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What Igbo Leaders Told Buhari After Atiku’s Endorsement

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said some well-meaning Igbo leaders asked him to disregard southeast leaders' backing of ex-vice-president Atiku Abubakar for Nigeria's highest office in 2019.

2019 Elections: UPP Adopts President Buhari As Candidate

President Muhammadu Buhari has been adopted by the United Progressive Party (UPP) as its presidential candidate for the 2019 general election.

2019: Atiku Ready To Sign ‘Legal Document’ For One Term – Spokesman

The spokesperson for the Atiku Campaign Organisation, Segun Sowunmi, says Atiku Abubakar will only be in office for four years, noting that the PDP Presidential candidate is ready to sign a legal document to that effect.

Pro-Atiku Group Appoints Former IGP Mike Okiro

The Progressive Network for Atiku Must Win congress has appointed retired IGP Mike Mbama Okiro as its Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman.
Fashola Can Decide Fate Of Ndigbos In 2023 - Ohanaeze

Ohanaeze Denies Endorsing Atiku Abubakar

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has dismissed reports that it has adopted former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as its candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

Group Accuses Uduaghan Of Being A Mole In APC

A group called Change Advocates of Delta State (CADS) have accused former Delta State Governor Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan of being a spy in the APC.

APGA Suspends Newly-Elected Anambra Speaker, Two Others

The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has suspended the newly-elected ‘Speaker’ of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Ike Uzoezie, and two other principal officers for their perceived roles in the removal of the erstwhile Speaker Rita Maduagwu.

APC UK Calls For Oshiomhole’s Backing Amid Bribery Allegations

The UK chapter of the APC has urged members to rally support for the party's National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Buhari, APC Worried By Atiku’s Acceptance In South-East – PDP

The PDP has claimed that the “spontaneous and overwhelming acceptance accorded our Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the S/E is a manifestation of the trajectory that awaits him in all the geopolitical zones across the country.”

Apply Wisdom Before Endorsing Candidates, Okorocha Warns Igbos

Gov Rochas Okorocha has cautioned Igbo leaders against endorsing a presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.

Gov. Yari Recruiting Youths To Disrupt 2019 Election – Marafa

Senator Kabiru Marafa has accused Gov Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State of recruiting youths to destabilize the 2019 general elections in the state.
Shehu Sani

Shehu Sani Reacts To Governors’ Refusal To Pay New Minimum Wage

Senator Shehu Sani has mocked State Governors over their refusal to pay workers N30,000 as the proposed new minimum wage.
Nnamdi Kanu

APC, VON DG Play Down Atiku’s Endorsement By Igbo Leaders

The endorsement of the presidential candidate of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, by some Igbo leaders as an insult to the people, the APC and the DG of Voice of Nigeria, Osita Okechukwu, have said.
Buhari Shocks Ben Bruce

Religion, Tribe Not Criteria For 2019 – Murray-Bruce

Sen. Murray-Bruce has said religion and tribe of a presidential candidate are not essential in selecting next president but capability of the candidate.

How To Impeach Senate President Saraki – Shehu Sani

Senator Shehu Sani (PRP-Kaduna Central) has hinted that it would be impossible to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki.

Name Development Project Initiated Since 2015, PDP Challenges APC

The PDP has challenged the APC-led Federal Government to mention key development project initiated and completed in any part of the country.

Atiku, Saraki, Secondus, PDP Governors Meet Over Election Campaign

Atiku Abubakar and members of the PDP’s Presidential Campaign Council have met to strategise ahead of the commencement of the presidential campaign.

Mimiko To Run For Senate After Pulling Out Of Presidential Race

The immediate past governor of Ondo state Olusegun Mimiko has confirmed his withdrawal from the 2019 presidential race.

DSS Asks Buhari To Prosecute APC Chairman Oshiomhole

The DSS has asked President Buhari to prosecute the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, for allegedly receiving at least $55m in bribes.

Why Obasanjo Shut Down My Company When I Was VP – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar has disclosed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo shut down his (Atiku’s) company, Intels for 6 months during their administration.
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