Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

Monday, 16 April 2018

You’ve Failed Nigerians – Bakare Tells Buhari, Jonathan

The General Overseer of Latter Rain Assembly, Pastor Tunde Bakare, has described Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari and his predecessor Goodluck Jonathan as failures over their inability to prioritise the security and welfare of Nigerians.

The cleric stated this when he spoke at the 2nd annual Chibok girls lecture organised by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) movement in Abuja, on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Bakare said that the nation has failed to live up to the expectations in terms of security and welfare of the abducted school girls.

“That is the purpose of government as enshrined in the constitution. That the welfare and security of the citizens, whether is Jonathan government or Buhari government. Any government that does not prioritise the security and welfare of its people is already a failed government to start with.”

He said the fact that schoolgirls were abducted in Dapchi, Yobe state, four years after the Chibok incident is “evidence of an anomie and alarming national malady”.

The cleric wondered why both incidents happened the year preceding a general election.

“There is something wrong when a nation is twice beaten. There is something undeniably wrong when the girl child repeatedly becomes the bargaining instrument in negotiation deals between the government and terrorists,” Bakare said.

“Let me ask this question, has this government handled the issue of the Chibok kidnap well?” the audience chorused, “No!”

He asked again, “What of the previous government?” The people responded negatively, and Bakare continued: “Sometime ago, the daughter of President Buhari got married here in Abuja. Just recently, the daughter of Vice-President Osinbajo also got married here.

“The other time a governor gave out his daughter to another governor and they had a very elaborate wedding. Now tell me if their daughters were among the Chibok girls, won’t they have done enough to rescue them?
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Wednesday, 4 April 2018

‘Why I Cry Every Night’- Governor Okorocha Reveals


The Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha has revealed why he weeps every night ahead of the 2019 general elections.

Okorocha lamented over reports that the South East region recorded the lowest turnout in ongoing voter registration exercise by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC.

The governor stated that the report “makes him weep every night”.

Okorocha spoke during a church service to mark the Easter Monday celebration at Okigwe Catholic diocese.

He called on Catholic Church bishops to keep sensitizing their congregation to the need for them to go and obtain their voter cards.

The governor said, “A particular scenario makes me cry; INEC’s data shows that South-South has nine million registered voters, North-Central, 12 million registered voters, North-East, 15 million registered voters, South-West, 14 million registered voters, North-West, 18 million registered voters, while South-East has just eight million registered voters.

“This situation makes me cry. I weep every night because of this development. This means that we have lost out before the 2019 election. If care is not taken, we will make ourselves slaves.

“My lord bishop, please tell our people to register. Our bishops must encourage Igbo people to register now. I have started shouting again, the same way I shouted in 2015.

“If Yoruba people can jettison tribal politics in 2015 to ensure that the APC won, Igbo people can do the same in 2019. Today, the Yoruba people are occupying sensitive positions in the Federal Government.”
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Friday, 30 March 2018

‘PDP Will NEVER Return To Power’- Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), on Thursday hit at Nigeria’s major opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying the party would never return to power.

Tinubu, who made the remarks while speaking at the 10th Bola Tinubu Colloquium, an event held to mark his 66th birthday, also urged Nigerians not to accept the apology offered by the PDP earlier this week.

He said the APC would continue to talk about how the party mismanaged the country’s wealth in the last 16 years in order to enlighten Nigerians.

Speaking on the performance of the ruling party so far, Tinubu, who claimed that the party never said fundamental and sustainable reforms would be easy, added that the party, under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari, had judiciously maximised the scarce resources of the country by investing in the electorate who voted the party into power as evidenced in the social investment programmes of the Federal Government.

“When we came in, we came in with a whole lot of hope as APC leaders, several discussions with diplomatic corps, with foreign dignitaries, putting heads together, thinking and believing in ourselves that we can change Nigeria for good.

“We were strongly determined that we will do it. We gave our people the confidence and the hope. We believe in ourselves. We believe in Nigeria and we are still going to do it.

“Life is not interesting without challenges. We didn’t come as a political party showing our logo as honey and sugar.

“Our logo is broom, bunched together, united Nigeria focuses against terrorism, corruption, and promote economic revival of the country, investing in people.

“I can see what the government is doing with so little but they are clever. The fact that they are doing it, the fact that there are beneficiaries, the fact that it is demonstrated in practical terms, is what we need to get our country from the throat of corrupt officers.

