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Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29
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Buhari, Nigeria and the eighth May 29

“I have never supported Buhari. I have been against him because I felt he was not competent to handle the job and I have been proved right.” Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, PUNCH, May 21, 2020, back page. On May 29, 1984, 1985, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2020, Buhari was the Nigerian Head of State. When he leaves office on May 29, 2023, he would have led us on that date in the calendar more than any other leader except former President Obasanjo. As he clocked the eighth May 29 as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, of Nigeria Incorporated, with only three more to go, Nigerians and Buhari himself should be asking questions about the legacy he would leave for posterity. Right now, there is nothing positive to report. “Even God cannot change the past.” Agathon, Greek playwright, c400BC. ...
Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Berates Those Condemning Crowd At Abba Kyari’s Burial
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Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Berates Those Condemning Crowd At Abba Kyari’s Burial

Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba berates those condemning the large gathering at Abba Kyari’s burial held today at Abuja. He took to his social media page where he wrote; I don’t know why some people condemn gathering at Late Abba Kyari’s funeral. This calls to question whether we want to run a communist state or capitalist one. Abba Kyari was a senior citizen & statesman, his burial couldn’t have been same with that of others This is capitalism Capitalism is made this way to encourage all of us, including YOU reading this text, to work harder and get to stage of privilege and recognition. Not to seat in one corner with your keyboard and feel entitled like other good citizens who have worked hard to earn a privileged. 1. @NCDCgov should be there to ensure complianc...
Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President
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Joe Biden Commits to Picking a Woman as Vice President

Decomocrat U.S. presidential aspirant, Joe Biden has said that he will pick a woman to be his running mate. The former vice president said this at Sunday’s Democratic debate on CNN. Mr Biden said:  “Number one, I committed that if I’m elected president and have an opportunity to appoint someone to the courts, I’ll appoint the first black woman of the courts. It’s required that they have representation now. It’s long overdue. "Secondly, if I’m elected president, my cabinet, my administration will look like the country and I commit that I will, in fact, appoint a — I’d pick a woman to be vice president. There are a number of women who are qualified to be president tomorrow. I would pick a woman to be my vice president is.   "Number three, I’m the guy that wrote the do...
Police React To Claim Of Attack On Atiku’s Tribunal Witnesses
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Police React To Claim Of Attack On Atiku’s Tribunal Witnesses

Zamfara Police command has denied media reports of attack on witnesses of the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the state. The reaction from the police is coming after the Counsel to Atiku had told the Presidential Elections Petitions Tribunal at its last sitting that the witnesses were attacked on their way to Abuja from Zamfara. However, the public relations officer of the command, SP Muhammad Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday, July 14, in Gusau that no such attack was recorded in the state. He described the claim as highly misleading. Shehu said: “The attention of the command has been drawn over newspapers stories published by some national dailies on Saturday 13 July, 2019." “That some witnesses of the presidential ...
How Atiku Was Searched By Security Agents At Abuja Airport
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How Atiku Was Searched By Security Agents At Abuja Airport

Presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has escaped arrest after Security agents from the presidency reportedly searched his aircraft after he landed in Abuja earlier today after a trip to Dubai. We gathered that in a statement via his twitter handle, Atiku claims that the move was made to Intimidate him and his staff. He wrote; "I arrived to Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state, aimed at intimidating me and my staff. I am committed to building a Nigeria where no citizen is intimidated by agents of state who are paid to protect them. Together, #LetsGetNigeriaWorkingAgain."
‘Igbos Can Be Blind’ – Presidential Aspirant, Eunice Atuejide Slams Nnamdi Kanu
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‘Igbos Can Be Blind’ – Presidential Aspirant, Eunice Atuejide Slams Nnamdi Kanu

Presidential candidate, Eunice Atuejide, has reacted to report of Nnamdi Kanu reappearing in Israel and spotted praying in Jerusalem. Eunice Atuejide who described Nnamdi Kanu as a deceitful and self centered bigot who is not interested in the Igbo people at all, stated that the next move of the IPOB leader might be to tell his followers not to vote in 2019. She wrote; "You see ehn, my Igbo brothers and sisters can be very blind and somewhat hard to reach. Nnamdi Kalu is a deceitful, thieving, conniving, self centred bigot! He is not interested in the Igbo people at all! Na im pocket the guy con here con settle, nothing more….���� So, they brought the Python Dance to ala Igbo, and Mr. Kalu evaporated into thin air. They even made a big show of the demands to produce him etc. ...
Donald Duke Wins SDP Presidential Ticket
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Donald Duke Wins SDP Presidential Ticket

Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has emerged as Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general election.     He polled 812 votes to defeat his close rival, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, who polled 611 votes at the party’s National Convention held at Old Parade Ground, Abuja.     The Convention Returning Officer, Dr Abdul Isiaq, declaring the results of the presidential primary election at the early hour of Sunday, said John Dara, former Special Assistant to Lt. General Theophilus Danjuma, former Defence Minister, scored 104 votes. He also announced that former Ambassador and former Minister, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher polled 72 votes; former Ambassador, Felix Osakwe scored 10 votes, while the number of invalid votes wa...
Fela Durotoye Picks ANN Presidential Nomination Forms, Thanks Nigerians
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Fela Durotoye Picks ANN Presidential Nomination Forms, Thanks Nigerians

Presidential aspirant, Fela Durotoye, on Tuesday picked up the nomination and expression of interest forms, formalising his intention to contest the presidential seat of Nigeria. Recall that the leadership expert and business had earlier charged the public to donate towards the purchase of the N3.5 million nomination form to enable him contest in the presidential primary election of the Alliance for a New Nigeria (ANN). Durotoye who took his Twitter account (@feladurotoye) today, September 18, 2018, praised his supporters for donating and making it possible for him to obtain the ANN presidential nomination forms. He said, “Many people had said expecting people to be committed enough to own this campaign was unrealistic as Nigerians don’t donate to politicians or politics…with ...
Minimum Wage: Expect N100,000 From 2019, Sowore Tells Workers
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Minimum Wage: Expect N100,000 From 2019, Sowore Tells Workers

Mr Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant of African Action Congress (AAC), says he will ensure civil servants in the country receive N100,000 as minimum wage from 2019 if he is elected Nigeria’s president. Speaking at a town hall meeting organised by the party in Badagry, Sowore said Nigerians were indirectly going into slavery by traveling to different countries in search of jobs. He noted that over 43 million black Africans were sold into slavery in the coastal city about 400 years ago, a development he said was still happening indirectly because of lack of job. “I am in politics to stop this by providing 500,000 jobs yearly. “The minimum wage for civil servant will be N100,000 from 2019,” he said. Sowore regretted the poor state of roads in the country and describin...
North West Must Produce Our Presidential Candidate – Fayose
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North West Must Produce Our Presidential Candidate – Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has counselled the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to pick its presidential candidate from the North West. He spoke on Friday at the Government House, Ado Ekiti, when he received presidential aspirant, Kabiru Tanimu Turaki, SAN. Turaki had earlier consulted with PDP delegates and elders from the state. Fayose said: “When we look at the assignments you have carried out, you are not a small man. You have capacity for the job of the president, but power belongs to God.” Fayose emphasized that it is, “safer and better for PDP to pick its presidential candidate from the North West zone to compete for votes effectively with President Buhari”. He also appealed that the primary must be transparent and credible Fayose, however, insisted tha...
What Forced Me Out Of PDP – Donald Duke
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What Forced Me Out Of PDP – Donald Duke

Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, on Friday said he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to run for the office of president in the 2019 election because his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had “unconstitutionally” zoned political offices. He said this in a series of tweets shortly after he submitted his nomination form at the SDP secretariat in Abuja on Friday. Duke, who said his decision came after deep reflection and candid assessment of the Nigerian polity, condemned zoning of political offices, saying it remained unconstitutional. The ex-governor further disagreed with those who say that only two political parties have the physical presence nationwide to win the presidency in a general election. Duke said he hopes his participation would en...
Daddy Freeze Reacts To Sowore’s Statement On Exporting Weed As President
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Daddy Freeze Reacts To Sowore’s Statement On Exporting Weed As President

