2019 presidency: PDP gives Atiku conditions for picking Vice President

2019 presidency: PDP gives Atiku conditions for picking Vice President

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has met with the 2019 presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar. The meeting, which held at the party’s presidential campaign office, otherwise known as Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, on Sunday night, was the first interface the party would have with Atiku since he won the presidential primary in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Sunday morning. Atiku and his…

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2019 presidency: Prof. Sagay speaks on Atiku being ‘threat’ to Buhari

2019 presidency: Prof. Sagay speaks on Atiku being ‘threat’ to Buhari

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay has stated that a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was no threat to President Muhammadu Buhari as far as the 2019 presidential election is concerned. While President Buhari picked the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, unopposed, Atiku, a former Vice President, defeated 11 other aspirants to become the flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Sagay told…

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Nigeria’s insecurity: What military should do now – IBB

Nigeria’s insecurity: What military should do now – IBB

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, IBB, has charged the National Defence College to urgently initiate policy for the purpose of enhancing governance and security in Nigeria. He said this on Tuesday when a team of participants of the National Defence College visited his Hill Top residence in Minna, Niger State. Babangida said it was high time the military dug deeper to formulate more strategies to deal with insecurity challenge. He said: “I urge…

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Atiku: you are Archangel of liars, needs deliverance – Fani-Kayode attacks Lai Mohammed

Atiku: you are Archangel of liars, needs deliverance – Fani-Kayode attacks Lai Mohammed

A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has lambasted the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed for rubbishing Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate. Mohammed had said voting for Abubakar in 2019 was voting for the return of looting. Irked by the comment, Fani-Kayode described the minister as an “Archangel of liars. ” In a tweet, the PDP chieftain wondered when Mohammed be delivered from the spirit of lying. He wrote: “Atiku’s…

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Shell MD Osagie Okunbor, secretary, legal head sentenced to prison

Shell MD Osagie Okunbor, secretary, legal head sentenced to prison

A Port Harcourt High Court on Tuesday sentenced the Managing Director of Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Osagie Okunbor, and two others to three months’ imprisonment with hard labour for disobeying court order. Others sentenced are Shell Secretary and Head of legal, Nike Oyinlola, and the Deputy Country Head of Legal/Managing Counsel Global litigation sub-Sahara Africa, Keibi Atemie. Delivering judgment in suit No: PHC/1929/218, the presiding judge, Justice George Omereji, convicted the Shell officials…

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Plateau attacks: Yoruba community decries loss of members, property

Plateau attacks: Yoruba community decries loss of members, property

The Yoruba community in Northern Nigeria has lamented incessant cases of violence in Jos, Plateau State, leading to the loss of lives and valuable property among its members. Last week, Jos erupted in violence, leading to the killing of several persons. Most hit by the violence are, Nasarawa Gwom, Tina Junction, Angwa Rukuba, and Dutse-Uku communities that are dominated by Yoruba in the state. Reacting in a statement signed by the President-General of the group,…

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Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Plateau killings: Group calls for the withdrawal of military

Sequel to the resurgence of violence in some communities of Plateau State, a group under the aegis of Plateau Indigenous Christian Ministers’ Forum (PIMFO), has called for the withdrawal of military in the state and be replaced by an International Peace Team. The group equally called for the prosecution of those arrested in connection with the attacks. PIMFO through its Chairman, Rev. Tongsmangs T. Dasbak said, “Justice for all is a human right issue and…

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Pay us our salaries arrears – Rivers teachers tell Wike

Pay us our salaries arrears – Rivers teachers tell Wike

School teachers in Rivers State have pleaded with the state government to pay their salary arrears. A terse statement issued yesterday in Port-Harcourt by the state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Mr. Nkpogene Lucky also urged the Governor, Nyesom Wike, to fulfil his other promises to teachers. They said they have been mild in approaching the issues that concerned their welfare but would become aggressive if taken for granted. The statement reads:…

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Atiku: Buhari hasn’t run any successful business

Atiku: Buhari hasn’t run any successful business

The 2019 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of never being a successful businessman. In a statement from his media office in Abuja on Tuesday, Atiku said, “The open, democratic and free and fair election (something alien to the APC, according to Buhari’s own wife) on Sunday of His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, as the Presidential candidate for the PDP has clearly left the APC in a state of…

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Buhari: Reasons for rejecting Bills passed by National Assembly

Buhari: Reasons for rejecting Bills passed by National Assembly

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to explain why he declined assent to 14 bills. His explanation was contained in letters read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday. The president also introduced Suppression of Piracy and Other Maritime Offences Bill, 2018 to the upper chamber; he requested that the bill be considered and passed into law. He explained that the bill is intended to curtail illegal activities of pirates at sea…

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