Putin Reacts To The Assassination Of His Ambassador’s In Ankara (WATCH VIDEO)

Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin has reacted to the murder of his Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov who was killed on Monday in the capital, Ankara.

Karlov was giving a speech at an art exhibition when he was shot in the back by a gunman who shouted Islamist slogans and spoke about the situation in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo.

However, Putin’s reaction is what many have waited for. Watch video below:

Fayose Reacts To Trump’s Win, Says Obama Got What He Did To Jonathan

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State has hailed the victory of the Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump in the United States of America (USA) election, describing it as “the beginning of a real change in Nigeria because those who imposed the present All Progressives Congress (APC) government on Nigerians just lost out.”

The governor said; “Now that Trump has won, it portends hope for Nigerians that the excesses of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government will stop as the road has ended for those who conspired to impose Buhari on Nigerians.”

Reacting to Trump’s victory, Special Assistant to the Governor of Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka quoted the governor as saying in a statement issued in Ado-Ekiti on Wednesday that he believed that Trump will be able to tell President Buhari to respect rule of law and sit at home to solve the country’s economic problems instead of junketing around the world. The governor said: “Trump presidency symbolises different things to different people and nations. It symbolises God at work and a clear departure from the old order.

“It is also a turning point for Nigeria and Nigerians, particularly those controlling the federal government that must have to change their ways as their allies who imposed them on us just lost out.

“Most importantly, President Barack Obama got what he did to Dr Goodluck Jonathan. God bless President-Elect Donald John Trump!”

Describing the conduct of the elections as a lesson for Nigerians, Governor Fayose said; “The US elections started and ended seamlessly. The electoral umpire never meddled; the military, police and SSS did not provide cover for ballot snatchers. No printing of doggy result sheets. I think Prof Mahmood Yakubu and his INEC should learn from this for posterity. They should stop aiding unpopular politicians to rob the people of quality leadership.” Speaking further, Governor Fayose said the election of Trump signals the hope of a possible defeat of the APC government foisted on Nigeria by the USA influence.

The governor said; “I prayed to God that if Trump will be the one to save us from this present state of hopelessness, God should give him victory. I prayed that God should let Trump win so that another change can begin in Nigeria. I am happy that God answered my prayers and gave Trump a resounding victory.

“I am also happy that God has humbled those who conspired to impose the present APC government that has brought hunger, suffering, abuse of human rights and destruction of the Electoral system on Nigeria and its people.”

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Merkel Reacts To Buhari’s Alleged “My Wife Belongs To My Kitchen…” Statement

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel was reported to have laughed at President Buhari when he responded to journalist on his wife controversial interview.

Buhari was reported to have said “, “I don’t know which party my wife belongs to, but she belongs to my kitchen and my living room and the other room.”

His comments to reporters in Germany promoted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, standing at his side, to give him a short glare and then laugh, AP reports.

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Faleke Reacts To Supreme Court Ruling Upholding Gov. Bello’s Election

The deputy governorship candidate in the November 21, 2015 election in Kogi State, James Faleke, has reacted to the judgement of the Supreme Court upholding the election of Yahaya Bello as governor of the state.

Mr. Faleke said he had no regrets challenging Mr. Bello’s election, saying he took the step in “good faith to protect the interest of the over 240,000 electorates that voted for the Audu/Faleke ticket”.

Mr. Faleke was the All Progressives Congress, APC’s running mate in the November election before the ticket holder, Abubakar Audu, died as he led in declared results.

Mr. Faleke challenged the APC’s decision to nominate Mr. Bello as its new candidate for a supplementary election that held in December 2015.

After a prolonged legal tussle at the high court and the appeal court, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Mr. Bello’s election.

A seven-man panel headed by Justice Sylvester Ngwata affirmed the election after listening to the closing statements of all the counsel.

The court said it would provide reasons for its decision on September 30.

In his reaction, conveyed in a statement by Duro Meseko, Mr. Faleke said it would have amounted to a “betrayal of the sacred trust of the people who reposed implicit confidence in the Audu/Faleke ticket not to have defended the sanctity of their vote up till the Apex court level”.

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Mahmood Yakubu Reacts To Allegation Of ‘Inconclusive’ Elections

The Independent National Election Commission, (INEC) has dismissed insinuations that all elections conducted since the assumption of office of the current chairman of the commission, Mahmood Yakubu, have been inconclusive.