“They said don’t talk about it. What should we talk about? That we came in to play chess. We saw your thievery and stealing and looting and we say ‘okay, you can continue the same way, let’s join you. It is because we are against you. We won’t encourage you. And if we are not talking about it, what is the lesson to all Nigerians. Forget those parties, they won’t come back” he said.
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Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Nnamdi Kanu’s Wife Reveals Why 2019 Elections Won’t Hold In Igbo Land

Wife of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Uchechi, has declared that election won’t hold in the South East in 2019.

Uchechi warned that failure to produce the separatist leader, would lead to election boycott in the South East, come 2019.

Speaking with BBC Igbo, Uchechi said, “In the next coming election, we need to have that in mind that for us to ever be better, we need to stand up.

“Yes, Nnamdi Kanu’s issue should be the number one thing. Where is he? You need to provide him, at least tell us where he is.

“You need to at least do something before you run an election, otherwise we’re not going to vote.”

She also dismissed insinuations that Kanu’s conduct as the leader of IPOB was illegal.

“What makes it illegal? Why should that be treasonous? One asking for self-determination. Why is that a crime? It’s not a crime,” she said.

Uchechi, who is based in London, had earlier maintained that her husband is in custody of the Nigerian Army.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

I Am Ready To Fight You With My Last Drop Of Blood – Melaye Tells FG

Senator Dino Melaye has made it clear that he is ready to fight any move by the Federal government to silence him or shut down his criticisms.

Melaye, a senator who represents Kogi-west in the Senate, reacted via social media to a two count charge filed by the FG against him for allegedly giving false information to the police in relation claims he made on April 17 of an attempt on his life. He wrote on Twitter;

“The same police who paraded the assassination, their weapons, the car they used, have confessional statements of suspects, ask me who are my suspects now colluding with Minister of Justice to arraign me for misinformation over a case that is in Court where the court have accepted the statements of suspects as exhibits.

Me a victim of assassination attempt is now to face trial. I will fight you all with the last drop of blood in my body. I will never be cowed or made to be silent over perfidy, Corruption, injustice and Mal- administration either Kogi or the presidency. In an unjust society silence is a crime.

I will not stop speaking the truth to power at all levels. You will continue to hear from me at all times. If I die in the process so be it. I ready for una.”
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Saturday, 3 February 2018

Forget Social Media Noise, Buhari Is Unbeatable — El Rufai

President Muhammadu Buhari remains electorally unbeatable with his attachment to the people unwavering, despite recriminations by the elite class on social and conventional media, Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has said.

Affirming the president’s electoral invincibility, El-Rufai in an interview on Channels Television said:

“I do not have any doubt in my mind that we are going to win the next elections; not only in the centre but we are going to preserve our 24 states, and even more,” he said.

Insisting that the president remained popular despite insinuations to the contrary in conventional and social media platforms, the governor said:

“We are not saying this foolishly; this is scientific. We are monitoring the pulse of Nigerians, not the pulse of a section of Nigerians and I am confident that we are going to win the 2019 elections.”

“We know the pulse of the nation, we know where we are losing support, we know where we are gaining support; I have no doubt in my mind that we are going to win the 2019 elections.”

“There are two pulses of Nigerians – there is the pulse of the Nigerian elites which is the noise that you hear in the media, the social media and so on; then there is the pulse of the people.”

“If you remember how many people came out to welcome President Buhari in Kano, then you will know that there are two Nigerias.“
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Thursday, 1 February 2018

Finally! President Buhari Writes Senate, Lists Efforts To End Killings

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate to explain the efforts so far made by him to end the killings by suspected herdsmen in Benue State.

In a letter read by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, Mr. Buhari said the federal government was initiating measures to address the killings and other security challenges, alleviate their consequences and forestall reoccurrence.

The letter reads, “I thank you for your letter referenced NASS/8S/R/01/33 dated 18th January 2018 and carefully studied the resolutions and comments therein. As I briefed you and the RT. Hon speaker when we met, several courses of action have been taken prior to the Senate resolution.

“You may recall that I told you of the following steps taken as soon as the information came to me about the Benue killings.

“One, on Thursday 4th January, I sent the minister of interior and the deputy inspector-general of police in charge of operations for an on-the-spot assessment of the situation. Two, on Friday 5th January, the inspector-general of police briefed me verbally on the latest situation, calm had then been restored.

