President Buhari Raises Alarm Over Amount Of Foreign Currency Flooding The Country

AMOUNT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY FLOODING THE COUNTRY ALARMING, SAYS PRESIDENT BUHARI

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed astonishment at the huge amount of foreign currency flooding the country intended to influence the general elections beginning on Saturday.

Speaking during the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting Wednesday, the President accused some politicians of flouting money laundering regulations in their desperate bid to capture political power.

President Buhari, however, commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC for successfully tracking the money in “millions of United States dollars.”

The EFCC success followed the presidential directive to investigative agencies to probe a number of high profile cases.

Reassuring the nation of his administration’s determination to wage a relentless war against money laundering and terrorist financing, the President again appealed to Nigerians, especially politicians to place the interest of the country above all others, as they troop out to cast their votes in the coming elections.

Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)

The Campaigner News Headlines

NEWSPAPERS REVIEW FOR TODAY FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2019.

PUNCH
INEC chair rejects resignation call, says 72,775,502 PVCs collected
FG orders IOCs to pay $20bn in back taxes
I advised El-Rufai against releasing casualty figure in Kaduna crisis — CP
Four shot during Osinbajo’s campaign in Ilorin
Five feared dead as APC, PDP supporters clash in Kano
News of my resignation, fake, deliberate propaganda – Osibanjo
Three nabbed for planning to kidnap Lagos businessman for N60m ransom
FG earns N1.1tn from VAT, recovers N33bn from defaulters
Buhari worries over foreign currencies in circulation
Ortom, cousin clash over fresh killing in Benue
Woman caught dumping lover’s corpse in Ogun bush
Ogun PDP crisis deepens as faction suspends Abati, others

NATION
INEC clears 72.7m to vote
Buhari, EFCC worry over influx of foreign currency
Fed Govt, AGF ask Supreme Court to stay off Onnoghen’s case
FG extends visa stay for foreigner observers
FIRS gets N23b unpaid tax from corporate firms
Court orders Jay Jay Okocha’s arrest
Land borders to be closed today
President urges Nigerians to shun violence rumour
PDP to voters: don’t be scared by shoot-at-sight order
Ganduje blames Kwankwaso for Kano killings
Osinbajo to Nigerians: don’t be discouraged
Excitement as Osinbajo walks in Ilorin
Awori leaders seek stiffer penalties against ballot box snatching, others

SUN
Gowon, Joda, Kolade, Anya, others caution INEC, politicians
My rumoured resignation, deliberate propaganda – Osinbajo
I’ ve no reason to step down –INEC chair, Yakubu
Controversy trails Appeal Court rulling on Zamfara APC candidates
Lagos guber: Sanwo – Olu, Agbaje absent at debate as others vow to scrap Land Use Charge
Ballot snatching: Groups berate Atiku, support Army
12 presidential candidates endorse Buhari
Polls : Ohanaeze, IPOB , MASSOB raise concern about Igbo safety
Again, El-Zakzaky’s supporters protest in Abuja
Access Bank mulls first Corporate Green Bond in Africa
Kajuru killings: Kaduna CP disowns El-Rufai’s death toll

VANGUARD
Police ‘ll Be Professional, Neutral, Firm, IGP Adamu Reassures
Polls: FG Shuts Borders 12.00 Noon Today
Gunmen Attack Osinbajo’s Convoy In Ilorin
Many Injured In Attack On Kwankwaso’s Convoy In Kano
Election Postponement: I Won’t Resign -Yakubu
Security : Umahi Alleges Plot By Thugs To Bomb INEC LGA Offices In Ebonyi
We Need 190m Litres Of Petroleum Product To Complete Second Niger Bridge – Fashola
Past Govt Destroyed Checks And Balances In Civil Service – Buhari
Ogoni Clean Up: FG Engages UNEP As Remediation Continues
Buhari Approved N727bn For Infrastructure Devt Of Tertiary Institutions In 4 Years —Minister
I’ll Create 50,000 Jobs In Tourism, Entertainment — Ihedioha
Setback For APC As Court Stops 2 APC Candidates In Imo

