Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label politics. Show all posts

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Osun Election: Adeleke Approaches Supreme Court Over Oyetola’s Victory

Osun Election: Adeleke Approaches Supreme Court Over Oyetola’s Victory

Osun election: Adeleke approaches Supreme Court over Oyetola’s victory
Senator Ademola Adeleke, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the September 2018 governorship election in Osun state has approached the Supreme Court, demanding a reversal of the decision of the Court of Appeal that declared candidate of All Progressives Congress, Mr Gboyega Oyetola, as the winner of the poll.

Adeleke Campaign Organisation, obtained by our correspondent in Osogbo on Saturday, said Adeleke in his appeal, wants the apex court, to uphold his victory at the tribunal, which nullified Oyetola’s election – Punch news reports.

It will be recalled that Osun state Election Petition Tribunal had ruled that Senator Adeleke was the rightful winner of the 2018 governorship election.

But Appeal Court reversed the ruling and set aside the decision of the tribunal and reinstated Gboyega Oyetola as the winner of the election.

According to the statement, six Senior Advocate of Nigeria, led by Dr Onyeachi Ikpeazu, as well as, 17 other senior lawyers, filed four appeals against each of the four majority judgements of the Appeal Court.

Other Senior Advocates of Nigeria that will appear with Ikpeazu include;  Chief N.O.O Oke, SAN; Dr Paul Ananaba, SAN; Emeka Etiaba, SAN; Emeka Okpoko, SAN; and Kehinde Ogunwuminju, SAN.

Other senior lawyers in the team are Niyi Owolade, L.N.Iheanacho, Edmund Biriomoni, Wole Jimi-Bada and 13 others.

The statement reads,
The appeals were against majority judgement in favour of Gboyega Oyetola, All Progressives Congress, the Independent National Electoral Commission and the striking out of the cross appeals of Senator Adeleke.

“The first Appeal was against the majority lead judgement delivered by Justice J.H.Sankey, it is premised on 13 grounds. Senator Adeleke is seeking the following reliefs from the Supreme court; To allow the appeal, set aside the judgement of the Appeal Court delivered in favour of Oyetola, and dismiss Oyetola’s appeal against the decision of the Tribunal.

“The second appeal is against the judgement delivered in favour of the APC, is premised on 31 grounds of appeal. Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the Appeal Court and sought the following reliefs from the Supreme Court: To allow this appeal, set aside the decision of the Appeal Court and dismiss the appeal of the respondent against the judgement of the tribunal.

“The third judgement appealed against was the ruling in favour of INEC, it is based on 17 grounds Senator Adeleke listed particulars of errors committed by the judges of Appeal Court and sought the following: An order of the Supreme Court allowing his appeal,
an order of Supreme Court setting aside judgement of Court of Appeal and restoring the judgement of tribunal delivered on the 22nd of March.

The fourth judgement appealed against was that against the cross appeal based on 13.

While listing particulars of errors committed by the Appeal Court, Senator Adeleke seeks the following reliefs from the Supreme Court namely; an order allowing this appeal and setting aside decision of lower court which dismissed the appeal; an order granting reliefs sought in appellate case in the cross appeal, an order restoring the paragraphs struck out from appellate replies to the 2 and 3 respondents replies; a declaration that the appellant won the election in issue by a wider margin than what was found by the lower tribunal in view of the substantial non compliance with the electoral act 2010 as amended;

 and a declaration that the rerun of 27th was null and void and of no effect as the appellant had already won the election in issue upon conclusion of the 22nd September election – punch news reports
FG To Spend N14b On New Murtala Muhammed International Airport

FG To Spend N14b On New Murtala Muhammed International Airport

FG To Spend N14b On New Murtala Muhammed International Airport
It has been revealed that the Federal Government of Nigeria is looking forward to construct a new Murtala Muhammed International Airport after they might have pulled down the existing one.

Freshreporters News was a ble to gather that the project would be handled by Julius Berger at the cost of N14b.

The terminal in use which was built in 1979 has outlived its usefulness – Hadi Sirika, Minister of state Aviation says

The terminal actually was built to handle 300,000 at the first setup, but the right now there has been a spike in the passengers it handles, grown to 8 million in the past three years.

Also, the government said it will shut the Enugu International Airport for total repair of the runways which is caving in.

Ethiopian Airlines which operates into the airport would be stopped because of the danger the airport pose to flight operations.

