Monday, July 22, 2019

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    PDP witness: An INEC official was caught with $10,000 on election day

PDP witness: An INEC official was caught with $10,000 on election day

Likita Ali, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) agent, says an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was arrested with $10,000 on the day of the presidential election.Ali said this on Tuesday while being cross-examined by Yunus Usman, counsel to INEC.The witness said he served as agent of the PDP in Lafia local government area of Nasarawa state.He said [...]

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    Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Yakasai: APC might field Tinubu or Osinbajo in 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023.Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019.On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from [...]

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    Buhari’s victory: Clerics commence 3-day praise and worship in Abuja

Buhari’s victory: Clerics commence 3-day praise and worship in Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari's victory at the election is already bridging the religious divide among Nigerians.This was evident as Christian and Islamic leaders, under the aegis of Inter-faith clerics, joined forces to celebrate the president.Buhari, running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), defeated Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the election.In recognition of the feat, [...]

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    INEC to conduct supplementary presidential poll (updated)

INEC to conduct supplementary presidential poll (updated)

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed March 9 to conduct supplementary elections in areas where the poll was cancelled last Saturday.Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voter education, said the supplementary polls will be conducted alongside the governorship and state houses of assembly elections.Okoye said the decision was reached during the commission's meeting with resident electoral [...]

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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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