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22 Oct 2018

APC Vs PDP: Balarabe Musa Issues Strong Warning To Nigerians Come 2019

A former governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa, on Monday urged Nigerians not to gamble with the idea of returning the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) to power in 2019.

Mr Musa told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on telephone from Kaduna that the country would be worse off if the main opposition party was allowed to come back.

He said the PDP had ruled the country for 16years before 2015 and all they brought to Nigerians was misery and underdevelopment.

Mr Musa said that the opposition party almost completely ruined the economy with massive corruption and plunder while in power.
The governor said though all was not well with the country under the present All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government, Nigerians should never risk having any hope in the PDP to make things better.

Mr Musa said that the PDP lacked the moral right to ask for a return to power, and a credible alternative was needed to turn things around in the country.

“I do not understand the hype about PDP returning to power. I just do not understand. Return to do what? The party that created many problems for 16 years while they were in power? No way!

“Things are not too good at the country at the moment, but I think the country would be worse if the PDP is allowed to return. We saw what they did for 16years and they will definitely mess things up further.

“Nigerians should not trust the PDP with power. We will be disappointed.What we need in the country right now is a credible alternative that would deliver good governance and respond to our needs,” he said.

Mr Musa said that money had over the years influenced Nigerian politics, resulting in the emergence of unpopular leaders.

The former governor said Nigerians must be prepared to change the narrative by voting according to their conscience in 2019 and beyond.

He said the country was currently faced with a number security and economic challenges, among others, calling for government’s creative intervention to address.

Mr Musa suggested the economic restructuring of the country to bring back privatised public corporations to government control for provision of more efficient services to the people.

The former governor said the economy was being controlled by the private sector which was ripping off the people with poor service delivery.

(NAN)

After 35 Years In Power, 85-Year-Old Paul Biya Wins Seventh Term As Cameroon's President

Paul Biya has won his seventh term as President of Cameroon.

The 85-year-old politician emerged winner of the poll on Monday after he won 71.3 per cent of votes, according to official results.

There were calls by the opposition last week for a re-run of the election, but the Constitutional Council rejected the move.

Major cities were under heavy security on Sunday to ward off any attempt to protest the eventual declaration of the results.

Biya has been in power for more than 35 years.

Nigerians In Shock As This Picture Of Atiku And Tinubu Surfaces

Is APC PDP?? Or has Nigerian politics become friendly?? This picture of Tinubu doing this with Atiku has got many questions rising. Will 2019 answer these questions or are we just deceiving ourselves?

See the controversial picture below and some comments:






Only PVCs can help us now

GCFR! Nigerians Hail Fayose As He Moves His Stomach Infrastructure To Inmates In Custody

Love him or hate it, there's just something about Ayodele Fayose that you can't help but like!

See what Nigerians have been saying about the gesture he maid towards other inmates in EFCC custody. Serving food, paying bails for those who couldn't afford it and even promising some legal counsel for those who cannot afford it.

Read some comments from Twitter below:

Drama As Thousands Of APC Members March In Protest Against Oshiomole

Many All Progressives Congress supporters have marched in their numbers protesting against party chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.

Thousands of All Progressives Congress (APC) faithful in Imo State on Monday took to the street to protest the substitution of candidates who won the primary election by the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomole, according to a report by TheNation.

It was gathered that the protest was led by APC leaders who knocked Oshiomole for “introducing impunity” in the party.

According to the protesters who displayed various placards such as, “Oshiomole should respect the will of the people”, ‘we say no to substitution of candidates’.
‘Oshiomole is killing APC’, ‘President Buhari, save our party from Oshiomole’, ‘We insist on the result of October 6 Primary’, among others, accused the party Chairman of turning the party’s ticket into “cash and carry” affair.

Some of the candidates allegedly substituted by Oshiomole were Hon Kingsley Uju (Ohaji-Egbema-Oguta- Oru West Fed Constituency), Paschal Obi (Ideato South and Ideato North Fed Constituency) and Prof. Nnamdi Obiareri (Imo North Senatorial Zone).

Vehicular and human movements were crippled on major streets in Owerri, the state capital.

The Secretary General of the Southeast for Buhari Group, Prince Charles Amadi, stated that Oshiomole’s actions are capable of destroying the chances of the APC in Imo State and in the Southeast.

According to him, the plot to substitute the names of candidates that won the primary elections is tantamount to destroying the party.

He urged President Buhari to prevail on Oshiomole and other members of the National Working Committee of the party to adhere to the tenets of internal democracy for which the party is known by implementing the outcome of the Ibrahim Agbabiaka led Primary election without any compromise.

Another member of the Buhari’s support group and  former Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Ugochi Nnanna Okoro, stated that the National Chairman has introduced similar impunity that led to the crash of the People”s Democratic Party (PDP).

She accused Oshiomole of muscling up the NWC and usurping the functions of the members, alleging that, “Oshiomole has moved the Secretariat of the party to his private residence, where he stays to perpetrate all forms of impunity but we will resist him in Imo State, we will not allow him to destroy the party we fought hard to build. We were called all manner of names because we joined APC and today the same people are being treated as sacred cows by Oshiomole.

