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30 Nigerians to be sentenced in Saudi Arabia over Tinubu

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The incident happened during the month of Ramadan, shortly before the Eid-El-Fitr (Sallah) celebration.

Thirty Nigerian citizens have been arrested in Saudi Arabia for displaying campaign posters of Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the holy mosque, Kaaba, TheHeute reports.

The Nigerians, while on lesser Hajj, Umrah, were reportedly nabbed by the Saudi police at the holy mosque as they walk around the Kaaba with Tinubu’s posters lifted up.

The incident happened during the month of Ramadan, shortly before the Eid-El-Fitr (Sallah) celebration.

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An eyewitness, Murtala Adamu Jega, a Nigerian who also performed the lesser Hajj at the time said, “I’m a witness; I saw them lift Bola Tinubu’s posters at the holy Kaaba.

“This is despicable. Instead of them to devout precious time to pray for peace to return to our country, 30 men made a mockery of our nation by lifting up a politician’s posters in the holy place. Thank God, Saudi authorities were swift to have arrested them right there and then,” he said.

For Zainab Abdullahi, another Nigerian who was at the mosque, “the scenario was a very bad representation of Nigeria’s image before the world, and I think politicians must desist from this bad behaviour”.

Meanwhile, a Saudi Arabian source said those arrested would be charged to court to serve their sentences.

Commenting on the situation, a renowned Islamic Cleric in Nigeria, Sheik Nura Khalid, commended the Saudi authorities for the arrest, saying, “Lifting up a politician’s posters in the holy Kaaba has contravened Islamic traditions.”

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Wike Dares Ayu,Suspend Me And See The Repercussions

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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has dared the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Iyorchia Ayu to suspend the G-5 governors and see if the party would be able to withstand the storm that will follow.

Speaking yesterday, at the campaign flag-off rally of the State PDP Campaign Council in Bori, Khana Local Government Area of the State, Governor Wike boasted that the G-5 Governors are above the threat of suspension.

“We are above that level that you think you can threaten anybody; intimidate anybody with whatever illegal decision you have taken.”

“So, we are waiting for you to announce my own and any other of my friend. Like I have said, when a man says you will not sleep, he too, will he sleep. Will Ayu sleep? Will those his cohorts sleep? So don’t worry, we have the capacity to pay back. We have the capacity to tell you that enough is enough.”

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He warned that the resort to despotism by the PDP National Working Committee would not do the party any good in the forthcoming general elections.

Governor Wike said that the reason why the dissolution of the Ekiti State working committee would be challenged in court was that there were still members of the PDP who believed in the rule of law and that the party should respect its constitution.

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DON’T ALLOW PDP TO RULE NIGERIA —TINUBU

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The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Saturday urged the people of Jigawa State to not give the Peoples Democratic Party an opportunity to return to power. This is even as he charged them to keep faith with the All Progressives Congress-led government for service delivery.

The former Lagos State governor stated this when he addressed a mammoth crowd of supporters at the presidential campaign rally held at the  Mallam Aminu Kano Triangle, Dutse, the Jigawa State capital.

He said having voted out the “jackals and hyenas” in the PDP administration in 2015, it would be disastrous to give them another opportunity back to power.

He said: “You did the courageous job of chasing away the locusts eight years ago, do not trust their deceptive promises. Do not let them back into power. Like locusts, they will devour everything in their path!

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“Instead, vote for the people that have a track record of delivering prosperity to the people. We did it in Lagos and Borno, and with your help, we will do it again for Nigeria. Vote for the people with the vision, capacity, competence, and integrity to do what is right.

“Vote for responsive and responsible leadership. Vote for us. Vote for the APC on February 25 and March 11.”

He said his administration would build on the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari and bring the country to flourish.

Unveiling his plans, the frontline presidential candidate promised to revamp the agricultural sector, while also giving great attention to developing infrastructure across the country.

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Reiterating the importance of securing the nation for economic growth, the APC candidate promised to provide all critical security agencies with all they require to secure the nation and make it habitable for Nigerians.

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According to him: “Most importantly of all, we will secure our nation and defeat the menace posed by evil criminals, kidnappers, bandits, and terrorists. We will sweep them away. Broom!

“We will do so by recruiting and deploying more security personnel across the various agencies, improving their equipment and training, and deploying top-shelf technology to improve ground and aerial surveillance in key and dangerous areas.”

Overwhelmed by the tumultuous crowd, Tinubu thanked them every turn, saying ‘Nagode, Nagode, thank you, thank you.”

Jigawa Governor Badaru Abubakar expressed appreciation to the people of the State for turning out in large numbers to receive the presidential candidate and other party leaders.

He described Tinubu as his dear father who would soon be the “father of the nation.

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“You know me, I know you. You know what did before and what we are doing at present. You know right from President Buhari and me your governor, we are doing well for you. Baba Asíwájú will take over from there and double our party’s delivery for you”

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Muslim-Muslim Ticket: Court Dismisses Lawyer’s Suit Seeking To Disqualify Tinubu

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Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed of the Federal High Court Abuja, has dismissed a suit seeking disqualification of the All Progressives Congress and Bola Tinubu over the nomination of Muslim-muslim candidacy, for the 2023 presidential election.

The suit instituted by an Abuja based legal practitioner, Mister Osigwe Momoh was thrown out by the Judge on ground of lack of locus standi by the plaintiff.

Justice Mohammed held that the lawyer, not being a member of the APC and having not participated in the process that produced Tinubu and his running mate, Kashim Shetima cannot query them on the nominations.

The legal practitioner had in the suit prayed the Court for an order nullifying the candidature of APC and Tinubu from participating in the presidential election on the ground that the nomination of Muslim-muslim candidacy is unconstitutional and against the spirit and letters of sections 14, 15 and 224 of the 1999 Constitution.

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He asked the court for an order of perpetual injunction to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from publishing the name of APC and its presidential candidate for the purpose of the 2023 election.

However in his judgment, Justice Mohammed disagreed with the plaintiff on legal right to institute the case and subsequently dismissed it in its entirety.

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