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‘APC Dishonest On Restructuring’

The Atiku Campaign Organisation has dismissed a statement made by the All Progressives Congress attacking the credibility of Atiku Abubakar for his stand on the issue of restructuring. In a statement, the group said, “It is a sign of the desperation of the All Progressives Congress that the party can officially attack His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, and call him a ...

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2019: What I’m Contesting For — Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, has reacted to increasing speculations about his political ambition as the 2019 elections draw nearer, explaining that he is only contesting for a better Nigeria, using his experience to offer ideas on how to make the society better. He also said he was contesting how to make education better in Nigeria as ...

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Disquiet In APC State Chapters Over Gov Tickets

There are indications that the scramble for the governorship tickets of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 elections is tearing many state chapters of the party apart. The PUNCH’s investigation showed that the struggle for the governorship tickets in the elections was the main cause of the disagreements over direct and indirect primaries in many states. In states such ...

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Name APC-Sponsored Presidential Aspirants In PDP, Party Challenges Wike

In reacting to the allegations by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has sponsored some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants, the APC said it is understandable that the PDP in its despair over its failed 2019 election bid for the presidency has resorted to comical conspiracies. “Instead of putting its house in order, ...

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Assembly Aspirant Berates Vote Trading In Anambra

… decries erosion devastation Raymond Ozoji,  Awka A leading contender in the Aguata 1 state constituency seat in Anambra state  house of Assembly in next year’s general elections, Godwin Ezeno, has picked his expression of interest and nomination forms under the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). He also promised to reposition the legislative stance in his constituency. He says his ...

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Buhari’s Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari, Threatens To Sue Punch

Malam Abba Kyari, the Chief of Staff to President Buhari has threatened to sue Saturday Punch over a news story alleging Kyari collected a N29million bribe over a contract. A statement by Malam Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the President said Kyari has been left with no other option but to seek legal remedy after the newspaper ignored notifications that ...

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Research-intensive universities in Africa? A model of how to build them

Research-intensive universities can produce world class researchers. anyaivanova/Shutterstock Sharon Fonn, University of the Witwatersrand Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for 13·5% of the global population but less than 1% of global research output. In 2008, Africa produced 27 000 published papers – the same number as the Netherlands. There are some areas of improvement. A 2014 World Bank study showed that the ...

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Moghalu Emerges YPP Presidential Candidate

Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, has emerged the presidential candidate of the Young Progressive Party. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Moghalu, who was a former UN officer, emerged through delegates election at the party’s first National Convention and Presidential Primaries on Saturday in Abuja. Moghalu scored 243 votes out of 253 ...

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Atiku Confers With Makarfi, Says Nigeria In Worst Period Since 1999

Frontline contender for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election and former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar, has said that the focus of all those contending to fly the flag of the PDP is to focus on the objective of defeating the All Progressives Congress in next year’s general election. The position of Atiku ...

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APC Will Win 2019 Election, PDP In Disarray, Says Lai Mohammed

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister for Information and Culture, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC), would win the 2019 general elections as there is no viable opposition to the party. The minister stated this while fielding questions from newsmen in Benin on Saturday, where he chaired the wedding of the son of Edo Commissioner for Budget and Economy Planning, ...

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