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2023 Election: I Have Delivered on My Promises for Nigerians, Done My Best-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI … ‘I am challenging the next president to make Nigeria one of the leading countries by the end of this century, I have laid a lasting legacy’ *‘I welcome and accept accolades and criticisms of my administration in equal measure’*‘Nigerians don’t really appreciate my sacrifice for the country. I think I’m being harassed. I believe I’m trying my best but still my best is not good enough for some people’ *‘The lofty achievements of Mr. President will leave many Nigerian critics of the regime breathless’-Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed *BY TITILOLA ADEPEJU/POLITICAL Correspondence, Abuja

2023 Election: I Have Delivered on My Promises for Nigerians, Done My Best-Nigeria’s President, BUHARI … ‘I am challenging the next president to make Nigeria one of the leading countries by the end of this century, I have laid a lasting...

POLITICS is for serious minded technocrats, not for a jester in movies-Asiwaju BOLA AHMED TINUBU … mentioning Funke Akindele in my presence is an insult *Warns: ‘You cannot govern Lagos State the way you entertain people in films’ *Question in Yoruba language: “A fowl wants to enter a house, it is bending down, how tall is it in the first place?” *APC supporters sing in Lagos Secretariat: “…Who is Funke Akindele? (she is) an ant in the presence of the father of Lagos (Tinubu)” *Former Lagos governor instructs 57 local council chairmen to reach out to aggrieved members of the party at the grassroots in order to deliver more votes for APC at the general elections *“I urge all of us to work for the victory of Asiwaju at polling unit by polling unit, ward by ward, and local government by local government”-SANWO-OLU, Governor of Lagos State *BY TITILOLA ADEPEJU/POLITICAL Correspondence, Lagos

POLITICS is for serious minded technocrats, not for a jester in movies-Asiwaju BOLA AHMED TINUBU … mentioning Funke Akindele in my presence is an insult *Warns: ‘You cannot govern Lagos State the way you entertain people in films’ *Question...

NIGERIA ALARMING INSECURITY: Nigerian Returnee Businessman from Conakry Guinea, APOSTLE WISDOM MBAKWE killed by Assassins while about to bury Liberian wife who died in a Road Accident … killers caught, confessed to hide in uncompleted building under the cover of darkness *“Our brother had opened the door to sweep the compound. He first opened the back door to take the broom and packer, then left it slightly open while he went out through the front door to sweep the compound, oblivious of what was happening inside the house. He observed his Jewish religion’s morning prayers. Just then, he heard the shout of ‘Yawhew, Yawhew, and rushed into the house just in time to see the deceased struggling with some men. One of the assailants tried to use a machete on his head, but he dodged, and it landed on his shoulders. We need justice”-MBAKWE Family member *“We are befuddled since my brother’s wife died in a motor accident on 11th September while going to Nkwo Nmiri market with our mother and he was killed on 11th October, a month after, also on the same market day. The killers took his phones and that of his wife and we don’t know how to contact his in-laws in Liberia. We are perplexed and at a loss on what to do”-Sister of the deceased, Chinyere Ajonu *“We have arrested five persons over the alleged murder of a man one month after his wife died in a car accident. We have opened an investigation to determine the circumstances surrounding the event”-CSP Mike Abattam, Police public relations officer, Imo State Police Command *BY SAM AILEDU ABRAHAMS/SENIOR Political Writer, Lagos

NIGERIA ALARMING INSECURITY: Nigerian Returnee Businessman from Conakry Guinea, APOSTLE WISDOM MBAKWE killed by Assassins while about to bury Liberian wife who died in a Road Accident … killers caught, confessed to hide in uncompleted building...

