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    Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

More presidential candidates in the 2019 election have claimed they were not invited to the national peace accord meeting on Tuesday.Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Omoyele Sowore of Action Alliance told TheCable that they received no invitation regarding the programme which held in Abuja.Responding to enquiries on the matter, Duke said "we did not get any invitation" [...]

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    APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

APC reconciliation: Shettima hails Ambode, describes him as ‘my politician of the year’

Kashim Shettima, Borno governor, has tagged Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos, as his politician of the year.He said the governor's acceptance of the Lagos governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is worthy of emulation.Shettima, APC south-west reconciliation committee chairman, said the party will bring on board all members to achieve victory in the 2019 general election.He made the comment on [...]

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    Sowore, Donald Duke excluded from BON, NEDG presidential debate

Sowore, Donald Duke excluded from BON, NEDG presidential debate

Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) have named five political party to participate in 2019 vice presidential and presidential debates.According to the statement signed by Eddi Emesiri, executive Secretary of the NEDG, the parties are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and [...]

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    ‘You misrepresented facts’ — US diplomat hits Jonathan over book on 2015 polls

‘You misrepresented facts’ — US diplomat hits Jonathan over book on 2015 polls

Russell Brooks, a public affairs officer at the US consulate in Lagos, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of not comprehending why the country harped on the need for a credible and peaceful election in 2015.The envoy said this while reacting to Jonathan's claim that the Barack Obama, former US president, interfered with the country's 2015 election.TheCable had reported how [...]

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    Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says the absence of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the signing of a peace accord ahead of 2019 polls is of no effect.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee which said it extended invitation to all 73 presidential candidates contesting the 2019 elections, but Atiku said [...]

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    EFCC releases Tunde Ayeni after grilling him over 2015 election funds (updated)

EFCC releases Tunde Ayeni after grilling him over 2015 election funds (updated)

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released Tunde Ayeni, former chairman of Skye Bank Plc, after questioning him over 2015 election funds.A source at the agency had told TheCable that the businessman would be charged before a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.The source said he was invited over abuse of office and illegally injecting funds into [...]

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    Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Foreign direct investment soars by over 50% in three months

Nigeria's foreign direct investment (FDI) soared by 50.75 percent between July and September 2018.According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), FDI went up by $269.28 million from $261.35 million to $530.63 million in the third quarter of 2018.However, total foreign investment brought in the country declined by 48.21 percent to $2.855 billion within the period under review, with the US standing as [...]

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    ‘I wasn’t invited’ — Atiku speaks on absence at signing of peace deal

‘I wasn’t invited’ — Atiku speaks on absence at signing of peace deal

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he was not "formally invited" to the national peace accord for the 2019 elections.The main rival of President Muhammadu Buhari was among the candidates absent at the event which held at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja, on Tuesday.The National Peace Committee, which organised the event, had said invitation [...]

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    Atiku absent as presidential candidates sign peace accord for 2019 polls

Atiku absent as presidential candidates sign peace accord for 2019 polls

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was conspicuously absent at the signing of peace accord for the 2019 elections.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee which said invitation was sent to all 73 presidential candidates contesting the 2019 elections.Aside Atiku, Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP), Kingsley Moghalu of Young Progressives Party (YPP), Oby [...]

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    Army dismisses ICC allegations of war crimes, says it’s a campaign of calumny

Army dismisses ICC allegations of war crimes, says it’s a campaign of calumny

Sani Usman, the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, says it is not true that the Nigerian army has committed war crimes against humanity.On Monday, TheCable reported revelations from the International Criminal Court (ICC), stating that the court had found a reasonable basis to believe that the Nigerian military committed the war crimes against humanity.“Specifically, the Office found a reasonable basis [...]

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