February 18, 2019

BALLOT BOX COMMENT: Buhari inciting military, police against Nigerians — Secondus [READ MORE]

  The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari in his alleged desperation to cling on to power has given marching orders to the Nigerian military and Police to help leaders of the All Progressives Congress oppress voters. Secondus said that the President’s remarks at APC National caucus meeting on Monday amounted to what he called a declaration of war on Nigeria voters and a direct incitement against them. He said such pronouncements by the President remained the first of its kind in Nigeria where he said a President would openly threaten the lives of the citizens. Secondus in a statement [Read]

2019: Buhari Meets APC Leaders Over Postponed Elections [READ MORE]

  REPORTS REACHING NEWS FLAKES NG AS AT PRESS TIME HAVE IT THAT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI OF NIGERIA AND ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WAS IN AN EMERGENCY MEETING WITH SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE RULING ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC) PARTY ON MONDAY OVER THE POSTPONEMENT OF NIGERIA’S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which announced the delay five hours before polls which was due to hold last Saturday, said the election would now be held on Saturday 23rd February, 2019. Buhari, in power since 2015, faces a tight election contest against former vice president Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Both men urged voters to stay [Read]

Pray or elections may not hold, CAN warns Nigerians [READ MORE]

  The Christian Association of Nigeria has called on Nigerians to pray this week if they want the general elections to hold. President of the association, Rev Samson Ayokunle, made the call during a service at the Trinity Baptist Church , Ajobo, Ibadan, Oyo State capital, on Sunday. He said, “About what is happening in the country, I want you to pray very well this week. If it’s about the things we see in the spirit, it is not sure that elections will hold at all . We won’t want elections to hold like they didn’t hold; if that should happen, it would cause trouble or even lead to war. [Read]

SHOCKING! Customs Officer Shoots Man to Death Over N5000 Bribe [WATCH VIDEO]

  A viral video has shown an official of the Nigerian Customs Service shoot a man dead along Lagos/Benin Road on Sunday. The video, showing some passengers of a white vehicle stopped by a team of Customs officers along the road, captures the Customs officer shoot dead one of the passengers. From the video, the victim, shortly before he was shot dead, was seen arguing with the Customs officer along other passengers over what is unclear. The Customs officer is heard threatening to shoot him. Also, as the argument continued, a voice, believed to be that of another officer, is heard saying, “Shoot him.” The victim, from the video, had [Read]