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Babangida defends Buhari

Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida yesterday  rose in defence of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the genuineness  of his secondary school  certificate. Gen. Babangida warned that  any attempt to politicise the military would not be in  the nation’s interest.  “It is a very dangerous thing to do,” he told The Nation…

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Over N74.4tr stolen by public officials in 25 years’

Nigerian public officials have stolen more than N74.4tr in the last 25 years, the Co-Chairman, Nigeria Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessment Secretariat, Sam Onyeka, has disclosed. Onyeka said until 1990, issues of money laundering were associated principally with drug trafficking. He said although efforts were ongoing to recover parts of the stolen…

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Outrage spreads over calls to shift elections

Influential northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); the umbrella body of northern elders, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Apex Igbo socio-cultural oraganisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have condemned the call in some quarters for the postponement of the 2015 general election scheduled for next month. The two bodies believe that postponing the election would…

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PDP behind anti-Jonathan protests –APC scribe

The National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, yesterday said orchestrated attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in some parts of the North were part of a plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to frustrate the conduct of the general election in February. He also accused the National Security Adviser…

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Postponement call meant to cause disaffection

The Buhari Support Organisation, the umbrella body of over 300 voluntary organisation working for the election of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, said yesterday that the suggestion by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, that the forthcoming general election should be postponed was intended to overheat the polity and cause disaffection among Nigerians. The organisation also…

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Mbu promises to reply APC at appropriate time

Mr Joseph Mbu, the outgoing Assistant Inspector General of Police for  Zone 7, yesterday promised to respond to allegations by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he was deployed to Zone 2 for a political hatchet job, at the appropriate time. Mbu made the remark in Abuja while reacting to questions during an interaction with…

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Five injured, 10 vehicles vandalized as PDP thugs attacks Ambode’s campaign team

Pandemonium broke out  yesterday in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, when  supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Lagos West, Mr Segun Adewale allegedly attacked members of an independent campaign team of All Progressives’ Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. No fewer than ten vehicles were said to…

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APC rejects Jonathan administration’s call to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC), the Buhari Campaign Council, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governors Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) and Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto) all said no to any postponement. While Fashola and Wamako spoke at campaign rallies in their states, the others responded in separate statements. In a statement in Abuja  by its National Publicity…

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NSA Dasuki under attack over elections shift call

National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were under attack yesterday for proposing a shift of the February 14 and 18 elections. Col. Dasuki, said at the Chatham House in London that there was nothing wrong if the polls are shifted to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission…