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Abdulsalami Calls For Stronger, United Northern Govs Forum In Interest Of Region

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Abdulsalam-Abubakar1Former head of state Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd) has called for a more united Northern States Governors’ Forum (NSGF), stressing the need for the northern governors to bury the hatchet and forgo their differences in the interest of the region.

The NSGF, which was once united and spoke with a common voice, began to have cracks in its walls following the failure of Plateau State governor Jonah Jang to emerge winner of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) elections despite his endorsement as the consensus candidate of the NSGF which has a block vote of 19.

But to their dismay, Jang lost the contest to the Rivers State governor Rotimi Amaechi by 16 to 19 votes; a development which forced Isa Yuguda of Bauchi and Gabriel Suswam of Benue to pass a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the Forum citing betrayal and dishonesty on the part of some of its members.

Abdulsalami had reportedly used the occasion of the wedding ceremony of the son of former vice president Atiku Abubakar and the daughter of former Bauchi State governor Ahmed Mua’zu in Bauchi to make the peace moves.

It was gathered that during the ceremony, Abdulsalami reportedly called Yuguda and Babangida Aliyu aside and urged them to put the interest of the region over and above individual differences.

According to a source who was privy to the discussion, “General Abdulsalami asked the two of them to resolve their differences in the interest of the north and its people. He told them they should always bear in mind that they are in politics to serve the people and, no matter their differences, the interest of the people should be paramount on their minds.”

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari

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The Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has declared his intention to lead the #EndSARS protest against police brutality ongoing nationwide.

He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.

Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.

Also Read: Fayemi Names Members Of Judicial Panel On Human Rights Violations By Police

He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.

The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.

He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.

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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

Femi Adesina

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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Governor Seyi Makinde confirms the killing of #EndSARS protester, Jimoh Isiaka in Ogbomosho, Oyo state
Sanwo-Olu Sends Condolence Message To Seyi Makinde Over Mother's Death

Seyi Makinde

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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