Thursday, September 20, 2018

Tag "2019 polls"

    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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    2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

Former Senate President David Mark is “most likely” to run for president in 2019, his spokesman has said.If interested in the position, Mark would run under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Paul Mumeh, his media aide, told TheCable on Monday that the former number three citizen is likely joining the race soon.He currently represents Benue south in the [...]

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    APC: PDP has conceded defeat before 2019 polls

APC: PDP has conceded defeat before 2019 polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat before 2019.The ruling party said this in response to PDP's comment on its adoption of direct primary in picking candidates for elective positions in the next general election.The PDP had accused the APC of plotting to use direct primary to rig in President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it never adopted indirect primary for all elective positions but for the presidential election.Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, had told journalists that the decision to adopt indirect primary was reached during the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is [...]

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    Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to review the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.The national assembly joint committee had adopted N143 billion for the polls out of the total N189 billion as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, had said the president requested the [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi discloses intention to govern Kwara

Bolaji Abdullahi, former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has disclosed his interest in the governorship seat of Kwara state.Abdullahi made his intention known when family and friends visited him to celebrate Sallah at his residence in Illorin, on Thursday.The former minister said he is seeking to be governor to make a difference in Kwara.He said it is [...]

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    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails to appropriate funds for that purpose.President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the federal lawmakers to approve N242 billion for the polls shortly before they embarked on their annual recess on July [...]

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    INEC chairman: Nothing should lead to postponement of 2019 polls

INEC chairman: Nothing should lead to postponement of 2019 polls

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says  no condition should warrant the postponement of the 2019 elections.Yakubu said this on Friday while responding to Aso Rock correspondents who asked if the delay in the passage of the commission's budget could lead to the postponement of the exercise.The INEC chairman said under his leadership, the commission has [...]

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