Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, who was represented by the Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Wase, to declare open the inaugural investigative organised by the Special Ad Hoc Committee on Petroleum Products Subsidy Regime in Nigeria from 2017 to 2021, decried the absence of the stakeholders.
The Arewa Solidarity Group (ASG), has frowned at the choice of former Governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima as the running mate of the APC presidential flagbearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, insisting that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State would’ve been much better.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees ( BoT) of the group, Abdullahi Muhammed Jika, told journalists in Kaduna that the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not consider the critical success factor for the victory of Tinubu in the forthcoming 2023 election.
One of the Christian Clerics who was amongst those allegedly ”’contracted”’ by the APC, Apostle Ekapong Ubi, for the unveiling of the party’s vice presidential candidate yesterday in Abuja has denied being among the hired Bishops.
Apostle Ubi, who was number 26 on the purported list of the hired Bishops made this known in an interview with newsmen on Thursday in Calabar.
Thank you so much, my brother, greetings from our ministry and my family and greetings from Calabar.
I wanted you to see me physically that I am in Calabar I never traveled anywhere.
No call was put across to me by anybody and I’m not aware and I am not an APC member so they have decided to use that to collect money.
According to report Abuja Federal High Court on Thursday granted permission to a civil rights organization under the aegis of Incorporated Trustees of Center for Reform and Public Advocacy to apply for order of mandamus that will compel the Inspector General of Police to prosecute the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over alleged perjury.
Justice Inyang Ekwo granted the leave while delivering ruling in an ex-parte application argued by the lawyer to the group, Ugo Nwofor.
The National Security Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, revealed measures being considered to impede terrorist activities including a nationwide ban on motorcycles and mining to cut off their sources of funds.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, flanked by his Interior and Police Affairs counterparts, Rauf Aregbesola and Mohammed Dingyadi, respectively, briefed correspondents at the end of the meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, saying that it focused on the logistics used by the terrorists.
These logistics, Malami said, include motorcycles used for movement and mining, which provides them with the money to fund their arms supply.
He said the federal government is now looking at ways to inhibit their actions by blocking the sources already identified.
Malami noted that terrorists have moved from the conventional ways of funding their activities to mining and ransom taking, making it necessary for the government to act.
Also speaking, the Minister of Interior, affirmed that substantial efforts went into the gathering of intelligence before the recent attack on Kuje Correctional Center but regretted that there was an absence of will to act on it.
Aregbesola, who said the preliminary investigation on the attack had been submitted to the president, assured that all those who are found to have shrieked their responsibilities at the end of the ongoing investigation, would be punished.