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Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh, has expressed her readiness to be the Deputy Governor of Rivers State, while noting that she has never failed in leadership.
The mother of one also stated that she is ready to answer questions bothering on the controversies around her.
Most Nigerian Politicians In Govt Are Lunatics – Peter Obi
Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, has said most of the politicians in the corridors of power have no reason to be there, describing politics in Nigeria as a case where lunatics have taken over the asylum.
He said this at the Men of Valour conference with the theme: “Navigating the corridors of power, the church, and the politics” organised by the Revival House of International Church (RHOGIC), Abuja.
The joint panel of the Labour Party and the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) has submitted its report for review in an effort to forge an alliance between Peter Obi and Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso.
According to reports, Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State and NNPP presidential candidate, has a large following in the North with his Kwankwasiyya movement, while Obi, a former governor of Anambra State and LP presidential candidate, is gaining support from young Nigerians in the south of the country, the Middle Belt, Abuja, and online.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has submitted some names as senatorial candidates; however, some of those names are missing from the list that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released on Friday.
In an interview with Channels Television, Festus Okoye, INEC spokesperson, spoke on the development.
The All Progressives Congress’s presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, has informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that he did not attend primary or secondary school.
However, the former governor of Lagos claimed to have two degrees from American universities, which he further claimed had been stolen during the military junta of the 1990s by unidentified soldiers.
The Supreme Court has struck out a suit brought before it by President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, challenging Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act.
On Friday, the suit marked SC/CV/504/2022 and filed on April 29, 2022, was expunged by a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court, led by Musa Dattijo-Muhammad, who unanimously struck out the suit, describing it as an abuse of court process.