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Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law

Presidential Candidates Back Buhari On Unsigned Electoral Law

The Forum of Presidential Candidates on Sunday backed President Muhammadu Buhari for declining assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018. The forum took the decision at a meeting held to review the matter. According to a statement made available to our correspondent, the 40 presidential aspirants under the forum said they supported Buhari’s position that




2019: Obasanjo hits Buhari Again, Denies Being Neutral

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday denied a report which indicated that he had dropped his support for the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. He faulted the report which also stated that he had no preferred presidential candidate. Obasanjo said only a fool would sit on the fence. The ex-President said these in




PDP Rallies Governors Behind Atiku, Unveils Policy Document Competition

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has intensified efforts to rally its governors behind its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, whose electioneering formally begins today in Sokoto with a rally the party said marks the start of its move to grab power from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). There have been media reports that Atiku’s




The End of Scandinavian Non-Alignment

Massive NATO exercises in Norway this fall will include forces from two key non-NATO countries: Sweden and Finland. With no time to waste, Scandinavia is finally breaking fully with the Cold-War era doctrine of neutrality, and embracing a more prudent and proactive defense policy. STOCKHOLM – Having debarked from ports in western Sweden, military convoys




PDP names Saraki DG of Atiku presidential campaign council

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, was on Tuesday named the Director-General of the Atiku Presidential Campaign Council by the Peoples Democratic Party. PDP’s chairman, Uche Secondus, shared the news on his Twitter handle, @uchesecondus. He shared a list of party members, who have been picked to be part of the campaign team of the party’s presidential




APC remains barred from elections in Zamfara, INEC insists

The Independent National Electoral Commission says it has not changed its decision to bar the All Progressives Congress from participating in the National Assembly, governorship and state assembly elections next year. The INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, said this while responding to questions from journalists on the sidelines of the ECOWAS Network of Electoral Commission’s




Khashoggi Situation Won’t Stop Saudi Arms Sales, But Could Slow Them

• BY MARCUS WEISGERBER, KATIE BO WILLIAMS, OCTOBER 15, 2018 When it comes to blocking U.S. arms sales to foreign countries, Congress has a mixed track record. The suspected death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul has inflamed simmering calls on Capitol Hill for the U.S. to reject arms sales to




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