Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Jamilah Nasir

    I’m not Buhari’s spare tyre, says Osinbajo

I’m not Buhari’s spare tyre, says Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says he is not a spare tyre to the president, emphasising that his roles as the number two citizen are spelt out in the constitution.Osinbajo said this during the vice-presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).He said this differs from the constitution of other countries.Asked how taking the [...]

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    Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Yakubu Dati, Plateau commissioner for information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win 100 percent votes in the state during the 2019 presidential election.Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the governorship election, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan got more votes than Buhari during the 2015 elections.Speaking to journalists in Kaduna, where he attended the 47th meeting of the national council on information, [...]

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    Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Teni to perform at Future Awards gala

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, Teni to perform at Future Awards gala

Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, and Timi Dakolo are among the artistes expected to perform at the 13th edition of The Future Awards Africa. [...]

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    Report: Global prevalence of excess body weight raising cancer burden

Report: Global prevalence of excess body weight raising cancer burden

A new report says there is an observable increase in cancer occurrence caused by the prevalence of excess body weight worldwide. [...]

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    I’m sentimentally attached to women, says Atiku

I’m sentimentally attached to women, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic (PDP), says he he is not talking politics when he says he has a soft spot for women.Abubakar said this during an interactive session with PDP women leaders on Thursday.The former vice-president said he has regards for women, attributing it to the upbringing his mother gave to him.He said his mother made him [...]

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    Atiku to Buhari: I have signed the peace deal, sign electoral amendment bill

Atiku to Buhari: I have signed the peace deal, sign electoral amendment bill

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the amended electoral bill into law.Abubakar said this shortly after he signed the peace accord for the 2019 elections.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee. Abubakar was absent on Tuesday when some presidential candidates, including Buhari, signed the deal.Paul Ibe, Atiku’s [...]

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    Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode: It’s a man’s world but women rule it

Funke Egbemode, president of the Nigerian Guild of Editors, says she agrees that it is a man's world but women rule it. Egbemode said this while speaking during a seminar organised by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to train Nigerian journalists on media and gender sensitive reporting of elections.She urged women in the political sphere to step up to the [...]

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    Presidential candidates who didn’t sign peace accord ‘do not wish Nigeria well’

Presidential candidates who didn’t sign peace accord ‘do not wish Nigeria well’

The National Democratic Front (NDF), a political group, says the presidential candidates who did not sign the peace accord do not wish Nigeria well.The group, in a statement by Olanrwwaju Ayokunle, its spokesman, said those who did not enter the peace agreement are convinced that they would lose the election, “hence their decision to leave loopholes for their thugs to [...]

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    Ogun PDP crisis worsens as faction unveils Kashamu as guber candidate

Ogun PDP crisis worsens as faction unveils Kashamu as guber candidate

A faction of the Ogun state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has presented Buruji Kashamu as the gubernatorial candidate of party in the state.The development is coming after the party’s leadership submitted the name of Ladi Adebutu, Kashamu's  rival, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its candidate.Kashamu had vowed to fight till the end. The [...]

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    Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu: I weep for Buhari… his wife has cried out endlessly

Dele Momodu, a Nigerian journalist and author, says he wishes President Muhammadu Buhari could liberate himself.Momodu said this in reaction to the critical comments Aisha Buhari, the president's wife, made about him recently.She had asked Nigerians to stand up to the two people who are allegedly hindering the progress of her husband’s administration.“If 15.4 million people can bring in a government [...]

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    Buhari must go, says Atiku

Buhari must go, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has already lost his re-election bid.He said this in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while flagging of his campaign in the south-west."Buhari must go! Buhari must go! Buhari must go!" he said as his crowd of supporters roared.He urged his supports and other Nigerians never to believe [...]

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    Lagos APC: Defected commissioner betrayed Fashola in 2007

Lagos APC: Defected commissioner betrayed Fashola in 2007

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says Wale Oluwo, ex-commissioner for energy and mineral resources in the state, defected from the party because his attempts to deceive party members were foiled.Oluwo had dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and resigned his position as commissioner.He had accused the leadership of the ruling party of [...]

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    Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

Hello Abuja, you can now enjoy Google’s free Wi-Fi

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    Study: Chemicals in non-sticky cookwares can cause infertility, decrease your penis size

Study: Chemicals in non-sticky cookwares can cause infertility, decrease your penis size

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    2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

2019 polls: Niger Delta group faults comments on rigging

The  Niger Delta Ambassadors for Change (NDAC) has disowned Peter Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta, on plans by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government to rig the 2019 polls.The group rejected his position even as it distanced the Niger Delta region from the claim.In a statement, Lucky Spiff, national president of the group, said Orubebe was quoted by several publications as [...]

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    I am dangerously wealthy, says Oyedepo

I am dangerously wealthy, says Oyedepo

David Oyedepo, founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, says he is "dangerously wealthy" and government booty is not part of the source of his wealth.According to New Telegraph, the preacher said this during the opening session of Shiloh 2018, the annual gathering of his church at Otta, Ogun state, Oyedepo said God has blessed him because his conscience is clear.“I [...]

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