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The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Thursday promised to complete the second Niger bridge linking Delta and Anambra States, if elected in the coming presidential poll.

Alhaji Atiku who was in Asaba, Delta State in continuation of his nationwide presidential campaign, also promised to reactivate the abandoned Warri Port as well as all the abandoned Federal Government projects in the State.

He declared that since the all Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government had failed to deliver in all its promises there was no justification for Nigerians to renew his soon to be expired mandate

According to him, “These people they call APC just come to deceive us. Everything they promised they failed to deliver

“They failed to deliver on economy, they failed to deliver on security, they failed to deliver on jobs, why would you vote for them for Godsake?

“I appeal to you to continue to vote PDP. We are all PDP family, there is no space for APC in this state, never, all the infrastructure you are enjoying today in terms good road network, hospital facilities, education, water supply and what have you were put in place by the PDP administration”

Also speaking at the rally, the National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus accused President Muhammadu Buhari of breaching the constitution, noting that he suspended the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) without following due process.

Secondus called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to rig the general elections because of its grievous consequences.

According to him, “We know that government is pressurising INEC to rig this election but if they rig this election, they are looking for war

“So if they want peace, let them not rig the election because everybody is ready for this election.

“We also want to advice our security agencies and we know that they are good people, protecting lives and properties, which is their primary responsibilities

“We believe that they will obey our constitution and not break it like Mr President that is breaking our constitution

“They will obey the constitution and be neutral. But if they don’t, if they join hands with INEC to rig this election, what are they looking for?” he asked”.

In his own remarks, the Director General of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Senator Bukola Saraki said the people should vote out APC because the party has failed them woeful in all ramifications

Senator Saraki told the crowd that Alhaji Atiku would deliver in the economy, job creation and security‎ and other sectors haven served as the Vice President for good eights as well being an employer of note spanning several years.

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49 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 8:57 am

    good luck use am campaign say them dey work there ,he come e go,buhari same thing,him too wan go now and nothing. Atiku go come too go too and na so them go dey use our future take dey live their old life,till we get sense.

  2. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Empty promises nobi today

  3. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 8:14 am

    And then

  4. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 7:05 am

    Dem Don come again look .. Igbo go ever get sense?

  5. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 7:02 am

    Since my mother born me, I ve Been hearing second Niger bridge .
    Starting from obasanjo till now…
    What a corruption

  6. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 6:57 am

    Boycott Nigeria useless criminal elections in Biafra land period

  7. Anonymous

    February 2, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Everybody Should Just Sit at home on 16/2/2016 and do not go out to vote in Nigerian election . In doing so,you have directly voted for Biafran Nation. The Only peaceful way to be free as UN, US, EU Ecowas & Isrealites Observers will be Coming in to Monitor the Sit at home! If we don’t participate in Nigeria election then Biafran Land will Remain freedom without War. But going out to vote again will renew our forced stay in Nigeria for Another 100 years. As there’s an evidence of Lord Lugard documents that after 100 year of Nigeria Amalgamation, every Region is free to go thier own way without a war and the 100 year has already expired from 1914 – 31.12.2013.which Ipob Officials have presented the copy to the International Community. Now we want to Shut down Biafran Land on 16/2/2019 to prove to the whole World that Biafrans are Ready to EXIT Nigeria. Make sure you share this message to all contacts in ur phone, I mean any lengths u can reach it’s time, we have suffered, we have been marginalized, this is the time to say no without war, please sit at home does not call for war, nor a crime at all, please share, share to every living being around the world, ELOHIM bless you as you do so thanks.

    Please share it to the members of your families back home let us get out of this miserable contraption called Nigeria once and for all udo diri unu.

  8. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 9:55 pm

    Biafra is here

  9. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    It will surely be completed this time with obi as vice.

  10. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    The blunders and loss of memory
    during rallies and
    his intermittent slumps during campaigns
    are clear evidence and clues
    that Buhari is physically and mentally unfit
    to be a president of Nigeria

  11. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 8:57 pm

    Moron

  12. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Is that the only thing used to deceive some gullible IGBOS and those of us from southern region?….our mumu don do.

