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PDP BoT Holds Emergency Meeting Over 2023
An emergency meeting of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been held with renewed moves to oust the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next general elections.
After 16 years in power, PDP lost to APC in 2015 when President Muhammadu Buhari defeated its candidate, then incumbent president, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. In 2019, efforts by the party to return to power yielded no result as Buhari defeated its candidate, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar.
The BoT meeting, according to a communique signed by its secretary, Senator Adolphus Wabara, was to stabilise and restrategise for the party to return to power in 2023. Wabara, who is a former Senate president, said the emergency meeting was timely and necessary due to the heightened political and economic tensions in the country.
Missing Arms Money: Monguno Backtracks, Says ‘I Was Quoted Out Of Context’
The Office of National Security Adviser (ONSA) has denied the reports on NSA Maj.-Gen. Babagana Monguno (Rtrd) saying funds meant for arms procurement were missing under the immediate past Service Chiefs.
In an interview with BBC Hausa service on Friday, Monguno had clearly said although President Muhammadu Buhari approved a huge amount of money for arms, the former service chiefs did not procure the weapons.
“It is not that we are not working to end the security challenge in the country. The president has done his own part and allocated huge amount of money to purchase weapons but they are yet to be here. We don’t know where they are. I am not saying that the past Service Chiefs have diverted the money, but presently we don’t know where the money is,” he had said.
Leaders Must Work For Nigeria’s Unity – Osinbajo
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday said leaders who would not speak and work for the unity of Nigeria in their communities regardless of differences in faiths, tribes or religions do not deserve a leadership position.
Osinbajo, who said this yesterday in Sokoto while presenting a paper at the combined convocation ceremony of the Sokoto State University, said Nigeria needs to find sustainable solutions to its topmost challenges to thrive.
“The challenge of managing diversity is not a Nigeria or African problem alone. Racial, ethnic and sectarian tensions are common to diverse societies and it is intensified during extreme economic conditions such as recession. When large number of people worry about how their next meal will come, it’s easier to believe that their neighbours who may be from another tribe and faith are the reason for their problem which is not so,” he said
Remaining Students At Attacked Kaduna School Moved To Army Cantonment
The remaining students of Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation (FCFM), Afaka in the Mando area of Kaduna State, have been evacuated to the 1 Division Garrison Command of the Nigerian Army in Ribadu Cantonment.
Daily Trust had reported how armed men broke into the school and abducted some students. A military source told Daily Trust that but for the efforts of personnel of the Nigerian Air Force and troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army Headquarters, Kaduna, the attack would have been worse.
The source, who did not want to be named, said some students were rescued during the attack but the kidnappers made away with an unconfirmed number of students.
Femi Adesina: Nigerians Are The Greatest Problem Of Nigeria
Mr Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, has said some Nigerians are the greatest problem of their country.
In his weekly column, the presidential spokesman cautioned Nigerians against ” disintegration, destabilization and outright war”. He said although the country is not perfect, many should do their best to make it work.
Adesina criticised those who do nothing but find faults in the country, saying the repercussion of a crisis can better be imagined.
I Will Win Presidential Race In 2023 — Okorocha
A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha (APC, Imo West), has expressed optimism that he would contest and win the 2023 presidential election.
Okorocha stated this on Thursday in Abuja, when a group of youth under the umbrella of ‘Forward with Anayo Rochas Okorocha (FOWARO 2023)’ paid him a courtesy visit.
The former governor, who is one of the founding fathers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), said the nation was going through the most difficult moment sequel to the prevailing insecurity in the land.
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