The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had insisted he has no preferred candidate in the forthcoming local government election in Lagos State.
Tinubu in a statement, faulted the allegations of a plot to influence APC’s primaries, saying they were targeted to hurt the party.
According to the former Governor of Lagos, the APC Governance Advisory Council in Lagos met on Friday last week to discuss ways to ensure the fairness of the primaries for the poll.
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu would like it to be known, by way of this statement, that he has no preferred candidates for the upcoming local government primaries.
“He has no intention to endorse any of the people contesting for the party nomination in any election, whether for chairmanship or councillorship positions,” the statement said.
It added, “On this matter, Asiwaju believes he can speak for the rest of the GAC regarding their belief in the impartiality and transparency of the internal party process.
“Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and the other GAC leaders seek a free, fair, and transparent process in which the candidates who emerge are those who gather the most support among the party rank and file. Only in this manner, do we best prepare ourselves for the general election.”
The federal government has declared 63 Nigerians and 27 foreigners wanted by the federal government over violation of COVID-19 guidelines.
This was revealed by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) and Chairman Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha.
Mustapha said PSC had in May 2021, issued a Travel Advisory for passengers arriving in Nigeria from some countries currently battling with the virus to observe seven days compulsory quarantine.
According to him, some travellers who arrived Nigeria from the restricted countries recently, have violated the protocol, posing threat to health of Nigerians.
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Nigerian midfielder, Raheem Lawal, has claimed former Super Eagles assistant coach Daniel Amokachi denied him a place in the national team at the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.
Lawal made these claims in an Instagram post.
The Akhisarspor star also blamed ex-goalkeeper trainer, Ike Shorunmu, for not standing up for him.
Lawal also alleged that Amokachi dropped him because he had particular players he was interested in selling.
The 31-year-old was invited to the Eagles alongside Nosa Igiebor and Obiora Nwankwo in 2012 following their impressive displays with the U-23 side during the 2011 CAF U-23 Championship, where he was joint top scorer with three goals.
But prior to the 2013 AFCON in South...
The Governor of Anambra state, Willie Obiano, has claimed he is the only Governor in the country that does not get paid monthly.
Obiano explained that after his tax has been deducted from his salary, he sends the remaining balance to homes of destitute for their upkeep, adding that he has been rendering self-service for the state.
He stated this at his country home, Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State last weekend, shortly after inspecting the Anambra International Passenger and Cargo Airport at Umueri.
The governor who also described himself as “a man of classical quality,” said the airport was built with the best of facilities as can be obtained in any international airport of repute.
Earlier during the inspection,...