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Presidential Debate: Buhari, Atiku Where Art Thou?

Last Saturday, 19 January to be exact, most Nigerians waited with bated breath to watch the live presidential debate of those desiring to occupy the number one political seat in the country. While some stayed glued to their television sets, others took their favorite social media channels to live-stream the debate. They remained tuned to listen to the cream of those who consider themselves worthy to lead the nation. They wanted to hear the mission and vision of these people for the most populous black nation on earth. The…

JUST IN: I Will Not Debate Without Buhari – Atiku

It was drama on Saturday at the venue of the debate for five presidential candidates as that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, arrived late at the debate but later left. Atiku in series of tweets from his verified Twitter handle @ said he will not debate without President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the All Progressives Congress. “With respect to my fellow candidates, Fela Durotoye, Oby Ezekwesili, Kingsley Moghalu & to moderator Mark Sugar & with apologies to Nigerians here & at…

Ezekwesili Promises To Provide Stable Power If Elected

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Mrs Oby Ezekwesili has pledged to provide stable electricity in the country if voted into power. Speaking during her presidential campaign in Abuja, Ezekwesili said that previous government’s failure to implement the 2005 Electricity Power Reform Act, was the reason the power sector failed. She said, “With an Oby Ezekwesili as the President of this country, the Electricity Power Act will be fully implemented. The next thing you will…

More Reactions Trail INEC’s Appointment Of Buhari’s Niece As Head Of Collation Centre

More Nigerians have criticized the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over its appointment of Amina Zakari, a niece to President Muhammadu Buhari, as the head of the presidential election collation committee. The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, ACPN, Dr. Obiageli Ezekwesili said, “It is now quite obvious that the @inecnigeria Chairman is making decisions that cannot at all be INDEPENDENT. How in the world can @inecnigeria appoint Amina Zakari – niece of @MBuhari – as its Head…

I’ll Make Nigeria Africa’s Most Innovative Economy – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr. Ezekwesili, has notified Nigerians of her plans in the new year, one of which is to make Nigeria’s economy the most innovative in the entire Africa as soon as she emerges President. In a press statement on Tuesday, she said that if well-managed, Nigeria’s economy would outshine that of its contemporaries in Africa. The ACPN presidential candidate said that this was achievable through the creation of a special fund for science and technology and…

2019 Presidency: Shehu Sani Faults Signing Of Peace Accord By Buhari, Atiku, Others

The lawmaker representing Kaduna Central senatorial district at the upper legislative chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Shehu Sani, has suggested that the peace accord being signed by presidential candidates was a mere formality. Senator Sani noted that peace accord should be signed on a round table with handshake, smiles and not on a parallel table. He also noted that some of the politicians attacked each other immediately after signing the accord. The peace accord, arranged by the National Peace Committee,…

Why I Was Absent At Signing Of Peace Deal – Atiku

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has revealed why he was absent at the national peace accord meeting on Tuesday. Atiku, in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, said he was not invited to the programme. “His Excellency did not get any invitation for the programme. I have spoken with him and I can confirm he wasn’t invited,” Ibe said. Other presidential candidates who also claimed they were not invited to the national peace accord meeting are Donald Duke of…

Sowore Reacts To Exclusion From Presidential Debate

The presidential candidate of the African Action Congress (AAC), Omoyele Sowore has knocked the Nigerian Elections Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisations of Nigeria (BON) for excluding his name from the 2019 presidential debate. The BON and NEDG had announced that only five political party will participate in debate which comes up on 14th December, 2018. The statement signed by Eddi Emesiri, executive Secretary of the NEDG, said the participating parties are Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN),…

I’ll Support Lesbian, Gay Rights If Elected President – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Dr Oby Ezekwesili, has promised to support the rights of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT) community if voted as Nigeria’s president in 2019. Ekewesili made this known while delivering a speech on Monday at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, otherwise known as Chatham House, in the United Kingdom. The APCN candidate, who is a former Vice-President of the World Bank Africa division, made the revelation while fielding a…

APC, PDP Not Making Economic Sense – Ezekwesili

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ezekwesili, has satirized the proposed economic policies of her two major opponents in the 2019 presidential election. According to her, the promises made by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), President Mohammadu Buhari and that of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, are not "economically sensible.” Ezekwesili, while unveiling her manifesto, cautioned Nigerians to be wary of false promises…
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