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2019: Screening Panel to decide fate of Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

2019: Screening Panel to decide fate of Atiku, Saraki, Tambuwal, others A screening committee for presidential aspirants, to be inaugurated by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) soon, will determine the eligibility or otherwise of all its 13 aspirants in its forthcoming primary election, Daily Trust on Sunday can report. This was disclosed by the chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of...... more

Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary

Ambode’s fate hangs in the balance as party insists on primary The Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC), the highest decision making body of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos met on Saturday night where it resolved the chapter must hold its primary to determine its governorship candidate. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the decision put paid hopes that the...... more

Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland

Osun Guber: PDP beats Aregbesola in Ijeshaland Governor Rauf Aregbesola failed to deliver his home base of Ijeshaland to the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, as the opposition Peoples Democratic Party swept almost all the local councils. The PDP won Obokun LGA by a large margin 10,859 votes to 7,229 garnered by the APC. But APC won...... more

APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying

APC, PDP devise new method on vote-buying Voters in Ejigbo, Olaoluwa, Egbedore, Iwo, Ayedaade and Ede South Local Government Areas of Osun State, on Saturday, were out early on Saturday to exercise their franchise in Saturday’s governorship election, amid reports of card readers hitches and vote-buying across many units of the local governments. According to Sunday Tribune, vote-buying...... more

Gombe, Taraba, no-go-areas for APC, others — Darius Ishaku warns

Gombe, Taraba, no-go-areas for APC, others — Darius Ishaku warns Main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has warned that Gombe and Taraba states are no go areas for the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and other political parties in the 2019 general elections. The warning was given by the Taraba State Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku shortly after he was screened as...... more

APC to use Akwa Ibom to launch party to South-South — Presidential aide

APC to use Akwa Ibom to launch party to South-South — Presidential aide The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, on National Assembly Senate Matters Sen. Ita Enang, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would use Akwa Ibom to launch the party to the South-South. Enang said this during the solidarity rally in honour of President Buhari and Nsima Ekere, Managing...... more

Kwankwaso picks son in-law, Abba Yusuf, for Kano governorship ticket

Kwankwaso picks son in-law, Abba Yusuf, for Kano governorship ticket Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former governor of Kano State and PDP leader in the state, has finally picked his son in-law Abba Kabir Yusuf, for PDP governorship ticket. Mr Kwankwaso also selected his former commissioner for State Affairs, Aminu Abdulsalam, to serve as running mate. The former governor, serving senator and presidential...... more

PDP Presidential Primary: Jonathan rates Turaki high

PDP Presidential Primary: Jonathan rates Turaki high Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has expressed utmost confidence in the ability of a frontline PDP presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN, to perform creditably if given the chance by Providence to be the country’s president in 2019. The former president was speaking in his office in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State, when...... more

2019: Ribadu joins Adamawa governorship race

2019: Ribadu joins Adamawa governorship race A former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Nuhu Ribadu, has joined the Adamawa State governorship race. Mr Ribadu, who ran unsuccessfully for President in 2011, announced the decision in Yola, the Adamawa State capital on Saturday. “I am overwhelmed and moved by the show of love and support...... more

Osun Poll: Police impound 42 motorcycles, 3 buses

Osun Poll: Police impound 42 motorcycles, 3 buses Police personnel on Saturday impounded 42 motorcycles and three buses during the Osun governorship election. The motorcycles and buses were seized movement in Ikire Town, Osun State, for violating the restriction of movement for the poll. Confirming the seizure, the Election CP for Ikire division, Kayode Egbetokun, said the atmosphere in...... more

Nwaoboshi raises alarm over warrant of arrest •Fingers rival, denies allegation of looting

Nwaoboshi raises alarm over warrant of arrest •Fingers rival, denies allegation of looting Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, representative of Delta North, has raised an alarm over the Warrant of Arrest receiving issued against him by Wuse Zone 2 Magistrate Court, Abuja, at the instance of the Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property, which approached the court. The Panel purportedly went to...... more

Ebonyi youths march for Buhari

Ebonyi youths march for Buhari Youths on the platform of Coalition of Ebonyi Youths Organisation on Saturday embarked on a solidarity walk to mobilise the people for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari. The youths, 2019 Buhari /Ogbuoji Youth Support Network, declared their support to the re-election of President Buhari in 2019 and the election Sen....... more

Adamawa PDP signs MOU to outlaw thuggery, vote buying

Adamawa PDP signs MOU to outlaw thuggery, vote buying Adamawa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU, with all its nine senatorial aspirants in the state to outlaw thuggery activity including the use of abusive languages, inciting ethnic or religious narratives and the wielding of knives, machete, and other dangerous weapons during...... more

Osun Poll: Observer group gives INEC pass mark

Osun Poll: Observer group gives INEC pass mark The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in partnership with Premium Times Centre for Investigative Journalism (PTCIJ), has commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the conduct of the Osun governorship election. According to the Preliminary Report made available on Saturday by the CDD Director, Idayat Hassan, to the News...... more

Dawari George screened, cleared for Rivers APC gubernatorial primary

Dawari George screened, cleared for Rivers APC gubernatorial primary A former Commissioner for Energy & Natural Resources in Rivers State, Dr. Dawari George, on Friday appeared before the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Screening Committee in Abuja which screened his nomination. Dr. George, who was cleared by the Committee, will, therefore, be participating in the APC governorship primary scheduled to...... more

APC chieftain Eze slams PDP, Secondus over ‘panic letters’ to international bodies

