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Dickson: Nigeria must be restructured before 2019 polls

Governor Seriake Dickson said on Friday that fundamental alterations can be incorporated into the Nigerian Constitution before 2019 elections — even as he acknowledged outright restructuring of the country can be cumbersome and time-consuming.

Aiteo’s Benedict Peters denies funding ex-President Obasanjo’s third force

The executive vice-chairman of Aiteo, Benedict Peters, says he is not part of the third force proposed by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.

2019: No plan to contest for presidency – Governor Badaru

Gov. Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa says he has no plans to contest for the 2019 presidential election.

Purge yourself of contempt for others – Group tells ex-President Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has been advised to purge himself of contempt for his successors.

2019: I don’t crave a puppet as successor – Governor Ajimobi

In the run-up to the 2019 elections, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has urged residents of the state not to belabour themselves about notions that he plans to impose his puppet but pray that the next governor should be a person who wholeheartedly desires all-round development of the state.

Letter against John Oyegun is ‘fake news’ – APC zonal chairmen

Four of the six zonal vice chairmen of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, have dissociated themselves from a purported letter allegedly written by them, questioning the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun’s handling of party’s finances.

Osinbajo: I’m not concerned about 2019 election yet

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that he is not concerned about the 2019 presidential election at the moment.

Governor Dickson urges multiparty committee on APC report on restructuring

Governor Sariake Dickson of Bayelsa has called on President Muhammadu Buhari, to constitute a multiparty committee to consider the All Progressives Congress Restructuring Committee’s report.

APC zonal chairmen move against John Oyegun over alleged indiscretions

The zonal chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have moved against its leadership over alleged acts of indiscretion, which they fear could prevent the party from achieving its set goals and subject it to public ridicule,

2019: Senator Ekweremadu tasks President Buhari on credible elections

Deputy President of the Senate, Mr Ike Ekweremadu, on Friday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that his administration conducted free, fair and credible general elections in 2019.

2019: CNPP urges parties to strengthen internal democracy

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has urged political parties to make spirited efforts to strengthen democracy internally.

2019: PDP endorses Senator Makarfi for presidency

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna at its Executive Committee meeting on Friday informally endorsed former Caretaker Committee Chairman of the party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, to run for presidency come 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter to Buhari good for democracy – APC Scandinavia

The All Progressives Congress, Scandinavia chapter, says the letter written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo to President Muhammadu Buhari is good for the nation`s democracy.

Relinquish power if you lose in 2019 – Senator Ekweremadu tells President Buhari

Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to accept in good faith the outcome of the election should he and his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, fail to win next year’s presidential contest.

Police tell Senator Kwankwaso to shelve Kano visit

The Kano Command of the Nigeria police has warned former Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso against coming to the state on 30th January because already there is palpable fear tension among peoples.

Ex-President Obasanjo’s letter open confrontation against the North – group

A pro-Buhari youth group, the Democratic Youths Congress for Buhari 2019, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s letter to President Muhammadu Buhari as an open confrontation against the “North that made him what he is”.

APC brought poverty, hopelessness to Nigerians – PDP group

PDP Supporters Movement, PSM, has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress, APC, administration lacks the ability to give good governance to Nigerians, saying the party had impoverished Nigerians and brought hopelessness to the people.

We are ready to conduct credible council polls in Kaduna – SIEC

The Chairman of Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (Kad-SIECOM), Dr. (Mrs) Saratu Binta Dikko-Audu, Thursday declared that the commission is ready to conduct the state local government elections.

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DSS denies former chief still controls its affairs

The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied that the former Director-General of the service, Mr Lawal Daura, is still in control of its affairs.

Official: Customs interrogates officers over video showing man’s death

The Nigeria Customs Service says its officers involved in the shooting of a man along Ijebu Ode road on Sunday are being interrogated.