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17 Nov 2018

BREAKING: Here Is The Kwara State Bye-Election Result

Kwara State Election Result

The Kwara State election which was conducted today by the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC) has been recorded as a being successful. – Kwara State Election Result

The election was conducted among five Nigerian political parties. The parties are;

All Progressives Peoples Congress (APC)

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

UPN

PPN and

Labour Party (LP)

According to the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Kwara State, Atahiru Madami, the total PVCs collected from the four local governments were 125,865.

The re-run election has been concluded in all the polling units affected across the state and result are already being collated.

One Engr Lawal Obafemi Nurudeen‎, who witnessed the election from his own ward, commented on the process and outcome of the Election while maintaining that the PVC is a strong weapon to election.

Amosun, Yari now feeling the pains in APC – Saraki Speaks

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and his Zamfara State counterpart, Abdul’Aziz Yari, are now beginning to feel the pains which come with being a member of the All Progressives Congress.

The Senate President was heard saying this in an audio clip while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party members recently.
The audio was first posted by blogger, Kayode Ogundamisi, on his official Twitter handle.

Both Amosun and Yari have been having issues with the national leadership of the APC after failing to install their preferred candidates.

Recalling how he was deceived into joining the party, he said, “I remember when they were begging me. See Amosun. Look at where they are today. Yari in Zamfara see where they are today and so on. And that is why by God’s grace, the next government will be ours.

“All we did there ended up in a loss but what we are seeing now will be a good one and when our own government comes in, go and rest. It is just about five months left.”

Saraki Laments As APC Trounce PDP In Kwara Bye Election

Senate President Bukola Saraki has lamented that the Kwara state the Bye election exercise held today was simply between PDP and security agents plus APC.

Saraki made this known on his Twitter handle saying: ‘This is the first time that elections in Kwara State will be held under such charged, tensed and militarised conditions. We had INEC officials complaining about their own safety — and PDP supporters were brazenly intimidated, which resulted in low turn out of voters. ‘

The public should note that today’s #KwaraByElection was simply between PDP and security agents plus APC. This was due to the heavy deployment of police, soldiers and other security agents who gathered to support APC and harass PDP leaders and supoorters.




See Banky W Strategies On How To Defeat His Opponents

Nigerian R&B sensation, Banky W, who is contesting for a seat at the federal house of representatives ahead of 2019 general elections, reveals what he needs to defeat his opponents.

While speaking at a public function recently held in Lagos, popular Nigerian singer, Olubankole Wellington, a.k.a Banky W, said that he is confident that come 2019, he would defeat his opponents at the forthcoming general elections.

The 'Wedding Party' actor, who recently declared his intention to run for Federal House of Representatives, Eti Osa Constituency, under the Modern Democratic Party (MDP), said though he may not have political godfathers, the financial capacity, a formidable structure like some of his opponents, he believes that with God and the vision he has for Nigeria, he would win the election.

He said: “They said we don’t have the money to run, we say we our strength lies in our numbers. They said we don’t have the structure, we say we will attempt to build it. They said, “what if you lose”? I say, what if we win? You see, my entire life has been a story of just dreaming dreams, praying about those dreams, setting goals, and working until they come true.

"I can live with trying and failing. I cannot live with not trying. So while I may not have a godfather, I do have God. And I have a vision, intellectual capacity, integrity, the right intentions and a whole lot of hope. At the end of the day, hope may be all I have, but I believe that it is all I need," he said with confidence.

See Shocking Revelation About Tonto Dikeh's New Boyfriend

Mother of one, Tonto Dikeh has discovered that her faceless boyfriend eats insects and she has promised to take drastic actions.

Tonto Dikeh is really disgusted after she made a recent discovery and it's led her to hint that she's never kissing her man again.

The mother-of-one found fried grasshoppers hanging on a shelf in her man's house and when she asked him about it, the answer she got grossed her out.

Sharing a photo of the grasshopper, she wrote:

"Found these guys hanging on a shelf and I quickly turned and asked BABY hope you don't eat these...

Guess his answer??

Now I wanna puke at the sight of his LIPS...

