Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "2019 election"

    EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

EFCC tackles HSBC, says bank laundering money for corrupt Nigerians

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has accused HSBC Bank of laundering proceeds of corruption for over 50 Nigerians, including a serving senator.A recent report attributed to the bank predicted that if President Muhammadu Buhari wins his second term bid, it would “stunt the economy”.Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, had on Saturday [...]

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    PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new measures it would adopt to aid transparency during its primary election.Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, said part of this would be a display of the presidential aspirants’ photograph on ballot papers.This is usually not the case, as the papers only bear names of aspirants.The main opposition party currently has at [...]

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    Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Ortom blasts APC aspirant: Leave me alone and focus on your change agenda

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state has asked Titus Zam, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC), to tell people of the state about his development agenda instead of speaking ill of him.Ortom said this on Tuesday in response to comments made by Zam who was his special adviser on bureau for local government and chieftaincy affairs.While addressing [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    APC describes Saraki’s presidential aspiration as a huge joke

APC describes Saraki’s presidential aspiration as a huge joke

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the aspiration of Senate President Bukola Saraki to be the country’s number one citizen is a huge joke.Saraki, who dumped the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had declared his intention to run for president in 2019.Accusing the ruling party of falling below expectation, Saraki promised to turn the country around for [...]

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    Retired general joins Gombe governorship race

Retired general joins Gombe governorship race

Sylvester Audu, a retired army general, has joined the governorship race in Gombe state under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Audu picked his nomination form at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.Addressing journalists, he said he is contesting the election in response to the “consistent yearnings of the people of Gombe state.”Audu, who was a commandant of [...]

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    Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a beneficiary of free and fair election, hence, he is not afraid of a level playing ground during the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday while holding an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China.The president is in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.“I have no fear about free and fair [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has returned to Nigeria after two months treating gunshot injury in the UK and US.Bamidele, who served as the director-general of the Kayode Fayemi campaign in the Ekiti governorship election was hit by bullets in June.A policeman had released sporadic shots at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ado-Ekiti.He [...]

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    N’assembly panel slashes INEC’s budget by N200m

N’assembly panel slashes INEC’s budget by N200m

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reduced the commission's budget for the 2019 polls by N202 million.On Tuesday,  the committee had adopted N143.5bn for the polls and asked INEC to forward a breakdown of the budget.After the commission complied with the directive, the lawmakers slashed the money earmarked for the conduct of training for continuous voter [...]

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    Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Bauchi gov: Defectors from APC playing to the gallery in Abuja… they will lose in 2019

Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Bauchi state, says he's certain the All Progressives Congress (APC) will win the 2019 election.His remark was targeted at Isa Misau and Sulaimon Mohammed, senators from the state who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Abubakar said the APC's victory in the Bauchi south bye-election is an indication that the ruling party will be successful during the [...]

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    2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

2019 polls: INEC budgets N6bn for feeding of security operatives

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally met with lawmakers to kick-start the process of passing the budget for 2019 elections.The leadership of the electoral umpire met with the house of representatives committee on electoral and political parties matters in Abuja on Wednesday, regarding the N189 billion budgeted for it to conduct the election.President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a [...]

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    INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

INEC: Osun governorship poll has the highest number of contestants in Nigeria’s history

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the Osun state governorship election, slated for September 22, would feature the highest number of contestants in the history of governorship elections in Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Bayero University, Kano (BUK), on Tuesday, Yakubu said the commission is fully prepared for the exercise.He said there is a record number of [...]

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    Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Oshiomhole to south-east: Buhari remembered you despite low 2015 votes – do better in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged the south-easterners to support President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.He said supporting the president during the 2019 election would mean more projects and democracy dividends for the region.Oshiomhole was speaking at an APC rally organised in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital, on Saturday.He said despite the low votes Buhari got [...]

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    2019: Dankwambo joins Atiku, Makarfi in race for PDP presidential ticket

2019: Dankwambo joins Atiku, Makarfi in race for PDP presidential ticket

Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state, has declared his intention to contest in the 2019 presidential election.Dankwambo made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Saturday.The governor said his decision to run for the highest office in the country followed widespread consultations with party members and Nigerians.The governor tweeted: “After wide consultations with party members & Nigerians of diverse backgrounds, [...]

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    2019: PDP has many credible candidates to compete with Buhari, says Bode George

2019: PDP has many credible candidates to compete with Buhari, says Bode George

Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the party has so many credible candidates to compete with President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Speaking during a Channels TV programme on Sunday, George said the party's candidates can slog it out with the president at any level.“There are many sound hands who can compete on any level, at any [...]

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    Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Amaechi: If Buhari contests election on a sick bed, Bauchi people will vote for him

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says some of the legislators who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) are from areas President Muhammadu Buhari would win comfortably.On Tuesday, 14 senators, including Isa Misau from Bauchi state, and 37 members of the house of representatives left the ruling party.Speaking with journalists after inspecting sections of the Itakpe-Warri rail line on Friday, [...]

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