SPORTS UPDATE
Chelsea must sell winger to keep Hudson-Odoi – Sarri
Mourinho: Wenger and I were sweet enemies
Marcelo: Mbappe more difficult to play against than Messi & he can become the world’s best
Atlanta United upset by Herediano
Sarri: Chelsea’s season better than Arsenal’s
Vidic: Solskjaer fits United
City out to make history – Bernardo
Sarri rubbishes Roma rumour
Ozil and the star players who don’t play
Salah full of praise for Klopp’s tactics
Malmo win will restore Chelsea confidence – Giroud
Emery pleased with Arsenal’s game management
Chelsea fans boo Jorginho as pressure continues to grow on
‘We can beat anyone in this competition’ – Hudson-Odoi backs Chelsea for Europa League.

National Broadcast By President Muhammadu Buhari On Friday 22nd February 2019

NATIONAL BROADCAST BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI
ON FRIDAY 22ND FEBRUARY 2019

Dear Nigerians,

Finally, we have reached the eve of the rescheduled first round of this year’s general elections.

  1. Tomorrow, the polls open. Tomorrow, we affirm that Nigeria stands as a democracy and that no worldly hand can deter us from this wise and fitting path we have chosen for ourselves.

  2. While democracy is the most beneficial way to select a nation’s leaders, it is far from the easiest thing to achieve and maintain.

  3. It requires a combination of patience, tolerance, compassion, diligence, wisdom and hope. These traits exist in us the Nigerian people. Because of who we are, democracy has the chance to flourish in this land.

  4. Thus, I commend all of you for your patience and peaceful conduct so far during this electoral season and especially during this intervening week following the postponement of the February 16 elections.

  5. Many were worried and thought the worst might happen. You proved them wrong by showing that you are a great people with an abiding love for peace, democracy and the unity of our country.

  6. According to the daily INEC public briefings given this week, the Electoral Commission says it is ready and fully prepared to conduct the election in a free, fair and transparent manner.

  7. I believe INEC realises the profound and weighty duty that rests upon it.

  8. We must cast aside doubt and have faith that INEC will rise to the occasion. We must believe and encourage INEC to fulfill and honour this responsibility it owes to our country.

  9. As your President, I hereby ask all Nigerians with voting cards to participate in defining the future of our nation by exercising your democratic rights tomorrow. I urge you to go out and vote.

  10. I say this because elections are the cornerstone of representative governance. And voting constitutes the highest and best expression of the sovereign will of the people to choose the government that best represents them.

  11. It is only upon the freely expressed will of the people that government truly dedicated to the welfare, rights and interests of the people can be founded.

  12. Do not allow anyone to discourage you from the exercise of your rights as citizens and voters tomorrow.

  13. To vote means that you believe in Nigeria and the excellent things the future holds for this nation and its people.

  14. No matter our political leanings, we all believe in Nigeria, in the noble principles for which it stands and in the values we strive for our beloved nation to uphold.

  15. All who are able, must vote so that we may better perfect this democracy and continue to build the greater nation we seek.

  16. Do not be afraid of rumours of violence and unrest. Our security agencies have worked diligently to ensure that adequate security measures are in place.

  17. You will be able to vote in an atmosphere of openness and peace, devoid of fear from threat or intimidation.

  18. International and domestic monitors and observers are assured of their safety and freedom of movement needed to perform their important functions.

  19. As we thank domestic monitors and observers for their contributions to our democracy, we also thank the international groups for the friendship and concern they have demonstrated to our nation.

  20. We appreciate their efforts in encouraging us to further entrench and strengthen our democracy.

  21. Tomorrow is an encounter with history in which you, the people, shall affirm your collective belief in our national greatness and in our future.

  22. I ask that you embrace and hold on to the importance of the moment soon to be upon us.

  23. Honour your civic duty as voters by going to the polls tomorrow to vote for the government of your choice, for the government that will lead Nigeria toward its finest destiny.

  24. As citizens there is no greater duty than this and no greater honour. Tomorrow, I know you will once again make Nigeria proud of its people.

May God bless our democracy and forever bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

President Buhari Challenges Historians, Economist To Document 16 Years Of Mismanagement As 12 Presidential Candidates Endorse Him

PRESIDENT BUHARI CHALLENGES HISTORIANS, ECONOMISTS TO DOCUMENT 16 YEARS OF PDP’S MISMANAGEMENT…AS 12 PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ENDORSE HIM

There is compelling need for historians and economists to document the 16 years squander-mania and mismanagement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), so that future generations would not repeat the same mistakes, President Muhammadu Buhari has said.

