2019: APC fumes at Obasanjo over Atiku

2019: APC fumes at Obasanjo over Atiku The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of lobbying the United States Government to lift the alleged travel ban placed on his former vice, Atiku Abubakar, now the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).i “We have come across credible reports that former President Olusegun...... more

2019: Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

2019: Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate A former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, was on Friday, in Abuja, chosen as the running mate to the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate in the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar. Obi was said to have emerged as the preferred choice of both the party and the candidate after series...... more

2019: Ohanaeze vows support for pro-restructuring presidential candidate

2019: Ohanaeze vows support for pro-restructuring presidential candidate The leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rolled out list of criteria that would determine the candidate the group would support in the 2019 presidential election. Ohanaeze said gone were the days when the South East would throw their massive weight behind political office seekers without serious...... more

2019: Obasanjo is heaping curses on himself for endorsing Atiku – Buhari

2019: Obasanjo is heaping curses on himself for endorsing Atiku – Buhari …as Presidency predicts failure for OBJ, Atiku The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation on Thursday said former President Olusegun Obasanjo is heaping God’s curse on himself for endorsing the candidacy of his former vice, Atiku Abubakar, after the former president had said few weeks ago that God would not forgive him...... more

Ohakim, 13 other gov aspirants form new APGA

Ohakim, 13 other gov aspirants form new APGA A former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, led 13 other governorship aspirants on Thursday staged  a protest in Owerri, over the alleged imposition of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume as the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the state. The aspirants, who blocked major streets in the state capital...... more

Enugu indigenes in Kogi transfer voter’s cards for Ugwunayi’s re-election

Enugu indigenes in Kogi transfer voter’s cards for Ugwunayi’s re-election Hundreds of Enugu State indigenes, who reside and registered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kogi State, have transferred their voter’s cards to Enugu to enable them vote for Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in the forthcoming governorship election. The elated indigenes of Enugu State, who paid a solidarity visit to...... more

2019: Obasanjo forgives Atiku, endorses him for president

2019: Obasanjo forgives Atiku, endorses him for president Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Thursday said he has reviewed his stance on not backing his former deputy, Atiku Abubakar, for the presidency of Nigeria. Obasanjo spoke when Atiku Abubakar and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party visited him at his Abeokuta home. He said he believed Atiku has ‘re-discovered and...... more

2019: PDP zoned VP slot to South-East – Ben Obi

2019: PDP zoned VP slot to South-East – Ben Obi Why Atiku must pick vice from S/W – PDP chieftain  IMMEDIATE past National Secretary, Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ben Obi, has dismissed as unnecessary the brewing tussle for the vice presidential slot of the party, saying that the position had been zoned to the South-East. According...... more

Buhari fires first campaign shot at Atiku

Buhari fires first campaign shot at Atiku The President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation says the emergence of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar as the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will be counterproductive to the nation as a leopard cannot change its skin. A statement issued by the Director, Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation,...... more

2019: ‘I am ready to work with everyone’ says Atiku in victory speech

2019: ‘I am ready to work with everyone’ says Atiku in victory speech *Hails Obasanjo, Wike, other PDP leaders The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has given a victory speech and accepted to be the party’s flag bearer in the 2019 presidential election. Mr Abubakar polled 1,532 votes to defeat 11 other contestants in the primary which ended on Sunday...... more

7,000 delegates affirm Buhari as presidential candidate at APC convention

7,000 delegates affirm Buhari as presidential candidate at APC convention President Muhammadu Buhari has officially secured the ticket as the flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress Party in the 2019 Presidential election. President Buhari garnered 14,842,072 million votes from party members in 26 States across the country and the FCT during the nationwide presidential direct primaries to win the ticket....... more

Anambra South: I want to replace my brother at Senate – Uba

Anambra South: I want to replace my brother at Senate  – Uba The Anambra South senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in next year’s general elections, Chief Chris Uba, on Friday said he was contesting the senatorial  seat against his elder brother, Andy Uba, of the All Progressives Congress, because he would not want him (Andy) to overstay his usefulness at the...... more

Atiku: An Inch Away From PDP Presidential Ticket – By Phrank Shaibu

Atiku: An Inch Away From PDP Presidential Ticket – By Phrank Shaibu In life, no season remains forever and similarly, situations also change one after another. When a storm emerges in an ocean, it creates violent wind and heavy rain, sometimes, causing a dreadful disaster but after some time there prevail a reign of calmness. Though the storm disturbs the man’s life, it...... more

Jimi Agbaje emerges Lagos PDP gov candidate

Jimi Agbaje emerges Lagos PDP gov candidate Jimi Agbaje has emerged the governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State. He polled 1,100 votes to defeat his rival Adedeji Doherty who polled 742 votes in the party’s primary election, reports Channels Television. Agbaje was the PDP candidate in the 2015 governorship election but lost to incumbent governor Akinwunmi...... more

PDP presidential primaries: Sokoto delegates torn between Tambuwal and Bafarawa

PDP presidential primaries: Sokoto delegates torn between Tambuwal and Bafarawa As members arrive Port-Harcourt, Rivers State venue of the Peoples Democratic Party presidential primary election, Sokoto State delegates are reportedly torn between two aspirants. Two aspirants from the state — ex-Governor Attahiru Bafarawa and  incumbent governor, Aminu Tambuwal, are among the 13 contenders.f  A dependable source said  that if the two...... more

