Friday, September 21, 2018

Jamilah Nasir

    Be careful with defectors, Makarfi warns PDP leaders

Be careful with defectors, Makarfi warns PDP leaders

Ahmed Makarfi, former governor of Kaduna state, has warned the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to thread with caution in admitting defectors into the party.Makarfi, who is a presidential aspirant of the party in the 2019 election, gave the caution on Friday in Lokoja, Kogi state capital.He was in the state to solicit the support for his presidential ambition.Many key figures [...]

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    God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

God will continue to fish out bad eggs, says Buhari on defections

President Muhammadu Buhari says God will continue to "fish out the bad eggs" in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this while addressing supporters of the APC at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election scheduled for August 11.Gumau Yahaya is the APC candidate in the election.Buhari told the people of the state [...]

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    Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan: I will quit Buhari’s cabinet when the time comes

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she will resign as a member of the federal executive council (FEC) when the time comes.Alhassan said this in reaction to reports that she had relinquished her position to contest Taraba governorship poll.She had written a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to notify him of her intention to contest the election under the [...]

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    Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

Court to rule on Zakzaky’s bail application in October

A Kaduna state high court has fixed October 4 for ruling on the bail application for Ibrahim Zakzaky, leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), and his wife, Zeenat.Zakzaky has been in detention since December 2015 when members of IMN also known as Shi’ites, clashed with soldiers in Zaria, Kaduna state.Over 300 people were said to have been killed [...]

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    APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

APC getting rid of bad eggs, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, has described the wind of defection that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC) as an “auto-correct” system.In a statement by Kingsley Fanwo, his spokesman, Bello said the ruling party is “getting rid of the bad eggs within its rank”.Within a week, the APC lost many of its key figures, including Senate President Bukola Saraki, [...]

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    Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Wamakko on Tambuwal’s defection: When I go back to Sokoto, you’ll see who’s really in charge

Aliyu Wamakko, senator representing Sokoto north, says in a few days time, it will be clear which party is really in control of the state.Wamakko said this in reaction to the defection of Aminu Tambuwal, the state governor, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal was elected speaker of the house of representatives under the [...]

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    Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Report: Ekweremadu falls ill during EFCC interrogation

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, reportedly fell ill on Wednesday during interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Ekweremadu arrived the anti-graft agency’s office in Abuja on Tuesday where he was reportedly questioned for over eight hours.The EFCC had invited him to offer explanations on why his name featured prominently in a money laundering case currently being [...]

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    INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

INEC director on arrest warrant: I don’t think Mahmood Yakubu is in Nigeria

Oluwole Osaze-Uzzi, publicity director, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says he does not think Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the electoral body, is in the country.On Thursday, a federal high court sitting in Abuja, issued an arrest warrant on Yakubu over contempt of court order.Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, ordered Yakubu to be arrested after the INEC chairman failed to appear before [...]

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    Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal didn’t offer any lawmaker money to leave APC, says group

Tambuwal Youths Movement, a group loyal to Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the politician who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did not offer money to any lawmaker in the state to join him in his new party.E. E. Anifowoshe, national publicity secretary of the group, said this while responding [...]

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    TRENDING: Presidential aspirant under fire for saying she’s not a feminist

TRENDING: Presidential aspirant under fire for saying she’s not a feminist

Eunice Atuejide, a presidential aspirant, has received backlash on social media for refusing to be identified as a feminist. [...]

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    Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

Court orders arrest of INEC chairman

A federal high court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of  Mahmood Yakubu, chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Stephen Pam, the presiding judge, issued an arrest warrant on Thursday after Yakubu failed to appear before him for the third consecutive  time.The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately.Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before [...]

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    Bolaji Abdullahi: I won’t leave APC through the back door

Bolaji Abdullahi: I won’t leave APC through the back door

Bolaji Abdullahi, national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied leaving the ruling party.Shortly after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state, pulled out of the ruling party, there were reports that he had moved to the PDP.Abdullahi is an ally of Saraki.His absence during the regular Monday meeting of the APC national [...]

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    I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

I did everything possible to reconcile with APC, says Saraki as he returns to PDP

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he tried his best to reconcile with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he was shown the way out.Saraki said this while announcing his defection from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The number three citizen described his defection as “difficult but inevitable”.He blamed this on some members who allegedly “ensured [...]

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    Buhari elected ECOWAS chairman

Buhari elected ECOWAS chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has emerged chairman of the Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS).He was elected at the 53rd ordinary session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government in Lome, Togo.TheCable had earlier reported that Buhari would vie for the position.A diplomatic source had said at a dinner on Monday night, some of the West African [...]

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    EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

EFCC: How Jonah Jang’s supporters landed him in prison

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says Jonah Jang, former governor of Plateau, was sent to prison because of the role some of his supporters played when he was arraigned in court.The anti-graft agency disclosed this in the latest edition of its monthly media publication, EFCC ALERT.Jang is standing trial for allegedly misappropriating N6.3 billion during his tenure in [...]

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    Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina: Linking Buhari to Benue impeachment saga is paranoia at its worst

Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says insinuations suggesting that President Muhammadu Buhari has a hand in the impeachment saga in Benue state is the height of paranoia.On Monday, eight members of the state house of assembly served an impeachment notice on Samuel Ortom, governor of the state.The impeachment plot, allegedly coordinated by Terkimbi Ikyange who was removed as speaker of the assembly [...]

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