Wednesday, February 20News That Matters

Author: Francis Ibikunle

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...

QUESTION: Can Amina Zakari, Buhari’s ‘Relative’, Influence 2019 Election Results?

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The year 2019, as nascent as it is, is already bristling with all manner of emotions. From anticipation to hope; from fear to even despair. The chaos of emotions is not unfounded. It is an election year; and if the history of elections is anything to go by, Nigerians have every reason to let their emotions run chaotic. These emotions, especially fear, heightened on Thursday when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Amina Zakari, supposed niece of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Head of Collation Centre for the 2019 elections. While some, led by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have described the appointment of Zakari as a ploy to rig the 2019 elections, others see the brouhaha surrounding her appointment as making a mountain out of a molehill. But indeed, how p...

PDP Responsible For Nigeria’s Current Woes – Amaechi

Politics
Mr Chibuke Ameachi, Minister for Transportation and Director General (DG) of Buhari Campaign Organisatuon, said the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP) was responsible for the current challenges Nigerians were passing through. Ameachi said this at the flag-off of Gov. Simon Lalong’s re-election bid on Friday in Jos. According to him, the hunger, poverty and under-development being faced in the country was because PDP diverted huge monies meant for the public into private use in its 16-year rule. “If today Nigerians are hungry, it is because in its 16-year rule, the PDP stole monies meant for development of critical sectors of the economy. “For 16 years, they gave us 3, 000 mega watts of electricity, today the current administration produces 7,000 mega watts. “Because the