Saturday, January 12, 2019

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    ‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

‘I won’t put you in the other room’ — Atiku begs women for support

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says his government will not relegate women to the bedroom if elected.Atiku said this on Friday at a women’s conference in Abuja while soliciting support for the presidential election.The PDP candidate said 35 percent of the appointment slots in his government will be given to women, adding that women’s lines [...]

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    I’m confident of winning the election, says Buhari

I’m confident of winning the election, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has called on members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council to work hard as he is sure of victory in the February poll.He made this call on Thursday at the inaugural meeting of the campaign council in Abuja.Buhari, who gave an opening remark before the meeting went behind closed doors, charged members of the [...]

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    Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their states before the 2019 elections.Akpabio said this on Friday while speaking at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC)l campaign for the 2019 general election.The senator representing Akwa Ibom north west said the forthcoming election is all [...]

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    We observed illegal procurement of PVCs in 15 states, says YIAGA AFRICA

We observed illegal procurement of PVCs in 15 states, says YIAGA AFRICA

YIAGA AFRICA, a policy advocacy group, says some voters in the country are selling their permanent voter cards (PVC) as high as N20,000.The group made this known in its latest report on observations for the 2019 elections.In a statement signed by Samson Itodo, executive director of YIAGA AFRICA, the group said it deployed long term observers (LTOs) on its Watching [...]

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    Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Restructuring will force states to be viable, says Edwin Clark

Edwin Clark, an Ijaw national leader, says restructuring the country will force states to look for means to be viable.Clark said this when the Christian Campaigners of Nigeria (CCN) paid him a courtesy visit at the weekend.The elder statesman said the need to survive will make the states think out of the box.Commenting on the alleged lopsided appointments of the [...]

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    Osinbajo: Petrol will sell for N220 or higher if we remove subsidy  

Osinbajo: Petrol will sell for N220 or higher if we remove subsidy  

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says petrol could sell for N220 or more if the government removes subsidy on the product.Osinbajo said this on Friday during the vice-presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON).He said the government cannot remove the subsidy because of the effect it would have on Nigerians.“The NNPC is [...]

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    ‘You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals’ — Peter Obi taunts FG’s anti-graft war

‘You can’t shut down your shop and be chasing criminals’ — Peter Obi taunts FG’s anti-graft war

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says corruption can be fought aggressively while at the same time attention is paid to the economy.Taking on Yemi Osinbajo, vice-presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at a debate organised by the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON), Obi faulted the [...]

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    Cambridge university ACS to host panel discussion for Ezekwesili, Buhari, Atiku

Cambridge university ACS to host panel discussion for Ezekwesili, Buhari, Atiku

Cambridge University African Caribbean Society (CUACS) and the Cambridge Union are set to host a panel discussion for five presidential candidates ahead of Nigeria's 2019 elections.Tagged ‘2019 Nigerian Presidential Election Forum,’ the event is scheduled to hold in January 2019.According to a press release issued by the organisers on Wednesday, the forum serves as an opportunity for Nigerian leaders to [...]

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    Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Buhari will not steal our money, says Osinbajo as he begins door-to-door campaign

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo says President Muhammadu Buhari will neither steal nor allow stealing in his administration.He said this on Saturday in Lagos as he commenced a door-to-door campaign for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 general election.While speaking with party members from the 57 local council development areas (LCDA) in the state, Osinbajo urged them to [...]

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    El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

El-Rufai: Being a governor is not an easy job… I feel like running away

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says it is not easy to preside over the affairs of many people.Speaking at an election summit organised by the Kaduna State Peace Commission, the governor said at times he feels like running away.He said he would accept defeat if he loses the 2019 governorship election, adding that he would be in a hurry [...]

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    Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Sowunmi: If elected, Atiku will restructure Nigeria within one year

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will restructure the country within one year, if elected.Sowunmi said this while speaking on a programme on Arise Television.He said Nigerians would have seen practical restructured activities that government would have embarked on within one year.Sowunmi added that the Nigerian constitution was [...]

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    EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

EFCC: We’ll monitor campaign funds for 2019 elections

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says the agency will monitor campaign funds donated to political parties for the 2019 elections as well as donors' identities.Magu said this on Wednesday while presenting a paper at a one-day retreat for 36 state governors and key election stakeholders.Represented by Olanipekun Olukoyede, his chief of staff, the [...]

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    Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says the campaign manual unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari for his 2019 re-election bid is a "complete disaster".Agbakoba said this on Tuesday while speaking during a morning show on ARISE TV.He said the president's campaign document has no "conceptual overhang" while noting that the one unveiled by Atiku Abubakar, candidate [...]

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    Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), kicked off her campaign on Sunday, saying she is the "best man for the job".She released official photographs for the campaign and challenged her rivals to “bring up their doable programmes to better the lots of citizens”.Ezekwesili insisted that none of those aspiring to the highest office in [...]

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    Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp awards $50,000 for study on misinformation during elections

Whatsapp, one of the world's most popular instant messaging application, has awarded a $50,000 research grant for study on the use and abuse of of the platform during the 2019 elections.The international research collaboration put together by Jonathan Fisher and Nic Cheeseman of the University of Birmingham, Idayat Hassan of the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), Abuja and Jamie [...]

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    Presidential candidate speaks on plans to remove obstacles to investment

Presidential candidate speaks on plans to remove obstacles to investment

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, presidential candidate of the Peoples Trust (PT), says his party's new Nigerian economic development plan will create $4 trillion GDP in 10 years.In a statement on Monday, Olawepo-Hashim said his party has a target to net five percent of global infrastructure funds in 10 years by removing obstacles to investments.He added that if the party is elected in [...]

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