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Sule Lamido: I shall be elected President in 2019

A former governor of Jigawa State and Peoples Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Sule Lamido, on Saturday kicked off his electioneering campaign by declaring at a rally that he was confident of becoming Nigeria’s president after the 2019 general elections.

President Buhari’s degrading of Boko Haram justifies my defection to APC – Ahmed Gulak

A former aide to Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Ahmed Gulak, has said that Buhari government’s “degrading of Boko Haram terrorists” was enough to justify his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Governor Yari blames security agencies for Zamfara killings

Governor Abdulaziz Yari has claimed that his administration gave security agencies a 24 hour ‘head-start’ to alert them on the impending invasion of communities in Zamfara by bandits.

Zamfara killings: Security agencies failed us – Governor Abdulaziz Yari

Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State has accused security agencies in the country of failing to prevent killings in his state despite alerting them about an impending attack 24 hours before the recent invasion of communities in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state, which resulted in the death of 39 persons.

Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar condemns Zamfara massacre

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has condemned the latest massacre in Zamfara State in which scores of innocent people were forced out of their vehicles and brutally killed by unknown bandits.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar’s experience good for Nigeria – Aminu Kusada

Alhaji Aminu Kusada, Katsina State Coordinator, Atiku Global Support Group (AGSG), has offered to volunteer his time, energy and resources to work toward ensuring victory for former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, in the 2019 elections.

Atiku condoles with the family of late Senator John Shagaya

The former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sadness and disbelief at the death of Senator John Shagaya in a ghastly motor accident, on his way to Langtang, on Sunday.

APC crisis: Asiwaju Tinubu can’t perform magic – Timi Frank

Efforts at reconciling warring factions within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which has been committed into the hands of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been described as an effort that won’t yield any fruit because it is coming a little too late.

Governance as a relay race

I first met Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode early May 2014 somewhere in Victoria Island, Lagos. We had just launched TheCable online newspaper. We ran a story — “The man who would be next Lagos governor” — which surprised him, for it was not yet public knowledge that he was going to throw his hat in the ring.

2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar under pressure to abandon presidential ambition

It was gathered that the intense lobby resulted in certain underground meetings by Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo, with governors of the North-East and politicians from the geopolitical zone in the remote Yankari Games Reserve in Bauchi, recently.

2019: Whoever picks Governor Fayose as running mate endangers his life – Senator Kashamu

The senator representing Ogun East, Buruji Kashamu, has written off the chances that the Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, will get near the Presidency in 2019.

Nigeria’s Stephen Eze hurt by horrible CHAN loss

Nigerian defender Stephen Eze says he is disappointed with their 4-0 loss against Morocco in the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship final.

PDP mandates its lawmakers to launch restructuring bill

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mandated lawmakers elected on its platform to commence the process of putting together a bill that will ensure the actualisation of the restructuring of the country.

CHAN: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar hails Super Eagles despite defeat to Morocco ‎

Former Nigeria Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has commended the home-based Super Eagles for making it to the final of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.‎

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Governor Fayose storms INEC over Ekiti governorship poll

The Governor of Ekiti state, Ayo Fayose, Wednesday stormed the headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for an interactive session with the Commission over the July 14 governorship election in the state.

FEC approves $6.7 billion for Ibadan-Kaduna rail project

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved a memo presented by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for the construction of a rail line from Ibadan, Oyo State, to Kaduna.

Senator Saraki: Yobe school attack one too many

Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, Wednesday condemned in strong terms the attack on Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Yobe State by suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

EFCC quizzes ex-army chief Azubuike Ihejirika over arms deal scandal

Anti-graft detectives at the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, are questioning Azubuike Ihejirika, a former Chief of Army Staff, over his alleged involvement in the $2.1 billion arms procurement scandal, sources at the commission have said.

PDP engaging in “destructive propaganda” – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as baseless allegations raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday accusing the opposition party of engaging in “destructive propaganda”.

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President Buhari most eligible for retirees’ club – PDP

President Muhammadu Buhari and not former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida is the most eligible to join the ‘club of retirees’, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said yesterday.

Boko Haram: Give me Abubakar Shekau dead or alive – Genetal Buratai tells troops

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt-General Tukur Buratai, has again charged troops to capture the factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorists group, Abubakar Shekau, alive or dead.

Abdu Maikaba: Akwa United will advance despite home defeat to Banjul Hawks

Akwa United head coach Abdu Maikaba insists his side will overturn their first leg deficit against Banjul Hawks of Gambia when both teams clash in the second leg of their CAF Confederation Cup tie in Bakau on Wednesday.

Kogi youths back Toyin Akanle to replace Senator Melaye

Youths from Kogi West senatorial district on Monday drummed their support for Toyin Akanle, former director of the State Security Service (SSS), to replace Senator Dino Melaye in the upper chamber of the National Assembly.

2019: President Buhari meets 13 APC governors in Daura

President Muhammadu Buhari, has on Friday, met with 13 governors of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Daura, his country home, Katsina State.