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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

[NEWS] 42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

[NEWS] 42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

42 political parties reject Kano State supplementary election result

No fewer than Forty-two political parties in Kano State under the aegis of Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) in have rejected the results of the re-run governorship election of March 23.

They alledged that the process was characterised by gross irregularities. The state CUPP chairman, Mohammed Abdullahi-Rahi, made the position of the group known while addressing a news conference in Kano on Tuesday.

He alleged that the supplementary election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was marred by violence, over voting, intimidation and voter disenfranchasement.

According to him, thuggery and voter-intimidation were reported in almost all the polling units where the re-run election was conducted, with reports of loss of lives, open vote-buying and other electoral malpractices.
”It was clear that the level of violence recorded during the March 9 election that led to cancellation of results of some polling units is by far less than what was recorded during the March 23 election, yet the electoral body turned a blind eye on the happenings by accepting and announcing the results.
”We are at this juncture, debunking the illegitimate declaration of Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as governor-elect in the just concluded March 23 re-run elections in Kano due to gross irregularities and electoral fraud committed before, during and after the elections.”

Monday, March 4, 2019

Nigeria 2019 election: Apostle Suleman breaks silence on Atiku’s loss to Buhari, advises ex-VP [VIDEO]

Nigeria 2019 election: Apostle Suleman breaks silence on Atiku’s loss to Buhari, advises ex-VP [VIDEO]

 
The founder and General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry International, Apostle Johnson Suleman, has reacted to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s loss to President Muhammadu Buhari in the Feb. 23 presidential election.
The cleric advised the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate to shun the idea of approaching the court to seek redress.
According to Suleman, “Nigeria needs peace, when you lose, don’t go to court, go home.”
In a viral video from his Church Service on Sunday, Suleman admonished politicians to let peace reign in the country.
He added, “Politics is a game. If you lose go home. Don’t go to court. Go home. It’s not your father’s property. If you don’t win today, you may tomorrow.”
See video…

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Vows To Shut Down Government On Tuesday

BREAKING NEWS: Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC Vows To Shut Down Government On Tuesday



The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, has expressed its readiness to shut down Ogun State on Tuesday.
The labor union said it was embarking on a massive peaceful protest that will paralyze major activities in the state.
According to the NLC, this was in line with the decision of the 12th National Delegates Conference of the Congress in February on the alleged anti-labor stance of Governor Ibikunle Amosun.
Comrade Ayuba Wabba, the NLC President, in a statement on Saturday, also said this was in response to Amosun’s threat that he would disgrace NLC should it go ahead with the planned protest.
He said, “The leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has taken cognizance of a statement credited to the Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun, where he threatened to disgrace the leadership of the Nigeria Labour Congress if the Congress insists on embarking on a protest scheduled for Tuesday, March 5, 2019, in Ogun State. This was reported by Premium Times on 1st March 2019 and other platforms.
“The decision of the 12th National Delegates Conference of the NLC to confront and engage governor Amosun would be carried out to the letter on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.”
Wabba outlined issues against Amosun to include, “the non-remittance of statutory deductions from workers’ salaries for pensions, cooperative, ileya, Christmas etc. over a period of one hundred and five (105) months;
“The non-utilization of the last tranche of the Paris Club refund for the payment of gratuity for both state and local government workers since 2013 despite signing a collective bargaining agreement with organized labor in Ogun State;
“The refusal to pay workers at the Tai Solarin College of Education salary arrears that have accumulated for the past 10 years and now grosses to a financial liability of about N9 billion; and
“To make matters worse, Governor Amosun sacked the Chairman of the Nigeria Labour Congress from his employment for standing firm in the defence of the rights of workers in Ogun State.”
2019 Nigeria Election: Mass Defections Hit Kaduna’s PDP

