I congratulated Buhari openly; some PDP governors visit him at night – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that he congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari after the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal confirmed his election because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit him at night. Wike, according to a report by PUNCH, said that unlike some governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, who visit President Buhari at night, he made his declaration public because it came from his heart. The Rivers governor made the statement while speaking at the funeral service of Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of one of PDP…

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Buhari, Atiku know fate today

The Presidential Election Tribunal is to deliver judgment today in a petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Atiku Abubakar challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari. Sa’adatu Musa, spokesperson of the court of appeal, disclosed this in a notice yesterday. “Please be informed notice has been given for judgment to be delivered tomorrow September 11, 2019. 9. 00 am,” Musa said. In his petition, Atiku, the PDP presidential candidate in the February election, had claimed he defeated Buhari by 1,615,302 votes. Atiku based his claim on information…

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Even our enemies will agree Yahaya Bello has done well – Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, has done well in the state more than his predecessors. Speaking on Thursday during a meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) at the party’s secretariat in Abuja, Oshiomhole said the governor’s performance in three years is beyond what the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led administration in the state achieved for 13 years. The party chairman asked residents of the state to support the governor for another term in order to continue his infrastructural programmes.…

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Kogi Guber: Why five governorship aspirants stepped down for Wada – PDP

Five Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirants in Kogi State have stepped down, ahead of the party’s forthcoming primary election. The five aspirants from Kogi East stepped down for the immediate past Governor of the State, Capt. Idris Wada (rtd). The decision of the aspirants to step down was disclosed by the Vice-Chairman, Kogi East Elders Council (KEEC) and former Minister of State for Health, Arch. Gabriel Aduku, while addressing journalists in Lokoja, the state capital, on Tuesday. According to Aduku, the decision to ‘prevail on the other aspirants to…

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123 Jigawa men detained by Lagos Task Force demand N1bn compensation

For detaining them for one day, 123 men from Jigawa State have sued the Lagos State Government, seeking N1 billion compensation. Officials of the Lagos State Taskforce on Environmental Sanitation and Special Offences (Enforcement Unit) had on Friday arrested 123 men who came in a truck into Lagos from Jigawa with several motorcycles. he men were later released. Other respondents include the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and the Chairman of the task force, Mr. Yinka Egbeyemi as well as the Attorney-General of Lagos State. Abdullahi Yakubu, on behalf of…

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N5.5bn Luxury Cars: It is budgeted for, it is purely legal, says Senate

The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members as an effort in futility. The spokesperson for the Senate, Adedayo Adeyeye, stated this while reacting to the alleged N5.5bn earmarked for the purchase of the exotic cars on Channels Television. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, BudgIT, Enough is Enough and 6,721 concerned Nigerians had filed a lawsuit against the Senate leadership. They are asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service…

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Supreme Court dismisses perjury suit against Buhari

The Supreme Court, on Monday, dismissed the suit seeking the disqualification of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election over an alleged act of perjury. The appellants, Kalu Kalu, Labaran Ismail and Hassy El-Kuris had prayed the Apex Court to nullify the candidacy of President Buhari in the presidential election over allegations of perjury. The move to ventilate their grievances was occasioned by the dismissal of their suit at the Court of Appeal in Abuja, on grounds that it was statute barred and as such cannot be…

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Victory is a walk over for us with Bello as APC gov candidate, PDP boasts

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said on Monday that with Gov. Yahaya Bello as the APC flag bearer it would easily win the Nov. 16 governorship election in Kogi. Mr Bode Ogunmola, the PDP spokesman in the state, made the remark in a statement in Lokoja. Ogunmola said the poor performance of the governor in the last three and half years and public resentment against his administration would ensure “a sweat-less victory’’ for PDP. “PDP has long been praying for the APC to make mistake of re-presenting Bello for the…

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Mosque Demolition Controversy: I am not dollars that you can pocket recklessly and sheepishly – Wike fires back at Ganduje

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has reacted to the statement by his Kano State counterpart, Abdullahi Ganduje, that his administration would take legal action against the former over alleged demolition of Rainbow Town Central Mosque in Trans-Amadi area of Port Harcourt, the capital. In an apparent reference to videos showing the governor of Kano State Abdullahi Ganduje allegedly receiving bribe in dollars, the Rivers State governor Nyesom Wike has fired back at the governor, saying he is not dollars that can be pocketed. Mr Wike spoke through his spokesman, Simeon…

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Why Nigeria’s security challenges persist – Kabiru Yahaya

Dr. Kabiru Yahaya, an analyst and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, says the deplorable security situation in the country persist because the Federal Government refuses to listen to the various advices proffered by many well meaning Nigerians. Dr. Yahaya stated this when he featured on Liberty Television’s program: Guest of the Week. He emphasized that had the Federal Government taken a number of advices given to it Nigeria’s security challenges would have been curtailed. According to him, during the security Summit attended by the governors from the seven…

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Tribunal sacks Dambazau’s son as Kano Reps member

The Kano State election petition Tribunal has sacked Hon. Shamsudeen Dambazau of the All Progressives Congress [APC], the son of former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, as Member of House of Representatives representing Takai/Sumaila Constituency in Kano State. The Tribunal declared Hon. Idris Surajo Kanawa of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] as authentic winner of the election held in March, 2019. It, therefore, ordered the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC], to issue certificate of return to Surajo Kanawa, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Dambazau did not contest…

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Arrest me and invite anarchy in Imo, Okorocha dares Ihedioha

Senator Rochas Okorocha has dared the Imo state government, led by Governor Emeka Ihedioha, to make good its threat and arrest him. It would be recalled that on Thursday, August 29, 2019, the Imo State government had asked citizens to arrest Okorocha over the alleged assault of Jasper Ndubuaku, a government official. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in a video which made the rounds online for most of Thursday, some thugs could be seen beating up Ndubuaku at Okorocha’s residence on Spibatt Avenue, Owerri. The Commissioner of…

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Mosque Demolition Controversy: You are reckless and irresponsible, Shekarau blasts Wike

Ibrahim Shekarau, Senator representing Kano central, has accused Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, of attempting to truncate Nigeria’s democracy. The Senator made the accusation while reacting to Wike’s reported demolition of a mosque in Rivers state. There has been a controversy over the demolition which the governor denied took place. Aliu Sadiq, Secretary of the mosque, had said the fence and foundation of the building under construction was pulled down by government officials. Condemning the action, Sadiq said though the mosque had not been completed, prayer sessions were being…

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Senator Sani to El-Rufai: You have been reduced from dwarf to leper; abandoned by Buhari

Immediate Senator representing Kaduna Central, Shehu Sani, has described the governor of Kaduna state, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, as a leper, who was abandoned by his friends. Senator Sani said the governor’s height was reduced from “dwarf” to leper and was also abandoned by President Muhammad Buhari and his men. The former legislator was reacting to a comment accredited to Governor El-Rufai on Thursday, where he said that Senator Sani had been reduced to a simple “blogger” since his defeat by his opponent in the last general election. The report quoted…

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Ihedioha orders arrest of Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Government under the leadership of Emeka Ihedioha on Thursday ordered a citizen’s arrest against Sen. Rochas Okorocha, over alleged assault on a government official, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku. The Secretary to State Government (SSG), Mr Uche Onyeaguocha, gave the order after the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr Jasper Ndubuaku, was allegedly assaulted at Okorocha’s residence. Onyeaguocha said that the state had also placed Okorocha on security watch and urged Imo citizens to arrest him and alert the government whenever they found him in the state. News…

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