He is never getting kissed again...

So pissed off ??..

Like I feel violated? OR I'm LITERALLY A Drama QUEEN

#Angryface"

‘He’s my childhood friend’, Otedola endorses Sanwo-Olu

Femi Otedola, chairman of Forte Oil, has endorsed Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.

Otedola made his endorsement known via a post on his Instagram handle on Saturday.

He shared posted a picture of himself and Sanwo-Olu, whom he described as as “my childhood friend”.

According to the post, both men had dinner at the residence of the billionaire oil magnate on Friday evening.

“Dinner at my residence yesterday evening, with my childhood friend APC Governorship Candidate @JideSanwoOlu. GOVERNOR IN WAITING!,” Otedola captioned the picture.



In May, there were rumours that the billionaire businessman was eyeing the governorship position in Lagos. The rumours had began after he shared videos of himself taking Molue from Sango i Ogun state to Agege in Lagos.

But he swiftly denied, saying he took the ride to share in the experience of the common man.

He also trended on Instagram in April after he posted a video of him on a bus in London “to see my old teacher at Wandsworth”.

An indigene of Epe, Otedola’s late father was governor of Lagos between 1992 and 1993.

Bukola Saraki vowed that Kwara State will never take instructions from godfathers in Lagos State

Senate President Bukola Saraki has vowed that Kwara State will never take instructions from godfathers in Lagos State.

The Senate President was heard saying this in an audio clip while addressing the Peoples Democratic Party members recently.

The audio, was first posted by blogger, Kayode Ogundamisi, on his official Twitter handle.

Although he did not mention the name of the Lagos-based APC stalwart, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, supporters were heard shouting Tinubu’s name in the background.

Read also: Atiku starts presidential campaign with Facebook address on Monday

Saraki said, “If you don’t even want Bukola, bring someone from Kwara and empower him. They don’t want that. Rather, they want you to be going to Lagos to get instructions. If I am the only one that remains in this party, I will remain and fight to the last.

“In politics, we are in the top three; to tell us to leave our ward and be going to Lagos to take instruction? Don’t be stupid.

“Let us not forfeit our number one position for someone that will be going to Lagos to receive instructions. Never! It cannot happen. We are the ones that will repair things ourselves.”

Group accuses Atiku of tax evasion, asks FIRS to release his record

The Committee for the Protection of Peoples Mandate (CPPM), an activist group, has demanded that the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) produce tax receipts belonging to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a letter sent to the FIRS dated November 16, and signed by Nelson Ekujumi, the group’s national coordinator, Abubakar was accused of evading tax for several years.

The group said he only paid the backlog from 2015 to 2017 in order to meet up with the requirements of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the presidential election.

CPPM alleged that Abubakar only used his 2017 tax receipt to fill the presidential nomination forms.

A copy of Abubakar’s tax clearance certificate showed that the PDP presidential candidate was issued the certificate on April 19, 2018, for payment of his personal income tax for 2015, 2016, and 2017.

A separate receipt was issued by the Federal Capital Territory Internal Revenue Service (FCTIRS) for N4 million paid as tax for the year 2017.

The payment date captured on the receipt was April 12, 2018.

The group threatened to take the matter to court if the FIRS did not honour its request for the tax receipts, to prove whether Atiku paid his taxes at the right time or not.

“We are Nigerians committed to enthrone honesty and integrity in public office and the sustenance of true democracy,” the letter read.

“It is in this regard that we write to you under Section 1 (1) and (2) and Section 4(a) of the Freedom of Information Act to make available to us the 2015 and 2016 Personal Income Tax receipts of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who is the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 Presidential elections.

“Information at our disposal is that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar DID NOT PAY HIS Personal Income Tax for several years and only ran to the FIRS in April this year to pay the back-log of only his 2015 – 2017 taxes to meet up with the requirements of INEC. Hence, in filing his INEC forms, he only produced his receipt for 2017 tax which was paid in April, 2018.

“As someone who continuously says he is interested in getting Nigeria and its economy working again, it is important Nigerians know whether he has been paying his Personal Income Taxes AS AT WHEN DUE.

