Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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No major capital project completed under you, Garba Shehu hits Jonathan

Garba Shehu, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari, says no major capital project was completed under ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.Shehu said this while reacting to comments credited to Reno Omokri, Johnathan's former media aide, who said there is no evidence that the current administration is fighting corruption.In a statement issued on Monday, Shehu accused Jonathan of “wiping” the nation's treasury during his time [...]

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    Fashola: Metering customers NOT a monopoly of DisCos

Fashola: Metering customers NOT a monopoly of DisCos

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, says supply of meters to electricity consumers in the country is not exclusive to distribution companies (DisCos).He said as it is an “open but regulated” business.Fashola said this on Monday at the 18th monthly power sector and stakeholders’ meeting in Kumboso, Kano state.He was, however, quick to add that for anybody to be involved in [...]

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    Omokri: GEJ fired ministers accused of corruption but there are ‘looters’ in this govt

Omokri: GEJ fired ministers accused of corruption but there are ‘looters’ in this govt

Reno Omokri, former senior special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, on Monday said his principal fired two ministers accused of corruption.Omookri said this in response to the claim of Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), who said the former president failed “woefully” during his time in office.In a statement, Omokri dismissed Okechukwu's allegations as [...]

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    Ignore quit notice issued by militants, PANDEF tells Hausa, Yoruba in Niger Delta

Ignore quit notice issued by militants, PANDEF tells Hausa, Yoruba in Niger Delta

The Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) on Sunday condemned the quit notice issued to the Hausa and Yoruba in the Niger Delta by militants, saying it should be ignored.On Thursday, leaders of the coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (NDA) had asked the two ethnic groups to leave the oil-rich region on or before October 1.They had also resolved to resume attacks [...]

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    VON DG slams Jonathan: You failed woefully… apologise for betraying Nigerians

VON DG slams Jonathan: You failed woefully… apologise for betraying Nigerians

Osita Okechukwu, director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), says former President Goodluck Jonathan should apologise to Nigerians for failing “woefully” during his time in office.He said he regrets demonstrating in the streets of Abuja streets in 2010 — alongside members of the Save Nigeria Group — for Jonathan to be made president.Okechukwu said this in Abuja on Sunday while reacting to [...]

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    Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four killed, six injured as building collpases in Imo

Four persons were killed and six injured on Sunday when a three-storey building collapsed in Owerri, Imo state.The incident occurred at 9 Egbu road, by fire service junction in the state capital.Although state emergency management agency is yet to issue an official statement on the incident, reports have it that a “structural defect” led to the collapse.The landlord, whom the [...]

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    APC has destabilised solid foundation we laid in 16 years, says PDP 

APC has destabilised solid foundation we laid in 16 years, says PDP 

The People's Democratic Party (PDP) says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has destabilised the "solid foundation" it laid in 16 years.Ben Obi, PDP's national secretary, said this at the party's non-elective national convention in Abuja on Saturday.He said the APC has “rubbished” the efforts made by the PDP and that the party has nothing better to offer Nigerians.“In spite [...]

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    I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

I feel I could go home but the doctors are in charge, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says although he feels ready to return to Nigeria, he is restrained by his doctors' instructions to remain in the UK till he fully recovers.A statement issued on Saturday by Femi Adesina, Buhari's special adviser on media and publicity, quoted the president as saying this when a team of his aides visited him in London.The president was quoted [...]

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    Akpabio to APC senators: You are welcome to join PDP

Akpabio to APC senators: You are welcome to join PDP

Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa Ibom north-west, says his colleagues in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are welcome to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said APC lawmakers have been inquiring if there is accommodation for them in the PDP, adding that Nigerians are anticipating the party's return to power in 2019.Speaking at the PDP's national convention in Abuja on [...]

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    Jonathan: Even God believes in PDP, nobody can intimidate us

Jonathan: Even God believes in PDP, nobody can intimidate us

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says nobody can intimidate members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), because "even God believes" in them.Speaking at the party's non-elective convention in Abuja on Saturday, Jonathan said PDP achieved "a lot" in its 16 years of leadership and is poised to do more.He said the main opposition party's achievements and policies have been acknowledged and [...]

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    Sheriff missing at convention as PDP extends Makarfi’s tenure

Sheriff missing at convention as PDP extends Makarfi’s tenure

Ali Modu Sheriff, sacked chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was nowhere to be found at the party's national convention in Abuja, on Saturday.This is just as the party extended the tenure of Ahmed Makarfi, chairman of the national caretaker committee for another four months.The extension, according to the party, is to give the committee ample time to conduct [...]

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    ‘I’m already in Aso Rock’ — Fayose boasts at PDP convention

‘I’m already in Aso Rock’ — Fayose boasts at PDP convention

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, says he is confident that the Peoples Democratic Power (PDP) will take power back from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019.Speaking at the national convention of the PDP in Abuja on Saturday, Fayose said he can already see himself in Aso Rock while urging party faithful to congratulate themselves in advance.He said Nigerians have [...]

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    Makarfi: Nigerians will have enough cash in their pockets if we sack APC in 2019

Makarfi: Nigerians will have enough cash in their pockets if we sack APC in 2019

Ahmed Makarfi, caretaker committee chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians will have enough cash in their pockets after "working hard to sack" the All Progressives Congress in 2019.Makarfi said this on Saturday at the party's non-elective national convention in Abuja.He said Nigerians have faced "so much hunger and sufferings" under the current APC-led administration, adding that they [...]

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    Dambazau: Why Arewa youth were not arrested for issuing Igbo quit notice

Dambazau: Why Arewa youth were not arrested for issuing Igbo quit notice

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, says the Arewa youth that issued the Igbo quit notice were not arrested because they claimed to have been misquoted by the media concerning the notice. The Arewa youth had asked the Igbo to leave the northern region on or before October 1.But speaking at a press briefing on Friday, the minister said the youth had denied [...]

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    Expose me If you have evidence that I looted, Omokri challenges FG

Expose me If you have evidence that I looted, Omokri challenges FG

Reno Omokri, former special assistant to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan on new media, has challenged the federal government to expose any evidence that he looted the nation's treasury. In a series of tweets on Friday, Omokri also condemned the government's description of the #ResumeorResign protest as illegal."I challenge the @MBuhari administration: If you have evidence I looted please expose it," he wrote."The [...]

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