“Three, on Monday 8th, the minister of interior met with the following, governors of Adamawa, Kaduna, Niger, Benue Taraba and Nasarawa together with the DG of the State Security Services, inspector-general of police, CG civil defence, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development and police commissioner of the six aforementioned states.

“After the meeting, I instructed the Minister of Interior to brief you on the information gathered so far and steps are taken.

“On Tuesday, 9th of January, at a session with Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state during which in informed of police arrests of some suspects. In addition, I told him that I have instructed to speed up the trial of the suspects and give wide publicity to the police efforts.

“At the instance of the governor, a meeting was held in the presidential villa on 15th with a wide cross-section of Benue personalities and frank and open discussions were held. Everybody appreciated the difficulties of this farmers-herders strife. I assured all of my commitment and assured justice would be done.

“To infer therefore that nothing has been done is incorrect. The police are strenuously working to apprehend the rest of the culprits of these heartless killings.

“Furthermore, I have instructed the IGP to relocate to Benue state and redeploy forces to the most sensitive towns. The federal government is initiating measures to address these and other security challenges, alleviate the consequence of these attacks and forestall reoccurrence. The Senate resolution itemized in your letter would be taken into consideration and I’m instructing all relevant MDAs to factor them in their work.

“On December 19 to be precise, while receiving the report of the committee that was set up to review the technical and administrative structure of the NIA, I underscored the need to review the entire national security architecture as I promised in my inaugural address on the 29th May 2015. The action is being initiated to receive maximum cooperation from the Senate in line with paragraph three of the Senate resolutions.”
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Saturday, 27 January 2018

Buhari Is Completely Focused On Governance, Not 2019 Elections – Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said President Muhammadu Buhari is completely focused on governing the country, and not on whether or not he will run in 2019.

The vice president said this while fielding questions at the 2018 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

Osinbajo, in the interview, discussed the steps the government is taking in building the economy.

The country will be self sufficient in rice by early 2019, the Vice President said, with the foreign reserves at $40 billion.

Although the country generates between 7000 MW and 9000 MW, Osinbajo said, the impact hasn’t been felt by the consumers.

The federal government is making investments to ensure power generation impacts the consumers, he said.
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Sunday, 21 January 2018

President Buhari Finally Reacts To Olusegun Obasanjo’s PHD Achievement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, congratulated former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo for bagging a doctorate degree at the National Open University, NOUN.

Buhari described Obasanjo as the “Father of Open and Distance Education in Nigeria.’’

The former President, who was among the 14, 769 graduands, was conferred with Doctor of Philosophy in Christian Theology, which made him the first PhD product of the institution.

Out of the number, 41 bagged first class honours.

Buhari who was Represented by Prof. Abubakar Raheed, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC, said that it was Obasanjo’s belief in Open and Distance Learning that made him enroll in NOUN.

“Obasanjo, because of his quest for quality education, could have opted to fulfill his desire for university education in Ivy League universities of the world and none of them could have denied him this opportunity.

“NOUN and indeed Nigerians, will continue to appreciate your belief, recognition of and support for ODL in Nigeria; we are proud of you,’’ he said.
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Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Buhari Has Done Well, Can Seek Second Term – Momoh

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Tony Momoh on Wednesday said President Muhammadu Buhari has done well in the delivery of his electoral promises.

Momoh, a former Minister of Information, gave the assessment in a telephone interview with newsmen on Wednesday.

He said though there were still some challenges in the country, Buhari had acquitted himself remarkably well as president of the country.

Momoh pointed out those who said Buhari had not done well were either playing politics or refused to check the facts.

He said the president had achieved a lot in the areas on which he anchored his campaign promises despite the herculean problems he met on ground.

“President Buhari has done well based on the facts available and not sentiments. He has done well in the delivery of his campaign promises despite the big problems he met on ground.

“For example, let us look at the area of security before Buhari came in, the Boko Haram insurgents were operating almost uninhibited, to the extent of seizing territories.

“But for Buhari’s intervention, Only God knows what would have happened to the country because of Boko Haram.

“Also, while some other countries are still wriggling under recession caused by the crash in commodity prices, the country is out and is even doing well in the area of diversification.

“Even the World Bank has just predicted that the country’s GDP will further grow in 2018, there are also monumental gains in the fight against corruption.

“I reviewed a book recently on the scorecard of the president and I was pleasantly surprised by some of the revelations about Buhari’s performance.