ATIKU ABUBAKAR is the true hope for Nigeria, will win presidential polls slated for February 2023-DELE MOMODU, Director of Strategic Communications, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation … Abubakar is a son of nobody, who by dint of hard work and resilience become somebody not only in Nigeria but globally *Claims presidential candidate is a story of rags-to-riches tale of endurance and perseverance, from which Nigeria’s younger generation should derive a sense of optimism and belief in better days ahead *‘The Abubakar story of an erstwhile shepherd boy turned a national head boy, is significant for all those struggling compatriots to emulate’ *BY CHUDI OWUNIKU/GROUP Political Editor, Abuja

ATIKU ABUBAKAR is the true hope for Nigeria, will win presidential polls slated for February 2023-DELE MOMODU, Director of Strategic Communications, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation … Abubakar is a son of nobody, who by dint of hard...

WARNING: NIGERIA must unconditionally release, compensate NNAMDI KANU Now-UNITED NATIONS … Indict Nigeria and Kenya Governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra *Directs Nigeria to report back within six months of the transmission of its opinions on Kanu’s matter, steps taken to comply with all the recommendations, refers case of Kanu’s torture to Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment for further consideration * 16-page report dated July 20, 2022 adopted on April 4 by the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its 93rd session, held between March 30-April 8, 2022 *“UN Working Group finds that Kanu’s continued deprivation of liberty violates his rights under articles 3 and 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 9 of the Covenant, and principles 2, 4, and 10 of the Body of Principles and constitutes arbitrary detention under category I, Mr. Kanu has indeed been targeted by the Government as a human rights defender on account of his freedom of opinion and expression as well as his position regarding the sovereignty of Biafra” *BY STANLEY OBELUKU/POLITICAL Reporter, South East, Nigeria

WARNING: NIGERIA must unconditionally release, compensate NNAMDI KANU Now-UNITED NATIONS … Indict Nigeria and Kenya Governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture and continued detention of the Leader of the Indigenous People...

THERE is evidence of Violation of Freedom of Christians’ Rights to Practice their Religion in Nigeria, writes United States Republican Senators to U.S. Secretary of State … ‘Nigeria has no Single Record of Any Christian or Muslim facing Persecution’, LAI Mohammed, Minister of Information & Culture faults claim *Call based on false premise and misunderstanding of what was going on in the country-FG *‘Some Nigerian criminals kidnap for money, hold people to ransom irrespective of their religion and there are some issues of communal matters dating back to many years. If statistics are to be taken, many Muslims as Christians would be discovered to have been victims of these abductors’ *‘We want to say that Nigeria does not have a policy that denies people the freedom to practice their religion. The country does not have a policy of violation freedom of religion and it is not true that Nigeria persecutes anybody on account of his or her faith’ *BY BISAYO OPEYEMI/DIPLOMATIC Correspondence, Abuja & GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor

THERE is evidence of Violation of Freedom of Christians’ Rights to Practice their Religion in Nigeria, writes United States Republican Senators to U.S. Secretary of State … ‘Nigeria has no Single Record of Any Christian or Muslim facing...

NIGERIA 2013 Election: PDP caucus plans to endorse WIKE as ATIKU’S Vice Presidential running mate *“We, the Progressives at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, under the umbrella of our great party, the PDP, are meeting on Monday in Abuja to endorse the candidature of the River State Governor, Nyesom Wike, as the vice presidential candidate of our party”-BUSAYO Oluwole Oke, House Committee Chair on Public Accounts *BY AHMADU ISIAKA/POLITICAL Reporter, Abuja

NIGERIA 2013 Election: PDP caucus plans to endorse WIKE as ATIKU’S Vice Presidential running mate *“We, the Progressives at the Green Chamber of the National Assembly, under the umbrella of our great party, the PDP, are meeting on Monday...

