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Monthly Archives: January 2018

2019 Election: INEC asks NCC, telecom operators for collaboration

  The Independent National Commission (INEC) has called on the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and telecommunications operators for collaboration on the deployment of electronic devices in the conduct of 2019 general elections. Chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu, made the appeal when he led management of the commission on a visit to NCC Executive Vice-Chairman, Umar Dambatta,in Abuja. Yakubu said that ...

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Herdsmen-Farmers crisis: Presidency, National Assembly hold security summit

The National Assembly has planned a two-day national security summit in a bid to find solutions to the nation’s pressing security challenges. Organised in collaboration with the Presidency, the summit will hold, on Thursday and Monday, at the State House in Abuja. The summit will provide a platform for heads of security and defence agencies, governors, traditional rulers, socio-cultural groups, ...

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APC will win Kano LG polls, says Ganduje

Kano state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) would emerge victorious in the upcoming local government election in the state. Ganduje said this while presenting APC flags to 16 Kano South chairmanship candidates at Kwanar Dan-Gora, in Kiru Local Government Area. The governor urged the aspirants and supporters to be more concerned about forging a ...

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2019: CAN denies instigating Christians against voting Muslims

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has denied instigating Christians to vote for only Christians in the 2019 general elections. According to Premium Times on Wednesday, CAN’s national secretary, Musa Asake, said the association could not have asked Christians to vote only Christians because “it was not the right way to go.” “Where did they get that one? I don’t ...

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PDP to Obaseki: You need medical attention

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Edo state chapter, has said that governor, Godwin Obaseki needed “medical attention” for allegedly spending tax payers’ money on 72 foreign trips. Its chairman, Dan Orbih, said this at the party’s “Meet the People Tour,” in Estako East area of the state. Orbih alleged that Obaseki has wasted the state’s lean resources by travelling to ...

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El-Rufai panel deceiving Nigerians, no restructuring in 2019 – Sani

A senator, Shehu Sani, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the report submitted by the party’s committee as a ‘political gimmick’, adding that it would not be considered by the Senate. Sani, who pointed out that Kaduna state governor, Nasir el-Rufai was “anti-restructuring”, stressed that there would be no restructuring before or after 2019 ...

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Doguwa could faces sanction over comments on Electoral Act

The Chief Whip of the House of Representatives, Alhassan Ado Doguwa, may face sanction from his colleagues over his comments on the last week amendments to the Electoral Act, 2010, done by the House. Doguwa, on Monday, said that he never supported the amendments and that they were meant to target President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC). ...

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Obasanjo’s ‘boys’ launch Coalition for Nigeria in Abuja

The proposed political movement mentioned last week by former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been launched at the Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. Obasanjo had argued that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had become incapable of repositioning Nigeria, having lost the confidence of the electorate. Obasanjo was not present at the launch on Wednesday,  ...

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In search of a new generation President for Nigeria: Is Duke the real deal?

By Nasir Agbalaya The countdown is on for the 2019 geneeral elections so also is the race to elect a new occupant in Aso Rock or retain Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa. And with 46 Political parties, it has become more crowded than ever. This time around, Nigerians have commonly agreed that there is a need to try out ...

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Buhari’s re-election will divide Nigeria – Iyorchia Ayu

Former Senate President, Iyorchia Ayu, has warned that the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 will break-up the country. He also noted that Buhari winning a second term will consume the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Bola Tinubu. Speaking to The Sun, he said: “We joined hands with Tinubu to form Action Congress (AC). We were ...

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