Obasanjo, Afenifere leaders in closed-door meeting

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A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, and leaders of pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, are currently meeting behind closed doors. The meeting is taking place at the ex-president’s residence within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL), Abeokuta. The Afenifere delegation, which arrived about 3:15 pm, include Chief Ayo Adebanjo, Senator Femi Okurounmu, and Ambassador Tokunbo Awolowo Dosumu, among others. As at the time of this report, the meeting between the former president and his guests was ongoing.  It will be recalled that Obasanjo paid a visit to the Afenifere leaders in…

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No threat to 2019 election funds – Speaker Dogara

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Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara, has said that contrary to speculations, funding for the 2019 general elections is not under any threat as there is already provision to take care of such contingencies that may arise in the Service Wide Votes. The Speaker said while speaking with journalists at the National Assembly that there is about three hundred billion naira service-wide votes provision in the 2018 budget that can be used to service election funding. He reaffirmed that as custodians of the mandate of the Nigerian…

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2019: PDM picks Pastor Aminchi to contest against Buhari, Atiku

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM) has picked Pastor Habu Aminchi as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election. The party at its 2018 elective convention which ended in Abuja, Sunday night, affirmed Aminchi’s candidature through a unanimous voice vote of delegates from the 36 states of the country and the FCT. Chairman of PDM Chief Francis Igwebuike said the National Executive Council (NEC) and the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party would continue to uphold the ingenuity of its founding father, late Shehu Musa Yar’Adua. Igwebuike noted that it…

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Buhari lacks capacity to rule Nigeria- Saraki

President of Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki said President Muhammadu Buhari, lacks the vision, capacity and the patience to develop Nigeria. Saraki who was in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State in continuation of his nationwide campaign to solicit for delegates’ support for his presidential ambition, ‎said Nigeria needs a young vibrant leader with the capacity to withstand the rigours of governance at all time. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor of Bayelsa State on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, quoted the Senate President as saying that running governance must be…

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2019 Elections: Sultan urges Nigerians to shun conflict, violence

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has urged Nigerians to shun all forms of conflict and violence before, during and after the forthcoming 2019 General Elections. Abubakar, represented by the Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo-Yamusa III, made the appeal on Tuesday in Abuja at a Peace Declaration Summit. The summit, organised by the Nigerian Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA) in collaboration with local and international partners, had the theme: “Promote and Sustain Peaceful Co-existence among Nigerians’’. The Sultan said that every Nigerian citizen had the right to vote…

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CLERICS AND 2019 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION PREDICTIONS

Buhari, Saraki, Atiku, Dankwambo favoured   It is yet another season of political prophecies and the country’s ‘men of God’, as usual, have been making earth-shaking declarations. Since December 2016, the pastors and prophets have up their game by broadcasting their prophecies for the coming 2019 elections year. ISIOMA MADIKE reports some of these declarations, past predictions and the reactions that followed     Prophetic messages play a major role in religion, especially in Christiandon. They ensure the preacher’s credibility as a true Man of God. They also help the…

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Ortom: I will not spill blood to win in 2019

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Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that he won’t spill blood of innocent people of the state to realize his second term mandate. The Governor stated that he would rather lose than win the forthcoming election by violence. Ortom who spoke at St. Vincent De Paul Quasi Parish, Alliade during a funeral mass for the late Nobel Emmanuel Ayargwer, noted that it was unnecessary to spill blood for any office because power belonged to God who gives it to whoever He wills. Governor Samuel Ortom has reiterated the need…

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2019 elections will not affect JAMB exams, says Registrar

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that the 2019 general elections would not affect the board’s 2019/2020 examination. He made this remark while fielding questions from journalists shortly after delivering the 2018 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture of the Abeokuta Club in Abeokuta. Oloyede said that since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had given the dates of the elections, then the board would only need to adjust accordingly. “I don’t think there will be any need for a shift in the…

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Primaries: APC proposes N55m for presidential form

…N22.5m for guber, N8.5m for Senate NEC rejects proposals Party adopts direct primary for presidency, leaves others open   The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has proposed N55 million for the nomination and expression of interest forms for its presidential ticket. Also, the national leadership of the ruling party proposed N22.5 million for its governorship ticket. However, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party has rejected the proposals, as the NWC was asked to go and review the proposition downward. In the proposal, the…

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