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What AU Should Do To South Africa For Killing Nigerians – Atiku

What AU Should Do To South Africa For Killing Nigerians – Atiku

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Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has called for drastic measures to be taken over Xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in South Africa. The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, called on the African Union, AU, to take urgent steps against Xenophobic attacks and bring an end to bloodletting of Nigerians Atiku on his verified Twitter page wrote: “The attacks and killings has since stirred reactions from well meaning Nigerians calling on government to take drastic measures against South African government. “Reported attacks against Nigerians in South Africa is unacceptable and stands condemned. “Urgent steps need to be taken with the SA authorities and the African Union to bring an end to this ill wind that can only end up destroying the fabric
INSECURITY: Igbos exploiting herdsmen attacks to kidnap, kill in South-East – Ohanaeze President, Nwodo

INSECURITY: Igbos exploiting herdsmen attacks to kidnap, kill in South-East – Ohanaeze President, Nwodo

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The President of the apex Igbo socio-cyltural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nnia Nwodo, has said some Igbo were taking advantage of attacks by herdsmen in the region to kidnap and murder their fellow kinsmen. Nwodo made the claim while lamenting that the South East has witnessed very unusual level of insecurity. In a statement he signed and issued yesterday, the Ohanaeze President General also alleged that local traditional rulers and vigilantes are abetting killers in the region. Nwodo, however, commended security personnel in the region, while calling on traditional rulers to complement the efforts to keep southern part of the country secured by handing over killers and kidnappers in their communities to relevant authorities. The statement reads: “Assassinations, kidnappi
What Coalition of 2019 presidential candidates told Buhari, Lawan Over Sowere’s arrest

What Coalition of 2019 presidential candidates told Buhari, Lawan Over Sowere’s arrest

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The Coalition of former 2019 Nigerian Presidential aspirants and candidates have written President Muhammadu Buhari over the arrest and detention of Omoyele Sowore. A copy of the letter entitled, ‘The illegal arrest of Sowore’ was also sent to the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan. DAILY POST had earlier reported that Sowore, the presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, AAC in the February 2019 election, had called for a nationwide staging of protests against what he described as a bad governance. The protest he tagged #RevolutionNow was planned to take place on Monday, August 5. However his arrest by personnel of Department of State Services, DSS, was announced in the early hours of Saturday. The Coalition, in a statement signed by Dr. SKC
UK Too Slow On Diezani’s Case, No Kobo Recovered From Her $2.4bn Loot – EFCC

UK Too Slow On Diezani’s Case, No Kobo Recovered From Her $2.4bn Loot – EFCC

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Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), has accused the UK authorities of being too slow with the prosecution of Diezani Alison-Madueke, former minister of petroleum. Speaking on Wednesday while receiving a team of International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) at the commission’s headquarters in Abuja, Magu said the case has festered for the past four years with no positive result. He said no kobo had been recovered from the $2.4 billion allegedly frittered away by the ex-minister. “There is the case of Diezani which has been going on for over four years and the amount involved is about $2.4 billion and no kobo has been recovered from overseas,” he said. “Though we have not been able to arrest some of these fl
BREAKING: Lawan emerges Senate President of 9th National Assembly

BREAKING: Lawan emerges Senate President of 9th National Assembly

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Senator Ahmed Ibrahim Lawal, Tuesday was declared winner of the election to the office of the Senate President of the 9th National Assembly. This follows a hitch-free election on Tuesday at the inauguration of the 9th National Assembly. The election which was presided by Chief Mohammed Ataba-Omolori saw the Yobe Senator scoring 79 votes after ballots sorting. Lawan has now taken the oath of office. Details shortly…
Buhari’s Victory: Duke Blast INEC, Describes Action As Shameful

Buhari’s Victory: Duke Blast INEC, Describes Action As Shameful

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The Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Mr Donald Duke has described the presidential polls conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on February 23rd 2019 as shameful. Reacting to the declaration of President Mohammadu Buhari as the winner of the election, Mr Duke said he had earlier complained about the attitude of INEC. He said the real failure is INEC for running an old system of electioneering in the 21st century. Shameful. In a text message to DAILY POST in Calabar on Wednesday, Mr Duke who was the former governor of Cross River State said, “In my letter to Prof. Yakubu, I stated that the postponement a few hours to the commencement of voting makes the outcome of the process contaminated. And this remains so”. The Pre
Elections observers demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

Elections observers demands explanation for 1m cancelled votes

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The Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, an elections observer group, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to provide clarification on why over one million votes were cancelled in the presidential and national assembly elections. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, on Tuesday declared President Muhammadu Buhari winner of Saturday’s presidential election with 15,191,847 votes. However, in its fourth interim statement which assessed the credibility and fairness of the electoral process, the Situation Room said: “There is a lack of clarity in the rationale for cancellation of polls. We have recorded 1,084,358 cancelled votes across 1175 polling units in 18 States. The pattern of this cancellation requires some close interrogation to show fairness and objec
How revolution can save Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

How revolution can save Nigeria – Nnamdi Kanu

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Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu on Tuesday said Nigerians should carry out a revolution. He made the call while faulting the Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary elections across the country. Kanu said the alleged rigging and killings witnessed during the elections was an indication that the ballot box was not designed to respect the will of Nigeria, adding that only a revolution can save Nigerians. In a tweet, the IPOB leader declared thus: “Nigeria was not designed and We’ve witnessed yet another fraudulent election in Nigeria marred by killings and riggings. “#Nigeria is not designed to respect the will of the people through the ballot box. “Only a revolution will save the people. Those opposed to our stance can now see how right
JUST IN: UN, AU, ECOWAS advice Buhari, Atiku what to do

JUST IN: UN, AU, ECOWAS advice Buhari, Atiku what to do

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The United Nations, African Union (AU) and ECOWAS have urged political parties to exercise restraint as the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announces results of the presidential and National Assembly elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that in a statement by the international bodies made available on Tuesday by the ECOWAS Commission, they also urged candidates to continue to exercise patience for the complete results. “The attention of the ECOWAS, AU and the UN has been drawn to the rejection of the results of the presidential election of Feb.23, 2019 by one of the participating political parties, even as they are still in the process of being released. “ECOWAS, AU and the UN call on all candidates, political parties and indeed all Nigerians
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