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The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has postponed the party’s February 26 national convention indefinitely.

The CECPC has however notified the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC of its decision to conduct zonal congresses in March.

The letter dated 21st February was addressed to the INEC Chairman and jointly signed by Gov. Buni and the National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

In the letter, the CECPC said; “This notice supersedes our earlier notice for National Convention referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/22/14 this is predicated on the evaluation of our Party Constitution.

“In furtherance to Article 85 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and compliance with Section 12:6 of our Party Constitution we hereby write to notify the Commission that our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold its Zonal Congresses on Saturday 26th March, 2022.

“Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly.

“While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurances of our highest esteem”.

It would be recalled that the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC wrote to the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC
Of its intension to hold it National Convention on the 26 of February 2022

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BREAKING: NLC SUSPENDS PLANNED STRIKE

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The Nigerian Labour Congress, on Monday night, confirmed that it will no longer proceed with its nationwide strike planned for Wednesday.

The resolution was announced by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and confirmed by the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, Joe Ajaero, after a nearly six-hour meeting between the Federal Government and the organised labour at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

At Monday’s meeting, the parties agreed that “The NLC to suspend notice of strike forthwith to enable further consultations.

“The TUC and the NLC to continue ongoing engagements with the Federal Government and secure closure on the resolutions.

“The labour Unions and the Federal Government to meet on June 19, 2023, to agree on an implementation framework

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BREAKING: Tinubu Sworn-in As Nigeria’s 16th President, Speech shows better days ahead for Nigerians.

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been administered oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, thereby becoming Nigeria’s 16th President.

Tinubu took the oaths at about 10.37 am on Monday morning at the Eagles Square venue of the Presidential Inauguration Ceremony.

His wife, Senator Remi Tinubu, alongside former President Muhammadu Buhari and his family members, were standing beside Tinubu when he took the oaths.

Similarly, Senator Kashim Shettima has been administered oaths of office and allegiance by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Olukayode Ariwoola, thereby becoming Nigeria’s new Vice President.

Shettima took the oaths at about 10.30am on Monday morning

His wife, Nana Shettima, was standing beside him when he took the oaths.

The ceremony took place amid extremely tight security and in front of world leaders and dignitaries, such as President Kagame of Rwanda and Cyril Ramaphosa of South Africa at the 5,000 capacity Eagle Square Abuja , venue of the historical presidential inauguration ceremony .

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Hilda Baci surpasses Guinness World Record

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Nigerian chef, Hilda Effiong Bassey, popularly known as Hilda Baci, has surpassed the current Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

Hilda Baci, who is on a cooking marathon at Amore Gardens in the Lekki area of Lagos State, on Monday, May 15, hit 87 hours 50 minutes to surpass the record.

The 27-year-old chef had, on Thursday, May 11, set up a four-day ‘cook-a-thon’ at Amore Gardens to break the Guinness World Record for the longest cooking time.

The current record for the world’s longest cooking marathon is held by Lata Tondon who completed the task in 87 hours, 45 minutes, and 00 secs in Rewa, India, in 2019.

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday, visited and commended Hilda Baci over the attempt to break the Guinness World Record.

Scores of Nigerians have since been commending the chef for the feat, while others, including celebrities defied the rain to physically cheer up the visibly tired chef.

Hilda Baci won the maiden edition of the Jollof Face-off Competition in 2021, pocketing a grand prize of $5000.

The Guinness Book of Records is a reference book that contains human and natural world records.

It was first published in 1955 by the Guinness Brewery in Ireland and has since become one of the world’s most well-known and frequently read reference books.

Individuals or groups must submit proof to the Guinness World Records team and go through a verification process to qualify for a world record listing.

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