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3 Sep 2019
A former Cross River State Governor Donald Duke yesterday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he would pay his N537,334,360.77 debt to Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in less than 12 hours.
28 Jun 2019
The $600 million moribund Tinapa facility in Cross River State is up for sale as American investors expressed interest. The first phase of the project fashioned after the similar massive one-stop shopping and tourism resort of Dubai was conceived and built by former Governor Donald Duke and commissioned on April 2, 2002 to boost business…
30 Mar 2019
The Supreme Court, yesterday, upheld the Court of Appeal’s judgment, declaring Donald Duke as the Social Democratic Party’s (SDP) presidential candidate. The judgment was delivered by the Supreme Court presided over by Justices Ejembi Eko, Kudirat Kekere, Amiru Sanusi, Paul Galumje and Uwani Aji. The court also awarded N3 million in favour of Duke. The…
17 Mar 2019
After much headaches and hitches, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) finally conducted the much-awaited 2019 Presidential election on February 23, 2019.
22 Feb 2019
41 years ago in the 1978 Nigeria Presidential Election - the front runners were Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Chief Obafemi Awolowo and the Chief Nnamdi Azikwe, (all now late). The Nigerian power brokers at the time stressed the need to elect a Northerner to balance power rotation, elect a Muslim to balance the Christian leader of…
12 Feb 2019
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) Tuesday expelled its presidential aspirant Jerry Gana and suspended its presidential candidate Donald Duke, party's Yemi Akinbode told newsmen in Abuja. Akinbode also stated that SDP's national chairman Supo Shonibare was also suspended with immediate effect. The party's spokesman said Gana and Shonibare were expelled for engaging in anti-party activities.…
8 Feb 2019
Against the backdrop of the Social Democratic Party's endorsement of incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari, Donald Duke has insisted that he remains the presidential candidate of the party. SDP on Thursday announced it had adopted the  President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election. Duke was the…
24 Jan 2019
Court of appeal on Thursday declared former Cross River State governor Donald Duke as the presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP). An FCT High Court in Maitama has declared a former Nigeria information minister Jerry Gana as the winner of the presidential primary election of the party in December 2018. The party had…
23 Dec 2018
When an Abuja Federal High court ruled that the emergence of Mr. Donald Duke as the standard bearer of Social Democratic Party (SDP) did not comply with the provisions of the SDP constitution and regulations, observers expressed worry over inability of parties to conduct their affairs well.   The nation’s apex court had on several…
17 Dec 2018
The Cambridge University African Caribbean Society (CUACS) and the Cambridge Union will be jointly hosting a panel discussion for five presidential candidates ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 general elections. Tagged “2019 Nigerian Presidential Election Forum,” the event is scheduled to hold in January 2019. A statement signed by the Events Officer, Semilore Delano, on Thursday, December…
15 Dec 2018
An FCT High Court in Maitama yesterday declared a former minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, winner of the presidential primary election...
12 Dec 2018
Presidential candidates for next year’s polls yesterday signed a peace accord to be law-abiding before, during and after the exercise.

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