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8 Oct 2018
UK chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the emergence of Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has made the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari easier. Mr Ade Omole, leader of APC UK made the assertion in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on…
8 Oct 2018
The Social Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday elected former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
7 Oct 2018
Former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, has emerged as the Presidential candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the 2019 general election. Duke polled 812 votes to defeat his close rival, former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, who polled 611 votes at the party’s National Convention held at Old Parade Ground,…
25 Sep 2018
A presidential aspirant of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Donald Duke, has faulted regional zoning of political offices in Nigeria, stating that it has only put mediocre leaders in power since adoption. Regional zoning is a popular perception in the Nigerian political space which mandates a rotation of political offices among the southwest, southeast, northeast,…
14 Sep 2018
A former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Rahman Mimiko, yesterday declared his intention to run for president on the platform of Labour Party (LP).Speaking at the Abuja National Headquarters of the LP where he made the declaration, he said if elected, his administration would focus on security...
8 Sep 2018
A group has paid the N45m required by President Muhammadu Buhari to buy the presidential form of All Progressives Congress (APC), a presidential aide said. The group’s action comes barely 24 hours after formal announcement of dates for the APC primaries and fees for forms for various political positions by the party.
4 Sep 2018
A former governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke, on Tuesday dumped the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to join Social Democratic Party (SDP). He also declared his intent to run for president in the 2019 general elections under the SDP. Duke said he left the PDP after 20 years because it had derailed and lost…
3 Sep 2018
Presidential aspirant Donald Duke was recently in the spotlight because of his view on the LGBTQ community. During an interview On The Couch, a show hosted by Laila Johnson-Salami and Falz the Bahd Guy, he said “I don’t understand their sexuality,” Duke said. “But I will not criminalise them. I will ensure that they have…
30 Aug 2018
Former Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice Cross River state, Eyo Ekpo, has joined the governorship race for next year’s general elections. Ekpo who will be running under the Social Democratic Party (SDP) declared his intent when he bought the gubernatorial form at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja. The then Commissioner for Justice in Cross River state…
27 Aug 2018
A former governor of Cross River state, Donald Duke has said President Muhammadu Buhari's subpar performance is one of the reasons he is contesting for the presidency. Duke, a member of Nigeria's opposition People's Democratic Party, was the governor of Cross River between 1999 and 2007. "Buhari could have done a lot better, If he…
27 Aug 2018
A former governor of Cross River State Donald Duke has said he will not criminalise same-sex relationships if he becomes Nigeria's president in 2019. Duke, a member of the opposition People's Democratic Party, was the governor of Cross River between 1999 and 2007. He made the comment while appearing on On The Couch, a show…
10 Aug 2018
A former governor of Cross River State has said the Nigerian Senate may not be peaceful until former state governors stop becoming lawmakers after leading their states. Donald Duke, also in the running for the Nigerian presidency, said the Nigerian Senate has become a "retirement home" for the former governors. "The Senate won’t find peace…


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