Laolu Akande, media aide of the acting president, disclosed this on Tuesday.
He said Osinbajo would return to Nigeria immediately after the visit.
Laolu Akande, media aide of the acting president, disclosed this on Tuesday.
He said Osinbajo would return to Nigeria immediately after the visit.
— Presidency Nigeria (@NGRPresident) July 11, 2017
By Temidayo Ayodele
Without a doubt, Nigerians’ experience of President Muhammadu Buhari during his days as a military leader spurred high expectations of his government to be the ‘fixer’ Nigeria always wanted.
He was perceived to be a military dictator-cum-democratic hero in a country where corruption was on the rampage, the economy was deteriorating and a country held hostage by the Boko Haram insurgency groups and other security challenges.
Prior to his election, Buhari promised us that his government will give corruption a ‘no nonsense’ approach. He told us that the Naira that was at N147 to the dollar then will be N1 equal through programmes earmarked to revive the economy. And lastly, Buhari assured us that we would be sleeping with our two eyes closed because insecurity would be death with.
Buhari also promised us that the price of petrol products would drop from N87 to N60.
Three years since his election, the reverse is the case. I’m disappointed. A lot of Nigerians are disappointed likewise. Petrol price is now almost doubled at N147.
The fight against corruption under Buhari is partisan and witch hunting of opposition. Naira is now N360 against the dollar and Boko Haram has killed over two thousand Nigerians, while over 500,000 have been displaced due to increasing insecurity challenges.
Maybe the warning signs against our expectations were there but many of us didn’t see it or we just wanted ‘somebody else’ asides former president Goodluck Jonathan and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
Who would forget how Buhari (PMB for short) was a big media darling? How excited we were of displacing a government and a political party adjudged to be corrupt with a “man of integrity and high values”. We are not to be blamed for trusting Buhari to sail our ship to the promised land. We just wanted to leave Egypt.
Like the Israelites were displeased with Moses, we are in a similar dilemma. Socially, economically and politically, a few of us can relate to the blurry future that awaits us should PMB remain in the helms of affairs.
I plead with my fellow Nigerians that chanted ‘Sai Baba’ in 2015 to listen to words of the elders, which says, “A dog that is about to go astray will not listen to the hunters whistle”
Ironically, one would expect that a man who had previously contested and lost in an election three times will understand national issues better after previous losses.
It is disheartening to note that a man who the people voted to lead them comfortably led a government for 6 months without ministers. His excuse was that he was scouting for the “right” persons. What did Nigerians do? We did nothing and as usual, we moved on!
Besides all other inadequacies in governance, Buhari is undoubtedly nepotic, tribalistic and divisive leader.
“I hope you have a copy of the election results. The constituents, for example, gave me 97% (votes)- (they) cannot, in all honesty, be treated on some issues with constituencies that gave me 5%. I think these are the political reality,” Buhari said in an address at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on 22nd of July 2015.
While some may argue that Buhari’s statement is merely political reality, I think it is careless to say as a leader of over 190 million people. It also portrays PMB’s intent of being a leader who is not willing to unite us a people. Hence, the talks of PMB running an uninclusive and lopsided government is evident in words and in deeds.
Another matter of concern is President Buhari’s medical fitness. Buhari is 76 with a rich history of medical vacations, including the historic unofficial vacation of 104 days in the United Kingdom. The responsibility of leading the most popular black nation on earth is beyond Buhari’s strength.
The consistent derail in Buhari’s physical and mental strength cannot be overemphasized. Twice at the his re-election campaign rallies in Delta and Ekiti State, Buhari committed some politically unforgivable blunders.
In Delta State, he pronounced the APC governorship candidate Ogboru as the presidential candidate, despite correction, he doubled the blunder, saying the governorship candidate was the senatorial candidate before assimilating the corrections after a third attempt.
Similarly in Ekiti State, the same blunder was not just committed, but toppled when Buhari fell off a walk path at the rally and had to be helped up by escorts. Buhari is not fit to lead us for another four years.
A man of his age ought to be resting with his family. However, a few ‘powerful’ Nigerians are imposing Buhari on a larger population for their selfish and gains.
