Thursday, July 11, 2019

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    Acting IGP: Policemen attached to VIPs on election day will be arrested

Acting IGP: Policemen attached to VIPs on election day will be arrested

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says policemen who move with very important personalities (VIPs) on election day will be arrested.Speaking at a public presentation of a partnership between some stakeholders in the forthcoming elections, Adamu said all security operatives would wear tags to avoid the presence of fake officers.The acting IGP reiterated that it is the responsibility of [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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    I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

I’ve cancelled my trip to Nigeria, says Clinton

Bill Clinton, former US president, will no longer travel to Nigeria to attend the signing of a peace accord between President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).According to the National Peace Committee (NPC) led by Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, Clinton was expected to be in Abuja on Wednesday to deliver an address [...]

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    Northern  Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum dumps Buhari for Atiku

Northern Stakeholders Forum (NSF), a socio-political group, says it has withdrawn its support for President Muhammadu Buhari and endorsed Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking at a zonal town hall meeting in Kano state, Aminu Adam, NSF's director of action and mobilisation, said the group opted for Atiku because Buhari disappointed Nigerians.According to him, the group supported Buhari [...]

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    Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Zamfara APC guber aspirants hammer Yari over court judgement

Eight governorship aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state have accused Abdulaziz Yari, the governor, of making moves to enforce a state court judgement on the party.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday in Kaduna, Kabir Marafa, who spoke on behalf of other aspirants, said a novice application was filed on Friday by the governor seeking [...]

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    Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Yari warns INEC: Elections won’t take place in Zamfara without APC candidates

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says elections will not take place in the state if candidates of the ruling party are excluded.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Talata Mafara local government area of the state, the governor maintained that the party conducted primaries which produced candidates for the forthcoming elections.He added that it will [...]

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    CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

CCT chairman: I’m only answerable to the presidency — NOT any institution

Danladi Umar, chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT), says he is not answerable to any institution aside the presidency.According to PUNCH, he said this while responding to a petition against him by the Incorporated Trustees of the Centre for Justice and Peace Initiative, a non-governmental organisation.Umar said he and members of the tribunal are not judicial officers, hence [...]

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    Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Agbaje: Removing trucks from Lagos highways because of Buhari is wickedness

Jimi Agbaje, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos state, says removing heavy-duty vehicles from highways due to President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state is hypocritical and wicked.Trucks, which had littered major roads in the state and hindered free flow of traffic, were evacuated few hours to Buhari's visit for his reelection campaign.Speaking at a town [...]

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    Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

Death toll from Lassa fever rises to 57

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) says the Lassa fever outbreak in the country has claimed 57 lives.In its latest weekly situation report released on Friday covering January 28 to February 03, the agency said at least 275 cases have been recorded in 19 states.According to the report, since the beginning of the year, 19 states: Edo, Ondo, Bauchi, [...]

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    Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

Rivers APC: Despite court judgement, all our candidates will be on the ballot and we’ll win

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state says the judgement of the supreme court will not affect the candidature of Tonye Cole, its governorship candidate.In a statement on Friday, Chris Finebone, spokesman of the faction, maintained that all its candidates in the state will be on the ballot and win the elections.Earlier in the day, a [...]

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    US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

US ambassador warns officials against illegal directives issued in Buhari’s name

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, has warned public officials not to obey illegal directives issued in the name of President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking with journalists on Thursday in Makurdi, Benue state capital, after a meeting with Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the ambassador said any politician whose utterances incite people to violence would be held to account for the crime.He [...]

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    FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

FG plotting to arrest Atiku’s associates, aide alleges

Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to frame and arrest associates of Atiku.In a statement on Thursday in Abuja, Shaibu said the ruling party wants to use the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to frame his associates [...]

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    Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro over Fayose

Judge threatens to jail Obanikoro over Fayose

Mojisola Olatoregun, judge of a federal high court in Lagos, has threatened to jail Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, if he fails to appear before the court.The former minister, one of the witnesses testifying against Ayodele Fayose, ex-governor of Ekiti state, who is standing trial over an alleged N2.2bn fraud, was absent in court on Thursday.On Monday, [...]

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    Shehu Sani: Culprits who worked for Obasanjo’s third term are now with Buhari

Shehu Sani: Culprits who worked for Obasanjo’s third term are now with Buhari

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says President Muhammadu Buhari has surrounded himself with culprits.In a Twitter post on Wednesday, the senator said those who worked for the third term agenda of former President Olusegun Obasanjo are presently in the All Progressives Congress (APC).He added that those who facilitated the sales of national assets are with the president."Dear [...]

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    Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Saraki to FG: You must meet the demands of ASUU

Senate President Bukola Saraki has asked the federal government to meet the demands of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in order to end the ongoing strike.In a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his media aide, Saraki said it is unacceptable for the students who registered to vote in their institutions to be disenfranchised due to [...]

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    ‘1,000 clerics’ storm Abuja for Buhari’s re-election

‘1,000 clerics’ storm Abuja for Buhari’s re-election

Clerics across major faith in Nigeria on Thursday converged on the Unity Fountain, Abuja, to endorse President Buhari for another term.According to the clerics said to be over 1,000, Buhari was anointed to lead the country for eight years, and as such, should be given the necessary support for him to fulfill the prophecy, the National Inter-Faith and Religious Organizations for [...]

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