DMO: Nigeria’s total debt stock rises to N24.9trn in Q1, 2019

Nigeria’s total public debt rose to N24.947 trillion as at March 31, from N24.387 trillion as at Dec. 31, 2018, growing marginally by 2.30 per cent, the Debt Management Office (DMO) said. A statement issued by the office on Wednesday in Abuja, said that the debt stock comprises of domestic and external debts of the Federal Government, the 36 States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). It added that the debt which rose by N560 billion was accounted for largely by domestic debt which grew by N458.36 billion, while external…

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2019 shall be a better year for Nigerians, says CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has prophesied in its New Year message to Nigerians that the dry bone of the nation shall rise again. The president, CAN, Rev Samson Ayokunle, said this in his New Year message to Nigerians, signed by Pastor Adebayo Oladeji, Special Assistant, Media &Communications to the CAN President on Monday in Abuja. Ayokunle again prophesied that 2019 would be a year of peace, prosperity, rest of mind and a year when the Almighty God would miraculously intervene in the affairs of the nation. According to…

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2019: People’s will must prevail – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says that the will of the people must always drive the democratic architecture of the country. He made this known in Abuja on Thursday at the opening of a two-day “Election Security Management Workshop’’ organised by the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA). The President, therefore, promised to ensure that security agencies involved in the conduct of the 2019 general elections performed their duties professionally to enable the electorate exercise their franchise. Represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha,…

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2019: Buhari, Atiku, others to sign Peace Accord

President Muhammadu Buhari and other presidential candidates, including Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are to sign Peace Accord to ensure smooth conduct of 2019 general elections. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the event, slated for International Conference Centre, Abuja, on Tuesday at 3.00p.m is being organised by the National Peace Committee. The committee is headed by former Military Head of State, retired Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar. The Peace Accord is an undertaking by all the presidential candidates to ensure peaceful and…

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Buhari: Looters desperate to take power

President Buhari has warned All Progressives Party (APC) stakeholders to be wary of looters of the national treasury who are desperate to take over power in 2019. The President stated this on Tuesday night at a dinner with APC Aspirants’ Forum at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He told the aspirants that “those who mismanaged the resources of the country are still very much around, with incredible wealth’’, warning the aspirants to be vigilant and circumspect in making choices as the future would only be salvaged by those who love the…

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2019: Buhari’ll be defeated in North-East –Bukar Ibrahim

‘We rode to power… believing that things will change for better. But, things have not changed and many things are getting worse and the people are bitter. We should not assume that we could win even with massive rigging.’   Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe, East), at the weekend in Abuja, hinted that the North-Eastern states of Yobe, Borno, Bauchi, Gombe, Adamawa and Taraba would massively vote against President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential elections as a result of his bad governance that brought agony upon Nigerians. Ibrahim,…

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We’ll end Buhari’s rule-by-proxy in 2019 – Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Tambuwal

PDP governors consult presidential aspirants   Sokoto State governor, Aminu Tambuwal, said the situation where the country is run by proxy would not be acceptable after May 2019. This is even as the former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee, Senator Ahmed Makarfi said PDP was victorious at the Port Harcourt National Convention that produced the party’s presidential candidate in Port Harcourt, Rivers State and not an individual. The duo who were presidential aspirants at the convention spoke yesterday when they received PDP governors, led by Bayelsa State governor, Seriake…

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2019: I am the only candidate that can beat Buhari – Tambuwal

Tambuwal

Presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has declared that he is the only candidate that can convincingly beat President Muhammadu Buhari if he is fielded by the party for the 2019 polls. The aspirant who is also the Governor of Sokoto state said on Tuesday while addressing party delegates at the party’s secretariat in Minna, Niger state that he has all it takes to defeat Buhari whom he described as an analogue leader. He noted that, Nigeria is currently in chaos and requires the…

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Nigeria may not survive if Buhari loses in 2019 – keyamo

Nigeria may not survive if President Muhammad Buhari loses the 2019 general elections, his campaign office has said. Spokesman of the office, Mr. Festus Keyamo (SAN) made this assertion yesterday in a guest lecture delivered at the inauguration of campaign mobilisers for Buhari Support Organisation in Ilorin, Kwara state. He likened the forthcoming elections as the biblical crossing of the Red Sea by the children of Israel saying at the end of the exercise, the opposition, like King Pharaoh did, will mount a pursuit and in the process perish in…

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PDP’s presidential chess game

  “What is coming is another test for our party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and we will not have the same opportunity to correct any mistakes. In the next few weeks, the convention to nominate presidential candidate will hold and we are not going to have the same type of time to correct our mistakes the way we did during the leadership struggle. If we make a mistake, it is a mistake we will either live leave with and regret.” With those words, former National Caretaker Committee Chairman of…

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