Titi Abubakar, Wife of Atiku Abubakar has revealed that she married the PDP Presidential candidate because of his honesty and patriotism. Titi Abubakar who disclosed this while receiving a campaign group, Women for Atiku stated that contrary to unverified and vague allegation of corruption by political detractors, Atiku was actually a man whose integrity, honesty and sincerity earned him her love. “I usually got confuse Whenever I read the false allegations of corruption being spread by mischief makers against my husband in the media. “Most times I ask myself if they were referring to my husband whom I have been married to for 47 years or a different person. “Their descriptions only befit the opposite of Atiku Abubakar, because he is not corrupt as alleged,” Titi Said. The wife of the PDP’s Presidential candidate who further disclosed that no one knew her husband better than she does as they’ve been married for 47 years, added that she had never found him wanting in honesty, sincerity, integrity and patriotism to his fatherland.
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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Osun State has called out Governor Rauf Aregbesola, describing his eight years tenure as a monumental failure. It argued that the governor will go down in history of the state as the worst since the return of democratic rule in 1999. PDP said contrary to what the governor was making people to believe as achievement in infrastructure and human capital, “Aregbesola is leaving the state worse than how he met it in 2010”. The Chairman of PDP in the state, Hon. Soji Adagunodo stated this on Sunday through a statement he signed and made available to newsmen in Osogbo, the Osun State capital. Speaking on where he scored himself high during an all night interaction tagged “Ogbeni Till Day Break” on Friday, PDP said such self glorification was childish and a total farce. According to the party, “There is no better indication
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Speaking during a working visit to Ado Ekiti, the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Mr Ayuba Wabba, said there was no going back on the amount submitted to the Federal Government by labour. Ondo: Senatorial candidate steps down for Mimiko He described the threat by governors that paying N30, 000 as minimum wage would result to retrenchments as mere distraction by the governors on the issue. Newsmen report that labour and the governors have been at odds, following the persistent demand by the former that public sector workers in Nigeria should be paid a “decent wage’’. Analysts have criticized the Nigerian government over the low pay of civil servants in the top oil exporting nation, where politicians earn some of the biggest wages in the world.
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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the immediate resignation of Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation to demonstrate his (Buhari) touted integrity. The party said Amaechi, as Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation is using government fund to campaign for Buhari. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan in a statement noted that Amaechi’s action demonstrates the height of corruption both in Buhari administration and the person of his campaign DG. “The party further wondered how Amaechi will compare failed President Muhammadu Buhari to the PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who has been generally accepted as the next President of Nigeria, stressing that
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The super Eagles of Nigeria, Saturday qualified for the Africa cup of Nations after playing a one-one (1) goal draw with Bafana Bafana of South Africa. Iheanacho and Etebo working for Eagles success However, South Africa will also qualify if they record a draw or win against Libya away in March 2019. The draw 1-1 sees Nigeria book their place in the 2019 Afcon finals which will be hosted by Cameroon.
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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that no fewer than one million traders have already benefited from the TraderMoni Scheme of the Federal Government. “The first phase of the TraderMoni was targeted at two million petty traders across the country, but over a million have today benefited from the scheme,” the News Agency of Nigeria quoted Osinbajo as saying. Osinbajo was in Bodija and Oje markets in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Thursday, during which he introduced the TraderMoni Scheme of the Federal Government to the traders. He was accompanied by Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, alongside other government officials. According to the Federal Government, the TraderMoni is a collateral-free loan that ranges from N10,000 to N50,000, depending on how well the borrowers are able to make repayments. All petty traders and artisans in Nigeria are eligible to access the loan, the government said. Osinbajo said, “We have observed that nobody wants to give these traders credit because lenders believe they won’t pay back. “The market traders represented the most significant percentage of those who engage in commercial activities.
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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibadan Office has arrested thirty-four suspected internet fraudsters at 21, Sawmill Road Awa-Ijebu, Ogun state. The suspected cyber criminals who are between 19 and 37 years of age include Twenty-three students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, out of which nine were ladies who allegedly claimed to be girlfriends and or neighbors of some of the suspects; one from the National Open University of Nigeria and twelve others are non-students. The Commission got wind of their activities through series of intelligence alleging that the suspected fraudsters engaged in fraudulent activities of obtaining money by false pretences through sending emails to unsuspecting victims mostly in the United States of America while others were engaged in romance scam on several dating sites. At the point of arrest, EFCC operatives recovered over three hundred SIM cards from them. Other items recovered from the suspects include: different models and brands of exotic cars, 18 laptops (nine being of Apple brand), 50 telephones (21 iPhones) and two bags of fetish objects (juju) from them.
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Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former President, has called on the politicians to desist from using African youths as political thugs during elections while their own children are kept in safe havens, saying the future of the Continent is the hands of the youths. Kehide Akinyemi, his media aide, in a release made available to journalists in Abeokuta said Chief Obasanjo gave the warning in a paper entitled, ‘Demystifying Leadership Capacity Deficit of African Youths: Our Future is in their Hands’ delivered at the Inauguration Edition of King’s College London Global Leaders Engagement Series, held in London, UK.
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