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2019: Buhari target of elections reordering – Sen Uwajomogu

February 19, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja A senator representing Imo North senatorial district, Benjamin Uwajomogu has described the reordering of the 2019 general elections’ time table as unconstitutional, adding that the move was targeted against President Muhammadu Buhari. Speaking with newsmen yesterday in Abuja, Uwajomogu said he joined his colleagues, who protested the passage of the reordered sequence of 2019 general elections because the 1999 Read More

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Ex- FCT Sports Director emerges as Para-Athletics President as Misbau returns for Soccer

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Former Director of Sports in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr Geoffrey Ogu yesterday emerged as the President, Para-Athletics Federation of Nigeria (PAFN) in a keenly contested election for seven para-sports in the country. Ogu who was emphatic on his vision and mission for one of the physically challenged sporting federations defeated his closest rival, Ameobi Chikwendu with just Read More

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2019: CSO begins tracking of campaign funds, others

February 15, 2018 Blueprint 0

Ahead of 2019 general elections, a Civil Society Organisation; Good Governance Team (GGT) has disclosed that it has concluded plans to launch a tracking project to monitor early money and third party spending, misuse of state and administrative resources. The group, in a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by its convener, Tunde Salman, said the project will run through the Read More

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Makama elected Kaduna APC volunteer group chair

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Abuja The All Progressives Congress (APC) Volunteer Group Kaduna State chapter has elected Alhaji Abdurrazak Sambo Makama as its new chairman. The election, which was held at El-Rufai Campaign Office along Isa Kaita Road, Kaduna, was attended by members of the volunteer group in the State. Speaking shortly after his election, the new chairman, Makama, promised to put in his Read More

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Nigerians must resist rigging in 2019 – Secondus

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Umuahia The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has been warned to conduct free and fair election in 2019 to avoid the wrath of Nigerians, who have vowed to resist rigging of any sort from the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC). This warning was handed to the electoral umpire yesterday at the PDP Secretariat in Umuahia by the party national Read More

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Group tasks state assemblies on age review bill

February 14, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gusau The Not Too Young to Run, Zamfara state chapter, has appealed to state Assembly members to, as a matter of urgency, pass the age reduction bill into law to enable the youths participate fully in politics in the 2019 general elections. The call was made by the state coordinator of the movement, Amb. Anas Sanusi Gusau at a press Read More

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  INEC determined to sanitize nation’s electoral process – Yakubu  

February 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it remains resolute in its commitment to sanitize the nation’s electoral process and deliver free, fair and credible elections. This is even as the Commission declared that it cannot be held directly or vicariously liable for an exercise outside its legal purview. INEC Chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu made this known on Tuesday Read More

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Before the next round, by Edwin Madunagu

February 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I am inviting our country’s popular-democratic forces, especially the Nigerian Left, to join me in looking back once again. We have to look as the Nigerian state and the various fractions, factions, groups and blocs of the ruling class now begin to take the country through another political turbulence that will end in a reconstitution of their political representation. It Read More

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Police investigate burning of DSIEC office

January 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Police in Delta said they have begun investigation into circumstances that led to burning of Delta Independent Electoral Commission (DSIEC) in Ughelli North local government area on Saturday. The command’s spokesperson, Andrew Aniamaka, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday night in Warri. He also assured that perpetrators would be apprehended soon and brought to justice. Read More

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Iran protests: US accused of interference

January 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Iran has accused the US of “grotesque” interference in its internal affairs in a letter to the UN. It said the US leadership, in “numerous absurd tweets, [had] incited Iranians to engage in disruptive acts” which violated international law. Twenty-one people died in six days of protests sparked by Iran’s economic problems, which spanned several cities. On Thursday state media Read More

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LG polls: Delta police order restriction of movement

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Amaechi Okwara Asaba Ahead of local government council elections scheduled for this week, the outgoing Delta state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zanna Ibrahim yesterday ordered the restriction of vehicular movements on Saturday, the 6th of January. The police commissioner, who gave the order said that the restriction would begin from 6am -3pm on Election Day. However, he said that Read More

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2019: We’ll protect Bauchi interest – Dogara

December 31, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Najib Sani Bauchi Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara has assured the people of Bauchi that he would protect and defend their interest in arriving at any political decision ahead of 2019 general election. Dogara stated this at a reception organised by his constituents in Bogoro local government area to mark his 50th birthday anniversary. Alluding Read More

