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I reconciled Buhari and Babangida, in 2005 – Orji Kalu

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The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Friday said he organised a meeting in his Igbere country home in Abia State, in 2005 to reconcile the President, Muhammadu Buhari and a former military President Ibrahim Babangida.

He also said he seized the occasion to host the late Dim Odimegwu Ojukwu, and the late Dr.Alex Ekwueme.

The former governor of Abia State, stated this on Friday while reacting to comments about the picture of the meeting which he posted on his Facebook page on Thursday.

Those in the picture are, Buhari, Babangida, Ekwueme, Ojukwu and Kalu.

He confirmed that the picture he shared on his Facebook page to mark  Ojukwu’s posthumous birthday was not photoshopped contrary to insinuations.

The former Abia State governor said that the picture was taken in 2005 when he organised a reconciliatory meeting between Buhari and Babangida.

He added that Ekwueme and Ojukwu were also in attendance.

Kalu wrote, “Good morning my dear friends, I have read a few comments insinuating that the picture attached is photoshopped. No, it is not .

” The picture was taken in 2005 at my country home Igbere when I had the honour to host and reconcile my leaders ; Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu of blessed memory; President Muhammadu Buhari ; former military president Ibrahim Babangida and former vice president Alex Ekwueme of blessed memory.

“Prior to the reconciliation, President Buhari and President Babangida were not talking to each others, ” he explained

 

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President Tinubu To Address Joint Sitting Of National Assembly Tomorrow

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As part the event to commemorate 25 years of unbroken democracy and Legislature in Nigeria, there will be joint sitting of both the Senate and the House of Representatives on Wednesday 29 May, 2024.

This is contained in a statement by clerk to the national Assembly Sani Magaji Tambuwal and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

The statement indicates that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will address the joint sitting on state of the nation and also flag off the National Assembly Library.

Senators and Honourable Members are expected to be seated by 9am.

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Sanusi Reinstated As Emir Of Kano

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Four years after Muhammadu Sanusi II was deposed as the Emir of Kano, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has reinstated him to the throne.

“With the full support of the kingmakers, I have approved the reappointment of Malam Sanusi Lamido,” the governor said to cheers at the Art Chamber of the Kano State Government House around 5:16 pm on Thursday.

He announced the decision right after signing the Kano State Emirate Council (Repeal) Bill 2024 into law.

The new law replaces the Kano State Emirates Council Law, 2019, and dissolves the emirate councils created by Governor Yusuf’s predecessor Abdullahi Ganduje.

It was based on the law that Ganduje split the Kano Emirate into five in December 2019 and deposed the 14th Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II on March 9, 2020. The emirates created by the Ganduje administration were Karaye, Bichi, Rano, and Gaya, in addition to Kano.

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FG Offers 2-Month Free Ride On Abuja Light Rail

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The federal government has offered 2-month free ride services to passengers on the Abuja Light rail after its inauguration on Monday.

Nyesom Wike, The FCT Minister, disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday at a ministerial press briefing on the one year in office of President Bola Tinubu.

He said President Tinubu would inaugurate the rail project on Monday, while it would start commercial services on Tuesday.

“For those who are saying that the rail system had already been commissioned, don’t make a mistake. What was earlier commissioned was the building. What we want to commission on Monday is commercial operations.

“If you are going to the airport, from here to airport is 20 minutes. Seeing is believing. Go on Tuesday. We are going to allow for free rides for two months.

“You know, Mr. President, he can even say extend it to six months just to reduce the pain of our people. That is renewed hope agenda. When you say something, you do it,” Wike said.

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