Further more, the Minister stated the need to relocate the market located very close to the airport and the free trade zone to make for expansion of the runway and other facilities to international standard, he noted that he had already discussed with the Enugu state governor concerning the prevailing isuue.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Investigation Of Saraki's Corruption Case Not Personal – Magu

The Investigation Of Saraki's Corruption Case Not Personal – Magu

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Tuesday said the ongoing investigation of the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, is not personal.
The Investigation Of Saraki's Corruption Case Not Personal – Magu

Magu stressed that contrary to allegations that Saraki was being witch hunted, his investigation was no different from others as the EFCC only “invite people who have committed crime, people who are corrupt”.

He said this while receiving award for Outstanding Leadership in Public Service by Euro Knowledge Group.

The Euro Group Award is a highest recognition for individual achievement and is awarded annually.

The award acknowledges and celebrates exemplary leaders that have made significant contribution and positive impact in their specific industry.

No,  no, it’s not personal. I am not after anybody.

“Please, I don’t want you to personalise this. It is not different from other investigations we are doing,” he said.

When asked to comment on the statement  by Saraki that he was being witch-hunted,  Magu said  “never.

“You invite people who have committed crime, people who are corrupt.
“If you are not corrupt, you are not here.
“We do our homework very

well: sometimes we conduct preliminary investigations for up to six months and such persons won’t even know we are investigating them,”
Magu said.

He described corruption as “a national disaster and mother of all evils.

If you remove disaster (corruption), you have a peaceful country.”

He said banditry, Boko Haram nuisance and other crimes were “caused by corruption and sustained by corruption.

“It is been funded by stolen and laundered funds, that’s why it is being sustained.”

The acting chairman, however, said that if corruption was tackled, banditry and kidnappings would be sorted out.

He called on Nigerians and stakeholders to take ownership of the fight against corruption, saying that it was not a job for one individual alone.

Magu, expressed gratitude for the award saying it would spur him to do more in the fight against corruption.

Mrs Olayinka Fayomi, Chairman, Foreign Investment Network (FIN), who presented the award on behalf of Euro Knowledge, said the award was in recognition of those who had impacted the economy.

“It is also in recognition of those who have impacted the system from which ever sector they are operating from, and the EFCC is one of them.

“Ever since the period Magu had been acting, there has been a tremendous improvement in the fight against corruption,” she said.

She said that with the award,  Magu had become one of the African Change Agents.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Saraki had recently come under pressure from the anti-graft agency.

The EFCC had confirmed reports that it had opened a fresh investigation into Saraki’s stewardship as President of the Senate as well as a probe of his earnings as governor of Kwara from 2003 to 2011.
Tony Orilade, acting spokesman, EFCC,  said in a statement that EFCC was obligated by law to enthrone probity and accountability in the governance space and had supremely pursued this duty without ill-will or malice against anyone.

“It is in the interest of the public and for Saraki’s personal good that he is not only above board, but be seen at all times to be so.

“Indeed, all the instances in which the EFCC have had cause to sleuth into his financial activities either as a former governor or President of the Senate were driven by overarching public interest and due process of the law,’’ he said.

In his reaction, Saraki insisted that the action of the EFCC was a witch-hunt.

“Our attention has been drawn to the fact that the EFCC has marked certain property belonging to President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, obviously under the claim that they are subject of investigation.
“The action of the EFCC only reinforced our earlier stated position that their current investigation is mischievous, contrary to the tenets of the rule of law and only aimed at settling scores.
“The EFCC’s move to investigate him is a mere witch-hunt exercise, aimed at settling scores, laced with malicious and partisan motives,” Saraki’s Media Adviser, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, said in a statement
“PDP” Group Drags Senator Adeleke To Court

“PDP” Group Drags Senator Adeleke To Court



A group called “Concerned PDP Members” have dragged the governorship candidate of the party in Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke, to the Federal High Court in Osogbo, Osun State.

The new case was instituted by Mr. Ajayi Shuaib on behalf of himself and the group urging the court to determine whether the certificate presented by Adeleke to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was genuine.

In the suit, FHC/OS/CS/16/2019, the plaintiffs urged the court to determine the authenticity of Adeleke’s academic qualification, particularly whether the school testimonial he presented met the constitutional requirement of a secondary school certificate.

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Joined in the fresh suit were the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and INEC as 2nd and 3rd respondents respectively.

According to the originating summons, Mr Shuaib, through his Counsel, Barr. Seyi Oyagbile sought for an interpretation of Section 182(1)(J) of the constitution in the case of the documents presented by Adeleke as his academic qualification to INEC.

(NaijaNews)

INEC: Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Elections Scheduled To Hold Nov.16

INEC: Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Elections Scheduled To Hold Nov.16

INEC: Kogi, Bayelsa Guber Elections Scheduled To Hold Nov.16

The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) has shifted the date for the Kogi and Bayelsa States governorship election earlier scheduled for Nov. 2 to Nov. 16.

