Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Tag "2019 elections"

    Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Moghalu on anti-Buhari coalition: Nigerians need paradigm shift — not regrouping of old career politicians

Kingsley Moghalu, a presidential aspirant of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says what Nigerians need is a generational shift in governance and not allegiance to “same old career politicians”.Moghalu said this while reacting to the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and 37 political parties.The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a breakaway faction of the [...]

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    Politicians, blood oath and 2019

Politicians, blood oath and 2019

South African poet, Mazisi Raymond Fakazi Mngoni Kunene (1930-2006) and his Nigerian counterpart, Gabriel Imomotime Okara, in their respective works, have demonstrated how difficult it is for an African – no matter his embrace of modernity and religious values of the west and east – to divorce himself from the hubris of occultism, black magic and blood oath which form [...]

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    SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

SGF to Igbo: Your vote for Buhari will determine when you’ll produce a president

Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says the chances of Igbo clinching the presidential seat would depend on the vote the region turns in for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Since the return of democracy in 1999, Nigeria is yet to have a president of Igbo extraction.Addressing the crowd at the All Progressives Congress (APC) south-east mega [...]

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    CMC Connect launches ‘political projects’ ahead of 2019 elections

CMC Connect launches ‘political projects’ ahead of 2019 elections

CMC Connect Limited, a communications group in Nigeria, has launched two political products ahead of the 2019 general election.The services launched by Connect Intelligence and i-Octane Digital PR, two of its subsidiaries are “Political Market Research” and “Political Online Reputation Management (Political ORM)”.The group announced the launch at an interactive session which held in its office during the week.Speaking at the [...]

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    Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Jonathan: PDP is coming back in 2019

Former President Goodluck Jonathan says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is getting stronger and poised to take over power come 2019.Jonathan said this on Wednesday when he hosted Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, in his house in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital.Jonathan, who lost to President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2015 is optimistic that his party is now in a better position to [...]

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    Lai: 2019 elections likely to be the least expensive for APC because we’ve delivered

Lai: 2019 elections likely to be the least expensive for APC because we’ve delivered

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the 2019 elections will probably be the least expensive elections for the All Progressives Congress (APC).Lai told TheCable that his party has performed and would go on to win the elections without having to spend so much.Speaking on how the APC intends to fund the 2019 national elections, and control how much [...]

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    2019: Ask whoever approaches you for thuggery to take the lead, Sultan tells youth

2019: Ask whoever approaches you for thuggery to take the lead, Sultan tells youth

Sa’ad Abubakar III, sultan of Sokoto, has urged the youth not to allow politicians use them for thuggery ahead of the 2019 elections.Abubakar, who was speaking in his palace in Sokoto, also urged Nigerians to resist attempts by politicians to divide them while campaigning for votes.“As we are approaching the political era, it is our hope that politicians in the [...]

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    Wike: FG plotting to frame me ahead of 2019 elections

Wike: FG plotting to frame me ahead of 2019 elections

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, has alleged that the federal government is plotting to set him up for arms trafficking.Speaking on Sunday during a thanksgiving service in honour of Azubuike Nmerukini, chairman of the state local government service commission, the governor claimed that the All Progressive Congress (APC) is in talks with a Lebanese national who has been asked [...]

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    Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

Aristo and rage of the kitchen knife

There is really a huge lure to comment on the political today. President Muhammadu Buhari has just given a national broadcast that provokes several questions; ex-Taraba governor, Jolly Nyame was, during the week, sentenced to 14 years imprisonment; Buhari assented the Not Too Young To Run Bill, among many other issues. Unless we want to fool ourselves, political issues drive [...]

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    Nigeria: Forecasts for the next 12 months

Nigeria: Forecasts for the next 12 months

The trip to the grotto was smooth, except that there were rainstorms and windstorms followed by lightning during a downpour. I set out 6pm on Thursday, May 31, and, shortly before midnight, I was sitting by the cave, waiting to hear from the ORACLE. My mission? Last week, this column promised to consult HER and make forecasts about events that [...]

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    PDP knocks Buhari for asking youth not to contest against him in 2019

PDP knocks Buhari for asking youth not to contest against him in 2019

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari's comment that the country's youth should postpone their political ambition until after the 2019 elections. The party said the statement shows the president is not in support of the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ bill.While signing the bill into law on Thursday, Buhari had told the youth: “Please, can I ask [...]

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    Magu: EFCC ready to assist banks on verge of collapse

Magu: EFCC ready to assist banks on verge of collapse

Ibrahim Magu, acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), says a number of Nigerian banks are on the brink of collapse due to huge debts owed by "unscrupulous customers".Magu spoke on Thursday at an interactive session with the Association of Chief Compliance Officers of Banks in Nigeria.In a statement released by Wilson Uwujaren, EFCC spokesman, Magu said [...]

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    Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Anglican primate describes act of blaming past governments as ‘moral evil’

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), has warned leaders against shifting blame to others after being elected into power.He said it is "moral evil" for an elected public servant to blame past administrations for challenges being experienced by Nigerians, rather than improve the lives of the citizens.Okoh said this on Sunday in his presidential address to [...]

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    Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

Abacha built roads, Obasanjo couldn’t provide power — six things Buhari said at Aso Rock meeting

As preparations for the 2019 elections continue to gather momentum politicians have been holding strategic meetings. On Monday, former President Olusegun Obasanjo travelled to Ondo to meet Afenifere leaders.On Tuesday, President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking reelection, hosted the Buhari Support Organisation (BSO) at the presidential villa. The president who has hardly made negative comments about Obasanjo took a swipe [...]

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    Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders agree on united force to ‘repair’ Nigeria

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday met with leaders of Afenifere ahead of the 2019 presidential election.At the meeting, the two parties agreed to join hands together and present a “united force” that will “rescue” Nigeria from its current state.The meeting held at the residence of Reuben Fasoranti, Afenifere leader, in Akure, Ondo state capital.Obasanjo said it could be “disastrous” [...]

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    Obasanjo’s coalition finally fuses into ADC

Obasanjo’s coalition finally fuses into ADC

The Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) has fused into African Democratic Congress (ADC), less than four months after it was formed.Olagunsoye Oyinlola, co-convener of the movement and a former governor of Osun state, announced this at a press conference on Thursday, after dumping the All Progressives Congress (APC).Former president Olusegun Obasanjo proposed the movement as a non-partisan one that will “redeem” Nigeria [...]

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