2019 Nigeria Election: Mass Defections Hit Kaduna’s PDP




With six days to the 9 March governorship election in Kaduna, a major defection of members has hit the opposition People’s Democratic Party.
Mohammed Sani Sidi, one of the prominent governorship aspirants of the PDP said he and his political associates and many other chieftains of the party across the 23 local government areas of Kaduna State have resigned their membership of the party.
However, they did not indicate the party they are joining.The mass defection from the PDP was revealed by Alhaji Ahmed Maiyaki, a close associate of Sani Sidi.
Sidi conveyed his resignation in a letter sent to the Chairman of Unguwan Sarki Ward, Kaduna North local government Area.
He Wrote:”
Since the party’s primaries held last year, characterized by manipulations, impunity, lack of internal democracy and intimidations of party delegates, the party’s leadership at the state or the candidate has failed to genuinely engage all aspirants towards consultation and genuine reconciliation, an important task that would have helped the party forge ahead.
”Even more worrisome is the mutual mistrust that exists between the party leadership, the gubernatorial candidate and some of its members and above all the failure to showcase any meaningful blueprint and capacity on how to govern the state when voted into power, ” said Sidi.
“It is based on these reasons and after due consultation with my political associates across the 23 local government areas, l decided to resign my membership of the party henceforth. And l thank you most sincerely for your support while in the party”.
Sani Sidi submitted alongside the letter, his membership card of the party to the ward leadership of the PDP.
According to Maiyaki, other prominent politicians and the associates of Sani Sidi from across the state who have resigned their membership of the party include Peter Adada, former Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, Rabiu Bako, former Council Chairman of Kaduna LGA and Commissioner of Information,
Maiyaki also listed Kabiru Ballah, former State Secretary, PDP, Sani Shahada, former Member, KSHA, Nasiru Aliyu Damau, former Council Chairman of Kubau LGA and Commissioner of LGA, Aliyu Saleh Ramin Kura, former Council Chairman of Lere LGA, Magaji Sadiq Hunkuyi, former Council Chairman of Kudan LGA , among those who have joined the defection train.
Others are Ashiru K. Bomo, former State Chairman AD and State Officer PDP, Sani Rabiu Bako, former House of Representative aspirants, Joe Machu, and Alhaji Adamu Kagarko, former Permanent Secretary, KDSG, Abdulaziz Makama, former Council Chairman, Kagarko LGA, Bala Ahmed, former Deputy Chairman, Kagarko LGA, Umar Farouq Kafanchan, former SSA, Political and Chieftaincy, Barnabas Samuel, former SA, Community Mobilization, Shehu Tafarki, former Party Chairman, Kagarko LGA, Rufai Mustapha Ango (Maradona).
Maiyaki said over 30,000 members of the Sani Sidi Campaign Steering Committee and some executive members of the party at the Local Government and Ward levels have begun the process of resigning their membership of the Peoples Democratic Party.(NAN

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Breaking: INEC declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential election

