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In New Audio Released By Omokri, Amaechi Describes Nigerians As ‘Cowards’

Politics
Another audio clip credited to Rotimi Amaechi, Nigeria’s Minister of Transportation, has surfaced. Amaechi has been in the news over the past few days over some audio clips bearing his voice. In an earlier audio released by Phrank Shaibu, an aide of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Amaechi had said: “This country can never change, I swear. The only way this country can change is in a situation where everybody is killed. This country is going nowhere. When Magnus (Abe) was secretary to the Rivers State Government (SSG), I told him that this country is hopeless and helpless and he told me, ‘Oga, stop it’. This cannot be coming from a governor. “But two months in Abuja, Magnus came to meet me and said, I agree with you; this country is hope

FIRS Raises N2.5trillion From Oil In 2018

Business
Babatunde Fowler, Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS), says the tax collector received N2.467trillion from the oil sector in 2018. He disclosed that the body earned N2.85trillion from non-oil sources as well. In all, FIRS earned N5.32trillion in 2018, N1.4trillion below its N6.7trillion goal for 2017. Still, the body has a target of N8trillion in 2019, 1.3trillion higher than its 2018 target. Fowler made these details available at the opening of a stakeholders retreat organised by the body in Lagos on Monday. Speaking on the comparison between oil and non-oil collections since 2015, Fowler said: “We are also quite aware that our focus has to be on non-oil revenue and in the past three years, when you look at the percentages in terms of contributio

EXCLUSIVE: Fresh Woes for 9Mobile As Owner Teleology Pulls Out

Business
Teleology Holdings, the new owners of 9mobile, have withdrawn from further participation in the 9mobile project, SaharaReporters can exclusively report. Teleology acquired 9mobile, known then as Etisalat, in November 2018 — about eight months after it made an initial $500million non-refundable deposit to acquire the telco, and a cumulative 10 months after the takeover was billed to have been finalised. Etisalat, the fourth of Nigeria’s GSM service providers, began trading as ‘9mobile’ following the financial consequences of defaulting in the servicing of a syndicated loan of $1.2billion owed a consortium of 13 Nigerian banks. In the aftermath, its erstwhile technical partners Etisalat exited the business and requested that the use of the ‘Etisalat’ brand name by the company be discontinue

BREAKING: Court Stops INEC From Recognising APC’s Two Rivers Governorship Candidates

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A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, has nullified the primaries conducted by the two factions of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. In the judgment given on Monday, the court also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from presenting Tonye Cole, Magnus Abe and other candidates of the APC in the 2019 governorship election in the state. More to follow... Elections Politics Breaking News AddThis :  Featured Image :  Original Author :  SaharaReporters, New York Disable advertisements : 

BREAKING: Amaechi Inaugurated Into APC Presidential Campaign Council Despite Leaked Audio Criticising Buhari

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Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport, was among dozens of All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders inaugurated into the Presidential Campaign Council of the party in Abuja on Monday.   This is despite the emergence of leaked audios during which the former Rivers Governor, among others, criticised Buhari as someone who “doesn’t care” and “doesn’t listen to anybody”. “The President does not listen to anybody. He doesn’t care. You can write what you want to write. Does he read?” Amaechi had said in the audio. “I was flying with him in the aircraft and we saw a news report where a goat seller was complaining that he couldn’t sell his goats during Sallah because of Buhari’s administration. And the President said, ‘what is my business with goat sellers’”? Video of AUDIO: Amaechi Sa

Lagos Domestic Airport Records 228,239 Passengers For December 2018

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The General Aviation Terminal (GAT) of the Murtala Muhammed Airport (MMA), Lagos, recorded 228,239 passengers in December 2018, thereby maintaining its status as the busiest domestic airport in the country. Of the 228,239 passengers recorded within the period, inbound passengers stood at 104,168, while outbound passengers were 124,071. The statistics is, however, not inclusive of the Murtala Muhammed Airport Two (MMA2), Lagos, which is controlled by Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Limited (BASL). The statistics was made available by Adekunle Aderibigbe, the Terminal Manager of GAT. Aderibigbe noted that before the festive season, the management of the terminal took several measures aimed at ensuring seamless passenger facilitation by servicing the conveyor belts, cooling system...

Tanko Yakassai To Ndigbo: You Won’t Get Presidency In Next 20 Years If APC Wins In 2019

Politics
Second republic politician, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, has raised the alarm over the fate of the Igbo in the present political arrangement, expressing fears that the Southeast might be shut out of the presidency for the next 20 to 28 years should Muhammadu Buhari win the forthcoming general elections. The octogenarian, who wants the people of the region to support the PDP presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, warned that the region may have none to blame, but themselves if they vote otherwise. The elder statesman also cast a view on the forthcoming general elections, saying that the contest between Atiku and Buhari would be close in the North even as he argued that the President Buhari we have in the Aso Rock is the real Buhari and not a double as have been alleged in som...

‘He’s Not My Cousin; He’s Not My Uncle’ — Amina Zakari Speaks On Relationship With Buhari

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Amina Zakari, a commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said she is not a niece or cousin to President Muhammadu Buhari. There had been speculations that she is a "blood relation" of the president, with calls for her removal as head of the collection centre committee. The presidency, however, denied the claims in a statement issued by Garba Shehu, the president's spokesman, on Friday. See Also Elections Garba Shehu: Buhari And Amina Zakari Not Related... Just An Inter-Marriage In Their Extended Families 0 Comments 1 Day Ago Zakari also denied the claim in an interview aired by BBC on Friday. Video of VIDEO: Amina Zakari Speaks On Relationship With Buhari VIDEO: Amina Zakari Speaks On Relationship With Buhari VIDEO: Amin...