Founder of SaharaReporters, Omoyele Sowore has promised to legalize the usage of Marijuana if he is voted president come 2019. According to Sowore who is also convener of the Take It Back movement, the mass production of Marijuana in Nigeria will open a window of cash inflow for the country which is over-relying on petro-dollars presently. Sowore who was once described as the ‘latest comedian in town’ by a political pundit made these assertions at a conference amid laughter by the audience filled with youths. Leader of freeTheSheeple movement, Daddy Freeze took to his instagram account saying: ‘What were we exporting before now apart from fake pastors? – This same ‘igbo’ has been listed as a commodity on the New York Stock exchange, but will sentiment allow us see road?...
Nigeria Will Be Exporting Marijuana If I Become President – Sowore (video)
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Nigeria Will Be Exporting Marijuana If I Become President – Sowore (video)

Nigerian journalist and presidential aspirant of the AAC, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, who earlier challenged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other presidential aspirants, to a debate has said that Nigeria will begin to export marijuana if he becomes president.   Recall That Sowore rejected the PACT result after Fela Durotoye emerged as consensus candidate. Watch video here
Sowore Rejects PACT Result After Fela Durotoye Emerged As Consensus Candidate
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Sowore Rejects PACT Result After Fela Durotoye Emerged As Consensus Candidate

Presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore has rejected the PACT result after Fela Durotoye emerged as consensus candidate. According to the Sowore’s campaign organization, the party never participated in the straw poll. Durotoye who was part of PACT (Presidential Aspirants Coming Together), emerged as the consensus candidate at the party’s meeting on Thursday, beating the likes of former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Deputy Governor Kingsley Moghalu and Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters. Sowore who should by virtue of the result withdraw his candidacy and support Durotoye said in a statement that he was not part of the selection process. “On Thursday, the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) selected a Consensus Candidate from amongst the aspirants who partic...
List Of Nigerians That Want To Be President In 2019
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List Of Nigerians That Want To Be President In 2019

Popular social affairs commentator, Charles Ideho has listed the names of Nigerians that have declared interest in becoming president in 2019. See the list next: LIST OF THOSE WHO WANT TO BE NIGERIA’S NEXT PRESIDENT 1. Kingsley Moghalu 2. Sule Lamido 3. Donald Duke 4. Kabiru Tanimu Turaki 5. Ahmed Mohammed Makarfi 6. Ibrahim Dankwambo 7. Muhammadu Buhari 8. Fela Durotoye 9. Funmilayo Adesanya-Davies 10. Remi Sonaiya 11. Thomas-Wilson Ikubese 12. Omoyele Sowore 13. Enyinnaya Nnaemeka Nwosu 14. Ahmed Buhari 15. Adesanya Fegbenro-Bryon 16. Charles Udeogaranya 17. Mathias Tsado 18. Eniola Ojajuni 19. Olu James Omosule 20. Tope Fasua- Anrp 21. Elishama Rosemary Ideh 23. Usman Ibrahim Alhaji 24. Datti Baba Ahmed 25. A...
Three Months After ‘Imprisonment’ For ‘Mismanaging N6.3bn’, Jonah Jang Declares To Run For President
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Three Months After ‘Imprisonment’ For ‘Mismanaging N6.3bn’, Jonah Jang Declares To Run For President

Mr Jonah Jang, former Governor of Plateau State, has formally announced his decision to join the 2019 presidential race on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), SaharaReporters reports. Flanked by his wife and supporters, Jang made the declarartion on Tuesday at the secretariat of the party in Jos, capital of Plateau State. The announcement comes three months after Jang, who is currently representing Plateau North in the National Assembly, spent nine days at the detention facility of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), and was subsequently remanded in Jos Prison for another eight days for allegedly mismanaging N6.3billion towards the end of his governorship tenure. In May, EFCC arraigned Jang before Justice Daniel Longji of the Plateau State High Cou...
Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate
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Omoyele Sowore Challenges Buhari To A Debate

Nigerian journalist and presidential aspirant, Mr. Omoyele Sowore, has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other presidential aspirants, to a debate. Sowore is a presidential aspirant on the platform of his newly registered African Action Congress (AAC). He said on Wednesday on Channels Television programme “Politics Today’’ that aspirants should be bold enough to participate in debates about policies and projects they will execute if they become president. He added that young and new presidential aspirants should also be given the audience and the opportunity to challenge older aspirants through debate. “If want you to be more serious, you should be bringing these presidential candidates to debate us. “Buhari should be...
‘Minimum Wage Will Be N100,000 If Elected As President’ – Omoyele Sowore
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‘Minimum Wage Will Be N100,000 If Elected As President’ – Omoyele Sowore

