2019 Polls: El-Rufai Says Christians Would Not Vote For His Re-election

By Akinwale Kasali Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has dropped a bombshell, saying that 67 percent of Christians will not vote for him at the coming poll in the state. The former Federal Capital Territory Minister, who has been under series of attack from different political and religious groups, not forgotten that some Non-governmental organisations have criticised the policies of the El-Rufai administration, most especially the crisis in Southern Kaduna, which led to loss of lives and properties. The number one citizen of the state said he is aware that…

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2019 Polls: CAN Cautions Politicians

By Akinwale Kasali The President of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Rev. Samson Ayokunle, has warned politicians to avoid utterances and actions, which are capable of setting the country on fire, and causing unrest. Ayokunle stressed that politicians should desist from fanning the ember of hate and war, which could lead to unnecessary crisis, leading to loss of lives and properties. The CAN president said this at the 2nd General Assembly of the Inter-faith Dialogue Forum for Peace, with the theme, ‘‘General Elections and National Security: The Role of Inter-faith Communities’’…

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Amid Boos and Crisis, Buhari Presents Budget Without Economic Plan

By Uche Mbah President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget yesterday amid boos, jeers and accolades from the joint sitting of the national Assembly. The budget, which degenerated into a campaign speech by the president, was received with boos and shouts of “it’s a lie”, “no more years”, four more years” etc. It was a rancorous session, which prompted the president to take a break from reading the budget and caution the National Assembly, saying they should not be behaving this way, and that “the world is watching us”. Amid…

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2019 Polls: Agbaje Optimistic Of Defeating APC

By Akinwale Kasali Jimi Agbaje, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Lagos State, has high hopes becoming the next governor of the state. Agbaje who had on several occasion tried his luck on becoming the governor of the Centre of Excellence, as Lagos State is called, but has been defeated by the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate in the 2015 gubernatorial polls in the state. At the 2015 poll, Agbaje lost to the incumbent governor of the State, Akinwunmi Ambode, but this time around, Agabje believes he has…

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Buhari: Court Begin Hearings On Impeachment As Pressures Mount on Him To Resign

Hearing begins today in an Oshogbo High Court on whether or not the National Assembly should proceed on the impeachment of President Muhammadu Buhari. The suit, filed by one Barrister Kanmi Ajibola, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa branch; and another Lawyer, Comrade Suleiman Adeniyi, a human rights activist, stated that President Buhari had breached the provisions of the Nigeria Constitution claiming that he possesses the required qualification to vie for the exulted office of the President. In the last  sitting of the court on November 26, 2018, the court…

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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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