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Airport search: Operatives tampered with Atiku’s belongings and campaign documents – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party has said personal belongings and campaign documents of its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar,were “tampered with” by security operatives when they conducted a search on his aircraft as he landed in Abuja from Dubai on Sunday morning. The PDP issued a statement saying it condemned “in the strongest terms the unleashing of a special security squad ... Read More »

DSS probe: Oshiomhole denies meeting Tinubu in London

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, on Sunday denied meeting with the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, over his encounter with the Department of State Services. Oshiomhole, who had reportedly been quizzed by the DSS over the party’s primaries but maintained that he only had an interaction with the security outfit, explained that there was ... Read More »

APC Imo gov candidate, Uzodinma, arrested for alleged breach of contract

The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for Recovery of Public Property said on Sunday that it had arrested the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja. Chairman of the panel, Chief Okoi Obono-Obla, said in a short message to our correspondent on Sunday that the panel arrested Uzodinma, the senator ... Read More »

2019: Don’t attack anybody on my behalf, Obi tells supporters

Peter Obi, vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the 2019 polls, has charged his supporters not to attack or insult anybody on his behalf, distancing himself from any such undemocratic conduct. He gave the charge in a statement issued by his special adviser, Valentine Obienyem in which he aligned himself with the position of his bias, PDP ... Read More »

Ortom, APC bicker over campaign in IDPs camp

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom, and the All Progressives Congress in Benue State are trading words over a visit to displaced persons in Guma on Saturday. Ortom, through his Chief Press Secretary, Terver Akase, lambasted the governorship candidate of the APC, Emmanuel Jime, and Senator George Akume, for  allegedly staging a political campaign at one of the Daudu camps for ... Read More »

We are learning ‘Shaku Shaku’ dance steps for our campaign – Osinbajo

Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on Sunday in Abuja, jocularly said he was learning the Shaku Shaku dance steps for campaigns ahead of the 2019 general elections. Shaku Shaku is a popular and contemporary dance style common among young Nigerians. Osinbajo, who was the Chairman and Special Guest of Honour at the launch of Five Fascinating Books written by Funmilayo Braithwaite, in Abuja on Sunday, said a ... Read More »

One killed as APC, PDP supporters clash in Sokoto

A 22-year-old man died yesterday as supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and that of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) clashed at Gawon Nama area of Sokoto State. The deceased, who was identified as Imrana Ahmad Alkanchi, was said to have been hit by a stray bullet at the scene of the clash. It was alleged that some political ... Read More »

APC clears 24 guber candidates (full list included)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has cleared 24 governorship candidates to contest 2019 elections Following the governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held across the country, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), at its meeting held on Thursday, 4th October, 2018 ratified the reports of the various Electoral Committees and adopted the under-listed as ... Read More »

Deadline for conduct of primaries, resolution of disputes remains October 7, says INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reminded political parties that Oct. 7 remains the deadline for conduct of primaries for all elective positions for the 2019 general elections and resolution of disputes emanating from the primaries. The reminder is in a statement by Mr Solomon Soyebi, the INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee in Abuja ... Read More »