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10 things you have to know this Saturday morning

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Good Morning Niferians, This are the braekdown on what you have to know this saturday morning

1. Nigerians will today storm surveying units over the 36 conditions of the alliance, including the FCT to settle on the following Leader of the nation and national gathering individuals. President Buhari had amid an across the country communicate depicted the decisions as ‘a date with history.’

2. The Nigerian Armed force discharged hotlines in front of the present surveys. The military said the reason was to make empowering condition amid the direct of the 2019 races. The numbers are: 07017222225, 09060005290, 08099900131.

3. There was disorder at the early long stretches of Saturday as arrangement of blasts shook Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Inhabitants of Maiduguri were seen hurrying for dear lives and the blasts were heard at a few areas in the state.

4. The People groups Popularity based Gathering (PDP) said its presidential crusade representative in Kogi State, Mr. Austin Okai, has been snatched.

It said Okai was whisked away Friday night by furnished hooligans purportedly released by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

5. The Free National Appointive Commission (INEC) on Friday said hopefuls of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take an interest in the National Get together, governorship and state Place of Gathering races in Zamfara state. An announcement marked by Festus Okoye, Director of the Data and Voter Instruction Advisory group of INEC, on Friday, said the choice was come to after a judgment by the Court of Claim in Abuja on Thursday.

6. Disorder followed at the base camp of the Free National Constituent Commission’s (INEC) in Calabar, the Cross Stream State capital as a large number of serving and ex-National Adolescents Administration Corps individuals and understudies who were shortlisted as specially appointed for the deferred Presidential and National Gathering races challenged the evacuation of their names. A great many individuals who were at first shortlisted as INEC specially appointed staff have been advised to return home as their administrations were never again required for the rescheduled decisions with no reason.

7. The American Bar Affiliation (ABA) has communicated its expectation that Nigeria’s 2019 decisions on Saturday will be dependable, reasonable, free and straightforward. In an announcement on its site on Friday, the ABA censured late occasions that could undermine the nation’s standard of law and called for quiet as Nigerians plan to go to the surveys.

8. The Government has censured the extradition of 723 Nigerians from Ghana on claims of cybercrime, prostitution and unlawful remain. The Service of Outside Undertakings, in an announcement by its Representative, Mr George Edokpa on Friday in Abuja, grimaced at the reports, which incorporated the abuse and brutal conditions involved in the procedures by the Ghanaian specialists.

9. The Autonomous National Discretionary Commission (INEC) has guaranteed Nigerians and the global network that it has closed courses of action to start decisions by 8. a.m. on Saturday. INEC Administrator, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, while tending to a question and answer session on the commission’s arrangements for the presidential and National Get together decisions, on Friday, said that the commission has finished up the sending of touchy and non-delicate materials to the 774 nearby government regions the nation over.

10. The Autonomous National Discretionary Official (INEC) on Friday said underage voters found amid the general races would be captured and arraigned. Administrator of the commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, asked that underage voters spotted anyplace the nation over ought to be accounted for quickly, including that INEC was working with the Police to catch underage voters and their backers.

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2023 Presidency: Zoning can’t stop Tinubu – Ex-Minster

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A former Minister of Works and National Chairman of South West Agenda for 2023, Senator Dayo Adeyeye, has restated that the truth that the quarter has produced the president withinside the beyond won’t forestall it from clinching the presidential price price tag if the All Progressives Congress zoned the price price tag to the South.

The former Minister opined that former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, remains the best and the right man to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after bowling out in 2023 based on experience and political networks.

Adeyeye spoke in Ado Ekiti on Tuesday during the official launching of the South West Agenda (SWAGA) 2023, a political platform rooting for the presidential aspiration of the former Lagos State Governor.

Adeyeye added that the APC leaders must respect the zoning of lresidency to the South in 2023, as a mark of respect for the silent agreement within the party at inception in 2013.

