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Zakari to PDP, others: I’m not Buhari’s niece, I won’t resign

Amina Zakari

A National Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Amina Zakari, has dismissed reports that she is a blood relation of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Peoples Democratic Party and other political groups as well as individuals had alleged that Zakari, who was, on Thursday, named by the commission as its …

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Agbaje: Ambode now a lame duck, can’t submit budget

Jimi Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Jimi Agbaje, has criticised Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the delay in the presentation of the 2019 budget. Agbaje, who said he was not surprised by the development, noted that Lagos residents were bearing the brunt of the “breakdown of …

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Buhari’ll hand over to South-East in 2023, Senator counters Osinbajo

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The Senator representing Imo North at the Senate, Benjamin Uwajumogu, has countered the claim by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo that President Muhammadu Buhari would hand over power to the South West in 2023. Uwajumogu spoke on Thursday at Isiala Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State during the inauguration of …

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INEC reviews guidelines for election monitoring

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has turned down applications by some support groups of candidates contesting the 2019 general elections to monitor the elections, its chairman, Prof. Mahmo0d Yakubu, has said. According to him, only neutral observers would be accredited, adding that the guidelines for the accreditation of election observers …

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Nigerians will must prevail in 2019 – Buhari

President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says that the will of the people must always drive the democratic architecture of the country. He made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the opening of a two-day Election Security Management Workshop, organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser. The President, therefore, promised to …

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I’ll reduce poverty if elected, Ezekwesili promises

The Presidential Candidate for Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Dr Obiageli Ezekwesili, has promised to reduce poverty to the barest level in the country if elected in 2019. Ezekwesili made the pledge during a courtesy visit by ‘Women in Politics Organisation’ to her campaign office in Abuja on Thursday. According to …

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Saraki, Dogara: Vote-buying threat to democracy

Saraki, Dogara

President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Monday said vote-buying is a threat to the nation’s democracy. Speaking at a public hearing in Abuja, they called for urgent action by stakeholders, especially security agencies to check the menace before …

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