Category Archives: Politics

2019 polls: SDP rejects Atiku for president, backs Duke

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The Social Democratic Party ( SDP ) has rejected the choice of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, as the consensus presidential candidate of the Coalition of United Political Parties. It said Atiku’s emergence did not

2019 elections: Atiku, Ezekwesili absent as presidential candidates sign peace pact

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Three candidates for the 2019  presidential election were conspicuously absent from the signing of the national peace accord ahead of next year’s general polls in Abuja on Tuesday. They were Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party, Donald Duke of

Election interfering: Jonathan’s book misrepresented facts- says US

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The United States consulate in Nigeria has responded to allegations contained in the book written by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Jonathan had, in his recent book, titled, ‘My Transition Hours’ claimed that former United States President, Barack Obama, meddled in

Commotion in Senate as Buhari excludes South-South, South-East from EFCC board

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There was a rowdy session in the  Senate on Tuesday over the four members of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC ) nominated by President Muhammadu Buhari. The senators were divided as the lawmakers from the South-East and

Ambode orders full traffic law enforcement, increases mobile courts

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The Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has ordered the full enforcement of the state traffic law to bring sanity on Lagos roads. He also ordered the state Attorney General and the Ministry of Justice to increase the number of

Obasanjo attack Buhari again, denies being neutral

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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report which also stated that he had no preferred presidential candidate.

2019 election: Danjuma’s forum meets today on consensus candidate

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The National Christian Elders Forum, led by a former Minister of Defence, Lt. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd.) and Solomon Asemota (SAN), will meet on Monday (today) to take a position on whether or not it should endorse a presidential candidate

You could lose 2023 presidency to South-West, Ngige warns Igbo

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The Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has warned the South-East they could miss out on a chance to produce the president of the country in 2023. The people of the zone have failed in their bid to

Intimidation of opposition members won’t save Buhari- says PDP

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The  Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP ) on Sunday said the intimidation of the running mate of its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and a former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, by agents of the All Progressives Congress-led Federal Government would not

EFCC invites Atiku’s spokesman over N100m Dasuki fund

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has invited a spokesperson for the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, Dr Doyin Okupe, for allegedly receiving N100m from embattled former National Security Adviser, Col Sambo Dasuki (retd.). Apart from allegedly receiving money from Dasuki,