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‘NIGERIA is at major crossroad, Vote BUHARI out as Nigeria’s greatness lies in our Diversity’-Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Nigeria’s former military president …Bill Clinton, America’s 42nd President set to arrive Nigeria February 12th, Ready to meet President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar,ex-Vice president to Sign Peace Accord 10am following day * ‘One would have thought that the APC will give fillip to the idea of devolution of powers and tinker with processes that would strengthen and reform the various sectors of the economy’ * ‘Nigeria is in search for new breed leadership that must start now as we prepare for 2019 election’ * ‘We need a rebranded Nigeria, National Rebirth and rebranded politics for the people’ * ‘It is often ridiculous for me when people use smaller countries in our West Africa sub-region as handy references of how democracy should be. It beggars our giant of Africa status’ * ‘Time has come to sacrifice personal ambition for national interest and I will support a fresh breed of leadership in the 2019 elections’ * IBB FULL STATEMENT INSIDE BY AHMED MOHAMMED/POLITICAL REPORTER & SEKI ABEKE/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER

‘NIGERIA is at major crossroad, Vote BUHARI out as Nigeria’s greatness lies in our Diversity’-Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida, Nigeria’s former military president …Bill Clinton, America’s 42nd President set...

CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA’S SUSPENSION: ‘NIGERIA is sliding into a Tyranny State’ -EUROPEAN Union……’My Administration is fighting corruption in Justice Walter Onnoghen’s infamous activities. He’s alleged to have breached Code of Conduct for Public Officers’-President BUHARI

CHIEF JUSTICE OF NIGERIA’S SUSPENSION: ‘NIGERIA is sliding into a Tyranny State’ -EUROPEAN Union …’My Administration is fighting corruption in Justice Walter Onnoghen’s infamous activities. He’s...

NATIONWIDE SECURITY ALERT: ‘ISIS West Africa, Boko Haram have concluded plans to disrupt Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections’-United States Embassy * ‘We have intelligence reports ISISWA, Boko Haram will be conducting attacks on Nigerian Security, Infrastructure’ * Militants groups will be striking at places of gathering as markets, hotels and malls *No specific threat information to the U.S. Embassy, warns U.S citizens to follow personal security precautions on a regular basis * ‘U.S citizens in Nigeria should remember to follow personal security precautions on a regular basis. For citizens’ assistance, reach U.S. Embassy Abuja, Nigeria +234 (9) 461-4328 +234 (9) 461-4000 (after hours) AbujaACS@state.gov U.S. Consulate Lagos, Nigeria +234 (1) 460-3600, +234 (1) 460 3400 (after hours), LagosACS@state.gov, State Department – Consular Affairs 888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444′-U.S Government BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & TOLA OLUDARE/CHIEF DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, ABUJA

NATIONWIDE SECURITY ALERT: ‘ISIS West Africa, Boko Haram have concluded plans to disrupt Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections’-United States Embassy * ‘We have intelligence reports ISISWA, Boko Haram will be conducting...

AFTERMATH OF SHOCKING TRIP TO AMERICA IN GRAND STYLE: Nigerian Govt Plot to Arrest ATIKU ABUBAKAR, Opposition Presidential Candidate ahead of 2019 Election…PDP claims Aso Rock fabricate outright lies to discredit more acceptable politician, Rubbishes empty threat *Dares BUHARI to account for how N9 trillion was stolen under his watch then as Minister of Petroleum Resources in NNPC *Reveal BUHARI’S Family members alleged corrupt acquisitions in 9Mobile and Keystone Bank PLC to the tune of N1.032 trillion *Atiku lodges in Trump International Hotel, received by top United States Government officials *Nigerian Community, African-American Business Entrepreneurs hold meeting on ‘Blue-prints’ in moving Nigeria forward economically * Discussed with lawmakers at United States Capitol Hill, visit U.S Chambers of Commerce and had interactive sessions with editorial team of Voice of America * “We make bold to state that Atiku Abubakar has nothing to do with the alleged issues leading to the collapse of Bank PHB, but an honest and hard working Nigerian who has no skeleton of any sort in his cupboard, unlike President Buhari, who is now entangled in series of corruption allegations”-KOLA Ologbondiyan, Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization * “In any event, any time Abubakar returns home, he has questions to answer following the fresh evidence that we have that he benefited N156million slush funds that led to the collapse of the former Bank PHB”-Nigeria’s Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Foreign Bureau Chief

