Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "2019 election"

    Ita Enang: Governors, party leaders made defectors leave APC

Ita Enang: Governors, party leaders made defectors leave APC

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly (senate), says a great number of the lawmakers who defected to other political parties from the All Progressives Congress (APC) have indicated that they will campaign for his principal in 2019.On Tuesday, 15 senators and 37 members of the house of representatives left the APC.Speaking with journalists on [...]

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    Saraki: My discussion with APC isn’t for personal benefit

Saraki: My discussion with APC isn’t for personal benefit

Senate President Bukola Saraki says reports about “juicy offers” made to him to remain in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are mere speculations.Saraki is believed to be among the aggrieved ruling party chieftains considering pulling out of the APC before the 2019 elections.The presidency and the party are making last-minute efforts to have the nation's number three citizen in their [...]

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    CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

CAN president: The best Nigerian isn’t leading the nation — it’s unfortunate

Samson Ayokunle, president of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), says it is unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not leading the country.Ayokunle said this on Thursday while speaking at the National Stakeholders Summit on the 2019 election.The CAN president said Nigeria does not need a mediocre leader."It is very unfortunate that the best Nigerian is not the leader of the [...]

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    Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Sheriff named DG of Buhari support committee

Ali Modu Sheriff, former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been named the director-general of "Buhari 2019 presidential support committee".Gideon Sammani, senior special assistant to the president on political matters, disclosed this in a statement on Friday.The committee is made up of 35 members in the support committee, 10 in the national advisory committee, five members of national [...]

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    Yari is a diaspora governor, says Kukah

Yari is a diaspora governor, says Kukah

Mathew Kukah, bishop of Sokoto diocese of the Catholic church, has described Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, as a "diaspora governor".Yari has been accused of abandoning his state for the nation's capital.Speaking on Thursday at a colloquium organised by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) in Abuja, Kukah lamented the high rate of insecurity across the country, [...]

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    ANN: Why we pulled out of anti-Buhari coalition

ANN: Why we pulled out of anti-Buhari coalition

Jay Samuels, national chairman of Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says his party walked out of the recent meeting where some political parties formed a united front ahead of the 2019 general election.He said the party dissociated itself from the coalition because the parties involved are led by “the same people we have committed to retiring”.At a meeting on Monday, [...]

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    INEC announces temporary suspension of voter registration

INEC announces temporary suspension of voter registration

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has announced a temporary suspension of the ongoing continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise.The commission said the exercise will be temporarily suspended on August 17 to enable sufficient time for data capture and production of permanent voter cards (PVCs).Augusta Ogakwu, secretary to the commission, announced this in a memo to resident electoral commissioners.She said the [...]

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    After meeting with Atiku, Kwankwaso visits Fayose — is defection on the horizon?

After meeting with Atiku, Kwankwaso visits Fayose — is defection on the horizon?

Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano, met with Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, in Ado Ekiti on Monday.A statement from Idowu Adelusi, Fayose's chief press secretary, quoted both men as advocating for a peaceful conduct of the July 14 governorship election in the state.Details of what was discussed during the meeting were not revealed but the development comes three days [...]

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    Segun Adeniyi: How to defeat Buhari in 2019

Segun Adeniyi: How to defeat Buhari in 2019

Olusegun Adeniyi, journalist and best-selling author, says only a united opposition can defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Adeniyi said this at a special reading of 'Against the Run of Play’, his latest book, at the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (ISGPP).The chairman of the editorial board of THISDAY said the opposition must get "their acts together" to emerge victorious [...]

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    The task before the opposition

The task before the opposition

A successful and peaceful change of the government of the day is one of the indices that a democratizing society is successfully transiting to a mature democracy. This is why it was a major milestone for the country’s democracy that Jonathan and the ruling PDP lost the 2015 election to usher the second coming of Muhammadu Buhari.  In this sense, [...]

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    Aishah Ahmad: 2019 election spending may increase inflation

Aishah Ahmad: 2019 election spending may increase inflation

Aishah Ahmad, deputy governor at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), says the anticipated spending for the 2019 election may have inflationary effects on the economy.Speaking at the April monetary policy committee meeting, Ahmad said there is a need for urgent passage of the 2018 budget to boost investment and economic output."The anticipated huge fiscal spending for the proposed 2018 [...]

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    Buhari on 2nd term bid: I declared before leaving for UK because Nigerians were talking too much

Buhari on 2nd term bid: I declared before leaving for UK because Nigerians were talking too much

President Muhammadu Buhari has explained the reason he made his intention for a second term known shortly before he left for the UK.Buhari made his intention known at the national executive committee meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.Speaking when he received Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, at the Abuja House, London, on Wednesday, Buhari said there were a lot of [...]

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    SGF: The shortest way to Igbo presidency is through Buhari

SGF: The shortest way to Igbo presidency is through Buhari

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), has urged the Igbo to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid.Speaking in Abuja on Tuesday, he said the people of the south-east supporting Buhari for a second term will pave way for an Igbo man to become president.“Preach it to the other south-east states that the shortest way to Igbo [...]

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    Sowore: I can run Nigeria better than Buhari — even in my sleep

Sowore: I can run Nigeria better than Buhari — even in my sleep

Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and presidential candidate for the 2019 election, says even while sleeping, he can do better than President Muhammadu Buhari.On Tuesday, hundreds of his supporters and members of the #TakeBackNigeria Movement welcomed Sowore at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Lagos.While addressing the crowd, Sowore who will be undertaking series of rallies and town hall [...]

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    Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

Ibori: It’s not about Buhari’s age… are the youth ready to lead?

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says Nigerians should be more concerned with whether the youth are ready to lead, rather than a mere generational shift at the nation's helm of affairs.According to him, what the nation needs is courage and vision as “age has nothing to do with good leadership”.A lot of Nigerians have been clamouring for a [...]

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    Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Amaechi: Nigeria will go 10 steps backwards if APC loses in 2019

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says if the All Progressives Congress (APC) loses the 2019 election, Nigeria will be taken 10 steps backwards.The minister said this while speaking with select journalists in Abuja on Thursday.Amaechi said the APC government needs another four years to surmount the challenges it met in office.While admitting that the Buhari administration has made mistakes, he [...]

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