PDP – Why we are in crisis

The Publicity Secretary of the national caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dayo Adeyeye has explained why the crisis rocking the party is being prolonged.

Adeyeye observed that the lingering internal fued in the party was not unexpected, considering the fact that it had been relegated to the opposition after being in power for 16 years.

He, however, expressed hope that the party would bounce back “to take its rightful position in the country’s political space”.

Speaking on Thursday in Abuja, Adeyeye said in spite of the protracted internal rancour, PDP remained a tool that God would use to reposition Nigeria.

“I believe that the present crisis we are having in PDP is not completely unexpected given the fact that the party was in power for 16 years.

“Being out of power will necessarily create its own problem and unfortunately, we have the introduction of a foreign agent into the party, which has complicated all matters.

“I believe the matter will be resolved one way or the other soonest and from this present crisis, we may even have a strong party,” Adeyeye said.

He added that the forces causing PDP’s protracted crisis would soon encounter their own internal crisis.

“Those who seem to be in comfort today causing trouble, their own problem would soon visit them.

“I am not worried; I put my faith and hope in God and I know that this matter would soon be resolved in a manner that would favour us and majority of Nigerians, by the grace of God,” he said.

“So, Nigerians should not lose hope as the crisis would soon be resolved,” Adeyeye said.

[Daily Post]

Presidency warns Nigerians: Stop attacking Buhari

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to stop attacking Buhari. Issuing the warning, the Personal Assistant to the President on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie noted that those who were uncomfortable with Buhari’s anti-corruption fight were behind the unwarranted attacks against Buhari and his appointees.

Onochie, in a statement on her Facebook Wall stressed that despite the unwarranted attack, Buhari had the political will to tackle corruption that created insecurity and economic recession in the country.

Berating the Nigerian senate for subjecting Buhari’s appointees to redicule, Onochie maintained that the war against Buhari was bound to fail.

The statement titled “These Attacks On the President Must Stop” reads, “At the risk of Sounding like a broken record, I will continue to insist that there are people who are uncomfortable with a President Buhari-led Presidency in our nation.

“This is because he has shown that he has the political will to tackle, especially, the corruption that created insecurity and economic recession in our nation.

“Their tactics include, hurling mud at those he appointed to be part of his team. From the Vice President to the SGF, from the Minister of Finance to the “A” Chairman of EFCC, CG Customs to COAS. Those they cannot label Corrupt, they label inefficient, immature and arrogant.

“But are they acting in the overall interest of Nigerians? The facts point to a “No”.

“It’s a war against President Muhammadu Buhari and the war he is ably leading Nigerians to wage against Corruption. Where there are no issues, they manufacture one.

“DID THE SENATE SUMMON THE SGF?My answer would be, “No”! They invited him to an Open Hearing. It was the same invitation extended to members of the public. “ONCE MORE?”

“The first was a request for documents which were sent to them. This one is an invitation to a Public hearing. No mention was made in the letter, the reason why the SGF was invited to this hearing.

“Unless I do not understand English language, when you are invited to a Public hearing, it’s similar to being invited to a wedding or a Chieftaincy ceremony. You have a choice to attend, send a representative or not attend at all.

“If it was a SUMMON, it will say so, somewhere in the body of the letter. The content of the letter would be specifically tailored to ORDER or COMPEL the addressee to attend. He will be told what he was expected to do at the hearing.

“What I see in this letter is like inviting one to a hearing as an observer OR A VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTOR. This is what happens when you want to be the lawmaker and the law enforcer. They have stepped beyond themselves and they are struggling to wipe the mud they have on their faces.

“This is nothing but harassment and it’s great news the issue is now before a court of competent jurisdiction. And I hope Engr. Babachir Lawal is suing for serious damages and compensation too.

“The Senate is now falling into the habit of calling on the President to sack those he chose to work with him.

“The latest is Col. Hameed Ali, CG Custom. The President can sack anyone but it has to be his decision based on credible evidence of wrong-doing. He shouldn’t be hounded with “Sack this, sack that” because they want to give the impression that all the President’s men are corrupt.

“This war against the President’s war on corruption is bound to fail. It’s a war Nigerians elected President Muhammadu Buhari to wage and the war’s insecticides only kill insects! And there are a lot of insects in Nigeria, including the Senate.

“There’s no hiding place for those with a history of corruption or those who have criminality in their DNA. The war on corruption will continue to be waged for as long as some people continue to make corruption an enterprise.”

