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I’ll Not Join Political Enemies To Discredit Tinubu – Fayose
Aformer governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose has said he will not join political enemies of the former Lagos State governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to shoot him down politically.
Speaking with journalists as part of the events commemorating his 60th birthday yesterday in Ado Ekiti, the former governor described Tinubu as one of the greatest builders of men in Yoruba land and Nigeria in general. Fayose noted though he was not holding brief for Tinubu, people should learn how to appreciate those who had done well, despite political differences.
President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with me on the death of my sister; does it mean we are on the same page politically? No. I will not sit down in any corner to shoot down Tinubu. I am not a member of the APC and I will never be, but I supported Governor Fayemi by Tinubu’s influence at a time.
Kenyans Sweep Up All $44,000 Prizes At Kaduna Marathon
Three Kenyan marathon runners swept up all male and female category prizes amounting to $44,000 in the maiden Kaduna Marathon on Saturday. That is a pot worth over N16.7 million. The marathon which was the first in the state began around 7:30 am with the 21 km race for both male and female category.
John Mburu of Kenyan won the male 21 km race, with first prize of $10,000. A second prize of $7,000 and a third of $5,000 also went to two Kenyan runners.
Similarly, in the female 21 km category, the first, second and third prizes similar to the male category were won by Kenyan women runners.
Army Went To Lekki With Blank, Live Ammunitions, General Tells Panel
Brigadier-General Ahmed Taiwo, commander of the 81 Division, Military Intelligence Brigade, Victoria Island, told the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry into the Lekki Tollgate incident that the army went to the tollgate with both blank and live ammunitions.
He made the revelation while being cross-examined by lawyers to the #EndSARS protesters, Mr Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Mr Adeshina Ogunlana.
Taiwo said there were men and materials from the Army at the Lekki Tollgate in the evening of October 20.
Akande’s Visit To Buhari Centred On Tinubu – George
Aformer deputy national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olabode George, yesterday hit at the former chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bisi Akande and some party chieftains in the South-West, over their visit to President Muhammadu Buhari last week.
George said the visit was laced with a hidden agenda, adding that it was ostensibly to soften the ground for the APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to him, the absence of Tinubu was a confirmation that the discussion at the meeting centred around him and his perceived presidential ambition in 2023. George, however, advised Chief Akande to stop “engaging in fruitless pleading sessions.’’
2023: Uneasy Calm In PDP Over APC Govs’ Meeting With Jonathan
Top shots of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) appear jittery over former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan’s meeting with some chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), including governors.
Twenty-four hours after the Ebonyi State governor, David Umahi, formally dumped the PDP for the APC, some governors who are members of the APC met with Jonathan.
The governors, led by Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, the chairman of the APC caretaker committee, were at Jonathan’s residence in Abuja on Friday. Others who were at the residence of the former president include David Umahi (Ebonyi), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) who is the chairman of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa).
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