“Those who do not know, should go and check the facts, Buhari has done well as president,” he said.

He said the opposition was behind the cacophony of voices asking Buhari not to seek re-election based on the way they rated him.

Momoh said they were only seeing Buhari’s performance based on their perspectives which did not reflect the facts.

He said Buhari had the moral and legal right to seek re-election so long he made the decision and the party endorses him.

“The opposition cannot stop Buhari from contesting if he decides to do so and the party endorses him. The facts are different from the prism through which they are looking at his performance,’’ he said.

Momoh called for caution in treating the killings in parts of the country as being caused by Fulani herdsmen. He said criminal, including Boko Haram, might be hiding under Fulani herdsmen to unleash terror in some communities in the country.

“We should be careful in the way we see the killings in some parts of the country so that we can have a better understanding of dealing with the problem.
“Some criminals, such as cattle rustlers and even Boko Haram insurgents can also hide as Fulani herdsmen to unleash terror on Nigerians.

“The herdsmen we used to know we’re not carrying AK47, how we have come to this problem of killings calls for proper understanding. “It is not a political matter but a matter that needs understanding and attention because it involves lives,’’ he said.
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Inec Presents Certificates To 21 Newly Registered Political Parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission on Wednesday in Abuja presented certificates of registration to the 21 newly registered political parties.

The registration of the 21 new political parties was approved by the commission on Dec. 14, 2017, bringing the number of registered parties in the country to 68.

The political parties are All Blending Party, All Grassroots Alliance, Alliance for New Nigeria, Abundant Nigeria Renewal Party, Coalition for Change and Freedom and Justice Party.

Also registered are Grassroots Development Party of Nigeria, Justice Must Prevail Party, Legacy Party of Nigeria, Mass Action Joint Alliance, Modern Democratic Party, National Interest Party, National Rescue Mission and New Progressive Mission.

New Progressive Movement, Nigeria Democratic Congress Party, People’s Alliance for National Development and Liberty, People’s Trust and Providence People’s Congress were also registered.

Also on the list are Re-Build Nigeria Party, Restoration Party of Nigeria and Sustainable National Party.

The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said at the certificates presentation ceremony new parties said that compliance with the judgment of the Federal High Court, the Commission had also registered the Socialist Party of Nigeria.

“We have already issued the Certificate of Registration to the SPN.

“The number of new political parties has risen to 22 in addition to the 46 parties already in existence. This means that the total number of political parties in Nigeria today stands at 68,’’ he said.

Yakubu advised the new parties to operate within the law at all times, as well add value to our democracy by adhering to the tenets of democratic norms anchored on the rule of law.
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Sunday, 7 January 2018

EFCC Uncovers ‘Strange’ Payment Of N2.9 Billion To 54 Senators

A curious payment of N2, 922, 236.310 to 54 Senators during the tenure of Chief David Mark as Senate President is now engaging the attention of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Each of the Senators is believed to have received N45, 509, 090. It is one of the issues Senator Mark is expected to throw light on during his ongoing interactive session with the agency, The Nation learned authoritatively yesterday.

Five of the 54 Senators that benefitted from the N2.9billion largesse are still members of the Green chambers of the National Assembly.

Among them is a principal officer of the Senate. While investigators suspect that the money may have been sourced from the accounts of the National Assembly, citizen Ifeanyichukwu Obazi-Nweze, in a petition, claimed that it was trapped cash of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The discovery of the cash disbursement by EFCC is believed to have sparked the latest move by some Senators to block the re-nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu for confirmation as substantive Chairman of EFCC.

The lawmakers are said to have drawn the battle line with him.

Sources said yesterday that they planned to send a 15-man secret delegation to Buhari to protest against Magu and demand his removal.

Investigation by The Nation showed that the ex-Senate President and some of the beneficiaries of the largesse will have to explain who authorized UBA to raise five manager cheques in favour of the defunct Bank PHB and GTB.

The manager cheques were listed as MC No. 03816905 (N2,275,454,500)- Bank PHB; MC 03816915 (N133,400,000)-Bank PHB; MC No. 03816909(N103, 800,000)-Bank PHB; and MC No. 03816918(N364,072.720)-GTB.

Investigation showed that each of the 50 beneficiary Senators collected N45, 509, 090 amounting to N2,275,454,500.

A document, obtained by our correspondent, reads in part: “The above manager cheque number 03816905 with a value of N2,275,454,500 was deposited into the accounts of 50 Senators as beneficiaries.

