Tinubu Endorses Kogi APC Gov Candidate
The President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Saturday, received the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, Ahmed Usman Ododo in Abuja.
Naija News reports the governorship candidate was led to Tinubu by the Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello.
The President-elect gave his blessings to Ododo, and raised his hands up to signify him as the endorsed candidate for the November governorship election in Kogi State.
He also urged the people of Kogi State to vote for the APC candidate in the forthcoming elections.
Ododo is the anointed candidate of Governor Bello.
Source – Naija News
Abba Gida-Gida will revisit Sanusi’s dethronement – Kwankwaso
Presidential Candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) and leader of the Kwankwasiyya Movement, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso, has said the incoming government in Kano will revisit the dethronement of Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, 14th Emir of Kano.
Sanusi, who became emir in the final term of Kwankwaso as governor, was dethroned by outgoing Governor Abdullahi Ganduje, who was deputy governor at the time the monarch was installed.
Sanusi was removed on March 9, 2020, and also banished from Kano and sent to Loko, a remote community in Nasarawa State, while the expenses of the emirate under him were probed.
Ganduje had also split the emirate into five and appointed emirs who were at par.
But speaking in a viral video, Kwankwao said the dethronement and balkanisation of the emirate would be reviewed by the government of Abba Kabir Yusuf, the governor-elect, who is popularly known as Abba Gida-Gida.
“We have campaigned and as you know we are popular in Nigeria especially in Kano state, we are now back and God willing we will continue with the good works our administration left. This incoming governor and his team will take them up.”
“As elders, we will continue to advise them to do the right thing. We tried not intervene in the issue of bringing or removing any Emir, but now, an opportunity has come.
“Those who were given this opportunity will sit down and see to the issues. They will look at what they are expected to do. Beside the Emir, even the emirate has been divided into five places. All these need to be studied. Usually a leader inherits good, bad and issues that are hard to reconcile.”
He further prayed for God’s intervention to allow the incoming governor to be able to handle things easily.
Source – Daily Trust
16 passengers burnt to death in Osun motor crash
No fewer than 16 passengers including a nursing mother and 5 children reportedly burnt to ashes in a ghastly motor accident that occurred on Friday evening in Odeomu Of Ayeedade local government area of Osun.
Meanwhile, four passengers, a driver of one of the two vehicles that had a head-on collision that led to the accident, a security officer, a corp member and a lady said to have escaped death in the incident.
Though, Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mrs Agnes Ogungbemi, in an interview with our reporter in Osogbo, hinted that, official casualty figures concerning the incident remained sketchy at the time of filing in this report but maintained that, the commission would make available every necessary information on those that gave up the ghost as a result of the accident.
She stressed that those Injured had been taken to a nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, an eyewitness account stated that the accident involved a commercial bus driver carrying a gas cylinder and a Lexus Jeep that caught fire when they had a head-on collision and the gas cylinder in one of the vehicles got exploded.
Informed sources hinted that the driver of the bus was at high speed when he ran into the Lexus Jeep driver.
It was gathered that the commercial vehicle was coming from Osogbo while the Lexus Jeep was coming from Osogbo when the incident happened around 7.00 P.M of the day.
The informant who preferred anonymity further disclosed that, when he arrived at the scene, the vehicles were in flame and nobody could go near them until the fire went down affirming that, 16 corpses including 5 children were evacuated from the burnt vehicle, while 4 passengers narrowly escaped death in the vehicles.
“It was the bus driver that lost control and ran into the Jeep before it caught fire,” he added.
Source – Tribune