“Consequently, we request for his 2015 and 2016 Tax receipts to ascertain whether he paid his taxes AS AT WHEN DUE.

“TAKE NOTICE that you are to meet our demands within SEVEN (7) working days of the receipt of this letter.”

Super Eagles qualify for 2019 Africa Cup of Nations

After missing out on back-to-back editions of the Africa Cup of Nations, the Super Eagles have booked their place at Cameroon 2019 despite playing a 1-1 draw against Bafana Bafana on Saturday at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

The qualification for the Eagles is coming early despite one more game to play in the qualifying series against Seychelles in March.

The Super Eagles since winning the 2013 edition of the AFCON failed to qualify for the 2015 and 2017 editions.

After five games, they now have 10 points, with one game more to be played.

Having been beaten 2-0 in the reverse game played in Uyo, the Eagles came for revenge in Johannesburg and they started quite badly.

The could have gotten the lead early on when stand-in skipper Ahmed Musa interchanged passes with Kelechi Iheanacho before releasing a curler which was brilliantly taken by goalkeeper Itumeleng Khune in the sixth minute of play.

The opening goal for Nigeria came through an own goal from Buhle Mkhwanazi. The defender deflected Samuel Kalu’s cross past his own goalkeeper.

Percy Tau should have equalised for Bafana Bafana almost immediately but his fine move was punctured by Kalu.

It did not take too long for the equalizer to come for the South Africans as they were back on level terms in the 26th minute as Man-of-the-match, Tau, sliced through the Eagles’ defence before unselfishly setting up Lebo Mothiba who tucked home to an open net.

As in the first half, the second stanza got off to a rather slow start. There were few chances for either side in the opening 10 minutes.

There was a bright chance for Nigeria later in the game but it was Omeruo who squandered as the centre-back headed wide from close range.

Musa got the ball in the back of the net following a defence-splitting pass from Iwobi, but the assistant’s flag was raised for offside in the 84th minute which television replays suggest it was a faulty call.

While Nigeria was denied the win they wanted, they would be glad to have achieved the primary assignment of qualifying for the 2019 AFCON with one game to spare.

Either Libya or South Africa will join Nigeria from Group E depending on how their game goes in March.

I spent over N6bn on Buhari’s election in 2015 and he refused to give me appointments –Saraki Breaks silence

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the people of Kwara would not have been suffering today if they had been given enough federal appointments.

Saraki said had Kwara people been given appointments, they would have been able to approve money for party supporters which would have eased their suffering.

The Senate President was heard saying this in an audio clip while addressing Peoples Democratic Party members recently.

The audio was first posted by blogger, Kayode Ogundamisi, on his verified Twitter handle.

Saraki said during the run-up to the 2015 general elections, he campaigned for President Muhammadu Buhari in every state of the country except the six South-West states.

He said he spent between N200m and N400m per state with the hope that when the All Progressives Congress got into office, party faithful would be rewarded either financially or through appointments.

The Senate President, however, said Buhari decided to punish the people of the state by starving them of appointments.

Saraki said, “What is the benefit of people that are campaigning for the APC? What is their track record? Use me as an example. When I left the PDP for the APC in 2014 and was campaigning for the APC like never before, we went to every state to campaign with Buhari up until the election time.

“Out of the 36 states, I paid election money in 30. Some collected N300m, while some collected N400m, some collected N200m. The only states where I had nothing to do with was in the South-West.

“Even on the phone, I was calling and giving banks instructions. Our thinking was that when we get elected, we would get the majority of appointments. I even told majority of you then that we shall all be going to Abuja together after the election.

“I thought some of you would be appointed to head federal agencies like road maintenance like FERMA, NITDA, NPA and others. Because I know that if any Kwara son becomes even just the ED of UBEC, I know what he can approve from his desk. Whether N1m or N2m.

“But for the first time since we joined politics, you have a President of the Senate or even Speaker that cannot appoint a cleaner. I am not referring to board appointees who just collect money per sitting.

“If you look at the agencies where they appointed executive positions, what do you want me to say?”


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