Breaking: INEC declares Buhari winner of 2019 presidential election



Following the collation of results of the 23 February election the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate and incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election on Wednesday.
Buhari defeated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and other presidential candidates with over 15,191,847 votes, winning in 19 of the states.
How Buhari fared, state by state:
Osun State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,674,729
Total No: of Accredited: 732,984
Total Votes Cast: 731,882
Total Valid Votes: 714,682
Rejected Votes: 17200
AAC: 1,022
ADC: 1,525
ADP: 9,057
APC: 347,634
PDP: 337,377
SDP: 259
Winner:Muhammadu Buhari
Ekiti State
Total No: Reg Voters: 899,919
Total No: of Accredited: 395,741
Total Votes Cast: 393,709
Total Valid Votes: 381,132
Rejected Votes: 12,577
AAC: 400
ADC: 406
ADP: 126
APC: 219,231
PDP: 154,032
SDP: 48
Winner:Muhammadu Buhari
FCT Abuja
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,335,015
Total No: of Accredited: 467,784
Total Votes Cast: 451,408
Total Valid Votes: 423,951
Rejected Votes: 27,457
AAC: 583
ADC: 246
ADP: 145
APC: 152,224
PDP: 259,997
SDP: 410
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Kwara State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,401 895
Total No: of Accredited: 489,482
Total Votes Cast: 486,254
Total Valid Votes: 459,676
Rejected Votes: 26,578
AAC: 401
ADC: 456
ADP: 203
APC: 308,984
PDP: 138,184
SDP: 212
*Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Nasarawa State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,509,481
Total No: of Accredited: 613,720
Total Votes Cast: 599,399
Total Valid Votes: 580,778
Rejected Votes: 18,621
AAC: 75
ADC: 339
ADP: 107
APC: 289,903
PDP: 283,847
SDP: 359
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Kogi state
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,640,449
Total No: of Accredited: 570,773
Total Votes Cast: 553,496
Total Valid Votes: 521,016
Rejected Votes: 32,480
AAC: 250
ADC: 4,369
ADP: 499
APC: 285,894
PDP: 218,207
SDP: 2,226
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Gombe state:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,385,191
Total No: of Accredited: 604,240
Total Votes Cast: 580,649
Total Valid Votes: 554,203
Rejected Votes: 26,446
AAC: 165
ADC: 248
ADP: 135
APC: 402,961
PDP: 138,484
SDP: 248
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Ondo state:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,812,567
Total No: of Accredited: 598,586
Total Votes Cast: 586,827
Total Valid Votes: 555,994
Rejected Votes: 30,833
AAC:4,414
ADC:6,296
ADP:1,005
APC:241,769
PDP:275,901
SDP:1,618
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Abia State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,793,861
Total No: of Accredited: 361,561
Total Votes Cast: 344,471
Total Valid Votes: 323,291
Rejected Votes: 21,180
AAC: 212
ADC: 336
ADP: 131
APC: 85,058
PDP: 219,698
SDP: 472
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Yobe state
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,365,913
Total No: of Accredited: 601,059
Total Votes Cast: 586,137
Total Valid Votes: 559,365
Rejected Votes: 26,772
AAC: 137
ADC: 162
ADP: 107
APC: 497,914
PDP: 50,763
SDP: 180
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Enugu State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,935,168
Total No: of Accredited: 452,765
Total Votes Cast: 451,063
Total Valid Votes: 421,014
Rejected Votes: 30,049
AAC: 219
ADC: 348
ADP: 137
APC: 54,423
PDP: 355,553
SDP: 130
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Ebonyi state
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,392,931
Total No: of Accredited: 391,747
Total Votes Cast: 379,394
Total Valid Votes: 359,131
Rejected Votes: 20,263
AAC: 205
ADC: 213
ADP: 102
APC: 90,726
PDP: 258,573
SDP: 452
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Niger State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,375,568
Total No: of Accredited: 911,964
Total Votes Cast: 896,976
Total Valid Votes: 851,937
Rejected Votes:45,039
AAC: 324
ADC: 588
ADP: 2,582
APC: 612,371
PDP: 218,052
SDP: 239
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Jigawa State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,104,889
Total No: of Accredited: 1,171,801
Total Votes Cast: 1,149,922
Total Valid Votes: 1,106,244
Rejected Votes: 43,678
AAC: 226
ADC: 261
ADP: 107
APC: 794,738
PDP: 289,895
SDP: 5,011
*Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Kaduna State
Total No: Reg Voters: 3,861,033
Total No: of Accredited: 1,757,868
Total Votes Cast: 1,709,005
Total Valid Votes: 1,663,603
Rejected Votes: 45,402
AAC: 243
ADC: 558
ADP: 227
APC: 993,445
PDP: 649,612
SDP: 1,737
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Anambra State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,389,332
Total No: of Accredited: 675,273
Total Votes Cast: 625,035
Total Valid Votes:605,734
Rejected Votes:19,301
AAC: 124
ADC: 227
ADP: 427
APC: 33,298
PDP: 524,738
SDP: 932
*Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Oyo State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,796,542
Total No: of Accredited: 905,007
