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Court sacks Jerry Gana, reinstates Donald Duke as SDP Presidential Candidate

Court sacks Jerry Gana, reinstates Donald Duke as SDP Presidential Candidate The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja today set aside the December 14 2018 Judgement of the FCT High Court which upturned the election of HE Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the SDP at its national convention of 6 October 2018 and declared Professor Jerry Gana instead. In a...... more

2019: INEC may disqualify 1 presidential candidate, 3 vice presidential candidates, 40 others

2019: INEC may disqualify 1 presidential candidate, 3 vice presidential candidates, 40 others   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may disqualify 43 candidates for failing to meet the minimum age requirements specified in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) for candidates seeking elective offices.  The breakdown of the figure includes one presidential and three vice presidential candidates, as well as 14 senatorial and 25 House...... more

2019 elections will define Nigeria’s future –US ambassador

2019 elections will define Nigeria’s future –US ambassador The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington, has said the the forthcoming elections would define the future of the country and urged stakeholders to promote credible and peaceful elections. Symington told newsmen, yesterday, after meeting with the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom  Wike, at the Government House, Port Harcourt, that all institutions...... more

2019: Rousing welcome awaits Buhari in Ebonyi, says Governor Umahi

2019: Rousing welcome awaits Buhari in Ebonyi, says Governor Umahi As President Muhammadu Buhari plan to kick start his campaign in Ebonyi on Jan. 30, Governor David Umahi has said the people of the state would welcome the APC’s presidential candidate. Umahi said on Wednesday during a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rally in Ivo Local Government Area (LGA) of the state....... more

Lawmaker sued over failure to repay $10,000 borrowed to fund campaign

Lawmaker sued over failure to repay $10,000 borrowed to fund campaign A High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting in Maitama, yesterday, fixed February 28 to consider whether or not an order should be issued against Senator Nelson Effiong, following his alleged failure to repay a loan he took to facilitate his election campaign in 2015. Justice Salisu Garba adjourned the...... more

Delta 2019: Don’t vote those who have already lost election — Hon. Iduh •Tilije, Obielum, Okonta, others storm Aniocha North

Delta 2019: Don’t vote those who have already lost election — Hon. Iduh •Tilije, Obielum, Okonta, others storm Aniocha North The Delta North Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Moses Iduh, has called on Deltans not to waste their votes on persons who have already lost the 2019 election because of their inability to fulfil the promises they made when they were seeking the mandate of the people to...... more

FG’s Tradermoni scheme is a form of vote-buying: Election Observer

FG’s Tradermoni scheme is a form of vote-buying: Election Observer Transparency International Nigeria (TIN), has said that that the Federal Government TraderMoni scheme is a form of voter inducement.  Chairman of the observer group, Awwal Rafsanjani, made the assertion while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Lunch Time Politics. Mr Rafsanjani claimed that the initiative is an “Official use of public...... more

BREAKING: Oby Ezekwesili pulls out from presidential race

BREAKING: Oby Ezekwesili pulls out from presidential race Presidential Candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday stepped aside from the presidential race to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the February 16, 2019 election. In a statement issued to News Express...... more

2019: Peter Obi storms Lagos; markets shut as crowds receive him

2019: Peter Obi storms Lagos; markets shut as crowds receive him A large number of traders, artisans and residents shut down their businesses to receive the Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming poll as he stormed Lagos on Wednesday on a campaign visit. Our correspondent gathered that the former governor of Anambra State while on his...... more

Buhari’s government lacks integrity, condones corruption: Saraki

Buhari’s government lacks integrity, condones corruption: Saraki Senate President Bukola Saraki has carpeted President Muhammadu Buhari for lacking the much-trumpeted integrity adding that the management of fuel subsidy regime was enough to pooh-pooh the President’s integrity. The Senate President, who appeared in an interview session on the Africa Independent Television (AIT) on Wednesday, said that the much-vaunted integrity of President Muhammadu Buhari cannot...... more

