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Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam
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Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam

Following the deadly attack by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram who held away for more than 24 hours, Yobe state Governor, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state to the North. The governor who commiserated with the people of Geidam over the sad incident of the Boko Haram attack on the town said efforts were being intensified to curb the incessant attacks. These were contained in a press statement signed by Director General Press Affairs and Media to the governor, Mamman Mohammed which was made available to our Correspondent on Saturday evening. “His Excellency, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought for special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state t...
Supreme Court Indictment: PDP Tells Mai Buni To Resign
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Supreme Court Indictment: PDP Tells Mai Buni To Resign

The @OfficialPDPNig has asked Yobe state Governor Mala Mai Buni to resign his position as governor and Interim National Chairman of @OfficialAPCNg, following the pronouncement of the Supreme Court, which found the leadership of the party as “irresponsible and reckless”, for engaging in unsubstantiated allegations against the justices of the Supreme Court. It is indeed appalling that the illegal Mai Buni leadership of the @OfficialAPCNg could, in their penchant for falsehood, go to the extent of falsely accusing the Justices of the Supreme Court of holding a meeting with @OfficialPDPNig leaders allegedly to subvert justice, in a case, in which the PDP is not even a party. The pronouncement of the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land, has ultimately vindicated our stand tha...
APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni
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APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni

Yobe state governor and chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said that the party's vision is to stay in power for another 32 years. Buni said this when he spoke at the inauguration of the Governor Badru Abubakar 65-man Strategy and Contact Committee of the party in Abuja on Tuesday March 23. In his words, the party's vision is to go beyond the 8th term which is 32 years. ''Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond 6th, 7th and even 8th term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and, to remain Nigeria’s leading political party. This committee is therefore very key to our process of tr...
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni Secretly Marries Abacha’s Daughter, Gumsu Abacha As Fourth Wife
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Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni Secretly Marries Abacha’s Daughter, Gumsu Abacha As Fourth Wife

The governor of Yobe State and chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has secretly married his fourth wife at a very private ceremony in Abuja. SaharaReporters gathered that the governor’s new bride is Gumsu Abacha, one of the daughters of former military Head of State, the late General Sani Abacha. The low-key marriage was solemnised at Mohammed Abacha’s residence in Abuja during the weekend. An aide to the governor said the event was performed secretly to avoid public criticism. Gumsu, 45, was previously married to Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Fadil Mohamadou. In 2019, the governor married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim Gaidam, barely 24 hours after taking the oath of office. ...
Goodluck Jonathan Complains Of Neglect By PDP
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Goodluck Jonathan Complains Of Neglect By PDP

Fresh facts have emerged on what transpired at the recent closed-door meeting between former President Goodluck Jonathan and the Reconciliation and Strategy Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki. A source privy to the meeting told THISDAY at the weekend that Jonathan complained to the Saraki-led committee that the PDP left him in the dark, without any role assigned to him. According to the source, Jonathan told the committee that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was trying to poach him because the PDP did not carry him along in its activities. APC had clarified that it was not wooing the former president to become its presidential candidate in 2023. But the Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee...
APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande
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APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande

Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has described the on-going membership registration and revalidation exercise as a strategic measure to give members a sense of belonging. A former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, had described the exercise as an indefensible aberration and a waste of resources. But in a statement his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed, issued on his behalf on Thursday, Buni said the registration and revalidation exercise would assist the party to generate a valid, accurate and up-to-date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process. “Since the initial exercise in 2014, the par...
Kwara APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed Faction Threatens To Work Against Party
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Kwara APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed Faction Threatens To Work Against Party

The crisis rocking Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) has assumed another dimension with the faction loyal to Alhaji Lai Mo­hammed, Minister of Information, threatening to work against the party’s interests over alleged bias by the Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee of the party led by Gov­ernor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State. The aggrieved members have also threatened not to allow the forthcom­ing party membership registration exercise scheduled for this January to hold in the state over the removal of Bashir Bolarinwa, the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, who is loyal to the minister. Bolarinwa, who has not been on the same page with the state governor, AbdulRahman Abdul­Razak, was removed by the nation­al caretaker committee led by Yobe State governor, M...
Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor
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Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor

Amid speculations that the ruling All Progressives Congress may collapse after the exit of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in 2023, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said the much speculated presidential ambitions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot break the party. Speaking in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was monitored by one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor, who also rejected rotational presidency, said their ambitions would rather strengthen the party given the solid foundation, which he said the President had laid through his performance in office. There had been mou...
Governor Mala Buni Suspends Monarch For Defiling A 6-Year-Old Boy In Yobe
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Governor Mala Buni Suspends Monarch For Defiling A 6-Year-Old Boy In Yobe

Yobe State governor Mai Mala Buni has directed the suspension of the district Head of Fannami Ward, Lawan Mari from Bade Local Government for alleged sodomy with a six year-old-boy. In a Statement signed by the Honorable Commissioner for Information, Home Affairs and Culture, Abdullahi Bego said the Governor has directed swift action against the district head. The statement reads: “His Excellency has directed that appropriate administrative and legal measures be taken swiftly to investigate and prosecute the matter. “Consequently, the traditional ruler involved has been suspended indefinitely from his position as ward head of Fannami Ward, Gashu’a pending the outcome of police investigation into the matter. “A letter to that effect has already been served the ward head by ...
Boko Haram Stops Governor Gaidam From Voting In Yobe
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Boko Haram Stops Governor Gaidam From Voting In Yobe

Boko Haram terrorists have prevented the Yobe state Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam from voting. This was disclosed in a statement by the Director-General for Press Affairs to the governor, Abdullahi Bego. He said the governor’s decision followed reports of attacks on two communities in the early hours of Saturday. ” It was because of the incident in Gaidam town early in the day, which has already been brought under control and voting is now underway there, the security agencies would naturally seek to reinforce and increase security around the governor for him to travel to cast his vote. “That increased security around the governor will mean that vital security resources that are needed elsewhere in the state would have to be diverted and allocated to the governor”. The first ...
“Why Parents Stoned Yobe State Governor, Gaidam” Dapchi Resident Reveals
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“Why Parents Stoned Yobe State Governor, Gaidam” Dapchi Resident Reveals

A parent whose child was kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists has revealed why they stoned the Governor of the state, Ibrahim Gaidam. After a year two senior student of the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi vowed not to return to the school following the abduction incident by Boko Haram terrorist, a parent of one of the abducted girls has revealed why the Yobe State Governor Ibrahim Gaidam was stoned. The parent revealed this while speaking with The MD/Editor-In-Chief of The Interview, Mr. Azu Ishiekwene. AbdullahiKawi, father of kidnapped JSS2 student, Aisha, said the most traumatic part of the kidnap saga was the misinformation given the parents by Yobe State governor, Ibrahim Gaidam. The father of five – one boy and four girls – said: Quote “People like me stoned th...
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President Buhari Arrives Yobe To Meet Parents Of Kidnapped Dapchi Schoolgirls

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, where he is currently holding a town hall meeting with community and traditional leaders in the state. He will also meet with parents of the Dapchi schoolgirls during the visit. The President was received by the Yobe State Governor, Ibrahim Gaidam and other top government functionaries.
Boko Haram School Kidnapping: An Attack Well-Planned
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Boko Haram School Kidnapping: An Attack Well-Planned

Boko Haram's abduction of more than 100 schoolgirls in Dapchi, northeastern Nigeria, shows the Islamist group still has the ability and means to stage major attacks. Since the raid last Monday, questions have been asked about how heavily armed fighters were able to storm the town in Yobe state without encountering any resistance, then disappear. Nigeria's military claims to have the region locked down, as part of a counter-insurgency effort against the group whose nearly nine-year campaign of terror has killed at least 20,000 people. But witnesses in Dapchi and analysts told AFP that it was a "well-planned attack" that specifically targeted the state-run boarding school. Residents in the dusty town near the border with Niger described seeing a convoy of at least 10 to 15 vehicl...
Buhari’s Re-election: What Is In It For APC Wise Men?
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Buhari’s Re-election: What Is In It For APC Wise Men?

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors declaring that the only option for President Muhammadu Buhari is to seek re-election in 2019, KUNLE ODEREMI and MOSES ALAO write on why those governors have formed the arrow-head of the campaign even when public opinion seems to be rising against the president seeking another term. ONLY the politically uninitiated and naïve would claim that he is yet to read the lips of President Muhammadu Buhari on his ultimate plan on the 2019 elections. His body language, proclamations and actions point to one direction: that his eye is set on securing a fresh mandate. After all, the 1999 Constitution (as amended) qualifies him for the maximum second term of four years in office. His recent trips to some states in the South-East geopolitical zone to showca...

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