The Commission disclosed this in a statement issued by its National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee, Mr Festus Okye on Thursday in Abuja.

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The decision, according to Okoye, was taken at the commission’s regular weekly meeting held on Thursday, following several appeals received by INEC from critical stakeholders from Bayelsa demanding for a change in the earlier fixed date.

“It will be recalled that on April 9, lNEC released the timetable and schedule of activities for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections. The Commission fixed Nov. 2 for the elections to hold in both states.

“However, the Commission received several appeals from Bayelsa that the election coincided with the state’s Annual Thanksgiving Day which is backed by law.

“After a careful consideration of the appeals, the Commission at its regular weekly meeting held today Thursday May 16 decided to shift the governorship elections in Kogi and Bayelsa States to Saturday Nov. 16,’’ he said.

Okoye added that the timelines for all other activities leading to the elections have also been adjusted to align with the new date.

It was reporters that according to the amended timetable and schedule of activities for the elections signed by Secretary to the Commission, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony, the notice for the elections would be released on Aug. 17.

Collection of forms CF001 and CF002 by political parties from INEC for the elections would be on Aug. 18, while the conduct of parties primaries would hold from Aug. 18 to Sept 5, and election campaign would commenced by Aug. 18.

The commission also scheduled Oct. 2 as the last day for the submission of nomination forms by political parties and Nov. 14 as the last day for political campaigns. – NAN reports

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Appointment Of New Emirs Is Null And Void – Kano Court Declares

Appointment Of New Emirs Is Null And Void – Kano Court Declares

5 Days After Installation, Kano Court Declares Ganduje's Appointment Of New Emirs Null And Void

A Kano state high court located at Ungogo has declared the appointment and the installation of four new emirs by the state government as "null and void".

Freshreporters News had reported earlier that a Kano State high court made the declaration on Wednesday, May 15.
The court the ordered a return to status quo pending the hearing of the suit against the appointment of the emirs.

It was further gathered that the state Gov. Abdullah Ganduje had on Friday, May 10, defied the court order and issued appointment letters to the new emirs. It was also gathered that between May 11 and 12, the governor presented the new emirs with their staffs of office.

Also Read:- Kano Governor Ganduje To Emir Sanusi – Resign Or Be Sacked

Ganduje was said to had created four extra emirates with first class emirs in the state on Wednesday(8th of may).
This  action and step was actually targetted towards narrowing-down the relevance of Emir Sanusi.

"One Nasiru Sule Gwarzo has filed a suit challenging the creation as well as the installation of four new emirs in the state. Similarly, on Tuesday, May 14, the state’s kingmakers, who are four in number, had approached the court challenging the governor’s decision, saying Ganduje’s action distorted the history of the emirate" – Legit.ng reports

Monday, May 13, 2019

Omoyele Sowore Reacts To The Suspension As National Chairman Of AAC

Omoyele Sowore Reacts To The Suspension As National Chairman Of AAC





Omoyele Sowore Has Reacted To The Suspension As National Chairman Of AAC

Omoyele Sowore Has Reacted To The Suspension As National Chairman Of AAC

 The NEC has announced the suspension Sowore today in Abuja, who also replaced with Leonard Nzenwa as the new National Chairman.

Read the statement :

“Since our party was registered, fellow party men and women, it has failed to hold the constitutional mandatory meetings. Huge monies, millions of naira and dollars have not properly been accounted for, particularly, hundreds of millions of dollars raised for our party’s presidential candidate.

“Allegations of foreign funds which were allowed to flow into the party in contravention of the provision of the 1999 constitution and the Electoral Act and were utilised by the party’s presidential candidate and certain individuals without knowledge of the party have been clearly established by all. We cannot be seen to be doing what the people we’re criticising are doing.”

Now, seeing Sowore's reaction, he revealed in a statement that it is actually the members led by Nzenwa that were suspended.


See Sowore's statement:

These members, led by Leonard Nzenwa, former national secretary, who was suspended for financial impropriety and anti-party activities, have demonstrated by their actions that they have never been, and have never shared, the core beliefs that those of us in the African Action Congress hold.”

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Kano Governor Ganduje To Emir Sanusi – Resign Or Be Sacked

Kano Governor Ganduje To Emir Sanusi – Resign Or Be Sacked

Resign or you will be sacked - Ganduje reportedly tells Emir Sanusi

It's of high possibility that the ongoing probe by the Kano state government’s anti-corruption agency has being the gateway to the charges being filed against the Emir Muhammadu Sanusi II.

