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POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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2023: Obasanjo Turns Down PDP’s Request

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that he would never return to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying he has retired from partisan politics.

The ex-president, who renounced his membership of the party in 2015, stated this when he received the PDP National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu; and other stakeholders who paid him a visit on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State.

According to sources, the visit was targeted at returning the former president to the opposition party ahead of the 2023 general elections

But, Obasanjo, while addressing the stakeholders, said he had vowed to remain as a statesman. He, however, said PDP would always be part of his life.

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

He said, “I’m no longer in partisan politics and there is nothing that can bring back. Anybody who wants my advice, I will always be there in the best interest of Nigeria.

“Whatever I do in my own life…because I became president on the platform of PDP, PDP will continue to be part of my life.

Okorocha Set To Declare For 2023 Presidency

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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Indications emerged at the weekend in Abuja that a former Governor of Imo state and senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha is set to join the league of All Progressives Congress APC chieftains who have declared interest to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Feelers from the Buhari House national secretariat of the party point to the fact that the senator has been meeting with several stakeholders including those outside partisan politics.

However, at a press conference organized by a group working for the actualization of an Okorocha presidency, the New Nigeria Movement, Prof. Aliyu Abdullahi Jibia who chairs the organizing committee said the Senator will be addressing a world press conference on January 31.

Those invited to the press conference include religious and civil society organizations, professional bodies, youth groups, women groups, market men and women, Opinion moulders, politicians and the general public”.

Let Igboho Languish In Benin jail: Sarkin Fulani Of Igangan

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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Evicted Seriki Fulani of Igangan, Alhaji Saliu Abdulkadir who was banished from the land by Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Igboho said he does not support calls for the release of Igboho from Benin jail.

Abdulkadir claimed he lost his brother, several of his kinsmen and properties worth N500m when Igboho came to evict Fulani in Igangan.

The Fulani leader said he still hopes to get justice and compensation for all he lost one year after the crisis.

“It is on record that only three Yoruba persons were kidnapped in Igangan since the problem started; others were Fulani, he said during an interview with Daily Trust.

“I lost my younger brother in the process. We lost several of my kinsmen. You cannot even count the number of cows that were rustled. It was a sad moment for me. I lost everything I laboured for all my life and life has been extremely hard since last year when Sunday Igboho stormed my settlement.”

The Sarkin who now resides in Ilorin, Kwara State said after Igboho’s seven day eviction notice, he got assurance from the state and was surprised that Igboho carried out his threat without anybody challenging him.

Firm Sues FCT Minister, Others For Allocating Recreation Park For Filling Station

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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A firm, Jedidiah International Limited, has dragged Danu Investment Ltd; the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mohammed Bello; and the Federal Capital Territory Administration before an FCT High Court for allocating a recreation park/green area for the construction of a filling station.

The claimant is seeking an order of the court directing the minister and the FCDA to adhere to the Abuja Master Plan and to protect the area designated as green areas in the Abuja master plan from being used for another purpose.

In an originating summons filed by its lawyer, Emmanuel Adedeji of Adedeji Harwood and Co, the claimant is seeking a declaration that the allocation of the recreation park known as Park no 1193, Cadastral Zone A01, Garki, Abuja, is in breach of Regulation 8 of the FCT Land Use Regulation, 2004, CAP L5, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, FCT Change of Land Use and Residential Density Regulations, 2007, and is therefore, ultra vires.

Jedidiah International in suit no CV/1094/2021 is also praying for an order directing the minister to revoke the right of occupancy granted to the first defendant (Danu Investment Ltd.) dated June 25, 2009 in respect of the park.

An Administrative official to the claimant, Abdul Oshiogwe, in an affidavit in support of the originating summons, said Jedidiah International was granted a lease approval for the park in 2009 by the FCT minister and the FCDA, after fulfilling all the conditions of lease approval.

POLITICS: CURRENT NEWS IN NIGERIA TONIGHT, SATURDAY, JAN 22, 2022

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