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ATIKU: APC Campaign Disowns Buhari Group Over Letter To EU, AU

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has distanced itself from the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) over a letter the latter wrote to the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) seeking to stop Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election. Atiku, the defeated presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had over the weekend inaugurated his legal team whose mandate is to make the!-->!-->!-->…

Secondus, El-Rufai, Watch Your Tongues

The country is once again tensed up with political activities as the general election is just a few days away. Attacks, mudslinging and outright propaganda have become rife in the polity. It is expected. It is peculiar with electioneering periods. There have been accusations, counter accusations and strong language usage against political opponents, especially between the two main opposition parties, the All Progressives Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the country. Only a couple of days ago,…

‘You’re Blinded By Your Ignorance,’ Fani-Kayode Slams Oshiomhole For Attacking U.S, UK, EU

A former aviation minister and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Femi Fani-Kayode, has slammed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, for asking the U.S, UK, and EU not to interfere in Nigeria's affairs. Oshiomhole had been quoted as stating that, “Nigeria is not a colony. We will not accept any foreign interference in the internal affairs of Nigeria." The APC Chairman was said to have made the statement in reaction to the reservations expressed by the U.S, UK,…

Nigeria To Become World’s 2nd Largest Rice Importer In 2019

Nigeria has been projected to become the world second largest rice importer in 2019, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has said. The department, revealing this in its latest Rice Outlook released on Tuesday, said China will emerge as the world’s largest buyer. The report read, “On an annual basis, consumption and residual use is projected higher in 2018/19 in Angola, Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cambodia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Haiti, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and…

Wike Warns APC: Don’t Mistake Rivers For Ekiti, Osun, ‘We’ll Take It To Any Level’ In 2019

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress against rigging the 2019 governorship election in the state. The governor said this on Sunday while speaking in Port Harcourt, the Rivers capital. Wike said the ruling party should not mistake Rivers State for Osun or Ekiti states, adding that Rivers will resist any form of oppression from the APC-led federal government. "Let me warn the All Progressives Congress that we are prepared for the elections. And let no one make mistakes…

2019: Conduct Of Security Personnel Will Determine Credible Elections- US, EU, UK

The European Union, United Kingdom and United States Missions in Nigeria have identified the conduct of security personnel and party agents as crucial for free, fair and credible polls in 2019. In a joint statement in Abuja on Saturday as a fallout of the Osun re-run elections, the missions expressed concern over the “widespread incidents of interference and intimidation of voters, journalists, and civil society observers by some political party supporters and security agencies.” According to the Missions, “many of our…

Poor Sanitation: Nigerians Prefer Cellphones To Toilets – UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), has expressed concern over the poor attitude of people towards healthy sanitary conditions, saying Nigerians prefer cell phones to improved toilets. According to the UN agency, 140 million Nigerians have cell phones more than toilets in Nigeria. The Chief of Water and Sanitation Hygiene (WASH), Zaid Jurji, stated this in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, in his presentation entitled: “Sustainability of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene programmes and ending open defecation in…

Israeli Prime Minister Warns EU: €18m Aid To Iran ‘Big Mistake’

The European Union will come to regret its economic aid plan for Iran, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanjahu warned Friday. “I think giving money to this regime at this time is a big mistake and should be stopped,” he said of the 18 million euros (20.9 million dollars) the EU earmarked to Iran as part of efforts to uphold the nuclear deal following the reimposition of U.S. sanctions. “Where will the extra money go?” Netanyahu continued. “It is not going to go to solve the water problem in Iran, it is not going to…

Europe To Ban Halogen Light Bulbs

Halogen light bulbs will be banned in Europe on September 1 to encourage consumers to switch over to the more energy-efficient light-emitting diode (LED) technology. The ban and switch to energy-efficient lamps -- part of Europe's wide-ranging efforts to limit damage to the environment -- is estimated to bring yearly energy savings equivalent to Portugal's annual electricity consumption. Phasing out inefficient lamps will "save 15.2 million tons of CO² emissions by 2025," said Anna-Kaisa Itkonen, European Commission…

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Resigns

Boris Johnson has resigned as Foreign Secretary amid a growing political crisis over the UK's Brexit strategy. He is the second senior cabinet minister to quit within hours following Brexit Secretary David Davis's exit. His departure came shortly before Theresa May is due to address Parliament about her new Brexit plan, which has angered many Tory MPs. In a statement, No 10 thanked Mr Johnson for his work and said a replacement would be announced shortly. The BBC's political editor Laura Kuenssberg said Mr…
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