Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Soyinka: Buhari must bring back Chibok girls

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has called on Muhammadu Buhari, the president-elect, to rescue the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram from Government Girls Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state, by Boko Haram one year ago.Speaking at the one-year commemoration of the abduction organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative, the professor of literature, said the humanity as a whole must rise against terror in [...]

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    Malala to Chibok girls: We will never forget you

Malala to Chibok girls: We will never forget you

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani girl shot in October 2012 for advocating the rights of women to education, has written an open letter to the 219 girls abducted from Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno state.Yousafzai's letter comes on the eve of the first anniversary of the girls' kidnap.Malala, who was in Nigeria in July 2014 to celebrate her birthday with the five [...]

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    Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Kwankwaso: Almajiri votes kicked Jonathan out

Rabiu Kwankwaso, governor of Kano state, says Almajiri votes were responsible for kicking Goodluck Jonathan out of the presidential villa in Abuja.Kwankwaso decried the political play in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying it has divided Nigerians along religious and ethnic lines.“It is unfortunate, in the last couple of years, we have seen a polarisation situation, this issue of Christianity, Islam, [...]

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    PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

PDP agent rejects Lagos governorship result

Tajudeen Agoro, the agent of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP in Lagos, has rejected the result of elections conducted in Lagos, saying the process was riddled by irregularities.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner for polling 812,394 votes to Agbaje's 659,738. But Agor said the declared results was "a case of a [...]

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    INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

INEC postpones election in Bayelsa

Less than 24 hours to the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the exercise in eight constituencies in Bayelsa state.Baritor Kpagih, the resident electoral commissioner (REC) in the state who made this known in a statement on Friday, said electionsin the affected areas would be held on April 18, 2015.“Following the stand of the stakeholders ‎ [...]

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    Respect people’s will, Jonathan says ahead of guber poll

Respect people’s will, Jonathan says ahead of guber poll

Ahead of Saturday gubernatorial and state house of assembly elections across the nation, President Goodluck Jonathan has urged politicians contesting for various offices to respect the decision of the people.In a statement on Friday, the president encouraged Nigerians to turn out en masse to perform their civic duties in the promotion of a new Nigeria.“As Nigeria returns to the polls [...]

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    2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

2 sides of the Agbaje-Ambode win-or-lose coin

Lagos state is no doubt a battleground for the April 11 governorship election, and like the presidential election, it is the first time that the ruling party is not sure of victory. As strong as the Bola Tinubu’s dynasty is, Jimi Agbaje is proving to be a worthy challenger.Characteristic of Lagos, the state is unique. Unlike many other states, the [...]

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    Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Agbaje to Lagosians: Defy Akiolu with your votes

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, wants people of the state to "confront" Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, by voting for PDP despite his death threat to Ndigbo in Lagos.Agbaje told his supporters across every ethnic group to hold on to the words of Winston Churchill, the wartime prime minister of the United [...]

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    Igbo leaders ‘will meet’ to discuss Akiolu’s threat

Igbo leaders ‘will meet’ to discuss Akiolu’s threat

Leaders of Ndigbo in Lagos state have planned to meet over the anti-Igbo comments made by Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, TheCable has confirmed.On Sunday, Akiolu threatened Igbo people (and others) in Lagos with death, saying they would perish in the Lagoon if they failed to vote Akinwunmi Ambode, the gubernatorial aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in [...]

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    Electricity supply interrupted at White House

Electricity supply interrupted at White House

The official residence and principal workplace of the president of the United States (US), popularly known as White House, experienced power outage on Tuesday, following widespread power outages in Washington DC. According to a US official who spoke to CNN, the outage, which affected a major part of the US capital, was caused by a small explosion at a power transfer [...]

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    FFK to Akiolu: We like peace but we’re not weak

FFK to Akiolu: We like peace but we’re not weak

Femi Fani-Kayode, the director of media and publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential campaign organisation (PDPPCO), says the threat of Oba of Lagos against Ndigbo as unacceptable.In a statement released on Monday, Fani Kayode said the PDP had been threatened with such ethnic cleansing in the north before the March 28 presidential election, adding that President Goodluck Jonathan’s concession of [...]

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    Kenya revenges Garissa attack, bombs al-shabab base

Kenya revenges Garissa attack, bombs al-shabab base

Following the death of 147 students at Garissa University in Kenya, the Kenyan military has retaliated with bomb attacks on al-Shabab base in Somalia.According to David Obonyo, the Kenyan military spokesman who spoke to BBC, fighter jets have bombed positions of the militant group.The warplanes were reported to have targeted two camps in the Gedo region, used by al-Shabab to [...]

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    Youtube, Twitter, Facebook blocked in Turkey

Youtube, Twitter, Facebook blocked in Turkey

Social media platforms Twitter, Facebook and YouTube have been blocked in Turkey, following a Turkish court ruling over the sharing of hostage photos during an armed siege in the country last week. According to BBC, two gunmen, reportedly from a far-left group, took a prosecutor hostage at Istanbul central courthouse in the siege.Ibrahim Kalin, Turkey’s presidential spokesman, said a prosecutor sought [...]

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    Akiolu backtracks, says ‘whoever works against the throne will end up in the Lagoon’

Akiolu backtracks, says ‘whoever works against the throne will end up in the Lagoon’

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has clarified comments attributed to him about Igbos perishing in the Lagoon within seven days if they do not cast their vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Saturday's governorship election. Addressing Igbo leaders on Sunday, a visibly angry Akiolu had instructed his audience to respect his wish for Ambode to emerge the [...]

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    Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Agbaje: Lagos has never been aligned to the centre

Jimi Agbaje, gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos, is not bothered by agitations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for a Lagos led by an APC government just as it will be at the federal level.Agbaje said Lagos is an eccentric society known for making progress despite always being in the opposition.“If my memory of history serves [...]

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    Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Akiolu to Igbo: You die if you don’t vote Ambode

Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos, has sworn that Igbo in Lagos would perish if they fail to support and vote for Akinwunmi Ambode, gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos.The king, who claimed to be the owner of Lagos, made the statement at his palace while addressing Igbo leaders ahead of Saturday's election.“On Saturday, if anyone of [...]

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