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As politicians jostle for their parties’ tickets to contest the 2019 general elections, the PDP in Plateau has set up a five-member committee to prune the number of aspirants seeking the governorship ticket.
A Social Democratic Party presidential aspirant, Donald Duke, has condemned the zoning of public offices in the country, stating that it had only put mediocres in power.
Former Cross River State governor, Donald Duke, on Friday said he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) to run for the office of president in the 2019 election because his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party, had “unconstitutionally” zoned political offices.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Mr Biriyai Dambo, and the former Deputy Speaker of the Bayelsa State House of Assembly, Chief Ayebaesin Edoghotu-Omoh, have all purchased and submitted the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination forms to replace Senator Ben Murray- Bruce in the Senate, in next year’s election
A governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State, Mr. Temitope Kuyebi, has charged the people of Yewa-Awori of the state to continue to pray for Governor Ibikunle Amosun, not to renege on his promise to zone the 2019 gubernatorial election to Ogun West senatorial district.
“As the saying goes, all politics is local. We understand that some of the distinguished and honourable lawmakers have issues with their home states, especially on zoning, which bars some of them from seeking another term in their constituencies,” he said.
Some indigenes of Osun State on the platform of Development Advocacy Group have described the Friday protest for Osun West Senatorial District to produce the next governor of the state as divisive, provocative and mischevious.
A presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Donald Duke, on Tuesday said that his ambition was not backed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, said in 2015 general elections both the security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, worked for the opposition.
Hon. Bamidele Faparusi, a member of the House of Representatives, has said it will be hypocritical for the national leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to see zoning as an inconsequential factor in selecting a candidate for the July 14 governorship election.
The Ebonyi chapter of Committee for Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has appealed to Gov. Dave Umahi to rescind his blanket endorsement of State and National Assembly members from Ebonyi for the forthcoming 2019 general elections.
Senator Andy Uba has called on delegates to the All Progressives Congress (APC) primaries not to be unduly influenced by sentiments in determining the party’s flag bearer for the November governorship election.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has revealed that growing up was hard as an orpha, saying he started out as an orphan selling firewood on the streets of Jada in present day Adamawa State.
Watford of England forward, Isaac Success has hailed the progression he and a few of the Nigeria players have made right from the Golden Eaglets (U-17) to the Super Eagles in such a short time.
The Concerned Christian Forum has urged the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to stop ridiculing the Christian faith with its political utterances.
The outgoing Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has disclosed that he would prefer to proceed on leave in order to rest after the expiration of his administration.
The toll from the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California's history rose further on Sunday to 77, the sheriff's office said, after a vigil to honour the victims.
European champions Real Madrid have handed Santiago Solari a contract as first team coach through to June 2021, the club announced in a statement on Tuesday.
The Nigerian Governors’ Forum says it will re-strategise and dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the issues associated with the proposed N30, 000 minimum wage.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has countered the claims of violation of public trust against it by the House of Representatives Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness.
Diplomatic niceties have been in short supply for Aung San Suu Kyi at a summit in Singapore, where the one-time rights champion has been publicly chastised over her handling of the Rohingya crisis, compounding a dismal week for Myanmar's de facto leader.
The Nigeria national football team, the Super Eagles, will travel to Johannesburg on Thursday for Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying fixture against the Bafana Bafana of South Africa.