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    Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

Kaduna APC youth assure Buhari, el-Rufai of two million votes in 2019

The All Progressives Congress (APC) youth in Kaduna state have pledged two million votes to President Muhammadu Buhari and governor Nasir el-Rufai in the 2019 general election.The youth on Saturday made the pledge at the end of the 'Kaduna State APC Emerging Young Leaders Summit'.In a communiqué signed by Umar Yaro, APC youth head of mobilisation, they appealed for more [...]

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    Lai: Buhari not guilty of lopsided appointments

Lai: Buhari not guilty of lopsided appointments

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says President Muhammadu Buhari's appointments are not lopsided.Mohammed said this on Thursday when he paid a visit to the headquarters of Channels Television in Lagos on Friday.The minister said President Buhari cannot be judged by appointing Yusuf Bichi as director-general of the Department of State Services (DSS)."Those talking about balancing and federal character should [...]

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    Fayemi free to turn Ekiti upside down, says Fayose as he signs N10bn supplementary budget

Fayemi free to turn Ekiti upside down, says Fayose as he signs N10bn supplementary budget

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti state, has signed into law, the N10 billion supplementary budget approved by the state house of assembly on Thursday.Speaking at a session attended by Kola Oluwalwole, speaker of the assembly, and some legislators, Fayose said Kayode Fayemi, his predecessor was free to turn the state upside down but history would judge him.He said Fayemi had [...]

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    Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai: The Economist prediction of PDP’s victory is fake news

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the prediction of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) victory at 2019 presidential poll by The Economist magazine is fake news.The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of the magazine, had said though the 2019 election would be "a close contest", the PDP would defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC).Speaking when he visited corporate [...]

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    31 political parties endorse Ambode’s re-election bid

31 political parties endorse Ambode’s re-election bid

The People’s Trust (PT), a new mega party nationally led by Olisa Agbakoba, human rights advocate, and Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, son of former prime minister of Nigeria, has endorsed Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, for 2019.Thirty other political parties endorsed the governor and offered him their tickets for 2019.Ambode is currently facing stiff opposition within the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a [...]

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    Niboro, ex-spokesman of Jonathan, vying for house of reps seat under APC

Niboro, ex-spokesman of Jonathan, vying for house of reps seat under APC

Ima Niboro, former spokesman of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has declared his intention to contest a house of representatives' seat under the All Progressives Congress (APC).Niboro, who defected to APC from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2016, is seeking to represent Ughelli north/Ughelli south/Udu federal constituency at the lower legislative chamber.In a Facebook post on Thursday, Niboro said he is [...]

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    Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Sanwo-Olu, Ambode’s challenger, unveils campaign team

Jide Sanwo-Olu, a governorship aspirant in Lagos state, has appointed coordinators for his campaign ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) primary election in the state.The names of the coordinators were released in a statement signed by Tayo Ayinde, director-general of the campaign team.Sanwo-Olu, who is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party, [...]

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    Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Ologbondiyan: PDP not in dilemma over number of presidential aspirants

Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party is not in dilemma as regards the number of its presidential aspirants.There are at least 12 aspirants seeking the presidential ticket of the opposition party.Addressing reporters after a meeting on September 6, Walid Jibrin, chairman of the party's board of trustees (BoT), said the party was trying "its [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp.He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate.But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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    Minimum wage: Ngige describes labour’s 14-day ultimatum as ‘subtle blackmail’

Minimum wage: Ngige describes labour’s 14-day ultimatum as ‘subtle blackmail’

The federal government has described labour's 14-day ultimatum as "a subtle blackmail" to stampede the tripartite committee on the new national minimum wage.Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, said this at a news conference on Thursday in Abuja.Ngige said it is not true that the federal government is trying to stall negotiations."The following facts speak in that direction, if [...]

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