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Monday, 18 February 2019

APC's Attacks On INEC A Smokescreen To Rig Saturday's Election..CUPP

APC's Attacks On INEC A Smokescreen To Rig Saturday's Election..CUPP

The CUPP has reacted to the hastily convened meeting of the outgoing All Progressives Congress and describes the meeting as a meeting called to formalize the planned bloody commotion on Saturday, to give room for writing of fake results, sack of the INEC Chairman and fine tune processes for the emergence of an interim government. We have severally raised the alarm that President Buhari was working towards establishing an interim government. Events in the last few days have again vindicated us and for the first time in Nigeria’s history a siting government deliberately scuttled the holding of elections by sabotaging the processes.

The move to sack the INEC Chairman for standing by the people and not succumbing to Presidency pressure to conduct staggered Presidential elections is what has irked the APC the most. The ranting of the APC Chairman in calling for the head of the INEC leadership speaks volumes when it is obvious and as irrefutable facts have shown that the government was responsible for the sabotage which INEC suffered and which eventually led to the postponement of the elections. Mr. Oshiomhole cannot follow the witches to kill the baby at night and then follow humans to mourn the same baby in the morning. The hand of the the Presidency and the APC are written all over the sabotage suffered by INEC and Nigerians must not fail to hold them responsible.

The fear of imminent defeat staring them in the face is the only reason for such a panicky meeting and that reason is not lost on Nigerians. They have gathered to develop as they usually do, evil plans to undermine the people and distort their will. They have just succeeded in heating up the polity and we urge Nigerians to remain calm, not be distracted and not to be taken in by the grandstanding and usual boastful antics of Mr. Oshiomhole for behind all that façade are inherent evil, mischief and unbridled avarice.

Mr. Oshiomhole’s attack on the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State Mr. Mike Igini was simply because the REC refused to make result sheets of two of the three Senatorial seats and also the Presidential election result seats available to Sen. Godswill Akpabio. How could Mr. Oshiomhole complain that people are staying long in their offices when he is the National Chairman of the Party in government which never redeployed any officer throughout its lifespan, brought in new blood to rejig failing appointees and refused to sack service chiefs years after they were all due for retirement. A typical dirty kettle used by the firewood stand calling the pot used on a gas cooker black.

Nigerians must note that the live coverage of the so called caucus meeting was meant to achieve a dual purpose. First to give impetus to all APC thugs that since the President endorsed all the shenanigans of the ruling Party, that they should go on rampage and also to give instructions to security forces publicly to execute any citizen who tries to stop the rigging machine jointly being executed by the military. The President was unambiguous in his call that citizens should be shot dead extra judicially if they ever tried to stop the security forces from rigging the elections. That is the most callous public statement ever by a Nigerian President. It must be condemned by all well-meaning citizens and the international community. President Buhari must be held personally responsible for the loss of any lives due to the instructions he has given to the security forces.

The so called caucus meeting of the APC is a meeting of desperadoes gripped by the fear of imminent defeat and it can only be likened to the last futile kicks of a dying horse which cannot save it. Nigerians have resolved to send this government packing and make Nigeria work again. Nigerians have resolved to vote for a better life. Nigerians have resolved to reclaim their country from the brink of total collapse and restore it to the path of glory, progress and prosperity.
Anyone That Snatches Ballot Boxes Would Do It At The Expense Of His Own Life..Buhari

Anyone That Snatches Ballot Boxes Would Do It At The Expense Of His Own Life..Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the military and law enforcement agencies to deal “ruthlessly” with anyone caught trying to disrupt the rescheduled February 23 presidential and National Assembly elections.

The President, who is seeking reelection on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, warned that anyone trying to snatch ballot boxes would do so “at the expense of his life.”

He added that he was not afraid of a free and fair election because he had received overwhelming support from the majority of Nigerians.

Speaking on Monday at the opening of the APC National Caucus Meeting in Abuja, Buhari said he wanted Nigerians to be respected everywhere after the election, warning that anyone caught for ballot box snatching or leading thugs would do so at a risk to his life.

He said, “I do not expect anybody to make any disturbance. I have briefed the law enforcement agencies and the military to identify hot spots, flash points and they should be prepared to move.

“They, too, would have made their own arrangement as much as possible and as resources provide as much as the country can afford it.

“And anybody who decides to snatch ballot boxes or lead thugs to disturb it (election), maybe that would be the last unlawful action he would take.

“I have directed the Police and the military to be ruthless.

“We are not going to be blamed that we want to rig elections. I want Nigerians to be respected.

“Let them vote whoever they want across the parties. I’m not afraid.

“As you said, I have gone round all the 36 states and Abuja. I think I have gotten enough support across the country.

“I am going to warn anybody who thinks he has enough influence in his locality to lead a body of thugs to snatch boxes or to disturb the voting system, he would do it at the expense of his own life.”
Election Postponement :PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Meeting On Tuesday

Election Postponement :PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Meeting On Tuesday

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party has summoned an emergency National Executive Committee meeting of the party.

The meeting, which holds in Abuja on Tuesday, is expected to be presided over by the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus.

National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, confirmed the decision to hold the meeting in an interview with our correspondent.

