Thursday, April 4, 2019

Taiwo Adebulu

    APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

APC chieftain to Yakubu: Relist Rivers’ candidates or risk jail

Eze Eze, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state, says Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), risks a jail sentence by not including the party's candidate in Rivers state on the ballot.In a statement on Thursday, Eze said INEC has no reason not to include the governorship, federal and state assembly candidates [...]

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    PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

PDP to Buratai: Concentrate on your demanding assignment, NOT politics

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, to concentrate on ending the Boko Haram insurgency instead of "dabbling into politics".In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, asked Buratai to refrain himself from acts or actions that will suggest in any way that the military has become an arm of a political party.Reacting [...]

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    Police say Akwa Ibom politicians have filled state with thugs

Police say Akwa Ibom politicians have filled state with thugs

Bashir Makama, commissioner of police in Akwa Ibom state, has accused politicians of importing thugs into the state to disrupt the general election.Speaking on Tuesday at a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and political stakeholders in Uyo, the state capital, Makama asked the residents to report any suspected political thug to the police in order to ensure [...]

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    Akpabio has threatened to ‘capture Akwa Ibom in three hours’

Akpabio has threatened to ‘capture Akwa Ibom in three hours’

Charles Udoh, Akwa Ibom state commissioner for information, says Godswill Akpabio, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to capture the state within three hours.In a statement on Tuesday, Udoh said the government had uncovered plots by the APC to cause violence and rig the elections in the state.He accused Akpabio and Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the [...]

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    ‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

‘Buhari’s death threat reckless’ — Sowore’s party accuses president of voter intimidation

The African Action Congress (AAC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of discouraging Nigerians from voting in the general election with his "reckless death threat".In a statement on Tuesday, Rachel Onamusi-Kpiasi, director of media and communications of the campaign organisation of Omoyele Sowore, presidential candidate of the party, said Nigerians deserve the right to exercise their civic responsibilities without fear [...]

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    Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

Abia APGA: Police arrested a man with result sheet showing PDP won election

The Abia state chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) says it has uncovered plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the February 16 election in the state.In a statement, Augustine Ehiemere, APGA state chairman, alleged that the police arrested one Gaius on Friday with result sheets showing the ruling PDP had won in the state.He said [...]

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    Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

Amosun, Dankwambo, Okorocha — all the governors eyeing seats in 9th senate

For Nigerian governors who have spent two terms in office, it's becoming fashionable to find a soothing nest in the senate. Since the constitution doesn't allow third term, the red chamber is for them the right place to wield influence and maintain political relevance. The senate is already seen as a retirement home for a litany of former governors, their ranks [...]

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    Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Tinubu: Atiku is my friend but we’ll retire him on Saturday

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says though Atiku Abubakar is his friend, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will retire from politics on Saturday.In a statement on Thursday, Tinubu said he could not find much good in the policies and programmes of the PDP to warrant being voted back into power.He [...]

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    Malami: Postponing Zamfara election is APC’s right — not a favour

Malami: Postponing Zamfara election is APC’s right — not a favour

Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, says postponing the Zamfara elections is a right of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and not a favour.Malami said this while responding to the reports on the letter he wrote to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on the elections in Zamfara.In a statement which Salihu Isah, his spokesman, issued on his behalf on [...]

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    Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Like Malami, Oshiomhole asks INEC to accept Zamfara APC candidates

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognise the party's candidates in Zamfara for the forthcoming elections.In a letter dated February 13, Oshiomhole said that the judgment of the court of appeal in Sokoto allows the party to field candidates for elections in the state.The letter, with reference [...]

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    FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

FAKE NEWS ALERT: Did US lobbyist write to Saraki predicting Atiku’s loss?

A letter Brain Ballard, a top US lobbyist, purportedly wrote to Senate President Bukola Saraki, predicting the loss of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is currently in circulation.Saraki is the director general of the campaign of Atiku.In the letter dated February 5, the firm of allegedly said its survey on the presidential election demonstrated that [...]

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    FG to halt bailout for power firms, asks GenCos to find more customers

FG to halt bailout for power firms, asks GenCos to find more customers

The federal government has asked power generation companies (GenCos) to find eligible customers for its product as the payment for shortfalls might end soon.Speaking at a workshop on eligible customer regulation in Abuja on Tuesday, Louis Edozien, permanent secretary of the ministry of power, works and housing, said it is no longer sustainable for GenCos to complain of stranded power [...]

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    Aide: Tinubu didn’t fling APC flag away — he tossed it to Oshiomhole

Aide: Tinubu didn’t fling APC flag away — he tossed it to Oshiomhole

Tunde Rahman, spokesman of Bola Tinubu, says the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not leaving the ruling party.In a statement on Tuesday, Rahman said Tinubu remains faithful and committed to the party despite the incident that happened at the campaign rally in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, on Monday.Tinubu was seen throwing away the flag of the [...]

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    ‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

‘We’ll recover $16bn wasted on power’ — again Buhari hints at probing Obasanjo

President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to recover the $16 billion dollars allegedly wasted on the power sector when the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was in power.Speaking at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential rally in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Tuesday, the president vowed to go after the people who mismanaged the money meant for the development of the sector.In [...]

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    Acting IGP: Policemen attached to VIPs on election day will be arrested

Acting IGP: Policemen attached to VIPs on election day will be arrested

Mohammed Adamu, acting inspector-general of police (IGP), says policemen who move with very important personalities (VIPs) on election day will be arrested.Speaking at a public presentation of a partnership between some stakeholders in the forthcoming elections, Adamu said all security operatives would wear tags to avoid the presence of fake officers.The acting IGP reiterated that it is the responsibility of [...]

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    Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Keyamo replies Atiku: Buhari only joked — he didn’t ask for violence

Festus Keyamo, spokesman of President Muhamamdu Buhari’s reelection campaign, says the president never called for violence in Zamfara state but was "only weighing in on a joke".Keyamo said this while responding to the comment of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a rally in Port Harcourt on Monday.Atiku had accused Buhari of preaching violence, saying it is [...]

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