The President spoke at State House, Abuja, Thursday, while receiving members of the Forum of Presidential Candidates & Political Parties for Good Governance, who decided to subordinate their ambitions, and have directed their supporters to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate.

“I am overwhelmed by your patriotism. The least you could do was to deny me votes in your immediate constituencies. However much your people loved me, they would have voted for their own first. I am really overwhelmed by your support,” President Buhari said.

The President told his guests he was glad that Nigerians understood the three fundamentals on which the administration was anchored namely; securing the country, reviving the economy, and fighting corruption.

He listed many achievements in the three focal areas, and declared: “We lost unimaginable revenue in the 16 years of mismanagement of the country by the previous PDP administrations. Look at the state of roads, rail, power, and infrastructure generally, as at 2015, when we came into office. The roads were not done, neither were they even maintained. The number of lives and property lost on Lagos/Ibadan Expressway on a daily basis, for instance, was very sad and tragic. And many other roads like that in the country. If the various administrations had fixed infrastructure, Nigerians would have simply minded their businesses. They wouldn’t bother about who even governs them. But the mismanagement was unparalleled. Our historians and economists should help document it, so that future generations would take note, and not repeat the mistakes.”

President Buhari said after contesting four times, “before God agreed with me in 2015, I had a clear plan of what I wanted to do, and people are now seeing the progress we are making.”

Chairman of the Forum, Shitu Mohammed Kabir, MON, of Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), said they decided to throw in their lots with President Buhari because of advances made in security, economy, fighting corruption, infrastructural development, agricultural revolution, and many others.

According to Kabir, “Nigerian political landscape is taking a new dimension…As a group of political parties committed to the realization of a new Nigeria, we identify with these laudable feats of the President, which are in proximity with ours, as exemplified in our manifestoes. We, therefore, wish to support President Buhari’s candidacy in the coming election, and direct all our teeming members across the length and breadth of Nigeria to go out in their numbers, to vote for APC candidates, Muhammadu Buhari/Yemi Osinbajo, in the coming election.”

Other members of the Forum that acquiesced to the endorsement include: Hon Edozie Madu, Independent Democrats; Danjuma Mohammed, Movement for Restoration & Defence of Democracy; Yusuf Nadabo Dantalle, Allied Peoples Movement; Ahmed Buhari, Save Nigeria Party; and Alhaji Isah B. Dansarki, Mass Movement of Nigeria.

Yet others include: Ikechukwu Nwaokafor, Advance Congress of Democrats; Alista Soyode, Yes Party; Barrister Charles Ogbali, Advanced Nigeria Democratic Party; Kenneth Ibe Kalu, United Peoples Congress; Comrade Isiyaka Paul Femili, Nigeria Element Progressive Party; and Robinson Akpu, National Democratic Liberty Party.

Femi Adesina
Special Adviser to the President
(Media and Publicity)

Read Story Of Emmanuel Chukwuebuka Nnanna, A Jss 1 Student Who Was Killed By A Fellow Student

Emmanuel Chukwuebuka Nnanna is a JSS 1 student at the “Dennis Memorial Grammar School” Onitsha, in Anambra State, and a native of Oburo Ogwa, Mbaitoli Local Government Area, Imo State who died on the 12th of February, 2019.

Emmanuel was killed by a large stone thrown to crush his head from the school dormitory window by his fellow envious student. After school hours on the said date, the victim was said to finished eating in the school cafeteria, fetched water with his gallon, kept the water in his corner and came outside to play football.

He met two students playing football, asked if he could join them and the two boys playing the football told him to wait for they are playing turn by turn. While waiting and watching them, a mischievous student carried a large stone they used to hold the dormitory door, targeted the victim from upstairs and hit the large stone on his head.

The victim fell down immediately and become unconscious. The two boys playing the football carried him to the school clinic, there was no equipment to handle his case there, so one of the clinic attendants carried him out the school gate and started looking for keke to convey him to the hospital, he got one took him to general hospital Onitsha where no treatment was given to him.

