Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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    R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says the ruling party now lives in self-denial.The R-APC broke out of the larger party last month and many other prominent members of the party also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Taunting the defectors, President Muhamadu Buhari, had on Thursday, said God will continue to fish out bad eggs [...]

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    Afegbua: If I were Buhari’s son, I’ll graciously say ‘father, it’s time to leave the stage’

Afegbua: If I were Buhari’s son, I’ll graciously say ‘father, it’s time to leave the stage’

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman for Ibrahim Babangida, says he would advise President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for second term if he were his son.In an interview with Vanguard, Afegbua said former president Olusegun Obasanjo was right to have said the Buhari-led administration is nepotistic."If President Buhari is my father, I will graciously advise him. I will say, ‘Daddy, it is [...]

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    My life is in danger, says IBB’s spokesman

My life is in danger, says IBB’s spokesman

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, says his life is under threat.Afegbua, who has been in and out of the offices of the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) since Sunday when he issued a statement on behalf of his principal, said the last six days have been traumatic.He said on Wednesday, after spending seven [...]

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    DSS lacks the power to summon IBB’s spokesman, says Falana

DSS lacks the power to summon IBB’s spokesman, says Falana

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says the Department of State Services (DSS) lacks the power to summon Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Banangida.The secret police invited Afegbua to its headquarters in Abuja shortly after he had honoured a similar invitation from the police.The police had declared him wanted over a statement he issued on behalf of his principal [...]

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    After police, DSS invites IBB’s spokesman

After police, DSS invites IBB’s spokesman

The Department of State Services (DSS) has invited Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida.Afegbua confirmed this to TheCable on Wednesday evening."I got a call from the Department of State Services (DSS) this evening," Afegbua told TheCable via text message.Accompanied by his wife and lawyer, spokesman of the former military ruler visited the police headquarters in Abuja on [...]

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    Afegbua: Police have apologised for declaring me wanted

Afegbua: Police have apologised for declaring me wanted

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, says the police have apologised for declaring him wanted.He said this when he reported to the force headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the force, had said Afegbua was declared wanted for “injurious falsehood”.The controversy started on Sunday after Afegbua issued a statement on behalf of his principal.In the [...]

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    PHOTO: Afegbua all smiles as he meets police PRO

PHOTO: Afegbua all smiles as he meets police PRO

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military President Ibrahim Babangida, was at the police headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.Jimoh Moshood, spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force, who announced that Afegbua had been declared wanted, received him in his office.Babaginda’s spokesman was accompanied by Kayode Ajulo, his lawyer.The trio smiled as they posed for photographs.Details of Afegbua's visit would be disclosed later.The police [...]

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    What exactly is Babangida saying?

What exactly is Babangida saying?

The drama, the controversy, the confusion, the double entendre, attended by seeming cowardice, that grew around a statement, perhaps the statements, purportedly issued by former military President Ibrahim Babangida on Sunday, February 4, is absolutely unnecessary, unfortunate and utterly avoidable. A statesman, the new role in which President Babangida has since found himself, is a father of the nation –more [...]

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    Afegbua on being declared wanted: There’s a desperate attempt to scare me into submission

Afegbua on being declared wanted: There’s a desperate attempt to scare me into submission

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of former military president Ibrahim Babangida, says he committed no crime to warrant being declared wanted by the police.Afegbua was declared wanted over the statement he released at the weekend on behalf of Babangida.In the statement, Babangida bemoaned the incessant clashes and killings across the country, advocated for community policing, restructuring and noted that the country requires [...]

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    ‘My original statement stands’ — Babangida finally speaks

‘My original statement stands’ — Babangida finally speaks

Former military President Ibrahim Babangida has spoken on the controversy around the statement he issued about the 2019 elections.In the statement well-circulated in the media on Sunday, the retired military ruler, better known as IBB, asked Nigerians to have patience with President Muhammadu Buhari till his tenure ends in 2019.He also harped on the need to have a new breed of [...]

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    Babangida authorised the statement I issued, says spokesman

Babangida authorised the statement I issued, says spokesman

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of Ibrahim Babaginda, says the former military president authorised the statement he issued earlier on Sunday.Afegbua said this when he appeared on Sunday Politics, a programme on Channels Television.TheCable had earlier reported that Afegbua would be a guest on the television station."I have been doing this job for about 14 years now. And I have never issued a [...]

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    Edo: Police yet to confirm ‘assassination attempt’ on Odubu

Edo: Police yet to confirm ‘assassination attempt’ on Odubu

The Edo state government has described as laughable the alleged assassination attempt on Pius Odubu, the deputy governor.Kassim Afegbua, commissioner of information, advised the campaign organisation of Odubu, who is seeking to succeed Adams Oshiomhole, governor of the state, to await the outcome of the investigations being done by the police before reaching conclusions.Afegbua said there were strong indications that thugs [...]

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    Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Oshiomhole fires 4 commissioners

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has relived four of his commissioners of their appointments.Kassim Afegbua, special adviser to the governor on media and public affairs, disclosed this in a statement issued on Wednesday.Afegbua said the decision "is in line with government's commitment to strengthen the system towards optimal performance".Those affected by the exercise are: Lucky James, ministry of local [...]

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    Metuh, PDP are frustrated, says Oshiomhole’s aide

Metuh, PDP are frustrated, says Oshiomhole’s aide

The Edo State government has described spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh’s as a man whose utterances are a mere exposure of his frustration and that of his party, having failed in their desperate attempt to unleash violence in the state.On Sunday, Metuh accused Oshiomhole of instigating violence in the state for selfish reasons, because he and his party, the All [...]

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