Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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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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    Mbaka needs our prayers… don’t attack him, says Peter Obi

Mbaka needs our prayers… don’t attack him, says Peter Obi

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked people to stop attacking Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN). During the ministry's 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration, Mbaka had said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, and Obi, might “end in shame” with the way they are going.The Catholic priest said this [...]

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    ‘You and Atiku might end in shame’ — Mbaka hits Peter Obi for not donating to his church

‘You and Atiku might end in shame’ — Mbaka hits Peter Obi for not donating to his church

Ejike Mbaka, spiritual director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria (AMEN), says  Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi, his running mate, might “end in shame” with the way they are going.The Catholic priest said this after Obi failed to make donations at the ministry’s 2018 harvest and bazaar celebration.Obi attended the programme which held [...]

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    PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

PDP asks INEC chairman, IGP to resign

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has called on Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), and Ibrahim Idris, inspector general of police, to resign ahead of the 2019 general election.Secondus made the call at the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday.The PDP chairman accused the IGP [...]

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    Buratai: Army will replicate Ekiti, Osun elections successes in 2019

Buratai: Army will replicate Ekiti, Osun elections successes in 2019

Tukur Buratai, the chief of army staff, says the Nigerian Army will replicate the successes it recorded in the Osun and Ekiti elections in the 2019 elections.Speaking at the 2018 COAS Annual Conference in Maiduguri on Wednesday, Buratai said the army has launched operation safe conduct to secure the electoral process in 2019."As the nation moves towards the 2019 General Elections, [...]

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    Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Accord Party presidential candidate asks Buhari to declare state of emergency on security

Following Boko Haram killings in the north-east, Isaac Ositelu, presidential candidate of the Accord Party (AP), has asked the federal government to declare a state of emergency on security.Ositelu said the life of any Nigerian must not be cut short while the leaders "carry on as if it is business as usual".He said it is a tragedy of "immense proportion" [...]

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    Sultan on 2019: We’ll hold Buhari to his promise of free, fair elections

Sultan on 2019: We’ll hold Buhari to his promise of free, fair elections

Sa’ad Abubakar, sultan of Sokoto, on Saturday urged Nigerians to hold President Muhammadu Buhari to his words on the conduct of a free, fair and credible general election in 2019.Abubakar made the statement at the 2018 second general meeting of Nigeria Inter-Religious Council (NIREC) youth wing summit.“President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to ensure violence free campaign and free, fair [...]

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    I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he once was a firewood seller in Jada, Adamawa state.The former vice-president made this known on Monday while launching his presidential campaign via a broadcast on Facebook.“I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in [...]

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    US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

US envoy to Nigerian youth: Don’t be used as thugs during elections

Stuart Symington, US ambassador to Nigeria, says Nigerian youth should be concerned about the country’s future and should not allow been used as thugs in the 2019 elections.He said this in Lagos on Thursday at the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Alumni Association seminar where he delivered a keynote address.The ambassador said the Nigerian youth is a powerful force for good [...]

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    INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not fail Nigerians in the 2019 general election.Yakubu said this at the 6th anniversary lecture and investiture into the Realnews hall of fame held in Lagos on Thursday.He said the commission is not unaware of the "tough task" ahead but determined to leave no stone unturned to [...]

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    US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

US institute: We did NOT say Buhari ‘less likely to lose 2019 polls’

The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) has denied predicting victory for President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming presidential election.In an earlier report, the organisation was quoted as saying it is less likely for Buhari to be defeated in the 2019 elections.But the institute says the report, which also analysed the chances of violence marring the elections, was based on [...]

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    Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it is time to take Nigeria "out of clutches of old order".Ezekwesili, who has been an advocate of the younger generation taking over power in the country.She said that was what she told former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger state, during the weekend.TheCable had reported that [...]

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    Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

Keyamo: Pump price at N90? Oil marketers must be laughing at PDP

The Buhari campaign organisation says the People’s Democratic Party's promise to crash petrol price to N90 is laughable, as no supplier of the product will sell at that price.On Friday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, will reduce the cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly known as petrol, to N97 per litre.In a statement [...]

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    INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

INEC removes ‘over 300,000’ names from voter register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has removed over 300,000 names from its voter register in preparation for 2019 elections.Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, disclosed this when he received a delegation of ECOWAS pre-election fact finding mission in Abuja on Monday.According to NAN, the delegation was led by Mohamed Conteh, chairman of Sierra Leone’s National Electoral Commission.Yakubu said the [...]

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    El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

El-Rufai picks female running mate, settles for Muslim-Muslim ticket

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, has picked Hadiza Balarabe as his running mate for the 2019 election.Balarabe, a Muslim from Sanga local government area of the state, is currently the executive secretary of the state primary health care development agency.In a statement on Friday, Samuel Aruwan, spokesman of the governor, said the choice of Balarabe as el-Rufai's running mate [...]

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    2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

Donald Duke, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the few presidential candidates who made public their tax record.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had posted details of 59 presidential candidates at its headquarters in Abuja.While Atiku said he paid N10.2 million as tax in three years, Duke paid N500,000 [...]

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