“Manager Cheque No. 0386915 of the sum of N133, 400,000 and MC No. 03816909 of the sum of N103, 800,000 have four beneficiaries as follows: N133, 400,000; N51,900,000; N86, 250,000 and N51,900,000.

“However, it is important to note that the beneficiaries of Manager Cheque(MC) No. 03816918 of N364, 072,720 to GTB and MC No. 3816912 of N45, 509, 090 to WEMA Bank are yet to be ascertained. All efforts are being made to uncover the beneficiaries.”

A highly placed source said: “From what detectives have done, we are investigating alleged conspiracy, abuse of office and misappropriation of public funds of N2, 922, 236, 310 when Sen. David Mark was the President of the Senate.”

The source said EFCC commenced its investigation into the matter in 2015 following petitions by National Assembly workers and one Ifeanyichukwu Obazi-Nweze of Abogu Financial Company Limited who claimed that the money was trapped cash of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“The probe is not targeted at David Mark or the Senate or the nation’s 109 Senators,” the source said.

“Yet, no anti-graft agency will gloss over N2.9billion shared by 54 Senators in one day.

“It is a case which preceded the eighth Senate but as we probe on a daily basis, we dig up more facts on how funds were siphoned from the coffers of the National Assembly into private accounts.

“Contrary to the claim that the cash amounted to trapped funds of PDP, our team succeeded in tracing the source of the money to the account of the Senate and how it was deposited or transferred to the accounts of the affected Senators.

“We are looking at the motives behind the illegal withdrawal of the money and depositing of same to the accounts of the 54 Senators. We are also interested in the recovery of the public funds.”

A reliable source said: “Some of the 54 Senators have drawn the battle line with the acting Chairman of EFCC, Mr. Ibrahim Magu and have vowed to unseat him. They know they collected illegal money and may have to refund same.

“Already, they have raised a 15-man team to have audience with President Muhammadu Buhari on why Magu must be removed for looking into N2.9billion fraud. They are afraid of their shadows because the ongoing investigation is leading to more stunning discoveries.

“They believe they can only have their way if Magu is eased out of EFCC.”
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No Sane Person Will Vote For You – Ohaneze Tells Buhari

The Ohaneze Ndigbo, the leading Igbo social-political group, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that no sane person will vote for him come 2019 Presidential election.

Speaking with Punch, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, pointed out that Buhari’s failure to check the menace of the herdsmen would affect his chances for re-election in 2019.

Achi- Okpaga said that no sane person would vote for a government that was not able to secure the lives of its citizens.

He noted that it was strange that the country’s security agencies, which he described the “best in Africa”, had been unable to deal with the herdsmen.

His words, The spate of blatant and inconceivable killings of helpless Nigerians by the Fulani herdsmen have been so alarming and uncontrollable. I have no doubt that the studied silence of the Federal Government is deliberate.

No sane person will risk to vote for a government that has conspicuously displayed irresponsibility to the security of her citizens.

Apart from the killings at Nsukka and Awgu (Enugu State), the people of Benue, in general, have been severally and severely killed in tens and hundreds without the Commander – in – Chief of the Armed Forces , making a national broadcast or giving a specific instruction on the matter even when the treasury of Nigeria was depleted to give him adequate medical attention to save his own life.
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Thursday, 4 January 2018

''After Becoming The President Of Nigeria, I Will Retire As A Pastor With A Very Big Ministry'' - Governor Fayose Says

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, says after he has fulfilled his dream of becoming the President of Nigeria, he will retire as a pastor of a very big ministry.
Governor Fayose revealed this in a recent interview
''As an opposition figure, my words are weighty. Nigerians know that when I give information, they find it like that. Even my prophesies. I said so many things last year and they came to pass. So many people have been calling me what is the prophesy for 2018. When I retire I am going to become a pastor with a very big ministry. Watch out. After being President of Nigeria, I will now become a pastor who will be a major evangelist all over the world''he said.
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Rotimi Amaechi Has A Serious Mental Case - Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has said that the Minister of Transport and former governor of the stare, Mr Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case.
He declared that national development has been stunted because of mentally challenged Ministers Amaechi.

The governor said that base on Amaechi’s logic, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to resign because of the nationwide breakdown of security.

He spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt on Wednesday when the management of the Silverbird Group presented his nomination letter as the Silverbird Man of the Year, 2017.
He said: “Former Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has a serious mental case. This is what makes it difficult for him to appreciate the seriousness of security issues . “That is the kind of people that we have in the Federal Cabinet. With such people, it is impossible for the country to make progress.
He needs urgent medical attention “. Governor Wike said based on Amaechi’s logic, President Muhammadu Buhari needs to resign because of the nationwide breakdown of security.

He said national security is the direct responsibility of the President. He described as ridiculous the false allegation by Rotimi Amaechi that he armed the perpetrators of the Omoku killings.

The governor wondered why the Minister of Transportation would prefer to blame him for the killings in Omoku, while refusing to blame the APC governors of Lagos, Benue, Kwara and Kaduna States for killings in their states. He stated that all the heads of security agencies in Rivers State were nominated by the Minister of Transportation.

He said if there is any security infraction in Rivers State, the Minister should seek information from his nominees who serve as heads of security agencies.
He said: “Amaechi is the one who manipulates the posting of security heads to Rivers State using the Federal Government. They know what they are doing. “If they are planning anything against Rivers State, they will not succeed”.
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Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Fresh PDP To Inaugurate Working Committee January 22

A Peoples Democratic Party faction, under the aegis of Concerned Candidates and Stakeholders of the PDP, said in Abuja on Tuesday it would inaugurate members of its National Working Committee on January 22.

The faction also claimed it had proscribed the PDP Governors Forum, which it described as oppressive and retrogressive.

Emmanuel Obi-Nwosu, who also claimed to be the director-general of the faction, spoke on behalf of the group at the conference, which held at the faction’s secretariat located in the Asokoro District of Abuja.

He said, Finally, the inauguration of the authentic National Working Committee of our great party will take place on Monday, the 22nd day of January, 2018. This is to enable all members of the NWC, who travelled out for holidays, to return.

Only organs of the party as duly recognised by the party’s constitution shall henceforth function as stipulated in the constitution.

To this end, the hitherto oppressive and retrogressive anti-democratic PDP Governors Forum, which is completely alien to the party’s constitution, is hereby proscribed.

He assured members of the faction that under his watch, all presidential and other elective office aspirants will be guaranteed a level playing field during the primaries.

 No more shall our party entertain any form of list, whether unity or divisive. The party constitution shall be followed to the letter in the conduct of all future party elections, he said.

Obi-Nwosu, who denied that his group was working against the ongoing peace process within the party, insisted that the action of his group was one of the major means of resolving internal dispute.

He added, What happened at Eagle Square does not require reconciliation but restitution. What we are doing is to ensure that what was done wrong is done right. What we need in PDP now is thorough internal party democracy.

He, nevertheless, said his group would not go to court to seek redress, explaining that “the Board of Trustees of the party has been vested with powers to arbitrate in the matter.

While refuting claims that the BoT has accused the faction of trying to destabilise the party, he said the BoT Chairman, Sen. Walid Jibrin, “called me personally and said he had gone for medical checks and when he returns we will have a meeting.”

He added, What we are doing is part of internal mechanism to ensure that the PDP does not go down. We are asking for restitution.

You reconcile two people when there is a misunderstanding. You don’t reconcile people when a man kills another person’s son. What you do is restitution. There has to be punishment. The only thing the BoT will do is to do the right thing.

On why they were operating from another secretariat, he said that rather than take laws into their hands, they decided to open their own secretariat. He stressed that factionalism was allowed in every democracy, which he said “is our fundamental right as contained in the Constitution. We have a right of freedom of association.

He denied the allegation that some members of the faction were not registered members of the party, saying, We are all card-carrying members of the PDP and most of us served in the recent national convention.

Letters were written to us in recognition of our contribution to the party. You don’t appoint non-party members into the party.

It is an exercise in futility to paint a bad picture of members of this party by saying that we are not party members. We can’t sell our party.
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Fani-Kayode Reacts To Apostle Suleman’s 2018 Prophecy On His Wife

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the prophecy by the senior pastor of Omega Fire Ministries, Apostle Johnson Suleman, that there will be an assassination attempt on his wife, Precious, this year.

Suleman in 2018 prophecies on New Year day, said some persons will try to assassinate Precious sometime this year.

Reacting, the former minister on his Instagram page thanked Apostle Suleman for revealing what would befall his family.

He, however, boasted that he is not afraid as nothing shall happen to his wife.

