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Atiku demands N500m, written apology from Buhari’s aide, Lauretta Onochie, for ‘tweeting lies’ about him

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 general elections has demanded N500m and a written apology from an aide to President Buhari on social media, Lauretta Onochie, for “spreading lies capable of damaging” his reputation.   In a letter addressed to Onochie and signed by Atiku’s lawyer, Mike Ozekhome (SAN), the former Vice-President took issues with Onochie’s post on Twitter which states, ‘Atiku on UAE watch list- Security Sources.’   Atiku said he was never on any watch list and challenged Onochie to prove her allegation. He said he would sue Onochie for N2bn and cyber …

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I overcame challenges in govt through constant prayers- Goodluck Jonathan

Former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has attributed the achievements he made in government to prayers. The former president revealed this when he spoke at the third session of the 10th Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion in Abuja.   “As a nation,  from the beginning, we’ve been passing through a lot of challenges; the issues of kidnapping and armed robbery. Even to travel to very near cities such as Kaduna is becoming a nightmare to Nigerians. With constant prayers, the country will get through all its challenges. For me, who you all gave privilege of being president for five years, the …

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For voting against the APC in the 2019 general elections, the Igbos have lost their chance for the 2023 presidency slot- Rotimi Amaechi

Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that the people of South-East rehion have lost their chance of securing the 2023 presidential slot after they vioted masively against the APC and President Buhari during the February 23rd Presidential election.   Amaechi said this in a fresh interview with The Sun. The Minister who is from Rivers state, said with the way the region voted, it cannot come to the table now to demand that the APC gives them the chance to field a presidnetial candidate in the 2023 election. Speaking during the interview, the Minister said   “I don’t know what …

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Nigeria should have a national day of crying monthly – Ex-Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola

The immediate past governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola has expressed concern about the relationship between the country’s growing population and the lean revenue accruing to the nation.   Aregbesola said: “we don’t remember that we are poor here in Nigeria. If we have a deep thought, we ought to have a day of weeping every month”. He added, “If we don’t work harder to improve our fortunes, we would continue to be poor. In 2017, Brazil had a population of approximately 200 million people almost about what Nigeria had. That year, Brazil had a revenue of about $600  billion and …

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Court orders Kenya’s ex-president, Arap Moi to pay $10.05m fine for seizing 53 acres of land belonging to widow

A court in Kenya has ordered former President Daniel arap Moi to pay 1.06bn shillings ($10.5m; £8.2m) in compensation to a widow for illegally seizing her land.   President Moi transferred to himself 53 acres of land belonging to widow Susan Cheburet Chelugui, the judge ruled. The land was illegally grabbed 36 years ago but only transferred to Mr Moi’s name in 2007.   Chelugui’s husband Noah Chelugui was a local chief during Mr Moi’s rule. The former president, who remains Kenya’s longest-serving leader, was accused by Ms Chelugui and her son David Chelugui of transferring their family land into his name two years …

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‘We have built the second best police headquarters in the country’ – Governor Okorocha

Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha says his administration has built the second best police headquarters in the country.   He revealed this in Owerri today while inaugurating projects built by the state government in the last eight years. Addressing the gathering he said: “Do you know we have built the best police headquarters in Imo State? How many of you have seen it?  “This is the police headquarters. After Abuja, we have the best. This one, I am not qualified to commission this one. This one will be qualified by the Vice President; he is coming here tomorrow. This one pass my …

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Nigerian Senate passes bill recognizing June 12 as ‘Democracy Day’

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day.   The bill was passed almost one year after President Buhari announced that the date would replace May 29 for Nigerians to commemorate the return to the civilian government. While some members of the National Assembly had criticised the President that Democracy Day cannot be changed by just a declaration, others commended his decision.   President Buhari’s declaration was later approved in the Senate by an act of parliament after the lawmakers considered the bill seeking to amend the Public …

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Borno State is now safer than Abuja, Sokoto, Kaduna and other states – Governor Shettima

Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State has said his state that has been under attacks by Boko Haram terrorists in the last 10 years is now safer for  business compared to states like Sokoto, Zamfara, Katsina and Abuja the Federal Capital Territory, FCT.   Shettima  who spoke when Chairman House Committee on Army, Rima Shawulu led other members of the House of Representatives on a courtesy call at the Government House, Maiduguri, said although there were pockets of attacks masterminded by degraded insurgents in some parts of the state,  it was lamentable that the insurgents were given much more publicity than  Nigerian …

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PDP, Atiku planning to sabotage Buhari’s government ― FG

The Federal Government today accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential flag bearer in the February 23rd election, Atiku Abubakar, of planning to sabotage the Buhari-led administration. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, made the accusation while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja today Wednesday May 15th.   Reading from a prepared text titled, “PDP’s Brand of Opposition Politics Poses Great Threat to Nigeria’s Democracy,” the minister alleged that the PDP and its candidate were keen to make the country ungovernable.   The minister who declined to take questions after reading his text stated:   “The Federal Government has …

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Stop giving bribe to police, immigration, others – Osinbajo tells Nigerians

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has admonished Nigerians to desist from giving bribes to police, customs, FRSC, Immigrations and other officers before they get things done.   The Vice President spoke against bribery today May 15th when he declared open the anti-corruption conference tagged “Collaborative Approach to Eradicating the Evils of Corruption in Nigeria.’’   While speaking at the conference, Osinbajo said that in spite of the high oil revenues in Nigeria’s history, debt doubled and poverty figures rose as a result of the endemic corruption that has plagued every sector in the country. He said the Buhari administration is aware that it has …

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