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Buhari’ll rather lose than rig 2019 elections — Presidency

Buhari’ll rather lose than rig 2019 elections — Presidency President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Femi Adesina has said his principal would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it. The presidential spokesman said this during a programme on ARISE TV, yesterday. In his comments concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina assured that the...... more

We won’t substitute Ganduje over bribe allegation — APC •Explains source of ‘bribes’

We won’t substitute Ganduje over bribe allegation — APC •Explains source of ‘bribes’ Amidst the brouhaha still trailing the allegation levelled against Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, of collecting kickbacks from contractors, the National secretarial of the All Progressive Congress (APC) said it would not substitute his name in 2019 election. Also, a high-ranking member of the state chapter of party claims the...... more

Osun PDP members sue Adeleke over fake certificate

Osun PDP members sue Adeleke over fake certificate Ademola Adeleke, the People’s Democratic Party Governorship candidate in the Osun September 22 gubernatorial election, has been sued by three members of his party. The plaintiffs sought Adeleke’s disqualification from the September 22 governorship election for allegedly submitting fake certificates to get the PDP ticket. Two PDP members, Rasheed Olabayo and...... more

INEC removes names of 1,931 persons from Kaduna voters’ register

INEC removes names of 1,931 persons from Kaduna voters’ register The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.  The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Abdurahim Kasugama, said this on Tuesday when he received the Senate Committee on...... more

Fayemi reinstates five Perm Secs sacked by Fayose, to get salary arrears

Fayemi reinstates five Perm Secs sacked by Fayose, to get salary arrears Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti has ordered the reinstatement of all the five Permanent Secretaries that were retired in 2014 by the immediate past administration of Mr Ayodele Fayose.  Their reinstatement was made known in a statement issued on Tuesday night in Ado-Ekiti by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr...... more

Anambra lawmakers to IGP: Caution the State Command over sealing of Assembly Complex

Anambra lawmakers to IGP: Caution the State Command over sealing of Assembly Complex Lawmakers of the Anambra State House of Assembly have called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to caution the State Command over the sealing of the State Assembly. The call came on the heels of the recent closure of the complex, following the crisis that enveloped the assembly last...... more

2019: Atiku doesn’t have second term hidden agenda — Campaign Strategist

2019: Atiku doesn’t have second term hidden agenda — Campaign Strategist   The Campaign Strategist of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate for the 2019 election, Phrank Shaibu, has lashed out at the All Progressives Congress (APC, describing the party as “one of the biggest disasters to have befallen Nigeria.” While describing President Muhammadu Buhari’s three and a half years...... more

8th Senate worst in attendance: Ndume

8th Senate worst in attendance: Ndume Borno South Senator, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday described the 8th Senate as the worst he had seen in terms of attendance at plenary.  Speaking as special guest on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja, Ndume blamed the situation on “bad leadership’’ in the upper legislative chamber. Legislative activities...... more

Buhari praises Jonathan for conceding defeat in 2015

Buhari praises Jonathan for conceding defeat in 2015 President Muhammadu Buhari has saluted former President Goodluck Jonathan for conceding defeat in the 2015 election.  He praised the former president’s insistence that no Nigerian blood was worth his political ambition, describing him as a true patriot. President Buhari stated this in a message delivered on his behalf by the Secretary...... more

If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar: Ex-Ugandan VP

If I were Nigerian, I would vote for Atiku Abubakar: Ex-Ugandan VP Former Vice President of Uganda, from 2003-2011, Dr. Gilbert Bukenya, has said that if he were a Nigerian, that he would vote for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections, Atiku Abubakar.Dr. Bukenya who has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Makrere also...... more

PDP introduced vote-buying in Nigeria: Sen. Ndume

PDP introduced vote-buying in Nigeria: Sen. Ndume The senator representing Borno South, Ali Ndume, has accused the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of introducing vote-buying into the Nigeria’s electoral system. Ndume, who said this in Abuja while speaking as a guest on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum, was reacting to the allegation that the President...... more

Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ logo and allegations of plagiarism, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Buhari’s ‘Next Level’ logo and allegations of plagiarism, By Fredrick Nwabufo It appears Buhari campaign managers have little respect for intellectual property; obviate due diligence, and may be impotent of original ideas. President Buhari’s ‘Next Level campaign logo’ has ticked off an avoidable controversy. The logo is said to be that of “a project of Winthrop University-School Partnership Network in collaboration with...... more

Atiku will unseat Buhari in 2019 — Williams

Atiku will unseat Buhari in 2019 — Williams Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar will unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives Candidate, Lagos Island Federal Constituency 1, Hon Violet Olaitan Williams. Williams spoke of Atiku in the superlative. “Atiku Abubakar has basic understanding of what the people need. He is the man...... more

How Obama influenced Nigeria’s 2015 election, Jonathan reveals in new book

How Obama influenced Nigeria’s 2015 election, Jonathan reveals in new book Nigeria’s former President Good luck Jonathan has accused the United States former President Barack Obama for interfering with the country’s 2015 presidential election. Jonathan at the launch of his book, “The Transition Hours,” in Abuja, on Tuesday, in on of the chapters, recalled how Obama sent his then Secretary of State,...... more

Princewill condemns assassination attempt on Tonye Cole, tasks international community