AFTERMATH OF SHOCKING TRIP TO AMERICA IN GRAND STYLE: Nigerian Govt Plot to Arrest ATIKU ABUBAKAR, Opposition Presidential Candidate ahead of 2019 Election…PDP claims Aso Rock fabricate outright lies to discredit more acceptable politician,...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘NIGERIA Government is Requesting Britain to Extradite DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE, former Oil Minister’ -Economic and Financial Crimes Commission *Faults long-delay in corruption probe in United Kingdom *After Diezani’s arrest in London October 2015 as part of a probe into global corruption, she has been on bail ever since * Linked to a string of money laundering, bribery; asset recovery cases in Nigeria, Italy and the United States *Evidence showed that billions of dollars were siphoned from oil deals, state accounts, including to pay for properties in exclusive areas of Lagos and London *’I am innocent of fraud charges. I worked hard for all my funds. I have not stolen any fund’ -erstwhile OPEC President denies * “It is very unreasonable that she is not being tried there,” he told a news conference in the capital, Abuja. That’s why I say, if you cannot prosecute her, bring her here. We will prosecute her”-Ibrahim Magu, EFCC Chairman BY NIRAN OYEDIPE/ANTI-CRIME EDITOR, ABUJA & LOVETH AJAGU/JUDICIARY

BREAKING NEWS: ‘NIGERIA Government is Requesting Britain to Extradite DIEZANI ALISON-MADUEKE, former Oil Minister’ -Economic and Financial Crimes Commission *Faults long-delay in corruption probe in United Kingdom *After Diezani’s...

DISCOURSE: ‘YOU Can’t DRESS Indecently as a Christian and Come into the House of God’-Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God …’I have ordered security guards to arrest anyone found indecently dressed at the Redemption Camp’ * ‘Parents should warn their children, Camp is a HOLY PLACE of Worship’ * Instruction issued during the Ministers’ Thanksgiving at the 3×3 Auditorium at Shimawa, Ogun state * His words: “The way you can’t dress to the church, don’t dress so in the camp. If you are caught indecently dressed in the camp, you’ll be arrested. “Parents should warn their children because if you dress indecently in the camp, they’ll be arrested. “And when their parents come to bail them, they’ll be arrested, too” BY GLORIA OLAMIDE/STAFF WRITER

DISCOURSE: ‘YOU Can’t DRESS Indecently as a Christian and Come into the House of God’-Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God …’I have ordered security guards to arrest...

BREAKING NEWS: ‘ATIKU Abubakar, Nigeria’s Most CORRUPT Politician, Facing Sealed Indictments in America’-FESTUS Keyamo, Director, Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation *Found Guilty by PTDF to have abused his office by aiding and abetting the diversion of public funds in the sum of $145 million as loans to his friends * Warns: ‘Let him produce his tax receipts for 2015, 2016 and 2017’ * How can a man who has not paid his Personal Income Taxes now says he wants to get Nigerians working again? BY SOLA ONADEKO/CRIME REPORTER, LAGOS

BREAKING NEWS: ‘ATIKU Abubakar, Nigeria’s Most CORRUPT Politician, Facing Sealed Indictments in America’-FESTUS Keyamo, Director, Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation *Found Guilty by...

