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Nigeria Is Better Together, Olawepo Hashim Declares Amidst Rising Tension
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Nigeria Is Better Together, Olawepo Hashim Declares Amidst Rising Tension

A former Presidential Candidate and Business Man, Mr Gbenga Olawepo Hashim has declared that Nigeria is better together, despite the rising tension in the country. The veteran human rights activist maintained that, the Unity of Nigeria is best for the country and this is also the decision of our founding fathers who are most experience and tolerant. In an exclusive interview on AIT focus Nigeria, Hashim made an excellent presentation about the state of the nation and proffered immediate steps needed to move the nation forward. You can Watch the interview here
Why Is Military In Orlu And Not Police? – Kingsley Moghalu
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Why Is Military In Orlu And Not Police? – Kingsley Moghalu

A former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu has questioned the operation of the military in Orlu, Imo State. Soldiers invaded Orlu on Monday and engaged a group believed to be members of the Eastern Security Network of the Indigenous People of Biafra in a duel, sending residents scampering for safety. The incident forced Governor Hope Uzodimma to impose a dusk-to-dawn curfew in 12 local government areas of Imo West Senatorial District. Tweeting on Wednesday, Moghalu said the presence of the military in a police matter should be questioned. He said: “I regret the deaths of Nigerians in Orlu reportedly resulting initially from clashes between Nigerian soldiers and civilians. @Govhopeuzodinma has imposed a curfew to restore order, but the situation raises important questio...
Kingsley Moghalu Meets Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar In Minna (Photos)
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Kingsley Moghalu Meets Babangida, Abdulsalami Abubakar In Minna (Photos)

Former presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu on Tuesday held meetings with former heads of state – Abdulsalami Abubakar and Ibrahim Babangida – in Minna, Niger State. Moghalu, who is also a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, said he held discussions with the former leaders on the state of the nation. “Consultations on the state of the nation…visited and met today in Minna with former heads of state H.E. Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, GCFR and H. E. Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) GCFR. Profound discussions on the path forward for national stability and progress,” he tweeted. Moghalu said Abubakar holds a traditional title in Nnewi, Anambra State and that the former head of state was passionate about industrialising the town. “Incidentally, although I am ‘onl...
FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu
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FG Can’t Protect Lives Of Its Citizens But Tries To Suppress #EndSARS – Moghalu

Former Presidential candidate, Kingsley Moghalu has blasted the Buhari-led adminstration over the killing of 43 farmers by Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. In tweets he shared, the economist expressed fear of Nigeria becoming a failed state. He also said that ''a government which can’t protect the lives of its citizens, spends all its energy attempting to suppress #EndSARS peaceful protesters.'' Moghalu wrote; “The barbaric beheading of 43 Nigerians in Zabarmari village in Borno State by Boko Haram is a national outrage and tragedy. It’s increasingly clear that @NigeriaGov is unable to protect the lives of Nigerians. What does that mean? Our country is becoming a failed state." “It is a travesty that a government that can’t protect the lives of its citizens spends all it...
Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey
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Adamu Garba Gives Update On Lawsuit Against Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has served an update on his lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey over Dorsey's involvement in the EndSARS protest. Recall that Adamu instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS Protest across the country. Giving an update on the case after DMW act Peruzzi asked, the former presidential candidate said the first hearing of the case should be before end of this November. Peruzzi asked Adamu Garba: "Ermm @adamugarba How far you and Jack? Any progress?" Adamu Garba replied: "Very much so, our first hearing should be before end of this month, hopefully. @Peruzzi"
Edo 2020: “Turn Out En-Masse And Vote Obaseki”- Atiku Urge Voters
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Edo 2020: “Turn Out En-Masse And Vote Obaseki”- Atiku Urge Voters

The Presidential Candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 General Elections, Atiku Abubakar, has urged the people of Edo State to cast and defend their votes for Governor Godwin Obaseki. The democracy that we enjoy today was bought at a great price. We can only deepen and sustain it by respecting the sanctity of the ballot and necessary review of our electoral processes. As the great people of Edo State go to the polls to elect their governor this weekend, they need to be provided with a secured environment to cast their votes and be assured that their votes will count. I urge all duly registered voters of conscience and who truly care about the wellbeing of Edo to turn out enmasse to cast and defend their vote for @GovernorObaseki.
Sowore Visits Primary School, Shares Exercise Books And Biro (photos)
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Sowore Visits Primary School, Shares Exercise Books And Biro (photos)

The former Presidential candidate of the federal republic of Nigeria, Omoyele Sowore has today visited a primary school in Lagos State. According to him, he was not doing anything in the office and decided to spend time with the children in school. When leaving, he shared exercise books, pens and bade them farewell. See photos...  
Defection: Moghalu Demands Apology From Falana
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Defection: Moghalu Demands Apology From Falana

Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate, has demanded an apology from Femi Falana, Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) over the latter’s comments on defection. Mr Falana, a Human Rights activist, had at a public gathering on Monday, claimed the Young Progressive Party (YPP) candidate in the last general election has defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC). The activist also said the ruling party has assigned a portfolio to Moghalu. But dismissing the claim as untrue, the former presidential candidate who dumped his party said he is not a member of any political party at the moment and has not been handed any portfolio. “These statements are false. I am not a member of the APC. I have not been given any appointment by the APC government. This effort to malign m...
Sowore Won’t Be Released Until Due Process Is Followed – DSS
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Sowore Won’t Be Released Until Due Process Is Followed – DSS

The Department of State Service (DSS) has said it won’t release Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, until due process is followed. The DSS stated this in response to why it has refused to release the former presidential candidate despite the latter meeting bail conditions granted him by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The publisher being detained by the security agency is accused of treason, fraud and insulting President Muhammadu Buhari. The federal government has slammed a seven count charge to that effect on him. He was arrested earlier last month for spearheading a revolutionary protest that went on despite his absence. The publisher was granted bail after the DSS declined renewing an order seeking his continued detention after an earlier 45-day detention...
Court Grants Omoyele Sowore Bail
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Court Grants Omoyele Sowore Bail

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to Omoyele Sowore, Publisher of Sahara Reporters and Former presidential Candidate of the AAC. He is also to submit his International passport.
FG Has No Grounds To Hold My Husband – Omoyele Sowore’s Wife
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FG Has No Grounds To Hold My Husband – Omoyele Sowore’s Wife

Omoyele Sowore's wife, Opeyemi has decried the continous detention of her husband by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) after his arrest. Recall that the DSS secured a court order to detain the former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) for 45 days after accusing him of receiving millions of dollars from foreign collaborators to topple President Buhari's government. He was also accused of being in contact with Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to mobilize forces and holding series of meetings with foreign collaborators outside Nigeria including Dubai to violently overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. However speaking on Democracy Now which is a news programme in the United States, Opeyemi sa...
Xenophobia Caused By African Politicians – Oby Ezekwesili At WEF
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Xenophobia Caused By African Politicians – Oby Ezekwesili At WEF

Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili who is present at the 2019 World Economic Summit being held in Capetown, South Africa has berated African politicians, saying they are responsible for the “miserable situation that is not worthy of the young people that hold them responsible for their fate.” The former minister of education also discussed the problem of xenophobic violence between African communities and the damage that it will have on economies if not remedied. Mrs. Ezekwesili blamed political elites for failing to improve social problems such as unemployment. She also speak on the problem of xenophobic violence between African communities and the damage that it will have on economies if not remedied. Nigeria has r...
Presidency Replies Moghalu On Buhari Not Invited To G-7 Summit
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Presidency Replies Moghalu On Buhari Not Invited To G-7 Summit

Kingsley Moghalu is either ignorant or playing petty politics. The non-invitation of President Buhari to witness the G7 meeting this year is not a snub. Neither does it diminish the status of Nigeria as the biggest economy on the continent. It seems no one clarified to the one-time Presidential Candidate how the G7 secretariat works. If they invite a country with an economy the size of Niger State, not Kano’s, not even Lagos’s does it call for Dr. Moghalu’s lamentation? Today, as we see it, they call this country, tomorrow they decide to have another. It’s entirely up to them. Buhari didn’t go to Europe. Europe came to him in Japan, where the EU had him sign an MOU for 50 Million Euro in support to the country’s devastated North East. The joke is not on President Buhari. The joke ...
“The Buhari I Know Will Not Release Sowore” – Frederick Odorige
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“The Buhari I Know Will Not Release Sowore” – Frederick Odorige

The Global Coordinator of Nigerians in Diaspora under the aegis of Global Coalition for Security and Democracy in Nigeria (GCSDN) Frederick Odorige has, in his daily Op-ed expressed his view on the arbitrary incaceration of Former Presidential candidate of African Action Congress, Omoyele Sowore Read his views below: The Retired Muhammadu Buhari that I know will not release Omoyele Sowore. He will harden his heart like Pharaoh until something happens. Left with Buhari, Sowore will be in detention as long as Buhari will be in office. Buhari has no respect for the rule of law. He has no respect for the Nigerian constitution either. He strongly believes that he is above the law. He disrespected 5 court orders to release Sambo Dasuki. He disobeyed several court orders to release Nnamd...
Apostle Suleman Reveals How Sowore Mocked His 2019 Prophecies
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Apostle Suleman Reveals How Sowore Mocked His 2019 Prophecies

