Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani accuses northern elite of being silent on killings

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has accused northern elite of being silent on the killings in the region.Sani made the accusation via his Twitter handle on Monday.He listed three reasons that could have made the northern elites taciturn, saying it could either be as a result of the the fear of being seen as anti-government, belief that President Muhammadu [...]

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    Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of  making "disappointing appeal to tribalism".He said this while reacting to Osinbajo's comment that the people of the south-west should vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 so that power can return to the region in 2023.The presidential candidate said he least expected such from [...]

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    Movement restricted as riot breaks out in Zamfara over killings

Movement restricted as riot breaks out in Zamfara over killings

The police have restricted movement in Tsafe local government area of Zamfara state following unrest in the area.Some internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Tsafe had taken to the streets to protest the recent killings in the state.The protest lit bonfires, destroyed some vehicles and set the secretariat of Tsafe local government on fire.The police deployed officers to bring the situation [...]

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    Ohanaeze: Until an Igbo man leads, Nigeria will continue to wallow in darkness

Ohanaeze: Until an Igbo man leads, Nigeria will continue to wallow in darkness

Uchi Achi-Okpaga, spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, says Nigeria will continue to wallow in "abject socio-political, economic and developmental blindness" until an Igbo man becomes the president.Achi-Okpaga, said this in an interview with PUNCH while reacting to a statement by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo.Osinbajo had asked the south-west to vote President Muhammadu Buhari in order to produce the president in 2023.But Achi-Okpaga said anything [...]

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    ’70 CSOs’ endorse Sanwo-Olu

’70 CSOs’ endorse Sanwo-Olu

About 70 civil society groups in Lagos state have reportedly endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), for the 2019 governorship election in Lagos state.In a statement released by the campaign of the APC candidate, the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR), Humanity Services Project (HSP), Centre for 21st Century Issues (C2CI), United Action [...]

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    NPA moves to decongest Apapa, Tin Can ports

NPA moves to decongest Apapa, Tin Can ports

The Nigeria Port Authority (NPA) has taken some measures to reduce the congestion at the Apapa and Tin Can Island ports.In a statement on Tuesday, the authority said henceforth there will be an increase in rent-free period for cargoes housed in the terminals.It said from the current period of three (3) free days before commencement of rent charges, it will now be 21 [...]

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    2019: I’ll give opposition opportunities I was not given in the past, says Buhari

2019: I’ll give opposition opportunities I was not given in the past, says Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari says he will give the opposition party opportunities he never had in the past.Buhari said this when he received a delegation from the US' International Republican and National Democratic Institute at the presidential villa on Monday.He promised to ensure a level playing field for all contestants into various political offices in the [...]

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    Atiku: Women, youth will constitute 40 percent of my cabinet

Atiku: Women, youth will constitute 40 percent of my cabinet

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says if he emerges victorious at the polls, 40 percent of his cabinet will go to women and youth.Atiku said this at a town hall meeting in Lagos state on Monday.He promised to appoint a minister of youth who would be less than 30 years."Forty percent of my government will be [...]

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    Agbaje: I decided to run for governor because I couldn’t find a younger person

Agbaje: I decided to run for governor because I couldn’t find a younger person

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he decided to take another shot at the number one position in the state because he could not find a "suitable" younger candidate for the position.Speaking on Channels Television, Agbaje said after losing the governorship election in 2015, he had made up his mind not to contest the seat [...]

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    CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

CUPP asks lawmakers to boycott Buhari’s budget presentation

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked members of the national assembly to boycott the budget presentation of President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.In a statement by Imo Ugochinyere, its national spokesman, the coalition accused Buhari of disrespecting resolutions made by the parliament.CUPP said Buhari does not deserve the company of democrats because attending the budget presentation would imply supporting [...]

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    Women flood Unity Fountain to celebrate Buhari

Women flood Unity Fountain to celebrate Buhari

Some women converged on the Unity Fountain in Abuja to celebrate the 76th birthday of President Muhammadu Buhari.The women, under the aegis of African Women Arise for Change and Good Governance, also used the opportunity to declare their support for Buhari’s second term bid.Speaking on behalf of the women group, Jaiyetola Mohammed, said the president deserved all the support ahead [...]

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    Ganduje: I supported Oyegun’s removal because he marginalised us

Ganduje: I supported Oyegun’s removal because he marginalised us

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says he and some of his colleagues were marginalised during the tenure of John Odigie-Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ganduje said this while receiving Emma Ibediro, national organising secretary of the APC, in his office on Friday.He said they pushed for a change in the national leadership of the APC [...]

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    Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

The campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has asked Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye to boycott the presidential debate slated for January 19, 2019.Ezekwesili is the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Moghalu is the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) and Durotoye is of the Alliance for New Nigeria [...]

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    EFCC files 59-count money laundering charge against Okupe

EFCC files 59-count money laundering charge against Okupe

This is coming after Okupe failed to return about N100million he allegedly received from the office of the national security advise (ONSA).He said the N100 million was paid in two tranches and that the former president authorised Dasuki to pay him N50 million from his security votes. [...]

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    PDP accuses INEC of creating illegal polling centres in Chad, Niger

PDP accuses INEC of creating illegal polling centres in Chad, Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is plotting to rig the 2019 general election by creating illegal polling centers in Chad and Niger Republic.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, described the plot as "inexcusably criminal", saying it has exposed plans to corrupt the electoral system."President Buhari, INEC and [...]

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    INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue reports that it has made special provisions for displaced persons outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 elections. In a statement, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education of the commission, said there will be no diaspora voting during the forthcoming elections."The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has [...]

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