  13. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    That bridge don suffer,
    It appears during election period and disappears after election

    • Anonymous

      February 2, 2019 at 8:53 am

      Emeka Agu good luck use am campaign say them dey work there ,he come e go,buhari same thing,him go come go too. Atiku go come too go too and na so them go dey use our future take dey live their old life,till we get sense.

  14. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    terrorist atiku, Biafra is must

  15. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:44 pm

    Fake promise

  16. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    To all the politicians in Nigeria

  17. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:33 pm

    Every politician must campaign with 2nd niger bridge

  18. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    There is no way ship can pass under that bridge so no election

  19. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    We Dat stop Dat Nation call biafra

  20. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:13 pm

  21. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 7:10 pm

  22. Biafran rabbi

    February 1, 2019 at 8:07 pm

    DEAR ATIKU, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME ON NIGER BRIDGE IN BIAFRALAND AS WE KNOW HOW BEST TO BUILDING BEST BRIDGES AND OTHER THINGS IN BIAFRALAND. WE DO NOT NEED FULANI,YORUBA,HAUSAS TO DO GOOD IN BIAFRALAND . WHAT YOU,ATIKU REALLY NEED NOW IS TO CHOOSE EITHER BIAFRA REPUBLIC OR NIGERIA AS THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN ADAMAWA STATE AND OTHERS KNOW WHO TO FOLLOW BETWEEN IGBO AND FULANI
    . BETWEEN BIAFRA REPUBLIC AND THE NIGERIAN STATE. BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM. GO FIRST AND KNOW YOUR STATUS IN ADAMAWA BETWEEN FULANI SETTLERS OR INDIGENOUS ADAMAWA BEFORE TALKING ABOUT THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLES OF BIAFRA BRIDGE.# BIAFRA REPUBLIC RISING# ISREAL RISING# ZOO NIGERIA AND CAMEROONS MUST BE BURNT DOWN.

  23. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 6:55 pm

    Fraudulent promises

  24. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 6:06 pm

    Biafrans alone can complete the bridge

  25. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Second Niger bridge with eight lanes, four lanes either way.

  26. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Thief

  27. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 3:01 pm

    You want to complete what buhari and APC has completed on media and NTA! tell me you will support Biafra restoration then I will listen to your crap of speech!

  28. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    All thanks to Allah who made it possible today for me to live all day without drugs, all thanks to Doctor Anuge who Allah used to save my life from hepatitis B virus with his herbal Remedy, all thanks to Allah. For similar cases, here is the doctor’s digits,WhatsApp/call him on : +2348108830760,

  29. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    Scammer

  30. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 1:06 pm

    A country without light, A country without good roads, A country without Good hospitals,A country with bad leaders that cares only them selfs, A country with Bokoharam, A country with fulani herdsmen, A country that values COW more than human life’s, A country that can owe workers more than 2 years salary is that one A country?

    My brother Nigeria is even worst than A zoo

    Thank God am a Biafran
    16th february sit at home no election in Biafra land

  31. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    THE NNAMDI KANU I KNOW

    By Kelechi Risen Sun Kelechi

    NNAMDI KANU might not have fulfilled all the vows and threats he pledge to both BIAFRANS and nigeria but the Nnamdi kanu I know is a very reputable personel…. The nnamdi kanu I know can stake his life to prove his enemies and doubters wrong…

    The nnamdi kanu I know who left his safest abode in UK come down to nigeria, spent almost three years in kuje prison when his doubters told him he is only but a radio and Facebook freedom fighter..

    The nnamdi kanu I know who stood his ground in DSS dungeon , he never denounced BIAFRA despite all the inhuman treatment he was subjected to… The nnamdi kanu I know who told nigeria government that BIAFRA is not for sale even when his life was at stake …… The nnamdi I know who called buhari a mad man in Abuja high Court… The nnamdi kanu I know who watched his cousin, his personal securities and their dog got killed before him, their cars and documents totally destroyed, his father’s ancient throne desecrated, their home and palace invaded, looted and destroyed, he watched his subjects, his mother, father siblings helpless before him, he was forced to be smuggled outside the country against his… The nnamdi kanu I know who is ever willing to die to save his people.. The nnamdi kanu I know who is never a coward.. The nnamdi kanu I know who will always tell his followers to be fearless before their enemies and he lead by example..

