Politics

Nigeria’s Election: Young Voters, Old Candidates

Two men in their 70s are contesting a Nigerian presidential election in which half the registered voters are aged between 18 and 35. Both are familiar faces. It is the fifth election campaign for President Muhammadu Buhari, 76, who was a military ruler in the 1980s, and the fourth for main opposition candidate Atiku Abubakar, 72, who was vice president ...

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Group Petitions INEC Chairman, Cautions Him Against Partisanship  

A group of young Nigerians has written to the Chairman of INEC, Prof Yakubu Mahmood, cautioning him against exhibiting bias against Atiku Abubakar, the leading opposition candidate, at Saturday’s presidential election. In the letter dated February 11, 2019 and copied to the United Nations, United States embassy, High Commission of the United Kingdom and European Delegation in Nigeria, The United ...

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OPC Promises Agbaje Free, Fair Polls

Both the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC) and the Governorship Candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, have sued for peace in the coming polls. At a meeting between Agbaje and leaders of the group that took place at the Century Hotel owned by the late OPC Founder and President, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, they agreed ...

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Hold APC Responsible For Burning Of INEC Materials In Anambra — PDP Chieftain 

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Anambra State Campaign Director of the Atiku/Obi Presidential Campaign Organization Dr. Harry Oranezi has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) and their collaborators in Agu-Awka  should be held responsible for the burning of INEC materials at the state headquarters Awka. The Campaign Director made the position of the organization known at a press conference held at ...

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Harvest Of Deaths And Injuries At APC Rally In Rivers

Fourteen persons on Tuesday lost their lives at the end of the presidential campaign rally of the All Progressives Congress at the Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The persons died in a stampede around the gate of the stadium as the crowd attempted to leave the venue of the campaign. Eight other persons were critically injured as they ...

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Breaking: PDP Sues INEC, APC, Others

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has sued the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria Immigration Service and Interior Minister over the participation of foreigners in the APC Presidential rally in Kano held on January 30, 2019. In the suit filed at the Federal High Court Abuja, the plaintiff is seeking a declaration that the participation ...

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2 Presidential Candidates Step Down For Atiku

The Presidential ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP candidate in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar got a boost yesterday following the decision of two candidates to drop out of the race in support of the candidacy of the former Vice President. Dr Nicolas Felix and Barrister Chuks Nwachukwu, Presidential candidates of the Peoples Coalition Party, PCP and the ...

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Whatever PDP Wants In Rivers, We Are Equal To The Task, Amaechi Threatens

The Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has accused the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, of influencing a high court judgment against the All Progressives Congress in the state. Amaechi, who spoke at the Rivers State presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, alleged that the governor had betrayed him after being recommended for ministerial appointment during the administration ...

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You’ll Weep On Saturday, Oshiomhole Tells Rivers PDP

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, has lauded the party’s supporters in Rivers State for their “fighting spirit” amid their political travails. Oshiomhole, who spoke at the APC presidential campaign rally in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari was hurt that there were a lot of efforts to allegedly award elective positions ...

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Uncertainty Over Polls In Anambra As Fire Destroys Card Readers

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Anambra State, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, has expressed doubts over elections taking place in the state on Saturday. Speaking with journalists at the Secretariat of the Independent National Electoral Commission in Awka, the Anambra State capital, Orji said, ”I can’t tell you here now that elections will take place in the state on Saturday or not.” ...

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