How Tinubu, Osinbajo’s presidential ambition may shape APC’s future
As political parties strategize for victory in the forthcoming 2023 general elections, concerned stakeholders have uncovered how the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential ambition may make or mar the party.
reports show that Tinubu and Osinbajo have been the major members of the ruling party believed to be vying for the presidential ticket under the APC, as their supporters across the country continue to make moves towards gaining public acceptance.
Although the duo is yet to publicly declare their interest to run for the top political position, there are strong indications that they are both working towards becoming APC flag bearers in the presidential election.
Nigerian military warns governors, others against wearing camouflage uniform
The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has warned politicians and others against wearing military uniforms and accoutrements.
Acting Director of Information, Air Commodore Wap Maigida issued a statement to this effect on Thursday.
This is coming as campaign posters showing some governors dressed in camouflage uniforms surfaced in the country, declaring that such was illegal and a clear abuse of privilege.
Amotekun arrests 15 suspects for killing Police Inspector in Ogun
Operatives of the Ogun State Amotekun Corps have arrested no fewer than 15 men for allegedly killing an Inspector in the Nigeria Police Force.
The said Inspector, who was attached to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Squad (IRT), Annex Ibadan, Oyo State, was said to have been hacked and macheted to death when he led a team of investigating officers to arrest the suspects, who he said bought stolen cows in Ibadan on September 20, 2021.
The Field Commander of Amotekun in Ogun, David Akinremi, told newsmen that his men apprehended one Aminu Azeez and 14 others in Ogun State.
He disclosed that Aminu Azeez, a butcher by profession, was alleged to have bought stolen cows belonging to a complainant based in Ibadan and when the IRT team arrived at Imeko to arrest Aminu Azeez, he and his accomplices resisted arrest and instigated others to attack the team.
Seven injured as truck rams into bus in Osun
Seven persons have sustained varying degrees of injuries in a multiple road traffic accident that occurred along the Ondo/Ife road on Wednesday.
According to information made available by the Osun Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), the road crash occurred at the Idi-Obi area of the highway.
Agnes Ogungbemi, the spokesperson of Osun FRSC, explained that the accident was caused when a white IVECO truck collided with a white Nissan Vanette bus that was conveying passengers to Ondo town.
She explained that fourteen passengers were involved in the accident, out of which five were male adults, while nine were female adults.
I Am Absolutely Aware of Nigerians’ Sufferings, Says Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said he is absolutely aware of the suffering and pains Nigerians go through daily to feed themselves and their families under his administration.
The President who stated this during an interview, however, encouraged the people to see agriculture as an option.
During the interview, President Buhari also spoke about a number of burning issues including security, economy, and politics, among others.
He assessed his administration’s performance since he assumed office in 2015, especially in the three key areas of security, improving the economy, and fighting corruption.
The President believes the situation has improved and his administration has continued to improve the economy, despite the nation’s dwindling resources.
Adetoun Adeniran, ex-Lagos APC women leader is dead
The first female Deputy Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adetoun Adediran, is dead.
Adediran, who served between 1999 and 2003, died on Wednesday after battling an unknown ailment.
She held many political offices, including Women Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.
In August 2020, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu appointed Adeniran as a member of Governing Councils for Lagos-owned tertiary institutions.
She was also a member of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED) council.
Grammy awards postponed indefinitely as Omicron variant spreads
The 64th Grammy Awards has been postponed indefinitely amid an unprecedented wave of the COVID Omicron variants.
Recording Academy announced that the awards were postponed indefinitely for safety reasons.
The awards show had been scheduled for Jan. 31, although no new date has been set yet.
CBS and Recording Academy in a statement said holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant.
AFCON 2021: Super Eagles’ friendly match ahead of Egypt clash confirmed
Nigeria will play Cameroonian top-flight champions, Coton Sport in a friendly match on Friday.
The game will take place on the practice pitch of Roumde Adjia Stadium behind closed doors.
There has been a lot of criticism of the Super Eagles preparations for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.
Nigeria’s first AFCON group game will be against favourites Egypt next Tuesday at the Roumde Adjia Stadium.
They will then play Sudan and Guinea-Bissau on January 15 and January 19, respectively.