    The nnamdi kanu I know who went to the world Igbo Congress and demanded for bullets and guns.. The nnamdi kanu I know cannever go via all these things and watch nigeria and her politicians go Scot free.

    Mark it somewhere… Nigeria have never heard the last of nnamdi kanu neither have they heard the last of ipob..

    He is watching all these jests, rantings and critism by his adversaries and enemies…but..

    Take it or leave it…In no distance time, nnamdi kanu will prove all his doubters wrong in a magnitude they never imagined..

    Watch out!!

  32. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:56 am

    He shouldn’t worry Buhari that started it will complete it .

  33. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

    No more Nigeria again

  34. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:45 am

    BIAFRA REFERENDUM commence 16th February 2019. Get ready

  35. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:28 am

    I thought Fashola and Ngige said they had completed it.

  36. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:27 am

    The only promise that will make sense right now is to support Biafran restoration.

  37. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:21 am

    yeah

  38. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Biafra referendum date have be announce celebration everywhere. All hail Biafra ooooooooo. Please tell inform your family, neighbours, friends,and relative, Biafra is here .obedient is the getaway for freedom. Sit at home and be count.

  39. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:06 am

    We are tired of great grandpa in power, we need your man ,president is not a king ,

  40. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 11:00 am

    I don’t blem you fools.

    I will only blem Coward Igbos.
    That selling their Right.

    Most of this old fools in Igbo land are cowards

    Northern zoo will continue using you people playing like football.

    GOD WILL BLESS MAZI NNAMDI KANU.

    HE MUST WIN THE RACE.

  41. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:55 am

    Atiku can never destroyed this coming of Biafra

  42. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:49 am

    No elections in Biafra Land. We want build the second and third Niger Bridge by ourselves. We are Biafrans and we can do it stop that your crazy useless fake promises.

  43. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:46 am

    For 30years. Secound Niger br.evil lairs in the satanic zoo

  44. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Senator Shehu Sani speak up again:-
    …..If Buhari didn’t win in 2015, we would have thought by now that Nigeria would have been like London.
    Thank God he won for everyone to know that he can’t perform magic.
    Buhari said he does not know anything called subsidy. You clapped.
    He later paid subsidy. You clapped again.
    He said he would never devalue the Naira. You clapped.
    He devalued the Naira. You clapped.
    He said he will make N1 equals to $1. You clapped.
    $1 is officially equal N360. You are still clapping.
    He said he will make petrol price to N40, you clapped,
    Now petrol price is N145, you clapped and do protest in support.
    He said he would turn all presidential jets to national carrier. You clapped.
    Today, he and his family are cruising on all presidential jets. You are clapping.
    He said he would build one new refinery each year. You clapped.
    Its getting to three years, no refinery has been built. You are still clapping.
    When he cancelled Military road blocks, you clapped.
    When he asked them to go back, you clapped.
    When PMB promise to end medical tourism, you clapped.
    When he spent months in the UK hospital and allowed local doctors on strike, you clapped.
    And as i am typing now some are still clapping at the fuel station, you need a brain reset

  45. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Sure, no doubt…

  46. Anonymous

    February 1, 2019 at 10:44 am

    Only

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Buhari, APC Have Set Nigeria 60 Years Backward — PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a dig at the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration describing his five years stewardship as “wasteful, a season of the locusts.”

In a strongly worded statement issued on Friday by Spokesman of the party, Kola Ologbondiyan, on the state of the nation, the PDP said after reviewing the five years of the Buhari administration, both the president and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) have “taken Nigeria 60 years backward.”

The statement accused Buhari and the APC of turning the country into a wasteland after allegedly destroying the economy.

The statement said under Buhari, May 29, has become “synonymous with the enthronement of incompetence, insensitive leadership, endemic corruption in high places and governance by propaganda and false performance claims.”

