Archive for January, 2019

Nigerians will never forgive Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroon – Adams Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday said Nigerians will never forgive former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ceding part of Cross River State to Cameroun.

Oshiomhole who was speaking during the Presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state on Wednesday, urged residents not to ever forget the hardship the former president put them through.

According to him, he (Obasanjo) would not go unpunished for selling Nigerians to slavery. The APC National Chairman said,

“I want to remind the people of Cross River that never ever can you forget a Nigerian leader in the person of former President Olusegun Obasanjo who ceded part of Cross River State to Cameroun because he was pursuing a Nobel Peace prize.

He handed over the Nigerian territory to a foreign country and reduced Nigerians to become refugees. We can never forgive him. Nigeria will never forgive him. There is no statesman in the modern world that would voluntarily cede part of his territory to a foreign country.

That crime committed by Olusegun Obasanjo if we are too weak to punish him, history will punish him because no leader gives away his household and sends them to slavery”.

Oshiomhole, therefore, urged the people of the Bayelsa to re-elect the president whom he believes will not only succeed in the fight against corruption but also give the oil-rich state a new lease of life.

Why NBC may sanction NTA, AIT, Channels TV, TVC to cover general election

2019 election: NBC sanctions NTA, AIT, Channels TV, TVC for allowing hate speeches by politicians

It has been reported that four major television stations in the country have been sanctioned by the National Broadcasting Commission, NBC for airing hate speech.

The television stations are: Nigerian Television Authority, NTA, African Independent Television, AIT, Channels TV and Television Continental, TVC. They were sanctioned for allowing hate speeches by politicians from both the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the main opposition People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to be aired on their networks.

According to the Director General of NBC, Malam Is’haq Modibbo Kawu during a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, he said letters to the affected organisations notifying them about the sanction were awaiting delivery in his office.

He said the four stations failed to shut out chieftains of both parties who wilfully engaged in hate speeches during their political campaigns.

He said, ‘’Broadcasters have huge responsibility of protecting and guiding our democracy; and we have a very huge responsibility of ensuring that we don’t promote violence or anything that can lead to it.

We have discovered that despite our repeated warnings some broadcast stations still allow politicians to let out hate speeches which are capable of throwing this country into crisis. We have prepared sanctions and the letters to this effect will be delivered to them soonest. These broadcast stations include NTA, AIT, Channels, TVC and some other radio stations.’’

Kawu said media houses must not allow themselves to be used by politicians.

Findings Revealed: Seats cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in France

Two seat cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in FranceIt has been reported that two seat cushions have been found washed up on a beach in north west France and investigators believe the seats are from the missing plane carrying Cardiff City footballer Emiliano Sala which disappeared over the English Channel.

Search crews have been scouring the sea around the Channel Islands since the Piper Malibu being flown by pilot Dave Ibbotson disappeared on Monday, January 21.

The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said today:

On the morning of Monday 28 January, we were advised by the French safety investigation authority, that part of a seat cushion had been found on a beach near Surainville on the Cotentin Peninsula.

A second cushion was found in the same area later that day. From a preliminary examination we have concluded that it is likely that the cushions are from the missing aircraft.Two seat cushions likely to be from the missing plane carrying Emiliano Sala are found washed up on a beach in France

Trending : Dogara quits A P C

Image result for Yakubu DogaraTrending news has it that the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has officially announced his defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.

Speaker Dogara who returned to PDP in September 2018,  officially informed his colleagues that he has joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during plenary on Tuesday January 29th. He however did not give reasons for his defection.

He also announced the defection of two other APC members of the House to the PDP.

LAGOS DEPUTY SPEAKER SANNI ESHINLOKUN SET TO RUN FOR SECOND TERM AT LAGOS ASSEMBLY

Buhari suspends Onnoghen, swears in Mohammed as acting CJN

Image may contain: 1 person, suitIt has been reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial at the Code of Condcut Tribunal.

President Buhari announced the suspension at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja today.

He said the suspension followed the order of the CCT directing him to suspend Onnoghen, pending the completion of his trial.

The President has swore in Justice Ibrahim Tanko Mohammed as the acting CJN. Mohammed who hails from Bauchi state is the most senior justice of the Supreme Court.

Photos: Victor Moses unveils as Fenerbahce player today

Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Nigerian footballer, Victor Moses has been unveiled by Fenerbahce after joining the Turkish club from Chelsea on loan until the end of the 2019/20 season.

The 28-year-old winger was a regular starter under Antonio Conte in 2016/17 but fell out of favour with current Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri who allowed him to go on loan to Fenerbahce after his permanent move to China collapsed.

More photos below: Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)Victor Moses joins Fenerbahce on loan until the end of season (Photos)

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