“Yes, the NEC will meet on Tuesday at the National Secretariat of the party. We will meet at noon,” he said.

It was gathered that the meeting will discuss issues related to the postponement of the last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections.

It is also expected to analyse the speech of President Muhammadu Buhari at the All Progressives Congress National Caucus meeting in  Abuja on Monday.

Apart from the Presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, governors elected on the platform of the party, its national officers, principal officers of the National Assembly who are members of the former ruling party are among those expected at the meeting.
INEC Connived With PDP To Scuttle Postponed Election...Oshiomhole

INEC Connived With PDP To Scuttle Postponed Election...Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress, APC national Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC of colluding with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole who spoke extensively during the party’s caucus meeting, insisted that PDP was pre-informed by INEC, before the postponement of the general elections.

He said that INEC told PDP not to spend its money, following its planned postponement. Oshiomhole, angrily averred that APC has spent so much in preparing for the elections and demanded that INEC should apologize to Nigerians, particularly APC voters who traveled far and near to cast their votes.

The chairman opined that they would write to INEC to discuss issues on how to make the postponed elections, free, fair and credible.

His words, “We want INEC to assure us that the elections would be free, fair and credible. “They need to speak to us about the reconfiguration of card readers”.
Kano Court Grants Deji Adeyanju Bail

Kano Court Grants Deji Adeyanju Bail

The Kano State High Court on Monday granted bail to Deji Adeyanju, after spending 67 days in detention.

He was freed on bail when his matter came up in Monday morning, with a condition that he must provide sureties and N500,000, according to his lawyers.

Adeyanju was arrested on December 13 over allegations he was involved in a murder in Kano in 2005.

The police did not formally arraign him for the alleged murder.

Deji was charged for murder in 2005 at the Kano State High Court, but was discharged and acquitted in 2009 after a lengthy trial.

The previous acquittal and police’s failure to arraign Mr Adeyanju for several weeks after arresting him fueled speculation that his detention was politically motivated.

The police denied the allegations.

Adeyanju spent over two months of his detention fighting for a bail at federal and state courts, because the police did not bring charges against which to defend himself.

Theophilus Agada, an associate of Mr Adeyanju, said the activist would meet the bail requirements today.

“He was asked to provide a senior civil servant in Kano State, and two pieces of land with N500,000,” Mr Agada said. “We are confident that this requirement would be met and he’ll be released today.
All Entertainment Online Platform Makes It's Debut

All Entertainment Online Platform Makes It's Debut

Entertainment reporting in Nigeria is set for a redefinition from Wednesday, February 20, 2019,  with the entrance of, an all-entertainment online platform.

Spearheaded by Niran Adedokun, an award-winning former entertainment reporter for Saturday PUNCH, is positioned to bring back top-notch entertainment reportage. A statement issued by the promoters of the platform explains that eelive is short for Everything Entertainment.

The portal is gearing to feed readers with well-researched and in-depth stories on the various segments of the entertainment industry.

From the culture scene to BIG entertainment stories and behind the scenes actions of your favourite personalities and creative productions, is well poised to consistently deliver.

Built in the ways of the old days of entertainment reporting, the online newspaper will give readers news and stories they can believe.

According to the management of the platform, “ promises to elevate the standard of entertainment reporting with special focus on music, movies, fashion and style, books and arts.

"Apart from news and feature stories which will be incisive and add value to the industry and reader, we will also provide informed reviews and opinion articles on productions as well as conduct of industry practitioners.

"We promise lovers of entertainment value for the time and resources they invest in our newspaper."
Body Of Uber Driver Found Inside Lagos Lagoon Buried

Body Of Uber Driver Found Inside Lagos Lagoon Buried

A final closure came for 38-year-old Adekunle Tade, an Uber driver whose body was found in Lagos lagoon after he was reported missing since December. He was laid to rest at about 8:16p.m. last Thursday at African Church Cathederal, Ifako.

The burial, which was restricted to three clerics, family members, deceased’s wife and two children, took place in the graveyard located behind the church premises. Those who had gathered to pay their last respects were however horrified when it was discovered that the size of the casket did not fit the dug grave, which led to a new construction at the gravesite.

It was a long wait for the deceased to be committed to mother earth after several autopsy conducted on the body at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) delayed the burial earlier scheduled for 12noon.However, the children of Adekunle were bathing in tears during the burial of their father who was allegedly tortured and murdered by his car owner, Mrs. Andry Nwokedi.

Tade who drive for the car owner, Mrs. Andry was allegedly attacked by armed robbers who boarded his car from airport road, Ikeja on 4th of December 2018.Although he reported the case to Ilepo police station that the car was snatched but the car owner, Andry was not pleased with his story which made her invite him over to her apartment.

His friend, Mr. Kehinde Olatono who accompanied him to grant Andry’s visit at her apartment claimed that he heard some strange noise inside the house while waiting for his friend outside which made him ran to see what was happening but was shocked to see his friend being tortured on a bare floor.Although Tade never returned home after the torture but was declared missing till his body was found in the lagoon some weeks ago.The family of Adekunle has therefore appeal to Lagos State police to seek for justice for the deceased.