It is no longer news that since his election as president in 2015, Buhari was never in charge of governing Nigeria as he was elected to, instead a few people.
Buhari’s wife, Aisha, on two occasions attested to this when she said he husband was not in control of Nigeria, but ‘two powerful people’.
Conclusively, President Muhammadu Buhari, you have run a good run, we thank you for all you have done, please return to Daura and get a much-deserved rest.We love you.
As we go to the polls again, we have to be wise, conscientious and logical in committing the next four years of our lives to the hands of any individual.
Your vote counts. If it does not, politicians won’t lobby to buy it. Your vote is your future, do not trade it for anything.
The time has come to determine which path our ship will sail for the next four years. Together, let’s sail Nigeria to the promise land, to the land flowing with milk and honey. God bless Nigeria.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The Gender Section of the Lagos State Police Command is investigating a case of rape reported against one Razaq Oluwaseun Oke, 28, and Don-Chima George, 25, of Dallankester Hotels, Lekki, Phase one Lagos.
The duo allegedly took a girl, 23, to a club on Saturday, February 2, 2019, unknown to her that they had evil motive. While at the club, they mixed the young woman’s drink with a substance that made her weak and almost unconscious.
According to Lagos State police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP), “Satisfied that the drug was beginning to affect the victim, they quietly left the club with her to Dallankester Hotels in Lekki Phase one, owned by the father of one of the suspects named Don-Chima George. At the hotel, they took turns to rape her. As if that was not enough, they recorded a video of the abused girl.
“When the victim woke up from the induced sleep, she confronted the suspects who denied having carnal knowledge of her. Not satisfied, she placed a call to her elder brother complaining that she had been violated.
“The brother immediately invited policemen from Maroko Division led by the Divisional Police Officer, CSP Isah Abdulmajid to the scene. On searching the suspects, the DPO recovered their phones and went through their video recordings where he saw a video of the suspects sexually abusing the apparently unconscious victim”.
Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Edgal Imohimi has directed the Gender Section of the Command to investigate and diligently prosecute the suspects to serve as deterrent to others.@TRIOTINAIJA
• President is weak, tired, can’t continue, says Secondus
For referring to the year he assumed office as 2005 instead of 2015, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has described another gaffe by President Muhammadu Buhari’s as a national disgrace and embarrassment.
The party said those still rooting for Buhari’s reelection in spite of his clear demonstration of lack of intellectual capacity, were enemies of Nigeria and its citizens.
Director of Media and Publicity, Atiku/Obi PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Ekiti State, Lere Olayinka, said in a statement yesterday that Nigerians should ask leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) how a man who could no longer remember when he assumed office should continue to preside over a country of over 200 million people.The President had said in Ado-Ekiti yesterday that, “I assure you that we are conscious of the promises we made when we came into office in 2005.”
Olayinka, who said he was sure those still supporting President Buhari will never pray that God should give their children his kind of brain, stressed that the only reason the cabal running the country wants him (Buhari) to remain in office was to guarantee their 2023 presidential ambition and access to the national treasury.
“Nigerians must not allow the cabal to impose calamity on the country for another four years. They knew even in 2015 that President Buhari lacked both mental and physical capacity to run any business venture and that explained why he could not grow his cows from 150 for 12 years,” he stated.Elsewhere, National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus said that President Buhari was tired, weak and could not go further and therefore, should surrender power.
He said the propaganda could not work for the APC, as the party could no longer deceive Nigerians. Addressing PDP members in Bauchi, Secondus said: “Nothing can help him (Buhari) because he cannot interface, interact or engage. We believe that Atiku Abubakar can engage anybody in Nigeria.”
Addressing supporters at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Stadium in Bauchi yesterday, Atiku regretted supporting APC in the 2015 general elections.
“Three years have passed, what has APC done for you except hunger, poverty and lies? Also, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara enjoined the electorate to vote Atiku to stop the lingering poverty in the Northeast, saying if truly Nigeria was the capital of poverty, the Northeast was its stronghold.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria Dr Oby Ezekwesili Thursday withdrew from the race to dislodge President Muhammadu Buhari from Aso Villa, her campaign spokesman Ozioma Ubabukoh said.
