Muslims, Christians In Kaduna Call For NNPC Probe

APC-members organise prayer in kadunaMuslim and Christian members of the APC have called on the incoming President, General Buhari to probe the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and also ensure that all sectors of the economy are properly overhauled.

The APC members held a joint prayer session and thanksgiving for the incoming administration of General Muhammadu Buhari and the Kaduna State Governor-Elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.

During the prayer session which held at Rigasa area in Igabi Local Government Area (LGA), they  prayed for divine protection for all incoming leaders, to enable them discharge their new roles for the benefit of the people.

Party members also prayed that the elected leaders would lead them with the fear of God and also tackle corruption to the barest minimum.

While lamenting the poor state of the nation’s economy, the APC members expressed hope that the incoming APC administration would address the challenges confronting the state and the nation.

They expressed confidence in the capability of all elected APC leaders to deliver on their campaign promises, with the view that only fervent prayers is what the leaders need.

Fuel Scarcity: Queues Heighten In Oyo State

Fuel ScarcityMay day celebrations across Nigeria is taking place amidst acute fuel scarcity and its attendant pains.

In Ibadan the Oyo State capital, residents are having a really difficult time getting petrol as long queues are observed in the few filling stations where petrol is available.

Only one major marketer was seen selling at pump price while the few independent marketers who have the product are selling between N120 and N150 per litre.

Some of the residents who spoke to Channels Television said that they had to queue for at least four to six hours to get the fuel.

They appealed to the Federal Government to find an urgent solution to the crisis.

Buhari Meets Man Who Walked From Lagos To Abuja

Buhari meets man who trekked from lagos to abujaPresident-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd) has met with Suleiman Hashimu, a man who walked from Lagos to Abuja in 18 days, to celebrate the General’s victory in the polls.

On meeting the President-elect, Mr Hashimu presented to the President-elect, a folder filled with messages from Emirs and other Nigerians in communities he passed through, on his way to Abuja, the capital city.

He said: “I made a promise because of the love I have for Mr President that if Buhari should win the 2015 elections, I will trek from Lagos to Abuja which I have done. I thank God that I made a promise and I fulfilled the promise.

“I passed through Kwara and Niger states to Abuja. I was trekking from 6.00am to 6.00pm and anywhere I find myself when it is 6.00pm, I pass the night there.I spent 18 days from Lagos to Abuja.

“Once I found myself inside the bush by 6.00pm and I managed to continue the trek till 9.00pm to a nearby village.

“I made this promise two years ago. I am based in Ibadan and I started my journey from Lagos, because Lagos is the most popular city in Nigeria and I started from Berger junction in Lagos.

“I am not bothered about what people think. It is a promise between me and my God. I don’t want anybody to believe me. I left Lagos because I made a promise. Right from Kwara state, I never walked alone for five kilometers. People always walk with me to the next village. I work with a construction company based in Ibadan”.

In response, General Buhari thanked him for his support and for embarking on the journey saying: “I want to congratulate you for making it. He is a young man and he was lucky that his health did not fail him. I also heard so many stories that you wore almost half a dozen pair of shoes. I also understand that there are people who have been quite generous to help you to pay for pair of shoes”.

 

Yero Congratulates Buhari, Commends Jonathan

yeroKaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, has congratulated the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, over his victory at the just concluded presidential election in Nigeria.

Governor Yero also commended the patriotic courage of President Goodluck Jonathan for displaying uncommon sportsmanship in conceding defeat even before INEC’s official pronouncement of a winner in the election.

In a statement issued by his Spokesman, Ahmed Maiyak, in Kaduna on Monday, Governor Yero called on Nigerians to unite behind the President-elect, Gen Buhari, in order to move the country forward.

The Governor called on people in Kaduna State to remain peaceful and law abiding, irrespective of their political leanings.

Yero also prayed that the Almighty God would grant the incoming President, the wisdom and good health to deliver on his campaign promises to the people of Nigeria.

General Buhari was declared winner of Nigeria’s presidential election, on Wednesday, April 1. He defeated the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan by over 2 million votes.

