Thu. May 19th, 2022

Year: 2022

A five-year-old pupil of the Redeemers Nursery and Primary School, Ogba, Lagos State, Chidera Eze, has drowned during a swimming lesson organised by the school in the Ikeja area of the state. PUNCH Metro gathered that some teachers and caregivers of the school took Chidera and his colleagues for the swimming lesson at the Ivory…


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There was tension at the Deidei area of the Federal Capital Territory on Wednesday over the death of a yet-to-be-identified woman. Our correspondent learnt that the death of the woman, said to be of Igbo extraction, snowballed into a clash between Hausa commercial motorcyclists and Igbo building material dealers in the area. PUNCH Metro gathered…


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Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Felix Morka has mentioned the names of three persons who did not submit the party’s N100 million presidential nomination and expression of interest forms they had bought.

Morka said out of the 28 aspirants who bought the forms, only three failed to submit the forms namely: Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige; Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

Ngige and Sylva are among the members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet who made a U-turn after the President directed ministers with political ambitions to resign from office.

Morka said this on Wednesday while featuring on Channels TV’s Politics Today.

The APC spokesperson also said Eagle’s Square in Abuja had not been confirmed as the venue for the presidential primaries.

Speaking on the aspirants, Morka said some aspirants only reneged in public but have yet to officially communicate with the media.

“Some of those who reneged might have done so in the public space but are yet to communicate that to the party and they don’t necessarily happen at the same time.

“Except for those who have made their submissions, we don’t have information confirming or notifying us of their decisions.

“We have 28 altogether who purchased forms and at the last count, we have about 25 who made submissions of those forms but three of them did not and that will be Senator Chris Ngige, Godwin Emefiele and Timpire Sylvia.”

Morka earlier said the party had reviewed its timetable for primary elections for various elective positions.

He released the new timetable on Wednesday with a few adjustments to the former one.

He said the new dates were approved by the party’s National Working Committee at its meeting on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, 18th of May, 2022, approved an adjusted Timetable/Schedule of Activities for the Governorship, State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential primaries and appeals as follows:

“Governorship and House of Representatives – Thursday, 26th of May, 2022. Senate and House of Assembly – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.

“For election appeals: Governorship and House of Representatives – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.

“Senate and House of Assembly – Saturday, 28th of May, 2022. Special convention for presidential primaries holds Sunday 29th – Monday, 30th of May, 2022.”

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Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has again reviewed its timetable for primary elections for various elective positions.
 
National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, released the new timetable on Wednesday with a few adjustments to the former one.

He said the new dates were approved by the party’s National Working Committee at its meeting on Wednesday.
 
The statement read, “The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, 18th of May, 2022, approved an adjusted Timetable/Schedule of Activities for the Governorship, State House of Assembly, House of Representatives, Senate and Presidential primaries and appeals as follows:
 
“Governorship and House of Representatives – Thursday, 26th of May, 2022. Senate and House of Assembly – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.
 
“For election appeals: Governorship and House of Representatives – Friday, 27th of May, 2022.
 
“Senate and House of Assembly – Saturday, 28th of May, 2022. Special convention for presidential primaries holds Sunday 29th – Monday, 30th of May, 2022.”
 
These adjustments are coming amidst calls for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the deadline for the conclusion of all primaries.
 
The country’s 18 registered political parties, through the Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) had last Tuesday, asked the commission to review its timetable and schedule of activities to afford member parties enough time to put their houses in order.
 
The electoral body has insisted on June 3 as the deadline for party primaries.

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Domestic airlines under the aegis of the Airline Operators of Nigeria have said that rising operational costs occasioned by aviation fuel price hikes, foreign exchange shortage, among others may push the base economy flight ticket to N100,000. The spokesperson for local airlines/Chairman, United Airlines, Professor Obiora Okonkwo, made the disclosure during an exclusive interview with…


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Some leaders of the Hausa community in Lagos State have appealed to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to reverse the ban on Okada operations in six local government areas of the state. The leaders, who spoke in separate interviews with The PUNCH, on Wednesday, said Okada riders who hail from northern Nigeria contribute significantly to the voting…


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Gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra enforcing the sit-at-home order in the early hours of Wednesday attacked a truck belonging to the Dangote Group at Ugbolu village, area of Asaba, killing the driver and his assistant. A commercial driver, identified as Okafor, told The PUNCH that the attackers blocked…


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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has traced at least 17 properties to the Accountant-General of the Federation, Ahmed Idris, The PUNCH has learnt. This is just as the Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, suspended Idris who is currently being investigated for fraud to the tune of N80bn. An official of…


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World Hypertension Day is a day initiated to increase awareness about hypertension. It was started in 2005 by the World Hypertension League, a non-profit and non-governmental organisation comprised predominantly of volunteers from 80 national hypertension societies dedicated to the prevention and control of hypertension globally. Commemorating the day was launched on May 14, 2005, but…


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