Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

Niger Delta Avengers endorse Atiku

The Niger Delta Avengers, a militant group, has adopted Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as its candidate in the February 16 election.In a statement by Mudoch Agbinino, its spokesman, the avengers criticised the adoption of Buhari by other militant groups in the region.They also warned the international community and multinational corporations in the region to [...]

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    Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

Peace accord sent a strong message to Nigerians, says EU

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) says the final peace accord signed by presidential candidates ahead of the February 16 election is a "very strong message" to Nigerians.Maria Arena, chief observer, EU EOM, said this while speaking with state house correspondents, after she led the mission to a private meeting with Vice-President Yemi Osinabjo on Thursday in Abuja.She [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

A letter Brain Ballard, a top US lobbyist, purportedly wrote to Senate President Bukola Saraki, predicting the loss of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in circulation.Saraki is the director general of the campaign of Atiku.In the letter dated February 5, the firm of allegedly said its survey on the presidential election demonstrated that [...]

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    I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

I’m moved to tears, says Atiku after widespread endorsement

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he will promote an inclusive government if elected.Atiku said this on Sunday while reacting to his endorsement by leaders of five top socio-cultural organisations in the country, on Sunday.The organisations, the Pan Niger Delta Forum (PANDEF), Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF), Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Afenifere and Middle Belt Forum (MBF), said [...]

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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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    IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

IPOB fixes Biafra referendum on presidential election day

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it will conduct a referendum for a sovereign state of Biafra on February 16.Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, made the announcement in a statement issued on Monday.The presidential and national assembly elections are scheduled to hold on the same date.Powerful said Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader, is currently in London where he will be discussing [...]

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    PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

PDP exists only on social media, says Keyamo

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has its existence only on Twitter and Whatsapp.He said this in reaction to a statement by the PDP, accusing the ruling APC of "killing democracy"  by fielding Buhari as its only presidential candidate.But Keyamo replied that the APC was not doomed but rather, the PDP [...]

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    Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Mimiko joins 2019 presidential race, says ‘every patriot must stand up to be counted’

Olusegun Mimiko, former governor of Ondo state, has declared his bid to run for president in 2019.Mimiko said he will contest on the platform of Labour Party (LP).He made his intention known on Thursday when he visited the party's secretariat in Abuja.He said: "There comes a moment in the life of a nation when every patriot must stand up to [...]

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    2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

2019: David Mark ‘most likely’ to run for president

Former Senate President David Mark is “most likely” to run for president in 2019, his spokesman has said.If interested in the position, Mark would run under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Paul Mumeh, his media aide, told TheCable on Monday that the former number three citizen is likely joining the race soon.He currently represents Benue south in the [...]

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    2019: Dankwambo joins Atiku, Makarfi in race for PDP presidential ticket

2019: Dankwambo joins Atiku, Makarfi in race for PDP presidential ticket

Ibrahim Dankwambo, governor of Gombe state, has declared his intention to contest in the 2019 presidential election.Dankwambo made the announcement via his Twitter handle on Saturday.The governor said his decision to run for the highest office in the country followed widespread consultations with party members and Nigerians.The governor tweeted: “After wide consultations with party members & Nigerians of diverse backgrounds, [...]

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    Sule Lamido: PDP made me everything I am — I want to pay back by running for president

Sule Lamido: PDP made me everything I am — I want to pay back by running for president

Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa, says he owes "everything" to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Lamido said this in Abakaliki, Ebonyi state capital, when he led his campaign team on a courtesy visit to governor David Umahi.The former governor said he would accept the PDP's decision on its torchbearer for the 2019 presidential election, saying he was not desperate for [...]

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    Private letter to Kenyatta

Private letter to Kenyatta

Mr. President,I can imagine your disappointment last week after the ruling of the Supreme Court declaring your election null and void.Four out of six justices nullified an election in which 10.6 million or 54 percent voted for you as their choice, each Justice assuming the equivalent or more of 2.6 million Kenyan votes. This can only make sense in the [...]

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    Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Kagame victory expected as Rwandans vote in presidential election

Rwandan voters queued in long lines on Friday to cast their ballots in a presidential election that incumbent president Paul Kagame is expected to win by a landslide after 17 years in power.Kagame has won international plaudits for presiding over a peaceful and rapid economic recovery in the tiny central African nation since the 1994 genocide, when an estimated 800,000 [...]

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    Will the cartel win again in Kenya?

Will the cartel win again in Kenya?

My first encounter with Tuesday’s general election in Kenya happened one month ago.On July 5, Premium Times shared a video of a debate by four contestants for the Nairobi governorship election hosted by KTN and Daystar University.It was not a debate. It was a bareknuckle encounter, a verbal brawl between independent candidate, Miguna Miguna, and the rest.Miguna, a lawyer and [...]

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    Iranians vote in presidential election

Iranians vote in presidential election

Iran’s presidential election began on Friday morning at 8:00am local time (0330 GMT) as the country's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei cast his vote.Khamenei urged the Iranians to go to the polling stations for the vote at the earliest time.The election of the president is important in the Islamic republic and the people should take note of this point, Khamenei [...]

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    Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Emmanuel Macron emerges France’s youngest president

Pro-European candidate Emmanuel Macron, 39, has won the French presidential election by a large margin, winning between 65 and 66 per cent of the vote, according to French media projections.Macron easily beat far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen after a bitter contest pitting his pro-EU liberal platform against her calls for France to close its borders and pull out [...]

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