1. APC Loses Out In Zamfara, Rivers As INEC Releases Final List Of Gov. Candidates
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally released the final list of candidates for the 2019 governorship elections in Nigeria. In the list released by the electoral umpire on Thursday, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had no candidates in both Rivers and Zamfara states.
The Independent National Electoral Commission on Thursday released the final list of candidates contesting the 2019 Presidential, Governorship, National Assembly and the State of Assembly. According to INEC in an earlier statement issued Wednesday, “on the whole, there are 1, 066 candidates for the governorship elections, 14, 583 for the State Assembly elections and 806 for the FCT Area Council elections broken down into 105 Chairmanship candidates and 701 councillorship candidates. “
The Peoples Democratic Party has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress over the presence of two governors from Niger Republic at the presidential rally of the APC in Kano. Governor Issa Moussa of Zinder and Governor Zakiri Umar of Maradi State from the Republic of Niger were on Thursday in Kano to rally support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election.
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has fixed February 4 for the resumption of alleged non-asset declaration trial against the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen. This was contained in a statement issued on Thursday by Ibraheem Al-Hassan, the Head of Press and Public Relations of the tribunal.
A presidential aide Lauretta Onochie has blasted the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Peter Obi for lying on national television. Lauretta said this in a reaction to Obi’s comment on “The Candidates” which was a programme anchored by journalist Kadaria Ahmed to let political contestants tell the masses their plans.
Mixed reactions have trailed the alleged impartiality of the anchor of a programme tagged ‘The Candidates’, Kadaria Ahmed, towards the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar and his running mate, Peter Obi. Concise News understands that the programme anchored by Kadaria is to give political office seekers a platform to tell the masses about their plans.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria’s economy has improved since he took over as the nation’s leader in 2015. Buhari said this on Wednesday in Calabar, Cross River State during his political tour of the state.
Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has vowed not to vote President Muhammadu Buhari and former vice-president Atiku Abubakar in the forthcoming presidential election. President Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are the two leading candidates.
The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has approached a court for an order to disqualify President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting the February 16 Presidential election. In a statement on Thursday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, said Buhari is “mentally and physically unfit” to rule Nigeria.
Super Falcons of Nigerian striker, Asisat Oshoala, has joined the female team of Spanish club, Barcelona. Announcing the move on her Twitter handle, Oshoala expressed her delight at joining the football club on loan from her Chinese club, Dalian Quanjian F.C.
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