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Rancour In APC Deepens As Amosun Rips Into ‘Offshore Rigger’ Oshiomhole

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Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Governor of Ogun State, has berated Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), accusing him of not submitting the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Party Candidate Form (CF001) to any of the 26 candidates that won the primaries for the tickets to contest for the Ogun State House of Assembly. According to the Governor, "Oshiomhole, who became the APC Chairman barely three months ago, is already threatening to write the epitaph of the party in his 100 days of ignominy." He stated this in response to the comments credited to Oshiomhole on the controversy trailing the primaries held in the state. A statement signed by Adedayo Adeneye, the Ogun State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, on Saturday, noted tha...

‘He’s Not Qualified To Run The Economy — Ezekwesili Punctures Atiku’s ‘So-Called’ Business Acumen

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Oby Ezekesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says the People Democratic Party’s (PDP) recent statement on fuel price shows that its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar is ignorant about the economy. PDP had said on Thursday that Atiku had already “worked out a pricing template that will immediately crash the pump price of fuel in the country, since the Buhari-led APC administration, in its insensitivity, has failed to do the needful in the last 3 years”.  “Our party is talking with top international players in the oil and gas industry, and this engagement has shown that the appropriate pump price of fuel in the Nigerian market, under the current subsidy regimes of the Buhari Presidency, should be within the borders of N87 to N90,” it said.

Aggrieved Kaduna APC Aspirants Vow To Work Against The Party

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A group of aggrieved aspirants who participated in the just-concluded All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries in Kaduna State, have vowed to work against the party in the 2019 general election. A source close to the aspirants revealed that the showdown is inevitable and cuts across local, state and federal governments, noting that some of those who won the election but had their names substituted with preferred candidates of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, decided to remain with the party to enable them take their own 'pound of flesh'. He cited how a candidate for Kawo North Constituency of State House of Assembly, Yusuf Salisu, who polled 99 votes ahead of his rival who came second with 44 votes, was replaced with one Ali Shakkis during the primaries. He also cited the case of on...

BREAKING: ‘US Officials’ Have Signalled Atiku To Come For Visa, Says Gbenga Daniel

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has received “signals from American officials” to apply for visa and it would be granted, Gbenga Daniel, Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Orgsanisation (APCO), has said. Atiku is widely believed to be wanted for alleged corruption in the US, and this is usually identofied as the reason he has not stepped on American soil for several years. However, Daniel, a former Governor of Ogun State, said on Wednesday that the corruption perception about Atiku “appears to have been flogged”, as “there have been signals from the American officials that he should indeed come forward; they want him to come so that they would grant him visa”. "This issue of corruption perception appears to have been overflogg

JUST IN: Governors Announce N22,500 As New Minimum Wage

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The Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) on Tuesday night announced that it has settled for N22,500 as the new minimum wage for government workers in the country.  The announcement came hours after national leaders of organised labour mobilized public workers for rallies and insisted the November 6 nationwide strike will go on as planned. Labour has been demanding for N30,000 as new minimum wage while the federal government has declared intention to pay N24,000. But in a communiqué issued at the end of second emergency meeting of the NGF in Abuja, the governors explained that the salaried workers constitute not more than five percent of the total working population. They also noted that the interest of the larger population was taken into consideration before arriving at the N22,500 new na

Garba Shehu Warns Nigerians About PDP: No Matter Their Sweet Words, Don’t Believe Them

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Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "murdering opponents of government". He also accused the opposition party of "abusing the judicial system" by going to court to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari's West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate. He stated this on Monday, via his Twitter handle, where he warned Nigerians thus: "No matter their sweet words, don't believe them". His post read: "We have read that the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is going to court to challenge the President’s West African School Certificate (WASC). This is a waste of time because we have the record of this and of higher qualifications obtained by hard work and truly merited by Mr President. Th

VIDEO: How Army Denied Being In Possession Of Buhari’s Certificate In 2015

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Video of FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate FLASHBACK: We Only Have Letter Of Recommendation- Army Deny Possession Of Buhari's WAEC Certificate... A repeat of the drama that occurred in the build-up to the 2015 elections is currently making waves, regarding the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as required of candidates. SaharaReporters recalls that this is the second time the President has failed to submit the minimum certificate required of anyone to contest any elective position. In 2015, when Buhari entered...

God Has Helped Nigeria By Giving Us Somebody Like Buhari, Says Youth Organisation

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Leaders of Buhari Youth Organisation (BYO) have praised the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari. The group also referred to Buhari as a "man of integrity", symbolising how "God has helped Nigeria". This was the position at the group's Third Annual Independence Youth Pep Talk Programme, organised in partnership with the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups (NCBSG), held in Lagos. According to NAN, the event featured the presence of hundreds of young Buhari’s supporters, and was tagged: 'Change Mantra: Before, Now and the Future (Account of the Current Government). In his address, Senator Abu Ibrahim, Chairman, Board of Trustees, NCBSG, who was represented by Chief Abiodun Ajiboye, the National Secretary of NCBSG, said the objective of the event was to create awareness

We’ Won’t Repeat The Mistake Of Voting Buhari, Yoruba Youth Reply Fashola

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The Yoruba Youth Council (YYC) has responded to the statement credited to Babatude Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, in which he said power will return to the South-West in 2023, if they re-elect President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in the 2019 presidential poll. At a special town hall meeting on infrastructure, organised by the Ministry of Information and Culture and the National Orientation Agency, Fashola had called on the people of the South-West to support the second term ambition of President Buhari to ensure the return of power to the region in 2023.  See Also Elections Vote For Buhari In 2019 And Presidency Will Return To You In 2023, Fashola Tells South-Westerners 0 Comments 1 Day Ago However, the YYC said such calls by the Mi...

Dealing With Corruption Is More Important Than Shouting About It, Says Peter Obi

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Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said the fight against corruption should go beyond "shouting about it". Obi, who affirmed that corruption "kills entrepreneurship, professionalism and hard work", highlighted some of his achievements when he was Governor of Anambra State. He stated this in an interview with NAN in Abuja. His words: “We should look at the effect of corruption and go on to deal with it in the way it should. It is important that everybody becomes part of those trying to stop it, because it kills three things that try to make society work. “It kills entrepreneurship, professionalism and hard work; it is not about shouting about it, but dealing with it." In his remarks on Nigeria's rating by the World Economic Forum,