Friday, April 5, 2019

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    ‘I spoke in anger’ —  Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

‘I spoke in anger’ — Amaechi’s ally regrets tackling Buhari

Chidi Lloyd, an ally of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, has apologised for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari.Lloyd had accused Buhari of turning against members of the All Progressives Congress  (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, had tackled Lloyd, warning those supporting Amaechi against blaming their woes on the president.But in his response to Abe, Lloyd said the senator colluded [...]

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    Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Wike: PDP can lose in other states — not Rivers

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says no other party can win in the state except the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Wike spoke when members of the national assembly, elected on the platform of the PDP, presented their certificates of return to him at government house, Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Friday.Commenting on the suspension of electoral processes in the [...]

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    Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe mocks Amaechi’s ally: Is Buhari also working with Wike?

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east senatorial district, has asked supporters of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, to stop blaming President Muhammadu Buhari for their woes.Abe was reacting to comments made by Chidi Loyd, an ally of Amaechi, who had accused the president of abandoning members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state “when they needed him the most.”The [...]

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    Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Writers, activists shower encomium on Pius Adesanmi

Associates of Pius Adesanmi, Nigerian-born Canadian professor, gathered in Lagos to pay their last respect to him on Thursday.Adesanmi was among the passengers on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday.At a memorial, tagged "An Evening of Reminiscences" at Ouida House, GRA, Ikeja, many said inspiring things about the deceased.Lola Shoneyin, a writer [...]

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    Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

Ganduje’s aide resigns, joins PDP

Hashim Dungurawa, senior special assistant on urban beautification to Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, has resigned.Dungurawa tendered his letter of resignation to Usman Alhaji, secretary to the state government, on Wednesday.In the letter, the aide thanked the governor for offering him the opportunity to serve the state.''I write to formally inform you of my voluntary resignation from the office of SSA, [...]

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    We’ve rescued all trapped victims, says LASEMA

We’ve rescued all trapped victims, says LASEMA

Adeshina Tiamiyu, general manager of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), says there is no casualty left under the debris of the collapsed three-storey building in the Ita-Faaji area of Lagos Island.Tiamiyu spoke with journalists at the site of the incident on Thursday morning."We stopped work at 3am after recovering the lifeless body of a male and we are sure [...]

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    ‘One tragedy too many’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks on collapsed building

‘One tragedy too many’ — Sanwo-Olu speaks on collapsed building

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor-elect, has commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the three-storey building that collapsed at Ìta-Fàájì, Lagos Island.The building, which housed a primary school on its second floor, caved in on Wednesday morning while pupils were in their classrooms.At least 12 people, including nine children, have been confirmed dead.In a statement, Sanwo-Olu [...]

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    Akwa Ibom REC: Politicians invited me to a meeting abroad but I said no

Akwa Ibom REC: Politicians invited me to a meeting abroad but I said no

Mike Igini, resident national electoral commissioner (REC) of Akwa Ibom state, says those accusing him of committing electoral fraud are people who tried unsuccessfully to take him abroad for a secret meeting. The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state accused Igini of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to rig the election.But in an interview with The Nation Newspaper, Igini [...]

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    50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

50,000 Indians doing business in Nigeria, says high commissioner

Abhay Thakur, Indian high commissioner to Nigeria, says "50,000 Indians" comprising professionals, investors, technically skilled, medical doctors and educationists are involved in various businesses in Nigeria.Thakur spoke at a NAN forum in Abuja, on Tuesday.He said India was Nigeria’s largest trading partner globally, with bilateral trade between both countries "at nearly $12 billion and Indian companies investing in projects worth [...]

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    Uphold tenets of progressives, south-west APC tells elected members

Uphold tenets of progressives, south-west APC tells elected members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in the south-west has asked all its members who emerged victorious in the elections to uphold the tenets and values of the progressives.The APC congratulated Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos state governor-elect, and Dapo Abiodun, Ogun state governor-elect, on their victory in the just concluded governorship elections.In a statement Bankole Oluwajana, APC national vice chairman, south-west, also congratulated [...]

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    We’re monitoring Nigerian elections closely, says US

We’re monitoring Nigerian elections closely, says US

The United States says it is monitoring events of the 2019 elections in a bid to give a proper response on the conduct of the electoral process.  Nagy said during the build-up to the elections, Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, and his team "took many steps to ensure that things went smoothly".He said the US is actively involved with [...]

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    Taraba governor imposes 24-hour curfew on Jalingo

Taraba governor imposes 24-hour curfew on Jalingo

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, on Tuesday, ordered an extension of the dusk to dawn curfew imposed on Jalingo, the state capital, to 24 hours.Bala Dan Abu, senior special assistant to the governor on media and publicity, announcement in a statement .The governor directed all security agencies in the state to ensure strict enforcement of the curfew.The government said [...]

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    EU Observers: Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers elections

EU Observers: Soldiers stopped us from monitoring Rivers elections

The European Union Observation Mission to Nigeria (EOM) says Nigerian soldiers barred them from monitoring elections in Rivers state.The observers made the allegation in their preliminary report released in Abuja on Monday.While addressing journalists, Maria Arena, the chief observer, said they came to Nigeria on the invitation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to monitor the elections and make recommendations.She [...]

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    Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

Deltans wise choice saved us from conflict, says Ibori on Okowa’s reelection

James Ibori, a former governor of Delta state, has congratulated the people of the state for  choosing "peace and unity" by re-electing Ifeanyichukwu Okowa, incumbent governor of the state.Okowa, who was the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election, polled 925, 274 votes to defeat James Ogboru of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who polled 215, [...]

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    Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai to Kwara voters: You said ‘enough is enough’ and it came to pass

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the broom of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has swept Kwara state clean of “hegemony politics”.Mohammed spoke at a news briefing in Ilorin, the state capital, on Monday.The minister said the long battle for the emancipation of Kwara had been attained with the outcome of the polls.He said with the unprecedented victories, the people [...]

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    House of reps member shot dead in Ibadan

House of reps member shot dead in Ibadan

Temitope Olatoye, lawmaker representing Lagelu/Akinyele federal constituency of Oyo state, has been shot dead.A source told TheCable that Olatoye, better known as "Sugar" in the political circle, was shot by suspected thugs in Elesu village, Lalupon, Lagelu local government area of the state.He was returning from Ibadan when the suspects, stopped and shot him in the eye.The politician was immediately [...]

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