Monday, September 10, 2018

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    Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Saraki: It’s the turn of north-central to produce president

Senate President Bukola Saraki says it's the turn of the north-central to produce president of the country.Saraki, who is seeking to contest the 2019 presidential election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited delegates and party executives in Benue state to seek their support.An indigene of Kwara state, the number three citizen said [...]

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    This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

This is how NOT to choose Nigeria’s next president

The race to 2019 began in 2015, but the last lap of this marathon started in 2018, with the scheming and plotting getting thicker and thicker by every passing day. Everyone wants to be president!Muhammadu Buhari, Bukola Saraki, Atiku Abubakar, Jonah Jang, Rabiu Kwankwanso, David Mark, Aminu Tambuwal, Donald Duke, Remi Sonaiya, Kingsley Moghalu, Omoyele Sowore, Fela Durotoye... by now, [...]

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    My presidency will be for the Igbo, says Bafarawa

My presidency will be for the Igbo, says Bafarawa

Attahiru Bafarawa, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has promised to give priority to the south-east if he wins in 2019.Bafarawa, a former governor of Sokoto state, said his quest to become president is not a do or die affair, but a desire to unify Nigeria.Speaking when he visited Enugu as part of his consultation to clinch [...]

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    Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ekweremadu asks Nigerians to revisit single term for president, governors

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has asked Nigerians to revisit the issue of single term for the president and governors.In a Facebook post on Wednesday, Ekweremadu said when the issue was first proposed in the seventh assembly, it did not succeed because the legislation was misunderstood.The deputy senate president said some countries in South America adopted a single term and [...]

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    Lopez Obrador elected new president of Mexico

Lopez Obrador elected new president of Mexico

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has been elected president of Mexico.Obrador received over 53 percent of the vote, more than double the total of his closest rival, according to the country's electoral commission."Today, they have recognised our victory," Obrador said after he emerged the winner.Conservative-centrist Ricardo Anaya received 22.8 percent while Jose Meade from the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) had [...]

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    Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Ohanaeze Ndigbo proposes five vice-presidents, six-year single term for president

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a pan-Igbo cultural group, has proposed a single tenure of six years for presidents in the country.The group made its position known through Chukwuma Soludo, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), at the south-east summit on restructuring Nigeria in Awka, Anambra.It suggested five vice-presidents serving at a time — one from each geo-political zone.According to [...]

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    Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Explosion rocks residence of Nwodo, president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo

There was an explosion at the residence of John Nwodo, president of of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, on Sunday.The explosion was said to have shattered some window panes and roof of a part of the house located at Ukehe town in Nsukka‎, Enugu state.Ebere Amaraizu, spokesman of the state police command, who confirmed the incident to TheCable, said [...]

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    Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female president, resigns

Gurib-Fakim, Africa’s only female president, resigns

President Ameenah Gurib-Fakim of Mauritius has resigned over a credit card scandal.Yousouf Mohamed, her lawyer, told reporters on Saturday that Gurib-Fakim submitted her resignation in “national interest”.Mohamed said the resignation would take effect on March 23.Her resignation comes after Pravind Jugnauth, the  prime minister, accused her of backtracking on a promise to quit amid allegations of misconduct.Gurib-Fakim had denied having any plans [...]

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    Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

Ibori: The nation that betrayed Ekwueme now shedding crocodile tears

James Ibori, former governor of Delta state, says late Alex Ekwueme, former vice-president, is being mourned by a nation which failed to allow him rescue it from "political and economic morass will.According to Ibori, Nigerians are "shedding crocodile tears" over the passing of Ekwueme. In a statement by Tony Eluemunor, his spokesman, Ibori said Nigeria is the biggest loser in Ekwueme's [...]

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    l offer myself to run for President in 2019, Sule Lamido writes PDP

l offer myself to run for President in 2019, Sule Lamido writes PDP

Sule Lamido, a former governor of Jigawa state, has written a letter to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to express his interest in the party’s presidential ticket in the 2019 general election.Lamido, in the letter dated October 22, shared some of his thoughts and concerns about PDP and Nigeria.He said the country’s founding fathers shared the dream of [...]

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    OBJ: Young people shouldn’t be limited… I became head of state at 39

OBJ: Young people shouldn’t be limited… I became head of state at 39

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says there should be no age limit for the position of the president.Obasanjo said this at the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church during a programme organised by the Torchbearers society in Lagos.He questioned why there is no maximum age being a president when there is a minimum age for the position.He expressed support for the call for [...]

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    Aisha returns from UK, says Buhari happy with  Osinbajo’s ‘loyalty’

Aisha returns from UK, says Buhari happy with Osinbajo’s ‘loyalty’

Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, wife of the president, says her husband thanks Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for his loyalty.She said this in a statement issued on Tuesday by Suleiman Haruna, her media aide.According to the statement, Aisha returned on Tuesday morning from the UK, where she went to visit her husband, who is on medical leave.On arrival, she conveyed the appreciation [...]

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    Rouhani re-elected as Iran’s president

Rouhani re-elected as Iran’s president

Hassan Rouhani has been re-elected president of Iran following Saturday's presidential elections.He has been congratulated by the state television.According to the near-complete results announced, Rouhani leads with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi.Although the powers of the elected president are limited by those of unelected supreme leader Ayatollah Ali [...]

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    I can’t describe my father’s love for Nigeria, says Buhari’s daughter

I can’t describe my father’s love for Nigeria, says Buhari’s daughter

Zahra Buhari-Indimi, daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, says she cannot describe the love her father has for Nigeria.She made this known in a post on her Instagram page.“The love daddy has for Nigeria and her people, I can't describe. I can never explain the depth and the passion he speaks with about our dear country,” she wrote.The 22-year-old graduate of [...]

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    An Igbo man will never be Nigeria’s president, says MASSOB

An Igbo man will never be Nigeria’s president, says MASSOB

The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) says an Igbo man will never be Nigeria's president because leaders of the ethnic group are "political slaves".Uchenna Madu, leader of the group, said this in a statement issued in Enugu on Tuesday.He also said faulted Nigeria's present political structure.‎"The Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State [...]

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    Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Obasanjo: Even if we know Buhari is sick, it’s wrong to wish him dead

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says "wicked, callous and treacherous" people were behind the reports of the death of President Muhammadu Buhari.Obasanjo said rumours of his death surfaced "almost 12 times" while in office as the country's first citizen.He advised those who do not like Buhari to wait for another election when they can register their discontent through the ballot box."If you don’t [...]

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