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  •   All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Senator Ahmed Tinubu has vowed to create opportunities for young people to reach their potential if they are elected president in 2023 Tinubu said this at the APC presidential campaign flag launch on Tuesday in Jos The presidential candidate said he is aware of the challenges facing young people but that they will be a thing of the past when he assumes the presidency We make a promise to young people that today can be difficult but we will not let them down because they are our children and brothers I m not a happy man until I free you from the slavery of neglect and give you the skills because I know you can do it he said He urged them to get their Permanent CVter Cards PVC be determined resilient and committed to electing him and the APC candidates Tinubu thanked APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu for his shrewdness in reviving the party According to him many thought that APC was dead but Adamu redirected the ship in the right direction To the rulers of our great party I thank you for your solidarity and support at the beginning of this path Many doubted you at the beginning of the journey but you have proven them wrong with your commitment To my hard working CEO Simon Lalong who is one of you I love your confidence and told him that no matter how short a man is he will always see the sky he added Lalong in his remarks said that the candidates who started their campaigns in Jos ended up winning the elections Mr President Jos has produced Chief MKO Abiola and it was in Jos that we produced Chief Olusegun Obasnajo It is not a coincidence that you have chosen Jos to mark this campaign Mr President you are going to produce a successor and that successor will produce another successor We are going to have two thirds of senators two thirds of the House of Representatives and members of the Houses of Assembly he added The CEO assured Tinubu that all members of the campaign council would strongly support him for election edited Source Credit NAN
    Tinubu promises to create opportunities for youths
      All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate Senator Ahmed Tinubu has vowed to create opportunities for young people to reach their potential if they are elected president in 2023 Tinubu said this at the APC presidential campaign flag launch on Tuesday in Jos The presidential candidate said he is aware of the challenges facing young people but that they will be a thing of the past when he assumes the presidency We make a promise to young people that today can be difficult but we will not let them down because they are our children and brothers I m not a happy man until I free you from the slavery of neglect and give you the skills because I know you can do it he said He urged them to get their Permanent CVter Cards PVC be determined resilient and committed to electing him and the APC candidates Tinubu thanked APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu for his shrewdness in reviving the party According to him many thought that APC was dead but Adamu redirected the ship in the right direction To the rulers of our great party I thank you for your solidarity and support at the beginning of this path Many doubted you at the beginning of the journey but you have proven them wrong with your commitment To my hard working CEO Simon Lalong who is one of you I love your confidence and told him that no matter how short a man is he will always see the sky he added Lalong in his remarks said that the candidates who started their campaigns in Jos ended up winning the elections Mr President Jos has produced Chief MKO Abiola and it was in Jos that we produced Chief Olusegun Obasnajo It is not a coincidence that you have chosen Jos to mark this campaign Mr President you are going to produce a successor and that successor will produce another successor We are going to have two thirds of senators two thirds of the House of Representatives and members of the Houses of Assembly he added The CEO assured Tinubu that all members of the campaign council would strongly support him for election edited Source Credit NAN
    Tinubu promises to create opportunities for youths
    General news2 weeks ago

    Tinubu promises to create opportunities for youths

    All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Senator Ahmed Tinubu has vowed to create opportunities for young people to reach their potential if they are elected president in 2023.

    Tinubu said this at the APC presidential campaign flag launch on Tuesday in Jos.

    The presidential candidate said he is aware of the challenges facing young people, but that they will be a thing of the past when he assumes the presidency.

    “We make a promise to young people that today can be difficult but we will not let them down because they are our children and brothers.

    "I'm not a happy man, until I free you from the slavery of neglect and give you the skills, because I know you can do it," he said.

    He urged them to get their Permanent CVter Cards (PVC), be determined, resilient and committed to electing him and the APC candidates.

    Tinubu thanked APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu for his shrewdness in reviving the party.

    According to him, many thought that APC was dead, but Adamu redirected the ship in the right direction.

    “To the rulers of our great party, I thank you for your solidarity and support at the beginning of this path.

    “Many doubted you at the beginning of the journey, but you have proven them wrong with your commitment.

    "To my hard-working CEO Simon Lalong, who is one of you, I love your confidence and told him that no matter how short a man is, he will always see the sky," he added.

    Lalong in his remarks, said that the candidates who started their campaigns in Jos ended up winning the elections.

    “Mr. President, Jos has produced Chief MKO Abiola and it was in Jos that we produced Chief Olusegun Obasnajo.

    “It is not a coincidence that you have chosen Jos to mark this campaign.

    “Mr. President, you are going to produce a successor, and that successor will produce another successor.

    “We are going to have two thirds of senators, two thirds of the House of Representatives and members of the Houses of Assembly,” he added.

    The CEO assured Tinubu that all members of the campaign council would strongly support him for election.

    edited

    Source Credit: NAN

  •  Tinubu Coalition for Good Governance a political group says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC deserves Northern support as pay back for his numerous goodwill to the region Dr Adebayo Shittu former Minister of Communications and leader of the coalition said this during a courtesy visit to Emir of Zazzau in Zaria on Wednesday Shittu said that the North played crucial role in the emergence of Tinubu as APC presidential candidate for 2023 poll A lot of us in the south believe that northerners are not ingrate they know the support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave to President Muhammadu Buhari and this is a pay back time The northern governors forum has come strongly to support the southern candidate hence the emergence of Sen Bola Tinubu as the APC flag bearer of the APC for 2023 presidential elections he said He said it was imperative for the coalition to visit northern leaders and thank them for the support As a coalition we want to use this medium to tell the entire northern Nigeria that Tinubu will not disappoint the north when elected president We want to appeal to you to help us talk to other northerners that Tinubu is your son and as their brother he will not disappoint the North he said He also appealed for the replication of the marvelous support given by the North to late MKO Abiola in 1993 to Tinubu The coalition solicited for more support prayers longevity good health and increasing wisdom Tinubu In his response Emir of Zazzau Malam Ahmed Bamalli appealed to politicians to work toward strengthening national unity during their electioneering campaig for 2023 general election The royal father advised them to play the game by the rules NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Tinubu deserves Northern support for 2023: Group
     Tinubu Coalition for Good Governance a political group says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress APC deserves Northern support as pay back for his numerous goodwill to the region Dr Adebayo Shittu former Minister of Communications and leader of the coalition said this during a courtesy visit to Emir of Zazzau in Zaria on Wednesday Shittu said that the North played crucial role in the emergence of Tinubu as APC presidential candidate for 2023 poll A lot of us in the south believe that northerners are not ingrate they know the support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave to President Muhammadu Buhari and this is a pay back time The northern governors forum has come strongly to support the southern candidate hence the emergence of Sen Bola Tinubu as the APC flag bearer of the APC for 2023 presidential elections he said He said it was imperative for the coalition to visit northern leaders and thank them for the support As a coalition we want to use this medium to tell the entire northern Nigeria that Tinubu will not disappoint the north when elected president We want to appeal to you to help us talk to other northerners that Tinubu is your son and as their brother he will not disappoint the North he said He also appealed for the replication of the marvelous support given by the North to late MKO Abiola in 1993 to Tinubu The coalition solicited for more support prayers longevity good health and increasing wisdom Tinubu In his response Emir of Zazzau Malam Ahmed Bamalli appealed to politicians to work toward strengthening national unity during their electioneering campaig for 2023 general election The royal father advised them to play the game by the rules NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Why Tinubu deserves Northern support for 2023: Group
    General news3 weeks ago

    Why Tinubu deserves Northern support for 2023: Group

    Tinubu Coalition for Good Governance, a political group, says Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) deserves Northern support as pay back for his numerous goodwill to the region.

    Dr Adebayo Shittu, former Minister of Communications and leader of the coalition said this during a courtesy visit to Emir of Zazzau in Zaria on Wednesday.

    Shittu said that the North played crucial role in the emergence of Tinubu as APC presidential candidate for 2023 poll.

    ” A lot of us in the south believe that northerners are not ingrate, they know the support Asiwaju Bola Tinubu gave to President Muhammadu Buhari and this is a pay back time.

    “The northern governors forum has come strongly to support the southern candidate, hence the emergence of Sen. Bola Tinubu as the APC flag bearer of the APC for 2023 presidential elections,” he said.

    He said it was imperative for the coalition to visit northern leaders and thank them for the support.

    “As a coalition, we want to use this medium to tell the entire northern Nigeria that Tinubu will not disappoint the north when elected president.

    “We want to appeal to you to help us talk to other northerners that Tinubu is your son and as their brother, he will not disappoint the North,” he said.

    He also appealed for the replication of the marvelous support given by the North to late MKO Abiola in 1993 to Tinubu.

    The coalition solicited for more support, prayers, longevity, good health and increasing wisdom Tinubu.

    In his response, Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Bamalli appealed to politicians to work toward strengthening national unity during their electioneering campaig for 2023 general election.

