2019: Buhari Reacts As South East Leaders Endorse Atiku

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the split within the Ohanaeze Ndigbo socio-cultural group over the endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, did not surprise him.

Speaking at a meeting with a select group of South-East leaders on Friday, Buhari said the moment the resolution was announced, he got calls from well-meaning leaders from the region asking him to disregard it as it was without any substance.

“From that moment, I knew that the resolution would not stand, and alas, there it was,” he said.

Buhari also stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC), got it right from the very beginning, that the major problems facing the country were mainly on security, corruption and the economy.

“We have done so much. Given the chance, we will do more. Given every chance, we will tell Nigerians where we were in 2015 and what we have achieved up to now.

“We will not get tired of speaking about the golden opportunity Nigeria lost during 16 years of the PDP. We earned money, which we didn’t use.

“The state of infrastructure we inherited was terrible – no roads, the railway was killed and power. They lacked conscience because anybody with conscience will not do what they did. We will report them to Nigerians. Let anybody lead this country but not the PDP. They were so reckless with the resources of the country.

“If you ruin the economy, send your children abroad to get education, won’t they come back? I said it 30 years ago that this is the only country we have. We must stay here and salvage it together,” he added.

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Just In: Comedian I Go Dye Penned Down Thought-provoking Letter To Buhari

Popular comedian IGoDye took to his Instagram page to write an open letter to the president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. According to him, he is acting in his capacity as the ambassador of a movement called Make a Difference Against Corruption Today (MADACT). The MADACT ambassador took to posing some questions to the number one citizen of the country. These questions revolved around embezzlement, poor medical amenities, unemployment, hunger and so on.

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In what was a constructive criticism, IGoDye hoped to prod the seat of the government in a societal redress that will be of benefit to the people of Nigeria. THERE IS HUNGER IN NIGERIA DON’T LET ANYONE DECEIVE YOU . Your Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari As madact Ambassador on make A Difference Against Corruption Today, it has expanded my passion to speak.It saddens my heart that after 58 years all sectors of our social and economic lives has been plunged in failure. Over the years,millions of graduates continue to wade through trying times,while youths with creative artistry,artisans and our young women have been denied the true values of nationhood,self esteem has been destroyed,many weep and sleep on a daily basis without a meal

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Sir,

The funds recovered from looters in the past fews years of your government is 739 billion Naira, Abacha recovered returned loot is 322,000,000 dollars equivalent of 112billion naira Totalling 851 billion naira. why was the Abacha returned loots shared? Who are the beneficiaries? Why wasn’t the returned and recovered loots used to finance some of the basic social problems like electricity, repairing our refineries and creating jobs for our youths, build a world class hospital that can reduce the travelling expenses of Nigerians travelling abroad for medical treatment?

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Sir, if our hospitals were well equipped, you won’t be involved in foreign trips for medical check ups. When you eventual leave office, which hospital would be standard enough to offer you this services and to other Nigerians? Who are the looters that returned the said amount ? How come they are not facing criminal charges or being jailed? How come politicians alleged with 232 billion naira cases of corruption are working for your re-election?

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Is it Only those that are with you, that are the presumed saints? Your Excellency, our budgets for the last 3 years of your government 2016 (6.07 trillion),2017 (7.298trillion, )2018 ( 9.12 trillion) Total 22.488 trillion naira, yet we do not have access to ordinary clean water,with escalated hunger in the land. In 2015, Nigerian was ranked 3rd among the poorest nations index but today in 2018, Nigeria is now ranked number number 1 people living in poverty in world overtaking India.That is why Nigerians are complaining.

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Many Nigerians have taken to commenting on IGoDye’s post. Some thanked him for the bold step he took, others urged him to do better and further make the voice of the people be heard.

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Buhari’s Most Powerful Minister Speaks On Defecting To PDP

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has vowed to never return to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for whatever reason.

The former Rivers State governor dumped the PDP in November 2013 after months of a power tussle between him and the party’s leadership. He defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with four other state governors to boost the chances of the then-opposition party for the 2015 general elections.