[Daily Post]

Mercy Johnson dishes out scam alert – I’m not sharing free ipads or phones

Nollywood diva, Mercy Johnson has dissociated herself from news making the rounds that she is distributing free ipads and phones.

The actress, who recently bagged an appointment as the Senior Special Assistant to the Kogi State Government on Entertainment, Arts and Culture, said the report was fake.

She advised her fans to disregard the news as it was a scam.

The mother of three made this known on her Instagram page @mercyjohnsonokojie.

The actress cum politician wrote: “My correct Facebook page is the verified one, and I am still trying to get ownership of it.

“I have not asked anyone to answer any questions on my films.

“I have only 1 ipad to myself, I don’t intend to give it out and I am not sharing free ipads or phones.

“I have never and will never ask my fans to pay money for anything.

“So do not pay Money into any account for delivery from Mercy Johnson as it is a Scam.

“This account is been investigated and I am certain the person will be arrested.

[Daily Post]

Ayo Fayose promises: “I’ll reduce criticism on Buhari”

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose has promised to work with Federal Minister Babatunde Fashola and reduce criticism of the Muhammadu Buhari administration.

This happened during a visit to the Ekiti state government house by Fashola recently as part of his South West tour.

HM @TundeFashola currently at the Ekiti Govt House on a courtesy call to the Governor of Ekiti @GovAyoFayose to kick-start pic.twitter.com/xqXA35TKux

HM @TundeFashola assures @GovAyoFayose of support from FG to achieve development objectives. pic.twitter.com/jCBTIrlRjn

[Nigerian Eye]

How Buhari surrounded himself with enemies – Hamma Misau

Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Senator Isa Hamma Misau has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s enemies are very close to him.

Hamma Misau also accused Buhari’s associates of creating tension to distract him from delivering his campaign promises to Nigerians.

The Senator was speaking on Wednesday, while reacting to a letter by the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami exempting himself from appearing before the Senate.

Senator Misau noted that prior to the President arrival from his medical vacation, there were no attacks in any part of the country.

He said it was clear that President Buhari’s associates do not want him to succeed on his mandate to Nigerians.

He said, “If you look at the kind of advice people close to the government are giving the president, you will find out that they are trying as much as possible to distract the president from working.

“Over 50 days ago, the President went for medical vacation and the vice president was made acting president for 49 days. Did you hear about Niger Delta Avengers, Fulani herdsmen, media attack or tension in the country?

“Just two weeks of the president’s return, the people surrounding the president are creating tension in the country.

“I want Nigerians to know that the enemies of this government are very close to the government and the president.

“This tension that they are creating is just to distract the president from concentrating on his good plans for the Nigerian people.

“It is important for the people to know that the enemies of this government are within the circle of the presidency. I want to call on Nigerians to begin to pray for President Buhari because those that do not want him to succeed are very close to him.

“Look at the kind of letter that is coming from the attorney general of the federation? Somebody that is supposed to bring peace and stability between the executive and legislature is trying to create a problem between both arms of government.

“If the attorney general can write this type of letter to the Senate, then imagine the kind of advice he will give president Buhari.

“Therefore, the people surrounding the president are his enemies.”

[Daily Post]

Students, teachers shutdown Jalingo during wild protest

Commercial activities were brought to a halt on Wednesday in Jalingo, the capital of Taraba State when aggrieved primary school pupils and their teachers staged a protest against non-payment of teachers’ salaries.

The protesters blocked major streets and the gate of Taraba State Government House for hours in Jalingo.

The protesting pupils, who displayed placards with various inscriptions, gave the government 24 hours to pay their teachers or they would shut the government house.

For hours, major roads, including Hamarua road, the main road that leads into the town and Donga Road Round About were held to a standstill by the enraged protesters who were chanting solidarity songs.

Leading the protest, one Bello Mustapha, said the pupils were demanding that the primary school teachers in the state be paid immediately.

Mustapha who spoke to journalists, lamented that primary school teachers in the state were not paid for between seven and 10 months.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Taraba State chapter, has condemned the protest, describing it as unfair.

The union urged the pupils and the teachers to give government time to sort out the abnormalities in the omission of the affected teachers’ names on the state government payroll during the biometric exercise.

Deputy Chairman, NUT Taraba State, Chapter Garuba Yusuf, called on the government to hasten up actions to clear the arrears of the primary school teachers to ensure industrial peace in primary schools in the state.

Speaking, Commissioner for Education, Johana Njingem, claimed the protest was championed by the opposition party.