    The royal father advised them to play the game by the rules.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A group Bola Ahmed Tinubu BAT Ambassadors says that the biggest threat to any candidate from the Southwest geopolitical zone becoming national leader has always been from the zone Chief Afolabi Ekungba Interim National Coordinator of BAT Ambassadors made the remark on Sunday in Lagos during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Ekungba was speaking on the electoral chances of Sen Bola Tinubu the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate for the 2023 elections According to him the problem of the zone in national politics is that the zone often pursues ideas that are never realistic The people of Southwest will want to set standards that don t politically work anywhere as if they are angels They will always come up with different methods to shoot down their own What they did to Chiefs Obafemi Awolowo and MKO Abiola are good examples We therefore need a group that is adequately strong enough to address this Ekungba said Ekungba a former governorship candidate in Ondo State explained that BAT Ambassadors was formed primarily to address misgivings from the Southwest zone He noted that the political support group had devised two major strategies including mass movement strategy of room to room campaign We plan to reach every Yoruba man and woman boy and girl one on one he said Ekungba said the other strategy was to use the social and conventional media to engage the people This is to meet the challenges of the youth who are always glued to their handset and various social media handles he said Ekungba said that the Tinubu and Shettima joint presidential ticket represented practical and demonstrable evidence of performance He said if allowed to be replicated at the national level the ticket will in the shortest possible time produce the desired national growth and development The country needs a man with the courage to steady the ship of the country sustain achievements of the past and project the country into achieving its full potentials as desired by the people We see in Tinubu the demonstrable evidence of that type of courage We mean the courage to take hard decisions where it will hurt for the benefit of the nation We need a man with an unequal passion for the federal system of government It is only when Nigeria returns to federalism that our peaceful co existence can produce a geometrically exponential social economic development We see in Tinubu the un repentant commitment to the ideas of true federalism We need a man that can consistently follow ideas agreed upon not a fair weather personality that will jump from boat to boat as it will suit his personal desire or those of his cohorts Ekungba said He pointed out that more than 90 per cent of the members of the BAT Ambassadors are people that would otherwise not be ready to touch politics and politicking in Nigeria with a very long spoon Ekungba said the reality on the ground had forced them out of their shelves NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu support group wary of Southwest
     A group Bola Ahmed Tinubu BAT Ambassadors says that the biggest threat to any candidate from the Southwest geopolitical zone becoming national leader has always been from the zone Chief Afolabi Ekungba Interim National Coordinator of BAT Ambassadors made the remark on Sunday in Lagos during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria Ekungba was speaking on the electoral chances of Sen Bola Tinubu the All Progressives Congress APC presidential candidate for the 2023 elections According to him the problem of the zone in national politics is that the zone often pursues ideas that are never realistic The people of Southwest will want to set standards that don t politically work anywhere as if they are angels They will always come up with different methods to shoot down their own What they did to Chiefs Obafemi Awolowo and MKO Abiola are good examples We therefore need a group that is adequately strong enough to address this Ekungba said Ekungba a former governorship candidate in Ondo State explained that BAT Ambassadors was formed primarily to address misgivings from the Southwest zone He noted that the political support group had devised two major strategies including mass movement strategy of room to room campaign We plan to reach every Yoruba man and woman boy and girl one on one he said Ekungba said the other strategy was to use the social and conventional media to engage the people This is to meet the challenges of the youth who are always glued to their handset and various social media handles he said Ekungba said that the Tinubu and Shettima joint presidential ticket represented practical and demonstrable evidence of performance He said if allowed to be replicated at the national level the ticket will in the shortest possible time produce the desired national growth and development The country needs a man with the courage to steady the ship of the country sustain achievements of the past and project the country into achieving its full potentials as desired by the people We see in Tinubu the demonstrable evidence of that type of courage We mean the courage to take hard decisions where it will hurt for the benefit of the nation We need a man with an unequal passion for the federal system of government It is only when Nigeria returns to federalism that our peaceful co existence can produce a geometrically exponential social economic development We see in Tinubu the un repentant commitment to the ideas of true federalism We need a man that can consistently follow ideas agreed upon not a fair weather personality that will jump from boat to boat as it will suit his personal desire or those of his cohorts Ekungba said He pointed out that more than 90 per cent of the members of the BAT Ambassadors are people that would otherwise not be ready to touch politics and politicking in Nigeria with a very long spoon Ekungba said the reality on the ground had forced them out of their shelves NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu support group wary of Southwest
    General news1 month ago

    Tinubu support group wary of Southwest

    A group, Bola Ahmed Tinubu (BAT) Ambassadors, says that the biggest threat to any candidate from the Southwest geopolitical zone becoming national leader has always been from the zone.

    Chief Afolabi Ekungba, Interim National Coordinator of BAT Ambassadors, made the remark on Sunday in Lagos during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria .

    Ekungba was speaking on the electoral chances of Sen. Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, for the 2023 elections.

    According to him, the problem of the zone in national politics is that the zone often pursues ideas that are never realistic.

    “The people of Southwest will want to set standards that don’t politically work anywhere as if they are angels.

    “They will always come up with different methods to shoot down their own.

    “What they did to Chiefs Obafemi Awolowo and MKO Abiola, are good examples.

    “We, therefore, need a group that is adequately strong enough to address this,” Ekungba said.

    Ekungba, a former governorship candidate in Ondo State, explained that BAT Ambassadors was formed, primarily to address misgivings from the Southwest zone.

    He noted that the political support group had devised two major strategies, including mass movement strategy of room-to-room campaign.

    “We plan to reach every Yoruba man and woman, boy and girl one-on-one,” he said.

    Ekungba said the other strategy was to use the social and conventional media to engage the people.

    “This is to meet the challenges of the youth who are always glued to their handset and various social media handles,” he said.

    Ekungba said that the Tinubu and Shettima joint presidential ticket represented practical and demonstrable evidence of performance.

    He said, if allowed to be replicated at the national level, the ticket will in the shortest possible time produce the desired national growth and development.

    “The country needs a man with the courage to steady the ship of the country; sustain achievements of the past and project the country into achieving its full potentials as desired by the people.

    “We see in Tinubu, the demonstrable evidence of that type of courage.

    We mean the courage to take hard decisions where it will hurt for the benefit of the nation.

    “We need a man with an unequal passion for the federal system of government.

    “It is only when Nigeria returns to federalism that our peaceful co-existence can produce a geometrically exponential social-economic development.

    “We see in Tinubu, the un-repentant commitment to the ideas of true federalism “We need a man that can consistently follow ideas agreed upon, not a fair-weather personality that will jump from boat to boat as it will suit his personal desire or those of his cohorts,” Ekungba said.

    He pointed out that more than 90 per cent of the members of the BAT Ambassadors are people that would otherwise not be ready to touch politics and politicking in Nigeria with a very long spoon.

