Author: Quadri Idowu

Governor of Sokoto State Aminu Tambuwal has announced that he is stepping down for the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. The Peoples Democratic Party has confirmed the withdrawal. It was at the venue of the primaries holding at the MKO International Stadium Abuja. Former Managing Director of the FSB, Muhammed Hayatu-Deen, had earlier stepped down from the race. The race is now between Atiku and Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and former Senate President Bukola Saraki. Details later…

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President Muhammadu Buhari has asked churches, mosque and other organizations which organise events to ensure adequate planning to avert calamities. The president’s statement came amidst the tragedy that occurred at the Kings Assembly Church in PortHarcourt in the early hours of Saturday . No fewer than 31 people were said to have died as a result of the stampede. While commiserating with families of the dead, Buhari said it would have been averted had the organization planned properly. The President said he was “extremely saddened by the reported deaths of scores of worshippers during a stampede at a religious event…

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Husband of popular actress, Mercy Okojie, Prince Odi Okojie, has won the Esan North East/South East APC nomination for the 2023 House of Representatives election. It learned that Prince Odi-Okojie , who announced this development in an Instagram post on Saturday, also noted that his family, friends and well-wishers made the primary election victory possible. ‘In the coming days, I and my team shall be embarking vigorously on more tours throughout all the wards in our constituency, meeting with stakeholders(both leaders and constituents) so as to foster and deepen the already harmonious relationship that will bring about the very best…

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A Senator representing Lagos West Senatorial District Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, has emerged winner of the Ogun West Senatorial ticket of the All Progressive Congress. His district in Lagos will now be represented by former deputy Governor Idiat Adebule.

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In a development that has rekindled their six-year partnership, the Nigeria Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending and Credit Agricole Du Maroc (CAM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that is geared towards the promotion of inclusive growth and sustainable development of the agriculture sectors of both countries through the facilitation of finance and investment, trade and support systems across agricultural value chains, with emphasis on smallholder farmers. A visit to Nigeria in 2016 by the King of Morocco, Mohammed VI, began the initial pact between NIRSAL Plc and CAM. It formed part of 15 bilateral agreements signed by…

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A member of the House of Assembly in Lagos state Wasiu Eshinlokun has emerged winner of the Lagos Central senatorial election. Eshinlokun emerged today after the election on Saturday where former Minister Demola Seriki, Oyinlomo Danmole and Apatide were contestants. Eshinlokun polled 185 votes out of 304 votes while Apatite polled 22 votes,Ambassador Ademola Seriki polled 97 votes and Hon. Oyinlomo Danmole polled no vote. NPO Reports learnt that Eshinlokun had been anointed by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of former Governor and presidential aspirant Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. She is current serving in the senate from the district.

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There is panic among some delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party in Abuja on Saturday as officials of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stormed the MKO Stadium venue of the ongoing presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party. The officials were said to have arrived at about 4:15pm with no one particularly sure of their mission at the venue. As at the time of filing this report, spokesman of the commission Wilson Uwujiaren had not responded to an inquiry sent by the NPO Reports . Details later…

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Russia has scrapped its age limit for professional soldiers, paving the way for more civilian experts to be recruited for the Ukraine conflict. President Vladimir Putin has signed a law enabling people over 40 to enlist for the armed forces. They are expected to be people of normal working age. Previously the army had age limits of 18-40 years for Russians and 18-30 for foreigners. The new law says specialists are required to operate high-precision weapons and “experience shows that they become such by the age of 40-45”. More medics, engineers and communications experts may also be recruited. Ukrainian and…

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During their phone discussion, the leaders of France and Germany asked Vladimir Putin to hold “direct serious negotiations” with Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky. Olaf Scholz and Emmanuel Macron held the 80-minute conversation with the Russian president this morning. The two EU leaders “insisted on an immediate ceasefire and a withdrawal of Russian troops”, the German chancellor’s office said. Macron and Scholz urged Putin to have “serious direct negotiations with the Ukrainian president and (find) a diplomatic solution to the conflict”. Ukrainian presidential adviser and peace talks negotiator Mykhailo Podolyak earlier said that any agreement with Russia cannot be trusted. “Any…

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