Nseobong Okon-Ekong, Gboyega Akinsanmi and Segun James
President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday declared that the economic policies of his government were having the right effect, saying this is evident in the steady growth the economy has witnessed in the last three years. Buhari stated this in Lagos during a town hall meeting with the business community. It was part of his presidential campaign visit to the state to drum support for his re-election bid on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC).
He later told a huge crowd of party faithful and supporters during the campaign rally at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere, that his administration was determined to bring to justice persons with proven cases of corrupt enrichment, vowing that he has a sacred duty to send them to prison.
The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has urged observers to stick to their primary assignment ahead of the forthcoming general election. ADVERTISING Tinubu made the appeal yesterday at the presidential campaign rally of the APC in Lagos. Bola Tinubu He said “All foreign observers are welcomed ahead of the upcoming general election. “Observe, write your report and go home. This is our democracy. We are watching Trump and China”. The former governor described Obasanjo as a master rigger, whose legacies in office were electoral fraud. “CNN asked the late President Umaru Yar’Adua about the election. He said the election that brought him to power was severely flawed. “Who conducted the election? Obasanjo “, he said.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, House of Representatives candidate for Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency, Alhaja Riskat Adegeye, has charged the electorate to take their destiny in their hands in Saturday’s elections by collecting their Permanent Voter Cards, PVC, in order to be able to vote for the APC.
Adegeye, who spoke at the APC campaign rally, held at Festac Town, Lagos and which was attended by residents and party supporters, explained that PVC is a weapon that residents could use to vote credible leaders.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday assured Nigerians that he will not change his style when given a second term in office.
There have been insinuations the President will change and stop working for the masses if reelected.
In his own words:-
“I assure you, I am not going to change. I am going to be consistent, I will remain steadfast. Anybody who abuses trust will be exposed and he will be dispossessed.
“I stand before you to thank you most sincerely for deferring the weather and standing for hours to come and see and listen to us. I am very grateful.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has dismissed reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has plans to Islamize Nigeria.
Osinbajo assured that neither Buhari nor anyone in the current government was plotting to impose any single religion on the country.
Addressing a mammoth crowd during his unique Family Chat at Kurudu, FCT, Osinbajo said the propaganda peddled by naysayers was aimed at discrediting President Buhari who already has a record that shows he is a detribalized leader.
Osinbajo pointed out that over 20 Christians are currently in Buhari’s cabinet.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has denied reports on the media that it has endorsed Atiku for President. The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has described as fake, a report that claimed it has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar for president, Vanguard has reported. ASUU made its position known in a statement signed by the chairmen of the union’s
The Nigerian Army on Thursday said 95 percent of its troops would be engaged in security duties during the forthcoming general elections. It added almost 40 percent of the troops to be deployed would be in the Northeast.
Its Spokesman Brig. Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement that it was not true that the troops were being paid some allowances in other to sway their votes for a particular party as being alleged in the social media.
At least five persons have lost their lives after thugs attacked Governor Ishaku’s convoy during APC rally in the state.
Five persons were on Thursday feared killed and many injured in Taraba during President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign in the northeastern state, TheNation has reported. Two were said to be in critical state.
Governor Ishaku’s convoy was also attacked on its way out of the Danbaba Suntai Airport where he, his deputy Haruna Manu and other officials of the government went to see off the president at the end of his rally.