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Full text of the speech delivered by President Buhari in Ebonyi State

Full text of the speech delivered by President Buhari in Ebonyi State

Yesterday, President Buhari paid a state visit to Ebonyi State where he commisioned projects and was honoured with a chieftancy title; Enyioma 1 of Ebonyi and Ochioha Ndi Igbo 1. Below is the full text of the speech he delivered at the Abakaliki township Stadium. PROTOCOLS: I am delighted to be in Abakiliki today to interact with the good people ...

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Enugu LG poll: 37 political parties endorse outcome of elections

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Thirty-seven out of the 40 registered political parties in Enugu State have unanimously adjudged last Saturday’s Local Government Elections in the state as free, fair and credible and in conformity with the minimum requirements of international best practices. Addressing a press conference in Enugu, the political parties in a statement signed by their state chairmen, which was read by the ...

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‘Igbos will vote massively for President Buhari in 2019’ ex-Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu predicts

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A former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, says Igbos will vote massively for President Buhari in the 2019 election. Kalu said this when he appeared as a guest on Arise TV. “APC has come to stay in the south-east. Buhari’s contest in 2019 is not only for himself but for the south-east. After Buhari’s eight years, nobody in Nigeria ...

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2019: Lamido declares presidential ambition

2019: Lamido declares presidential ambition

Erstwhile governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has formally declared his interest for 2019 presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying the onus is on the party to salvage the country from the rot it has currently found itself in the comity of nations. Lamido, in a letter to PDP members, said he might not be the ...

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APC will not make promises it will not keep, we keep our promises – Osinbajo says at party’s governorship campaign in Anambra

APC will not make promises it will not keep, we keep our promises - Osinbajo says at party's governorship campaign in Anambra

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was in Onitsha, Anambra state yesterday to flag off the party’s governorship campaign in the state. While speaking to the party members to vote for the party’s candidate, Tony Nwoye, during the November 18th election, Osinbajo said the party does not make promises it doesn’t keep and that they would keep every electoral promise they make ...

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If we are to go for elections today, we will return to power – chairman of PDP’s national caretaker committee Ahmed Makarfi

If we are to go for elections today, we will return to power - chairman of PDP's national caretaker committee Ahmed Makarfi

Chairman of PDP National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, says he is confident that the party will return to power come 2019. Makarfi expressed his confidence of the party’s return to power when he appeared on Channels TV last night. “We are more than ready for election. If we are to go to polls today, we are confident that PDP ...

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Recall process: INEC officials drop notice, Ghana-must-go bags outside Senator Dino Melaye’s office

INEC officials drop notice, Ghana-must-go bags outside Senator Dino Melaye’s office

Officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday dropped the recall notice and other documents at the office of Senator Dino Melaye. The embattled senator, representing Kogi West in the National Assembly, was not present as the office was met under locks.

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INEC announces plan to engage 20,000 personnel for Anambra governorship election

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Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it will engage at least 20,000 personnel for the conduct of the November 18, 2017 governorship election in Anambra state. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in the state, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, disclosed this at the commencement of a two-day workshop for the Civil Society Situation Room on today in Awka. Nkwachukwu revealed that 35 ...

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I don’t mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 – Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

I don't mind getting sacked, I will vote for Atiku if he contests against Buhari in 2019 - Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan says

Earlier today, a video of the Minister of Women Affairs in the Buhari-led government, Aisha Alhassan , endorsing former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar’s 2019 presidential aspiration, surfaced online with many Nigerians accusing her of being disloyal to the government that she is working for. Well, she has come out to say she doesn’t mind getting sacked because come 2019, if ...

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Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

Why George may pip Fani-Kayode, Mimiko, Adeniran to the PDP Chairmanship

As the Peoples Democratic Party prepares for its elective national convention to elect new officers before the end of the year to pilot its affairs preparatory for the 2019 general elections, investigations have shown that former Board chairman of the Nigeria Ports Authority, Chief Olabode George may emerge the new national chairman of the party. Although George appears to be ...

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Photos: 24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old young lady wins seat in Kenyan parliament

24-year-old Cynthia Jepkosgei Muge is the newly elected MCA of Kilibwoni ward, Nandi County, Kenya. Muge ran as an independent candidate because she could not afford the cost of her party’s nomination form, she shocked many in the Jubilee Party stronghold after she emerged victorious with 8760 votes defeating her closest competitor Wilson Kiptanui of Jubilee who garnered 8354 votes. ...

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“I am used to insults” Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

"I am used to insults" Atiku Abubakar reacts to photo alleging he ate with IDP children as election strategy

                                                Be it corn eating on the street, patronizing Boli sellers, frying akara balls, Nigerians are tired of the campaign strategies employed by politicians to strike emotional connections with the electorates during political campaigns. This time they ...

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Photos: Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani’s Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Thugs Storm Senator Shehu Sani's Press Conference, Beat Up Journalist, Destroy Cars And Cameras

Pandemomium broke out at the Nigerian Union of Journalism secretariat in Kaduna state earlier today as thugs said to be within the APC in the state, stormed the secretariat to disrupt a press conference that was being organized by Senator Shehu Sani who represents Kaduna Central in the senate. Sani and the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai have been at loggerheads over the ...

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LG Election: Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

Lagos Extends Restriction Of Movement

The Lagos State Government on Wednesday extended the restriction of movement across the State noting that it had been slightly expanded and will now be enforced between 7 am and 3pm on Saturday July 22, to allow for a smooth conduct of the Local Government elections and unhindered participation. In a statement issued by the State’s Commissioner for Information and ...

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Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

Certificate Forgery: Court dismisses case against Senator Andy Uba

                                                                                Yesterday, an Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Gudu District dismissed a certificate forgery suit filed by one Uchenna Nnadi ...

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Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

Abuja flood kills APC Board of Trustee member, Olisaemeka Akamukalem

                                                                             Sir Olisaemeka Akamukalem, a member of the Board of Trustees of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has died. The party chieftain, who ...

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Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Graphic: PDP Ward Chairman brutally murdered in Delta State

Pa Agabi Egagifo was found murdered in Mereje Town, Okpe Local Government Area  of Delta State on Tuesday, May 16th. According to reports, Evangelist Egagifo who moved into his new building six months ago, was hacked to death with a cutlass. Egagifo was until his death the Ward 7 Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Mereje Town. The ...

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House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

House of Repesentatives member, Edward Pwajok, decamps from PDP to APC

                                                                              A member of the House of Representatives, Edward Pwajok, representing Jos South/East federal constituency, has defected from PDP to APC. Pwajok’s ...

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Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

Presidency plans to arrest Ike Ekweremadu, ex-PDP governors- PDP senators alleged

The PDP caucus of the senate today addresed a press conference where they alleged that there are plans by the presidency to arrest deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremdu and some former PDP governors. At a briefing with Senate Correspondents, Spokesman of the Caucus, Senator Enyinanya Abaribe read a statement saying intelligence gathered by them suggest that there are plans by ...

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I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others supported him- GEJ says

I lost re-election to President Buhari because Obama, Cameron, others supported him- GEJ says

Former President Jonathan, says he lost the 2015 general election to President Buhari because Buhari had support from former US President Barack Obama, ex-British Prime Minister David Cameron and French President Francois Hollande. In a book titled, “Against The Run of Play” which is set to be launched in Lagos on Friday, Chairman of ThisDay Editorial Board, Olusegun Adeniyi, quoted ...

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