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Cross River: APC chairman, wife die in ghastly motor accident

Cross River: APC chairman, wife die in ghastly motor accident The state chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River, Dr Matthew Achigbe, alongside his beloved wife on Saturday died in a ghastly motor accident. The state secretary and publicity secretary of the party, Bishop Victor Ebong and Bassey Ita respectively told our reporter that they have also heard about...... more

APC to roll out campaign plans in one week

APC to roll out campaign plans in one week As the ban on Campaign is officially lifted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it will roll out its campaign plans within the next one week.  But President Buhari’s support groups such as the Buhari Media Organisation is set to kick...... more

2019 Polls: Atiku to launch ‘policy document’ on Monday

2019 Polls: Atiku to launch ‘policy document’ on Monday The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, says he will launch his policy document on Monday.  He disclosed this on Saturday in a statement from his campaign organisation. The launching, according to the statement, will kick-start Atiku’s campaign for president in the 2019 election...... more

2019: Oshiomhole lied; South-East solidly behind Obi — Aide

2019: Oshiomhole lied; South-East solidly behind Obi — Aide The Media Aide to Mr. Peter Obi, former Governor of Anambra State and Vice-Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has debunked a statement by the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that the people of the South-East rejected Obi as the running mate for PDP...... more

2019: Presidential, NASS campaigns begin today: INEC

2019: Presidential, NASS campaigns begin today: INEC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will today lift ban on campaign for 2019 presidential and National Assembly elections slated for Feb. 16, 2019. A statement by Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, INEC Director Of Voter Education and Publicity, on Saturday in Abuja said that political parties who fielded candidates for both elections...... more

Otedola endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governor

Otedola endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governor Femi Otedola has endorsed the All Progressives Congress Lagos State governorship candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu for governor. Otedola, who is the Chairman of Forte Oil PLC, was only last month rumoured to be running for governor on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, a report which he neither denied nor confirmed....... more

Elections 2019: Factors and projections, By Edwin Madunagu

Elections 2019: Factors and projections, By Edwin Madunagu The most important factor in the coming elections is that Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a powerful chief executive of state, is a candidate. He is seeking re-election into the office of President. That this is not a trivial or idle observation can be seen...... more

2019 Presidential Match: APC VS PDP, By Muhammad Ajah

2019 Presidential Match: APC VS PDP, By Muhammad Ajah In continuation of the match commentary, I have my colleagues here with me whom I may introduce as the game moves on. We shall run down the profiles of the key players as time permits. The scoreboard is illuminating, just as the stadium, with a gigantic standby generator to forestall any power failure...... more

N5.8bn Scandal: Make refunds, seek restitution now, PDP tells Osinbajo

N5.8bn Scandal: Make refunds, seek restitution now, PDP tells Osinbajo The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has tasked Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to search his soul, seek forgiveness and make restitution for entangling himself in alleged corruption and sharp practices in the concealment of N5.8 billion Northeast Intervention Fund. In a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party said: “It is...... more

Low voters’ turnout, malfunctioning card reader mar Kwara by-election

Low voters’ turnout, malfunctioning card reader mar Kwara by-election The Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero by-election in Kwara State on Saturday witnessed low voters’ turnout with few cases of card reader malfunctioning, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports. A NAN correspondent who monitored the election in Omu-Aran, Oko, Aran-Orin, Ilofa, Odo-Owa, Osi, communities in Irepodun, Oke-Ero and Ekiti Local Government Areas of the...... more

Bye-election: APC alleges invasion of Kwara communities by thugs

Bye-election: APC alleges invasion of Kwara communities by thugs The All Progressives Congress has alerted security agencies over the influx of thugs into some Kwara communities ahead of Ekiti/Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency bye-election slated for Saturday, November 17. Mr. Femi David, the Personal Assistant on Media to Mr Raheem Olawuyi, the APC candidate, raised the concern in a statement issued and...... more

Aregbesola: I did not earn salary for eight years

Aregbesola: I did not earn salary for eight years The outgoing governor of Osun, Rauf Aregbesola said he did not earn salaries throughout the eight years of his administration. Aregbesola disclosed this during an interactive programme tagged ‘Ogbeni Till Day Break’ on Saturday in Osogbo. The governor said since it was the state that was feeding him, fueling his cars...... more

I’ll ensure 2019 elections are credible — Buhari

I’ll ensure 2019 elections are credible — Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians of his determination to ensure that the 2019 general elections are free and fair.  The President re-emphasized this when a delegation of Imams and senior Islamic scholars from the 36 states of the federation visited him at the State House on Friday. He said that a...... more

2019: Don’t be carried away by empty promises, cleric tells Nigerians

2019: Don’t be carried away by empty promises, cleric tells Nigerians A cleric, Pastor John Buzu, on Saturday urged Nigerians not to be carried away by empty promises of politicians ahead of the 2019 general elections. Buzu, Field Superintendent, The Apostolic Church Nigeria, FCT Field, gave the advice while speaking at the 15th Annual Convention of the Church, in Abuja. Speaking on the...... more

Certificate scandals threaten 2019 dreams of political heavyweights

Certificate scandals threaten 2019 dreams of political heavyweights The muddy waters of power has already made casualty of some politicians as politics, law and morality come to play ahead of the 2019 elections over the issue of academic and other qualifications with many politicians who have tasted the sweetness of office having sleepless nights to remain in the corridors...... more

