Politics

Jokowi bets on an infrastructure boom

TIP O’NEILL, speaker of the US House of Representatives in the 1980s, famously declared that ‘all politics is local’. The rule applies in Indonesia too. In the hotly-contested campaign for the 17 April Indonesian presidential election, a focus on roads, electricity and water is a key selling point that President Joko …

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APC petitions tribunal over Sen Bala Mohammed’s victory

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has filed a petition at the Bauchi Election Petitions Tribunal, challenging the election of Sen. Bala Mohammed of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the state governor. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the petition was filed at the tribunal in Bauchi on …

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Moghalu withdraws from partisan politics to lead citizens’ movement

Professor Kingsley Moghalu, a former presidential candidate, has announced his withdrawal from partisan politics to focus on a citizens’ movement for electoral reform. Moghalu, who was the flag bearer of the Young Progressive Party (YPP) in the 2019 presidential election said Nigeria’s electoral system needs a total revamp while speaking …

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Presidential election: PDP speaks on Atiku paying $30,000 to lobby US to recognise him as president-elect

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to reports that its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, paid $30,000 to a United States, US, lobby group to assist in the quest to reclaim his mandate. A research group based in the US, Centre for Responsive Politics, CRP had claimed that Abubakar was …

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Okorocha’s certificate of return suit suffers set back as judge hands off case

Justice Taiwo Taiwo of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Wednesday, withdrew from the suit filed by Gov. Rochas Okorocha of IMO in respect to his certificate of return. Okorocha had gone to court seeking for an order compelling the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to issue him with a Certificate …

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Tribunal receives 18 petitions in Kaduna

Justice A. H. Suleiman, Chairman, National and State Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal in Kaduna State, said the tribunal has received 18 petitions from candidates not satisfied with the outcome of the just-concluded 2019 polls in the state. Suleiman, who addressed lawyers and newsmen during the tribunal inaugural sitting on Thursday …

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Atiku planning to declare himself President, FG alleges

The Federal Government says presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, is planning to declare himself Nigeria’s President. Information and Culture Minister, Lai Mohammed, stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, April 11, 2019. The Minister who accused Atiku of plotting to replicate the “Venezuelan …

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Kano guber: Abba Yusuf files petition against Ganduje’s victory

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kano State on Thursday finally filed a petition against the victory of Governor Abdullahi Ganduje in the State’sgovernorship election. The petition filed by the party before the governorship election tribunal is contending that its governorship candidate Abba Yusuf, won the March 9 election, and …

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Atiku disowns “The Pukka’’ posters in Abuja, Yola

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar has disowned campaign posters titled “The Pukka’’ that festooned some of the major streets of the Federal Capital Territory of Abuja. Atiku disowned the posters in a statement issued by his media adviser, Mr Paul Ibe, on Wednesday. Pukka, an Hindi word, …

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