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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport
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Atiku, Saraki React to Military Plane Crash in Abuja Airport

  Former Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the military plane crash in Abuja. DAILY POST had reported that military aircraft, King Air 350 crashed on Sunday morning on the runway of Abuja airport. Confirming the incident, Air Force Director of public relations and information, Air Vice Marshall Ibikunle Daramola disclosed that an investigation has been ordered to determine cause of plane crash. Reacting, Atiku commiserated with the families of those who lost loved ones in the crash. In a tweet, Atiku wrote: “I have just learnt of the crash of a military aircraft near Abuja. My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those onboard the ill-fated flight.” On his part, former Senate President, Bukola Saraki tw...
Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili
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Nigerians Absolutely Enjoy and Believe they Deserve to be Poorly Governed – Oby Ezekwesili

Former Presidential candidate, Oby Ezekwesili has stated that Nigerians are not yet ready for good governance. In a tweet she shared, the former Minister of Education said Nigerians absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed, and politicians understand this. Ezekwesili added that when citizens are ready, it will end. She tweeted; I will repeat it yet again. Citizens of Nigeria are not yet ready for Good Governance. They absolutely enjoy and believe they deserve to be poorly governed. The Politicians know this and dish Bad Governance in large doses to them. When citizens are ready, it will end.
Man City Agrees To Sell Garcia To Barcelona For €3m
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Man City Agrees To Sell Garcia To Barcelona For €3m

Manchester City has agreed to sell Eric Garcia to Barcelona for EUR 3 million and, according to presidential candidate Victor Font, the player can play for free for six months due to the financial difficulties the club is facing. Over the past year, Garcia has been strongly linked with a move to Camp Nou, and earlier this month he had reached personal terms with Barca. Until joining City in 2017, the 20-year-old started his career at the famed La Masia Academy in Catalunya, but his new contract at Etihad Stadium is set to expire in the summer. “I’m pretty sure he’s going to leave at the end of the season,” he told reporters at the weekend. “And [whether he leaves] now in this transfer window will depend on the clubs. “We’ll see until the end of the transfer window.” “We’...
National Assembly Proposes ₦10Bn As Presidential Candidate’s Election Spending
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National Assembly Proposes ₦10Bn As Presidential Candidate’s Election Spending

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission and Electoral Matters, has proposed an extension to the tenure of Local Government Chairmen, in the Federal Capital Territory, from three to four years. The committees equally proposed an upward review of the amount to be spent by candidates seeking elective public office to N10bn. Our correspondent also learnt in Abuja, on Wednesday, that the panel also recommended that other elected officials of the six area councils which make up the FCT should equally benefit from the proposed amendment. These proposals are contained in recommended amendments to the Electoral Act, which the committee is prepared to submit before Senators and House of Reps members for consideration and ...
Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez
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Barcelona Would Be Less Valuable Without Messi – Fernandez

The Argentine seems set to leave Camp Nou at the end of 2020-21, with his future a hot topic for all of the club's presidential hopefuls Lionel Messi is the only player who can ensure Barcelona's value, according to presidential candidate Lluis Fernandez. Messi wanted to leave Barca last year, due to frustration with the club's board and then-president Josep Maria Bartomeu. The six-time Ballon d'Or winner ultimately elected to stay and see out his contract, which runs out at the end of the season, before Bartomeu and the entire Barca board resigned in October. There has been talk that Messi may choose to remain at the club he has been at since 2001, having helped them to 10 LaLiga titles and four Champions Leagues. However, Messi, who marked his 500th LaLiga appear...
Columbia University Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Abuse Claims Against Former Doc Robert Hadden
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Columbia University Reportedly Under Criminal Investigation For Handling Of Sexual Abuse Claims Against Former Doc Robert Hadden

The Manhattan District Attorney's Office is pursuing a criminal investigation into Columbia University's handling of sexual misconduct allegations involving former Columbia and New York-Presbyterian Hospital gynaecologist Robert Hadden, a source with knowledge of the situation told CBS. Hadden was arrested and charged with six counts of enticing women to engage in illegal sex acts Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea. After Hadden’s arrest, The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said in a statement that it is engaged in an "intensely active" investigation "which examines potential failures by Dr. Hadden's employer and hospital to disclose additional incidents of abuse to our office and to regulators when required.” The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office opened...
2023: Ohanaeze, Others Name Amaechi, Umahi, Onu As Best Presidential Candidate
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2023: Ohanaeze, Others Name Amaechi, Umahi, Onu As Best Presidential Candidate

