Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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    PDP: FG plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid

PDP: FG plotting to strangle opposition to pave way for Buhari’s self-succession bid

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged the federal government is plotting to clamp down on opposition figures.Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the government has set up a committee to “persecute” its leaders.He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of planning to “emasculate and effectively decapitate" the opposition in the country.“Currently, [...]

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    2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

2019: Buratai threatens to deal with soldiers hobnobbing with politicians

The Nigerian army has disclosed its plan to set up a special court-martial to try partisan army personnel.Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, said this on Tuesday when he declared open the 2018 chief of army staff first quarter conference.He warned the personnel to remain apolitical and professionally responsive in the discharge of their constitutional duties.“I have directed for a [...]

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    ‘Affliction won’t rise a second time’ — reactions to Buhari’s reelection bid

‘Affliction won’t rise a second time’ — reactions to Buhari’s reelection bid

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally declared his intention to seek a second term in office.He made the announcement to the national executive committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Monday.This is the first time that Buhari will publicly declare his re-election bid, though there have been indications that he would seek another term.While some Nigerians promised to [...]

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    Kukah: It will be a great miracle if we pull through 2019 elections

Kukah: It will be a great miracle if we pull through 2019 elections

Matthew Kukah, Catholic bishop of Sokoto diocese, says it will be "one of the greatest miracles" if Nigeria pulls through the 2019 elections successfully.Kukah said this in an interview published in the April edition of The Africa Report magazine."It will be one of the greatest miracles if we pull through the election successfully," he said."I do not see how we are [...]

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    ‘There are evil designs to disrupt 2019 elections’ — security chiefs raise the alarm

‘There are evil designs to disrupt 2019 elections’ — security chiefs raise the alarm

Security chiefs in the country have raised the alarm over "evil designs" by some groups in the country to disrupt the 2019 elections.They said this during an interactive session with some media practitioners, in Abuja, on Thursday, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman."The security chieftains expressed the particular worry that there are groups in the country with [...]

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    Falana to speak at conference on problems confronting Nigeria

Falana to speak at conference on problems confronting Nigeria

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, will speak at a conference where the challenges confronting Nigeria will be discussed.According to Sidney Imobhio, president, Southern Nigeria and Middle Belt Development Forum (SNMBDF) and Adewale Adeoye, south-west regional co-coordinator of the group organising the conference, people from the south and middle belt will attend the programme scheduled for Lagos on Thursday.The organisers said the conference is [...]

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    Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

Oyegun: APC discussed true federalism at caucus meeting

The national caucus of the All Progressive Congress (APC) discussed true federalism when it met with President Muhammadu Buhari, says John Oyegun, national chairman of the party.Oyegun said there was no talk of his removal from office during the meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja.He dismissed insinuations that members of the national caucus deliberated on a court case instituted against him [...]

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    Atiku pledges 40% cabinet positions to youth if elected president

Atiku pledges 40% cabinet positions to youth if elected president

Atiku Abubakar, former Vice-President, has pledged to give 40 percent of appointments in his cabinet to the youth if he wins the 2019 presidential election.He made the pledge on Sunday at the inauguration of the national and state executives of a pro-Atiku group, Intellectual Think-Tank for Atiku (ITTA).Atiku, who was represented by Oladimeji Fabiyi, chairman of All Atiku Support Group [...]

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    Kwankwaso joins Twitter – ahead of 2019?

Kwankwaso joins Twitter – ahead of 2019?

Is he seeking to strengthen his political base ahead of 2019 like a certain former Vice-President, or just making his social media debut?Time has never been more ripe, in both instances.Speculations have been flying around since Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, announced his arrival in the social media space through a Twitter post on Thursday.Pause. In case [...]

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    I may write another letter, says Obasanjo

I may write another letter, says Obasanjo

Two months after he came down hard on President Muhammadu Buhari, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed that he is considering writing another letter.The elder statesman said this while speaking at the 14th annual lecture of Women in Management, Business and Public Service in Lagos on Thursday.In the letter he wrote in January, Obasanjo asked Buhari to retire from active public [...]

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    We have no confidence in INEC, says PDP

We have no confidence in INEC, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it lacks confidence in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, made this known while receiving a delegation of the United Nations, led by Mohamed Ibn Chambas, in Abuja.He called on the UN to intervene in a bid to prevent rigging during the 2019 general election."The new leadership of [...]

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    Orubebe’s fears are misplaced, says PDP

Orubebe’s fears are misplaced, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the fears expressed by Godsday Orubebe, former minister of Niger Delta affairs, are no longer obtainable in the party.In a letter to Uche Secondus, chairman of the party, Orubebe said the PDP was suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder and would need sustainable ideas to bounce back to reckoning.But in a statement signed by its [...]

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    Sowore bounces back as fundraising account is restored

Sowore bounces back as fundraising account is restored

A Gofundme account opened to raise fund for Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters and a 2019 presidential aspirant, has been restored after 48 hours of suspension. "A people determined can never be defeated!" Sowore wrote in an update announcing the development."A few hours ago, I wrote Gofundme to explain why they can't afford to let the politically exposed persons mess [...]

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    Buhari rejects amended timetable for 2019 elections

Buhari rejects amended timetable for 2019 elections

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the amended timetable for 2019 elections.The president's rejection was contained in a letter read Tuesday on the floor of the upper legislative chamber by Senate President Bukola Saraki.Some senators had rejected the amended timetable saying that Buhari is the target.But in the letter, the president said amending section 25 of the electoral act would infringe [...]

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    The church and 2019 elections

The church and 2019 elections

The Church, right from the medieval times, performed the role of the main stabilizing force in Western Europe. Not only did it provide religious leadership, it also offered the world secular leadership as well. Through the Roman Catholic Church, the Church satisfied the spiritual needs of the medieval society. The Pope, who headed the Roman Catholic Church, offered ordinary folks [...]

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    How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

How about a Nigeria governed by President Omoyele Sowore?

“Sho Baba!” That is Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, being hailed by his friends and fans.He is “my presido” to those who attended the University of Lagos at the time he was the president of the student union government (SUG).Easily identified with his signature looks that shows a pan-Africanist, Sowore, who shares his time between New York and Lagos, [...]

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