Total Votes Cast: 891,080
Total Valid Votes: 836,531
Rejected Votes: 54,549
AAC: 4,041
ADC: 40,830
ADP: 25,384
APC: 365,229
PDP: 366,690
SDP: 766
*Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Adamawa State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,959,322
Total No: of Accredited:874,920
Total Votes Cast:860,756
Total Valid Votes:811,534
Rejected Votes:49,222
AAC: 282
ADC: 3,989
ADP: 329
APC: 378,078
PDP: 410,266
SDP: 978
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Ogun state
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,336,887
Total No: of Accredited: 613,397
Total Votes Cast: 605,938
Total Valid Votes: 564,256
Rejected Votes: 41,682
AAC: 3,196
ADC: 25,283
ADP: 7,705
APC: 281,762
PDP: 194,655
SDP: 1,374
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Lagos State
Total No: Reg Voters: 6,313,507
Total No: of Accredited: 1,196,490
Total Votes Cast: 1,156,590
Total Valid Votes: 1,089,567
Rejected Votes: 67,023
AAC: 8,910
ADC: 2,915
ADP: 1,262
APC: 580,825
PDP: 448,015
SDP: 770
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Bauchi State:
Total No: Reg Voters:2,453,512
Total No: of Accredited:1,075,330
Total Votes Cast:1,061,955
Total Valid Votes:1,024,307
Rejected Votes:37,648
AAC: 183
ADC: 296
ADP: 123
APC: 798,428
PDP: 209,313
SDP: 516
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Edo State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,150,127
Total No: of Accredited: 604,915
Total Votes Cast: 599,228
Total Valid Votes: 560,711
Rejected Votes: 38,517
AAC: 3,106
ADC: 850
ADP: 714
APC: 267,842
PDP: 275,691
SDP: 184
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Benue State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,391,276
Total No: of Accredited: 786,069
Total Votes Cast: 763,872
Total Valid Votes: 728,912
Rejected Votes: 34,960
AAC: 309
ADC: 554
ADP: 312
APC: 347,668
PDP: 356,817
SDP: 4,927
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Imo state
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,037,569
Total No: of Accredited: 585,741
Total Votes Cast: 542,777
Total Valid Votes: 511,586
Rejected Votes: 31,191
AAC: 467
ADC: 541
ADP: 421
APC: 140,463
PDP: 334,923
SDP: 772
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Plateau State
Total No: Reg Voters:2,423,381
Total No: of Accredited:1,074,042
Total Votes Cast:1,062,862
Total Valid Votes:1,034,853
Rejected Votes:28,009
AAC:268
ADC:590
ADP:1,395
APC:468,555
PDP:548,665
SDP:599
Winner : Atiku Abubakar
Kano State
Total No: Reg Voters:5,391,581
Total No: of Accredited:2,006,410
Total Votes Cast:1,964,751
Total Valid Votes:1,891,134
Rejected Votes:73,617
AAC: 416
ADC: 591
ADP: 439
APC:1,464,768
PDP: 391,593
SDP: 635
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Katsina State
Total No: Reg Voters:3,210,422
Total No: of Accredited:1,628,865
Total Votes Cast:1,619,185
Total Valid Votes:1,555,473
Rejected Votes:63,712
AAC: 186
ADC: 237
ADP: 140
APC: 1,232,133
PDP: 308,056
SDP: 150
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Taraba State
Total No: Reg Voters:1,777,105
Total No: of Accredited: 756,111
Total Votes Cast: 741,564
Total Valid Votes: 712,877
Rejected Votes: 28,687
AAC: 116
ADC: 211
ADP: 136
APC: 324,906
PDP:374,743
SDP: 862
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Cross River State
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,512,915
Total No: of Accredited: 461,033
Total Votes Cast: 446,046
Total Valid Votes: 421,901
Rejected Votes: 24,145
AAC: 242
ADC: 326
ADP: 110
APC: 117,302
PDP: 295,737
SDP: 1,395
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Akwa Ibom State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,119,727
Total No: of Accredited: 695,677
Total Votes Cast: 605,140
Total Valid Votes: 578,775
Rejected Votes: 26,365
AAC:222
ADC:230
ADP:88
APC:175,429
PDP:395,832
SDP:92
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Delta State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,719,313
Total No: of Accredited: 891,647
Total Votes Cast: 882,254
Total Valid Votes: 829,762
Rejected Votes: 52,492
AAC: 1,626
ADC: 1,075
ADP: 241
APC: 221,292
PDP: 594,068
SDP: 1,745
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Borno State
Total No: Reg Voters: 2,319,434
Total No: of Accredited: 987,290
Total Votes Cast: 955,205
Total Valid Votes: 919,786
Rejected Votes: 35,419
AAC: 269
ADC: 301
ADP: 75
APC: 836,496
PDP: 71,788
SDP: 322
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Rivers State
Total No: Reg Voters:3,215,273
Total No: of Accredited:678,167
Total Votes Cast:666,585
Total Valid Votes:642,165
Rejected Votes: 24,420
AAC: 372
ADC: 597
ADP: 295
APC: 150,710
PDP: 473,971
SDP: 1,244
Winner: Atiku Abubakar
Zamfara State:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,717,128
Total No: of Accredited: 616,168
Total Votes Cast: 597,224
Total Valid Votes: 578,439
Rejected Votes: 18,785
AAC: 186
ADC: 186
ADP: 102
APC: 438,682
PDP: 125,423
SDP: 81
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari
Kebbi state:
Total No: Reg Voters: 1,802,697
Total No: of Accredited: 835,238
Total Votes Cast:803,755
Total Valid Votes:756,605
Rejected Votes:47,150
AAC: 276
ADC: 285
ADP: 205
APC: 581,552
PDP: 154,282
SDP: 2,376
Winner: Muhammadu Buhari

