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SERAP tackles FG over travel ban, says it’s a breach of constitutional rights

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s order banning 50 prominent Nigerians from travelling abroad. The group described the order as arbitrary, repressive and illegal saying it’s a “breach of constitutional rights and the country’s international obligations.” President Buhari had through Garba Shehu, his spokesman, announced the ban which would place the Read more

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Travel Ban: Presidency insists Executive order legal, constitutional

The Presidency on Sunday has reacted to critics of the execution order six claiming that it is legal and constitutional. President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday ordered for full implementation of the new order, with 50 persons suspected of corruption already on the watch list. In a statement on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant on Media Read more

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Atiku faults FG’s travel ban, says it’s a throwback to Buhari’s ‘evil decree’ of 1984

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has kicked against the travel ban placed on 50 prominent Nigerians, mostly chieftains of PDP by President Muhammadu Buhari. According to a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, Abubakar said the ban is a throwback to the notorious “evil decree two” Read more

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2019 Presidency: Okonjo-Iweala says report on her support for Buhari against Atiku not true

A former Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo Iweala, has reacted to a report where she was quoted to have pledged her support for President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2019 presidential election. The ex-minister who described the report as false said the circulation of the unfounded story was the handiwork of desperate people. Reports Read more

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FG’s Travel Ban: 13 ex-governors, 7 former ministers, others affected

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has restricted some prominent Nigerians from travelling mostly chieftains of the opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Those restricted from travelling outside the shore of the country include 13 former governors, seven ex-ministers who served under the administration of former President Goodluck Jonathan and a former acting governor. Garba Shehu, Read more

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US Visa: APC says Obasanjo’s intervention evidence of his “legendary hypocrisy”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo is lobbying US authorities to withdraw the entry ban reportedly placed on Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The ruling party descried Obasanjo’s intervention as his “legendary hypocrisy.” Abubakar was in 2017 denied entry visa to the United States after his application. Read more

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PHOTOS: Atiku’s famous visit as Gumi, Oyedepo, Kukah follow former VP to Obasanjos’s residence

Former vice president and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday visited Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) in Abeokuta, Ogun state. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, who played host to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, also received religious leaders, top politicians and civil rights activists. Notable figures among the religious leaders were Ahmad Read more

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Obasanjo says Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared that Nigeria needs a president who understands the economy. He made the statement on Tuesday at the Foursquare Gospel Church annual public lecture in Lagos. Obasanjo quoted the words of his friend, Helmut Schmidt, a former chancellor of Germany, who said if the people in Africa have to make it, all Read more

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Report: Obasanjo, Afenifere in secret talks over 2019 polls

ABEOKUTA, Ogun, October 9, 2018/— Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday held a closed-door meeting with members of the Pan Yoruba Socio-cultural group, Afenifere, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, over 2019 polls. The meeting which started around 3.30 p.m lasted about two hours. The Publicity Secretary of the group, Mr Yinka Odumakin, who addressed newsmen Read more