Monday, April 22, 2019

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    Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

As reactions continue to greet the just-concluded governorship election in Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal,winner of the election, has been asked not to celebrate yet.Agenda for Democracy and Good Governance, which made the call asked the governor to leave the Nigerian military alone while he savours the taste of his temporary victory, which would not pass through legal furnace.Gambo Abdulkadir, national president, [...]

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    APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

APC will soon take over Sokoto, says Wamakko as PDP loses ‘50,000’ members

The re-election bid of Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, took a hit on Thursday as a reported 50,000 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).According to NAN, the defectors were received by senator Aliyu Wammako, APC chieftain and Tambuwal’s former political associate.Among the defectors were former special advisers to governor Aminu Tambuwal, former local [...]

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    Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

Olonishakin to receive award of excellence

The League of Policy Analysts on Security have nominated Abayomi Olonishakin, chief of defence staff, (CDS) with the "2018 Legacy Achievers Award".Festus Akintola, executive secretary, of the group made this known at a press conference held on Monday in Lagos.The press conference was on the state of the nation and the role of the armed forces as guardian of democracy.He [...]

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    Tambuwal nominates Dan’iya as Sokoto deputy gov

Tambuwal nominates Dan’iya as Sokoto deputy gov

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has nominated Manir Dan’iya as his deputy to replace Ahmed Aliyu, who resigned November 13.Tambuwal disclosed this in a letter presented at the state house of assembly on Wednesday by Salihu Maidaji, the speaker.“Following the vacancy created in the office of the Deputy Governor of Sokoto state by voluntary resignation of Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu,” [...]

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    Tambuwal ‘not listed’ by INEC as PDP guber candidate in Sokoto

Tambuwal ‘not listed’ by INEC as PDP guber candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, Sokoto governor, is reportedly not on the list of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 governorship election.According to Daily Trust, the governor's name is missing from the names of candidates for elections in Sokoto.Manir Dan’iya was reportedly listed as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal had contested the PDP presidential primary alongside [...]

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    National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

National assembly needs more funds, says Tambuwal

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says the national assembly needs more funds to be able to discharge its responsibilities effectively.The governor said this while delivering a lecture at the second convocation and awards ceremony of the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja.The former speaker of the house of representatives said his argument might be unpopular, but [...]

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    Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Tambuwal: Nigeria being run through proxies… Buhari not in charge

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, says President Muhammadu Buhari is not running the affairs of the country.The former speaker of the house of representatives said it is unacceptable for the country to be "run through proxies".According to Tambuwal, "it will be suicidal" for the president to get four more years in office.He made the comments on Monday in Abuja while [...]

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    One killed as ‘thugs’ attack Tambuwal’s convoy in Sokoto

One killed as ‘thugs’ attack Tambuwal’s convoy in Sokoto

The police command in Sokoto has confirmed the death of one person as a result of stray bullets fired when suspected hoodlums attacked governor Aminu Tambuwal’s motorcade on Saturday.Cordelia Nwawe, the command’s spokesperson, said one other person who was injured during the incident had been hospitalised.NAN reports that the PDP had organised a reception rally to welcome Tambuwal after his [...]

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    Report: Tambuwal replaces PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Report: Tambuwal replaces PDP governorship candidate in Sokoto

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, might have replaced Manir Dan’iya, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto, according to Daily Trust.Tambuwal, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP, contested but lost the presidential ticket of the PDP.The newspaper said the PDP in Sokoto migh have affirmed the candidature of Tambuwal for 2019, replacing [...]

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    Tambuwal to Atiku: You have my support to emerge victorious in 2019

Tambuwal to Atiku: You have my support to emerge victorious in 2019

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, has congratulated former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar for picking the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Tambuwal, in a letter addressed to Atiku on Monday, pledged to support his presidential bid.Atiku scored 1,532 votes to clinch the ticket, while Tambuwal who got 693 votes was the closest opponent in the party’s elective convention held in [...]

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    Atiku picks PDP presidential ticket in ‘one-horse’ race

Atiku picks PDP presidential ticket in ‘one-horse’ race

Atiku Abubakar has emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary election.He received the highest number of votes in the exercise which was held in Port Harcourt from Saturday to Sunday.He scored 1,532 votes, while his closest rival, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, polled 693.There were a total of 3,274 accredited delegates, with Datti Baba-Ahmed getting five votes and rooted [...]

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    How they stand: The 12 aspirants vying for PDP’s presidential ticket

How they stand: The 12 aspirants vying for PDP’s presidential ticket

The 2019 presidential election is just about four months away and various political parties have been working round the clock to present a candidate that will challenge President Muhammadu Buhari during the polls. The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is at the forefront of this.On Saturday, the party will hold its presidential primary election in Port Harcourt, Rivers state. Determined to [...]

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    Tambuwal: Nigeria needs a leader whose decisions won’t be influenced by ethnic biases

Tambuwal: Nigeria needs a leader whose decisions won’t be influenced by ethnic biases

Aminu Tambuwal, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says he will not tackle insecurity like the Muhammadu Buhari administration if elected president.Okey Ikechukwu, spokesman of Tambuwal's campaign office, quoted the Sokoto governor as saying this during a visit to Nasarawa on Friday." will not adopt a one solution approach of the current government," Tambuwal said."I am here today to tell you that [...]

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    Tambuwal: I will tackle issues of secrecy in NNPC if elected president

Tambuwal: I will tackle issues of secrecy in NNPC if elected president

Aminu Tambuwal, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, says he will tackle "secrecy" in the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if elected president.Tambuwal said this on Saturday in Calabar when he paid a visit to Ben Ayade, governor of Cross River.The governor said he would ensure that there is transparency in the corporation in terms of its operations and [...]

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    You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

You have my blessings for 2019, Babangida tells Tambuwal

Ex-military President Ibrahim Babangida says Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has his blessings in his aspiration to become flagbrearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election.Babangida said this when he hosted Tambuwal and his team at his residence in Minna, Niger state capital, on Saturday.Tambuwal defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August.He described [...]

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    Tambuwal: Buhari desperate to perpetuate self in power

Tambuwal: Buhari desperate to perpetuate self in power

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of being desperate to perpetuate himself in power.Tambuwal, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this while meeting with delegates of the PDP in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti state capital, on Friday.The aspirant, who defected from the All Progressives Congress to the PDP in August, said [...]

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