TOP 10 NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIGERIA TODAY, THURSDAY

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TOP 10 NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIGERIA TODAY, THURSDAY

 

1. My Children Already Know That I Am Not Leaving Anything For Them To Inherit – President Buhari Shares Life Experience

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The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday shared a vital lesson he learned about life when he was locked up in prison for over three years.

According to President Buhari, he was locked up after leading the country and while incarcerated, he learnt that one’s net worth is what he/she has in the head and not what has been acquired in life.

This, he said is a principle he has gone ahead to instil in his children, adding that education is the best legacy he is leaving for his children as they already know he is not leaving anything for them to inherit.

Buhari made the submission in Daura, Katsina State when he paid a Sallah homage to the Emir of Daura, Dr Faruk Umar Faruk at his Palace and stressed the importance of training and educating children on the right values.

A statement on the visit by the president’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu quoted him to have implored parents to inculcate right values in children, including deep fear of God, respect for constituted authorities and living a purposeful life through continuous education.

The President also charged the youth to seek education, not for government jobs which are unavailable but to arm themselves with skill and ability to fight poverty and to meet the needs of the 21st Century.

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2. Tinubu-Shettima: APC National Chairman Says Muslim-Muslim Ticket Is The Will Of God

The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Abdullahi Adamu has stated that the party’s 2023 Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket is the will of God.

Adamu stated this on Wednesday in Daura, Katsina State when he led other party leaders on a Sallah homage to President Muhammadu Buhari.

He stressed that the party has no regret about presenting a Muslim-Muslim ticket, saying human beings can not always have what they want.

According to him, the APC Vice Presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima who was unveiled on Sunday by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as his running mate is a human being and a Nigerian first before his religious inclination.

The APC National Chairman however assured that despite the agitations that have greeted the selection, Christians have nothing to be worried about.

3. 2023: What Peter Obi, Lasun Yusuf Said About Tinubu’s Comment

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has replied to comments made by the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

Recall that Tinubu had on Tuesday during the grand rally for the reelection of the APC governorship candidate, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Labour Party (LP) would labour till they die.

Tinubu had said, “I ask you to please do the same thing you did in Ekiti. Come out with your PVCs and vote massively for APC.

“The voting is now in your hand. Be very vigilant. Be watchful. You will not do it in vain.

“Think about your children and vote accordingly so you can see the future. Come out en masse. Don’t mind PDP and other mushroom parties, parties like Labour; they will labour till they die. God will not make you labourers.”

Speaking on Wednesday during the campaign rally for the LP governorship candidate, Yusuf Lasun, Obi asked party supporters to return hateful comments with love.

Obi also called on the people of Osun to support the party’s candidate in the governorship poll to give the state better leadership.

4. Wike ‘Missing’ As PDP Governors Storm Osun For Mega Rally

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike was not seen among governors of the People Democratic Party (PDP) who arrived Osun state to support Ademola Adeleke, who is the party’s candidate for Saturday’s governorship election.

In the photos that surfaced on social media, key Governors such as Douye Diri, Godwin Obaseki, Aminu Tambuwal, Ifeanyi Okowa, who is also the vice presidential candidate of the party as well as former Senate President, Bukola Saraki were spotted.

However, Wike, who has maintained silence after he was jettisoned by the PDP presidential flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, for the slot of the party’s vice-presidential candidate, was not amongst the PDP governors captured in the photos.

Ademola Adeleke is the flag bearer of the PDP in the forthcoming Osun governorship election, while Gboyega Oyetola, the incumbent governor, is the candidate of the APC, and Lasun Yusuf is the candidate of the Labour party (LP)

Other candidates are Akin Ogunbiyi of Accord Party, and Goke Omigbodun of Social Democratic Party (SDP).

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5. IGP Baba Bans Use Of Spy Number Plates, Orders Arrest Of Defaulters

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered a ban on the use of Spy Vehicle Number Plates across the nation.

The Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, made this known in a statement issued on Wednesday in Abuja.

Baba stated that all approval for all spy vehicle number plates has been revoked indefinitely irrespective of whether it is authorized or not.

He stated that the ban followed the continuous disregard for traffic rules, regulations and other extant laws guiding road use by individuals’ with Spy plates.

Baba directed policemen and officers of other security agencies attached to VIPs to ensure prompt compliance or face arrest.

He told the Commissioners of Police in States, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and supervisory Assistant Inspectors General of Police to swing into action.

The police boss specifically directed police officers to ensure that all SPY number plates in use are confiscated.

