Ndume Reveals What Tinubu Ordered Him To Do Over Akpabio's Senate Presidency Bid
Senator Ali Ndume, the lawmaker representing Borno South senatorial district, has revealed that President Bola Tinubu has endorsed his colleague Senator Godswill Akpabio to be the next Senate President. Speaking while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Wednesday, Ndume said Tinubu also told him to spearhead Akpabio’s campaign and ensure he becomes the number three citizen.
Akpabio's Senate President Ambition: Tinubu Told Me To Lead The Campaign For Him To Win - Sen. Ndume
Reports trickling down the media reveals that the Senator representing Borno South in the National Assembly, Senator Ali Ndume, said President Bola Ahmed Tinubu told him to lead the campaign for Senator Godswill Akpabio to win in his ambition to be the next Senate President of Nigeria. Speaking further, he revealed that Tinubu told him that Senator Godswill Akpabio is his preferred candidate for the Senate President and that he is convinced Tinubu won't change his mind.
Video: Watch Moment Tinubu Arrived With His Wife, Remi, At The Inauguration Ceremony.
The long-awaited inauguration of the former governor of Lagos State, former Senator who represented the good people of Lagos West during the Third Republic, and the newly President-elect of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu, and his Vice President, Senator Kashim Shettima Mustapha, a well known Nigerian politician and former Senator and governor of Borno State, set to commence any moment from now.
Federal High Court Rules On Bola Tinubu's Age, Citizenship
A federal court in Abuja recently dismissed a lawsuit filed by the three to block the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29. Plaintiffs alleged that Tinubu misreported his age and citizenship status to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In a ruling by Judge James Omotosho, the court found the lawsuit to be frivolous and an abuse of the judicial process.
Former President Muhammadu Buhari Mourns Demise of Key Borno Citizen, Ahlaji Usman Jidda Shuwa
File Photo of former President Muhammadu Buhari. The immediate past Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari has mourned the long-serving Secretary to Borno State Government, late Usman Jidda Shuwa. This was disclosed in a tweet released by the former Special Assistant to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, on media and publicity, Garba Shehu.
Today's Headline:Call Off Planned Strike, Ndume Begs NLC;PDP Healing Process Must Begin Now–Makinde
Call Off Planned Strike, Ndume Begs NLC Photo Credit:Daily Trust Senator Mohammed Ali Ndume (APC, Borno) has appealed to the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) to call off the planned strike, billed to begin on Wednesday. Ndume, in a statement on Sunday, urged NLC to return to the negotiation table and sort out areas of disagreements with the Federal Government.
Petrol tops N500/ltr as subsidy elimination takes effect
Nigeria’s petroleum industry regulators and operators have formally effected a subsidy withdrawal, sending retail prices up by about 170 percent to N500 per liter from the official rate of N185 per liter. The new price template took effect yesterday, as the Federal Government’s meeting with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, TUC, on the issue ended in deadlock in Abuja.
Petrol tops N500/ltr as subsidy removal takes effect
Vanguard Newspapers reports that the regulators and operators of Nigeria's petroleum sector have legally implemented a subsidy removal, which has increased retail prices by nearly 170 percent to N500 per liter from the official cost of N185 per liter. The Federal Government met with the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and Trade Union Congress, on the matter in Abuja, but there was no resolution, therefore the new price pattern went into force yesterday.
Federal High Court in Abuja, Allowing Inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu to Proceed
A recent ruling by a federal court in Abuja has dismissed a lawsuit aimed at obstructing the inauguration of President-elect Bola Tinubu on May 29. The lawsuit, filed by three individuals, alleged that Tinubu provided inaccurate information regarding his age and citizenship status to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
“Shettima Accepted To Be VP Candidate On July 14, While Still Senatorial Candidate” — Okutepa
According to Mr. Jibrin Okutepa, who serves as counsel to the Labour Party and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, they informed the court today that the newly inaugurated Vice President, Kashim Shettima, was a senatorial candidate when he agreed to be Bola Tinubu's running mate.
