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    Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku: Nigerians are hungry… it’s not enough to declare June 12 Democracy Day

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says it is not enough to declare June 12 as Democracy Day as many Nigerians are hungry.President Muhammadu Buhari had signed into law, the bill to make June 12 Democracy Day, in honour of MKO Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election.But Atiku said June 12 demands something bigger than [...]

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    No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

No more excuses — we’re now FULLY in charge, says Oshiomhole

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the ruling party has no reason not to deliver on its electoral promises.Oshiomhole was speaking on Tuesday following the emergence of the party's preferred candidates as winners of the national assembly leadership poll.The candidates anointed by the party and President Muhammadu Buhari swept the polls which held on June [...]

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    Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Lawan as senate president typifies party loyalty and patience

Ahmad Lawan’s emergence as senate president in the ninth assembly did not come as a surprise to many. First, the Yobe north senator and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), could be said to have perfected their plot to ensure his victory -- frequent meetings were held up until Monday night, even across party lines. Secondly, he had the strong [...]

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    PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

PDP takes on APC, endorses Ndume and Bago

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced Ali Ndume and Umar Bago as its choice candidates for senate president and speaker of the house of representatives respectively.In a statement on Tuesday, Umar Tsauri, PDP national secretary, said the party's national working committee (NWC) took the decision after consulting with party leaders, governors and federal lawmakers.Ndume and Bago are seen as [...]

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    Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Gbaja: Even the opposition will be proud of 9th assembly

Femi Gbajabiamila, aspirant for house of representatives speakership, has promised an effective legislature under his leadership.Speaking when he was endorsed by many party members in Abuja on Sunday, Gbajabiamila promised to ensure a competitive 9th assembly if elected speaker.The Lagos lawmaker had been endorsed by the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is expected to produce the leaders in the incoming [...]

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    APC endorses Omo-Agege for deputy senate president

APC endorses Omo-Agege for deputy senate president

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has favoured Ovie Omo-Agege, senator representing Delta central, for the position of deputy senate president.The party has also endorsed Idris Wase, lawmaker from Plateau state, as deputy speaker of the house of representatives.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said Omo-Agege and Wase were adopted for the positions "after wide consultations.""You would recall [...]

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    ‘You can’t cage the media’ — PDP hits FG over action against AIT

‘You can’t cage the media’ — PDP hits FG over action against AIT

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the suspension of the licences of AIT and Raypower FM by the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).The opposition party said the decision was an attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government to cage the media.In a statement, Kola Ologbondiyan, national publicity secretary of the party, said the action was targeted at “intimidating and [...]

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    Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Akpabio: I know my PDP colleagues are missing me

Godswill Akpabio, former minority leader of the senate, says he is sure his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are missing him.Speaking during the valedictory session of the 8th senate, the senator who defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in August, described his stay at the senate as "happy and sad".Akpabio said the experience was mixed [...]

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    Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Nebena asks Buhari to call Oshiomhole, Oyegun to order

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked  President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the ongoing face-off between leaders of the party.Nabena said Buhari's intervention in the disagreement between Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the party, and John Odigie-Oyegun, his predecessor, is necessary to avoid a weakening of the party's foundation.Oyegun had accused his [...]

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    Gbaja not convicted of any crime, says campaign spokesman

Gbaja not convicted of any crime, says campaign spokesman

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, was never convicted of any crime in the US, his campaign organisation has said.A court in the federal capital territory (FCT) had asked Gbajabiamila to appear before it on Monday, the eve of the speakership contest, over a suit filed by Action Peoples Party (APP).The party had asked the court to [...]

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    You can’t defend Christians, group tackles Danjuma

You can’t defend Christians, group tackles Danjuma

The Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG) has asked T.Y Danjuma, former chief of army staff, not to incite Christians.T.Y Danjuma was chief of army staff in the 1970's and minister of defence under ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.The ex-COAS was accused of forming an alliance with Zamani Lekwot, former military governor of Rivers state, and Solomon Asemota, SAN, under the aegis of [...]

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    Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

Speakership: Our members free to work with APC, says PDP caucus

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the house of reps says it is not against its members working with speakership aspirants of  the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a statement, Leo Ogor, minority leader of the house, said the decision was taken in the interest of the nation and to ensure that the people's will prevail.He said the PDP is [...]

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    Oshiomhole inherited ‘huge mess’ from you, APC fires back at Oyegun

Oshiomhole inherited ‘huge mess’ from you, APC fires back at Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused John Oyegun, its former national chairman, of handing over a dysfunctional party to his successor.Speaking to journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's spokesman, said the former national chairman was responsible for the indiscipline and impunity in the party.Oyegun, who left office in 2018, had accused Adam Oshiomhole, his successor, of lacking [...]

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    Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

Zamfara APC faction expels Yari over ‘electoral misfortune’

A faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara has expelled Abdulaziz Yari, ex-governor of the state.The faction which Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, belongs to, also suspended Lawal Shuiabu, APC deputy chairman (north).The development is coming hours after the faction of which Yari belongs to moved against Marafa.The senator, a governorship aspirant, was expelled over alleged anti-party [...]

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    Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

Zamfara APC expels Marafa for ‘anti-party activities’

The Zamfara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expelled Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, for alleged anti-party activities.In a statement on Monday in Abuja, Shehu Isah, the state party publicity secetary, said the decision was reached during the party's state executive committee meeting in Gusau, the state capital, on Sunday.Also expelled were Ibrahim Wakkala, former deputy [...]

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    FULL LIST: PDP ‘outshines’ APC on inauguration day, clinches 15 of 29 guber seats

FULL LIST: PDP ‘outshines’ APC on inauguration day, clinches 15 of 29 guber seats

Of the 29 new governors sworn in on Wednesday, 15 are from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while 14 are from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Four years ago, the table was the other way round; the statistics then were in favour of the APC which swept 20 states into its fold while the PDP's umbrella was only able to [...]

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