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Tag Archives: 2019

“Keep quiet, Nigerians rejected you in 2019,” – Presidency attacks Ezekwesili

The presidency has reacted to report that  former Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, rejected the request to be President Muhammadu Buhari running mate back in 2011. Recall that the senior pastor of the Citadel Global Community Church, Tunde Bakare, had recounted how Ezekwesili turned down the request to be Buhari’s running mate in 2011, Daily Post reports. Pastor Bakare, ...

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Saraki gives reasons why he did not challenge 2019 election results

Ex-President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated the reasons why he did not challenge the results of the 2019 general elections at the Tribunal despite the irregularities he noticed. According to him, he had to calm  his angry supporters and told them to maintain peace because “the lives of our people, the stability of our democracy and ...

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Successor: Afenifere chieftain lampoons Bakare, asks Buhari to reject his advice

Senator Femi Okurounmu, a chieftain of the Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere has lampooned the renowned Lagos cleric, Pastor Tunde Bakare for asking President Muhammadu Buhari to choose his successor. According to Daily Post, Okurounmu warned that it was not the duty of an incumbent president to decide his successor, stressing that such a plan was aimed at destabilizing Nigeria’s democracy. ...

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2019 a bad year for Nigerians, Atiku declares

Ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar has described 2020 as as a challenging year for Nigerians, saying it’s time to work for a better future. In a new year message released in Abuja on Tuesday, Atiku noted that the year heralds a brand new decade required Nigerians to stay together more than ever before. He charged the leadership and the led to ...

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Election 2019: Southwest took a wise, pregressive step for supporting Buhari- Group

An Osun State-based social group, Ifesowapo Kajose Society, has saluted the South West geo-political zone for supporting President Muhammadu Buhari, and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to return to power. The group described the resolve of the South West to work with other zones to actualize second term in office for Buhari and Osinbajo, as wise and progressive. In a ...

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2019 Elections: Celebrities vying for elective offices

Some Nigerian celebrities including Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, Emeka Ike, Desmond Elliot, Freedom ‘Mr Jollof’ Atsekpoyi and Shina Peller are vying for several elective positions as the 2019 polls close in. The celebrities, contesting under various political parties, are seeking mostly to represent their constituencies in legislative positions. Singer and actor, Banky W, who is vying to represent Eti-Osa at ...

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2019: People won’t vote blindly this time, they will value merits of candidates- Babachir

Mr David Babachir, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), has said that voters would elect candidates on their personal merit in 2019, unlike in 2015 when they voted “one party all through”. “In 2015, voters were asked to vote APC in all elections. That gave the party a massive momentum and all its candidates were returned elected. ...

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2019: Handle security agents properly to avoid intimidation, Onaiyekan advises FG

The Catholic Archbishop of Abuja, John Cardinal Onaiyekan has advised the Federal Government to ensure proper use of security agents during the election to avoid intimidation of electorate. Onaiyakan gave the advise in Abuja on Tuesday while celebrating the New Year mass at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Nyanya. He said President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to ensure free ...

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2019: Onu, others explain why Igbos should vote for Buhari

The Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, and other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the South-East, have called on the people of the zone to support the re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. The party leaders made the call on Sunday during a stakeholders meeting held at the minister’s country home in Uburu, ...

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2019: Northern youths resolve to ensure free, fair elections

Barely 60 days to the 2019 polls, Youths in the Northern Region have resolved to champion the campaign for peaceful elections in the country. The Youths under the auspices of a Joint Action Committee of Northern Youths Associations made the resolve at the end of a two-day conference in Kaduna. The resolution was part of a communique issued at the ...

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