Sanusi’s status as the only first class emir in the state was whittled when the state government broke the emirate, carving out four new emirates and appointing first class emirs to rule them – Daily post reports

Freshreporters News gathered that the exercise which lasted only two days, fuelled speculations that the government was going after the emir over his rumoured support for the opposition during the recently concluded governorship election. The fresh investigation by the Kano state public complaints and anti-corruption commission as well as the bid to appoint new first class emirs by the state assembly kick-started almost simultaneously last week.

According legit.ng, the source in the commission, who craved for anonymity, on Saturday, May 11, said that the ongoing probe on by the commission was targeting the emir, noting that, ''it will reach to a point where the commission will transfer the case to court for the emir to defend himself. After our findings, whoever is found wanting in misappropriating the public funds will be dragged before the court.

” It also stated that a government source disclosed that Emir Sanusi, after sensing trouble at the turn of events between the state government and the palace lately, sent business tycoon, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to beg the governor to have a change of mind.

“I can confidently tell you that when the probe was renewed and the move for creation of four new emirates in the state started, the emir sent the renowned business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to Ganduje to plead with him to stop the two moves. 

“However, Ganduje in his response told Dangote to go back and tell the emir that he should choose from three alternatives: To resign on his own or be removed from office or the government will create additional emirates in the state.

 “Ganduje assured Dangote that one of the three options must be implemented by government since the emir will not stop playing partisan politics against him. If not for the quick intervention by Dangote, Ganduje would have dethroned the emir,” the source revealed.

However, the source added that even though the governor has spared the emir being removed from office, there is likelihood that after the turbaning ceremony of the four new emirs, Ganduje will transfer the emir to another emirate and replace him with one of the newly appointed emirs. 

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Senator Ademola Adeleke Loses As Court Of Appeal Declare Oyetola Winner

Senator Ademola Adeleke Loses As Court Of Appeal Declare Oyetola Winner

Senator Ademola Adeleke Loses As Court Of Appeal Declare Oyetola Winner

A Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has nullified the ruling on the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal which favored Senator Ademola Adeleke.

Senator Ademola Adeleke loses as court if appeal declare Oyetola winner
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Few weeks ago, the Tribunal which satsin abuja nullifued the victory of Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the elections and declared Senator Ademola Adeleke as the winner.

However, Governor Gboyega Oyetola head for the Court of Appeal which today nullified the ruling by the tribunal.

The judgment which was delivered by Justice Hannatu Sankey set aside the entire proceedings of the Tribunal because of its “faulty composition”. The judgment was upheld by four justices of the five-man panel.


This is all coming few days after Senator Adeleke was arrested by men of the Nigeria Police Force and taken into custody on the evening of Monday, May 6, 2019.


Police spokesman, Frank Mba said:

Senator Adeleke is currently in police custody. He was taken into custody in the evening of today 6th May 2019 in connection with ongoing criminal investigations touching on his person.


Meanwhile, in the best tradition of natural justice and fair hearing, he has already been served with the relevant charge sheet containing his alleged offences in the presence of his Attorneys. He will be arraigned in a competent court of law tomorrow, 7th May 2019.”


The senator was later released on bail after he appeared befbef a court.

Monday, May 6, 2019

 Senator Ademola Adeleke's Arrest Is A Recipe For Crisis – PDP

Senator Ademola Adeleke's Arrest Is A Recipe For Crisis – PDP

PDP condemns arrest of Senator Ademola Adeleke, says its a recipe for crisis

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) has condemned the arrest and detention of its member, Senator Ademola Adeleke.

The party made this declaration in a statement released by Kola Ologbondiyan, the spokeman, thereby saying that the arrest is a recipe for crisis.

Read the full statement below :

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) informs the nation that the police today Monday, May 6, 2019, arrested and detained our victorious candidate in the Osun Governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, in total disregard for the extant order of the Federal High Court.

This is highly provocative, an invitation to anarchy and recipe for a very serious crisis not only in Osun but also in the judiciary and our polity as a nation.
The arrest and detention of Senator Adeleke is a direct act of violence against our laws, the institution of the judiciary and the 1999 Constitution (as amended).



This is part of the grand plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to coerce Senator Adeleke to relinquish the mandate that was freely given to him by the people of Osun state, which was further established by the election petition tribunal.



The plot is to drag Senator Adeleke before an ostensibly compromised magistrate court, over the same issues of alleged forged school testimonial that is already before the Federal High Court, with a view to using such corridor to secure a stampeded trial and hurried conviction, and put him out of circulation, over trump-up charges.



