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Tinubu’s Running Mate: Osinbajo Speaks On ‘Seeking Buhari’s Permission’ To Dump APC

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Yemi-Osinbajo

Nigerias Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has denied seeking President Muhammadu Buhari’s permission to dump the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the party’s Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket. Osinbajo said a widely circulated memorandum suggesting he asked Buhari for permission to leave APC was not from him. The memorandum, dated June 24, 2022 with reference number SH/VP/605/2./0 and titled ‘Permission to resign from APC,’...

2023: Kwankwaso Picks Bishop Idahosa As Running Mate

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The presidential candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party, NNPP, Rabiu Kwankwaso has reportedly picked Pastor Bishop Isaac Idahosa as his running mate for the 2023 elections. The party disclosed this in a tweet on its Twitter handle on Thursday “Our VP Pastor Bishop Isaac Idahosa from Edo State.” Bishop Idahosa who hails from Edo State is the Senior Pastor of...

APC Postpones Official Unveiling Of Shettima As Tinubu’s Running Mate

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed the official unveiling of former Borno State Governor, Kashim Shetima, as the running mate to its presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu. Shetima was scheduled to have been presented to party members at the APC national Secretariat on Thursday. However, the Chairman of the APC Press Corp has informed reporters the event has been moved forward. He...

Court Sentences Baba Ijesha To 16 Years Imprisonment For Assaulting Minor

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The Lagos State Domestic Violence and Sexual Offences Court sitting in the Ikeja has convicted the embattled Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju James, alias Baba Ijesha, of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old minor. Justice Oluwatoyin Taiwo, in a judgment that lasted two hours also convicted Baba Ijesha of four out of the six counts for which he was charged. She said the prosecution failed...

I Am Disappointed With The Intelligence System, Buhari Says After Inspecting Kuje Prison

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President Muhammadu Buhari says he is disappointed with the intelligence system and utilisation at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Kuje in Abuja. He said this on Wednesday while speaking to journalists during his visit to the correctional facility which came under attack by terrorists last night. “I am disappointed with the intelligence system,” President Buhari was quoted as saying in a...

Buhari Visits Kuje After Terrorist Attack

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday visited the Kuje correctional facility where terrorists attacked on Tuesday. Recall that gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram fighters stormed the facility on Tuesday night, blew up parts of the facility using dynamites and freed at least 600 inmates. However, the President on Wednesday visited the prison facility to assess the level of damage. He was surrounded...

Kuje Prison Attack: Abba Kyari Other VIPs Safe In Custody – NCoS

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The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has said embattled police officer, DCP Abba Kyari and other VIPs held in the facility did not escape during Tuesday’s attack on its facility in Kuje. In a statement on Wednesday by the Chief Superintendent of Corrections, Umar Abubakar, said the Kyari and others were unhurt in the assault. “This is also to confirms to the...

All Boko Haram Suspects Escaped From Kuje Prison – Defence Minister

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The Minister of Defence, Bashir Magashi, on Wednesday, said the 64 Boko Haram suspects in Kuje Correctional Facility are missing. Magashi disclosed this during a press conference at the facility in Abuja. Unknown gunmen had attacked the prison with explosives on Tuesday night. But Magashi said the attackers are Boko Haram insurgents and 64 of its members, who were inmates in the...

About 600 Inmates Escape After Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists Attack Kuje Prison – FG

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The Federal Government has confirmed that about 600 inmates escaped from the Kuje Correctional Centre following Tuesday evening’s attack by suspected terrorists. During a visit to the facility, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Mr Shuaibu Belgore explained that over 300 of the inmates have been retrieved and more are on the way. He added that the facility houses...

Buhari Swears In Seven New Ministers, Reshuffles Cabinet

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Following their screening and confirmation by the Nigerian Senate, President Muhammdu Buhari Wednesday swore-in 7 new Ministers and assigned portfolios. The swearing-in took place, just before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council meeting at the council chambers. Those sworn in are: Umana Okon Umana (Akwa-Ibom) is Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, he takes over from Godswill Akpabio. Ikoh Henry Ikechukwu (Abia) is...