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

BREAKING!! Yobe State Deputy Speaker Is Dead (Photo)

BREAKING!! Yobe State Deputy Speaker Is Dead (Photo)



The Deputy Speaker, Yobe State House of Assembly, Dr. Garba Ibrahim Kurmi is dead.
DAILY POST gathered that he passed on, Monday, following a protracted illness.
The lawmaker died at the Yobe State University Teaching Hospital Damaturu, according sources close to his family.
Until his death, the late Deputy Speaker was a member of the State Assembly representing Fika I (Fika/Ngalda) on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) and the chairman security, petition and legislative compliance committee of the house, as well as member of various standing committees.
He has been in the Assembly since 2011.
The deceased during his lifetime could not secure his party’s ticket for the 2019 election, following a loss in the primary election to Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman Malori.
A Medical Doctor by profession, the deceased was survived by 2 wives and 8 children.
DAILY POST gathered that his remains will be committed to mother earth tomorrow morning, February 19, 2019, in Damaturu, according Islamic rites.

BREAKING NEWS!!! INEC Allows Resumption Of Political Campaigns Again

BREAKING NEWS!!! INEC Allows Resumption Of Political Campaigns Again




The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has approved the resumption of political campaigns ahead of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections slated for February 23, 2019. The campaigns are expected to end officially by midnight on Thursday, February 21, 2019. The statement read: “After consultations with political parties, the Commission has approved that campaigns by parties and candidates can resume forthwith and end by midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019. “Media organisations are at liberty to accept, publish, broadcast and circulate campaign materials up till midnight of Thursday, 21st February, 2019. Political parties and their candidates are enjoined to abide by the extant laws governing campaigns.” The commission also thanked Nigerians for their understanding regarding the rescheduling of the elections, just as it appealed to stakeholders to be “dispassionate and circumspect in their comments”. “The Commission is focusing on the elections to be held on 23rd February and 9th March to ensure that they are free, fair and credible. We urge all Nigerians to participate fully in the elections, notwithstanding the disappointment,” the statement added. A press conference on the updated preparations of the commission is scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at the International Conference Centre in Abuja at 3pm.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

VIDEO: Why We Postponed General Elections – INEC

VIDEO: Why We Postponed General Elections – INEC



The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday explained why it postponed the general elections.
INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood Yakubu, addressed reporters at the press centre of the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, the nation’s Capital.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections were earlier scheduled to hold on February 16, while that of Governorship and State House of Assembly were expected to hold on March 2.
Professor Yakubu, however, told reporters that the polls would not go on as planned due to some challenges encountered by the commission.
READ ALSOINEC Postpones General Elections To February 23
According to him, the decision to postpone the polls followed a careful review of the implementation of the logistics and operational plans put in place for the exercise.
The INEC boss reiterated the commitment of the electoral body to conducting a free, fair, and credible exercise.
He explained that the postponement of the elections would afford them the opportunity to address the issues raised, although the decision was a tough one to make.
Professor Mahmood Yakubu
Professor Yakubu revealed that the commission would inform critical stakeholders in the elections about the new development at a meeting which would hold later on Saturday.
Read the full speech by the INEC boss below;
Ladies and gentlemen, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) met on Friday 15, February 2019, and reviewed its preparations for the 2019 general elections scheduled for Saturday, 16 February 2019, and Saturday 2 March 2019.
Following a careful review of the implementation of its logistics and operational plan, and the determination to conduct free, fair, and credible elections, the commission came to the conclusion that proceeding with the elections as scheduled is no longer feasible.
Consequently, the commission has decided to reschedule the Presidential and National Assembly elections to Saturday, 23 February 2019.
Furthermore, the Governorship, State House of Assembly, and Federal Capital Territory Area Council elections are rescheduled to Saturday, 9 March 2019.
This will afford the commission the opportunity to address identified challenges in order to maintain the quality of our elections.
This was a difficult decision for the commission to take but necessary for the successful delivery of the elections and the consolidation of our democracy.
The commission will meet with key stakeholders to update them on this development at 2pm on Saturday, 16 February 2019, at the Abuja International Conference Centre.
Thank you very much.



Sunday, February 10, 2019

'Selling your vote is like selling your destiny' - Lai Mohammed

'Selling your vote is like selling your destiny' - Lai Mohammed



Nigeria’s Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has advised Nigerians against selling their votes, saying that it's like “selling your destiny”.

He spoke on Saturday at a workshop on broadcast media coverage for the 2019 elections, organized by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) in Abuja tagged ‘Fake News, Hate Speech, Vote and PVC Buying’.

Represented by Ms Grace Isu-Gekpe, the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Information and Culture, the Information Minister said: “Selling your vote or PVC is like selling your destiny and we should not allow ourselves to sell our destiny. When you do that, you know what that means.”