The heinous calculation by the APC is to ensure that Senator Adeleke is not free to be sworn in as governor of Osun state as they know he will surely obtain justice and retrieve his stolen mandate at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.



The police arrested Senator Ademola on the guise of an invitation despite the direct orders of the Federal High Court, restraining it or its agents from arresting and detaining him on account of statement of result and testimonial duly issued by the Ede Muslim Grammar School, Ede, pending the determination of the originating summons pending in the court.



Senator Adeleke, as a law-abiding citizen, honoured an invitation by the police only for him to be arrested and detained in a dingy facility in Maitama, in direct affront to the order of the Federal High Court.

The PDP holds that any arraignment of Senator Adeleke in a magistrate court, for a matter that is already being heard by the Federal High Court, is a calculated plot to cause crisis in the judicial system, enmesh the matter in unnecessary controversy as a pathway to truncate the course of justice in his matter.



The PDP therefore demands forthwith, the immediate and unconditional release of Senator Adeleke by the police.
This demand is predicated on fears already in the public space that there are plots by certain elements to poison him in detention.

The PDP therefore cautions those playing the script of the APC with regard to Senator Adeleke to retrace their steps and allow the people of Osun state to move ahead with their preferred governor. Nothing, not even these heinous plots, will subvert this reality.
Kano State Govt. Spends ₦300m On Mass Wedding For 1,500 Couples

Kano State Govt. Spends ₦300m On Mass Wedding For 1,500 Couples

Kano State Government Claims Spending ₦300 On Mass Wedding For 1,500 Couples
On Sunday, Kano State Government revealed it spent over  ₦300milion on mass wedding for 1,500 couples in the state.‎

The wedding prayer was conducted by the Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zahradeen, was presided over by the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II and Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at the Kano Central Mosque.

Ganduje said that the gesture was aimed at further reducing the problems associated with the high number of unmarried youths in the state. The governor urged the new couples to uphold the trust reposed in them by the state government.‎

He also appealed to wealthy individuals to complement the efforts of the state government.‎ Ganduje said that the couples were selected and screened from each of the 44 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.‎ “The beneficiaries were selected from each of the 44 LGAs of the state by the committee shouldered with the responsibilities of selecting and screening eligible beneficiaries,’’ he said.

He noted that more than  ₦300 million was spent by the state government to sponsor the weddings, including the provision of complete sets of beds, side mirrors, wardrobes and mattresses that would all be provided, to each couple.‎ ‎Ganduje said that the state government would pay N20,000 dowry for the couples and N10,000 as start-up capital to each bride. ‎He said that medical tests, including HIV/AIDS test, were conducted on the couples in order to ascertain their genuine health status before the marriage.‎‎

Sunday, May 5, 2019

I Lost A Friend Dear Friend 9 Years Ago,’ Jonathan Pays Tribute To Yar’adua

I Lost A Friend Dear Friend 9 Years Ago,’ Jonathan Pays Tribute To Yar’adua

Exactly 9years Umaru Musa Yar'adua Passed on : Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan Pays Tribute 

Exactly 9years Umaru Musa Yar'adua Passed on : Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan Pays Tribute

ExPresident Goodluck Jonathan took to his Twitter handle to pay a glowing tribute to his late former boss, Umaru Musa Yar'Adua who died on May 5th, 2010, exactly 9-years today.

Recall that Jonathan served as the vice of the late President from the year 2007 to 2010. His tribute praised him for his burden in maintaining peace in the country, and also his Democratic consolidations.

Read tribute Jonathan's below:

Today, I remember and celebrate him for the works that he had done. Peace he lived for and homes of peace he built. Democracy he loved and democracy he nurtured. We will always remember you for your service. A servant leader truly you remain.
He used the opportunity he had in public service to build bridges of love, foster unity and give hope to Nigerians.
President Yar'Adua was a man of integrity with a humble spirit who always took upon himself the burden of national reconciliation, peace-building, and democratic consolidation.
On this day nine years ago I lost a friend, colleague, brother, and boss, President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua. He was a selfless leader who placed national interest above personal and ethnic gains.

So what do you have to say about this? 

Friday, April 26, 2019

Nigerians React As Bayelsa State House Of Assembly Approves N500,000 Life Pension Bill For Past And Present Lawmakers

Nigerians React As Bayelsa State House Of Assembly Approves N500,000 Life Pension Bill For Past And Present Lawmakers

Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers

Nigerians are currently reacting to the new law passed by members of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly that all past and present lawmakers will henceforth be entitled to lifetime pension.

The lawmakers passed the bill into law on Wednesday April 24th after the Leader of the House, Peter Akpe, representing Sagbama Constituency 1, moved the motion for the debate.

