The Atiku/Obi Vanguard, a group for the actualization of the Presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Mr. Peter Obi has promised to deliver not less than one million votes for the PDP Presidential candidate. Mr Umukoro Okpako Jonathan, Delta State Coordinator of the group disclosed this while addressing a strategy meeting of the group in Warri yesterday ahead of campaigns for the 2019 general elections. The group which also vowed to resist all forms of rigging in the Presidential election, said that the movement had structures at the
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Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has beckoned on Nigerians not to hand over the nation to ‘thieves and hooligans.’ Speaking on Tuesday as former President Goodluck Jonathan presented his book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ Obasanjo said if the nation’s democracy was handed over to those in such categories, they could use it as a weapon against the people. The former president noted that democracy can only be sustained in the country if only power is in the hands of ‘Democrats’. Obasanjo said, “There is still no substitute for democracy when all is said and done. It fosters peace. It builds and does not destroy. It unifies, rather than divides. “But all these can only happen if democracy is in the hands of democrats. If it is in the hands of thieves and hooligans, they can use it as a weapon. We should ensure hooligans don’t get it.
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The ruling All Progressives Congress may have just spent a whopping sum of N75 million to flag off the President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presidential bid in 2019. The campaign images of Buhari and Osinbajo occupied the front covers of 5 national newspapers namely The Nation, The Punch, Vanguard, Daily Sun, and This Day. Simple research by TORI NEWS proved that the least sum for each newspaper front-page advertisement is N15 million. This is happening amid the crash-crunch in Nigeria and the failure of the federal government to agree on the N30,000 minimum wage for civil servants. It remains unclear if the party paid for the advertorials or it was directly santioned by President Buhari who has a record of modest living. The presidential election is expected to be a stiff contest between Buhari and a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from the main opposition party in Nigeria, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. A record of 79 presidential candidates have emerged.
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According to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, the prosecution on Monday opened its case before a Federal High Court, Lagos, in the criminal trial of ex-Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, charged with N6.9bn fraud. Fayose was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on Octber 22 alongside his company — Spotless Investment Ltd on 11 counts. He had pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court granted him bail in the sum of N50m, with one surety in like sum and adjourned until Monday (today) November 19, 2018, the case for trial. On Monday, Mr. Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) appeared for the EFCC, while Messrs Kanu Agabi (SAN) and Olalekan Ojo (SAN) represented the first and second accused respectively. Jacobs then called on first prosecution witness, Mr. Lawrence Akande, a banker in a commercial bank in charge of South West 1, comprising Ogun, Oyo and Osun states.
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Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has alleged that members of his party are being killed, kidnapped and intimidated across states controlled by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The national chairman made the allegation when speaking to journalists at the APC secretariat on Monday night, November 19, Premium Times reports. Oshiomhole accused PDP governors of using state institutions to undermine the basic democratic rights of APC members in states they govern, a situation he described as disturbing. He made the claim after the Akwa Ibom state House of Assembly sacked four more lawmakers who defected from the PDP to the APC. “(There is) a very disturbing development in a couple of states where the PDP is misusing the state instrument – using the police to undermine the basic democratic rights of APC members – in those states where they have governors,” Oshiomhole said.
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Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to politicians to go about their campaigns peacefully, and not set the county ablaze. The President made the appeal while flagging off his reelection campaign at the state house conference centre, Abuja on Sunday. President Buhari said his administration had recorded a milestone in the last three years and is looking forward to fulfilling more if given a new term.
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​ the Atiku-Agbaje Media Engagement Network (AAMEN) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government of illegality and playing politics with its disbursement of N10,000 TraderMoni loans to petty businesses.
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In the face of continuous bicker between the ruling party, All Progressive Congress, APC and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP ahead of the 2019 general elections, a group under the auspices of Kingsley Moghalu Support Group, KISMO has cautioned Nigerians against power rotation and domineering between the duo. PDP chairman, Uche Secondus and APC chairman Adams Oshiomhole The group said both parties have failed Nigerians and deserved to be changed from the helms of affairs of the country or it will be mortgaged. Northwest Coordinator of the group, Engr. Kabir Abdullahi who disclosed this while speaking with newsmen also said If Nigerians fail to change
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