Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    APC to INEC: We have the right to submit list of Zamfara candidates

APC to INEC: We have the right to submit list of Zamfara candidates

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has right to submit names of its candidates for elective positions in Zamfara state in 2019.Lanre Onilu, national publicity secretary of party, said this while speaking with reporters in Abuja on Wednesday.He said this was without prejudice to the Independent National Electoral Commission’s stance.INEC had said APC was not eligible to field candidates [...]

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    ‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

‘He populated primary election panels with his kindred’ — VON DG blames Oshiomhole for APC crisis

Osita Okechukwu, director-general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), has asked Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to resign.Speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday, Okechukwu accused Oshiomhole of breaching the party's constitution.He said the "mess" created by the chairman can only be put together by President Muhammadu Buhari and the leaders of the APC."As [...]

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    Shehu Sani joins PRP — after dumping APC

Shehu Sani joins PRP — after dumping APC

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP).This was made known in a statement by Suleiman Ahmed, his special adviser on political and ideology, on Tuesday.On Sunday, Sani resigned his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC)."It has become impossible for the senator to continue to co-habit with reactionaries and their perfidious and inimical style of [...]

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    Three shot dead in Kaduna — despite curfew

Three shot dead in Kaduna — despite curfew

Gunmen have killed three unidentified people in Kaduna despite the 24-hour curfew imposed on the state by the government.The victims were reportedly killed in Narayi area of the state.Over 40 were killed in the state after violence broke out in some parts of the state's metropolis on Sunday.Buildings and cars were also burnt.Speaking with journalists on Monday, Emmanuel Godwin, a [...]

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    EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

EXTRA: Some religious leaders visit Buhari just to take pictures, says Bakare

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, says some religious leaders visit President Muhammadu Buhari to take pictures instead of discussing the issues bedeviling the country.According to PUNCH, Bakare said this at the thanksgiving service held to mark the 16th anniversary of Foursquare Gospel Church, Asokoro, Abuja.He accused religious leaders of failing to take advantage of their visits to the [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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    Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Don’t appoint people powerful than you, Catholic bishop advises Fayemi

Felix Ajakaye, Catholic bishop of Ekiti diocese, has advised Kayode Fayemi, governor of the state, against appointing people that will be "more powerful" than him.Ajakaye said this at a thanksgiving mass held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Cathedral, Old Garage, Ado-Ekiti, to mark Fayemi's inauguration.He described Fayemi's victory as a "second missionary journey", adding that it is not an opportunity for [...]

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    Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Bribery video: Kwankwaso supporters ask anti-graft agencies to probe Ganduje

Supporters of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, have called on the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) to investigate Abdullahi Ganduje, the state governor, over alleged bribery.The group also called on the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to join in investigating the case and to take necessary action.At a press conference held to mark [...]

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    Niran Adedokun: We need to celebrate female directors in Nollywood

Niran Adedokun: We need to celebrate female directors in Nollywood

Niran Adedokun, a public relations expert, says the time has come for the celebration of female film directors in Nollywood.Speaking during a reading of "Ladies Calling The Shots", a book he authored, Adedokun said the job of a film director is unsung and underappreciated.The reading took place at Patabah Books, Surulere, Lagos, on Saturday."The thing is, film making is a man's world. [...]

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    Gbenga Daniel: Atiku will give SGF slot to south-west

Gbenga Daniel: Atiku will give SGF slot to south-west

Gbenga Daniel, director-general of the campaign of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential poll, says the position of secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) will go to the south-west if Abubakar wins.Daniel said this during an interactive session with reporters in Lagos on Sunday.He said decisions on major offices were being [...]

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    Minimum wage: Labour threatens nationwide strike from Nov 6

Minimum wage: Labour threatens nationwide strike from Nov 6

After a meeting between the federal government and the unions, Chris Ngige, minister of labour, had said labour agreed to N30,000 as minimum wage for workers in the public sector and N25,000 for their counterparts in the private sector.[...]

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    Boko Haram sacks two communities in Borno

Boko Haram sacks two communities in Borno

Boko Haram insurgents attacked Mairari and Femari communities in Konduga local government area of Borno state on Saturday night.The insurgents reportedly attacked the communities around 8:30 pm, killing one person and setting houses ablaze.The attack came barely 12 hours after the insurgents killed more than 10 farmers and abducted some people at Kuwa-Yangeya village on Maiduguri-Damboa road.Goni Umar, a witness, [...]

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    MASSOB leader asks Igbo to vote against APGA in 2019

MASSOB leader asks Igbo to vote against APGA in 2019

Samuel Njoku, a leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), has asked residents of the south-east not to vote any candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in 2019.The party was founded by the late Emeka Ojukwu, hero of the Biafra war.Addressing reporters in Owerri, Imo state capital, Njoku asked APGA members [...]

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    Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Appeal court reconstitutes Osun governorship tribunal

Zainab Bulkachuwa, president of the court of appeal, has reconstituted the Osun state governorship election petition tribunal.Sa'adatu Kachalla, the court's head of media and publicity, disclosed this on Thursday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state had filed a petition against the victory of Isiaka Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September election.Oyetaola was declared winner [...]

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    Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

Buhari: I’ll continue to hold Jonathan in high esteem

"I’ll continue to hold former president Jonathan in high esteem as a result of that singular act," he said. [...]

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    APC can’t use and dump us, say aspirants disqualified from 2019 race

APC can’t use and dump us, say aspirants disqualified from 2019 race

Some of the aspirants disqualified from the 2019 race by the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to prevail on the party leadership to consider their interest.At a news conference in Abuja on Friday, Yusuf Banki, secretary of the APC aspirants' forum, said all aspirants across the country had made huge sacrifices and contributions to the success [...]

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