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"I am challenging Maiduguri Metropolitan Fed Constituency polls result in court" - 'Bomboy'

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By Blogger Abdulkareem Haruna  A popular opposition candidate for  House of Representatives seat in Borno state is accusing the Independent National Electoral (INEC), the security and government officials in the state of colluding to rob him of his “popular mandate” at the just concluded polls.
Abdulsalam Kachalla a House of Representatives candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), vied for Maiduguri Metropolitan federal constituency of Borno state. Mr. Abdulsalam, popular known as "Bomboy",
had in the last Saturday’s general election, polled the largest number of votes amongst all opposition candidates, including senatorial, who vied for various National Assembly seats in Borno state. During the campaign days, the youthful politician and godson of a former governor of Borno state, Late Mala Kachalla, was seen as the face of the top opposition party, PDP in Borno state. It was a general perception of many political analysts that Mr. Kachalla had better chances of wi…

Breaking: INEC Declares Muhammadu Buhari winner of 2019 Presidential

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By Blogger The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally declared Muhammadu Buhari the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the winner of the 2019 Presidential election.
Mr. Buhari emerged winner after polling a total of 15,191, 847 votes to defeat his closest rival, Atiku Abubakar of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 11, 262, 978 votes. Chairman of INEC, Professor Mahmoud Yakubu, who collated and declared the results said Mr. Buhari had satisfied all requirements of the law and polled the largest numbers numbers votes to be returned as President for a second term. Mr. Buhari came top after battling with about 70 other Nigerians - both serious and not too serious -  known and obscured. But in the greater considerations, they are all patriotic and spirited Nigerians who want to give their best to better the country. According to the INEC chairman, the parties in the contest had the following scores. A 19209
AA 14380
AAC 33953
AA…

PCNI distributes study kits to 15,000 indigent students, pupils in Maiduguri

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ByAbdulkareem Haruna
The Presidential Committee on the #Northeast Initiative (#PCNI), has on Thursday said it has distributed packages of study material to a total number of 12, 553 indigent children in various public schools in Borno state. The Committee had earmarked 15, 553 school children to be given the study kits. The study materials which are packaged in an assorted schoolbag comprised exercise books, text books, writing kits, launch box, water bottle and a unit of chargeable torch.  Each children in about 24 public primary and secondary schools was to benefit from the gesture. The Head of Media and communication for PCNI, Alkassim Abdulkadir, informed journalists that the gesture was a project under Committee’s education support program for Northeast.  He said the entire distribution was meant to assist indigent students and pupils across the northeast states that are affected by the insurgency.  "For Borno state, a select 15,000 children were targeted because as an inter…

2019: Borno’s former Reps aspirant makes surprise donation to Governor Shettima, Prof Zulum, others

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By Our Reporter

A former aspirant for House of Reps and Special Assistant to Governor Kashim Shettima, Honorable Yusuf Sawa, had on Thursday attracted general commendation amongst supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for donating 1, 250 pieces of wrappers to support Governor Kashim Shettima and the party’s candidate, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum’s 2019 ambitions. Sawa, a popular youthful politician from Gwoza local government, had shocked Governor Kashim Shettima when he stormed the premises of Government House Maiduguri with a pickup van filled with brand new assorted wrappers all in donation to his party’s candidates. Presenting them as his campaign support for the candidacies of Mr. Shettima, Professor Zulum, as well as other candidates of the APC from Gwoza local government area, Mr. Sawa who was once a former vice chairman of Gwoza local government said his gesture was driven by his love for governor Shettima and the perfect choice of Professor Zulum as his su…

Boko Haram: The mosque, the faithful and the Suicide Bomber 

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By Blogger
Since Boko Haram's debut in our land, about a decade ago, it's attendant humanitarian crisis may have affected people in many different ways untold. Everyone has his or her share of tale to tell about death, decapitation, injury bereavement, pretimed widowhood, impoverishment, displacement and all kinds of geographical as well as psycological unsettlements.
The narratives, from every shade of inflicted casualty, may be related, but differently spiced in terms of depth of attendant agony.
But one thing that unites us all is #Fear. This fear is not even of the unknown...but a fear of one certainty...Boko Haram will attack again. It is not that kind of momentary fears that usually come when an occurrence of danger is foretold.... This fear is the one which is constant...one that has become a norm. And because it is now a norm,  people carry on with their lives and having their fears strapped on their backs like a baby that must be nortured as long as it refuses to g…

