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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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    PDP accuses INEC of creating illegal polling centres in Chad, Niger

PDP accuses INEC of creating illegal polling centres in Chad, Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is plotting to rig the 2019 general election by creating illegal polling centers in Chad and Niger Republic.In a statement on Thursday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, described the plot as "inexcusably criminal", saying it has exposed plans to corrupt the electoral system."President Buhari, INEC and [...]

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    INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

INEC: Displaced persons outside Nigeria won’t vote in 2019

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as untrue reports that it has made special provisions for displaced persons outside Nigeria to vote in the 2019 elections. In a statement, Festus Okoye, chairman, information and voter education of the commission, said there will be no diaspora voting during the forthcoming elections."The attention of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has [...]

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    2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

2018 Electoral Act: What Buhari should do

It is in moments like this, when elections are fast approaching, that you see the really immature democratic character of Nigerians. The desperation, the reckless vituperation, the unbridled partisanship show that Nigerians do not realise that elections, as a former Indian Prime Minister, Indira Ghandi, once said, should not be so much about those who win or lose as about [...]

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    2019: Opposition versus state institutions

2019: Opposition versus state institutions

By the time Nigeria conducts its elections in February and March next year, it will be almost 20 years since its current experiment with liberal democracy – the longest period the country has been under a civilian rule since gaining flag independence from the British in 1960.As we inch towards 2019, growing apprehensions sit side-by-side with growing optimism. For the [...]

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    2019: This time around, loyalty will be rewarded, says Buhari

2019: This time around, loyalty will be rewarded, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured his supporters that their loyalty would be rewarded if he is re-elected in 2019.Buhari made the promise on Wednesday in Abuja while delivering a speech at the inauguration of his support group, 'Together Nigeria'.The event was organised by the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO)Buhari said: "I have listened and I acknowledge with delight the story of [...]

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    APC describes Atiku’s signing of peace accord as ‘face-saving move’

APC describes Atiku’s signing of peace accord as ‘face-saving move’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to be wary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, in the weeks leading up to the 2019 elections.In a statement signed by Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary, the party accused Atiku of not wanting to sign the national peace accord ahead of the 2019 elections. [...]

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    Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdusalami: Atiku’s absence won’t weaken peace accord

Abdulsalami Abubakar, former head of state, says the absence of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the signing of a peace accord ahead of 2019 polls is of no effect.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee which said it extended invitation to all 73 presidential candidates contesting the 2019 elections, but Atiku said [...]

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    VIDEO: The moment Buhari signed peace accord for 2019 polls

VIDEO: The moment Buhari signed peace accord for 2019 polls

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a peace accord for the 2019 elections.The accord was organised by the National Peace Committee.Meanwhile, Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was absent at the signing of the deal.Below is a video of Buhari signing the peace accord.https://twitter.com/BashirAhmaad/status/1072521066805911553 [...]

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    Obasanjo: Buhari’s re-election will come with worse suffering

Obasanjo: Buhari’s re-election will come with worse suffering

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election will bring a "suffering much worse" than what Nigerians go go through.He also denied reports that he would stay neutral ahead of the 2019 elections, saying "only a fool will sit on the fence".The former president said this while reacting to a report that he has withdrawn support for Atiku Abubakar, [...]

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    SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

SHOCKER: ‘13.5m Nigerians’ voted manually in 2015 presidential poll — and Buhari got most of those votes

At least 13.5 million Nigerians voted manually -- without biometric accreditation -- in the 2015 presidential election, according to data from the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC).The data, obtained by DeepDive Intelligence, shows that President Muhammadu Buhari, then candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), won in nine of the 10 most-affected states.Notwithstanding, the non-use of PVCs during the [...]

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    EXTRA: APGA, ADP candidates getting ‘campaign help’ from Buhari

EXTRA: APGA, ADP candidates getting ‘campaign help’ from Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 elections, there's a growing trend of finding President Muhammadu Buhari's image on campaign posters and billboards of politicians from other parties.Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is unwittingly being used to drive the campaigns of opposition parties. The president is believed to be one of the most popular politicians in the country.Some of the candidates [...]

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    Assembly crisis: A’Ibom speaker pleads for elders’ protection

Assembly crisis: A’Ibom speaker pleads for elders’ protection

Onofiok Luke, a speaker of the Akwa Ibom state house of assembly, has appealed to the elders of Essien Udim local government area to protect him as regards to the alleged threat to his life by Godswill Akpabio, a former governor of the state.Luke, who spoke when elders and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) paid him a solidarity [...]

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    El-Rufai: PDP rented crowd from Niger Republic for Sokoto rally

El-Rufai: PDP rented crowd from Niger Republic for Sokoto rally

Nair el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says the crowd at the launch of the campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state on Monday were "rented supporters from Niger Republic". El-Rufai said this while delivering a keynote address at the launch of the campaign council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at Murtala Mohammed Square, Kaduna on Tuesday.He said [...]

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