Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    Umahi: Why I asked 2000 people to attend Buhari’s rally

Umahi: Why I asked 2000 people to attend Buhari’s rally

David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says he asked 2,000 people to attend President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in the state because he did not want the president to feel he was not liked by the people of the state or the region.According to Daily Sun, Umahi said this shortly after the president's departure.He said not only did he allow the APC [...]

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    Buhari phenomenon sweeping across Africa, says Garba Shehu on visit of Nigerien govs

Buhari phenomenon sweeping across Africa, says Garba Shehu on visit of Nigerien govs

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended the attendance of some governors from Niger Republic to President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano state.In a statement on Saturday, it also chided the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for demanding Buhari's withdrawal from the elections over the incident.Two governors from the country — Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi — [...]

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    PDP campaign DG in Gombe joins APC after meeting Buhari

PDP campaign DG in Gombe joins APC after meeting Buhari

Bello Tinka, director-general of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign organisation in Gombe state, has joined the All Progressives Congress (APC).Tinka joined the ruling party on Thursday night when he met with President Muhammadu Buhari, according to a statement by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman.He said the former PDP chieftain pledged allegiance to the APC during meeting.He was also said to [...]

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    Niger Republic govs in Kano did not violate any law, says INEC

Niger Republic govs in Kano did not violate any law, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the presence of some governors from Niger Republic ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign rally in Kano state did not violate any Nigerian law.INEC said this while reacting to comments trailing the visit.Two governors from the country -- Issa Moussa of Zinder and Zakiri Umar of Maradi -- were part of those who [...]

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    Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty: Boko Haram killed 60 after soldiers abandoned Rann

Amnesty International says at least 60 persons were killed in the recent Boko attack in Rann, a border town in Borno state.In a statement on Friday, the organisation said it gathered from satellite images that "hundreds of structures" were burnt down during the attack which occurred in January.Many internally displaced persons (IDPs) fled to Cameroon during the attack.Amnesty quoted witnesses as saying [...]

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    INEC declares Kashamu PDP guber candidate in Ogun

INEC declares Kashamu PDP guber candidate in Ogun

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced Buruji Kashamu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.The commission announced this in the final list of governorship candidates released on Thursday.Ladi Adebutu and Kashamu had been at loggerheads over the governorship ticket of the PDP in the state.The PDP is backing Adebutu whom it handed [...]

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    APC missing in Zamfara, Rivers as INEC releases final list of guber candidates 

APC missing in Zamfara, Rivers as INEC releases final list of guber candidates 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the final list of candidates for the governorship elections.In the list released on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in both Rivers and Zamfara states.A court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, had ruled the party cannot field candidates for the forthcoming elections.The state high court had [...]

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    Obasanjo: I’ll do everything possible to save Nigeria’s democracy

Obasanjo: I’ll do everything possible to save Nigeria’s democracy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says he will do "everything humanly possible" to save Nigeria's democracy.Speaking during the launch of "Politics as Dashed Hopes in Nigeria", written by Auwala Anwar, his former special assistant on federal capital territory administration (FCTA), in Abuja on Thursday, the former president said the world is watching how Nigeria will handle upcoming elections.He also called on [...]

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    Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ask Imo electorate to vote candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections.Shehu said the president addressed a mixed crowd across party lines and that campaigning for just the APC would be "insensitive".While speaking at the APC presidential rally in Owerri, Imo state capital, Buhari had asked those present [...]

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    ‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

‘Thugs’ beat up NBA chairman in Rivers

Suspected thugs on Wednesday reportedly beat up Sylvester Adaka, chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and other lawyers at the court of appeal in Port Harcourt, Rivers state.Adaka and the other lawyers had stormed the court to disrupt proceedings when the suspected thugs swooped on them.They had arrived to enforce the order of the NBA, calling on lawyers to boycott [...]

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    I’ve never been corrupt, says Buhari

I’ve never been corrupt, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has never been found guilty of corruption or abused trust throughout his years of public service.Buhari said this on Wednesday during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Ebonyi state.He had served as military head of state, governor of the north-eastern state as well as chairman of the petroleum trust fund.He said even [...]

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    Onnoghen loses bid to stop CCT trial

Onnoghen loses bid to stop CCT trial

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja has dismissed a motion filed by Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria, seeking stay of proceedings on his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).The federal government is prosecuting him for alleged false assets declaration.Onnoghen had approached  the court, arguing the CCT had no jurisdiction to preside over the case.But [...]

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    Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

Reps panel summons Emefiele, finance minister over PenCom probe

The house of representatives ad-hoc committee investigating the National Pension Commission (PenCom) has summoned heads of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), ministry of finance and civil service of the federation,.In a later dated January 28, the panel requested the agencies to bring relevant documents regarding the ongoing probe to its next sitting scheduled for February 7.The letter inviting Godwin [...]

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    Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

Vote who you want, says Buhari in Imo as Okorocha, Oshiomhole back different candidates

President Muhammadu Buhari has advised members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state to work together and ensure a peaceful election.He also asked the electorate to vote for who they want, amid the lingering crisis over the party's governorship race in the state.Buhari spoke at the APC presidential rally which held in Owerri, Imo state capital, on Tuesday.He [...]

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    Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

Like senate, house of reps adjourns till after presidential poll

The house of representatives has adjourned proceedings till February 19.The house adjourned after its plenary on Tuesday, which was presided over by Yakubu Dogara, the speaker.The senate had earlier adjourned till the same date.This means the lawmakers will be resuming three days after the presidential and national assembly elections scheduled to hold on February 16.Before adjourning, the lower legislative chamber [...]

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    Reps pass minimum wage bill, peg it at N30, 000

Reps pass minimum wage bill, peg it at N30, 000

The house of representatives has passed the bill raising the national minimum wage.The lower legislative chamber passed the bill after considering the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary on Tuesday.The passage comes about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari sent the wage bill for consideration, following its approval by the national council of state.The council had approved the [...]

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