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    ‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

‘5000’ pro-Alhassan defectors return to Taraba APC

Sani Abubakar, the All Progressives Party (APC) governorship candidate in Taraba, has received more than 5,000 members of the United Democratic Party (UDP) and other political parties in the state who defected to the APC.The defectors, including local government and ward officials, had earlier left the APC and followed Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs, to the UDP.Receiving the [...]

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    EXTRA: Alhassan retrieves furniture, computers she donated to Taraba APC

EXTRA: Alhassan retrieves furniture, computers she donated to Taraba APC

Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs, has retrieved computers and furniture she donated to the All Progressives Congress (APC) secretariat in Jalingo, Taraba state capital.Aaron Artimas, APC publicity secretary in the state, disclosed this to NAN on Wednesday.Artimas said Alhassan also removed rugs, air-conditioning sets and tables she bought for the party when she was a member.He said the [...]

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    Alhassan wins UDP guber ticket, says ‘our enemies will be put to shame in 2019’

Alhassan wins UDP guber ticket, says ‘our enemies will be put to shame in 2019’

Aisha Alhassan, former minister of women affairs and social development, has emerged winner of the United Democratic Party (UDP) governorship primary in Taraba.The primary was conducted on Wednesday under the supervision of Godwin Okoye, national chairman of the party.The exercise took place at Shield Hotel, Jalingo, where Alhassan got the unanimous endorsement of all the 224 delegates from the 16 [...]

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    Buhari accepts Alhassan’s resignation, asks Aisha Abubakar to take over

Buhari accepts Alhassan’s resignation, asks Aisha Abubakar to take over

President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the resignation of Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs.Alhassan tendered her resignation on Saturday following her disqualification from the governorship race of Taraba state by the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Alhassan had said she was not fit to be a minister if the party did not consider her to aspire [...]

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    Alhassan defects to UDP ‘with all Taraba APC excos’

Alhassan defects to UDP ‘with all Taraba APC excos’

Aisha Alhassan, immediate past minister of women affairs, has joined the United Democratic Party (UDP).Alhassan left the All Progressives Congress (APC) after she was disqualified from contesting the party's governorship primary election.The former minister had earlier released her resignation letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari.In the letter, Alhassan said she had always been a loyal party member and was at no time queried [...]

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    ‘Why I can’t remain your minister’ — Alhassan writes Buhari

‘Why I can’t remain your minister’ — Alhassan writes Buhari

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says she is not qualified to remain a minister in an All Progressives Congress (APC) government that denied her the opportunity to contest governorship election in Taraba state.The national working committee of the APC had declared her ineligible to contest the governorship primary election scheduled for Sunday.Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, had [...]

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    Alhassan resigns from Buhari’s cabinet

Alhassan resigns from Buhari’s cabinet

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, has resigned from the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.Suleiman Dantosho, her media aide, confirmed this to TheCable on Saturday morning and made available copies of the letter.He said Alhassan has also withdrawn her membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC)."I write with a lot of respect to inform Mr President of my decision to [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Why Aisha Alhassan was disqualified from APC guber primary

Oshiomhole: Why Aisha Alhassan was disqualified from APC guber primary

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Aisha Alhassan was disqualified from contesting the Taraba governorship primary over anti-party activities.The minister of women affairs was in the race to contest Taraba governorship in 2019.Oshiomhole said the minister had not been completely loyal to the APC, and the party could not tolerate those who played anti-party activities [...]

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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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    Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Women affairs minister writes Buhari, seeks to contest Taraba guber poll

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, has expressed her interest to contest the Taraba state governorship election in 2019.In a letter to notify President Muhammadu Buhari of her ambition, the minister said she would be running under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The minister is an ally of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar who is one of the presidential [...]

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    Buhari’s minister says APC will govern Nigeria forever

Buhari’s minister says APC will govern Nigeria forever

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will govern the country forever.The minister said this on Monday after the inauguration of the Taraba state chairman at the ruling party's national secretariat in Abuja.Alhassan also known as "Mama Taraba" expressed hope that the APC would take over Gombe and Taraba states in 2019.“I will make sure [...]

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    Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Atiku-supporting minister meets Buhari, keeps mum on defection

Aisha Alhassan, the minister of women affairs who once declared support for former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, met with President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday.After the meeting, Alhassan refused to answer questions from state house correspondents concerning Abubakar's resignation from the APC.Since the former vice-president ditched the party, there have been speculations that some top personalities may follow suit.Having said she will support [...]

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    Alhassan ‘apologises’ to APC over pro-Atiku comment

Alhassan ‘apologises’ to APC over pro-Atiku comment

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, has apologised for openly endorsing Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, the All Progressives Congress (APC) said Thursday.Last week, the minister had said she would support Abubakar for president in 2019 even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to run.Her open declaration of support for Atiku had raised dust within the APC as well as [...]

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    APC ‘grills’ Aisha Alhassan

APC ‘grills’ Aisha Alhassan

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs, on Thursday, appeared before the national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The APC had summoned the minister over her public declaration of support for the 2019 presidential aspiration of Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, even if President Muhammadu Buhari runs in the election.In a video that went viral last week, Alhassan declared [...]

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    Alhassan and the game of long knives

Alhassan and the game of long knives

Those who thought that Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting would be the political funeral for Minister of Women Affairs Aisha Alhassan may have exaggerated her dilemma after all.She may well have had her letter of resignation in her bag, but in the end President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t push her over the edge – yet. After many years in politics, [...]

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    106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

106 Chibok girls to begin school after meeting parents in hometown

Aisha Alhassan, minister of women affairs and social development, says 106 Chibok girls will begin school in two weeks after reuniting with their parents and friends in their hometown.  The girls, who have undergone medical and psychological rehabilitation, will commence a special foundation programme at American University in Yola, Adamawa state.The minister disclosed this at a send-off party organised in [...]

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