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Tension Hits Kano,Sokoto, Bauchi As Supreme Court decides Their Fate Today

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There is uneasy calm in Bauchi, Kano and Sokoto states ahead of today’s Supreme Court judgement on the 2019 governorship election disputes.
In Bauchi State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, Mohammed Abubakar, are challenging the declaration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Bala Mohammed as winner.
In Kano, candidate of the PDP, Mr. Abba Yusuf, is challenging INEC’s declaration of Abdullahi Ganduje of the APC, while in Sokoto, the APC and its candidate, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, are challenging INEC’s declaration of Aminu Tambuwal of the PDP as governor.
The Election Petition Tribunal, as well as the Court of Appeal divisions in Bauchi, Kano and Sokoto states upheld the results declared by INEC in the governorship elections in the three states.
A seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, last week fixed today to deliver judgment in the election petitions.
In Bauchi, politicians and other stakeholders are having ‘sleepless nights’ as they await the verdict of the Supreme Court.
Supporters and members of the PDP and the APC are optimistic that they will emerge victorious.
Chairman of the APC in the state, Alhaji Uba Nana, said his party has embarked on a prayer session ahead of today’s ruling.
“We are reserving our comments until after the verdict (today); we have nothing much to say but I can tell you that we are very prayerful now.
“We are in prayers and hoping for a successful outcome at the Supreme Court on Monday.”
The publicity secretary of the PDP in the state, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari, also said his party has absolute trust in the Supreme Court and believed justice would not only be done, but would be seen to have been done.
Investigations revealed that mosques in Bauchi State have become a beehive of activities as politicians have resorted to marathon prayer sessions.
“Some of us resolved to leave the comfort of our bedrooms and turn to God for salvation. We stay overnight in the mosque praying because, as Muslims, we know that Almighty often grants requests pleaded for during late night,” one politician said.
Mohammed who is currently on medical vacation in the United Kingdom, had told newsmen after the Appeal Court in Jos upheld his election that he would not lose sleep over the judgement.
Some elders, under the auspices of Coalition of Elders for Peace and Good Governance in Bauchi State, called on the people of the state to accept whatever judgement the apex court gives in good faith.
They made the call in a statement issued by Sarkin Arewa Bauchi, Alhaji Hassan Sharif, and 15 others, yesterday.
The elders also noted that court verdicts on elections had always triggered violence in the state and urged residents to be peaceful and tolerant in their conduct, no matter the outcome.
Also, a civil society organisation, Arewa Youth Mobilisation and Mass Mobilisation for Voting Wisely, urged politicians and their supporters to avoid overheating the polity ahead of the verdict.
In a press conference at the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat in Bauchi, spokesman for the group, Abdullahi Abdulkadir, urged security agents to be alert with a view to forestalling any breakdown of law and order after the judgement.
Meanwhile, the Police Public Relations Officers of the Bauchi State Command, Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), Kamal Abubakar, has said the command was on top of the situation and has put measures in place to ensure there is no breakdown of law and order after the verdict.
He said security has been beefed up in all strategic locations within the state and that the officers and men of the police are on the alert.
He said members of the two major parties have been barred from any form of celebration after the judgment to prevent breakdown of law and order.
In Sokoto, the APC and its candidate Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Sokoto, are challenging the election of Tambuwal, who was elected on the platform of the APC in his first term before he defected to the PDP from which platform, he won the 2019 election.
Hundreds of supporters had thronged the central Mosque in Sokoto during Jumaat prayers on Friday to show solidarity with Governor Tambuwal.
Chairman of the organising committee of the prayer, Alhaji Isah Bello Unnu, told journalists:  “We started this prayer immediately after the election was declared inconclusive.
“We came together and ask what should be done and we all agreed to organize special prayer.
“We initially plan for three days but after the third day, people asked us to take it for the whole two weeks which we did. After the election, we all came back here to thank God after the election. When the judgement was fixed for last week, I called on members of the committee on what should be done and we all agreed on prayer again. Today is the fifth day of this prayer and our singular objective is the confirmation of the people’s Governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, by the Supreme Court.”
He also called on the people of the state, to come out in mass on Tuesday for a special thanksgiving after the apex court may have affirmed the Governor’s victory.

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Ibrahim Isiaka’s Bill For Establishment Of National Technology Park Development Agency Enters Second Reading

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Ibrahim Isiaka’s Bill For Establishment Of National Technology Park Development Agency Enters Second Reading

House of Representatives member, Hon. Rep. Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka, representing the people of Ifo/Ewekoro federal constituency has once again fulfilled a significant aspect of his legislative roles by initiating a Bill for an Act to Provide Establishment of National Technology Park Development Agency; for Related Matters which has scaled through the second reading at the floor of the house of representative, Abuja.

The Bill is targeted towards youthful development as the passage of the bill will open up self-reliant opportunities for the teaming youths, as the whole idea is to establish the industrial park in the three geopolitical zones, it would be narrow down to Ogun State if possible to be propagated to the bearest minimum where the youths can brainstorm and showcase their ideas and creativity Amebo Newspaper NG learnt.

