Election 2019 ‘Osinbajo will be Buhari’s running mate again’—Presidency

The Nigerian presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will run a joint ticket in the 2019 presidential election; underscoring the faith the president reposes in his deputy. Garba Shehu, who is senior special to the president on media and publicity, told State House correspondents, Monday, that “decisive victories in senatorial and state assembly elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi States were an indication that the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential ticket that won the 2015 election will ensure an encore in 2019”. The APC swept parliamentary seats…

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Nigerian Football Federation passed a vote of Confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee

The Nigerian Football Federation on Thursday passed a vote of confidence on the Amaju Pinnick-led Executive Committee, affirming that it remained the duly elected committee recognised by FIFA. It also warned that future litigation brought against the Federation before ordinary courts of law by any of its members would attract the automatic expulsion of the erring member. The decision came 24 hours after a Federal High Court in Jos, Plateau State, refused to grant Pinnick’s request to stop Chris Giwa from taking over as the NFF President. Justice Musa Kurya…

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Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils

The Presidency on Thursday said the Federal Government has spent Forty-nine billion naira on the feeding of primary school pupils under the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, a component of the government’s Social Investment Programme NSIP, in the last two years. The Special Adviser to the President on NSIP, Mariam Uwais, who disclosed this to journalists in Abuja said that about eight million, five hundred and ninety six thousand, three hundred and forty pupils were currently being fed in forty six thousand, two hundred and forty seven public primary schools…

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CUPP opens Abuja secretariat

Barely three weeks after forming an alliance between the PDP and 38 other political parties to field single presidential candidate in 2019, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has opened its office in Abuja on Thursday. The new secratariat, located at 13, Thaba Tseka Street, Wuse District, Abuja, was formally used by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP during the legal tussle that engulfed the party. CUPP is a coalition of 39 political parties namely the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC),…

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El-Zakzaky: Kaduna Court to rule on bail Oct. 4

Kyon said the Defense Counsel had filed their bail application to the court and the prosecution had also filed their response. He said that Oct. 4, had been fixed for ruling of the bail application. Meanwhile, the Prosecution Counsel, Chris Umar, confirmed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) after the court session that the 3rd and 4th respondents had been served through publications in the Daily Trust and The Nation newspapers. NAN reports that the Kaduna State Government had brought an eight-count charge against the IMN leader, his wife…

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LAI MOHAMMED:Defection of the Senate President, is a great relief to APC

The federal government on Wednesday said the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a great relief to the party. The government said Saraki was always an opposition in the ruling party, who used his position as Senate President to frustrate the workings of the government. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, said…

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2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of…

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BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order…

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Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal Defects From APC To PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. He made the announcement amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him. Governor Tambuwal explained on his Twitter handle that he took the decision after a wide consultation with the people of the state who assured him of their support for his next political move. The announcement comes after…

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37 House of Reps members dump APC

A total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected from Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Of this number, 32 joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while four joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). One later announced he was also leaving the APC but did not state his new party. Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the first 36 lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection. Prominent among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson…

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