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APC Will Defeat PDP In 2015, El-Rufai Boasts

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Former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, on Sunday boasted that the All Progressives Congress would triumph over the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the 2015 general elections, especially if the conduct of the polls would be free and fair.

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He spoke in Zaria, Kaduna State at an event organised by the Movement for Better Future. El-Rufai, who is the APC Deputy National Secretary, also noted that the PDP had failed the nation with its unfulfilled promises.

He described President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration as one that could not tackle the security challenges in the country.

El-Rufai, who added that the proposed six-year single term by the National Assembly was not feasible, noted that the country’s problems were beyond the proposed single term and the amendment of the constitution.

According to him, the country’s problems revolve around the operators.

He said, “I do not think 2015 is around the corner, it is two years from now. However, the APC is capable of kicking the PDP out of power. The PDP has ruled the country, and it has failed to live up to its promises. The PDP government has not provided us with basic outlets of security and prosperity.

“We believe that in a fair and free election, APC is going to defeat the PDP. All we are doing now is to come together, so that we can organise ourselves in order to put in place a system to protect our votes. We are taking this measure knowing that PDP does not win elections.

“Members of the party know how to write results that they want, and we have to think of a way to protect our votes. That is what we are working on.”

He added, “I think the impact of APC can be gauged from the performance of the states that are already being controlled by the parties that constitute APC.

“You cannot compare the performances of governors Rauf Aregbesola and Babatunde Fashola, for instance, with some of those PDP governors that only know how to get allocations and share. So we can be confident that Nigerians can see the difference between a performing government and one not doing anything.”

On the single six-year term for the president and governors, the former minister said, “I do not think six-year single term is feasible in this country. I do not think there is a difference between the six-year single term and the two terms of four years each. I do not think that is the issue. The constitution that we are operating is from the United State, and its operators have not bothered to change their constitution to a single term for their president.

“I do not know why we are changing our own. The problem of Nigeria is not the single term, it is not the constitution. It is the quality of people in public office.

“When you are not prepared for a job, you start preparing what to do when you get to the office. But if you are really prepared, the four-year period is enough for you to show that you can perform.”

Source: Punch Nigeria

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Pasuma Says He Was Not Chased Out Of #EndSARS Protest In Lagos (Video)

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Pasuma Says He Was Not Chased Out Of #EndSARS Protest In Lagos (Video)

Nigerian musician, Wasiu Pasuma Wonder has debunked rumour of being chased out of protest ground in the Alausa area of Lagos state.

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A video that surfaced online yesterday showed the moment the Fuji veteran was booed out of the protest ground as protesters yelled at the top of their voices, Go! Go!!

In a new video posted on his Instagram page, the singer stated that he was never chased away by the protesters. According to him, he was well received by the youths after which he lent his voice in the fight for a better Nigeria.

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Pasuma wonder added that, as a father, he understands the grievances of the #endsars protesters and that he is in total support of the movement.

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Carol Afegbai Admits To Shooting Student in 2013, Daughter reacts by deactivating her Instagram account (Video)

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Carol Afegbai, mother of Nollywood actress, Lilian Afegbai has admitted to shooting a UNIBEN in 2013 as accused amidst the #EndSARS protest.

Following the protest against police brutality and extrajudicial killings in the country, Lilian Afegbai’s mother was dragged across social media platforms for having hands in the death of one Ibrahim Momoh in 2013.

In defense of her mother’s name, the actress took to social media to debunk the claim with proofs stating otherwise of how an officer who committed atrocity is currently serving jail time.

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In a video that surfaced online, the retired CSP Afegbai, however, admitted to shooting the student in the leg late at night after he tried to attack the police team at the checkpoint. According to her, Momoh bled to death after he was taken back to the police station after being shot.

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Nigerian Dad knocks daughter for not joining #EndSARS protest

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Nigerian Dad knocks daughter for not joining #EndSARS protest

A Nigerian lady with Twitter handle @Eniola__F has shared screenshot of the chat between she and her father who lambasted her for not joining the ongoing protest against police brutality across the country.

The lady known as Eniola had taken a photo of herself at home and sent it to her dad via WhatsApp but instead of getting the usual appraisal, he criticized her over misplaced priorities.

She sent the photo which was taken by their car garage and told him to take a look at how beautiful she looks in the picture.

She wrote; “See your beautiful daughter.”

But her father who was unimpressed replied; “When others are doing #endsars.”

See their chat below:

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