“We are by this protest registering our total displeasure with his style of leadership, especially the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Acho Ihim, described the actions of Oshiomole as alien to the APC, warning that going ahead with the planned substitution of the candidates will not be in the interest of the party.

Speakers after speakers took turn to warn the National Chairman against inciting crisis in the state chapter of the party.

Meanwhile the State Chairman of the party, Mr. Daniel Nwafor, who was absent at the protest rally, said that he had pleaded with the party members to allow the NWC to look into their grievances without resorting to protest.

He however appealed to the leadership of the party to look into the matter and urgently address the issues raised by the aggrieved members of the party.

Nwafor also assured the party members that their grievances will be addressed, ”our National Chairman is a man with listening ears, he will certainly look into the issues raised by the aggrieved members of our party”.

Another Tanker Falls On Otedola Bridge

A fuel tanker carrying diesel has fallen on the Otedola Bridge, Lagos, enroute Berger.

The tanker fell on Monday evening, and emergency responders are currently at the scene.

The incident was disclosed via a tweet by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA)

The tweet read: “Fallen Tanker on Otedola Bridge, emergency responders deployed to scene. Motorists are advised to be patient.

“The Fallen Tanker is loaded with diesel, all emergency responders at the scene of the incident. Road cordoned off for immediate recovery. Motorists are implored ti be patient on this one.

“Location of Fallen Tanker is at Mobil INW Otedola enroute Berger , it is covering about 10% of the road. Emergency Responders on ground for recovery/ Traffic building up from Conoil U-turn. Two Lanes moving fine beside fallen tanker.”

FA Takes Decision On Mourinho’s Fight with Chelsea coach

Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has escaped a touchline ban after being issued with a warning by the Football Association, following his fracas with Chelsea assistant coach, Marco Ianni.

The pair clashed at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, when Ianni appeared to mock Mourinho after Ross Barkley’s late equaliser salvaged a 2-2 draw for Chelsea.

Mourinho jumped out of his seat to confront Ianni, before being held back by members of his coaching staff.

Ianni has however been charged with improper conduct.
“Marco Ianni has been charged following the game against Manchester United on Saturday.

“It is alleged that his behaviour in the 96th minute constituted improper conduct. He has until 6pm on Thursday 25 October 2018 to respond to the charge.

“In relation to this incident, Jose Mourinho has been formally reminded of his responsibilities whilst both clubs have received similar official reminders in terms of the behaviour expected of their staff and players at all times whilst in the technical area,” an FA statement read.

Court Orders Police To Pay Charlie Boy N500 Million

A Federal high court in Abuja has ordered the Nigerian police to pay the #OurMumuDonDo movement a total sum of N500 Million and also tender an official apology in two national newspapers.

“Federal High Court in Abuja orders Nigerian Police to pay the #OurMumuDonDo Movement N50Million and also tender an official apology on two National Newspapers over the unprovoked brutal attack on our members during the #ResumeOrResign protest in Abuja,” said Deji Adeyanju, one of the front-men of the movement.

The court order came a year after a popular Nigerian musician Charly Boy filed an N500 million lawsuit against the Federal Capital Territory Police Command and the commissioner of police for FCT for allegedly harassing him and other protesters.
The protest tagged #ResumeOrResign was held under the auspices of “Our-Mumu-Don-Do Movement” on August 9, 2017, as parts of the Movement’s campaign against President Muhammadu Buhari prolonged stay in London on medical vacation.

The protesters accused Buhari of holding the country to ransom by his continued absence, while the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was unable to allocate portfolios to ministerial nominees and take decisions that could move the nation forward despite the transmission of power to him.

Charly Boy, who led the protest, alleged that the men of the Nigerian police harassed him and members of the movement and the Concerned Nigerian group during the protest.

But the FCT Police Command said it intervened to prevent breakdown of law and order, and disturbance of public peace by dispersing miscreants, hoodlums and other criminal elements that had infiltrated the protest by the group.

Billionaire Connection: Femi Otedola Post Pictures As He Hooks Up With Dangote In Monaco

Two Nigerian billionaire businessmen, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola have been spotted meeting up in Monaco.

Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Mr Femi Otedola, two Nigerian billionaire businessmen have met up.

The two men looked really trendy as they stepped out together in Monaco, France.

Dangote was seen wearing a navy blue T-shirt, jean trousers, and trainers while Otedola had on a white shirt and a pair of jean trousers.

Sharing the photo on Instagram, Otedola wrote: "Look who is also in Monaco... The richest black man in the WORLD! ... F.Ote"

EFCC: Fayose Stuns Fellow Prisoners, Feeds Them, Pays Bails And Provides Lawyers For Others

Well, give it to ex-Governor Fayose of Ekiti to bring drama to to a dreary situation. The outspoken politician who has been in EFCC custody since last weeks has taken his Stomach Infrastructure scheme a tad further. See how he announced his actions on Twitter


 
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