Today’s Headlines: I Won’t Congratulate Tinubu When My Party’s In Court – Bode George; Obj Endorses Akpabio, Abbas As Senate President, Speaker

I Won’t Congratulate Tinubu When My Party’s In Court – Bode George

Chief Bode George, former Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told loyalists of the president-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu who visited him over the weekend, soliciting his support for the former Lagos State Governor, that he won’t congratulate him (Tinubu) now, when his party is still in court, contesting the just concluded presidential election.

According to the key loyalists who visited the Atona Oodua of Yorubaland, to broker peace between him (George) and Tinubu, the move became necessary because the relationship between the duo hasn’t been cordial.

Among the peace delegation led by, Prince Tajudeen Olusi, who is also the chairman of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision-making body of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), were two former deputy governors, Mrs. Adejoke Orelope Adefulire, the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Chief Abiodun Ogunleye.

Obasanjo endorses Akpabio, Abbas as Senate President, Speaker

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A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Hon. Olujonwo Obasanjo has thrown his weight behind the consensus candidates for the leadership of the 10th National Assembly, describing their choice as the best.

Obasanjo endorsed Godswill Akpabio as the Senate President and Abbas Tajudeen as Speaker.

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Monday announced the consensus zoning arrangement and nominated preferred candidates for the leadership positions of the National Assembly.

Though some aspirants in the two Chambers have called for immediate review of the arrangement, APC National Chairman, Senator Abdullahi Adamu appealed for calm from the aggrieved lawmakers.

He promised that the NWC will look into the zoning arrangement after consultation with the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed when he returned from his working tour of Europe.

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We won’t allow opposition hijack NASS – APC

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The All Progressive Congress (APC), weekend ruled out the possibility of the opposition hijacking the National Assembly at it did in 2015.

National Vice Chairman (Southwest) of the APC, Isaacs Kekemeke, said the party would bring the aggrieved members of the party before the National Assembly convenes next month.

Kekemeke, who represented President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the lecture organised in honour of Afenifere leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti to mark his 97th, said the party still has enough time bring the warring factions together before the inauguration of the National Assembly.

” Opposition will not take over the national assembly, both the President-elect and party are working tirelessly to ensure that whatever you perceive as acrimony will be sorted out and this is democracy.

NDLEA arrests 218 suspects with 5,610kg illicit drugs in Kaduna

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) says it has arrested 218 suspects with 5,610 kiligramme g of illicit drugs in Kaduna.

The NDLEA Commandant in Kaduna State, Mr Ibrahim Braji stated this in an exclusive interview with the Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Kaduna.

Braji said the suspects comprised 206 males and 12 females, adding that the figure represents both drug dealers and users.

The Commander said the 5,610kg seized drugs included Cannabis Sativa, Heroin, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Tramadol and other psychotropic substances.


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