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I Wants To Work With INEC To Defeat Vote Buying -Saraki

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki is asking the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, to immediately convene a meeting of stakeholders ahead of next month’s general elections.

Top on the agenda of this meeting, Saraki says, should be the formulation of plans and ideas that will render useless the intention of politicians who he claims are buying Permanent Voters Card (PVC) in preparation for rigging the election.

Saraki brought up the proposal while reacting to a statement credited to Prof. Yakubu. The INEC boss had disclosed that some politicians were already scheming to purchase PVCs ahead of the vote.

Saraki would rather the INEC boss stops raising alarms but instead devise water-tight arrangements to bring to futility “the efforts of such unscrupulous politicians”.

In a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President said the development constitutes a major threat to the successful conduct of the 2019 Polls as it can become the single factor that will decide where victory swings in the election.

“We have continued to maintain that manipulation of election results does not start and end on Election Day. It starts long before the day and goes on even after the declaration of results.

That is why we have to continually be vigilant and once we identify any threat to free, fair and transparent conduct of a credible election like the INEC chairman has done, all stakeholders must put heads together to block the loop-holes.

“All stakeholders must come up fast with a solution to render useless the antics of those who intend to procure voter’s cards. We all need to put our heads together and I am sure that such a stakeholders meeting will not only nip in the bud the looming danger, it will also engender general confidence in the system and create a system in which all stakeholders become problem solvers”, he stated.

He added that in the next six weeks preceding the first set of elections and immediately after the elections, it was important for INEC to devise an arrangement in which it would constantly consult with stakeholders to identify issues affecting the process and how to find joint solutions to them.

Vote buying by paying off voters for their PVCs was a recurring theme during recently concluded state elections in Ekiti and Osun.

Senate President Bukola Saraki is a member of the opposition PDP. He also heads the Atiku Abubakar presidential campaign organization.

Mr. Abubakar is President Muhammadu Buhari’s most formidable opponent ahead of the February 16 presidential election.

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National Assembly Does Not Hate President Muhammadu Buhari – Dogara

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The Speaker, House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, says the National Assembly does not hate President Muhammadu Buhari but only exercising its independence.

Dogara said this on Saturday at the launching of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for the gubernatorial and National Assembly candidates in Bununu, Bauchi State.

“None of us hates President Buhari and we are not against him, but we are only exercising our independence as contained in the Constitution.

“We are all looking at the plight of our people, especially insurgency, poverty and other vices that have continued to bedevil the masses.

“You can see what is happening between American president and the legislature which is normal,” he said.

Dogara recalled that NASS had,sometime last year, initiated a Bill for the autonomy of Local Government Areas but regretted that it was aborted by State Assemblies.

He emphasised that the autonomy would have diversified development to rural areas where majority of the people lived.

Dogara stated that Alhaji Abdulkadir Muhammed, the Bauchi State Gubernatorial candidate of the PDP would decentralise the local government system in the state,even without the approval of the Federal Government.

The speaker said that personal efforts made by him to reconstruct mosques and schools in his counstituency were scuttled by some individuals.

He warned the people against trying to instigate trouble in the areas, saying that “it is always retrogressive.”

The gubernatorial candidate, Mohammed while addressing the gathering, called on the people of the area to resist the proposal by INEC to relocate collation centre from Zwall to Dass.

Mohammed, who stressed the need for people to change the present administration in the state, assured that PDP would take over the state in 2019 general elections.

He pledged to provide functional education, infrastructure and agriculture, if elected into office. (NAN)

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Slay Queen Spotted Selling Fish In A Market. Causes Stir Online (Photos)

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Internet users have been left confused following trending pictures of a young Nigerian lady who reportedly sells fish in the market.

The beautiful and well-endowed lady was pictured at a shop while selling fish at the market, according to a Facebook user who posted the images and didn’t give the exact location where he saw her.