General Muhammadu Buhari of the APC polled a total of 15,424,921 votes to defeat all other candidates, with Dr Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) polling a total of 12,853,162 votes to place second.

Buhari Expresses Satisfaction With Conduct Of Polls

buhariThe Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections nationwide.

General Buhari said the hiccups experienced in few states over the card readers were not enough to cast aspersions on the election.

Fielding questions from Journalists in his house in Daura, Katsina State, General Buhari said reports made available to him by his observers indicated that the election had been generally peaceful.

Remain Calm

General Buhari commended the Independent National Electoral Commission for extending the exercise in some polling units till tomorrow.

The APC Presidential candidate, however, appealed to all his supporters to remain calm no matter the outcome of the election.

The electoral body had released an adjusted guideline for the elections, allowing the ad-hoc staff at polling units to accredit voters with the manual register to allow eligible voters with accreditation issues exercise their civic right.

General Buhari had earlier cast his vote at his hometown, Daura in Katsina State.

He is the strong opposition to the incumbent President and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Goodluck Jonathan.

 

Buhari Assures Of Media Freedom If Elected

buhariFormer Military Head of State and Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured the Nigerian Media that the industry and its practitioners will not suffer any harassment under his government, should he emerge winner of the March 28 presidential election.

General Buhari, who gave the assurance in Abuja, at a special interactive session with the Nigerian Press Organisation (NPO), however, refused to apologise to the media for the harassment suffered during his term as the military Head of State between 1983 and 1984.

He added that dictatorship goes with military rule, so he cannot change his past but can change the present and the future.

Buhari, who said he is subjecting himself to the rigours of democratic elections for the fourth time, added that if elected, he would continue to promote the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria, by guaranteeing that the media’s freedom is not compromised in any way.

General Buhari further applauded the media for sustaining the nation’s democracy, saying that the constant reminder of those in position of authority of the alleged ills in the society has really helped in bringing some level of sanity.

‘Oath’ Claim Designed to Dampen Buhari’s Chatham House Success – APC

APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has responded to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign that Bola Ahmed Tinubu, plans to assume the position of Vice President through the back door, which was designed to divert attention from the success of the APC Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari at the Chatham House in London, last Thursday.

In a statement issued in London on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the PDP and the Jonathan Administration still do not have any answer to what has now become an epochal moment that has separated the wheat from the chaff.

”Our presidential candidate’s globally-acclaimed outing has presented Nigerians, and indeed the global community, to choose between an ineffective, incoherent, and incompetent President and an assertive, knowledgeable, dignified, purposeful and principled President-in-waiting.

”Having failed to discredit that outing with a rented crowd, some of whom confessed to have been paid to carry placards they do not understand, the PDP and the Jonathan Administration had resorted to making nauseating claims that were totally untrue, absolutely incomprehensible” it said.

APC said the claim was the latest in a series of desperate moves by the PDP and the Jonathan Administration since the emergence of Gen. Buhari as the APC presidential candidate, and the clearest indication yet that they had no answer to the unstoppable momentum of a man of history.

”They had thrown everything imaginable at Gen. Buhari, but he had continued to wax stronger and stronger: They said he was not qualified, that he was too old, then they fabricated a medical report of an illness of their own choice, sponsored death wish adverted against him and instituted a myriad of court cases to stop him.

”After they failed to stop him, they went after the election itself, using the PVCs as a tool to launch a campaign for postponement and, when they realized that would not work, came up with the bogey of insecurity in the North-east to force a postponement of the election, hoping they could buy enough time to revive their electoral misfortune.

”With everything working against them, they engaged in a show of shame at The Chatham House that backfired badly, on the heels of their bare-faced lies that Gen. Buhari was hospitalized in London. The preposterous claim of a secret oath – reminiscent of what they do in their own party – by the  spokesman of the Jonathan Campaign Organization, Femi Fani-Kayode, is their latest desperate act,” the party said.

APC said in as much as it had so far refrained from engaging Fani-Kayode in his game of character, abuses and irresponsible name calling, the party was becoming seriously concerned that he may be caving under pressure and reverting to his undignified past of substance abuse.