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On Friday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said a total of 79 candidates will be contesting the 2019 presidential election.
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.
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.
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.
A presidential aspirant on the platform of National Conscience Party (NCP), Thomas-Wilson Ikubese, on Monday renounced his membership of the party.
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.
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.
Some political party leaders on Thursday praised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the timely release of the 2019 General Elections timetable.
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.
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.
The Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, has said farm mechanization is capable of feeding the nation’s growing population.
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.
Table Tennis star Aruna Quadri, Super Eagles vice Captain Ahmed Musa and D’Tigress’s Evelyn Akhator were part of the biggest winners at Nigeria Sports Award held at Banquet Hall of the Eko Hotels on Friday in Lagos.
UN peacekeepers and Congolese troops have been wounded in an offensive against a militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the United Nations' mission to the country said on Thursday.
Nigerians who made the list include Taofeek Abijako, Kayode Ojo, Obi Omile Jr, Adegoke Olubusi, Tito Ovia, Dimeji Sofowora, Olaoluwa Osuntokun and Emmanuel Acho.
The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health, Abdulaziz Mashi Abdullahi, has reaffirmed the commitment of the Federal Government towards reducing cases of mental disorder in Nigeria.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has told the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, that the 2019 election is not about who has more money.