Politics

Why I Dumped Tinubu – Agbaje

The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has stated that he left the camp of the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, over differences in principles. “I take exception to the rule of one man in a metropolitan state like Lagos,” said Agbaje, who parted ...

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2019 Elections: US Predicts Violence In Nigeria

The United States Government has expressed fear that the Nigeria’s general elections scheduled for 2019 are likely to be characterised by violence. It said the conduct of the elections could have significant consequences for the democratic trajectory of Nigeria, West Africa, and the entire continent. The US however said the public disturbance that the elections would cause might not be ...

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Osinbajo, Obi Clash At First TV Debate

There were some moments of wrangling in Nigeria’s first TV debate on Friday night among political party candidates ahead of the February 16 presidential election. And as expected, the feud was between Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Mr Peter Obi, the vice-presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party. The first argument arose when Obi derided Buhari administration’s anti-corruption efforts ...

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APC To PDP: Campaign On Pro-People Policies, Not Killings

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) “in its latest ignominious campaign of falsehood is attempting to distort facts on the security record of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.” In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Oniru, the APC said the PDP National Chairman Uche Secondus in a ...

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Atiku Signs Peace Accord, Asks Buhari To Sign Electoral Bill

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday appeared before the National Peace Committee convened by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Mathew Hassan Kukah, where he signed the peace accord for the 2019 general elections. Speaking shortly after signing the peace deal, Atiku commended President Muhammadu Buhari for accepting to sign the ...

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Why I Visited Gbagada Hospital – Sanwo-Olu Replies Ambode

The All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has affirmed his physical fitness to contest in the 2019 elections. Sanwo-Olu, who spoke on Sunrise Daily, a live programme of Channels Television, on Wednesday morning, was responding to claims by incumbent Governor Akinwunmi Ambode and former aspirant for the governorship ticket that the APC candidate had undergone rehabilitation ...

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Lagos Must Be Liberated – Agbaje, Defected Lagos Commissioner

Defected former Lagos State Commissioner for Energy and Mineral Resources, Mr. Wasiu Olawale Oluwo, on Tuesday paid a visit to the PDP Governorship Candidate, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, with both agreeing that the state needed to be liberated from its present domination by a cabal. Oluwo revealed the formation of the “Free Lagos Group” to work in synergy with the PDP ...

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Buhari Writes Senate, Explains Why He Refused To Sign Electoral Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, explaining why he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the President’s letter at the Tuesday Plenary. President Buhari’s letter to the senators reads: “Pursuant to Section 58 (4) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 ...

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PDP Kicks As Kashamu Gets Party’s Flag In Ogun

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party on Monday faulted the presentation of the party’s governorship flag in Ogun State to the senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, saying the development was ridiculous. The state chairman of the party, Adebayo Dayo, presented the flag to Kashamu in his hometown, Ijebu Igbo, Ogun State on Monday, a few days after ...

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Lai Mohammed To Obasanjo: Your Presidential Candidate Will Be Roundly Defeated

The Federal Government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement does not guarantee victory. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who spoke on behalf of the government on Monday in Abuja, said Obasanjo’s candidate for the presidential election, Atiku Abubakar, “will be ...

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