Journalists were also advised to use their positions to work with government in the effort to address the spread of fake news, hate speech and vote buying.

Friday, February 8, 2019

ACPN to Ezekwesili, ''Return our money or we will take you to court''

ACPN to Ezekwesili, ''Return our money or we will take you to court''

ACPN to Ezekwesili,

The Allied Congress Party of Nigeria has asked its former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, to return all the money generated during her short stay in the party or be dragged to court. Ezekwesili withrew from the presidential race on January 24th and according to the party, she hasn't refunded the money generated for her campaign.
The National Chairman of the party, Ganiyu Galadima, made this known at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday February 7th. The party chairman said that from all indications, Ezekwesili did not have capacity to contest a presidential election.
“We want to know all the contents of the accounts and see the accounts because at the end of the day, it is not the presidential candidate that the Independent National Electoral Commission will hold responsible, but the party, and whatever any candidate generated for his or her campaign belongs to the party. We are expecting that she will respond at the appropriate time but if she doesn’t, we may be compelled to go to court.” he said
Speaking further, Galadinma said
“For somebody who wants to contest for the presidency, all you could generate for period of three months was just N43m and she spent everything. She did not disclose the sources of the fund and how much she generated.
Look at Omoyele Sowore, he publicly disclosed on a national TV recently that his campaign and the party had been able to generate N99m. In addition, he also told the world how the money could be traced. So why is there no transparency in Madam Ezekwesili’s project? That is the bone of contention. We are expecting that she will respond at the appropriate time but if she doesn’t, we may be compelled to go to court to seek for order of Mandamus''.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Vote And Remain In Slavery – Nnamdi Kanu Tells Igbo’s

Vote And Remain In Slavery – Nnamdi Kanu Tells Igbo’s




Kanu had on several fora urged the people of the South East to boycott the forthcoming elections in a bid to push for the actualisation of Biafra.
However, the IPOB leader declared that those who wish to renew their “slave status in Nigeria” are free to participate in the coming elections.
In a tweet, Kanu, however, reiterated his earlier call for sit-at-home order during the presidential election on February 16.
He wrote:-

2019 Presidency: Tinubu Tells Atiku, Obasanjo To Explain Missing PTDF Funds

2019 Presidency: Tinubu Tells Atiku, Obasanjo To Explain Missing PTDF Funds



Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, owe Nigerians explanations on alleged mismanagement of the Petroleum Trust Development Funds (PTDF).

Tinubu stated this during APC’s campaign at the Ekiti Parapo Pavilion in Ado Ekiti, the State Capital.
He said Nigerians need an explanation on alleged theft of millions of dollars belonging to the PTDF, which Atiku oversaw during the regime and administration of Obasanjo.
“They want to come back and sell our commonwealth. They promised to create 2 million job for you, and nobody ask them how.
“When you were there with Obasanjo how many jobs did you create? How many times did Obasanjo say Atiku stole PTDF’s money?
“The answer he always gave was that his former boss too stole money. Is this the kind of person you want to vote for?” Tinubu said.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

'We are fine' - VP Osinbajo tweets after surviving helicopter crash

'We are fine' - VP Osinbajo tweets after surviving helicopter crash



Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has just tweeted to confirm he's hale and hearty after a helicopter carrying him and his crew crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi State. (Read HERE)

'We are safe and sound! Thank you to everyone who has expressed concern and thank you to the crew who managed the situation well. We believe that God will continue to keep us and Nigeria safe even as we go higher' he tweeted.

See more photos from the crash below...






Thursday, January 31, 2019

TROUBLE:Man With 3 Wives Lands In Police Net After Sleeping With His Daughter

TROUBLE:Man With 3 Wives Lands In Police Net After Sleeping With His Daughter



A middle-aged man, who had had to marry as many as three wives but currently lives without one, has taken pleasure in sleeping with his own biological daughter.

The suspect, Idowu Owolabi, 45, now in police custody, was arrested on Monday, January 28, 2019, following a complaint lodged at the Oja-Odan Police Division by the victim, alleging her father to have turned her into an instrument of sex.
 The victim, a 21-year-old girl (name withheld), narrated her ordeal to the police, saying her trauma began sometime in March, 2018 when she went with her randy father to a farm in Fagboun Village, where her father forcefully had carnal knowledge of her
According to her, the man had, ever since then, taken it as his prime domestic duty to sleep with her, adding that she would have long cried out but was afraid he might kill her, having severally warned her to keep it to herself or lose her life.
Speaking on the ugly incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said: “Upon the complaint, the DPO of Oja-Odan Police Division, CSP Olayemi Jacob, led his detectives to the suspect’s residence in Papa Olosun area of Oja-Odan where he was promptly arrested. “On interrogation, the suspect who was said to had previously married to three different women, confessed to the commission of the crime but blamed it all on devil”, Oyeyemi stated, adding that, embittered by the incestuous act, the state Commissioner of Police, Cp Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered the immediate transfer of the case to the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCIID), Abeokuta, for proper investigation and possible prosecution of the suspect.