    Ekungba said the reality on the ground had forced them out of their shelves.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The All Progressives Congress APC South Africa Chapter has congratulated Cardinal James Odunmbaku the of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries International on his conferment of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR by President Muhammadu Buhari Odunmbaku is a chieftain of APC and member of Governor s Advisory Council Lagos State The Chairman of the Chapter Mr Bola Babarinde in a congratulatory message on Wednesday in Lagos described Odunmbaku as a man of many parts who had gone on to become a religious business and political leader The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odunmbaku popularly known as Baba Eto was one of the recipients of the 2022 National Honour Award of MFR Babarinde said Congratulations to Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku MFR the Baba Eto of Nigeria As a man of many parts his spiritual background has always been extolled as the great and amiable virtues in service to God through his position as of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries He has always been one Man of God whose entire life has been devoted and dedicated to the service of the Divine He is an instrument of peace and blessings to humanity He described the renowned prophet and evangelist as a Nazarene by birth The chairman of the APC diaspora also said that Odunmbaku s calling was Divine as he leads one of the biggest and the most populous denomination in Lagos State He said Baba s social life and chumminess endeared me to him which is his peculiar sense of humour and relatability His readiness to welcome members of the Diaspora and give us fatherly prayers advice and support are always timely and noteworthy This award would mean so much to the great people of Ojodu LCDA Lagos State APC Celestial Church Worldwide and Nigeria to whom Baba Eto has become a larger than life Leader and Father Figure The legacies and credible name of this cleric recently paved the way for electoral victory for his biological son Honourable Segun Odunmbaku who his now Executive Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area and performing excellently in office According to him Odunmbaku s flagship Highways Managers Limited has become platform that provides employment opportunities to hundreds of Lagosians while thousands of Christian faithful seek salvation and intercession from his CCC Christ Ambassador s Soul Winners Church Babarinde commended Odunmbaku s political exploits through leading of several state wide campaigns and the iconic Mandate Group a political group that had added immeasurable contributions to the fortunes of Lagos State APC He said that Odunmbaku s impacts were legendary and noteworthy as the founder of the Centre for Humanitarian Support a non governmental organisation on drug abuse and awarenesses as part of his service to humanity Babarinde recounted Odunmbaku s deep relationship with late MKO Abiola and his rare gift and capabilities He said Cardinal Odunmbaku was appointed Special Adviser on Grassroots Mobilisation by MKO Abiola in the run up to his Hope 93 presidential campaign The Late MKO Abiola appointed Baba Eto because of his famed ability to effectively organise and conduct grassroots mobilisation Cardinal Odunmbaku s political dexterity was displayed when staying true to democratic principles and respecting party supremacy in the seismic political activity that trumped up Babajide Sanwo Olu as Governor of Lagos State He risked his political career to usher in new leadership in the Lagos State Government that reflects the desire of party stakeholders by working assiduous for the emergence of Babajide Sanwo Olu as the winner of the gubernatorial election It is this integrity and pedigree that has sustained Cardinal s relationship with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while the existence of mutual respect and trust from the duo is credible and indelible According to him the cordial relationship Odunmbaku has with the APC Presidential Flagbearer Sen Bola Tinubu has clearly helped in promoting and projecting him to a place of prominence in Lagos politics He said that the relationship between Odunmbaku and Tinubu had been confirmed to have pre dated the emergence of the latter as Lagos State governor in 1999 Babarinde said that in the run up to the election Odunmbaku was appointed the State Chairman of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation BATCO which has metamorphosed into what is today known as the The Mandate Group According to him the political group has become the preeminent group in Lagos politics today NewsSourceCredit NAN
    National Honour: APC S/Africa hails Odunmbaku, says his impacts legendary
     The All Progressives Congress APC South Africa Chapter has congratulated Cardinal James Odunmbaku the of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries International on his conferment of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR by President Muhammadu Buhari Odunmbaku is a chieftain of APC and member of Governor s Advisory Council Lagos State The Chairman of the Chapter Mr Bola Babarinde in a congratulatory message on Wednesday in Lagos described Odunmbaku as a man of many parts who had gone on to become a religious business and political leader The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odunmbaku popularly known as Baba Eto was one of the recipients of the 2022 National Honour Award of MFR Babarinde said Congratulations to Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku MFR the Baba Eto of Nigeria As a man of many parts his spiritual background has always been extolled as the great and amiable virtues in service to God through his position as of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries He has always been one Man of God whose entire life has been devoted and dedicated to the service of the Divine He is an instrument of peace and blessings to humanity He described the renowned prophet and evangelist as a Nazarene by birth The chairman of the APC diaspora also said that Odunmbaku s calling was Divine as he leads one of the biggest and the most populous denomination in Lagos State He said Baba s social life and chumminess endeared me to him which is his peculiar sense of humour and relatability His readiness to welcome members of the Diaspora and give us fatherly prayers advice and support are always timely and noteworthy This award would mean so much to the great people of Ojodu LCDA Lagos State APC Celestial Church Worldwide and Nigeria to whom Baba Eto has become a larger than life Leader and Father Figure The legacies and credible name of this cleric recently paved the way for electoral victory for his biological son Honourable Segun Odunmbaku who his now Executive Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area and performing excellently in office According to him Odunmbaku s flagship Highways Managers Limited has become platform that provides employment opportunities to hundreds of Lagosians while thousands of Christian faithful seek salvation and intercession from his CCC Christ Ambassador s Soul Winners Church Babarinde commended Odunmbaku s political exploits through leading of several state wide campaigns and the iconic Mandate Group a political group that had added immeasurable contributions to the fortunes of Lagos State APC He said that Odunmbaku s impacts were legendary and noteworthy as the founder of the Centre for Humanitarian Support a non governmental organisation on drug abuse and awarenesses as part of his service to humanity Babarinde recounted Odunmbaku s deep relationship with late MKO Abiola and his rare gift and capabilities He said Cardinal Odunmbaku was appointed Special Adviser on Grassroots Mobilisation by MKO Abiola in the run up to his Hope 93 presidential campaign The Late MKO Abiola appointed Baba Eto because of his famed ability to effectively organise and conduct grassroots mobilisation Cardinal Odunmbaku s political dexterity was displayed when staying true to democratic principles and respecting party supremacy in the seismic political activity that trumped up Babajide Sanwo Olu as Governor of Lagos State He risked his political career to usher in new leadership in the Lagos State Government that reflects the desire of party stakeholders by working assiduous for the emergence of Babajide Sanwo Olu as the winner of the gubernatorial election It is this integrity and pedigree that has sustained Cardinal s relationship with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while the existence of mutual respect and trust from the duo is credible and indelible According to him the cordial relationship Odunmbaku has with the APC Presidential Flagbearer Sen Bola Tinubu has clearly helped in promoting and projecting him to a place of prominence in Lagos politics He said that the relationship between Odunmbaku and Tinubu had been confirmed to have pre dated the emergence of the latter as Lagos State governor in 1999 Babarinde said that in the run up to the election Odunmbaku was appointed the State Chairman of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation BATCO which has metamorphosed into what is today known as the The Mandate Group According to him the political group has become the preeminent group in Lagos politics today NewsSourceCredit NAN
    National Honour: APC S/Africa hails Odunmbaku, says his impacts legendary
    General news2 months ago

    National Honour: APC S/Africa hails Odunmbaku, says his impacts legendary

    The All Progressives Congress (APC), South Africa Chapter, has congratulated Cardinal James Odunmbaku, the of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries International, on his conferment of Member of the Order of the Federal Republic, MFR by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    Odunmbaku is a chieftain of APC and member of Governor’s Advisory Council, Lagos State.

    The Chairman of the Chapter, Mr Bola Babarinde, in a congratulatory message on Wednesday in Lagos, described Odunmbaku as “a man of many parts, who had gone on to become a religious, business and political leader.

    ” The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Odunmbaku popularly known as ‘Baba Eto’ was one of the recipients of the 2022 National Honour Award of MFR.

    Babarinde said: “Congratulations to Cardinal James Omolaja Odunmbaku MFR, the “Baba Eto” of Nigeria.

    “As a man of many parts, his spiritual background has always been extolled as the great and amiable virtues in service to God through his position as of Christ Ambassador Soul Winners Ministries.

    “He has always been one Man of God whose entire life has been devoted and dedicated to the service of the Divine.

    He is an instrument of peace and blessings to humanity.

    ” He described the renowned prophet and evangelist as a Nazarene by birth.

    The chairman of the APC diaspora also said that Odunmbaku’s calling was Divine, as he leads one of the biggest and the most populous denomination in Lagos State He said: “Baba’s social life and chumminess endeared me to him which is his peculiar sense of humour and relatability.

    “His readiness to welcome members of the Diaspora and give us fatherly prayers, advice and support are always timely and noteworthy.

    “This award would mean so much to the great people of Ojodu LCDA, Lagos State APC, Celestial Church Worldwide and Nigeria to whom “Baba Eto” has become a larger than life Leader and Father Figure.

    “The legacies and credible name of this cleric recently paved the way for electoral victory for his biological son, Honourable Segun Odunmbaku who his now Executive Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Area and performing excellently in office.

    ” According to him, Odunmbaku’s flagship Highways Managers Limited has become platform that provides employment opportunities to hundreds of Lagosians, while thousands of Christian faithful seek salvation and intercession from his CCC Christ Ambassador’s Soul Winners Church.

    Babarinde commended Odunmbaku’s political exploits through leading of several state wide campaigns and the iconic “Mandate Group”, a political group that had added immeasurable contributions to the fortunes of Lagos State APC.

    He said that Odunmbaku’s impacts were legendary and noteworthy as the founder of the Centre for Humanitarian Support, a non-governmental organisation on drug abuse and awarenesses as part of his service to humanity.

    Babarinde recounted Odunmbaku’s deep relationship with late MKO Abiola and his rare gift and capabilities.

    He said: “Cardinal Odunmbaku was appointed Special Adviser on Grassroots Mobilisation by MKO Abiola in the run-up to his ‘Hope 93’ presidential campaign.

    “The Late MKO Abiola appointed Baba Eto because of his famed ability to effectively organise and conduct grassroots mobilisation.

    “Cardinal Odunmbaku’s political dexterity was displayed when staying true to democratic principles and respecting party supremacy in the seismic political activity that trumped up Babajide Sanwo-Olu as Governor of Lagos State.

    “He risked his political career to usher in new leadership in the Lagos State Government that reflects the desire of party stakeholders by working assiduous for the emergence of Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the gubernatorial election.

    “It is this integrity and pedigree that has sustained Cardinal’s relationship with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu while the existence of mutual respect and trust from the duo is credible and indelible.

    ” According to him, the cordial relationship Odunmbaku has with the APC Presidential Flagbearer, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has clearly helped in promoting and projecting him to a place of prominence in Lagos politics.

    He said that the relationship between Odunmbaku and Tinubu had been confirmed to have pre-dated the emergence of the latter as Lagos State governor in 1999. Babarinde said that in the run-up to the election, Odunmbaku was appointed the State Chairman of Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation (BATCO) which has metamorphosed into what is today known as the “The Mandate Group.