Rehashing old Story: Frustrated APC Member seeks Disqualification of ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU over Alleged Age Falsification, Chicago Certificate Scandal, Petitions Presidential Screening Committee … ‘Tinubu never graduated from the University of Chicago, lied about age and state of origin, shouldn’t be allowed to participate in June 7 party primary’, claim SAGIR Mai Iyali in a letter made available to the press *‘Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has to show proof he attended University of Chicago or he must stand disqualified as the opposition is in possession of these same documents. From the information contained in prior submission to INEC in 1999, Mr Tinubu presented a false claim, on oath, of his attendance at University of Chicago from 1972-1976. It is clear that these claims are false”-PETITION *“I lost my university degree certificate while I was in exile during NADECO days between 1994 and 1998. I stated in my INEC form 001 filled when I contested the Lagos State governorship poll in 1999 that I graduated from the University of Chicago”-TINUBU claimed in affidavit attached to prior INEC form *FROM THE SUPREME COURT RECORD: “In our judgment on May 10, 2002, we ruled that Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu could not be prosecuted by the police for alleged certificate forgery. The Inspector-General of Police could not be compelled by Gani Fawehinmi (SAN) to investigate Tinubu for alleged certificate forgery” *BY GEORGE ELIJAH OTUMU/AMERICAN Senior Investigative Editor & SPECIAL Anti-Graft Editor, NIGERIA

Rehashing old Story: Frustrated APC Member seeks Disqualification of ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU over Alleged Age Falsification, Chicago Certificate Scandal, Petitions Presidential Screening Committee … ‘Tinubu never graduated from the University...

World EXCLUSIVE: STELLA ODUAH did not receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certificate from our College -Logan Spindler, Development Associate, SAINT Paul College Foundation, United States … We have confirmed no academic record exists for Stella Oduah at our college *School reacts to FOI Act requests of Naija Standard Newspaper Editorial Board to verify the truth about the graduation of an incumbent Senator, former Nigeria aviation minister *CF001 forms submitted with an Affidavit under Oath by ODUAH to INEC in 2019 reads in part: “Sometime in 2010 while in transit from Akili Ozizor in Ogbaru local government area to Abuja, I discovered that some of my personal belongings were missing. The missing documents are the originals of my West African School Certificate of 1978 from Zixon Secondary School Ozubulu, First School Leaving Certificate from St. John Odoakpu Onitsha; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certificate 1982 from St. Paul’s College Lawrence Virginia USA; National Youth Service Corps certificate 1983, national identity card, United States of America Social Security card with numbers in it” *“Further inquiries at another college with similar name in Lawrenceville, Virginia showed that this other school closed June 30, 2013, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation assumed ownership of the college in 2017, property sold to a Chinese firm due to financial problems. Calls made to school phone number at (434) 848-6431 is permanently on voicemail” -INVESTIGATION *Nigerians are asking this question: “Can STELLA ODUAH show the people are academic certificates? Or what other educational credentials has she been working with over the years as a public office holder?” *BY SAMSON SHOAGA/GROUP MANAGING EDITOR reporting LIVE from Virginia

World EXCLUSIVE: STELLA ODUAH did not receive a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certificate from our College-Logan Spindler, Development Associate, SAINT Paul College Foundation, United States   … We have confirmed no academic...

STELLA ODUAH absconded from NYSC -Director General … the lawmaker representing Anambra-North senatorial district only registered for Orientation course, ran away from the one-year NYSC programme *Archival records: In Forms CF001 Oduah submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission in 2019, she claimed that she completed her NYSC but her certificate was missing along with other credential * “Sometime in 2010 while in transit from Akili Ozizor in Ogbaru local government area to Abuja, I discovered that some of my personal belongings were missing. The missing documents are the originals of my West African School Certificate of 1978 from Zixon Secondary School Ozubulu, First School Leaving Certificate from St. John Odoakpu Onitsha; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Certificate 1982 from St. Paul’s College Lawrence Virginia USA; National Youth Service Corps certificate 1983, national identity card, United States of America Social Security card with numbers in it”-ODUAH in affidavit *BY BIBIANA CHUKWU/POLITICAL Correspondent, ABUJA

STELLA ODUAH absconded from NYSC -Director General … the lawmaker representing Anambra-North senatorial district only registered for Orientation course, ran away from the one-year NYSC programme *Archival records: In Forms CF001 Oduah submitted...