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Why PDP will lose Nov. 2019 Kogi guber election — Primate Ayodele



Primate Babatunde Elijah Ayodele of INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church has predicted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would not win the coming election in Kogi State following the failure of Senator Dino Melaye to clinch the party’s gubernatorial ticket at primary election held last week. Ayodele had cautioned that the Senator representing Kogi West might lose the ticket to Musa Wada or Ibrahim Abubakar during an interdenominational service held penultimate Tuesday due to what he described as negligence on the part of the senator.

The popular seer had predicted that PDP would only succeed in unseating the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state if Melaye emerged its candidate during the presentation of the 2019/2020 and Beyond edition of Warnings to the Nations, a collection of prophecies and revelations for Nigeria and countries of the world, in which he also predicted the death one of Africa’s strongest Presidents, a fortnight ago. Former President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, died last Thursday at age 95.

Ayodele blamed the federal government for not being proactive to forestall the recent attacks against Nigerians in South Africa. “The attacks against Nigerians in South Africa is regrettable. I predicted this in the current edition of Warnings to the Nations. Check page 196 of the book. It is regrettable that the government failed to heed this warning.

“This is a wake-up call to the government concerning other predictions about the nation. The government needs to take the revelations on other major predictions including flooding in unusual places in the country and pipeline explosion. The Federal Government must take proactive steps to forestall avoidable loss of lives in the country,” he stated.

The man of God also warned the government to be more alive to its responsibility in putting adequate and proper machinery in place in order to guard against worsening security situation, saying the nation’s security outfits could come under more threats.

He also predicted that incumbent governor of Ondo State would secure a second term ticket except the PDP was able to field a formidable candidate for the governorship election in the state.

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Details of IBB’s meeting with lawmakers in Minna revealed



Former Military President, Gen. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, on Thursday, told members of the Niger State House of Assembly, that they have met the expectations of the people.

IBB stated this when the lawmakers visited him at his Uphill home in Minna.

“I have been looking forward to meeting with you.

“I am proud to say that you have been doing well. You are meeting our expectations.

“We have heard of states lacking synergy among the arms of the government, but in Niger State that should not be your lot.

“Keep a good working relationship between the legislature, the executive and the judiciary. You have been doing this and I want you to keep it up.

“You are closer to the people. It is your responsibility to know what the people need and carry them along all the time. Do not leave them outside your projects and programmes,” he said.

Speaker Abdullahi Bawa Wuse explained that they visited the former President, to get the blessings required to run the legislature effectively.

“We are here to get the blessing of our father; this is because we know your concern and commitment to the development of this state and Nigeria.

“Outside office, you have done more than you did while in office. Your role as a father in the nation has ensured that Nigeria remains indivisible,” Bawa said.

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Tribunal upholds Ikpeazu’s election, dismisses Alex Otti’s petition



The three-man panel of the Governorship Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, and chaired by Justice A.L. Ogumoye, has dismissed the petition filed by 2019 APGA gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti against the declaration of Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu.

The tribunal ruled that the petitioner failed to prove the case of over-voting, non-compliance to the INEC election guideline and electoral act.

Recall that Alex Otti had asked the tribunal to cancel fifteen out of the seventeen local government areas’ election results in Abia State.

Otti claimed that the respondents, PDP, and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who was the governorship candidate of PDP perpetrated excessive malpractice in those LGAs in the last March 9, 2019, election conducted in the state.

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Importers Smuggling Rice In Tyres, Says Economist



Due to the closure of Nigeria’s borders with Benin Republic, rice smugglers are seeking out more devious ways of importing the product into the country.

National Coordinator of the Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria, Dr Oladapo Ganiyu, while speaking with SaharaReporters said that people have resulted to fitting bags of rice into tyres of automobiles. 

Ganiyu, who claims this method is carcinogenic, said the border closure was untimely.

He said, “The closure of the border now is untimely. People are now packing rice inside tyres.

“When the four tyres are rolling, will you suspect there is rice there? The way they are bringing it in, it can cause cancer.

“The people I have spoken with on commercial buses and market women, say the rice is not sweet and it takes time to cook.”

Speaking further, Ganiyu said ICEN will give the government’s new economic team six months before judging their performance.

For over 30 days, Nigeria’s border with Benin Republic and parts of its Northern border with Niger Republic had been closed.

Comptroller-General of Customs, Hameed Ali, insists that the border closure will not cease until concerned West African states stop the smuggling of parboiled rice from their country into Nigeria. 

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