Tuesday, April 23, 2019

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    ‘He’s our grandson’ — Jigawa monarch rises in defence of Atiku

‘He’s our grandson’ — Jigawa monarch rises in defence of Atiku

An official of the Dutse emirate council in Jigawa state says the mother of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is from the state.The royal father, who did not want to be named, said Atiku's mother was the daughter of late Abdullahi from Jigawar Sarki in Jigawa.He told reporters in Dutse, the state capital, that he craved [...]

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    ‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

‘My parents are fully Nigerians’ — Atiku fires back at APC

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has dismissed claims that he is not a Nigerian by birth.In his submission at the presidential election tribunal, Atiku detailed "how he is a Nigerian by birth", saying he has a right to contest the presidential election.The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu [...]

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    APC group accuses Kano senator of anti-party activities

APC group accuses Kano senator of anti-party activities

A group known as Next Level Youth for Buhari has accused Kabiru Gaya, senator representing Kano south, of working with "elements" in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to canvass for the adoption of the open secret ballot system for the election of the senate president.In a statement on Saturday, Durosinmi Meseko, convener of the group, said his opting for a [...]

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    Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

Buhari matches his words with action, says APC on N30,000 minimum wage

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the signing of the minimum wage into law as another election promise delivered.President Muhammadu Buhari signed the national minimum wage bill into law on Thursday.In a statement on Friday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC's national publicity secretary, described Buhari's assent to the law as another demonstration of a president "who matches his words with action".He commended [...]

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    ‘164’ APC reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

‘164’ APC reps-elect endorse Gbaja for speaker

One hundred and sixty-four incoming members of the house of representatives under the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reportedly resolved to endorse Femi Gbajabiamila as speaker for the 9th assembly.Tunji Ojo, chairman of the forum of the newly elected APC members, made this claim in a statement on Thursday.He said the members, whom he did not name, have decided to [...]

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    North-central APC rep declares for speaker — despite party’s choice of Gbaja

North-central APC rep declares for speaker — despite party’s choice of Gbaja

John Dyegh, a member of the house of representatives from Benue state, has declared interest in contesting for the speaker of the house of representatives.Dyegh, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC) made his intention known while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.The APC, which is expected to produce the next crop of leaders for the incoming assembly, had [...]

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    N’assembly leadership: We don’t need PDP, Oshiomhole insists

N’assembly leadership: We don’t need PDP, Oshiomhole insists

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party is determined not to entrust the leadership of critical committees in the house of representatives to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the next parliament.Oshiomhole, who spoke at a dinner hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari for elected APC lawmakers on Tuesday, said the party is avoiding [...]

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    IT’S OFFICIAL: Gbaja is APC’s candidate for speaker

IT’S OFFICIAL: Gbaja is APC’s candidate for speaker

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, as its candidate for the position of speaker in the 9th assembly.Gbajabiamila was adopted after an intensive deliberation between the party’s house of representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the banquet hall of the presidential villa in Abuja.The dinner also [...]

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    Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Chibok parents: APC hasn’t done enough to rescue our daughters

Parents of the abducted Chibok girls have alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) used the abduction of the girls as a campaign tool to ride into power in 2015.Ayuba Alamson, spokesman for parents of the abducted girls, made the allegation in an interaction with reporters in Maiduguri, on Monday.The girls were kidnapped from the Government Girls Secondary School by [...]

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    Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku releases ‘evidence’ of election result from INEC website

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has insisted the result from the server of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) shows he defeated President Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election.In his submission to the presidential election tribunal, the former vice president gave the "unique MAC address and Microsoft product ID of the INEC server" from where [...]

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    ‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

‘Your defence is porous’ — Nnamdi Kanu offers to give Atiku legal advice over Cameroon debate

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has offered free legal advice to Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking during a broadcast on Radio Biafra, Kanu said Atiku's defence in court regarding his citizenship is "weak and porous".The PDP candidate had gone to court to challenge the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the [...]

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    Nabena asks APC to zone speakership to north-central

Nabena asks APC to zone speakership to north-central

Yekini Nabena, deputy national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has asked the ruling party to zone the deputy senate president  to the south-south and speaker to the north-central.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, Nabena said the party must provide a fair and justifiable zoning arrangement for the ninth national assembly leadership.The deputy spokesman said if [...]

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    ‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

‘Why are we leaders of tomorrow?’ — reactions to Keyamo’s comment on WAEC certificate

When he appeared on Channels Television on Sunday, Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential campaign, said it's not compulsory to have the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) certificate to contest an elective position.Keyamo was reacting to the certificate scandal of Ademola Adeleke, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Osun state.The senior lawyer's comment attracted different [...]

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    APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

APC says members ‘free’ to consult opposition over n’assembly leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it has no objection to consultations of its members with opposition over the national assembly leadership.Reacting to some reports that it is against its members consulting with the opposition over leadership of the ninth assembly, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC publicity secretary, said it is normal democratic process "to stretch hands across the divides.""Let me [...]

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    Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku: Those who made Nigeria world poverty capital should have their origin questioned — not mine

Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, has described as “ridiculous” the claim by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified to contest the election.The former vice-president said while he will “not dignify” the ruling party with a response, the assertion suggests they have admitted to “tramping on the will of [...]

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    APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

APC to tribunal: Atiku unqualified to be president… he’s not Nigerian by birth

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is not a Nigerian by birth.The ruling party made the claim in its response to the petition  Atiku and the PDP filed before the presidential election petition tribunal in Abuja.Atiku is challenging the declaration of President Muhammadu Buhari by the Independent National Electoral Commission [...]

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