Sunday, September 23, 2018

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    TheCable partners TMG for reporting of 2019 elections

TheCable partners TMG for reporting of 2019 elections

TheCable, Nigeria’s independent online newspaper, has signed a partnership agreement with the Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), a coalition of over 400 civil society organisations, for the coverage of the 2019 general election.The partnership will kick off on Saturday with the Osun governorship elections.Through the partnership, both organisations will collaborate to keep readers abreast of happenings on the field.Reporters and observers will [...]

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    How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

How they stand: The four major contenders in Osun election

Saturday's governorship election in Osun state is unique not because it goes into history as the first to be contested by 48 candidates but for the fact that unlike most two-way horse race, there are four strong candidates. Political pundits say any of these four individuals could emerge as the successor of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor.There are 1,682,495 registered voters [...]

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    Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Don’t postpone 2019 elections, Makarfi warns INEC

Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, says any attempt to postpone the 2019 general election will threaten the survival of Nigeria's democracy.Makarfi said this in reaction to the statement by Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent Electoral Commission (INEC), that the electoral body might be compelled to suspend the 2019 general election following threats of violence by some politicians.Yakubu reportedly said [...]

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    Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Mnangagwa elected Zimbabwe’s president

Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as the winner of Zimbabwe’s presidential election.The 75-year-old leader polled 50.8 percent of votes as against 44.3 percent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa.In the final result announced Friday by Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 votes while Chamisa trailed with 2,147,437 votes.The opposition has, however, rejected the outcome of the poll, accusing [...]

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    Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Ganduje: Kwankwaso’s defection won’t affect Buhari

Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, says the defection of Rabiu Kwankwaso, his predecessor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will have no effect on President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.In an interview with journalists on Saturday, Ganduje said the defection would not change the political mood in Kano state.“I want you to go and study [...]

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    Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

Losers shouldn’t resort to self-help, says Buhari as he congratulates Fayemi

President Muhammadu Buhari says the emergence of Kayode Fayemi as the winner of the Ekiti state gubernatorial election is another instance of democracy winning in Nigeria.Fayemi defeated Kolapo Olusola, the incumbent deputy governor of the state, who ran on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In his congratulatory message issued by Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, Buhari said the people [...]

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    ‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

‘Fight for your future’ — governorship candidate tells Ekiti people

Adebisi Omoyeni, a candidate of the July 14 gubernatorial election in Ekiti, has called on the people of the state to cast their votes based on the future they want.Omoyeni, who is contesting on the platform of Mega Party (MP), said this  while speaking on a programme on Progress FM, Ado Ekiti.According to him, the economic and social condition of [...]

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    Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Forget the noise, Ekiti gov election can’t be rigged, says REC

Abdulganiyu Raji, resident electoral commissioner (REC) in Ekiti, says no amount of pressure can result in the rigging of the state's governorship election.He said this on Saturday in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, while speaking at a voter education programme.Represented by the commission's public relation officer, Taiwo Gbadegesin, he said the July 14 election will be successful."INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood [...]

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    APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

APC will ‘leverage on Aregbesola’s achievements’ to win Osun guber poll

Samson Oyebode, youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Osun central, says he is confident that his party will win the September 22 gubernatorial election in the state.According to Oyebode, the "landmark achievements and monumental legacies" of the administration of Rauf Aregbesola, the incumbent governor,  will speak for the party.This, he said, would be the yardstick upon which the [...]

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    If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

If I win, I’ll tackle poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti, says Omoyeni, governorship aspirant

Adebisi Omoyeni, a former group managing director of Wema Bank Plc, has promised to tackle the poor revenue generating capacity of Ekiti if he wins the July 14 governorship election.Omoyeni, who announced that he would contest the election on the platform of the People Alliance for National Development & Liberty Party (PANDEL), blamed government's inability to pay the salary of workers [...]

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    Tweets can’t help you win elections, prof tells youth

Tweets can’t help you win elections, prof tells youth

Akinjide Osuntokun, an emeritus professor of history and international relations, has urged Nigerian youth to participate actively in politics and the electoral process.Speaking during the book reading of Aisha Osori’s ‘Love Does Not Win Elections’ organised by the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy, (ISGPP), Osuntokun said no amount of cyber presence can help youth win elections.He advised the [...]

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    Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Senator Adeleke writes PDP, declares governorship ambition

Ademola Adeleke, senator representing Osun west senatorial district, has declared his interest to contest the September 22 governorship election.Adeleke made this known in a letter he addressed to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aleleke, who has spent barely a year in the senate, replaced Isiaka, his elder brother, who died in April 2017.A few days to the election, Adeleke defected from the All [...]

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    Femi Adesina mocks ‘voodoo priests’ who asked Buhari not to run for second term

Femi Adesina mocks ‘voodoo priests’ who asked Buhari not to run for second term

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has described those who asked his principal not to seek a second term in office as "voodoo priests".Some prominent Nigerians, including ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida, had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to step down in 2019 and give the younger generation a go at the [...]

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    Okupe: Mantu is a hero… every election in this country was rigged

Okupe: Mantu is a hero… every election in this country was rigged

Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, says all elections in the history of Nigeria have been rigged, with all political parties allegedly involved in the act.Okupe said this in reaction to the confession of Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy senate president, that he helped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) rig elections in the past.His confession has sparked [...]

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    ‘You rigged elections for yourself’ — PDP disowns Mantu

‘You rigged elections for yourself’ — PDP disowns Mantu

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the claim of Ibrahim Mantu, a former deputy senate president, that he helped the party rig elections is false.During an interview on Channels Television, Mantu said on behalf of the PDP, he by bribed officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as well as security agents.But the PDP said Mantu’s claims were personal to him and has [...]

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    Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Reps: We didn’t collect bribe to change election sequence

Members of the house of representatives say they did not collect bribe to amend the electoral act.The amendment of the act, which was rejected by President Muhammadu Buhari, reordered the sequence of the election.At plenary on Wednesday, Danburam Nuhu from Kano state called the attention of his colleagues to a report where it was alleged that some of the lawmakers [...]

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