Apostle Suleman of the Omega Fire Ministries has reacted to the arrest of the presidential candidate of Africa Action Congress, AAC, Omoyele Sowore, by recalling how he mocked the list of prophecies he issued this year. Omoyele Sowore was picked up by the Department for State Security, DSS, last week just days to the Monday planned protest tagged Revolution Now. The protest which is aimed at demanding good governance from public office holders kicked off today with members of Revolution Now demanding for Sowore’s release. Reacting to the arrest, Apostle Suleman recalled how Omoyele Sowore’s Sahara Reporters website mocked the prophecies which he issued at the beginning of the year. He, however, stated that his arrest is wrong because he is unarmed. He tweeted: “I mentioned t...
#Revolution Now: IG Sends Alarm Message To Commissioners Of Police
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#Revolution Now: IG Sends Alarm Message To Commissioners Of Police

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has ordered all command Commissioners of Police in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory, to maintain law and order in their jurisdictions. Adamu on Sunday directed the CPs to ensure that the #RevolutionNow protests did not degenerate into violence across the nation. The Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, said, “The IG has directed all the command Commissioners of Police to ensure law and order in their areas of jurisdiction during the protests. How they do it is up to them.” Mba did not respond to further questions. But findings by The PUNCH indicated that the police authorities were nervous about the protests getting out of hand against the backdrop of the vow by the Islamic Movement ...
“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest
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“DSS Saved Him From Setting Self Ablaze” – Lauretta Onochie On Sowore’s Arrest

Lauretta Onochie, social media aide to President Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the Department of State Security (DSS) saved Omoyele Sowore from setting himself ablaze. Mrs Onochie said this on Saturday as reactions follow the arrest of Mr Sowore, a former presidential candidate. Sowore was arrested at his apartment early Saturday and his phone seized when he tried to raise alarm over the invasion. The arrest is believed to be connected to the #RevolutionNow protests which is set to commence nationwide on August 5. Onochie, who has been severally involved in false claims, alleged that Sowore had threatened to set himself on fire in protest to President Buhari’s administration. “This Is What DSS Saved Sowore from. (See image) With talks about setting himself ablaze, it’s...
Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest By DSS
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Oby Ezekwesili Reacts To Omoyele Sowore’s Arrest By DSS

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has spoken against the arrest of the publisher of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure his immediate release. Sowore, also a former presidential candidate, was arrested early Saturday by security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Security (DSS). The arrest is believed to be connected to the #RevolutionNow protests which is set to commence nationwide on August 5. “All well-meaning Nigerians should stand with YeleSowore and defend his constitutional right and freedom to protest any matter of Governance that worries him,” Mrs Ezekwesili said on Twitter. “Mr Sowore’s convening of Citizens to protest Poor Governance – via #RevolutionNow- is Constitutionally guaranteed...
Atiku Reacts To The Arrest Of Sowore By DSS
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Atiku Reacts To The Arrest Of Sowore By DSS

Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has reacted over the arrest of the convener of #RevolutionNow protest, Omoyele Sowore. Igbere TV had reported that security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Services (DSS) arrested the former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, over the planned Aug. 5 protest. Sowore, who is also the publisher of Sahara Reporters, was arrested early Saturday. The publisher posted a distress tweet around 1:25 am, saying “DSS invades Sowore’s.” Reacting over the arrest, Atiku said freedom of speech was not only constitutionally guaranteed but remains a substructure of democracy. He tweeted: “Freedom of speech is not only constitutionally guaranteed, it is the subs...
#RevolutionNow: Nigerians React To Sowore’s Arrest, #FreeSowore Trends On Twitter
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#RevolutionNow: Nigerians React To Sowore’s Arrest, #FreeSowore Trends On Twitter

Nigerians on social media have attacked President Muhammadu Buhari over the report alleging that Omoyele Sowore, a human rights activist and pro-democracy campaigner, Department of State Services operatives invades and arrests him in his apartment earlier today. Many Nigerians in their reaction accused Buhari of trying to use the DSS to intimidate Sowore so as not to carry out the planned #RevolutionNow protests slated for August 5. Many well-meaning Nigerians are also calling for the release of the pro-democracy campaigner using #Freesowore hashtag on Twitter. Security operatives suspected to be from the Department of State Security (DSS) have arrested a former presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore. Sowore, who is also the publisher of SaharaReporters, was arrested early ...
Oby Ezekwesili Accuses Buhari Of Copying Campaign Promise
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Oby Ezekwesili Accuses Buhari Of Copying Campaign Promise

