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Thousands Of Voluntary Groups Pledge Support For Atiku In Kano



Atiku addressing the groups

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 election, Atiku Abubakar, today continued his visit and consultations in Kano with an interactive session with different voluntary and support groups comprising, labour unions, teachers, traders unions and artisans, among others.

The pledge of loyalty and support to Atiku Abubakar’s candidacy came on the day members of the Buhari Supporter Organisation (BSO) who decamped to the PDP were received by the National Chairman, Dr Iyorchia Ayu in Kano.

Speaking in the same vein, Alh. Abubakar Kabir Babawo, the Director General of the Atiku Support Group, while eulogizing the sterling qualities of the PDP standard bearer, appreciated the PDP national chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu for the morale-boosting event of bringing Ibrahim Shakarau back into the party’s fold.

In his response, the PDP presidential candidate thanked the groups for recognizing and identifying with him and the PDP. He stated that his mission in Kano is not to campaign but to receive Shakarau who has made the bold and right decision to rejoin the party.

He noted that the country had made mistakes in the past by wrong electoral choices but now has an opportunity to correct them by voting PDP. He promised that if the people voted the PDP, he would initiate far-reaching policies that would bring back industrial and commercial activities for which Kano is known for in the past.

Other speakers at the occasion included the PDP chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu, the Delta State governor and the running mate to Atiku, Senator Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa, Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Ibrahim Shakarau, among other party stalwarts.

In another development, the national chairman of the party, Dr Ayu on Tuesday received into the PDP fold members of the Buhari Support Organization in Kano who decamped to the Atiku Organization.

This was contained in a statement signed by AbdulRasheed Shehu, Special Assistant to Atiku Abubakar, on Media and Broadcasting.


Just In: Tinubu Meets Kwankwaso At Aso Rock




President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is currently holding a meeting with one of his key challengers in the February 25, 2023, Presidential Election, Dr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso

Kwankwaso, who came fourth in the election, was the presidential candidate of the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP).

He is the first presidential candidate in the keenly contested election to make a visit to the Aso Rock Villa having held an earlier meeting with the president in Paris before his inauguration on May 29.
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Dr.Y.Z Ya’u Elected as Convener of Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room



Dr YZ Yau

In a highly contested election held at the Abuja Continental Hotel, Dr. Y.Z Ya’u, the Executive Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has emerged as the new Convener of the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room.

The announcement was made in a statement released to the press by Ali Sabo, CITAD’s Digital Rights Officer.

The Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is a coalition of more than 70 civil society organizations dedicated to monitoring Nigeria’s electoral process and elections across the nation.

Established in 2010 before the 2011 general elections, the Situation Room undertakes regular analysis and disseminates information on significant developments and events related to electoral conduct in Nigeria.

With a primary focus on improving the quality of Nigeria’s electoral system, the Situation Room aims to enhance the capacity of civil society organizations to engage and monitor the electoral process effectively. It supports coordination and synergy among various election stakeholders, promoting collaboration, proactive advocacy, and prompt action in response to incidents during elections.

The Situation Room’s secretariat is hosted by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC), a civil society organization founded by Clement Nwankwo. It serves as a platform for advanced planning, scenario building, evidence-based analysis, constructive engagement with stakeholders, and election observation.

During elections, the Situation Room sets up a physical Election Situation Room comprising an Analysts’ Room and a Technical Room. The Analysts’ Room consists of experts in democracy and governance issues, while the Technical Room houses a Call Centre and a Social Media desk. Field observers deployed nationwide for general elections and off-cycle governorship elections send reports to the Communication Room, where they are verified and published on the Situation Room’s social media platforms.

Incidents reported by field observers are escalated to relevant election stakeholders, such as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies, for prompt resolution. The Situation Room issues statements based on these reports, drawing attention to issues such as logistics challenges, security concerns, voter intimidation, and inducement. It calls upon the appropriate authorities to take immediate action in curbing such challenges.

One of the areas of particular focus for the Situation Room is the collation and transmission of election data, which it often identifies as the “weak link” in the Nigerian electoral system. By closely monitoring this stage of the electoral process, the Situation Room aims to ensure transparency and credibility in the declaration of winners.

With Dr. Y.Z Ya’u as its new Convener, the Nigerian Civil Society Situation Room is poised to strengthen its efforts in promoting free, fair, and transparent elections in Nigeria, thereby contributing to the growth and consolidation of democracy in the nation.

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Passage of Police Pension and Training Bills Receives Commendation from Inspector-General of Police



IGP Usman Baba Alkali


In a momentous development, the National Assembly of Nigeria has passed the Police Pension Board Bill and the Nigeria Police Force College, Training School and Institution (Establishment) Bill.


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has hailed this historic achievement and commended the National Assembly and well-meaning Nigerians for their support.


The passage of these bills is expected to bring about significant changes in the country’s policing system, standardize training procedures, improve police productivity, and alleviate pension-related hardships. The IGP expressed gratitude to all stakeholders involved and assured retirees that efforts are underway to implement the bills and address their long-standing pension concerns.

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