    ” According to him, the political group has become the preeminent group in Lagos politics today.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders The president who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country The National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country We will continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the land As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders On the National awards the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5 000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year s award as always followed established broad criteria in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 They include but not limited to consistent and meaningful participation in community national development rendering unsolicited selfless and philanthropic services to humanity Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive relevant and beneficial to the nation and community Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest public peace safety of life and property Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives Immense contributions towards the uplift of community state nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated He therefore lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law image laundering transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business entertainment hospitality transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria We have amongst the recipients today Amb Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Ms Amina J Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who are doing our country proud on the international scene Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication they can achieve greatness We also have on the list Imam Abdullahi Abubakar a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village in Plateau State He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR Worthy of mention are our Artistes particularly our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Burna Boy who won the Grammy Awards in 2020 He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020 Nigeria s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world Despite the present economic challenges Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity Ms Josephine Agu an airport cleaner returned 12 200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim a bank security man who found and returned 10 000 dollars Today we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them According to the president they are a shining example to the younger generation I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees I appreciate the non Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation Nigeria he said The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015 According to him since the inception of this administration there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy In like manner he said the country s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time would similarly be recognized This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments he said Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country The award which is in 10 categories was presented to Supreme Court Justices judges top lawyers incumbent and former governors Ministers traditional rulers creative artistes politicians businessmen athletes security officers who died in the line of duty and other distinguished Nigerians A total of six persons were conferred with GCON 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic CFR 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger CON while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger OON 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger MON There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I FRM I and Federal Republic Medal II FRM II Second Class respectively The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award Speaking on behalf of the Awardees the Senate President Ahmed Lawan thanked the President for the honour pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength loyalty and honesty Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON are Senate President Lawan Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola immediate past CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad Others are the Director General World Trade Organisation WTO Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Deputy Secretary General of UN Amina Mohammed and Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the UN Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023
     President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non Nigerians assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders The president who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity According to him citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the country The National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country We will continue to root out all forms of banditry criminality terrorism and insurgency in the land As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders On the National awards the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5 000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year s award as always followed established broad criteria in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004 They include but not limited to consistent and meaningful participation in community national development rendering unsolicited selfless and philanthropic services to humanity Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive relevant and beneficial to the nation and community Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest public peace safety of life and property Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives Immense contributions towards the uplift of community state nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated He therefore lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law image laundering transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business entertainment hospitality transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria We have amongst the recipients today Amb Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Ms Amina J Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie who are doing our country proud on the international scene Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication they can achieve greatness We also have on the list Imam Abdullahi Abubakar a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village in Plateau State He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR Worthy of mention are our Artistes particularly our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu Burna Boy who won the Grammy Awards in 2020 He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020 Nigeria s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world Despite the present economic challenges Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity Ms Josephine Agu an airport cleaner returned 12 200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim a bank security man who found and returned 10 000 dollars Today we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them According to the president they are a shining example to the younger generation I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees I appreciate the non Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation Nigeria he said The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015 According to him since the inception of this administration there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi SAN He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy In like manner he said the country s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time would similarly be recognized This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments he said Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours are not merely decorative They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens We must always endeavour to do our best for our country The award which is in 10 categories was presented to Supreme Court Justices judges top lawyers incumbent and former governors Ministers traditional rulers creative artistes politicians businessmen athletes security officers who died in the line of duty and other distinguished Nigerians A total of six persons were conferred with GCON 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic CFR 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger CON while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger OON 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic MFR and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger MON There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I FRM I and Federal Republic Medal II FRM II Second Class respectively The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award Speaking on behalf of the Awardees the Senate President Ahmed Lawan thanked the President for the honour pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength loyalty and honesty Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger GCON are Senate President Lawan Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola immediate past CJN Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad Others are the Director General World Trade Organisation WTO Ngozi Okonjo Iweala Deputy Secretary General of UN Amina Mohammed and Nigeria s Permanent Representative to the UN Prof Tijjani Muhammad Bande NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023
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    Again, Buhari vows to hand over a secured Nigeria in 2023

    President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred National Honours on 450 Nigerians and non-Nigerians, assuring that he will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders.

    The president, who stated this while conferring the awards on the recipients in Abuja on Tuesday, said the affected citizens had distinguished themselves in the service of the nation and humanity.

    According to him, citizens who contribute to national development deserve to be encouraged and appreciated.

    Buhari reiterated the determination of his administration to continue to root out all forms of banditry, criminality, terrorism and insurgency in the country.

    ”The National Honours are not merely decorative.

    They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens.

    ”We must always endeavour to do our best for our country.

    We will continue to root out all forms of banditry, criminality, terrorism and insurgency in the land.

    ”As I stated earlier in my Independence address to the nation, I will hand over a Nigeria that is free from insecurity to the next generation of leaders.

    ” On the National awards, the president commended the National Awards Committee headed by Justice Sidi Muhammad,  a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and the Emir of Lafia.

    He lauded the committee for a great and patriotic duty in diligently going through over 5,000 submissions and coming up with these recommendations.

    The president noted that the screening and selection of nominees for this year’s award as always, followed established broad criteria, in accordance with the National Honours Act CAP.

    N43 of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. They include but not limited to: ‘‘consistent and meaningful participation in community national development; rendering unsolicited, selfless and philanthropic services to humanity; ”Outstanding sacrifice in the defence of a cause popularly adjudged to be positive, relevant and beneficial to the nation and community.

    ’’ Other criteria listed by the President for selecting the recipients are: ‘‘Distinct act of bravery in the protection defence of national interest, public peace, safety of life and property.

    ‘‘Remarkable achievement in any field of expertise where the person’s activities in that field have made significant contributions to the attainment of national goals and objectives.

    ‘‘Immense contributions towards the uplift of community, state, nation humanity through achievements by way of inventions and bringing outstanding honour and glory to the state through personal dedication and patriotic commitment.

    ”Service with integrity is also a basis for the selection process.

    ’’ While emphasising that nation building involves a lot of sacrifice by the citizenry, the president declared that citizens who contributed to national development deserved to be encouraged and appreciated.

    He, therefore, lauded the 2022 National Award recipients for distinguishing themselves in various ways ‘‘for the purpose of recreating a new Nigeria of our dreams through respect for the rule of law, image laundering, transparency and accountability in management of scarce resources.

    ’’ The president added that those in the private sector had also creditably discharged themselves in business, entertainment, hospitality, transportation and other forms of human endeavours to transform Nigeria.

    ‘‘We have amongst the recipients today, Amb. Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, Ms. Amina J.

    Mohammed and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, who are doing our country proud on the international scene.

    ”Our dear sisters are a source of inspiration to our young women that through the dint of hard work and dedication, they can achieve greatness.

    ‘‘We also have on the list, Imam Abdullahi Abubakar, a religious leader who hid over 262 Christians in his mosque from attacks in Yelwa Gindi Akwati village, in Plateau State.

    ”He is a good example of religious tolerance we preach amongst Nigerians.

    I am excited that he is being honoured today with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR).

    ‘‘Worthy of mention are our Artistes, particularly, our very own Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (Burna Boy), who won the Grammy Awards in 2020. ”He along with other artistes have repositioned the Nigerian entertainment industry and placed it on the global map.

    ”At the just concluded Dubai Expo 2020, Nigeria’s pavilion was a beehive of activities as our musicians entertained guests from around the world.

    ‘‘Despite the present economic challenges, Nigeria still boasts of men and women of integrity.

    ” Ms. Josephine Agu, an airport cleaner returned $12,200 US dollars found in a toilet at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos as well as Ogbanago Muhammed Ibrahim, a bank security man who found and returned $10,000 dollars.

    ‘‘Today, we celebrate their dignity and strength of character by conferring National Honours on them.

    ” According to the president, they are a shining example to the younger generation.

    ‘‘I congratulate all the recipients today who will be joining the league of Awardees.

    ‘‘I appreciate the non-Nigerian recipients and assure all of you that this administration will continue to provide the enabling environment for you to undertake your lawful businesses to allow you to sustain your efforts at contributing to the development of our nation, Nigeria,’’ he said.

    The president acknowledged that the list of awardees was justifiably long because the exercise had not been carried out since 2015. According to him, since the inception of this administration, there has not been such occasion like this where individuals and friends of Nigeria have been so singled out for investiture except for the Special Investiture Ceremony in honour of Chief MKO Abiola, Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe and Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN.

    He noted that the Investiture Ceremony for Abiola and others was specially carried out to right the wrong done in the past, ”to assuage our feelings and to resolve to stand firm now and in the future for the sanctity of the electoral process and our democracy.

    ” In like manner, he said, the country’s athletes were also honoured recently for their spectacular performances in several competitions.

    He appealed to other Nigerians who are yet to receive this recognition to be patient and understand that their efforts in nation building are appreciated and at the right time, would similarly be recognized.

    ‘‘This administration will continue to partner with Nigerians and friends of Nigeria with like minds in our efforts to build the Nigeria of our dreams where everybody will strive to excel in their chosen fields devoid of parochial sentiments,’’ he said.

    Buhari also reminded the recipients and other Nigerians that National Honours ”are not merely decorative.

    ” ‘‘They remind us of an important part of our responsibility as citizens.

    We must always endeavour to do our best for our country.

    ’’ The award, which is in 10 categories, was presented to Supreme Court Justices, judges, top lawyers, incumbent and former governors, Ministers, traditional rulers, creative artistes, politicians, businessmen, athletes, security officers who died in the line of duty, and other distinguished Nigerians.

    A total of six persons were conferred with GCON, 55 received Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 65 got the Commander of the Order of Niger (CON) while 77 were presented with the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).

    The president also conferred 110 citizens with the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON); 74 were presented with Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (MFR) and 55 received Member of the Order of the Niger (MON).

