Today’s Headlines:Discomfort In Tinubu’s Camp Over Akpabio;Asari Dokubo Makes Case For Southeast

Discomfort in Tinubu’s camp Over Akpabio

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As the race for Presidency of the 10th Senate hots up, discomfort is growing in the camp of President-elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over efforts by elements in the camp of former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs and aspirant to the number three position, Chief Godswill Akpabio, to paint a picture of tacit endorsement.

This is coming at a time when a governor from Northeast and some senators-elect have dismissed as incorrect insinuations that the meeting between Tinubu and APC stakeholders resolved to support Akpabio, even as the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports claiming that it had zoned the Senate presidency to South-south.

Sunday Sun gathered that Tinubu did not either tacitly or openly endorsed anybody, just as sources close to the President-elect revealed that he and his associates were beginning to feel irritated by Akpabio’s constant visits, which they consider irritating and smacks of desperation.

It was gathered that since the president-elect returned from abroad, after his 34-day vacation, Akpabio visits his home almost every day, an action that is upsetting Tinubu’s associates.

A Tinubu loyalist, who preferred not to be named, said the president-elect feels stalked by Akpabio’s constant visits.

Asari Dokubo Makes Case For Southeast

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Niger Delta freedom fighter and leader of the Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force (NDPVF), Alhaji Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, has given reasons the Senate President position in the 10th National Assembly should not be zoned to the South-south region.

According to him, “the South-south will have a lot of ministerial positions they will take and the biggest is the oil ministry. The reason the Senate Presidency shouldn’t be given to the region”.

He, therefore, asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) leadership to consider the Southeast region for the Senate President in its zoning formula for principal officers in the 10th Senate.

Asari Dokubo said that it would be politically correct to zone the Senate President’s seat to the Southeast as it would mend wounds, and ensure togetherness, thereby creating unity in the polity.

Asari in a live video feed on his Facebook cautioned that “Tinubu might be trapped if the Southeast is not recognised.”

In the video, Asari Dokubo said: “But for me, Mr. President, and my senior brother, give the Senate President to the Southeast. All of this country must come together as we mend the wounds.”

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I’m Disappointed Tinubu didn’t Participate In Abuja Marathon – Sowore

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The African Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore said was disappointed that the President-elect, Bola Tinubu did not participate in the 2023 Abuja Marathon.

Sowore stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Saturday.

He also expressed disappointment over the absence of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mohammed Bello, at the race.

The rights activist was one of the participants in the maiden edition of the Abuja International Marathon.

He said: “This is the first Abuja marathon, I participated and I ran longer than I expected. I expected that the Minister of FCT would be here.

Nigeria Under Siege By Forces Of Darkness_ Kukah

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Mathew Kukah, famous Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, lamented the overwhelming effects of insecurity on the education sector in Nigeria.

Kukah disclosed this while giving his keynote address at the Parents Summit of the 2023 Education Week in Edo State.

He described havoc caused by Bandits, terrorists and other tormentors of Nigeria’s security as forces of darkness.

Accordingly, all Nigerians must be resilient to crush the forces perpetuating insecurity across the Country.

“As we can see, our country is now being ravaged and threatened by the forces of darkness, those who have said no to humanity and those who have said no to education, whether they manifest themselves in the murderous and destructive excesses of Boko Haram or banditry,” he said.

The United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF had in April last year disclosed that 11,536 schools in Nigeria had been closed due to insecurity.


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