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    Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Tinubu, Dangote, Otedola lead APC presidential campaign

Aliko Dangote, Africa's richest man, Femi Otedola, billionaire businessman and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been named members of the ruling party's presidential campaign council for the 2019 elections.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Friday.The council made up of at least 70 individuals.It is co-chaired by Buhari and Tinubu,with Vice-President [...]

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    Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Distribution of ‘expired rice to NEMA staff a hoax’

Some individuals have said the news making the rounds that expired Chinese rice was distributed to staff of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is a mere hoax.There have been reports that several staff of the emergency agency were given Chinese rice.But an official who simply identified himself as: “We were as shocked as other Nigerians when we read in [...]

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    Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom: Why Buhari can’t use Godswill Akpabio Stadium for campaign rally

Akwa Ibom state government has disallowed President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) from using the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium for the party’s political rally scheduled for Friday.Monday Uko, the commissioner for sports, in a statement, said the pitch is being maintained and reserved for pre-fixed matches and the Nigeria Premier Football League (NPFL) starting in January.The statement [...]

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    Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Nigeria is finished if Buhari remains for another four years, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria’s economy will keep “bleeding” if President Muhammadu Buhari remains in power for another four years.Speaking in Lagos on Saturday, Obi made reference to the 2019 budget Buhari presented to the national assembly on Wednesday.According to him, Nigeria will not survive if  Buhari’s goes ahead with plans to [...]

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    ‘Politicians amassing arms in south-south’ — militants raise the alarm

‘Politicians amassing arms in south-south’ — militants raise the alarm

The Coalition of Niger Delta Agitators has alleged that some politicians are amassing arms in the region ahead of the 2019 elections.The coalition said the arms are being stockpiled "to cause mayhem in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states".The statement jointly signed by John Duku, convener of the coalition, and leaders of 10 other militant groups, said unnamed politicians are recruiting [...]

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    Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Osinbajo to Yoruba: Support Buhari’s re-election bid, get presidency in 2023

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has urged the Yoruba to support President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election bid in other to have a chance at the presidency come 2023.Osinbajo made the remark when he visited the palace of Lamidi Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo, on Saturday.Buhari's main challenger in the 2019 elections, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had been endorsed [...]

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    Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

Afenifere faction endorses Buhari for 2019, says ‘he’s trying his best’

A faction of Afenifere, the apex socio-cultural Yoruba association, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election.Biodun Akin-Fasae, spokesman of the faction, said this on Thursday while addressing journalists on the outcome of a delegates' meeting in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.The group said Buhari is "trying his best" with regards to developing what is left of the Nigerian [...]

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    Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Our politicians are not democratic, says INEC chairman

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says politicians in Nigeria are not democratic.According to NAN, Yakubu made the remark at the 5th Northern Traditional Rulers General Assembly in Kaduna on Wednesday.The theme of the assembly was “Pervasive insecurity in an election year”.“Our politicians are not democratic and that is the reason why some of them keep [...]

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    Kenny Martins: Nothing can be done about the economy until the next set of leaders emerge

Kenny Martins: Nothing can be done about the economy until the next set of leaders emerge

Kenny Martins, grand patron of the Legacy Initiative International (LII), a non-governmental organisation, says nothing can be done about Nigeria’s economy until the next set of leadership emerges.Martins said this on Tuesday at a press conference organised by the LII in Lagos.President Muhammadu Buhari had on Friday said the Nigerian economy is in a bad shape, and Martins, while fielding [...]

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    The imperative of creating jobs, growing Nigeria’s GDP

The imperative of creating jobs, growing Nigeria’s GDP

BY LOUIS OKOROMAAs the 2019 elections draws near, the issue of how to create jobs for the teeming millions of young school leavers, graduates and adults in the country is taking center stage. Creating jobs and growing the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is the mark of a sound economy and a sign that the government of the country is [...]

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    PDP to Buhari: Your best birthday gift to Nigerians is credible elections

PDP to Buhari: Your best birthday gift to Nigerians is credible elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari on his 76th birthday.In a statement issued on Monday, the party told the president his best birthday gift to the country should be allowing credible elections in 2019.The party said at the age of 76, Buhari has attained "a father-figure position" and should "do everything to respect the aspirations and [...]

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    Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku says Buhari is tired

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says President Muhammadu Buhari is tired.He said this while responding to the president's comment that Nigeria’s economy is in a bad shape.Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state and chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum (NGF), had quoted Buhari as saying this during a meeting with governors on the proposed minimum wage, [...]

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    ‘Too many wrong figures’ — and other reactions to vice-presidential debate

‘Too many wrong figures’ — and other reactions to vice-presidential debate

Candidates of five political parties participated in Friday's vice-presidential debate for the 2019 elections.The parties are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), All Progressives Congress (APC), Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Young Progressives Party (YPP).The participants answered questions that ranged from the economy to health, security and foreign policy. TheCable fact checked some of the [...]

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    US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

US describes Nigeria’s 2019 elections as a critical test for Africa

The US has described Nigeria’s 2019 elections as “a critical test” for the country and the entire continent.Tibor Nagy Jr., US assistant secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, said this in his testimony to the US house of representatives sub-committee on Africa, global health, global human rights, and international organisations.The hearing was titled: ‘Nigeria at a Crossroad: The Upcoming Elections’, according [...]

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    NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has refuted claims that it deliberately excluded some political parties from the presidential and vice presidential debates for the 2019 elections.The vice-presidential debate holds on Friday, while the presidential debate is slated for January 19, 2019.In a statement signed by Eddie Emesiri, executive secretary, NEDG, the group said both it and the Broadcasting [...]

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    ANALYSIS: How PDP, APC camps are using fake news as 2019 campaign strategy

ANALYSIS: How PDP, APC camps are using fake news as 2019 campaign strategy

On September 15, 2018, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) raised the alarm that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had frozen the bank accounts of Ademola Adeleke, its governorship candidate in the Osun governorship election. The opposition party also alleged that the anti-graft agency froze the accounts of members of his family, including Hip Hop star, Davido. The alleged act [...]

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