A coalition of Igbo groups and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, on Sunday named Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transportation, Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi and Minister of Science and Technology Dr Ogbonnaya Onu as the best presidential candidates from the Southeast. The coalition said it reached the decision after a joint meeting in Abakaliki where it deliberated on the best candidate from the Southeast and South-south for the presidency in 2023. This was contained in a statement to DAILY POST and signed by, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, (OYC), Mazi Alex Okemiri (President World Igbo Youth Congress), Dr Mrs Helen Ogbonnaya (National leader, Southeast Women Professionals) and Comrade Chidi Ugwujo (President Igbo Students Union). According to the groups: “Umahi is t...
Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate
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Joe Biden Picks Kamala Harris As His Running Mate

D emocratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot. The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests. Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November. Ms Harris will debate Mr Trump's running mate, Vice-President Mike Pence, on 7 October in Salt Lake City, Utah. Only two other women have been nominated as vice-presidential candidates - Sarah Palin by the Republican party in 2008 and Geraldine Ferraro by the Democrats in 1984. Neither made it t...
Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House
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Joe Biden Reveals What will Happen if Trump Loses Election and Refuses to Leave White House

US presidential candidate and former Vice-president, Joe Biden, has revealed what will happen in case Trump loses the 2020 presidential election to him and refuses to vacate the White House. In recent days senior military figures have spoken out publicly against the president since peaceful protesters were forcefully removed from the Lafayette Square area near the White House to clear a path so Trump and his entourage could safely walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church. The president’s military critics have included former Defense Secretary James Mattis, retired four-star Marine Corps Gen. John Allen and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. The president last year also joked he won't leave office because he is doing well. “Maybe if we really like it a lot -- and if things k...
Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa
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Oshiomhole Wants To Be VP To A Northern Presidential Candidate – Charles Idahosa

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a Northern presidential candidate. “I feel so sorry for Tinubu because he doesn’t know who Oshiomhole is. I am aware he is one of those giving him support as the National chairman. “Oshiomhole will disappoint him seriously. He w...
2023: PDP Undecided Over Presidential Candidate
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2023: PDP Undecided Over Presidential Candidate

The Peoples Democratic Party has yet to decide the criteria for choosing its candidate for the 2023 presidential poll. While some key political actors hold the view that the South should produce retired Major General Buhari’s successor based on the principle of rotation between the North and the South, some others have openly argued that any part of the country, including the North, can produce the next President. There has also been speculation that the PDP will settle for a northern candidate if the ruling All Progressives Congress decides to zone the 2023 presidency to the South. But the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, told our correspondent on Friday that the leadership of the party had yet to set the criteria for picking its candidate. Ologbondiyan sai...
Sorry For Any Party That Fails To Field A Northerner For 2023 Presidency – AYCF
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Sorry For Any Party That Fails To Field A Northerner For 2023 Presidency – AYCF

The Arewa Youths Consultative Forum (AYCF) has said any political party that fails to field a Northerner as its presidential candidate for the next presidential election should have itself to blame. There are speculations in some quarters that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) might fizzle out of power should it fail to allow a Northerner as a presidential candidate in 2023. When the now opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held sway from 1999 to 2015, the party used to rotate where to choose its presidential candidates, mainly from the two protectorates in the country. When the ruling party was formed in 2013, the issue of zoning presidential tickets was not one of the issues tackled by the merger parties involved in the formation. It is on this note that some pe...
Northern Forces Plot For 2023 Presidency
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Northern Forces Plot For 2023 Presidency

There is an intense power tussle for the Presidency in 2023 as hawks in the North have begun plans to ensure power remains in the region. Two northern governors are leading the campaign and have launched the battle in Abuja, the seat of power. To remove any obstacle in their path, the governors have begun a search for a presidential candidate, preferably from the North West. The first leg is to ensure that “the wings of strong contenders in the corridors of power” are clipped, it was gathered. On Monday, September 16, the Federal Government set up a new economic team. President Muhammadu Buhari had appointed Prof. Yemi Osinbajo chairman of the Economic Management Team in his first term. In previous administrations, the position was held first by the Vice President and, ther...
Atiku wasn’t born a Nigerian – CoS Abba Kyari
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Atiku wasn’t born a Nigerian – CoS Abba Kyari

