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23 Dec 2018
A House of Representatives Candidate for Amac/Buhari Federal constituency, on the platform of Accord Party, Louis Auta, who is physically challenged, has urged FCT residents to vote massively for her during the 2019 General elections. Auta, who is also the chairman of Cedar Seed Foundation, while flagging off her campaign yesterday, in Abuja, said her physical…
5 Dec 2018
ActionAid Nigeria has cautioned government against diverting about N121 billion allocated for the National Social Investments Programme (NSIP) into 2019 general elections. The body said that challenges and poor planning had led the government to consider tampering with funds meant for a programme that has touched the lives of several impoverished Nigerians. In a statement…
3 Dec 2018
Presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria Obiageli Ezekwesili has promised to deliver uninterrupted power supply to Nigerians if elected president in 2019. Ezekwesili, a former education minister under president Olusegun Obasanjo administration said her administration would ensure Nigeria have stable electricity in the first four years of her government. "Our vision is…
2 Dec 2018
Sir: As the 2019 general elections draw near, there has been a huge clamour for the populace to get their Permanent Voters Card (PVC) and vote for credible candidates. The clamour, though having good intentions is not rightly placed. Information available reveals that majority of the voters from the 2015 general elections were the uneducated…
2 Dec 2018
Tempers have started running high and a major political conflagration is now brewing between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Niger Delta over a perceived plot to use the Nigeria Police Force to subvert the 2019 general elections. Since the violent seizures of power through the barrel of the…
20 Nov 2018
As the 2019 general elections campaign season kicks off, politicians may be upbeat about a time of noise, speeches and promises, the citizens are justifiably concerned about safety of lives, property and even the nation’s democracy itself. If the primaries recently organised by the major political parties are any indications, there is, indeed, real cause…
15 Nov 2018
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has taken a swipe at politicians who use other people’s children as thugs while shielding theirs from trouble...
7 Nov 2018
Assistant Inspector-General of Police in Charge of Zone C, Samuel Ogunjemi, has warned politicians in Ebonyi State to play by the rules during the 2019 general elections. Ogunjemi gave the warning yesterday in Abakaliki while addressing stakeholders and various ethnic groups in the state. The AIG, who opined that there would be nothing like federal…
4 Nov 2018
Presidential candidate of Liberation Movement (LM) for the 2019 general elections, Dr. Kriz David has disclosed that insecurity, corruption and economic challenges affecting Nigeria are symptoms of unaddressed faulty foundation of the nation. According to his promissory note compiled in a book titled: ‘Smart Government–The Preferred Future,’ David said if elected president next year his…
24 Oct 2018
Nigeria's deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu has refuted claims that he was planning to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) "In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls from friends and political associates seeking clarification on the rumours of my departure from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), which has dominated the media,"…
22 Oct 2018
A global campaign and advocacy organisation, ONE, yesterday charged the Nigerian electorate to use their votes and to resolve the challenges facing the country in the 2019 general elections. It said jobs creation, tackling corruption, providing healthcare, education, security and agriculture, should be top most in the minds of the electorate in making their choices…
16 Oct 2018
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Ayo Banjo, alongside prominent academics will commence a debate series aimed at strengthening the country’s democracy. Banjo will chair the inaugural session of the Okali Senimal Ideas Foundation for Africa (OSIFA) great debate series (OGDS), while Professor Anya O.Anya, Haruna Manu, Lanre…

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