Friday, February 22, 2019

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    FILE: 35 APC, 48 PDP senators backed Saraki

FILE: 35 APC, 48 PDP senators backed Saraki

The senate reconvened on Tuesday with the watching public waiting anxiously for the lawmakers' pronouncements on two major issues.President Muhammadu Buhari was expected to send his ministerial list to the upper chamber on or before Wednesday. But why not Tuesday?It turned out there was no letter from the president on that matter, and disappointed Nigerians will now have to endure [...]

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    My husband didn’t want me to return to senate, says Tinubu’s wife

My husband didn’t want me to return to senate, says Tinubu’s wife

Oluremi Tinubu, former first lady of Lagos, says her husband, who is national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), initially opposed her plan to return to the national assembly for a second term as representative of Lagos central senatorial district.She disclosed this while responding to questions at a conference organised by the south-west region of the Department For International Development (DFID).According [...]

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    I will win again, says Sylva

I will win again, says Sylva

Timpre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, has agreed to participate in the rescheduled primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state, saying he would repeat his victory again.Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, and chairman of the electoral committee, had recommended a fresh primary as result of the violence that marred the one scheduled for September 22.But [...]

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    Oshiomhole: I won’t fight Sylva, my brother, on the streets

Oshiomhole: I won’t fight Sylva, my brother, on the streets

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, says despite his disagreement with Timpre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, over the botched primary election in Bayelsa, Sylva "remains his brother".Oshiomhole, who is the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) electoral panel in Bayelsa, has been engaged in war of words with Sylva in recent times.The Edo state governor had asked [...]

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    Go to court, Oyegun tells Sylva

Go to court, Oyegun tells Sylva

John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has told Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state and one of the contestants in the September 22 botched primary in Bayelsa to go to court."Mr Sylva can go to court because that is what the court is meant for," Oyegun said on Monday in Abuja.He was responding to a [...]

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    APC: Military has regained strength under Buhari

APC: Military has regained strength under Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has hailed the Nigerian military for its string of successes in the battle against insurgency, expressing optimism that Boko Haram would be silenced before December.The party said the strides of the security forces in recent times are indications of what a nation can achieve under “disciplined and sincere leadership”.APC urged the troops to continue with [...]

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    Sylva declares self ‘APC governorship candidate’

Sylva declares self ‘APC governorship candidate’

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, is insisting that he is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election in the state.Sylva said any attempt to conduct fresh primary would amount to illegality, saying no "amount of manipulation" can reverse his purported victory.Sylva was announced as winner of the election conducted by the [...]

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    Okunrounmu to politicians: 90 per cent of you are guilty of false assets declaration

Okunrounmu to politicians: 90 per cent of you are guilty of false assets declaration

Femi Okunrounmu, chairman of the 2014 national conference convocation committee, says more than 90 per cent of politicians in the country are guilty of false declaration of assets.In veiled reference to the ongoing trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okunrounmu said if anybody had done anything against the law or constitution, the person should be called to account.He said the [...]

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    Only Lai and I can speak for APC, says Oyegun

Only Lai and I can speak for APC, says Oyegun

John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says only him and Lai Mohammed, the party’s national publicity secretary, are authorised to speak for APC.Oyegun said this in a statement issued on Friday, explaining that the decision was taken to check “unauthorised persons" who have been issuing statements on behalf of the party in recent times.“It has come [...]

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    Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the dissolution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be in the interest of the country.Commenting on the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okupe advised the ruling party not to allow the ongoing the trial lead to its break up.He said though he is yet to reconcile with Saraki for [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Sylva has no belief in democracy

Oshiomhole: Sylva has no belief in democracy

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has accused Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state of not having “faith in democratic process”.Addressing reporters in his state on Wednesday, Oshiomhole alleged that Sylva frustrated the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa.He said apart from Sylva, all the other aspirants agreed with the guidelines that the electoral committee [...]

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APC reschedules Bayelsa primary

John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday said the party’s primary for the December 5 governorship election in Bayelsa state, had been rescheduled.Oyegun confirmed this to NAN in a telephone interview, saying the exercise of Tuesday was cancelled due to security challenges.‘’The primary has been rescheduled; it had to be called off due to security challenges,’’ [...]

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    Sylva ‘wins’ Bayelsa APC primary amid violence

Sylva ‘wins’ Bayelsa APC primary amid violence

Timipre Sylva, the former governor of Bayelsa state, has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the December 5 governorship election in controversial circumstances.He polled a total of 726 votes to beat other aspirants in the election which was almost marred by violence.Supporters of the different candidates engaged in free-for-all in the exercise which took place at the [...]

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    Lai Mohammed threatens to sue Metuh for libel

Lai Mohammed threatens to sue Metuh for libel

Lai Mohammed, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has threatened to sue Olisa Metuh, his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) counterpart, for allegedly libelling him.Metuh had alleged that Mohammed diverted funds meant for the fencing of an airport in a state in the southwest of the country.In a statement on Sunday, the PDP spokesman said: “Whilst we note the failed [...]

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APC shifts Bayelsa primary to Sept. 22

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday rescheduled its Bayelsa gubernatorial primary to September 22.The primary was initially billed to hold on September 19.In a statement in Abuja, Timi Frank, the party's deputy national publicity secretary, said the time and the venue for the programme remain unchanged.''I am directed to inform the Bayelsa state executive committee of the APC, all [...]

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PDP’s bag of lies and the fear of Timi Alaibe

BY RICHARD AKINAKA Faced with the consequences of the last four years of scandalous misrule of Bayelsa State, and confronted with the emerging reality that TIMI ALAIBE remains the single, most potent and capable politician in the state that is set to dislodge them from power, the ever callous leaders of the now failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have resorted to [...]

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