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AHEAD OF NIGERIA 2019 ELECTIONS: ‘I am a Honest person, My Secondary School Result is still with Secretary of Nigerian Military Board’-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI … ‘Nigerian Army don’t have the original, certified true copy or WASC statement of results of retired Major General Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate’, says Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-. Gen. Olajide Laleye * Buhari Vows: ‘I am the above-named person and the deponent of this affidavit herein. I have attached an affidavit to support my claim’ * Nigerian Army: “It is a practice in the NA that before candidates are shortlisted for commissioning into the officers’ cadre of the Service, the Selection Board verifies the original copies of credentials that are presented. However, there is no available record to show that this process was followed in the 1960s for Buhari” * ‘We have received a list of 70 out of 91 political parties fielding candidates for presidential 2019 elections including Buhari, Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress party who failed to attach necessary documents as required for his re-election bid’-INEC BY RILWAN AHMED/POLITICAL REPORTER, ABUJA

AHEAD OF NIGERIA 2019 ELECTIONS: ‘I am a Honest person, My Secondary School Result is still with Secretary of Nigerian Military Board’-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI …’Nigerian Army don’t have the original,...

‘Federal Government will soon destroy and wipe-off Boko Haram’-Nigeria’s President BUHARI …Vows: ‘You can’t be shouting Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great), Allahu Akbar, and be killing innocent citizens and destroying properties all in the name of God’ *We would not allow any group hiding under religion to unleash terror on innocent citizens * I’ll continue to hold former president Goodluck Jonathan in high esteem for accepting defeat in 2015 election * Nigerian entertainers should use their respective talents in promoting the culture of peaceful co-existence and unity among the diverse socio-political groups BY HILARU AHMED/CRIME REPORTER, ABUJA

‘Federal Government will soon destroy and wipe-off Boko Haram’-Nigeria’s President BUHARI …Vows: ‘You can’t be shouting Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great), Allahu Akbar, and be killing innocent citizens and destroying...

‘NIGERIANS: Give me your Vote this Second Chance, I know where my votes will come from’-President BUHARI *I am Confident Pregnant Women and Nigerian masses will vote me back to power * I Have warned INEC, Security Agencies to ensure that every vote counts in 2019 * I am not ‘President Slow-Motion’ as some Nigerians assumed, I am only trying to follow the law, especially as democracy is different from military rule BY ILIYA MOHAMMED/POLITICAL REPORTER

‘NIGERIANS: Give me your Vote this Second Chance, I know where my votes will come from’-President BUHARI *I am Confident Pregnant Women and Nigerian masses will vote me back to power * I Have warned INEC, Security Agencies to ensure...

BREAKING NEWS: Congolese Refugee Boy, PIERRE KOMPANY elected First Black Mayor in Belgium…Oversees a borough of 25,000 people in Gashoren *Ran intelligent campaign devoid of identity and racial politics *Focused on issues like childcare, elderly assistance and improved soccer fields * African engineer by trade earlier elected Councilor in 2006, Won a seat in Brussels Regional Parliament in 2014 *His son-Vincent is a professional footballer in the Manchester City Football Club *QUOTE: “Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world”-Hariette Tubman BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF

BREAKING NEWS: Congolese Refugee Boy, PIERRE KOMPANY elected First Black Mayor in Belgium…Oversees a borough of 25,000 people in Gashoren *Ran intelligent campaign devoid of identity and racial politics *Focused on issues like childcare,...

INSPIRING IN AMERICA: Nigeria born IGBO boy, EDIRIN OKOLOKO Appointed Judge in Snohomish County Superior Court…Washington State government applaud his legal accomplishments *Bagged Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria *Received law degree from the Seattle University School of Law *Worked for 13 years as Deputy Prosecuting Attorney on homicide, sexual assault, child abuse, and elder abuse cases *Successfully prosecuted four murder trials * “He will be an excellent addition to the bench in Snohomish County”- Jay Inslee, Governor of Washington State BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU FOREIGN CHIEF

INSPIRING IN AMERICA: Nigeria born IGBO boy, EDIRIN OKOLOKO Appointed Judge in Snohomish County Superior Court…Washington State government applaud his legal accomplishments *Bagged Bachelor of Law from the University of Benin in Nigeria...

