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The Will of Nigerians is My Command – Buhari [READ MORE]

  Unperturbed by the challenges on the 2019 presidential election, President Muhammadu Buhari, in his usual calmness, assured the nation that the results of the polls would be a reflection of the wish of the people. President Buhari, who has persistently insisted that no one should be intimidated or insulted in the political campaign, said that he understood the yearnings of Nigerians. The president told his supporters to continuously showcase achievements instead of mudslinging and violence. President Buhari spoke when he received Letter of Credence from Ambassador of Finland to Nigeria, Dr Jyrki Juhani Pulkkinen. He also said he believed in the collective dream for a greater country. Buhari said [Read]

JUST IN: Again, Buhari ‘Rejects’ Electoral Bill, Approves NOUN Amendment Act [READ MORE]

  Fresh report reaching NEWS FLAKES NG as at PRESS TIME has it that President Muhammadu Buhari has again declined assent to the amended Electoral Bill by the National Assembly. Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Senate) on National Assembly Matters, disclosed this to state house reporters on Friday. According to Enang, the president has communicated his decision to the National Assembly. He, however, said the president has assented to the amendment made to the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) Act. With the assent, NOUN can now operate like other conventional universities in the country. [Read]

BREAKING: Atiku Abubakar Emerges as CUPP Consensus Presidential Candidate [READ MORE]

  Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), the umbrella body of over 45 major opposition parties, has adopted the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as its consensus candidate. NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that the Coalition reached the decision on Wednesday at a closed door deliberation held at Yar’ Adua Centre in Abuja. The endorsement enjoyed the majority support of the 41 political parties in attendance. In a statement issued by CUPP’s spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere, he said the coalition arrived at the former Vice President’s candidacy after he ticked all the boxes and met all the criteria used by the opposition. According to Ugochinyere, some of the yardsticks [Read]

2019: PDP, Atiku Campaign Train Hit Kwara for North Central Rally [READ MORE + SEE PHOTOS]

  Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the Presidential Campaign Council of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Wednesday held its North- Central Zonal Rally in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital. READ ALSO: 2019: Setback for APC as 59 Buhari Support Groups Endorse Atiku [READ MORE]  Basking in the euphoria of its successful outing in Sokoto where it kicked off the campaigns on Tuesday, the party had predicted a similar outing today, saying Nigerians are waiting anxiously to cast their ballots at the polls. The PDP National Vice Chairman (South-West), Eddy Olafeso noted that the party will consolidate on its Sokoto outing to further enlighten Nigerians on the need to vote [Read]

PDP Imported Supporters From Niger Republic For Sokoto Rally – Gov El-Rufai [READ MORE]

  The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Tuesday said the majority of the persons who participated at the Peoples Democratic Party presidential rally which held in Sokoto were from neighbouring Niger Republic. The governor, a member of the ruling party, APC, disclosed this during an inauguration of his campaign commitee in Kaduna. The PDP launched its zonal presidential rally in Sokoto on Monday for the North-west. Thousands of people attended the rally which was addressed by the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar; the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. However, according to Mr El-Rufai, many of those that attended the [Read]

2019: Setback for APC as 59 Buhari Support Groups Endorse Atiku [READ MORE]

  NEWS FLAKES NG gathers that a major setback has hit the camp of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as Support groups loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari have endorsed former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for President in the 2019 general election. The groups — 59 of them — explained that they took the decision because “the government we put in place has failed and continues to fail our people and we cannot continue to reinforce failure”. According to the Punch, National Coordinator, Grassroot Mobilisers for Buhari, Yusuf Ardo, accused the Buhari government of not including youth in his administration. “Today, our country is faced with legions of challenges. Our economy [Read]

2019: Mammoth Crowd As Atiku, Jonathan, Others Lead PDP Rally in Sokoto, Vows to Sack Buhari [PHOTOS]

  SOKOTO – The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kicked off its 2019 presidential campaign at the Shehu Kangiwa Stadium, Sokoto, in the presence of a mammoth crowd, with a strong vow to sack incumbent President and aspirant of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari.  The campaign is moderated by Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi west senatorial district, who was recently appointed as one of the eight spokespersons of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign. A number of former and current governors of northern states have addressed the crowd, asking them to vote out the current administration, led by President Muhammadu Buhari. The governors include; Sule Lamido, former governor of Jigawa; [Read]

Finally, Atiku Travels to U.S After Securing Entry Visa – READ MORE

  Fresh indications emerge from the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council earlier today Saturday December 1, 2018 that Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally been issued a visa to the United States. A family source disclosed this on Saturday and confirmed that the former vice-president has left Nigeria for the UK, where he will spend some time before flying to the US. The trip marks another chapter in the controversy that has rocked the former vice-president for over a decade. [Read]

2019: Gov Wike fuel defection rumours, resigns as Atiku Campaign Zonal Coordinator

A major upset may have hit the presidential campaign of former vice president, Atiku Abubakar as the Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike resigned his appointment as the south south zonal coordinator of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP presidential campaign council, thus fueling alleged possible defection rumours that have been in circulation for a while now. A reliable source close to the governor disclosed late Friday night that Wike’s letter of resignation as Atiku’s campaign coordinator for the south south was ready and would be submitted today, Saturday. The PDP had in October named Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council along with prominent leaders of [Read]

Be Cautious Of Granting Visa To Atiku Abubakar – FG Tells US

  The Federal Government tells the U.S to be cautious in granting a visa to the PDP Presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in order not to create the impression of endorsing him for the 2019 election. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, gave the government position at an interactive session with media executives in Abuja on Thursday. Mohammed said that the government was aware of the move by the former Vice President to lobby the U.S. to lift the visa ban imposed on him. He said, while the U.S. has the prerogative of whom to issue visa, it should be mindful of the timing, in order not [Read]