She confirmed her exit from the race shortly after Ubabukoh broke the news.
“I have decided to step down from the presidential race and focus on helping to build a Coalition for a viable alternative to the #APCPDP in the 2019 general elections,” Ezekwesili said on Thursday morning.@TRIOTINAIJA
Triotinaija gathered that the acclaimed pastor is known for going about to preach in the mornings, an act famously known as “morning cry”.
Accosted by members of the state vigilante, the cleric was asked for the content of the Bacco bag (Ghana Must Go) he was always going about with.
Upon searching, the bag was discovered to be containing different types of female pants and bra. He was taken to his church where more pants and bras were discovered.
Concise News recently reported that a man who disguised as a woman caught with bags filled with pants at the female hostel of Ogun State College of Health Technology.
It was gathered that the suspect went to the hostel under the guise of selling ice cream. However, when leaving, he was found with more items than he initially went in with.
This prompted the security guards to demand a search, only to find a bag full of panties with him. It was later discovered that he dressed up like a woman to make his operation easier.@TRIOTINAIJA
The Independent National Electoral Commission has released the final list of candidates eligible to participate in the 2019 General Elections.
The list contains the names of candidates for the presidential, senatorial, House of Reps and state Assemblies.
The information was contained on the verified Twitter handle of the Commission, @inecnigeria.
The presidential candidates’ list features 144 names comprising parties’ presidential candidates and their running mates.
The Social Democratic Party did not present presidential candidate or running mate for the election.
There are 28 women on the list as either the candidate or the running mate.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The Akwa Ibom State Coordinator of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign group, Ignatius Edet, has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Edet dumped the APC on Wednesday with about 5,000 members during the inauguration of Governor Udom Emmanuel’s re-election campaign in Uyo, the state capital.
According to him, he left the ruling APC due to the high-handedness and impunity of the party’s officials.
In addition, he expressed disappointment with the attitude of the APC chiefs, who handpicked candidates during the party’s last primary elections.
“I have seen it all both in the PDP and the APC and I can tell the difference,” Edet said.
“I decided to leave the party because of impunity and high-handedness of the officials, some of them were seen handpicking aspirants at the last primaries.”Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
Barely few days after their internet breaking wedding news, the latest celebrity couple – Adekunle Gold and Simi share a spanking new single.
The adorable lovebirds could not get enough of each other while professing love for each other on the new track titled “Promise“. Listen and share your thoughts below
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A Federal High Court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has declared that it would hear and do justice to a suit bordering on Osun West Senatorial Ticket of the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Parties.
A former governorship aspirant of the party, Dr. Akin Ogunbiyi on November 16, 2018 instituted the suit against Akogun Lere Oyewumi, Senator Ademola Adeleke, the PDP and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The presiding judge, Honourable Justice Peter Lifu had earlier granted exparte order to serve Akogun Lere Oyewumi and Senator Ademola Adeleke the originating summon through substituted means when the court was then told that the respondents were evading service. It thereafter fixed January 16, 2019 for hearing.
At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Barr. Dosu Babatunde, counsel to Akogun Lere who is the first respondent in the suit, served the plaintiff a preliminary objection to the originating summon.
Ogunbiyi’s lead counsel; Barr. Abeni O Muhammed, SAN acknowledged receipt of the preliminary objection and requested for shortest possible adjournment, in order to file his response.
Honourable Justice Peter Lifu adjourned the matter till 28th of January on agreed consent of the counsels. He stressed that the originating summon and preliminary objections would be heard on the agreed date.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The warfare among members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State has taken another dimension following a rising but covert animosity between Akogun Lere Oyewumi, Osun West senatorial candidate of the party and his major political ally, the Adeleke family.
Revelations from an infallible source close to the family of Senator Ademola Adeleke and the senatorial candidate, on Monday, indicated that the animosity stemmed from a breach in the agreement between the parties and is hinged on the Adelekes’ lukewarm attitude towards the funding of the candidate’s campaign.
