Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

Donald Trump must apologise for comments – African Union

The organisation representing African countries has demanded that US President Donald Trump apologise after he reportedly called nations on the continent “shitholes”. The group’s mission in Washington DC expressed its “shock, dismay and outrage” and said the Trump administration misunderstood Africans. The US leader made the alleged remark in a Thursday meeting on immigration. But Mr Trump has denied using the language reported. He has been backed by two Republicans who were at the White House meeting, but Democratic Senator Dick Durbin said Mr Trump called African countries “shitholes” several…

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GOV. WIKE PROPOSES DEATH SENTENCE FOR CULTISTS AND KIDNAPPERS

GOV. WIKE PROPOSES DEATH SENTENCE FOR CULTISTS AND KIDNAPPERS

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has declared that the State Government will amend the State Anti-kidnapping Law to prescribe death sentence for criminals involved in cultism, robbery and kidnapping. In a state broadcast on Monday on the killing of Johnson Igwedibia alias Don Wanny, Governor Wike stated that the Rivers State Government has zero tolerance for crime and criminality, hence it will continue to take measures to protect lives and property. He said: “We reiterate our zero tolerance for all forms of criminality and reassure all residents of our…

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PDP Will Transform Nigeria In 2019 – Atiku Abubakar

PDP Will Transform Nigeria In 2019 – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that the Peoples Democratic Party is the only party that will transform the country and take its economy back to its prosperity. Atiku expressed this in Kaduna at the weekend, when one of his supporters, Miss Zainab Musa Pindar, organised a reception for him at the Arewa House, welcoming him back to the PDP. A statement signed by Jacob Onjewu Dickson, spokesman for the Chairman of Atiku Care Foundation, Ambassador Aliyu Ibn Abbas, made available to newsmen in Kaduna on Monday, said…

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Boko Haram Insurgents Have Been Defeated In The North-east – Army Chief, Buratai

Boko Haram Insurgents Have Been Defeated In The North-east – Army Chief, Buratai

Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), on Sunday declared that the Boko Haram insurgents have been defeated by troops in the northeast. Buratai made the declaration at a special service to commemorate the 2018 Armed Forces Remembrance Day, held at ST Bartholomew’s Military Church, Maimalari Cantonment, Maiduguri. Buratai, represented by Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, Army Headquarters, disclosed that the military has won the war against insurgency. He revealed that the military had recorded successes in the intensified offensive, routed and defeated…

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No Sane Person Will Vote For You – Ohaneze Tells Buhari

No Sane Person Will Vote For You – Ohaneze Tells Buhari

The Ohaneze Ndigbo, the leading Igbo social-political group, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that no sane person will vote for him come 2019 Presidential election. The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Prince Uche Achi-Okpaga, pointed out that Buhari’s failure to check the menace of the herdsmen would affect his chances for re-election in 2019. Achi- Okpaga said that “no sane person would vote for a government that was not able to secure the lives of its citizens.” He noted that it was strange that the country’s security agencies, which he…

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“I Am Not Sponsoring Fulani Herdsmen” – Atiku

“I Am Not Sponsoring Fulani Herdsmen” – Atiku

Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has debunked an allegation that he is the chief financier of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN). The association is the national body of Fulani herdsmen. Paul Ibe, Atiku’s spokesman, in a statement on Friday, described the allegation against Abubakar, who holds Tiv traditional title of Zege Mule U Tiv, as sad and false. Ibe said it was disheartening that in this period of intense grief in Benue State, Chief Paul Unongo would choose to level false allegations on the person of Abubakar. Unongo…

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Etche LGA APC Chairman resigns, joins PDP

Etche LGA APC Chairman resigns, joins PDP

The All Progressive Congress (APC) Chairman of Etche Local Government Area, Chief Musa Elekwa has resigned his membership of the APC with immediate effect. The Etche APC Chairman has also formally joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a letter to the Rivers State APC Chairman, Chief Davies Ikanya dated January 3, 2017 titled “Resignation of Membership of APC”, Chief Elekwa said he was rejoining PDP because the party has kept faith with the people through projects delivery. The read: “I have decided willingly to renounce my membership of APC…

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Despite Producing Most Oil, Akwa Ibom Has No NNPC, DPR Offices – Governor Udom

Despite Producing Most Oil, Akwa Ibom Has No NNPC, DPR Offices – Governor Udom

Akwa Ibom Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has accused the federal government of neglecting the state. Mr. Emmanuel said the state, despite being the largest producer of oil in the country, has not seen many development projects from the federal government for years. The governor was speaking on Tuesday during a prayer meeting organised by the state government in Uyo to usher in the New Year. “We are the largest producer of oil in this country,” Governor Emmanuel said. “I want to challenge the minister of petroleum resources, let them show us…

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Hijab Saga: MURIC Submits Memorandum To House Of Reps

Hijab Saga: MURIC Submits Memorandum To House Of Reps

The Muslim rights concern group has submitted a memorandum to the Federal house of Representatives concerning the ‘injustice’ meted out to a Muslim student, Firdaus Amasa. Amasa made headlines late last year after she refused to remove her hijab in order to be called to bar. Below is a statement from MURIC, signed by its leader, Prof. Ishaq Akintola; The Committee on Judiciary and Justice of the House of Representatives was mandated on Wednesday 20th December, 2017 to investigate the circumstances surrounding Law School hijabgate. A law graduate of the…

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PDP Is Dead, Can’t Win Lagos – APC

PDP Is Dead, Can’t Win Lagos – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday described the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) as “a dead party, not capable of capturing Lagos in 2019.” The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the APC in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami made the remark in a recent statement in Lagos. Salami was reacting to an assertion by the Publicity Secretary of PDP in the state, Mr Taofik Gani, that the opposition party would win Lagos and take over government in 2019. Gani had said that 2019 would be the beginning of the end of…

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