Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

1. Presidential Election: APC Demands Arrest, Probe Of Atiku, PDP The APC has called for the arrest and investigation of the PDP leadership and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, over their alleged access to the server of INEC. The APC made this known in a petition written to the Inspector General of Police and the Director General of State Security Services (DSS) on Monday. 2. … Continue reading Nigerian Newspapers: Top 10 Headlines Today Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

POLITICS Bauchi guber: Saraki reacts as Sen Bala Mohammed wins

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has reacted to the outcome of the Bauchi State governorship election. Sen. Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged the new governor of Bauchi State after polling 515,113 votes to defeat the incumbent, Alhaji Mohammed Abubakar of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who scored 500,625 votes. Announcing the results of Governorship elections on Monday, the Returning Officer,Prof. Mohammed Kyari, … Continue reading POLITICS Bauchi guber: Saraki reacts as Sen Bala Mohammed wins

Buhari’s: Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim resigns

The Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Khadija Ibrahim, has resigned her appointment to run for election as a member of the House of Representatives in the February 16 general elections. Mrs Ibrahim is running to represent Damaturu/Tarmuwa/Gujba/Gulani Federal Constituency of Yobe State. She defeated her son-in-law, Mohammed Ibrahim, to emerge as the candidate of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) for the election. She … Continue reading Buhari’s: Minister of State Foreign Affairs, Khadijat Abba-Ibrahim resigns

2019: Gov Okorocha blasts Oshiomhole, says Nwosu’s guber ambition not in APC chairman’s hands

The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has stated that the gubernatorial ambition of his former Chief of Staff and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, is not in the hands of the All Progressives Congress, APC, national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. The governor stated this while dismissing the statement credited to Oshiomhole that he was creating political dynasty in Imo state. Okorocha, in a statement issued by his Chief … Continue reading 2019: Gov Okorocha blasts Oshiomhole, says Nwosu’s guber ambition not in APC chairman’s hands

2019 Election: Lagos Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court Over Certificate

A Lagos-based lawyer, Itesede Okhai, has approached the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking an order disqualifying President Muhammadu Buhari from contesting in the 2019 presidential election. The lawyer, in his suit marked, FHC/L/CS/1765/18, contended that Buhari had not met the legal requirements to stand for election, because the President did not submit his secondary school certificate to the Independent National Electoral Commission. The lawyer … Continue reading 2019 Election: Lagos Lawyer Drags Buhari To Court Over Certificate

Fresh Crisis ln APC: 36 more Reps may dump party before Nov 17

There were strong indications on Monday that more All Progressives Congress members of the House of Representatives might leave the party as the raging crisis over the loss of return tickets for 2019 deepened. Findings showed that about 36 more aggrieved members could leave the party next week. Recall that up to 70 members had protested their loss of return tickets after the party’s primary … Continue reading Fresh Crisis ln APC: 36 more Reps may dump party before Nov 17

Nigeria Breaking News Today Monday, October 29 2018

This is a roundup of some of the breaking news in Nigeria for Today, Monday, October 29 2018 Senator Marafa States 10 Reasons Why Gov Yari Should Be Expelled From APC Senator Kabiru Marafa representing Zamfara Central in Zamfara State has called for the expulsion of the state governor Abdulaziz Yari, from the ruling All Peoples Progressive party. Senator Marafa who had been representing Zamfara state in … Continue reading Nigeria Breaking News Today Monday, October 29 2018

Politics: Lessons from parties’ nomination process

Political parties constitute the engine of democracy as they are the only entities permitted by law to present candidates for elections in Nigeria. In other democracies, the law permits independent candidature which currently is unknown to our laws.  The selection of candidates to represent political parties for different elective offices in the 2019 elections has come and gone. In some political parties, the tension and acrimony … Continue reading Politics: Lessons from parties’ nomination process

How APC, INEC Would Rig 2019 Elections

By now, the more discerning Nigerian should have realised that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led government is not interested in creating the enabling environment for conducting even a semblance of free and fair elections. Instead, it is just interested in getting its way by hook or by crook. It is not interested in deepening the democratic space it inherited, rather it craves to constrict it. … Continue reading How APC, INEC Would Rig 2019 Elections

2019: Atiku response to UK magazine’s prediction of 2019 election

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar raises his hands in victory after he won the presidential ticket of the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) during the national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on October 7, 2018. Former vice president Atiku Abubakar will challenge incumbent Muhammadu Buhari for the Nigerian presidency early next year after winning the opposition Democratic Peoples Party primary, an AFP reporter at the vote said on October 7, 2018. Abubakar, 71, won 1,532 votes, trouncing his main rival Aminu Tambuwal, the governor of northern Sokoto state who scored 693 votes at the party’s convention in the southeastern oil hub of Port Harcourt. Continue reading 2019: Atiku response to UK magazine’s prediction of 2019 election

2019: Saraki, Atiku, Secondus, Obi, PDP chieftains plot to remove Buhari in Dubai

Determined to remove  President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election, Senate President Bukola Saraki; presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar; and the National Chairman of the PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, are leading a host of other chieftains of the opposition party in a meeting in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to fine-tune their campaign strategy ahead of the November 18 commencement date. … Continue reading 2019: Saraki, Atiku, Secondus, Obi, PDP chieftains plot to remove Buhari in Dubai

2019: Buhari Fails To Submit Academic Certificates To INEC for the second term

President Muhammadu Buhari has once again refused to submit his academic credentials to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ahead of the 2019 elections. Aspirants vying for various position are to submit certain documents, including academic credentials, as parts of requirements to the commission. However Buhari, a former military head of state, was quoted to have said his academic records are with the military board. In the affidavit, … Continue reading 2019: Buhari Fails To Submit Academic Certificates To INEC for the second term

Kogi gov admits, 2019 elections won’t be a walkover for APC

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, has said that the 2019 general election will not be a walkover for the ruling All Progressives Congress. He said a lot of work needed to be done by all party members if President Muhammadu Buhari must be re-elected for a second term. Bello said this in his remarks during a dinner Buhari organised in honour of his young supporters … Continue reading Kogi gov admits, 2019 elections won’t be a walkover for APC