    There were four recipients each for the Federal Republic Medal I (FRM I) and Federal Republic Medal II (FRM II) Second Class) respectively.

    The seven foreigners honoured received the OFR Award.

    Speaking on behalf of the Awardees, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, thanked the President for the honour, pledging that the award is an encouragement to more work and a call to duty to serve Nigeria with renewed strength, loyalty and honesty.

    Leading the 2022 National Honours Award recipients, in the category of Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) are Senate President, Lawan, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, immediate past CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.

    Others are; the Director-General, World Trade Organisation (WTO), Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Deputy Secretary-General of UN, Amina Mohammed and Nigeria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Prof Tijjani Muhammad-Bande.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday fixed Nov 8 for hearing a suit challenging the emergence of Kola Abiola as the People s Redemption Party PRP s presidential candidate Justice Ahmed fdfffd fixed the date after a consensus agreement by counsel for the parties in the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country NAN reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff Key had sued PRP the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively Upon mentioning the matter plaintiff s lawyer Chief Magnus Ihejirika informed that the matter was scheduled for further mention He said he had just been briefed by the plaintiff to take over the matter from the former counsel Consequently we have filed our notice of change of counsel as required he said Ihejirika however told the court that the 2nd and 3rd defendants INEC and Abiola were yet to file any response He said he was just being informed by Abiola s counsel that he was served with court processes last Friday He therefore applied for an adjournment to enable parties put their house in order Subject to the convenience of the court we have agreed on Nov 7 he said Lawyer to the PRP Regina Audu complained that she was yet to be served with the notice of change of counsel by the plaintiff But since it is a pre election matter and time is of essence we will not be challenging this since a copy is already in court file he said Ijeoma Madu who appeared for Abiola told the court that her client had not been properly served with the originating process She said they only got the court order for substituted service of court processes which was pasted on the party s national headquarters in Abuja We only saw the court order at the gate of PRP s National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja she said The judge said based on the affidavit deposed to by the court bailiff all the court documents including the originating summons were pasted in accordance with the order He said the onus was on the 3rd defendant Abiola to go and check the court file for confirmation Justice Mohammed however raised observation over the incessant change of counsel by plaintiff in the suit bearing in mind that a pre election matter has 180 day life span Do you have any idea when this matter was filed Mohammed asked Ihejirika The lawyer said it was filed on June 28 The judge then said that he would not hesitate to make a clear statement if time consequently affected the outcome of the suit as a result of change of lawyers Less than two months when this matter will expire we are still talking of change of counsel The matter that has a life span Mohammed queried He subsequently fixed Nov 8 for hearing of the matter and ordered that INEC 2nd defendant be issued with a hearing notice Shortly after the court session Madam Key told newsmen that four previous lawyers she engaged in the suit had planned to frustrate the matter She said the first lawyer that started the case even claimed to file an appeal on her behalf before the party s Appeal Committee We first spoke with Barr Yakubu Eleto on the 10th of June on the matter He then released a statement asking PRP to conduct a new election declare me the flag bearer or we ll meet in court Another press release was done by him on 16th of June while my team and I waited for him to file our case in court Only on the 17th of June he sent a document to one of us which he sent to PRP National Secretariat being a re appeal to PRP I was devastated because we were waiting to receive confirmation of a filed case in court but got that a re appeal was sent He claimed he was being advised by senior colleagues and some SANs she said Madam Key alleged that afterwards Eleto continued to be deceptive and kept promising he would file On the 27th of June we had to get another lawyer who quickly filed the originating summons on June 28th in preparation to file an amendment After few days of interaction he too went to sleep and stopped communicating with us And after 15 days he sent an amendment with so much errors He had asked me to give him ideas of what should be done I am not a legal practitioner the aggrieved aspirant said She said the last lawyer Wilson Ivara even threatened not to proceed with the case if he was not given more money against their agreement She said all these dramas played out until she got the fifth lawyer The plaintiff said it was disheartening that all the lawyers she employed before now worked against her interest She however expressed optimism that justice would be done in the matter NAN reports that only INEC was not represented in court Justice Mohammed had on Sept 7 ordered Abiola the party s presidential candidate to be served with documents filed in the suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Mohammed gave the order after the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Presidential poll: Court fixes Nov. 8 for suit against PRP’s Kola Abiola
     A Federal High Court Abuja on Tuesday fixed Nov 8 for hearing a suit challenging the emergence of Kola Abiola as the People s Redemption Party PRP s presidential candidate Justice Ahmed fdfffd fixed the date after a consensus agreement by counsel for the parties in the suit The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country NAN reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff Key had sued PRP the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC and Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively Upon mentioning the matter plaintiff s lawyer Chief Magnus Ihejirika informed that the matter was scheduled for further mention He said he had just been briefed by the plaintiff to take over the matter from the former counsel Consequently we have filed our notice of change of counsel as required he said Ihejirika however told the court that the 2nd and 3rd defendants INEC and Abiola were yet to file any response He said he was just being informed by Abiola s counsel that he was served with court processes last Friday He therefore applied for an adjournment to enable parties put their house in order Subject to the convenience of the court we have agreed on Nov 7 he said Lawyer to the PRP Regina Audu complained that she was yet to be served with the notice of change of counsel by the plaintiff But since it is a pre election matter and time is of essence we will not be challenging this since a copy is already in court file he said Ijeoma Madu who appeared for Abiola told the court that her client had not been properly served with the originating process She said they only got the court order for substituted service of court processes which was pasted on the party s national headquarters in Abuja We only saw the court order at the gate of PRP s National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja she said The judge said based on the affidavit deposed to by the court bailiff all the court documents including the originating summons were pasted in accordance with the order He said the onus was on the 3rd defendant Abiola to go and check the court file for confirmation Justice Mohammed however raised observation over the incessant change of counsel by plaintiff in the suit bearing in mind that a pre election matter has 180 day life span Do you have any idea when this matter was filed Mohammed asked Ihejirika The lawyer said it was filed on June 28 The judge then said that he would not hesitate to make a clear statement if time consequently affected the outcome of the suit as a result of change of lawyers Less than two months when this matter will expire we are still talking of change of counsel The matter that has a life span Mohammed queried He subsequently fixed Nov 8 for hearing of the matter and ordered that INEC 2nd defendant be issued with a hearing notice Shortly after the court session Madam Key told newsmen that four previous lawyers she engaged in the suit had planned to frustrate the matter She said the first lawyer that started the case even claimed to file an appeal on her behalf before the party s Appeal Committee We first spoke with Barr Yakubu Eleto on the 10th of June on the matter He then released a statement asking PRP to conduct a new election declare me the flag bearer or we ll meet in court Another press release was done by him on 16th of June while my team and I waited for him to file our case in court Only on the 17th of June he sent a document to one of us which he sent to PRP National Secretariat being a re appeal to PRP I was devastated because we were waiting to receive confirmation of a filed case in court but got that a re appeal was sent He claimed he was being advised by senior colleagues and some SANs she said Madam Key alleged that afterwards Eleto continued to be deceptive and kept promising he would file On the 27th of June we had to get another lawyer who quickly filed the originating summons on June 28th in preparation to file an amendment After few days of interaction he too went to sleep and stopped communicating with us And after 15 days he sent an amendment with so much errors He had asked me to give him ideas of what should be done I am not a legal practitioner the aggrieved aspirant said She said the last lawyer Wilson Ivara even threatened not to proceed with the case if he was not given more money against their agreement She said all these dramas played out until she got the fifth lawyer The plaintiff said it was disheartening that all the lawyers she employed before now worked against her interest She however expressed optimism that justice would be done in the matter NAN reports that only INEC was not represented in court Justice Mohammed had on Sept 7 ordered Abiola the party s presidential candidate to be served with documents filed in the suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Mohammed gave the order after the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Presidential poll: Court fixes Nov. 8 for suit against PRP’s Kola Abiola
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    Presidential poll: Court fixes Nov. 8 for suit against PRP’s Kola Abiola

    A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday, fixed Nov. 8 for hearing a suit challenging the emergence of Kola Abiola as the People’s Redemption Party (PRP)’s presidential candidate.

    Justice Ahmed fdfffd fixed the date after a consensus agreement by counsel for the parties in the suit.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Madam Patience Ndidi Key, a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party, had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP’s presidential candidate.

    Key, in an originating summons marked 10012022, also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country.

    NAN reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

    The plaintiff (Key) had sued PRP, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively.

    Upon mentioning the matter, plaintiff’s lawyer, Chief Magnus Ihejirika, informed that the matter was scheduled for further mention.

    He said he had just been briefed by the plaintiff to take over the matter from the former counsel.

    “Consequently , we have filed our notice of change of counsel as required,” he saidIhejirika, however, told the court that the 2nd and 3rd defendants (INEC and Abiola) were yet to file any response.

    He said he was just being informed by Abiola’s counsel that he was served with court processes last Friday.

    He, therefore, applied for an adjournment to enable parties put their house in order.

    “Subject to the convenience of the court, we have agreed on Nov. 7,” he said.

    Lawyer to the PRP, Regina Audu, complained that she was yet to be served with the notice of change of counsel by the plaintiff.

