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Today's Headline: Obi's Strategies Backfired – Sowore Knocks LP Candidate Over Obidients Oline Attacks On Pastor Adeboye; Speakership: Abbas, Kalu Meet, Get Tinubu, OBJ's Blessings To Run

Peter Obi Is Slimy, Deceptive; His Strategies Backfired – Sowore Knocks LP Candidate Over ‘Obidients’ Attacks On Pastor Adeboye

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The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, has described as "slimy and deceptive," comments by the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, in which he (Obi) condemned the social media attacks by his supporters on the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, and other individuals.

Sowore noted that Obi's strategies had backfired, citing the LP flag bearer's reportedly leaked telephone conversation with the founder of the Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday night, Obi had claimed that his supporters, popularly known as Obidients, were law-abiding citizens, alleging that the opposition parties deployed such methods to gain undue advantage and create confusion and bad blood.

Obi had said, "The use of subterfuge by people masquerading as Obidients to abuse and insult eminent personalities like Most Reverend Pastor Enoch Adeboye or anyone else is most unacceptable. Obidients are by and large, law-abiding citizens.

"While differences of opinion are normal, calculated efforts to create ethnic or religious chasm all in the name of politics should not in any way be tolerated. As a person, I eschew name-calling, insults, and abuses, likewise, most of my supporters do.

Abbas, Kalu Meet, Get Tinubu, Obasanjo’s Blessings To Run

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ABUJA – Speakership and Deputy Speakership hopefuls in the coming 10th House of Representatives, Rt. Honorables Tajudeen Abbas and Benjamin Okezie Kalu on Tuesday met and got the blessings of the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former President Olusegun Obasanjo respectively.

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Recall that Abbas, who represents Zaria Federal Constituency of Kaduna State and Kalu, from Bende Federal Constituency of Abia State respectively got the endorsement of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Monday to run for both offices as consensus candidates.

While the decision has generated mixed reactions amongst party faithful and members-elect, particularly those contesting for the speakership position, the duo have since set themselves on the journey for reconciliation and consensus building ahead of the June 13th inauguration.

President Buhari Writes Senate For Fresh $800Million World Bank Loan With Weeks To Handing Over

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Buhari made the request in a letter read by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at the plenary.

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday asked the Senate to approve a new borrowing request of $800 million.

The president, in the letter, explained that the loan would be used to scale up the National Social Safety Net Programme.

He said the new borrowing would be sourced from the World Bank.

Meanwhile, SaharaReporters in October 2022 reported that Nigeria’s total external debt stood at $40.06bn under President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, up from $10.32billion which his government inherited in 2015.

10th NASS leadership: Crisis hits APC over zoning of Senate president, Speaker

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By Clifford Ndujihe, Dapo Akinrefon, Henry Umoru, Johnbosco Agbakwuru, Omezia Ajayi, John Alechenu, Rotimi Ojomoyela & Luminous Jannamike, LAGOS

The zoning crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a new turn with stakeholders singing discordant tunes as the various zones make fresh demands on the party hierarchy.

The APC National Working Committee, NWC, on Monday, zoned the Senate Presidency of the forthcoming 10th National Assembly to the South-South; and the Speakership of the House of Representatives to the North-West. The party also zoned the Deputy Senate Presidency to the North-West, and Deputy Speakership to the South-East.

Specifically, the party adopted the zoning template and candidates of its President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and settled for Senators Godswill Akpabio/ Barau Jubrin for Senate leadership; and Messrs Abass Tajudeen/Ben Kalu for House of Representatives leadership.

While some stakeholders are in support of the party’s move, others are against it and want a review.

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