PDP, Atiku's Case: It Would Be An Uphill Task To Upstage Tinubu – Baba Yusuf
The Chief Executive Officer of Global Investment and Trade Company and a Political Commentator, Baba Yusuf, has maintained that it would be difficult to unseat Nigeria's President-elect, Asiwaju Ahmed Bola Tinubu; as he endorsed the judgement of the Supreme Court which insisted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was out of its place to ask that Tinubu should not be sworn in on the ground that his Vice, Kashim Shettima was earlier nominated for a Senatorial ticket.
Battle For Speaker: Tinubu Cuts Trip Abroad Short as Wase, Betara Remain Adamant
The race for the speakership position in Nigeria's 10th House of Representatives has taken an interesting turn as various camps vie for leadership positions. Amidst the intensifying battle, the Joint Task Force and Unity Group, representing different interests, have convened in separate locations in Abuja to review their strategies.
Breaking: Tinubu Is Eligible For The President, S' -Court Dismisses PDP Suit
According to VanguardNews, the Supreme Court has upheld President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu's eligibility to run in the Feb.25 presidential election. The Supreme Court on Friday ruled in a unanimous decision by a five-member panel that an appeal by the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the legitimacy of Tinubu's candidacy was unfounded.
Lawan Made Money Out Of Senate Presidency Election - Ali Ndume
Senator Ali Ndume of Borno South Senatorial District claims that Senate President Ahmad Lawan profited from the election for the number three political position in 2019. Photo: Senator Ali Ndume According to reports, Ndume, who also ran for Senate President, lost to Lawan, the senator representing Yobe North District.
Man Trekking From Borno To Abuja To Celebrate Tinubu Arrives Kaduna
A man travelling from Borno to Abuja to celebrate the president-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and his vice, Ibrahim Shettima, has reached Kaduna. While arriving Kaduna, he stated in an interview that he he's committed to the trekking because the Vice-president-elect, Ibrahim Shettima, is from his state.
Today's Headlines: Tinubu Is God's Answer To Prayers For Good Leadership - Sen. Gaya; Keyamo, Ramatu Aliyu Bemoan Ministers Of State's Fate
Tinubu Is God's Answer To Prayers For Good Leadership - Sen. Gaya Photo Credit: PM News Sen. Kabiru Gaya has said that the emergence of Sen. Bola Tinubu as Nigeria’s President-elect is God’s answer to the country’s prayers for good leadership. He said this while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) during a joint prayer session organised by APC Stakeholders Forum on Wednesday night.
Dangote Refinery Shows Africa Is Not About Poverty — Shettima
Punch Newspapers reports that Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, who was a former Governor of Borno state has said that the Dangote Refinery shows that Africa is not only about poverty. Shettima made this statement on Monday during the opening of the Dangote Refinery in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
Repentant Boko Haram fighter arrested for stealing in Borno
A repentant Boko Haram fighter identified as Baba- Goni Mohammed Ibrahim, has been arrested by operatives of the Borno state police command for stealing, PUNCH reports. Parading the suspect among others at the state police headquarters in Maiduguri, the Commissioner of Police, Abdu Umar disclosed that the suspect stole eight wrappers and a few other clothing from his employer, one Hajiya Lami.
Tinubu, Shettima will take Nigeria to higher heights, says Betara
In a message filled with optimism, Betara expressed his renewed hope in the newly inaugurated leaders and called upon Nigerians to fully support them in their efforts to bring about security, socio-economic revival, unity, and development in the nation. In his congratulatory statement, Betara extended his felicitations to Tinubu and Shettima, who were sworn in as president and vice president respectively.
I’m Hot Tempered, Says Zulum
Governor Babagana Umara Zulum of Borno State has said though he is hot tempered, he doesn’t go to bed with anybody in mind. Dailytrust Newspaper reports that, the governor said this while forgiveness of members of his executive council during the valedictory session in Maiduguri, on Thursday.