During an interview on Arise News Television on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Amaechi said he’ll never return to his former party.

“I’m no longer in PDP. People should leave me alone now, I don’t want to go back to PDP. I’ll never return to PDP. Mark my words. I remain in APC,” he vowed.

Despite the minister’s apparently strong commitment to the ruling party, it’s not rare to see Nigerian politicians walk back on their words to jump parties. In fact, seven months before he dumped the PDP, Amaechi had vowed he would not jump ship.

“I am still in the PDP. I am a member of the PDP. PDP is the only national party in the country for now. Why will one want to leave a national party and go to another party?” he said in April 2013.

In August 2018, Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, and former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, both dumped the APC for a return to the PDP. They were two of the governors that dumped the PDP at the same time as Amaechi in 2013.

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Federal High Court Delivers Judgement On The Sack Of President Buhari As Minister Of Petroleum Resources

The Federal High Court in Abuja, has held that President Muhammadu Buhari has not violated the 1999 Constitution (as amended), by mere proclaiming himself as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

The court delivered judgment in suit no. ABJ/CS/1005/2017, filed by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, to determine the constitutional qualification of the President of Nigeria, also holding office as the Minister of Petroleum Resources.

Justice Mohammed in deciding that there was no violation of section 138 of the Constitution, held that: “The phrase ‘hold’ as contained in S. 138, meant to preside, act, to possess, occupy, or conduct, the actual day to day running of the Office.

“That merely proclaiming/announcing that he (the President) was the Minister for Petroleum, was not enough to conclude that he holds the Office of Minister.

“That if the President had not appointed anybody to see to the day to day running of the Office, i.e. Ibe Kachikwu, the court’s decision would have been different.”

The court held further that: “Unless it can be shown that the President is directly conducting, directing, occupying the office of the Petroleum Minister, then, it can be said that the President actually holds the Office of the Petroleum Minister.

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President Buhari May Not Hand Over Power After Massive Defeat In 2019, May Not Emulate Goodluck Jonathan

Emerging report reaching Post-Nigeria, on Thursday, suggests that it will be a very difficult task for the All Progressives Congress, APC, to hand over power to any opposition party, in the event that President Muhammadu Buhari loses the 2019 general elections.

Recall, that in the 2015 Presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which was then the ruling party, lost to the All Progressives Congress; and the Candidate of the PDP, Goodluck Jonathan, conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari, the APC Candidate, even before the official results were announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, making the PDP Candidate a democratic political hero in Africa.

Nonetheless, Political Analysts are of the opinion that such display of political maturity should not be expected from the now ruling APC, in the 2019 Presidential election.

Some Analysts have argued that with the events that have unfolded from the APC primaries, with pure signs of desperation displayed by the APC Politicians, it will be the most difficult thing to expect the APC, to easily hand over power to any opposition party, especially at the Presidential level.

Also, with the events that occurred in Ekiti State, and most especially the Osun State Governorship election, which was clearly won by the PDP, allegedly, but the APC doing everything possible, including cancelling of the election results, just to secure victory by whatever means for its Candidate, it might really be impossible to expect otherwise during the 2019 general elections.

However, where this will land Nigeria as a nation in the eyes of international watchers, is still what nobody knows for now.

One of the Analysts said: “It will be the most difficult thing to expect the rather desperate APC to hand over power to the PDP, in the 2019 general elections. This will not be a case of Goodluck Jonathan, where he called Muhammadu Buhari to congratulate him, and damned whatever any of his party Chiefs would say or think of his action. Do not expect such act of political maturity from this APC. They will do anything to hold on to power. We are already hearing of all sorts of alleged desperate moves to buy votes from poor Nigerians, with monies that are supposed to be due to them, and even more. What can you say or expect of such a set of people?

“It is no longer about the betterment of the Nigerian people, it is all about holding on to power by whatever means necessary. If the APC can fight and disgrace themselves in public, the way they are doing right now, what do you seriously think they would do to the opposition?

