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Ifeanyi Ubah,And Senator Kashamu Suspended By PDP.

Governorship aspirant ​of the Peoples Democratic ​P​arty​, PDP,​ in Anambra and CEO of Capital Oil and Gas Ifeanyi Ubah has been suspended by the National Working committee of the​ party.

Similarly, ​the senator representing Ogun East Senatorial district, Buruju Kashamu has been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee.

On Tuesday, ​Ubah ​announced his decision to file a suit against the outcome of the governorship primaries ​that ​produced Oseloka Obaze as the party’s candidate for the ​Anambra election slated for November 18.

“I will be approaching the court to determine the legality or otherwise of the PDP primary in the state”, Ubah ​told newsmen.

“The election is fraudulent and it is illegal. However, we will allow the court to determine whether the party has the right to trample on its own constitution and the Electoral Act.

“The list of delegates used for the election was different from the list of delegates given to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

“The co…

Governor Nyesom Wike Cautioned Lai Mohammed.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has said Nigeria is in severe crisis while everyone is living in pretence.

Wike said the country was in crisis because of poor governance, nepotism, marginalization and state-sponsored repression which had continued to jeopardize national unity and cohesion.

The governor also appealed to all well-meaning Nigerians to call on the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed to stop stoking the embers of disharmony and divisions in the polity with his “irresponsible utterances and wild allegations against members of opposition political parties.”

The Governor said this while declaring open the All Nigeria Editors’ Conference holding in Port Harcourt.

The governor noted that the clamour for political restructuring, fiscal federalism, State police and guarantee for free and fair elections had never been so determined across the country.

He said the calls will never go away, pointing out that it was becoming clearer by the day that to ignore it was pretentiously dan…

France Has Denied Knowledge Of IPOB Financial HQ In Its Country.

France has denied information that the Financial headquarters of the proscribed Indeginous People of Biafra (IPOB) is located in that country.

President of France Emmanuel Macron addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. Among the issues facing the assembly this year are North Korea’s nuclear developement, violence against the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar and the debate over climate change. AFP

Political Counsellor, Claude Abily of the Embassy of France in a statement made to newsmen in Abuja yesterday said it is shocked by the statement attributed to Minister of Information, Lai Mohamed which claimed that the financial headquarters of IPOB is in France.

Abily in the statement said France is ready to cooperate with Nigeria to investigate the veracity of the Federal government’s claim, adding that France as a country have been given support to Nigeria in tackling her security challenges.

After Attending 72nd UN General Assembly In New York, President Buhari Arrives London For Medical Check Up

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday departed New York City for London after attending the United Nations 72nd General Assembly.

Mr. Buhari’s immediate itinerary is a stopover in the United Kingdom where, according to a senior aide, he will undergo an extensive medical checkup on Saturday. The results of that checkup will determine the schedule of his return to Abuja.

The Nigerian presidential jet arrived New York from Abuja on September 17th after a brief stopover on the Spanish Island of Santa Maria. The jet was then flown to Dover, Delaware from when where it was returned to New York in preparation for the London trip.

The Presidency source said he expected the London trip to be short, but added that he could not state how long Mr. Buhari would be in the UK.

“The whole thing will be based on what the doctors say after running their tests on Mr. President,” said the source.

President Buhari returned to Nigeria from the UK on August 19th, 2017 after spending 104 days receiving medical tre…

"No One Will Be Untouchable Or Treated As A Sacred Cow"- EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu.

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says no one will be “untouchable” as the agency intensifies its anti-corruption crusade.

According to a statement issued by Wilson Uwujaren on Thursday, Magu said this at the 20th anniversary public lecture and award ceremony of the Finance Correspondents Association of Nigeria (FICAN) which was held at the Top Rank Hotel, Utako, Abuja.

We are winning the war against corruption, because the age of impunity is over, and never again would anyone be treated as sacred cow.

Uwujaren said, in his paper entitled, ‘Corruption and National Development: Issues, Challenges and Solutions’, Magu, who was represented by Tony Orilade, acting head, EFCC public interface unit, identified corruption as the main reason why Nigeria has been unable to fully reach its potential as the giant of Africa.

We are blessed with both human and mineral resources. But why have we been unable to explore and exploit our potentials to…

UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres Shake Hands With President Buhari.

President Buhari attended a bilateral meeting with UN Secretary general Mr Antonio Guterres at the sidelines of the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on 20th Sept 2017.