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BREAKING: FG Calls Organised Labour To Emergency Meeting


The Federal Government has extended an invitation to labour leaders for a further discussion today, October 1, at 2 pm, in order to prevent the imminent nationwide indefinite strike organised by labor unions.

The emergency meeting is to take place at the State House in Abuja.

The government-Labour meeting at the State House on September 29 was canceled due to the absence of organised labour representatives.

According to a memorandum issued by the Director of Trade Union Services and Industrial Relations, Emmanuel Igbinosun, on behalf of the Minister, and addressed to the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, the meeting has been planned to convene in the Chief of Staff’s Conference Room at the State House.

The statement read, “Further to my earlier correspondence on the above subject, I once again bring greetings from the Honourable Minister of Labour and Employment.

“I am directed to invite the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) for a meeting with the Government on the above subject scheduled as follows; Date:- Sunday, October 1st, 2023; Time:- 2 pm; Venue:- Aso Villa Conference Room of the office of the Chief of Staff to Mr President.

“Please be assured as always of the kind regards of the Hon. Minister of Labour & Employment.”

The meeting is expected to be attended by the national leadership of both the Nigeria Labour Congress and that of the Trade Union Congress.

Expected to attend the meeting on behalf of the government are the Chief of Staff to the President, Honorable Femi Gbajabiamila, along with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Honorable Simon Lalong, the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Honorable Nkiruka Onyejeocha, and several other prominent government officials.

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Why Osinbanjo Was Absent At APC Caucus Meeting — Aide

Former Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s spokesman, Laolu Akande, has talked about why his principal was absent at the caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday.

He said Osinbajo was absent from the meeting because he was out of Nigeria for some engagements to which he had long been committed.

In a statement released on Wednesday, Akande, however, reaffirmed Osinbajo’s commitment to the party.

He said: “In a letter of apology for his absence addressed to the Acting Chairman of the party (Abubakar Kyari), the former VP explained that he was already abroad for engagements to which he had long been committed, when he received the invitation to the meeting,” the statement partly read.

“He had in fact cancelled some of his engagements abroad to be available for the two previously scheduled caucus meetings of the party which had to be postponed due to exigencies.

“While wishing the party fruitful deliberations, he expressed his commitment to the Party and his availability for future meetings and activities of the party.”

Also absent from the meeting was former President, Muhammadu Buhari.

The former president through his spokesman, Garba Shehu, however, explained he was unable to attend the meeting due to commitments he earlier made.

The APC caucus meeting is a prelude to Thursday’s National Executive Committee meeting where the perennial crisis rocking the party, the nomination of former Governor of Kano State, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, and Spokesperson for the ninth Senate, Senator Ajibola Basiru, are expected to be on the front burner.

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Your Claim On Presidential Election Arrant Nonsense – APC To Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC), has slammed Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections.

The APC says the allegation made by the Atiku Abubakar against it lacks substance.

The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Felix Morka, in a statement issued on Saturday, described Atiku’s allegations as arrant nonsense.

He said there was nothing in Atiku’s statement that was worth a reaction from the ruling party.

The spokesperson said Atiku’s statement alleged that the APC and its government are engaged in a plot to intimidate members of the judiciary towards unduly influencing the outcome of pending cases before the court.

Morka stressed Atiku and his minions offered no evidence to support their wild, hollow, and mischievous allegations.

The spokesperson stressed that President Bola Tinubu and the APC won the election convincingly, adding that the ruling party has faith and confidence in the courts to dispense electoral justice in accordance with the Constitution and all applicable laws.

He added: “Quite frankly, there is nothing in Atiku Abubakar’s statement that is worth a reaction from the APC. It is just arrant nonsense, totally lacking in substance and cogency.

“It’s only imaginable purpose is a childish attempt to float an alibi to deflect the shame of a highly probable defeat in court, having miserably failed to make out a credible case to justify his bogus claim that he won the last Presidential Election.”


Guber Poll: Scores Injured As APC, PDP Supporters Clash In Oyo

Several persons sustained injuries in the early hours of Saturday, as supporters of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, clashed in ward 7 of Ibarapa East East Local Government Area of Oyo State as the gubernatorial poll is about to begin.

According to reports, trouble started when some suspected supporters of PDP allegedly attacked a bus carrying some people to the election ground.

In a reprisal attack, some supporters of APC were said to have traced the leaders of the attackers to their hideout where a free-for-all ensued, leaving many people wounded.

At least, one of the wounded was said to be on danger list at an undisclosed hospital in the town.

As of the time of filing this report, efforts to contact the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Adewale Osifeso, to comment on the matter, proved abortive, as calls placed across to him were not answered.

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Election: Stay At Home If You Won’t Vote APC – MC Oluomo Threatens Igbos in Lagos

The Lagos State Parks Management Committee Chairman, Musiliu Akinsanya aka MC Oluomo has threatened Igbos living in Lagos.
He warned Igbos in the state ahead of this Saturday’s governorship election not to come out to vote if they are not going to vote for the All Progressives Congress.
MC Oluomo, addressing supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in a viral video, threatened Igbos who will not vote for the party to stay at home.
“We have begged them. If they don’t want to vote for us, it is not a fight. Tell them, mama Chukwudi, if you don’t want to vote for us, sit down at home. Sit down at home,” he said.
His threat comes after Peter Obi of the Labour Party, LP, won in Lagos state during the presidential poll on February 25.
Obi’s unprecedented victory has positioned LP’s candidate in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, as a major challenger to incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the APC.

