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November 16, 2018 7:16 PM 2019: UPP adopts Buhari as presidential candidate

The United Progressives Party (UPP) has adopted President Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for next year’s general election. UPP National Chairman, Chekwas Okorie, disclosed this to State House correspondents, after meeting with the President on Friday in Abuja. Okorie said the adoption of President Buhari would be further confirmed when the UPP leaders 20

November 16, 2018 2:37 PM 2019 presidency: IPOB takes position on Atiku’s endorsement reveals when Kanu will address Igbo

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the reported endorsement of the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar by some Igbo leaders. The pro-Biafran group disagreed with the leaders, noting that there was no concrete, written and sealed agreement of what Atiku will do for Ndigbo. This was contained in a statement 21

November 16, 2018 7:27 AM 2019: INEC promises Nigerians free, fair polls

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has promised to conduct credible general elections next year. The INEC chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, made this promise while speaking at the 6th Anniversary Lecture and Investiture into the Realnews Hall of Fame in Lagos yesterday. The event was tagged: “Political transitions and Africa’s economic 20

November 15, 2018 7:31 PM 2019 Presidency: Okorocha warns Igbos as leaders endorse Atiku

Rochas Okorocha, Governor of Imo State has warned Igbo leaders to be careful before adopting a candidate for the 2019 presidential election. In a statement on Thursday, issued by Sam Onwemeodo, Okorocha’s chief press secretary, the Governor advised the leaders to apply wisdom and thread with caution ahead of 2019 election. The statement read: “On the adoption 20

November 15, 2018 6:55 AM Atiku: What Ohanaeze leader Nwodo, Saraki said during Igbo leaders’ endorsement

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo on Wednesday decried the state of infrastructure in the South East zone. Nwodo lamented that the South East had not been carried along in the scheme of things in the country, adding that “appointments has been lopsided”. He said that the state of infrastructure at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport 19

November 13, 2018 6:00 AM 2019: Shehu Sani reveals what’ll happen during general election

The Senator representing Kaduna Central at the National Assembly, Shehu Sani, has identified two major threats to the 2019 general elections. He said there will be massive buying of votes with public funds and also abuse of security apparatus by the ruling government. The lawmaker, however, called on the masses to be vigilance, saying this was the only way to neutralise 20

November 12, 2018 9:08 AM APC vs PDP: Sanwo-Olu, Agbaje meet in Lagos

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Lagos and Jimi Agbaje, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, met at the weekend. The two top contenders for the gubernatorial election in 2019 were guests of the popular Shodipo and Dosekun families in Lagos. As they exchanged pleasantries, Sanwo-Olu’s running 25

November 12, 2018 5:46 AM 2019 election: Gov. Tambuwal’s name missing as INEC displays list of Sokoto guber candidates

The name of Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, was not in the list of governorship candidates from the state displayed by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Sunday. Governor Tambuwal was one of the aspirants who contested for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, at the party’s elective National 20

November 11, 2018 2:00 PM Ekiti PDP caucus resolves leadership tussle, affirms Fayose as party leader

The internal crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has been finally laid to rest with the state caucus, the highest decision making organ of the party at the state level, reaffirming former Governor Ayodele Fayose as the leader of the party and declaring the Chief Gboyega Oguntuase-led Exco as the only recognized exco of the party 21

November 11, 2018 1:49 PM Gov. El-Rufai under fire for attacking Peter Obi

The Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai has come under attack from a major supporter of the former governor of Anambra State, and vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Peter Obi. El-Rufai had in a tweet called Obi a religious bigot for seeking to restrict his movement in Anambra, during a governorship election 21