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Tinubu blasts PDP, Atiku

ALL Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu was yesterday unsparing on the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the February 16 presidential election Atiku Abubakar. The PDP, according to the former Lagos State governor, is seeking power to return the country to  the dark days when the economy crumbled and Nigerians groaned under its reign ...

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Buhari: Tinubu’ll be fully in charge of my campaign

President promises to leave legacy of free, fair elections FORMER Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu will lead the Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. The President said the designation of the APC chieftain as leader of his re-election campaign will allow him to concentrate on governance. “But, I must also ...

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Osinbajo: Buhari needs new term to consolidate his feats

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has urged the people of Oke-Ogun, Oyo State, to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari in next month’s election. He said the President needed another four years to consolidate on his achievements and reposition the country for excellence. The vice-president spoke on the achievements of the administration during his visits to Igbeti, Igboho, Kisi and Saki, ...

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Fresh S/South headache as Atiku rejigs campaign

• Presidential candidate returns home to rejig campaign • Jonathan, Bayelsa gov clash over party’s candidates The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji  Atiku Abubakar, is facing fresh challenges in the Southsouth, thus slowing down his campaign ahead of next month’s election. The Southsouth leg of his campaign which was originally scheduled for flag off on Tuesday, January 8, ...

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INEC to PDP, others: WE WON’T DROP ZAKARI as collation centre chair

THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) yesterday declared that it would  not drop Hajiya Amina Zakari as Chairperson of the 2019 Elections Results Collation Committee. It said  that contrary to fears in some quarters,Mrs Zakari  who is alleged to be a niece to the President, will have nothing to do with the collation of the presidential poll results. It said ...

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Atiku to Buhari: 90m Nigerians living in extreme poverty

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of having nothing to show for steering the ship of the nation for about four years. He said 90 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty under his watch. Atiku took on the President over his remarks at the kick-off of his presidential campaign in Uyo, ...

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Govt orders $877m arms to fight Boko Haram, others

Of the $1 billion approved by the National Assembly for the procurement of military equipment, $877 million has been released, The Nation has learnt. There has been some controversy over the whereabouts of the money. Immediately after the Metele, Borno State attacks on the military last month, the controversy got bigger. Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai said the ...

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2019: APC, PDP face cash crunch for campaigns

• EFCC, Central Bank tighten noose on cash flow • Agency places 24-hour surveillance on bank transactions • Commission warns bureau de change operators • Presidency: Dangote not member of APC Campaign Council The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democra-tic Party (PDP) may be facing an uphill task raising sufficient funds for their campaigns ahead of next year’s ...

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BUHARI: We’ll go tougher on corruption from 2019

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari vowed yesterday to go tougher on corruption if he is re-elected in the February 16,2019 election. Buhari ,speaking at the flag off of his presidential campaign in Uyo,Akwa Ibom State, said that with him remaining in power ,the era of handouts for people who are not ready to work,is over. National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives ...

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APC strikes Atiku for attack on Buhari’s anti-graft war

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar launched yesterday a blistering attack on President Muhammadu Buhari, advising him not to blame the “system” for what he called his failure to fight corruption. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate wrote to the President, commending him, “for admitting that he failed in fighting corruption.” But the All Progressives Congress  (APC) responded in an ...

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13 soldiers, police officer killed in Boko haram ambush

The Army have confirmed the killing of thirteen soldiers and a police officer in Yobe State in a Boko Haram attack. According to the military, the insurgents lunched two successive attacks on a military formation and an ambush on the Maiduguri/Damaturu high way at about 6.30 pm. The statement which was  signed by spokesman 7 Div. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu said ...

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Row over Osinbajo’s push for Buhari in Southwest

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo sparked a huge controversy at the weekend when he asked his kinsmen in the Southwest to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election bid next year. He was quoted as saying that the re-election of the President for another four-year term will pave the way for the Southwest  to vie for the presidency after the expiration of Buhari’s ...

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$2.6b London-Paris Club cash: Governors face fresh probe

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is considering the probe of some state governors for allegedly diverting fees meant for payment to consultants who assisted states on the London-Paris Club loan refund. Some states may not be able to access the last tranche of refund of about $2,689,279,365 unless they allow the federal government to deduct the consultants’ fees ...

