Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he once was a firewood seller in Jada, Adamawa state.The former vice-president made this known on Monday while launching his presidential campaign via a broadcast on Facebook.“I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in [...]

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    US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says Nigerian youth should be concerned about the country’s future and should not allow been used as thugs in the 2019 elections.He said this in Lagos on Thursday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association seminar where he delivered a keynote address.The ambassador said the Nigerian youth is a powerful force for good [...]

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    INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not fail Nigerians in the 2019 general election.Yakubu said this at the 6th anniversary lecture and investiture into the Realnews hall of fame held in Lagos on Thursday.He said the commission is not unaware of the "tough task" ahead but determined to leave no stone unturned to [...]

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    US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has denied predicting victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election.In an earlier report, the organisation was quoted as saying it is less likely for Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 elections.But the institute says the report, which also analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, was based on [...]

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    Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it is time to take Nigeria "out of clutches of old order".Ezekwesili, who has been an advocate of the younger generation taking over power in the country.She said that was what she told former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger state, during the weekend.TheCable had reported that [...]

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    Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

The Buhari campaign organisation says the People’s Democratic Party's promise to crash petrol price to N90 is laughable, as no supplier of the product will sell at that price.On Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, to N97 per litre.In a statement [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

Donald Duke, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the few presidential candidates who made public their tax record.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had posted details of 59 presidential candidates at its headquarters in Abuja.While Atiku said he paid N10.2 million as tax in three years, Duke paid N500,000 [...]

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    Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

President Muhammadu Buhari's seat is no doubt the most sought after in the country. 79 persons from various political parties are gunning to displace him in 2019. Five of these presidential candidates are women. Who are they and what are their antecedents? Let's find out below:EUNICE ATUEJIDEA mother of five, Eunice Atuejide is the presidential candidate of National Interest Party (NIP), [...]

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    It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), says the 2019 elections is the best time to retire the political elite.Olawepo-Hashim made the remark at a press briefing during the weekend.He said the presidential election is not a “two horse race” between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The [...]

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    THE LIST: 2019 presidential candidates and their political parties

THE LIST: 2019 presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, also announced that particulars of the candidates have been pasted.A close look at the documents pasted at the federal capital territory (FCT) office of the commission, however, showed there are 59 candidates whose documents have so [...]

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    EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

EXTRA: Al-Mustapha blames military for failure to submit credentials for 2019 presidential poll

Hamza Al-Mustapha, presidential candidate  of Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), did not submit his his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Al-Mustapha, a retired major in the Nigerian army, told the commission his documents are in possession of the military.In [...]

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    NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

NNPC denies funding Buhari’s campaign

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described as false, reports that Maikanti Baru, its group managing director, authorised cash transfers  to the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation.The NNPC denied the allegation in a statement Ndu Ughamadu, its spokesman, issued on Friday.According to the statement, the GMD never authorised any “phantom cash transfer” for the purpose of sponsoring publicity for [...]

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    ‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is room for legal action if anyone is in doubt of claims by candidates in the 2019 elections.Speaking specifically about the personal particulars provided by the candidates, Yakubu said anyone suspecting false claims has the right to file legal action against such candidate.President Muhammadu Buhari had told the [...]

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    2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says for President Muhammadu Buhari to be reelected in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be ready to market his accomplishments.Bello said this at a dinner hosted by the president for youth political appointees and supporters of his administration at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said failure to present the achievements of the current [...]

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