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Buhari arrives Daura ahead of Saturday’s governorship election

488fe-muhammadu-buhariPresident Buhari arrived his home town of Daura on Thursday ahead of the Governorship and State Assembly elections scheduled for Saturday.

He landed at the Daura Helipad in a Presidential Chopper marked NAF-541 at 6:50 p.m. in company with his aides and close family members.

The president was received by the Emir of Daura, Farouk Umar, his kinsmen, and hundreds of well-wishers. The president’s wife, Aisha Buhari, will also host a thanksgiving dinner for women and youth organisations in Daura.

Trending: VP Yemi Osinbajo denies reports he has resigned from the Buhari government

Image result for yemi osinbajoIt has been reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has denied rumors of him resigning from the Buhari government. He denied the reports on his Facebook page. He also reacted to claims that he was locked out of the security meeting President Buhari had with service chiefs and some Northern governors on Tuesday.

”Misleading/FAKE news is on the rise especially in this season when Nigerians will make a choice about who will govern them for the next four years.

I have not resigned!

I remain committed to the service of the Nigerian people under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

 

PRP endorses President Buhari for re-election

Related imageIt has been reported that the People’s Redemption Party (PRP) in Jigawa state has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for re-election. Daily Trust reports that the party adopted Buhari as its presidential candidate on Wednesday, February 20.

Ahmed Kaugama who is the PRP governorship candidate in Jigawa state spoke in Dutse where he said the party was comfortable with the policies of President Buhari. Kaugama who was represented by his running mate, Shamsuddeen Aujara, said the party has no presidential candidate which is why it endorsed President Buhari He however noted that his party’s support was only for the president but at state level, his party was firm and fully on ground in the governorship race. While some of the parties with no presidential candidate are adopting Buhari as their candidate, others are throwing their weight behind Atiku Abubakar. Recall that Social Democratic Party (SDP) earlier called on its members and other electorate to vote en masse on Saturday for its adopted presidential candidate, Atiku of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

A factional chairman of the party, Chief Supo Shonibare, made the call at a news briefing after the faction’s National Working Committee meeting on Wednesday, in Abuja. Shonibare urged the electorate across the country not to be deterred by the postponement of the election but to come out to vote for Abubakar, who would tackle “poverty, unemployment and undemocratic tenets.’’

He said that the adoption of Abubakar by the SDP as its candidate was in consonance with the agreement reached among the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) members, which SDP was part of.

Trending: No going back on N30,000 minimum wage- NLC insists

Image result for nigerian labour congressThe fight is real as Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) vowed not to go back on the already negotiated new minimum wage of N30,000. The labour unions position came after the Nigerian Governors Forum stated that paying 30,000 naira is not feasible in the face of the current economic situation.

The NLC in a statement said

“We hereby reiterate our directive to Nigerian workers to vote out any politician or political party that refuses to pay the new national minimum wage of N30,000 naira. We shall continue to consolidate our efforts to strengthen the existing platforms and structures to give teeth to our resolve to vote out anti-labour governors and politicians in the forthcoming 2019 general elections’’

The NLC also warned President Buhari to be wary of some governors who are bent on portraying him as an anti-worker President for selfish reasons. The union has however vowed to resist any state government that would attempt to frustrate the union’s efforts in putting smiles on the faces of the Nigerian workers.

“We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to speedily present to the National Assembly the bill on the National Minimum Wage for appropriate amendment and implementation” the statement read

Politics: How Politicians sponsored thugs to attack A P C woman leader at Acme Ikeja

South West APC Women Leader Kemi Nelson and the new Lagos State APC State Woman Leader supporters in free for all fight at the party state secretariat

Nelson’s Attack Dog, Ayo Alli- Balogun, attacked the new Lagos State Woman Leader, Hon Jumoke Okoya- Thomas and her P.A Alhaja Biodun.

Alhaja Biodun has been rushed to the nearest hospital as she has lost a lot of blood.

Upon resumption of her duties at Acme, the new woman leader has been harassed and insulted several times by this particular Nelson’s attack dog Miss Alli Balogun a well known escort; who has been passed around by most politicians, a well known Indian hemp smoker and a drug addict.

Mrs Okoya Thomas called for reinforcements from Lagos Island Nelson and her PA Alli Balogun are hiding in one of the toilets in ACME .

Daura Update: DSS debunks reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal Daura

DSS denies reports of finding N21bn in home of ex-DG Lawal DauraIt has been reported that the Department of State Services (DSS) has denied reports making the rounds that N21 billion was found in the home of the immediate past director general, Lawal Daura.

In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Tony Opuiyo, DSS said there is no iota of truth in the allegation that N21bn and unspecified number of permanent voters card and ammunitions were found in Daura’s houses in Katsina and Abuja. Read the statement below

“The attention of the Department of State Services has been drawn to the circulation of fake information and videos in which several items were said to have been recovered from the Katsina and Abuja homes of its immediate past Director General, Lawal Daura. These non-existent items include: N21bn cash, 400 assorted and sophisticated small arms and light weapons/rifles, and thousands of permanent voters card belonging to Niger Republic immigrants.

“In another video also in circulation, some persons believed to be personnel of a security outfit were seen forcing open safes stocked with money. The security operatives were described as executing a recovery operation at the Katsina home of the former DGSS.

“Consequently, the service wishes to inform the public that these videos are false and should be disregarded. So far, no such recovery operations have been undertaken by the EFCC or any other security agency at DSS’ office or residences of the former DG.

“There is no doubt that different interests have continued to give varied accounts of the incident of last week at the national assembly. It may, however, be recalled that the presidency had pledged to carry out a detailed investigation regarding the alleged national assembly siege.”

 

Daura’s appointment was terminated by acting president Yemi Osinbajo, following the invasion of the National Assembly by DSS officials last week Tuesday.

Saraki addresses world press conference today

Image result for senator bukola sarakiEmbattled Senate President Bukola Saraki will address a World Press Conference at the foyer of the National Assembly at noon on Wednesday, says Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity.

Olaniyonu did not indicate issues to be addressed at the conference in a statement he made available to newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday.

However, it is expected that the blockade of the NASS by the security operatives and the postponement of the emergency meeting of principal officers of both chambers might feature in his address.

Saraki had on Monday convened the emergency meeting for Tuesday but the NASS blockade by security operatives forced it to be postponed indefinitely.

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