 I thank the Lord for using the great Apostle Suleman to expose the evil plan of my adversaries to assassinate my beautiful wife, Precious Chikwendu, in 2018.

The bible says the Lord “reveals to redeem”. They shall fail because she is a daughter of Zion, she is hidden in Christ and she is covered by the blood of Jesus.

If you want a fight face me like a man and leave my wife alone. Only cowards and vermin target the wives of their critics.

No fear! No retreat! No surrender! We are unbeatable!
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Tinubu To Renegotiate With Buhari Ahead Of 2019 Presidential Election

The National Leader of the APC, Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu was believed to have told some of those close to the president that whilst he and his loyalists in the South-west were ready to back Buhari’s re-election bid, the condition for their support would be different this time around.

A source disclosed to Thisdat that the APC chieftain had told those who approached him on Buhari’s re-election bid that “let it be known that we supported him in 2015 based on trust. This time, around, we have to negotiate proper agreement”.

Although it is almost a fait accompli that the president would run in next year’s election, sources in the APC are nonetheless very concerned that the contest will be much tougher due to the disappointment, mistrust and discontent with the administration by a large section of Nigerians.

Accordingly, the Buharists have been reaching out to seek the understanding and cooperation of all that matter, as they forge ahead with Buhari’s re-election.
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Tuesday, 2 January 2018

God Has Asked That I Run For Presidency – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, has revealed God asked that he continues with his political ambition.

Pastor Bakare, who contested as the vice-presidential candidate while defunct Congress for Progressive Change was still much active back in the 2011 presidential election, said God told him to run for the Presidency.

He made this known during the watch night service at the Latter Rain Assembly in the Ogba area of Lagos.

While telling the congregation the 12 major things he said God revealed would happen in 2018, running for presidency at the “appointed time” is one of them.

This twelfth one is a difficult one for me. It may draw excitement or condemnation. I have tried my best to keep it (to myself) but the Holy Spirit will not allow me to do so.

In my study around 4am on Sunday morning, God told me ‘you cannot bring your political career to a close; there is still more to do. Run for the Presidency. I will do it at the appointed time.

Bakare also made it known he is not in the least perturbed by the unsettling task that his aspiration might bring,adding that once the Lord has spoken, it is left for God to perform it.
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Gov. Tambuwal, Rotimi Amaechi, Saraki, Fashola Likely To Become Nigeria's President While APC Will Be In Disarray - Primate Ayodele's Shocking 2018 Prophecies (Video)

A popular Lagos based prophet, Primate Elisha Babatunde Ayodele has released his prophecies for 2018 saying Atiku Abubakar needs prayers to win presidential election in 2019, Naij reports.

Primate Ayodele religious cleric also spoke about President Muhammadu Buhari saying he will do a lot of alliance to boost his political chances. He however said his aides will create a lot of problems for him.



Primate Ayodele in his prophecies’ released on Saturday, December 23 listed five politicians who are likely going to be future president of Nigeria.

They are: Governor Aminu Tambuwal, Senator Bukola Saraki, Rotimi Amaechi, Babatunde Fashola and Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

He also called on Nigerians to pray against scarcity of food commodity in the country as some shops will be forced to shut down.

“A lot of things will happen in 2018. We see political assassinations, we see killings, we see that we have a lot of issues among our governors.

“APC governors would have issues among themselves; they would want to break the party.

"Bread I'll be scarce in the country, even garri. Some markets will be shut down, and let's pray against explosion in some markets.

"We should also pray so that we don't lose any Iyaloja or Babaloja.

"Iyaloja General should pray against multiple troubles, she should also be watchful of scandals.

"For the presidential election, this is what you should be expecting: Buhari will do a lot of alliance, he will try to settle so many things and try to balance right and left. But Buhari's aides will create problems for him.

"The only people who can hold Buhari's government are Fashola and Amaechi.

"2019: Atiku wants to be president; it's going to be serious. Only if Atiku consults God very well before he takes the right step, otherwise, Atiku may not get it right.

"The presidential candidate of the PDP will be imposed, he will not be democratically elected after their presidential primaries.

"These are the future presidents after 2019, if they are still alive; Tambuwal, Saraki, Fashola, Amaechi, watch these people. Watch Ibikunle Amosun, these are future presidents of Nigeria.

"It is not PDP or APC that can put in order. Those two parties have nothing to offer Nigeria. The House will break because of Buhari 2019."
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