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Developing Story, After Contesting For 6 Times, 74yrs Old Atiku Abubakar Emerged PDP’s Presidential Ticket For 2023 Election

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Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has emerged as the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 national Presidential election in a very transparent and intrigued contest.

The former Vice President, clinched the Presidential ticket of the party after a keenly contested primary with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who came second.

 

This is how the candidates fared at the poll

Total number of delegates 767

Results.

1. Anyim Pius Anyim – 14 votes

2. Udom Emmanuel – 38 votes

3. Sen Bala Mohammed – 20

4. Senator Bukola Saraki – 70

5. Nyesom Wike – 237

6. Ayo Fayose – 0

7. Dele Momodu – 0

8. Atiku Abubakar 371

Void votes 14

Atiku Abubakar made the following statement on the victory on his social media handle.

“Today, the march to rebuild and unite our great country moves forward. I am honoured to be named the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party. I look forward to speaking with Nigerians across the country, taking the message of hope and unity as we build one future for one people.-AA #OneNigeria”

This is Atiku Abubakar history of Presidential Contest in Nigeria.

Atiku Abubakar has been on a quest to be President of Nigeria since 1992 when he contested within the then Social Democratic Party fresh from his removal as the Deputy Director of the Nigerian Customs Service.

He was pushed for the top job by his Political mentor, Major General Shehu Musa Yar’Dua (rtd) through the then Political Group the Peoples Front.

After the emergence of Chief M.K.O Abiola as the Presidential Candidate of the Party, he was again pushed as the Vice Presiential Candidate but Chief Abiola settled for the National Chairman of the SDP, Alhaji Babagana Kingibe.

Following the return of Democracy in 1999 he contested to be governor of Adamawa State and won with Mr Bonnie Haruna as his deputy.

He had emerged as the Leader of the Successor grouping to the Peoples Front, the Peoples Democratic Movement which became very influential within the Peoples DemocratiC Party by former Head of State, General Olusegun Obasanjo and he emerge as a part of that Joint Ticket.

He attempted to be President again under the Peoples Democratic Party in 2007 but was prevented and he defected to the Action Congress on whose platform he contested and lost.

He went back to the PDP and contested within the party but lost out to then President Goodluck Jonathan, he later defected to the All Progressives Congress follwoing disagreenment within the Peoples Democratic Party and contested for the 2015 Presidential Ticket with President Muhammadu Buhari and others.

He lost out and later returned to the PDP and emerged as the Party’s flagbearer in the 2019 Election and lost to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Agaim he has now again gotten the PDP Ticket as the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party for the 2023 presidential election.

He is a formidable Politician who has built a very loyal and wide followers across the Country through the Peoples Democratic Movement with a formidable war chest.

Atiku is married with  wives and 28 Children and many Grandchildren.

 

Nelly Agwu is an educationist, a Blogger, graduate of History. Very dynamic and a realist. A mouthpiece of the oppressed. Easy going and a Philanthropist.

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Breaking News, Opec Secretary General, Muhammad Barkindo Dies @63 In Abuja

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The death of the two term OPEC Secretary General has been announced in a tweet by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari.

In the early hours of Wednesday, Mr Kyari, on his verified Twitter handle, had written,

@MKKyari, “We lost our esteemed Dr Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo. He died at about 11pm yesterday, July 5 2022. Certainly a great loss to his immediate family, the NNPC, our country Nigeria, the OPEC and the global energy community. Burial arrangements will be announced shortly.”

The cause of his death was unknown at the time of filing this report.

Mr Barkindo’s term as secretary-general was to end on July 31. On Tuesday, he delivered a keynote address at the Nigerian Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition in Abuja, which runs from July 4 to 7. Nigeria joined OPEC in 1971. The country marked its 50th Anniversary in OPEC last year.

Late Barkindo standing in the middle

He was born April 20th, 1959, and died on July 5th aged 63.

Following the announcement of his death by the NNPC GMD, a former senator Shehu Sani, tweeted,

“Muhammad Sanusi Barkindo, former GMD NNPC and until recently, @OPECSecretariat scribe, was honoured yesterday. He died 11pm yesternight. May Allah grant him Aljanna firdausi. Amin. That is the ephemerality and transience of life.”