President Buhari's Chief of Staff (CoS) Abba Kyari in his testimony at the Presidential tribunal on Tuesday July 30, alleged that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar wasn't born a Nigerian.   Abba Kyari was one of the three witnesses called in by President Buhari's legal team led by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) after they tendered 26 sets of documents. Giving his testimony after the PDP and Atiku closed their case on July 19 after calling in 62 witnesses, the CoS said Jada area of Adamawa State was still part of Northern Cameroon and referred to as French Cameroons as at November 25, 1946 when Atiku claimed that he was born.   CoS Abba Kyari maintained that Atiku’s parents also qualified to be Cameroonians and further added that every child born in Jada and to Jada parents ...
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 ...
Atiku Slams N500m Suit On Buhari’s Aide For Linking Him To Terrorists
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Atiku Slams N500m Suit On Buhari’s Aide For Linking Him To Terrorists

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has asked Lauretta Onochie, an aide of President Muhammadu Buhari, to tender apology and pay him N500 million for linking him to terrorists. This was contained in a letter by Mike Ozekhome, lawyer to the presidential candidate. On May 7, Onochie had tweeted that the former vice-president was on a United Arab Emirates (UAE) watch list. “Atiku on UAE watchlist- Security sources,” Buhari’s aide tweeted. “Security operatives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are keeping a close tab on a former Nigerian Vice Pres Atiku Abubakar who has been in the Middle East nation for several weeks now What is he doing there? “Me: Shopping for Terrorists?” In the letter, Ozekhome said: “Your odious publication is c...
Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal
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Atiku Says He Will Accept Verdict Of Presidential Election Tribunal

The 2019 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has assured Nigerians that he would accept the verdict of the Presidential Election Tribunal on his petition challenging the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the election. He gave the assurance while stating that he would not allow Nigeria to experience crisis or spilling of innocent blood in a bid to get justice. Speaking through the spokesperson of his campaign organisation, Segun Sowunmi, the former Vice President said he was more interested in institutional reforms that would enhance national development. Addressing journalists yesterday in Abuja, Showunmi urged judicial officers of the tribunal to do what was expected of them by delivering judgement in line with their professi...
Yakasai: APC Might Field Tinubu Or Osinbajo In 2023
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Yakasai: APC Might Field Tinubu Or Osinbajo In 2023

Tanko Yakasai, elder statesman and political adviser in the second Republic, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might field Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo or Bola Tinubu, a national leader of APC, in 2023. Speaking with The Interview, Yakasai said the region played a key role in the emergence of Buhari in 2019. On the possibility of the APC fielding a presidential candidate from the south-east in 2013, Yakasai said the region will be sidelined for the south-west. “The current calculation is that the vice-president is from the Southwest. Clearly, there is an unwritten understanding that when Buhari finishes, the Vice President will likely be the next presidential candidate of the APC,” he said. “The Vice President is a Yoruba man. Even if it is not Osinbajo, som...
Donald Duke Reacts to His Party, SDP, Endorsing President Buhari
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Donald Duke Reacts to His Party, SDP, Endorsing President Buhari

Donald Duke has reacted to the endorsement of APC Presidential candidate, President Buhari, by the leadership of his party, Social Democratic Party, SDP. The party announced yesterday that it had endorsed the candidacy of President Buhari in the February 16th presidential election. Donald Duke in a statement released last night, said he remains the presidential candidate of the party and that he is being fought by a presidential aspirant in the party who believes he is from the ''wrong part of Nigeria''. Read his statement below...  
Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from presidential race
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Oby Ezekwesili withdraws from presidential race

