Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    PDP kicks against appointment of Amina Zakari as head of INEC’s collation center

PDP kicks against appointment of Amina Zakari as head of INEC’s collation center

The Peoples Democratic Party has kicked against the appointment of Amina Zakari as head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation center for the elections.Describing her as a relative of President Muhammadu Buhari, the opposition party said her appointment is an invitation to violence.TheCable was not able to immediately confirm if she is related to the president. Both Rotimi Oyekanmi, [...]

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    I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to, says Ngige on 2019 elections

I’m a prophet the Igbo should listen to, says Ngige on 2019 elections

Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, says he is a prophet and the Igbo should listen to him ahead of the 2019 elections.The minister said it is in the "interest of the Igbo" to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 because he will win his re-election bid.Addressing All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders and candidates in Anambra on Tuesday, [...]

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    Buhari: Those who are unbiased can see progress made by Nigeria since 2015

Buhari: Those who are unbiased can see progress made by Nigeria since 2015

President Muhammadu Buhari says Nigeria has made "sustainable progress in all areas of national life" since he took office in 2015.The president said the progress made by the country can be appreciated and seen by "those who are not biased".In his New Year message, he urged Nigerians to "overwhelmingly" re-elect him in 2019.The president said: "I appreciate your support and [...]

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    Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Tinubu on 2019 polls: Nigerians must choose between moving forward and walking backwards

Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has advised Nigerians to "select the path of forward progress" during the 2019 elections.The former Lagos governor urged Nigerians to perform their civic duties by voting with the best interest of the country at heart.In his New Year message, Tinubu said: "We have a choice to make. The choice we make [...]

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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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