INSIDE Looting of KANO STATE Treasury: Kano State Governor, ABDULLAHI GANDUJE Caught on Tape Receiving $5MILLION CASH Bribe from Contractor… Inflate projects for other contractors to collect $50,000 cash per contract *Embroiled in Corruption, Spy Camera used to record Ganduje in a sting operation *ASO ROCK orders discreet Investigation into Graft Allegation *Compels House of Reps candidate re-contesting to ‘settle’ Governor’s wife with a new car * “We believe if public office holders are exposed, there will be sanity in the system. We want anti-Graft agencies to investigate this matter’-One of the Contractors * Kano natives in Dubai calling on EFCC, Law enforcement agencies to commence immediate investigation, Requesting CCTV camera footage view in Governor’s office * ‘We wish to state that there is no iota of truth to these allegations and if indeed there is any such alleged video, it is at best cloned’-Muhammad Garba, Kano state commissioner for information BY YINUSA AHMED/ANTI-GRAFT REPORTER, Kano

INSIDE Looting of KANO STATE Treasury: Kano State Governor, ABDULLAHI GANDUJE Caught on Tape Receiving $5MILLION CASH Bribe from Contractor… Inflate projects for other contractors to collect $50,000 cash per contract *Embroiled in Corruption,...

DAMNING VERDICT in INDONESIA: ‘MUHAMMADU BUHARI would be ousted in the 2019 election’-Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria’s president …Says: “Nigeria President will be voted out for poor performance and inaction on urgent matters that offer economic benefit for all” * Lament: ‘Buhari’s hands are too Weak’ *Assures: ‘We will soon have a newly elected president that will be able to sign International engagement and opportunistic deal for Nigeria’ BY BIDEMI OLUMIDE/DIPLOMATIC REPORTER in Indonesia

DAMNING VERDICT in INDONESIA: ‘MUHAMMADU BUHARI would be ousted in the 2019 election’-Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigeria’s president …Says: “Nigeria President will be voted out for poor performance and inaction on...

PRESIDENTIAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT BUSTED: ASO ROCK Secretly lists Obasanjo, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, Fayose, Melaye, Gbenga Daniel, other P.D.P big wigs in ’50 high-profile’ persons barred from ‘escaping’ Abroad over Corruption …BUHARI’S Presidency panics releasing their names would cause lawlessness in public * ‘Attempts by Nigeria’s presidency to place a ban on these Nigerians is to instill fear, discredit them ahead of 2019 election’-Top Security source *Tension builds in Nigerian Polity, Masses fear Apprehension, Peter Obi’s name not on list * ‘Nigeria Immigration Service and other security agencies have placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the country pending the determination of their cases’-Garba Shehu, S.S.A to Nigeria President on Media & Publicity * “I have No Information on this allegation’- Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to Nigeria President on Media & Publicity as at the time of going to the press BY KOLAWOLE ORIADE AKEJU/POLITICAL EDITOR, ABUJA/DESMOND IBIAKA/DIPLOMATIC EDITOR, LAGOS & MOHAMMED RILWAN/CRIME EDITOR, LAGOS

PRESIDENTIAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT BUSTED: ASO ROCK Secretly lists Obasanjo, ATIKU ABUBAKAR, Fayose, Melaye, Gbenga Daniel, other P.D.P big wigs in ’50 high-profile’ persons barred from ‘escaping’ Abroad over Corruption...

AFRICAN GLORY ABROAD: CONGOLESE Medical Doctor, DENIS MUKWEGE Fighter for Women suffering Sexual Violence wins Nobel Peace Prize 2018…Yazidi Activist, Nadia Murad becomes joint winner being survival of RAPE from Islamic State militias *Honored for their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war *Mukwege heads Panzi Hospital in the eastern Congo city of Bukavu that receives thousands of women each year, many of them requiring surgery from sexual violence * “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and others”- Norwegian Nobel Committee * ‘Rape in war has been a crime for centuries. But it was a crime in the shadows. The two laureates have both shone a light on it-Dan Smith, Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN FOREIGN BUREAU CHIEF & IKOLI AYETUNA/STAFF WRITER in CONGO

AFRICAN GLORY ABROAD: CONGOLESE Medical Doctor, DENIS MUKWEGE Fighter for Women suffering Sexual Violence wins Nobel Peace Prize 2018…Yazidi Activist, Nadia Murad becomes joint winner being survival of RAPE from Islamic State militias *Honored...

SHAMEFUL: UNITED NATIONS Sanctioned NIGERIAN Policeman on peacekeeping mission for Sexually assaulting Under-age GIRL, another woman in Democratic Republic of Congo *Barred from all UN missions, ordered home after investigation found him guilty *Suspect re-assigned by Nigerian government on UN mission to South Sudan *UN request Nigeria Government to report any disciplinary or legal action taken against him * ‘We have vowed to toughen the response to allegations of misconduct by peacekeepers’- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres BY TIM ILOSU/CRIME REPORTER, reporting from Congo

SHAMEFUL: UNITED NATIONS Sanctioned NIGERIAN Policeman on peacekeeping mission for Sexually assaulting Under-age GIRL, another woman in Democratic Republic of Congo *Barred from all UN missions, ordered home after investigation found him guilty *Suspect...