Politics

Why I prefer Tonye Cole for Rivers APC governorship ticket, by Amaechi

Mr. Tonye Cole, the oil billionaire and Co-founder of Sahara Energy is Chief Rotimi Amaechi’s preferred candidate for the APC’s governorship ticket in Rivers State.

Atiku weeps, receives PDP nomination form

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Friday broke down in tears when receiving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form from his supporters.

The supporters purchased the nomination form and presented it to him at the campaign office in Abuja, asking him to contest for the 2019 Presidential election.

According to them, the purchase of the form is an expression of their commitment to support his Presidential election bid.

Atiku while responding broke down in tears and had to reach for his white handkerchief to wipe the tears from his face.

Nigerian economy worse under APC - Atiku

By Ummi Ismaeel,
Minna
Nigeria’s former Vice President, Atiku Abubarkar, on Thursday said that he joined the Presidential race to end the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) misrule which has impoverished not only Nigerians but brought the nation’s economy to its worst state ever in history.
He also said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has caused more division than uniting Nigerians due to its highly insensitivity to the heterogeneity and secular nature of the country, which any leader shouldn’t ignore.

Rivers 2019: Beyond a fallen godfather's dictatorial politics

By Simeon Nwakaudu

APC explains NEC’s resolutions on primary election process

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clarified the controversy surrounding the mode of primary election for the general polls in 2019.

The party gave the explanation in a statement signed on Friday by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena.

It stressed that the clarification was necessary because some of the resolutions reached on Thursday during its National Executive Committee (NEC) were being misinterpreted.

The full statement read:

Breaking: Saraki meets with Jonathan in Abuja

Senate President Bukola Saraki is currently in a closed-door meeting with former President Goodluck Jonathan in Abuja.

This meeting comes amidst speculations that the Senate President will join the race for the seat of presidency in the forthcoming 2019 elections.

Nigeria’s poverty level Is increasing, says Peter Obi

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has decried the increasing rate of poverty in the country.

He said this during his appearance on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily.

“Poverty is increasing, children out of school have moved from 10 million to about 12 million,”  Mr Obi said on Wednesday.

He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) led Federal Government of continuously borrowing money rather than fixing the economy to enable the rich and poor fit in comfortably.

Court orders stay of action on Saraki’s impeachment

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered a stay of action on any plan towards the impeachment of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, pending the determination of a suit filed by some senators challenging such planned impeachment.

PDP rejects Buhari’s stand against rule of law

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that his claim that rule of law would become secondary to his whims and self-determined “national interest” was strange to Nigeria’s laws and unacceptable.

  The party said that the assertion was a trademark of despotic rulers and as such could not find expression or accommodation in a democratic setting of the nation.

I will outperform Bello if elected Niger governor, says Nasko

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship candidate in 2015, Alhaji Umar Nasko, has promised Niger State indigenes, youths in particular, that he would surpass what the Governor Sani Bello-led All Progressive Congress (APC) administration has achieved in over three years if given just a single mandate.

  The 2019 PDP governorship hopeful made the declaration when he spoke to journalists at the Niger State PDP Secretariat along eastern bye-pass, Minna after presenting his letter of

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