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2023: I am still in the race- Jigawa NNPP Gubernatorial candidate

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Aminu Ringim

 

Bala Ibrahim

The Gubernatorial candidate under the umbrella of the New Nigeria People’s Party NNPP Malam Aminu Ibrahim Ringim said he is still in the race and didn’t not stepped down for anybody.

Mr. Aminu stated this via his Facebook page while debunking speculation that he withdrew his Jigawa NNPP gubernatorial candidature after collecting the sum of N2 billion.

This is coming amidst the party’s consultations with some of the aggrieved APC and PDP bigwigs over possibilities of dumping their parties and decamped to the basket and fruits party.

Among the top Politicians sighted at one of the meetings are the Current Senator representing Jigawa Senator Sabo Muhammad Nakudu, former Deputy Governor Ahmad Muhammad, serving and former house of Representatives and state Assembly members as well as other top Politicians in the state.

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According to him “I was shocked and saddened by a rumor going round after receiving some text messages and calls that I withdrew my Jigawa NNPP gubernatorial candidature after being offered ₦2 billion. I want to inform the public that this statement is not true”

“To set the record straight, since I started politics in 1976 during LGA’s Guidelines Reform, I have never participated in any form of money politics especially one which involves a give-and-take situation as a tool for consensus or antipathy to my party”

“As we all know, our party the NNPP is the best alternative to the good people of Jigawa and Nigeria as a whole who are tired and frustrated by the bad governance under the successive PDP and APC regimes. Under the leadership of Sen. Engr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, our doors are open for those who wish to join our great party the NNPP, and even those who are interested in vying for political positions are welcomed to join and undergo due assessment. Our party offers a level playing field for all Nigerians devoid of any sentimental or monetary inducements”

“Finally , I would like to restate my call to the good people of Jigawa State and Nigeria as a whole to register and get their PVCs as it is the only means of fulfilling our constitutional mandate of the right to vote, and way out of our current predicament of bad governance in our dear State and Country” Ringim stated.

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Breaking:Gov. Yusuf Orders Arrest of Deposed Emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero

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The Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has ordered the immediate arrest of the former Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero, for creating tension in the state.

The former Emir was smuggled into Kano city last night in an attempt to forcefully return to the palace two days after being deposed by the Governor.

In a statement issued by Mr. Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, the spokesperson to the Governor, it was confirmed that the new Emir, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, arrived at the palace in the company of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, the Speaker of the State Assembly, and other top government functionaries at about 1:00 a.m. on Saturday, 25th May 2024.

As the Chief Security Officer of the state, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, has directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest the deposed Emir with immediate effect for disturbing public peace and attempting to destroy the relative peace the state enjoys.

Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa
**Director General, Media and Publicity, Government House, Kano**

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NNPC Ltd Condoles with Tijjani Babangida over Loss of Brother, Son

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Yesterday, the NNPC Ltd paid a condolence visit to Nigeria’s Ex-International, Tijjani Babangida, over the tragic loss of his son, Fadil, and brother, Ibrahim Babangida, as a result of the ghastly road accident which occurred on Saturday, May 11th, 2024, along the Zaria-Kaduna Road. It would be recalled that in the unfortunate incident, Babangida and his wife also sustained serious injuries and are currently receiving medical attention.

During the visit, GCEO NNPC Ltd, Mr. Mele Kyari, represented by the Company’s Chief Corporate Communication’s Officer, Mr. Olufemi Soneye, expressed the Company’s heartfelt commiserations to the Babangida family, praying for God’s mercy upon the souls of the departed and for a speedy recovery of the ex-footballer and his wife.

Earlier in February 2024, Tijjani Babangida was among a selected team of Nigeria’s Ex-Internationals, led by the legendary Austin Jay Jay Okocha, who participated in a novelty football match during the grand finale of the 13th NNPC Sports Fiesta held at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In his response, an elated Babangida expressed his delight to the NNPC Ltd for identifying with him in his trying period, stressing that although lives once lost can never be brought back, the Company’s kind gesture will further strengthen his resolve to overcome the predicament.

 

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ECOWAS Parliament Elects First Female Speaker

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The 6th ECOWAS Parliament has elected Ibrahim Maimunatu, a female from Togo, as the Speaker of the Parliament. She is the first female Speaker to be elected in the parliament’s history.

 

During her investiture speech, the newly elected Speaker expressed gratitude to the Parliamentarians for entrusting the fate of the parliament for the next four years to her.

“I’m grateful for the honour conferred on me. I commended the Chairman of the ECOWAS and Nigeria’s President, Bola Ahmed for entrusting the 6th Legislature to my country.”

This is the first time the leadership entrusted to a woman, this, has proven the vision of ECOWAS youth and women should be protected. This has further demonstrated the aim and passion of Togo President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé who always support youths and women, particularly with the introduction of the legislation to support youths and women in Togo”

The new Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Maimunatu assured that she will leave no stone unturned to meet the expectations of the member states.

She further commended the Deputy Speaker of the Parliament, Barau Jibrin, who has demonstrated his skills, commitment, determination, and leadership style in bringing the Parliament to its current stage.

She lamented that the reinsurgence of Terrorism and coup d’ etat in Niger Republic Burkina Faso and Mali and Climate Change were some of the issues bedevelling the sub region.

She lamented that the resurgence of terrorism and coups d’état in Niger Republic, Burkina Faso, and Mali, as well as climate change, were some of the issues plaguing the sub-region.

She stressed that the Parliament would collaborate with member states to address the challenges facing the West African region.

She maintained that the Parliament will work together towards realisation of its 5 pillars envisaged in vision 2050, including a secure, stable and peaceful region; a region endowed with strong institutions, and that complies with the rule of law and fundamental freedoms; a fully integrated and prosperous region; a region mobilized for transformation, inclusive and sustainable development.

After she delivered her inaugural speech, Ibrahima Maimunatu declared the 2nd Extraordinary Session held in Kano closed.

Earlier, Deputy Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Barau Jibrin noted that Extraordinary Session held in ancient city of Kano was to bring the Parliament to the people of Kano State.

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