6. Tinubu-Shettima: Ganduje Tackles Ex-SGF Babachir Lawal Over Muslim-Muslim Ticket, Islamisation

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has tackled a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, that the Ganduje Foundation was being used to allegedly force some Christian faithful to join Islam.

Babachir Lawal had accused Ganduje and some Northern Governors of attempting to Islamise Nigeria.

Babachir made the accusation in a lengthy article on Tuesday night while reacting to the decision of the APC Presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, to pick the former Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, as his running mate.

The former SGF claimed that Ganduje was part of the Northern Governors and Northern Moslem elites who persuaded Tinubu to pick a Muslim as his running mate.

Babachir stated that the APC Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket is just a pointer to the alleged Islamization agenda of the country, adding that Ganduje had already confirmed that Tinubu would settle for the controversial ticket.

The former SGF claimed that Ganduje is in total support of the Muslim-Muslim ticket because he runs a foundation aimed at converting Christians to Muslims.

Reacting in a statement issued on Wednesday by the Kano State Commissioner for Information, Mallam Muhammad Garba, the governor described the claims as unjustifiable.

He said the claims are totally false considering that, while there is no compulsion in religion, Islam gave individuals the freedom to choose their own religion, and also provided non-Muslims with considerable economic, cultural and administrative rights.

Ganduje assured that the Bola Tinubu-Kashim Shettima ticket would not in any way result in the neglect of Christians in the country.

The governor urged Babachir Lawal, Christian party members and other Nigerians “to be mindful of their utterances, especially on religious matters and support the APC for quality leadership that will deliver the country from its challenges.”

7. Peter Obi: Our Agitation Can Never Be Compromised, IPOB Replies Gumi

The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that the Biafra agitation has not been comprised in any way.

IPOB Spokesman, Emma Powerful, made this known in a statement on Wednesday while reacting to the claim by an Islamic cleric, Sheikh Ahmed Gumi.

Recall that the cleric claimed the agitation of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) has reduced since the emergence of Peter Obi as the Labour Party’s Presidential candidate.

Gumi in a post on his Facebook account on Monday claimed that the agitations across the country are a political gimmick to get power in the 2023 general elections.

He further stated that the call for the Yoruba Nation has reduced since Bola Tinubu emerged as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Reacting, Powerful said that Biafra’s agitation is still intact and nothing will change for any politician, adding that the secession group does not know Peter Obi.

He stated that the cleric’s comments showed the level of cluelessness and uninformed he is about the IPOB movement and its activities.

8. Another Kuje Prison Escapee Nabbed In Ogun

One of the criminals that escaped from the Kuje Medium Security Centre has met his waterloo in Ogun State.

Recall that the Kuje correctional centre in Abuja was attacked last week Tuesday by terrorists suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram/ISWAP group.

The terrorists are said to have escaped with their members while they also paved way for other criminals in the facility to escape.

Reports, however, said one of the escapees, Yakubu AbdulMumuni has been arrested by the police at Ota, in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the Ogun State.

The 28-year-old criminal was reportedly arrested on Monday by operatives of the command.

Confirming the development in a statement released today, the Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said AbdulMumuni was apprehended following information received by policemen at Sango-Ota divisional headquarters that the convict was sighted somewhere around Sango Ota.

9. No Government In The History Of Nigeria Has Done More To Reduce Poverty Like President Buhari’s Administration – Masari

The Katsina State Governor, Aminu Bello Masari has praised President Muhammadu Buhari for his efforts and strides in office since assuming power in 2015.

Speaking on Wednesday during a Sallah homage visit to the Palace of the Emir of Daura, Gov. Masari said the government of President Buhari has recorded enormous achievements in the areas of social security, which has ensured the poor and less privileged in the society are better taken care of.

“No government in the history of this country has done more to reduce poverty like President Buhari’s administration,” he said.

Masari added that religious and community leaders need to bring enlightenment to bear on successful government programs such as the Social Investment Program, SIP through which 120,000 poor citizens in 12 Local Government Areas of the state receive a monthly payment of N5,000 and this is happening in all the states of the federation.

10. With Three Days To INEC’s Deadline Left, Kwankwaso, Sowore’s Names Missing

A former Kano State Governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, who is the presidential candidate of NNPP and Omoyele Sowore, who is the candidate of the AAC, are yet to upload their nominations for the 2023 presidential election.

This was made known in a statement on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

INEC National Commissioner in charge of Information and Voter Education Committee, Festus Okoye, said the New Nigeria Peoples Party and the African Action Congress still have three days for the nomination of candidates for the election.

According to Okoye, 6,995 nomination forms uploaded by 16 out of 18 political parties for the constituencies have been processed.

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