APC looting public treasury to buy votes in 2019 — PDP

APC looting public treasury to buy votes in 2019 — PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of massive looting of the public treasury with a plan to buy Nigerians and their votes ahead of the 2019 general election. PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, made the accusation in a telephone interview with the Saturday Tribune,...... more

Saraki, Lai Mohammed in supremacy battle as Kwara holds by-election

Saraki, Lai Mohammed in supremacy battle as Kwara holds by-election It will be a test of popularity and acceptance today for President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki as they battle for control of Kwara politics in the by-election for Irepodun/Isin/Oke-Ero federal constituency. The seat became vacant following the demise of...... more

Buhari disqualifies PDP from ruling Nigeria again

Buhari disqualifies PDP from ruling Nigeria again President Muhammadu Buhari has again faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources.  He stated this at a meeting with a select group of South East leaders on Friday at the State House in Abuja. The President believes that although the forthcoming elections should not be a...... more

2019: Group backs Atiku, promises 10m votes

2019: Group backs Atiku, promises 10m votes  The Atiku/Obi Presidential Movement, a group for the actualization of the Presidential ambition of Alh. Atiku Abubakar has promised to deliver 10 million votes for the former Vice President. Amb. Niyi Omoyele, Director General of the movement disclosed this when he led National and state executives on a courtesy visit to...... more

PDP calls on Buhari to fire Amaechi

PDP calls on Buhari to fire Amaechi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to demand the immediate resignation of Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as the Minister of Transportation to demonstrate the President’s integrity. The opposition party accused Amaechi, who is the Minister of Transportation and Director-General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation of using government fund...... more

2019 Polls: Buhari vows to pressure police, other agencies

2019 Polls: Buhari vows to pressure police, other agencies President Muhammadu Buhari has reassured Nigerians that he is committed to ensuring that the forthcoming general elections are conducted peacefully.  He gave the assurance in response to a speech by a delegation of Imams and senior Islamic scholars from the 36 states of the Federation who visited him on Friday at...... more

Police seal Anambra House of Assembly complex

Police seal Anambra House of Assembly complex The Police Command in Anambra has announced the sealing of Anambra Assembly (ANHA) complex over the impeachment crisis rocking the House. SP Haruna Mohammed, Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra disclosed this in a statement in Awka on Friday. Mohammed said the application to seal off the complex was contained...... more

Benue Assembly resumes plenary for the first time since July

Benue Assembly resumes plenary for the first time since July The Benue State House of Assembly on Friday held its first plenary session at the State Assembly complex after the crisis which rocked the Assembly since July.  The lawmaker’s resumption follows the Court Order by the State Chief Judge which granted access to the 22 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers who...... more

Buhari makes new appointments, confirms others

Buhari makes new appointments, confirms others President Muhammadu Buhari has approved new appointments into key federal agencies while also confirming those earlier appointed. Among the people whose appointments were confirmed included the Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Mr. Adebisi Shonubi, Part-time Chairman, Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), Muiz Banire (SAN) and Secretary Nigerian Diaspora...... more

Imo Gov Race: Okorocha raises alarm over alleged fake court order

Imo Gov Race: Okorocha raises alarm over alleged fake court order Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has raised an alarm over what he described as a fake court order.  The governor on Thursday alleged that the fake court order was used to remove Uche Nwosu’s name as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state. He also added...... more

Nigeria collapsing under Buhari — CLO

Nigeria collapsing under Buhari — CLO The  Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO, South East Zone held its last quarter 2018 Zonal Management Committee (ZMC) meeting on Monday (November 12, 2018) in Enugu, Enugu State. In attendance during the meeting were Chairmen and Secretaries of the five South East State Branches of The CLO while the Zonal Chairman presided...... more

Buhari: I am on track to achieving my plans for Nigeria

Buhari: I am on track to achieving my plans for Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari, Friday, stated that his vision and objectives for Nigeria are very clear and he is on course to achieving them. Speaking when he received members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), led by its President, Reverend (Dr,) Samson Ayokunle in State House, Abuja, President Buhari said he...... more

Let’s not plunge Rivers into violence — Abe

Let’s not plunge Rivers into violence — Abe The Senator representing the Rivers South-East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Magnus Ngei Abe, has warned politicians not to plunge Rivers State into the kind of violence and mayhem that characterised the 2015 general elections. Abe in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday and signed by his spokesperson,...... more

‘Stop advertising your ignorance’ — Atiku/Obi Advocacy Group chides Buhari Media Organisation

‘Stop advertising your ignorance’ — Atiku/Obi Advocacy Group chides Buhari Media Organisation The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) on Friday came under fire from the Atiku/Obi Advocacy Group for allegedly attempting to stop the country’s Senate from discharging its functions. The Atiku/Obi group was reacting to the statement issued by BMO “admonishing” “the Senate to desist from interfering with the executive in running of...... more

Delta APC factional chairs disagree over reconciliation committee

Delta APC factional chairs disagree over reconciliation committee The two factional chairmen of the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Jones Erue and Cyril Ogodo have again disagreed over the inauguration of reconciliation committee to unite the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.  Erue who enjoys the endorsement of the national leadership of the party,...... more

 

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