TOP 10 NEWS MAKING THE ROUNDS IN NIGERIA TODAY, SUNDAY
Abubakar Shekau In Hell, Left 83 Concubines – Boko Haram Commanders
The Special Adviser to Borno State governor on Security, Brig Gen. Abdullahi Ishaq (rtd) has revealed that some surrendered fighters have disclosed that the late Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, left behind 83 concubines.
Speaking On Saturday, Ishaq said some surrendered Boko Haram commanders had told him about Shekau’s concubines after they surrendered and embraced peace.
He stated that the fighters also told him that the late Boko Haram leader is now in hell because he committed suicide which was against their teachings.
He said: “We started this non-kinetic approach 16th months ago, the model started shortly after the death of Abubakar Shekau and the state government didn’t want Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) to continue using the Shekau’s fighters; we know it would be deadly.
“So, the first of fighter that I received in Bama told me that Shekau had 83 concubines, just imagine he left behind 83 concubines.
“They said he is now in hell because he committed suicide during his clash with other factions. He always told them go out and fights, if they die in the process several virgins are waiting for them.”
He said the fighters claim Shekau misled them, adding that many of the Boko Haram fighters did not know how to perform ablution.
Tinubu Departs UK To Meet Ex-Super Eagles Players, APC Chieftains In Kano
The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congres (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will arrive in Kano today for the Tinubu-Shettima presidential campaign tour in the state.
The former Governor of Lagos State has been in London, United Kingdom, since last weekend, where he interacted with major stakeholders and government officials as part of his electioneering campaign.
A report by SaharaReporters earlier claimed that Tinubu secretly returned to Nigeria from London, cancelling his trip to the United States over fatigue.
However, the Director, Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, said the party’s flagbearer will arrive in Nigeria today.
According to him, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje and other party officials will receive Tinubu in Kano for the campaign tour.
Tinubu Secretly Returns To Nigeria, Cancels US Trip Over Fatigue – Reports
Reports emerging on Saturday morning alleged that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has secretly returned to Nigeria from London, the United Kingdom.
The presidential hopeful had embarked on the foreign trip since last weekend.
While abroad, the former Governor of Lagos State availed himself for an interactive session at the Chatham House, London.
Among many other engagements is an interview with the BBC. Reports, however, on Saturday claimed that the APC presidential candidate has cancelled his trip to the United States over fatigue.
It is alleged that the APC candidate was very tired and exhausted, hence couldn’t continue with other engagements in the foreign country.
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Worry As APC, PDP Reportedly Move Against CBN’s Withdrawal Limit Policy
The implementation of a new policy by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has stirred fear among political parties and politicians ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Recall that the apex bank on Tuesday had limited over-the-counter cash withdrawals by individuals and corporate entities to N100,000 and N500,000 per week, respectively.
CBN had scheduled the new policy to take effect across the country on January 9, 2023.
There are indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are against the policy.
Sources that spoke with Saturday Sun on the development said APC and PDP are worried if the policy is effected.
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Atiku’s Camp ‘Exposes’ APC’s Plan To Derail 2023 Election, Tinubu’s Ally Fires Back
The Atiku Abubakar/Okowa Presidential Campaign Organization has exposed an alleged plot by the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, to incite violence in order to derail the 2023 elections.
In a statement to newsmen on Friday, the Spokesperson of the campaign, Kola Ologbodiyan, accused Tinubu of designing and promoting a plot to incite violence and disrupt the smooth conduct of the 2023 Presidential election.
While stating that the former Lagos State governor is intimidated by the rising acceptance of the PDP Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, Ologbodiyan alleged that the APC presidential candidate has directed his party members to put aside decorum and deploy violence in the 2023 general elections.
He said: “Nigerians were horror-struck to watch the deflated and demystified APC Presidential Candidate inciting his supporters by stating that “political power is not going to be served in a restaurant, it is not served a la carte. It is what we are doing; It is being determined; you do it at all costs; fight for it, grab it, snatch it and run (away) with it.
“Tinubu’s directive that his supporters should “fight for”, “grab” and “snatch” political power with a confession that “it is what we are doing” validates apprehensions by Nigerians that the Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign is behind the attacks on the campaign rallies of the PDP as well as the series of arson on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).”
