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Tinubu Envelopes Obi In Online Search Interest

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BOLA TINUBU: The frenzy for the next president of Nigeria in 2023 has taken its toll on social media.  Electorates are busy researching the top three contenders which are Bola Tinubu. Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi.

  Tinubu Envelopes Obi In Online Search Interest
Interestingly, Bola Tinubu of the ruling All Progressives Congress has overtaken Peter Obi as the most searched presidential candidate in the first eight days of October 2022.
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It would be recalled that the Business Day Google Trends data reported last month that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of Labour Party, generated the most search interest at 67 percent, followed by Tinubu at 59 percent, and Atiku Abubakar of Peoples Democratic Party at 39 percent, from September 1 to September 28.

Tinubu had the highest average share of search interest at 40 percent, followed closely by Obi (32 percent) and Atiku (26 percent), from October 1 to 8, 2022.

Regional and state analysis

In terms of search interest, the three front-runners shared the six regions equally. Search interest in Atiku was highest in the North-East and North-West; Obi, South-East and South-South; and in Tinubu, South-West and North-Central.

However, Tinubu got the second highest search interest in other regions apart from the South-West and North-Central where he was the most searched presidential candidate in the period under review.

Tinubu also performed better on a state-by-state basis than all the other candidates with the highest search interest in Oyo (57 percent) and the lowest in Gombe (28 percent).

The only regions, which have been hard for Tinubu to break into, based on this analysis and prior analysis, have been the South-East and South-South, although he had a fair share of search interest in the states in the regions.

The south-eastern states recorded the least amount of intending voters who have completed their registration, according to INEC data.

While the Google Trends data show that search interest in Tinubu increased in the North, Atiku’s had a better average share of search interest in the North-East and North-West.

What is driving the search interest in presidential candidates?

For Tinubu, there are at least four factors.

The recent proof of life video drove search interest in Tinubu. The APC presidential candidate had missed important election-related events. He had missed the Nigerian Bar Association conference and the peace pact signing, where he was represented by Kashim Shettima, his running mate.

His absence at these events and the postponement of the APC presidential campaign flag-off raised many questions about the state of his health. To debunk rumours, a video of Tinubu trying to keep fit on a gym bike machine was posted on his official Twitter handle on October 2, and another was posted on October 3. This led to speculations that the cycling video initially posted was dated as far back as January this year.

Tinubu’s arrival video also added to the search interest. The former Lagos State governor returned to the country after a 12-day stay in the United Kingdom. He declared that he was back actively and claimed he could serve as a builder and construction engineer, depending on the needs of Nigeria, either in rebuilding or construction. The arrival video showing him alighting from an aircraft trended online.

Read also: 2023: Osogbo agog as Osun APC youths rally for Tinubu, Shettima

MC Oluomo, also known as Musiliu Akinsanya, chairman of Lagos State Parks and Garages Management Committee had, on October 9, led a 5-million-man march for Tinubu, in collaboration with the support group called Team Lagos, Nigeria. The rally started at Teslim Balogun Stadium and ended at Oshodi.

A ‘flag boy’, while trying to canvas support for Obi, had reported that he and his cameraman were attacked by thugs at Oshodi and had suffered serious internal bleeding. He was almost burnt alive.

Search interest in Obi could be linked to two major events.
The comment of Ejike Mbaka, a catholic priest, of the Adoration Ministry, that he never spoke ill of Obi garnered a lot of search interest for Obi.

SKC Ogbonni asked President Muhammadu Buhari to endorse Obi. The former presidential aspirant of APC, in an open letter, asked Buhari to openly endorse Obi, as his preferred next president of Nigeria, because of his frugal management of resources, no record of corruption, young age, and better state of health, which were among his many reasons.

He said a setback to effective leadership is old age or ill health.

He added that 2023 presents a chance for Buhari to redeem his legacy and also save Nigeria from total collapse. And he should not have a hand in such a shameless fall from grace, by vying for support for Tinubu or Atiku because of their poor health conditions and that they would in no good conscience campaign against corruption.

Atiku’s dancing video was his claim to fame. Almost all the presidential candidates are trying to show their youthfulness and physical strength to run Nigeria. And Atiku wasn’t left out. He wore different attires while dancing in a video. He also revealed his 5-star recovery plan while dancing.

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Ogun To Begin Sales Of 100 Trucks Load Of Rice At Cheaper Rate-Abiodun …the poor, elderly, vulnerable to get free allocation

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Ogun State has purchased 100 trucks load of rice to be sold at cheaper rates to residents of the state to cushion the effect of the rise in the prices of goods in the country.

The state governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun stated this on Wednesday while speaking at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

Prince Abiodun disclosed that the rice would be subsidized and made available at the rate it was before the recent astronomical rise in the prices of the commodities.

He, however, said the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable would enjoy free allocation.

