Monday, September 24, 2018

Femi Owolabi

    ‘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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    Osun APC governorship candidate ‘won’t sack workers’ if elected

Osun APC governorship candidate ‘won’t sack workers’ if elected

The Independent Campaign Team for Gboyega Oyetola, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the September 22 governorship election in Osun state, says their principal, if elected, will not sack workers as being rumored.This was contained in a statement signed on Monday by Fatihu Adegoke, the group’s media officer.“We are compelled to make this categorical statement that the candidate [...]

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    Omokri to Lai: APC defectors are the stones David will use to slay Goliath

Omokri to Lai: APC defectors are the stones David will use to slay Goliath

Reno Omokri, former aide of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says those who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the stones that will dislodge the APC.He said this in reaction to a statement credited to Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who had described the defectors as ‘stones’ whom God has removed from the [...]

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    Fouad Oki: Tinubu playing god by opposing Banire’s appointment

Fouad Oki: Tinubu playing god by opposing Banire’s appointment

Fouad Oki, a factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says Bola Tinubu is playing god by opposing the appointment of Muiz Banire as chairman of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).Solomon Adeola, lawmaker representing Lagos west senatorial district, had laid a petition signed by two other senators from the state against Banire’s nomination.But in a [...]

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    Police: The previous statement Saraki submitted shows he has a case to answer

Police: The previous statement Saraki submitted shows he has a case to answer

Jimoh Moshood, public relations officer of the Nigeria police force, says Senate President Bukola Saraki still has a case to answer on his alleged link with suspects arrested over robbery in Offa, Kwara state.Moshood said this in response to a letter dated June 23, 2018, where Mohammed U.E, director, public prosecution of the federation, wrote to Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police [...]

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    God has delivered my people from bondage, says Fayemi

God has delivered my people from bondage, says Fayemi

Kayode Fayemi, winner of Saturday governorship election in Ekiti state, says God has delivered the people of Ekiti from bondage.The election was closely contested between Fayemi and Kolapo Olusola, incumbent deputy governor of the state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Fayemi had polled 197, 459 votes, defeating Olusola who had 178, 121 votes.Addressing party supporters at the APC [...]

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    ‘There is danger ahead but I will win’ — Fayose speaks after voting

‘There is danger ahead but I will win’ — Fayose speaks after voting

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will win the governorship election in the state despite the attempt of the All Progressive Congress (APC) to "hijack the process".Fayose, who came to his polling unit in Afao-Ekiti minutes to the close of voting, said the conduct so far has been a national disgrace.“This process, INEC might [...]

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    Voters in shock over Fayose’s absence at polling unit

Voters in shock over Fayose’s absence at polling unit

The voting exercise is almost rounding off at polling unit 001, ward 1, Afao-Ekiti, Irepodun-Ifelodun local government area where Ayodele Fayose, incumbent governor of Ekiti state, is expected to vote but surprisingly, he is yet to exercise his right over three hours after the election started.Some of the voters who arrived early expressed shock that the governor had not come to [...]

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    Fayemi, Olusola battle for votes but these factors may determine the winner

Fayemi, Olusola battle for votes but these factors may determine the winner

On one side, the shout is for continuity. On the other, it is a battle to reclaim the land.Although, there are at least 30 candidates across many political parties, the Ekiti governorship election holding this Saturday is clearly between the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).PDP’s Kolapo Olusola wants to succeed Ayodele Fayose, [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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    ‘Too many journalists imprisoned for wrong reasons’ — group demands release of Jones Abiri

‘Too many journalists imprisoned for wrong reasons’ — group demands release of Jones Abiri

The coalition for whistleblower protection and Press Freedom is calling on the federal government to release Jones Abiri, journalist who was arrested and have been detained for two years.On July 16, 2016, Abiri, publisher of the Weekly Source, a newspaper based in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, was picked by agents of the Department of State Service (DSS) on the allegation [...]

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    Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abacha Loot: AGF Malami frustrates probe of $17m lawyers’ fee

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), has resorted to delay tactics to frustrate house of representatives' investigation of the $17 million lawyers' fee for the recovery of $321 million Abacha loot, TheCable has gathered. Apart from refusing to provide the documents requested by the ad-hoc committee set up by the house, Malami has also decided to use the courts to stall the [...]

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    ‘The broom has scattered’ — Secondus taunts APC

‘The broom has scattered’ — Secondus taunts APC

Uche Secondus, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his party is set to regain its lost crown as the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has “broken into two”.On Wednesday, Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, led aggrieved members of the APC to a new faction named Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).Galadima accused the leadership [...]

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    Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Fayose: When I saw ‘old man’ Buhari beside the president of France, I said ‘Oh my God’

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has fired yet another shot at President Muhammadu Buhari whom he believes is too old to lead the country.At a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ado Ekiti on Thursday, the governor commented on the visit of President Emmanuel Macron of France to Nigeria.Aged 40 years, Macron is one of the youngest leaders in the [...]

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    We’ll review action of breakaway faction, says APC

We’ll review action of breakaway faction, says APC

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party would react as soon as it has full details of the report on aggrieved persons who pulled out of the party.On Wednesday, Buba Galadima, a former ally of President Muhammadu Buhari, announced the formation of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).When TheCable reached out to Abdullahi for comments [...]

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