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2019: List of presidential candidates and their political parties

On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.

Parties in last minutes rush to beat INEC deadline for submission of names

Political parties on Thursday resorted to last minute rush to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission’s deadline for the submission of list of candidates for 2019 general elections.

CUPP: NCP leaders threaten to pull out of coalition

With controversies in the political parties of the recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) leading to the formation of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), the National Conscience Party (NCP) may have resolved to pull out of the alliance.

Labour Party, NCP, others disagree over 6-year single term proposal for presidency

Some political parties in the country, on Tuesday, disagreed over the proposed six-year single term for president and governors as a panacea to the country’s political problem.

Presidential aspirant dumps party over N7.4 million levy

A presidential aspirant on the platform of National Conscience Party (NCP), Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, on Monday renounced his membership of the party.

PDP, SDP, 36 parties hold alliance talks to oust APC, President Buhari

As part of the moves to oust President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress in 2019, the major opposition parties and third force elements are expected to hold joint and separate talks in the coming days with a view to forging an alliance and supporting one presidential candidate.

Lagos honours Gani Fawehinmi, unveils 44-feet statue in Ojota

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State, on Sunday, unveiled a new statue of the late legal luminary, Chief Gani Fawehinmi at the ‘Liberty Park’, in Ojota, saying that the 44-feet edifice symbolises the phenomenon that the rights activist represented in his life time.

Politicians hail INEC over timely release of 2019 elections timetable

Some political party leaders on Thursday praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the timely release of the 2019 General Elections timetable.

I never said Buhari was poisoned – NCP chief

Dr Yunusa Tanko, National Chairman of the National Conscience Party (NCP), has denied reports credited to him that President Muhammadu Buhari was poisoned through air conditioners in his office.

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PVC stops Katsina Speaker from voting in bye-election

The Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Abubakar Kusada, could not vote during Saturday bye-election for the Ingawa/Kusada/Kankia Federal House of Representatives due to his lack of a Permanent Voters Card.
Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

Gernot Rohr: Super Eagles didn’t want to take too many risks against South Africa

Coach Gernot Rohr has said the Super Eagles played to beat South Africa today but at the same time they did not want to take too many risks.

2019: Centre cautions politicians against campaigns of deceit, violence

The African United Journalism Awareness Centre, a pro-Journalism and Democracy Non-Government Organisation, on Saturday cautioned politicians to eschew campaign of lies and violence in the interest of the nation.

Audu Ogbeh: Agric mechanization will help feed our growing population

The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said farm mechanization is capable of feeding the nation’s growing population.

Facebook asked to protect users in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s largest political party Saturday asked Facebook to protect the identity of its supporters, fearing a crackdown by what it called the “illegal” government.