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Buhari, Osinbajo To Participate In Live TV Town Hall Programme Today

President Muhammadu Buhari, and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, will today, participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall program. The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take questions from the moderator, Kadaria Ahmed, and Nigerians as regards the state of the economy and the forthcoming elections. The programme will be aired today, Wednesday, at 8:00p.m on NTA, TVC, Wazobia TV, Oak TV and on all Radio Nigeria stations. A press release issued by Director, Strategic Communications, APC…

Atiku: Giving A Dog A Bad Name

On November 14, 2018, the Saturday Sun led its front page with the bold headline: "The Atiku Dilemma," with two accompanying riders: 1. We want to prosecute him for graft but no evidence to nail him, says Itse Sagay; and 2. Ex-VP now vindicated - PDP. Sagay is chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), one of the bodies empanelled by President Muhammadu Buhari to deepen his so-called war against graft in Nigeria. Given the albeit selective disposition of the Buhari administration to the…

PDP Vs APC: Ekweremadu, Lawan Lock Horns Over Majority Party In Senate

A mild disagreement ensued on Thursday between Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, over which party is majority in the Senate between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The disagreement over the Senate membership composition followed a point of order raised by Mr Lawan who is the Senator representing Yobe North and who is of the ruling APC. At the Senate plenary presided over by Ekweremadu, the Majority…

Senate Confirms Keyamo As NDIC Board Member

The senate has confirmed the spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 campaign organisation, Festus Keyamo as a board member of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). The lawyer was confirmed after the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, put his nomination to a voice vote. The upper legislative chamber cleared Keyamo and six nominees after the chairman, senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim presented his report. Ibrahim said, “The only nominee…

FACT CHECK: Buhari Campaign ‘Lied’ On Agric Export Earnings

The claim by the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization that Nigeria earned N577 billion from export of agricultural produce in the first quarter of 2018 has turned out to be false. The Director of Strategic Communications of the Buhari Campaign organization, Festus Keyamo SAN, had made the claim during a recent debate with Segun Showunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organization, which was aired on a Channels Television programme. Keyamo had said, “In the first…

NNPC Denies Giving Cash Gift To Buhari’s Campaign Group

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has isolated its Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, from the alleged cash transfer to the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization for the purpose of funding the media/publicity department of the exercise. This is coming a day after the spokesperson for the Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, denied collecting money from the corporation to run the publicity department of the organisation. The cooperation, however, in a statement…

I Didn’t Take Money From NNPC For Buhari’s 2019 Campaign – Keyamo

The spokesperson for the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has denied collecting money from the NNPC to run the publicity department of the organisation. Mr Keyamo, who is also the campaign organisation’s Director of Strategic Communications, said on Thursday in Lagos that the organisation would not depend on public purse to run its activities. In a statement copied to the news agency, Mr Keyamo said: “Our attention has been drawn to fake news to the effect that I have received a large sum of money…

2019: Watch Buhari, Atiku Campaign Spokespersons In Hot Debate [VIDEOS]

The presidential spokespersons of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar sat on the hot seat on Monday to defend the 2019 presidential bids of their principals. Mr Segun Showunmi, who speaks for Atiku, and Mr Festus Keyamo, appeared on Channels TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ to tell Nigerians why they think their individual principals deserve to be voted in the 2019 presidential elections. President Buhari and former Vice President Atiku are the presidential flag-bearers of the ruling All…

2019: Keyamo, Mona Lisa And His Invectives on Bishop Kukah, Other Clerics

The Mona Lisa painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci is easily the most prized of all paintings in the world. It is said that one day a man who visited the painting at the Louvre in Paris with a friend remarked to his friend: “What’s all the noise about this painting ? It is not worth it.” The friend stared at him for a full minute and retorted: “The whole world acclaims this painting. This painting is not on trial, you are the one on trial.” It sounds also like the half-educated Nigerian man who…

There’s Confusion In Your Camp, Atiku Mocks Buhari Over Wife’s Outburst

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has mocked the Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency over his wife, Aisha Buhari’s recent condemnation of the primary elections conducted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku was reacting to the allegation made by the Buhari Campaign Organisation that he bought his way to emerge the presidential standard bearer of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Buhari had in reaction to the outcome different primary elections conducted by the ruling APC said,…