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Roots of Nigeria’s election violence

By Sampson Kwarkye President Muhammadu Buhari has been elected for a second term. Nigerians have also elected new members of the National Assembly, and on 9 March, elections will be held for governors and State Assembly members in 29 of the country’s 36 states. The presidential contest, which featured more than 70 candidates,

Elections: Buhari, Atiku, others sign second peace accord

Godsgift Onyedinefu President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday joined other candidates to sign the second National Peace Accord in Abuja ahead of the presidential election on Saturday, 16th February. The agreement was signed on Wednesday at the International Conference Centre in Abuja. The signing

Bill Clinton cancels visit to Nigeria

Godsgift Onyedinefu A former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton, has cancelled his visit to Nigeria. Clinton, who was invited by the National Peace Committee, was billed to deliver a keynote address during the signing ceremony of the second National Peace Accord in Abuja between February 12 and

Peace Accord: Frank gives Abdulsalami’s panel 72-hour ultimatum to sanction Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has given the General Abdulsalami Abubakar-led National Peace Committee, a 72-hour ultimatum to call President Muhammadu Buhari to order over gross violation of the recently signed peace accord by presidential candidates towards the forthcoming 2019

2019: Shehu Sani faults Buhari, Atiku on signing of Peace Accord 

Jude Johnson   The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Sen. Shehu Sani,  has suggested that the peace accord being signed by presidential candidates was a mere formality.   Sani noted on Thursday that peace accord should be signed on a round table with handshake, smiles and not on a parallel table.   He also noted

US Congress to hold hearing on Nigeria’s 2019 elections

Jude Johnson  The United States House of Representatives will today,  Thursday December 13, 2018, hold debate on February 2019 general election in Nigeria This is coming two days after presidential aspirants in the election, including President Muhammadu Buhari, signed a peace accord to guarantee peaceful conduct of the elections.   The candidate of the

Atiku signed the peace deal to save his face — APC

Godsgift Onyedinefu The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar's decision to sign the peace deal as a "face saving move" due to widespread condemnation that greeted his absence at the signing. Atiku had on Wednesday signed the peace deal after preaidebt Muhammad Buhari

2019: Atiku finally signs peace accord

A former Vice president and presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Alhaji Atiku Abubakar on Wednesday signed the peace accord for the 2019 general elections. He signed the peace deal before the National Peace Committee convened by Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (retd) and Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Rev. Fr. Mathew Hassan Kukah. Speaking after signing

Peace Accord: Atiku, others were duly invited for signing–Abdusalami Abubakar (interview)

•Details of the 2019 election peace accord Jude Johnson with Hassan Tukur of pt The former Head of State and chairman of the National Peace Committee, Abdulsalami Abubakar, says the committee invited all political parties to Tuesday’s peace accord signing by presidential candidates ahead of the 2019 elections. The candidate of the Peoples