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Turkish President Promises Improved Relations With Nigeria On Defense, Energy, Hydrocarbons, Others

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President Muhammadu Buhari showered praises on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday in Abuja for opening his borders to accommodate millions of refugees, fleeing from conflict areas, particularly Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, who are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. President Buhari while describing Erdogan as an exemplary leader for setting an example to the rest of the world described their meeting together as “robust, warm and cordial bilateral relation.” Recall that vigil360 reported that the Turkish leader was in Nigeria for a two-day official visit. The visiting Turkish President, during his meeting with President Buhari raised an alarm over the presence of a terror group hibernating in Nigeria, Fetullah Terrorism Organisation (FETO), as both nations, yesterday, signed eight critical bilateral agreements on energy, defence and hydrocarbon, among others. He said FETO, an atypical, armed terror group, exploiting religious sentiments of the people, was said to be behind the failed 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. “Turkey has been fighting against terrorist organisations for many decades, such as the PKK, PYD, FETO, DASH and other terrorist organisations.

Supreme Court Affirms Charles Soludo As APGA’s Anambra Governorship Candidate

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The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Professor Charles Chukwuma Soludo has been affirmed as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA by the Supreme Court on Thursday in Abuja. The court in a unanimous decision by a five-man panel of justices led by Justice Mary Peter Odili, upheld the judgement of the Kano State Division of the Court of Appeal, which validated the November 6, 2021, primary election in Anambra state that produced Soludo.

Zamfara Assembly Suspends 2 Lawmakers For Aiding Banditry

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The Zamfara House of Assembly has suspended two of its members, Yusuf Muhammad (APC) representing Anka and Ibrahim Tukur (APC) representing Bakura for allegedly aiding banditry in the State. The suspension follows adoption of a motion by Yusuf Kanoma (APC), a member representing Maru North on Tuesday, urging the house to suspend the lawmakers over the allegations against them. “One of them is suspected to have supplied information to bandits leading to the death of one of our lawmakers, Muhammad Ahmad, representing Shinkafi Constituency, who was killed on his way to Kano a few months ago. “The other was seen rejoicing after the kidnap of our Speaker’s father, who died in bandits captivity,” Kanoma said. 

President Buhari Holds Meeting With President Recep Tayyip Of Turkey

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President Muhammadu Buhari is holding a meeting with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Erdogan, accompanied by the first lady, Mrs. Emine Erdogan, arrived Nigeria on Tuesday for a two-day official visit. He is expected to hold bilateral talks with President Buhari, as the two leaders are expected to consider about 24 bilateral agreements and Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) among other issues.

Reps Pass Bill For Establishment Of South-East, South-West, North Central, North West Development Commissions

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The House of Representatives, on Thursday, passed a bill seeking to establish a South-East, South-West, North Central Development Commission. All the six geopolitical zones will now have development commissions, as the Niger Delta Development Commission already exists for the oil-producing states in the South-South and some in the South-East and South-West. Hon. Femi Fakeye, while presenting the report of the Committee on Justice on a Bill for an Act to establish the South-West Development Commission during a penultimate sitting, said the commission will be amongst others, charged with the responsibility to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation Account, including donations and gifts, the reconstruction and rehabilitation of roads, houses and other Infrastructural damages suffered by the region. The report for the South-East Development Commission was also presented by the Deputy Chief Whip Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who stated that the commission will serve as a catalyst to develop the commercial potentials of the South East.

President Buhari Unveils Digital Performance Management System

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President Buhari officially unveiled a digital Performance Management System (PMS), which was designed to assist track government projects nationwide in real-time.

Police Authorities Open Probe Against Inspector Captured Voting During Kano APC Congress

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The authorities of the Nigerian Police have reportedly opened a probe on a Police Inspector, Bashir Mohammed, who was seen in a viral picture voting during the recently concluded state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in kano.
A statement by the Zonal Public Relations Officer, DSP Abubakar Zayyanu Ambursa, revealed that Mohammed of the Special Protection Unit, Base 1, Kano is attached to the Government House, Kano, from where he was deployed to work with Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas as a security aide. The statement reads in part “The attention of the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone One Headquarters Kano has been drawn to a trending picture on social media of an inspector of police casting vote at the recently conducted congress of the APC along with his principal the state party chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Abbas.

2023: PDP NEC Approves Zoning Of National Chairmanship To The North

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has approved the recommendation of its zoning committee led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State that the next national chairman of the party should come from the north. The move was aimed at paving the way for the emergence of a southern candidate as the party’s presidential candidate. Briefing newsmen after its 94th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting on Thursday, the party’s spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the NEC only considered and approved the recommendations of the 44-member committee on the zoning of national officers. The Committee last week recommended the zoning of the position of the party’s national chairman to the north, while also recommending that other offices in the national working committee (NWC) be swapped between the northern and southern zones. Based on the decision, all positions in the party currently occupied by people from the South will go to the North and those occupied by people from the North will go to the South.

INEC: Over 1M Nigerians Completed Voter Registration

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said over one million Nigerians have completed the ongoing nationwide physical voter registration. Also, the number of online pre-registrants is 3,165,189 while 1,457,766 Nigerians have applied for voter transfer, replacement of Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), and update of information records.

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