Ekweremadu Raises Alarm, Says Assassins Are After Him And His Family

By Akinwale Kasali Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has alleged that assassins are after his life and that of his entire household. The Enugu born politiican told the media that his wife and child escaped assassionation by a whisker on Monday, 5th November, 2018 around 4pm. According to the statement made available to the media by the Special Adviser on Media to Ekweremadu, Mr Uche Anichukwu, said the armed men evaded the security at Ekweremadu’s Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja residence to gain entry into his house. “The attackers, who could not…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Woo PDP Governors

By Akinwale Kasali As the 2019 polls draw closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is not leaving any stone unturned to remain in power beyond 2019. The Daura born president has come out of his shell, and as began strategizing with less than five months to the 2019 presidential polls. Four key governors in the South-South, under the platform of the opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are currently having a closed door meeting with President Buhari inside the Aso Rock villa in Abuja. The governor are; Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State,…

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2019 Polls: Femi Adeshina Talks Tough

By Akinwale Kasali Shortly after the meeting between former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential poll, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Thursday gave an indication that President Muhammadu Buhari will win the 2019 presidential election notwithstanding any gang up against him. The former Editor of Sun Newspaper, is optimistic that any gang up against his principal will surely hit the rock, as president Buhari will retain the seat of power come 2019.…

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2019 Polls: Atiku Gets Obasanjo’s Backing, As APC Develops Cold Feet

By Akinwale Kasali During the 2015 presidential electioneering campaign, the battle for Aso Rock seat was between incumbent president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had the blessings of former president Olusegun Obasanjo who many described as the ‘kingmaker’ in Nigeria politics. Three and half year down the line, the once celebrated and eulogised Buhari by Obasanjo has now become a ‘filthy rag’ in the face of Obasanjo, no thanks to his administration’s policy, which Obasanjo says lack focus on economy development. Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the former vice-president…

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APC Set To Win Akwa Ibom State, As NDDC MD Emerges Governorship Candidate

By Akinwale Kasali For months now that Senator Godswill Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the ruling All Progessives Congress, APC, the party at the center is not leaving any stone unturned as its battle ready to win the oil rich states in the general election coming up next year. Nsima Ekere, the Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission was on Monday declared the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2019 general elections in Akwa Ibom. The chairman of APC’s committee for the governorship primary, Yamah Momoh,…

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2019 Election: Abdusalami Abubakar Predicts Nigeria’s Disintegration

By Akinwale Kasali Months to the 2019 general elections, former military Head of State, General Abdusalami Abubakar, has warned about the likely disintegration of Nigeria. Abdusalami said he will forever be an enemy of anyone that tried to hinder the democratic development of Nigeria or plunge Nigeria into crisis. Abdualsalami said this at the Maiden Edition of General Abdulsalami Abubakar Foundation Peace Lecture, organised by the staff and students of the Abdulsalami Abubakar Post Graduate Students’ Hall of the University of Ibadan. The lecture was titled; “Collaborative Peace Building in Nigeria,” He…

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Ambode ‘Toast’ Tinubu

By Akinwale Kasali Following rumours that the All Progressives Congress, chieftain, leader and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has decided not to support the second term ambition of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to seek re-election come 2019, Ambode and Tinubu has played down the situation. Political observers speculated that Tinubu was inline and has indicated interest to support Jide Sanwo-Olu, who is also vying to become the governor of the Center of Excellence, under the APC platform, at the expense of the incumbent governor, who also happens…

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2019 Polls: INEC Says Over 1.3m PVCs Uncollected In Lagos

By Akinwale Kasali Few months to the 2019 general polls, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, through its Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Lagos State, Sam Olumekun, said 1.38 million Permanent Voters Card, PVCs are yet to be collected. Olumekun made the disclosure in an interview recently in Lagos. “We still have about 1.38 million PVCs uncollected as we speak. Only about 15 per cent of the 2017 new registrants whose cards have been produced have come to pick their cards. It is very poor. “We have also added close to 750, 000…

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2019: Saraki Lambast APC For Denying Kwankwaso The Usage Of Eagle Square For His Presidential Declaration

By Akinwale Kasali Few months ago, the likes of Senate President, Olubukola Abubakar Saraki, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and others defectors from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, were the beautiful brides and strong voices in the ruling party. Just few weeks that they have left the party, the table has turn ed against them. Kwankwaso had earlier planned to declare his presidential ambition today at the Eagle Square, Abuja, but just few hours to the event, it was cancelled. This however angered Saraki,…

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2019 Polls: Buhari Promises Free And Fair Election

By Akinwale Kasali With the 2019 election drawing closer, President Muhammadu Buhari is promising world powers that the 2019 polls will be free and fair. Buhari today in Abuja assured United Kingdom Prime Minister, Theresa May, of his administration’s commitment to conducting free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The President’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, in a statement said Buhari gave the assurance during a bilateral meeting with the visiting Prime Minister at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Buhari welcomed UK’s support toward strengthening democratic institutions…

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