Enugu East: Senator Chimaroke Nnamani declared PDP candidate

Enugu East:  Senator Chimaroke Nnamani  declared PDP candidate The Senatorial primary election of the People's Democratic Party, PDP,  for Enugu East, which commenced on Tuesday, was concluded Wednesday with former governor of the state, Senator Dr. Chimaroke Nnamani clinching the party's ticket. The incumbent Senator Gilbert Nnaji  was beaten to distant fourth position, truncating his ambition to return to...... more

APC Panel cancels Lagos governorship primary, postpones exercise

APC Panel cancels Lagos governorship primary, postpones exercise •Election free, fair, says party state chairman •Ambode did well but he’s not a good party man – Tinubu The National Working Committee panel of the All Progressives Congress sent from Abuja to monitor the party’s governorship primary in Lagos State has nullified the exercise held across the 20 local government...... more

Balogun defies NWC, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos APC primaries

Balogun defies NWC, declares Sanwo-Olu winner of Lagos APC primaries The Chairman of the Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Tunde Balogun, on Tuesday night declared Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu as the winner of the party’s governorship primary. Balogun declared that Sanwo-Olu polled 970,851 votes to defeat incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode with 72,901 votes. Balogun declared the election free...... more

Lagos APC primaries: State chairman disagrees with NWC, says votes valid

Lagos APC primaries: State chairman disagrees with NWC, says votes valid The chairman of the Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Tunde Balogun, says the party’s governorship primary held earlier on Tuesday (today) remains valid and that the result will soon be announced. This was minutes after the party’s National Working Committee panel, led by Mr. Clement Ebri, declared the...... more

Ekweremadu, Nnamani Pick PDP Senatorial Tickets in Landslide Victories

Ekweremadu, Nnamani Pick PDP Senatorial Tickets in  Landslide Victories The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has picked the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ticket for the Enugu West Senatorial District in the 2019 general elections in a landslide victory.   Also, former Governor of Enugu State, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani picked the Senatorial ticket for Enugu East defeating the...... more

PDP guber primaries hold today, party confirms

PDP guber primaries hold today, party confirms • Defers Primaries In Lagos, Imo, KanoIn a very late statement last night, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) confirmed that it would today hold its governorship primaries in all 36 States except Lagos, Kano and Imo. A statement released by PDP national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, reads: “The attention of the...... more

2019: Wike apologises for outbursts against PDP, presidential aspirants

2019: Wike apologises for outbursts against PDP, presidential aspirants Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has apologised to leaders and presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for his anti-party outburst on Wednesday. At a National Executive Committee meeting of the party Friday afternoon, the Rivers State governor showed remorse for his comments and assured party leaders he would be...... more

Osun rerun: I’ll retrieve my stolen mandate at tribunal —Adeleke

Osun rerun: I’ll retrieve my stolen mandate at tribunal —Adeleke The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has vowed to retrieve his ‘stolen mandate’ from Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress at the election petition tribunal. Adeleke said this while speaking in an interview with journalists shortly before the final figure was...... more

Buhari sends Fayemi to woo Omisore for rerun poll

Buhari sends Fayemi to woo Omisore for rerun poll The Governor-elect of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday,  visited the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Senator Iyiola Omisore, in Ile Ife to woo him ahead of the rerun holding in seven polling units in four local government areas of Osun State on Thursday. Our correspondent gathered that...... more

Osun: Ekweremadu faults INEC on Inconclusive Election

Osun: Ekweremadu faults INEC on Inconclusive Election ...Says Commission descending into the arena, decries role of security agencies The Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for declaring the Osun governorship election as inconclusive, saying the Commission was “descending into the arena”. Ekweremadu also described the fast-declining independence of...... more

2019: PDP screens Atiku, Mark, Saraki, Tambuwal, others

2019: PDP screens Atiku, Mark, Saraki, Tambuwal, others The 13 presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were screened in Abuja on Monday. Their screening was the first hurdle the aspirants scaled through that would enable them to take part in the party’s presidential primary slated for October 5 and 6, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The screening,...... more

Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials

Osun rerun: Anti-Buhari coalition accuses INEC of releasing PVCs to govt officials The Coalition of United Political Parties on Monday alleged that INEC was giving to Osun State officials unclaimed permanent voter cards in units where there would be supplementary election. The coalition members alleged that the conspiracy was being spearheaded by some unnamed national officers of the commission. CUPP, which was formed...... more

2019 polls: Foreign investors withdraw N435.41bn from stock market

2019 polls: Foreign investors withdraw N435.41bn from stock market The nation’s stock market has shrunk in recent months following the exit of foreign investors as the 2019 general elections approach, FEYISAYO POPOOLA writes Foreign portfolio investors have pulled out billions of naira out of the Nigerian stock market in recent months amid bearish sentiments, primarily due to the approaching elections....... more

Nkanu East/West Reps: Why Ujam deserves another term

Nkanu East/West Reps: Why Ujam deserves another term If the requirement for a second term in office is strictly on performance, and every body seem to have agreed to this, then Dr. Chukwuemeka Ujam must return to the National Assembly. The member representing Nkanu East/West is just about completing his first tenure as an active member of the House...... more

Saraki faults INEC for declaring Osun guber inconclusive, seeks legal interpretation

Saraki faults INEC for declaring Osun guber inconclusive, seeks legal interpretation Senate President Bukola Saraki has faulted the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for declaring the Osun state governorship election as inconclusive. Saraki, who is also Chairman of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) presidential council on the Osun gubernatorial election, said, in his layman’s opinion, the INEC was wrong in declaring the...... more

 

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