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    Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Ezekwesili kicks off campaign, says ‘I’m the best man for the job’

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), kicked off her campaign on Sunday, saying she is the "best man for the job".She released official photographs for the campaign and challenged her rivals to “bring up their doable programmes to better the lots of citizens”.Ezekwesili insisted that none of those aspiring to the highest office in [...]

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    Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls

Ezekwesili and new generation presidential hopefuls

Even by the sheer reason of venture, the number and quality of aspirations to Nigeria’s Presidency in the 2019 elections should excite and give a sense of satisfaction that democracy is gradually taking roots in the country.Democracy is after all a mark of liberalisation of political power, the ability of every constitutionally-enabled national to aspire to rule their country regardless [...]

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    Removing fuel subsidy, amending Land Use Act… Oby Ezekwesili unveils roadmap

Removing fuel subsidy, amending Land Use Act… Oby Ezekwesili unveils roadmap

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says if elected as president, she would let go of fuel subsidy.The former vice-president of the World Bank, said this while unveiling her roadmap for 2019 in Lagos on Monday.She said the Muhammadu Buhari government has renamed oil subsidy and under-recovery and has spent N1.3 trillion on [...]

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    Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

Seven questions for Nigeria’s next Mr. or Madam President

The year 2018 is a great time to be alive. No one, in 2008, could have predicted what is happening in the world today; Donald Trump running the show in the United States, Britain breaking away from Europe, a 39-year-old winning the French presidential election. It is what it is.Nigeria has not been left out of the fireworks; in 2008, [...]

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    Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Ezekwesili: What I told IBB in Minna

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it is time to take Nigeria "out of clutches of old order".Ezekwesili, who has been an advocate of the younger generation taking over power in the country.She said that was what she told former military President Ibrahim Babangida in Minna, Niger state, during the weekend.TheCable had reported that [...]

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    Tinubu’s influence grossly overestimated, says Ezekwesili

Tinubu’s influence grossly overestimated, says Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not have control of Alimosho, the largest local government area in Lagos state.Tinubu is believed to wield much power in south-west. He worked for the election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015.But in a statement [...]

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    Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

Ezekwesili, Adesanya-Davies — the five women eyeing Buhari’s seat

President Muhammadu Buhari's seat is no doubt the most sought after in the country. 79 persons from various political parties are gunning to displace him in 2019. Five of these presidential candidates are women. Who are they and what are their antecedents? Let's find out below:EUNICE ATUEJIDEA mother of five, Eunice Atuejide is the presidential candidate of National Interest Party (NIP), [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili: It’s a shame to see Osinbajo celebrate bailouts as achievement

Oby Ezekwesili: It’s a shame to see Osinbajo celebrate bailouts as achievement

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), says it's a colossal shame to see Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo celebrate bailouts as an achievement.Speaking at the ACPN press conference in Lagos on Monday, and unveiling her party's roadmap for winning the 2019 presidential elections, Ezekwesili said Buhari's legacy is the destruction of Nigeria's wealth."Let us talk about the present [...]

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    I was a PDP minister who served the people, says Oby Ezekwesili

I was a PDP minister who served the people, says Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, says it is a fact that she was a minister under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but she served in the interest of the people and for good governance.The former minister, who holds the PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for Nigeria's litany of woes, added that all she [...]

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    ‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

‘Toughest decision of my life’ — Oby Ezekwesili joins ACPN, gets nominated for president

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, has declared to run for president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking in Abuja on Sunday, the two-time minister disclosed that she will be running on the platform of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN)."Ladies and gentlemen, it is with profound gratitude, sincere humility, and deep responsibility that I accept this [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili makes PRIO’s shortlist for 2018 Nobel Peace Prize ‘for making the world less corrupt’

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank and co-founder of Transparency International (TI), made PRIO's final shortlist for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize.PRIO is the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, whose director has the power to nominate distinguished peace advocates to the Nobel Committee for consideration.Nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize is taken from certain individuals holding positions set forth [...]

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    Oby Ezekwesili to run for president, says Tunde Bakare

Oby Ezekwesili to run for president, says Tunde Bakare

Tunde Bakare, serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, will be stepping into politics to contest for the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.Speaking at the Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS), Lagos, on Monday, the fiery preacher said the former vice-president of the World Bank will seek the highest [...]

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    Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Ezekwesili hints at running against Buhari

Oby Ezekwesili, former minister of education, has hinted at challenging President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Writing via her Twitter handle on Wednesday, Ezekwesili asked if it was already late to join the race for 2019.A former vice-president of World Bank (African region), Ezekwesili has been a strong critic of Buhari, and has at various times accused him of failing in his [...]

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    Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Ezekwesili: Buhari enjoys the trappings of being president — not the hard work that comes with it

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, says President Muhammadu Buhari enjoys the trapping of being president but shies away from the hard work that comes with the job.Reacting to Buhari’s scheduled holiday trip to London in a series of tweets, Ezekwesili said the president has not worked hard enough to earn a holiday.“Some things have become pretty obvious now. [...]

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    ‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

‘You’re void of emotional intelligence’ — Ezekwesili tackles Buhari over civil war comment

Oby Ezekwesili, a former minister of education, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari over a recent statement he made about the civil war.On Tuesday, Buhari said Nigerian soldiers were constrained to show a lot of restraint while fighting Biafrans.The war broke out in 1967 after eastern Nigeria declared “Republic of Biafra." Many people lost their lives by the time the war [...]

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    Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid: EFCC at war with DSS, there’s terrible confusion in NIA

Junaid Mohammed, a second republic lawmaker, has alleged that there is infighting between the nation's security and anti-graft agencies.He said the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is “at war” with the Department of State Services (DSS), and that there is "terrible confusion" at the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).Mohammed said this on Monday while speaking on Channels Television. President Muhammadu [...]

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