It also accused the APC administration of reversing all the “gains achieved by the PDP for which May 29 was always celebrated and left the country dejected and despondent.”

Furthermore, it said under Buhari, Nigerians always grieve on May 29, as it has become “a day for commemoration of failed promises, reversal of gains achieved by past leaders and retrogression in our body polity as a nation.”

The statement reads in part :”This administration has failed woefully in its three major governance planks of provision of security, economic recovery and fight against corruption.

“In the last five years, the APC administration has done nothing but driving our nation along the precipices; reneged on all its campaign promises, ruined our productive sector, frustrated our farmers, manufacturers and small scale entrepreneurs, devalued our naira, wrecked employment opportunities for our youth, turned our once prosperous nation into the poverty capital of the world while accumulating huge foreign debts for this generation and the unborn.

“Under five years, President Buhari has borrowed from every corner of the world. These include external borrowing of $10.72 billion (N4.1 trillion) in 2015, $11.41 billion (N4.4 trillion) in 2016, $18.91 billion (N7.3 trillion) in 2017, $25.27 billion (N9.8 trillion) in 2018, $27.68 billion (N10.7 trillion) in 2019 as well as 2020 loans of $3.4 billion (N1.3 trillion) from IMF, $4.4 million (N1.594 billion) internal borrowing, $22.7 billion (N8.8 trillion) external loan and the recently yet to be approved $5.513 billion (N2.1 trillion) waiting before the National Assembly.

“Our party had already alerted Nigerians that with the volume of borrowing, President Buhari and the APC have placed our nation on the international auction market.

“In the last five years, corruption has also worsened in government circle as shown in Transparency International (TI)’s corruption perception index. Federal Government agencies such as the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) among others have been opened up for pillaging by the cabal in the Presidency and the APC.”

Continuing, the statement noted that the government only pays lip to security as bandits, insurgents and marauders were now having a field day with killings.

“It is distressing that instead of heeding wise counsel to accept failure and avoid making false performance claims, the Buhari Presidency just yesterday, released a list of recycled fictitious achievements, including very insensitive claim of having routed out bandits; even as marauders were pillaging communities and killing our compatriots in Sokoto and other states, particularly in the Northwest.

“A look at the list exposed reused figures and data without corresponding verifiable projects in any part of the country, apart from attempts to appropriate PDP projects,” the statement said.

The party called on the president to wake up to the reality by accepting “failure and seek help since it has become clear that his administration as presently constituted has devastated our nation and leading us on a journey to nowhere.”

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No Man Can Stop Me From Returning As Edo Governor — Obaseki Boasts

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Governor Godwin Obaseki has confidently declared that he will emerge governor of Edo State, ahead of the governorship election in the State.

Obaseki who spoke as a guest on a Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily on Wednesday, expressed confidence that he will return as the governor of the State.

According to him, no one can stop him because only God gives power.

“I am not a violent person. But I am confident that the way I got into power is the same way I will return.

“God gave me power. If he wants me to return, I will continue. No man can stop me. Power comes from God.”

The governor also rubbished claims that he used the resources of the people of Edo State to become governor.

“I have friends with resources. I worked for eight years behind the scene before I became governor.

“So all that insinuations about using somebody’s resources is not true. I became Governor on the platform of the party and I am grateful for it.

“It does not matter whether it is direct or indirect (primaries), I will win.”

Obaseki’s statement is coming shorty after Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu was endorsed as the consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Recall that Osagie Ize-Iyamu, a former Secretary to Edo State Government (SSG) emerged as the All Progressives Congress (APC) consensus candidate for the state governorship election.

Ize-Iyamu is believed to be loyal to the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who has been at loggerheads with Governor Obaseki.

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How I Spent N38.8bn Security Votes In 8 Years — Ex-Abia Gov, TA Orji

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A former Governor of Abia State, Senator Theodore Ahamefula Orji has furnished the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with details of how he spent his N38.8billion security votes during his eight years in office.

Orji who was in charge of the state between 2007 and 2015 is being investigated by the anti-graft commission for corruption.

