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El-Rufai never said Tinubu was too old to be President — APC

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Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has never said that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was too old to be President, the North-West All Progressives Congress (APC), Presidential Campaign Council has said.

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Spokesperson for the North-West (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Muhammad Shehu Molash, said in a statement that the rumor in circulation that El-Rufai said that in a short video clip was the handiwork of mischief makers.

Molash said: “Social media space has recently been brimming with a mischievously circulated video of Governor El-rufai, ostensibly, making reference to the Tinubu.

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“But to set the records straight, the said interview was conducted months ago, where El-Rufai was asked questions, ranging from the rumoured vice presidential bid to a purported ministerial ambition and senatorial bid, which ‘mischief makers’ alleged that he has asked his erstwhile chief of staff to vacate his ticket for him.

“El-Rufai responded intelligently (in the video clip) by reminding the reporters that having been a minister 20 years ago and governor since 2015, he is contented with what the Almighty has done for him.

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“He further added that as a mentor who has raised capable mentees, he ought to give way for the younger generation to play their role in the next government, even though Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu himself is still insisting that he must be part of the incoming government, in 2023 God’s willing.

“That was the part that they have been mischievously circulating with a different subject to suit their sinister agenda.

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“Recall that at the KADINVEST 7.0 in Kaduna, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu had to publicly threatened not to leave the podium until he extract a commitment from El-Rufai that he will work with him.

“With almost 23 million voters; President Buhari; six out of seven governors; 15 Senators; 1/3 of APC members in the house of reps, among hundreds of state house of assembly members, the North West geo-political is the most politically comfortable zone for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the APC in general.

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“Therefore, desperate politicians and political hawks have resorted to ‘cut and join campaign of calumny’ to create a political upheaval in the APC’s biggest stronghold in Nigeria.

“Apparently, the APC’s presidential campaign flag-off in Jos, where President Buhari, all the 22 APC state governors, all APC chieftains and millions of party supporters attended, has rattled them.

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“Hence, their incessant attempt to create a rift between our presidential candidate and one of his front line ‘political commanders’ in the North West.

“The North West APC presidential campaign shall continue to focus on winning all the seven states, 186 Local Governments and 2004 wards in the Zone for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, regardless of the endless distractions by these political entrepreneurs.

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“The political harmony in the APC, various infrastructure development projects by the APC led administration and improved security in the North West, particularly in Kaduna, Katsina and Zamfara, has obviously left them without cheap political points to hang on to,” he said.

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Photos/Video: LASU class of 2004, Anthony Campus re-union anniversary

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The class of 2004, Public Administration of the Lagos State University (LASU) Anthony Campus re-union second anniversary get together on Saturday.

Old classmates had a lot share and had time to dance and celebrate old times.

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Finally, after terrorists attack, NRC to resume Abuja-Kaduna rail operations on Monday

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Finally, the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) will resume the Abuja-Kaduna passenger train service on Monday, with only two return services after the terrorists attack.

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Naijablitznews.com reports this was contained in a statement issued and signed by the Managing Director of the NRC, Fidet Okhiria.

The statement shows the first train will depart Rigasa train station in Kaduna state to Abuja by 8:00 in the morning while from Abuja, the first train will depart Idu train station to Kaduna state by 9:45 in the morning.

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The NRC management also revealed that as part of the new security measures, it is now mandatory for passengers to present their National Identity Number and valid Boarding Ticket before they will be allowed to board.

It also says the purchase of tickets by proxy is only limited to minors and a specified number of adult passengers.

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Online and mobile app ticketing will be available from 8:00 in the morning on Sunday, December the 4th, 2022 while the ticket offices at the train stations will open from 6:30 in the morning on Monday, December the 5th.

Recall that the NRC suspended train service along the route after Boko Haram terrorists attacked a moving passenger train in Kaduna on March 28, 2022.

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The insurgents had blown up the rail track and bombed the moving train, killing some and abducting more than 60 passengers. The unprecedented attack attracted international and national outrage.

The terrorists, who attacked the Kaduna-bound train released hostages in tranches with the last release coming on October 5, 2022.

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Before the hostages were completely released, distraught family members had protested several times to demand the release of their loved ones.

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Peter Obi Attends Gospel Musical Concert ‘The Experience’ In Lagos+Photo

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The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Friday, attended the annual gospel musical concert organised by House On The Rock church in Lagos.

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Upon his introduction, Obi was welcomed with cheers from the crowd.

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