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APC Speaks On Plot To Remove Oyegun

APC Speaks On Plot To Remove Oyegun

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National publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi says the National Working Committee is “not miffed” by those calling for the removal of its National Chairman, John Oyegun. He was reacting to a protest near the secretariat in Abuja last Friday by some party members. ‎ The protesters, who dropped a petition at the national office, said they want action taken ahead of the meetings of the national caucus and the National Executive Committee fixed for the 26 and 27 February 2018. Leader of the group, Ishola Adeshina alleged that Oyegun had been running the accounts of the party without a recourse to majority of national officers of the party Reacting, Abdullahi noted that it was within the right of the petitioners to demand for accoun
Falana Blasts FG, States Failing To Prosecute Suspects Of Killings In Nigeria

Falana Blasts FG, States Failing To Prosecute Suspects Of Killings In Nigeria

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Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has condemned the delay in prosecuting over 100 suspects arrested in connection with the killings in Benue State, fearing that the suspects might eventually escape justice. Falana has also asked the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) “to investigate the refusal of state attorneys-general to prosecute murder suspects due to political pressure or sheer negligence of duty.” In a letter he addressed to the NBA President, Mr. Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN), Falana feared that the suspects might be released from custody, noting that they “have not been charged with culpable homicide in the appropriate courts by the state government.” The activist regretted that the NBA had failed “to monitor the prosecution of the scores of murder suspects arrested by the pol
Gov. Okorocha Breaks Silence On Plot To Impeach His Deputy, Eze Madumere

Gov. Okorocha Breaks Silence On Plot To Impeach His Deputy, Eze Madumere

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Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has formally reacted to the controversy over the alleged plot to impeach his deputy, Prince Eze Madumere. He said such an impeachment would be of no political benefit to him or anybody else. Okorocha, who spoke during the weekend through his Chief Press Secretary (CPS), Mr. Sam Onwuemeodo, described the report of the purported impeachment plot as disdainful and ridiculous. He said: “We have also been inundated with calls on the issue for reaction and for reasons best known to us we decided to remain calm until now. “And interestingly, those mentioned to be behind the imagined impeachment plan are Hon. Obinna Mbata, Commissioner for Finance and Hon Luggard Osuji, representing Owerri Municipal Constituency in the State House of Asse
Why Buhari Will Win Easily In 2019 – Mu’azu

Why Buhari Will Win Easily In 2019 – Mu’azu

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An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Gombe State, Abubakar Habu Mu’azu has declared that President Muhammdu Buhari will easily win if he re-contests in 2019. The governorship aspirant said this at the weekend after a meeting of APC supporters. He said: “Nigerians have seen his leadership qualities. People particularly in the North East have seen peace and it is because of the peace that we are here. And because of the corruption that he has been fighting he was commended the world over. “For the elites, definitely there is a problem because there was no business as usual. The elites are crying but the common man is happy because of peace. It is only when we live in peace that we will know that we are hungry. “It is when there is peace that you will know t
Jonathan Reveals Why Buhari, APC Has Failed In Governing Nigeria

Jonathan Reveals Why Buhari, APC Has Failed In Governing Nigeria

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan has said the All Progressives Congress, APC, has failed in governance because the party came into power using the instrumentality of propaganda. Jonathan spoke when he received the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus who led members of the National Working Committee, NWC, on a courtesy visit to the Headquarters of the Jonathan Foundation in Yenogoa, the Bayelsa state capital and was contained in a statement by Secondus’ spokesperson, Ike Abonyi. The former President also commended the newly elected Prince Secondus led NWC for drawing back confidence in the party, pointing out that those who left will soon return. According to the statement, Jonathan expressed optimism that members who left the party would
Shehu Sani Reacts To Fresh Zamfara Attack That Left 18 Dead

Shehu Sani Reacts To Fresh Zamfara Attack That Left 18 Dead

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Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central has reacted to fresh attack in Zamfara that led to death of 18 people. Zamfara Police Command on Thursday confirmed that 18 persons were killed in a fresh attack by gunmen in Birane village in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state. According to reports, the death toll has risen from 18 to 44. Reacting, the lawmaker expressed worry about the sad incident, stating that mourning has become part of Nigerians’ everyday life. According to him, news of tragic incidents in the country is no longer a major headline but a series. He stated this in a series of tweets. Shehu Sani wrote, “The bloodshed in Zamfara is yet another tragedy in a series. There is no enough tears to cry. Mourning is becoming part of our lives
Zuma’s Resignation: It’s Time To Send Buhari To The ‘Other Room’ – Jonathan’s Aide, Omokri

Zuma’s Resignation: It’s Time To Send Buhari To The ‘Other Room’ – Jonathan’s Aide, Omokri

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Reno Omokri, former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will be next African leader to be sacked, calling on Nigerians to come out and send President Buhari to the “other room” in Daura. The former Presidential aide said this in reaction to the resignation of South African president, Jacob Zuma and Ethopia’s prime ministers during the week. In a series of tweets, Reno said Africa is now saying farewell to failed leaders, adding that following the resignation of the prominent leaders , Buhari will be next to be forced out of office. DAILY POST reported earlier in the week of the resignation of South African President, Jacob Zuma after pressure from the ruling party. Reno said it’s time for African leaders who are so engrossed with powe
IGP Idris Reveals Only Solution To Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clash In Nigeria

IGP Idris Reveals Only Solution To Herdsmen/Farmers’ Clash In Nigeria

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The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has said that the only genuine solution to herdsmen/farmers crisis in some parts of the country is through dialogue. IGP Idris said this at the public launch of his book titled: ‘Security and Justice: The pathway for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria’, in Lagos while appealing to Nigerians to shun inciting statements and stop playing politics with crisis. Idris disclosed that he was personally in Benue State to discuss reconciliation moves with the parties involved, adding that the responses had, so far, been encouraging. The IGP said: “The challenges we are having with these herdsmen have gone down. In Benue, we have 15 Police units on ground and I have been monitoring their successes. I was in Benue and we have been h
There’s Corruption In Buhari’s Government – Rotimi Amaechi Admits

There’s Corruption In Buhari’s Government – Rotimi Amaechi Admits

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Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has admitted that there is corruption in President Muhammadu Buhari’s government. Amaechi, however, insisted it cannot be compared to what obtained during the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan. He made these claims while speaking to journalists in his office on Thursday. “I will nearly be a foolish man to say that there is no corruption in this government, but compare the magnitude if there is any. “Before it was with impunity. Now there are consequences for stealing. “For any reason we lose election, you the young ones are taking yourselves and Nigeria 10 steps backwards because the elites who left through PDP are waiting in the wind,” he said. Amaechi served as the campaign director for Buhari in 2015. Although the presid
What I Discussed With Buhari At President Villa – Bisi Akande

What I Discussed With Buhari At President Villa – Bisi Akande

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A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bisi Akande, has said his visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja was not political but to commiserate with him on his bereavement. Akande, pioneer National Chairman of the party, was at the Presidential Villa in company with another leader of the party, Sen. Bola Tinubu. The visit was the second in two weeks. Buhari’s extended family lost two senior members within a few hours. Ai’sha Mamman, wife of the president’s elder brother, died on Friday, while Halima Dauda, his niece, died on Saturday. Akande told newsmen shortly after leaving the Villa that his visit with Tinubu to the president had nothing to do with politics ahead of 2019 elections. According to him, Buhari’s popularity in the count
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