Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Chinedu Asadu

    My presidential bid still on course, says Moghalu

My presidential bid still on course, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), has withdrawn from the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) which produced Fela Durotoye as its consensus candidate ahead of 2019 elections.PACT is made up of some 18 presidential hopefuls who came together to form a united front ahead of the elections.Durotoye, who is of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), [...]

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    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    Amnesty accuses FG of silencing critics with ‘enforced disappearance’

Amnesty accuses FG of silencing critics with ‘enforced disappearance’

Amnesty International (AI) has asked the federal government to immediately release “thousands of people” who have been subjected to enforced disappearance in various parts of the country.The human rights watchdog said a lot of Nigerians are being held in secret detention facilities across the country without being tried before any court of law.It said this in a statement issued by [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday.The purpose of the meeting is not yet known but it is believed to be connected with Saraki's speculated presidential bid.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were among those who accompanied Saraki to meet with Jonathan.The visit comes after the senate president met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo and [...]

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    2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has warned against plans to destabilise Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.Okogie asked Nigerians to beware of politicians that “pretend to love Nigeria, but are actually plotting her descent into bloody disintegration".He wondered why some perpetrators of violence continue to go scot-free and also expressed concern over the increasing illegal [...]

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    Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Melaye: Police plotting to kill me but they’ll be shocked this time

Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, has alleged there is a plan by the police to kill him.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, Melaye said the police and Kogi government “want to forcefully take me to Lokoja and kill me afterwards”.The senator has been having a running battle with the police.Among the cases against him currently pending in court [...]

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    ‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

‘I have crucial matters lined up this week’ — FFK asks police to reschedule invitation

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, has faulted the invitation extended to him by the police for alleged conspiracy, criminal and inciting publication.He said the police failed to mention the parties involved in the case as well as the issue being investigated.In the letter signed by Habu Sani, commissioner of police in charge of the IG monitoring unit, force [...]

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    From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

From kerosene lamp to solar power: How Abuja health centre got past its worst nightmare

Imagine having to use a kerosene lamp for child delivery because there's no electricity. What if something goes wrong and the lamp goes off? What will happen to the woman and the baby making its arrival into the world?That was the nightmare faced by the workers at the primary healthcare center in Dakwa, Abuja municipal council, for a couple of [...]

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    Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says the recent victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) have shown that 2019 elections will be won by the party.Two weeks ago, the APC secured victories in the Bauchi south, Katsina north and Lokoja/Kogi senatorial bye-elections.Kayode Fayemi, its candidate, also won the Ekiti governorship election.Speaking when he received chairmen of the Association of Local Governments [...]

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    Buhari: Elumelu’s mother is an inspiration to many

Buhari: Elumelu’s mother is an inspiration to many

President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with Suzanne Elumelu (pictured third from right), the matriarch of the Elumelu family, on her 90th birthday.In a statement on Friday, Buhari said by succeeding against all odds as a widow, the nonagenarian has continued to be an inspiration to many.He also commended her on her advocacy for education and investment skills for women in [...]

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    Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

Lagos-bound Russian vessel laden with explosives detained in S’Africa

South African authorities have detained a Russian cargo vessel suspected of carrying illegal arms.According to Herald Live, authorities discovered explosives on board the vessel in the course of operations at the Port of Ngqura, just off the coast of Port Elizabeth.The illicit cargo was said to be headed for Nigeria and US, the report said.The explosives and weapons — reportedly [...]

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    Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Defectors need psychiatric test, says Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, says those defecting from one party to the other need "psychiatric evaluation.”Sylva said this on Thursday while reacting to rumours that he has moved from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement issued by Julius Bokoru, his spokesman, the ex-governor blamed the report on the PDP-led administration [...]

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    Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

Trump: Americans will be poor if I’m impeached

US President Donald Trump says American citizens will become “very poor” if he is removed from office.He wondered why anyone would think of impeaching a president “who has done a great job”, adding the effect will also be felt on the US stock market.Trump was speaking during an interview with Fox News on Thursday.“I don't know how you can impeach [...]

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    ‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

‘Go to Owerri prison’ — police respond to inquiry on arrest of female IPOB supporters

The Nigeria police force have declined to speak on the offence committed by the 114 women recently arrested in Owerri, Imo state.The women were protesting the "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) when they were picked by the police on Friday and subsequently charged to court.Kanu has not been seen in public since IPOB [...]

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    Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Tinubu: Three years not enough to reshape Nigeria — we ate the seed of growth for breakfast

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says treasury looters have “eaten” Nigeria’s seed of growth and development.He said as a result of this, the three years of the APC administration is not enough to re-engineer the country.Speaking during the Eid-el-Kabir celebration in Lagos on Thursday, the APC leader said despite the looting of the country's treasury in [...]

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