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2023: Obasanjo Backs Akinwunmi Adesina Over Tinubu

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Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo …as efforts to reconcile Tambuwal, Kwankwaso fail Pushes for hybrid party to replace APC, PDP By Soni Daniel Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is in support of a move to draft the current President of the African Development Bank, Dr.

Akinwumi Adesina, into the 2023 presidential race, a competent source close to the former President confirmed last night.

The move comes as the former Head of State reportedly failed to convince Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and former Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano State to work together in order to advance political interest of the Peoples Democratic Party in the presidential election.

Sunday Vanguard gathered that the two influential northern politicians are exploring the possibility of running for the Presidency under the PDP come 2023 but that the former leader had tried and failed to reconcile them ahead of the next political dispensation.

A source close to the former president, said that it was the reconciliation of the two men that actually took the former leader to the Caliphate last week while he was in the state to commission some projects completed by the state government.

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Just In: National Assembly roof leaking

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An early morning downpour on Tuesday led to the leaking of the National Assembly roof with water splashing to the lobby of the federal parliament.

The leaking roof also spread to the Press Centre in the Senate wing of the nation’s apex legislative institution.

The leadership of the National Assembly had in 2020 approved N37bn for the renovation of the edifice, built about 27 years ago.

Cleaners had a hectic time scooping water from the floor while the development delayed the sitting of the senators who resumed on Tuesday after a one-week break to mark the end of their second legislative year.

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Pay Us Our Money: Heritage Bank Workers Storm Senator Uba’s House In Abuja, Ask Him To Pay Up His Debt

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Staff members of Heritage Bank Plc have accused Senator Andy Uba, representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the Senate, of collecting loans from the bank and refusing to pay them back

Over 20 young bank workers – Men and women, in branded T-shirts and Jean trousers are seen in a video gathered in front of what they described as Uba’s house in protest, with placards in hand.

A voice in the video said they were staff members of Heritage Bank and were at Senator Uba’s residence in Abuja to put pressure on him to pay back his loans after several efforts had failed.

They said they felt compelled to take the action because their jobs were at stake, adding that they would likely lose their jobs if the loans were not repaid.

The voice said: “Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. Today is Monday, the 21st day of June 2021, and we have here the staff members of Heritage Bank Pl, Abuja. We are in front of Senator Andy Uba’s house in Abuja.

“Senator Uba has been owing the bank for a couple of years now, and we are here for a peaceful meeting with him, very peaceful meeting. To ask him to kindly repay those loans, because they are depositors’ funds.

“Those monies, if they are not repaid, will throw the number of the people you see here, with their families out of work. And we know the situation of the economy now. If this number of people are thrown out of work, you know what it means.

“So that people will not lose their job…”

The senator whose net worth as of February 2021 was put at $2.1 billion, has demanded a probe into rumours of his arrest over money laundering, noting that he was never arrested for any reason in 2019.

He said he was surprised when his attention was drawn to a news report in the media that he was arrested in Lagos with a huge sum of money.

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APC Civil War: Scores injured as supporters of APC leaders clash in Kwara

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Kwara state police command Monday confirmed a clash between two prominent All Progressives Congress (APC) members in Offa, Offa local government area of the state.

During the street brawl on Sunday this week, scores of people were reported injured and hospitalized.

The fracas was said to have happened when supporters of two prominent APC stalwarts clashed in the ancient town.

It was gathered that the clash allegedly caused by supremacy battle between the two political leaders, as they embarked on separate ward rally in Offa.

It was gathered that dangerous weapons were freely used by the party supporters said to have been brought from outside the state.

One person shot on the head and in critical condition is said to receiving treatment at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH), Ilorin.

Eyewitness account also had it that several people sustained varying degrees of injury in the melee that ensued.

It was gathered that the clash was between supporters of the Kwara state Commissioner for Water Resources, Femi Agbaje and the senator representing Kwara South senatorial district of the state.

The state police command spokesperson, Okasanmi Ajayi said that, “at about 3: 45pm on Sunday, while on a rally in his ward around Tumade area of Offa, Commissioner of Water Resources, Kwara state, Alhaji Femi Agbaje, and his group were allegedly attacked by some hoodlums wielding dangerous weapons and two of his men were injured in the fracas.

“The hoodlums have disappeared before the arrival of policemen to the scene. The two injured victims were taken to the hospital for treatment.

“The commissioner of Police Kwara state, CP Mohammed Lawal Bagega, has ordered an investigation of the incident. Effort is still in progress to arrest the fleeing hoodlums.”

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