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Atiku Reveals Plans To Develop Baro Port



Atiku Abubakar addressing the crowd


In continuation of his nation wide campaign preparatory to the forthcoming presidential election, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, GCON, has stated his plan to boost maritime activities by developing the @@Baro Inland Port in Niger State.

The former vice president of the country made this disclosure at the PDP presidential rally in Minna, the capital of Niger state. He stated that developing the inland water ways will take pressure off our roads, promote commerce and economic prosperity.

The Wazirin Adamawa decried the spate of violence and insecurity in the country and promised to tackle insecurity head-on, if elected the President.


Other speakers at the occasion observed the enormous potentials and natural endowment of the state that have not been productively utilized. They also observed the deplorable state of the nation and urged the people of Niger State and Nigerians in general to vote for PDP and Atiku, in order to restore the nation on the path of unity, security, peace and progress.

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The rally witnessed a huge turn out of who-is-who in the party hierarchy from within and outside the region, notably amongst them are: Dr. Babangida Aliyu, Sen. Zainab Kure, the former PDP governors from the state, Senator Philip Aduda, the Senator representing FCT at the Red Chambers, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, the Minority Leader in the House of Representtaives, Senator Adolphous Wabara, former Senate President and Chairman PDP, Board of Trustee (BOT), other BOT members and the members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), serving and former governors, former and serving members of the National Assembly amongst others as the rally witnessed a huge turn-out of women and youths as well.

The highpoint of the occasion was the presentation of the PDP flag to Amb. Ahmed Musa Ibeto former deputy governor of the state, Hon. Ibrahim Ebbo for the National Assembly, Abdullahi Azozo, the state former commissioner for Water Resources and welcoming over fifty thousand of their supporters back into the PDP fold by the chairman, Senator Iyorchia Ayu.




Breaking:Emir of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi Passes On



Late Emir Of Dutse Nuhu Muhammad Sunusi


The Emir of Dutse  in Jigawa state North West Nigeria Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi is Dead.

In his verified Facebook handle a traditional title holder Santurakin Dutse  and PDP Gubernatorial Candidate of Jigawa state Mustafa Sule Lamido made the statement.


Another credible source from the Capital of Jigawa state told NIGERIAN TRACKER that Emir Nuhu Sunusi died today in Abuja but did not disclose the place where he died.

NIGERIAN TRACKER recalls that Alhaji Nuhu Muhammadu Sunusi was appointed Emir of Dutse by the military administration of Late Colonel Ibrahim Aliyu in 1995 after the passing away of his father Muhammadu Sunusi.


He reigned as the Emir for 28 years

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Naira Controversy: Emefiele Appears Before Reps. Committee



Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN) Godwin Emefiele on Tuesday appeared before the ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives on the cashless policy and deadline for the replacement of old currency notes.

Emefiele, who was supposed to appear before the Committee last week, failed to do stating he was out of the country with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The House threatenedto invoke the provisions of section 89(1)(d) of the Constitution by issuing a warrant of arrest today to compel him to appear.

The CBN Governor, who appeared with some of his assistants, went into a brief Executive session with members of the committee.

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Cashless system helps in tracking election financing — Osinbajo



By Chijioke Okoronkwo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says a cashless policy, when effectively operated in Nigeria, can help stem the surge of illicit election financing by making it possible to track funds.

Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, in a statement on Monday in Abuja, said the vice president received a delegation of the EU Election Observation Mission led by Mr Barry Andrews.

The EU Chief Observer is also a member of the European Parliament.

“I think that what we should be looking at is to provide more infrastructures.

“ The cashless thing has been really advantageous and helps with tracking.

“That sort of infrastructure is useful for more financial inclusion and the more financial inclusion you have, the easier it is to track.

“So much money can be spent without it being tracked under the current election financing practices in the country.’’

Osinbajo acknowledged the serious difficulty in controlling election financing because of cash transactions.

According to him, there are still infrastructure issues required to be in place to ensure an efficient cashless system in the country.

“With cash transactions, it is still difficult to seriously control election financing.’’

On electoral offences, the vice president said the Electoral Offences Commission Bill was at the National Assembly.

He said he hoped that it would begin a new regime of dealing with electoral offences which would be helpful.

“By and large, one shouldn’t expect INEC to be the investigator of electoral offences.

“I think that law enforcement agencies should be responsible for arresting and prosecuting offenders, state by state.

“Electoral offences are always seen through a political prism; people will always feel that they are being prosecuted because they belong to a certain party.

“What is more important is that we have to find a system where the police could have a special unit for offences during the course of elections.

“The Federal High Courts could also have a special jurisdiction to deal with offences and not extend beyond the Federal High Courts.”

On the role of the judicial system, Osinbajo said that more attention should be paid to the monitoring of tribunals and their outcomes, calling for more scrutiny from the National Judicial Council.

He disclosed that discussions had been had in the past concerning malfeasance on the part of some judges and those found guilty should be brought to the fore.

“There should be sanctions and that way, we would be able to clean up and correct some of the problems,’’ he said.

In his remarks, Andrews said that the mission would be monitoring the elections coming up next month and hope for a peaceful and fair electoral process.

According to him, it is the 7th time the INEC is inviting the EU Mission to monitor the elections, adding that the team had been in the country since Jan 11 and will be around until the end of March, 2023.

Other members of the delegation include Ms Samuela Isopi, Ambassador, EU Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS and Mr Thomas Boserup, Deputy Chief Observer, EU Election Observation Mission. (NAN)

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