Sahara reporters boss and one of the presidential hopefuls in the upcoming election in Nigeria, Omoyele Sowore has reiterated his stand in making sure minimum wage becomes N100,000. Speaking at a conference in Lugbe, Abuja, the federal capital on Wednesday August 15, the presidential hopeful made the remark while answering questions from journalists, explaining the motivation behind his vigorous pursuit of the highest office in the country. This also came on the occasion of the formal public announcement of the political party he would vie for presidency in the 2019 presidential elections. Declaring his readiness under the flagship of one of the newly registered 23 political parties by INEC, Sowore made it plain that he is convinced that his ambition would be realized on the pla...
2019 Election: At Last, Omoyele Sowore Announces His Political Party
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2019 Election: At Last, Omoyele Sowore Announces His Political Party

Today, Presidential aspirant, Omoyele Sowore and the Take It Back Movement announced its political platform — African Action Congress (AAC). This followed INEC’s release of newly registered political parties. Dr Malcolm Fabiyi, Director General, TakeItBack Movement/Sowore 2019 Campaign announced that on August 15th, the official unveiling of the party, the AAC, will hold at the Party Headquarters in ABUJA. “We will also be announcing the members of our Coalition of Authentic Progressive Parties & Organizations (CAPPO) on that date. With our own dedicated party platform, we are now able to match up a pace setting movement with a transformative political platform”. Omoyele Sowore who had earlier promised to send President Buhari back to his home town also posted this unveile...
South African Broadcasting Corporation Cancels Sowore’s Interview
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South African Broadcasting Corporation Cancels Sowore’s Interview

Presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore has had his scheduled interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) called off for describing Nigeria as “South Africa’s older brother” while appearing as a guest on eTV — South Africa’s first and only privately-owned free-to-air television station. While appearing on eTV, the interviewer had asked Sowore how he would improve trade relations between South Africa and Nigeria. “As we see, currently, South Africa exports 6.4billion rand but Nigeria imports 30.4 billion rand into South Africa. So how do you then take that to the next level?” the interviewer had asked. Responding, Sowore said: "So, let me tell you, we are your big brothers, not just to South Africa but Nigeria should be a big brother to the entire African cont...
Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh Becomes The Second Woman To Join The Race To Run For President In 2019
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Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh Becomes The Second Woman To Join The Race To Run For President In 2019

Dr. Elishama Rosemary Ideh has become the second woman to officially join the race to run for President of the country in the 2019 general election. Ideh, who formally declared her ambition to run for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under the ANN Political Party, on Thursday May 31st, 2018 @ NICON LUXURY ABUJA, told a mammoth crowd of her supporters in Abuja that she would give every Nigerian a sense of belonging in the running of the country’s affairs. Ideh promised to reform Nigeria’s on key areas such as; health, food , education , jobs, water, electricity and investments, if given opportunity to become President. Declaration pictures from left is the representive of the National Chairman of ANN, Dr Osita Okonkwo, Khairat Animashaun-Ajiboye (Director Organizati...
Sowore Omoyele Shares Picture Of Himself Behind MKO Abiola During 1993 Elections
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Sowore Omoyele Shares Picture Of Himself Behind MKO Abiola During 1993 Elections

Nigeria’s presidential aspirant and Sahara Reporters founder, Sowore Omoyele shared a throwback picture of himself standing behind Late MKO Abiola. He wrote... ‘Standing on the right side of democracy for 30 years, fighting the good fight; for justice, for liberty, for progress, for Nigeria. #DemocracyDay #June12 #OurNigeria #OurPast #OurFuture #OurFight #Sowore2019 #Sowore4President #ShoDemDWay’
Fela Durotoye Asks Nigerian Married Women To Deny Their Husbands Sex If They Do Not Have PVC
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Fela Durotoye Asks Nigerian Married Women To Deny Their Husbands Sex If They Do Not Have PVC

