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DSS Reacts To Plot To Overthrow President Buhari

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The Department of State Services (DSS) has condemned the alleged plot to overthrow the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Nigeria’s secret police also accused the organisation it called the Nigeria Continuity and Progress (NCP) of being responsible for the alleged revolutionary call.

In a statement on Friday by DSS spokesperson, Peter Afunanya, the security agency dismissed the group as being unpatriotic as it allegedly called for a revolution and forceful change of government.

He added, “The Service is aware that the group is working in tandem with a body of subversive agents and adversaries of the Nigerian State.

“The aim is to create an atmosphere of insecurity and use same to cause disaffection among the people.

“It is evident that the misguided group and its cohorts have also planned to instigate widespread violence against the government in order to actualize their infamous agenda of forceful change of regime”.

Further, DSS said given its constitutional mandate of ensuring the internal security of Nigeria, it would stop at nothing to achieve this.

The statement reads in part, “The DSS not only supports the consolidation of democracy in Nigeria but will leave no stone unturned in rooting out persons or groups desirous of truncating the process or undermining the country’s peace and corporate existence.

“The Service will, therefore, not condone any form of extra-judicial activities or methods designed or adopted by persons or groups to subvert constituted authorities.

“Consequently, aggrieved politicians are enjoined, for the umpteenth time, to desist, forthwith, from plans to take laws into their hands or engage in acts capable of breaching the peace. Instructively, defaulting persons will surely be brought to book”.

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How Obaseki Paid ₦15 Billion To PDP For Guber Ticket — Ize-Iyamu

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), gubernatorial candidate in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, has accused the state Governor, Godwin Obaseki of bribing his way to emerge as the party’s flag bearer in the upcoming poll.

Ize-Iyamu alleged that Obaseki paid the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ₦15 billion to emerge as its governorship candidate.

He made the allegation in a statement signed by John Mayaki, his campaign Director of Communications.

The APC governorship candidate charged the state governor to explain to people of the state how he came about such a huge fund.

He also expressed optimism that he would defeat Obaseki at the poll on September 19.

“He is also yet to explain to the people of Edo State where he got the 15 billion Naira he paid the PDP tax-collectors to facilitate his imposition as the party’s emergency-hour candidate.”

“It is no surprise, given the nature of Obaseki’s administration and sharp practices of both governor and appointees that such an agency is missing in Edo State.”

Obaseki had emerged as PDP’s governorship candidate in Edo State after all aspirants stepped down for him.

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Ondo APC Chairman Resigns, Dumps Party For PDP

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The Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State, Samuel Olorunwa Ajayi, resigned from his position as chairman yesterday July 10 and as well dumped the party for PDP.

This is coming about nearly two weeks away from the APC’s governorship primaries in the state.

The former chairman who tendered his resignation letter at the party’s secretariat, also revealed that he has decamped to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.

It has been gathered that he is a close ally of the Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, who recently dumped APC for PDP.

The ex chairman is at loggerheads with the incumbent governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu and has indicated interest to run against him in October.

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“Igbo People Are Happy With Buhari, Will Continue To Support Him” — Arthur Eze

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Billionaire oil magnate, Arthur Eze says Igbo people are happy with President Muhammadu Buhari and will continue to support his administration.

The notable philanthropist stated this on Wednesday at the inauguration of Zone 13 Nigeria Police Headquarters at Ukpo, in Dunukofia Local Government Area of Anambra State.

A visibly-elated Eze expressed delight that his hometown was chosen as the site for the police zonal headquarters, thanking the president and the police authorities.

“He is currently rehabilitating the Enugu-Onitsha highway, constructing the 2nd Niger Bridge and has approved this new police zone 13 for our people,” said Mr Eze, an indigene of Ukpo.

“We cannot thank him enough, and as a leader from the zone, I must say that we the Igbo people are happy with President Buhari and will continue to support his people-oriented programmes,’’ Eze said.

He later handed over the key of the complex to a representative of the Inspector-General of Police, saying that policemen deployed to the zone would have a fruitful working experience.

The newly-established Zone 13 is expected to cover three South-Eastern states – Ebonyi, Enugu and Anambra.

While Ebonyi was previously under Zone 6 headquartered in Calabar, Enugu and Anambra were under Zone 9 with headquarters in Umuahia.

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