2019: Court sacks Donald Duke, declares Jerry Gana SDP flag- bearer

A former minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, was yesterday declared winner of the presidential primary election of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) conducted on October 6, 2018, by An FCT High Court in Maitama. The party had declared a former governor of Cross River, Mr. Donald Duke, winner of the election and its flag-bearer for next year’s general elections after it said he (Duke) polled 812 votes, while Gana had 611. However, Gana went to court, seeking that he be declared winner in line with the zoning and rotation…

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Credible elections doubtful unless Buhari sign Electoral Bill – Atiku

In the wake of President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law, Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has cast doubt over the possibility of having free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The former Vice President made the remark yesterday at the Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah Centre, Abuja, where he signed the peace accord to commit himself to peaceful elections in 2019. Atiku failed to turn up at the International Conference Centre on Tuesday where President Muhammadu Buhari and…

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Abacha Loot: Buhari Thanks Swiss Govt For Returning $322.5m

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, expressed his gratitude to Switzerland for returning funds stolen by corrupt government officials to Nigeria. He said Nigeria was “deeply grateful to Switzerland for its support in resuscitating the economy, especially the return of illegally stolen funds” and in helping to intervene in the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East. While receiving letter of credence from the Ambassador of Switzerland to Nigeria, Mr George Steiner, at the Presidential Villa. “We are grateful to the Swiss government for allowing the illegally stolen funds to be brought…

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Jamil Isyaku Gwamna: Buhari, APC Do Not Need Campaign To Defeat PDP In 2019

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Gombe State, Dr. Jamil Isyaku Gwamna on Wednesday said the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari were visible enough for APC to defeat the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the next general elections come 2019. Dr. Gwamna who is the Sardaunan Gombe, made this disclosure, saying that the people-oriented programmes and policies of the Federal Government would make APC defeat any opposition in 2019 with ease. He insisted that it would be difficult for the PDP or any party to convince those…

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73 Parties To Take Part In 2019 Elections

A total of 73 of Nigeria’s 91 political political parties are set to take part in next year’s general elections having submitted details of their candidates to the electoral commission, INEC, before the deadlines, an official has said. The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, said this in his opening remarks at the two-day capacity building workshop by INEC and the European Center for Elelectoral Support (ECES) to train journalists on INEC beat. He also said the commission has been joined as a respondent in about…

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Gov Obaseki Criticized over Clash with BEDC

The Association of Nigerian Electricity Distributors, ANED, has lent its voice to the ongoing row between the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and the management of Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) Speaking in response to media queries, ANED’s Executive Director for Research and Advocacy, Chief Sunday Oduntan, in a statement, said the umbrella body was displeased by the recent treatment of BEDC’s Managing Director by the Governor during a visit by the House of Representatives Committee on Power to Edo state. Governor Obaseki walked the MD out of his…

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Nobody Can Stop Igbo Presidency When The Right Time Comes – Clark

South- South leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, took a swipe at the Presidency, saying that when the time comes for the people of the South-East to produce the President of the country, nobody can stop them. According to the Ijaw leader, giving the people of the South-East region a condition that their presidency in 2023 could only be guaranteed and achieved if they vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 was unnecessary and must be condemned in all its ramifications. The elder statesman was reacting to a statement by the…

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Offa Robberies: Saraki Asks Buhari To Investigate Prime Suspect’s Death

Senate President Bukola Saraki has approached President Muhammadu Buhari to institute an inquiry into the death of the prime suspect in the April 5 Offa robbery attacks, Michael Adikwu, because it has several implications for the country’s legal system. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, also noted that the development could affect the nation’s engagement with the international community He said the international community had consistently cited the issues of human rights abuse and extrajudicial killings by security forces as major reasons for their…

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Delta 2019: UK Group drums support for APC candidate, Great Ogboru

A group under the aegis of Deltans in Diasppra, UK for Great Ogboru have massively been working on strategies and campaigns to make sure the dream of Great Ovedje Ogboru to take over the Osadebe House as the next governor of Delta State becomes a reality. Ogboru who is the candidate of the All Peoples’ Congress(APC), is a tested politician and successful businessman. The group coordinators, Chief (Mrs) Pat Isiorho-Eleto and Chief Stella Aghoghovbia-Tulloch; both based in the United Kingdom said “Great Ogboru symbolizes the dream of an average Deltan…

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Dasuki, Diezani, Shema, Fayose Houses Top List Of Seized Assets

Owners of the mansions seized by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) have been unveiled. They are former governors, ex-ministers, top military officers and businessmen. Leading the pack is a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, who has forfeited some prized assets. Lost to the Federal Government by the ex-Minister are a multi-storey building in Banana Island Foreshore Estate in Ikoyi, Lagos; a real estate comprising six flats in Ikoyi and an estate of 21 mixed housing in Yaba, Lagos. Many properties allegedly linked with Diezani have…

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