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My election, will of Nigerian People – Buhari

My election, will of Nigerian People – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has formally reacted to the release of the 2019 election timetable and schedule of activities by the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, warning actors in the political space against a resort to violence in an attempt to sway electoral support, or in the event that they are rejected at the polls. This was as he said his ...

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Keep your New Year promises, PDP tells FG

Keep your New Year promises, PDP tells FG

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday advised the federal government and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) not to issue any New Year message to Nigerians, saying earlier promises made were not fulfilled. The party said Nigerians have been left dispirited by the litany of woes visited on them in the past two years by the APC government, stressing ...

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2019: S-South wing of ex-agitators rallies support for Atiku

S-South wing of ex-agitators rallies support for Atiku

A group under the aegis of South/South Wing of ex-Agitators, SSWA, has described former Vice President Abubakar Atiku as the messiah to rescue Nigeria from economic hardship and bad governance. Self-styled Commander Paul Agge, coordinator of the ex-agitators from the core Niger Delta states, who spoke to journalists shortly after its inaugural meeting in Warri, Delta State, said that at ...

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2019: FG is building new prisons to arrest us and lock us up” PDP chairman, Uche Secondus alleges

FG is building new prisons to arrest us and lock us up'' PDP chairman, Uche Secondus alleges

Chairman of PDP, Uche Secondus, has accused the Federal government of building new prisons with the hope of locking up PDP members in 2018 so they would not contest against APC candidates in 2019. Uche who was elected chairman of the party two weeks ago, said this when he spoke at the opening of a two-day retreat for members of ...

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Dokpesi congratulates new PDP Chairman, Secondus

Dokpesi congratulates new PDP Chairman, Secondus

Chief Raymond Dokpesi, founder of Daar Communication, who contested the PDP National Chairmanship position and lost, has congratulated the winner, Prince Uche Secondus. Dokpesi, who had earlier faulted the process of the party’s National Convention held in Abuja on Saturday, declared that “the delegates have spoken”. “I appreciate the delegates for voting at the convention and congratulate the newly elected ...

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PDP will become solid after convention – Jonathan

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Former President Goodluck Jonathan, has said that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will become solid after its Saturday’s national convention. Jonathan expressed the optimism in an interview with newsmen after his visit to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state, in Port Harcourt, on Sunday. He said that he was hopeful that by Saturday, PDP would elect its new set of ...

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APC destroying Nigeria, Dokpesi cries out

APC destroying Nigeria, Dokpesi cries out

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is systematically destroying the foundation laid by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the economic and political growth of Nigeria, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, a candidate for the office of national chairman of the PDP has said. Dokpesi who spoke while a campaign visit to the Abia State chapter of the party late on Tuesday ...

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Mercy Johnson’s husband Prince Odi Okojie resigns from PDP

Mercy Johnson's husband Prince Odi Okojie resigns from PDP

Prince Odi Okojie, one of the young leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Edo State, has tendered his resignation. This is confirmed in a letter dated November 24, which he personally signed. Okojie didn’t give reasons for quitting the party except that he took the decision after “quality engagement and consultations with political associates, family and friends.”

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ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

ANAMBRA: Real reasons Obiano floored opponents

Chief Willie Obiano has become the second person to be reelected governor of Anambra State and he achieved this in a grand style. The first person to achieve it was his predecessor, Mr. Peter Obi who governed the state from 2006 -2014. Incidentally, both were elected on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, a political party that had ...

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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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