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Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the Federal Government’s fight against corruption is on course and that all monies returned to government by those who looted public treasury will be judiciously utilised to develop the country.

President Buhari: Why I want another four-year term

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is seeking re-election in the 2019 presidential election to consolidate on his achievements in the fight against corruption, insecurity and to ensure economic development.
US President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin (R) during a meeting in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - SPUTNIK - Aleksey Nikolskyi

Kremlin says ‘stupid’ to suggest Donald Trump a Russian agent

A top Kremlin aide on Wednesday dismissed as ridiculous claims that US President Donald Trump has acted as an agent for Russia amid mounting controversy over his alleged ties to Moscow.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is to kick-start his campaign for the 2019 presidential election through an address to Nigerians on Facebook on Monday.

Linus Okorie: Atiku Abubakar will floor President Buhari in Ebonyi

Okorie said Ebonyians love Atiku and his running mate, Mr. Peter Obi, and would vote massively for them in February irrespective of any political intrigues being cooked up in some quarters in the state.

Kaduna APC leaders assure President Buhari of over 90 percent votes

Mr Yusuf Bala, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, says the Southern Kaduna Senatorial District will give President Muhammadu Buhari over 90 per cent of their votes in the forthcoming presidential election.

INEC begins recruitment for general election

Nigeria’s electoral body, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has commenced recruitment for ad-hoc positions ahead of the general elections.
The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says it is the turn of Lagos State to benefit from the Federal Government after being in opposition for 16 years.

VP Osinbajo: Future of Lagos brighter with President Buhari

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, says it is the turn of Lagos State to benefit from the Federal Government after being in opposition for 16 years.
Martin Fayulu

DR Congo court to examine election appeal from Tuesday

DR Congo's Constitutional Court said it would start hearing Tuesday an appeal against presidential election results that gave victory to opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi.

Election: Senator Ekweremadu, Speaker Dogara, others named Atiku Abubakar’s technical advisers

Barely over 30 days to Nigeria’s presidential election, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday named technical advisers to its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.

Senator Ekweremadu: I will stand by PDP no matter what happens

The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, has reacted to rumour he has abandoned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Olisa Agbakoba

Election: Olisa Agbakoba, others promise new Nigeria as Peoples Trust starts campaign

The National Chairman of the Peoples Trust, Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), the party’s presidential candidate, Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, and other leaders of the party on Saturday promised to restore Nigeria’s lost glory.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Minister: We are taking steps to grow the economy

The Minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, has assured that the federal government is putting in place measures necessary to ensure that the economy grows rapidly, while maintaining fiscal sustainability.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari plotting to annex, destabilise judiciary ahead of general elections

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday accused Buhari Presidency of plotting to destabilize and annex the Judiciary ahead of the 2019 general elections.
President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived Bauchi, the Bauchi State capital on Saturday, for the Northeast All Progressives Congress presidential campaign.

Elections: Only President Buhari can clean past rot – group

A U.S.-based Nigerian group, “Better Nigeria”, says only President Muhammadu Buhari can clean the rot of the past, hence the need for his return in the fortthcoming elections.
Martin Fayulu

DR Congo presidential runner-up claims victory, will file election challenge

Democratic Republic of Congo runner-up Martin Fayulu announced on Friday he will file a court challenge to the presidential election results, while his opposition coalition asserted he actually received 61% of the vote according to the findings of the influential Catholic Church's observers.
Edward G. Pwajok

Election: Governor Lalong’s aide, Rep Pwajok dumps APC for PDP

Chairman, House Committee on Rules and Business and member representing Jos South/Jos East federal constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, Mr. Edward Pwajok (SAN), has dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with his supporters.

Official: INEC to engage 19, 028 adhoc staff for polls in Akwa Ibom

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom, said it planned to use 19, 028 ad hoc staff for the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections in the state.

Chibuike Amaechi: We have blocked every means of rigging against APC, PDP

The Minister of Transportation and Director General of the All Progressives Congress Campaign Organization, Chibuike Amaechi, has said that the ruling party has closed all rigging avenue even against itself.
Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP publicity secretary

PDP: Opposition victory in DR Congo pointer to President Buhari’s impending defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) has equated the victory of opposition party in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) presidential election to what will happen in Nigeria come February 16.

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