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Remains of late senator bukar laid to rest in his hometown

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The remains of Nigerian lawmaker, Senator Mustapha Bukar, who died in the early hours of Wednesday have been laid to rest in his hometown in Daura, Katsina State. Bukar died at the age of 63 at a private hospital in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. His body was however flown from the Abuja hospital to his hometown, Daura, where he was buried in line with Islamic rights.

Before his death, Bukar was President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senator as he represented the president’s senatorial district. Dignitaries at the burial, on Wednesday, in Katsina include Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Manir Yakubu; Speaker of the House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, among others.

The news of Bukar’s death is coming less than a week after the Deputy Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Umar Jibril, died. Two weeks ago, the Red Chambers also mourned the death of another Senator, Ali Wakili. Before his death, Wakili was representing Bauchi South Senatorial District at the House of Assembly. Bukar was survived by two wives and 12 children, including Ibrahim Bukar of the Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC).

 

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“Get well soon” Presidency replies Obasanjo

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The Presidency has replied former President, Olusegun Obasanjo via a statement titled ‘Get well soon’. 

The statement is in response to the Ex-President’s 16 page letter titled ‘Points for concern and action’ which was released yesterday. 

The Presidency has advised Obasanjo that he’s in need of a good doctor and to ‘get well soon’ adding that he was a coward. 

Read the full statement below: 

PRESIDENCY TO OBASANJO: GET WELL SOON

The sixteen-page letter the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari and released this afternoon is the last push by desperate politicians who can’t handle the President politically and have resorted to subterfuge.

Our first message to the former President is that he needs a good doctor for good treatment and to say to him, “Get well soon.”

As repeatedly said of him, since Chief Obasanjo left office in 1979, he never let every succeeding leader of the country function freely, and this included the one he personally handpicked against all known rules drawn up by the party that put him in the office of the President. But Chief Obasanjo is jealous because President Buhari has more esteem than him and the sooner he learns to respect him the better.

It is a notorious fact that in dealing with any leader that he failed to control, he resorted to these puerile attacks. As the grand patron, more correctly the grandfather of corruption as described by the National Assembly, Chief Obasanjo released today’s letter purely for the reason of rescuing his thriving corruption establishment.

The elections starting in February will be free and fair as promised the nation and the international community by President Buhari.

What Chief Obasanjo and his co-travelers in the PDP should expect is that from the outcome, we will teach them a political lesson that they will never forget. This margin will be much bigger than we had in 2015.

Claims that President Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have embarked on the president’s “self- succession project, by recruiting collation officers who are already awarding results based on their projects to actualise the perpetuation agenda, in which the people will not matter and the votes will not count” is not only utterly false, but a copious note from the book on the failed third term agenda of President Obasanjo.

The man, President Buhari who has taken Nigeria’s reputation to a higher level internationally and is working hard to improve on the records of elections he found in place cannot descend to the level that Obasanjo has himself sunk.

As for his attacks of the administration’s records in fighting corruption, what the former President said is no more than evidence that President Buhari’s war against corruption is succeeding. They thought it is all a joke.

A leader who took USD 16 billion “upfront” to supply electric power yet failed to add a single megawatt to the national grid and to date, there is no trace of the money is jittery that he will be called to account. He is a coward.

Chief Obasanjo, manifesting a confused state of mind blames President Buhari for the fall of Libya into a failed state and the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and the ISIS, while at the same time calling it an African problem, saying “the struggle must be for all West African, Central African, North African and most East African States,” which really does not amount to saying anything new.

Nigerians looked up to him as a role model and a ray of hope to ethical and clean leadership until President Yar’Adua called him out to explain what happened to the sixteen billion dollars of taxpayer’s money. It is clear that with him sitting on top of the heap of corruption, he is no different from the crowd he leads.

This language of his 16-page letter, likening President Buhari to General Sani Abacha, a man he dreaded and the one who jailed him under military laws is most unfitting from a former President of Nigeria.

The claim that President Buhari has put in place rigging machinery is both outlandish and outrageous. We are unable to get the words to describe a 90-year old liar, except to say that by the publication of this tissue of lies against the President, he Obasanjo, not the President will fall from everyone’s esteem” the letter said

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Man allegedly loses an eye searching for “spiritual sight” to win lottery

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A 27-year-old man identified as Emmanuel (surname withheld) has lost an eye in his search for ‘spiritual sight’ to aid him win lottery games. 

