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Buhari acting like Abacha: Obasanjo •Tells him to go home and rest

Buhari acting like Abacha: Obasanjo •Tells him to go home and rest Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday urged Nigerians to appreciate President Muhammad Buhari for the little he has done in the last three years and eight months and allow him to go home peacefully. Obasanjo added that Nigerians should also summon the courage to tell themselves the country deserves better at...... more

Scrap security votes, immunity if you win 2019 polls, SERAP tells Buhari, Atiku, others

Scrap security votes, immunity if you win 2019 polls, SERAP tells Buhari, Atiku, others The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has sent an open letter to major presidential candidates for Nigeria’s February 16 election urging them to “publicly commit to revolutionary and innovative anti-corruption reforms in five key areas, such as security votes, power sector corruption, judicial corruption and removal of immunity for presidents,...... more

2 pro-Biafra groups fight over 2019 polls

2 pro-Biafra groups fight over 2019 polls Two pro-Biafra groups, the Biafra Government in Exile (BGIE) and the Biafra Shadow Government (BSG) said they have distanced themselves from the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and called on “all Biafran citizens to adopt this stance and boycott the elections.” In a statement issued on Sunday in Enugu, both BGIE and...... more

Self determination groups warn Buhari against double standards, provocation

Self determination groups warn Buhari against double standards, provocation President Muhammadu Buhari has been called upon to immediately stop “the cabal that has consistently embarrassed his government from further dragging his administration in the mud.” In a statement on Sunday by the G9, the umbrella body of all self-determination groups in the country and signed by its Convener Akogun Tola...... more

My leaving the PDP has nothing to do with Jonathan — Sen Barigha Amange

My leaving the PDP has nothing to do with Jonathan — Sen Barigha Amange Contrary to insinuations by some groups accusing former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan of causing unrest in the Bayelsa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Barigha Amange has said that he voluntarily withdrew from the PDP because of the undemocratic manner in which the state leadership of the party conducted their primaries....... more

How crowd stopped Buhari from talking, disrupted APC Presidential Rally in Jos

How crowd stopped Buhari from talking, disrupted APC Presidential Rally in Jos The Plateau State presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was hijacked on, Saturday, by supporters who thronged the Rwang Pam Stadium venue of the rally, leaving President Muhammadu Buhari to simply wave at the crowd and leave the stadium. Security men deployed to maintain law and order at the...... more

Atiku, Obi roadshow takes London by storm

Atiku, Obi roadshow takes London by storm Supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi, took to the streets of London, yesterday, in a solidarity roadshow that took the city by storm for over four hours beginning from 10.30a.m., at the Northumberland Avenue Office of the Nigerian High Commission. After...... more

Atiku dares Buhari; says: ‘Choose a date and time for Debate’

Atiku dares Buhari; says: ‘Choose a date and time for Debate’ Former Vice President and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to a debate. The PDP candidate threw the challenge to the President after both men failed to participate in the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting...... more

41 senators lose return opportunity

41 senators lose return opportunity At least 41 serving senators have lost the opportunity of returning to the Red Chamber for the ninth assembly in June, Daily Trust on Sunday reports. This is based on the list of Senate candidates released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday The list showed that only 68...... more

Why I was absent from Presidential Debate: Buhari

Why I was absent from Presidential Debate: Buhari President Muhammadu Buhari has given a reason for his failure to participate in the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) on Saturday. The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was supposed to partake in the debate alongside four...... more

Ezekwesili, Durotoye, Moghalu reel out economic plans for Nigeria

Ezekwesili, Durotoye, Moghalu reel out economic plans for Nigeria Three Presidential Candidates, Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Fela Durotoye of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN) and Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) on Saturday clashed on the economy in the televised debate held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. Asked how he...... more

Atiku’s wife attacked at Ibadan rally

Atiku’s wife attacked at Ibadan rally Mrs. Titilayo Atiku, wife of the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has been attacked in Ibadan while canvassing votes for her husband. THISDAY findings revealed that she was attacked by suspected political hoodlums on Friday evening at Sarkin Sasa house in Ojoo, a sprawling suburb of...... more

Gov. Ishaku arming thugs: Taraba APC

Gov. Ishaku arming thugs: Taraba APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Taraba has accused Gov. Darius Ishaku of allegedly arming political thugs across the state as part of PDP’s plans to disrupt the 2019 elections. The Director-General of the APC governorship candidate in the state, Mr Bobboi Kaigama, alleged at a news conference in Jalingo, that...... more

Okorocha dismisses purported expulsion from APC

Okorocha dismisses purported expulsion from APC Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has dismissed the story of his suspension and recommended dismissal from the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the party’s state executive, led by Marcellinus Nlemigbo. In a statement issued, yesterday, by his Chief Press Secretary, Sam Onwuemeodo, Okorocha, who is chairman of the Progressive Governors...... more

Rivers APC candidates will take part in 2019 elections — Peterside

Rivers APC candidates will take part in 2019 elections — Peterside The Director General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside said all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State will be on the ballot in the February and March general election.   Peterside spoke with journalists at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Omagwa,...... more

PDP raises alarm over alleged plots by APC to disrupt elections

PDP raises alarm over alleged plots by APC to disrupt elections The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) on Saturday alerted the nation of the alleged plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to disrupt the forthcoming general elections in some states in order to stalemate the polls. The Director of Media and Publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Kola...... more