The bill proposed a monthly pension of N100,000 for members while the speaker and deputy speaker would be entitled to N500,000 and N200,000, respectively throughout their life after serving in the Assembly.
Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers
Nigerians are however enraged by the bill. Many believe it is insensitive of the Assembly which is dominated by PDP members, to pass such a bill when the state residents are yet to reap the dividends of democracy. Some Nigerians argue that the lawmakers are not civil servants and are not entitiled to pension.

The opposition party, APC, in a statement released by its publicity secretary, Doifie Buokoribo, said it was unsympathetic for members of the House of Assembly to seek to enhance their own lives at the expense of the vast majority of Bayelsa people living in pain and penury.

The party described the bill as “unjust, ungodly and self-serving,” also describing the life pension bill as an “unspeakable crime against our people.”  It called on the state governor not to assent on the bill: Lindaikejis blog reports
Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers

The statement reads in part:

“The party has also observed how the strange idea, which was proposed as a bill and passed by the House on Wednesday has set the public pulse racing.

APC Bayelsa completely rejects this life pension bill for members of the Bayelsa state House of Assembly.  “APC has been at the forefront of efforts to enthrone a regime of better life for the people of Bayelsa state. And we have led a robust opposition to the current system of anti-people governance in the state for close to eight years.

Regarding this latest move by the House of Assembly, we again say that the idea is avaricious, wicked, and insensitive. “By proposing such a law, the lawmakers have merely portrayed themselves as a people who feel no concern for the feelings of their suffering constituents.

 They have once again confirmed that they are in cahoots with the executive in the serial impoverishment of the people of Bayelsa state.” — Lindaikejis blog reports.

See Other reactions as seen on twitter:

Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers

Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers

Nigerians react as Bayelsa state House of Assembly approves N500,000 life pension bill for past and present lawmakers

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“God Is Not A Christian, God Is Love” – Reno Omokri Writes

“God Is Not A Christian, God Is Love” – Reno Omokri Writes

Reno Omokri has said that God is not a Christian,

Reno Omokri, while reacting to a follower (as seen in the image above) who told him that Muslims pray often yet they commit the worst crimes.

According to Reno Omokri - most of the people who committed dangerous crimes in the human race were/are “all professing Christians.”

He further said that God is not a Christian. He tried to establish a fact to him that Muslims aren’t the only ones who commit crimes.

Reno's reply in image below:
“God Is Not A Christian, God Is Love” – Reno Omokri Writes

Reno wrote:- 

What do the following people have in common?
Hitler 
Stalin 
Joseph 
Kony, and King Leopold 

They were/are all professing Christians who committed the most atrocious crimes against humanity. God is NOT a Christian. God is LOVE
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#RenosNuggets

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Don't Celebrate Approval Of N30,000 Yet - Tony Momoh Warns Nigerian Workers

Don't Celebrate Approval Of N30,000 Yet - Tony Momoh Warns Nigerian Workers

Don't Celebrate Approval Of N30,000 Yet - Tony Momoh Warns Nigerian Workers

APC Chieftain Tony Momoh Warns Nigerian Workers That The New Minimum Wage May Lead To Chaos

The Nigerian workers with great happiness embraced the new Thirty thousand naira (₦30,000) minimum wage appproved by the President, Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, April, 18, a former minister of information, Prince Tony Momoh, has said that the new minimum wage regime may lead to chaos.

"Momoh also warned the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against imposing the leadership of the National Assembly to avoid a backlash" - Daily Trust reports

Freshreporters News gathered that the former minister who spoke with journalists on Friday (April 19) in Abuja during a chat as part of activities to mark his 80th birthday and 50th marriage anniversary, said the “so called” minimum wage is not a living wage, hence should not be celebrated.

Momoh, a lawyer, however, said the conviction of the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, was in order and not a witch-hunt. He said: “My prediction is that the N30,000 minimum wage will cause chaos because many state governments that were paying N7,500 before N18,000 was introduced could not pay then. A lot of them are currently finding it difficult to pay N18,000. They are already saying they can’t pay and this would lead to strikes.

When that happens, the nation is in trouble. “The N30,000 minimum wage is not a living wage. What is the percentage of the workers in Nigeria that are entitled to the N30,000 minimum wage? What is the percentage of public servants compared to the percentage of the entire working population in Nigeria?.

 The chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC)also said the idea of party supremacy would not work when it comes to the issue of National Assembly and especially in determining its leadership.

