Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    ‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

‘I’ll fix the economy in two years’ — David Mark joins presidential race

Former Senate President David Mark has joined the presidential race, promising to fix the economy in two years.Addressing officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when he picked the presidential nomination form at the party's secretariat in Abuja on Tuesday, Mark said his military background is an added advantage.He retired as a brigadier general in the Nigerian army.Mark said judging [...]

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    Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our [...]

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    Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Amaechi, a former governor, is the leader of the political party in Rivers.The minister was alleged to have endorsed Tonye Cole, co-founder of Sahara Energy, as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.But in a statement released [...]

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    CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

CUPP: APC plotting to manipulate Osun poll

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has alleged there is a plot by President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to derail the September governorship poll in Osun state and the 2019 elections.The coalition said part of the alleged plot is being carried out by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).In a statement on Friday, CUPP [...]

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    My presidential bid still on course, says Moghalu

My presidential bid still on course, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), has withdrawn from the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) which produced Fela Durotoye as its consensus candidate ahead of 2019 elections.PACT is made up of some 18 presidential hopefuls who came together to form a united front ahead of the elections.Durotoye, who is of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), [...]

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    Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Report: Borno IDPs forced out of camps to unsafe region because of 2019 elections

Internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno state are reportedly being forced back home to ruins, without guarantee of their safety.According to Reuters, the move is to show progress in the war against Boko Haram insurgency as the 2019 elections approach.The IDPs are reportedly being told that they must return home if they wish to continue to receive help from the federal [...]

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    Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Saraki meets with Jonathan — after visiting Babangida, Obasanjo

Senate President Bukola Saraki met with ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja on Wednesday.The purpose of the meeting is not yet known but it is believed to be connected with Saraki's speculated presidential bid.Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers were among those who accompanied Saraki to meet with Jonathan.The visit comes after the senate president met with former president Olusegun Obasanjo and [...]

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    2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

2019: Some politicians who pretend to love Nigeria want to destroy it, says Okogie

Anthony Okogie, archbishop emeritus of the Catholic archdiocese of Lagos, has warned against plans to destabilise Nigeria ahead of the 2019 elections.Okogie asked Nigerians to beware of politicians that “pretend to love Nigeria, but are actually plotting her descent into bloody disintegration".He wondered why some perpetrators of violence continue to go scot-free and also expressed concern over the increasing illegal [...]

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    Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

Buhari describes recent APC victories as sign of good things in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari says the recent victories recorded by the All Progressives Congress (APC) have shown that 2019 elections will be won by the party.Two weeks ago, the APC secured victories in the Bauchi south, Katsina north and Lokoja/Kogi senatorial bye-elections.Kayode Fayemi, its candidate, also won the Ekiti governorship election.Speaking when he received chairmen of the Association of Local Governments [...]

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    ‘I can never insult Atiku’ — Okupe makes U-turn after backlash

‘I can never insult Atiku’ — Okupe makes U-turn after backlash

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied kicking against the presidential bid of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where he is one of the party's presidential aspirants.Okupe had said Abubakar becoming Nigeria's president even for a day would [...]

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    Lai on 2019: Nigerians are not going back to Egypt

Lai on 2019: Nigerians are not going back to Egypt

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, has urged Nigerians to resist the temptation of voting for those who will return the country to throes of massive looting, come 2019 elections.Mohammed made the appeal on Tuesday in a Sallah message delivered at his hometown, Oro, near Ilorin in Kwara.“The year 2019 is the year of decision for Nigeria," he said."It [...]

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    Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Okupe: It will take Nigeria 10 years to recover if Atiku becomes president for one day

Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says Nigeria will not make progress if former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar succeeds in his presidential ambition.Abubakar, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) last year.He is one of the presidential aspirants of the opposition party.Okupe said said Abubkar's presidency [...]

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    US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

US: There’s impunity in Nigeria… people getting away with serious crimes

The US says there is a "culture of impunity" in Nigeria, making people get away with serious crimes.David Young, acting US ambassador to Nigeria, said this on Sunday during a fellowship with church leaders in Jos, Plateau state.According to PUNCH, Young, who is the deputy chief of mission and charge de affaires, US embassy in Nigeria, said the "culture of [...]

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    Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating the national assembly with contempt.He said this on Monday, while responding to the criticism of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The senate president also seized the opportunity to respond to some of the allegations which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had earlier [...]

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    Where’s the ‘third force’?

Where’s the ‘third force’?

It was former President Olusegun Obasanjo that, in recent history, touted the doctrine of a third force in Nigerian politics. In a fiery open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari last January, he shredded the incumbent’s performance credentials and pitched in against his seeking another term of office. Obasanjo, however, sensed he was up against a brick wall with his gratuitous [...]

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    Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the national assembly is committed to ensuring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is well funded to conduct the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday in reaction to the claim of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) that he was slowing down the approval of the budget request for the elections.In a statement by Olu Onemola, [...]

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