Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Candidates: Atiku And Obi Grilled As Atiku Says He Prevented Mbadinuju From Re-Election

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections, Atiku Abubakar, and his running mate, Mr Peter Obi, were grilled on Wednesday night at The Candidates, a political forum hosted by the Daria Media and NTA and moderated by Kadaria Ahmed. Answering a question on the programme, Atiku said he was instrumental to the prevention of ex-Anambra ...

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EFCC Drags Ex-SGF Babachir Lawal To Court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has dragged a former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir Lawal, following fraud charges filed against him on Wednesday at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja. The charges against Lawal are coming over one year after the former SGF was sacked by President Muhammadu Buhari, following public outcry. Similarly, ...

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We Shall Declare Zero Potholes, Mass Housing In Lagos –Agbaje

Lagos Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has promised that his government would declare an emergency on roads, rid the state of potholes and complete the Apapa-Badagry expressway in record time. He also promised that his regime would spread even distribution of infrastructural development through the 20 local governments as well as embark on a ...

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Your Integrity Is Fake, Obasanjo Bombs Buhari Again

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the self-professed integrity and morality of President Muhammadu Buhari are fake. According to him, Buhari’s actions and inactions have exposed his claims. Obasanjo added that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, would win the Feb.16 presidential election because he is the right man to take Nigeria out ...

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Appeal Court Rejects Onnoghen’s Request To Stop Trial At CCT

The Court of Appeal in Abuja has rejected the request by suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, to stay proceedings in the charge pending against him before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT). The Nation reports that a three-man panel, led by Justice Abdul Aboki, in a ruling a moment ago, dismissed the application Onnoghen filed to ...

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US Authorises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó To Control Venezuela’s U.S. Bank Accounts

The State Department said Tuesday that it had given the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó the right to control assets and property in the United States bank accounts of the government of Venezuela. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the certification to Mr. Guaidó last Friday, two days after Mr. Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the United States government ...

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Bomb Threat: Passengers Hail Air Peace Crew

Passengers on Wednesday commended the crew of Air Peace Flight P4 7121 for prioritising their safety and returning to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja after receiving information that there was an explosive on board the aircraft. A statement issued by the Corporate Communications Manager of the carrier, Mr. Chris Iwarah confirmed the incident, saying the operating crew acted professionally ...

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Group Storms Lagos Assembly, Protests Planned Impeachment Of Ambode

A group of protesters on Wednesday stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly to protest against the planned impeachment of the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode. The men and women, who carried banners with inscriptions of their agitations, said the removal of Ambode would disrupt the peaceful conduct of the general elections. They asked the lawmakers to allow the governor complete ...

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INEC To Quarantine Uncollected PVCs Feb 8

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that the about five million uncollected Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) will be quarantined from February 8; till the end of the presidential and governorship polls. The electoral umpire was apparently reacting to the fears expressed by stakeholders in the electoral process that politicians  are planning to acquire the uncollected PVCs to rig the elections. ...

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