    “But since it is a pre-election matter and time is of essence, we will not be challenging this since a copy is already in court file,” he said.

    Ijeoma Madu, who appeared for Abiola, told the court that her client had not been properly served with the originating process.

    She said they only got the court order for substituted service of court processes which was pasted on the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. 

    “We only saw the court order at the gate of PRP’s National Headquarters located at No. 8, Ogabi Street, Garki 2, Abuja,” she said.

    The judge said based on the affidavit deposed to by the court bailiff, all the court documents, including the originating summons, were pasted in accordance with the order.

    He said the onus was on the 3rd defendant (Abiola) to go and check the court file for confirmation.

    Justice Mohammed, however, raised observation over the incessant change of counsel by plaintiff in the suit, bearing in mind that a pre-election matter has 180-day life span.

    “Do you have any idea when this matter was filed,” Mohammed asked Ihejirika.

    The lawyer said it was filed on June 28.The judge then said that he would not hesitate to make a clear statement if time consequently affected the outcome of the suit as a result of change of lawyers.

    “Less than two months when this matter will expire, we are still talking of change of counsel?

    The matter that has a life span?

    ” Mohammed queried.

    He subsequently fixed Nov. 8 for hearing of the matter and ordered that INEC (2nd defendant) be issued with a hearing notice.

    Shortly after the court session, Madam Key told newsmen that four previous lawyers she engaged in the suit had planned to frustrate the matter.

    She said the first lawyer that started the case, even claimed to file an appeal on her behalf before the party’s Appeal Committee.

    “We first spoke with Barr. Yakubu Eleto on the 10th of June on the matter.

    “He then released a statement asking PRP to conduct a new election declare me the flag-bearer or we’ll meet in court.

    “Another press release was done by him on 16th of June while my team and I waited for him to file our case in court.

    “Only on the 17th of June he sent a document to one of us which he sent to PRP National Secretariat being a re-appeal to PRP.

    “I was devastated because we were waiting to receive confirmation of a filed case in court but got that a re-appeal was sent.

    “He claimed he was being advised by senior colleagues and some SANs,” she said.

    Madam Key alleged that afterwards, Eleto continued to be deceptive and kept promising he would file.

    “On the 27th of June, we had to get another lawyer who quickly filed the originating summons on June 28th in preparation to file an amendment.

    “After few days of interaction, he too went to sleep and stopped communicating with us.

    “And after 15 days, he sent an amendment with so much errors.

    “He had asked me to give him ideas of what should be done.

    I am not a legal practitioner,” the aggrieved aspirant said.

    She said the last lawyer, Wilson Ivara, even threatened not to proceed with the case if he was not given more money against their agreement.

    She said all these dramas played out until she got the fifth lawyer.

    The plaintiff said it was disheartening that all the lawyers she employed, before now, worked against her interest.

    She, however, expressed optimism that justice would be done in the matter.

    NAN reports that only INEC was not represented in court.

    Justice Mohammed had, on Sept. 7, ordered Abiola, the party’s presidential candidate, to be served with documents filed in the suit seeking his nullification at the party’s Headquarters in Abuja.

    Mohammed gave the order after the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex-parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola.


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  •  Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and former Gov Adeniyi Adebayo of Ekiti have been appointed as Chairmen of committees inaugurated by the All Progressives Congress APC South West zone for 2023 general elections Mr Isaac Kekemeke the party s National Vice Chairman South West announced the composition of the committees after the party s zonal meeting on Wednesday in Ibadan Kekemeke said that composition of the committees was to ensure victory for the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu particularly in the South West zone during the elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the party s had constituted it s committees in the South West Akeredolu is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Eminent Persons Engagement while former Gov Adebayo is the co Chairman Advisory Committee with Chief Pius Akinyelure Kekemeke listed other members of the Akeredolu led committee to include Sen Iyiola Omisore the APC National Secretary and Mrs Olubunmi Oriniowo National Ex Officio member South West Other members were Mrs Yetunde Adesanya Zonal Woman Leader and all the six South West state Chairmen of the party Kekemeke listed members of the Adebayo led committee as Chief Tajudeen Olusi Chief Bamidele Oluwajana Chief Henry Ajomale and the party s Zonal Secretary Mr Vincent Bewaji He said that the two committees were constituted to ensure that what happened to the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and late Chief MKO Abiola did not happen again This is a lifetime chance to produce the President of Nigeria and we can t afford to play with it as a party As people in charge of managing the party in the zone it has become a passion for us to deliver impressively to the APC If the best most experienced man with antecedents is from your zone why won t you be proud of him and won t you tell your people to love themselves he said Kekemeke said that they would do all within their capabilities to rally the zone for the APC presidential candidate He said that the party would soon announce the six reconciliatory committees to visit the six states in the South West toward rallying support for Tinubu As a result of this conviction of ours call it passion or obsession we will continue to meet deliberate and take decision to further our desire he said Kekemeke said that the committees would work together with party leaders toward achieving the set goals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Akeredolu, Adebayo head APC’s committees for Tinubu’s victory in South-West
     Gov Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and former Gov Adeniyi Adebayo of Ekiti have been appointed as Chairmen of committees inaugurated by the All Progressives Congress APC South West zone for 2023 general elections Mr Isaac Kekemeke the party s National Vice Chairman South West announced the composition of the committees after the party s zonal meeting on Wednesday in Ibadan Kekemeke said that composition of the committees was to ensure victory for the APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu particularly in the South West zone during the elections The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the party s had constituted it s committees in the South West Akeredolu is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Eminent Persons Engagement while former Gov Adebayo is the co Chairman Advisory Committee with Chief Pius Akinyelure Kekemeke listed other members of the Akeredolu led committee to include Sen Iyiola Omisore the APC National Secretary and Mrs Olubunmi Oriniowo National Ex Officio member South West Other members were Mrs Yetunde Adesanya Zonal Woman Leader and all the six South West state Chairmen of the party Kekemeke listed members of the Adebayo led committee as Chief Tajudeen Olusi Chief Bamidele Oluwajana Chief Henry Ajomale and the party s Zonal Secretary Mr Vincent Bewaji He said that the two committees were constituted to ensure that what happened to the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and late Chief MKO Abiola did not happen again This is a lifetime chance to produce the President of Nigeria and we can t afford to play with it as a party As people in charge of managing the party in the zone it has become a passion for us to deliver impressively to the APC If the best most experienced man with antecedents is from your zone why won t you be proud of him and won t you tell your people to love themselves he said Kekemeke said that they would do all within their capabilities to rally the zone for the APC presidential candidate He said that the party would soon announce the six reconciliatory committees to visit the six states in the South West toward rallying support for Tinubu As a result of this conviction of ours call it passion or obsession we will continue to meet deliberate and take decision to further our desire he said Kekemeke said that the committees would work together with party leaders toward achieving the set goals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Akeredolu, Adebayo head APC’s committees for Tinubu’s victory in South-West
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    2023: Akeredolu, Adebayo head APC’s committees for Tinubu’s victory in South-West

    Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and former Gov. Adeniyi Adebayo of Ekiti, have been appointed as Chairmen of committees inaugurated by the All Progressives Congress (APC), South-West zone, for 2023 general elections.

    Mr Isaac Kekemeke, the party’s National Vice-Chairman, South-West, announced the composition of the committees after the party’s zonal meeting on Wednesday in Ibadan.

    Kekemeke said that composition of the committees was to ensure victory for the APC presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, particularly in the South-West zone, during the elections.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the party’s had constituted it’s committees in the South-West. Akeredolu is the Chairman of the Special Committee on Eminent Persons’ Engagement, while former Gov. Adebayo is the co-Chairman, Advisory Committee with Chief Pius Akinyelure.

    Kekemeke listed other members of the Akeredolu-led committee to include: Sen. Iyiola Omisore, the APC National Secretary and Mrs Olubunmi Oriniowo, National Ex-Officio member (South-West).

    Other members were Mrs Yetunde Adesanya, Zonal Woman Leader and all the six South-West state Chairmen of the party.

    Kekemeke listed members of the Adebayo-led committee as Chief Tajudeen Olusi; Chief Bamidele Oluwajana; Chief Henry Ajomale and the party’s Zonal Secretary, Mr Vincent Bewaji.

    He said that the two committees were constituted to ensure that what happened to the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo and late Chief MKO Abiola did not happen again.

    “This is a lifetime chance to produce the President of Nigeria and we can’t afford to play with it as a party.

    “As people in charge of managing the party in the zone, it has become a passion for us to deliver impressively to the APC.

    “If the best, most experienced man with antecedents is from your zone, why won’t you be proud of him and won’t you tell your people to love themselves?

    ,” he said.

    Kekemeke said that they would do all within their capabilities to rally the zone for the APC presidential candidate.

    He said that the party would soon announce the six reconciliatory committees to visit the six states in the South-West toward rallying support for Tinubu.

    “As a result of this conviction of ours, call it passion or obsession, we will continue to meet, deliberate and take decision to further our desire,” he said.

    Kekemeke said that the committees would work together with party leaders toward achieving the set goals.