Friday, January 25, 2019

INEC chiefs jailed 7 years for receiving N264m bribe from Diezani

INEC chiefs jailed 7 years for receiving N264m bribe from Diezani

Breaking: INEC chiefs jailed 7 years for receiving N264m bribe from Diezani

The Federal High Court in Lagos has sentenced a former Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC ) Administrative Secretary in Kwara State, Christian Nwosu and a former INEC official Mr. Tijani Bashir, to seven years imprisonment. Both men were sentenced for allegedly accepting N264m bribe offered by former petroleum minister Diezani Alison-Madueke, to compromise the 2015 elections. The Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday convicted both men after finding them guilty.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Obasanjo Vs Buhari: Stop Acting Like Coward – PDP To Buhari

Obasanjo Vs Buhari: Stop Acting Like Coward – PDP To Buhari



The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari over his response to criticisms by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
PDP said “Buhari should stop acting like a coward.”
Obasanjo had on Sunday claimed that Buhari, among other things, was desperate for self-succession.
The former President, who compared Buhari’s regime to Abacha era, hinted on plans to rig the 2019 general elections.
Responding, Buhari’s spokesperson, Garba Shehu said “Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, “Get well soon.”
However, PDP faulted the response of the President, saying such was appalling.
In a statement signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Monday, PDP said in “approving Garba, to cast aspersions and insult on a former President, President Buhari was setting a very bad example to younger Nigerians by fouling our national values and heritage of our elders.”
The statement titled: “Obj: Stop Acting Like a Coward,” reads: “In approving his media aide, Mallam Shehu Garba, to cast aspersions and haul insult on a former President, President Buhari is setting a very bad example to younger Nigerians by fouling our national values and heritage of esteeming our elders and leaders; a seed, which may also haunt him in the future.
“Nigerians were appalled that President Buhari, whose state of health has been accommodated by the nation, would turn around to make baseless and unsubstantiated negative assertions on the health of another leader.
“President Buhari may have seen how Nigerians have been registering their disappointment on his resort to personal attacks on former President Obasanjo, instead responding to the germane issues raised by the former President.
“Nigerians have weighed all the concerns by former President Obasanjo, particularly the manifest desperation by the Buhari Presidency to undermine our democratic institutions, including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the judiciary and the legislature as well as plots to use security forces to subvert the will of the people at the polls.
“Instead of attacking former President Obasanjo, President Buhari should have been sobered and retrace his steps in the interest of the corporate existence of our country which he is pushing to the precipice.”
The PDP urged President Buhari to note that his “resort to personal attacks on the critics of his administration cannot distract Nigerians from their resolve to rescue our nation from the stranglehold of his administration by voting him out of office, come February 16, 2019.”

Monday, January 21, 2019

APC: Gov. Lalong finally reacts to crowd disrupting Buhari’s rally in Jos

APC: Gov. Lalong finally reacts to crowd disrupting Buhari’s rally in Jos

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State has described the mammoth crowd at a rally for the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari as an automatic endorsement of his candidature by people of the state.
He said the massive turn-out of Plateau people to welcome the president was not a surprise as similar incident was recorded in 2011 and 2014 when he (Buhari) visited the state to campaign.
Gov. Lalong stated this on Sunday while fielding questions from State House correspondents in Jos, Plateau state.
Recall that Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was in Jos yesterday in continuation of his nationwide campaign for the February 16 general elections.
The Rwang Pam Township Stadium, venue of the event, was jam-packed by ecstatic party supporters, who kept hailing the man they love and admire a lot.
So much was the surge that the President could not eventually address the crowd.
After waiting for about an hour, he waved at the appreciative gathering and left for Abuja.
Reacting, Gov. Lalong said: “Well, I think this is unique to Plateau. In 2011, when he came (to Plateau) he couldn’t even come down. So he had to leave that way, he just greeted the crowd and left.
“In 2014 when he came we were able to manage the crowd for him to address them but before he got out of the stadium it was terrible for us.
“So, for Saturday’s rally we tried to manage the crowd, we did all we could but the crowd was too much and you saw it yourselves, this was not a hired crowd.
“This was a mammoth crowd that loves Mr President, natural love for Mr President. We did our best to manage the crowd but it was overwhelming.’’
The governor added that though the president could not speak to the crowd he was satisfied with the outcome of the rally
“In other words, the crowd can also say we don’t need anything. We have confidence, Mr President, go and finish your second term.
“I’m very well satisfied with the outcome of the rally because this is a way of our people saying Mr President even without addressing us we have confidence in you,’’ he said.

