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Redeemers begin political campaign towards 2019

Redeemers begin political campaign towards 2019

In what many have described as an unprecedented move, the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) has flagged of its political awareness campaign tagged’ Let My People Vote.’ According to Pastor Ola Adejubee, the Assistant Pastor in Charge of RCCG Region 1 who is also the coordinator of the initiative, the programme is the vision

2019: Makarfi Declares for Presidency

After prolonged speculations about his presidential ambition, former Chairman of the National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi Sunday confirmed his intention to seek the party’s nomination for the 2019 presidential election. In an interview with journalists in Kaduna, Makarfi, a two-term former governor of Kaduna State and a two-term

2019: Southern, middle belt leaders accuse INEC of registering foreign voters

Southern and middle belt leaders have accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of registering foreigners voters ahead of the 2019 elections. The forum also restated its demand for the suspension of Mahmoud Yakubu, chairman of INEC, pending the investigation of the underage voter scandal in Kano state. In a communiqué issued in Lagos on

Air force jets bomb Benue villages

Fighter jets of the Nigerian Air Force conducted air strikes on at least three Benue State communities on Saturday, in an operation which lasted several hours. The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed the air strikes to our correspondent. He noted that it was an ongoing operation and

I may sue political parties over nomination fees –Falana

Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Saturday, restated his opposition to the sale of nomination forms to aspirants for elective offices by political parties. Falana, in an interview with SUNDAY PUNCH, threatened to take legal action against political parties that were still selling nomination forms to aspirants despite previous court judgments prohibiting such

PDP lists guidelines for presidential aspirants, demands N12m for forms

The Peoples Democratic Party has outlined how its 2019 presidential candidate will emerge. In a 40-page document titled ‘Electoral Guideline for the PDP, Directorate of Organisation and Mobilisation’, exclusively obtained by SUNDAY PUNCH in Abuja on Saturday, the party said its presidential aspirants are to pay a total sum of N12m for both nomination and

19 aspirants disqualified from APC convention

The screening appeal committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has disqualified 19 aspirants from contesting various offices at its national convention. In a chat with journalists on Saturday, Rochas Okorocha, chairman of the committee, said petitions were received from party members for the disqualification of some of the aspirants screened. He said