Oby Ezekwesili, the presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), has withdrawn from the February 16 presidential election. In a statement released early on Thursday morning, Mrs Ezekwesili said she stepped down from the election to help build a coalition to defeat the All Progressive Congress and the peoples Democratic Party in the election. When reached to confirm a statement on her withdrawal from the race to become the number one citizen of the country seen on Twitter, an aide to Ms Ezekwesili, Ozioma Ubabukoh, confirmed that the statement was genuine. “Yes, she has withdrawn. It is true. You can run with it,” he said. A close associate of Mrs Ezekwesili, Aisha Yusufu, also confirmed the withdrawal. She wrote “This decision followed extensive consult...
Atiku Didn’t Travel To US As Bukola Saraki’s Aide
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Atiku Didn’t Travel To US As Bukola Saraki’s Aide

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, did not travel to the United States as Senate President Bukola Saraki’s aide. It has been revealed The All Progressives Congress had said Atiku was finally allowed to travel to the US because he posed as an aide to Saraki. Speaking on AIT’s Kakaaki programme on Wednesday, Saraki, who is the Director-General, Atiku Abubakar Campaign Organisation, described the allegation as nonsensical. He said, “These are desperate claims. When you are campaigning and you see that you have suffered a setback, just move on and don’t make a fool of yourself. To say the candidate travelled on my merit is not true. “He applied for his visa, was given the visa and he was invited to attend functions. How do you do that? Ho...
‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN
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‘We Will Not Endorse Any Presidential Candidate’ – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) will not endorse any presidential candidate in the forthcoming election, president of the group, Rev. Samson Ayokunle said. Ayokunle urged Nigerians to vote according to the leading of the Holy Spirit and their consciences, adding that credibility and integrity should guide their choice. The Presidential election, along with National Assembly election will hold on 16 February. CAN made its position known in a statement signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, the Special Assistant, Media and Communications to the CAN president. Ayokunle said CAN is for God and His people and is apolitical, non-partisan and impartial. “Our members cut across all political divides and some of them are even contesting for one post or the other including the Presid...
Leaked Audio Tapes: Return to PDP, Atiku tells Amaechi
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Leaked Audio Tapes: Return to PDP, Atiku tells Amaechi

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the leaked audio tapes of Rotimi Amaechi on the state of the nation, and he described the move as courageous. Atiku, in a statement yesterday by his Special Assistant on Public Communication, Phrank Shaibu, urged Amaechi to resign his appointment and return to the PDP. Atiku decried what he called the shabby treatment of Amaechi for speaking truth to power in a leaked audio tape which led to his “being made a ceremonial Director General of the president’s re-election campaign organization. “We dare say that the cold war between the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Mr. Rotimi Amaechi as well as the statements credited to the latter in a leak...
Good Governance Possible in Nigeria — Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili
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Good Governance Possible in Nigeria — Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili

Lagos – Prof. Obiageli Ezekwesili, the Presidential Candidate on the platform of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), on Tuesday said that good governance was possible in Nigeria if youths would be the agents of change Ezekwesili, a guest at the 2018 The Future Awards Africa (TFAA) in Lagos on Monday, said that youths should stand up to be counted among those that would change the country. “They need to know that they are the future of this country. The youth need to look out for the candidates who are the true symbol of change. “I want youths to stand up and be counted among their contemporaries all over the world. We can only achieve this through good governance. “A country that is governed well will not concern itself with the past and I am resolute that good governance is po...
Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers
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Presidency, Atiku clash Over Buhari’s absence at burial of soldiers

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has berated President Muhammadu Buhari over his absence at the burial of soldiers killed during Matele attack. The Presidency however reminded the former vice president that Buhari had done better than him by visiting the soldiers after the attack, Punch reports. It reminded Atiku that as vice president to Olusegun Obasanjo in 2001, he did not visit the troops after scores of soldiers were killed in Zaki Biam in Benue State. In a statement, Atiku advised Buhari to emulate French President Emmanuel Macron on how to bury heroic soldiers. The PDP presidential candidate lamented that it was sad that neither Buhari nor Vice President Yemi Osinbajo attended the funeral of the military men who were kille...
Unknown Gunmen Attack Father Mbaka in Enugu
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Unknown Gunmen Attack Father Mbaka in Enugu

Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka's spokesman has alleged that there was an assassination attempt on the controversial priest in Enugu State on Thursday. The spokesman, Maximus Ugwuoke blamed it on politics as the attack comes days after Mbaka publicly declared the Abubakar-Obi ticket doomed.  Read the statement below... “It is with rude shock and utter surprise that we received the report of the attempted assassination plot of the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu Nigeria last Thursday evening by some unknown gun men who fired gun shots at him on his way in Enugu. This incident has added to several other assassination plots targeted at Fr. Mbaka since after the first plot that was carried out on him on his way from the Bishop’s house where he had gone to answer an impromptu call by...
‘It’s Ignorance to say South East Governors shunned Atiku’s Sokoto rally’ — PDP
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‘It’s Ignorance to say South East Governors shunned Atiku’s Sokoto rally’ — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Presidential Organization has dismissed reports by the media that governors elected on the platform of the party from the South East geo-political zone were absent at the party’s rally in Sokoto on Monday, because they have no support for the aspiration of its Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. The PPCO says such insinuation smacks of ignorance and mischief on the part of those peddling it. PPCO Director of Media and Publicity, Kola Ologbondiyan, explained in a statement on Tuesday, that the Sokoto Presidential Zonal rally was for the North West geo-political zone and will be replicated in the remaining five geopolitical zones of the country. Ologbodiyan said there is no sense in the insinuation since, going by the campaign time-table, the Pre...
We Have Not Endorsed Any Presidential Candidate – Ohanaeze Makes U-turn
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We Have Not Endorsed Any Presidential Candidate – Ohanaeze Makes U-turn

Apex Igbo Organization, Ohanaeze Ndiigbo has stated that it has not officially endorsed any Presidential Candidate yet. It will be recalled that the organization made headlines recently when it welcomed the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar but speaking to newsmen on Monday in Enugu, the group's Spokesman, Mr Chuks Ibegbu said that the group will formally declare support for a candidate in January 2019. PoliticsNGR further gathered that Ibegbu asked Nigerians to reject politicians that have nothing to offer them and those that have kept them in suffering over the years. He also warned INEC against any form of electoral malfeasance calling on voters to vote and secure their votes. "Nobody should take Nigerians for a ride this time wi...
2019 POLLS: UPP Adopts Buhari As Presidential Candidate
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2019 POLLS: UPP Adopts Buhari As Presidential Candidate

The United Progressives Party (UPP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the general elections in 2019. UPP National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, disclosed this to State House correspondents after meeting with the President on Friday in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Mr Okorie said the adoption of President Buhari would be further confirmed when the UPP leaders meet on Tuesday next week. He also denied reports that the people of the South East region have thrown their weight behind the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Vice President Atiku Abubakar. Earlier, President Buhari faulted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for allegedly mismanaging the nation’s resources. The President stressed that although the forthcoming ...
Olawepo-Hashim Slams APC As PT Emerges Most Competitive Party
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Olawepo-Hashim Slams APC As PT Emerges Most Competitive Party

Peoples Trust (PT), which recently nominated Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim as its presidential candidate, has emerged tops among the over 20 newly registered political parties fielding candidates for elective positions in next year’s elections. With 194 persons running on its platform for legislative, gubernatorial and presidential posts, PT, with the Olisa Agbakoba-led National Intervention Movement (NIM), was first among the 28 were newly registered parties taking part in the processes leading to the 2019 poll. A total of 6,510 contestants have so far been registered for the elections, comprising 4,496 for House of Representatives, 1,856 for Senate and 158 for president and vice-presidential positions. The development comes as a coalition of Igbo group under the aegis of Igbo Nati...
Olawepo-hashim Emerges Third Force Presidential Candidate
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Olawepo-hashim Emerges Third Force Presidential Candidate

Business Mogul and frontline Presidential CAN, Mr., Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim has consolidated his presidential bid with his emergence at the weekend as a third force presidential candidate in prime position to challenge the duo of President Mohammadu Buhari of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and Alhaji Atiku Abubakar of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Olawepo-Hashim running on the platform of the People’s Trust (PT) had earlier won the party’s presidential ticket following a fusion of over ten political parties, including the Olisa Agbakoba lead National Intervention Movement (NIM). His name has since been submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Reliable sources have also confirmed that more parties are likely to fuss into the growing alliance, fol...
‘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. ...
Kenyan Sex Party Presidential Candidate, Kingwa Kamencu Releases Her Unclad Pictures
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Kenyan Sex Party Presidential Candidate, Kingwa Kamencu Releases Her Unclad Pictures

