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2023 presidency: Young Professionals buys N40m nomination forms for Saraki

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A group known as Young Professionals has obtained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for the 2023 general elections for the immediate past President of the Senate, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Presenting the forms to Saraki at his Abuja residence, the leader of the group, Abubakar Dan Musa, expressed hope that a better and united Nigeria is possible with the immediate past Senate President as president.
Musa said, “After extensive deliberations, we have concluded that the situation of our country is so far from what it should be if we have the right leadership. The country is not running as a functional entity that can bring the best out of her citizens and provide the best for the generality of the people.”

Musa also lamented the terrible situation in the country, sayang, “It is for these reasons that we concluded that we should not leave the process leading to the emergence of the next President of our country to only politicians. We have decided to get involved right from the pre-primary election period.
“We want candidates who understand the needs of the business group and can initiate policies, programmes, and projects that will encourage the growth of businesses, particularly, small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs).

“We want a candidate that will create a synergy between the private and business sectors. We want a man who will naturally earn the respect of the international community and the confidence of foreign and local investors and get them to establish factories and businesses. We want a candidate who understands job creation and wealth creation.”

In his response, Saraki, who commended the Young Professionals for gesture said, “what you have done is a symbolic message that you are mandating me to go out to the field and work hard among all our leaders, delegates, and other stakeholders to win the PDP presidential ticket come May as well as subsequently follow up with decisive victory in the general elections in February 2023.

Sraki said he does not have an option but to listen to the voice of the youths who represent 62 per cent of the over 200 million Nigerians and contest the 2023 presidential election.

The immediate past President of the Senate promised that If he becomes the President of Nigeria, all positions of ministers of state in the cabinet will be occupied by youths.
“Without unfolding all the plans here because we will soon formally hold a public declaration to which all of you are hereby invited, I want to once again express my happiness over this gesture. I so much appreciate it and I will not take it for granted,” Saraki stated.

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APC Presidential Screening: Tinubu, Amaechi, Bakare, others scale through

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The National Leader and Presidential Aspirant of All Progressive Congress, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, immediate past minister of Transport, Chibuike Amaechi, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Pastor Tunde Bakare and other 2023 presidential aspirants have stormed the ruling All Progressive Congress screening exercise ground to defend themselves why they are the right choice for the position of the Nigeria President.

The screening exercise which constitute a seven-man Committee is been chaired by a former National Chairman of the Party, Chief John Odigie Oyegun in Abuja.

Speaking with journalists after the exercise, the youngest presidential aspirant under the platform of APC, Nicholas Felix has described the candidature of the former vice president Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) as a work over for APC.

In an interview with, Pastor Tunde Bakare shortly after his screening told Journalists that PDP is a dead party and it’s nothing to fear.

“I have appeared before the screening committee and I am very confident in the race and said to them that I will assemble the best, brightest and fittest from within the country, North, East, South, outside the country.

The time has come for us to raise the foundation for many generations, to restore the path of greatness and to ensure that our nation soars again.

The former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in company of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu  also took his turn before the screening panel.

The screening is scheduled for two days to enable all the 23 Presidential aspirants of the party to appear before the panel.

The Presidential primaries of the party has been slated for June 6 – 7, .2022

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APGA National Secretary Maku, returns back to PDP

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The National Secretary of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Mr Labaran Maku,
has returned back to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Maku, a former Minister of Information under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lafia.

He said his decision to return to the PDP was in response to the yearnings of his people in Nasarawa State.

NAN reports that Maku had defected from the PDP to APGA in 2015 after his unsuccessful attempt to clinch the PDP governorship ticket.

The former minister contested for the Nasarawa State governorship position in 2015 and 2019 on the APGA ticket.

 

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Attack: FG assures Nigerians of safe evacuation from Ukraine

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The Federal Government on Friday assured Nigerians living in Ukraine of their safe evacuation amidst the Russia multiple attacks of Ukraine.

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, gave the assurance while speaking with newsmen in Abuja.

Onyeama said the Federal Government was making arrangements for a special flight operation to evacuate her citizens from Ukraine in view of the escalating tension between that country and Russia.

He added that the Nigerian Embassy in Kiev had been contacted and told to make arrangements for those wishing to  return home from other areas including Donestk and Luhensk.

The minister assured Nigerians that the ministry was following the event since it  began and assured of the Federal Government’s readiness to speedily ensure the safe evacuation of Nigerians, particularly, students in Ukraine.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Russian military has started  attacking military installations in multiple fronts in spite of Russian President Vladimir Putin assurance not to attack Ukrainian citizens.

While Kiev is under bombardment, her citizens are seeking shelter in metro underground stations.

Tens of thousands of people cross the border out of Ukraine, while the European Union expressed readiness to assist with the sum of 1.7 billion euros in economic aid to Ukraine.

Turkish government has also expressed readiness to send humanitarian aid to its Ukrainain counterpart.

 

 

 

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