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Reactions trail election postponement in Niger

Opinions are varied from different stakeholders on the postponement of the presidential and national assembly election by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
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Niger PDP governorship candidate re-arraigned over N4.5 billion fraud

The q of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State, Umar Nasko and the state’s former governor, Babangida Aliyu were on Thursday re-arraigned before a Minna high court for alleged fraud.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Fraud: EFCC re-arraigns ex-Governor Aliyu, Niger PDP governorship candidate, chairman

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has re-arraigned former governor of Niger State, Dr. Muazu Aliyu, the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate, Umar Nasko, and state chairman of the party, Tanko Beji, before a court for alleged fraud.
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PDM, PDP fuse in Niger for 2019 polls

The Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), one of the registered political parties in the country, and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State have fused into one entity, a few weeks to the presidential election.

Mass defections worry PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is worried over the defection of its former Niger State Chairman, Abdulrahman Enagi, barely a month to the general elections.

PDP blasts ex-chairman, governorship aspirants, others over defection

For dumping the party barely a month to the general elections, the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger State has lambasted its former State Chairman, Abdulrahman Enagi; two former governorship aspirants, Ahmed Baka and Engr. Hanafi Sudan; and others for joining the ruling All Progressives Congress.

Governor Sani Bello reiterates support for youth programmes

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, on Saturday reiterated government’s commitment to supporting initiatives by individuals, groups and associations that are geared towards making youths viable.

Niger PDP greets Christians, canvasses prayer for peaceful 2019 polls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has felicitated with Christians in the country on the occasion of this year’s celebration of Christmas, saying they should use the period to pray for the smooth conduct of the 2019 general election.
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2019: PDP candidate vows to pay N20,000 monthly stipend to all unemployed graduates

The Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate for the 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has declared that his government will pay N20,000 monthly to all unemployed graduates in the state under a social security scheme that he will launch.

2019: 378,797 PVCs yet to be collected in Niger

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that over 378,797 permanent voter cards (PVCs) are yet to be collected by registered voters in the 25 local government areas of Niger State.

2019: Miyetti Allah dumps APC, back PDP in Niger

The gubernatorial ambition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has received a boost as the Fulanis, one of the dominant ethnic nationality in Niger State, have withdrawn their support for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, and threw their weight behind the PDP and its 2019 governorship candidate Umar Mohammed Nasko.

Babangida Aliyu: All PDP candidates are sellable

A former Niger State Governor, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu, has declared that all the candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that emerged from the national convention and state primary elections “are sellable candidates that will win the 2019 general election”.

2019: PDP presents certificates of return to 41 candidates in Niger

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday presented certificates of return to all the 41 candidates that won its primary elections and will fly the party’s flag in the 2019 general election.

2019: Niger PDP releases final list of candidates

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state has released its candidates for all the elections slated for 2019 with its gubernatorial candidate Alhaji Umar Nasko topping the list.

PDP: Ayodele Fayose has no reason to leave party

Mr Tanko Beji, Chairman of the PDP in Niger, has said that outgoing Ekiti Governor Ayodele Fayose has no reason to leave the party over the outcome of the National Convention.

PDP: We are prepared to take governance back in Niger

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), says it is ready to take governance back in Niger State, come the 2019 general elections.
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

Niger PDP: Atiku Abubakar is next Nigeria’s President

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has described the outcome of the National Convention of the party held, in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last weekend, as the ‘manifestation of the wish of delegates at the convention,’ saying that the Adamawa-born politician would be the next president of the country.
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Niger PDP hails Atiku Abubakar, lauds peaceful conduct of national convention

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger State has expressed satisfaction with the outcome of its National Convention in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, last weekend, saying the result is a manifestation of the wishes of delegates at the convention.

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Troops respond swiftly as Boko Haram hit Maiduguri on election day

Nigerian troops under Operation Lafiya Dole responded swiftly in the early hours of Saturday when Boko Haram Terrorists hit Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.