Thursday, February 21, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

Kaduna PDP asks DSS to release its campaign director

The Kaduna state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate and unconditional release of Ben Bako, director, media and publicity of its campaign organisation.Bako was arrested on Saturday by the Department of State Services (DSS) for allegedly making inciting comments at a PDP rally in Kafancha, earlier in the week.Reacting to Bako’s arrest, Danjuma Sarki, [...]

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    Elections are under threat, says Buhari

Elections are under threat, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says corruption poses a big threat to the general election and the country's democracy.The president said this in an op-ed titled "Corruption Threatens Nigeria – And Its Election".Buhari said while his administration is devising ways to tackle corruption, the social vice "innovates to resist the law".He added that he shares the same desire with Nigerians who wish [...]

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    ‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

‘I can make mistakes because I’m human’ — el-Rufai lobbies Kaduna pastors

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has reached out to some pastors in the state for support, saying as a human being, he is not immune to mistakes.The governor said this during a town hall meeting with some pastors under the umbrella of Pastors United For Change Association (PUCA), on Saturday.He explained to them that his choice of Hadiza Balarabe, a [...]

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    We’ll teach Atiku a lesson, says Tinubu

We’ll teach Atiku a lesson, says Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Saturday told party supporters to vote using their index finger during the February 16 presidential election.Tinubu took voting education to the supporters of the party who gathered at the Teslim Balogun stadium, Sululere, for the mega rally of APC presidential campaign.The elder statesman told the people not to use [...]

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    Calling political opponents liars, looters ‘could trigger violence’

Calling political opponents liars, looters ‘could trigger violence’

The conference for peaceful election organised by ex-President Goodluck Jonatahn has warned African politicians against referring to their opponents in "unsubstantiated" names.The conference, chaired by Abubakar Abdulsalami, former head of state and chairman of the National Peace Committee, was attended by over 500 participants,  including former heads of state, members of the diplomatic community, development partners, the police and civil society [...]

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    EXTRA: Presidential aide campaigns for Buhari with picture from Atiku’s rally

EXTRA: Presidential aide campaigns for Buhari with picture from Atiku’s rally

Bashir Ahmad, personal assistant on new media to President Muhammadu Buhari, used a picture from the campaign rally of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Taraba state to campaign for his principal.Atiku and his team visited Taraba on Tuesday. A newspaper advertorial placed the picture from the campaign on its front page, with a message thanking [...]

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    Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

Leadership names Airtel 2018 ‘brand of the year’

The board of editors of Leadership Newspaper has named Airtel Nigeria as its "Brand of the Year 2018".Erhumu Bayagbon, head, public relations, Airtel Nigeria, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.According to the statement, the editors said Airtel was deserving of the honour because it had demonstrated “intense interest and commitment to supporting laudable causes through its corporate social investment [...]

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    Osinbajo’s mum: Those saying Buhari and my son haven’t done anything live in another world

Osinbajo’s mum: Those saying Buhari and my son haven’t done anything live in another world

Olubisi Osinbajo, mother of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration deserves another term.She said this on Thursday when her son paid her a visit during the vice-president’s house-to-house campaign in the Somolu area of Lagos state.The 85-year-old said the successes record by the All Progressives Congress (APC) government could not be achieved by previous governments in 16 years.She [...]

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    Deaths recorded at APC presidential rally in Taraba

Deaths recorded at APC presidential rally in Taraba

At least two persons were killed during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Jalingo, Taraba state, on Thursday.Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, who confirmed the incident, said the deaths were caused by overcrowding at the Jolly Nyame stadium where the rally held.In a statement, President Muhammadu Buhari expressed sadness over the incident,  saying he wished they were alive to [...]

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    SDP dumps Donald Duke, adopts Buhari as consensus candidate

SDP dumps Donald Duke, adopts Buhari as consensus candidate

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its consensus candidate for the February 16 presidential election.The party made the decision on Thursday during its national executive council meeting in Abuja.Buhari is the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).SDP NEC, however, explained that the adoption does not herald a merger with the APC.Prior to the development, Donald [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu vows to tackle Lagos land grabbers if elected

Sanwo-Olu vows to tackle Lagos land grabbers if elected

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, has promised to put an end to land grabbing in the state if voted into power.Land grabbing is a major challenge in the state. Not only has it cost people huge amount of money running into billions, it has also led to loss of lives.Speaking when members of Estate [...]

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    Moghalu asks: What gain has big politicians with structure brought Nigeria?

Moghalu asks: What gain has big politicians with structure brought Nigeria?

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says the political structure of politicians should not be the main determining factor on whether or not they should be voted for.Moghalu said this in reaction to those who said voting for him would amount to waste.He asked what gain the structure of big politicians have brought to the country, urging [...]

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    Millions of students will be disenfranchised, says EiE on deadline for PVC collection

Millions of students will be disenfranchised, says EiE on deadline for PVC collection

Enough is Enough (EiE) Nigeria, a civil society organisation, says millions of Nigerian students are likely to be disenfranchised as a result of the ongoing strike by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).According to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), 22.3 million students registered to vote during the general election slated for February 16 and March 2.This number, accounting for [...]

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    FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement as strike enters 88th day

FG, ASUU fail to reach agreement as strike enters 88th day

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) have again failed to reach a compromise to end the ongoing strike by university lecturers.Lecturers commenced strike on November after accusing the federal government of reneging on some of its promises.All attempts to make them return to the classroom have ended in futility. ASUU had demanded that the government pay [...]

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    Taraba community hails army over establishment of military base

Taraba community hails army over establishment of military base

The Taraba Good Governance Council has expressed delight over the establishment of the Forward Operation Base in Gembu, Sardauna local government area of Taraba.The group, while commending the army chief for being responsive to the demand of the people, said the establishment of the base was prayer answered for the community.Leader of the group, Istifanus Kifasi, while addressing reporers in [...]

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    Garba Shehu defends Buhari’s alliance with Ganduje, says governor immune to prosecution

Garba Shehu defends Buhari’s alliance with Ganduje, says governor immune to prosecution

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the endorsement of Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano, by President Muhammadu Buhari, is not a dent on the administration's anti-corruption war.Buhari raised Ganduje's hands during the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign rally in Kano on Thursday, signalling an endorsement of the governor's second term bid despite the corruption allegations levelled against him.Ganduje was seen [...]

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