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Presidency: Buhari Good Enough to Continue in 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari

Despite the uncertainty arising from President Muhammadu Buhari’s prolonged absence from the country over health concerns, one of his media aides, Mallam Garba Shehu, Monday has maintained that the president is “good enough to continue” if given the opportunity to contest the 2019 presidential election. Continue reading

Atiku in Secret Talks With PDP Over Presidential Run

Atiku Abubakar

Atiku Abubakar

With the 2019 electioneering season about to kick off in the next few months, former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, whose ambition remains undiminished to rule Nigeria, has opened secret discussions with some leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to return to the party and contest on its platform in the 2019 presidential election, THISDAY has learnt. Continue reading

Power of Confirmation: Senate Unfazed by Presidency’s Decision to Head to S’Court

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

EFCC Chairman Ibrahim Magu

Senators have remain unfazed by reports that the presidency may likely head to the Supreme Court to seek a judicial interpretation of Section 171 of the constitution, in a bid to resolve the impasse on the powers of the Senate to confirm the nominees of the president and by extension whether the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, can remain in office despite his rejection by the upper legislative chamber. Continue reading

PDP Leaders Jubilant as S’Court Silences Sheriff for Good

Ali Modu Sheriff

Ali Modu Sheriff

It was celebration galore for the leadership of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday, following the Supreme Court ruling, which upheld the constitution of the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led Caretaker Committee to lead the party, effectively slamming the door against the former National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu-Sheriff. Continue reading