Sunday, 22 February 2015
APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), said reports about him visiting a London hospital to address his health problems are false.
Governor of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose, had alleged that Buhari was sick and lacked the required capacity to rule a complex country like Nigeria.
Buhari, however, debunked the claims saying: “I am in London with Senator Bukola Saraki, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State for a short working visit. I just finished talks with the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in his country home. I would be having another meeting with the Awujale of Ijebuland soon. Apart from this, I am also visiting some friends.
“As you can hear from my voice, I am hale and hearty with some of my friends around me.”
Meanwhile, the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to call one of his party’s governors, Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti, to order over his continued pestering of their candidate, Buhari, with falsehood and death wishes.
President Jonathan held a meeting with Islamic Clerics and Scholars at the State House in Lagos. More photos after the cut...
Unknown firebombers early today, February 22, were reported to have burnt down the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Obi Local Area of Nasarawa State.
This happening just barely 48 hours after the party held its 2015 general elections campaign in the area.
Addressing the media, the spokesperson for the Nasarawa police command, Ismaila Numan, confirmed the incident, saying 18 suspects have been arrested in connection with the crime while police officers have also been deployed to the scene of the incident to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
The death has been announced in Lagos of Mr. MacDonald Olarinde Tubi at the age of 63 years.
Mr. MacDonald Tubi, whose sad passage occurred on Tuesday, February 17, 2015, was until his death, the representative of the Lagos State Government on the Board of Messrs Julius Berger Plc.
According to a statement signed by his first daughter, Mrs. Lola Cardoso (nee Tubi), on behalf of the Tubi family, burial arrangements will be announced later by the family.
Late Mr. MacDonald Olarinde Tubi is survived by his widow, Mrs. Idowu Tubi, his daughter, Mrs. Lola Cardoso, his sons, Gbolade and Folahan, his son-in-law, Sola Cardoso, and his grand children, Babatunde and Motunrenike Cardoso.
Find press release below from the Defence Headquarters;
FOLLOWING COORDINATED AIR STRIKES TROOPS DEFY LAND MINES FLUSH TERRORISTS OUT OF BAGA
A large number of terrorists have drowned in the Lake Chad as they fled the heavy bombardment by Nigerian Air force heralding the advance of Nigerian troops on mission to flush them out of Baga. Not even the strategy of mining over 1500 spots with land mines on the routes leading to the town could save the terrorists from the aggressive move of advancing troops.
All the land mines were skillfully cleared one after the other. Eventually, the resistance of the terrorists collapsed and the land forces finally stormed the town in the early hours of Friday.
The Federal Government of Nigeria has continued to express its confidence in securing a nonviolent election when Nigerians cast their votes come March 28 and April 11.
This was the assurance of President Goodluck Jonathan who recently in an interview with Thisday, revealed that he underestimated the Boko Haram Islamists group who have continued to terrorize the north-eastern part of the country.
Jonathan, facing a tight re-election bid against his rival, General Muhammadu Buhari, has faced criticism over the vote delay, which critics argue was designed to give him time to shore up his campaign.