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2019: APC’s failed govt helping our course – Atiku

December 29, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Patrick Andrew Abuja Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal government is basking in false confidence that will eventually lead to its doom in the forthcoming general elections in 2019. Atiku said the APC-led federal government’s hypocrisy, emptiness and deceit were all too glaring for Nigerians to see, boasting that it will be Read More

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Liberia marks transition from negative peace to positive peace

December 27, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Charles Brumskine We invite all Liberians, our ECOWAS brothers and sisters, and our friends in the international community to join us in marking Liberia’s transition from negative peace to positive peace. We thank member states of the international community for the billions of dollars that have been contributed to Liberia over the years; and we especially extend our heartfelt Read More

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Will Jacob Zuma be ousted as South Africa’s president?

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s scandal-hit president, may not see out his second term now that the governing African National Congress (ANC) party has elected Cyril Ramaphosa its leader. For the last few years Mr Ramaphosa has been Mr Zuma’s deputy, but their relationship has been an uneasy one. Mr Ramaphosa ran on an anti-corruption ticket, and many believe this means Read More

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Kogi West APC endorses Buhari, Bello for 2019

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Oyibo Salihu Lokoja The people of Kogi Western senatorial district have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Yahaya Bello to re-contest the 2019 election in order to consolidate on their transformation agenda. At a rally in Kabba, organised by stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the district on Monday received over 1, 700 defected members of Read More

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Era of highest bidders gone, Adamawa REC tells politicians

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Ibrahim Abdul’Aziz Yola Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) for Adamawa state, Kasim Gaidam has said the era of manipulating election results for the highest bidders is gone for good. Gaidam made this known when he received National commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in charge of Adamawa, Borno and Taraba, retired AVM Ahmed Mu’azu yesterday in Yola. The Read More

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Akwa Ibom: We’re focusing more on 2019 – APC

December 15, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Bayo Alabira Dutse Akwa Ibom State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) Akwa Ibom State chapter has conceded defeat in the just concluded local government election, stating that it is focusing on the 2019 general elections. The party state chairman, Dr. Ahmadu Atai, stated this yesterday in swift reaction to the results of the council election, stressing that the Read More

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2019: Group urges Kwankwaso to run for president

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Joshua Egbodo Abuja A group, South-west Youth Assembly, has called on former Governor of Kano state, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, to run for the office of president in the 2019 general elections. National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Olanrewaju Tekun, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said Kwankwaso would serve the country’s interest better, if elected as president. “The executive Read More

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Nigerians sensitised on 2019 elections

December 14, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By John Oba Abuja A group, under the auspices of Fast Forward Nigeria, has commenced sensitisation of Nigerians, especially the youths on the forthcoming 2019 general election. The convener of the group, Okuma Hembe, said the 2019 is a deciding factor in the Nigerian history hence Nigerians must make the right decisions on who will govern them. He asserted that Read More

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We’ll restore trust in PDP, says candidate

December 5, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Our Correspondent A candidate to the office of the Legal Adviser in the forthcoming National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barrister Gabriel Odey, has said he was in the race to reposition, rebuild and restore trust in the party. Odey, who stated this at the weekend in Calabar, added that if elected as the legal adviser of Read More

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Osun denies existence of court order against LG Election

December 4, 2017 Blueprint 0

Osun state government has denied the report that a Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the process of local government election in the state. This is contained in a release signed by the Attorney General  and Commissioner for Justice, Dr. Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru and made available to newsmen on Monday. The statement reads: “Our attention has been drawn to a news Read More

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PDP ticket: Atiku’s defection unsettling contest

December 4, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The permutations in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have begun following the defection of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar. There are discordant tunes over the next moves of the Waziri Adamawa. Will Atiku clash with some of the presidential aspirants over the party’s presidential ticket? SAMINU IBRAHIM reports. Atiku versus Makarfi There are indications that former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar Read More

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2019: Vote buying may rise to N5000 each – Iwuanyanwu 

December 3, 2017 Blueprint 0

Former National Chairman of Labour Party (LP) Chief Dan Iwuanyanwu, has decried the rate at which politicians now result to vote buying during election, saying that such practice might rise up to N5000 per voter in 2019 general elections. Barrister Iwuanyawu, however warned Nigerian voters not to think the politicians are using their monies for this act but public fund. Read More