Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) believes everything the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says.Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday, Oshiomhole alleged that the INEC was working to the advantage of the PDP, adding that the commission has been very unfair to the ruling party.While responding to [...]

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    Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Okorocha to Ndigbo: We may not get presidency till 2035 if we don’t vote for Buhari

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says Igbos may not get a chance at presidency if they fail to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday. The governor spoke at zonal rallies in Okigwe area of the state and Owerri, the state capital.Okorocha expressed regret that "some Igbo politicians are campaigning to deceive the Igbo again as they did in 2015".He [...]

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    ‘What would Atiku do differently?’ — Buhari asks Nigerians in state broadcast

‘What would Atiku do differently?’ — Buhari asks Nigerians in state broadcast

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to make a wise choice during the February 16 elections, saying the All Progressives Congress (APC) is clearly the best choice.In a nationwide address aired on state television, Buhari listed what his administration had achieved and said Nigerians should ask themselves if the candidates of the opposition and any other parties would do [...]

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    Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has adopted Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its candidate in the February 16 election.In a statement by Mudoch Agbinino, its spokesman, the avengers criticised the adoption of Buhari by other militant groups in the region.They also warned the international community and multinational corporations in the region to [...]

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    Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says the final peace accord signed by presidential candidates ahead of the February 16 election is a "very strong message" to Nigerians.Maria Arena, chief observer, EU EOM, said this while speaking with state house correspondents, after she led the mission to a private meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo on Thursday in Abuja.She [...]

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    Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

Caverton crash caused by dust, says AIB preliminary report

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has released a preliminary report on the helicopter crash involving Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.Earlier in the month, a chopper conveying Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state, while the VP was on his way for a campaign trip.Osinbajo and all on board came out of the chopper unhurt.Caverton Helicopters, owners of the [...]

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    Buhari: Elections are important only if they make the country safe

Buhari: Elections are important only if they make the country safe

President Muhammadu Buhari says elections are important only if they make the country safe.Buhari said this at the signing of the national peace accord ahead of the February 16 presidential election.Citing the growing number of political parties, young candidates participation and female representations in the political sphere, the president expressed his delight at the changes being experienced in the country's electoral [...]

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    Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

Court orders EFCC, two banks to pay Benue govt N100m damages

A federal high court sitting in Makurdi has ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and two banks to jointly pay N100 million to the Benue state government as damages for freezing its accounts.Delivering judgement on Tuesday, Mobolaji Olajuwon, the judge, asked the anti-graft agency to pay the government N50 million, while each of the banks is to pay [...]

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    Plaqad releases ‘first ever report’ on influencer compensation in Nigeria

Plaqad releases ‘first ever report’ on influencer compensation in Nigeria

Plaqad, a marketing and public relations technology company, has revealed some facts about influencer compensation in Nigeria.The company, which is also an influencer marketing platform, did this via its recently released influencer compensation report.According to a statement by the organisation, the report shows that 92 percent of influencers wish to be remunerated for campaigns embarked on and eight percent confirmed [...]

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    Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Atiku’s spokesman: Clinton cancelled his visit over threats from APC

Paul Ibe, spokesman of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the cancelled visit of Bill Clinton, former US president.Clinton was expected to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku.The National Peace Committee (NPC) had put the programme together ahead of the elections.But Clinton pulled [...]

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    SDP suspends Gana, Duke over ‘anti-party activities’

SDP suspends Gana, Duke over ‘anti-party activities’

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has suspended its two presidential candidates, Jerry Gana and Donald Duke, over alleged anti-party activities.Duke was accused of disrespecting the party while Gana was said to have set up a parallel national executive committee (NEC) in the party.Gana and Duke have been laying claim to the presidential ticket of the party, battling in and out [...]

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    Falana: It’s sad that CCT has reduced itself to an appendage of presidency

Falana: It’s sad that CCT has reduced itself to an appendage of presidency

Femi Falana, human rights activist, has advised Danladi Umar, chairman, Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to respond to the query served on him by the  Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC).Umar had questioned the power of the FJSC to query him while dismissing the allegation of judicial misconduct arising from the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria.The CCT chairman [...]

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    ‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

‘You overstepped your brief’ — Keyamo hits US ambassador over comments on elections

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign, says the United States has displayed its double standard for the world to see.Keyamo said this in reaction to a statement credited to Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria.Symington had warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of the president, saying any politician whose utterances incite [...]

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    Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Saraki: It’s time to replace this outdated government

Senate President Bukola Saraki, says it is time for Nigerians to choose competent leadership over outdated one.Saraki, who is also the director general of the PDP presidential campaign council, said this on Sunday, in a statement signed by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his special adviser on media and publicity.The senate leader called on Nigerians to come out en masse and vote for [...]

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    Keyamo shares picture of Galadima’s daughter at Buhari’s rally

Keyamo shares picture of Galadima’s daughter at Buhari’s rally

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari's reelection campaign, shared a picture of himself with Zainab Galadima at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Lagos state.Zainab is the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari's ally turned foe.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Keyamo said: "We are rocking at the Lagos rally and I am with the delectable and beautiful [...]

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    Bolaji Akinyemi on elections: Not even riotous 1965 polls made me this worried

Bolaji Akinyemi on elections: Not even riotous 1965 polls made me this worried

Bolaji Akinyemi, former minister of external affairs, has expressed worries over the forthcoming elections, saying "not even the riotous 1965 elections filled me with so much dread".Nigeria held parliamentary elections in 1964 but owing to a boycott, the polls did not take place in the eastern and mid-western regions and Lagos.The exercise was held in 1965 in those areas but [...]

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