Today’s Daily Brief: We hear GEJ wants February elections postponed, John Kerry to visit Nigeria soon, So Fashola doesn’t have a PVC too, and more

Like millions of Nigerians, Lagos state governor, Babatunde Fashola, says he hasn’t gotten his Permanent Voter Card (PVC).

Fashola made the disclosure on Thursday, January 22, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in Ajeromi Local Government Area of Lagos state.

The governor stated that it was unfortunate that many eligible voters were yet to collect their PVCs and consequently implored the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure prompt distribution.



According to SaharaReporters, President Goodluck Jonathan, is actively working on moves to have the general elections postponed.

On Thursday, January 22, the National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki, had called for postponement of the elections, while speaking at a Chattam House lecture in London, saying that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was yet to distribute Permanent Voters Cards (PVC), to all eligible voters.



Youths suspected to be supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday set ablaze the campaign office of All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar in retaliation of the attack on President Goodluck Jonathan and vandalization of PDP billboards and posters.

Saturday Vanguard gathered that the angry youths attacked and vandalized the Bauchi South Senatorial District campaign office of Barrister Abubakar which is located in Kobi Street at about 2 am when people were still in bed.

Some residents of the area said: “We woke up and saw the office on fire and all the relevant things in the office had already been burnt and there was nothing we could do at that time to save the situation. We did not envisage that any reasonable person could do such a thing.”



Members of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria in Enugu have yet to comply with the new pump price of premium motor spirit, popularly called petrol, approved by the Federal Government.

When a News Agency of Nigeria correspondent monitored the stations on Friday, five days after the pronouncement by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Allison-Madueke, most of the filling stations were selling the product between N100 and N105 per litre.

This means that they retained the price they sold the product during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

At one of the filling stations in Trans-Ekulu, the Manager, Mr Peter Nwafor, explained that they were yet to exhaust their old stock bought at a higher price.



US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday told an audience in Davos that he would visit Nigeria “in a couple of days” as part of a Washington push to counter extremist groups, including Boko Haram.

In an emotional speech on the horrors inflicted by extremist groups, Kerry said that in the fight against “terror”, there was “no room for anti-Semitism or Islamophobia”.

“Violent extremism has claimed violence at every corner of the globe and muslim lives most of all,” Kerry said.


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