TOP 10 NEWS IN NIGERIA TODAY, SUNDAY
APC To Discipline Tinubu Over Outburst Against Buhari
The leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his utterances against President Muhammadu Buhari.
While stating that the outburst was unacceptable, the APC noted that the apology later offered by Tinubu was not enough.
The party said it may punish the presidential aspirant for the outburst.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday at the party national secretariat, APC national chairman Abdullahi Adamu said the former Lagos State Governor insulted President Muhammadu Buhari and described that his action as unbecoming and insulting.
Full List Of All 13 ‘Cleared’ APC Presidential Aspirants
The embattled national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo are among the list of those cleared for the party’s presidential primary.
Recall that former APC national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, who led the l Presidential Screening Committee of the party, had told newsmen on Friday that only 13 aspirants were cleared for the primary scheduled for June 6th.
Sources have now revealed that all presidential aspirants were cleared and qualified but the committee recommended a ‘safe list’ of 13 names.
It was also gathered that Tinubu was the only presidential aspirant to reject the option of consensus candidate, stressing that he would only back such option if he emerges as the consensus candidate.
Emefiele: INEC To Stop Keeping Election Materials With CBN
The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu has said sensitive election materials will no longer be kept at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).
Yakubu stated this on Saturday at an election dialogue, ‘The Electorate’, organised by Enough is Enough (EiE).
While revealing that materials will no longer be “routed” through the CBN, the INEC chairman said the electoral body has never had an issue with the CBN since the partnership started.
He, however, stated that due to “current circumstances”, an alternative will be found.
Buhari, Osinbajo, Govs, Others Won’t Vote At Presidential Primary – APC
The ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that statutory delegates will not be able to vote at its presidential primaries slated for June 6th to 8th.
The APC was reacting to the ruling which held that statutory delegates can vote at its special convention, where its presidential candidate would emerge.
Recall that a Federal High Court sitting in Kano had ruled that statutory delegates can participate in party primaries of political parties in accordance with the Nigerian constitution
The judgement was given by Justice A.M. Liman on Friday following a suit filed by Mas’ud Doguwa, Habibu Sani, and Bilyaminu Shinkafi.
Man Lynched, Burnt To Death In Abuja Over Alleged Blasphemy
There was a commotion at the Lugbe timber market in Abuja on Saturday following the killing of an unidentified man.
The man was lynched, stoned and burnt to death in Abuja for allegedly insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W).
It was gathered that the incident caused panic and traffic congestion inside the Federal Housing, Lugbe in the FCT.
Eyewitnesses said the mob action occurred on Saturday afternoon after the victim, who was known for the act of insulting the Prophet, sought refuge in the vigilante office in the market.
2023: Tambuwal Reveals Real Reason He Stepped Down For Atiku
Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has revealed the real reason he withdrew from the presidential primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Tambuwal stated that he stepped down for former Vice President Atiku Abubakar at the PDP primaries in the interest of Nigerians and the country in general.
The governor added that he supported Atiku in order to strengthen the PDP and the country’s democracy.
Tambuwal stated this on Saturday while addressing a crowd who welcomed him back at the State Government House on Friday shortly after his arrival from Abuja
Bola Tinubu Angry As Aso Rock Cabal Pressure Buhari To Back Ahmad Lawan
Senior members of the Muhammadu Buhari presidency, infamously referred to as the Cabal, have reportedly sold the candidature of Senate President Ahmad Lawan to the president.
THIS is coming a few days to the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
It was gathered President Buhari is expected to present Lawan to the critical stakeholders of the party as his preferred candidate for the party’s ticket.
According to multiple sources, the Aso Villa Cabal has secured the buy-in of the president for Lawan.
2023: No APC Presidential Aspirant Was Disqualified – Adamu
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, says no presidential aspirant had been disqualified from contesting at the party’s presidential primary.
John Odigie-Oyegun led APC Presidential Screening Committee had disqualified 10 of the 23 presidential aspirants of the party.
While presenting the committee’s report to the APC national chairman on Friday, Odigie-Oyegun said only 13 out of the 23 aspirants screened were cleared by the committee.
While refusing to reveal the identity of those disqualified, the former APC national chairman said that only youthful aspirants made the list of cleared aspirants.
ISWAP Kills Notorious Boko Haram Commander, Insurgents
The insurgents of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed a wanted Commander of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, Ummate Ma.
ISWAP fighters also killed some of the slain Boko Haram commanders’ fighters during a clash between the two rival groups.
According to Security Expert, Zagazola Makama, Ummate Ma also known as Muhamma, who was a Khayd (Governor), and several of his fighters were gunned down on June 1 in Borno State.
He stated that the Boko Haram commander was killed when ISWAP terrorists launched an ambush on the Commander’s convoy at Mandara Mountain in the axis of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA), on their way to Cameroon.
Buhari Fixes Date To Meet APC Presidential Aspirants, Reveal Preferred Candidate
Barring any unforseen circumstances, President Muhammadu Buhari will on Sunday meet with all presidential aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The President will also reveal his preferred presidential candidate during the meeting.
A top federal government official stated that Buhari will embark on a short trip to Ghana today (Saturday) and return back to the nation later in the day.
According to the source who spoke to The PUNCH, President Buhari is expected to meet with the APC presidential aspirants on Saturday night or Sunday.