The commission said it conducted 139 elections which were concluded.

The reaction was contained in a press statement signed and issued Tuesday by the acting secretary to the commission, Musa Adamu, in response to a statement credited to the outgoing president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh.

Mr. Alegeh reportedly made the remarks at the opening of the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, on Sunday, 21st August 2016.

“Mr. Alegeh was reported to have rebuked the Commission for having conducted one hundred and thirty six (136) inconclusive elections in the past one year under the watch of Professor Mahmood Yakubu,” the statement said.

“The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) seldom takes issues with members of the public. But the President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) is a highly distinguished and respected and respected person.

Besides, he represents a knowledgeable and influential constituency. His pronouncements are therefore weighty and could pass for the gospel truth.”

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Gov. El-Rufai Reacts To Slapping Rumour

Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai  said on Tuesday night that he has never quarrelled with, nor slapped his Deputy, Barnabas Bala.

The governor said Bala has been his friend since they both attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Kaduna State several years ago.

While the governor had First class honours, studying Quantity Survey, his Deputy, graduated with First Class honours in Architecture from the same Ahmadu Bello Unversity, Zaria.

Reacting to the rumoured fight between him and his deputy, El-Rufai said he had known his deputy since 1976 at ABU and that nothing has ever led them to fight.

The root of alleged fisticuffs between El-rufai and Bala was that the Governor and the deputy have been having a cold war over alleged plans by the governor to sack top civil servants in the state.

But El-Rufai, in an interactive session with select journalists simply laughed over the allegation, saying that the rumour mongers were not intelligent enough.

The governor explained that if the alleged fisticuffs took place in the executive meeting as portrayed by the rumour mongers,  there would have been video or photo evidence of the  fight by some executive members of the State councils, “because nobody is prevented from entering the meeting with his or her phone”.

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MI Reacts To Ice Prince, Maima Saga

Chocolate City president, Jude MI Abaga took to twitter to stand by his homie, Ice Prince, after the Maima saga.

See his tweets below…

Man.. @Iceprincezamani stood up for his girl when it would be easier to say nothing!!!! #Respect
— Young Denzel (@MI_Abaga) January 19, 2016

After speaking to him and understanding the depth of the situation.. I respect him for protecting her first!! #Respect
— Young Denzel (@MI_Abaga) January 19, 2016

APC Reacts To PDP’s Call For Buhari’s Impeachment

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the call by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari.

APC dismissed the call as “comical”.

“It is confusing and worrisome that the PDP calls for an investigation into the budget issue and at the same time calls for the removal and resignation of the aforementioned,” the party said in a statement by its national secretary, Mala Buni.

“In both content and context, PDP’s statement constitute a distraction to the National Assembly.”

The party said it was confident that the 8th National Assembly would not be distracted by the PDP in “its new desperate plot to divert attention from the ongoing investigation into mind-boggling cases of corruption perpetuated under its defunct 16-year rule”.

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Buhari’s Aide, Ita Enang, Reacts To Switched Budget Allegation

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on National Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, says he will not respond to an allegation by the Senate that he doctored the 2016 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari in December.

He described the matter as “sensitive”.

Mr. Enang, who is a former senator, said he would not comment on the development. He said the matter was between “two of my bosses”, in reference to the presidency and the National Assembly.

“I do not want to comment on the matter at the moment,” Mr. Enang said. “It is a very sensitive matter involving two of my bosses – the National Assembly and Presidency. I don’t want to talk about them.”

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Buhari Reacts To Kano Attacks, Vows To Wipe Out Boko Haram

President Muhammadu Buhari, following the latest terror attacks in Kano and Yobe states, has vowed to wipe out Boko Haram, the group behind the attacks and bring all perpetrators of these heinous crime against humanity to justice.

Buhari has also called for increased vigilance among the civilian population to help ward off suicide terror attacks on soft targets around the country.

The President, while condemning the attacks in strongest terms, described them as barbaric, acts that have caused numerous deaths and injuries among innocent civilians.

In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu?, President Buhari extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as to the Government and people of Adamawa and Kano States, respectively.

