Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Senators divided over Buhari’s appointments into defence, security councils

Lawmakers in the upper legislative chamber were divided over President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments into the defence and security councils.The disagreement ensued after Victor Umeh, senator representing Anambra central, sponsored a motion on the "urgent need to appoint a representative of the south-east into the National Defence Council and the National Security Council."Umeh said no individual from the south-east had been [...]

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    ‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

‘We were never consulted’ — South-east leaders resolve to meet with Atiku over Obi

South-east leaders and governors say they were "never consulted" over the selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Leaders of the region met on Saturday over the development, after saying they were sidelined from the decision-making prior to when Obi was picked.David Umahi, Ebonyi governor, addressed journalists after the meeting.He said [...]

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    South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

South-west on standby as Igbo leaders protest Obi’s choice as Atiku’s running mate

The selection of Peter Obi as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been met with protest by south-east leaders.David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi state, says the leaders of the region were not consulted over the nomination of Obi.He said the development contravened an initial agreement that the leaders will collectively endorse a [...]

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    Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

Compliance in Abia but Imo residents ignore IPOB’s sit-at-home order

The sit-at-home order by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over "disappearance" of Nnamdi Kanu, its leader, recorded partial compliance in some parts of the south-east.The secessionist group had asked the Igbo to stay indoors on Friday, to “commemorate one year of the disappearance” of Kanu.The IPOB leader has not been seen anywhere in the country since soldiers invaded his father’s [...]

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    Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.He said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.Oshiomhole was speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday.He said despite the low votes Buhari got [...]

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    Buhari approves agency for robotics and artificial intelligence in south-east

Buhari approves agency for robotics and artificial intelligence in south-east

Ogbonnaya Onu, minister of science and technology, says President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the establishment of an agency on robotics and artificial intelligence(AI) for the south-east.Onu made this known on Saturday at a grand rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi state.The rally which received defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was attended by [...]

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    SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says the chances of Igbo clinching the presidential seat would depend on the vote the region turns in for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria is yet to have a president of Igbo extraction.Addressing the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) south-east mega [...]

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    N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

N30bn smuggled into power budget, says Abaribe

Enyinnaya Abaribe, chairman, senate committee on power, steel development and metallurgy, says N30 billion was smuggled into the power budget.He said the N30 billion was listed for expansion and re-enforcement of infrastructure in the distribution companies to reduce stranded firms.The senator said his committee was not aware of the insertion.He said: "The amount never passed through the senate power committee. [...]

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    SGF: The shortest way to Igbo presidency is through Buhari

SGF: The shortest way to Igbo presidency is through Buhari

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has urged the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, he said the people of the south-east supporting Buhari for a second term will pave way for an Igbo man to become president.“Preach it to the other south-east states that the shortest way to Igbo [...]

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    Jonathan: I got more support from south-east than south-south while in office

Jonathan: I got more support from south-east than south-south while in office

Goodluck Jonathan has said he got more support from the south-east than his region, south-south, when he served as Nigeria's President from 2010 to 2015.Jonathan said this on Thursday in Onitsha at the grand finale campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra, Oseloka Obaze.He commended the people of south-east geopolitical zone, saying "I got more support [...]

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    Buhari to Igbo leaders: 7 northern states produced junior ministers but your sons are in charge of 4 ministries

Buhari to Igbo leaders: 7 northern states produced junior ministers but your sons are in charge of 4 ministries

President Muhammadu Buhari has denied the allegations of under-representation of Igbo in his government.Speaking at the presidential villa in Abuja during a meeting with stakeholders from the region, Buhari said while four south-easterners are heads of ministries, seven northerners were made junior ministers.“I gave south-east four substantive ministers -- the ministries of foreign affairs, trade and investment, science and technology and [...]

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    Agbakoba sues FG over ‘lopsided’ appointments at NNPC

Agbakoba sues FG over ‘lopsided’ appointments at NNPC

Olisa Agbakoba (SAN) has sued the federal government over alleged lopsided board appointments at the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).The senior lawyer filed a suit at the federal high court in Abuja to challenge the non-inclusion of the south-east zone in appointments to the board of the NNPC.He said the appointments contravened “the provisions of section 14 of the constitution [...]

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    Oyegun: APC is the best option for Igbo to produce a president

Oyegun: APC is the best option for Igbo to produce a president

John Oyegun, national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party remains the best option for the south-east to actualise its presidential aspiration.He said this on Thursday in Abuja while inaugurating a 48-member Anambra governorship campaign committee ahead of the November 18 governorship election in the state.Oyegun mandated the committee to work and bring the south-east into the mainstream [...]

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    Lai: Nigeria would have been on fire without ‘illegal Python Dance’

Lai: Nigeria would have been on fire without ‘illegal Python Dance’

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the country would have been in crisis if President Muhammadu Buhari was “overly concerned” about the legality of deploying troops in the south-east.Last week, the army launched ‘Operation Python Dance II’ to clampdown on pro-Biafra agitators in the region.There were clashes between members of IPOB and soldiers in Abia state, which became a flashpoint [...]

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    Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria, says Okorocha

Rochas Okorocha, Imo state governor, says the Igbo play the worst politics in Nigeria.Speaking during an interactive session with journalists in Owerri, the state capital, Okorocha said the Igbo have to change their strategy to remain relevant in Nigerian politics.He said gone were the days when other ethnic groups need the input of the Igbo before they could win an [...]

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    Ndi Igbo in Germany say Buhari’s silence shows his support for the renewed genocide in south-east

Ndi Igbo in Germany say Buhari’s silence shows his support for the renewed genocide in south-east

The Ndi-Igbo Germany Inc, the umbrella association of all Igbo unions in Germany, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of supporting the “renewed genocide” ongoing in the south-east.In a statement issued on Monday, Peter Eze, its co-ordinator, faulted the president’s silence on the military “intimidation" in the region.The group called for the “immediate and unequivocal” withdrawal of all the troops -- [...]

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