Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tag "2019"

    Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

Makinde, Ekpeyong, Ihedioha… five politicians who bounced back in 2019

There's no guarantee of permanence or certainty in politics. Politicians come and go, the offices remain. Several Nigerian politicians have held public offices in the past and for one reason or the other, took a break. They, however, are always presented with opportunities to return to office with each election era.Below are five of such politicians who took advantage of the [...]

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    7 things GDP numbers tell us about Buhari’s reelection bid

7 things GDP numbers tell us about Buhari’s reelection bid

On Tuesday, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released the gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, showing a 1.93 percent growth in the Nigerian economy for the year 2018.Financial analysts, public commentators, local and foreign media, and opposition bigwigs have said repeatedly that President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has done poorly with the revival of the economy.Former [...]

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    Buhari dancing on the graves of innocent Nigerians, says Secondus on APC rally

Buhari dancing on the graves of innocent Nigerians, says Secondus on APC rally

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari launched his reelection campaign when residents of Zamfara state were under bandits attack.The All Progressives Congress (APC) commenced its reelection campaign in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, on Friday.Accusing the president of making fake promises, Secondus said it is sad that Buhari launched his reelection bid when [...]

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    PDP is not just an option, says Oshiomhole on 2019

PDP is not just an option, says Oshiomhole on 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is not an option for Nigerians in 2019.Oshiomhole said this while speaking with state house correspondents after a meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the presidential villa on Thursday.The APC chairman expressed optimism that the ruling party would win the 2019 elections, adding that [...]

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    2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

2019: Miyetti Allah picks Buhari over Atiku

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria (MACBAN) has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.Muhammadu Kirowa, MACBAN national president, made the announcement at the 2018 annual general meeting of the association.The association had earlier said it was yet to decide whom to support between Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).While [...]

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    Poju Oyemade: Pastors can associate with politicians as long as there isn’t money exchange

Poju Oyemade: Pastors can associate with politicians as long as there isn’t money exchange

Poju Oyemade, the senior pastor of Covenant Christian Centre, says pastors can associate with politicians, as long as there is no monetary or material inducement involved. Oyemade, who said he will not criticise any pastor publicly, said the giving of gifts blinds the receiver, and often affects their judgement.When asked about the association between some pastors and politicians, he said: "Let [...]

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    Okupe: In perilous 2019, only God and PDP will save Nigeria

Okupe: In perilous 2019, only God and PDP will save Nigeria

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to former president Goodluck Jonathan on media and publicity, says only God and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will save Nigeria.Speaking on Arise TV on Friday, Okupe, who claimed Nigeria is in perilous times, asked Nigerians not to vote for a president who they are not sure is in charge of the economy and affairs of the nation.The former governorship [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I pray national assembly won’t distort 2019 budget

Oshiomhole: I pray national assembly won’t distort 2019 budget

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says he hopes the national assembly will not distort the 2019 appropriation bill presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari presented the N8.6 trillion budget to a joint session of the national assembly on Wednesday.Oshiomhole described Buhari’s presentation of the budget as “a successful outing.”“I think it was done very well and analytically [...]

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    Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Plateau commissioner: All votes in our state will go to Buhari in 2019

Yakubu Dati, Plateau commissioner for information, says President Muhammadu Buhari will win 100 percent votes in the state during the 2019 presidential election.Although the All Progressives Congress (APC) won the governorship election, ex-President Goodluck Jonathan got more votes than Buhari during the 2015 elections.Speaking to journalists in Kaduna, where he attended the 47th meeting of the national council on information, [...]

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    Buhari must go, says Atiku

Buhari must go, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari has already lost his re-election bid.He said this in Ibadan, Oyo state capital, while flagging of his campaign in the south-west."Buhari must go! Buhari must go! Buhari must go!" he said as his crowd of supporters roared.He urged his supports and other Nigerians never to believe [...]

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    Osinbajo: Elite have ganged up against Buhari

Osinbajo: Elite have ganged up against Buhari

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says some elite in the country have ganged up against President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking during the national consultative forum of the national committee of Buhari support groups, Osinbajo said the battle for 2019 is between those who have the interest of the masses at heart and those who want to keep the wealth of the nation for themselves.The vice-president [...]

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    Onyeama: Buhari will accept outcome of 2019 elections

Onyeama: Buhari will accept outcome of 2019 elections

Geofrey Onyeama, minister of foreign affairs, says President Muhammadu Buhari will accept the outcome of the 2019 elections.In an interview with NAN, Onyeama said the presidential election is not a matter of life or death for Buhari because he is committed to ensuring a level playing field for all political parties."He is fully committed to ensuring that the next election [...]

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    We have tried Buhari but he failed, says Saraki

We have tried Buhari but he failed, says Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians have tried President Muhammadu Buhari and he has failed the country.Saraki said this at the kick off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in Sokoto state.He asked the people of the north-west state to be ready to cast their votes for the PDP presidential candidate."Today is a great day, today we are [...]

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    20 states ‘may experience electoral violence’ in 2019

20 states ‘may experience electoral violence’ in 2019

The civil society joint action committee, a coalition of civil society organisations in the country, has warned that 20 states may experience electoral violence in 2019.The CSOs said there has been a weekly occurrence of violence in the country most of which, are not reported.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Friday, Chidi Odinkalu, senior team manager for the Africa programme of [...]

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    Group lauds Buhari, endorses him for second term

Group lauds Buhari, endorses him for second term

An independent leadership monitoring group, Rebirth Nigeria Development Agenda (RNDA) has applauded the "achievements" of President Muhammadu Buhari notably in the country's educational sector.In a statement signed by Charles Ndika, president of the group, the members called on Nigerians to harmonise structures and vote massively for Buhari in the forthcoming election."From the results of our findings, it is marvelous to [...]

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    Ogun APC gov candidate picks UK-trained engineer as running mate

Ogun APC gov candidate picks UK-trained engineer as running mate

Dapo Abiodun, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, has announced Noimot Salako-Oyedele as his running mate in the 2019 polls.A statement issued by his campaign organisation said Salako-Oyedele emerged after a "detailed screening of various qualified individuals" for the position.The statement said the 52-year-old is a professional with over 30 years of "proven records of [...]

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