Thursday, November 15, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Saraki: Presidency’s delay in submitting INEC budget shows lack of foresight

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the national assembly is committed to ensuring the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is well funded to conduct the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday in reaction to the claim of the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) that he was slowing down the approval of the budget request for the elections.In a statement by Olu Onemola, [...]

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    Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee considering the budget for 2019 elections has met on three occasions – and all three meetings have been inconclusive.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess on July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a supplementary budget of N242 billion to be passed for the 2019 elections.Amid calls to reconvene and pass the budget, the [...]

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    Pro-Buhari group knocks Tambuwal: Your ambition a pipe dream, you’ll be rejected like Fayose

Pro-Buhari group knocks Tambuwal: Your ambition a pipe dream, you’ll be rejected like Fayose

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) says the presidential ambition of Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, will not come to fruition.It said on Saturday that the governor will be rejected in the 2019 elections if he either runs for a second term in office or takes a shot at the presidential seat.The group was reacting to the recent comments credited [...]

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    Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Buhari won’t interfere with INEC during 2019 elections, says Ojudu

Babafemi Ojudu, special adviser to the president on political matters, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2019 general election.Ojudu disclosed this while reading the president's speech at the 2018 annual Nigeria political parties summit held in Abuja on Thursday.According to him, Buhari gave an undertaking that he would ensure [...]

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    Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

Presidency sets the record straight on electoral act amendment bill

The presidency on Wednesday spoke on the "true status" of the electoral act amendment bill, maintaining that President Muhammadu Buhari has not declined assent.Garba Shehu, the president’s senior special assistant on media and publicity, said Buhari does not object the use of card readers in the 2019 elections.He described allegation suggesting otherwise as "wild and baseless".Shehu said in a statement: [...]

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    Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Osoba blames Obasanjo for downward trend of leadership in Nigeria

Olusegun Osoba, former governor of Ogun, says ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo is responsible for the decline of good leadership in the country.Osoba said this on Monday at a colloquium to celebrate the 70th birthday of Ray Ekpu, a renowned journalist and activist.Speaking on the topic 'Nigeria: The Leadership Question', Osoba said: "In 1999, I tell you, the level of governors who [...]

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    FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

FAAN cautions politicians to abide by safety rules — after ‘invasion’ of Sokoto airport

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has cautioned politicians against violating safety and security rules at the airports, particularly as the 2019 elections are approaching.The government agency gave the warning after some political supporters broke through security barriers and invaded the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport in Sokoto on Friday.Aliyu Wamakko, former governor of Sokoto, and currently a senator [...]

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    Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Enang to Saraki: We are appealing, not compelling… reconvene n’assembly

Ita Enang, senior special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on national assembly matters, is canvassing for the resumption of the national assembly.Enang said it is not a good time for lawmakers to go on break as there are pending matters that require urgent attention.Senate President Bukola Saraki had announced the recess a few days early, shortly after security operatives laid siege to the [...]

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    R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

R-APC spokesman: Buhari trying to hide the pain he’s feeling over defections

Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says the ruling party now lives in self-denial.The R-APC broke out of the larger party last month and many other prominent members of the party also defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Taunting the defectors, President Muhamadu Buhari, had on Thursday, said God will continue to fish out bad eggs [...]

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    Galadima: Wresting power from a retired general won’t be easy

Galadima: Wresting power from a retired general won’t be easy

Buba Galadima, chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), says wresting power from President Muhammadu Buhari won't be an easy task.He said as a retired army general, it will be a difficult task for his camp, but it is possible with the support of Nigerians.The R-APC, which is made up of aggrieved members of the APC, recently formed a [...]

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    Galadima, Oyinloya, Ben Obi… new coalition unveils its leaders

Galadima, Oyinloya, Ben Obi… new coalition unveils its leaders

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has inaugurated a 17—man steering committee to pilot its affairs ahead of the 2019 elections.The coalition, which is made up of some 38 political parties, also inaugurated its new secretariat in Wuse, Abuja on Thursday.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with some groups including the Reformed—All [...]

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    2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

2019 poll: Four PDP governors are working for APC, says Jibrin

Abdulmumin Jibrin, a member of the house of representatives from Kano state, says at least four governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are working with the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the 2019 election.The lawmaker said the governors, whose identities he did not disclose, have a “cross-party arrangement” with the APC.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Jibrin said: [...]

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    Shekarau, Lamido affected as FCTA orders relocation of campaign offices in Abuja

Shekarau, Lamido affected as FCTA orders relocation of campaign offices in Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has ordered all presidential aspirants and political parties with offices within the residential areas and diplomatic zones to vacate such buildings ahead of party primaries for the 2019 elections.According to The Nation, this was contained in a notice signed by Umaru Shuaib, coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC).The affected aspirants were reportedly given a [...]

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    Keyamo: Buhari’s opponents searching for funds but he has close to 1000 groups supporting him

Keyamo: Buhari’s opponents searching for funds but he has close to 1000 groups supporting him

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 campaign, says the president currently has “close to 1,000” support groups rooting for him ahead of next year's election.Writing via his Twitter handle on Saturday, Keyamo said this kind of support is unprecedented in Nigeria's recent history.The president's re-election bid is being engineered by the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) with some other [...]

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    Keyamo: PDP harvesting fake news to survive

Keyamo: PDP harvesting fake news to survive

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of “harvesting chaff and fake news” ahead of the 2019 elections.Keyamo said this while debunking a “fake news” allegedly engineered by the PDP.He said a media report circulated by the opposition party had quoted Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of of the campaign organisation, as describing [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Obasanjo: APC government intimidating judges ahead of elections

Former President Olusegun Obsanjo has accused the government of President Muhammadu Buhari of intimidating judges to do the bidding of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on election matters.Obasanjo, who has been critical of Buhari lately, also alleged that anti-graft agencies were being used to clamp down on the opposition.He spoke in Abuja during at a colloquium to mark the 70th [...]

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