Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Minimum wage: Duke advocates review of salaries every 10 years

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has called on the federal government to find a long-term solution to the lingering minimum wage crisis in Nigeria.In a statement on Saturday, Duke also called for a periodic review of salaries every ten years, considering variables such as inflation.Duke said the government's “fire brigade” response to the minimum wage [...]

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    2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

2019: Over 50 presidential candidates fail to disclose tax details

Donald Duke, of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are among the few presidential candidates who made public their tax record.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had posted details of 59 presidential candidates at its headquarters in Abuja.While Atiku said he paid N10.2 million as tax in three years, Duke paid N500,000 [...]

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    Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke picks Junaid Mohammed as running mate

Donald Duke, presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), has picked Junaid Mohammed as his running mate for the 2019 poll.Duke, a former governor of Cross-Rivers state, announced this via his Twitter handle.Mohammed, who trained as a medical doctor, was born in Dala, Kano state.Duke described the second republic lawmaker as a well-known academic who has been on the [...]

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    Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana to emerge SDP presidential candidate

Donald Duke defeats Jerry Gana to emerge SDP presidential candidate

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, has won the presidential ticket of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 election.The former governor was declared winner on Sunday at the party’s national convention which held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja.Abdul Isiaq, the returning officer, said Duke polled 812 votes to defeat Jerry Gana, former minister of information, who polled [...]

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    ‘You’re a serial failure’ — Imoke hits Donald Duke over Tinapa

‘You’re a serial failure’ — Imoke hits Donald Duke over Tinapa

Liyel Imoke, former governor of Cross River state, has described Donald Duke, his predecessor, as a serial failure.Imoke succeeded Duke in 2007.There has been an ongoing disagreement between the two ex-governors, with Tinapa, a multi-billion naira business resort initiated by Duke, being a bone of contention.In a recent interview, Duke said the death of the state started on May 29, [...]

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    Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke: I left PDP because the umbrella was breaking

Donald Duke, presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), says he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the "umbrella was breaking".Duke served as governor of Cross River for eight years under the platform of PDP which has umbrella as its symbol.Speaking during the inauguration of Cross River SDP secretariat in Calabar on Tuesday, the former governor said the SDP [...]

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    Donald Duke: Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and ought to remain so

Donald Duke: Homosexuality is a crime in Nigeria and ought to remain so

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, has issued a statement to clarify his position on same sex relationships.Duke, a presidential aspirant, had received backlash for a comment he made during a show anchored by Folarin Falana (Falz) and Laila Johnson-Salami.Explaining his stance on same sex relationships, Duke had said that he would not criminalise homosexuality, as long as [...]

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    You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

You can’t zone my constitutional right, Donald Duke tells PDP

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot zone his constitutional rights, stating that he has the right to aspire, win or lose the party's presidential ticket.Duke, who was governor from 1999 to 2007 says he had always wanted to be president since 2005, with the plan to solve Nigeria's productivity problem.He said [...]

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    Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Sports enthusiast chronicles Nigeria’s football history

Wieber Boer, a sports enthusiast and chief executive officer, All On, has chronicled the history of Nigerian football as a tool for nation-building in his new book.The book titled “A Story of Heroes and Epics: The History of Football in Nigeria”, was launched at Freedom Park, Lagos, on Sunday.The timing of the launch coincided with the upcoming 2018 FIFA world [...]

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    Buhari’s leadership out of tune with Nigeria’s reality, says Donald Duke

Buhari’s leadership out of tune with Nigeria’s reality, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke, a presidential aspirant, says President Muhammadu Buhari's leadership is out of tune with the country's reality.Duke, a former governor of Cross River, said this in an interview with Deutsche Welle Africa.The former governor said Buhari's government is characterised with "obvious failings".“Because I see such obvious failings. I see a leadership that is steeped in the past; that has [...]

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    Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

Fela Durotoye, Donald Duke… can a good man be king?

The kitchen is getting more populated and the heat is gradually coming on. Omoyele Sowore, founder of Sahara Reporters; Fela Durotoye, consulting guru and leadership coach; Donald Duke, former governor of Cross Rivers; Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.These men, and the usual suspects -- Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president and President Muhammadu Buhari -- will [...]

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    My presidential ambition still intact, says Donald Duke

My presidential ambition still intact, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state, says he has not backed down on his presidential ambition.Duke made the statement in a telephone interview with NAN.He said the speculations that he had dumped the aspiration were untrue, explaining that he had not officially declared for the number one seat in the country for strategic reasons.“Sometime ago, I said [...]

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    ‘We are the authentic Coalition for Nigeria’ — group claims Obasanjo copied its name

‘We are the authentic Coalition for Nigeria’ — group claims Obasanjo copied its name

A group known as the Coalition for Nigeria (CN) has accused ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo of using its name to launch the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM).On Thursday, Obasanjo unveiled the CNM in Abeokuta, Ogun state, after the movement had been launched in Abuja on Wednesday.Subsequently, Sabo Odeh, national coordinator of CN, addressed a press conference to announce that his group is [...]

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    Duke, Oyinlola in Abeokuta as Obasanjo declares membership of Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Duke, Oyinlola in Abeokuta as Obasanjo declares membership of Coalition for Nigeria Movement

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has unveiled the Coalition for Nigeria Movement in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital.TheCable had reported that the ex-president would register as a member of the movement.Accompanied by Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, and Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun state, Obasanjo filled a membership registration form at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) secretariat [...]

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    I still want to be president, says Donald Duke

I still want to be president, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke, a former governor of Cross River state, on Tuesday said he would still take a shot at the presidency if he has the opportunity.Duke spoke at a programme, 'The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders', held in Lagos.He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), he would [...]

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    Jonathan told Obasanjo in 2007 that he didn’t want to be vice-president, says Donald Duke

Jonathan told Obasanjo in 2007 that he didn’t want to be vice-president, says Donald Duke

Donald Duke, former governor of Cross River state, says former President Goodluck Jonathan told his benefactor, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, that he did not want to be vice-president in 2007.Obasanjo had, at the end of his eight-year tenure, endorsed Umaru Musa Yar'Aadua as his successor, pairing him with Jonathan who had just been elected PDP governorship candidate in Bayelsa state.Yar'Adua, who was [...]

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