South-South Editor •RNDA warns South-South govs •21st Century Youths threaten oil companies WARRI – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari and his foremost challenger, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have split Niger Delta militants, causing them to speak in discordant tunes over who the people of the region should support in next month’s presidential election.
President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, yesterday in Abuja condemned the latest bandit attacks in Gandi District of Rabah Local Government Council, Sokoto State, which claimed 30 lives.
Commissioner of Police, Mobile Force Headquarters, Abuja, Mr. Lawan Jimeta, has said that 5,000 of his men are currently undergoing training and retraining for the 2019 general elections. He said they are being trained to apply professionalism during crisis and how to manage the situation:
Rivers State Governor, Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has declared that 60 per cent of appointments during his second term would be reserved for the youths. Speaking during a meeting with youth leaders from all the wards of Rivers State at the Rivers State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Office, Governor Wike said that his second term would be used to groom youths for leadership positions.
Following the repeated violent attacks in Ilorin, Governor Abdulfattah Ahmed has banned street rallies in Kwara State after setting up a joint task force to curb the incidents.
Yusuf Bala, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, says the Southern Kaduna Senatorial District will give President Muhammadu Buhari over 90 per cent of their votes in the forthcoming presidential election.