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PDP Makes Peace Overtures As Obasanjo, Anenih Hold Closed Door Meeting

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Anenih-and-ObasanjoWorried by the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the party, Chief Tony Anenih, met with former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday.

Anenih led other notable members of the party, including the Jigawa State governor, Alhaji Sule Lamido; former governors of Kastina, Nasarawa and Kaduna states respectively, Alhaji Ibrahim Shema, Abdulai Adamu and Senator Ahmed Makarfi and the secretary of the BoT, Senator Waliu Jubril, to the secret meeting.

Others at the meeting were the embattled national vice chairman (South-West), Chief Segun Oni; the deposed national auditor, Bode Mustapha and a member of the BoT, Mrs Aduke Maina.

The meeting which held at the hilltop residence of Obasanjo, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, lasted for about three hours behind closed doors.

Briefing newsmen after the meeting, Anenih said members deliberated on how best to resolve the lingering crisis rocking the party, both at the national and state levels even as he added the details was not for public consumption.

When asked about the major issues discussed in the meeting, the BoT chairman said “we discussed issues that affect the party itself. I am here to see my leader, I am here to pay my respect and, indeed, I am here with my colleagues, some members of the BoT of our party, to discuss some issues that affect the corporate existence of this country.”

Speaking on the outcome of the meeting, Anenih said “as you see, we are all smiling, don’t you see me smiling? And my leader too is smiling. So we are quite happy about the outcome. For now, it is not for public consumption.”

However, sources privy to the discussions have revealed that the peace meeting failed.

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  1. olusegun

    April 16, 2013 at 5:56 pm

    If Baba Obasanjo sold himself again that is his own problem. But he should know that he had done enough for Nigeria, build Yoruba power

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me: Femi Adesina

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#EndSARS: Protesters Rain Curses On Me – Buhari’s Aide, Adesina

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Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has revealed that he has been receiving curses from Nigerians through phone calls and text messages over a false report that he advised his principal to shun protesters.

Adesina stated in an article he wrote titled: “An Enemy of the People’ published on Thursday evening.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Nigerians Recount Their Horrible Ordeals In The Hands Of Thugs In Police Uniform

Adesina denied that he advised President Buhari for whatever reasons on the End SARS protesters, but said an online platform falsely accused him that he told Buhari to “ignore the protests and not give in to the demands of ‘Twitter warriors’.

He explained that his telephone numbers were posted on social media, thereby, making people reach out to him with curses.

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother’s Death

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Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has sent a condolence message to Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde over the passing away of his mother.

Recall that InformationNigeria earlier reported that Governor Makinde of Oyo State on Thursday lost his mother, Chief Abigail Makinde.

The governor’s mother passed on at age 81.

Also Read: Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother

Reacting to the news, Sanwo-Olu prayed for the dead and consoled the bereaved via his official Twitter handle on Thursday. He wrote:

“I commiserate with Governor @seyiamakinde on the passing to eternal glory of his dear mother, Mrs Abigail Makinde.

While I extend my condolences to the Makinde family, I pray that God grants them the grace and courage to bear the loss. May mama’s soul rest eternally.”

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

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INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

INEC Announces Date for 2023 Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has disclosed that the 2023 presidential election will hold on February 18, 2023.

The Chairman of the Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu, made this known on Thursday while delivering his goodwill message at the inauguration of the special adhoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution.

Yakubu told members of the House of Representatives there were about 855 days left before the next general election.

Also the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, urged the committee to pick things they can get over with and avoid the ones that will stall the process and destabilize the system.

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