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  •  Mr Adewole Adebayo the Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party SDP says funding of tertiary education in Nigeria should be put under the Tertiary Education Fund Tetfund and not government Adebayo made the assertions on Sunday shortly after the inauguration of the party s South West Zonal Office in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the SDP presidential candidate accompanied by other candidates of the party had earlier visited the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Lekan Balogun in his palace He decried the lingering crisis in the nation s tertiary education saying funding of the sector should be taken away from the government According to him my government if elected will take funding of tertiary education away from the government and place it under Tertiary Education Fund Tetfund We will expand Tetfund and ensure it is managed by independent trustees who are not partisan politicians he said Adebayo said that the country was currently battling so much challenges ranging from insecurity economic sabotage budget mismanagement disunity high unemployment and high inflation He said that the SDP led administration would bring down inflation to a single digit stop crude oil theft increase foreign reserve ensure stable currency and build confidence of investors The presidential candidate said that the nation s Constitution needed to be respected and improved upon for structural improvement Adebayo said the party was parading credible candidates who were ready to take the country to greater heights like that of 1993 under Chief MKO Abiola He promised to implement the blueprint of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo as contained in the SDP manifesto for the betterment of the people The SDP said that the party would ensure united productive and economically buoyant country if elected Adebayo said that the SDP administration would set up a proper government that knows how to render services by putting the right peg in the right holes He said that the SDP led government would bid farewell to poverty and ensure economic buoyancy massive infrastructure quality education and improved security Commenting Mulikat Akande Adeola the SDP Senatorial candidate for Oyo North said the party was parading credible candidates who have interest of the masses at heart Akande Adeola a former Majority Leader in the House of Representatives assured the people of Oyo State of the party s commitment to positively turn things around in the country Also Chief Michael Lana the Governorship candidate of SDP in the state told newsmen that inauguration of the party Secretariat was to show that the party was organised and ready for governance Lana said the people would soon know that SDP is a party to beat as soon as campaign commenced officially NAN reports that the event was attended by a former Senator of Anambra South Ugochukwu Uba the State SDP Chairman Mr Michael Okunlade among other party chieftains NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Place tertiary education funding under Tetfund, SDP Presidential candidate urges FG
     Mr Adewole Adebayo the Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party SDP says funding of tertiary education in Nigeria should be put under the Tertiary Education Fund Tetfund and not government Adebayo made the assertions on Sunday shortly after the inauguration of the party s South West Zonal Office in Ibadan The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the SDP presidential candidate accompanied by other candidates of the party had earlier visited the Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Lekan Balogun in his palace He decried the lingering crisis in the nation s tertiary education saying funding of the sector should be taken away from the government According to him my government if elected will take funding of tertiary education away from the government and place it under Tertiary Education Fund Tetfund We will expand Tetfund and ensure it is managed by independent trustees who are not partisan politicians he said Adebayo said that the country was currently battling so much challenges ranging from insecurity economic sabotage budget mismanagement disunity high unemployment and high inflation He said that the SDP led administration would bring down inflation to a single digit stop crude oil theft increase foreign reserve ensure stable currency and build confidence of investors The presidential candidate said that the nation s Constitution needed to be respected and improved upon for structural improvement Adebayo said the party was parading credible candidates who were ready to take the country to greater heights like that of 1993 under Chief MKO Abiola He promised to implement the blueprint of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo as contained in the SDP manifesto for the betterment of the people The SDP said that the party would ensure united productive and economically buoyant country if elected Adebayo said that the SDP administration would set up a proper government that knows how to render services by putting the right peg in the right holes He said that the SDP led government would bid farewell to poverty and ensure economic buoyancy massive infrastructure quality education and improved security Commenting Mulikat Akande Adeola the SDP Senatorial candidate for Oyo North said the party was parading credible candidates who have interest of the masses at heart Akande Adeola a former Majority Leader in the House of Representatives assured the people of Oyo State of the party s commitment to positively turn things around in the country Also Chief Michael Lana the Governorship candidate of SDP in the state told newsmen that inauguration of the party Secretariat was to show that the party was organised and ready for governance Lana said the people would soon know that SDP is a party to beat as soon as campaign commenced officially NAN reports that the event was attended by a former Senator of Anambra South Ugochukwu Uba the State SDP Chairman Mr Michael Okunlade among other party chieftains NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Place tertiary education funding under Tetfund, SDP Presidential candidate urges FG
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    Place tertiary education funding under Tetfund, SDP Presidential candidate urges FG

    Mr Adewole Adebayo, the Presidential candidate of Social Democratic Party (SDP), says funding of tertiary education in Nigeria should be put under the Tertiary Education Fund (Tetfund) and not government.

    Adebayo made the assertions on Sunday shortly after the inauguration of the party’s South-West Zonal Office in Ibadan.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the SDP presidential candidate, accompanied by other candidates of the party, had earlier visited the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lekan Balogun in his palace.

    He decried the lingering crisis in the nation’s tertiary education, saying funding of the sector should be taken away from the government.

    According to him, my government, if elected will take funding of tertiary education away from the government and place it under Tertiary Education Fund (Tetfund).

    “We will expand Tetfund and ensure it is managed by independent trustees who are not partisan politicians,” he said.

    Adebayo said that the country was currently battling so much challenges ranging from insecurity, economic sabotage, budget mismanagement, disunity, high unemployment and high inflation.

    He said that the SDP-led administration would bring down inflation to a single digit, stop crude oil theft, increase foreign reserve, ensure stable currency and build confidence of investors.

    The presidential candidate said that the nation’s Constitution needed to be respected and improved upon for structural improvement.

    Adebayo said the party was parading credible candidates who were ready to take the country to greater heights like that of 1993 under Chief MKO Abiola.

    He promised to implement the blueprint of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo as contained in the SDP manifesto for the betterment of the people.

    The SDP said that the party would ensure united, productive and economically buoyant country, if elected.

    Adebayo said that the SDP administration would set-up “a proper government that knows how to render services by putting the right peg in the right holes”.

    He said that the SDP-led government would bid farewell to poverty and ensure economic buoyancy, massive infrastructure, quality education and improved security.

    Commenting, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, the SDP Senatorial candidate for Oyo North, said the party was parading credible candidates who have interest of the masses at heart.

    Akande-Adeola, a former Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, assured the people of Oyo State of the party’s commitment to positively turn things around in the country.

    Also, Chief Michael Lana, the Governorship candidate of SDP in the state, told newsmen that inauguration of the party Secretariat was to show that the party was organised and ready for governance.

    Lana said the people would soon know that “SDP is a party to beat as soon as campaign commenced officially”.

    NAN reports that the event was attended by a former Senator of Anambra South, Ugochukwu Uba, the State SDP Chairman, Mr Michael Okunlade, among other party chieftains.


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  •  A Federal High Court FHC Abuja on Wednesday ordered Kola Abiola the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata lawyer to PRP Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff had sued the party Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively When the matter came up for mention Ivara informed that he had a motion ex parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant Abiola by substituted service through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2 After it was not opposed by Anyata Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter Ivara said But Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC she said She described the motion as an harmless application The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same being out of time The judge however asked her if Abiola the 2nd defendant had been served and she responded in the negative Justice Mohammed who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before it can be moved except if it is a motion ex parte refused to grant the lawyer s request He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola
     A Federal High Court FHC Abuja on Wednesday ordered Kola Abiola the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party PRP to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party s Headquarters in Abuja Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara the lead counsel for the plaintiff moved an ex parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata lawyer to PRP Madam Patience Ndidi Key a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP s presidential candidate Key in an originating summons marked 10012022 also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election The plaintiff had sued the party Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC as 1st 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively When the matter came up for mention Ivara informed that he had a motion ex parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant Abiola by substituted service through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No 8 Ogabi Street Garki 2 Abuja He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2 After it was not opposed by Anyata Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter Ivara said But Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC she said She described the motion as an harmless application The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same being out of time The judge however asked her if Abiola the 2nd defendant had been served and she responded in the negative Justice Mohammed who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before it can be moved except if it is a motion ex parte refused to grant the lawyer s request He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola
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    2023: Court orders substituted service of documents on PRP presidential candidate, Kola Abiola

    A Federal High Court (FHC), Abuja, on Wednesday, ordered Kola Abiola, the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) to be served with documents filed in a suit seeking his nullification at the party’s Headquarters in Abuja.

    Justice Ahmed Mohammed gave the order after Wilson Ivara, the lead counsel for the plaintiff, moved an ex-parte motion seeking a substituted service of court processes on Abiola which was not opposed by Juliet Anyata, lawyer to PRP.

    Madam Patience Ndidi Key, a female presidential aspirant in the June 5 primaries conducted by the party, had prayed the court to nullify the poll that produced Abiola as the PRP’s presidential candidate.

    Key, in an originating summons marked 10012022, also prayed for an order setting aside the declaration of Abiola as the winner of the primaries conducted across the country.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Kola is the son of late MKO Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election.

    The plaintiff had sued the party, Mr Latifu Kolawole Abiola and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants respectively.

    When the matter came up for mention, Ivara informed that he had a motion ex-parte seeking leave of the court to serve the originating summons, notice of amendment and other processes on the 2nd defendant (Abiola) by substituted service, through pasting them at the PRP National Headquarters located at No. 8, Ogabi Street, Garki 2, Abuja.

