2019 ELECTIONS: ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS OFFERS FREE NOMINATION FORMS TO PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD) seems to be setting lots of social standards with her social inclusion programs, the latest being the announcement of the lowest prices for nomination forms for the 2019 General Elections. According to a statement from the National Secretariat in Abuja Tuesday, the price for forms for House of Assembly is N250, 000. There is also a 75 per cent reduction for persons under 35 years and 75 per cent rebate for women. For the House of Representatives, the form is N500, 000 and the…

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2019: NO ALTERNATIVE TO BUHARI SAYS GOVERNOR ORTOM

Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State has said that he has not seen any other alternative to President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 presidential election. Ortom said this yesterday in Makurdi while fielding questions from newsmen. “I have not seen an alternative to Buhari for now. I’m committed to my belief that he is the kind of leader we need at this time,” he said. The governor said that the president had endeared himself to Nigerians because of his resolve to fight corruption to a standstill, stressing that he exhibited…

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BUHARI , ATIKU AND WHAT COUNTS MOST IN 2019

Atiku Abubakar It is becoming apparent that Abubakar Atiku’s defection from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, is not good riddance to bad rubbish after all. Governor Nasir El Rufai and a few APC stalwarts had sought to downplay Atiku’s exit as of no consequence – he is a serial contester, they said, and a serial loser to boot. And if somebody has been vice president for eight years and he is still ambitious for a political office, he can only be eyeing the next job, the president of the…

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DON’T EXPECT ANY VOTE IN 2019, LABOUR TELLS DEBTOR GOVERNORS

Following a recent 30-man committee set up by the Federal Government, to review the minimum wage so as to reflect the current economic realities, workers are now blowing hot. Organised Labour said in Lagos, yesterday, that the any governor who owes workers’ salaries shoud not expect their votes in 2019. They promised to scrutinise those who would present themselves for governorship positions in 2019 as well as determine their competencies before voting for them. This was made known, yesterday, by the General Secretary of Textile Union Workers, Isa Aremu, who…

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2019: PRESSURE MOUNTS ON KWANKWASO TO LEAVE APC

There is mounting pressure from some PDP bigwigs on former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso to dump the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and re-join them, credible sources in Abuja and Kano told Daily Trust yesterday. The renewed call on Kwankwaso to go back to the PDP heightened few days after former Vice President Atiku Abubakar left the APC with clear indications that he would also be heading back to the PDP. A source close to Kwankwaso in Kano, who preferred not to be named, said, “I can remember that Senator…

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KWANKWASO IS ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE FOR PRESIDENCY SAYS KANO COMMISSIONER

 (0 Likes) Musa Ilyasu Kwankwaso is a former chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) recently. You were prominent in the PDP until recently. What factors would you say informed your sudden movement to the APC? I would not want to believe that my decision to decamp to the APC was sudden. I rather see it as a result of careful calculation and observation of events since the last election that brought in the current administration of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje. I…

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SENATOR MASUD DOGOWA: BUHARI SHOULD GO HOME AND REST AFTER HIS FIRST TERM

Senator Mas’ud El-Jibrin Dogowa, first elected Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State, has told President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019. Speaking in an interview with the Sun on Sunday, Dogowa said the inability of the president to tackle security and economic challenges facing the country, is due to his frail health. The former lawmaker, said advised Buhari “to go home and rest.” According to him, “You see I don’t want to talk for APC. I am not an APC man. “But I want…

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2019: NORTHERNERS PLOT AGAINST BUHARI

2019: North plots against Buhari The Sun News / Uche Atuma / 1 hour ago By KENNY ASHAKA As the debate on whether or not President Muhammadu Buhari should seek re-election in 2019 continues, indications have emerged that some northern political heavyweights are plotting to stop him by all legitimate means.  Although the All Progressives Congress, APC, led by Chief John Odigie Oyegun and the governors elected on the platform of the party appear disposed towards giving him the ticket of the party, feelers by Sunday Sun indicate that the president may not get it on a platter…

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2019: TINUBU, ATIKU HAVE ABANDONED FATIGUED BUHARI SAYS SULE LAMIDO

Former Governor of Jigawa State and contender for the Peoples Democratic Party’s sole ticket for the 2019 Presidential election, Sule Lamido has declared that President Muhammadu Buhari has been dumped by ex-Vice President Atiku Abubakar and former Lagos State Governor, Ahmed Bola Tinubu. According to him, PDP was not afraid of Buhari, who is now left with his ‘tiny CPC members, having lost support of members of the other parties that merged to form APC in 2015. He noted that Buhari of today is no longer that of 2015 and…

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