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Again, Tinubu Attacks Atiku, Says He’s Not Fit for Presidency
Wed, 05 Dec 2018

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, yesterday dismissed the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as unfit to be entrusted with the presidency of the country, describing the main opposition party’s flag bearer as “a merry-go-round and carnival-like politician with no focus or mission.”

Speaking in similar vein Vice President Yemi Osinbajo expressed confidence that the APC would win the forthcoming presidential election, saying Atiku would be no match for President Muhammadu Buhari.
But in a swift reaction, the PDP presidential campaign said Tinubu’s statement could only come from an incoherent politician, who suffers from limited knowledge of politics and its dynamics.

One of the campaign’s spokespersons, Prince Kasim Afegbua, told THISDAY yesterday that Tinubu’s put down of Atiku betrayed the APC’s mortal fear of the PDP candidate’s capacity to lead the charge against, what he called, “APC’s three and a half years of incompetence that has led to debilitating hunger in the land.”

Delivering a keynote address at the meeting of National Consultative Forum by the National Committee of Buhari Support Groups held yesterday in Abuja, Tinubu said the PDP standard bearer, had changed parties so many times and collected so many membership cards that he had become unstable and confused.

The National Chairman of APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, who was listed as guest of honour at the event, however, did not show up.
According to Tinubu, “Atiku could build a house of the party membership cards he has accumulated. But one thing he should remember is that a man who builds a house of cards ought not to cast stones at a man who is building a house with a firm and true foundation.

‘’He should also realise that such a feeble house will collapse as soon as the wind of truth blows it.”
Tinubu also attacked Atiku’s campaign pledge to ensure 14 million new jobs yearly, and crashing of fuel pump price, describing them as lies that have no basis for actualisation.

The APC leader berated former President Olusegun Obasanjo for suddenly doing a somersault to endorse Atiku’s presidential bid after vowing never to support him, saying the move by the former president to mend fences with his former deputy was not a sincere one.

He dismissed the PDP’s call for the resignation of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, and the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, describing it as blackmail.
Tinubu also spoke on the role being played by Senate President Bukola Saraki in the opposition party, describing him as a sell-out, who used APC’s mandate to negotiate with the opposition.

He used the occasion to highlight some of the achievements recorded by the APC-led administration and promised to provide the support group with campaign tips.
On insecurity, Tinubu said that the administration had largely succeeded in beating back the Boko Haram terror group though there had been some skirmishes of attacks that needed to be dealt with.

The former Lagos State governor said the APC was working to convert the tragedy of herdsmen-farmers clashes into an economic gain through construction of ranches and irrigation of farmlands.
Tinubu said Buhari was committed to building the necessary foundation for a prosperous nation and diversified economy that would provide employment and fair opportunity for all.

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Odegbami, Others Want Govt to Celebrate Falcons, Ensure Early Preparation for World Cup
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Former Captain of the Green Eagles, Segun Odegbami, has joined the call for the Federal Government to organise a befitting reception for the senior women national team, Super Falcons, who at the weekend defeated South Africa to retain the African Women Nations Cup trophy. The Super Falcons defeated Banyana Banyana in a penalty shootout after []The post Odegbami, Others Want Govt to Celebrate Falcons, Ensure Early Preparation for World Cup appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari Reiterates Commitment to Release of Chibok Girls
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Pays tributes to holocaust victims Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari has reaffirmed the pledge that his government will not rest until the remaining Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists since April 2014 are safely reunited with their families. The president was also at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum, in Owicim, Poland []The post Buhari Reiterates Commitment to Release of Chibok Girls appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Buhari Kicks as Communal Clash Claims Eight Lives in Cross River
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Death toll rises to eight in Yobe Boko Haram attack Shola Oyeyipo in Abuja and Bassey Inyang in Calabar President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over reports of violence in four communities in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State, which resulted in the loss of eight lives, injuries and displacement of villagers.This development []The post Buhari Kicks as Communal Clash Claims Eight Lives in Cross River appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Court Gives EFCC, DSS, Police 72 Hours to Produce Diezani
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Alex Enumah in Abuja Justice Valentine Ashi of a Federal Capital Territory High Court, sitting in Apo, Abuja, yesterday ordered the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the Nigerian Police Force, the Department of State Services (DSS) and all other security agencies to apprehend and arrest a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Alison Madueke []The post Court Gives EFCC, DSS, Police 72 Hours to Produce Diezani appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Olashore School Addresses Nigeria’s Issues in Anniversary Play
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Oluchi Chibuzor Olashore International School, Osun State recently staged a play titled ‘Etiti: All Eyes on You’, written by Chief Jimi Solanke as part of its silver jubilee celebration to address the contemporary issue of leadership. Staged in Osun, Lagos, Ibadan and Abuja recently, the play highlighted the inconsiderate leadership and self- centeredness of the []The post Olashore School Addresses Nigeria’s Issues in Anniversary Play appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Group Urges Nigerians to Demand Good Governance
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Udora Orizu The Advocacy for Good Governance group has called on Nigerians to demand for good governance from their leaders and people in government. The leader of the group, Saheed Adelanwa said this during a press briefing in Abuja, charging Nigerians not to keep quiet and to reject all forms of bad governance. According to []The post Group Urges Nigerians to Demand Good Governance appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Mimiko Wasn’t Compelled to Quit Presiential Race, Says Nwuanyanwu
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Udora Orizu The National Chairman of the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP), Mr. Dan Nwanyanwu, has refuted insinuations that the former presidential candidate of the party Dr. Olusegun Mimiko and now the Senatorial candidate for Ondo central district, was forced to drop out of the presidential race. Nwanyanwu told THISDAY that though Mimiko had been inundated []The post Mimiko Wasnt Compelled to Quit Presiential Race, Says Nwuanyanwu appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Non-indigenes Rally Support for Okowa
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Sylvester Idowu Non-indigenes of Delta State resident in Warri have embarked on a series of activities to support the re-relection bid of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa. A teeming crowd of non-indigenes comprising peoples from Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo, Edo and other South-south states defied a heavy down pour to show their support for Okowa, who they described []The post Non-indigenes Rally Support for Okowa appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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Foundation Trains 20 Youths in Commercial Helicopter Operations
Wed, 05 Dec 2018
Udora Orizu in Abuja The Centre for Gender Equality, Education and Empowerment (CGEEE) has started the training of over 20 young Nigerians to become internationally certified commercial helicopter operators. The training of the youths from various states was spearheaded by the founder of the CGEEE, Timipre Wolo, under the Petroleum Development Trust Fund (PTDF) Youth []The post Foundation Trains 20 Youths in Commercial Helicopter Operations appeared first on THISDAYLIVE.
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