Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    2015 presidential race, Boko Haram ‘ceasefire’, Keshi’s red card… top 10 events of last week

2015 presidential race, Boko Haram ‘ceasefire’, Keshi’s red card… top 10 events of last week

The public declaration of Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential aspiration, swearing in of Ayodele Fayose as governor of Ekiti state, 'sack' of Stephen Keshi as coach of Super Eagles and announcement of ceasefire by Boko Haram were some of the prominent stories in the news last week. Here is an overview of the leading headlines. ATIKU VS BUHARI?Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari, top [...]

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    Buhari: 4 more years for PDP will ruin Nigeria

Buhari: 4 more years for PDP will ruin Nigeria

Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), believes that having the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in government in 2015 would be catastrophic for Nigeria.The former head of state spoke at a meeting of APC northern leaders and stakeholders in Kaduna on Saturday.Buhari expressed concerns about the deliberate plot by the PDP to polarise the country [...]

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    Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, has accused Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state, of distorting the truth in his comments during his declaration of interest to seek APC’s nomination for the 2015 presidential election.Buhari had accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of polarising Nigeria and mismanaging the country’s resources.“The last 16 years of PDP Government has witnessed decline in all critical sectors of [...]

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    PDP: Buhari welcome but he got his facts wrong

PDP: Buhari welcome but he got his facts wrong

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed Muhammadu Buhari to the 2015 presidential contest, describing him as a respected Nigerian.Buhari declared his intention to contest for president in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday.However, the PDP faulted the statements of the former head of state at the declaration rally, describing them as distortions and misrepresentation of [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar will fail as they did in previous presidential elections, presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said.Buhari, a retired major general and former head of state, declared his entry into the presidential race on Wednesday in Abuja.Atiku, a former vice-president, had earlier declared his interest and picked the nomination form of his party.Both are seeking the ticket [...]

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    APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including four governors, were at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday for the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari, to seek the party's nomination for the 2015 presidential election.This contrasts sharply with the declaration of his rival, Atiku Abubakar, which was not attended by any senior member of the party.At Buhari's declaration were Babatunde Fashola, governor [...]

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    Kwankwaso refuses to step down for Buhari

Kwankwaso refuses to step down for Buhari

Kano governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, will not step down for Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), TheCable has been informed.There has been tremendous pressure on Kwankwaso to step down in order to boost the chances of the former head of state, but several meetings between the supporters of both aspirants have [...]

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    Buhari to ‘heed call of Nigerians’ on Wednesday

Buhari to ‘heed call of Nigerians’ on Wednesday

Muhammadu Buhari, a former military president, will formally declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday, Jasper Azuatalam, chairman of Buhari Vanguard said in an electronic message to TheCable on Monday.In a speech on September 30, Buhari had revealed that he would run for president because of the strong urging [...]

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    Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

Tinubu, Saraki ‘back Buhari’ for APC’s ticket

National leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, will throw his weight behind Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the party's presidential ticket, TheCable understands.Former governor of Kwara state, Bukola Saraki, will also support the former head of state in the indirect primary election scheduled for December 2, having shelved his own ambition.Already, Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State [...]

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    Pressure on Kwankwaso to withdraw for Buhari

Pressure on Kwankwaso to withdraw for Buhari

Malam Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso is under pressure to step down for General Muhammadu Buhari in the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), TheCable understands.In recent times, supporters of the former head of state have been campaigning for his adoption as the consensus candidate of the party for the February 14, 2015 presidential election.However, with the party's [...]

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    Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

Buhari: 2015 elections ‘a watershed’ for Nigeria

All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said that the 2015 general elections will determine if the country is prepared for progress or not.The three-time presidential aspirant, who on Tuesday, declared the interest to give the highest office in the land another trial, made the statement in Ado-Ekiti, capital of Ekiti, while commissioning  Ekiti Parapo Square, a 12,000-seater project [...]

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    THE AFTERMATH: Adamawa loss hits Atiku hard

THE AFTERMATH: Adamawa loss hits Atiku hard

Times were when former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar was considered a political wizard ─ the indomitable strategist who knows how to win when it matters the most. The victory of President Olusegun Obasanjo in the 1999 general was attributed, in the main, to the political prowess of Atiku and he immediately looked like a president in waiting. In 2003, he played [...]

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    Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Amaechi ‘to pitch tent’ with Buhari for APC ticket

Rivers Governor Rotimi Amaechi is highly disposed to supporting Gen. Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), his political allies have told TheCable.APC's flag bearer is expected to come from the north when the primary holds later in the year.Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar and Kano Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso are also thought to be interested in the ticket.Sources [...]

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    PDP: Buhari no threat to us in 2015

PDP: Buhari no threat to us in 2015

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, poses no threat to whoever emerges its candidate for the 2015 presidential election.The party said APC's Buhari has lost three presidential elections and would lose a fourth time should he emerge the presidential candidate of the opposition party.In a statement signed by PDP spokesman on Saturday, it described as "laughable and [...]

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    Police pick team to probe attack on Buhari, cleric

Police pick team to probe attack on Buhari, cleric

Inspector-general of police, Mohammed Abubakar, has set up a high-powered team of experienced investigators to unravel the masterminds of the bomb attacks in Kaduna which killed 39 people, police spokesman, Frank Mba, has said.Former head of state and leading opposition figure, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, narrowly escaped death.Prominent Islamic cleric, Sheikh Dahiru Bauchi, was also targeted.Mba said the team of investigators, [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan calls Buhari over blast

EXCLUSIVE: Jonathan calls Buhari over blast

President Goodluck Jonathan has spoken with Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on the phone over the bomb attack that nearly claimed the life of the leading opposition figure, TheCable understands.This telephone conversation came a day after Jonathan's camp and Buhari had exchanged hot words over the impeachment proceedings against some opposition governors.In the couple of bombings in Kaduna on Wednesday which claimed [...]

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