Friday, January 18, 2019

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    ‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

‘Go to court if in doubt of any candidate’s claim’ — INEC chairman reacts to criticisms on Buhari’s credentials

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says there is room for legal action if anyone is in doubt of claims by candidates in the 2019 elections.Speaking specifically about the personal particulars provided by the candidates, Yakubu said anyone suspecting false claims has the right to file legal action against such candidate.President Muhammadu Buhari had told the [...]

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    2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says for President Muhammadu Buhari to be reelected in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be ready to market his accomplishments.Bello said this at a dinner hosted by the president for youth political appointees and supporters of his administration at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said failure to present the achievements of the current [...]

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    2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

2019: Buhari fails to submit academic credentials, insists they’re with military

President Muhammadu Buhari has again failed to submit his academic records ahead of the 2019 elections.The president's academic credentials are not contained in his personal documents submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), according to PUNCH.All the aspirants seeking elective positions in the country ought to submit certain documents, including their  academic credentials, to the commission.But Buhari, a former [...]

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    Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), has picked Rabiu  Rufai as his running mate.Malcom Fabiyi, director-general of the Sowore Campaign, announced this in a statement on Monday..Rufai, a medical doctor and academic who hails from Jigawa state, was pioneer dean of the school of public health at the Federal University, Dutse from 2014 to 2015, the same period [...]

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    Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Wike: I’m not sure elections will hold in 2019

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says that going by recent happenings in the country, he is not sure elections will hold in 2019. Wike said this while hosting a group of lawyers under the aegis of class 84 of the Nigerian law school at the government house, Port-Harcourt, the state capital.He alleged intimidation of the judiciary, saying the situation must [...]

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    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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