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APC leader, Tinubu speaks on ‘owning’ company accused of rigging



All Progressives Congress (APC) National Pioneer, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has censured a report connecting him with an organization called Act Advancements Restricted.

The organization had been blamed for association in gear the 2015 general races in Nigeria.

“Asiwaju has positively no connection to, or enthusiasm for, Act Advances Restricted”, an announcement by Tinubu Media Office on Friday brought up.

“He had never at any point known about the organization until the PDP (and its comrades in the media) began this battle of slander a couple of days back.

“In addition, Asiwaju has never been engaged with the supply of card perusers, voter enrollment and accreditation structures or some other materials or administrations to INEC. Never,” the announcement included.

The announcement titled “Reaction to Claims in Saharareporters” peruses:

“Our consideration has been attracted to a false and heedless story distributed online by Sahara Columnists unfairly blaming Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for discretionary negligence and mistakenly connecting him with an organization known as Act Advances Restricted.

“In the event that lies were sand, this story would be a desert. Maybe the main thing this story figures out how to get right is the spelling of Asiwaju’s name. Be that as it may, the story is nevertheless a lamentable and rough endeavor to insult Asiwaju’s name. Asiwaju has definitely no connection to, or enthusiasm for, Act Innovations Constrained. He had never at any point known about the organization until the PDP (and its buddies in the media) began this crusade of backbiting a couple of days prior.

“In addition, Asiwaju has never been associated with the supply of card perusers, voter enrollment and accreditation systems or some other materials or administrations to INEC. Never.

“Let us get straight to the point in this issue. On the off chance that any ideological group was responsible for INEC’s acquirement rehearses in 2014/2015 it would have been the one responsible for the government around then. Asiwaju never requested, nor did he get, anything or any agreement from Jonathan’s administration.

“As clumsy as his organization might have been, even President Jonathan would not have sat inactively by while vital appointive contracts were being given over to his most inflexible political adversary. As regularly occurs with fiction created by beginners, the use of a little presence of mind makes the whole story go into disrepair.

“Indeed, even the mechanical parts of the report are fantastical and unwarranted. The entire thing essentially looks bad from a specialized perspective.

“The report just bodes well as a component of a deliberate exertion to assault Asiwaju. Why the PDP and their media sponsors dread him so much, we leave for them to reply. Yet, it is odd that they consume so much time and vitality producing misrepresentations against somebody whose name won’t show up on any tally.

“This story is essentially another exertion by those contradicted to President Buhari and the APC to legitimize their arrangements to twist the decisions by charging that the APC government is ill-conceived and was fixed into office. “The main issue being that the actualities don’t bolster their cases nor their method of reasoning for conning. These individuals are hopeless. They don’t fix since they were once misled by apparatus. They rig since gear isn’t just in their blood, it is their blood.

“Such errant garbage has no spot in our national talk. Sahara Correspondents has slid to an amazing failure. To distribute such an unwarranted report is more than poor news coverage, it is noxious. The production and its editors ought to be embarrassed.”


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



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



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



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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