The presidential candidate of newly unveiled Kenya Sex Party, Kingwa Kamencu has shared some unclad pictures as part of her campaign to emerge Kenya’s president come 2022. She renewed her interest to vie for president after missing out on the 2017 presidential election. Kingwa Kamencu first announced her interest to vie for president in the 2013 presidential election. However, a failure to submit her candidacy to the electoral body prevented her from running for president in 2013. With this unclad pictures, she has shown herself to be a serious contender in the 2022 presidential election. Explaining why she settled for the controversial name for her political party, Kingwa Kamencu told Nairobi News, “I have always been in politics, only that my style of doing things is diff...
“Atiku Is Coming Back To Create A Paradise For Thieves” – Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore
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“Atiku Is Coming Back To Create A Paradise For Thieves” – Presidential Candidate, Omoyele Sowore

Presidential candidate, Omoyele Sowore, has accused his opponent in the 2019 presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, of planning a return to power to allegedly create a paradise for thieves who’ll loot the country blind. While addressing the public at a summit, “African Leadership In The Millenium”, a part of Felabration 2018, in Lagos State on Monday, October 15, 2018, Sowore said a victory for Atiku, a former vice president, or incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari, will further stall the nation’s progress. He said, “The last government is always better than the next. In fact, if you ask me which is the worst government, it hasn’t come yet. “It’s coming next year if we vote Buhari or Atiku. It’ll be the worst government we’ll have because both of them have unfinished business wit...
Abacha’s Former CSO Hamza Al-Mustapha Emerges PPN Presidential Candidate
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Abacha’s Former CSO Hamza Al-Mustapha Emerges PPN Presidential Candidate

Major Hamza Al-Mustapha, former Chief Security Officer of late Head of State General Sani Abacha has officially joined the 2019 presidential race. This is coming after he declared in August, that he’ll run for president “if the people say so”. According to Daily Trust, Al-Mustapha was declared winner of the Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN) primaries on Sunday by the chairman of the party’s Presidential Primary Elections Committee, Hon. Dare Adekolu during the party’s national convention in Ado Ekiti on Sunday. Al-Mustapha got 3,564,262 votes while other aspirants Dr Imuetinyan Igbinnosa and Isiaka Olorunnimbe polled 2,183,856 and 1,400,755 votes respectively. Al-Mustapha was represented at the convention by Zakaria Husseini and he promised to put Nigerian back on the path of grow...
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...
We Will Welcome Atiku 1000% – APGA
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We Will Welcome Atiku 1000% – APGA

The National Working Committee, NWC, of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, declared, Thursday that the party would heartily welcome the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar if he decides to join the party. National Chairman, APGA, Dr. Victor Oye, who made the declaration while speaking with Vanguard in an exclusive interview in Abuja, said, Atiku, was free to dump his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for APGA to pursue whatever political aspirations. Dr. Oye, who noted that the 2019 presidential hopeful was yet to approach the party over the issue, however, added that freedom of association is permitted under democracy and if the former Vice President desires to associate with APGA, he is welcome. It would be recalled the campaign office of former Vice President recen...
2019: Coalition Parties’ Presidential Primaries Threaten Alliance Against Buhari
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2019: Coalition Parties’ Presidential Primaries Threaten Alliance Against Buhari

The plans by 39 political parties which formed an alliance with the Peoples Democratic Party to remove President Muhammadu Buhari from office through the polls next year, may be heading for a fall. According to SUNDAY PUNCH investigations, indications that the alliance has come under a big threat manifested when the Independent National Electoral Commission released the timetable for party primary election. The timetable indicated that all the parties that would be taking part in the 2019 general elections are expected to organise their primaries between August 18 and October 8. Findings by SUNDAY PUNCH revealed that all the political parties involved in the alliance have put in place mechanisms to conduct primaries that would produce their presidential candidates for the February...
The Presidential Candidate FFK Won’t Support In 2019
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The Presidential Candidate FFK Won’t Support In 2019