“And I must quickly add this; I do not think it is about President Buhari wanting to hold on to power, because in my opinion, I do not believe Buhari even wanted to run for this election. I believe he was forced to run, because he is the only Candidate the APC could sell with their integrity message, which is even backfiring at the moment. So, even if he wants to concede defeat, those other desperate Politicians around him that have a whole lot to lose, should the opposition take over power, will not let him concede defeat to any opposition.”

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Buhari, The Enitire APC Jittery Over Atiku’s Acceptance In S/East, Other Zones

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the spontaneous and overwhelming acceptance accorded its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the South East is a manifestation of the trajectory that awaits him in all the geo-political zones across the country.

The opposition party said the acceptance demonstrated the settled resolve of Nigerians across board to vote out the President Muhammadu Buhari administration because for what it described as its manifest failures in governance.

A statement on Thursday by the spokesman for the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the PDP was aware of how the acceptance of its candidate has sent jitters to the APC and President Buhari, adding that it has having belied claims that Mr President and the APC were making inroads into the Southeast.

The statement said, “With the assemblage of all leaders of note in every sector from all the five states of the Southeast receiving our candidate, it is settled that President Buhari and the APC do not have any support in the zone.
“This acceptance could not have been less significant because the Buhari-led APC administration has no achievement, of any sort, in the entire zone.

“The PDP commends the people of the Southeast and Nigerians in general for their courage in collectively resolving to rally with Atiku and our other candidates to rescue our nation from shackles of the Buhari administration and return her to the path of good governance, national cohesion and economic prosperity”.

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EXPOSED!!! Full List Of The Names Of All The APC 2019 Aspirants Who Allegedly Bribed Adams Oshiomhole And The Amounts

A former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Timi Frank, has accused the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, of allegedly collecting over $50 million, from different Aspirants and Candidates, during the last primaries of the party.

Frank said that a large percentage of the money was paid to Oshiomhloe through proxies from Imo, Zamfara, Adamawa, and Ogun States, among others.

Post-Nigeria recalls, that the Department of State Security Services, DSS, had interrogated Oshiomhole, over allegations of bribery and corruption.

In a statement signed in Abuja, on Thursday, the former APC Spokesman, threatened to publish the names and amounts paid to lobby the National Chairman to clear Aspirants and substitute the names of duly elected Candidates, with those that failed.

However, dismissing the allegations as unfounded, Oshiomhole described Frank as an unstable character, not deserving of attention.

Speaking through his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, he challenged Frank to publish the names of the alleged bribe givers, or face legal action.

“He is a political jobber looking for cheap popularity. How on earth would people of questionable character like Frank, be questioning the integrity of the National Chairman? I challenge him to publish the names of those that gave the alleged bribe, or we will not hesitate to institute a legal action against him.”

Frank alleged that the DSS had presented its report and findings against Oshiomhole to President Muhammadu Buhari, but that the President is still in a dilemma on what to do.

He said: “I dare say that this singular act of refusing to order the prosecution of Oshiomhole, over sundry acts of bribery and corruption he committed as contained in the DSS report, President Buhari has shown that his APC-led administration, is a stinking house of corruption.”

Frank, however, called on the President to act on the recommendations of the DSS, by ordering Oshiomhole’s sacking and prosecution, if his government is actually fighting corruption or the opposition.

“We are in the know that President Muhammadu Buhari has received the DSS report on Adams Oshiomhole, and Nigerians are patiently waiting for the action or inaction of his government, because this is an administration that has claimed fighting corruption as an achievement.

“In the history of party administration in Nigeria, no party Chairman has been accused of collecting the jaw-breaking amount of money allegedly collected within a short period in Office, like Comrade Oshiomhole has allegedly done.

“Instead of Oshiomhole to clear his name, he has taken to diversionary path, asking the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, to resign. Nigerians are not gullible. We shall wait to see how the acclaimed anti-corruption regime will act on this particular issue.

“This same Oshiomhole has been attacking the Senate President, calling on him to resign on moral grounds. Can Oshiomhole now step aside while the investigation into his financial malfeasance is ongoing, to justify his much talked about morality”, Frank asked.

