October 2, 2019

Buhari’s Independence Broadcast: An insult to Nigerians, mockery of democracy ― PDP

…..urges Nigerians to keep hope alive ABUJA – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday described the President Muhammadu Buhari’s Independence Day broadcast as an insult on the psyche of Nigerians and a mockery of the national integrity as an independent state. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, the party stated that the speech was “completely unpresidential, lacking in patriotic stance and replete with manifest inconsistencies, contradictions, paradoxes and false performance claims” which further confirmed that the country was in wrong hands. It lamented that President Buhari, in his recorded address, failed to forcefully address the key issues of freedom, social justice, constitutional order, separation [Read]

Nigerians sentenced to 1,000 years imprisonment in Ghana – Umahi

ABAKALIKI – The Ebonyi Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Tuesday said some Nigerians had been sentenced to between 500 and 1,000 years’ imprisonment in Ghana and other countries. The governor added that the inordinate pursuit of wealth and devaluation of the Nigerian culture by Nigerians had sent many of them out of the country to where they were languishing in pains and “crying had I known.” The governor stated this on Tuesday at the 59 Independence Day anniversary at the Pa Uruta Ngele Township Stadium, Abakaliki. He said, “The way we are being treated outside the shores of this country should make us to evaluate ourselves. “I get [Read]

Buhari will not seek third term – Presidency

ABUJA – President Muhammadu Buhari will not, under any circumstance, seek a third term in office, his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said on Tuesday. Mr Shehu said he was reacting to “internet-based gossip and un-informed media commentary.” Nigerian law only allows a maximum two terms of four years each for presidents, vice presidents, governors and deputy governors. An effort to amend the constitution to allow for a third term for ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo failed while he was in office. The move was condemned by most Nigerians and eventually rejected by the National Assembly. Mr Shehu, in his statement, said Mr Buhari “will not be a candidate” in the 2023 presidential election [Read]