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English Publication Date: January 20, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari and the main opposition candidate, Atiku Abubakar, were absent at the presidential debate organised by the Nigerian Election Debate Group (NEDG) and the Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) on Saturday.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Punch Country: Nigeria

The Coalition for United Political Parties had on Thursday claimed that the President was planning to evade the debate.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, will only participate in the presidential debate slated for today if President Muhammadu Buhari attends, a campaign spokesperson has said.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Premium Times Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidates of Nigeria’s ruling and main opposition parties have shunned the presidential debate that is currently underway in Abuja.

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

Atiku and Buhari were absent. Kingsley Moghalu was first to speak, listing things he can do if he eventually becomes the president. After Moghalu came Fela Durotoye who equally reeled out his party’s manifestos and how he stands as the best...

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Vanguard Country: Nigeria

According to one of his aides he landed the Abuja airport this afternoon for the televised presidential debate scheduled for 7pm Nigerian time today.

 

English Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: Daily Post Country: Nigeria

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Oby Ekekwesili, has said Nigeria must disrupt and change its pattern of politics in order to end what she described as a cycle of failure.

According to her, a major...

Spanish Publication Date: January 19, 2019 Source: El Vigía Country: México

La Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (UABC) fue reconocida por el Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) por su participación en la realización del Segundo Debate Presidencial, llevado a cabo el 20 de mayo de 2018 en el Campus Tijuana.

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Legit Country: Nigeria

The tradition of holding public debates ahead of major elections, governorship and presidential, has gained ground in the Nigerian political space. 

English Publication Date: January 18, 2019 Source: Punch Country: Nigeria

Opposition political parties on the platform of the Coalition of United Political Parties on Thursday said  they were  in possession of credible information about moves by President Muhammadu Buhari to dodge a presidential debate holding on...