“We have decided to give our people foodstuffs like rice, garri, beans. I have ordered almost 100 trailers of rice, they will start offloading them tomorrow (today).

“We have decided that the poor, the elderly, and the vulnerable will be given the rice free of charge, while others will have to buy the rice at the price we formally bought it before the dollar rose very high so that it won’t be a one-off and we can continue till the issue of the dollar is settled,” he said.

Governor Abiodun assured the people of Ogun State that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully in charge and knows what he is doing.

According to him, the President is on top of the situation, adding that Nigerians will soon start seeing the manifestation of the several policies put in place to curtail the rising inflation

He added that the Central Bank Governor, Mr. Yemi Cardoso, at a meeting he had with him, has assured that the dollar would soon fall.

“Everything we are experiencing at the moment is very transient, it will soon pass away. Let me assure you, the meeting we had yesterday (Tuesday) and today (Wednesday) after I left that meeting this evening, I am convinced that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is fully in charge. He knows what he is doing.

“With the plan that he has begun to implement, you will soon begin to see the change. We must remain very hopeful.

“The last meeting I had was with the CBN Governor. He said I should quote him and tell you that, very soon, the dollar will crash,” he said.

Abiodun noted that his administration in realization of the present hardship facing the country took some steps to cushion the effect, even as he recalled that an intervention worth more than N5 billion was announced by his administration last week.

Tertiary students of Ogun State origin across the country will receive N50,000 each, the governor said.

The secondary and primary school category with about 800,000 students, Prince Abiodun noted, will be done in phases, with the first phase, comprising 100,000 students getting N10,000 each.

Those not captured now would get five exercise books while waiting for the next phase.

The governor said women and the elderly would benefit from free medical care with insurance cards worth N18,000.

Abiodun further noted that his administration would set aside about N500 million monthly to offset the payment of deductions for civil servants in the state public service.

Governor Abiodun urged Nigerians, especially the youths not to allow themselves to be used by unscrupulous elements to disrupt the peace of the country.

“It is now so bad that they have planned to use our youths, give them money to disrupt the peace of the country by staging protests.

“What we going through isn’t what other countries around the world haven’t also experienced. But they were very patriotic, calm because they know the solution is on the way,” he said.

 

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WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

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WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Public Accounts and Anti-Corruption, led by Hon. Damilare Bello today continues with its sittings with a clarification that the invitation extended to the former Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Abdul-Waheed Odusile and the SSA to the Governor on Media, Emmanuel Ojo was not an indictment but rather to seek clarifications on the audit report of the Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WE HAVE NO ALLEGATION OF FRAUD AGAINST EX- COMMISSIONER, OTHERS, OGUN ASSEMBLY CLARIFIES INVITATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hon. Bello issued the clarification today during the Committee’s meeting with the officials of the State Hospitals Management Board at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Committee Chairman in company of other members including Honourables Musefiu Lamidi, Dickson Awolaja, Wahab Haruna, Yusuf Amosun, Folawewo Salami, Lawal Samsideen and Waliu Owode noted that the sitting was not meant to witch- hunt but to put the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government on their toes in the prudent management of government resources.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He recalled that at the last sitting of the Committee, there was a misinformation in some sections of the media insinuating fraudulent practices, cautioning that the Committee had not indicted anyone but merely considering issues raised in the audit reports with a view to addressing them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He stated, “on Monday at our last sitting, there was a misinformation that this Honourable House has indicted the ex- Commissioner and the SSA (Media), we have not indicted anyone. We have only used the media to invite them for clarification on the Auditor General reports in line with our constitutional responsibilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It is important to note that the this House has no reason to witch-hunt anyone. We are only making sure the people see our Governor working alongside with the legislators with the right procedure to achieve all the Government lofty policies and programmes”, he stated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He urged the public to disregard the scandal rumour, saying not everything found on the media space might be the right picture of things coming from the Assembly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He called on Heads of MDAs to work together with the Assembly in blocking all leakages and help promote accountability and transparency in the running of government in the State.

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TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

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PRESIDENT TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

 

President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of DCG Kemi Nanna Nandap to serve as the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), effective from March 1, 2024.

 

TINUBU APPOINTS DCG KEMI NANNA NANDAP AS COMPTROLLER-GENERAL OF THE NIGERIA IMMIGRATION SERVICE

DCG Nandap takes over from Mrs. Caroline Wura-Ola Adepoju, whose term in office expires on February 29, 2024.

Before her appointment as Comptroller-General, Nandap was the Deputy Comptroller-General in charge of the Migration Directorate of the Service.

The President anticipates that the new Comptroller-General will deepen the ongoing reforms in the service and create a robust mechanism for efficient and dedicated service delivery to Nigerians, as well as strengthen the nation’s security through proactive and effective border security and migration management.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
February 21, 2024

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