FINAL INSTRUCTION: ‘I Am Ordering Nigerian Military to Crush, End BOKO HARAM Threat NOW’-President MUHAMMADU BUHARI ….Vows: ‘WAR against Terrorism is A MUST WIN in NIGERIA’ * ‘Nigerian Army should not be Distracted by speculations, Remain Focused to Wipe Off Boko Haram from the surface of the earth’ * ‘I want to reassure you that as your Commander-In-Chief, I will do everything within my power to continue empowering you by providing all the necessary equipment, force multipliers and enablers required for you to prevail on the field’ * ‘I also want you to be aware that I am currently looking into measures to improve your entitlements and welfare generally’ *WARNS: ‘Security agencies must rise to the challenge and curb threats to security in our country’ BY AHMED RILWAN/ASSISTANT EDITOR, ABUJA

FINAL INSTRUCTION: ‘I Am Ordering Nigerian Military to Crush, End BOKO HARAM Threat NOW’-President MUHAMMADU BUHARI ….Vows: ‘WAR against Terrorism is A MUST WIN in NIGERIA’ * ‘Nigerian Army should not be Distracted...

BREAKING NEWS in AMERICA: NIGERIAN Deaf & Dumb with Cognitive Disabilities, FRANCIS ANWANA, 41, Fighting Deportation in Detroit…Writes: ‘I was brought to USA at 13 years by my Father as a little boy where he enrolled me in Michigan School of the Deaf’ *USCIS Faults claim, argues :’Francis Anwana first came to the U.S. in 1983 with his father at age 13. He was issued an F-1 Student Visa. He violated his visa condition and became out of status since he is no longer a student. He needs to be deported. He is an illegal immigrant’ * ‘This young man has lived in the United States for 34 yrs. He is deaf & requires special medical care but is now facing deportation to Nigeria’-David Leopold, former President, American Immigration Lawyers Association * ‘I have introduced a private legislation to grant Permanent Legal Resident Status and halt the deportation of Francis Anwana, a Deaf Michigan resident’-Congressman Dan Kildee BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS in AMERICA: NIGERIAN Deaf & Dumb with Cognitive Disabilities, FRANCIS ANWANA, 41, Fighting Deportation in Detroit…Writes: ‘I was brought to USA at 13 years by my Father as a little boy where he enrolled me in Michigan...

SHOCKINGLY PAINFUL: NIGERIAN 16 Years old Boy, JOHN OGUNJOBI Stabbed to DEATH in South London…Collapsed in Tulse Hill during ‘Bonfire Night’ *Fatally wounded in Greenleaf Close after 10:53pm, Struggled, begged killers to stay alive * ‘Despite the efforts of paramedics, the male was pronounced dead at the scene at 11.41pm. His next of kin are aware. He has been formally identified as John Ogunjobi, 16, of Tulse Hill. A post-mortem examination held on Thursday at Greenwich Mortuary gave cause of death as a stab wound’-‘Scotland Yard * ‘I am appealing to anyone who has information that could assist this investigation to come forward and speak to police. We believe the victim was attacked by a number of suspects and the altercation would have undoubtedly drawn the attention of those who were in the vicinity’-Murder Squad’s Detective Chief Inspector Richard Vandenbergh * ‘We have seen a spate of fatal stabbings in South London recently with five murders over the course of the last week. One murder is one too many with the devastation it causes to families, friends and communities difficult to comprehend. Tackling violence is a priority and one which remains at the forefront of all the work we do. This includes utilising our local resources but also supplementing them with resources from across the Met, including the Violent Crime Taskforce’ – Chief Superintendent Simon Messinger, Commander of the Central South Command Unit BY TEMI OYELADE/SPECIAL CRIME CORRESPONDENT, LONDON

SHOCKINGLY PAINFUL: NIGERIAN 16 Years old Boy, JOHN OGUNJOBI Stabbed to DEATH in South London…Collapsed in Tulse Hill during ‘Bonfire Night’ *Fatally wounded in Greenleaf Close after 10:53pm, Struggled, begged killers to stay...