Monday, January 18, 2016

Anambra Central: Stop Parading Yourself As A Sole Candidate – APC Cautions Umeh

Ahead of the scheduled rerun for the Anambra Central Senatorial District, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has called on Chief Victor Umeh of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to brace up for the polls and stop presenting himself as the sole candidate for the election.
In a statement by Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the Spokesman, South East, APC Leadership Caucus, he said Umeh was clearly displaying his fear of facing other parties in the polls.

Nigerians Must Support Anti-Corruption War –Kashamu

SENATOR Buruji Kashamu is a household name in Nigeria. Cur­rently, he is the lawmaker rep­resenting Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assem­bly and Vice-Chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local Government Administration. At an interactive session with some journalists, he spoke on a wide range of issues, including the ongoing anti-corruption cam­paign of the Federal Govern­ment, among others. Excerpts:
What are your views on the na­tion’s state of affairs?

Pipeline Bombings: Nigerian Military Declare War On Militants, Comb Creeks

Tompolo writes Buhari, accuses APC chieftain of masterminding attacks

COMMANDER of the Joint Task Force (JTF), Ma­jor General Okunola, who led his troop to inspect one of the blown up pipelines at Egwa II community in Warri South West, has said the Army will hold commu­nity leaders in whose domain such bombing took place re­sponsible for any act of sabo­tage in their area.  He said that the Federal Government would do all it can to bring the saboteurs of national assets to book as they were already closing in on the criminals. Okunola said henceforth, security agencies would en­force extant law banning the use of outboard engines with 200 HP and above.

At $29 Per Barrel: Oil Markets Tumble As Iran Begins Production

Global oil prices are in for a tumble this week after Iran said it was ready to add half a million barrels a day to crude exports after international sanctions were lifted this weekend.
The prospect of Iran flooding the market with more crude had already dented prices last week, pushing Brent crude below $30 a barrel, to $29.20 by yesterday.
Iran’s return to the international oil market may worsen the global oil glut as the country looks to ramp up its crude oil exports with estimated 500,000 barrels per day.
Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, hailed a “glorious victory” as his country relished reconnecting to the global economy following the formal announcement, late on Saturday, that sanctions were ending thanks to moves by Tehran to scale back its nuclear programme.

PDP Concocting My Interviews To Discourage Frequent Defection – Tinubu

Former Lagos State governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of concocting interviews supposedly granted by him to discourage frequent defection of its members and chieftains.
Tinubu, who stated this in a statement made available to journalists by his media office yesterday, insisted that he never granted any interview where he said he is afraid that the PDP will stop Buhari in 2019.

Falana To Buhari: Grant Presidential Pardon To Convicted Soldiers

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has written an open letter to Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari asking for presidential pardon for all convicted members of the armed forces.
Falana who defended the soldiers accused of mutiny in court, explained to Buhari that at the trials the only “offence” proved against the accused soldiers was that they had the temerity to demand for weapons to fight the well armed terrorists. But the soldiers whose cases were handled by us anchored their defence on Section 179 of the Armed Forces Act, Cap A20, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004 which permits “a soldier, rating or aircraftman to make a complaint to his commanding officer and that he shall not be penalised for having made a complaint”.

If Chief Obafemi Awolowo Reincarnates Today, He Will Join The APC – Alaafin

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has attributed his close to six-year cordial relationship with the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, to the monarch’s altruism, understanding and sense of balancing in all matters since he became governor. The governor made the revelation during a celebratory session between the Alaafin and Oyo Metro community as part of activities marking the monarch’s 45th coronation anniversary, in Oyo, on Saturday. Describing the monarch in glowing terms, the governor said that their intimacy had continued to surprise many people; especially those he said had predicted that the monarch’s support for him would not last beyond one year. He urged Yoruba sons and daughters to accord more respect to the stool of Alaafin, whom he described as a repertoire of Yoruba history and culture, savvy and intellectually deep.