2019: You Have My Support, IBB Tells Saraki

The former military ruler, President Ibrahim Babangida has declared his support for the Senate President Bukola Saraki as he runs for Presidency under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Channels Television reports.

According to IBB, the economic development and security of the country are key principles that should drive the leadership in Nigeria.

“He said that the Senate President has got the right objectives for a campaign for leadership of the country.”

Lai Mohammed, Others Transit Kwara Politicians, Says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki described the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and other opponents in Kwara politics as transit politicians who visit the state once in four years. Speaking at the weekend in Minna as part of his presidential campaign to Niger State. The Guardian reports.

Said Saraki: “In Kwara, they are transit politicians. They only come around during elections.”

Amaechi Disowns Abe, Doubts His Membership of APC

Abe had last week, at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, told journalists that Amaechi is his leader.THISDAY reports.

Said Ameachi: “It’s cheap and indeed shameful political sophistry for Abe to stand in the APC secretariat and deceitfully say I am his leader, while all he has done, both privately and publicly in recent times is to undermine me, the APC and desecrate the APC in Rivers State. As a matter of fact, it is indeed very doubtful if Senator Abe is still in the APC. He mouths APC but his actions belie his words and clearly tell a different story.
“A man who wakes up, create an imaginary parallel party executive and went ahead to open an office for the non-existent parallel executive, that has no base and foundation, cannot be said to be committed, in anyway, to the party. As a matter of fact, his actions are obviously targeted at weakening and destroying the party.”

NHGSFP To Feed 9.3 Million Pupils Across Nigeria This Week

The National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP), one of the Social Investment Programmes of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration that uses farm produce locally grown, to feed pupils in primary schools has said the NHGSFP will be feeding 9.3 Million pupils in 26 states across Nigeria this week as pupils return to schools.

OsunDecides: Why I Didn’t Attend Debate – Adeleke

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ademola Adeleke, who was absent at the 2018 Osun State governorship debate which held in Osogbo yesterday, said he did not refuse to show up as widely believed, but was “held up by the electorate in the places where he had gone to campaign on Sunday.” Premium Times reports.

According to the publicity director of the Adeleke campaign organisation, Olawale Rasheed, “while they were on their way to Osogbo, a community where they had gone to campaign blocked the highway.

“It is not that we are intent on not attending, no. We need to reach the voters and need their votes. And when they block the road and they say you can’t go, what do you do?

Police Unseal PDP Secretariat In Anambra Following Peace Pledge By Warring Factions

The PDP secretariat in Anambra has been unsealed by the state’s police command, after the two factions of the party in the state resolved to be peaceful. NAIJ.com reports.

The secretariat had been shut on September 12, following a violent clash between the two factions.

“Meanwhile, the command’s spokesperson Haruna Mohammed stated that members of the factions had been advised to be peaceful, as anybody who ignited trouble would be dealt with in line with the law.”

NYSC SAGA: SERAP, CACOL Seek Further Probe, Adeosun’s Extradition

Two civil society organisations – the Socio-Economic Right and Accountability Project and the Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership – said Adeosun’s leaving Nigeria should not stall her prosecution for certificate forgery. They added that Nigeria should begin the process of her extradition from the United Kingdom. LeadersNG reports.

Said Chairman of the African Democratic Congress, Chief Okey Nwosu: “systemic failure in the Federal Government allowed the former minister to scale through her screening and later escape from the country after the certificate forgery allegation was confirmed.

Ex-President Jonathan Says Sule Lamido Can Unite Nigerians If Elected President

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described a former Jigawa State governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Alhaji Sule Lamido, as a courageous and experienced leader, capable of uniting the country, if given the mandate next year. TodayNg reports.

Mr Jonathan expressed “the belief that the next president after President Muhammadu Buhari, would come from the PDP next year, also noted that Nigerians are today more divided than ever and that it requires a PDP president to unite it.

Said Jonathan: “In 2011, it was too difficult for a northern governor to speak about Buhari, but Sule you made a lot of meaningful political statements that really captured the minds of Nigerians and PDP supporters and you really sold the party to the people.

Sowore Visits Google

Omoyele Sowore, Presidential Aspirant on the platform of the African Action Congress (AAC) today visited the Google headquarters at Mountain View, California, as “Part of TakeItBack movement’s activities in the effort to explore actionable technological ideas that can be implemented in Nigeria.”

He promised to make Nigeria an attractive and formidable technological hub when he is elected as President at the 2019 polls. Sahara Reporters reports.

Said Sowore: “We are here to see technology and how it works.”