Category: Politics

Atiku Abubakar will win, Buhari’s integrity is fake – Olusegun Obasanjo

Former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, has reportedly said he is sure that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential candidate and his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, will be elected as president in the coming elections. The elder statesman, who recently took a swipe at the administration of Muhammadu Buhari, described the president’s integrity and morality as fake and unbankable. The New Telegraph reported that the former president made this statement on Wednesday, January 30, at the Island Club 2019 Quarterly Business Lecture held in Lagos state. Obasanjo also said he has forgiven Atiku and he won’t be retracting his recent...

JAMB registers 869,709 candidates, suspends 9 centres for malpractice

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that it registered 869,709 candidates for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is scheduled to hold in March. JAMB stated this in its weekly bulletin from the office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Monday. The board also revealed that it has suspended nine Computer-Based Test centres, that breached the code governing the 2019 registration exercise. JAMB noted that some of the centres demanded higher fees than the amounts stipulated by the Federal Government. According to the publication, the nine suspended centres are the University of Benin International...

Reps pass national minimum wage bill, okays N30,000

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the bill raising the national minimum wage. The bill was passed after the House considered the report of its ad hoc committee during plenary. Lawmakers, while considering the bill, resolved to leave the national minimum wage “as recommended by the tripartite committee”. The committee had approved N30,000 for both federal and state workers. The lower chamber passed the bill about a week after President Muhammadu Buhari sent the wage bill for consideration, after it was approved by the National Council of State. National Council of State had approved the sum of N27,000 while...

PDP, ADP, others meet, vow to defeat APC in Oyo

The major opposition parties in Oyo state have met on the possible merger ahead of the forthcoming elections with a view to defeating the All Progressives Congress (APC) led administration in the state. It was reported that the meeting of the possible realignment was held in Ibadan on Sunday, January 27, among the director generals, campaign organisations of the leading opposition parties. It was gathered that the parties involved include: African Democratic Congress (ADC), African Democratic Party (ADP), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) respectively. The governorship candidate of ZLP, Sharafadeen Abiodun Alli, had said during his...

Why PDP, Atiku are angry about Buhari’s decision on CJN Onnoghen – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday lambasted the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar for crying foul over the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary, in a statement, stated that an order of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) was only respected by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. He said PDP and Atiku’s opposition to Justice Onnoghen’s suspension points to their penchant for anything corrupt and criminal. According to him, “We must ask ourselves these questions, why was Justice Onnoghen suspended? What...

Police seal CJN Onnoghen’s office, eject staff

The Police on Monday sealed off the office of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. The police stormed the office located at the Supreme Court premises on Monday morning. Bassey, the media aide to Onnoghen, who also confirmed the development, said staff members were also ejected “It’s true, it’s true,” the aide said. FacebookTwitterGoogle+Email

2019 presidency: Atiku Abubakar reveals Nigerians that’ll vote for Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday said young Nigerians who got jobs in the last three years should vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming election. Abubakar, however, said those who lost their jobs since the inception of the Buhari administration should vote for him in the February 16 election. The former Vice President made this known in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Communication, Phrank Shaibu. Shaibu said over a hundred million Nigerians cannot afford a decent meal per day. The statement reads: “We ask our dearest young population who got...

Buhari, APC leader don’t have anything to offer us – Saraki tells Kwara people

Senate President and national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, on Sunday, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari led All Progressives Congress (APC) government has nothing to offer Kwara people. He cited as example the alleged refusal of the President to effect a rotation of the chairmanship of the Federal Civil Service Commission to the state when the time was due. Saraki spoke when he led a delegation of party officials to the traditional ruler of Offa community, Oba Muftau Gbadamosi. He noted that his boldness to confront the federal might was because he has a clean hands,...

Atiku will spring surprise, beat Buhari in South-West – PDP replies Ajimobi

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has declared that its Presidential candidate and former Vice President of Nigeria, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar will beat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate, President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 16 presidential election in the South West region. Deputy National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Prince Diran Odeyemi made this revelation while reacting to a comment credited to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State that President Buhari will get a landslide victory in the February 19 presidential election, said Abubakar “will shock All Progressives Congress (APC) and its candidate in the February 16 presidential...

Couple name their new born twins Atiku and Wike in Rivers state

A certain man who has been identified as, Saveme Odual, has reportedly named his new born twins after Atiku and Wike in Rivers state. According to Facebook user, Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi, the man who named his new born twins Atiku and Wike, is said to be a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Governor Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP campaigns. Joy Oyaghiri-Fagbemi wrote below; “An Odual man from Ward 11 identified as Saveme Akpila, a former member of the APC who decamped to PDP the day Gov. Wike visited Abua Odual for the PDP...