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APGA Picks Army General As Candidate

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APGA Picks Army General As Candidate

As the deadline for the conduct of primaries ended on Sunday, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has nominated retired Gen. John Ogbor as its presidential candidate for the 2019 elections.

Ogbor, who was elected during the party’s primary election held in Abuja, were a running mate, Mr Jerry Chukwueke, was also picked.

He said he was contesting for president in order to restructure the country so that it could become a developed nation.

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“I want to be your president so as to fix Nigeria;my government will be unequivocally committed to a unified and prosperous nation where no one and no place will be left behind.

“Right now, Nigeria is confronted with many challenges such as insecurity ,unemployment ,poverty and illiteracy.

Ogbor said that the time had come for Nigerians to feel the impact of leadership.

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He said that APGA would produce a leadership were all lives and property would be protected, adding that Nigerians needed not to despair because hope had come.

He said that he would transform Nigeria with his five point agenda of true federalism, social reconstruction and security.

He also listed economic reconstruction, youth and women empowerment as part of the agenda.

The National Chairman of the party, Dr Victor Oye, said Ogbor had satisfied the requirement of APGA’s constitution.

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Oye said that the party would strive to ensure his victory in 2019.

He urged Nigerians to vote for APGA for a paadigm shift in the nation.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Gen. Ogbor is a former Commandant of the Nigerian Army Education Corps.(NAN)

Alhaji Abdulkarim Usman, a former member representing Wamba Constituency at the Nasarawa State House of Assembly (NSHA), has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket for the Akwanga/Nassarawa Eggon/Wamba Federal Constituency.

 

 

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Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo

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Group Seeks Compensation For Building Collapse Victims In Lagos, Oyo

Advocacy group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, has called for investigation into circumstances surrounding buildings collapse incidents in Lagos and Oyo states last week.

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SERAP said the two states should take immediate steps to investigate the latest incidents and bring to justice complicit developers and contractors.

SERAP’s Deputy Director, Kolawole Oludare, says the group is ready to offer free legal services to affected families.

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Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings

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Building Collapse: Lagos Demolishes 13 Buildings

Five more buildings in Lagos Island have been brought down by the Lagos state government, bringing the number of demolished buildings to thirteen.

Lagos state building control agency embarked on this demolition on Friday to prevent another disaster after Wednesday’s collapsed building incident in Ita-Faji, Lagos Island.

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Twenty persons were killed; forty-five others were injured when a four-storey building, housing a school at its top floor, collapsed. Most of the dead were children.

Commissioner for Physical Planning and Urban Development, Rotimi Ogunleye described the exercise as a holistic response to the challenges posed by derelict structures and unapproved schools.

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The government has taken over the site of the collapsed Massey street building.

Government officials say the ministry had identified 149 distressed and defective buildings, of which 40 have been demolished.

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10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community

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10 Killed In Attack On Kaduna Community

Ten persons have been killed in a fresh attack in Nandu community in Kaduna State.

Chairman Sanga local government council, Charles Danladi, says the attack happened in Nandu village in which eleven houses were burnt.

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This is happening at a time when the state struggles to contain repeated attacks in Kajuru local government area of the state for two months now.

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Dozens of civilians have been killed there in communal violence believed to be between the Adara people and their Fulani neighbours.

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