Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Kashamu: Why I accepted to contest Ogun guber poll

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, says the overwhelming calls by stakeholders prompted his decision to run for the state's governorship election.Kashamu emerged governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun after Adeleke Shittu reportedly withdrew from the race.In a statement on Tuesday, Kashamu said he is ready to do his best to justify the confidence reposed in him.Austin [...]

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    Jonathan: APC’s propaganda tore our economy to shreds, so we slipped into recession

Jonathan: APC’s propaganda tore our economy to shreds, so we slipped into recession

Ex-president Goodluck Jonathan says Nigeria's economy slipped into recession after he left office because the then opposition used "their malicious propaganda" to tear the country's economy into shreds.Jonathan said this in his book entitled 'My Transition Hours'.The major opposition in the build-up to the 2015 election was the All Progressives Congress (APC).The party is a merger of three political [...]

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    Keyamo: PDP supporters designed the ‘next level’ logo tweeted by Buhari

Keyamo: PDP supporters designed the ‘next level’ logo tweeted by Buhari

Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, says one of the brand logos for All Progressives  Congress (APC) "next level" campaign was designed by the opposition. While speaking via AIT on Tuesday, Keyamo dismissed the "next level" logo, which had been tweeted by the president, and retweeted by the presidency Twitter handle.He said the next level campaign logo [...]

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    Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Agbakoba: Buhari’s Next Level document is a handout… complete disaster

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says the campaign manual unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari for his 2019 re-election bid is a "complete disaster".Agbakoba said this on Tuesday while speaking during a morning show on ARISE TV.He said the president's campaign document has no "conceptual overhang" while noting that the one unveiled by Atiku Abubakar, candidate [...]

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    Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Buhari would rather lose than rig 2019 elections, says Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina says President Muhammadu Buhari would rather lose the 2019 presidential election than rig it.The presidential spokesman said this while speaking during a programme on ARISE TV on Tuesday.Commenting on concerns raised ahead of the 2019 elections, Adesina said the process will be free and fair."I'm surprised that this president has been with you for three and half years and [...]

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    PDP: Unlike Atiku, Buhari failed to offer solutions in his policy document

PDP: Unlike Atiku, Buhari failed to offer solutions in his policy document

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Nigerians are happy with the policy document unveiled by Atiku Abubakar, its presidential candidate, on Monday.The party, in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its national publicity secretary, said the document represented the quest of Nigerians for a new leadership.The PDP said the document "embodies the collective mindset, yearnings and aspirations of Nigerians".The opposition party said [...]

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    Atiku campaign fumes: Why did service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign kick-off?

Atiku campaign fumes: Why did service chiefs attend Buhari’s campaign kick-off?

Segun Sowumni, spokesman of the Atiku Abubakar campaign organisation, has condemned the presence of service chiefs at an event to showcase President Muhammadu Buhari’s achievements.The president also launched his campaign to get re-elected at the event tagged 'Next Level'. It was attended by chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Services chiefs present at the event were Gabriel Olonisakin, chief of defence [...]

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    Atiku campaign: We will make it impossible for APC to rig in 2019

Atiku campaign: We will make it impossible for APC to rig in 2019

Segun Sowunmi, spokesman of the Atiku Campaign Organisation, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will "make it impossible" for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig the 2019 elections.He said Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari by a "wide margin".Sowunmi said this on Monday in Abuja at the launch of a book entitled 'The man [...]

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    I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

I started out as a firewood-selling orphan, says Atiku as he launches presidential campaign

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he once was a firewood seller in Jada, Adamawa state.The former vice-president made this known on Monday while launching his presidential campaign via a broadcast on Facebook.“I started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in Adamawa, but God, through the Nigerian state, invested in [...]

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    Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP guber candidate — after Shittu’s ‘withdrawal’

Kashamu emerges Ogun PDP guber candidate — after Shittu’s ‘withdrawal’

Buruji Kashamu, senator representing Ogun east, is the new gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state.Adeleke Shittu, who was initially named the governorship candidate, is said to have withdrawn for the senator.Austin Oniyokor, media aide to Kashamu, said Shittu notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of his withdrawal on Friday.Oniyokor said party stakeholders agreed [...]

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    Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

Tension in Akwa Ibom as ‘thugs’ invade state assembly

The Akwa Ibom state house of assembly was on Monday invaded by suspected thugs.The suspected thugs reportedly prevented the lawmakers from gaining access into the assembly premises.The development is said to be connected with a court order declaring vacant the seat of Idongesit Ituen, member representing Itu constituency.Ituen was recently sacked as a member of the state assembly by the [...]

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    Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

Buhari has ‘written his name in gold’

The National Coalition of Patriots (NCP), a socio-political group, says ordinary Nigerians have been affected positively by the leadership style of President Muhammadu Buhari.The group said the president therefore deserves all the needed support to lead the nation to the greater heights in 2019.In a statement on Sunday, Abayomi Ariyo, national coordinator of the group, said Buhari is a candidate [...]

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    Thank God I delivered for APC, says winner of  Kwara house of reps bye-election

Thank God I delivered for APC, says winner of Kwara house of reps bye-election

Raheem Olawuyi, winner of the Kwara house of representatives bye-election, says he was able to secure victory at the polls because the All Progressives Congress (APC) believe in him.He said this on Sunday while speaking with reporters at Omu-Aran, Kwara state.Olawuyi polled 21,236 votes to defeat Saheed Alatise of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who came second with 18,095 votes.The [...]

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    ‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

‘APC sending wrong signals about 2019 polls’ — Saraki reacts to Kwara bye-election

Senate President Bukola Saraki says the "open intimidation and harassment of voters" in the Kwara house of representatives bye-election is sending a wrong signal ahead of the 2019 general election.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Raheem Ajuloopin, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the bye-election in Ekiti/Oke-Ero/ Irepodun/Isin federal constituency.He polled 21,236 votes to defeat his closest [...]

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    Atiku to kick off campaign with launch of policy document

Atiku to kick off campaign with launch of policy document

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), will kick off his campaign for the 2019 polls with a launch of his policy document.The Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation said this is in a statement on Saturday.The organisation said Abubakar will launch his policy document via a Facebook address at 12 noon on Monday.It said the PDP presidential candidate [...]

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    ‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

‘Don’t play bad politics’ — Okorocha warns Ndigbo over Atiku’s endorsement

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has asked Igbo leaders to toe the path of wisdom before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election.In a statement on Thursday, the governor advised the leaders to put aside the bad politics they played in the past which has kept the zone in political wilderness.Okorocha said this 24 hours after Atiku Abubakar, [...]

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