He said he collected N38.8billion as security votes during the period and not N48billion as alleged by the EFCC.

Orji who is currently representing Abia Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly said he shared much of the N38billion with members of the state House of Assembly, his security informants and traditional rulers.

He claimed to have also given part of the money to military units,the police,the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and security agencies as what he called statutory allocations.

In a tell-it-all statement to his interrogators, the former governor said he gave successive members of the State House of Assembly N5. 760billion, at N60million per month, in the eight years.

He also claimed to have paid N75million monthly to security informants in 15 of the 17 local government areas of the state within the same period.

The yet-to-be identified informants allegedly pocketed a total of N7.200billion between 2007 and 2015.

Some of the security agencies, according to him, received N2million per month.

However, he told the interrogators that he does not have a comprehensive list of all the beneficiaries of the largesse because the Government House staff who used to disburse the cash is no more.

He gave the man’s name simply as Felix.

Orji said he did not ask for the list from Felix at the expiration of his tenure as governor.

He only issued directives to Felix on how to share the security votes.

He also said he never collected cash either from the Director of Finance or the Cashier in Government House.

The EFCC insists that Orji collected N48billion in eight years.

It has retrieved five huge bags of documents from the relevant desks in Abia State on the ex-governor’s financial transactions.

Based on Orji’s confessions, the EFCC is expected to arraign him in court soon being in what a source described as “a straightforward case.”

The Nation gathered that the former governor made the revelations during a session on oath in the presence of his lawyer, who he referred to as Edmund.

It was the first time Orji would open up after many years of trying to make him respond to allegations against him.

Orji said he received N370million monthly as security votes in 2007 and N410million monthly from 2008 to 2015.

He said that from his assumption of office up to his exit the funds were distributed in cash. “There were also statutory funds to the security agencies,” he was quoted as saying.

He said the first Speaker in 2007 and the last Speaker in his second term confirmed the receipt of N60million monthly from his security votes.

He said the Majority Leader also attested to the receipt of the monthly cash although he claimed he did not know “ how they shared the money.”

He could not explain what the monthly cash to the lawmakers was meant for or remember the exact amount he was giving the traditional rulers monthly.

Orji admitted that all disbursements by the late Felix were based on his directives.

Usually, according to him, the funds were brought by the Director of Finance (DF)in batches.

The DF would then inform the ex-governor on how much had come and would then be kept in the accounts.

Orji would, in turn, issue directive to the late Felix on what to disburse and to whom.

He was quoted as saying “Felix comes to show me how disbursement is made. After disbursement, Felix keeps the list for safety. As I was leaving the Government House, I didn’t ask him for the list.”

He claimed that he never personally collected any cash from the votes whether from the Director of Finance or Government House cashier.

The funds were channelled through Felix “on my directives,” he said.

The EFCC is still working on the charges against Orji.

But a reliable source told The Nation that investigation had “reached an appreciable stage for trial.”

Continuing, the source said: “We have been on this case since March 2017. Our operatives were painstaking in cracking this case.

“We will arraign ex-governor in court any time from now because the charges are ready. The only challenge is COVID-19 but we won’t allow it to affect the arraignment.

“In the face of the law, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty by the court. The onus is on him to prove beyond reasonable doubt that he did not commit the financial recklessness.”

The source said the use of security votes was the first leg of the ongoing probe of Senator Theodore Orji.

The former governor has been under investigation since November 22, 2018 following a petition from a group, Fight Corruption: Save Nigeria Group

In the March 17, 2017 petition, the group alleged that Orji received and diverted various sums of monies that accrued to Abia State while in office.

The breakdown of the amounts allegedly received by him are as follows:

  • N383 billion revenue from federation accounts
  • N55 billion Excess Crude Revenue
  • N2.3 billion Sure – P
  • N1.8 billion Ecological funds
  • N10.5 billion loan from First Bank of Nigeria through the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Local Government Affairs.
  • N4 billion Loan from Diamond Bank
  • N12 billion Paris Club refund
  • N2 billion Agricultural loan for farmers
  • N55 billion ASOPADEC.

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