Thursday, September 20, 2018

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Ogbeh ‘sorry’ for revealing BBOG’s link with APC

Audu Ogbeh, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has apologised to members of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign movement (BBOG) for giving their leaders out as "members" of the party.Ogbeh, who generated criticism for the group through a statement he made at the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2015 presidential election under the platform of [...]

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    PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

PDP wins house of reps election in Benue

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared John Tiav, the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the winner of the re-contested Buruku federal constituency seat in Benue.Tiav polled 25,988 votes ahead of John Tine of Labour Party, who had 3,602 and Sekav Iyortyom of the All Progressive Congress scored, who polled 395 votes.Baba Abba-Yusuf, the INEC resident commissioner [...]

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    Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Abati: Buhari peddling falsehood on economy

Reuben Abati, presidential spokesman, has accused Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state, of distorting the truth in his comments during his declaration of interest to seek APC’s nomination for the 2015 presidential election.Buhari had accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of polarising Nigeria and mismanaging the country’s resources.“The last 16 years of PDP Government has witnessed decline in all critical sectors of [...]

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    Amaechi: We will fight PDP with our lives

Amaechi: We will fight PDP with our lives

Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state, says members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would engage the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with their lives ahead of the 2015 general election.Speaking in Abuja during Muhammadu Buhari's formal declaration of interest in contesting the 2015 presidential election under the platform of APC, Amaechi said the ruling party lacks credible candidate, and challenged it to present a [...]

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    Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Buhari, Atiku are serial failures, says Okupe

Muhammadu Buhari and Atiku Abubakar will fail as they did in previous presidential elections, presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said.Buhari, a retired major general and former head of state, declared his entry into the presidential race on Wednesday in Abuja.Atiku, a former vice-president, had earlier declared his interest and picked the nomination form of his party.Both are seeking the ticket [...]

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    APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

APC ‘big boys’ flood Buhari’s declaration

Top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including four governors, were at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday for the declaration of Muhammadu Buhari, to seek the party's nomination for the 2015 presidential election.This contrasts sharply with the declaration of his rival, Atiku Abubakar, which was not attended by any senior member of the party.At Buhari's declaration were Babatunde Fashola, governor [...]

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    Mimiko: APC can’t hold on to Lagos much longer

Mimiko: APC can’t hold on to Lagos much longer

Governor of Ondo state, Olusegun Mimiko, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will find it difficult to hold to Lagos state in the next general election.Mimiko, who recently left the Labour Party (LP) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), told correspondents at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday that his new party was making inroads into the south-west."All indications were [...]

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    Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Kwankwaso: 2 PDP govs joining APC soon

Governor of Kano state, Rabiu Kwankwaso, says two governors in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would soon defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).He said this when he paid a courtesy visit on Abdulfatah Ahmed, governor of Kwara state.Kwankwaso was in Ilorin as part of his consultations for the presidential ticket of the APC for the 2015 election.He is expected to make [...]

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    Atiku: Obasanjo can endorse whoever he wants

Atiku: Obasanjo can endorse whoever he wants

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president, says Olusegun Obasanjo, under whom he served for eight years, has the right to endorse whoever he wants for the 2015 presidential election.Atiku made the statement at a press conference organised by his media organisation to intimate the public of a policy review summit coming up at the Obasanjo Presidential Library in Abeokuta on October 27.Debunking [...]

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    APC unhappy that Ebola was contained, says PDP

APC unhappy that Ebola was contained, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "frustrated and unhappy" that the Ebola scourge has been contained.The party's spokesman, Mr Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday, criticised the APC "for yet another failed attempt to discredit the PDP-led federal government and relegate its efforts in the containment of the Ebola Virus disease".APC and the governor [...]

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    Buhari’s candidature ‘shortcut to victory’ for APC

Buhari’s candidature ‘shortcut to victory’ for APC

An All Progressives Congress (APC) group known as APC Support Group has endorsed General Muhammadu Buhari as its candidate for the 2015 presidential election.In a statement titled 'APC Presidential Candidate 2015, a Case by APC Support Group', the group described the former head of state as a “veracious personality”.“General Muhammadu Buhari is a veracious personality, an African political icon; his [...]

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    Panic in Lagos island after fatal PDP-APC clash

Panic in Lagos island after fatal PDP-APC clash

Two days after the Lagos rally of the southwest zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at Tafawa Balewa Square, commercial activities have been paralysed in most parts of the economic hub of Lagos Island, following fears that a clash that resulted in the death of four people over the weekend could be reignited.The rally, which was attended by leaders of [...]

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    APC funding Boko Haram, says European MP

APC funding Boko Haram, says European MP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been funding Boko Haram with the financial aid its governors receive from the European parliament, a leading Austrian politician has alleged.Franz Obermayr (pictured), a senior member of the European parliament, asked the European Commission to probe the allegation, claiming the Nigerian leading opposition party has political and financial ties to the terror group."Many [...]

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    Atiku: Jonathan lacks experience to lead Nigeria

Atiku: Jonathan lacks experience to lead Nigeria

Former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, says President Goodluck Jonathan is too inexperienced to lead the country.Speaking on Friday during an interview with AFP, Atiku said the ongoing insurgency would not have degenerated to the current level if the federal government had tackled it effectively.He commended the Obasanjo-led administration for its effort in not allowing the violence from the Boko Haram escalate to [...]

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    $9.3m arms deal: APC lists 15 questions for Jonathan

$9.3m arms deal: APC lists 15 questions for Jonathan

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    EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu returns to Nigeria ‘this week’

EXCLUSIVE: Tinubu returns to Nigeria ‘this week’

Former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will return to the country on this week after a month-long absence, TheCable understands.There have been speculations on the state of his health, with some reports suggesting he had been in coma and unable to recognise his family members.However, one of his former commissioners, [...]

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