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“Buhari has demonstrated he is physically fit for second term by trekking 800 metres” – says Presidency

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“Buhari has demonstrated he is physically fit for second term by trekking 800 metres” – says Presidency

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, says by trekking a distance of 800 metres, President Muhammadu Buhari has demonstrated that he is fit to seek another term.

Shehu said this in response to a comment by Sokoto governor and PDP presidential aspirant, Aminu Tambuwal, that Buhari is too old to continue in office.

But Shehu said

“I think there are two things here; one is to say that the president is responsive to the enormous support and commitment of his own people that had come out in their numbers to see him and he just decided that he couldn’t go on riding in a blacken vehicle and he came out and walked to the distance,” he said.

“The second thing, he is curious that these days, one or two people who are aspiring to be president are campaigning on their youthfulness and good health.

“I think the president has done one thing today – that the issue is not how old one is but how fit is he; how healthy is he. Now that the president has proven his fitness and well-being to continue in office is a settled matter

“I think that if people want to campaign against him they should do so on the issue that is of significance to Nigerians. The President is fit, he is healthy; he is good to go.”

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Crime: 18-Year Old Paraded For Raping 7 University Students

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Crime: 18-Year Old Paraded For Raping 7 University Students

The police have paraded a suspected rapist, Chidi Okoye Christian, who allegedly raped female students of Ekiti State University (EKSU).
The 18-year-old Okoye has been on the wanted list of EKSU Security Unit for some time following attacks on students living off campus.

The suspect, who is not a student of the university, was arrested and paraded with his accomplice, Odunmbaku Kayode.

Items recovered from Okoye included smart phones, ATM cards, a Raleigh bicycle, a cutlass and a pistol.

Speaking at Iworoko Divisional Headquarters, Chief Security Officer at EKSU Captain Tunde Ajayi (rtd), said seven students had been raped by Okoye in the last three months.
Ajayi, who was with the Investigating officer, said most of the victims live in nearby Iworoko.

The EKSU guard noted that the suspect usually carries a pistol with which he threatens his victims.

Ajayi said: “With a good knowledge of the neighbourhood where Okoye himself resides, it was easy for him to unleash terror in the middle of the night and return to his room, which he shared with an accomplice, Kayode Odunmbaku.”

Okoye confessed, and he was identified by his father, who told the police that the suspect “has been a wayward boy who ran away from home.”

The duo will be charged to court as soon as police conclude investigation.

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The reason why Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as DSS boss, PDP reveals

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  • Why Buhari removed Matthew Seiyefa as DSS boss, PDP reveals

The Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has given reasons President Muhammadu Buhari removed former Acting Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Matthew Seiyefa.

Seiyefa was replaced with Yusuf Magaji Bichi, by President Buhari last Friday, after he acted for a brief period during which he tried to reposition the security agency.

Chairman of the state PDP, Cleopas Moses, in a statement in Yenagoa, yesterday, said Seiyefa’s sudden removal was borne out of fear by the ruling cabal.

He said that members of President Buhari’s kitchen cabinet were not comfortable with a non-Northerner as the DSS boss.

According to Moses, Seiyefa’s service to the nation was cut short because he is not from any of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria.

He said that this was a continuation of the current Federal Government’s unfair treatment to the Ijaw nation and the Niger Delta region.

He added, “The party believes if Seiyefa was from any of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria, he would not have been thrown out the way the Buhari administration did, not minding his acclaimed competence on the job.

“We have it on record that Mr. Seiyefa had nobody to run to as this ill-advised plot was hatched by the cabal in their government.”

The party chairman said the All Progressives Congress, APC-led government was being anti-Ijaw in its decisions and execution of policies and projects.

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