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Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim: APC, PDP playing politics with national security

The presidential candidate of the People’s Trust, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has accused the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party of playing politics with national security.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign electoral act amendment bill

A human rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to assent the Electoral Act (Amendment) bill passed about three months ago by the National Assembly.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Muhammadu Buhari’s government worst in Nigeria’s history

A former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), said on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration is the worst in the history of Nigeria.

Olisa Agbakoba urges strong fiscal policy in revamping nation’s economy

Former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Dr Olisa Agbakoba, on Tuesday called for the introduction of a vibrant fiscal, trade and monetary policies to boost the country’s economy.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Muhammadu Buhari’s Next Level document a complete disaster

Olisa Agbakoba, former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), says the campaign manual unveiled by President Muhammadu Buhari for his 2019 re-election bid is a “complete disaster”.
Ben Nwabueze & Atiku Abubakar

2019: Ben Nwabueze leads campaign, says he won’t die until Atiku Abubakar becomes president

Some Igbo leaders, including politicians and chiefs, Wednesday promised to support Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar towards his desire to becoming the next Nigerian president in 2019.
Former Nigerian vice-President Atiku Abubakar (R) is congratulated by runners-up Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal (L) and Senate President Bukola Saraki (C) after winning the presidential ticket of the opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) during the party's national convention in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on October 7, 2018. Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has picked Abubakar to challenge President Muhammadu Buhari who is seeking a second term in presidential polls scheduled for February 2019. PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP

2019: Ben Nwabueze, Olisa Agbakoba, Nnia Nwodo, other Igbo leaders endorse Atiku Abubakar

Prominent Igbo leaders including elders, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups rose from a one-day meeting in Enugu with an endorsement for the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi for the 2019 general election.
Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar meets Igbo leaders in Enugu

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, will, on Wednesday afternoon, meet with prominent Igbo leaders from the five states of the of the South East.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election will eclipse Nigeria

A human rights lawyer, Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, has described all the state governors as thieves.
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Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim: We’ll stop recycling of leaders

Frontline Presidential candidate, Mr. Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, has declared his candidacy as the best fit to rescue Nigeria from the politics and practice of recycling leaders.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Muhammadu Buhari has no goodwill left

Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), former president of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari has completely lost the goodwill with which he rode to power in 2015.
Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Femi Falana

Femi Falana: Muhammadu Buhari cannot impose travel ban on suspected looters

It will be recalled that the Federal Government placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by Executive Order 6 (EO6) on watch-list and restricted them from leaving the country pending the determination of their cases.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba: Bola Tinubu has overstayed his welcome in Lagos

Chief Olisa Agbakoba, former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), on Saturday said Lagosians are fed up with former Lagos State Governor and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s total dominance of the political structures of the state.
Presidential flag bearer of the Peoples Democratic Party and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar on Thursday met in Abeokuta with former president Olusegun Obasanjo, David Oyedepo, others.

Olisa Agbakoba: Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of Atiku Abubakar will determine winner of 2019 elections

Chief Olisa Agbakoba, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on Thursday, said former president Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of former Vice-president Atiku Abubakar will go a long way in determining the outcome of the 2019 presidential election.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

2019: Olisa Agbakoba emerges APT presidential candidate

Leading third force political parties under a new name, Alliance for People’s Trust, APT, have ratified a new pact during the national convention and Presidential primaries convened by People’s Trust on Saturday in Lagos, which produced a legal icon and foremost pro-democracy activist, Dr Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, and a fresh breed energy expert and political strategist, Dr Gbenga Olawepo–Hashim as national chairman and Presidential Candidate respectively.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Wole Soyinka, Oby Ezekwesili, others to attend People’s Trust convention in Lagos

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the People’s Trust (PT) led by its national chairman, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba, SAN, will on Saturday, October 6, hold its national convention at Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja.

2019: Don’t take Lagos voters for granted – NIM tells Bola Tinubu

The Nigeria Intervention Movement (NIM), the umbrella platform of fresh breed political leaders in the emergent third force movement, on Monday cautioned a National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and power brokers in Nigeria to learn from the outcome of the Osun State gubernatorial elections and desist from actions tending towards taking voters for granted.
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Olisa Agbakoba’s People’s Trust, 30 other parties adopt Governor Ambode for 2019

The People’s Trust, a new mega party nationally led by legal icon and human rights advocate, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), and Dr. Abduljalil Tafawa Balewa, the son of former Tafawa Balewa, leading 30 other political parties in Lagos State has offered its 2019 governorship ticket to Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.

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