Senate shuns Buhari, passes Conference Committee report on Transport Bill

Senate shuns Buhari, passes Conference Committee report on Transport Bill The Nigerian Senate has approved the conference committee report on the National Transport Commission Bill, following President Muhammadu Buhari’s rejection. This followed the presentation of the conference committee report on Wednesday, during plenary by lawmaker representing Lagos West, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who informed the senate that the observations raised by the...... more

2019: Vote for only PDP candidates, Okowa urges Nigerians

2019: Vote for only PDP candidates, Okowa urges Nigerians As Nigerians prepare to elect those who will lead them for the next four years, Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has urged them to cast their votes for only candidates of the PDP as they have the blueprint to positively, transform the country. The governor made the call on...... more

Umahi accuses APC guber candidate of corruption, embezzlement of public funds

Umahi accuses APC guber candidate of corruption, embezzlement of public funds The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has accused the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Sonni Ogbuoji, of embezzling funds meant for construction of roads in the state. Umahi threatened to probe Ogbuoji ahead of the governorship poll in the state. The Governor made this known while...... more

Buhari campaign group sues Atiku for alleged defamation

Buhari campaign group sues Atiku for alleged defamation The Buhari Campaign Organisation, has instituted a N40million defamation suit against the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of defaming President Muhammadu Buhari and his family. In the suit filed before a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, President Buhari is cited as the...... more

Senate breaches law, holds plenary with only 17 lawmakers present

 Senate breaches law, holds plenary with only 17 lawmakers present The Senate on Wednesday breached its law and convened plenary session despite the inability to form a quorum. In the chamber on Wednesday, 17 lawmakers were only present. Meanwhile, according to the standing rules, section 54 (1), the senate must have one-third of the 109 members (that is 37 members) for...... more

Buhari storms Sokoto, commits to three cardinal programmes

Buhari storms Sokoto, commits to three cardinal programmes President Muhammadu Buhari took his nationwide campaign to Sokoto on Wednesday where he pledged to continue his duty of protecting the integrity of Nigerians as well as pursue his three cardinal programmes. Addressing a mammoth crowd of supporters of All Progressive Congress (APC) , President Buhari said that his administration was...... more

Ukah solicits support of Delta religious leaders, opinion moulders for Gov Okowa’s re-election

Ukah solicits support of Delta religious leaders, opinion moulders for Gov Okowa’s re-election Delta State Commissioner for Information, Chief Patrick Ukah, has called on religious leaders, opinion moulders and stakeholders to throw their weights behind the re-election of the Governor of Delta State, Senator Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, for the accelerated development of the state. Chief Ukah made the call recently when he played host...... more

ASUU strike: NANS threatens boycott of 2019 general elections

ASUU strike: NANS threatens boycott of 2019 general elections The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to boycott the forthcoming general elections slated for February 16 and March 2 if the lingering dispute between the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) is not resolved. NANS Director of External Affairs, Zone B and leader of...... more

TY Danjuma raises the alarm over plot to rig 2019 elections

TY Danjuma raises the alarm over plot to rig 2019 elections A former Chief of Army Staff, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (retired), has alleged that there is a plot by some people he described as elements of primitive democracy to rig the general election in several parts of the country. Speaking yesterday at the inauguration of a medical laboratory at Rufkatu Danjuma...... more

2019: Obasanjo to embark on foreign tour for Atiku

2019: Obasanjo to embark on foreign tour for Atiku Ahead of the February 16 presidential election, former President Olusegun Obasanjo will in the coming days embark on foreign trips where he will market Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the international community on why he thinks he will make a good president of Nigeria...... more

APC Palaver: Drama in court as call to presiding judge stops hearing of suit

APC Palaver: Drama in court as call to presiding judge stops hearing of suit The Federal High Court sitting in Asaba, Delta State has put on hold further hearing in the suit seeking the nullification of the emergence of Great Ogboru as governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Emmanuel Uduaghan, Ovie Omo-Agege and Doris Uboh as senatorial candidates of the party. It...... more

