Friday, November 16, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani describes indirect primary as a breeding ground for corruption

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, says indirect primary is a breeding ground for corruption.Sani said this while responding to division in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over primaries for the 2019 elections.The party had initially adopted indirect primary for all elective positions apart from the presidential but later changed to direct primary for all.Briefing reporters at the end [...]

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    Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

Group begs INEC to extend voter registration

A group known as "Our Lagos, Your Lagos initiative" has appealed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to extend the voter registration period.The registration ended on August 31 after a two-week extension from August 17.In a statement on Saturday, Aregbe Idris, convener of the group commended INEC for a "hitch-free" exercise, saying extending the registration would give eligible voters the [...]

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    Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Fani-Kayode: Ghanaian, Kenyan presidents are good speakers… how did we end up with Buhari?

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation, says it baffles him how Nigeria ended up with a leader like President Muhammadu Buhari.Commenting via his Twitter handle on Thursday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain compared the Nigerian president to three of his African counterparts whom he said speak better."If you want to hear a real African leader speak, listen to [...]

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    APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says attempts to link the party to the inability of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, to use the Eagle Square for his presidential declaration is "mischievous".Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was denied access to the Eagle Square after he had paid N2.2 million for the use of the [...]

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    Am I anti-feminist If these seven things happen in my relationship?

Am I anti-feminist If these seven things happen in my relationship?

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    Lekan Fatodu donates website to Lagos APC

Lekan Fatodu donates website to Lagos APC

Lekan Fatodu, journalist and PR consultant, has donated a website to the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking during the presentation, Fatodu said the website will help to prevent the spread of false information by "shady individuals"."Being a communication expert and a committed party member, it has become a duty for me to step in to help fill [...]

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    ALERT: Seven states to experience flooding

ALERT: Seven states to experience flooding

The Nigeria Hydrological Services Agency (NIHSA) says there is a likelihood of flooding by the banks of River Niger.Clement Eze, director, engineering hydrology at NIHSA, said Kainji and Jebba dams are already spilling water downstream while the level of water in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, has exceeded the corresponding value in 2012.According to the statement, the flood is likely [...]

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    Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

Oshiomhole says APC must comply with electoral guidelines during primaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has pledged to ensure compliance with the electoral guidelines during its forthcoming primaries.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, gave the assurance while speaking with state house correspondents after the APC caucus meeting held at the presidential villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.He said the upcoming primaries were discussed based on the timetable and schedule of activities for [...]

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    Electoral act amendment bill still under scrutiny, says Ita Enang

Electoral act amendment bill still under scrutiny, says Ita Enang

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters, says the final copy of the electoral act amendment bill is being "scrutinised thoroughly" by President Muhammadu Buhari.Enang dismissed the allegation that the president has refused to sign the bill, saying "there is no cause for alarm".The bill was transmitted to the president for assent on August 2, [...]

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    Court stands firm on order prompting MultiChoice to halt price increase

Court stands firm on order prompting MultiChoice to halt price increase

A federal high court in Abuja says its order halting the implementation of a price increase announced by MultiChoice Communications, the parent company of DSTV and GoTV, remains intact.Nnamdi Dimgba, the judge, made the clarification on Tuesday following the complaint by Babatunde Irukera, lawyer to the federal government, that the company has declined to obey the order.The company had announced new [...]

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    Visionscape denies owing salaries, says staff not involved in Ikeja protest

Visionscape denies owing salaries, says staff not involved in Ikeja protest

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    Presidency not worried by Trump’s ‘lifeless’ comment, says Femi Adesina

Presidency not worried by Trump’s ‘lifeless’ comment, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says the presidency is not worried by the derogatory comment allegedly made by Donald Trump about President Muhammadu Buhari.According to a report by Financial Times, the US president reportedly told his aides he never wanted to meet someone as lifeless as Buhari again.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Adesina said the presidency has no official position on [...]

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    Pro-Buhari group: Trump’s disrespect for world leaders is not new

Pro-Buhari group: Trump’s disrespect for world leaders is not new

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says President Donald Trump has a penchant for making derogatory statements about world leaders.The group said this in reaction to a report by Financial Times that the US president told his aides he never wanted to meet someone as lifeless as Buhari again.He reportedly said this after meeting his Nigerian counterpart in April.In a statement [...]

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    Lagos PDP chairman defects to APC with over ‘10,000 members’

Lagos PDP chairman defects to APC with over ‘10,000 members’

Moshood Salvador, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with "over 10,000 members" of the opposition party.He announced his defection to journalists at his residence in the Surulere area of the state on Monday.Salvador said he was no longer comfortable with "greedy leaders who are fond of telling lies [...]

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    Again, court dismisses suit against Adeleke’s candidature

Again, court dismisses suit against Adeleke’s candidature

An Osun state high court has dismissed a suit filed against the candidacy of Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, following withdrawal of the case by the plaintiffs.Oyetunji Suredi and Olagboye Adedamola, the plantiffs, had approached the court seeking the nullification of the gubernatorial candidature of Adeleke and the declaration of Akin Ogunbiyi, his challenger during the election, as the [...]

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    APC raises the alarm over fake registration website

APC raises the alarm over fake registration website

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissociated itself from an online membership registration website, apcregistration.com.In a statement issued by Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of the ruling party, APC said internal investigation by the party showed that its opponents were behind the website."We alert our supporters, members and indeed the general public to a purported membership registration website of [...]

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