He was later taken to Iyi Enu Hospital when he has already bled to death.

While all these was going on, they neither contacted his father, Kanayo hospital and any other private hospitals are close to the school, instead they rushed him to the very far General Hospital and then another far away Iyi Enu Hospital because it is an Anglican Church Hospital.

This was how Emmanuel, whose mother died when he was only three years old, died.

Eluro, Two Others Remanded In Kwale Prison

Delta state police command in its bid for speedy dispensation of justice had on the 18th February, 2019 charged to court one Friday Eluro of Boji Boji Owa and two others following a trending video of a woman that was stripped naked and mercilessly beaten by boys organized by Eluro.

The said Friday Eluro was a former aide to the governor and a former chief in Owa kingdom of Ika North East local government area of Delta state.

In a statement signed by Chuks Oresewezie, acting police public relations officer in Delta state police command, Eluro was said to have more than 20 boys in his compound, whom he uses for his nefarious activities. The video attracted public attention and sympathy.

Following the trending video which attracted not only sympathy for the woman but public condemnation, a team of SAKCCS on February 7, 2019 swung into action, tracked the suspect to his compound at Boji Boji Owa and arrested him with two others, though not without resistance.

The police, after their investigation on February 18, 2019, charged the said Friday Eluro and two others to Ashaka magistrate court for his despicable act of abduction, torture and dehumanizing treatment of stripping a woman naked.

The volatile nature of his community has informed the reason for applying for assumption of jurisdiction to Ashaka magistrate court and he has since been remanded in Kwale prison.

This is a warning signal to anybody who thinks he or she is above the law or can take the laws into his or her hand.

The police authority is prepared to deal with any act of crime and criminality by any means legally possible.

The commissioner of police assure members of the public of his commitment to their safety and security at all time

Federal Government Declares Friday Public Holiday

BREAKING NEWS: FG declares Friday public holiday

The federal government of Nigeria has declared Friday, February 22, 2019, as a public holiday, in preparation for the February 23 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The ministry of interior via a statement on Wednesday, however, excluded bankers and those offering essential services across the nation.

“Federal Government declares Friday 22, February 2019 as work-free day. Those providing essential duties and bankers are excluded,”

“The work-free day is to enable citizens return to their poling units for the reschedule Presidential & National Assembly elections.

On The 2019 General Election, INEC Reaches Final Decision On Rivers APC

2019 elections: INEC reaches final decision on Rivers APC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has now concluded that the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Rivers State, will not be fielding candidates in the 2019 general elections.

INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, put an end to the matter when he addressed the press in Abuja on Wednesday ahead of the Saturday’s elections.

According to him, the commission will obey the pronouncement of the Supreme Court which is the highest court in the country according to the constitution.

Yakubu said, “As for APC in Rivers, I think the Supreme Court has made a number of pronouncements on that matter and for that reason, the commission has taken its decision going by the judgement of the Supreme Court.

“And in our constitution, the Supreme Court is the last hunt for result for any citizen. And their must be an end for litigation as lawyers may say and once the Supreme Court makes a pronouncement, all agencies and authorities in the Federal Republic of Nigeria, abide by the judgement of the Supreme Court.

“And so, the commission as a law abiding institution, will always abide by the judgement of courts so that is the situation for Rivers State. There’s nowhere else to go. We’ll go by the judgement of all courts, but when it comes to the Supreme Court, that is the end of all litigation.”

New Anioma To Honour Unsung Heroes Of Anioma

ANIOMA AWARDS INTERNATIONAL 2019.

NEW ANIOMA To Honour Unsung Heroes Of Anioma, Impact Makers And Distinguished Deltans.

Featuring:

  • 1 State.

  • 9 Local Government Areas.

  • 15 Award Categories.

  • 15, 266 Nominees

  • 35 Awardees

  • 13 Medalists

  • Landmark/Special Recognitions.

  • Unveiling Of New Anioma/Anioma Projects Fund Launch.

  • Ceremonial Cutting Of Anioma Unity Cake.

  • Anioma Award Dinner.

  • Anioma Akwa Ocha Night.

  • Anioma Cultural Dance.

  • One Venue, This April 27th, 2019, Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria.

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