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Month: February 2019

Tinubu ‘Has Positioned His Son To Become Lagos Governor In 2023’

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The Free Lagos Movement says Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is positioning his son to become Governor of Lagos State in 2023. The group also accused Tinubu of placing his relatives in key positions in the state, noting that the APC leader has turned Lagos to his “personal cottage”. This was contained in an address delivered by Comrade Mark Adebayo, at a ‘World Press Conference’ addressed at The Airport Hotel, Ikeja, on Thursday. The group stressed that its demand were premised on ensuring “a Lagos that is free from stunted economic growth occasioned by monumental corruption and social manipulation of the people; a free Lagos that will embrace in all its ramifications the tenets of good governance in public sector, transparency,  accou

Cecilia Akintayo, Professor Of Industrial Chemistry, To Deliver FUOYE’s First Inaugural Lecture

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Professor Cecilia Akintayo Cecilia Olufunke Akintayo, a Professor of Industrial Chemistry, will deliver the first Inaugural Lecture of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE), the university has announced. The lecture, to be held on Friday, April 12, at the university’s auditorium, is titled ‘The Place of Plant Oil Derived Products as Sustainable Replacement for Petrochemical Products in Industries.’ “This is a historic occasion for us,” Kayode Soremekun, the Vice Chancellor of the university, said. Prof. Akintayo started her career as an Assistant Lecturer in 1997 and rose up the ladder as an Associate Professor in 2012. Three years later, she became a full Professor of Industrial Chemistry in Federal University, Oye Ekiti. She undertook postdoctoral work in the Institute of Orga

APC Flays Dickson’s ‘Baseless, Ill-Advised, Reckless’ Rejection Of Buhari’s Result In Bayelsa

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa State has dismissed as “groundless and misguided”, a statement by Seriake Dickson, Governor of Bayelsa State, in which he sought to discredit votes garnered in the state by President Muhammadu Buhari and APC candidates during the last presidential and National Assembly elections. A statement on Thursday in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, issued by Doifie Buokoribo, the APC State Publicity Secretary, advised Dickson to explore the democratic option of seeking redress in the courts, if he had any grievances about the poll results, instead of “plunging into the realm of reckless and enflaming statements”. According to the party, the statement by the Governor on the votes for the APC in the elections is “fake news”. The statement read:

INEC Has Committed More Satanic Crimes Than Billionaire Kidnapper Evans, Says HURIWA On Presidential Election

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The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), a pro-democracy and non-governmental body, has described the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly election is a “charade and a monumental travesty of justice”. The group has also encouraged Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to explore the legal option that he has alraedy said he would. HURIWA accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of manipulating the outcomes of the presidential and National Assembly's polls in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and as such committed “more egregious and satanic crimes than the alleged billionaire kidnapper, Mr. Evans”.  According to the group, "the double standards show that Nigeria is an unjust c

Atiku Is Destined Never To Be President, Says Oshiomhole

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The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomole has described the Presidential Candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar as political rolling stone who cannot be the  President despite his obvious desperation.  He stated this on Thursday in Abuja during a press conference to react to the issues raised  by Atiku Abubakar on  just concluded Presidential election and declaration of the winner. He said that it is very wrong for Atiku to have the notion that election is free and fair only if he is returned as President. He said that election is not a war but a celebration of democracy. He pointed out that Atiku's desperation was obvious that it was on record when he challenged the former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his...

PDP, INEC Stole Our Mandate, Okitipupa APC Cries Out

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Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Okitipupa/Irele Federal Constituency, Ondo State, have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to “rig” the just-concluded presidential and National Assembly elections. A statement by Agbajuni Oluwafemi, APC's Publicity Secretary in Okitipupa Local Government Area, noted that the election which held on February 23, 2019, was marred by irregularities. In the statement obtained by SaharaReporters, the party asked INEC to declare Albert Akintoye, the APC candidate, winner of the election. The party gave instances of happenings during the election, which was characterised by violence and irregularities, “purportedly organised by PDP in connivance with the e

INFOGRAPHICS: Despite Insurgency, Borno Records Highest Voter Turnout

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Borno State recorded the highest voter turnout, with 41.18% of its registered voters trooping out to vote during the presidential election despite the insecurity endured by its inhabitants since 2009. Residents of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, were not deterred by the early-morning explosions on election day, as the voter turnout increased in the state from 28.62% in 2015 to 41.18% in 2019, making it the state with the highest increase in voter turnout compared to what held in 2015. In Zamfara, which has suffered high levels of violence like Borno, there was an increase in the number of registered voters when 2015 is juxtaposed with 2019. However, there is an 18% decrease in voter turnout. Besides Borno, only Ekiti and Kogi states recorded increase in voter turnout i...

I Don’t Want To Call Atiku A Poor Student Of Statistics, Says Oshiomhole

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Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), stopped short of calling Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), a “poor student of statistics” on Thursday. At a press conference held in Abuja to analyse the 2019 presidential election, Oshiomhole specifically referred to Atiku’s statement rejecting the result of the presidential election on the basis of “statistical impossibilities”, among other reasons. He congratulated APC supporters and Nigerians in general, just as he commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives during the election, and called on government to bring those behind the violence to justice. He went on to say Atiku deserved to lose in the election, as he is a candidate of “doubtful int

BREAKING: Oshiomhole Reveals How ‘APC Guys’ Collected Atiku’s Dollars But Voted For Buhari

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Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has revealed that party members collected dollars on offer by Atiku Abubakar in the leadup to the 2015 presidential election. However, he said that they still ended up handing the party’s ticket to President Muhammadu Buhari.  Oshiomhole said this on Thursday during a 'World Press Conference' he held in Abuja, as a follow-up to the one by Atiku on Wednesday, dring which the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate described Saturday’s election as the worst in Nigeria’s history. After attacking Atiku for jumping from party to party since leaving office as Vice President in 2007, Oshiomhole recounted how Atiku bribed APC members ahead of the 2014 presidential primary of the APC: “He joined us in Lag