Netizens who have been intrigued by the slay queen – are wondering what prompted her to land in the market, with all her “assets” and beauty.

Some online users also expressed doubts as to whether the lady is really a fish seller.

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27-Year-Old Chinese Contractor Receives Cheiftancy Title In Nigeria (Photos)

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A 27-year-old Chinese man identified as Li Manhu has been made a chieftain of a local tribe by a monarch in the eastern part of Nigeria.

The young Chinese man who works in the administration and communication department of a bridge project undertaken by Chinese constructor CGCOC Group, told Xinhua News Agency that he received the title thanks to the king’s recognition of his company’s contribution to the local community.

Li is in charge of the salary payment of over 200 local workers, and is also responsible for the communication between the project and local communities. With his new title, he can, on behalf of the king, better manage the relations between the two and guarantee the project will run smoothly.

Ye Shuijin, general manager of CGCOC Group’s Nigerian branch, explained that the company has completed over 500 projects in the country over the past three decades.

The company lays great importance not only on project quality and execution, but also on its integration into local communities and its due social responsibility, the general manager said, adding that this is why the company has earned such a good reputation among locals.

Li noted that although he was more like an honorary chieftain, who would not directly participate in the daily management of the tribe, this title would still bring him and the local community closer.

“What comes with honor is responsibility,” Li said, adding that he could feel the weight of this responsibility on his shoulders, and that he would serve as a bridge between Chinese and Nigerian people.

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Soldier’s Fiancé Weds Another Man As He Fights Boko Haram In Borno

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A soldier, Emmy Benison, who is in Borno state fighting against Boko Haram recently took to social media to lament how he lost his girlfriend of four years to another man, as he was busy in battle field.

Benison said he has been away for 2 years but was hoping on coming home someday to make his girlfriend smile again. He got the shock of his life as he woke up to see pictures of her wedding without any prior knowledge that she wants to move on with another man.

He cried but has to move on as heartbreak isn’t allowed in the battle field.

“We started dating 4yrs ago ad i went away fr 2years without coming home.she never told me she cld’nt wait anymore.i was hoping on coming home Smeday ad make her smile again. but i woke up dis morning with pictures of her wedding… dame, i cried o but i gotta be a man fr myself,hrtbreak ain’t allowed here.” He wrote on Instagram.

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BREAKING: MC Oluomo Reportedly Stabbed In The Neck at Lagos APC Gubernatorial Campaign Flag-off

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MC Oluomo Reportedly Stabbed In The Neck

Multiple media and eyewitness reports confirms that they were gunshots and pandemonium on Tuesday as the All Progressives Congress, APC, flagged of campaign in Lagos for its governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other party flag-bearers in the state.

Popular NURTW leader, MC Oluomo was said to have been stabbed at the campaign ground at the Sky Power Ground, Oba Akinjobi Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

According to PMNews, ‘everything was going on well when a gunshot was heard at the podium where Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde Anifowoshe, popularly known as ‘K1 De Ultimate’ was performing and thrilling the audience’.

Sources said there was a skirmish between supporters of MC Oluomo and other transport unions, as series of gunshots rent the air, causing pandemonium at the Sky Power Ground. Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was addressing the crowd when the first gunshot was heard, sending panic among the crowd.  Ambode was said to have told the crowd that the police were in control of the situation, but things got worse as series of gunshots were heard.

The campaign was cut shot, as Sanwo-Olu could not address the crowd as he had wanted to. He only rushed the vote of thanks and dispersed the meeting.

Police officers were said to have engaged the hoodlums in gun battle as people ran helter and skelter to for their lives.  In the milieu that occurred, several people were stabbed and injured.

Pressmen covering the event were seen fleeing the scene to avoid being caught in the bloody clash.  Officers of the Lagos State Ambulance Services, LASAMBUS, were said to have conveyed about eight stabbed people to the hospital.  MC Oluomo was said to have been stabbed and rushed to the hospital.

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