Friday, January 18, 2019

Atiku's US trip was a closely guarded secret that was not known to even his family members and close aides - Dele Momodu

Atiku's US trip was a closely guarded secret that was not known to even his family members and close aides - Dele Momodu


Atiku

Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party  (PDP), Atiku Abubakar's trip to the United States is still a major talking point on social media and now more facts are emerging about the trip and how it was kept secret.

According to a report by Dele Momodu's The Bossnewspaper, 'the US trip was a closely guarded secret that was not known to even his family members and close aides. Some who had a hint believed he was heading to London, UK.  According to our source, when his aircraft took off in Lagos,  the flight was scheduled for London'.

The report went on to say, 'Alhaji Atiku Abubakar arrived London before heading to the United States'.
Strike: Release N50bn to demonstrate your commitment, ASUU tells FG

Strike: Release N50bn to demonstrate your commitment, ASUU tells FG

Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has asked the Federal Government to release N50 billion to demonstrate its commitment to the revitalisation of public universities, in line with previous agreements with their union.
ASUU strike will soon be called off, says Ngige

ASUU strike

ASUU strike
The striking lecturers gave this as a condition for calling off its strike, which began November 4 last year.
The N50 billion, the union said, will form the first tranche of the N220 billion government agreed for the project this year and add to the N20 billion earlier released for the year.
The President of ASUU, Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, who disclosed this in an interview with Premium Times on Wednesday night, said the union was not asking the government to release the whole N220 billion at once.
ASUU called the current strike to press for improved funding of universities and implementation of previous agreements with the government.
The union is also demanding implementation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreements, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU; 2012 and 2013) and Memorandum of Action (MoA, 2017) and the truncation of the renegotiation of the union’s agreements.
The union asked the government to release funds for the revitalisation of public universities, based on the FGN-ASUU MoU of 2012, 2013 and the MoA of 2017. The teachers are also angry over the failure of the government to release operational licence to the Nigerian University Employees Pension Company, NUPEMCO.
However, a major issue dragging the negotiations is the revitalisation of the universities. At present, the government is yet to release the N1.1 trillion it agreed to release as part of the funds for the revitalisation project.
The 2013 MoU stipulated that public universities need N1.3 trillion for a modest revitalisation. The fund was to be released in tranches of N200billion in 2013, N220billion 2014, N220billion 2015, 220billion in 2016, N220billion in 2017 and N220billion in 2018.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Controversy hits DAAR Award as consultants and a management staff present governor of the year award to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state

Controversy hits DAAR Award as consultants and a management staff present governor of the year award to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state

Controversy hits DAAR Award as consultants and a management staff present governor of the year award to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state

In a swift reaction the chairman of the board, Raymond Dokpesi Jr. refuted the process by which a member of management Mr Iwarue and some consultants hurried to present the Award to governor Udom.
Governor Udom who had been nominated for the award of outstanding governor of the year for Industrialization was written a letter of conferment by the Group Managing Director on the 10th January, 2019. However, following several petitions against the state governor for alleged fraud in the establishment of a rice mill in Ini local government in the state, the chairman of the board requested the award to be stepped down pending an independent AIT investigation. It is therefore surprising that Mr Iwarue and some consultants working with the award planning committee proceeded to Akwa Ibom to confer the letter of award on the governor without approval and without the presence of any representative of the board.
It will be recalled that the Chairman of the Board lead a delegation of management and board to visit the governor of rivers state, Barr Nyesom Wike just this Monday. A staff of DAAR Communications Plc wondered on what basis did Mr Iwarue and the consultants rush to visit H.E Emmanuel Udom?
In a swift reaction to this development, DAAR Communications Plc, has issued a warning to all nominees via its scroll message stating:
An Executive Director of DAAR Communications Plc, Mr John Iwarue suspended following a breach of process in presenting an award to Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom state. All nominees are advised to stop all engagements with the above named officer.