Friday, February 22, 2019

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    Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

Anti-corruption network asks Malami to disqualify Atiku, writes Pelosi (updated)

The World Anti-Corruption Research Network has asked the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to disallow Atiku Abubakar from contesting in Saturday's presidential election.The UK-based group in the petition dated February 20, 2019 said it is worried about Atiku’s candidacy which "poses a security risk to the country".It also wrote a petition to Nancy Patricia Pelosi, speaker of the US [...]

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    APC says PDP wants to hijack power by hook or crook

APC says PDP wants to hijack power by hook or crook

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians not to vote those who will steal from the country's treasury.In a statement on Thursday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said it is time for Nigerians to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)  which he said is desperate to hijack power by "hook or crook".Issa-Onilu said the country's resources was "privatised" during the [...]

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    APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

Eze Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), risks a jail sentence by not including the party's candidate in Rivers state on the ballot.In a statement on Thursday, Eze said INEC has no reason not to include the governorship, federal and state assembly candidates [...]

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    PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to concentrate on ending the Boko Haram insurgency instead of "dabbling into politics".In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, asked Buratai to refrain himself from acts or actions that will suggest in any way that the military has become an arm of a political party.Reacting [...]

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    APC demands arrest of PDP senator

APC demands arrest of PDP senator

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked security agencies to arrest Rafiu Ibrahim, senator representing Kwara south, over the attack on Lola Ashiru, the party’s candidate in the senatorial district.Ibrahim is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party accused him of being behind the attack which occurred in Ojoku town in Kwara south where about eight people [...]

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    Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

Understanding the army’s role in defending Nigeria’s sovereignty

BY PHILIP AGBESEI recall that a section of the polity has decided to drag the Nigerian Army into the murky water of politics for their selfish reasons. This arose from the charge given by the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces President Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigeria Army to deal ruthlessly with those who intend to snatch ballot boxes [...]

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    Buhari: PDP destroyed checks and balances in civil service

Buhari: PDP destroyed checks and balances in civil service

President Muhammadu Buhari says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ruined the civil service in its sixteen years in power.Speaking when he swore in new permanent secretaries in Abuja on Wednesday, the president said past administrations destroyed the systems of checks and balances within the civil service.He lamented that this had undermined service delivery to the citizens in the past years, [...]

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    PDP: APC plotting to use looted funds for rigging

PDP: APC plotting to use looted funds for rigging

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the federal government of releasing over "N6 billion loot" to leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as part of an alleged plot to rig the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the looted funds would be shared among APC candidates contesting for senatorial and house of representatives [...]

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    EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

EXTRA: Saraki describes APC caucus gathering as ‘Nollywood meeting’

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) national caucus meeting assembly as a "Nollywood meeting."The APC NEC had an emergency meeting on Monday over the postponement of the general election.Speaking at Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) meeting on Tuesday, Saraki said the ruling party did not want the elections to hold last Saturday.The senate president said the [...]

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    Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

The Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says it has uncovered plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the February 16 election in the state.In a statement, Augustine Ehiemere, APGA state chairman, alleged that the police arrested one Gaius on Friday with result sheets showing the ruling PDP had won in the state.He said [...]

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    We reject Buhari’s ‘licence to kill’ order, says PDP

We reject Buhari’s ‘licence to kill’ order, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of planning to derail the electoral process and throw the nation into political crisis.The PDP was reacting to a statement credited to the president's threat to those planning to hijack ballot boxes and disrupt the elections.At a meeting of APC leaders in Abuja on Monday, Buhari had said: “Anybody who decides [...]

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    CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

CUPP dares INEC, asks parties to continue campaign

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has asked its members to continue with their campaigns.Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, gave the directive in a statement on Sunday.This is contrary to what Mahmood Yakubu, national chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in Abuja on Saturday.While giving reasons for the poll shift, Yakubu said campaigns remain closed.But Ugochinyere [...]

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    INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

INEC: Campaigns are over — despite poll shift

Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says campaigns for the presidential and national assembly elections have not been extended.Yakubu spoke at a briefing with various stakeholders on Saturday including the media, representatives of political parties and election observers following postponement of the elections.The presidential and national assembly elections were postponed from February 16 till February [...]

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    PDP asks INEC chairman to resign, accuses APC of ‘grand conspiracy’

PDP asks INEC chairman to resign, accuses APC of ‘grand conspiracy’

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Mahmood Yakubu to resign as the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Speaking through Ike Abonyi, his media aide, shortly after the elections were postponed by INEC, Secondus said his party was rejecting the new dates.He said it was a "deliberate, pre-determined agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Oshiomhole: INEC believes everything PDP says

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) believes everything the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says.Speaking at a press briefing in Abuja, on Wednesday, Oshiomhole alleged that the INEC was working to the advantage of the PDP, adding that the commission has been very unfair to the ruling party.While responding to [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

PHOTOS: Buhari rounds off campaign in Katsina as Atiku ends his in Adamawa

Whatever has a beginning has an end! For President Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the journey which started in November ended on Thursday.Both men are now ready to go head to head in the election of Saturday.Buhari, who is contesting under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), ended his campaign in his home [...]

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