Why 2019 will be walkover for APC, Buhari – Lai Mohammed

Why 2019 will be walkover for APC, Buhari – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has declared that the 2019 election will be a walkover for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mohammed anchored his claim on the fact that Nigerians are “wise,” adding that the ruling party is working assiduously. Speaking in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital over the weekend, the Minister insisted that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has done so much to improve on infrastructure. He said, “For me, 2019…

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Why Buhari is ‘selective’ in his anti-corruption – Presidency

Why Buhari is ‘selective’ in his anti-corruption – Presidency

The presidency has explained why President Muhammadu Buhari is perceived to be ‘selective’ in his anti-corruption war. Femi Adesina, the Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, said his principal was selective because not every Nigerian is corrupt. Speaking on a programme monitored on Channels Television last night, the presidential aide said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party were only jealous of the president’s achievements, hence their reaction to eveything. “Why won’t the president…

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APC alienating most of its members despite their sacrifices – Reps Deputy Speaker

APC alienating most of its members despite their sacrifices – Reps Deputy Speaker

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Lasun Yussuff, has expressed worry over alleged alienation of some members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, despite their sacrifices for the party. He argued that many of those that are being alienated are grassroots politicians. Yussuff who is representing Osogbo/Olorunda/Orolu/Irepodun federal constituency at the lower chamber, spoke with Journalists in Osogbo, Osun state capital, at the weekend. He debunked speculation that he was planning to…

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INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

INEC suspends Rivers State bye-election over violence

The Independent Electoral Commission has suspended the bye-election for the Port Harcourt Constituency lll State Assembly seat held Aug. 18 in the State. Mr Obo Effanga, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Rivers State, who announced the suspension in a statement on Saturday night, cited widespread violence as reasons for the suspension. The bye-election was conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission to fill the vacancy left by former state Assemblyman, Mr Victor Ihunwo, now Chairman,…

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(video) I will jail all the thieves that brought problems to the Nigerian economy – President Buhari vows

(video) I will jail all the thieves that brought problems to the Nigerian economy – President Buhari vows

President Buhari has vowed to jail all the ”thieves” that destroyed Nigeria’s economy. He made the vow while speaking with newsmen after his return from his 10-day vacation to the UK. When asked what Nigerians expects from him after his return from London by NTA news reporter,  President Buhari said, ”We are going to jail more of the thieves that brought the economic problems to the country. I think that is being expected of me and…

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INEC to use 8,000 corps members for Osun State governorship poll next month

INEC to use 8,000 corps members for Osun State governorship poll next month

The Independent National Electoral Commission has stated that more than 8,000 members of the National Youth Service Corps serving in Osun State will be deployed as ad hoc staff in the conduct of the September 22 governorship poll holding in the state. According to the Resident Electoral Commissioners in the state, Olusegun Agbaje, “over 8,000 corps members are part of the expected 15,000 ad-hoc staff who are going to use for the conduct of the September…

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Why we want Buhari to continue beyond 2019 – Kogi Gov

Why we want Buhari to continue beyond 2019 – Kogi Gov

Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has said the decision of “patriotic Nigerians” to extend Buhari’s Presidency beyond 2019 was borne out of a genuine desire to deepen good governance and transparency in Nigeria. The Governor, who stated this on Saturday while fielding questions from journalists, said the President had saved the nation from economic calamities as a result of “deep stealing by the previous administrations in the country”. “As far as we know, Nigerians…

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2019: INEC Chairman, Yakubu speaks on ‘shifting’ election dates

2019: INEC Chairman, Yakubu speaks on ‘shifting’ election dates

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said it will not shift the date for the 2019 general elections. INEC’s Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the disclosure while addressing State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. Yakubu said, “There are no conditions under which elections will be postponed under section 26 of the Electoral Act. “The date is firm and fixed, February 16, 2019. We issued the timetable well in advance. For the…

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2019: Senate suspends meeting on INEC’s N189b budget indefinitely, gives reasons

2019: Senate suspends meeting on INEC’s N189b budget indefinitely, gives reasons

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended deliberations on the N189 billion submitted to it by the Commission for the conduct of the 2019 elections, indefinitely. The Committee Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, announced the decision at the end of the panel’s meeting on Friday. While providing reasons for the suspension, he, however, assured that members of the committee would do the needful to ensure that the citizens…

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Vacation: Buhari returns to Nigeria today

Vacation: Buhari returns to Nigeria today

President Muhammadu Buhari is scheduled to return to the country today after his 10-day vacation in London. This was confirmed by the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, who spoke with Punch. The Presidential aide, however, refused to give the exact time the President would arrive the country today. “The President is expected back in the country tomorrow (Saturday). “For now, I can’t confirm the exact time he will land but…

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