The President urged all Nigerians not to despair in the face of cowardly terrorist attacks but to have confidence in the ability of Nigeria’s reinvigorated, well-equipped and well-motivated armed forces and security agencies to overcome Boko Haram very soon.

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Dasuki Reacts To Buhari’s Arrest Order

The immediate past National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, has denied ever receiving any formal or informal invitation to appear before an Investigative Panel on the Procurement of hardware and munitions in the armed forces.

Mr. Dasuki, a retired colonel, was responding to a statement that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered his arrest and those of others implicated in arms deal, was quoted by PRNigeria as saying, “I have never been invited formally or informally to appear before the panel.

“I am therefore not only surprised but embarrassed by the seeming indictment by the panel purportedly operating from the Office of the National Security Adviser that never contacted me.

“For the record I am proud to serve my nation with the best of intention and ensuring the recovery of more than 22 local government councils from Boko Haram terrorists.

“Because of the pride of how we tackled terrorism and defeated Boko Haram terrorists through our gallant troops and partners in the twilight of the previous administration, I have insisted on open and public trial of my stewardship rather than secret trial in the court as being canvassed by my prosecutors.”

“I wish Nigerians will go back and reflect on what we did with even little or no supports from some countries. We performed miracles before the emergence of this administration. I even thought the committee was to investigate procurement from 2007 to 2015. Yet only my name is always being mentioned even when some of the issues were before I came into government.

“I left Nigerians to judge.”

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Nigerian Army Reacts To Boko Haram Bomb Factory Video

The Nigerian Defence Headquarters reacted to the release of a bomb factory video by Boko Haram, saying it is nothing but another empty threat which will not defer their defeat.

The military appealed to the Nigerian public to collectively condemn their unholy and barbaric conduct and refuse to be subject to fear.

Here is the reaction of the Nigerian Army as posted on their Facebook wall:

https://www.facebook.com/DefenceInfoNG/posts/876766962430760

Future Can Have All My Chynese Leftovers, Tyga Reacts To Blac Chyna’s Rumoured Relationship

Future and Tyga once collaborated on a hit record — “Show You” — and they’re friendly, so on the surface it would seem Future violated the bro code by taking down Blac Chyna.

But  sources say that Tyga made it clear that he gives “zero f***s” about Future’s relationship with Chyna. He’s in hook, line and sinker with Kylie and that’s the only woman he cares about.

In fact, it’s been said that he’s open to collaborating with Future on another song.

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Patience Jonathan Reacts To Alamieyeseigha’s Death

Dame Patience Jonathan has described the death of the first elected civilian governor of Bayelsa State, Chief Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, as shocking and painful.

She made this known during her visit to the Port Harcourt residence of the former governor, on Tuesday.

The former president’s wife arrived at the home of the late governor at about 2.30p.m. and stayed with the widow, Margaret, till about 5.30p.m.

“Daddy, on behalf of my husband, former President Goodluck Jonathan and the entire family members, we mourn you so dearly.

“We are in shock and our hearts are full of pains, though we cannot question God. We are saying goodbye. May your gentle soul rest in perfect peace, Amen,”she wrote in the condolence register.

Speaking on behalf of the family, Tari Okosi, said “We are still in shock. For now, we have not believed that he has gone,”he said.

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Kourtney Kardashian Reacts To Scott Disick’s 18-Year-Old Model Girlfriend

Kourtney Kardashian is moving on from Scott Disick — and actually isn’t bothered at all by the 32-year-old’s latest gal-pal, 18-year-old model Lindsay Vrckovnik.

Scott has been spotted with the blonde beauty multiple times in both New York City and Miami, Florida recently, not exactly going undercover with their relationship.

“Kourtney surprisingly isn’t fazed by this at all,” the source says. “She’s moving on. She knows it’s just a fling.”

“She’s trying hard to ignore it and just focus on the kids,” the source adds. “She knows they’ll never get back together.”

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Police IG Reacts To Falae’s Ransom Payment

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, said yesterday that the police authorities were not privy to the fact that the family of former Secretary to Government of the Federation, SGF, Chief Olu Falae, who was freed by his kidnappers at Owo, Ondo State last week, paid ransom, saying such payment amounted to encouraging crime.

The IGP also advised families who might find themselves in  such situation in the future to desist from paying ransom since it was not a guarantee that the victim would come out alive.

