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SDP resolves S’ East crisis, ready for 2019 election

Members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in South-East have resolved crisis rocking the party in the zone.

France executes €415.7 million development projects in Nigeria

The projects include urban water supply in Kano state, Transport Master Plan in Lagos state, guarantees to SMEs, pro-climate infrastructures at regional level and development of sustainable low emission projects in Africa.

Presidency defends approval of $1 billion security fund

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina says those opposing or criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari’s approval of one billion dollars for security funding are only playing politics with the lives of Nigerians.

2019: PDP criticises President Buhari’s for withholding assent to amended electoral act

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari for withholding his assent to a proposed legislation by the National Assembly to change the sequence of general elections in the country.

EU: Sierra Leone elections credible

The European Union Election Observation Mission (EUEOM) in Sierra Leone said the country’s National Election Commission delivered credible and well-organised electoral process in spite of numerous challenges.

Massive turnout of voters as voting begins in Sierra Leone

A massive turnout of voters was witnessed at many polling units in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown, today as voting began in the country’s Presidential, Parliamentary, Mayoral, and councillorship elections.

PDP decries President Buhari’s comments in Taraba

The Peoples Democratic Party has said the visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Taraba State has vindicated its position that the scheduled trips to states where Nigerians are being killed by marauders is cosmetic and a political afterthought that did not come from the heart.

Bola Ige: National Assembly goofed at reordering INEC timetable

An Osun State based constitutional lawyer, Mr. Bola Ige, has lashed out at the National Assembly for proposing a reordering of the general elections sequence in the country, saying that it lacked the power to alter policies made by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

National Assembly divided over amendment of elections time table

Senator Abu Ibrahim, chairman, Senate Committee on Police Affairs, has described the amendment of the sequence of election in 2019 by the National Assembly as illegal and unconstitutional.

2019: Senate, House of Reps adopt reordered sequence of election

The National Assembly Conference Committee on Electoral Act (amendment) Bill on Tuesday adopted the reordered sequence of the 2019 General Elections, making presidential election last.

The season of recanting

“No, I feel like going there physically to tell President Donald Trump exactly how I feel about the statements he has been making about the black world.”

President Buhari’s age controversy a national embarrassment – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday labelled as a “national disgrace” the declaration by President Muhammadu Buhari, that he had all the while believed he was 74 this year until told his age was 75 this year.

President Buhari seeks to be sole presidential candidate in 2019 – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday alleged that the President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have perfected plans to have a sole presidential candidate in 2019.

Nigeria Customs generate N1 trillion revenue in 2017

The Nigeria Customs Service on Thursday recorded its highest revenue collection ever with a total generated revenue of N1.01tn in the 2017 fiscal year.

Seriake Dickson: Blessed are the peacemakers

I was heading to breakfast when I ran into the brand new National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, on the ground floor of my hotel and I congratulated him on his recent appointment.

Federal govt now funding ex-VP Alex Ekwueme’s treatment abroad – Presidency

Forty-eight hours after ailing former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, was airlifted out of the country in an air ambulance, the Presidency has disclosed that the Federal Government is funding the cost of treatment of the elder statesman.

INEC yet to release timetable, schedule of activities for 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it is yet to officially release the timetable and schedule of activities for the 2019 General Elections.

The forgotten conversations

If you think the problem is federalism, you will vigorously push for “true federalism” and such like. If you think the problem is revenue allocation, you will fight for the Nigerian definition of “fiscal federalism” — by which is meant “higher derivation payment”.

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2019: Ex-VP Atiku Abubakar appoints ex-Governor Daniel as campaign chief

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