Adeyeye said: “And if the ticket comes to the South, the fact that the Southwest had produced the President before won’t prevent the Yoruba race from getting the APC ticket.

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“You could all remember that the late President, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was from Katsina State and when the ticket went back to the North in 2007, they picked President Muhammadu Buhari from Katsina. They didn’t say his state had produced President before.

“What we need in Nigeria is someone like Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who knows everybody. Someone who has planted and nurtured people across all the zones. Someone, who believes in making stars to unite Nigeria,” Adeyeye said.

Also , the former Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Tony Adeniyi, alleged that members of SWAGA in Ekiti were being harassed and intimidated by APC members loyal to Governor Kayode Fayemi , saying these barrage of embarrassment must stop in the interest of APC.

“Before SWAGA was formed, we had ‘Tokan Tokan’ and original ‘JKF’, which are outfits loyal to Governor Fayemi.

“Is it an offence to associate with one of the foremost Nigerians like Tinubu? We are being treated here in Ekiti like orphans in the Sahara desert . We are being intimated and harassed by people who had contributed nothing to APC.”

Also, in his short lecture at the event, a Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos , Prof. Yemi Oke, said he came to fraternise with the group as a Yoruba man , who believes in the Southwest agenda for the 2023.

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In his speech entitled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad, What Option for the Southwest Geopolitical Zone’, Prof. Oke, described Tinubu as the most qualified to lead Nigeria after President Buhari, so that all the faultlines and cleavages can be amended for national unity.

Commending Tinubu for working hard to sustain the country’s democracy, the Chairman, Inter-party Advisory Council in Ekiti, Hon. Ife Iyaniwura, said Tinubu has become a strong political stakeholder that people respect in the country.

“Asiwaju has been a phenomenon. He has shown it.”

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Open Grazing: I’m a herdsman but I ranch my cattle – Benue Varsity lecturer

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A member of the Academic Staff Union of University, ASUU Benue State chapter, Dr Ogi John has declared support for ranching of cattle in the country.

Recall that following the incessant clashes between farmers and herders across the country, many prominent Nigerians called for a ban on open grazing.

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in May 2017, signed the Open Grazing Prohibition Bill into law as a measure to tackle the farmers and herders crisis in the state.

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Similarly, governors in the Southern part of the country unanimously opted for ranching in a bid to end the insecurity in the region.

John Ogi, a senior lecturer in the university made his stance known in a post on his official Facebook page after visiting one of his farm in Anuja.

He said ranching remains the global standard of rearing cattle.

The post reads, “I am 100% in support of ranching, that’s the global best practice. I own cows and I ranch them, cattle business is a private business and cow owners must learn to protect their animals from destroying other peoples farm.

“Sunday visit to one of our farms in Abuja, part-time civil servant, full-time agro businessman”.

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Students of Rivers State College of Health block major roads, protest poor amenities

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Students of the Rivers State College of Health Sciences and Technology on Tuesday, blocked the mile four axis of the Ikwerre street in Port Harcourt in protest towards bad simple services withinside the institution.

The protest prompted a heavy gridlock across the area, forcing motorists to apply opportunity routes. The college students who defied an early morning downpour to level the protest are disturbing for the availability of water and energy of their hostels through the institution’s control. Some of the leaders of the protest, who spoke with us additionally decried “non accreditation of a few guides presented withinside the institution,”leaving them jobless after graduation.

A protester said,, “have a take a observe the building, it’s far simply pleasant out of doors however whilst you cross in, its rubbish. The region is water logged, there has now no longer been mild for over weeks now not to mention water”. “So college students are sincerely stranded. Just to wash and feature their garments ironed has been a massive problem. “So we’re calling at the Rivers State authorities to return back and assist us.

The control of the college has failed us. “We are paying a massive quantity of costs right here however you can not see the impact withinside the control of the college”.

The college students threatened to hold the protest till their needs are met. Efforts to attain the institution’s provost proved abortive as his cellular strains had been unreachable.

 

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