Presidential aspirant, Fela Durotoye, has advised Nigerian married women to deny their husbands sex if they refuse to get their permanent voter’s card (PVC) ahead of the 2019 election. Durotoye made the statement while making a presentation on The Platform in Lagos on Tuesday May 1st. “We need to get our PVCs. PVC is not a nice thing to have, it’s a need thing to have if you want a future that you can choose. In fact, for me PVC is not just permanent voter’s card, it’s the power to vote your choice. I have started a little movement where I’m asking every young lady to insist on asking any toaster for their PVC first. No PVC, no toasting. More than that, I’m working to collaborate with a few key people to ensure that every married woman whose husband does not have a PVC by July 1st, they...
“I Will Bring Back Terrorism” – Holland Based 2019 Presidential Aspirant
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“I Will Bring Back Terrorism” – Holland Based 2019 Presidential Aspirant

A Nigerian lady based in Holland, sinply identified as Monica says she wants to be the president of Nigeria come 2019. Monica disclosed that she is the one to rescue Nigeria because she is well-travelled and is more civilised than anyone who attended the ‘Oxford University in Nigeria’. She also promised to bring ‘terrorism’ back to Nigeria as well as good investors. Listen to her making her campaign promises below:  
Thug Knocks Female French Presidential Aspirant Into Coma
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Thug Knocks Female French Presidential Aspirant Into Coma

A leading female French politician was knocked unconscious by a vicious thug as she handed out leaflets in a market. Horrifying pictures show Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a 44-year-old mother of two, was taken to hospital after being knocked out cold by the man in his 50s, but her condition has now been described as ‘stable’. Pointing his finger in the politician’s face, he said she was a ‘dirty bobo’ – the French word for a young aspiring professional with liberal views. Apparently expecting a blow to the face, NKM collapsed, and is thought to have banged her head on the concrete ground. It was a few minutes before she regained consciousness, and by that time onlookers had called the emergency services. Paramedics treated her at the scene, and then rushed her to hospital, where her ...
Cabal Wants Osinbajo To Resign – Princess Hadiza Ibrahim
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Cabal Wants Osinbajo To Resign – Princess Hadiza Ibrahim

A former presidential aspirant, Princess Hadiza Ibrahim, has appealed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to resign under any circumstance so that he would not betray the confidence Nigerians reposed in his joint mandate with President Muhammdu Buhari. In an exclusive interview with Daily Sun in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, on Wednesday, she raised the alarm that some cabal were scheming to get Osinbajo out of the way ahead of 2019 general elections. Hadiza, who stated that she could bet with her life that President Buhari is not a thief and meant well for the country, said: “In fairness, I also believe in Osinbajo. For the little time that Buhari was away on medical vacation recently, Osinbajo tried his best for this country. The value of naira appreciated. I am sure with ti...
2019: Presidential Nomination Forms To Cost N10million
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2019: Presidential Nomination Forms To Cost N10million

The Senate on March 30, passed the Electoral Act No 6 2010 (Amendment) Bill 2017 and one of the things it will do when signed into law, is abolish arbitrary fees for nomination forms fixed by political parties. Before now, the parties demanded high fees for nomination forms from aspirants, fixing a price as it deemed fit. President Muhammadu Buhari famously claimed he borrowed money to pay for his nomination form which cost N25 Million, in the build up to the 2015 general elections. However, the Bill has now put a N10 Million limit on the forms. The Bill is also aimed at instituting reforms in the electoral process by making it more free, fair and credible. HERE ARE 17 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE BILL – It stipulates that “there shall now be full biometric accreditation of voters w...
Buhari’s WAEC Certificate Vs Dino Melaye’s ABU Certificate Scandal
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Buhari’s WAEC Certificate Vs Dino Melaye’s ABU Certificate Scandal

According to APC NEWS TV, President Buhari sat for the WAEC Exam in 1961, but he lost his certificate when he was overthrown as Head of state. Read the full statement below; On the President's WAEC certificate issue which some wailers are bringing up now alongside Dino's ABU scandal, please it is NOT the same thing. No 1. That the President registered and sat for West African School Certificate (WASC) Examination in 1961 as conducted by Cambridge University. No 2. That he submitted a copy of the result to the Military as part of the requirements to join Nigerian Defence Academy as a Cadet Officer. No. 3. That when the Military Government led by him was overthrown, he was detained and his house ransacked and in the process he lost several vital belongings including the origin...