A former minister of aviation and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Femi Fani-Kayode, on Monday, revealed the presidential candidate that would not have his vote come 2019. The PDP chieftain, writing on his Twitter page, said he would only support any candidate that is committed to putting an end to the ethnic cleansing of Christians and Southerners. According to him, he would not sacrifice his ‘faith on the alter of political expediency’. His tweet read: I will never support any presidential aspirant from any political party that is not committed to putting a stop to the genocide and ethnic cleansing of Christians, southerners and Middle Belters by the Fulani terrorists. I will not sacrifice my people or faith on the alter of political expediency.
Nigerians’ll Help Us Choose Among Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku As Presisdential Candidate – PDP
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Nigerians’ll Help Us Choose Among Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku As Presisdential Candidate – PDP

As the competition for the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party gets stiffer in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the party has said that it will rely on Nigerians to help the party choose its candidate for the presidential election. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, said the party had heard that many people, including a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; his colleague in Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; and a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, were interested in picking its presidential ticket. As the competition for the presidential ticket of the opposition ...
I’ll Run For President In 2019 – Fela Durotoye
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I’ll Run For President In 2019 – Fela Durotoye

A consulting guru, leadership coach and public speaker, Fela Durotoye, says he will be running for president, come 2019. The 46-year-old declared his intentions on Thursday, adding that he has researched all the national parties for a few months and has settled for the Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN). “In line with our Values one of which is to ‘be a role model worthy of emulation’, I had to decide to get involved in the political arena rather than staying on the sidelines and only challenging others to go in,” he said. “It is my hope that as I step unto the political scene, many more of our brightest and best will arise to heed our nation’s clarion call to contest for elective offices, win the elections, and most importantly collectively deliver good governance to our nation. H...
2019 Election: Buhari Planning To Be Sole Presidential Candidate – PDP
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2019 Election: Buhari Planning To Be Sole Presidential Candidate – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of planning to be a sole presidential candidate during the 2019 elections. PDP said for that reason, the All Progressives Congress, APC, was bent on causing trouble in the PDP ahead of 2019. The National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, told reporters that those who opened an “illegal office” of the party at the Asokoro District of Abuja were being deceived by the ruling party. The former ruling party however said such plot would fail, adding that its members would not be deceived by the ruling party. He said, “They are so unsettled that the PDP is progressing and progressing progressively . That is why they are using some people to cause confusion in our party but we have gone beyond th...
APC, Fashola Deny Promising 20,000MW Within Five Years
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APC, Fashola Deny Promising 20,000MW Within Five Years

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, have denied making any promise of providing 20,000 megawatts of electricity to Nigerians during the 2015 electioneering. The APC and its presidential candidate then, Muhammadu Buhari, had during the campaign promised Nigerians 20,000 megawatts of electricity in its first four years in office if voted into power. Similarly, Fashola had stated in his lecture: “Nigeria’s Electricity Challenge: A Roadmap for Change,” that the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), under his watch, would increase transmission capacity on the grid to 20,000 megawatts for over five years. In the lecture, Fashola said: “TCN has expressed a desire to increase transmission capacity from 5,000MW to 7,000MW, ...
Hillary Clinton Claps Back At Donald Trump On Twitter
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Hillary Clinton Claps Back At Donald Trump On Twitter

In another interview on Wednesday, former Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton who lost the presidential election to Donald Trump last November, still refused to acknowledge her errors in losing the election. She blamed everyone else but herself and Trump called her out on it on Twitter. Her response to his tweet was hilarious. Read it after the cut...
Pat Utomi Commends Churchill Youth Empowerment On Entrepreneur Africa Magazine
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Pat Utomi Commends Churchill Youth Empowerment On Entrepreneur Africa Magazine

Pat Utomi Endorses The Entrepreneur Africa Magazine; Commends Churchill for Plans to Empower youths Encomiums have continued to pour in for the Rebirth edition (May 2017) of The Entrepreneur Africa. The latest endorsement is coming from the famous professor of political economy, and one time Nigerian presidential candidate, Prof. Pat Utomi. During a recent visit to his office by the magazine's team, led by its editor/publisher, Barr. David Agu, Prof. Utomi, who has once graced the cover of the magazine, lauded the magazine for taking the message of entrepreneurship to a continental level. He equally commended Dr. Olakunle Churchill, Chairman of Big Church Group, who's on the cover of the Rebirth edition, saying his plans to empower 36,000 youths through agro business program, The Green ...