Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    Arthur Okafor drags NBA to court, seeks post-election audit

Arthur Okafor drags NBA to court, seeks post-election audit

Arthur Okafor, one of the presidential aspirants of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) election, is challenging the victory of Paul Usoro.Usoro had polled 4,509 votes to defeat Okafor and Ernest Ojukwu who scored 4,423 and 3,313 votes respectively.He was subsequently declared the winner by the electoral committee of the NBA (ECNBA).Abubakar Mahmoud, incumbent president of the association, had described the [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says he's certain the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2019 election.His remark was targeted at Isa Misau and Sulaimon Mohammed, senators from the state who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Abubakar said the APC's victory in the Bauchi south bye-election is an indication that the ruling party will be successful during the [...]

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    Buhari’s kinsmen want him to reverse Daura’s sack, says Junaid Mohammed

Buhari’s kinsmen want him to reverse Daura’s sack, says Junaid Mohammed

Junaid Mohammed, a lawmaker in the second republic, says some of President Muhammadu Buhari's kinsmen want him to reinstate Lawal Daura, former director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS).Daura, who was sacked following the DSS blockade at the national assembly, is from the president's home state of Katsina.In an interview with PUNCH, Mohammed said: "There is an ethnic attempt by those [...]

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    Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Osinbajo: DSS operatives who blocked n’assembly will be punished

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo says the presidency is not in the know of the siege laid to the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).For over seven hours on Tuesday, lawmakers were denied entrance to the national assembly complex by arms bearing DSS operatives.In a statement signed by Laolu Akande, media aide to the acting president, [...]

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    Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Nigeria still at ground zero, says Ray Ekpu

Ray Ekpu, renowned journalist, says after years of military and democratic rule, Nigeria is still at ground zero.He said this at a colloquium in Lagos to commemorate his 70th birthday and 45 years in journalism.Ekpu, a co-founder of Newswatch who was, at different times, imprisoned for his anti-government writings, said Nigeria leaders had missed some opportunities to take the country into [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

R-APC claims Oshiomhole, Malami, SGF behind plot to impeach Saraki

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) says the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has perfected plans to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Shortly after Saraki defected from APC to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), some lawmakers raised the alarm over an alleged plan to remove the senate president "through the back door".Lai Mohammed, minister of information, had dismissed the [...]

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    Wamakko says Tambuwal, Saraki will regret defecting to ‘dead’ PDP

Wamakko says Tambuwal, Saraki will regret defecting to ‘dead’ PDP

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of his state, and others who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will regret the move.Before Tambuwal moved to the PDP, Senate President Bukola Saraki, several lawmakers and two governors had already defected from the ruling party.Wamakko commented on the defections on Saturday at a rally held in support [...]

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    Lawyers petition Malami over ‘unconstitutional’ NBA election

Lawyers petition Malami over ‘unconstitutional’ NBA election

A group of lawyers has described the ongoing election of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as illegal and unconstitutional.The group, Concerned Members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has written a letter asking Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, to intervene in the matter.The lawyers have demanded that the general council of the NBA should be convened as enshrined in the [...]

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    R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says the ruling party now lives in self-denial.The R-APC broke out of the larger party last month and many other prominent members of the party also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Taunting the defectors, President Muhamadu Buhari, had on Thursday, said God will continue to fish out bad eggs [...]

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    Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

Apologise to el-Rufai’s government or remain suspended, Kaduna APC tells Shehu Sani

The Kaduna state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has imposed an indefinite suspension on Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central.The party vowed not to lift the suspension until Sani tenders an apology to Nasir el-Rufai, the governor, and President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Thursday, Ibrahim Togo, chairman of the party in Tudun Wada ward where Sani is from, [...]

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    CDD to host conference on how fake news threatens democracy

CDD to host conference on how fake news threatens democracy

Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), a not-for-profit research and training organisation, is set to host a conference on how fake news threatens Nigeria’s democracy and freedom.As 2019 general election approaches, the conference will facilitate discussion around fake news, misinformation and disinformation, their effects on Nigeria’s democracy, and how it could be mitigated.Starting 9am each day, the two-day conference will [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys the trapping of being president but shies away from the hard work that comes with the job.Reacting to Buhari’s scheduled holiday trip to London in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the president has not worked hard enough to earn a holiday.“Some things have become pretty obvious now. [...]

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    Kenny Martins: Military failed us, democracy isn’t working… let’s turn to God

Kenny Martins: Military failed us, democracy isn’t working… let’s turn to God

Legacy Initiative International, a civil society organisation, says Nigeria must return to God to end corruption.Speaking at a conference in Lagos on Wednesday, Kenny Martins, grand patron of the organisation, said members of the group have spent sleepless nights, travelled long distances consulting with religious leaders on a cause which is for the common good of the Nigerian people.Martins said [...]

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    ‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

‘Why me?’ — Ortom asks EFCC over probe of security vote

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, says the probe of his security vote spending by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is a case of persecution.The EFCC had accused Ortom of misappropriating about N19 billion meant for security agencies deployed to Benue to tackle the clashes between farmers and herdsmen.Ortom, while speaking with journalists on Wednesday, said he has a [...]

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    Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ndume tackles Saraki: You can’t shut down senate over personal issues

Ali Ndume, senator representing Borno south, has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to reconvene plenary.The senator frowned at the closure of the senate, saying there are "critical matters of urgent national importance" to be discussed by the lawmakers.Ndume said this when he featured on Politics Today, a Channels Television show, on Wednesday."The closure of the national assembly that day was [...]

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