Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    Gbenga Daniel: Atiku will give SGF slot to south-west

Gbenga Daniel: Atiku will give SGF slot to south-west

Gbenga Daniel, director-general of the campaign of Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 presidential poll, says the position of secretary to the government of the federation (SGF) will go to the south-west if Abubakar wins.Daniel said this during an interactive session with reporters in Lagos on Sunday.He said decisions on major offices were being [...]

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    2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

2019: ‘No other politician’ looks as prepared as Atiku

Isa Odidi, a 2007 presidential candidate, says former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is the most prepared of all the presidential candidates in the 2019 election.Odidi said this in his new book titled ‘Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for President of Nigeria in 2019’.Atiku will contest in the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He was deputy [...]

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    N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

N’assembly approves N242bn for 2019 polls

The national assembly has approved N242 billion for the conduct of the 2019 elections.The two chambers of the national assembly passed the budget — as sent by President Muhammadu Buhari — during plenary on Tuesday.A total of N189 billion was allocated to the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC) while N53 billion was for the security agencies.Buhari had sent the [...]

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    The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

The greatest opposition to APC is itself, says Atiku

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is its greatest opposition.Atiku, a former vice-president, said ahead of the 2019 elections, one of APC's greatest challenges is President Muhammadu Buhari's health condition.Atiku was quoted as saying this in an interview published in a new book titled 'Atiku Abubakar: The Best Choice for [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

‘Buhari’s govt has zero integrity’ — Sowunmi, Keyamo argue over 2019

Segun Sowunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku campaign organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has zero integrity.Sowunmi said this on Monday when he featured on a Channels TV programme alongside Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari re-election campaign organisation.He also dismissed Buhari's anti-graft war, saying Nigeria's economy “ran into a slump because of the corruption under the Buhari-led administration.”The public [...]

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    Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Agbakoba on 2019: Buhari is history… even his wife isn’t supporting him

Olisa Agbakoba, former national president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says President Muhammadu Buhari is history. Speaking with Daily Independent, Agbakoba said under Buhari's leadership, Nigeria is now "broken politically, strategically, morally, and completely bankrupt."He said the president had lost the goodwill with which he rode to power in 2015. He added that judging by performance, nothing stands Buhari out as a qualified [...]

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    Buhari to religious leaders: You should not be involved in partisan politics

Buhari to religious leaders: You should not be involved in partisan politics

President Muhammadu Buhari says religious leaders should not partake in partisan politics or be involved in political controversies.Buhari gave the admonition while speaking at the Interfaith Conference on Religious Harmony in Nigeria on Saturday.According to the president, with the influence religious and traditional leaders wield over their followers and subjects, they are in the best position to encourage them to [...]

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    Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Atiku: If elected, my cabinet will be ready before Buhari vacates Aso Rock 

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says he will not waste time in choosing his cabinet members if elected Nigeria's president.Writing via his Twitter handle on Thursday, Atiku said his cabinet will be ready before President Muhammadu Buhari vacates offices.Atiku is seeking to displace Buhari under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).His comment is apparently a direct shot at the [...]

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    INEC redeploys Amina Zakari — two weeks after protest by PDP

INEC redeploys Amina Zakari — two weeks after protest by PDP

Amina Zakari, head of electoral operations and logistics at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been redeployed to the department of health and welfare.Mohammed Haruna, a national commissioner of INEC, announced this in a statement.Haruna said heads of four other committees were affected in a reorganisation at the commission.He listed those redeployed as Festus Okoye as head of information and [...]

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    ‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

‘The harder they come, the harder they fall’ — Femi Adesina reacts to reunion of OBJ, Atiku

Femi Adesina, spokesman to President Muhammadu Buhari, says his principal's opponents will fall ahead of the 2019 elections.Adesina said this on Thursday shortly after ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo endorsed Atiku Abubakar, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate.Abubakar, seen as Buhari's main challenger in the elections, received Obasanjo's blessings when he met the former president alongside other prominent Nigerians, in Abeokuta, [...]

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    ‘Displacing Buhari will be tough’, ‘Start from where we stopped’ — five things Obasanjo told Atiku

‘Displacing Buhari will be tough’, ‘Start from where we stopped’ — five things Obasanjo told Atiku

One of the most interesting stories in the history of Nigerian politics played out on Thursday when former President Olusegun Obasanjo reconciled with Atiku Abubakar, his deputy while in power. Obasanjo and Atiku had fallen out during their second term in office and until Thursday afternoon, the two had been on warring paths while all the attempts to make peace fell [...]

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    Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the 2019 polls is not under threat over the delay in the passage of budget for the polls.He said there is a N300 billion in the 2018 budget set aside to take care of contingencies like the conduct of the elections.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess in July, President [...]

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    Keyamo: Nigerians should be worried about Atiku’s credibility

Keyamo: Nigerians should be worried about Atiku’s credibility

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians should be worried about the credibility of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday, Keyamo said Abubakar did not win the election on a free and fair basis but induced the delegates financially.He urged Nigerians to be careful in deciding who [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

Pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari putting on attires of different ethnic groups are currently in circulation.The pictures were released after the candidacy of Buhari for the 2019 poll was affirmed at the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Saturday.At least 7,000 delegates from 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) ratified Buhari’s candidacy.It [...]

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    PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, presidential aspirants are making final arrangements to get a chance at the party's ticket.Two of the aspirants — Senate President Bukola Saraki and David Mark, his predecessor — met with key stakeholders vital to their success, on Friday night.While Saraki met with members of the national assembly in Port Harcourt, Mark [...]

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    Nigeria ‘will be lucky’ to have Moghalu as president

Nigeria ‘will be lucky’ to have Moghalu as president

Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of Commonwealth , has reportedly endorsed Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the party Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections.According to Chukwuka Obi, a writer, Anyaoku said Nigeria “will be lucky” to have Moghalu as its president.Obi said the elder statesman made the comment during their interaction on a flight on Monday.A former deputy governor [...]

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