In a statement issued directly by his office, titled ‘RE-RANSOM PAYMENT BY FAMILY OF CHIEF OLU FALAE’ IGP Arase said:  “The office of the Inspector General of Police has been inundated with enquiries on claims by Chief Olu Falae and his family that a ransom was paid to his abductors following the kidnapping incident involving him on  September 21 and 24, 2015.

”As a law enforcement agency guided by the rule of law and professional ethics, we do not under any circumstances encourage the payment of ransom to kidnappers or other criminals as it is tantamount to rewarding crime and motivating other criminals to follow that part.

”As such, the police was not in any way privy to any arrangement that would have led to payment of ransom by the elder statesman or his family. For the respected Chief to declare that he paid a ransom is therefore demotivating news…”

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Atiku Reacts To Yola IDP Camp Terror Attack

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has expressed grief over the recent terror attack on an IDP Camp in Yola.

He bared his mind on his facebook page and saying:

I’m deeply saddened by the bombing incident at the Yola IDP camp today. Only persons with hearts of evil could do this.

The Yola IDP camp is the largest in Nigeria, and refuge to thousands of people who fled the insurgency from Borno and Yobe.

Many people I know were working as volunteers in the camp, including staff and students of AUN, who sustained minor injuries in today’s blast.

Today’s attack is an attempt to break the spirits of the people who came to seek refuge. The perpetrators will know no peace.

We refuse to be broken. We will win the war against terrorism. We shall overcome!

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Tinubu Reacts To APC BoT Chair Rift With Atiku

National leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has denied any rift between him and the former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over their interest in the Chairmanship of the party’s Board of Trustees, BoT.

Urging Nigerians to ignore rumour mongering, Tinubu stated that both of them and indeed, the party’s utmost priority was to galvanize support for President Mohammadu Buhari to succeed.

He said: “Don’t listen to rumours, there is no struggle. Our party is not even looking at the direction of power struggle or anything of such. The support structure is to encourage and support the President as you have heard from Chief Bisi Akande, to help him institutionalize his goal, principle and vision for a new Nigeria.

“There is pitfall in rushing, quick fix, depending upon the depth of the rot. And that rush can cascade into mistakes of unimaginable magnitude. There is equally glory and recovery in slowness, when you have a slow fix of a bad foundation. So to me, I would rather take the one that will last the country and endure for a longer period of time than the rush hour shopping.”

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Chelsea Clinton Reacts To Kanye West’s 2020 Presidential Bid

Chelsea Clinton has some thoughts on a potential Kanye West presidential run, namely that it could be “awesome.”

In an interview with MTV News, Clinton, 35, spoke about West’s probably joke that he was considering running for president in 2020: “Who runs for office is really important,” Clinton said. “And even if [West] just saying that helps spark a little boy or a little girl who was watching the VMAs to think, ‘Oh wow, maybe I should do that,’ that’s awesome.”

Clinton was, of course, First Daughter from 1993 to 2001. Now her mother, Hillary Clinton, is mounting her second presidential bid.

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Presidency Reacts To PDP’s Criticisms On Buhari’s 100 Days In Office

The Presidency has advised the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop what it describes as a pathetic effort to play-down President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements in his first 100 days in office.

Reacting to the PDP statement claiming the economy is going down under the APC-led administration, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu, blamed the PDP for the state of the economy.

He said under the PDP administration, the country witnessed an acceleration of poverty, which united Nigerians for change.

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PDP Needs “Credible People”, Fayose Reacts To Bala’s Chairmanship Ambition

Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Bala Mohammed and Governor Ayodele Fayose have differed on the arrangement for the next national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In what appeared like a consultation visit on his ambition to become PDP’s national chairman, Bala had on Sunday, visited Fayose at the Governor’ s Lodge in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

Governor Fayose, who spoke to journalists shortly after the meeting, said, “It is a normal thing to have ambition. It’s a good development, but in my opinion, I think the party needs the caretaker committee now rather than a substantive chairman.

“Secondly,  we need somebody who can take his time and use this interregnum and put the party into proper position. We do not need somebody, who is trying to just finish the tenure of a former leader.

“The time we are now, is quite a challenging time and it is not a time for someone to say he wants to just complete a tenure. We should allow the caretaker committee to take over and put proper elections in place for new executives of the party.

