Friday, April 5, 2019

Femi Owolabi

    Don’t challenge Buhari’s victory, Dangiwa Umar advises Atiku

Don’t challenge Buhari’s victory, Dangiwa Umar advises Atiku

Dangiwa Umar, founder of the Movement for Unity and Progress (MUP), has advised Atiku Abubakar not to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's victory in the election.Atiku, candidate of the opposing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had described the outcome of the election as worst in the history of the country— with his party set to challenge the result in court.Reacting in a [...]

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    Mixed feelings in Kaduna over Buhari’s victory

Mixed feelings in Kaduna over Buhari’s victory

Residents in Kaduna state are having mixed feelings over the outcome of the just concluded presidential election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared winner on Wednesday by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)and Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party came second.In the northern part of Kaduna metropolis, it was celebration galore as [...]

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    Results declared by INEC were verified, says UK

Results declared by INEC were verified, says UK

The United Kingdom (UK) says Nigerians can have confidence in the outcome of the presidential election that held on Saturday.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won the election with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) coming second.Harriett Baldwin, UK’s minister of state for Africa, in a statement issued on Wednesday, said the result declared [...]

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    Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Rivers APC: We stopped PDP from allocating imaginary votes

Tonye Cole, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says his party stopped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from manipulating the outcome of Saturday's elections.Addressing the media on Wednesday, Cole said unlike 2015 when the PDP allocated imaginary votes, the APC did all within its powers to check that.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polled higher than [...]

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    Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

The World Anti-Corruption Research Network has asked the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to disallow Atiku Abubakar from contesting in Saturday's presidential election.The UK-based group in the petition dated February 20, 2019 said it is worried about Atiku’s candidacy which "poses a security risk to the country".It also wrote a petition to Nancy Patricia Pelosi, speaker of the US [...]

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    Onnoghen’s lawyer: I was framed up with $30,000 bribe because I exposed Paris Club fraud

Onnoghen’s lawyer: I was framed up with $30,000 bribe because I exposed Paris Club fraud

Joe Agi, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has denied the allegation that he paid a bribe of $30,000 to Walter Onnoghen, suspended chief justice of Nigeria.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had traced a deposit of $30,000 made by Agi into Onnoghen’s account.Sources had told TheCable that the deposit was made sometime in 2009 while a series of “suspicious [...]

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    APC demands arrest of PDP senator

APC demands arrest of PDP senator

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked security agencies to arrest Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south, over the attack on Lola Ashiru, the party’s candidate in the senatorial district.Ibrahim is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party accused him of being behind the attack which occurred in Ojoku town in Kwara south where about eight people [...]

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    We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

We are bound to obey Buhari, Buratai replies Atiku

Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, says the army is bound to obey orders from constituted authorities, dismissing Atiku Abubakar’s call for the military not to obey President Muhammadu Buhari.On Monday, Buhari directed security operatives to deal ruthlessly with those who might want to snatch ballot boxes during the elections.Reacting, however, Atiku, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in [...]

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    ‘He’s no longer in charge’ — DSS dissociates self from Lawal Daura

‘He’s no longer in charge’ — DSS dissociates self from Lawal Daura

The Department of State Services (DSS) has dissociated itself from Lawal Daura, its former director-general.Daura was fired by the then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo in August 2018 for his alleged involvement in a siege on the national assembly.There are reports that he still wields influence and controls a section of the secret policeBut in a statement on Tuesday, Peter Afunaya, DSS [...]

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    Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

Army speaks on Buhari’s directive to deal ‘ruthlessly’ with ballot-snatchers

The Nigerian army says it would remain apolitical and its actions guided by the rules of engagement during the general election.President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), had on Monday warned those who might want to snatch ballot boxes would do so at the expense of their lives.The president said he rarely gives the military and the [...]

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    Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Army: We killed 37 Zamfara bandits but lost six soldiers

Troops of the Nigerian army say they killed 37 bandits in an exchange of fire in Bini Maru local government area of Zamfara state.In a statement on Monday, Clement Abiade, acting information officer of operation Saharan Daji, said six soldiers were also killed while the troops rescued 80 people who have been kidnapped.“The troops have continued to dominate the Areas [...]

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    Buhari: INEC must explain its incompetence after the elections

Buhari: INEC must explain its incompetence after the elections

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has questions to answer over the postponement of the general election.Barely five hours to the presidential and national assembly elections on Saturday, INEC announced postponement of the exercise — blaming this on logistics issues.Reacting during the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus meeting on Monday, Buhari said INEC had all the resources [...]

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    Rivers APC: INEC making moves to put us on the ballot

Rivers APC: INEC making moves to put us on the ballot

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is making moves to include its candidates on the ballot for the 2019 elections.The party said this at a press conference which held after members of the party protested at the INEC head office in the state on Thursday.A high court in the state had [...]

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    ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

ANAP polls put Buhari in the lead but final outcome ‘too close to call’

A presidential pre-election opinion poll commissioned by ANAP Foundation, a non-profit organisation, has put President Muhammadu Buhari in the lead .The poll, conducted on ANAP's behalf by NOI Polls Limited, projected a two-horse race between Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“From the results, when asked who respondents will be [...]

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    PHOTOS: Air force moves INEC materials from Abuja to different states

PHOTOS: Air force moves INEC materials from Abuja to different states

The Nigerian air force (NAF) has started airlifting electoral materials for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the presidential election holding on Saturday.In a statement, Ibikunle Daramola, NAF’s spokesman, said the airlifting of the materials started on Monday across the country.“The airlift exercise includes day and night missions, during which both sensitive and non-sensitive electoral materials were conveyed in [...]

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    ‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

‘Four killed’ in stampede at Buhari’s Rivers rally

Four persons reportedly died in a stampede during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, on Tuesday.Sources said gates of Adokiye Amiesimaka stadium where the event held were locked on arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari and people who tried to exit were trampled upon.Some of the people who sustained injuries at the stadium have [...]

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