Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Ebunoluwa Olafusi

    Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Buhari’s former supporter begins ‘trek from Lagos to Abuja’, says APC is dead

Muhammad Mukaila, one of the supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari who reportedly trekked a long distance to celebrate the emergence of the president in 2015, has expressed regrets over his action.Speaking with journalists in Lagos on Thursday, Mukaila said he wished he had not embarked on the long trek three years ago.He also announced the commencement of "Anger Trek" from [...]

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    Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Okiro: Govt should not succumb to #EndSars protest

Mike Okiro, former inspector general of police, says the federal government should not succumb to the calls to scrap the special anti-robbery squad (SARS).Okiro said although SARS has deviated from the reason it was established, the unit still has a role to play.Daily Trust quoted him as making the comment on Tuesday.He said: "We formed the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) way [...]

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    Oyo: Why we pulled down Ayefele’s Music House

Oyo: Why we pulled down Ayefele’s Music House

The Oyo state government has defended its decision to demolish Fresh FM, a radio station belonging to Yinka Ayefele, a gospel artiste.Widespread condemnation had trailed the action which took place on Sunday.Ayefele had headed to court to stop the demolition but the government ordered that the building, said to be estimated at N800 million, be brought down 24 hours to [...]

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    Akpabio: Akwa Ibom governor is a mistake… I regret imposing him on my people

Akpabio: Akwa Ibom governor is a mistake… I regret imposing him on my people

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has described is Udom Emmanuel as a mistake that must be corrected in 2019.According to PUNCH, Akpabio, a serving senator, said this at a rally in the Ikot Ekpene area of the state on Sunday.Akpabio said Emmanuel was "the greatest mistake he made in a hurry" and he asked to be [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    Again, customs intercepts container laden with military uniforms

Again, customs intercepts container laden with military uniforms

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    POLL: Is sex more enjoyable when there’s emotional connection?

POLL: Is sex more enjoyable when there’s emotional connection?

Sex can be as a result of pent-up preparations hinged on emotional connection or spontaneity; where the connection is merely a desire for sexual gratification.  [...]

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    DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

DSS appoints spokesman — after three years

The Department of State Services (DSS) has appointed Nnochirionye Afunanya as its public relations officer.This comes one week after Mathew Seyeifa, acting director-general of the agency, promised to pick a spokesman for the agency.Under the leadership of Lawal Daura, the DSS had no spokesman but one Tony Opuiyo issued statements on behalf of the secret police.Journalists found it difficult to get [...]

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    There’s massive corruption at Aso Rock, says Lamido

There’s massive corruption at Aso Rock, says Lamido

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa state, says there is massive corruption in Aso Rock.Lamido said this in Lokoja, Kogi state capital, during a meeting with the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday.The PDP presidential aspirant, who sought the support of members of the party’s exco ahead of the PDP convention, said the ruling party is [...]

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    Tambuwal: I’m under pressure to run for president

Tambuwal: I’m under pressure to run for president

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says he is under pressure to run for president in 2019.He said this while addressing associations of students, youths and resident communities who paid him a solidarity visit on Wednesday."I have been receiving advice and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure [...]

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    Edwin Clark: Saraki is my son… I have a duty to stand by him

Edwin Clark: Saraki is my son… I have a duty to stand by him

Edwin Clark, Niger Delta leader and convener of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, says he stands by Senate President Bukola Saraki in his "current travails".Clark said this while reacting to reports that he wrote a letter of condemnation to Saraki.He said the letter in circulation was the altered version of the one he wrote to the senate president in 2013.Clark explained that [...]

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    Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

Army uncovers Boko Haram recruitment link on social media

The Nigerian army says it has uncovered social media accounts used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.According to NAN, Murtala Usman, artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this while speaking at the ongoing Nigerian army combat support training week in Maiduguri.Usman said insurgents from the Albarnawi faction of the Boko Haram group were [...]

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    CAN declares three-day prayer over ‘threat to democracy’

CAN declares three-day prayer over ‘threat to democracy’

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has declared a three-day prayer over what it described as a threat to democracy in the country.Daramola Bade, acting general secretary of the association, disclosed this in a statement.He said the decision was informed by the “recent political drama unfolding in our nation”.The statement directed churches nationwide to mobilise their members for the prayer [...]

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    Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello: My govt’s silent revolution was appreciated during Saturday’s bye-election

Yahaya Bello, Kogi state governor, says the silent revolution of his administration was "handsomely" appreciated in the recently conducted bye-election in the state.He said this in Okene on Monday after picking his permanent voter card (PVC) at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) office.Haruna Isah, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lokoja/Kogi federal constituency, was declared winner of [...]

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    Okorocha inaugurates Buhari campaign council in Imo

Okorocha inaugurates Buhari campaign council in Imo

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has inaugurated President Muhammadu Buhari reelection campaign council in the state. During the inauguration, Okorocha, who was represented by Uche Nwosu, his chief of staff, said the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win all the elective seats in the state in 2019.Nwosu, a governorship aspirant in Imo, said the campaign council will be chaired by [...]

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    Army: Why some soldiers opened fire at Maiduguri airport

Army: Why some soldiers opened fire at Maiduguri airport

The Nigerian army has reacted to the protest staged by some of its men at the Maiduguri international airport in Borno state on Sunday evening.TheCable had reported how some soldiers threatened to shoot  their superiors over a redeployment exercise.The aggrieved soldiers had kicked against the deployment, asking why they were not sent back to their families after over three years in Borno [...]

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