Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Galadima: Buhari will not be Nigeria’s president by May 29

Buba Galadima, a spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign organisation, says Muhammadu Buhari will not be Nigeria's president come May 29.Galadima said this while speaking on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, on Wednesday.He made the comment in reaction to a statement by Ayo Arise, a former Ekiti senator, who said the president has integrity.But the PDP [...]

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    2019: I’ll give opposition opportunities I was not given in the past, says Buhari

2019: I’ll give opposition opportunities I was not given in the past, says Buhari

Ahead of the 2019 elections, President Muhammadu Buhari says he will give the opposition party opportunities he never had in the past.Buhari said this when he received a delegation from the US' International Republican and National Democratic Institute at the presidential villa on Monday.He promised to ensure a level playing field for all contestants into various political offices in the [...]

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    NLC: Minimum wage will determine workers’ voting pattern

NLC: Minimum wage will determine workers’ voting pattern

Peter Ozo-Eson, secretary of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), says the national minimum wage will determine the voting pattern of Nigerian workers in the 2019 elections.Ozo-Eson said this in an interview with NAN on Wednesday.He wondered the reason for "the delay" by President Muhammadu Buhari to transmit an executive bill on the agreed N30,000 minimum wage to the national assembly [...]

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    Atiku: Best years of Nigeria were witnessed under PDP

Atiku: Best years of Nigeria were witnessed under PDP

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigeria had its best years when the PDP was in power.Speaking at the party's presidential campaign for north-central zone, Abubakar said Nigerians are witnesses to the failure of the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to deliver its campaign promises and the time [...]

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    Ezekwesili promises 24 hours electricity if voted into power

Ezekwesili promises 24 hours electricity if voted into power

Obiageli Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has promised to provide uninterrupted power supply if she wins in 2019.In a statement on Sunday, Ezekwesili said her vision is to provide affordable and uninterrupted power supply to all Nigerian towns and cities.She said the electricity industry would be developed to employ more youths."From 1999 till date, all [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    CAN to Buhari: APC becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians

CAN to Buhari: APC becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians

The Christian Association of Nigeria says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is becoming a safe haven for corrupt politicians.CAN said this during a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja on Friday.The visit was led by Samson Ayodele, president of CAN.The Christian body said Buhari must clear the negative impression that the anti-corruption war was targeted at people [...]

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    INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

INEC chairman to Nigerians: We won’t disappoint you in 2019

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission will not fail Nigerians in the 2019 general election.Yakubu said this at the 6th anniversary lecture and investiture into the Realnews hall of fame held in Lagos on Thursday.He said the commission is not unaware of the "tough task" ahead but determined to leave no stone unturned to [...]

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    Senate cuts N35bn from education, power ministries’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

Senate cuts N35bn from education, power ministries’ budgets to fund 2019 polls

The senate on Wednesday reconsidered its approval of virement and supplementary budget for the conduct of 2019 elections budget solely from the service wide votes.The upper legislative chamber resolved that contrary to the earlier resolution, the budget of N242.2billion would be funded from service wide votes and 30 ministries, agencies and departments(MDAs)The resolution followed a motion by Danjuma Goje, chairman [...]

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    2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The amount requested by the president for the election is N242 billion.In July, Buhari had asked the lawmakers [...]

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    Atiku: Buhari’s cows are always 150… he has never run a successful business

Atiku: Buhari’s cows are always 150… he has never run a successful business

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has taken a jab at President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he has never run a successful business in his life.In a statement from his media office on Tuesday, Abubakar said the free and fair presidential primary conducted by the PDP has left the APC in a "state of panic and confusion".He [...]

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    Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

Magnus Abe: I want to be Rivers governor, nobody can deny me my right

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    Yahaya Bello ‘runs to’ Buhari over flood in 10 Kogi LGAs

Yahaya Bello ‘runs to’ Buhari over flood in 10 Kogi LGAs

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Monday over the flood problem in the state.The governor disclosed this to state house correspondents after a private meeting with the president.He said over 10 local government areas that have been sacked by the flood.While appreciating the efforts of the National Emergency Management Agency [...]

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    NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

NSA: Security agencies will be held responsible for infractions during elections

Babagana Monguno, national security adviser (NSA), says security agencies would be held responsible for any infraction committed during the general election.Monguno said this during a meeting with security chiefs in Abuja on Tuesday.He said forthcoming elections have to be conducted in a way that will portray Nigeria in a positive light, adding that excuses will not be tolerated for misdemeanor in the [...]

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    Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, says his priority if elected Nigeria's president will be to fight corruption.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Jang said he is the best candidate to pick the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019.He added that his experience as a retired military general would be used to tackle the [...]

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    You are hallucinating, APC replies PDP on defection of six governors

You are hallucinating, APC replies PDP on defection of six governors

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chosen to hide behind lies in the face of imminent defeat at the 2019 polls.The ruling party said this in response to the statement of Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, that six APC governors and some members of the national assembly have concluded plans to join the opposition [...]

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