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Nigerian Newspapers Review (Monday, 11 February, 2019 Edition)

Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign rally in Kano

Good Morning Nigeria! Here are a few of what you need to know this Monday morning🙂. Enjoy!

1.Nine persons reportedly slumped due to overcrowding on Sunday at the Presidential Campaign rally of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano. The Sani Abacha Stadium where the rally took place was filled to capacity and many supporters who could not get access spilled into the town and locked down the city. With the kind of crowd witnessed in Kano, it is now in doubt whether President Muhammadu Buhari still has control of his stronghold.

2. President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement on Sunday raised an alarm that some corrupt politicians could use their loot to undermine Saturday’s presidential elections. According to Buhari, corrupt people have huge resources at their disposal to engage in vote-buying and undermine the forthcoming poll. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in its response however noted that President Buhari is panicking and only looking for excuses to enable him postpone the election. Uche Secondus, the National Chairman of the PDP, says that there is no corrupt government as the Buhari Presidency.

3. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, while speaking recently in Jos, Plateau State, urged Nigerians not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying that he has plans to enslave Nigerians if he returns to power for a second term.

4. The Lagos State Governorship Candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Babajide Sanwo-Olu, in his reply to the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje, said that he is proud to be called a puppet of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Leader of the APC. Agbaje had in a recent statement described Sanwo-Olu as Tinubu’s puppet who cannot make decision on his own. Sanwo-Olu however in his response noted that being Tinubu’s puppet meant that he had mastered the art and science of governance.

5. Dr. Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment, on Sunday while speaking with journalists in Abuja said that some influential Nigerians are not happy with President Muhammadu Buhari because they are not getting free money anymore. He further alleged that these influential persons are also opposing the reelection of President Buhari. “They want the money that has been trapped by the Treasury Single Account to be pushed down again on the table for them to start taking. That one is no longer possible,” he said.

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