Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics News Today

“Buhari and his cohorts will not hand over power peacefully in 2019 as erstwhile President Goodluck Jonathan did when he lost in 2015.” – Founder of Divine Hand of God Prophetic Ministry, Abuja, Prophet Emmanuel Omale.Read More →

Omoyele Sowore - Nigeria Politics News Today

Who is afraid of Omoyele Sowore? Obviously all the five presidential candidates for the debate are afraid of Sowore. Sowere is a unique candidate with a unique revolutionary message. He’s driven by fearless ideas.Read More →

Omoyele Sowore - Nigeria Politics Headline Today

Omoyele Sowore, the AAC presidential candidate, blasted the organisers of the debate, tweeting: “First they excluded @aacparty from the signing of Peace Agreement &Memorandum of understanding by presidential candidates & party chairmen in Abuja today, just emerged also they don’t want me to participate in the presidential debates, they claim I am out of control and may spill what I know about these oldies publicly during debates. These old guards still don’t get it!”Read More →

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics News Today

Matthew Page, an associate fellow with Chatham House’s Africa Programme: “This is a legitimate campaign issue. The military strategy in the northeast has been failing. It reflects really poorly on the incumbent president with the man on the street.”Read More →

Omosede Gabriella Igbinedion, Omosede Igbinedion - Nigeria Politics

The bid by Omosede Igbinedion, candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Ovia Federal Constituency, Edo State to seek re-election appeared slimmer by the day as hundreds of her supporters from the area abandoned her and defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Read More →

Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Headline News

South-West Vice Chairman of the party, Dr Eddy Olefeso: “We have been denied for too long. In 2011, the country under the control of our party zoned the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the zone and it was taken away. And from 2011 to 2015, we were left just like that and the reverberating effect of that abandonment is the reason why we are still having the hangover of neglect till today. We will continue to fight for it, we will speak with a loud voice. We give so much, so the zone deserves a lot.”Read More →

Atiku Abubakar and Peter Gregory Obi - Peter Obi - Nigeria Politics News

The Northern Youths Leaders Forum (NYLF) advised the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to review the choice of Obi, if he hopes to earn the North’s support. The group, which prides itself as the apex body of 46 youth organisations in the North, threatened to mobilise its over six million members against the PDP and its presidential candidate, if Atiku failed to take its advice.Read More →

Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics Story Today

Aremo Oladotun Hassan, the President of the Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide group said:

“He (Atiku Abubakar) must be able to summon a greater patriotic will towards building and reviving our dying nation from economic stagnation and social insecurity. He must be able to implement the 26 per cent UN Budgetary standard allocation to the Education sector with a view to postulating and establishing a statutory principle of law by enacting the Education Right Bill into law. He must be able to have a master plan for transportation development from roads network development programmes.”Read More →

Atiku Abubakar and Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics News Today

It’s a contest “between ‘Mr. Clean’ and ‘Mr. Action’,” said Sebastian Spio-Garbrah and Harrison Declan, analysts at Toronto-based DaMina Advisors. “While Buhari’s campaign highlights his reformist non-corrupt persona against charges of economic mismanagement and incompetence, Abubakar’s is built around his business savvy, competence and elite support, albeit with a tinge of corruption.”

Here’s how they would contrast as leaders…Read More →

Bukola Saraki - Nigeria Politics News Headline

The Peoples Democratic Party has announced Senate President Bukola Saraki the head of its presidential campaign efforts. Mr Bukola Saraki’s official position as the director-general of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation was disclosed on Tuesday morning by Kola Ologbondiyan, the party’s spokesperson. Mr Abubakar was elected the presidential candidate of the main opposition party at its national convention in Port Harcourt earlier this month.Read More →

Muhammadu Buhari vs Atiku Abubakar - Nigeria Politics News Today

Atiku Abubakar won on Sunday almost half the votes cast in a primary race to become the main opposition challenger to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s elections, party officials said.

“This is a victory for all of us. The task to get Nigeria working again starts now,” Atiku Abubakar said in a tweet.Read More →

Muhammadu Buhari - Nigeria Politics Headline Story

Teneo Intelligence, a New York-based analysis firm, says the Osun state governorship election has shown that President Muhammadu Buhari could lose in 2019. “A second term for Mr Buhari however raises the risk of limited economic progress and further fiscal deterioration, prolonging the stagnation of his first term, particularly if there is no move towards completing reform of the exchange rate system or fiscal adjustments that diversify government revenues away from oil,” the report read.Read More →

Yakubu Dogara - Nigeria Politics News Headlines

The All Progressives Congress appears not to be losing sleep over the reported defection of Speaker Yakubu Dogara from its fold to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, where he came from. All Progressives Congress Says: “We would advise Dogara against his ill-advised decision to recontest his House of Representatives seat under the opposition Party he is linked with because a crushing and humiliating defeat surely awaits him.”Read More →