the party, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.

Source: Guardian Nigeria

Lukman in a piece yesterday titled ‘APC Internal Dynamics and the Future of Democracy’ also called on the President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu to run an all-inclusive government when sworn in to office. Lukman, who was the Director General of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), remarked that it behooves Tinubu to take every step to rectify any situation that may be used to continue divisive campaigns and propaganda against the APC and its control of the Federal Government.

Justifying the call for the immediate replacement of Adamu with a Christian from the North Central geopolitical zone, he contended that there was the need to also remove the National Secretary of the party, Senator Iyiola Omisore to ensure harmonious relationship within the ranks of the party. He noted: “With a National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, who is also a Muslim, it will be important that every necessary step is taken to inject a change of leadership for the party so that a new National Chairman, who is a Christian, takes over.

NASENI Seeks Presidential Order To Mass-produce Weapons

Photo Credit: Leadership News)

The National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) has said it is awaiting presidential order to mass produce guns and other weapons for the Armed Forces of Nigeria.

The executive vice chairman/CEO of NASENI, Prof. Muhammad Haruna, disclosed this during a courtesy visit to the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya at the Army headquarters in Abuja.

He said, “NASENI is currently collaborating with some indigenous research Institutions and Industries; one of which is the Nigerian Machine Tools (NMT) Osogbo. NASENI, NMT and Nigerian Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering jointly produced 12.7mm AA Gun through reverse engineering. 

Why Crashed Bus Was Overloaded - Lagos Govt

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The Lagos State Government on Friday explained why the ill-fated staff bus, which collided with a train at the Shogunle axis of the state leading to the death of six persons, was overloaded.

It said the bus had to take more than its capacity because the cash crisis forced many workers to opt for the free bus.

Tragedy struck around 8am on Thursday when the driver of the staff bus ignored signals from the officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation and drove into the rail track when a train was fast approaching. The bus driver overtook vehicles waiting for the train to pass and was hit by the passenger train before it could cross the track.

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