Saturday, July 20, 2019

Femi Owolabi

    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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    Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku: I fulfill my promises… I’m not like APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will deliver on his promises if elected.The former vice-president said this at a campaign rally in Lagos on Tuesday.Atiku, who stands as a major contender to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, said unlike the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), he would fulfill promises he made on restructuring and job [...]

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    ‘A man of positive character’ — Buhari mourns Ejoor, ex army chief

‘A man of positive character’ — Buhari mourns Ejoor, ex army chief

President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the family of David Ejoor, a former chief of army staff, who died at the weekend.Ejoor retired as a major-general and served as governor of the mid-western region from January 1966 to August 1967.In 1969, he became the first commandant of the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), and subsequently army chief in 1971, a position [...]

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    PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

PDP: Atiku’s Kano crowd shows Buhari has lost the north-west

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PDPPCO) says the Kano mammoth crowd that welcomed Atiku Abubakar its presidential candidate on Sunday is evidence that President Muhammadu Buhari has lost support in the north-west.Kano is believed to be a stronghold of Buhari where he secured his highest number of 1.9 million votes in 2015 election.The governor, Abubakar Ganjude, had promised [...]

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    Sagir Musa appointed army spokesman

Sagir Musa appointed army spokesman

The Nigerian army has appointed Sagir Musa, a colonel, as the acting spokesman.This follows the retirement of Sani Usman, the former spokesman.Sagir's appointment was announced in a statement by Aliyu Yusuf, on behalf of the army’s directorate of information.Before his appointment, Musa served as the spokesman of the 82 division of the army.The statement also contained the redeployment of some [...]

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    Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman retires from the army, says I’m leaving highly fulfilled

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the Nigerian army, has retired from the service after 36 years of active service.In a farewell message on Thursday, the brigadier general who has served at different times as the image maker of the army said he was leaving highly fulfilled.“With utmost gratitude to God, I wish to inform you, the wonderful Officers, Soldiers and [...]

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    Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo: We are worried over security redeployment 7 days to election

Clement Nwankwo, convener of the Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, has expressed concern over the recent redeployment of security operatives across the 36 states.He said this at a pre-election training organised by the Situation Room and TheCable on Thursday in Abuja.Ahead of the election starting February 16, the Police Service Commission (PSC) redeployed police commissioners across the country.“If there's some perception [...]

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