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JUST IN: Tambuwal takes over from Fayemi as NGF Chairman

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Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State has taken over as the Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF.

The Chairman of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum and Governor of Ekiti State Dr. John Kayode Fayemi, on Thursday at the National Economic Council (NEC) meeting, held at the Aso Rock Villa Abuja transferred power of the NGF to the Governor of Sokoto State, Rt Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal.

A statement by the Director, Media and Public Affairs of NGF, Abdulrazaque Bello-Barkindo read, “Tambuwal has served meritoriously and harmoniously as Vice Chairman of the Forum under Dr Fayemi in the last four years.

“Dr John Kayode Fayemi who was only a few weeks ago elected as the President of the Forum of Regional and State Governments in Saidia in the state of Casablanca in Morrocco attended the NEC virtually from New York City, where he is currently attending the United Nations General Assembly meeting.

“The Sokoto State Governor will be holding fort until May next year when a proper election is conducted among the governors.

“Before making the announcement, the Ekiti State Governor acknowledged the result driven output of the NEC and thanked his colleagues and other members of the council for their support, explaining that yes, we may be occasionally troublesome, coming from the Forum of Governors, and we do test your patience but you have never really expressed any frustration with all our truculent questions and the insistence that the federation must be a true federation.”

“The new President of the FORAF also did not forget to thank the Secretariat of the NEC and through the NEC thanked the President and Commander in Chief of the Country for taking the resolutions of the NEC seriously by implementing them.

“In his response the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the NGF chairman had taken the wind out of their sail, because he was “meant to, on behalf of the NEC commend the Ekiti Governor and NGF Chairman’s informed and patriotic services to the council in the last four years and that was enhanced by your chairmanship of the NGF, admitting that the NGF has ensured that we move to a true federation, not just in words but in deeds as well.”

“Professor Osinbajo prayed that Dr fayemi’s services both nationally and globally to development, and to all of the good which the nation deserves and the global community deserves will continue.

“Dr Fayemi formally hands over the Chairmanship of the NGF to Rt Hon Amuinu Waziri Tambuwal on the October 16th.”

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Watch the moment newly wedded couple joins Labour Party’s rally in Benin

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Newly wedded couple joins solidarity march for Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after their wedding ceremony.

As the nation marks it’s 62nd year of independence, Nigerians in different states have decided to hold a solidarity march for their preferred presidential candidate.

In a video spotted online, a newly married couple were seen among the throngs of supporters who have stormed the streets to march for Peter Obi.

It is said that the couple joined the march in Benin straight from their wedding venue as they were seen still wearing their wedding attires.

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Aisha Buhari appointed to lead Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Team

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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari has been appointed to lead the Tinubu/Shettima Women Campaign Team for the actualisation of the presidency in 2023.

The APC Women Campaign Team comprises 1,200 strong members, which also comprises Senator Oluremi Tinubu, wife of the APC Presidential candidate and Hajiya Nana Shettima as chairperson and co-chairperson of the women’s campaign team respectively.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by Rinsola Abiola, daughter of late Chief MKO Abiola, who is also named in the media and administrative committees of the campaign team.

A former member of the House of Representatives from Borno, Asabe Vilita Bashir, will be assisted by Lauretta Onochie, a senior aide in the Presidency as deputy national coordinator.

The women’s campaign in the North-West Zone will be coordinated by Dr Zainab Baugudu, wife of the Kebbi Governor while a Falmata Zulum, the First Lady of Borno State, will be in charge of the Northeast.

Olufolake Abdulrazaq, wife of Kwara Governor will coordinate efforts in the North-Central and Mrs. Ibijoke Sanwo-olu, wife of the Lagos Governor, will superintend over the South-West.

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Appeal court affirms Umahi as Ebonyi south senatorial candidate

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A court of appeal in Abuja has affirmed David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, as the validly elected candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Ebonyi south senatorial election.

Ann Agom-Eze had challenged Umahi’s emergence as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.

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