Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    Double trouble and other music-industry gists

Double trouble and other music-industry gists

Wizkid released the album art and track list for his anticipated forthcoming album, Ayo (Joy).Although he has started his own record label, which is in full gear, the album will be released under the umbrella of EME & StarBoy Entertainment, with Wizkid and Banky W as executive producers.on the album.The album will feature the likes of Akon, Tyga, Wale, Seyi Shay, [...]

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    Atiku declares interest in 2015 Aso Rock race

Atiku declares interest in 2015 Aso Rock race

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has declared his intention to run in the 2015 presidential election.His media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, said on Friday that Atiku will formally announce his intention to run for the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, September 24."This is not about me, it is about our young people. It is about Nigerians. It [...]

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    Alao-Akala to declare gov interest on Thursday

Alao-Akala to declare gov interest on Thursday

Former governor of Oyo state, Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala will formally declare his bid to return to the Oyo state government house in 2015.Alao-Akala, who lost his re election bid to incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi in 2011, told journalists that he would make his intention known at a forum billed for the  watershed events centre in Ibadan, the state capital.Alao-Akala, an [...]

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    Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Clark opposes waiver for Ribadu

Elder statesman, Edwin Clark, has opposed the granting of an automatic waiver to Mallam Nuhu Ribadu to contest the October 11 governorship election in Adamawa state as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking during a press conference in Abuja, Clark said Ribadu does not deserve such privilege.He urged the leadership of the party not to grant the request because [...]

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    Finally, Ikimi leaves APC

Finally, Ikimi leaves APC

Former minister of foreign affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, has announced his exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ikimi – a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party and also a founding member of the then Action Congress (AC) – wrote a letter to the leadership of the party notifying it of his decision and saying he wanted to examine the main political [...]

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    APC to choose presidential candidate in October

APC to choose presidential candidate in October

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says at least 300,000 of its members will come together in October to participate in a primary election that will produce its presidential candidate for the 2015 election.Speaking at the end of the party’s first national executive council meeting in Abuja, its national publicity secretary, Lai Mohammed, said APC would not adopt the delegate system [...]

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    Ikimi finalises plans to leave APC for PDP

Ikimi finalises plans to leave APC for PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is about to lose another senior member to the ruling party in what political observers are now describing as "the season of defections".Former minister of foreign affairs, Chief Tom Ikimi, has concluded plans to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he left nearly 10 years ago to team up with opposition politicians.Ikimi was [...]

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