Today’s Headlines:Bode Vows Not To Congratulate Tinubu, says he can’t control me, Timi Frank Commends US Over Visa Ban On Riggers

Bode Vows Not To Congratulate Tinubu

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Former Deputy National Chairman (South-West) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Bode George, has said he will never congratulate President-elect Bola Tinubu, over his victory at the February 25 poll.

George said this during an interview with ARISE Television, adding that he bears no grudges against the former Lagos governor.

The PDP chieftain said this against the backdrop of the Tinubu’s camp that paid him a visit on Saturday.

A delegation led by Prince Tajudeen Olusi, the Chairman of the Governance Advisory Council (GAC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), had met with George in Lagos.

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, also met the elder statesman.

Frank Commends US Over Visa Ban On Riggers

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A political activist and former national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has commended the government of United States of America for announcing Visa ban on those who undermined democracy during the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

In a statement posted on the US State Department website on Monday, Secretary of State Antony Binken, had said: “the United States is committed to supporting and advancing democracy in Nigeria and around the world. Today, I am announcing that we have taken steps to impose visa restrictions on specific individuals in Nigeria for undermining the democratic process during Nigeria’s 2023 elections cycle.”

Reacting to the development through a statement released Tuesday in Abuja, Timi Frank called on the United Kingdom and the European Union to follow suit in punishing fraudulent and compromised individuals who participated in undermining the 2023 general elections in Nigeria.

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Don’t Leave Firefighting To Us Alone, FG Tells Govs

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The Federal Government has cautioned the sub-nationals against abdicating their roles in firefighting, urging local and state governments to invest in fire services and emergency responses.

Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola gave the charge Tuesday in Abuja during the commissioning of the ‘Fire House’ and the Kubwa Metropolitan fire station.

He said; “The Federal Fire Service FFS has also been recalibrated spread-wise to enhance administrative and operational performances by creating 13 zonal headquarters after it had ensured that it had a presence in all the 36 States of the federation including the FCT. To this extent, it has built 13 zonal headquarters, one of which we are commissioning today.

State Governments should have well-equipped fire stations in all the local governments, as first responders, to put out fire at the putative stage, before it becomes a huge conflagration and wreak havoc.

Tinubu Meets Kwankwaso on Peace Talk in France

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President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has met with the presidential candidate of the New Nigerian People’s Party, NNPP, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso on a peace talk.

Vanguard gathered that the duo met for hours in Paris, capital of France, on Monday.

Recall that Kwankwaso came fourth in the 2023 presidentil election.

The NNPP presidential candidate won only Kano tate, a stronghold of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to reports, Tinubu reportedly told Kwankwaso to reach out to his political associates on the need to work together.

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