News - 2019 elections

APGA Set To Produce Credible Candidates For 2019 Elections

1 year ago /
Politics 

The All Progressive Alliance, APGA, says only credible people will be given tickets of the party to contest for any political position in the 2019 general election The party’s National Chairman, Victor Oye who said this also advised party faithful to maintain high standards to promote the party’s image before the...

INEC Warns Against Violence In 2019 Election

1 year ago /
Nation 

A national commissioner of the independent national electoral commission, INEC, Antonia Simbini, says violence instigated by deviant party supporters may undermine the smooth conduct of the 2019 general elections. The warning comes after the disruption of the councillorship re-run election in Gwagwalada central ward of the federal capital territory by acts...

INEC Releases 2019 General Elections Timetable

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has announced the timetable for the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the commission, Professor Mahmood Yakubu told journalists at the headquarters of INEC, that the commission in exercise of the powers conferred on it by the 1999 constitution and the electoral act, 2010 took critical...

PDP Calls For Probe Into Missing 4,501 Trucks Of Petroleum

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on security agencies to immediately launch a probe into the voluntary disclosure of the Managing Director, Nigeria National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) Dr. Mikanti Baru, that 4,501 trucks of petroleum recently went missing. The PDP, in a statement signed by its Deputy National Publicity Secretary,...

Electoral Battles In 2018, And INEC Scorecard

1 year ago /
Nation 

According to Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, timetable, Nigeria has about one year and two months to go before the next general elections in 2019. But the political atmosphere indicates that the battle has already started and 2018, is set to be the most politically charged year in Nigeria, in recent history. In...

Ayade, Imoke Say PDP Political Family Intact, Set To Win 2019 Elections

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Cross River State Governor, Professor Ben Ayade has received a rousing welcome in Itigidi, the country home of his predecessor, Former Governor Liyel Imoke to celebrate the new year with him. The visit which later turned into a political rally drew politicians from across party lines, former and serving political...

El-Rufai Signs 2018 Budget Into Law

1 year ago /
Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state on Monday, signed the 2018 budget of N216.55 billion into law, with a promise to complete all ongoing projects and initiating new ones. The document tagged: “Budget of Consolidation” is made up of N85.44 billion in recurrent expenditure and N131.1billion in capital expenditure. While signing the...

Makarfi Denies Confirming Interest In Running For Presidency

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has denied saying that he plans to run for Presidency in 2019. Makarfi denied reports that he would seek the PDP’s presidential ticket for the 2019 elections in a statement by his spokesperson, Mukhtar Zubairu...

2019 Elections: The Buhari I Know Will Want A Normal Process – Tinubu

1 year ago /
Nation 

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, says President Muhammadu Buhari will not support any form of imposition of candidates within the party. Tinubu said this on Wednesday during an interview with reporters in Akure, the Ondo State capital. He was reacting to the controversies that have accompanied...

Toward 2019 Elections: Obasanjo Warns Against Politics Of Bitterness

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former Nigerian president chief Olusegun Obasanjo, has advised politicians in the country to desist from deadly politics as the preparations for the 2019 general elections commence. Obasanjo stated this in Calabar during a book launch in honour of the longest serving monarch in Nigeria and paramount ruler of Obudu,His Royal Highness...

Obaze Rejects Obiano’s Victory In Anambra Governorship Poll

1 year ago /
Politics 

The incumbent Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano, who is also the candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance coasted home with a landslide victory in Saturday’s Anambra governorship election. Obiano, who won in all the 21 local government areas of the state, floored his arch rivals, Tony Nwoye of the...

PDP Aspirants Sign Peace Accord

1 year ago /
Politics 

Ahead of the December nine, 2017 elective convention, eight national chairmanship aspirants of the peoples democratic party, PDP, have signed a peace accord to prevent violence and accept election results at the elective national convention, holding in Abuja. The aspirants agreed to avoid any conduct or behaviour likely to endanger the...

Akwa Ibom Govt Asks INEC To Expand Registration Centres

1 year ago /
Nation 

As part of efforts to boost citizens’ participation in the 2019 General elections, Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has tasked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to expand the locations of the Continuous Voter Registration to accommodate residents of riverine and other remote areas of Akwa Ibom State. Governor Emmanuel...

Southern Governors Wives Seek Equal Opportunities Ahead 2019 Elections

1 year ago /
Nation 

Wives of governors of the seventeen states in southern Nigeria have resolved to play key roles in ensuring equal opportunities for women on issues affecting the Nigerian nation as preparations for the 2019 elections get underway. This was part of the decisions taken at the meeting of the southern governors wives...

FG Replies Critics Of Its Achievements

1 year ago /
Nation 

The federal government says descriptions of its achievements by critics of mere lies and propaganda will be matched with verifiable facts and figures. Minister of information and Culture Lai Mohammed who said this on Monday in Abuja at the Nigeria governors’ forum media conference noted that the criticisms will be the...

NAC Elects New Leaders

1 year ago /
Politics 

One of the opposition parties in Nigeria, National Action Council (NAC) has elected leaders to pilot its affairs. The party held its first national convention since 2002 with a view to repositioning for the 2019 elections. Since 2002 when the national action council came into existence, the party has not been able...

2019 Elections: PDP Reconciles Aggrieved Members

1 year ago /
Politics 

The North-East Reconciliation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has embarked on a reconciliation process in the region ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the Committee and Taraba State Governor, Darius Ishaku, said they would leave no stone unturned in uniting the aggrieved party members ahead of the...

Fayose’s Presidential Declaration: An Exercise In Futility-PDP

1 year ago /
Politics 

The spokesperson of the national caretaker committee of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dayo Adeyeye has described the presidential declaration of Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose as a clear violation of the rules and regulation’s of the party. Adeyeye stated this in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti state capital on Thursday while...

I Will Defeat President Buhari In Fair Election – Fayose

1 year ago /
Politics 

It is still a full year and five months to the 2019 elections, but some politicians eyeing the highest office in the land are already positioning themselves to run. One of such is the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose who has not hidden his desire to contest the presidency, on the...

2019 Polls: Kaduna APC Members Endorse El-Rufai, Buhari For Second Term

1 year ago /
Nation 

Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna state have endorsed Governor Nasiru El-Rufai and President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office come 2019. At a stakeholders meeting held in the state capital, the APC members drawn from the 23 local government areas, say their endorsement of President...