Saturday, April 6, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Atiku’s aide asks anti-graft agencies to probe Buhari

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused President Muhammadu Buhari and Junaid Abdullahi, his son-in-law, of using funds from "fake contracts" to run the president's reelection campaign.In a statement, Shaibu alleged that the federal government had been using the Border Communities Development Agency (BDCA) headed by Abdullahi to award contracts [...]

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    Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Kwara women protest against violence in Ilorin

Hundreds of Kwara women hit the streets of Ilorin on Monday to protest against the recent violent clashes between members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The latest of the attacks happened within different parts of Ilorin, including Agbaji - the family compound of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Clad in black attires, the women led by [...]

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    APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

APC absent at CDD presidential debate on corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is absent at the Big presidential debate.The debate, which is ongoing at Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, had representatives from all the other political parties invited, except the APC.The debate, which focuses on "Corruption and Accountability" is hosted by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), and sponsored by MacArthur Foundation.Present at [...]

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    APC says Onnoghen must face trial

APC says Onnoghen must face trial

"We therefore urge all Nigerians of good conscience to caution the PDP as the country is bigger than any political party or the interest it represents, and nothing should stop the country’s steady march into sustainable democratic governance."The call by the PDP’s South South Governors for the CJN’s boycott of the CCT trial further cements our position. Let it be [...]

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    Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Wike: Buhari’s government is worse than the military’s

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is worse than the military era.Wike said this during the inter-denominational service held to mark the year's armed forces remembrance day.Accusing the government of poor human rights record, Wike said Nigerians would resist any attempt to "deliberately truncate the nation’s democracy".He said the plan to arraign Walter [...]

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    FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

FG might plunge Nigeria into needless crisis, says Ohanaeze on CJN’s trial

John Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says the country might be thrown into political instability with the prosecution of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria.The federal government had filed charges bordering on non-declaration of assets against the CJN.In a statement, Nwodo said Ohaneze received the news of the decision of the federal government to prosecute the CJN "with shock [...]

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    You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

You can’t force Onnoghen out of office, Atiku tells Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the "attempt to force" Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), out of office has a negative meaning.He said this in response to the charges filed against Onnoghen at the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB).Ibraheem Al-Hassan, head of press and public relations unit of the Code of Conduct Tribunal, [...]

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    PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

PPC: We pity the leadership of APC in Lagos

The Lagos state chapter of the Providence Peoples Congress (PPC) says it feels pity for the leadership of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state for the "flagrant violation" of the inter-parties’ peace pact endorsed by all political parties.In a statement on Friday, Segun Babayemi, chairman of PPC in the state, said one would not expect a ruling party [...]

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    Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Saraki: Hold IGP responsible if anything happens to me

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians should hold Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, responsible if anything happens to him.Saraki said this on Friday while speaking with journalists at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign headquarters in Abuja.He accused the IGP of trying to implicate him in criminal charges."The usual practice has been that the commissioner of police personally ensures [...]

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    Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Oyinlola on Tinubu: Buhari is first presidential candidate ever to hire a proxy

Olagunsoye Oyinlola, chairman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), says President Muhammadu Buhari should allow Bola Tinubu, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), contest the president election.Addressing journalists at a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Oyinlola said Buhari would go down in history as the first president to hire a proxy in a presidential contest.He [...]

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    NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

NLC: We have no problem with FG’s advisory committee on minimum wage

Ayuba Wabba, president of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the federal government’s advisory committee does not affect the interest of workers.Wabba said this in an interview with NAN in Abuja on Thursday.President Muhamamdu Buhari on Wednesday inaugurated a technical advisory committee on the implementation of the new minimum wage.Wabba said the union "initially" thought the committee was set up [...]

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    Passengers injured as train derails in Lagos

Passengers injured as train derails in Lagos

Several passengers sustained injuries following a train accident at Mangoro, Agege area of Lagos state.The accident, involving three coaches, was said to have occurred around 7am on Thursday, causing traffic gridlock around the axis.One of the train coaches reportedly fell off the rail track while in motion, causing another coach to derail, with passengers trapped in them.The Lagos State Emergency [...]

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    Jeff Bezos, world’s richest person, and wife divorce after 25 years

Jeff Bezos, world’s richest person, and wife divorce after 25 years

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    PDP to Tinubu: Those you are dining with today can always use and dump you

PDP to Tinubu: Those you are dining with today can always use and dump you

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation has tackled Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), over his criticism of Atiku Abubakar.Tinubu on Tuesday questioned the integrity of the PDP presidential candidate.The ex-governor of Lagos also described the former vice-president as being directionless.Reacting in a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, admonished Tinubu on behalf of the PDP campaign [...]

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    Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has called on the national peace committee to act on an alleged violation of the peace accord by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Shehu accused the PDP presidential campaign organisation of "bad faith, character assassination and [...]

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    I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

I’ve been fair to south-east despite low votes I got from the zone, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says he has been impartial in his appointments across the geopolitical zones despite the low number of votes he received from the south-east during the 2015 elections.Buhari made the comment in response to allegations of marginalisation of the Igbo in his appointments.The president touched on the matter during an interview aired on Arise Television on Monday.He said: "Somebody made [...]

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