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Election: UK, US to place ban on election riggers

The United States and the United Kingdom have warned that politicians, who instigate violence or are involved in electoral fraud, will be refused visas to enter their countries. In statements issued by the US Embassy and British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, on Thursday, both governments called for free...

I will support you as your father supported me– Babangida to Saraki

Former Nigeria Military Head of State, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, has told Senate President, Bukola Saraki that he will support him in his bid to become president just the way his late father supported him during his failed presidential ambition. “It is my turn to do what your father did...

INEC reportedly threatens to suspend 2019 general election

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, has reportedly hinted that the body might be forced to suspend the 2019 general election following threats to violence by some politicians in the country. Leadership reports that the Yakubu, a professor, stated this in reaction to some disturbing...

2019 Presidency: Saraki defeats Buhari on Twitter

In an opinon poll conducted by one Josh @sire_liljosh, the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki defeated President Muhammadu Buhari for the best person for 2019 president. The poll totalled 25206 votes. According to the poll, Saraki scored 52 per cent of the total vote, leaving 48 per cent to...

APC reacts to Saraki’s talk on Tinubu’s 2023 Presidency ambition

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has receive adverse reactions following his comment where he criticised the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaji Bola Tinubu. Saraki had said in his response to Tinubu, titled "The Tinubu Rhetoric: My Response" that the national leader was only supporting President...

2019 Budget: Minister’s aide replies Saraki over lack of foresight comment

The Media Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Akpandem James, has debunked the claim by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, that the Independent National Electoral Commission's 2019 budget was submitted late by the executive. Saraki's comment came after he was alleged to have delayed the passage of...

HDP promises to promote and develop tourism

The Hope Democratic Party (HDP) Osun state governorship candidate in the forthcoming election, Wole Adedoyin, has promised to setup efforts to promote and develop tourism in the state once he is elected as Governor in the forthcoming election. Addressing members of his party on Sunday, Wole Adedoyin added that he will...

2019: Buhari states what Christian leader should do

President Muhammadu Buhari has charged church leaders to use their positions to promote peace and unity in the country. NAN reports that he made the call at the opening of the 23 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria on Saturday in Calabar. Represented by Head of Service of the...

2019: Six political parties pledge incentives for young aspirants

Six political parties on Wednesday pledged to give incentives to young Nigerians between 18 years and 35 years who are aspiring for different elective offices in the 2019 general elections. The parties include Accord Party (AP), Action Alliance (AA), Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP),...

Buhari speaks on 2019 re-eletion, wants APC to give him more time to decide

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday evening told state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress to give him more time to decide whether or not he would seek re-election in 2019. He told the governors this at a meeting they had with him at the Presidential...

IBB: Nigerians should vote out Buhari in 2019

Former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida, has called on Nigerians to support President Muhammadu Buhari to complete his term till 2019 so he would leave the state for younger generation to take over the mantle of leadership in the country. Babangida said despite Buhari having right to re-election, he...

Bakare speaks on Buhari’s health, 2019 re-election

Pastor Tunde Bakare of Latter Rain Assembly and former running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari has said the health condition of the President has improved and he is fit to run for another term if he desires. Bakara who spoke at a town-hall meeting in London on Saturday also said...

2019: Buhari’s critics are religious bigot – Shittu

Spillover of letter of former President Olusegun Obasanjo urging President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest 2019 is still much visible, as the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, slammed critics for raising issues without arming themselves with enough facts. Shittu accused Obasanjo for taking pleasure in sensational statements and also said...

2019: God told me to wait for appointed time, pastor Bakare speaks on running for Presidency

Pastor Tunde Bakara, the Serving Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Monday, said God told him to run for Presidency in 2019, an instruction to awake his political career. Bakara was the running mate President Muhammadu Buhari in 2011 in a presidential election under the platform of the Congress for...

INEC speaks on 2019 general election primaries

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it has not fixed dates for political parties primaries, to elect their candidates for the 2019 general elections. INEC made the clarification in a statement issued by its Director of Publicity and Voter Education, Mr Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, on Monday in Abuja. Osaze-Uzzi...

INEC releases 2019 general election timetable

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released dates for the forthcoming 2019 general election. According to the schedule, elections for Presidential and National Assembly would hold on February 16, 2019. The elections for Governorship, State Assembly and Area Council will hold on March 2, 2019. INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, maintained...

Yerima gives condition that will make him contest 2019 presidency

Zamfara State former governor, Senator Ahmed Sani Yerima, has disclosed that he would surely not contest in 2019 for presidency if President Muhammadu Buhari would not be seeking re-election. Speaking with journalist yesterday in Abuja, the ex-governor who still confessed his loyalty to Mr. President, seconded Buhari's second term bid...

Buhari second term: Tinubu shows no interest

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, has declared his indifference to President Muhammdu Buhari's intention to seek re-election in 2019. The ruling party leader made the shocking statement while speaking to State House Correspondents immediately after the closed-door meeting with Mr. President in Aso Rock, Abuja. Recall...

INEC reveals numbers of registered voters for 2019 elections

73.2 million voters have been registered for the 2019 general election, while registration exercise continues, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu revealed. According to INEC, the figure reflects what was realised in April, 2017, though it projected to register more than 80 million voters for the upcoming...

Gov Fayose’s Presidential declaration [FULL TEXT]

Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State today hosted and declared his presidential campaign for 2019 election. Event was held at Chelsea Hotel, Abuja. Read full text of his address: I welcome you all to this historic event, which is landmark in the political landscape of our country, Nigeria. My inviting you today,...

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