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OKOROCHA locks out OSHIOMHOLE, Imo APC Chiefs from stadium

NATIONAL Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, and Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State were yesterday locked in a fresh spat after the state government allegedly denied APC the use of Dan Anyiam Stadium, Owerri for the flag-off of its governorship election campaign. Oshiomhole branded the governor’s action anti-party and derided his style of governance. Although ...

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We’ve made progress on all fronts, Buhari tells Nigerians

Global and local challenges nothwithstanding, Nigeria has made progress on many fronts, President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday. Against the backdrop of insinuations of non-performance and negative narratives on economic development, the President insisted that, through perseverance, his administration lifted the economy from recession waters. The economy, he noted, has enjoyed six quarters of growth after its recovery from recession. The ...

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2019: APC fumes as PDP alleges plot to rig election

There are plans to rig next year’s presidential election, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) alleged yesterday. Its proof: President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to constitute a campaign council or develop a clear-cut campaign blueprint 61 days to the election. The main opposition party said Mr. President and his All Progressives Congress (APC) failed to set up a campaign structure because ...

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Five die in Lagos accidents

•Danger averted as fuel laden tanker loses control in Ogun At least five persons were yesterday killed in two separate accidents on Third Mainland Bridge and Ikeja, Lagos. Two motorcyclists were said to have died on the spot at the wee hours of Saturday following a head on collusion on the bridge. It was gathered that one of the motorcycles ...

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Electoral Bill: APC, PDP in verbal war

President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to veto the Electoral Act Amendment Bill sparked a fresh verbal confrontation between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday. While the APC alleged a plot by the PDP to hack into INEC’s data base if the bill had succeeded, the opposition party said its rejection by the President ...

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2019: Buhari’s veto sparks battle of strength in Senate

Anxiety among APC, PDP members over President’s rejection of Electoral Bill WHICH political party has the highest number of members in the upper chamber of the National Assembly? This became an issue yesterday between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The argument to determine the party with the majority members, it was ...

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INEC: we’ll conduct 2019 polls with existing laws

Advocates of a new electoral law may have lost their battle. President Muhammadu Buhari has returned the Electoral Bill to the National Assembly, stating why he did not sign it. And yesterday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it was moving ahead with its preparation for next year’s general elections despite the President’s stand. INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu ...

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Atiku, Duke, Ezekwesili absent as parties sign pact

I wasn’t invited, says PDP candidate Abdulsalami: All were invited we the candidates pledge to: Run issue-based campaigns, refraining from campaigns that will involve religious incitements, ethnic or tribal profiling Refrain from making speeches that can incite any form of violence Commit ourselves to the monitoring of adherence to this Accord Support all institutions, including INEC and the security agencies, ...

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2019: Knocks for Obasanjo over anti-Buhari comment

Ex-president not properly briefed, says govt ‘Endorsement doesn’t win elections’ Former President Olusegun Obasanjo was under attack yesterday for describing President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as “incompetent”. Obasanjo is backing Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Atiku Abubakar, who the government said “will be roundly and comprehensively” defeated. The government said Obasanjo was “not properly briefed” in reaching his conclusion, even as ...

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2019 polls: Why Buhari didn’t sign Electoral Bill

With the National Assembly threatening to veto President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, the controversy seems to be growing. President Buhari insists that signing the Bill will undermine credible elections next year. Besides, he says it will negate an ECOWAS Protocol which states that no electoral legislation should be passed 90 days before an election, according to ...

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Tinubu to PDP: Nigerians will never return to Egypt

Buhari Groups fixated, says PDP Frontline politician  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has advised Nigerians not to allow the nation return to the path of destruction on which he said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) put it for 16 years. The All Progressives Congress (APC) stalwart who spoke at a National Consultative Forum organised by the National Committee of Buhari Support ...

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The Economist tips Buhari for victory in 2019 election

President Muhammadu Buhari will win next year’s election, The Economist has reported. The respected magazine has also predicted that the opposition coalition may collapse before the general election. But Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar yesterday said the forecast of the London-based magazine failed to meet the attributes of objectivity, balance and fairness. According to The Economist in ...

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Boko Haram: Buhari, other leaders draw new war plan

Nigeria rallies Cameroon, Chad, Niger against insurgents U.S. orders fighter jets for Nigeria A fresh onslaught against Boko Haram is on the way. President Muhammadu Buhari was in N’djamena, capital of the Republic of Chad yesterday to rally his colleagues for the task at a one-day consultation with Heads of State and Governments of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC). ...

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