Thursday, February 21, 2019

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    FULL LIST: Lagos to shut these 18 major roads for Buhari’s Saturday campaign

FULL LIST: Lagos to shut these 18 major roads for Buhari’s Saturday campaign

The Lagos state government has restricted movement on 18 major roads across the state in preparations for the presidential rally of President Muhammadu Buhari.The campaign would hold at the Teslim Balogun stadium in Surulere on Saturday, February 9.Speaking at a press conference in Ikeja, Demola Seraki, a former minister of state for defence and chairman, transport committee on Buhari’s campaign [...]

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    ‘He doesn’t even know when he was elected’ — critics lash Buhari for saying he got into office in 2005

‘He doesn’t even know when he was elected’ — critics lash Buhari for saying he got into office in 2005

Critics of President Muhammadu Buhari have been all over social media commenting on the president's comment that he assumed office in 2005.Buhari said this at the presidential rally of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ekiti on Tuesday.“I am very pleased the vice-president is here and the chairman of the National Economic Commission has told you in detail what we [...]

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    Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku: Nigerians getting poorer every year under Buhari

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians are getting poorer each year under President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking on Tuesday at the 12th national convention of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in Abuja, Atiku said the president has failed in his promise to create 3 million jobs annually.In a statement by Phrank Shaibu, Atiku's special assistant on [...]

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    Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe: A’court didn’t order INEC to accept APC candidates in Rivers

Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, says it is untrue that the court of appeal has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to list candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) contesting the elections.He said this while reacting to an order of stay of execution granted by the court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt barring candidates of the APC [...]

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    OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

OBITUARY: Waku, the senator who wanted military to seize power from Obasanjo

"And by the time I am gone, that is what I want to be remembered for," were the words of blunt and assertive Joseph Waku, a former Nigerian senator, while extolling the courage and legacy of John McCain, ex-US Republican senator. McCain was an American politician and military officer who served as a senator from Arizona. So principled, the US lawmaker [...]

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    A study in warfare

A study in warfare

BY DAVID ONMEJEThe story of the Nigerian Army is such that invokes memories of exploits, especially in the Sub Saharan Africa. In times past, the Nigerian Army won countless laurels in its operations so much to the envy of other nations. At a point, the Nigerian Army was adjudged one of the best professional armies in the world.Nigerians were indeed [...]

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    EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

EXTRA: Even if witches and wizards endorse Atiku, he won’t win, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will not win the election even if witches and wizards endorse him.Adesina said this in reaction to the endorsement of Abubakar by five socio-cultural groups in the country.Writing via his Twitter handle on Monday, he said President Muhammadu Buhari's opponents will fail during the elections, no [...]

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    PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

PDP: APC feverish over Atiku’s acceptance in Buhari’s stronghold

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "feverish" over the endorsement of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, by various socio-cultural groups.On Sunday, five socio-cultural organisations in the country namely the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF) adopted Atiku as their consensus candidate.The groups said [...]

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    Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Wike: FG planning to harass 200 judges who won’t cooperate

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) government is planning to harass 200 judges who are not willing to cooperate.The governor made this allegation on Sunday at the Greater Evangelism World Crusade in Port Harcourt, the state capital.Wike said that credible intelligence intercepted by him revealed that a minister told a gathering that following the [...]

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    El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

El-Rufai: No party in Nigeria has given opportunities to women like APC

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says in the history of partisan politics in Nigeria, no party has given opportunities to women like the All Progressives Congress (APC).The governor said this at a town-hall meeting President Muhammadu Buhari held with young people on Friday.The meeting held at the presidential villa in Abuja.“I know that in the history of partisan politics [...]

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    Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Witness: Why INEC cancelled results in 17 Osun polling units

Adelodun Rasaki, the state collation agent for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun governorship election, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cancelled results in 17 polling units due to inability to reconcile votes.Rasaki said this on Friday while being cross examined by Adesina Agbede, counsel to INEC, before the election petition tribunal sitting in Abuja.While testifying before the [...]

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    Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Kidnappers release Abia APC chairman after 72 hours

Donatus Nwankpa, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state, who was kidnapped on Monday, has been released. According to Punch, Nwankpa was released on Thursday in good health.Benedict Godson, publicity secretary of the APC in the state, said party members pleaded with the abductors to release their chairman as he was a good man.We thank God for his [...]

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    PHOTOS: Massive crowd welcomes Buhari to Kano

PHOTOS: Massive crowd welcomes Buhari to Kano

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) trooped out to welcome President Muhammadu Buhari in Kano on Thursday.People lined on the streets from Malam Aminu Kano International Airport (MAKIA) to the palace of the emir of Kano.Buhari paid a courtesy visit to Muhammad Sanusi, emir of Kano, before heading to Sani Abacha Stadium, venue of the [...]

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    You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

You must sue Obasanjo to clear your name, Oshiomhole tells Atiku

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the only way Atiku Abubakar can clear himself of corruption allegations is to sue former President Olusegun Obasanjo for libel.Oshiomhole said this on Thursday at the Sani Abacha Stadium in Kano during the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) [...]

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    Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Keyamo: Atiku is a major contributor to our high unemployment problem

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buahri, has alleged that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made a major contribution to the high level of unemployment in the country.Keyamo said this while reacting to claims made by Atiku and Peter Obi, his running mate, when they featured on The Candidates, a political [...]

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    Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu explains why Buhari urged Imo electorate to ‘vote who you want’

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has defended President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ask Imo electorate to vote candidates of their choice in the forthcoming elections.Shehu said the president addressed a mixed crowd across party lines and that campaigning for just the APC would be "insensitive".While speaking at the APC presidential rally in Owerri, Imo state capital, Buhari had asked those present [...]

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