Saturday, February 16, 2019

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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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    Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai: Opposition has sent a delegation to US, UK to discredit elections

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the opposition is dispatching a 10-man delegation to the US, UK to discredit the President Muhammadu Buhari administration and the forthcoming polls.Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking with journalists in Abuja.The minister said the opposition is planning to tell these countries that the Buhari administration has concluded plans of rigging the polls."We can [...]

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    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

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    FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

FG accuses foreign missions of aligning with its opponents

The ministry of foreign affairs has described reactions from United States, United Kingdom and the European Union over the suspension of Walter Onnoghen, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), as inimical to the well-being and development of Nigeria.The executive arm of the government had come under harsh criticism since Friday when President Muhammadu Buhari suspended Onnoghen who is being tried at [...]

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    American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

American journalist suggests Atiku paid $540,000 to get into US

Judd Legum, a journalist and former research director of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, says Atiku Abubakar paid as much as $540,000 to get his way into the US.In his article titled "What does a $1.1 million lobbying contract buy in Trump's Washington?" Legum said the Peoples Democratic Party's deal with Brian Ballard, a top lobbyist with deep connections to the Trump [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Many retired generals have ganged up against Buhari

Oshiomhole: Many retired generals have ganged up against Buhari

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says many retired generals have ganged up against the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.The former Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) chairman said the generals do not want Buhari to spend eight years in office.Oshiomhole was speaking on Saturday at the party's presidential rally in Minna, Niger state."Many of the retired [...]

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    Atiku departs US, heads to Abuja for presidential debate

Atiku departs US, heads to Abuja for presidential debate

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has departed from the US after a two-day visit, TheCable understands.He is expected to land in Abuja, the nation's capital, in time for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7pm Nigerian time.The debate between the five leading presidential candidates is organised by organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and [...]

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    El-Rufai: Atiku spent 12 years begging for visa… PDP should be crying for him

El-Rufai: Atiku spent 12 years begging for visa… PDP should be crying for him

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says there is nothing worth celebrating about the visit of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the US.El-Rufai said this at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in the state on Friday.Atiku visited the US for the first time in 13 years on Thursday. The APC has repeatedly [...]

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    Atiku: Why US is backing my candidature

Atiku: Why US is backing my candidature

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the United States is in support of his presidential bid.Atiku, who visited the country for the first time in 13 years, said this in an interview with VOA.The interviewer had asked: "Are you convinced that the United States government is in support of your candidacy?""Yes," he responded.Asked to explain [...]

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    ‘Check your blood pressure’ — Timi Frank taunts APC leaders over Atiku’s US trip

‘Check your blood pressure’ — Timi Frank taunts APC leaders over Atiku’s US trip

Timi Frank, former deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked leaders of the ruling party to check their blood pressure to "avoid unforseen circumstances" following the visit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to the US.In a statement on Friday, Frank said this is because of the propaganda allegedly peddled against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.The [...]

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    A thief remains one no matter where he visits, says APC on Atiku’s US trip

A thief remains one no matter where he visits, says APC on Atiku’s US trip

The US chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has kicked against the visit of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.The party said the visit does not absolve Atiku of the purported corruption allegations against him and he should still be held accountable.Atiku, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), visited the US after 13 years, and for [...]

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    US concerned about neutrality of security agencies during election

US concerned about neutrality of security agencies during election

The United States has raised concern over the handling of security in the elections, starting in February.David Young, a representative of the US embassy in Nigeria, said this during a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja.“One of the concerns is about the neutrality of the security services. For us, it [...]

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    ‘I’m too blessed to manipulate people’ — Oritsejafor denies selling handkerchiefs in church

‘I’m too blessed to manipulate people’ — Oritsejafor denies selling handkerchiefs in church

Ayo Oritsejafor, former president of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), has described a trending video of him soliciting donation at a church programme as mischievous and misleading.In a statement on Tuesday, the senior pastor of Word of Life Bible Church in Warri, Delta, said he is too blessed to manipulate people.In the video which went viral on social media, [...]

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    Keyamo to Atiku: Produce evidence of corruption against Buhari or keep quiet forever

Keyamo to Atiku: Produce evidence of corruption against Buhari or keep quiet forever

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to quit peddling allegations against Buhari if he has no evidence.Keyamo said this in reaction to the demand by Atiku that Buhari’s family be probed over their alleged ownership of substantial shares in Etisalat Nigeria and Keystone Bank.The senior [...]

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    US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

The US has described Nigeria’s 2019 elections as “a critical test” for the country and the entire continent.Tibor Nagy Jr., US assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, said this in his testimony to the US house of representatives sub-committee on Africa, global health, global human rights, and international organisations.The hearing was titled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad: The Upcoming Elections’, according [...]

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    US designates Boko Haram as ‘entity of particular concern’

US designates Boko Haram as ‘entity of particular concern’

The US has designated Boko Haram as an "entity of particular concern".NAN quoted Michael Pompeo, US secretary of state, as saying this in a statement on Tuesday.Boko Haram was put in the same category as Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qa’ida and al-Shabab.Many lives have been lost and several displaced as a result of the activities of Boko [...]

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