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    Nigeria isn’t doing well because we don’t invest in education, says Peter Obi at Onwuka’s books launch

Nigeria isn’t doing well because we don’t invest in education, says Peter Obi at Onwuka’s books launch

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    Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi: In Nigeria, nobody tells you the truth when you are in power

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 presidential election, says people in power do not get told the truth.Obi spoke on Friday as a guest speaker at the first convocation of Chrisland University, Abeokuta.Speaking on 'Creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship: A critical intersection for economic development in Africa', Obi said the challenges besetting the country are [...]

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    FACT-CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims on insecurity, economy and employment

FACT-CHECK: Verifying Peter Obi’s claims on insecurity, economy and employment

On Tuesday, Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, addressed thousands of Nigerians at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made headlines with quite a number of claims, ranging from security to the economy.TheCable ran checks to verify the claims made by Obi and here [...]

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    Peter Obi: Nigeria has more poor people than China and India combined

Peter Obi: Nigeria has more poor people than China and India combined

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says there are more poor people in Nigeria than in India and China.Obi said this at The Platform, an annual conference organised by Covenant Christian Centre in Lagos.Citing the "Stress Index", Obi said Nigeria is the most stressful country in the world.“Today, we are the most stressful country. If you read the stress index, [...]

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    Peter Obi to Ngige: Your achievements can’t stand mine

Peter Obi to Ngige: Your achievements can’t stand mine

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra state, says Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, achieved little when he governed Anambra.Obi said what Ngige achieved as governor of the state cannot be compared to his records in his eight years of leadership.The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this while reacting to comments credited to the minister [...]

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    Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Obi to INEC: You must produce the server used for elections

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must produce the server used during the general election.The commission has denied using server for the elections, explaining that it was used during Anambra and Osun governorship elections in 2018.At a programme in Osun state on Monday, Solomon Soyebi, an INEC national commissioner, [...]

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    Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Serious leaders form their cabinets within one week, Obi taunts Buhari

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the general election, says leaders who are serious do not waste time to form their cabinets.Speaking with journalists in Lagos during the weekend, Obi called on President Muhammadu Buhari to unveil his team as soon as possible.Buhari was sworn in on May 29 while the main inauguration activities took [...]

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    ‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

‘A man I defeated can’t say I am irrelevant’– Amaechi fires back at Peter Obi

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), does not have the right to say he is politically irrelevant.Speaking at an interactive forum of maritime stakeholders in Lagos, on Tuesday, Amaechi tackled Obi for attacking him over his comments on the 2023 presidency.The minister had said the Igbo had nothing to negotiate for 2023 [...]

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    Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Peter Obi didn’t suffer heart attack, says aide

Valentine Obienyem, media aide to Peter Obi, says the news making the rounds that his principal suffered heart attack is false. The vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was reportedly admitted in a hospital in Anambra state and said to be under close monitoring, with plans to fly him abroad if his condition did not improve. But in a [...]

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Obi to INEC: Collation of Rivers result opportunity to project your image

Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to ensure the will of people prevail as it resumes collation of results in Rivers state.INEC has fixed between April 2 and April 5 for the collation of results for the March 9 governorship election in the state, which was earlier suspended [...]

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    We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

We are now institutionalising thuggery, says Peter Obi on Kano rerun

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the supplementary poll that held in Kano state as a dangerous precedent for Nigeria.    In a statement on Monday, Obi said what happened in the state amounted to giving the youths licence to perpetrate violence."We are now institutionalising thuggery and rigging as process of coming into power which is [...]

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    Obi: Why we are challenging fraudulent presidential poll

Obi: Why we are challenging fraudulent presidential poll

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the presidential election as a "monumental" fraud.In a statement on Tuesday, Obi said the decision of Atiku Abubakar, PDP presidential candidate, to challenge the election result in court is in line with democratic principles.Atiku had rejected the outcome of the election which President Muhammadu Buhari won.On Monday, he [...]

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    Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi: Rigging only keeps incompetent people in office

Peter Obi, running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no country can grow with election rigging.In a statement on Sunday, Obi said rigging keeps incompetent people in office.The former governor of Anambra state said the "rigging that characterised the general election" undermines the country’s democracy.He said rigging has undermined the future of the [...]

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    Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi speaks on ‘intimidation’ of voters in Lagos

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the recently concluded election, has cautioned those trying to intimidate voters to steer clear.The former Anambra governor said this while reacting to incidents that played out in some parts of the country during the presidential and national assembly elections.In Lagos, suspected political thugs hijacked and set electoral materials on [...]

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    Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi: INEC disenfranchised over 8m registered voters in south-east

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has alleged that there were irregularities in the presidential election.Obi alleged that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) disenfranchised "over 8 million" registered voters in the region, as only 20 percent of voters south-east voters cast their votes.Addressing journalists at his Onitsha residence on Tuesday, the former governor of Anambra [...]

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    Peter Obi: Security operatives harassed me

Peter Obi: Security operatives harassed me

Peter Obi, vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he was harassed by security operatives.Obi said this shortly after voting in his ward in Agulu, Anambra state, on Saturday morning.Asked to confirm the news that some PDP chieftains were harassed and "probably whisked away" on Friday evening, Obi replied in the affirmative."Most of them were harassed including myself," [...]

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