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    Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

Boko Haram plans to disrupt Nigeria’s elections, US warns

The US has warned that the Boko Haram insurgent group is planning to carry out attacks during Nigeria's forthcoming general election.A security alert was issued to this effect by the US embassy in Nigeria.According to the alert posted on its website on Friday, the insurgent group plans to attack security and infrastructure, as well as markets, hotels, and malls."There is [...]

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    In the name of democracy

In the name of democracy

If you are a lover of competitive democracy, you must have been worried by the pronouncements and demeanour of Alhaji Lai Mohammed, minister of information, on Friday. Lai, speaking in a very bitter tone, told State House correspondents that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), could spend as much time as he wanted in [...]

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    ‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate did not come as a surprise to some yet the comments poured in from different angles.Citing Buhari's absence, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise.It ended up being between Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Peoples Party (YPP),  Fela Durotoye of [...]

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    POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

POLL: Should presidential debate be made compulsory in Nigeria?

The flagship vice-presidential and presidential debates for the February 16 elections have come and gone with a sour taste in the mouth of many Nigerians at home and abroad.Many are angry at Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who flew 12 to 13 hours from Washington DC, only to boycott the debate over the incumbent's [...]

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    Buhari: I missed presidential debate because of hectic schedule

Buhari: I missed presidential debate because of hectic schedule

President Muhammadu Buhari has attributed his absence at the ongoing presidential debate to his "hectic schedule".Of the five candidates who were supposed to partake in the exercise, Buhari was the only one who was absent at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, venue of the exercise, on Saturday.Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had withdrawn from the debate, [...]

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    LIVE FACT CHECK: Verifying candidates at presidential debate

LIVE FACT CHECK: Verifying candidates at presidential debate

Finally, we are at the threshold of history, witnessing the 2019 flagship presidential debate!The debate, which is hosted by Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) is currently ongoing at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.To keep the debaters accountable, TheCable, Nigeria's independent online newspaper, is live-checking the supposed facts and figures being bandied by the politicians, who [...]

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    Atiku boycotts debate over Buhari’s absence, challenges president to fresh face-off

Atiku boycotts debate over Buhari’s absence, challenges president to fresh face-off

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally decided to boycott the flagship 2019 presidential debate.Atiku said he was boycotting the debate due to the absence of the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari."We came here for a Presidential debate, not a candidacy debate, and I, Atiku Abubakar cannot challenge or question an administration where the man at [...]

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    Buhari missing as Atiku leaves presidential debate

Buhari missing as Atiku leaves presidential debate

Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is missing at the flagship 2019 presidential debate.Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the PDP and the Buhari's major challenger is late for the debate.TheCable understands that Atiku made a last minute decision to boycott the debate, as advised by some members of his campaign council, seeing [...]

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    How it went: Moghalu, Ezekwesili, Durotoye face off in presidential debate

How it went: Moghalu, Ezekwesili, Durotoye face off in presidential debate

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    Oshiomhole: Many retired generals have ganged up against Buhari

Oshiomhole: Many retired generals have ganged up against Buhari

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says many retired generals have ganged up against the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari.The former Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) chairman said the generals do not want Buhari to spend eight years in office.Oshiomhole was speaking on Saturday at the party's presidential rally in Minna, Niger state."Many of the retired [...]

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