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‘Bribery’ No Longer A Crime In Nigeria, As Buhari Labels ‘Corrupt’ Ganduje ‘A Responble Man’

President Muhammadu Buhari has publicly spoken about Abdullahi Umar Ganduje for the first time since the Kano State governor was accused of pocketing $5 million in kickbacks from contractors.

Buhari praised Ganduje for being a “very responsible” person because he continued and completed projects started by his predecessor Rabiu Kwankwaso.

Buhari made the comments in France where he attended Paris Peace Forum.

“I compliment the governor for doing so much,” Buhari said.

“He invited me, I went to Kano, the good projects started by Kwankwaso in education and healthcare, which is (where) a lot of emphasis should be made for ordinary Nigerians, the majority, poor Nigerians, Ganduje completed them.

“If it were another person, he could have left them to show them this is the project he started, he diverted the balance to go and contest for presidency, instead of completing it.

“But he completed the project per specification, and Kano ordinary people are enjoying the benefit.

“I think that is very responsible of him,” Buhari said.

The president said nothing of the bribery allegations against Ganduje. Daily Nigerian has published several videos showing the Kano governor pocketing dollar bribes.

Ibrahim Magu who heads Buhari’s anti-corruption drive recently refused to comment on the allegations but chose to respond to questions regarding the extradition of former petroleum minister Diezani Allison-Madueke who served under Buhari’s rival Goodluck Jonathan.

Police in Kano have threatened “fury” against anyone who protests against Governor Ganduje.

A court also ordered Kano lawmakers not to investigate the governor who denied wrongdoing stating that the videos were “cloned”. Daily Nigerian said experts from the BBC verified. Its editor also testified before Kano lawmakers regarding the authenticity of the videos. But Ganduje failed to show up to defend himself at the parliament.

Ganduje said the allegations were cooked to make him, President Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) lose votes in next year’s general election.

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Buhari, Ambode, Please Forgive Me – Controversial Nollywood Actor, Aremu Afolayan Apologizes Publicly

Actor, Aremu Afolayan has apologised to President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others for the harsh words used while venting about his experience with immigration officials at the Murtala Mohammed Airport. The younger brother to Kunle Afolayan could not hide his frustration some days ago as he took to social media to shared a video expressing his frustration in the hands of immigration officials.

 

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The video which went viral had Aremu lashing out at President Muhammadu Buhari, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and others. Check out his instagram post:

 

“I want to say a big thank you to most Nigerians for understanding that there was a need to have “ranted” the way I did. It’s actually for the betterment of the country. I met some wonderful and intelligent immigration officers today, THE MEN WITH INTEGRITY,May God bless you for standing for the truth and thanks For Educating me on some things I dnt even no since my existence as a Nigerian (Mr agbo). And I also spoke with the overall Oga of the IMMIGRATION thank you very much sir. To all the sweet beautiful and intelligent lady officers of the immigration of Nigeria also. My gratitude goes to the Vice President of Nigeria 🇳🇬 His Excellency Mr Oshibajo for putting a call through, by Mrs Jumoke….. your efforts are highly appreciated Sir and Mrs Jumoke God bless your entire family ma.

 

