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Un re-elects Nigeria as Peacekeeping Committee chair

The Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, Prof. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, has been re-elected Chair of the United Nations Special Committee on Peacekeeping known as C-34. Muhammad-Bande was re-elected by acclamation at the United Nations Headquarters in New York [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

2019: I will begin restructuring Nigeria after May 29 – Atiku

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 elections, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has re-affirmed his commitment to restructuring if elected on February 16. Hope For Nigeria reports that Atiku gave the assurance while addressing thousands of [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Buhari campaign team accuses US, other envoys of supporting Atiku

The Spokesman for the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo (SAN), has accused the United States Ambassador, Stuart Symington, and other western ambassadors of partiality and tacit support for the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar. Keyamo [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
Ogun rally: Please don’t disgrace me before Buhari, Amosun begs angry party members

Ogun rally: Please don’t disgrace me before Buhari, Amosun begs angry party members

The Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, on Monday, begged angry party members not to disgrace him before President Muhammadu Buhari Amosun made the appeal during the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta. The rally, which started immediately [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
ogun violence

Violence forces Ogun State APC presidential rally to abrupt end

A dress rehearsal of what is likely to happen during the general elections in Ogun State played out yesterday, forcing the presidential rally of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abeokuta to be hurriedly brought to an end by the [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics
Violence mars Buhari’s Ogun rally, crowd throws missiles at Oshiomhole, boos Tinubu

Violence mars Buhari’s Ogun rally, crowd throws missiles at Oshiomhole, boos Tinubu

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday at the Ogun State All Progressives Congress presidential rally in Abeokuta, narrowly escaped being stoned as suspected thugs pelted the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, with stones and water sachets. The crowd also [...]

February 12, 2019 Government and politics

President, Atiku to sign fresh pact on poll outcome Wednesday

President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, will lead other presidential candidates to sign a fresh accord to accept the outcome of the February 16 presidential election on [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku

Atiku receives heroic welcome in Buhari’s stronghold (PHOTOS)

A massive crowd received Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano on Sunday. Kano is the stronghold of President Muhammadu Buhari. He secured 1..9 million votes, his highest, in Kano in 2015 when Rabiu Kwankwaso [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Abuja court summons Oshiomhole for contempt

Abuja court summons Oshiomhole for contempt

Imo APC factional chair warns against usurping his seat For dissolving the elected executive of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, to appear before [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
https://www.hopefornigeriaonline.com/atiku-wont-get-15-votes-in-ogun-says-pro-buhari-group/

Protest as DSS arrests PDP campaign director

Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State yesterday protested against an alleged plan to arrest former governor and party chieftain, Senator Ahmed Makarfi and others as one of the campaign directors, Ben Bako, was whisked away by [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics

Atiku won’t get 15% votes in Ogun, says pro-Buhari group

The Buhari Youth Campaign Organisation, Ogun State chapter, has said that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, will not get 15% votes in the February 16 presidential election in the state. The organisation’s state coordinator, Olusegun [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Clark

We endorsed Atiku because of restructuring, Clark explains

Leader of Pan-Niger Delta Forum, Chief Edwin Clark, on Saturday said the regional leaders adopted the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, because he agreed to restructure the country. The Ijaw leader said the nation could not survive [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics

Don’t vote for Buhari, Fani-Kayode tells Nigerians

A former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, has urged Nigerians not to vote for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, President Muhammadu Buhari, because “he has plans to enslave Nigerians if he returns to power for a [...]

February 11, 2019 Government and politics
Police to deploy over 300,000 operatives for presidential election

Police to deploy over 300,000 operatives for presidential election

The Nigeria Police Force will deploy over 300,000 personnel nationwide to provide security for the presidential election holding on Saturday. It was gathered that nearly every police officer out of the over 350,000 policemen in the country would be actively [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
‘I’ll remain in APC because of Buhari’

‘I’ll remain in APC because of Buhari’

The senator representing Niger East Senatorial District in the Senate, David Umaru, on Saturday said he will not leave the All Progressives Congress because of his relationship with President Muhammad Buhari dating back to 2007. Umaru who was sacked as [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Coalition of United Political Parties

CUPP candidates fail to withdraw for Atiku

The efforts of the Peoples Democratic Party to get presidential candidates of political parties under the Coalition of United Political Parties to withdraw for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have run into a hitch. Investigation by our correspondent on [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Nigerians who will not vote in general elections

Nigerians who will not vote in general elections

As Nigerians prepare to elect new leaders next Saturday, workers on essential services, like doctors and nurses and soldiers on battleground are not expected to vote even though they might have registered. Apart from these people, there are some others [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Atiku Abubakar

CUPP candidates fail to withdraw for Atiku

The efforts of the Peoples Democratic Party to get presidential candidates of political parties under the Coalition of United Political Parties to withdraw for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, have run into a hitch. Investigation by our correspondent on [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

2019 presidency: I Will turn Nigeria into Dubai in 2 months if elected,says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday told Nigerians to look forward to greater prosperity and impactful leadership should he be reelected and return to power in the forthcoming election. The president gave the assurance in Abuja at an event tagged, “Testimonies [...]

February 10, 2019 Government and politics
APC, PDP clash over campaign venues

APC, PDP clash over campaign venues

Nigeria’s president and ruling party were on Saturday accused of dirty tricks to stifle opposition support, with one week to go before the election in Africa’s most populous nation. The main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party had been due to hold [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

Election: Buhari arrives in Lagos for campaign

President Muhammadu Buhari has arrived in Lagos, for the continuation of his re-election campaign in the February 16, Presidential Election. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Buhari and his entourage landed at the Presidential Wing of the Murtala Mohammed [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics

Lagos rescinds decision on road closure for Buhari’s rally

Following the apprehension that greeted the scheduled visit of President Muhammadu Buhari for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally today, the Lagos State Government, yesterday, assured residents that there would be no road closures, as earlier announced. Commissioner for [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
Aisha Buhari

Aisha Buhari backs brother’s opponent in Adamawa gov poll

Aisha, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari, has called on Adamawa State voters to vote for Governor Mohammed Bindow in the March 2 governorship poll in the state. She also pleaded with them to vote for her husband in the February [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

Buhari won’t get 50% of votes in Bauchi – APC lawmaker

A member of the Bauchi State House of Assembly, Aminu Tukur, has vowed that President Muhammadu Buhari will not get up to 50 per cent of the votes in the state in next month’s presidential election. Tukur said that for [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
Buhari

God’ll punish PDP leaders who looted treasury –Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday slammed the Peoples Democratic Party leaders for allegedly looting the treasury for 16 years, saying “only God can give them punishment”. Buhari spoke at the State House, Abuja, when he received the leaders of 1,000 [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics
People who fared better before Buhari were enjoying proceeds of corruption

People who fared better before Buhari were enjoying proceeds of corruption

In this interview with AFEEZ HANAFI, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, speaks about the high unemployment rate in the country and the social intervention programme of the government. N-Power [...]

February 9, 2019 Government and politics

Emotional moment VP Osinbajo arrives home to warm embrace of mother after helicopter crash (video)

In a video post that recently surfaced online, Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, was spotted in the heartwarming moment he met his mother for the first time, after his helicopter crash survival. Legit.ng had previously gathered a report of the [...]

February 8, 2019 Government and politics
8000 APC members defect to PDP in Sokoto

8000 APC members defect to PDP in Sokoto

Ahead of the coming election, about 8,000 members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly dumped the party to join the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state. According to Nigerian Tribune, the defectors were received by the campaign [...]

February 8, 2019 Government and politics

Buhari’s security aides prevent angry mob from attacking Marwa at APC rally

What could have been a sad situation for a former military administrator of Lagos state, Buba Marwa, was prevented by security operatives attached to President Muhammadu Buhari when some aggrieved youths tried to attack the ex-Lagos administrator. The security operatives [...]

February 8, 2019 Government and politics
Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

Again, soldiers invade Mesiogo Estate in Ibadan, destroy building

The Mesiogo Estate in the Akobo area of Ibadan, Oyo State, was again invaded on Thursday by soldiers from the 2nd Mechanised Division, Nigerian Army, Odogbo. Thursday was the fourth time of soldiers invading the estate in the last eight [...]

February 8, 2019 Military