Saturday, January 19, 2019

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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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    Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Dogara: 2019 polls not under threat… there’s outstanding N300bn in 2018 budget

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says the 2019 polls is not under threat over the delay in the passage of budget for the polls.He said there is a N300 billion in the 2018 budget set aside to take care of contingencies like the conduct of the elections.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess in July, President [...]

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    Keyamo: Nigerians should be worried about Atiku’s credibility

Keyamo: Nigerians should be worried about Atiku’s credibility

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the reelection campaign of President Muhammadu Buhari, says Nigerians should be worried about the credibility of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In a statement on Sunday, Keyamo said Abubakar did not win the election on a free and fair basis but induced the delegates financially.He urged Nigerians to be careful in deciding who [...]

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    EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

EXTRA: Buhari wears pan-Nigerian attires again — ahead of 2019 polls

Pictures of President Muhammadu Buhari putting on attires of different ethnic groups are currently in circulation.The pictures were released after the candidacy of Buhari for the 2019 poll was affirmed at the national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Saturday.At least 7,000 delegates from 36 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) ratified Buhari’s candidacy.It [...]

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    PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

PDP convention: Saraki holds final consultation with lawmakers, David Mark seeks OBJ’s endorsement

Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention, presidential aspirants are making final arrangements to get a chance at the party's ticket.Two of the aspirants — Senate President Bukola Saraki and David Mark, his predecessor — met with key stakeholders vital to their success, on Friday night.While Saraki met with members of the national assembly in Port Harcourt, Mark [...]

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    Nigeria ‘will be lucky’ to have Moghalu as president

Nigeria ‘will be lucky’ to have Moghalu as president

Emeka Anyaoku, former secretary-general of Commonwealth , has reportedly endorsed Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the party Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections.According to Chukwuka Obi, a writer, Anyaoku said Nigeria “will be lucky” to have Moghalu as its president.Obi said the elder statesman made the comment during their interaction on a flight on Monday.A former deputy governor [...]

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    Tambuwal: Nigeria needs a leader whose decisions won’t be influenced by ethnic biases

Tambuwal: Nigeria needs a leader whose decisions won’t be influenced by ethnic biases

Aminu Tambuwal, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says he will not tackle insecurity like the Muhammadu Buhari administration if elected president.Okey Ikechukwu, spokesman of Tambuwal's campaign office, quoted the Sokoto governor as saying this during a visit to Nasarawa on Friday." will not adopt a one solution approach of the current government," Tambuwal said."I am here today to tell you that [...]

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    Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Lalong’s SSG, commissioner resign to run for office in 2019

Rufus Bature, secretary to Plateau state government, and Hitler Dadi, commissioner for special duties and intergovernmental relations, have resigned their appointments.Mark Longyen, senior special assistant to governor Simon Lalong on media, announced their resignations in a statement made available to NAN in Jos.According to the statement, the governor has approved their resignations to enable them to pursue their aspirations in [...]

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    You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

Ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has his blessings in his aspiration to become flagbrearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.Babangida said this when he hosted Tambuwal and his team at his residence in Minna, Niger state capital, on Saturday.Tambuwal defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August.He described [...]

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    Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Wike: I was offered VP slot but I rejected it

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says he is not interested in becoming the vice-president of the country.Wike said this during an interview with The Osasu Show at government house, Port Harcourt on Thursday.There have been reports that Wike is plotting to emerge running mate to whoever emerges presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).But he debunked the reports, [...]

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    2019: Presidential aspirants to debate plans for oil and gas sector

2019: Presidential aspirants to debate plans for oil and gas sector

Presidential aspirants in the 2019 elections will on Wednesday debate their plans and programmes for Nigeria's oil and gas sector.The debate being organised by OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative (OAI) will offer them the chance to talk about their capacity and readiness to handle the petroleum sector effectively.Oke Epia, executive director of OAI, said the inaugural development dialogue series (DDS) will feature [...]

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    Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Wike: Presidency, APC backing a PDP presidential aspirant

Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, says the head of a security agency is campaigning for a presidential aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The governor said this on Tuesday while addressing journalists at the government house in Port Harcourt.He, however, did not reveal the name of the security chief nor the presidential aspirant in question.He said the security chief [...]

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    PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

PDP: Dogara’s return is clear testament our issues have been resolved

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the return of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, shows that the issues which led to his exit in 2014 have been resolved.In the past weeks, prominent members of the national assembly, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, have defected to the PDP from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Dogara, however, is yet [...]

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    Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four commissioners, two special advisers quit Akeredolu’s cabinet

Four Ondo commissioners and two special advisers planning to contest for election in 2019 have resigned.Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo state governor, had earlier directed members of the state executive council who have obtained nomination forms to resign from his cabinet.The directive was contained in a circular signed by Olugbenga Ale, chief of staff to the governor.“Following preparations towards the 2019 general [...]

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    ‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

‘You have no business in Labour Party’ — NLC rejects Mimiko

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has rejected the plan of Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, to seek the Labour Party’s (LP) ticket in the 2019 presidential election.It also rejected the purported plot by Abdulkadir Abdulsalam, LP former national chairman, to adopt Mimiko as the party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2019 election.Ayuba Wabba, NLC president, made this known at [...]

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    Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has declared his bid to run for president in 2019.Mimiko said he will contest on the platform of Labour Party (LP).He made his intention known on Thursday when he visited the party's secretariat in Abuja.He said: "There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to [...]

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