Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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    NY Times editorial ‘motivated by bias, ignorance’

NY Times editorial ‘motivated by bias, ignorance’

Ade Adefuye, Nigeria’s ambassador to the United States, has faulted the New York Times editorial alleging that President Goodluck Jonathan influenced the postponement of the general election.In an editorial titled ‘Nigeria Miserable Choices’, the revered publication expressed its belief that the president influenced the postponement in order to frustrate Muhammadu Buhari, his main rival in the election.But Adefuye expressed disappointment, saying [...]

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    Buhari’s Borno campaign rally ‘claims nine lives’

Buhari’s Borno campaign rally ‘claims nine lives’

At least nine people died in Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Monday in two separate events related to the campaign rally of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).Ahead of the rally, the state government declared a public holiday and vehicular movements were restricted because of the security situation.However, members of the civilian JTF, a local vigilante outfit, [...]

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    Soyinka: GMB most brutal dictator after Abacha

Soyinka: GMB most brutal dictator after Abacha

Wole Soyinka, a professor and Nobel Laureate, has described Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the most brutal face of military dictatorship after Sani Abacha.The revered professor, who spoke to the BBC, suggested that Nigerians are in a serious dilemma with lack of alternative.When asked about his comments about the general as a brutal devil, Soyinka [...]

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    GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

GEJ, GMB to hold joint broadcast against violence

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is working towards brokering a deal that would see President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) hold a joint broadcast condemning election violence.Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the commission, said the idea is for Jonathan and Buhari to jointly speak to Nigerians and tell them that the [...]

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    OBJ backtracks, says he never endorsed Buhari

OBJ backtracks, says he never endorsed Buhari

Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president, says he has not yet "endorsed" any candidate in the forthcoming presidential election.Speaking in the United Kingdom during the launch of ‘My Watch’, his controversial autobiography, which has been proscribed in Nigeria, he said he would let his stand on the election known when the time comes.He, however, maintained that he wishes to see Nigeria being [...]

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    Mu’azu: OBJ backing Buhari ‘the biggest surprise’

Mu’azu: OBJ backing Buhari ‘the biggest surprise’

Adamu Mu'azu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described as “biggest surprise”, the endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), by Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian president.Mu'azu lampooned Obasanjo for endorsing Buhari, saying the former president who wanted more years after being in power for the constitutional eight years was now a fanatic [...]

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    Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, says the endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari, APC’s presidential candidate, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is meaningless.Accusing Obasanjo of attempting to subvert democratic processes through his third term bid, Obanikoro urged Nigerians to disregard Obasanjo’s action.During the launch of his controversial autobiography, My Watch, in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, Obasanjo publicly threw his weight [...]

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    Democracy, Deferred: Postponed election, an embarrassment of bad choices  

Democracy, Deferred: Postponed election, an embarrassment of bad choices  

Last week, Victor, a carpenter, came to my Lagos home to fix a broken chair. I asked him whom he preferred as Nigeria’s next president: the incumbent, Goodluck Jonathan, or his challenger, Muhammadu Buhari.“I don’t have a voter’s card, but if I did, I would vote for somebody I don’t like,” he said. “I don’t like Buhari. But Jonathan is [...]

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    Obasanjo finally endorses Buhari

Obasanjo finally endorses Buhari

Olusegun Obasanjo, Nigeria’s former president, has publicly expressed support for the electioneering campaign of Muhammadu Buhari, a former military ruler and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Until now, he had not specifically endorsed Buhari despite openly criticising President Goodluck Jonathan in the last two years.Speaking at the launch of My Watch in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, Obasanjo, who served his two [...]

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Soldiers deployed to rig Ekiti gov election could have ended insurgency, says Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has accused the federal government of using the military to rig elections.Speaking late Sunday night during an interview with Al Jazeera, Buhari alleged that there was no commitment on the part of government to restore normalcy to the parts of the country under the siege of Boko Haram.“The government is not prepared [...]

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    APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

APC leaders flood Sanusi’s coronation

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led other leading officials of the party to Kano for the coronation of Muhammadu Sanusi II, 14th emir of Kano, on Saturday.Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC and several governors of the party were also in attendance.Some governors of the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Buhari: I won’t lose this time around

Buhari: I won’t lose this time around

Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says his fourth attempt in the presidential race would not end like the previous ones.Since 2003 when he commenced his democratic bid for the highest office in the country, Buhari has been emerging second.But responding to a question raised during an interview with AFP on Friday, Buhari said his chances [...]

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    Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Obasanjo absent at council of state meeting

Olusegun Obasanjo, a former Nigerian president, refused to show up at the council of state meeting holding at the presidential villa in Abuja.The meeting, which has the forthcoming general election as its main focus, is being attended  by current and former leaders, even those who have recently boycotted it.Among those in attendance are: Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives; Rotimi [...]

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    Lamido: Yes I met Amaechi, but I’m for Jonathan

Lamido: Yes I met Amaechi, but I’m for Jonathan

Sule Lamido, the governor of Jigawa, has denied the report that he is working for the opposition party ahead of the forthcoming presidential election.Lamido, who is the north-west coordinator for President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election campaign, recently held a closed-door meeting with Rotimi Amaechi, director-general of the presidential campaign of the All Progressives Congress (APC), fuelling suspicion that Lamido was working to undermine the [...]

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    Jonathan plotting to form interim govt, says APC

Jonathan plotting to form interim govt, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the Jonathan administration of plotting to throw the country into a crisis in a bid to form an interim government.At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Lai Mohammed, spokesman of the APC, also alleged that the Jonathan government was scheming to scuttle the elections through the judiciary, having failed by other means.“During [...]

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    THE QUESTION: Is Buhari scared of engaging Jonathan in a presidential debate?

THE QUESTION: Is Buhari scared of engaging Jonathan in a presidential debate?

On January 14, President Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari – the two biggest combatants in the 2015 presidential election – embraced each other publicly in a rare show of camaraderie that was commended by a public particularly concerned that heated polity was becoming overheated.Jonathan and Buhari, alongside 12 other contestants, signed a peace accord ahead of the general election, and the Nigeria Election [...]

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