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US Govt Speaks On Visa Restrictions On INEC Chairman, Commissioners, Others

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US President, Donald Trump

The United State embassy in Abuja has denied reports that the US government has placed a Visa restriction on the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and some commissioners of the electoral body.

A source at the embassy who didn’t want to be mentioned told our reporter that that news is false as none of such directive has been given.

The source said “the US government refuses to be drawn into any attempt to malign the INEC over the 2019 elections as issues arising from the election are still in court.”

The source also confirmed that quite a number of INEC ‘s Commissioners were recently granted Visas to the US.

It would be recalled that the joint forum of over 60 political parties and their presidential candidates in the 2019 election has recently raised the alarm over alleged fresh plot orchestrated by a heavily paid “network of blackmailers to smear the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and discredit the nation’s electoral process.”

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According to the forum, ” the ultimate objective of this campaign we have discovered is to sway the minds of the distinguished justices of the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court when the matter eventually comes to the Court to rule against the declarations of results by INEC.

Sources within INEC also told our reporter that the report was not true and hinted that it could have been planted to embarrass the Commission.

“This is a lie. We don’t understand why people will go this length to spread false information,” the source said.

The source said confirmed that INEC Commissioner Amina Zakary who was mentioned in the blog post as banned from entering the US just returned from the US a few days ago while Commissioner Lecky is right now in the US on official duties.

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VIDEO: “Yoruba People Are The Most Primitive Nigerians” — Miyetti Allah

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The Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore has stated that despite the achievement of the Yoruba people in terms of education, they are the most primitive Nigerians in terms of political culture.

The Secretary-General of the group, Saleh Alhassan said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Tuesday morning to talk about the new security outfit created by South West governors, Amotekun.

According to Alhassan, Miyetti Allah as a group sees Amotekun as an extension of OPC which has a history of violence.

“For us, Amotekun that is the Yoruba tribal militia, it is one of the greatest threats of democracy we have now in place because you cannot empower an ethnic militia that has a history of violent crime because essentially what you have as Amotekun is OPC, Oodua Peoples Congress that has a history of heinous crimes and killings and the proponents of Amotekun has not hidden who their targets are.”

When asked to address his recent comment saying the South West might lose the presidency if they do not scrap Amotekun, Saleh said:

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“It is not a blackmail. Unfortunately with strong apologies to my South West friends, despite the education of the Yoruba people, they still remain the most primitive in terms of political culture. They are not tolerant to opposition.”

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BREAKING: Boko Haram Executes Abducted Adamawa CAN Official

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The Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa State, Lawan Andimi has been killed by Boko Haram terrorists.

Andimi, who was kidnapped by the terrorists in early January was killed on Monday, by his kidnappers, according to veteran Journalist, Ahmad Salkida in a tweet on his handle @A_Salkida on Tuesday.

“To break some news items can traumatize. I’m battling with one of such. Reverend Andimi, abducted by #BokoHaram was executed yesterday. Rev. Andimi was a church leader, a father to his children and the community he served. My condolences go to his family,” Salkida tweeted.

A video clip had surfaced days after his abduction in which he was seen pleading with the Adamawa State Governor, Umaru Fintiri to rescue him.

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“I have never been discouraged, because all conditions that one finds himself …is in the hand of God. God who made them to take care of me. So, the summary of my speech; I am appealing to my colleagues, reverends, particularly my president, Reverend Joel Billy who is a strong man, a man of compassion and man of love. He can do all his best to speak to our governor, Umaru Jibrilla (Fintiri) and other necessary agents for my release here,” he had said.

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Nigerians React As Buhari Is Absent At UK Summit Dinner For African Leaders

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As part of activities to mark the UK-Africa Investment Summit which started yesterday January 20th, members of the Royal family led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry and Princess Kate, hosted a cross section of African leaders who are in the UK for the summit, to a dinner reception.

African leaders including Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, Rwanda President Paul Kagame, and others were present at the dinner

President Muhammadu Buhari was however not in attendance. He was represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama.

Reacting to the development, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to ask why their president was not in attendance at the dinner.

Some even insinuated Mr. Buhari might have used the opportunity of being in the UK to do a quick medical check-up.

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Below are few photos from the event and reactions that have followed.

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