Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Buhari submits nomination form, asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019

Buhari submits nomination form, asks APC leaders to prepare for 2019

President Muhammadu Buhari submitted his nomination form at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters in Abuja on Wednesday.The president was accompanied by some governors and members of his cabinet.Speaking after submitting the form, Buhari charged the ruling party to do all its best to ensure that the ruling party wins in 2019."I'm here in person among friends and colleagues to [...]

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    ‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

‘No rift between Tinubu and I’ — Ambode breaks silence

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, says the relationship between him and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is smooth.Ambode said this while addressing members of the ruling party in Epe, during the election of delegates for the presidential primary and national convention of the APC, on Wednesday."I want you to know that there is [...]

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    Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Ambode’s challenger: People are yet to know the kind of person I am

Jide Sanwoolu, a governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state, says people are yet to know the kind of person that he is.Sanwoolu said this while addressing reporters at the headquarters of the APC in Abuja when he submitted his nomination form on Wednesday.Sanwolou, who is challenging Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of the state, is believed to [...]

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    Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Ambode submits nomination form despite plot to stop him

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, submitted his governorship nomination form at the headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Wednesday.He submitted the form 48 hours after he alongside Obafemi Hamzat and Jide Sanwoolu, two prominent APC chieftains in Lagos, picked up governorship forms at the APC secretariat.Sanwoolou is believed to have the backing of Bola Tinubu, [...]

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    Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law.Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha's preferred choice as the next governor of the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the platform of the All [...]

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    Chimamanda Adichie: Why men have a higher rate of dying by suicide

Chimamanda Adichie: Why men have a higher rate of dying by suicide

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    Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

Kwara youth to hold mass rally for Saraki

Some youth under the aegis of  Olanrewaju Oba Youth Forum (TOOYF) are planning to hold a mass rally for Senate President Bukola Saraki in Kwara state.Abdulmajeed Oba, a youth leader in the state, told reporters in Ilorin, the state capital, that the rally is in solidarity with the presidential ambition of the senate president.He said young people would hit the [...]

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    Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

Some people are ‘out to tarnish the image’ of Charles Dokubo

A group known as the Integrity Youth Alliance says some people are out to tarnish the reputation of Charles Dokubo, coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme.In a statement on Wednesday, Kelvin Adegbenga, national coordinator of the group, accused some unidentified persons of saying Dokubo had been falsely parading a lady as an aide to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Niger Delta.Adegbenga said [...]

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    Lights Camera Africa film festival returns for eighth edition

Lights Camera Africa film festival returns for eighth edition

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    Akwa Ibom ‘will make progress’ with Akpabio out of PDP

Akwa Ibom ‘will make progress’ with Akpabio out of PDP

Udoma Ekarika, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the defection of Godswill Akpabio will have a positive impact on the state.Ekarika, who like Akpabio, served as a commissioner under Victor Attah, a former governor of the state, said he aided the appointment of Akpabio under Attah.According to Ekarika, Akwa Ibom’s progress as a state had been [...]

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    PDP reschedules n’assembly, guber primaries

PDP reschedules n’assembly, guber primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new dates for house of assembly, national assembly and governorship primaries for the 2019 elections.The opposition party has also extended by seven days, the sale and submission of forms.Austom Akobondu, national organising secretary of the party, disclosed this in a statement.He said September 20 has been slated for screening of national assembly and [...]

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    Beverly Osu defends racy pictures in nun outfit, says ‘I’m Catholic’

Beverly Osu defends racy pictures in nun outfit, says ‘I’m Catholic’

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    Davido to perform at PDP rallies ahead of Osun governorship poll

Davido to perform at PDP rallies ahead of Osun governorship poll

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    ‘Try it with hijab’ — Beverly Osu bashed for posing semi-nude in nun outfit

‘Try it with hijab’ — Beverly Osu bashed for posing semi-nude in nun outfit

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    Kunle’s Kembe doing well… even Ambode is rocking it, says Afolayan

Kunle’s Kembe doing well… even Ambode is rocking it, says Afolayan

Kunle Afolayan, ace filmmaker, says the first collection from his new fashion line is "making sales". [...]

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    Weakest members have left APC, says Buhari

Weakest members have left APC, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) as weak people who could not align with the vision of his administration.A wave of defection hit the ruling party between July and August. Among those who left the party were Senate President Bukola Saraki; Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto; Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue and [...]

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