Saturday, January 19, 2019

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    APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

APC peace move fails as Dogara rejects Gbaja

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is far from over as Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has zoned the position of the majority leader to the north-west.This is against the decision of the party to have Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west occupy the position.The refusal of Dogara to acknowledge the party's position resulted into a [...]

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    APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation that it is using security agencies to harass the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party said the PDP which "used such method during its 16 years in power now believes the APC will do the same".APC accused PDP of plotting to sabotage the Rivers state election tribunal, insisting that the opposition party [...]

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    My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

My belief in Buhari ‘unshakable’, says Dambazau

Abdulrahman Dambazau, former chief of army staff, who lost out in the race to be the national security adviser (NSA), has pledged unalloyed support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.The man who was tipped to be appointed NSA until two weeks ago, said his resolve to ensure that Buhari succeeds remains ‘unshakable’.Denying ever eyeing the plum job, he said he would [...]

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    APC asks Buhari to probe NNPC ‘now’

APC asks Buhari to probe NNPC ‘now’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked the federal government to probe the  Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) without further delay.The party raised concern on the whereabouts of the dividend paid to the corporation by the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company (NLNG) as well as the taxes paid to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) federation account prior to the latest [...]

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    Buhari: I was scared of contesting 2015 election

Buhari: I was scared of contesting 2015 election

President Muhammadu ‎Buhari says the outcomes of the three elections he contested in the past almost discouraged him from participating in the 2015 poll.Buhari contested and lost presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011.Commending leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the role they played in ensuring the victory of the party in the last election, Buhari asked them to drop [...]

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    Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has alleged that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, immediate past minister of finance, expended $1 billion on the re-election bid of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.Oshiomhole, who has been attacking the former minister in recent times, described her as a “pathological liar”, re-emphasising the point of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that revelations of the rot of Jonathan’s [...]

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    APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to expect “shocking revelations” of the past government in the coming weeks and months.In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the party, APC accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of distorting the facts about the source of the $2.1 billion that President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Police now a compromised instrument of APC, says PDP

Police now a compromised instrument of APC, says PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Nigeria police as a compromised instrument in the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC), demanding that it immediately unseals the local government councils in Rivers state.The party described as unconstitutional, reprehensible abuse of power and brazen show of partisanship, the action of the APC-led federal government-controlled police [...]

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    ‘Nigerians will beg PDP to return in 2019’

‘Nigerians will beg PDP to return in 2019’

Cairo Ojougboh, vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the south-south, has derided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its inability to resolve the crisis tearing it apart.Ojougboh said the APC has shown lack of coordination and ideology in handling the national assembly crisis, saying Nigerians will beg the PDP to come back in 2019.He was speaking at the [...]

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    Ekweremadu: No amount of intimidation will deter me

Ekweremadu: No amount of intimidation will deter me

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no amount of harassment or intimidation can stop him from performing his legislative functions in the national assembly.Assuring his supporters of his safety, Ekweremadu said security agencies are making efforts to beef up security around him.The longest-serving deputy senate president in Nigeria’s history also expressed appreciation to all those who have rallied round him [...]

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    APC NEC meeting: Buhari rues Akande’s absence

APC NEC meeting: Buhari rues Akande’s absence

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he wished Bisi Akande, pioneer interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), attended the national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party.Though not a member of NEC, which is for elected members of the party, Akande could attend the meeting based on his clout.Bola Tinubu, national leader of APC, was also absent at Friday's [...]

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    Buhari to APC lawmakers: Respect party supremacy, shelve your interests

Buhari to APC lawmakers: Respect party supremacy, shelve your interests

In his first open reaction to the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) since the emergence of principal officers of the national assembly, President Muhammadu Buhari has urged "warring" lawmakers to respect the supremacy of the party and put their personal interest in their pockets for the sake of the country's democracy. Buhari, who was speaking on Friday  at the opening [...]

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    I didn’t receive bribe from Saraki, says Oyegun

I didn’t receive bribe from Saraki, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he did not receive a bribe to support the lawmakers who became principal officers of the eighth national assembly, or the one who emerged senate president.He made the denial on Thursday when the leadership of the south-east and south-south professionals paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja.He said the allegation that he obtained financial [...]

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    Atiku: It’s time for APC leaders to shift ground

Atiku: It’s time for APC leaders to shift ground

Atiku Abubakar, former vice-president of Nigeria, has urged leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to shift from extreme positions to a centrist one in the interest of the party and the nation.Atiku, who said he will be absent at the meeting of the party's national executive committee (NEC) in Abuja on Friday, expressed regrets that the party is "torn [...]

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    Lai: Buhari will make up for his shortcomings

Lai: Buhari will make up for his shortcomings

Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has appealed to Nigerians to exercise patience with President Muhammadu Buhari, saying he will make up for his shortcomings.Mohammed said the president is trying to carry along the groups that supported him in the election, hence the delay in the appointment of ministers.Speaking at an annual Ramadan lecture in [...]

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    Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the speakership of the federal house of representatives, has alleged that Yakubu Dogara – the man who eventually got the position – and his loyalists are plotting to polarise the ruling party ahead of their plans to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Gbajabiamila said that despite the fact [...]

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