Military deployment to Ogoniland not for clean-up exercise but for 2019 elections purpose — MOSOP

Military deployment to Ogoniland not for clean-up exercise but for 2019 elections purpose — MOSOP The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) says the plan to deploy the military to Ogoniland may be to have them on ground ahead of the forthcoming elections and not in respect of the Ogoni cleanup exercise. MOSOP president, Mr Fegalo Nsuke, made the allegation while addressing Ogoni...... more

Gunshots end Abia Governorship Debate •How opposition candidates rattled Ikpeazu

Gunshots end Abia Governorship Debate •How opposition candidates rattled Ikpeazu Sporadic gunshots sent people scampering for safety, even as four persons were wounded and property worth hundreds of thousands of naira were destroyed at the end of the Abia State Governorship Debate in Umuahia on Tuesday. The debate held at Abia Hotels was organised by Online Media Practitioners Association of Nigeria...... more

2019 Polls: ICPC, INEC partner to curb vote buying

2019 Polls: ICPC, INEC partner to curb vote buying The Independent Corruption Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, (ICPC) says it will collaborate with INEC to tackle vote buying during the forthcoming general elections. ICPC Public Relations Officer, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, said this while speaking to journalists in Abuja, on Tuesday. She said that ICPC had collaboration with INEC where...... more

Atiku, Obi, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Secondus, Governors, Ministers storm Owerri as PDP Presidential Campaign train lands in South East

Atiku, Obi, Saraki, Ekweremadu, Secondus, Governors, Ministers storm Owerri as PDP Presidential Campaign train lands in South East The solidarity of the South East geo-political zone for the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was visibly demonstrated on Tuesday as the Presidential Campaign train arrived Owerri, Imo State capital, for the region’s zonal rally. Who is who in the South East political leadership, former governors, former Ministers, former Senate...... more

Tinubu bombs Obasanjo, says ex-president an expert election rigger

Tinubu bombs Obasanjo, says ex-president an expert election rigger More criticisms on Tuesday came the way of former president Olusegun Obasanjo over his “satanic” letter in which he chastised President Muhammadu Buhari and his administration, claiming that the president was preparing to rig the 2019 poll. In his response to the letter, former Lagos governor and Co-Chair of the All...... more

We don’t discriminate in project execution — Okowa •Takes PDP campaign to Ogbe-Ijaw, Otor-Udu

We don’t discriminate in project execution — Okowa •Takes PDP campaign to Ogbe-Ijaw, Otor-Udu Delta State Governor, Senator Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has said his administration does not discriminate in dishing out democratic dividends to Deltans because he sees the people as belonging to one united family. Governor Okowa spoke Tuesday at Otor-Udu, Udu Local Government Area of the state during Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign...... more

INEC to use donkeys, canoes during 2019 elections

INEC to use donkeys, canoes during 2019 elections The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Taraba state will hire donkeys and canoes to distribute election materials in areas with difficult terrains for the 2019 general elections. INEC’s Head of Voters Education and Publicity in the state, Mr. Fabian Vwamhi, disclosed this in an interview with our reporter in Jalingo....... more

Gov. Ortom replaces 6 suspended LG chairmen

Gov. Ortom replaces 6 suspended LG chairmen Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue on Tuesday in Makurdi swore in Acting Chairmen for six local governments, following the suspension of the affected chairmen by the State House of Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the local government bosses were suspended by the legislators on Monday, Jan. 21,...... more

Lagos State is on standstill — Agbage

Lagos State is on standstill — Agbage Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has described Lagos as a state on standstill. According to Agbaje, the stoppage of governance and related activities which is negatively affecting the people of the state is noticeable in almost every sector. And this, he believes, is direct...... more

 

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