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Friday, 21 September 2018

Aviod Saraki, He Is A Desperate Politician - Presidency Tells Buhari Supporters

Aviod Saraki, He Is A Desperate Politician - Presidency Tells Buhari Supporters


The Presidency has called on all groups and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore derogatory speeches hitting the news and credited to Sen. Bukola Saraki.

Saraki has recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement on Thursday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, urged supporters to always put their points in more decent language and display maturity instead of joining issues with the Senate president.

The statement reads: “The Presidency wishes to react to the crude speeches hitting the news from Senator Bukola Saraki who recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party with the sole ambition of running as the president of Nigeria.

"In response to the condemnable and extremely derogatory speeches by the PDP aspirant, we urge all Buhari supporters to display restraint in language and conduct and to always put across their points of view in a decent language.

"Throughout his political career, Sen. Saraki has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests.

"TThe language of his campaign is such that cannot be used against a domestic help. Is he just knowing that the President lacked vision?

"This is someone that the Senator had worked with very closely for more than three years. Amazingly, he never said all that he is now saying against him.

"Rather, his words for and on the President were always respectful and reassuring. That’s the man he called “My Father,” about him “there is no cause for alarm…a President who is healthy, witty and himself.” What then changed, all of a sudden?

"Is he saying these blatantly false and crude things against the President because he is gunning for the same office? Could it be that he is targeting President Buhari because the party he has just joined does not have any real issues to highlight?

"Be that as it may, our appeal to our supporters is to ignore Saraki and any such politicians bent on lowering the quality of political discourse. Let them drown in their own waters.”
After Three Months In APGA, Stella Oduah Returns To PDP

After Three Months In APGA, Stella Oduah Returns To PDP


Senator Stella Oduah, representing Anambra north at the Nigerian Senate has returned to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) just three months after leaving the party.

CKN News recalls that the Anambra north lawmaker defected to the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in June, describing the move as “the beginning of a new political chapter”.

However, in a statement released by her media office on Friday, Senator Oduah said she discovered that APGA’s ideology was a mirage.

The former minister of aviation said she felt the party "had sound ideological leanings native to Igboland”.

The statement read: “Politics has always been about ideology and delivering service to the people for me because I believe leadership is all about solving problems.

"Political platforms must afford members unfettered opportunity to participate in the electoral process and to solve the problems of their community, constituency and state.

"I joined APGA because I thought it had sound ideological leanings native to Igboland. But my ideological expectations were a mirage. I discovered that internal democracy, which will guarantee justice, fairness and equity, was also not in practice in the party.

"After due consultations and with respect to my religious beliefs, I announce that PDP remains the vehicle through which I will keep fulfilling my mandate to the people of Anambra North,” the statement added.
INEC Distributes Election Materials Ahead Osun Governorship Polls

INEC Distributes Election Materials Ahead Osun Governorship Polls


The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun the distribution of sensitize election materials to INEC offices in the 30 local government areas of Osun State.

CKN News understands that security agencies have tightened security around the headquarters of the electoral commission in Osogbo ahead of the election holding on Saturday.

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Osun State, Olusegun Agbaje, told Punch that election materials had been distributed to the local government areas in readiness for the Saturday election.

He said: “The election materials have all been transported to the local government areas. We started distributing them this morning and we completed it this evening. They have all been moved and they are all at the local government including smart card readers. They are being watched by security men and nothing can tamper with them.

"We are ready for the Saturday election and we want to assure everybody that the election will be credible and security operatives would ensure that it is violence-free as well."
Why 57 LG Chairmen Wants Me To Take Over From Ambode - Sanwo-Olu

Why 57 LG Chairmen Wants Me To Take Over From Ambode - Sanwo-Olu


The All Progressives Congress (APC) Lagos State governorship aspirant, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has confirmed that he has the support of the 57 local government chairmen.

The former commissioner, who is being backed by the Mandate Movement, a group loyal to APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, refuted speculations that the council chairmen were backing him because for monetary gains.