On Tuesday,  Mr Barkindo met President Muhammadu Buhari along with some OPEC delegates in Abuja. In a statement by OPEC, the meeting took place mainly to honour Barkindo’s two-term tenure as secretary-general of OPEC.

In the meeting, President Buhari, Welcomed him back home and saying, “We are proud of your distinguished achievements at OPEC. You were able to successfully navigate the Organization through turbulent challenges.”

Responding, Barkindo said, “I and my colleagues from the OPEC Secretariat are deeply honoured by your audience, Mr President, as well as of the honourable Minister Sylva and other senior officials of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.”

He later briefed the President on oil market developments and the vital role the Declaration of Cooperation played in stabilising the global oil market over the duration of his tenure.

Muhammad Barkindo being honoured. 

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Herdsmen stabbed Man To Death For Killing Cow In Lagos

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Killed Cow and Commercial bus involved.

There was commotion in the Agbo Malu Agemoowo area of Lagos-Badagry expressway as two suspected herdsmen stabbed a commercial bus driver to death.

The two people said to be the herders have been arrested in connection with the incident by the police in the state.

Benjamin Hundeyin, the image maker of the state police, confirmed the death but fail short to confirm the identity of the killed person.

A commercial LT bus was said to be on a high speed in the area when it crashed into one of the cows, crossing to the other side of the road.

An argument was said to have ensued between the commercial bus conductor and the herdsman which resulted in the herdsman stabbing the driver to death.

The incident created an instant reaction from residents of the area who blocked the expressway and threatened to avenge the death of the deceased man.

The situation caused serious traffic gridlock on the dilapidated road forcing many motorists to find alternative routes.

A resident of the area, George, said “It happened in the morning around 7 o’clock. I had just passed the area when my wife called me. I learnt that the driver was on a high speed when two herdsmen were trying to cross their cows to the other side of the road.”

He also added that “The vehicle was badly damaged and in the process, a fight ensued and the conductor was stabbed in the head and other parts of his body.”

The police image maker confirmed that “A commercial vehicle ran into two cows this morning at Agemowo, Badagry killing one of the herders’ cows.”

The Lagos police spokesperson also stated that “The cattle herders attacked someone they mistook for the vehicle conductor, resulting in his death. The DPO Morogbo division assisted by soldiers from 243 Battalion, Badagry successfully cleared the road and normalcy has since been restored to the area.”

The Lagos police image maker also denied that “It is entirely false that the deceased was turned back when he sought refuge in the police station. He did not make it off the accident scene, let alone, reach the station,” he added.

“Meanwhile the two herders have been arrested. An investigation is ongoing. Updates will be provided subsequently,” the police image maker said.

 

Source Nigerian Tribune.

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Just In, President Muhammadu Buhari Swears-In New Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

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President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn-in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the new Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)

Justice Ariwoola was officially sworn by the president on Monday afternoon, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the Judicial position.

Justice Muhammad, it was gathered, was forced to resign over the weekend, although the information in the public space is that he’s quitting on health grounds.

Recall that last week, a letter written 14 justices of the supreme court accusing him of abandoning his responsibility as the leader of the court leaked.

The judges further accused the CJN of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international trainings.

It was gathered that there was a memo from the judges to the presidency, highlighting all of the CJN’s financial dealings, and threatening that they would stop sitting from September if he is not removed.

Ariwoola, the new CJN was the next-highest ranking justice of the supreme court after Muhammad.

He is billed to leave the Judicial service in 2028.

Biography,

Justice Ariwoola was born on 22 August 1958 and he is currently the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.

He was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal and was elevated to the Supreme Court bench after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State.

Ariwoola started his educational career in his home town Iseyin at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole, in the Iseyin Local government of Oyo State between 1959 and 1967.

Until his elevation to the Supreme Court, Ariwoola served as Justice of the Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu, and Lagos divisions.

Justice Ariwoola has attended many International and National conferences and workshops in France, Atlanta Georgia, UK and Dubai, UAE, and he is married with offsprings.

 

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