2019 presidency: Tambuwal has my blessings - Babangida
Former military president, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has said that Sokoto governor, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has his blessings in his aspiration for the 2019 presidential election. Babangida said this when he hosted Tambuwal and his team at his Hilltop residence in Minna on Saturday. He said Tambuwal is a grounded politician who understands the challenges of…
Rough road to the 2019 elections
The road to 2019 is rough and strewn with thorns for both the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition parties. Intrigues, shenanigans and high-wire horse trading that usually characterise elections in Nigeria are looming. Politicians are talking tough and wanting to impress it on the public that it is either them or…
DHQ alleges links between renewed Boko Haram activities, 2019 Elections
As Nigerians, especially residents of the Northeast and Borno State in particular fret over the resurgence of Boko Haram attacks, ahead of next year’s general elections, the Defense Headquarters (DHQ) has said that there might be a link between the ...
Dickson, Sylva at war over insecurity in Bayelsa ahead 2019 elections
Bayelsa state governor, Seriake Dickson and former governor of the state, Timipre Sylva, are once again dragging each other over the recent killings and insecurity as the state heads into another electioneering year. The two gladiators in their quest to control the political sphere in the state are presently engaged in a battle to control…
Presidency says Buhari not in confrontation with NASS over electoral act
The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither in confrontation with the parliament over his refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act Bill nor against the use of card readers in the forthcoming elections. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who stated this in a statement in Abuja on…
National Assembly overrules Buhari on 2019 elections budget
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters has overruled President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier request that N143, 512,529,455 be vired from capital projects in the 2018 budget to fund the 2019 general elections. The panel instead recommended that the funds be vired from service-wide votes under the Special Intervention Programme (recurrent) to ease consideration and…
Migrating politicians and 2019 elections
It is not only in Nigeria that a politician would switch political support from one political party to another. However, while this phenomenon is an isolated case in the settled democratic nations of the world, the scale of its occurrence in our nation is baffling.
No plan to postpone 2019 elections despite budget delay, says INEC boss
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared that the date for the conduct of the 2019 general elections remains sacrosanct notwithstanding the delay in the passage of the N189.2 billion budget- proposal for the conduct of the polls before the National Assembly.
Impeachment haunts political bigwigs ahead of 2019 polls
More political stalwarts may catch a cold if the 2019 elections continue to blow a gale of impeachments across the landscape.
Halt planned defection from APC now, loyalists tell Buhari
A parliamentary Support Group working to promote President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 elections has asked the President to halt the reported plan by members of the National Assembly to defect from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to other parties.
2019 elections and Nigerians’ fate
The race for presidency has started and the election is fast approaching with less than 300 days to the d-day. The nation is excited about the possibility of finally putting their Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) to good use by electronically voting their preferred candidate into office.