Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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    ‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of discouraging Nigerians from voting in the general election with his "reckless death threat".In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, director of media and communications of the campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party, said Nigerians deserve the right to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear [...]

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    We can’t afford to pollute what we stand for, says Sowore on coalition

We can’t afford to pollute what we stand for, says Sowore on coalition

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), says his party cannot afford to pollute its ideology by joining a coalition.Sowore said this on Tuesday during a morning show on Arise Television.The presidential candidate said his colleagues from other parties have not reached out to him on the issue of coalition.On Thursday, Fela Durotoye, presidential candidate of the [...]

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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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    Sowore: With N30k minimum wage, It will take 38 years to earn a senator’s monthly pay

Sowore: With N30k minimum wage, It will take 38 years to earn a senator’s monthly pay

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of African Action Congress (AAC), says if elected into office, he would cut the jumbo pay of the national assembly members.Sowore made the pledge on Wednesday at a town hall meeting tagged 'The Candidates'. It was organised by the MacArthur Foundation in collaboration with NTA and DARIA media in Abuja."The issue of some people earning minimum [...]

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    VIDEO: ‘Abacha Loot should have been dedicated to health sector’

VIDEO: ‘Abacha Loot should have been dedicated to health sector’

Sahara Reporters, an online news website, has released a documentary titled 'Abacha Loot And the Chronicles Of Corruption in Nigeria'.The documentary talks about the controversy surrounding the repatriation of stolen funds under the regime of late Sani Abacha, most especially the looting of billions of dollars.Abacha was military president from 1993 to 1998.The documentary features Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara [...]

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    Coalition says PDP is partnering with Russia to rig presidential poll

Coalition says PDP is partnering with Russia to rig presidential poll

As the presidential election edges closer, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been accused of desperation for power.A group known as Coalition for Nigeria (CN) said this, alleging that the opposition party and Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate were plotting to hire Russian hackers to compromise the polls.Dipo Samuel, secretary-general of the group, said Atiku has already released funds to [...]

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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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    NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

NEDG: We weren’t influenced to exclude any party from presidential debate

The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) has refuted claims that it deliberately excluded some political parties from the presidential and vice presidential debates for the 2019 elections.The vice-presidential debate holds on Friday, while the presidential debate is slated for January 19, 2019.In a statement signed by Eddie Emesiri, executive secretary, NEDG, the group said both it and the Broadcasting [...]

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    HEDA honours ‘outstanding individuals’ in the fight against corruption

HEDA honours ‘outstanding individuals’ in the fight against corruption

The Human and Environmental Development Agenda (HEDA) has singled out some Nigerians it found worthy of honour.The civil society group honoured these individuals at the maiden edition of Gani Fawehinmi Impact and Integrity Awards in Lagos on Monday.According to the organisers, the award is in recognition of individuals who promote honour, integrity and who also stand tall in the crusade [...]

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    Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

Donald Duke, Sowore: We were not invited to peace accord meeting

More presidential candidates in the 2019 election have claimed they were not invited to the national peace accord meeting on Tuesday.Donald Duke of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and Omoyele Sowore of Action Alliance told TheCable that they received no invitation regarding the programme which held in Abuja.Responding to enquiries on the matter, Duke said "we did not get any invitation" [...]

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    Police shoot, arrest protesters seeking release of detained supporters of Sowore

Police shoot, arrest protesters seeking release of detained supporters of Sowore

Some supporters of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), who marched to the Area F police command in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday were shot, teargassed and arrested.The protesters had marched there to demand the release of six supporters of Sowore who were detained for “breaching Lagos signage law and removing posters of other political parties and candidates, replacing [...]

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    Saraki loses as appeal court overturns N4bn judgment against SaharaReporters

Saraki loses as appeal court overturns N4bn judgment against SaharaReporters

An appeal court in Ilorin, Kwara state, has dismissed the judgment which awarded N4 billion to Senate President Bukola Saraki in a libel suit against Sahara Reporters and Omoyele Sowore, the publisher.Saraki had accused the news medium of publishing malicious stories against him, and in in June, 2017, Sikiru Oyinloye, a judge at the Kwara state high court, who heard [...]

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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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    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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    Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Sowore picks public health expert as running mate

Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (ACC), has picked Rabiu  Rufai as his running mate.Malcom Fabiyi, director-general of the Sowore Campaign, announced this in a statement on Monday..Rufai, a medical doctor and academic who hails from Jigawa state, was pioneer dean of the school of public health at the Federal University, Dutse from 2014 to 2015, the same period [...]

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    Sowore to workers: Expect N100,000 minimum wage when I become president

Sowore to workers: Expect N100,000 minimum wage when I become president

Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant of the African Action Congress (AAC), says he will ensure civil servants in the country receive N100,000 as minimum wage from 2019, if he is elected Nigeria’s president.Speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the party in Badagry, Sowore said Nigerians were indirectly going into slavery by traveling to different countries in search of [...]

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