PDP buying PVCs in Yobe for N5,000 – Says APC

Chairman Yobe State Executive Committee (SEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Adamu Chilariye has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of illegally buying the permanent voter’s card ( PVC) of unsuspecting members of the public.

He made the accusation on Thursday at a press briefing in Damaturu. He stated that the state EXCO of the APC was notified of the development. Continue reading “PDP buying PVCs in Yobe for N5,000 – Says APC”

Ayefele sues Oyo govt over demolition of his music house

Court orders service of processes on Oyo govt
•Protesters storm Fresh FM building

Popular musician and Chief Executive Officer of a private radio station, Fresh FM 109.5 in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, Yinka Ayefela, has sued the state government for its planned demolition of his Music House, the building housing the radio station.

The building is located on the Lagos-Ibadan by-pass in Challenge area of Ibadan.
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How to get a flexible income at retirement

We spend much of our working lives saving for retirement, hoping to get the income we need to do everything we want once we are no longer tied down by a job. However, it used to be difficult to take the income how you wanted.

The tax-free lump sum was handy, of course, but buying an income for life with the rest (known as an annuity to its friends) didn’t suit everyone, particularly as many felt they had to do it whether they wanted to or not.
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Michael Schumacher ‘to be transferred to mansion on Majorca’

Michael Schumacher, the Formula 1 legend, will reportedly be moved to a £27 million mansion in Majorca that his wife is said to have bought last month.

Schumacher, 49, sustained severe head injuries in a skiing accident in France on December 29, 2013 and has been cared for at his home in Switzerland since September 2014.
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PDP’s many charges against APC, Buhari

THE Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has, at every opportunity, tagged President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption as a ploy to muzzle the opposition. The party has been consistent with the message since losing election in 2015 when it had seen many of its officials in the previous dispensation arrested, detained and prosecuted by the nation’s anti-graft agencies for unbridled acts of corruption. Continue reading “PDP’s many charges against APC, Buhari”

I am under pressure to run for president, says Gov.Tambuwal

Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal yesterday said he is under pressure to run for President..

Tambuwal, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC), told associations of students, youths and resident communities on a visit to his office:

“I have been receiving advices and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure has been mounting.” Continue reading “I am under pressure to run for president, says Gov.Tambuwal”

PDP senators ‘on vigil at National Assembly over Saraki’

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators are taking turns to sleep over at the National Assembly Complex to prevent a noctunal removal of Senate President Bukola Saraki by their All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues, a senator said yesterday.

Senator Philip Gyunka (PDP Nasarawa North) spoke in Lafia, the state capital, yesterday when he presented his letter of intent to contest for Nasarawa State governor, to the leadership of the PDP in the state..

He said: “I woke up this morning from my night shift and I will still be going back to my night shift. That is to say we are keeping vigil.

“We are rotating the shift among ourselves. As regards what they are saying about impeachment (removal), it is not possible because the international community is aware of their plot.

“Don’t be discouraged. They will intimidate you as they do to us. Like myself, I don’t know how many times they have been calling me. We didn’t know they have come to truncate democracy. But the Senate president, being a product of PDP, has come to the rescue of the the situation.

“We are keeping watch on their plans.

“If they want the Senate President removed, which is impossible they must have two third majorities.

“They have been attempting and failing. I know they will still make attempts but they will not succeed because I know Nigerians will not allow them to make mockery of the nation’s democracy.

“If you hear a lawmaker speaking, he is speaking the minds of thousands of people.

“How then should someone, who was appointed and has neither gone to the rural areas to feel the pulse of the people, nor held town hall meeting be insisting that a man that was duly chosen by his colleagues be removed at all course.

“Oshiomhole (Adams) should be educated that this is not unionism. This is an issue that has to do with the Constitution and we will not allow him to violate it,” he said.

The senator told PDP supporters that he would bring to the office of the governor the heart of a servant who had known hard times, tasted poverty and acquired requisite discipline to govern.

“I shall bring the benefit of my vast experience as an economist, banker, and a legislator at both the state and federal levels to reform and transform the state.

“ I will bring a new vision and new direction to governance that will be truly democratic, representative and professional to deliver and redeem the state from its downward descent,” Gyunka said.

State PDP Chairman Francis Orogu said the state chapter of the party was proud of its representatives at the National Assembly and would encourage them to maintain the tempo of their loyalty to the PDP.

National security: How to end farmers/ herders’ fight

At a Forum of Northern and Southern Leaders which held recently, I was invited by the organising committee to make a presentation on the causes and solutions to the spate of killings in Nigeria. My presentation was to last between 10 to 15 minutes.

Unfortunately, when I was called up to speak, I was informed that I had one minute to make the presentation as the organisers were pressed for time. I had to rearrange my thoughts within that one minute and as I started laying out the bare outlines of my thoughts, I was told my time was up. Continue reading “National security: How to end farmers/ herders’ fight”

A young lady cuts off boyfriend’s manhood in Jigawa

A 17-year-old girl, has cut off the manhood of her 25-year-old boyfriend, in Jigawa, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has said.

The corps spokesman, AC Adamu Shehu, in the state, who confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Dutse on Saturday, said the incident occurred in Babura Local Government Area of the state. Continue reading “A young lady cuts off boyfriend’s manhood in Jigawa”

Aristocrat sues France for £314m over his family’s claim to Monaco throne

An aristocrat is suing the French state for €351 million (£314 million) in damages for allegedly depriving his family of the throne of Monaco in order to stop it falling into the hands of a German.

Louis de Causans says that in the early 20th century France threatened to annex the wealthy Mediterranean principality if it did not change its rules of succession. Continue reading “Aristocrat sues France for £314m over his family’s claim to Monaco throne”

Prominent Bangladeshi blogger in hiding over fears for his life

A high profile Bangladeshi activist has claimed he is in hiding and in fear for his life after being summoned by Bangladesh’s intelligence agency at the height of a violent stand-off between the government and students protesting poor road safety in the capital, Dhaka, last week.

Pinaki Bhattacharya, a prolific blogger and government critic, whose personal Facebook page had over 150,000 followers until it was closed down on Monday, told The Telegraph that he is afraid he may come to physical harm if he emerges from his hiding place.
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