The parties were major allies during the last governorship elections in the state. In recognition and appreciation of his support for the Adelekes, the PDP candidate was expecting the Adelekes to fund his campaign but the family said that it has a lot in its hands and advised him to try to raise funds on his own.
The source who spoke under anonymity to avoid being castigated confirmed: “the issue between Akogun Lere Oyewumi and the Adelekes is gradually going out of hand. The Adelekes promised to support him and we all know what that means. But now, they don’t look like they mean what they said. Akogun sold his fuelling stations and some other properties but all he could raise is 100 million naira.”
“If you follow the sequence of events and observed what transpired during the last elections in Osun you would agree with me that he truly needs support but the Adelekes did not budge till now. They only gave him 3 million naira. So, he feels completely let down. ”
“The stand of the Adelekes, I can authoritatively confirm, is that huge sum of money was given to him before the gubernatorial primaries and run down to the September 22 governorship elections; and that he has already been duly compensated for his efforts and support.”
The concerned source urged the leadership of the PDP to look into the cold war before it escalates and become another full-blown warfare between the aggrieved candidate and the Adeleke.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced recruitment for ad-hoc positions, ahead of the general elections.
Nigeria heads to poll in the next 32 days.
“INEC Registration Area Tech Support and Local Government Area Tech Support Ad-Hoc RECRUITMENT for the general elections is now open,” INEC tweeted.
“Shortlisted candidate will provide Tech support at the Reg. Areas and Local Government Area.”
It further disclosed that interested applicants should “visit: https://t.co/9Y3i2rI9kS”
The 2019 election will kick off with the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 16 while governorship and state assembly elections will take place on March 2.
The electoral body will unveil the final lists of the presidential and National Assembly by January 17, 2019, and governorship and state house of assembly lists by January 31, 2019.
The registered voters for the 2019 general elections stands at 84,004,084. This is about 15 million more than the figure in 2015 poll which stood at 68 million.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The commissioner of police in Osun State, Mr Olafimihan Adeoye has reiterated that effective policing is a collective responsibility of every citizen and lauded hunters in Osun for raising to the task.
Speaking at an Annual Anniversary and fundraising programme of the Association of Hunters in Osun, the police chief stated this at Osogbo City Hall in Olorunda local government area of the state over the weekend.
According to Olafimihan who was represented at the function by Mr Suleiman Ishola, a Superintendent of Police and Officer in Charge of Anti-Kidnapping Squad of the Osun State police command, the state is at peace because of the combined efforts of the police and several concerned groups including the hunters.
The CP noted that the police has a working and cordial relationship with hunters in the state and that has further strengthened the peace in the state.
“The hunters have assisted the police in several ways. We have already arrested and prosecuted many criminals while some are still been trailed, with the support of the hunters. Today, Osun is a no go area for hoodlums and terrorists and we hope to do more, ” the CP added.
In his remarks, the coordinator of the hunters, Chief Nureni Hammed applauded the police for making Osun peaceful and less prone to crisis. He revealed that the group would continue to support the police and would not relent in its commitment to make Osun crisis free.
The hunters particularly singled out anti-kidnapping and anti-cultism efforts of the command and conferred a special award of recognition on SP Suleiman Ishola, the Officer in charge of the Anti-kidnapping squad of the command.
Also, with a resounding appraisal and heartwarming encomium, the hunters awarded Mr Afolabi Lukman, a Deputy Superintendent of Police and Second-in-Command of the Anti-cultism squad, “Solu dero of Osun State.” Mr Lukman was said to be at the forefront of the anti-cultism activities of the command.
The awardees, Chief Nureni observed, were specially recognised for their commitment and consistent efforts in ensuring that peace reign in the state.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The Ona-ara local government residents in Oyo State Friday trooped out in hundreds to receive candidates of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) with pomp and pageantry.
In a bid to show their support and affirmation for the serving House of Representative member and ADC candidate in Egbeda/Ona-ara Federal Constituency, Hon. Taiwo Micheal Akintola and his party, the residents rolled out drums and chanted solidarity songs in support of the lawmaker and the ADC.