“You would recall that I told Muazu he had to go and he’s gone now.

“This time we must entrust the party into the hands of credible people who would not use it to redeem their name or for personal gains.

“So, to me, there isn’t  much that a substantive chairman can do in just five months now.

“And I advise that everyone should go back to his base and do the needful at the grassroots. You can even be a leader without followership.”

“ What I also wish to say again is that for me, it is the turn of the Souh-West to be the national chairman of the party

The South-west and the South-South have had their turns and of course he next presidential candidate of the party would be from the north. So I believe it is the turn of the South-West to have the national chairman. We have to allow the north in the party to begin to search for a credible presidential  candidate for the party, “ he said.

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Buhari Reacts To Criticisms On Appointing More Northerners

Following criticisms that trailed the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari which many argued were lopsided in favour of the north, the president, yesterday, dismissed insinuations that he was implementing a northern agenda in his appointments.

It will be recalled that President Buhari since taking over the reins of power on May 29 has, so far, made 11 appointments, out of which only one came from the South West.

Although some people considered the appointments to be “unserious positions”, many Nigerians condemned its alleged lopsidedness, saying they were signs of what to expect from the Buhari presidency.

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Fayose Reacts To President Buhari’s Old Age Statement

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose has stated that he would not join the league of other Nigerians attacking President Muhammadu Buhari for reportedly saying that age might limit his performance.

Meanwhile, the presidency had in a statement issued on Wednesday night stated that Buhari was quoted out of context. The statement described the Daura-born ex-warlord as an ‘old wine whose taste gets better with age.’

However, Fayose who had earlier called for the president’s disqualification over issue bothering on age, said Nigerians should pray for the new leader instead of attacking him.

“No, no, we cannot comment on that, but all that we owe the President is to pray for him to be able to do the demands of his office,” the governor’s spokesman, Mr. Lere Olayinka said yesterday.

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Senator Dino Melaye Reacts To NASS Wardrobe Allowance

The Senator representing Kogi West in the upper legislative chamber, Dino Melaye, has said the N8.64 billion wardrobe allowance earmarked for legislators in the 8th assembly is not in tune with the current mood of the nation and should be reviewed or jettisoned.

State Governors have been unable to pay salaries and the Nigerian state screams austerity wherever you turn no thanks to a drop in the international price of oil–the country’s major revenue earner.

Melaye was speaking on an Africa Independent Television (AIT) program monitored in Lagos. He’s been anadvocate for a pay cut for lawmakers and reiterated that position on Tuesday.

“I stand solidly on what I earlier said about pay cut. There must be a pay cut to Senators and House of Representative members. You can’t be talking about change and this kind of money in this country now when people are hungry. We must be sacrificial. We must show Nigerians that we must sacrifice by allowing a pay cut.”

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ECOWAS Reacts Indifferently To Polls

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Election Observation Mission (EOM) described the Nigerian elections as free and transparent despite some incidents and logistical challenges. This is contained in it preliminary report after the regional bloc deployed a 250-member mission of long-term and short-term observers headed by former Ghanaian President John Kufuor.

According to the five-page preliminary report the “shortcomings” require remedial action by the authorities to further enhance the credibility of the electoral process. “Notwithstanding these shortcomings, the organization of the election can be considered as generally acceptable,” the Mission said in the 22-point Declaration.

The regional body highlighted card reader malfunctioning in some polling stations, especially in the finger print identification of voters resulting in the resort to the use of manual accreditation of voters, insufficient and non-availability of electoral material like ballot papers, indelible ink and incident forms in some polling stations, late arrival of electoral officials and material and delay in the voting process as some of the challenges. “The Mission regrets the violent incidents that occurred during the electoral process in some parts of the country which in some cases led to the loss of lives and expressed its condolences to members of the families of those who lost their lives.”

It commended the enthusiasm, maturity, patience and sense of civic responsibility demonstrated by the electorate, and expressed the hope that the same spirit of respect for order and discipline will characterize the rest of the electoral process.

It noted the generally high voter turnout, with voters displaying commendable level of patience, discipline and organization and laudable participation of women and young people, and urged voters to maintain their high sense of responsibility and tolerance during the remaining election period.

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