2019 general election

Atiku free to apply for US visa, says Gbenga Daniel
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Atiku free to apply for US visa, says Gbenga Daniel

[FILE PHOTO] Former Anambra State governor Peter Obi, former Nigerian vice president and the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar and the director-general of his campaign organisation and former governor of Ogun State Gbenga Daniel on Friday, October 12, 2018. PHOTO: ATIKU CAMPAIGN ORGANISATION Director General […]

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Atiku denies owning online grant scheme

Former Nigeria vice president and presidential candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) has denied owning an online financial grant scheme. The scheme named ‘Atiku Grant Disbursement Programme’ operated as a Ponzi scheme where individuals were being asked to contribute some amount of money and get an increment after a […]

Atiku promises women, youths 40% inclusion in government
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Atiku promises women, youths 40% inclusion in government

Atiku Abubakar of PDP Nigeria’s former vice-president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku, has promised that not less than 40% of his cabinet will be made of Nigerian youths and women if elected president in the 2019 general elections. Atiku, who is contesting the office […]

Sowore, Moghalu clash over minimum wage for workers
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Sowore, Moghalu clash over minimum wage for workers

The presidential candidates of African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore, and Young Progressives Party (YPP), Kingsley Moghalu, on Friday morning attacked each other over plans for the national minimum wage for Nigerian workers. Currently, Nigeria’s minimum wage is N18,000. The government and organised labour are discussing the possibility of increasing […]

Why I forgave, endorsed Atiku for president – Obasanjo
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Why I forgave, endorsed Atiku for president – Obasanjo

Former vice president Abubakar Atiku, former president Olusegun Obasanjo, PDP national chairman Uche Secondus in Ota, Ogun state Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo said his faith as a Christian does not allow him to keep grudges against Atiku Abubakar, especially when he himself asks God for forgiveness daily. Obasanjo whom […]

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Obasanjo endorses Atiku for president

Former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has forgiven his former vice-president Abubakar Atiku for some grievances he has against him while in office. He also endorsed Atiku as his candidate choice for the presidency in next year’s general election. Obasanjo, earlier, often criticised his former vice and […]

Political zoning produced mediocre leaders in Nigeria, says Donald Duke
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Political zoning produced mediocre leaders in Nigeria, says Donald Duke

A presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has faulted regional zoning of political offices in Nigeria, stating that it has only put mediocre leaders in power since adoption. Regional zoning is a popular perception in the Nigerian political space which mandates a rotation of political offices […]

Shehu Sani predicts Buhari’s re-election despite some ‘failures’
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Shehu Sani predicts Buhari’s re-election despite some ‘failures’

Senator Shehu Sani Nigerian lawmaker, senator Shehu Sani, has predicted victory for president Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s general elections despite “failure” in certain areas. The senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district said this on a Channels Television programme, Politics Today. Sani said some achievements recorded by the president will […]

I’m contesting to rescue Delta from death, says Utomi
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I’m contesting to rescue Delta from death, says Utomi

Prof. Pat Utomi An aspirant of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State governorship race, Prof. Patrick Utomi, said his intent to run for office was to rescue the people living in the current state “worse than death” Utomi, who was once a presidential aspirant in 2011 under […]

APC adopts Buhari as presidential candidate
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APC adopts Buhari as presidential candidate

President Buhari Although the primary elections of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) were yet to hold, the party has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari presidential candidate for next year’s general election. The presidential primary is scheduled to hold on September 20. National Secretary of the APC, Maimala Buni, said any […]

PDP almost turned Nigeria to one-party state, says Oshiomole
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PDP almost turned Nigeria to one-party state, says Oshiomole

President Muhammadu Buhari receiving former Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomole at the State House, Abuja… PHOTO: PHILIP OJISUA <br /> National chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole said Nigeria was on the verge of becoming a one-party country under previous administrations of the opposition Peoples Democratic […]

Zamfara governor Yari declares to run for Senate
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Zamfara governor Yari declares to run for Senate

Gov. Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara, the Chairman of NGF Zamfara state governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari Monday declared his intention to contest for a seat at the Nigerian Senate in next year’s general elections. The governor will seek to unseat Ahmad Sani Yarima, also a former governor of Zamfara, who is […]

Jailed APC senator seeks re-election
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Jailed APC senator seeks re-election

Nigerian senator jailed for fraud and money laundering has reportedly purchased the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination and expression of interest form to seek re-election. Joshua Dariye, a former governor of Plateau State, is currently serving 14 years jail term at Kuje prisons, Abuja after found guilty of money […]

1.38 million PVCs uncollected in Lagos – INEC
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1.38 million PVCs uncollected in Lagos – INEC

[File] PVC The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lagos State said about 1.38 million Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) were yet to be collected in the state. Lagos State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Sam Olumekun gave the figure in an interview with journalists in Lagos. “We still have about 1.38 […]

Nigerian media using fake news against Buhari – Minister
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Nigerian media using fake news against Buhari – Minister

President Buhari Nigeria’s minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed on Thursday accused media houses of denigrating the country under president Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu earlier this week accused the media of being bias in conflict reporting. “To my disappointment, the members of the press in Nigeria do not make […]

Buhari to pay N45 million as APC begins sales of election forms
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Buhari to pay N45 million as APC begins sales of election forms

[File] Buhari's return after holiday in London. Photo/Twitter/ NGRPresident Nigeria’s president Muhammadu Buhari will pay 45 million naira to purchase the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) nomination form to contest re-election into office. The APC announced it commenced sales of forms for all its elective offices, as well as a […]

No rift between Tinubu, Ambode – top Lagos govt official
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No rift between Tinubu, Ambode – top Lagos govt official

National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu (left); APC Lagos Chairman, Tunde Balogun and Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, during the stakeholders’ meeting at the party’s secretariat in Lagos… yesterday. As the 2019 general elections approach, there have been strong speculations that the national leader of the […]

We didn’t make voter registration difficult, says INEC
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We didn’t make voter registration difficult, says INEC

Yakubu Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday refuted claims that it did make registration for the Permanent Voter’s Card difficult for eligible voters. INEC started voter’s card registration on April 27 2017, slated to close April 17 2018, but extended registration for an extra two weeks including weekends […]

Nigerian youths begged me to run for president, says Saraki
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Nigerian youths begged me to run for president, says Saraki

Senate president Bukola Saraki. Nigerian senate president and presidential hopeful Bukola Saraki said pleas from Nigerian youths spurred his decision to run for the office of president in next year’s general elections. Saraki declared to run for president on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) during a public […]