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69 Former Councillors, Others Defect To PDP In Zamfara



69 former Councillors and 14 local government council secretaries of the All Progressives Congress have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State.

This is contained in a statement signed by Jamilu Iliyasu, the Press Secretary to Governor Bello Matawalle, and made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

He said the defectors, who had served as elected councillors between 2012 and 2019, moved from the APC to the PDP under the auspices of the state chapter of the Ex-Councillors Forum.

The leader of the ex-councillors, Tukur Magami, said their decision to leave their former party followed their strong belief in the leadership style of the governor.

He mentioned especially his fight against insecurity and his provision of the good political atmosphere in all parts of the state.

He said that the present administration had proved that it was a government for all as it did not victimise or threaten the political affiliation of members of other political parties.

According to the forum’s leader, such an administration needs the coming together and support of all for it to continue to provide democratic dividends to all citizens in the state.

In his response, Matawalle, who expressed delight while receiving the PDP new entrants, called on all well-meaning citizens in the state to join him in moving the state forward.


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Couple Excited As They Welcome A Set Of Twins After 16 years Of



A previously childless Nigerian couple has welcomed a set of adorable twins after 16 years of marriage and waiting.

Couple welcome twins

This was made known by a wedding events page @ms_asoebi who shared the adorable photos of the mother and her baby bump on Instagram.

The sweet coupled welcomed their new bundle of joy on Tuesday, November 17.

Couple welcome twins

Sharing the good news on photo and video sharing app, Instagram, @ms_asoebi wrote: “Congratulations @greengrillhouse God bless you and your twins.”

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Meanwhile in another news, Lola Omotayo, wife of Peter Okoye has advised the feuding twin brothers of defunct Psquare group to embrace peace and love on their 39th birthday. Read up story HERE.

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Bashir Ahmad Reacts After Oby Ezekwesili’s Revealed That She Rejected An Offer To Be Buhari’s Running Mate In 2011



Oby Ezekwesili, a former Minister of Education, disclosed that she rejected an offer to be President Buhari’s running mate during the 2011 presidential election on Tuesday, November 17.


In an apparent reaction to her tweet, Bashir stated that people who were painting the narrative that President Buhari hates Igbos and doesn’t believe in women are now telling a “different story.”

”Those who have been painting the President black and keep pushing a narrative that he hates Igbo and also doesn’t believe in women’s capacity are now telling us a different story, the story is that as far back as 2011, he wanted an Igbo and a woman to be his VP, but she REJECTED.”

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Tragedy As Young Man Is Killed As Hoodlums Clash In Mushin



Three people are feared dead while 150 vehicles, 50 shops were destroyed following a clash between two rival gangs in Mushin area of Lagos, which resulted in mayhem.

One of the those reportedly killed has been identified as Aji from Bida in Niger State. According to one Hassan Muhammed, he was shot dead at Mushin road by Kayode bus stop at about 11 am on Monday morning, November 16.

It was gathered that the fight which reportedly started on Sunday night, during a social function organised at Alaafia street was said to have degenerated till Monday, November 16 and extended to Daniel street, Idi-Araba and Idi-Oro areas.


The hoodlums were said to have looted about 50 shops and carted away the items while about 150 vehicles were destroyed.

At Olusoga, Daniel, Awawu streets and environs, the hoodlums were said to have first damaged the transformer to put the area in darkness before using torch lights to loot and vandalize shops.

The hoodlums engaged some street boys who tried to stop them, and 15 persons were injured in the process. They were treated by medical personnel in the area.

The hoodlums, however, returned in the morning throwing bottles, sticks, and stones. They warned residents not to take photos or or videos of their looting.

According to The Nation, another set of hoodlums came from Idi-Araba to attack the community. A resident of Awawu Street said her husband and neighbour’s cars were vandalised.

“We parked the cars in our compound. They threw all sorts of dangerous things that landed on the vehicles. We dared not go out,” she said.

Another resident, Wale, said the police ignored their calls for help. “They told us to deal with the situation as they will only come after the fracas. Please, help call whoever you know that can help us. We are under serious attack,” he said.

The hoodlums were chased away by some officers who later turned up, but they returned with guns and chased the officers away.

The Chairman of Mushin Local Government Area Emmanuel Bamigboye later visited the scene with reinforcement of police officers.

Bamigoye said the fracas was between two factions and lamented that the destruction was massive and unfortunate for the people trying to make a living.

“They go to each other’s area to destroy things and cause unrest,” he said.

Meanwhile, Lawmaker representing Mushin Constituency in the House of Representatives Bolaji Ayinla has urged the youths to embrace peace and stop destroying properties.

Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu said 12 suspects have been arrested, adding that surveillance teams have been deployed in the affected areas.

According to him, the police have continued clearance of identified black spots across the state. He added that some stolen police items have also been recovered.

“We have recovered some items that were stolen from one of the stations before it was set ablaze. We recovered some firearms and even some vehicles. I will be parading suspects arrested in the last one week tomorrow (Tuesday). I have deployed reinforcement to Mushin and there are surveillance teams there. The suspects have been moved to a safe place, out of Mushin,” he added.

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