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“Osinbajo Will Soon Be Asked To Wash Toilets, If He Doesn’t Resign” – Fani-Kayode

“Osinbajo Will Soon Be Asked To Wash Toilets, If He Doesn’t Resign” – Fani-Kayode

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Femi Fani-Kayode, a former minister of aviation on Thursday said that if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo doesn’t resign within six months, he would soon be asked to wash toilets. This reaction follows reports that Osinbajo has been stripped of some of his powers from some Federal Government agencies under his supervision. Although the former minister did not mention the vice president’s name, it is obvious that he was referring to him. In a tweet on Thursday, Fani Kayode accused Osinbajo of selling his soul, betraying his tribe, region and people. He tweeted:Quote “If the short man doesn’t resign within 6 months they will soon be sending him to wash toilets. You came in on the same ticket, u sold your soul, you betrayed your people, your tribe, your region, and your f
Underdevelopment In The South: Southern Leaders Should Be Blamed, Don’t Blame Northerners – FFK

Underdevelopment In The South: Southern Leaders Should Be Blamed, Don’t Blame Northerners – FFK

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A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, has given reasons the South should be blamed and not the North for underdevelopment. According to him, the South as a region is divided with weak and cowardly leaders who put the interest of the country before that of the region. The former Minister of Aviation further explained that the Northern leaders are united, courageous and strong and put the interests of the region before that of the country in general. In a tweet he shared on Tuesday morning via @realFFK, the politician wrote, “The problem of Nigeria is not the north: it is the south. “The north has strong, united and courageous leaders who put the northern interest before the Nigerian interest. “The south has weak, divided and cowar

Some PDP Govs Are Hypocrites, They Visit Buhari In Secrete – Wike

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P/Harcourt – Nyesom Wike, the Rivers State governor, appears to have blown the lid off the major opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying governors elected on the platform of the party were paying nocturnal visits to President Muhammadu Buhari. Wike, who was one of the first persons to congratulate Buhari on his victory at the tribunal, explained that he congratulated the president because it was better to offer public congratulations than visit the president at night. Wike said unlike some governors of the PDP who were visiting the president at night, he made his declaration public because it came from the heart. He spoke at the funeral service in honour of the late Madam Blessing Awuse, mother of Onha Sergeant Chidi Awuse, at the St Luke’s Anglican Church,
Magnus Abe’s Faction Rejects Rivers APC Caretaker Committee

Magnus Abe’s Faction Rejects Rivers APC Caretaker Committee

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There appears to be no peace in sight for the crisis-ridden All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers as the faction loyal to Senator Magnus Abe has rejected the caretaker committee recently empaneled by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) to broker peace in the state ahead of planned state, ward and local council polls in the state. In rejecting the committee headed by Abbott Ogbobula, Senator Abe noted that critical stakeholders that toiled and formed the party in Rivers were not consulted by the NWC, adding that the national chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole is pandering to the dictates of Chibuike Amaechi, Minister of Transport and therefore lacks the political will to address the crisis in River APC. In a nine-point communiqué it issued in Port Harcourt a
Buhari’s Tribunal Victory Is Reaffirmation Of The Mandate Given To Him By Nigerians – Ohanaeze Youths

Buhari’s Tribunal Victory Is Reaffirmation Of The Mandate Given To Him By Nigerians – Ohanaeze Youths

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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal as a reaffirmation of the mandate given to him by Nigerians on February 23rd, 2019. This was contained in a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, its President-General on Thursday. The group urged the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to accept the outcome of the petition, “even though he has the constitutional rights to appeal the decision of the Presidential tribunal at the Supreme Court.” He noted that the validation of President Buhari’s mandate “is the shortest route to have an Igbo man as President in 2023. “It’s historic that during 2003 Presidential campaign when the then General M
Buhari approved $5.3bn for construction of rail from Ibadan to Kano State – Ameachi Said

Buhari approved $5.3bn for construction of rail from Ibadan to Kano State – Ameachi Said

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The Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government has approved $5.3bn for construction of rail from Ibadan, Oyo State to Kano Amaechi made this known in Lagos at the 3rd Maritime Stakeholders’ Interactive Forum he hosted along with Saraki. Amaechi also said that the Minister of State for Transportation, Sen. Gbemisola Saraki would personally be in charge of all maritime agencies. He said that while Saraki was taking care of the maritime agencies, he would be focusing on the railway sector, NAN reports. Amaechi decried the delay in the take-off of the 195 million dollars maritime security contract awarded to an Israeli firm, HSLI. He said that the contractor had been coming up with excuses for the dela
JUST IN: Presidential tribunal upholds Buhari’s election, dismisses PDP petitions in its entirety

JUST IN: Presidential tribunal upholds Buhari’s election, dismisses PDP petitions in its entirety

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal, Wednesday, upheld the election of President Muhammadu Buhari as the actual winner of the February 23 presidential election. It also said it has come to an inevitable conclusion that the petitioners have not proved any of the grounds of the petition as known by law and consequently discarded the petition in its entirety. “And the petition is hereby dismissed in its entirety,” says the leading judge, Mohammed Garba. This development followed a petition dated March 18, by Atiku and PDP challenging the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that Buhari as the winner of the February 23, presidential election. Before the judgment, however, the tribunal took out time to rule on certain pending m
UPDATE: Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Trader-moni as vote buying

UPDATE: Tribunal dismisses Atiku’s claim on Trader-moni as vote buying

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The presidential election petition tribunal has dismissed a claim by Atiku Abubakar that the presidency induced voters before the election with its Trader-moni scheme. In his petition, Atiku had accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of inducing voters with Trader-moni. But the tribunal struck out this paragraph of the petition was for lacking in merit. It held that it cannot entertain how government officials spend public funds. The court dismissed an application by President Muhammadu Buhari asking it to strike out Atiku’s petition for being defective. It held that all the grounds of Atiku’s petition ”are valid and hereby subsist”. The tribunal said the petitioner has the right to present his petition to the court in line with the provisions of the Electoral
First Victory For Atiku As Presidential Tribunal Dismisses INEC’s Motion Against Atiku/Obi

First Victory For Atiku As Presidential Tribunal Dismisses INEC’s Motion Against Atiku/Obi

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The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting at the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday, has dismissed a preliminary objection by the Independent National Electoral Commission, seeking the striking out of the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress as winner of the February 23, presidential election. INEC’s motion dated May 15, was filed by its counsel, Yunus Usman SAN. Specifically, INEC contended that the non-joining of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as a party in the petition rendered the case incompetent and therefore liable to be dismissed. But in a lead judgment, Chairman of the 5-man PEPT, Justice Mohammed Garba held that the non-joinder of Osinba
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