According to the chairman of the defunct Congress for Progressives Change (CPC), "party supremacy would have been possible if the country was running a parliamentary system of government. He said under the current presidential system of government, the party may not have its way in the area of imposing its candidates on the National Assembly." – legit.ng reports

Friday, April 19, 2019

Ekiti State Former Gov. Fayose Easter Message To Nigerians

Ekiti State Former Gov. Fayose Easter Message To Nigerians

See Fayose Easter Message To Nigerians
The ekiti state Ex- Gov, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday, April 19, persuaded Nigerians not to give up but keep hope alive on the challenges presently facing the country.

Fayose made this statement in his Easter message to Nigerians which was issued by his media aide, Lere Olayinka.

Fayose said, “the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus, has given mankind the hope that no situation is beyond the divine power of God.”

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The former governor charged Nigerians to stand for the truth at all times, added that “only the truth exalts a nation.”

In the Easter message which was sent to our source, Fayose said; “That our Lord Jesus Christ never gave up on his mission for our salvation despite the betrayals, humiliation and persecution is the reason we must never give up on our country

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Therefore, in the spirit of Easter, we must let our hope in Nigeria be as alive as Jesus Christ,” the statement added.

(NaijaNews)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

National Tragedy : Ex- President Kills Himself To Avoid Arrest

Peru's Garcia, former president and political chameleon, kills himself to avoid arrest

Peru's Garcia, Former President And Political Chameleon, Kills Himself Amid Corruption Probe

Former Peruvian President Alan Garcia shot himself in the head and died Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a massive graft probe that has put the country's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption.
Fresh Reporters News gathered that there were authorities present who broke through a door at Garcia's mansion in a leafy, upscale neighborhood of the Peruvian capital after hearing gunfire. The 69-year-old former head of state was rushed to a hospital, where a team of doctors performed emergency surgery but could not save him.
"The president, upset over this situation, knowing his absolute innocence ... had this terrible accident," said his lawyer, Erasmo Reyna.
It was a shocking end for a man who twice ruled Peru - once in the 1980s and then again more than two decades later. In more recent years, he became ensnared in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal, a sweeping investigation of politicians' dealings with the Brazilian construction giant known as Odebrecht.
No country outside Brazil has gone as far in prosecuting politicians tied to Odebrecht, which admitted in a 2016 plea agreement that it paid nearly $800 million throughout Latin America in exchange for lucrative public-works contracts.
In Peru, politicians have described the accusations as a political witch hunt. Prosecutors and anti-corruption advocates insist the arrests show the South American nation is finally holding leaders accountable.

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Several leaders called on Peruvians to set aside politics as the nation mourns the one-time populist firebrand whose second presidency helped usher in a commodities-led investment boom.
"It doesn't matter your political hue, Peru is in mourning," politician Gilbert Violeta wrote on Twitter. "This is a tragedy for our country."
Condolences poured in from throughout Latin America as leaders recalled a man who at his peak was called the John F. Kennedy of Latin America.
"With virtues and imperfections, he realized great changes that allowed Peru's economy to become one of the fastest-growing in Latin America and in the world," former Mexican President Felipe Calderon said.
Garcia was born into a middle-class family in the capital, the child of a politician father whose party became Garcia's own. He went on to a career marked by epic triumphs and devastating setbacks, a rollercoaster of a political life fueled by his charisma and capacity for reinvention.
Ultimately, though, the former president was an increasingly isolated figure. As investigators closed in, he argued that he was the victim of false testimony about taking bribes from Odebrecht during the construction of Lima's metro. He had not been formally charged.

(Sfgate)

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mass Surrender Of Boko Haram Fighters Is Not Too Far - Presidency

Mass Surrender Of Boko Haram Fighters Is Not Too Far - Presidency

Mass Surrender Of Boko Haram Fighters Imminent

As we look up for peace to reign in North-Eastern part of Nigeria, issues were raised on Saturday by Nigeria’s presidency on prospects that battered and weary Boko Haram militants were opting for a mass surrender to the Nigerian forces.

Thee senior special assistant to the President, Malam Garba Shehu, gave the clue in a statement to commemorate five years of the abduction of Chibok schoolgirls in Borno state by Boko Haram militants.

Here is his words :

The success of the Nigerian military in subduing Boko Haram is evidenced by the large numbers of militants who have surrendered recently, especially in neighbouring Cameroon and Niger.

“A similar mass surrender of militants is expected to happen soon in Nigeria”, Shehu said.

“While Nigerian military operations are ongoing, the government is also engaging with the militants but the talks have been affected by the factionalisation of Boko Haram – with one group adopting a hard line attitude and intensifying attacks on Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad, and another group engaging with the government for peaceful resolution” he said.

