Monday, September 24, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

Ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has his blessings in his aspiration to become flagbrearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.Babangida said this when he hosted Tambuwal and his team at his residence in Minna, Niger state capital, on Saturday.Tambuwal defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August.He described [...]

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    Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not interested in becoming the vice-president of the country.Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday.There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But he debunked the reports, [...]

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    2019: Presidential aspirants to debate plans for oil and gas sector

2019: Presidential aspirants to debate plans for oil and gas sector

Presidential aspirants in the 2019 elections will on Wednesday debate their plans and programmes for Nigeria's oil and gas sector.The debate being organised by OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative (OAI) will offer them the chance to talk about their capacity and readiness to handle the petroleum sector effectively.Oke Epia, executive director of OAI, said the inaugural development dialogue series (DDS) will feature [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the return of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, shows that the issues which led to his exit in 2014 have been resolved.In the past weeks, prominent members of the national assembly, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, have defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Dogara, however, is yet [...]

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    Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four Ondo commissioners and two special advisers planning to contest for election in 2019 have resigned.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, had earlier directed members of the state executive council who have obtained nomination forms to resign from his cabinet.The directive was contained in a circular signed by Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to the governor.“Following preparations towards the 2019 general [...]

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    ‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the plan of Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, to seek the Labour Party’s (LP) ticket in the 2019 presidential election.It also rejected the purported plot by Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, LP former national chairman, to adopt Mimiko as the party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2019 election.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made this known at [...]

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    Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has declared his bid to run for president in 2019.Mimiko said he will contest on the platform of Labour Party (LP).He made his intention known on Thursday when he visited the party's secretariat in Abuja.He said: "There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to [...]

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    2019 and the road to Damascus

2019 and the road to Damascus

We have now fully entered the political season – with its embedded bazaars, festivities, speeches, permutations and configurations. Most of the activities in the political space are configured to bring dividends in 2019. The presidential election will define the year 2019 and will be a watershed in the life of current political gladiators. We are effectively on the road to [...]

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    Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has hinted at challenging President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Writing via her Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ezekwesili asked if it was already late to join the race for 2019.A former vice-president of World Bank (African region), Ezekwesili has been a strong critic of Buhari, and has at various times accused him of failing in his [...]

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    2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

2019: A brief manual of Nigerian politics

The political primaries are scheduled to hold between this month and the next and definitely by the end of October 2018, the hustling and jostling in Nigeria’s political arena would have begun in full earnest. The elections will be held in February 2019. For the benefit of any outsider who may never have witnessed Nigeria’s general elections, the type that [...]

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    It’s time to retire corrupt politicians, says Moghalu as he clinches YPP presidential ticket

It’s time to retire corrupt politicians, says Moghalu as he clinches YPP presidential ticket

Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has emerged presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).Speaking after clinching the party's ticket in Abuja on Saturday, Moghalu said the time had come to retire corrupt politicians and build a great nation.In August, Moghalu withdrew from the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) which produced Fela [...]

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    PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

PDP on N45m form: INEC must penalise Buhari for violating electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to hold President Muhammadu Buhari culpable for “violating” provisions of the electoral act.The PDP said this on Thursday while reacting to the presidential nomination form bought for Buhari by a group known as the National Coordinator of Nigeria Consolidation Ambassador Network (NCAN).On Wednesday, the group presented a [...]

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    Peter Ameh, PPA chairman, elected head of IPAC

Peter Ameh, PPA chairman, elected head of IPAC

The Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC) has elected new executives to steer its affairs ahead of the 2019 general election.At an election conducted in Abuja on Wednesday, Peter Ameh, national chairman of Progressive People’s Alliance (PPA), emerged new chairman of the council.He polled 51 votes to defeat his closest rival, Chekwas Okorie of the United Peoples Party (UPP), who got 28 [...]

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    PDP: Six APC governors joining us soon

PDP: Six APC governors joining us soon

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says six governors in the All Progressives Congress (APC) will join its fold soon.Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said also heading to the party are 27 members of the national assembly in the ruling party.Ologbondiyan, who did not disclose the names of the governors and lawmakers, said the move is an aftermath of discussions the party [...]

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