Court Affirms Odii As Ebonyi PDP Gov Candidate
Ifeanyi Odii has been affirmed as the standard governorship flagbearer for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State.
A Federal High Court sitting in Abakaliki on Friday upheld that Odii was the authentic candidate of the PDP as declared months ago following the party’s governorship primary held on May 29.
The Court gave the ruling in a suit number FHC/ABJ/CS/2020/2022 filed by one Tochukwu Okorie against the PDP and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Okorie had approached the court to contest Odii’s victory at the PDP primary in Ebonyi State on May 28 and 29, sighting that the election was conducted in flagrant disobedience of the order of the Court of Appeal, staying the execution of the judgment of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which had declared Joseph Sila Onu as the Ebonyi State Chairman of the party.
‘A Leader Cannot Be Weak And Confused’ – Pastor Kumuyi
Speaking on leadership during a sermon at his church, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry, Pastor William Kumuyi, admonished that there is a need for every leader to be strong and courageous.
The respected Christian cleric said it is not right for a leader to be weak and confused.
According to him, such kind of leaders could easily succumb to doing the wrong thing, especially when under pressure.
Kumuyi stated this on a live Television programme while addressing his congregation during the Church’s Ministers/Professionals conference.
”A leader who knows the right thing but lacks courage could succumb to doing the wrong thing by pressure from people surrounding him,” Pastor Kumuyi noted.
Drawing his message from Joshua 1:1-2, the clergyman admonished leaders to learn from the Biblical Moses and Joshua, who delivered good performances in their different assignments.
2023: Fresh Trouble For Atiku As Obasanjo Slams PDP Delegation, Calls Them Betrayers
Fresh information has emerged that there might be a problem brewing in the camp of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was reported to have slammed some members of a PDP delegation sent to seek his blessings ahead of the election.
Party sources who confided in The Nation said the new development poses a setback for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the Southwest, where his chances of winning were already slim.
According to the source, the former president at the recent meeting with a PDP delegation at his Abeokuta residence tagged two of Atiku’s allies as betrayers.
Obasanjo was reported to have accused one of the delegate members of betraying the collective decision of Southern governors that the presidency should rotate to the South in 2023 while the other was accused of betraying his party over sharing of positions way back in 2011.
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Rivers PDP Denies Recruiting Thugs To Attack Atiku Supporters
The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has distanced itself from attacks on supporters of the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar.
The spokesman of the party presidential campaign council in the state, Leloonu Nwibubasa had accused the state chapter of the party of recruiting thugs to attack them.
The spokesman of the Consolidation of the New Rivers Vision Campaign Council, Ogbonna Nwuke while addressing newsmen on Saturday accused supporters of Atiku of planning to cause unrest in the state.
Nwuke on Saturday said, “We have invited you as a party to share thoughts with you on a number of developments associated with the unethical behaviour of certain political renegades who are manning the Atiku campaign in Rivers State.
“While Governor Nyesom Wike has been busy, to the glory of God, commissioning and flagging off new projects in parts of the State, Rivers people are being fed with unbridled falsehood.
“We refer specifically to illogical and ill-conceived claims made by the Spokesman of the Presidential Campaign Council in Rivers State.”
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2023: Northeast No Longer Atiku’s Stronghold, We Now Have Kashim Shettima On Ballot – APC Youths
The Gombe State youth coordinator of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lawal Bayero has declared that the northeast region is no longer a stronghold for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Bayero, who is also a member of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) for the northeast told The Nation that the region use to be Atiku’s Stronghold when they didn’t have a northeaster on the ballot.
According to him, now that they have Kashim Shettima as the APC vice presidential candidate, then Atiku has lost his chances in the region.
Bayero noted that even though Atiku is coming from the region, it is time for the southerners to occupy the presidency and the northern youths are solidly behind the APC flag bearer Bola Tinubu.
The Gombe State APC youth maintained that just like the way youths in the region sold the change mantra of 2015 for President Muhammadu Buhari, they would sell Tinubu as well.