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APC rode to power by accident that won’t repeat in 2019 -Jigawa guber aspirant

A governorship hopeful in Jigawa State, Aminu Mohammed Bakar, under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Tuesday faulted the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2015, describing the ruling party’s emergence “as an accident that cannot happen again in the country come 2019”. Bakar also said the touted power of incumbency […]

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Why APC direct primaries will fail in Kaduna – Sani

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kaduna State, Muhammad Sani, has advised the party’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and the APC National Working Committee to revert the adoption of direct party primaries to avoid devastating effects for the party. In a statement entitled, ‘distraction of primaries in our party’, and made […]

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2019: Army assures INEC of adequate security in Borno

The Nigerian Army has assured the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its support and assistance that will enable the commission carry out its constitutional responsibility of conducting the 2019 general election especially in the North-Eastern part of the country. The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Biu gave this assurance in […]

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Buhari under fire for rejecting Electoral Act bill

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has condemned President MuhammaduBuhari’s rejection of the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP Publicity Secretary, in a statement on Tuesday, said the development was deliberate. On Monday, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, explained that the president declined assent […]

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Nigeria to sign 25 agreements with China – Presidency

The Presidency has said Nigeria will sign no fewer than 25 agreements with China within the next few days. Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, said this yesterday during an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today, in reaction to the pledge of the Chinese government to provide $60 billion to […]

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Donald Duke dumps PDP, to run for 2019 presidency under SDP

A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on Tuesday disclosed that he would run for the 2019 presidency under the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. Duke, a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, announced his decision at SDP’s national secretariat in Abuja, where he was received by the party’s National Secretary, […]

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Buhari rejects Electoral Act bill, gives reasons

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018, transmitted to him by the National Assembly. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Sen. Ita Enang, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He said the President declined assent to the bill due to some issues. According him, […]

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Kano APC crisis gets messier as stakeholders reject dissolution

The Kano State Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Monday rejected the dissolution of the executive of the party. Addressing party members at the state secretariat along Maiduguri road, on behalf of gubernatorial aspirants, Engr Sarki Labaran said the action of the National Headquarters of the party was illegal and cannot stand. The former […]

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2019: Corrupt people plotting to re-elect Buhari – Secondus raises alarm

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus has alleged that corrupt persons were mobilizing and ganging up to use their illicit wealth to install President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, come 2019. Prince Secondus said that the APC had made itself a safe heaven for corrupt persons […]

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Rivers APC: Senator Abe reacts to Amaechi’s choice of Tonye Cole as governorship candidate

Senator representing Rivers South East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Magnus Abe, has reacted to the choice of Tonye Dele Cole as the All Progressives Congress candidate for the 2019 governorship election by the party leadership in the state. Abe, also a governorship aspirant on the party’s platfotm, threatened to resist any attempt by the leadership […]

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Oyo: How APC guber candidate will emerge – Ajimobi

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has assured members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that candidates for the various elective positions in the 2019 general elections would emerge through free and fair primaries. The Governor, who gave the assurance while speaking at the Oyo South Senatorial District meeting held in Ibadan, on Monday, also […]

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Looters now hide Nigeria’s money in burial grounds – Umahi

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi on Monday revealed that many looted funds in Nigeria were stocked in foreign banks, cemeteries and underground. He made this known while declaring open anti-corruption, ethics and integrity training for Ebonyi State local government officials, held in Abakaliki on Monday. The Governor advocated amnesty for looters, saying such […]

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Herdsmen: Blame yourself over killings – HURIWA blasts Buhari

A pro-democracy and non-governmental organization, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should blame himself for the killings allegedly perpetrated by Fulani herdsmen across the country. HURIWA described as absurd the fact that Buhari refused to declare leaders of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, as terrorists but instead […]

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Plateau attacks: We are dying of hunger, diseases – IDPs cry out

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Plateau State, on Monday raised alarm that they are dying of hunger and diseases. The alarm was raised through Iliya Makau, Camp Leader, COCIN IDPs camp Heipang, Barkin Local Government Area when members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Plateau State Council took relief materials to the camp. Makau said […]

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Why I regret helping Tinubu work against PDP in 2003

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Monday expressed regret over his inability to help the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, win Lagos State in 2003. The PDP presidential aspirant said this while holding a meeting with members of the party in the state. The Waziri of Adamawa disclosed that his former boss, ex-President Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, before […]