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Niger elections: Governor Sani Bello wins second term

The Niger State governor Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello of All Progressives Congress (APC) has won a second term of four years in office after defeating the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko in Saturday’s governorship election in the state.
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Niger governorship candidates in last minute rush to garner votes

As the Governorship and House of Assembly elections approach, an eleventh-hour attempt to gather votes and solicit the support of the electorates have been embarked upon by the various Governorship candidates in Niger state.
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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.
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Umar Nasko: I cannot be intimidated

The Peoples Democratic Party Governorship (PDP) candidate for next year’s election, Alhaji Mohammed Umar Nasko, has said he cannot be intimidated by the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello-led administration as he is determined to liberate the people of Niger State from the hardship inflicted by the All Progressive Congress (APC) government in the past three years.
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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.

Absence of EFCC counsel stalls Babangida Aliyu’s alleged money laundering trial

Absence of counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission stalls the trial of former Niger Governor Babangida Aliyu
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Umar Nasko: I will not take your support for granted

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship standard-bearer in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has assured the electorate that he will not take them for granted when voted into office in 2019.

2019: Miyetti Allah declares support for PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in next year’s election, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, has continued to enjoy more support from citizens with the recent declaration by Fulani community to vote for the party and its candidate, Umar Nasko in 2019.

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”.
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Niger PDP’s Umar Nasko wants Abubakar Sani-Bello to account for N500 billionn

The governorship candidate of the People Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019 election in Niger State, Alhaji Umar Nasko, has accused the All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration in the state of squandering N500 billion in the last three years without anything to show for it.

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.
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Primary: Umar Nasko wins PDP governorship ticket

Minna, the Niger State capital, was on Sunday agog as delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party overwhelmingly elected the 2015 governorship candidate, Alhaji Umar Nasko, as the party’s candidate for the 2019 general elections.
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Primaries: Seyi Makinde, Umar Nasko pick PDP guber ticket in Oyo, Niger

Mr Seyi Makinde has emerged as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2019 gubernatorial election in Oyo state.

Niger PDP holds guber primary Sunday

The Niger State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that it is set to conduct its primary election to pick the candidate that will fly its flag in next year’s governorship election on Sunday.
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Ex-Govenor Babangida Aliyu’s ex-aide joins Niger guber race

Umar Nasko, the Chief of Staff to former governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, on Saturday presented his letter of intent to run for governor under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party in Niger state.

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Police foil pro-Dasuki protest in Sokoto

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Any move by Iran to close Strait of Hormuz unacceptable – US official

Any move by Iran to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz in response to the United States ending oil waivers for purchases of Iranian oil would be unjustified and unacceptable, a senior administration official said on Monday.
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Iran denounces ‘illegal’ US sanctions as oil waivers end

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Court to hear alleged N2.8 million fraud case against Nnewi United chairman

The Federal High Court sitting in Awka will on May 30, 2019, begin hearing on the case of obtaining by false pretence involving the manager of Nnewi United football club of Nnewi, Mr. Olisa Onuchukwu.