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16 Jul
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s a recent declaration with excitement that it has received 42,211 online applications nationwide within the 24 hours of the resumption
16 Jan 2019
Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday called on Nigeria's anti-graft agencies, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices (ICPC) to probe the alleged diversion of about N18 billion Naira by president Muhammadu Buhari and his son-in-law, Junaid Abdullahi. A statement by Atiku's media aide Phrank…
16 Jan 2019
Minister for Environment, Alhaji Sulaiman Hassan, has assured President Muhammadu Buhari that Gombe electorate would overwhelm him with their support and vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general election.  Hassan, who conveyed the assurances in Kaltungo town of Kaltungo Local Government Area of the state during the flag-off of APC state campaign,…
15 Jan 2019
A political party formed by Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha, Action Alliance (AA), has withdrawn its support for Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari and adopted presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party Atiku Abubakar for the February 16 election. “We are for Atiku/Obi leadership and we are glad to work with all believers of true federalism…
14 Jan 2019
Barely 30 days to Nigeria's presidential election, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday named technical advisers to its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar. Nigerian lawmakers senator Ahmed Makarfi, Yakubu Dogara, deputy Senate president Ike Ekweremadu and former Jigawa State governor Mallam Sule Lamido were named technical advisers to Abubakar. Abubakar, a former vice president during…
11 Jan 2019
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Friday, called on the European Union to prevail on members of the security agencies to remain apolitical during the conduct of the forthcoming general elections. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, made the call when the party received Mrs Hannah Roberts, Deputy Chief Observer, European Union Election Observation…
11 Jan 2019
A former vice chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Fouad Oki on Friday denied rumours suggesting he was working against the party. Oki had been rumoured to be working for an opposition party, Accord. He, however, said the claims were mere rumours. “I don’t do things corner corner. I come out bold…
8 Jan 2019
Nigeria's electoral body, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday said manual accreditation of voters will be considered should electronic card reader fail during the 2019 general election. "However, where the biometric authentication fails, the voter will be required to thumbprint a box next to his/her picture on the register and to enter his/her…
7 Jan 2019
Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Monday threatened to boycott the 2019 general election should the Nigerian government fail to activate a new minimum wage. Nigeria's current minimum wage is N18,000 approved in 2008 by late president Umar Musa Ya'aruda's administration. NLC assistant secretary in charge of information, Denja Yakub, who spoke on Nigeria Info FM,…
5 Jan 2019
National chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole has said former President Olusegun Obasanjo could be in jail after prosecution should Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari decides to probe the power sector. Obasanjo, who was Nigeria president from 1999 till 2007, met country's electricity generation capacity in 1500 megawatts and left it at 3000…
31 Dec 2018
Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerian that the 2019 general elections would not be a 'do or die' affair. "2019 Elections need not be do or die affair, and we should not approach that eventuality in a democracy with trepidation and mortal fear," Buhari said in a New Year message. "As I welcome you…
29 Dec 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party on Saturday alleged that Nigeria president Muhammadu Buhari was plotting to use the planned nationwide ‘Operation Python Dance’ of the military to intimidate voters and rig the 2019 presidential election. “Further investigation revealed that agents of the Buhari Presidency are working in cohort with some compromised top officials of the Prof.…

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