    He also sought an order deeming the service of all the court papers by substituted means on Abiola as valid and proper service.

    He said the motion was dated and filed on Sept 2.After it was not opposed by Anyata, Justice Mohammed granted the application as prayed.

    “We shall be asking for a date to enable us serve all the parties in the matter,” Ivara saidBut Anyata told the court that she also has a motion on notice seeking to regularise their application.

    “I have been able to serve the plaintiff and INEC,” she said.

    She described the motion as an harmless application.

    The motion sought an order extending the time within which PRP was to file its Memorandum of Conditional Appearance in line with FHC Practice Direction same  being out of time.

    The judge, however, asked her if Abiola (the 2nd defendant) had been served and she responded in the negative.

    Justice Mohammed, who said all parties in a suit must be served with any motion before “it can be moved except if it is a motion ex-parte,” refused to grant the lawyer’s request.

    He adjourned the matter until Oct 11 for further mention and directed that hearing notices be issued to 2nd and 3rd defendants .

    NAN reports that neither Abiola nor INEC was represented in court.


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  •  The Bola Ahmed Tinubu Global Ambassadors BATGA a support group for the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate of Sen Bola Tinubu has recalled how he risked his life for Nigeria in the past Mr Kayode Olabode National Coordinator BATGA disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday Olabode said the former Lagos State governor had been working and putting his life in harm s way for cause tailored towards making Nigeria work He said that it is time for the nation to reciprocate the gesture by supporting Tinibu to win presidential election in 2023 Even when he was in the United States he was there for Late MKO Abiola during his presidential campaign He was a major supporter of Afenifere and NADECO pro Democrats and good governance against the military junta He came back home to contribute immensely to make Nigeria great Let s use Lagos State as a case study As an Executive Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu stood his ground and ensured that he created 37 LCDAs in addition to 20 LGAs making a total of 57 LGA Olabode said that this created lot of employments for Lagos Youths both Indigenes and non indigenes He added that even when the then President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo stopped Lagos State Allocation he managed the state s IGR prudently and ensured he didn t owe any civil servants Olabode urged Nigerians in diaspora to see Tinubu as case study of a transformational leader and a political strategist He described his record as feats no governor in the country since return of democracy could match Prosperity will not forgive any Nigerian who fails to support Tinubu He s like the messiah Nigerians have been clamouring for he said Olabode said the opportunity for Nigerians in Diaspora to drum up support for one of their own to get elected as president of Nigeria has come He said that this would make them to be part of his government that would make Nigeria work Olabode further added that citizens should be more concerned about a Nigeria that works rather than ethnic politics He appealed to those clamouring for secession to sheath thier swords join hands to build the country by channelling their energy time and resources towards that direction It is actually funny how some of these people protest in foreign lands and United Nations headquarters sadly even if they protest on the moon their request will not be granted Dividing the country will not make any part of the country a better nation whether Yoruba Nation or Biafra What every Nigerian needs at this point is to have a reorientation and change of mindset towards our country It is time to be more patriotic and work effortlessly towards building a Nigeria that works rather than tribalistic Yoruba and Biafra Nation You can t be living peacefully and comfortably wherever you are and be fuelling a crisis in your motherland Nobody needs a soothsayer to know that dividing Nigeria at the moment is not the solution to the myriads of problems bedeviling the country he said He said that there is no country without challenges however with collective effort of its citizenry some of the endless challenges could be amicably resolved He urged all support groups and citizens for Tinubu and Shettima not to be deterred by negative comments of othe groups both online or offline but concentrate on building a formidable team in wards to guarantee victory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu risked his life for Nigeria in the past — Campaign group
     The Bola Ahmed Tinubu Global Ambassadors BATGA a support group for the All Progressives Congress APC Presidential Candidate of Sen Bola Tinubu has recalled how he risked his life for Nigeria in the past Mr Kayode Olabode National Coordinator BATGA disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday Olabode said the former Lagos State governor had been working and putting his life in harm s way for cause tailored towards making Nigeria work He said that it is time for the nation to reciprocate the gesture by supporting Tinibu to win presidential election in 2023 Even when he was in the United States he was there for Late MKO Abiola during his presidential campaign He was a major supporter of Afenifere and NADECO pro Democrats and good governance against the military junta He came back home to contribute immensely to make Nigeria great Let s use Lagos State as a case study As an Executive Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu stood his ground and ensured that he created 37 LCDAs in addition to 20 LGAs making a total of 57 LGA Olabode said that this created lot of employments for Lagos Youths both Indigenes and non indigenes He added that even when the then President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo stopped Lagos State Allocation he managed the state s IGR prudently and ensured he didn t owe any civil servants Olabode urged Nigerians in diaspora to see Tinubu as case study of a transformational leader and a political strategist He described his record as feats no governor in the country since return of democracy could match Prosperity will not forgive any Nigerian who fails to support Tinubu He s like the messiah Nigerians have been clamouring for he said Olabode said the opportunity for Nigerians in Diaspora to drum up support for one of their own to get elected as president of Nigeria has come He said that this would make them to be part of his government that would make Nigeria work Olabode further added that citizens should be more concerned about a Nigeria that works rather than ethnic politics He appealed to those clamouring for secession to sheath thier swords join hands to build the country by channelling their energy time and resources towards that direction It is actually funny how some of these people protest in foreign lands and United Nations headquarters sadly even if they protest on the moon their request will not be granted Dividing the country will not make any part of the country a better nation whether Yoruba Nation or Biafra What every Nigerian needs at this point is to have a reorientation and change of mindset towards our country It is time to be more patriotic and work effortlessly towards building a Nigeria that works rather than tribalistic Yoruba and Biafra Nation You can t be living peacefully and comfortably wherever you are and be fuelling a crisis in your motherland Nobody needs a soothsayer to know that dividing Nigeria at the moment is not the solution to the myriads of problems bedeviling the country he said He said that there is no country without challenges however with collective effort of its citizenry some of the endless challenges could be amicably resolved He urged all support groups and citizens for Tinubu and Shettima not to be deterred by negative comments of othe groups both online or offline but concentrate on building a formidable team in wards to guarantee victory NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Tinubu risked his life for Nigeria in the past — Campaign group
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    Tinubu risked his life for Nigeria in the past — Campaign group

    The  Bola Ahmed Tinubu Global Ambassadors (BATGA), a support group for the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate of Sen. Bola Tinubu has recalled how he risked his life for Nigeria in the past.

    Mr Kayode Olabode, National Coordinator (BATGA), disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday.

    Olabode said the former Lagos State governor “had been working and putting his life in harm’s way for cause tailored towards making Nigeria work.

    ” He said that it is time for the nation to reciprocate the gesture by supporting Tinibu to win presidential election in 2023. “Even when he was in the United States, he was there for Late MKO Abiola during his presidential campaign.

    “He was a major supporter of Afenifere and NADECO pro-Democrats and good governance against the military junta.

    “He came back home to contribute immensely to make Nigeria great.

    Let’s use Lagos State as a case study.

    “As an Executive Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu stood his ground and ensured that he created 37 LCDAs in addition to 20 LGAs making a total of 57 LGA.

    ” Olabode said that  this created lot of employments for Lagos Youths both Indigenes and non-indigenes.

    He added that even when the then President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo stopped Lagos State Allocation,he  managed the state’s IGR prudently and ensured he didn’t owe any civil servants.

    Olabode  urged Nigerians in diaspora to see Tinubu as case study of a transformational leader and a political strategist.

    He described his record as feats no  governor in the country since return of democracy  could match.

    “Prosperity will not forgive any Nigerian who fails to support Tinubu.

    He’s like the messiah Nigerians have been clamouring for,” he said.

    Olabode said the opportunity for Nigerians in Diaspora to drum up support for one of their own to get elected as president of Nigeria has come.

    He said that this would  make them to be part of his government that would  make Nigeria work.

    Olabode further added that citizens should be  more concerned about  a Nigeria that works  rather than ethnic politics .

    He appealed  to those clamouring for secession to sheath thier swords , join hands to build the country by channelling  their energy, time, and resources towards that direction.

    “It is  actually funny how some of these people protest in foreign lands and United Nations headquarters,sadly, even if they protest on the moon, their request will not be granted.

    “Dividing the country will not  make any part of the country a better nation whether Yoruba Nation or Biafra.

    “What every Nigerian needs at this point is to have a reorientation and change of mindset towards our country.

    “It is time to be more patriotic and work effortlessly towards building a Nigeria that works  rather than tribalistic Yoruba and Biafra Nation.

    “You can’t be living peacefully and comfortably wherever you are and be fuelling a crisis in your motherland.

    “Nobody needs a soothsayer to know that dividing Nigeria at the moment is not the solution to the myriads of problems bedeviling the country,”he said He said that  there is no country without challenges,however, with collective effort of its citizenry some of the endless challenges could  be amicably resolved.  

    He urged all support groups and citizens for Tinubu and Shettima not to be deterred by negative comments of othe groups both online or offline but concentrate on building a formidable team in wards  to guarantee victory.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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