US election: Trump launches rare attack on loyal aides Pompeo, Barr

US President Donald Trump on Thursday voiced rare criticism of two of his most steadfast aides, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Bill Barr, less than a month before elections.Fuming in a telephone interview with Fox News, Trump, who has been forced off the campaign trail by a COVID-19 diagnosis, demanded that both[...]

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The 2019 Budget is drastically reduced due Anti-wastage Campaign!

A joint campaign against wasteful and frivolous items and appropriations that have become routine in the national budget, led by Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), succeeded in eliminating up to N45.93 billion, out of the N74.18 billion flagged by their budget review in the 2019 fiscal plan. The amount saved is equivalent to the 2017[...]

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Trump begins Campaign for 2020 Elections!

President Donald Trump will get a big crowd of his most loyal supporters at Tuesday’s official 2020 reelection campaign kickoff in Florida but dismal early poll numbers show the larger-than-life Republican businessman is vulnerable. Organizers claim the Orlando rally has sold out a 20,000-seat arena, with many more to gather outside, watching on big screens.[...]

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Election: Facebook shuts down Israeli firm for pushing Buhari propaganda

Facebook has shut down the account of an Israeli consulting firm after being found to have circulated propaganda against former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar during the presidential elections. The Associated Press reported on Friday that Archimedes was found to have initiated a high-tech propaganda that spread positive messages about President Muhammadu Buhari, while defacing Mr Abubakar’s[...]

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Court Adjourns Dele Belgore’s alleged N450m fraud trial to March 27

Justice Rilwan Aikawa of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has adjourned further hearing in the trial of Muhammad Dele Belgore, SAN, to March 27, 2019.   Belgore is standing trial alongside a former Minister of National Planning, Prof. Abubakar Sulaiman, for allegedly receiving the sum of N450m on March 27, 2015 out[...]

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Kwankwaso’s convoy Attacked in Kano- Casualties recorded

Former Executive Governor of Kano State Rabiu Kwankwaso's convoy was attacked in Kano earlier today. Abdullahi Haruna, police public relations officer in the state, confirmed the incident which happened at Kofa village in Bebeji local government area of Kano. A witness said the long motorcade of Kwankwaso was denied passage through Kofa village by suspected[...]

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Presidency defends Buhari’s Order to ballot box snatchers

The Nigerian government Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari’s threat to ballot papers snatchers should be “seen as a strong message against the long history of savagery associated with elections in the country.” “Snatching ballot boxes often entails putting the lives of innocent Nigerians at risk,” President Buhari’s spokesman Garba Shehu said in a statement.  “About[...]

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Atiku did not offer Adamawa REC $1m bribe, Dubai house – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission has reacted to the allegation that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, offered the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Adamawa State, Kashim Gaidam, $1m and a house in Dubai. INEC condemned the allegation in a tweet on Monday. The tweet was in reaction to a social[...]

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Elections: Atiku slams N2bn suit against Buhari, demands apology

Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has approached a High Court in Federal Capital Territory, asking it to bar President Muhammadu Buhari and security agencies in the country from interfering with the general election. Atiku further asked the court to compel Buhari to pay him damages in the aggregate sum of[...]

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Breaking: Buhari to address the nation today

President Muhammadu Buhari will today broadcast to the nation at 7pm, ahead of the 16 February presidential and National Assembly elections. A repeat of the broadcast will be made at 9pm, according to media adviser Femi Adesina. Adesina enjoined all television, radio stations and other electronic media outlets are enjoined to hook up to the[...]

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Shock Move: Niger Delta militants and Ex- militants endorse Buhari

In a shock move, the Niger Delta militants and ex-militants have endorsed the second term bid of President Mohammadu Buhari. They announced this at the end of a workshop in Port Harcourt, Rivers state capital, on Wednesday. The militants said they believe that the interest of the region would be well served under Buhari. “The[...]

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‘We are deeply concerned about America’s unguarded statements on our election’ – Presidency

The presidency in a statement through Festus Keyamo, the Director of Strategic Communications for APC Presidential Campaign Council has raised concerns about America's interest regarding the forthcoming general elections in Nigeria.   The statement reads, 'we are deeply concerned about many of the expressions of the United States’ Ambassador to Nigeria, Ambassador W. Stuart Symington and other Western[...]

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Buhari says corruption threatens Nigeria, 2019 Elections

In a pitch to Nigeria’s 84 million voters in this week’s presidential and National Assembly election, President Muhammadu Buhari warned that fighting corruption remains the most important issue in the country and that it has to be the linchpin of other policies. He asked voters to make a choice between returning to the past of[...]

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SDP, adopts President Buhari as consensus candidate

In a shocking turn of events, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) has just adopted President Buhari as its consensus candidate for the February 16 presidential election.     The party made the decision on Thursday during its national executive council meeting in Abuja. SDP NEC, however, explained that the adoption does not herald a merger with the[...]

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Buhari Taraba Campaign Stampede: The President mourns the victims,urges restraint

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed profound sadness over the loss  of lives at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Campaign Rally in Jalingo, Taraba State today. The President in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu read: "I always feel very sad and distressed when ordinary Nigerians who[...]

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CUPP: APC issues Press Statement

*Re: Spurious Allegations By Saraki, PDP-Sponsored Group* A nebulous group which parades itself as a Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has made some laughable allegations on some police postings particularly in Kwara State ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Ordinarily, the All Progressives Congress (APC) wouldn't respond to a group of charlatans running errands[...]

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