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Buhari To Clark At 92: ‘Even If We Don’t Agree, I Acknowledge Your Patriotism’

President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated former Nigerian minister of information, Chief Edwin Clark, on clocking 92 years of age on Saturday.  Buhari, who described Clark as a patriotic Nigerian, hailed the former minister and leader of the Pan-Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF) for his commitment to peace in the country.  In a statement by his media aide, Garba Shehu, the President noted that "even if you don't agree with the elder statesman sometimes, you must acknowledge his patriotism and commitment to peace." …

Atiku Has Our Total Support, Non-negotiable – Ohanaeze

The Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged Ndigbo to ensure they participated in the rescheduled polls and vote massively for the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by its spokesman, Chuks Ibegbu, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization maintained that its endorsement of Atiku and his running mate, Peter Obi was sacrosanct. The statement warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC against further postponement of the general…

Atiku Will Be Defeated Next Week- Presidency

The presidency has described as immaterial, the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by some socio-cultural groups in the country. A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in Abuja, dismissed the position of the groups, adding that the PDP was only hiding in the bunker of ethnicity to avoid its inevitable defeat. The current scenario, according to Garba Shehu resembles efforts to halt Buhari in 2015 by the same characters which failed, noting that it will equally…

Ohanaeze, PANDEF React To Obasanjo’s Attack On Buhari

More reactions have trailed the former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s attack on the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government. Pan-Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement, accused President Buhari of having “ulterior motives” ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The statement issued in Abakaliki by the National Publicity Secretary of the body, Uche Achi-Okpagha said such motives vindicated Obasanjo’s statement. Recall that Obasanjo in a 16- page address titled ‘Points for concern and action,’…

Police Dismiss Officers That Raided Edwin Clark’s Home

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has approved the dismissal from the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), three inspectors allegedly involved in the ‘unauthorized and illegal’ search of Elder Statesman, Chief Edwin Clark’s house in Abuja. Police Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, in a statement on Thursday, said Godwin Musa, Sada Abubakar and Yabo Paul – were dismissed after they were tried under ‘Oath in Orderly Room Trial’ for discreditable conduct, illegal duty, disobedience to lawful order and “other…

Kwankwaso, Shehu Sani React To Police Raid On Edwin Clark’s Home

Former governor of Kano state and presidential aspirant, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has reacted to the invasion of the Abuja residence of former Federal Commissioner for Information, Chief Edwin Clark by Operatives of the Nigeria Police. Recall that the Police, on Tuesday, raided the home of the leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF. Although, the Police Inspector General, Ibrahim Idris clarified that the rain was unauthorized, the move has been heavily criticized by Nigerians. Kwankwaso, via his twitter…

Saraki Knocks Police Over ‘Unwarranted Harassment’ Of Edwin Clark

Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to the raid on the residence of the leader of the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Chief Edwin Clark. Saraki, in a statement on Wednesday, described the action by the police officers as a “gross abuse of state institutions”. The Senate President also questioned the timing of the raid, saying it does not reflect well on the country, as it constitutes a threat to democracy. On Tuesday, four policemen, raided the Abuja residence of Clark. The officers were allegedly…

Northern Elders, Afenifere, Ndigbo, PANDEF Allege Govt Complicity In Nationwide Killings

Leaders of notable socio-political organizations in Nigeria have accused the federal government of complicity in the continuous massacre of innocent citizens across the country. The groups, the Northern Elders Forum, NEF; Afenifere; Ohaeneze Ndigbo and Pan Niger Delta Forum, PANDEF knocked President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government for failing on the issue of security in country which was one of the three pillars of its change agenda. The leaders, in a communiqué jointly signed after a summit yesterday in Abuja…

Breaking: Niger Delta Avengers Calls Off Ceasefire With FG

The Niger Delta Avengers, on Friday, called off its ceasefire with the federal government. This was contained in a statement posted on its website and signed by the group’s spokesperson, Mudoch Agbinibo. The group, in the statement, condemned a former top militant in the region, Government Ekpemupolo, a.k.a. Tompolo, saying he had failed to live up to his leadership roles for those who seek absolute “emancipation” for the region. Read the full statement below: The High Command of the Niger Delta Avengers wishes to…