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Ibrahim Isiaka’s Bill For Establishment Of National Technology Park Development Agency Enters Second Reading

The bill was passed year’s ago and it entered second reading before the holiday of the house of representative members, from here now it would be passed to the committee and for concurrence and later passed to President Mohammadu Buhari for ascent and approval.

In the same vein, Honorable Ibrahim Isiaka he used his position as the chairman house committee on ecological funds, federal house of representative, Nigeria to bring succor to the constituent through erosion control and water project for sustainability of the dwellers of Ifo-Ewekoro federal constituency.

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Also, Honorable Ibrahim Ayokunle Isiaka constructed 3-kilometer roads and erosion control project at Ifo local government, water project in Ayedere under Ewekoro local government, Maternity Building for the constituency to enhance quality health care delivery.

He has been able to get the youths to work through agricultural value chain projects to enable the constituents to have sense of belonging quality representation.

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If a Northerner Succeeds Buhari, Hear Me, Heaven Will Fall ooo – Igbokwe Replies NEF

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If a Northerner Succeeds Buhari, Hear Me, Heaven Will Fall ooo – Igbokwe Replies NEF

Joe Igbokwe, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the remark by the Northern Elders Forum, NEF, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor.

Igbokwe warned that heaven would fall if another Northerner is elected after Buhari.

Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, NEF spokesperson had said the North was not ready to relinquish power in 2023.

Baba-Ahmed had said anyone against a Northern president should leave Nigeria if one emerges in 2023.

The NEF spokesman had disclosed this at the Maitama Sule Leadership Lecture Series in Zaria, Kaduna.

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If a Northerner Succeeds Buhari, Hear Me, Heaven Will Fall ooo – Igbokwe Replies NEF

However, Igbokwe, on his Facebook page wrote: “Heaven won’t fall if another Northerner is elected president – Hakeem Baba-Ahmad.

“Me- Hear me well, heaven will falloooo.”

Most Nigerians have frowned against the North producing the country’s next president.

Against this backdrop, the Southeast has been clamouring to produce Nigeria’s next president.

Recently, Southern governors had insisted that their region should produce Nigeria’s next president.

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LG Polls: Nasarawa Speaker says APC will win Landslide

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“…as Gov. Sule tasks supporters on House to House campaigns…”

The Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Rt.Hon Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi has said that the All Progressives Congress ( APC) will win the Oct. 6 local government election in the state with landslide victory.

Balarabe Abdullahi stated this during flag off campaign of Toto Local Government Area Chairmanship and Councillorship candidates today in Toto.

The speaker said that Toto LGA is the strong hold of APC in the state and will deliver the chairmanship and councillorship candidates of the party come Oct.6.

“Today we have no any other party than APC, Toto Local Government Area will continue to remain the home of APC in Nasarawa State.

” Also those big wigs in PDP yesterday are now in APC and by God’s grace, APC will come out victorious at Oct. 6 local government election.

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” His Excellency, I want to assure you that , we in Toto Local Government will not fail you and we will deliver APC come Oct.6 and beyond ,” he said.

LG Polls Nasarawa Speaker says APC will win Landslide

Balarabe-Abdullahi called on the people of the area to come out enmass and vote all APC candidates during the election.

He has assured of his people’s resolved to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule beyond 2023.

The speaker has appreciated Gov. Sule for his security efforts in ensuring peace in the area and called for its sustenance.

Besides, he also appreciated the stakeholders and members of the party in the area for their peaceful conduct during the ward and local government congresses in the state.

On his part, Gov. Abdullahi Sule has urged the supporters of the party in the area to embark on House to House campaign for the victory of the party come Oct.6.

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Sule, who was represented by his deputy, Dr Emmanuel Akabe has appreciated the speaker and other stakeholders of the party in the area for always ensuring the success of the party in the area and the state at large.

” I have heard you all and I have seen, in Toto Local Government there is no other party than APC .

” I urge you to embark on House to House campaign for the victory of the party come Oct.6, ” he said .

He has commended the speaker and other members of the state legislature for giving his administration the much needed support to succeed.

The Governor has assured of his administration’s continued commitment to key into positive policies and programmes that would have direct bearing on the lives of the people of the state.

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Also speaking, Mr John Mamman, Nasarawa State Chairman, Caretaker Committee of APC has urged the people of the area to vote All candidates of the party during the forthcoming local government election in the state.

” Let’s vote Abdullahi Aliyu Tashas, our Chairmaship candidate, his Deputy an all the 12 councillorship candidates come Oct.6 for the progress of our party and the state at large,” he said .

Earlier, Hon Usman Labaran Shafa, Alhaji Ahmed Shauibu, Member representing Toto/ Gadabuke constituency at the state legislature and the party chairman in the area respectively have assured that the party will win the forthcoming local government election in the area.

They have commended the leadership qualities of the speaker and called on the people of the area to support Gov. Abdullahi Sule to succeed beyond 2023.

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