APC chieftain Eze slams PDP, Secondus over ‘panic letters’ to international bodies The constant foul crying of the national leadership of the main opposition political party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been described as a sign of fear of the party’s own ghost. A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Chief Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, made the allegation in...... more

As we move towards the Rivers State Government House, By Soalabo W. West, Esq

As we move towards the Rivers State Government House, By Soalabo W. West, Esq My public declaration to vie for the high office of Governor of Rivers State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has elicited diverse reactions from indigenes and residents of the State. Many Nigerians from different parts of the country have also expressed their views on my aspiration. No...... more

2019: Okowa, Wike, Udom screened, cleared •Okowa predicts victory for PDP candidates

2019: Okowa, Wike, Udom screened, cleared •Okowa predicts victory for PDP candidates Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has been screened to seek re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. Governor Okowa, who was the only Deltan that picked the gubernatorial form of the party, was screened today at the PDP zonal office, Port...... more

Abia 2019: PDP clears Ikpeazu, hails sterling performance

Abia 2019: PDP clears Ikpeazu, hails sterling performance Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has been cleared by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Screening Committee to participate in the primary election ahead of the 2019 governorship election. Governor Ikpeazu, who appeared before the screening committee at the South-East Zonal Headquarters of the party in Enugu State, received commendation...... more

Vote buying: Police arrests 2 PDP agents with cash

Vote buying: Police arrests 2 PDP agents with cash The Nigerian police have arrested two PDP agents out on a mission to buy votes in the course of voting in the Osun governorship election. The agents, identified as Adebayo Rafiu and Muraian Latif, were caught with a sack with the inscription: ‘Senator Isiaka Adeleke Free Rice’, in Iwo. According to...... more

Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC

Osun Guber: Omisore cries foul, Aregbesola praises INEC Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turnout of voters in Saturday’s governorship election in the state and praised the Independent National Electoral Commission for its smooth conduct. Aregbesola spoke after casting his vote at 11:50 am at his Ifofin Ward 8, Unit 1 Polling Unit in Ilesa. He...... more

5th term: Banjo tasks Tinubu, Oshiomhole, others

5th term: Banjo tasks Tinubu, Oshiomhole, others Former National Chairman of Mega Progressive People’s Party (MPPP), Hon Aderemi Banjo, has lamented what he called leadership failure in Surulere Constituency 1. Banjo spoke on Thursday at the special meeting of Surulere community leaders. He told the leaders and elders in Surulere that he was against the fifth term ambition...... more

Battle for Lagos: Ambode turns to God as APC elders seal his fate

Battle for Lagos: Ambode turns to God as APC elders seal his fate The storm raised by the troubling politicking over the All Progressives Congress (APC) party nomination for the Governorship of Lagos State in the 2019 polls continues to rage unabated, and unlikely to dissipate any time soon. Before anyone, however, can hazard a guess on how the saga will likely end, it...... more

Osun Guber: Police talk tough, vow to arrest errant politicians

Osun Guber: Police talk tough, vow to arrest errant politicians The police yesterday warned governors and other politicians alleged to be in Osun State to respect the Electoral Act and stay away from election areas or face arrest. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) coordinator of the Joint Security Task Force for the election, Josak Habila, stated this during separate meetings...... more

Crisis hits Kaduna PDP; 5 governorship aspirants battle state chairman

Crisis hits Kaduna PDP; 5 governorship aspirants battle state chairman Five Governorship aspirants of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State on Friday passed a vote of no confidence on the party’s State Chairman, Hassan Hyat, for allegedly favouring a particular aspirant ahead of the party’s primaries. The aspirants who addressed a press conference in Kaduna under the aegis of...... more

Osun Guber: We’ll keep tabs on vote buying — EU observers

Osun Guber: We’ll keep tabs on vote buying — EU observers The European Union (EU) has vowed to focus on the possibility of vote buying by desperate politicians in today’s governorship election in Osun State with a view to ensuring the credibility and sanctity of the exercise. Addressing a press conference on Friday in Osogbo, the EU Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ketil...... more

#OsunDecides: Oyetola, Omisore, Adeleke, Adeoti, Akinbade in tough contest

#OsunDecides: Oyetola, Omisore, Adeleke, Adeoti, Akinbade in tough contest Four years after outgoing governor, Rauf Aregbesola, won a reelection in tough circumstances, another governorship election holds today to produce his successor. As the electorate cast their votes, BISI OLADELE and ADESOJI ADENIYI of THe NATION analyse the likely voting patterns across the major towns and cities in the State of...... more

2019 Polls: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria’s disintegration

2019 Polls: Abdulsalami warns against Nigeria’s disintegration Former Head of state, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, on Friday said he will forever be an enemy of anyone that tried to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge Nigeria into crisis. Abdualsaslami said this at the Maiden Edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and...... more

Nigeria in sorry state under Buhari — Turaki •Says country doesn’t need President that treats headache, ear infection in London

Nigeria in sorry state under Buhari — Turaki •Says country doesn’t need President that treats headache, ear infection in London A former Minister of Special Duties, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, on Friday, sternly criticised the state of affairs in Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the country is in a very sorry state. The frontline Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) spoke in Yenagoa during a...... more

2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks campaign financing by parties

2019: EFCC launches offensive against election fraud, tracks campaign financing by parties As preparations for the 2019 general election enters the home stretch, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has restated its determination to stamp out corruption in the electoral process to ensure that the will of the people is not subverted through financial inducement by desperate politicians. “To this end, and...... more

 

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