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Month: November 2018

Sowore To Take #TakeItBack Message To 100 Cities In Three Months

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), and his running mate and Public Health Expert, Dr. Rabiu Ahmed Rufai, are set to hold 20 mega town hall meetings and rallies in tour that will take place in 100 cities across Nigeria. The tour was announced in a statement signed by Dr Malcolm Fabiyi, Director-General of the Sowore/Rufai 2019 Campaign Organization. According to Fabiyi, the rallies take place in the next three months. The statement read: “The programme will span the next three months, spreading the TakeItBack Movement as aggressively as possible through rallies, town-hall meetings, Grassroots Mobilisation Efforts (G.E.T) and a Diaspora Electoral Empowerment Project." He extended his appreciation to members and supporters of the TakeItBack Mov

How We Caged Obasanjo As President — Segun Osoba

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A former Governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba in Abuja on Tuesday gave a vivid account of how he and his former colleagues put aside their party differences and caged ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo while in office. According to him, state governors at that time were better and more mature than the crop of governors now in government. He spoke on behalf of former governors during a colloquium organised for the 80th birthday of a former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong Victor Attah, and public presentation of his book. The book which is titled, “It is well with my soul,” is about his eight years administration as governor. Among those in attendance were the governor of Akwa Ibom State, Udom Emmanuel; former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief Joh

‘I Change Buhari To Vote Atiku’ — ‘DJ’ Melaye Releases Music Video Ahead Of 2019 Elections

Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West Senatorial District at the National Assembly, has released another music video. The song was aimed at expressing his support for Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a video posted on his Instagram page on Tuesday, Dino was heard singing “I have decided to vote Atiku not Buhari”.Melaye's remix of a popular religious song goes: “I have decided to vote Atiku; I have decided to vote Atiku; I have decided to vote Atiku; No turning back, no turning back. I change Buhari to vote Atiku. I renounce Buhari to vote Atiku..." Politics VIDEO NEWS News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements :  originally from saharareport

Lagos NSCDC Official Shoots Man Multiple Times, ‘Blows His Skull Open’

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An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has shot a man identified as Taofeeq Abdulquadri in the head. The yet-to-be-identified officer was alleged to have shot Taofeeq multiple times in Oke-Odo community of Alimosho Local Government Area of Lagos State. According to residents, Taofeeq was shot multiple times, his head was visibly shattered and his skull blown open. An eyewitness who narrated the incident to SaharaReporters said that Taofeeq, aged 30, was on his way to his house around 9pm when he was stopped by the officer. He added that the duo engaged in a short argument and the incident resulted in Taofeeq being shot. “Taofeeq was coming from where he went to eat when this officer stopped him. He and the NSCDC official had an altercation and the next t

APC Threatens To Discipline Members Who Sue The Party

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to take action against its members who institute legal cases against the party without first exploring all intra-party avenues to conflict resolution. The party said this on Monday in a statement by Lanre Issa-Onilu, its National Publicity Secretary. “The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has frowned on the actions of some party members who have resorted to litigation as a way of addressing their perceived grievances and disputation without exhausting the party’s dispute resolution mechanism,” read the statement. “This growing trend is viewed by the party as a manifest indiscipline. The actions, it should be noted, is considered as anti-party as it goes against our party’s constitution. “For emphasis,

NDE Trains 50 Bayelsa Youth On Environmental Beautification

Fifty indigent Bayelsa Youth have emerged beneficiaries of the Environmental Beautification Training Scheme initiated by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) for the unemployed. The beautification training scheme, which is under the Special Public Works of the NDE, is part of the Federal Government's effort to gainfully engage those who dropped out of school, as well as those who have senior school cerctificates, in soft and hard landscaping skills such as interlock making, POP designs, block making and other skills. The scheme will last for three months. Director General of the NDE, represented by Kenneth Okafor, dceclared open the orientation programme for the Environmental Beautification Training Scheme in Yenagoa last Friday. According to Okafor, the beautificatio...

You Are A Monumental Failure, PDP Blasts Aregbesola As Tenure Ends

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State has called out Governor Rauf Aregbesola, describing his eight years tenure as a monumental failure. It argued that the governor will go down in history of the state as the worst since the return of democratic rule in 1999. PDP said contrary to what the governor was making people to believe as achievement in infrastructure and human capital, “Aregbesola is leaving the state worse than how he met it in 2010”. The Chairman of PDP in the state, Hon. Soji Adagunodo stated this on Sunday through a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Speaking on where he scored himself high during an all night interaction tagged “Ogbeni Till Day Break” on Friday, PDP said such self glorification was chi