Atiku accuses Buhari of plot to disenfranchise Nigerians

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By Blogger Presidential candidate of the opposition People Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has blamed the postponement of today's general elections  on President Muhammadu Buhari and his party, All Progressives Congress (APC),whom he said are plotting to disenfranchise Nigerians. Atiku made this known in a press statement he issued early hours of today. He said the President can postpone elections but cannot postpone destiny. He called on his supporters to remain calm.His statement reads:
"Election Postponement: Remain Peaceful In Face of Provocation"Dear citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,As you know, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced a postponement of the elections until 23 February and 9 March respectively."The Buhari administration has had more than enough time and money to prepare for these elections and the Nigerian people were poised and ready to perform their civic responsibility by voting in the elections earlier sc…

Breaking: APC accuses INEC of colluding with PDP to postpone election

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By Blogger

Few hours after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced the postponement of today's Presidential election, the ruling APC said the electoral umpire may have done so in connivance with the main opposition PDP. 
Spokesman of the President Buhari campaign counvil, Festus Keyamo made this claim in a statement issued at about 4am. 
Mr Keyamo, a renown lawyer, who condemned the postponement, said the INEC postponed the election as a ploy to help the PDP rig the election.
Keyamo who is Director of Strategic Communications of APC Presidential Campaign Council,  called on APC members to be patient and continue their campaigns.
Keyamo's Statement: 
 "We have just received with great disappointment and disillusionment the announcement by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to postpone the Presidential/National Assembly and Gubernatorial/House of Assembly Elections to Saturday, February 23, 2019, and Saturday, March 9, …

Breaking: Saturday General Elections Postoned to February 23

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By BloggerAt about 2.30am when Nigerians are still catching their sleep with the sweet and or anxious dreams of going to poll in few hours, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was up and announcing  the postponement of the Saturday February 16 election.  PREMIUM TIME broke the news almost immediately.This blogger was jolted out of sleep by the avalanche of  alerts and calls that the slated Saturday election has been cancelled.According to INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, who made the announcement  at the commission's headquarters in Abuja,  new dates for the elections are February 23 for presidential and national assembly elections and March 9 for governorship and state assemblies elections.Mr Yakubu said further details of the postponement would be disclosed at a conference scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The statement read by the INEC Chairman read:"The Independent National Electoral Commission met on Friday, 15 February 2019 and reviewed its preparation for…

Tensionp in Maiduguri as 15 PDP ward chairmen dump party on election eve

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By Blogger
When it comes to politics one cannot rule out possibility. The situation is not different even in places like Borno state where politics is not only played as a game but as a way of life. 
Politicians don't easily say die even when all public opinions believe they gone. 
To them there is always a striking opportunity. They would wait and endure the torture but looking out for the best time to play their last card. 
Or how best can one describe a situation where 15 ward chairmen of the People Democratic Party (PDP)  in Maiduguri Metropolitan Council of Borno state decided to dump their party on Friday afternoon as they defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). 
This defectors were chiefts of their party at the ward level. They participated in rallies and hailed their candidates but on the eve of a crucial election, they decided to show where their hearts has been.
The defectors created some air confusion when they stormed  Government House Maiduguri to declare th…

#NationalBroadcast: I'm clearly the preferred choice of Nigerians - Buhari

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By Blogger

President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has in his Thursday night broadcast, ahead the Saturday election day, urged electorates  to dispassionately appraise his key achievements in the real sectors and vote for him being a leader that will not compromise the country's future in pursuit of personal gains. 
He said a vote for him is a choice made between  whether Nigerians want to continue with real infrastructure development, which is the road to prosperity and jobs or return to the era of ‘stomach infrastructure' known of the maun opposition party. Below is the final excerpt of his national broadcast: "There is no country that aspires to greatness without spending massively on its Critical Infrastructure. Rather than the discredited policy of ‘stomach infrastructure’, which could only benefit a few for a little while, we are focused on real infrastructural development for the growth of our economy and the long-term benefit of all Nigerians. "When you vo…

#NationalBroadcast: How we have revitalized Nigerian economy, boost productivity - Buhari

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By Blogger
The economic recovery that we promised is well underway, as demonstrated by the recently released statistics. In 2018, the economy grew by 1.93%, with the Fourth Quarter growth being 2.38%, up from 1.81% in the Third Quarter. 20.   Remarkably, the strong economic performance was driven by the Non-Oil sector, which grew at 2% as at full year. Indeed, Non-Oil growth rose to 2.7% in the Fourth Quarter of 2018, up from 2.32% in the Third Quarter. These results further underscore our commitment to diversifying the economy away from the past dependence on Oil. "Other indicators confirm the economy’s steady recovery. Our monthly food import bill has declined from $664 million in January 2015 to $160 million as at October 2018. Inflation fell from 18.72%  in January 2017 to 11.44% in December 2018. Our External Reserves have risen from $23 billion in October 2016 to $43.12 billion as at 7th February 2019.

