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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Tuesday, 26 June, 2018 Edition)

Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso and Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State

Good Day Nigeria! Here’s what you need to know today 🙂. Enjoy!

1. Ex-Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State on Monday met with Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State at the State Government House in Ado Ekiti. Just like his meeting 2 days ago with former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the outcome of yesterday’s meeting with Fayose was not disclosed. The 2 political heavyweights however called for a free, fair and credible election in the state on July 14.  Kwankwaso further went ahead to address the northern community in the state, urging them to live in peace with their hosts and also exercise their civic duties.

2. The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of stealing its slogan (Progress). The accusation was by the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, during a press conference in Abuaja on Monday. The ruling party had on Saturday at its National Convention changed its slogan from ‘Change’ to ‘Progress’. According to SDP, all parties were mandated to inform the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of their slogan at the point of registration, adding that only the SDP registered ‘Progress’ as its slogan. “We kindly wish to bring to your attention the illegal adoption of our slogan of ‘Progress’ in response to the chant of APC at their recent convention in Abuja on June 22 and June 23, 2019, at the Eagle Square.” Gabam stated.

3. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Monday met with the PDP stakeholders in Kaduna state over his bid to seek the party’s support for the 2019 presidency. Makarfi who was a former Chairman of the PDP National Caretaker Committee was endorsed by the Kaduna State chapter of the party.

4. Presidenti Muhammadu Buhari on Monday while speaking at the Presidential Villa when he received a delegation of Urhobo Traditional Rulers under the leadership of the Urhobo Progressive Union and members of the All Progressives Congress from Delta State said that all the groups clamouring for restructuring of the country had their personal agenda. “You mentioned something which is topical these days: the call for the restructuring of Nigeria. Every group asking for restructuring has got their own agenda and I hope it can be accommodated by the constitution,” he said.

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