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    Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Falana apologises to Moghalu over ‘defection’ claim

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has apologised over his claim that Kingsley Moghalu, former presidential candidate of the Young Peoples Party (YPP), accepted an appointment from the current administration.In a statement on Tuesday, Falana said it was a case of mistaken identity.While speaking at a Felabration, a programme in honour of Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the senior lawyer was [...]

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    ‘Leave CBN alone’ — Moghalu rejects Buhari’s directive on food importation

‘Leave CBN alone’ — Moghalu rejects Buhari’s directive on food importation

Kingsley Moghalu, former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over his directive to the apex bank to halt foreign exchange for food importation.The president had told the apex bank not to give a cent to anybody to import food into the country, saying by so doing, there would be steady improvement in [...]

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    Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Moghalu: Selfishness of political class is major cause of poverty in the north

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 elections, has accused northern elite of failing to address poverty in the region.Speaking on Sunday at the Ra'ayi Initiative for Human Development (RIHD) annual lecture in Kano, Moghalu wondered why the region remains "the headquarters of poverty in Nigeria" despite producing most of Nigeria's leaders.He said rather [...]

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    Moghalu: Ganduje bastardised Sanusi’s throne to quash independent voice

Moghalu: Ganduje bastardised Sanusi’s throne to quash independent voice

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the 2019 election, says Abdullahi Ganduje, governor of Kano state, bastardised the throne of Muhammadu Sanusi, emir of Kano, for political reasons.Speaking at the Sikiru Kayode Adetona third annual professorial chair lecture, held on Friday at Ijebu-Ode, Ogun state, Moghalu said traditional rulers ought to be selected by the [...]

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    Moghalu: Our votes were stolen but we won’t go to court

Moghalu: Our votes were stolen but we won’t go to court

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party (YPP), has alleged that his party's votes were stolen, suppressed and diverted during the February 23 election.Speaking with The Interview, an online news platform, Moghalu said he had credible indications of the electoral fraud.According to the result announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Moghalu polled 21,886 votes.The YPP presidential [...]

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    ‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

‘Akwa Ibom under siege’ — group raises the alarm

The Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement (AILM) has raised alarm following reports of influx of armed political thugs and deployment of more regular security forces into the state, two days to the governorship and state house of assembly elections.Addressing reporters in Uyo, the state capital, on Thursday, Emmanuel Sam, leader of AILM, decried the alleged importation of suspected armed militants from Edo [...]

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Moghalu insists he’ll be sworn in as next president, likens self to Trump

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says he will be sworn in as the next president of Nigeria.He said he is very confident that he will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Saturday’s presidential election.Moghalu said this on Thursday when he featured [...]

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    Soyinka endorses Moghalu — after rejecting Buhari, Atiku

Soyinka endorses Moghalu — after rejecting Buhari, Atiku

Wole Soyinka, foremost playwright, says he and Citizen Forum, a group convened by him, are supporting the bid of Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of Young Progressive Party (YPP).Soyinka said this in a statement on Friday.The development is coming days after the scholar said he would not support either President Muhammadu Buhari or Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Ooni of Ife asks Moghalu to ‘fire on’

Ooni of Ife asks Moghalu to ‘fire on’

Adeyeye Ogunwusi, ooni of Ife, has asked Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), to "fire on".According to Jide Akintunde, spokesman of YPP presidential campaign council, the ooni said this when he received Moghalu at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun state, on Friday.Moghalu was at the palace to pay homage to the monarch. The visit was part of [...]

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    I’m open to coalition, says Durotoye after Oby exits presidential race

I’m open to coalition, says Durotoye after Oby exits presidential race

Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), says he is ready to withdraw from the race for a consensus candidate.In an Instagram post on Thursday, Durotoye said he is ready to support either of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), and Kingsley Moghalu, Young Progressive Party (YPP), to win the presidential elections "for [...]

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    ‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

‘Just five minutes distance from Aso Rock’ — Twitter reactions to Buhari’s absence at presidential debate

The absence of President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential debate did not come as a surprise to some yet the comments poured in from different angles.Citing Buhari's absence, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made a last-minute decision to withdraw from the exercise.It ended up being between Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Peoples Party (YPP),  Fela Durotoye of [...]

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    I’ve spent N200m of my personal money to run for president, says Moghalu

I’ve spent N200m of my personal money to run for president, says Moghalu

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), says he has spent over N200 million of his "personal money" on the bid to emerge Nigeria's president.He said his party will fund its campaign through voluntary contributions of its members and the public, adding that he does not have a political godfather."I joined politics to run for the presidency [...]

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    Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Moghalu: It’s fake news to portray Buhari and Atiku as only presidential candidates

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has kicked against the "false narrative" that there are only two candidates for the presidential election.He said it is fake news to portray President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as the two contenders for the February 16 poll.Moghalu made the remark on Wednesday while speaking at the fake [...]

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    Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Moghalu tackles Osinbajo, asks Nigerians to reject tribalism

Kingsley Moghalu, presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of  making "disappointing appeal to tribalism".He said this while reacting to Osinbajo's comment that the people of the south-west should vote the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 so that power can return to the region in 2023.The presidential candidate said he least expected such from [...]

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    Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

Sowore campaign asks Moghalu, Ezekwesili to boycott presidential debate

The campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC) has asked Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu and Fela Durotoye to boycott the presidential debate slated for January 19, 2019.Ezekwesili is the presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN); Moghalu is the candidate of Young Progressives Party (YPP) and Durotoye is of the Alliance for New Nigeria [...]

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    Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

Here is what the Nigerian voter really wants!

What does the average Nigerian voting adult want? Nothing? Absolutely nothing?Over the past few months, many friends and colleagues have asked me questions like: "Who are we voting for?" "Who will win the 2019 election?" " Who are we supporting?" My answers have varied from question to question to question. To the first, I say, "I don't know. Who do [...]

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