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I want to say a big thank you to most Nigerians for understanding that there was a need to have “ranted” the way I did. It’s actually for the betterment of the country. I met some wonderful and intelligent immigration officers today, THE MEN WITH INTEGRITY,May God bless you for standing for the truth and thanks For Educating me on some things I dnt even no since my existence as a Nigerian (Mr agbo). And I also spoke with the overall Oga of the IMMIGRATION thank you very much sir. To all the sweet beautiful and intelligent lady officers of the immigration of Nigeria also. My GRATITUDE goes to the VICE PRESIDENT of Nigeria 🇳🇬 HIS EXCELLENCY MR OSHIBAJO for putting a call through, by MRS JUMOKE….. your efforts is highly appreciated SIR AND FOR MRS JUMOKE God bless your entire family ma. This is for the entire security officers of the NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, for having me in their office today and speaking to me like a true NIGERIAN, God bless the head of your office and God bless you Mr hammed sir. And I wanna say a big thank you to the FRENCH CONSULATE FOR THEIR SUPPORT TOO AND TO THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE, THANKS FOR COMING IN AT THE SAME TIME TO MAKE EVERYTHING SEEMS COOL AND CLEAR. WANNA SAY SORRY FOR MY COMMENTS ON YOUR AIRLINE AND THE GREAT ETHIOPIA 🇪🇹 COUNTRY. A BIG SORRY THE CHIEF OF ARMED FORCES OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY AND ANOTHER BIG I AM SORRY TO THE GOVERNOR OF LAGOS STATE HIS EXCELLENCY MR AKINWUNMI AMBODE AND HIS ENTIRE FAMILY. I AM SORRY TO MY FANS BOTH HOME AND ABROAD TO MY MOTHER AND MY CHILD AND TO ALL MY FRNDS, FOR ALL THE HASH WORDS I USE WHILE LETTING MY INTENTIONS KNOWN. THANK YOU TO AMERICA,UNITED KINGDOM,UNITED ARAB EMIRATES,EUROPE and OTHER AFRICAN COUNTRY FOR BEEING IN SUPPORT OF THE NIGERIAN ABROAD UNITED WE ALL STAND AS A WORLD 🌎 ONE LOVE NIGERIA 🇳🇬 #AMERICA #AMERICANS #unitedkindom #CNN #unitedarabemirates #UNITEDAFRICANS #AFRICA #nigeria @akinwunmiambode @muhammadubuhari @faan_official @nigeriaimmigrationservice @cnnafrica @cnnnigeria @tyrese

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This is for the entire security officers of the NIGERIAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, for having me in their office today and speaking to me like a true NIGERIAN, God bless the head of your office and God bless you Mr hammed sir. And I wanna say a big thank you to the French Consulate for their support too.  And to the Ethiopian Airline, thanks for coming in at the same time to make everything seems cool and clear. wanna say sorry for my comments on your airline and the great Ethiopia 🇪🇹 country.
A big sorry to the Chief Of Armed Forces Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari and his entire family And another big “I Am Sorry” to the Governor Of Lagos State, His Excellency Mr Akinwunmi Ambode and his Entire Family. I am sorry to my fans both home and abroad, to my mother and my child and to all my frnds, for all the hash words I used while letting my intentions known.

 

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Thank you to America, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates, Europe and other African countries for being in support of Nigerian abroads.  United we all stand as a world 🌎 one love Nigeria 🇳🇬 “.

 

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HELP, HELP, HELP !!! President Buhari, APC, To ‘End/Destroy’ The Entire PDP Before The 2019 General Elections – World Leaders Alerted!!!

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has raised an alarm, over an alleged plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to cripple the opposition party financially, before the 2019 general elections.

This was made known by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Wednesday.

The statement reads in full:

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, alerts of moves by the Muhammadu Buhari Presidency and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to procure frivolous court orders from compromised Judicial Officers, to garnishee accounts belonging to PDP and critical Stakeholders, perceived to be against the President’s re-election bid.

The PDP is already aware of how instructions have been given to certain Agencies of government, to trail and throw up fabrications, in order to create an impression of financial infractions around the said accounts.

Already, accounts belonging to critical Stakeholders are being frisked, with a view to have them liquidated, ahead of the general elections.

It is clear that the only reason for this, is to ensure that our party and Candidates are deprived of access to funds for campaigns, but the APC and the Buhari Presidency fail to realise that the 2019 election is now a battle between them and Nigerians, who are the bastion of the PDP.

Nigerians have since taken over the saddle for the quest to rid the nation of this incompetent, vicious, and vengeful administration, for which they are now freely making contributions and sacrifices. They have collectively resolved to vote out President Buhari, and not even the APC’s on-going vote-buying strategy and intimidation, can scuttle that resolve.

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