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Today’s Headlines: Bandits Abduct Students, Travellers In Kaduna, Burn Vehicles, Osinbajo Screened

Bandits Abduct Students, Travellers In Kaduna, Burn Vehicles

Bandits in the early hours of yesterday abducted students and other travellers along the Birnin-Gwari highway.

They also burnt eight vehicles conveying students to their examination for admission into the School of Health at Makarfi, scheduled for Kaduna State University.

According to the Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union, BEPU, in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer (PRO), Idris Saidu , the bandits laid siege on three different locations on the highway, forcing motorists to make u-turn. “Those who were not lucky fell into the trap set by the bandits and were subsequently abducted….Read Full Articles

Osinbajo Screened

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been screened by the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential screening panel.

After the screening, Mr Osinbajo spoke with journalists, saying the exercise was fruitful and expressed optimism about the party’s chances ahead of the 2023 presidential election…..Read Full Articles

Fresh Suit Seeks Atiku’s Disqualification From 2023 Presidential Race

A fresh suit seeking the disqualification of the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar from the 2023 presidential election has emerged.

The PUNCH had reported that Atiku polled 371 votes to emerge as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party at the party’s convention held on Saturday.

The fresh suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/751/2022, was filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday by a constitutional lawyer, Mr. Johnmary Jideobi.

The plaintiff argued that Atiku is not constitutionally qualified to participate in the presidential contest…..Read Full Articles

PDP candidate, Kashim Withdraws From Bauchi Governorship Race

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Bauchi State, Ibrahim Kashim has withdrawn from the 2023 race.

The Publicity Secretary, Yayanuwa Zainabari, informed newsmen of the development on Tuesday.

The spokesman said Kashim withdrew from the contest citing personal reasons. The party assured that it would follow due process to replace the candidate…..Read Full Articles

Wike Declares Support For Atiku

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has promised that he will fully support the 2023 presidential bid of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar who beat him to the presidential ticket of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the presidential primary of the party held last weekend.

Wike said said his support for the presidential bid of the former Vice President will be in line with the promise he made in his speech at the presidential primary that he will support whoever emerges as the party’s presidential candidate.

The Governor who reiterated his promise in a post on his Facebook page on Monday evening said he is not going to go back on his word.

He also added that he will not abandon the PDP because of his loss of the presidential ticket…..Read Full Articles

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