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of copying her campaign promise of lifting millions of Nigerians out of poverty. Ezekwesili, who dropped out of the presidency race days before the election, made the allegation in several tweets on Friday. President Buhari had in his speech on the inaugural June 12 Democracy Day celebration said his government would lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty to prosperity in the next ten years. Ezekwesili also criticised the president’s proposed plan to ban milk importation. “Did @MBuhari not recently copy my manifesto by saying he will Lift millions of Nigerians out of Poverty? Did he not say he wants to Lift 100 million Nigerians out of Poverty? “Well, take my advice. You will only DR...
Oby Ezekwesili Slams Buhari, Says “Becoming President Was Buhari’s Only Outcome”
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Oby Ezekwesili Slams Buhari, Says “Becoming President Was Buhari’s Only Outcome”

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has attacked President Muhammadu Buhari, saying that becoming president was his ‘one and only outcome’. Mrs Ezekwesili said this in series of tweets on Tuesday. “It is more than obvious that ‘Becoming President’ was the one and only Outcome for @MBuhari. Or what explains the fact that he seldom shows any sense of urgency to tackling the numerous governance challenges that keep multiplying? Bear the title, @NGRPresident for nothing?” Ezekwesili asked. The former education minister added: “Do we at all have a President in office these days? This is a legitimate question that should be answered by @AsoRock. How can a Government be so oblivious of the temperature of the country it is supposedly ‘governing’? “Let’s say @AsoRock says...
Oby Ezekwesili Faults Economy For Beggarly Attitude Of Gatemen, Security Guards
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Oby Ezekwesili Faults Economy For Beggarly Attitude Of Gatemen, Security Guards

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has blamed the economy for the beggarly attitude of gatemen and security personnel in public places. Mrs Ezekwesili tweeted severally on Saturday lamenting the spate at which security personnel channel energy into accosting incoming and departing guests with the aim of getting tips to supplement their income. “Pretty sure that one is not the only Nigerian extremely alarmed and crying about the dehumanizing effect of the economy on some of our people. When mobbed by gatemen, security personnel and their other colleagues whose Good Morning is Give Me Money , I feel very sad for us all. “The rate at which this culture of begging by gatemen and security personnel has become the ‘creative supplement’ to their income is a proxy for what...
“NBC Wants AIT To Be Like NTA” – Oby Ezekwesili
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“NBC Wants AIT To Be Like NTA” – Oby Ezekwesili

Former presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili, has attacked the Nigeria Broadcasting Commission (NBC) after it suspended the license of Daar Communications Plc., owners of Africa Independent Television (AIT) and Ray Power. We reported that NBC Director-General, Modibbo Kawu, announcing the suspension on Thursday, said the action was taken for failure of the broadcasting station to abide by the broadcasting code. Nigerians have appeared unimpressed with the sanction, calling it an attack on the media. Ezekwesili, a former education minister, said on Friday via Twitter with an attached copy of NBC sanction letter to AIT, that the commission wants AIT to be like the state-owned Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) in its approach to matters concerning the government. “My Summar...
I Would Have Voted For Oby Ezekwesili In Presidential Election – Omawumi
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I Would Have Voted For Oby Ezekwesili In Presidential Election – Omawumi

Nigerian Singer Omawumi has revealed who she would have voted for in the forthcoming presidential election. Omawumi told Vanguard newspaper that former presidential candidate of the ACPN, Obiageli Ezekwesili would have been her choice if she did not pull out of the race weeks ago. She said; “She (Ezekwesili) was a former minister, she has always been involved and she always speaks out when things go wrong. She was the major propaganda of the ‘Bring back our girls’ campaign; so it’s not because she is a woman. It’s because I feel that of all of them contesting for presidency, she is the best person for the job. But that’s my opinion, everybody is entitled to one” Omawumi also added that Ezekwesili proved her qualification for the job at the presidential debate where she state...
We Raised N48.9m, $17,645, £200 For My Campaign – Ezekwesili
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We Raised N48.9m, $17,645, £200 For My Campaign – Ezekwesili

Former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, has retired her campaign funds, accounting for “every penny” spent. The former vice-president of the World Bank, in a detailed breakdown of income and expenditure, said the campaign raised N48,957,416.00, $ 17,645.00, and £200, from October 1, 2018 to February 2, 2019. She also revealed that her campaign spent over N12 million on travels, N10.6 million on media and publicity, and another N15.3 million on “campaign mobilisation fees, meeting and logistics costs.” In total, her campaign, according to TheCable, spent N46,521,806.19 in running its activities for the 2019 presidential campaign, which was aborted about a month to the eventual poll. The spokesperson of the Obiageli Ez...

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