"Now that the recession is well behind us, our next task is to red…

#NationalBroadcast: Buhari lists key achievements, says country on path of sustainable growth

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By Blogger  President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has in a national broadcast ahead Saturday's election, list key areas of his government's successes which he said guarantee a sustainable economic growth and development for the country.  Mr. Buhari, a candidate of his party, All Progressives Congress (APC), said he is pleased that his administration has been able to take the country out of recession and placed on the part of speedy economic recovery. He said the massive public infrastructure development project being carried out by his government across the country is not only promising a better Future for Nigeria, but their impacts are already been felt even as work goes on. Part of the President's  address is excerped below "Fellow Nigerians... "Our Government spent the last 3 years and 9 months striving faithfully to keep this promise, in spite of very serious revenue shortages caused mainly by a sharp drop in international oil prices and an unexpected ri…

#NationalBroadcast: Buhari urges Nigerian youth to defend democracy, resist violence instigators

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By Blogger

President of Nigeria,
Muhammadu Buhari, in a Natioanl Broadcast on Thursday night said under his watch, Nigeria and the international community  should be assured of peaceful and violence free elections.
He specifically said the dusts of possible electoral violence  being raised by some persons across the country is coming from those preparing the ground to discredit the elections. He said having been a product of a peaceful electoral process some three years and nine months ago, he would not preside over an election that is not credible. He specifically called on the youth not to allow themselves to be used for violence and distribution. He said those who had lost the argument in the debate for visioning a better Nigeria are afraid of losing the elections. Below is an excerpt from his address: "Fellow Citizens, "On Saturday, February 16, 2019, you will, once again, be called upon to choose the leaders who will pilot the affairs of our great nation for the ne…

On How Borno Governor and APC Governorship Candidate Survived Boko Haram Ambush

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By Blogger
It was the most petrifying incident that may have happened in Borno state since 2011 when Boko Haram started carrying out high profile attacks of very public officials. 
And it perhaps may also be one of the most needless trips as well. But it has happened. 
The convoy of Borno state governor, Kashim Shettima, and his party's flag bearer, Professor Babagana Umara, was on the way to Ngala, a border town, 140km away from Maiduguri, where they hoped to convince voters there to vote for their popular party come Saturday election.
The convoy did not leave Maiduguri early enough. When they got to Dikwa, soldiers there reportedly barred them from advancing because in their daily tradition, 6pm is a curfew time for road users. And Boko Haram attackers usually haunt the road at about that time. 
But the convoy insisted on proceeding. After a heated argument, the politicians proved they know the terrain better than the soldiers and they couldn't afford to go back to Maidugur…

Maiduguri New Couple Break Up As Lesbian Bride Won't Have Sex

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By Blogger.A newly wedded couple in Maiduguri, Borno state, have summarily ended their recent marriage on the first week because the bride, who is a chronic lesbian, won't allow sex. The husband, names undisclosed, was shocked when he discovered that his darling bride, on whose wedding he spent so much fortune, turns out to be an unrepentant lesbian. Sources familiar with the couple said the bride had insisted on no pre-marriage sex or romance before the elaborate wedding was consummated.  The sources told Kp Blog that the groom was  attracted to the bride by her seemingly religious and non- flirtatious disposition in her place of work. But it turned out a facade for her inner"She is always seen in decent clothing and never in company of male admirers or toasters and she prays like a devout," said a source who wouldn't want to be named as doing so will expose identity of the couple. The source said the groom who looked forward to his wedding night spent a fortune to …

Kareem's Pick Blog Celebrates #WorldRadioDay

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By Blogger
Radio is one of the most effective means of mass communication ever invented by modern science.
Even with the a
It is for this reason that KP Blog is joining the rest of the world and especially radio colleagues in Nigeria and northeast Nigeria in particular to celebrate this invaluable channel of communication. dvent of social media, it is arguable that radio still commands the largest audience especially in the sub-saharan Africa and other developing continents of the world.

Background It is instructive to know that
#WorldRadioDay is an observance day held annually on 13 February to celebrate radio as a medium. The Day was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO's 36th General Conference after originally being proposed by the Kingdom of Spain. Following a request from the Spanish Radio Academy on 20 September 2010, Spain proposed that the UNESCO Executive Board include an agenda item on the proclamation of a World Radio Day.  UNESCO's Executive Board approved…