Saturday, February 16, 2019

Chinedu Asadu

    REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

REMINDER: You have less than 48 hours to pick up your PVC

Have you collected your permanent voter card (PVC)? If not, what are you waiting for?In less than 48 hours time, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would stop issuing PVCs to voters, and this would mean inability to vote during the elections.INEC had announced February 8 as last day for collection of PVCs to give room for preparations for the [...]

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    EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

EFCC to court: We are still looking for ex-NIA DG

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has again failed to arraign Ayodele Oke, former director-general of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), and Folashade, his wife, before a federal high court in Lagos.The duo being prosecuted in connection with some monies reportedly recovered from a flat in Ikoyi, Lagos, were absent at the court last week Friday.The agency had filed [...]

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    Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Clamping down on IPOB ‘will disrupt peace’ in south-east

Nzuko Umunna, an association of Igbo stakeholders, says clamping down on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) will disrupt the peace in the south-east.The association said this on Wednesday while reacting to a reported directive from Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, asking soldiers to clamp down on the secessionist group.It quoted Buratai as giving the directive [...]

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    ‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

‘You’re on a mission to please your masters’ — Onnoghen asks CCT chairman to hands off his trial

Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), has asked Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), to hands off his trial.Onnoghen asked Umar to withdraw from presiding over his trial on the grounds of "real likelihood of bias".He described the CCT chairman as the "prosecutor, judge and jury who has constructively convicted" him without either hearing [...]

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    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

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    PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "feverish" over the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, by various socio-cultural groups.On Sunday, five socio-cultural organisations in the country namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF) adopted Atiku as their consensus candidate.The groups said [...]

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    ‘If Buhari is so vengeful, why is your daughter still at Aso Rock?’ — Keyamo tackles Galadima on live TV

‘If Buhari is so vengeful, why is your daughter still at Aso Rock?’ — Keyamo tackles Galadima on live TV

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari re-election campaign, has tackled Buba Galadima, Buhari's ally turned his critic, over his claim that Buhari is vengeful.Speaking when the duo appeared on a Channels TV programme on Sunday, Keyamo said Galadima's daughter will not remain Buhari's aide if the president was vengeful.Zainab, a daughter of Galadima, works as special assistant to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.“Alhaji [...]

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    Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku: I’ll triple education budget, end ‘disgraceful’ ASUU strike on day one as president

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will triple the budget for education sector if elected president.Speaking during the Silverbird Man of the Year event on Sunday, Atiku also said he would end the incessant strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) from his first day as president.The Buhari administration allocated 7.04% of [...]

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    No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

No fraud bigger than this, says Keyamo on endorsement of Atiku

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council has dismissed the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), by some socio-cultural groups.Festus Keyamo, the council spokesman, said the endorsement was engineered and carried out by PDP members and sympathisers.Earlier on Sunday, five top socio-cultural organisations in the country - namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum [...]

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    I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected.Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday.The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said [...]

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    Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu says Atiku is originally from Cameroon

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is originally from Cameroon and became Nigerian only through a referendum.Kanu said this on Saturday during a "special broadcast" on Radio Biafra, according to a statement from Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman.He was speaking on the need for a referendum on IPOB's quest for a sovereign [...]

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    Buhari praises Osinbajo for carrying on with campaign despite crash

Buhari praises Osinbajo for carrying on with campaign despite crash

President Muhammadu Buhari has commended Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo for his "resilience" over how he handled the helicopter crash of Saturday.According to a statement from Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, Buhari called the vice-president and praised him for continuing with campaign activities despite the crash.Buhari said it takes "tenacious spirit and amazing spiritual strength" to survive a helicopter crash "without being paralysed [...]

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    PDP calls for investigation into crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

PDP calls for investigation into crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for a "thorough" investigation into the crash of the helicopter conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.In a statement on Saturday, the party said expressed shock over the incident which occured in Kabba, Kogi state.Osinbajo was embarking on a campaign trip to the state when the chopper crash-landed.He came out unhurt, and immediately continued his business in [...]

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    Unusual weather condition ‘led to’ crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

Unusual weather condition ‘led to’ crash of Osinbajo’s chopper

The helicopter which conveyed Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo from Abuja to Kabba in Kogi state, crash-landed as a result of unusual weather condition.Caverton Helicopters, owners of the aircraft, said this in a statement issued on Saturday.Osinbajo was on a campaign trip to Kogi when the chopper crash-landed in Kabba. There were no injuries recorded during the incident.The vice-president came out unhurt and immediately [...]

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    Yahaya Bello sponsoring attacks on my supporters, says ADC senatorial candidate

Yahaya Bello sponsoring attacks on my supporters, says ADC senatorial candidate

Victor Adoji, senatorial candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Kogi state, has accused Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, of sponsoring attacks on his supporters.Addressing a press conference on Saturday, Adoji said thugs allegedly sponsored by the governor have attacked him and his supporters at least five time this year.Adoji said his electioneering campaign has been marred at [...]

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    Andy Uba speaks on his plan to take over from Saraki

Andy Uba speaks on his plan to take over from Saraki

Andy Uba, senator representing Anambra south senatorial district, says he stands a chance of becoming senate president if reelected.The senator, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), said this on Saturday during his campaign rally in Orumba north local government area of the state.He said President Muhammadu Buhari wanted to "make an Igbo man" senate president in 2015 but [...]

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