Buhari, Atiku boycott Presidential Debate

Buhari, Atiku boycott Presidential Debate President Muhammadu Buhari, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, and the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, were absent from the NEDG/BON presidential debate that held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja.  Both candidates had been invited for the debate along with the presidential candidates of the Allied Congress Party...... more

2019: PDP kicks against simultaneous accreditation, voting

2019: PDP kicks against simultaneous accreditation, voting The chairman of Atiku/Obi Campaign Council in Anambra State, Mr Oseloka Obaze, has expressed worry over the decision of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to employ a simultaneous accreditation and voting pattern during the February 16 presidential election. Obaze, who reflected the position of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)...... more

Oshiomhole slams IBB, Obasanjo, others for opposing Buhari’s reelection bid

Oshiomhole slams IBB, Obasanjo, others for opposing Buhari’s reelection bid National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, on Saturday slammed former military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, former President Olusegun Obasanjo and other retired generals for trying to stop the second term bid of President Muhammad Buhari. He said the future of Nigeria was not in the hands of retired...... more

2019: PDP rejects INEC’s move to accommodate APC in Rivers

2019: PDP rejects INEC’s move to accommodate APC in Rivers The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) totally and vehemently rejects contemplations by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to accommodate the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general elections in Rivers state. PDP’s position is predicated on the unacceptable and compromising suggestion by INEC, through its National Commissioner and Chairman of Information...... more

Politics of selfishness, our bane — Agbaje

Politics of selfishness, our bane — Agbaje  Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, has identified self-serving politics as destructive and the major obstacle to Nigeria’s development. The PDP candidate warned that until politicians and others in public service change their approach, Nigeria may never experience real growth.  He made this assertion on...... more

Why money is not flowing like Ikogosi springs this campaign season, By Fredrick Nwabufo

Why money is not flowing like Ikogosi springs this campaign season, By Fredrick Nwabufo It is a season of Spartan political campaigns. I am sure you have noticed that “money is not flowing” this season as it did in 2015 when there was a blizzard of dollars. Everyone, who had hoped to make quick money from the campaigns, is gritting his teeth.  But what could...... more

Sule Lamido denies decamping to APC

Sule Lamido denies decamping to APC The former governor of Jigawa state, Sule Lamido, has dismissed the rumour going round that he was planning to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as false and untrue.   Lamido, who was a presidential aspirant and founding father of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said, looking at his age...... more

Niger Delta militants warn of bloodbath if 2019 election is rigged

Niger Delta militants warn of bloodbath if 2019 election is rigged The umbrella body of militant groups in the Niger Delta, Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators (CNDA), has warned President Muhammadu Buhari not to attempt rigging the election, else the country would be ‘bloody’. CNDA consists of Niger Delta Avengers, Niger Delta Volunteers, Bakassi Strike Force and Niger Delta Warriors. Others are...... more

Anambra monarch donates campaign vehicle to Buhari

Anambra monarch donates campaign vehicle to Buhari His Royal Highness, Igwe Dennis Ezebuilo, an Anambra monarch on Saturday in Abuja donated a Toyota Hilux vehicle to President Muhammadu Buhari for his campaign. Ezebuilo said that he made the donation in appreciation of the sterling performance of Buhari since he assumed office. The paramount ruler of Amanuke kingdom, Awka-North,...... more

National Assembly: Anyaso to pursue legislations that will improve education, healthcare, youth empowerment

National Assembly: Anyaso to pursue legislations that will improve education, healthcare, youth empowerment House of Representatives candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming general election and founder of New Nigeria Movement 2019 (NN19), Chima Anyaso, has assured that if elected on February 16 he will, through legislative actions, ensure an increase in investment towards education, healthcare, and youth empowerment especially through...... more

Burkina Faso prime minister, cabinet resign

Burkina Faso prime minister, cabinet resign Burkina Faso’s government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba have resigned, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said. In a post on Twitter, Kabore said: “This afternoon I received the resignation of Prime Minister Paul Kaba Katy and his government. I thank them and congratulate them on their commitment to my side”....... more

N156m Bank Fraud: PDP clears Atiku, says he has no case to answer

N156m Bank Fraud: PDP clears Atiku, says he has no case to answer Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is honest and hard-working and has nothing to do with issues leading to the collapse of Bank PHB. The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) said the allegations of Abubakar’s involvement in the collapse of the bank were fabricated to frame...... more

APC berates Trump over Atiku’s US visit

APC berates Trump over Atiku’s US visit The USA Chapter of the All Progressive Congress, has described the entry of Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Abubakar Atiku’s into the U.S., as “a mockery of the country’s stand” on the fight against corruption. In a statement on Friday, the group said, “Certainly, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku’s entry and presence in the US...... more

Corruption: Oshiomhole has finally exposed Buhari, APC ― PDP

Corruption: Oshiomhole has finally exposed Buhari, APC ― PDP The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has asserted that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has finally exposed President Muhammadu Buhari “as patron of corruption and that his much-touted anti-corruption fight is just a ruse.” Spokesman of the campaign organization, Kola Ologbodiyan, observed in...... more

 

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