Military begins bombardment of bandits’ hideouts in North-West, North-Central, North-East

There were strong indications on Tuesday that the military had begun the bombardment of bandits’ hideouts in the North-West, North-Central and some parts of the North-East. Top security officials, who confided in our correspondents, said the bombardment, which started in Katsina and Benue states would soon be extended to other states in the zones. Recall that the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC in March, said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had ordered crackdown on bandits terrorising farmers across the country. Also, during

North-Central Govs, Lawmakers Divided Over Gbajabiamila’s Endorsement

The decision of the  All Progressives Congress to back the Majority Leader of the  House of  Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, for the 9th National Assembly speakership has been met with mixed reactions by governors, lawmakers and APC state chairmen in the North-Central. The Punch reports that while the governors and state APC chairmen in the zone on Friday declared their support for Gbajabiamila,  some of the lawmakers eyeing the position have condemned the development. North-Central leaders are also backing  Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Senate presidency. But  Idris Wase (Plateau State), Mohammed Bago (Niger State) and John Dyegh (Benue) are said

By |April 20th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |0 Comments

House Speakership: 5 Govs Move Against Gbajabiamila

— North Central caucus insists on producing presiding officer as Dogara’s men, PDP weigh options Palpable tension appears to have enveloped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as the North Central caucus of the party insists on producing the Speaker of the 9th House of Representatives. New Telegraph reports that the zonal position of the party, ostensibly backed by five serving governors on the platform of the party may be made public soon baring any last minute change in plans. According to Sunday Telegraph sources, four of the governors are from the North Central zone while the fifth is from

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

9th N’Assembly: North-Central APC Demands Position of Speaker

* South-West battle for the position of deputy senate president  * Ajayi Boroffice, Remi Tinubu, Others battle for the exalted position  Members of the All Progressives Congress from the North-Central geopolitical zone in the House of Representatives have called on the ruling party to zone the position of the speaker in the coming 9th National Assembly to the area. ‎Meanwhile, the Punch reports that the lawmakers stated that they would respect the decision of the APC. They however urged the party leadership to consider the zone for the sake of fairness. The lawmakers addressed journalists after the plenary on Tuesday.

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