News - 2019 elections

IBB Seeks Political Rejigging

1 year ago /
Nation 

Former President Ibrahim Babangida has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to step down in 2019 to allow a generational shift that should reinvent the wheel of leadership and spur healing in the land.

INEC To Begin Electronic Collation, Transmission Of Results

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the time has come for it to go digital in conducting electoral processes across the nation. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, in a statement signed on Wednesday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Lawrence Oyekanmi said the Commission hopes to commence the use...

INEC Admonishes Political Parties On Electoral Best Practices

1 year ago /
Nation 

Political parties in Nigeria have been advised to uphold electoral best practices by fielding  only candidates duly nominated by party members instead of imposing unpopular candidates on parties and the electorate.

X-Raying The APC Restructuring Committee Recommendations

1 year ago /
Politics 

The all progressives congress committee on true federalism led by Kaduna state Gov. Nasir El’rufai last Thursday submitted its report to the national working committee of the ruling all progressives congress APC. The committee report called for more devolution of powers to states, amongst other recommendations.

Leadership Challenges: Catholic Clergy Seeks Devine Intervention

1 year ago /
Nation 

The chaplain of catholic archdiocese charismatic renewal, reverend Father John Oluoma says the power to change the crawling stage the country is passing through is in the hands of every Nigerian.

 

Coalition For New Nigeria Emerges

1 year ago /
Nation 

Ahead of 2019 General Elections, 30 registered political parties, under the aegis of coalition for a new Nigeria (CNN) have concluded plans to form an alliance with the aim of fielding a consensus candidate in the presidential election.

2019 Elections Won’t Stop Delivery Of Projects - Wike

1 year ago /
Nation 

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike,  has declared that the upcoming 2019 General Elections will not stall the delivery of projects in the state. He stated that he will remain focused on the completion of ongoing projects, while new projects will be initiated. The Governor said this on Friday, after inspecting ongoing...

Former INEC Chairman Calls For ‘Constructive Engagement’ Of Youths In Politics

1 year ago /
Nation 

The Former Head of Nigeria’s electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has given out some useful information ahead of the 2019 elections explaining why youths must be constructively engaged in politics. Professor Attahiru Jega, who was a guest speaker at an event at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) on...

2019 Elections: Reps Change Order Of Election

1 year ago /
Nation 

Barely a month after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) released the time-table for the 2019 general elections, the House of Representatives has amended the electoral act to change the order of elections. 

PDP Rejects Call By Olusegun Obasanjo For A Third Force

1 year ago /
Politics 

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the call by Former President Olusegun Obasanjo for a third force saying that such would amount to repeating the same blunder that brought in the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Buhari Presidency which has now wrecked havoc on the nation in its almost three years of governance.

Fresh PDP Disbanded

1 year ago /
Politics 

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has disbanded   the splinter group, ''the Fresh PDP'', and absorbed it into the main party, led by Uche Secondus. The decision to disband the group was reached at a reconciliation meeting held in the Abuja home of the former national chairman of the PDP,...

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...