Monthly Archives: January 2018

APC denies Governor Ortom will leave party

The Benue State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied reports that the Governor Samuel Ortom is plotting to dump the party ahead of the 2019 elections. The state chairman, Abba Yaro, said those spreading the rumour were merely fabricating heaps of malicious propaganda to cause disaffection between the governor and his party leaders He said that the ...

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Sokoto PDP urges Bafarawa for presidency

Members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state are urging former governor of the state, Attahiru Bafarawa, to contest at the next presidential election. Addressing journalists, shortly after their stakeholders meeting, the Secretary of PDP, Kabiru Aliyu, said that they resolved at their meeting that Bafarawa should contest for the next presidential election. In his remarks, the former ...

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Southeast wants restructuring before 2019 elections – Amaechi

A former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, has said that the people of the South East want restructuring ahead of 2019 general elections. The former minister, in an interview with New Telegraph, said this was not different from the desire of other Nigerians. Amaechi added that under the present economic situation, anybody who thought he can perform magic in terms ...

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Ebonyi community mobilises for effective participation in 2019 elections

Ihietutu Community in Ishiagu, Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi, has embarked on sensitisation campaigns to mobilise residents to register in the on-going Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) ahead of 2019 general elections. Mr Paulinus Okoro, Chairman of Ihietutu Development Union (IDU), disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Ihietutu. According to him, ...

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Masari drums support for Buhari

Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari on Monday urged Nigerians to support the change agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari, to fast track national development. He made the call in Katsina in a message to the opening of a public lecture organised by APC Election Supervisors, tagged “360+1 network”. Masari, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mustapha Inuwa, said Nigerians ...

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Nigerians in diaspora deserve to vote – Murray-Bruce

A senator, Ben Murray-Bruce (Bayelsa East-PDP), has suggested that Nigerians living outside the country ought to be allowed to exercise their franchise as the contribute to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country. The lawmaker who took to hi Twitter said : “Nigeria has between 10 to 15 million diaspora citizens. They don’t just send cash back home. They ...

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INEC seeks help of political parties, others in Delta for 2019 Elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Delta has solicited the support and co-operation of the various political parties in ensuring free, fair and credible general elections in 2019. INEC Administrative Secretary in the state, Rose Orianran-Anthony, made the appeal when she met with the political parties and other stakeholders in Asaba, on Monday. Orianran-Anthony said that INEC was empowered ...

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Kwankwanso backtracks, shelves Kano visit.

A senator and former governor of Kano State, Rabi’u Kwankwaso,  has change his mind and won’t be going to Kano tomorrow, January 30, 2018. He made this known through the former Secretary to the State Government, Rabi’u Sulaiman Bichi, Kwankwaso said the cancellation followed series of consultations. Kwankwaso said, “I have shelved my visit to Kano to avoid political clash ...

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Bafarawa to Tambuwal, say how much you met in Sokoto State

A former Governor of Sokoto state, Attahiru Bafarawa, has advised Governor Aminu Tambuwal to stop suffering in secret by telling the people of the state what he inherited from the previous administration. Reacting to critics of the present administration in the state, he said Tambuwal was not able to perform optimally because he inherited virtually an empty treasury. “When I ...

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Attah reacts to Akpabio, Emmanuel feud

Former governor of Akwa Ibom state, Obong Victor Attah, believes that the feuds between governors and their successors is why states in the country are not making progress. Attah said this in reaction to the the feud between ex-governor Godswill Akpabio and the incumbent Udom Emmanuel. Recall that Akpabio had threatened to withdraw support for Emmanuel for reportedly abandoning projects ...

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