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Rescue Leah Sharibu now, Atiku tells FG

Rescue Leah Sharibu now, Atiku tells FG

2018-10-16 05:57:14

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has called on the Federal Government to immediately rescue Leah Sharibu from the grips of Boko Haram before it is too late. Atiku said this on his Twitter handle while reacting to the killing of an aid worker, Hauwa Leman by the terrorist organisation. He said, “I’m deeply saddened by the murder of Hauwa Leman, an ICRC aid worker, by terrorists. “I implore the Federal Government to deploy every reasonable tool at its disposal to bring Leah Shuaibu and all the children in Boko Haram captivity home.” continue reading


Rohr demands another victory as Eagles fly to Tunisia today

Rohr demands another victory as Eagles fly to Tunisia today

2018-10-15 07:04:43

Super Eagles’ Manager, Gernot Rohr wants to beat Libya again tomorrow and ensure Nigeria enters the last two rounds of the Cameroun 2019 African Nations Cup qualifying series already assured of a spot in the championship. The Super Eagles, who defeated Libya by 4-0 in Uyo on Saturday, will leave for Sfax, Tunisia this morning on a chartered flight for the reverse fixture against Libya.The game will hold at the 18,000 capacity Stade Taïeb Mhiri by 7.00 p.m. Nigerian time. Speaking on his expectations of the reverse fixture, Rohr said there was still room for improvement in his team, especially… continue reading


Fayose leaves Ekiti for Abuja, says he won’t flee

Fayose leaves Ekiti for Abuja, says he won’t flee

2018-10-15 05:41:13

The outgoing Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, left the state on Sunday amid hailing and emotional farewell from his admirers. He had earlier on Saturday embarked on a ‘Thank you walk’ around major streets of Ado Ekiti, where he received accolades from traders, artisans and other residents of the state. Fayose, clad in a T-shirt and a pair of jean trousers, climbed through the open roof of his Lexus jeep carrying a board with the inscription, “Ekiti-Kete, Thank You All and Goodbye.” On Sunday, tears rolled down the cheeks of many who lined up the streets to bid him farewell… continue reading


Travel ban will hurt economy, says Atiku

Travel ban will hurt economy, says Atiku

2018-10-15 04:58:33

President Muhammadu Buhari’s travel ban on 50 Nigerians over the Executive Order 6, on Sunday attracted more condemnations. The Peoples Democratic Party and the Coalition of United Political Parties had on Sunday slammed Buhari for the executive order, saying it was meant to cow opposition members. But more Nigerians and groups including the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, a human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), the Coalition for Nigeria Movement led by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and a civil society group, Access to Justice, on Sunday lambasted the President, describing his action as draconian, clearly arbitrary, repressive and illegal.… continue reading


"Go to court", Presidency tells critics of travel ban on 50 Nigerians

2018-10-15 03:47:34

The Presidency on Sunday advised those who are opposed to the decision of the Federal Government to place about 50 Nigerians being investigated for corruption on travel ban to go to court. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said this in an interview with our correspondent. Shehu was reacting to the criticisms that trailed a statement he issued on Saturday that the government had put the prominent Nigerians on a watch list in its resolve to fully implement the Executive Order 6 signed by President Muhammadu Buhari in July. Apart from the travel… continue reading


Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari

Obasanjo makes U-turn, says Atiku better than Buhari

2018-10-12 04:43:07

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo yesterday made a surprising reversal of his stance by endorsing the political ambition of his former vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Following several allegations he made suggesting the aspirant is corrupt and selfish, Obasanjo struck a climax when he swore: “With what I know about Atiku, if I had put Atiku forward, God will not have forgiven me.” But he buried the hatchet when the presidential standard-bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid him a visit alongside eminent Nigerians and opposition party chieftains.Thus the former president continued the tradition of anointing yet another seeker of the… continue reading


BREAKING: Confusion as Ekiti Speaker is impeached

BREAKING: Confusion as Ekiti Speaker is impeached

2018-10-11 08:31:59

The Speaker of the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Kola Oluwawole, has been impeached. He was impeached this morning in a move spearheaded by the three All Progressives Congress’ lawmakers in connivance with some aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party members of the House. Details later…. continue reading


I’m not afraid of you, Fayose tells EFCC

I’m not afraid of you, Fayose tells EFCC

2018-10-11 04:12:03

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has said he is ready to face the investigation team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. According to a media report, the EFCC had already set up a special team to grill the governor for allegedly receiving over N1.2bn from a former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.) through a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro. Fayose, who said he had a clear conscience, told the commission to expect him in its office on October 16, a day after the expiration of his tenure. “He who has… continue reading


Osun rerun: Trial of PDP chieftain, Diekola, stalls as he slumps in court

Osun rerun: Trial of PDP chieftain, Diekola, stalls as he slumps in court

2018-10-11 03:48:04

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Mr. Fatai Oyedele, popularly known as Diekola, slumped in court on Wednesday when Police brought him and two other accused persons for arraignment before a Magistrates’ Court in Osogbo. Diekola, Segun Adekilekun and Sikiru Lawal, who were arrested by the Police on September 24 shortly before the governorship rerun election held in the state, were brought to the court by the Police, but Diekola’s ill health stalled the planned arraignment. The three accused persons were released some days ago, following an ex parte offer obtained by their counsel. After announcing… continue reading


2019: Secondus, others meet Atiku over running mate, campaign council

2019: Secondus, others meet Atiku over running mate, campaign council

2018-10-10 05:57:02

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party led by its National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has met with the 2019 presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar. The meeting, which held at the party’s presidential campaign office, otherwise known as Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja, on Sunday night, was the first interface the party would have with Atiku since he won the presidential primary in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on Sunday morning. Investigations by our correspondent showed that Atiku and his team were the first to arrive for the meeting. They were said to have waited for Secondus and his… continue reading


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