[Daily Post]

Nigerians celebrate people with questionable wealth – Buhari

President Buhari yesterday said the decay in the value system in our society has led to celebration of some Nigerians with questionable wealth. President Buhari said this at the 65th Annual Council Meeting of the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) in Abuja.
President Buhari, who was represented by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said public servants and many Nigerians in the private sectors who have questionable wealth are now being celebrated with alumni recognitions, honourary degrees, chieftaincy titles and sometimes higher religious titles in the country.

“Today the attainment of wealth, power or educational influence is the mark of success which is not necessarily a bad thing except we are no longer concerned with the process of attaining success. The end it appears today justifies the means which explains why cheating in exams and fake certificates simply do not generate the sort of outrage that such conduct would have generated years ago. Public servants and many in the private sectors who have unexplanable wealth are celebrated in one form or the other with alumni recognitions, honourary degrees, chieftaincy titles and even higher religious titles. Often, cheating is with the collusion of parents and teachers. This only reflects the failure of values in our larger society.”he said.

[Linda Ikeji]

Why Jonathan is better than Buhari – Reno Omokri

Former Special Adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Electronic Media, Reno Omokri, has lashed out at the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, saying his predecessor, Goodluck Jonathan was a better President.

Omokri, who made the claim in a post on his Facebook Wall maintained that Nigerians were more happier under Jonathan than the current administration.

Stressing that the current administration was causing Nigerians more pains, the US-based Pastor said there were no improvements under the current administration.

According to Reno Omokri, “In 2010, Gallup polls rated Nigeria under Goodluck Jonathan as the ‘happiest nation on earth.

“In 2017 under President Muhammadu Buhari we are not even the happiest nation in Africa.

“We are rated 6th happiest in Africa! In 2014, Nigeria under Jonathan had her best improvement in Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, moving from 144 to 136.

“We have not made any improvements under the so called anti-corruption administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

“You can fool gullible Nigerians, but you can’t fool the world. GEJ fired any of his ministers involved in conflict of interest not to talk of corruption including Professor Barth Nnaji and Stella Oduah.

“PMB on the other hand prefers to write letters defending his own SGF caught RED HANDED in grass cutting corruption. And you are here still being deceived that there is an anti corruption war in Nigeria. I am sorry for you!”

The ex-Presidential aide berated Nigerians for believing the alleged lies of the current All Progressives Congress, APC-led government.

“That Nigerians believed APC’s lies proves we are more malleable than an amoeba. A woman who believes everyman ends up with unwanted pregnancies.

“Where is your $1 to ₦1? Where is your ₦40 per liter petrol? Where is your job seekers allowance? Where is your uninterrupted power? Where is the President that promised to lead from the front? Where is the 740k “immediate relief jobs for graduates”? Where is the three million jobs in three years?

“But the real question though is where is your brain if you actually believed these promises?” he queried.

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BREAKING NEWS: Scores kills as multiple bomb blasts hit Maiduguri

Multiple bomb blasts, Wednesday morning, rocked Mauduguri, the Borno State capital.

Sources learnt that three suicide bombers attacked the Gulumba temporary Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, camp at about 3am.

The camp is opposite Muna garage in Maiduguri.

According to information gathered, the incident led to the loss of several lives.

Confirming the attack, a top military source, who wished not to be mentioned said, “It is true the attack actually occurred and we have photographs but I will not speak further because the police is expected to come up with full details later.”

As at the time of filing this report, officials of NEMA are on ground to rescue victims who suvived the attack.

More to come…

[Daily Post]

Buhari is protecting cows than human lives – Hon. John Dyegh

Lawmaker representing Gboko/Tarka federal constituency at the House of Representatives, John Dyegh has asserted that the current President, Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government places more emphasis on the protection of cattle than human lives.

Dyegh, who made the remark during a stakeholders meeting in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, on Monday, wondered why the Federal Government could send out helicopters to survey states where cows were being rustled, but did not do same in Benue where human beings were being killed by Fulani herdsmen.

He, however, admonished the government to take decisive steps in curbing incessant clashes between farmers and herdsmen.

The lawmaker also claimed that some powerful Nigerians were frustrating the passage of the bill prohibiting open grazing which is pending before the National Assembly.

According to John Dyegh, “Recently, government sent out helicopters to survey states where cow are being rustled, but they did not do so in Benue where humans are being killed.

“It clearly shows that we have a government that places more emphasis on animals more than humans. Government must tackle this issue with all seriousness before it gets out of hand.”

Dyegh’s call is coming at a time when no fewer than 50 persons were killed in Zaki Biam, Ukum local government area of the state by unknown gunmen.

[Nigerian Eye]

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