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Buhari To Probe Obasanjo And Atiku Over $16 Billion Power Fund

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Buhari To Probe Obasanjo And Atiku Over $16 Billion Power Fund

It may have been many years ago former president Olusegun Obasanjo and his vice-president, current presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, were in power, but president Muhammadu Buhari has hinted that time, after all, would not heal the wounds of their administration.

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The president says he will probe the sixteen billion dollars Obasanjo and Abubakar allegedly spent on the power sector.

Buhari said this while campaigning on Tuesday at Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

The money was allegedly spent during the duo’s administration from 1999 to two thousand seven.

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During a meeting with the councils of traditional rulers of rivers and Bayelsa States, Buhari said he is committed to free, fair and credible elections.  He also promised to ensure all votes count.

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The president lauded the introduction of permanent voter cards which he said was responsible for dislodging the PDP government of sixteen years in 2015.

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INEC Includes Zamfara APC Candidates In 2019 Elections

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INEC Includes Zamfara APC Candidate To Participate In 2019 Elections

Independent National Electoral Commission has included All Progressives Congress candidates in the governorship, National and State Assembly elections. The commission says their inclusion is in compliance with court order.

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As seen on INEC official Twitter handle:

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Kaduna CP Faults El-Rufai’s Figures On Adara Killings

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Kaduna CP Faults El-Rufai's Figures On Adara Killings

Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Abdulrahman Ahmad, has faulted figures given by Governor Nasir El-Rufai on the number of people killed in the crisis in Adara, Kajuru local government area of the state.

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Ahmad says the governor pre-empted police investigations.

Governor El-Rufai had said earlier that 66 Fulani were killed in the local government. Later, he jacked up the figure to 130.

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Ahmad says investigations were still ongoing and it would be inappropriate to provide any figures at this time.

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Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens As Party Suspends Abati, Sowunmi, Others

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Ogun PDP Crisis Deepens As Party Suspends Abati, Sowunmi, Others

The crisis rocking the People’s Democratic Party in Ogun State worsened on Thursday as a faction loyal to a member of the House of Representatives, Oladipupo Adebutu, suspended, for anti-party activities, a deputy governorship candidate, Reuben Abati; spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, Segun Sowunmi; and 37 candidates of the party loyal to Kashamu.

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The faction led by Sikirulai Ogundele says the suspension is at the instance of the ward and local executive committees which noted that affected members failed to appear before them and also did not respond to queries served on them.

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