Monday, November 19, 2018

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    Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Soft loan bank, 24/7 electricity, 40,000 smart classrooms… inside Buhari’s campaign manual

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), plans to establish a soft loan bank for small traders and artisans, called the People Moni Bank.The People Moni Bank is an offshoot of the People Moni Scheme, which aims to house the Trader Moni, Market Moni, and Farmer Moni schemes, with plans to reach 10 million Nigerians.According to the [...]

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    Privatise NNPC, raise GDP to $900bn, cut taxes… inside Atiku’s policy document

Privatise NNPC, raise GDP to $900bn, cut taxes… inside Atiku’s policy document

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has plans to embark on partial privatisation of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), TheCable can report.The former vice-president also plans to sell all four national refineries, and cut corporate income tax to be one of the lowest in Africa.According to the Atiku Abubakar policy document seen by TheCable, the [...]

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    UPDATED: Imo, Zamfara APC missing from INEC’s list of guber candidates

UPDATED: Imo, Zamfara APC missing from INEC’s list of guber candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has failed to publish the name of any governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo state.The party was not reflected in the list of parties for the 2019 governorship election published at the commission's office in Owerri, according to PUNCH.The commission published names of governorship candidates of about 67 political parties alongside [...]

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    El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

El-Rufai’s running mate handed new role ‘at the heart of Kaduna govt’

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has offered Hadiza Balarabe, his running mate in the 2019 governorship election, a new appointment.The governor on Thursday appointed Balarabe as his senior adviser-counsel, according to a statement from Samuel Aruwan, his spokesman.The statement said the appointment, which is with immediate effect, will put her at "the heart of the (state) government".Balarabe is the [...]

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    Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

The year 2018 is a great time to be alive. No one, in 2008, could have predicted what is happening in the world today; Donald Trump running the show in the United States, Britain breaking away from Europe, a 39-year-old winning the French presidential election. It is what it is.Nigeria has not been left out of the fireworks; in 2008, [...]

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    PDP to Prince Charles: Caution Buhari against rigging 2019 elections

PDP to Prince Charles: Caution Buhari against rigging 2019 elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Prince Charles to caution President Muhammadu Buhari against rigging the 2019 elections.Charles and his wife, duchess of Cornwall, arrived Nigeria for a three-day visit on Tuesday.They were received by Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the PDP, called on the prince of Wales to prevail on the president [...]

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    2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

2019: EU partners IPC to train journalists on reporting elections

The European Union, in partnership with the International Press Centre (IPC), organised 2-day capacity building media workshop to train Nigerian journalists ahead of the 2019 elections.The workshop, which held in Abeokuta, Ogun state, saw 25 participants drawn from the six geo-political zones.Taiwo Obe, founder and director of the Journalism Clinic, Jide Ojo, writer and development consultant, and Bolaji Adebiyi, Editor [...]

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    Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it is time to take Nigeria "out of clutches of old order".Ezekwesili, who has been an advocate of the younger generation taking over power in the country.She said that was what she told former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger state, during the weekend.TheCable had reported that [...]

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    Peter Obi: Igbo leaders never opposed my nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Peter Obi: Igbo leaders never opposed my nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra, says Igbo leaders were never against his nomination as running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obi’s nomination was protested by Igbo leaders who claimed they were not consulted by the PDP or Atiku.But Obi said the issue in contention was with the process of his emergence and not [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna says, says the country will be worse if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) returns to power in 2019.NAN quoted Musa as saying this  in a telephone interview on Monday. He reportedly blamed the PDP for the "misery and underdevelopment" the country is witnessing.The elder statesman advised Nigerians not to trust the opposition party [...]

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    ‘I’ll contest in 2019’ — Shehu Sani to reveal new party within 48 hours

‘I’ll contest in 2019’ — Shehu Sani to reveal new party within 48 hours

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says his resignation from the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an indication that he has quit politics.Sani resigned his membership of the APC following the controversies that trailed the ruling party's primaries for the 2019 general election.The national working committee (NWC) of the APC had promised him an automatic ticket but the [...]

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    I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

I’ll hand over to Akinlade in 2019, says Amosun

Ibikunle Amosun, governor of Ogun state, says he will hand over power to Abiodun Akinlade, his preferred candidate of the All progressives Congress (APC) for the 2019 governorship election.The governor made this known in a statement by Adedayo Adeneye, the state commissioner for information.The national working committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had ratified Dapo Abiodun as the governorship candidate [...]

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    2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

2019: I need your support, Obi tells south-east leaders

Peter Obi, ex-governor of Anambra state, has appealed to stakeholders in the south-east to support his nomination as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Obi, who was in Enugu to discuss with Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governor of the state, and some elders, said the vice-presidential position would help the Ndigbo settle the issue of marginalisation.The south-east leaders [...]

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    PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

PDP: Unknown people trying to submit illegal names to INEC

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says some unknown persons in the party are trying to submit illegal names to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election.In a statement in Abuja on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesperson of the party, said the PDP is aware of the moves to submit unauthorised names from illegal primaries conducted, especially in [...]

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    APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

APC planning to cause violence in Akwa Ibom, says governor

Udom Emmanuel, governor of Akwa Ibom state, has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to cause violence in the state.Speaking with reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, the governor said he had been briefed on the alleged plans but they will all end in futility.Udom said the [...]

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    No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

No campaign till Nov 18, INEC warns presidential candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has warned political parties and their presidential candidates for the 2019 elections against publicly campaigning before November 18.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, issued the warning on Monday while speaking at a workshop for election professionals from the Commonwealth Africa region.Yakubu said the approved time for campaign, according to the timeline given by INEC and the [...]

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