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KWARA 2019: Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq shuts down Ilorin

It was a carnival of a sort,as the ancient city of Ilorin,Kwara state capital, was shut down for the better part of Thursday when the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)Alh Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq went on a road show to campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari,himself and other candidates of the party ahead of the fast approaching elections.

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Ben Murray Bruce: Though I’m a Radical, I Can’t Put a Dog or Bird in a Cage… I Can’t Put a Fish in a Fish Bowl

Senator Ben Murray Bruce tellsNduka Nwosu the story of his life, his family, politics, the men and women as well as the events that have helped to shape his worldview in the complex life of a politician and businessman

The Sun

Military-Civilian handover: Obasanjo, third, not first in Africa

I have over the years noticed with great embarrassment as a Nigerian a serious historical inaccuracy which our mass media continue to carry on the question of voluntary military handover of government to civilian government.

Daily Times

Gov Ishaku, Danladi, Alhassan absent as guber candidates sign peace accord in Taraba

Three major contenders in the March 2nd governorship election in Taraba State, incumbent Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Sani Abubakar Danladi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan of the United Democratic Party (UDP) were absent during a Peace Accord signed between the Police and the Gubernatorial Candidates in the State. This was observed by the Taraba State Commissioner of Police, CP. David Akinremi during the signing of the Peace Accord held yesterday at the Police Command Headquarters, Jalingo.

New Telegraph

Melaye moved to DSS’ medical facility –Police

The Nigeria Police yesterday, announced the transfer of Senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Mr. Dino Melaye, to a medical facility operated by the Department of State Services (DSS).

The Nation

Police relocate Melaye to DSS clinic

MASKED policemen yesterday stormed the Abuja hospital where detained Senator Dino Melaye was receiving treatment and took him away in a security vehicle.

Tribune

2019 : 61 Political Parties Rejects INEC Draft Election Guidelines

Ahead of the General elections starting from February 16, this year, 61 registered political parties have rejected draft guidelines for the Conduct of the polls released by the Independent Electoral Commission ‎, INEC, alleging that the new eight clauses were designed to ruin the elections.

Daily Trust

APC, PDP trade words as political thuggery takes toll in Sokoto

There is accusation and counter accusation between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the alarming rate of political thuggery in the state

 

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

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Shehu Sani Mocks FG Poverty Alleviation Scheme

Shehu Sani

Civil Rights activist and former Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, Shehu Sani has mocked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration plan to lift Nigerians out of poverty.

Recall that President Buhari administration has constantly reiterated plans to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.

Also Read: #EndSARS: Hoodlums vandalize Senator Gershom Bassey’s family house in Calabar

However, the last few days have seen Nigerians discover warehouses where COVID-19 palliatives are stored by state governments which have led to the raiding of the warehouses by Nigerians.

Reacting to the development, the former lawmaker described the move to be the consequence of Nigerians being tired of having to wait for 10 years to be lifted out of poverty.

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Nigerians React As Festus Keyamo Shades Youths Over #EndSARS Protests

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Festus Keyamo

Nigerians have expressed their distaste for the tweet posted by Festus Keyamo over the #EndSARS protests that has led to lives and property being destroyed by hoodlums.

The Minister of State, Labour & Employment took to his Twitter page on Friday morning to post a tweet that reads thus:

“This morning, I woke up and remembered the African proverb: WHAT AN OLD MAN CAN SEE SITTING DOWN, A YOUNG MAN CAN’T SEE EVEN IF HE CLIMBS THE HIGHEST IROKO TREE. Good morning, Lagos. Good morning, Nigeria.”

Read AlsoMinister Of Labour, Festus Keyamo Backs #EndSARSProtest

A Twitter user identified as Adesina Oluwafemi berates the SAN for being a part of bad governance. “Mr. Keyamo. I am astonished at your statement. I am equally as old as you are if not older and I feel the pain of this our youth. I even have classmates that I can’t boast of. All these is because of bad governance which u are a part of“, he wrote.

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Nigerians React As Army Says Videos Of Lekki Shooting Are Photoshopped, Fake

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Nigerians React To Defence Spokesperson's Statement That Videos Of Lekki Shooting Were Photoshopped

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Nigerians have reacted to the video of Nigeria’s defence spokesman, John Eneche, saying that the videos of the Lekki Tollgate shooting were photoshopped. In the video, he said it was analysed and the analyst concluded that they were all doctored.

His statement has generated reactions from Nigerians. Taking to Twitter, many Nigerian users on the micro-blogging platform have dismissed his statement as false because it is impossible to photoshop a live video on Instagram.

Read AlsoEnd SARS: Gen. John Enenche Reacts To Lekki Toll Gate Shootings

Information Nigeria recalls DJ Switch was hailed by Nigerians for her bravery as she waited at the scene of the incident to give everyone a live footage via her Instagram page.

A user identified as Tolani tweeted:

“Dear generation old Nigeria… you cannot photoshop Instagram live. Your ‘analyst’ has 419’d you sir.”

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