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PDP: 2019 general elections guidelines yet to get NEC approval

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it guidelines for the 2019 general elections is yet to be approved by its National Executive Council (NEC).

CSO faults call for removal of INEC boss Mahmood Yakubu

A civil society organisation, the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group, says the call for the removal of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, is an attempt to undermine the electoral process.

ADC: We’ll shutdown Aso Rock if ex-President Obasanjo is touched

The African Democratic Congress, which has been adopted by Obasanjo, has warned the Federal Government that it will shut down the Presidential Villa if Obasanjo is harmed.

Primate Okoh charges Christians to collect PVCs

The Primate Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion, Most Rev. Nicholas Okoh, has appealed to all Christians in Nigeria who are yet to register and those yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to do it without further delay.

INEC inaugurates election monitoring and support centre committee

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has re-constituted its Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) Committee to ensure good planning and success of 2019 general elections.

Spain’s premier Mariano Rajoy forced out as Socialist rival takes over

Spain’s parliament on Friday ousted Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a no-confidence vote sparked by fury over his party’s corruption woes, with his Socialist arch-rival Pedro Sanchez automatically taking over.

2019: House of Representatives reject electronic voting

The House of Representatives, on Thursday, rejected the use of electronic voting system in the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

INEC decries declining youths participation in election process

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has blamed the declining youths’ participation in political process on the failure of candidates to fulfill campaigns promises, loss of confidence in electoral commission, electoral fraud, cumbersome electoral process, insecurity and violence.

2019: PDP Group Backs ex-minister Tanimu Turaki for president

Ahead of the 2019 presidential election, the PDP Youth and Elders Forum, has thrown its weight behind the 2019 presidential ambition of the former minister of Special Duties and Inter-governmental Affairs, Barr. Tanimu Kabiru Turaki, SAN.

Wole Soyinka: Politicians sponsoring killings for 2019

As the killing of farmers in Benue and other states of their federation by suspected armed Fulani mercenaries continue unabated, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, yesterday implored there Federal Government to urgently seek for the assistance of the International Community to end the impunity perpetrated by herdsmen insurgents against the people.

Governor Ortom asks public, civil servants eyeing partisan politics to resign

As activities for the 2019 general elections build up, Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue State has served quit notice to all Public and Civil Servants eyeing partisan politics in the state.

EFCC set to arraign Shagari, other Sokoto PDP chieftains

The Economic and Finance Crimes Commission (EFCC) is set to arraign a former Minister of Water Resources and immediate past deputy Governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Murkhtar Shagari, before a Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto on Tuesday.

Kingsley Moghalu: Rotational presidencies promoting bad leadership

A presidential aspirant for the 2019 General Elections, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has blamed the nation’s poor leadership over the years on a pattern of rotational presidencies between Northern and Southern Nigeria.

Ondo NUJ condemns attack on members at APC factional state congress

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ondo State Council, has condemned the attack on its members who covered the APC factional State Congress on Saturday in Akure.

Uba Sani: PDP is dead and buried in Kaduna

Political adviser to Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai, Alhaji Uba Sani, on Sunday boasted that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) no longer exists in the state.

Anglican Church asks President Buhari to resign

After reviewing the alleged gross incompetence being displayed by the Presidency in providing security for the citizenry, the Umuahia Diocese, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to resign from office and forget about vying for re-election.

Taraba APC faction calls for postponement of state congress

A faction of the Taraba All Progressives Congress (APC) has called for the postponement of Saturday’s state congress in Taraba due to what it described as gross irregularities in ward and local government congresses.

N650m fraud: Ex-minister Akinjide made statement voluntarily – EFCC

A prosecution witness, Usman Zakari, on Wednesday told a Federal High Court in Lagos that he was competent to investigate a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Jumoke Akinjide, charged with N650 million fraud.

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APC rules out crisis in national convention

The Sub-Committee on Monitoring, Coordination and Compliance of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Convention Committee, has allayed fears that the convention, scheduled holding on Saturday, would be marred by crisis.