Tag: Nigeria

<strong>Atiku Endorsement: ‘You Are Suffering From Amnesia’ – Dogara Blasts Wike</strong>
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Atiku Endorsement: ‘You Are Suffering From Amnesia’ – Dogara Blasts Wike

A former speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has accused Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state of suffering from amnesia. Recall that Wike had called out Dogara for declaring support for Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. Wike said, “The same Dogara said the presidency should be zoned to southern Nigeria for there to be peace. “Now, I hear about the same Dogara (backing Atiku from the north). Is that how you do things? Can’t you say something and stand by it?” Responding, Dogara in a series of tweets on his Twitter handle on Monday expressed sadness that the Rivers State governor did not correctly recall their conversation. He tweeted, “To my brother, Governor Nyesom Wike; if there is anything you are suffering from...
<strong>Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu</strong>
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Why I Don’t Attend Debates – Tinubu

Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, has defended his absence at presidential debates. Tinubu while speaking at Chatham House in London on Monday, barely 24 hours after he failed to attend a town hall meeting attended by three other presidential candidates said those that invite him to debates intend to make money off him because he’s popular.   Responding to a question on why he snubs debates, Tinubu said, “I see myself as a marketable individual. You want to use me to make money and I’m saying no.” Speaking on controversies surrounding his age, school, and time in the private sector, the APC candidate said, “At the time of birth, I was dated March 29, 1952, in the family record. Then, I don’t think I had decided to be President ...
<strong>IGP Deploys Armed Officers As Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Restarts Monday</strong>
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IGP Deploys Armed Officers As Abuja-Kaduna Train Service Restarts Monday

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba has directed the deployment of armed operatives to secure the Abuja-Kaduna train services. This was contained in a statement issued by the force spokesperson, Oluwuyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday. Adejobi said the personnel would be drawn from the police mobile force, K-9force intelligence bureau, explosive ordinance unit, and railway police command. The Abuja-Kaduna train service is scheduled to resume on Monday, December 5. The statement added that the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, has kept regular contact with the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, and other security agencies in preparation for the commencement of operations. The statement read, “The deployment covers major railway stations along the route and operational coaches...
<strong>13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike</strong>
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13% Derivation: Why I Owe Nobody Apology For Praising Buhari -Wike

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has said that he does not need to apologise to anyone for commending President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the payment of funds owed to Niger Delta State since 1999.   Wike stated this during the 2022 Rivers State honours and awards ceremony, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday. Recall that Wike had on November 18, disclosed that the Buhari administration paid his state and other Niger Delta States funds owed them from the 13 percent derivation fund. The Rivers State governor said the money received from the Federal Government has immensely helped his infrastructural development quests in the state. The governor’s revelation elicited different reactions as Nigerians asked other State governors to account for the fund received....
<strong>You Have Failed To Secure Nigerians, Govs Reply FG</strong>
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You Have Failed To Secure Nigerians, Govs Reply FG

The governors across the federation under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF, have accused the Federal Government of failing in its constitutional mandate to secure citizens which has negatively affected economic activities. The governors said that the spike in poverty level among the citizens was a consequence of the rising insecurity on commercial and agricultural activities. According to them, the failure of the government at the centre to clamp down on non-state actors had permitted “bandits, insurgents, and kidnappers to turn the country into a killing field”. This was contained in a statement issued by the NGF Director of Media and Public Affairs, AbdulRazaque Bello-Barkindo. The statement followed the accusation by the Minister of State for Budget and Na...
<strong>Ogun Police Arrest Two Brothers For Car Theft</strong>
Crime, News, Nigeria

Ogun Police Arrest Two Brothers For Car Theft

The Nigeria Police, Ogun State command has nabbed two brothers for stealing a Toyota Camry in Lagos State. Officers of the force nabbed the suspects on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway while attempting to escape with the stolen car to Imo State. This was contained in a statement issued by SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, Police Public Relations Officer in the state on Thursday. Oyeyemi said that the suspects who were workers at a car wash, stole the car from a customer who took his car to them for washing.   He said, “Police in Ogun State on the 30th of November 2022 arrested two brothers, Emanuel Nwachukwu 28 years. and Sunday Nwachukwu 24 years, for stealing a Toyota Camry with registration number JJJ 661 GJ while on their way taking the said vehicle to Imo state. See Also: Polic...
<strong>Court Sentences YPP Guber Candidate To 42 Years Jail Term For Fraud</strong>
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Court Sentences YPP Guber Candidate To 42 Years Jail Term For Fraud

Bassey Albert, the governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party, YPP, has been sentenced to 42 years in prison by an Akwa Ibom federal high court for fraud.   Albert was arraigned in 2019 by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on a six-count charge of allegedly taking possession of six vehicles valued at N204 million when he was Akwa Ibom State finance commissioner. He reportedly obtained one of the cars from Jide Omokore, an associate of Diezani Alison Madueke, former minister of petroleum. See Also: Tweep Remanded In Prison For Criticizing Aisha Buhari It was gathered that Omokore had dealings with the oil-rich state when he gave Bassey the vehicle. The presiding judge, Agatha Okeke, while delivering judgment on Thursday found the accused gui...
Tweep Remanded In Prison For Criticizing Aisha Buhari
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Tweep Remanded In Prison For Criticizing Aisha Buhari

A Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court on Tuesday remanded a 500-level student of the Federal University, Dutse, Aminu Muhammad, in a custodial centre for allegedly criticing the wife of the president, Aisha Buhari. The 24-year-old was accused of tweeting against the first lady of Nigeria. The charge against Aminu read, “That you, Aminu Adamu, of Anguwar Sarakuna, Bauchi, Bauchi State, sometime between May and June 2022 within the jurisdiction of this honourable court, did intentionally open a Twitter handle with the name @aminullahie Catalyst and screenshot the image of Her Excellency, Hajia Aisha Buhari, and wrote on it in Hausa language ‘Su mama anchi kudi talakawa ankoshi’ roughly translated to English language to mean ‘Mama has embezzled monies meant for the poor to s...
<strong>Oyetola Expresses Desire To Govern Osun Again As He Hands Over</strong>
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Oyetola Expresses Desire To Govern Osun Again As He Hands Over

Gboyega Oyetola, the outgoing governor of Osun State has said his goodbye to the state as he ends his four-year reign today, November 27, 2022. Oyetola in a farewell message issued on Saturday said he would hand over as a law-abiding citizen, noting that the outcome of the Osun State governorship poll where Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, emerged as the governor was still being challenged in court.   He also expressed optimism that he would govern the State again, as he expected victory from the court. Read the full text of Oyetola’s farewell address: “My Dear Good People of Osun, “As I step aside today (Sunday) following the conclusion of the four-year tenure you freely gave me, I thank God and I thank you for your support, cooperation and pr...
<strong>Oyetola Appoints 30 PS Three Days To Handover</strong>
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Oyetola Appoints 30 PS Three Days To Handover

Governor Adegboyega Oyetola of Osun State has appointed 30 civil servants as permanent secretaries. The appointees were contained in a statement issued by the Head of Service, Dr Festus Oyebade on Thursday. According to the statement, the appointees would fill existing vacancies in the state civil service. However, Ademola Adeleke, the Osun State Governor-Elect, in a statement issued by his spokesperson, cautioned those appointed against taking up the post. See Also: Governor Nyesom Wike Inaugurates 100,000 Special Assistants The statement partly read, “We want to put on record that those who accept the appointments should be ready to leave the service whether or not their service tenure has reached statutory age. “The occupants will be treated as political appointee...