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Buhari absent as Atiku leaves presidential debate

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhamnadu Buhari is absent at the presidential debate organised by the Nigeria Elections Debate Group and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria. The President’s Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmed, had tweeted that Buhari was in Jos, Plateau State, where he was campaigning for his re-election. Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party

Miyetti Allah assures Buhari 20 million votes

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association on Nigeria, MACBAN, has formally endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. Secretary of the group, Mohammed Kiruwa, spoke with State House Correspondents after a closed meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari  at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Friday. Mr Kiruwa said the visit was to

FG plotting to arrest, replace CJN Onnoghen on Tuesday, says CUPP

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) yesterday alleged that the Presidency and some top APC Chieftains are plotting to arrest the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, on Tuesday “and replace with Justice Tanko Mohammed.” The National Spokesperson of CUPP, Ikenga Ugochinyere, at a press conference in Abuja claimed that

Elections: FG reads riot act to political actors over firearms build-up, hate speech

Godsgift Onyedinefu The Federal Government has read riot act to political actors over reports of firearms build-up with intent to threaten the electoral process and National Security in the country ahead of the general elections starting February. The National Security Adviser (NSA) Maj-Gen. Monguno (rtd), gave this warning on Friday during the Inter-Agency

US expresses concern over neutrality of security services during elections

The United States has expressed concern over the neutrality of security services ahead of Nigeria’s general elections which starts February 16. A representative of the American embassy in Nigeria, David Young, made this known at a meeting with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the commission’s headquarters in

Why I’m contesting again — Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari has said his second-term bid was the desire of the National Executive of the All Progressives Congress, (APC). Buhari, who spoke during a live presidential town hall at the Ladi Kwali Conference Centre, Sheraton Hotel, Abuja, on Wednesday evening, added that his re-election bid was aimed at

Atiku vows to reduce size of Federal Government

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, has promised to reduce the size of the Federal Government if elected in the 2019 elections. Atiku, who spoke at a meeting with the Business community on Wednesday, said, “I will reduce the size of the Federal Government completely. I

INEC releases guidelines for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday released the regulations and guidelines for the conduct of the general elections. The 33-page document obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja says  Smart Card Readers, SCRs, and Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, would be used for the forthcoming elections. “Voting shall be

APC insists CJN Onnoghen must face trial

Godsgift Onyedinefu The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen, must face his alleged corruption trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, (CCT). The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said at need conference on Monday. He accused the Peoples Democratic Party