Chekwas Okorie has no electoral value—group

The recent endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term by  tiny group of individuals from the Igbo extraction with a promise to deliver the entire South East to the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has been described as a fake promise, adding that Buhari should not have faith in them. Eastern Union, EU, a social political and cultural organization of old Eastern Central States of Nigeria, ECN, made the declaration while reacting to the purported promise to Buhari by Chekwas Okorie as an empty promise with the intent to beg…

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Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that will be considered…

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Repetitive theme of political campaigns in Nigeria

In a matter of days, precisely as from November 18, 2018, “Nigeria will be on the match again in search of Mr. President”. The airwaves, newspaper pages and the bill boards will be inundated with political campaign messages by political party aspirants for sundry positions in the forthcoming general election. What should Nigerians expect as the themes of the campaigns ahead? Same of the same old stories of “how Mungo Park discovered River Niger” which is the repetitive theme of Nigeria’s political campaigns? Or will there be a paradigm shift?…

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FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was an outrage over…

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Killings: surgical operation in police imminent…as Buhari warns IG

For the first time in three years, despite several petitions and out cries trailing the Nigeria Police over alleged wanton killings by rank and file of the force and the inability of the police to nip in the bud the activities of perpetrators of evil, President Muhammadu, has warned the Inspector General of police, Idris Ibrahim, to caution his officers adding that he is closely monitoring the Nigeria Police Force as violence rises in the country. Buhari made the remarks during a condolence visit to Kaduna State. According to a…

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2019: Okorocha sweats, cry foul…accuses Udenwa, Izuogu, Obinna, IIomuanya, others of destroying APC in Imo

The out-going Governor of Imo State is seriously sweating himself out of control over his attempt to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as governor of Imo State in 2019. Okorocha is not comfortable by the actions of the stakeholders in the state by trying to stop him from handing over to his son-in-law in 2019 following strong oppositions coming from Imo State stakeholders. Reacting to the alleged recent comments by the Imo stakeholders, Okorocha frowned and cried foul at the level of attack he is receiving from influential Imo citizens.…

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The Full text of President Buhari’s speech in Rivers State on Thursday during the commissioning of the new International Wing of the Port Harcourt airport.

I am very pleased to formally commission the new International Terminal of the Port Harcourt Airport, Omagwa today. This ceremony represents a significant landmark for International air travelers, particularly from the South-South region, and the entire Country. You will recall that after opening the major airport terminals in the country in the late 70s and early 80s, not much was added to increase the passenger handling capacity of these facilities by successive administrations. Following the large increase in the national population with consequent surge in air passenger traffic, the capacity…

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Buhari visits Jigawa today

President Muhammadu Buhari will begin a visit to Dutse, Jigawa state today.The visit, which was initially scheduled for 7 May, was postponed because President Buhari went to London to keep an appointment with his doctor. He returned on Friday and said he was well.”I just went for a further medical check-up and I am alright, thank you`”, he told reporters on arrival. Gov. Muhammad Badaru, who has planned a rousing welcome for the president said during the visit, the President is expected to commission some projects. A state dinner will…

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Buhari, Tinubu say APC on rescue mission in Nigeria

Buhari, Tinubu say APC on rescue mission in Nigeria

Buhari, Tinubu say APC on rescue mission in Nigeria By Newsdesk with agency report President Mohammadu Buhari and APC leader Ahmed Bola Tinubu have re-kindle hope with assurances that Nigeria is being rescued from wreckage. Buhari, who is in Lagos for a two-day official visit, restated his commitment to implement people-oriented programmes. “Our goal is to bring everybody together for mutually beneficial ethnic, economic, social, religion, political and cultural relationship. “We are determined to invest in people because we depend on people to govern,’’ Buhari said , on Thursday at…

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I did not tell Buhari not to re-contest 2019 presidency-Babangida

Babangida authorised anti-Buhari statement: Spokesman

I did not tell Buhari not to re-contest 2019 presidency-Babangida By Bimbo Ogunnaike with agency report Former-military ruler Ibrahim Babangida has denied reports that he called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to re-contest in 2019. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo had released a letter he purportedly wrote to Buhari advising him against re-contesting for second term and this has generated national debate but presidency took the advice philosophically. Babangida ,who described the statement as the personal views of the writer, said that as former President and Statesman, he has unfettered channel…

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Africa loses $50b to corruption yearly- Buhari

Winnie Mandela’s death huge loss to Africa- Buhari

Africa loses $50b to corruption yearly- Buhari By Bimbo Ogunnaike President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that African countries lost $50 billion yearly to corruption, describing the menace as one of the greatest evils of our time. Buhari  made the disclosure at the formal launch of the African Anti-Corruption Year 2018 during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian. “Corruption is indeed one of the greatest evils of our time. Corruption rewards those…

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Tinubu denies visiting Buhari over Obasanjo’s letter

Tinubu denies visiting Buhari over Obasanjo’s letter

Tinubu denies visiting Buhari over Obasanjo’s letter By our reporter The All Progressives Congress National Leader,   Bola Tinubu, catehorically stated that his visit to President Muhammadu  Buhari was not connected with the statement credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Buhari’s presidency. A member of Tinubu’s Media Office , Tunde Rahman said on Tuesday that the visit by Tinubu and Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun State,  to the Presidential Villa was scheduled since last week. ”President Buhari periodically schedules talks with Asiwaju Tinubu and Baba Akande, as he does…

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2019 presidency: Buhari stands better chance now than 2015 – APC

APC denies endorsing Buhari for second term

2019 presidency: Buhari stands better chance now than 2015 – APC By Bimbo Ogunnaike The ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, said that President Muhammadu Buhari  has a better chance of winning more votes in the South Eastern area of the nation in 2019. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said on Tuesday that the President got less votes from the East in 2015 on the grounds that larger part of individuals from the South-East didn’t know him and were encouraged with lies about…

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Tinubu, Akande meet President Buhari

Tinubu, Akande meet President Buhari

By our reporter Two chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Bola Tinubu and  Bisi Akande, on Tuesday in Abuja met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Daily mandate gathered that the APC duowere in the presidential villa barely some hours after the release of a letter purportedly written by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, advising President Buhari not to re-contest the 2019 presidential villa. Both Tinubu and Akande, who  met with the president for about an hour, declined to speak to State House correspondents after the meeting.…

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