As the 2019 general election beckons, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the military to shun partisanship and work hard to eliminate the threats of Boko Haram in the country.
The President gave the order yesterday in his remarks while declaring the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference open in Maiduguri, Borno state.
The two-day COAS conference was initially billed to be held in Benin City, Edo State on Tuesday but was postponed and moved to Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it will disqualify the presidential and vice presidential candidates of some political parties over violation of Electoral Act on the age stipulation of presidential candidates.
The Commission`s chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, who made the disclosure at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop for journalists, in Abuja, lamented that the nation witnessed the most acrimonious party primaries in the recent history of electioneering.
There are reports that Confederation of African Football (CAF) has withdrawn the hosting of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) from Cameroon.
It was learnt that the decision was taken at the CAF Extraordinary Executive Committee meeting held in Accra, Ghana on Friday.
The Imo state governor Rochas Okorocha has declared that the crisis rocking the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has gone beyond reconciliation.
He said that Imo people were short-changed in their choice of who to govern them in 2019, stressing that it is too late in the day for the party to correct the wrongdoing.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, threw shades the way of former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, during an interview with Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji on TheSheetTV.
Without mentioning anyone by name, Fashola slammed Obasanjo, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the candidate for the 2019 election, Atiku Abubakar, for doing little and for squandering the people’s resources in the 16 years they held sway at the center.
Fashola blasts Obasanjo in pidgin
Asked in Pidgin English why the 81 kilometer Lagos-Abeokuta expressway hasn’t been completed, Fashola hit back in Pidgin, saying all Obasanjo knows how to do is write letters.
“First of all, we have started work. Some people wey dey write letters since,
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, says he is convinced beyond any doubt that 2019 elections will be a victory walk for the PDP.
Abubakar said this during the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that going by the momentum the party had gathered through its transparent primaries and the people working together, victory was awaiting the party.
He urged the leadership of the party to build on the momentum from its National Convention and the just concluded primaries.
Abubakar said he was surprised when the party leadership invited him and informed him of the details of the money realised from the primaries, saying that had never happened before and had posed a very big challenge to him.
Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said it is “idiotic” to believe or peddle the rumor that President Buhari is cloned. Since his return from his UK medical trip, there have been rumors that the person in Aso Rock at the moment is a cloned President Buhari whose real name is Jubril from Sudan.
Reacting to the rumors, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, in an interview with journalists in Abuja yesterday Thursday November 29th, said
“It is idiotic to say the President is cloned. I don’t see any serious government responding to that. So, the same Jibrin that was cloned from Sudan or Chad is in Chad now? Isn’t that stupid? They even said he is from Chad. Yet, the same President is in Chad as we speak.
The same Jibrin is remembering what the President did while in Petroleum Trust Fund and he is also remembering what he did when he was Head of State between 1983 and 1985.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Thursday told President Muhammadu Buhari that he was ready for presidential debate.
Abubakar, who is the Waziri of Adamawa threw the challenge while speaking at the inauguration of the party’s presidential campaign council in Abuja.
The former Vice President also disclosed that he was dedicated to an issued-based campaign and not “attack on individuals.”
“I have been asked to remind the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari that I, Atiku Abubakar, am ready for a debate,” he said.
Abubakar had earlier vowed to “galvanize all efforts to liberate the nation from the shackles of hunger, deprivations, killing, and divisiveness” if elected President in 2019.