Garba while addressing the body in the same statement accused the military operations by Nigeria in the zone for the non-release of Leah Sharibu, the only Dapchi schoolgirl that has not been released by the militants, since her capture, along with scores of others last year February" :News Agency of Nigeria reports.

On Leah Sharibu’s abduction, the interlocutors have reported encouraging progress so far.

“The report reaching us says her return to her family has unfortunately been hindered by the fear of the militants.

“They worry that heavy military presence in areas where they previously moved about freely could affect their safety after they return her to the government.

“At the same time, the military cannot jeopardise the security of the entire north-eastern region by halting their operations to accommodate Boko Haram’s fears.

“Leah Sharibu will be reunited with her family as soon as any conclusions are reached on a number of options being considered for her safe transportation”.


Saturday, April 13, 2019

Atiku Is Not A Nigerian - APC To Tribunal

Atiku Is Not A Nigerian - APC To Tribunal

Atiku Abubakar not a Nigerian at birth, APC tells election tribunal

Atiku Abubakar Not A Nigerian At Birth, APC Tells Election Tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal in Abuja that the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 23 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, was born a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian.

Abubakar was born on Nov. 25, 1946 in Jada, then part of Northern Cameroon.

The party said that based on this premise, Atiku was not qualified to have contested the presidential election.

Fresh Reporters News got to know that the APC Party said Atiku was a Cameroonian and not a Nigerian citizen at birth, adding that his petition against President Muhammadu Buhari, should be dismissed for lack of merit.

The APC was replying to the petition of Atiku and the PDP, praying the tribunal to declare him as the lawful winner of the presidential election.

The party said that the 11.1 million votes recorded in favor of the two petitioners should be voided and considered as wasted votes.

The APC’s reply to the petition, filed by its lead counsel, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) faulted the candidacy of Atiku in the election.

The party claimed that Atiku was born on Nov. 25, 1946 in Jada, Adamawa, in Northern Cameroon and was therefore a citizen of Cameroon and not a Nigerian by birth.

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According to APC, contrary to the assertion of Atiku in his petition, he has no right to be voted for as a candidate in the election to the office of president of Nigeria.

Apart from the issue of the origin of Atiku, the APC asserted that most of the claims contained in his petition had become statute barred and that the tribunal was not the appropriate place to entertain such.

The APC specifically said that the issue of the educational qualification of Buhari as raised by Atiku could not be treated by the Tribunal.

The party said this was because the period for claims and objections on such issues had expired.

It maintained that the petitioners failed and neglected to use the appropriate period to challenge the validity of the educational qualification of Buhari.

Atiku had in his petition to the tribunal, faulted the conduct of the Feb. 23 Presidential Election on grounds of non-compliance with relevant electoral laws and other malpractices such as intimidation of voters.

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The former Vice President and PDP claimed to have scored the majority of the lawful votes in the election and prayed the tribunal to declare them as winners of the election.

In the alternative, he prayed for an order for the cancellation of the election and another order by the tribunal directing INEC to conduct a fresh election that would conform with relevant laws.

"No date has, however, been fixed for hearing of the petition" : News Agency of Nigeria reported.

(NAN)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Over 30 APC Senators Show Support For Ndume As Senate President

Over 30 APC Senators Show Support For Ndume As Senate President

Over 30 APC Senators Show Support For Ndume

Not less than 36 senators in the party of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party, are backing Ali Ndume, who is a senator coordinating Borno south at the Nigerian Senate, for the position of Senate President.

FreshReporters reports that an unamed senator-elect made this known on Tuesday while speaking with some journalists on the sidelines of the induction exercise for members of the incoming national assembly at Transcorp Hilton hotel in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

It was understood that Ndume is still pressing forward in his interest for the senate seat despite the fact that the ruling party has already revealed their support for Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan for the same position.
Speaking after a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday, Ndume told journalists that he would still contest for the number one position in the Senate.

The North baased senator-elect revealed that some of them are angry because “juicy” committees have been shared among those supporting Lawan.

"There are about 36 senators-elect who are rooting for Ndume and that is because we are angry about how they are going about this senate presidency thing," he said.

"How will Lawan suggest that APC senators have donated their senators-elect for him to realise his senate presidency bid. They have gone ahead to share committees already excluding us.

"Things are not done that way."

The senator-elec said those supporting Ndume are angry over the “bullying” by the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

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Fresh Reporters recalls that APC won 62 senate seats in the 2019 election.

Recently, the senator representing Abia south in the Nigerian Senate, Eyinnaya Abaribe, said Oshiomhole was not in a position to dictate to them on who to elect into the office of number three citizen.

Source: NaijaNews.com