The presidential candidate of the National Interest Party (NIP) Eunice Atuejide has quit the race in favour of her Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, Atiku Abubakar.
She is the second female candidate to quit the race after Oby Ezekwesili of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN) threw in the towel following irreconcilable differences with the party’s leaders.
Atuejide, in a statement on her twitter handle, explained she was backing Atiku because of his choice of former Anambra governor, Peter Obi as his running mate.
Major Commotion As Dino Melaye Roasts Buhari On Live Television
Senator Dino Melaye, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari must visit his Hospital, in London, United Kingdom, UK, to re-examine his brain, because of his remarks on ballot box snatching, during the rescheduled February 23 general elections.
Dino Melaye stated this while appearing on Channels Television, on Tuesday evening, which was monitored by GistLover.
Immediate past governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose has urged Nigerians to ignore the death threat by President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the presidential and National Assembly elections.
Buhari had on Monday during the All Progressives Congress, APC, caucus meeting ordered security agencies to deal ruthlessly with any Nigerian that snatches ballot boxes.
The president’s statement has since generated outrage across the country.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) does not want the presidential elections to hold on Saturday, February 23, 2019.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) postponed the presidential election scheduled for Saturday, February 16, 2019, as a result of logistic challenges.
Saraki made the allegation while speaking at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, February 19, 2019.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Uyi Giwa Osagie, the lawyer and treasurer of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, for alleged money laundering.
Osagie was arrested on Monday following the arrest of Alhaji Abdullahi Usman, a notorious BDC owner based in Lagos, who was caught ferrying $2 million by air from Abuja to Lagos.
The Nigerian Army has said its personnel are ready for ballot box snatchers as the rescheduled general election begins on Saturday.
President Muhammadu Buhari had warned those who thwart the electoral will of the people to shelve their plans or risk been gunned down.
The president gave the warning on Monday at the emergency meeting of All Progressive Congress (APC) caucus meeting in Abuja.
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tuesday accused the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, President Muhammadu Buhari of releasing looted funds to the APC’s candidates to execute their rigging plots in the forthcoming general elections
Disclosing this in a statement, the National Publicity Secretary, and Director, Media & Publicity, PDP Presidential Campaign Organization, Kola Ologbondiyan, averred that Buhari Presidency released the sum of N6 billion looted funds which APC senatorial candidates benefited from.
The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana, Amb. Michael Abikoye has protested the inhuman treatment of Nigerians by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) with the deportation of 723 Nigerians between 2018 and 2019.
Abikoye said this at a meeting between him and the Comptroller-General of GIS, Kwame Takyi, in Ghana.
Report of the meeting was obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
The High Commissioner said that 723 Nigerians were deported on alleged illegal stay, cybercrime and prostitution between the January 2018 and January 2019.