According to the News agency of Nigeria, Emmanuel sought the aid of a witch doctor in Ishiagu village, near Ogwashi-Uku in Delta State to acquire special sight for lucky numbers. 

A friend of the victim, Osita narrated the journey of his friend which ended on the January 12, 2019 with the loss of his eye. 

“He went to see a juju man to help him acquire spiritual sight so that he could be wining lotto games, popularly known as ‘Baba Ijebu.’

“He once told me that he was worried that he had been playing lotto games without success,” Osita said.

Osita narrated that Emmanuel had sought a witch doctor who assured him he would get the sight he wanted. 

The witch doctor had then prepared some concoctions which he directed Emmanuel to ingest and apply on his eyes. 

Emmanuel had gone about his activities secretively until he started to feel pains in his eyes. This caused him to cry out. 

“He never told anyone what he did, but when he started feeling some discomfort in his left eye, he cried out.

“I heard about it from one of our friends; so, I went to see him, that was when he told me what transpired.

“He was taken to the hospital following a swollen eye, but no solution. Right now, he has lost his left eye,” Osita said.

An elder brother to Emmanuel, Justin, told NAN that the family is devastated by the incident.

“We don’t want to say anything about it. We are really shocked by Emma’s desperation. For now, we want to forget about the whole incident. He has his life to live,” Justin said.

NAN gathered from village sources that the witch doctor, whose name was not given, has since gone into hiding.

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Why Buhari Didn’t attend Debate – Keyamo

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Spokesman of president buhari’s campaign organization, Festus Keyamo, has explained why President Buhari refused to show up for the  2019 Presidential debate held in Abuja yesterday.

According to Keyamo, President Buhari’s hectic campaign schedule is among the many reasons why he couldn’t attend the debate.

Keyamo in his statement, also criticized the action of PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, who boycotted the debate upon discovering President Buhari’s absence. He said Atiku’s action shows that he is only out to attack the person of president buhari during the debate.

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The President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, who is also the APC Presidential Candidate in the forthcoming Presidential Election, President Muhammadu Buhari, could not attend the Presidential Debate  organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria which held today, Saturday, January 19, 2019 for the following reasons:

Firstly, out of several opportunities afforded our candidate to interact with the Nigerian people directly by different organisations, our presidential candidate has taken full advantage of another town-hall meeting organized by another group which held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. He was also joined at that town-hall meeting by our Vice-Presidential candidate who is also the Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN. Nigerians from all walks of life who were physically present and through on-line platforms asked uncensored questions which were adequately answered. It was also transmitted live by various broadcast networks in Nigeria.

In addition, the busy and hectic official and campaign schedules of Mr. President clashed with this programme. Today, Mr. President commissioned the Baro Inland Water Port in Niger State and campaigned in Niger and Plateau States where his time was over-stretched by the tumultuous and mammoth crowds in both States, (as seen by Nigerians on live television) and only returned to Abuja late this evening.

Whilst we thank the organisers for the invitation, we want to assure Nigerians that we shall continue to hold these debate groups and Nigerians in high esteem which our candidate has demonstrated during past election debates when he honoured similar invitations. Nigerians will also recall that a few weeks ago, our Vice-Presidential candidate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, also attended the debate organized by the same organisations.

Lastly, we note the statement of the candidate of the PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar who actually came for the event and left the venue when he did not see Mr. President, who is our candidate. According to him, he would not want to “attack” Mr. President in his absence.

It should now be obvious to Nigerians that for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, this election is all about attacking the person and programmes of Mr. President and not about proffering their own solutions to the problems they created during their sixteen years of misrule, maladministration and looting of the nation’s resources. When they cannot see President Buhari to attack, the content of their campaign becomes hollow, empty and “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing”. Now that Atiku Abubakar had a unique opportunity to explain to Nigerians his own vision and mission without a President Buhari in the picture, he ran away. Afterall, he has his own eight years of crass and grand corruption as Vice President to defend before the Nigerian people.

On February 16, 2019 we urge Nigerians to demonstrate to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and the PDP, through their votes, how empty indeed their campaign has always been and to vote massively for President Muhammadu Buhari and Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN who have started the rebuilding process of our great nation

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