They also declared support for other candidates of the ADC including Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, the party’s governorship candidate, Senator Monsurat Sunmonu, Oyo central senatorial candidate and Hon. Wale Ajani, the House of Assembly candidate of the party in Ona-ora.
At Badeku, Jago and Butu communities, it was a majestic homecoming for the lawmaker.
Residents of the communities commended him for series of his unprecedented developmental strides in the local government.
Appealing for understanding and continued cooperation of the people, Hon. Taiwo disclosed that the party has a clear vision to make life comfortable for the people and support their dreams. He solicited for support of the residents and chieftains in the communities.
In their separate remarks, league of Baales in the local government including Chief Felix Oyebamiji Lawal of Badeku, Chief Bolagade Ogunshina of Jago and Chief Okunade Adeyemo of Butu community declared absolute support for the lawmaker, and other candidates of the party.
“He is performing. Across this ward and the entire local government, we love and will continue to support him to succeed in the next election. The whole town is grateful to him,” Comrade Bola Oluokun, an elder in Badeku remarked.
“He revitalised our vandalised electricity, built classrooms in our school and make sure that water continue to flow in our community”, he added.
In general welfare of the people, he is not lagging behind. We love him and will vote for him and his party, ADC as a whole.”
Also part of the campaign tour are Alhaji Ramoni Bankole, Alhaji Oyewole Abokorere, Alhaji Ismaila Akaani, Hon Nurudeen Akanni, Hon Kehinde Adesina, Hon Remi Abidogun, Hon Mutiu Ojetola and several loyalists of the ADC candidates.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
Masked security operatives have whisked Senator Dino Melaye from a police clinic in Garki, Abuja, where he was being treated.
A source close to the family affirmed the incidence, saying that the lawmaker was taken to a DSS medical centre in Abuja.
According to the source, the Senator’s relatives are troubled about his health, especially because the parliamentarian has refused to be admitted at the DSS medical facility.
It remains unclear why Dino Melaye was taken away from the police clinic.
The Senator representing Kogi West in the Senate was arrested last week after police laid siege on his home in Maitama, Abuja, for eight days.
Melaye turned himself in after hiding in the house for days and slumped when he was eventually taken into custody.
The lawmaker opened the door to the residence himself on Friday afternoon in the presence of police operatives and some senators of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
While coming out of the house, Senator Melaye slumped to the floor and was later assisted onto his feet.
He was thereafter taken to the office of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Guzape, the nation’s capital.
Police have announced the next step they will take after Senator Dino Melaye surrendered himself to them.
Force Public Relations Officer, Mr Jimoh Moshood, revealed what the police were planning to do in a statement on Friday in Abuja.
The statement was issued shortly after Senator Dino Melaye surrendered to the Police Investigation Team at his residence at about 3:00pm.
He was wanted by the police for alleged criminal conspiracy and attempted culpable homicide, which he reportedly committed on July 19, 2018.
“Senator Dino Melaye and his armed thugs attacked police personnel, shot and wounded SGT Danjuma Saliu on stop and search duty along Aiyetoro Gbede, Mopa Road in Kogi State,” Moshood said.
“The Police Officer, Sgt. Danjuma Saliu, is yet to recover from the gunshot injury he sustained during the attack and still under intensive medical care in the hospital.”
The police spokesman said the lawmaker has since surrendered to the force and has been taken into custody for investigation.
He added that Senator Melaye was subsequently taken to the Police Hospital in Abuja for medical attention and in stable condition.
On the next step to take, Moshood said an investigation into the alleged crimes against the senator was ongoing and the case would be taken to court on completion of the investigation.Kindly follow us on Twitter @TRIOTINAIJA
The director general of People’s Democratic Party presidential campaign in the North East, Senator Saidu Umar Kumo, Friday dumped the party to join the ruling All Progressives Congress.
“Senator Saidu Umar Kumo from Gombe and North East DG Atiku/PDP Presidential Campaign Council has dumped PDP and joined the moving train to the #NextLevel,” president Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesperson, Bashir Ahmed tweeted.