In a statement on Thursday, the Media Director of Babajide Sanwo-Olu Campaign Organisation, Olusesan Daini, said: “We are reading all sorts of lies, distortions of facts and some falsehood posts on social media aimed at disparaging our movement and our leader.

"But we have decided not to respond to them because most of the posts are without authors. Rather than dissipate energy on all that, we have concentrated work on mobilising our base and preparing everyone for the election.

"Some party leaders who have openly identified with Mr. Sanwo-Olu include former minister and notable politicians, Mr. Ademola Seriki, Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East Senatorial District), former House of Representatives member Monsuru Owolabi (Bertola) and several current House of Representatives members; a one-time Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Wale Edun, frontline politician Mr. Shakirudeen Sola Giwa, Cardinal Omolaja Odumbaku (Baba Eto) among others.

"We expressed joy and excitement at the outpouring of love from Lagosians, particularly the torrent of endorsements from various political and socio-economic groups across the state and several Lagosians living in the Diaspora. It is a confirmation that the people of Lagos are fully in support of my aspiration to administer the state as governor.”

"Apart from Conference 57, which listed the sterling qualities of the aspirant and stood behind him from the beginning, many other political associations and groups have come out to declare their support for him ahead of the party primary elections.”
FIFA President Congratulates Pinnick On NFF Re-election

FIFA President Congratulates Pinnick On NFF Re-election


Fifa President, Gianni Infantino, has sent a congratulatory message to Amaju Pinnick on his re-election as the President of the Nigeria Football Federation.

The election conducted by the NFF Electoral Committee in Katsina saw Pinnick swept aside three other contestants, polling 34 votes.

Other contestants, Aminu Maigari got eight votes, with former international, Taiwo Ogunjobi getting only two votes, while there was no votes for club owner Chinedu Okoye.

In the letter addressed to the NFF and copied to the Confederation of African Football, Infantino congratulated Pinnick and the other executive members who were elected and wished them the best of luck for the challenges ahead.

"Dear Pinnick, allow me to extend to you my warmest congratulations on your re-election as President of the NFF for the 2018 – 2022 period, at today’s NFF Elective Congress in Katsina State.

"Also convey my congratulations to all your colleagues of the Executive Committee who were elected with you.

"I wish you and your team the best of luck, strength and every success for all the challenges that lie ahead.

"I look forward to continuing to work with you and seeing you soon to congratulate you in person,” Infantino said.
NYSC Programme For Davido May Be Extended Without 3-Months Pay

NYSC Programme For Davido May Be Extended Without 3-Months Pay


Information has revealed that according to NYSC Bye-Laws which bounds members from taking part in any political campaigns whatsoever, Davido might be penalized.

The bye-law which stipulates that any of its member which involves in partisan politics is liable to an extension of 3 months in his service, and may not get paid.

One of The Bye-Laws states that: “Any member who takes part in partisan politics is liable to extension of service for a period not less than three (3) months without pay.”

The NYSC Bye-laws of 1993 is the code guiding every corps member in the country.
Ace Ajegunle Singer, Daddy Showkey Announces Plans To Go Into Politics

Ace Ajegunle Singer, Daddy Showkey Announces Plans To Go Into Politics


Ace Nigerian musician Daddy Showkey has revealed his intentions of participating in politics.

According to the ghetto singer, his intention to go into politics would be for the sake of uplifting the lives of residents of Ajegunle.

He made this declaration on Rubbin Minds, a Channels TV programme, last Sunday.

He said, “One day, yes now in my house. I’m not doing it because of the intention that I want to run for politics but right now with the situation that I am seeing in my neighbourhood because Ajegunle is the most important place for me, maybe I might consider.

"That area is like the come and use us for the campaigning when it comes to development they neglect us. That’s why I’m critical about what is going on in Lagos state today.

"I am watching we dey look una we are looking at you people because there is something I have been fighting for so many years from Tinubu government to Fashola’s government to the present government, and for all of them about this thing the only thing that can limit crime in my neighbourhood is to get these children engaged and the only thing that can limit crime is when they have a playground, a recreation centre and they don’t.”