Princewill condemns assassination attempt on Tonye Cole, tasks international community A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Prince Tonye Princewill, has condemned in strongest of terms the recent alleged assassination attempt on the party’s governorship candidate for the 2019 poll, Architect Tony Cole. Mr. Princewill in a statement signed and circulated to journalists called on security to...... more

Akwa Ibom Assembly: Oshiomhole accuses PDP Governors of intimidating APC members

Akwa Ibom Assembly: Oshiomhole accuses PDP Governors of intimidating APC members The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole has alleged that members of his party are being intimidated in states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).  Reacting to the incident that occurred at the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly where some thugs stormed the House and...... more

APC fortunes bleak unless Oshiomhole resigns, South-South aggrieved aspirants insist

APC fortunes bleak unless Oshiomhole resigns, South-South aggrieved aspirants insist The fortunes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general elections is bleak unless it’s national chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole resigns from office. This tops the demands of aggrieved APC aspirants from the South-South region in a communique issued at the end of a stakeholder meeting at Udu,...... more

Kwara people planning Saraki’s retirement from politics — Oshiomhole

Kwara people planning Saraki’s retirement from politics — Oshiomhole Mr Adams Oshiomhole, the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, has said that the people of Kwara will retire Sen. Bukola Saraki, President of the Senate from active politics in 2019. He said this on Monday in Abuja, while speaking with newsmen at the end of a meeting of the party`s...... more

David Mark’s daughter dumps PDP for APGA

David Mark’s daughter dumps PDP for APGA Daughter of ex-Senate president David Mark, Mrs. Blessing Onuh, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). She has also secured the ticket of her new party to run for Otukpo/Ohimini Federal Constituency seat of Benue State in the House of Representatives. Onuh, who moved...... more

APC appoints Peace and Reconciliation Committees

APC appoints Peace and Reconciliation Committees The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has approved the formation and composition of a National Peace and Reconciliation Committees for each geo-political zone. This, according to a statement by Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, on Monday in Abuja, is in recognition of the need...... more

2019: Presidential candidate promises to create 40 million jobs every year, pay N50,000 minimum wage

2019: Presidential candidate promises to create 40 million jobs every year, pay N50,000 minimum wage The People’s Trust (PT) presidential candidate, Mr Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has promised to pay Nigerian workers N50,000 minimum wage if elected President come 2019. He said this while addressing stakeholders meeting on Monday at Ibro Hotel on Monday in Abuja. He equally condemned governors who are reluctant to accept to pay N30,000...... more

2019: We do not support any candidate — UK

2019: We do not support any candidate — UK The acting British High Commissioner, Harriet Thompson, says the United Kingdom has no preferred candidate or political party in the forthcoming general elections.  Ms Thompson stated this while briefing reporters after meeting with the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Monday at the National Assembly in Abuja. She said, “As friends...... more

2019: National Assembly committed to passing priority bills despite campaigns, says Saraki

2019: National Assembly committed to passing priority bills despite campaigns, says Saraki President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Monday assured Nigerians that legislative duties in the National Assembly would not be relegated to the background in view of the commencement of the 2019 electioneering campaigns. Saraki made the assertion while responding to comments by the Acting British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Harriet...... more

2019: Choice of running mate causes ripples in Plateau PDP

2019: Choice of running mate causes ripples in Plateau PDP The choice of running mate to the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP), Senator Jeremiah Useini in Plateau state has thrown the party into crisis, as stalwarts of the party are divided over the choice of Dr James Dalok as Useini’s running mate. It would be recalled that the party...... more

Campaigning against PDP will be easy, says Amaechi

Campaigning against PDP will be easy, says Amaechi Nigeria’s transportation minister and the director-general of President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organisation, Rotimi Amechi ,has said the ruling All Progressives Congress will have it easy campaigning against the opposition People’s Democratic Party in the forthcoming 2019 general election. “We are going to focus as usual on security, corruption and economy. it is so easy to...... more

Buhari to young Nigerians: Emulate Jonathan

Buhari to young Nigerians: Emulate Jonathan President Muhammadu Buhari said he believes the life journey of the former President Goodluck Jonathan should remain an inspiration to every young Nigerian. Although the statement by presidential media adviser Femi Adesina, did not give details of Jonathan’s life journey, it was certainly referring to the remarkable life of Jonathan from...... more

Obasanjo endorses Okowa for second term •Commissions landmark projects in Delta State

Former President of Nigeria, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo has urged Deltans to give Governor Ifeanyi Okowa the opportunity to continue with his good works in the state by voting for him in 2019. Chief Obasanjo made the call on Monday while commissioning series of landmark projects executed by Governor Ifeanyi Okowa’s administration...... more

2019: Why South-South is backing Atiku — Edwin Clark

2019: Why South-South is backing Atiku — Edwin Clark A former Federal Commissioner for Information and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, gave an insight into why leaders of the South-South and Middle Belt Leaders Forum are backing former Vice President and presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar as the country’s next President. According to him, it...... more

2019: International community beams searchlight on Nigeria

2019: International community beams searchlight on Nigeria Some countries in the international community have called for transparent campaigns and also urged the electorate to exercise their democratic right by vote during the forthcoming general election. The countries made this known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. They comprise the European Union delegation to Nigeria, France, Germany, UK,...... more

2019: Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP governorship candidate

2019: Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP governorship candidate The Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District at the National Assembly, Buruji Kashamu has replaced Adeleke Shittu as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of next year’s elections in the state. Daily Trust learnt that Shittu whose name was pasted alongside other governorship candidates of 38 political...... more

 

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