You Did Not Win The Election, You Played Divisive Politics – APC Fires Back At Peter Obi After Press Conference

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has reacted to the press conference by Labour party presidential candidate, Peter Obi on Thursday, March 2, where he stated that he was robbed during the polls on Saturday.

In a statement by the Director of Public Affairs and Chief Spokesperson, Tinubu/Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo (SAN), the party advised the former governor of Anambra State to stop misleading the gullible, noting that Tinubu won the election and not him.

According to him;

“We make this brief statement in reaction to the Press briefing held earlier today by the defeated candidate of the Labour Party, Mr. Peter Obi, wherein (in his now well-acknowledged penchant for spewing falsehood) he made the outlandish claim before the world that he won the 2023 Presidential Election, but he was robbed of the victory.

Having been officially declared winner of the 2023 Presidential Election by the Independent National Electoral Commission and having received his Certificate of Return (along with his Vice-President Elect), the President-Elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu would have ignored this continuous false claims being peddled by Mr. Peter Obi and his supporters. But we recognise his motive of doing this is to simply delegitimise the mandate freely given to the President-Elect by majority of Nigerians.

Mr. Peter Obi is always quick to cite some isolated incidents of irregularities outside his strongholds that could not have SUBSTANTIALLY affected the outcome of the results in those areas, whereas he DELIBERATELY fails to comment on tons and tons of evidence circulating everywhere wherein his supporters in his strongholds engaged in thuggery, hooliganism, violence and outright falsification of figures against our Party and our supporters. He pretends to play the victim, whereas he is the greatest culprit in this game of brickbats.

Mr. Peter Obi knows HE COULD NOT HAVE won having played the most divisive religious politics in our history and the pattern of the votes clearly show that; Mr. Obi KNOWS HE COULD NOT HAVE WON having broken out as a fragment of the main opposition, the PDP and all he could hope for was to harvest a portion of the votes of PDP in a section of the country and the results do NOT tell a lie; Mr. Obi knows HE COULD NOT HAVE WON, when he presented himself as a tribal candidate and was only campaigning in settlements of his tribesmen in other States outside the South East instead of appealing to all and sundry; Mr. Obi knows he could not have won having joined the Labour Party few months ago and bought the ticket of the Party without valid Primaries and thereby polarised his party; Mr. Peter Obi KNOWS HE DID NOT WIN because he did not even fulfil the minimum requirement of our constitution which requires a spread of 25 percent in two-thirds of the States of the Federation. He did not come even close. With his divisive rhetorics, he could not have come close.

It is also ludicrous that Mr. Peter Obi is laying claim to victory along with his new-found partner, the PDP, that is also laying claim to victory. I tweeted this morning, thus: ‘’This is the first time in my entire life that I am seeing people who came 2nd and 3rd in an exam both claiming they took first and then agreeing to protest together to the examiner to record that both of them took first, yet they are not seeing the contradiction in their actions.’’ We stand by that comment.

The President-Elect, ASIWAJU Bola Ahmed Tinubu has extended a hand of fellowship to his defeated opponents, including Mr. Peter Obi to join hands with him in nation-building.

Mr. Peter Obi should embrace that hand of fellowship and brotherhood by the President-elect as a committed patriot instead of engaging in this crass grandstanding.”


Oyo PDP Denies Alliance With APC

The Oyo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed reports that it wants to form an alliance with the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state.

This was disclosed in a statement on Thursday by the Oyo PDP Publicity Secretary, Akeem Olatunji.

The PDP stated that there will be no alliance with the APC at the state and national levels.

The statement read, “The PDP Oyo State wishes to draw the attention of the general public to the news making the rounds that the PDP in Oyo State is in support of the All Progressives Congress candidate in the March 11, 2023 elections.

“We want to state that there is no truth to this statement whatsoever as it’s a wicked lie that emanated from the desperate Oyo State APC leadership who have accepted defeat even before March 11 governorship election.

The handle circulating this misinformation on Twitter @PDPVanguard is a pro-APC social media Influencer account with no affiliations whatsoever with the official PDP at the state and national levels.

“We, therefore, appeal to our teeming supporters and all lovers of good governance to come out en-masse on Saturday, March 11, 2023 and vote for Seyi Makinde and All candidates of the PDP at the State House of Assembly Elections. Let the good works continue.”


Election: I’m Not In Alliance With PDP – Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi has clarified that the party is not in alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Obi made this known in reaction to the declaration of the presidential election results during the media briefing in Abuja on Thursday.
The former Anambra state governor said he would deploy all legal and peaceful means to challenge the results that brought Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as the President-elect.
When asked if he was in alliance with PDP on any other party, the Labour party candidate said, “I’m not in alliance with PDP.”
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APC Retains Majority Seats In Senate

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has gotten the highest number of senators elected in the recently concluded election.
92 out of 109 senatorial have been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
As at Wednesday, the All Progressives Congress has won 51 seats so far.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has 27 seats, the Labour Party (LP) has won five seats, the New Nigerian Peoples Party (NNPP), and the Social Democratic Party (SDP), have two seats each while the Young Progressives Party (YPP) secured a Senate seat.
A party with a simple majority produces presiding officers called President of the Senate and Deputy Senate President.

I’ll Be Your Servant – Tinubu Promises Nigerians

The president-elect, Bola Tinubu has promised to be servant of the people.
He spoke on Wednesday, assuring Nigerians that he would be the chief servant and serve Nigeria with all he’s got.
This is as he also appealed to opposition parties and his challengers to join him in his mission to achieve the desired country.
“Let’s collaborate and work together. I promise to work with you,” Tinubu said while giving his acceptance speech in Abuja.
At the event were his vice-president-elect, Kashim Shettima, All Progressives Congress National Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, and APC governors, among others.