Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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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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    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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