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Ag IGP Tasks Police Strategic Managers On 2019 Elections

Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu has tasked officers and men of the Police to see the forthcoming general elections as national assignment and should be handled same way to ensure peace and security. Speaking at the inaugural meeting with strategic managers in the force, the new IG said: “During the handing and taking over ceremony held last week, you would recall that I emphasized in my speech that the Presidential and National Assembly elections scheduled for 16th February, 2019 and the Governorship, State Assembly, and Federal Capital Territory…

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Again, Obasanjo Says Buhari Is Sick Body, Mind, Soul

…….Urges Him To Quit Politics Ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has again chided President Muhammadu Buhari, noting that he (Buhari) is sick in the body, mind and soul. Speaking with BBC Yoruba on Monday, Obasanjo opined, “Buhari has health issues in his body, mind and soul. We should implore him to quit politics. He should go and rest. He has done his best. “We should give someone else a chance. Some people usually ask me, if the person I support fails them. “When people ask me that what if the next person…

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Saraki To Buhari: Disability Bill Received By Presidency 2 Months Ago

Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained that the Disability Bill 2018 which President Muhammadu Buhari  said has not been received had indeed been with the Presidency two months ago and no longer with the National Assembly. In a statement on Monday Saraki said: ” The Discrimination Against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill 2018 is with the  President, not the National Assembly. “Recall that last week on the #NGTheCandidates, the President and the Vice President both said that they weren’t aware where the Bill was, however, the Bill was received on…

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Presidency To Obasanjo: Get Well Soon

The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released this afternoon is the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge. Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, “Get well soon.” As repeatedly said of him, since Chief Obasanjo left office in 1979, he never let every succeeding leader of the country function freely, and this included the one he…

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2019: Again, Obasanjo Raises Alarm Over INEC, Other Issues

POINTS FOR CONCERN AND ACTION By Chief Olusegun Obasanjo I am concerned as a democrat who believes that with faithful and diligent practice of democracy, we can get over most of our political problems and move steadfastly and sure-footedly on the course of stability, unity of purpose, socio-economic growth and progress for all. Democracy becomes a sham if elections are carried out by people who should be impartial and neutral umpires, but who show no integrity, acting with blatant partiality, duplicity and imbecility.  For all democrats and those carrying out…

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2019: SERAP Seeks Candidates Support To Scrap Security Votes, Immunity

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents, vice-presidents, state governors and deputy state governors.” President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives’ Party and Atiku Abubakar of the People Democratic Party, who were absent in the presidential debate last night, are among the candidates that SERAP said it…

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Debate: Campaign Organisation Explains Buhari’s Absence

The Campaign Council for President Muhammadu Campaign Council has explained why he could not attend the much publicised debate among the candidates on Saturday in Abuja. In a  statement the council said the President Buhari had participated in a town hall meeting similar to the debate to explain his programme and policies to Nigerians while adding that the busy schedule of the President could not accommodate the debate earlier scheduled for all the candidates. BUHARI’S CAMPAIGN EXPLAINS HIS ABSENCE AT DEBATE, SLAMS ATIKU Saturday, January 19, 2019 PRESS STATEMENT BY…

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Presidency Says No Plan To Arrest CJN, Frame Supreme Court Justices

The Presidency has expressed “considerable concern and surprise’’, the fake news of the Presidency’s alleged plan to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria and frame three other Supreme Court Justices. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, stated this in a statement in Abuja on Saturday. He said: “This false story is being peddled by the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) apparently to set the judiciary against the executive and cause major confusion ahead of the forthcoming general elections. “The story is absolutely false as…

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Atiku Has Case To Answer Over Alleged Bank PHB Slush Funds — Minister

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has questions to answer over slush funds that led to the collapse of former Bank PHB. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who briefed State House correspondents on Friday in Abuja, said Abubakar would offer explanations to Nigerians once he returned from his trip to the United States. Abubakar’s media aide, Mr Paul Ibeh, had on Thursday, in a statement, confirmed that  Abubakar had travelled to  US.. Mohammed recalled that he advised the US government…

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2019 Polls: INEC Publishes Names Of Candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Thursday, released final list of candidates for the Presidential and National Assembly Election, scheduled for February 16. The list published on INEC official website was signed by the Secretary of the Commission, Mrs Rose Oriaran-Anthony. The candidates and their running mates include President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Others are Omoyele Sowore of the African Action Congress (AAC); Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili of Allied Congress…

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