Sunday, April 21, 2019

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    Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

Supreme court strikes out APC suit on exclusion from Rivers poll

The supreme court has struck out the appeals filed by Tonye Cole and the Rivers chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the exclusion of the party from fielding candidates for the 2019 elections.A Rivers state high court had nullified the candidacy of Cole and Magnus Abe, who emerged governorship candidates of different factions of the APC in Rivers.The [...]

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    APC group asks party to zone speakership to south-east

APC group asks party to zone speakership to south-east

The APC South-East Renaissance Group (ASERG) has asked the ruling party to zone the speakership of the ninth house of representatives to the south-east.Although, APC has already endorsed Femi Gbajabiamila, house leader, for the position, some lawmakers from the party have indicated interest to contest for the position.Some of those in the race are Abdulrazak Namdas from Adamawa; Mohammed Bago, [...]

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    Stop overheating the polity, Lai warns Atiku

Stop overheating the polity, Lai warns Atiku

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, has asked Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to stop "overheating the polity".Addressing a press conference in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed advised Atiku not to give the impression that he does not have confidence in the country's judicial system.The minister said this following reports that the PDP candidate hired a [...]

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    Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Malami: PDP abusing freedom of speech

Abubakar Malami, attorney general of the federation (AGF) and minister of justice, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of "taking the freedom of speech too far".Malami was reacting to the allegations that he was involved in a plot to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The PDP had alleged that Malami and Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, were pressuring the [...]

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    CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

CSOs back APC’s choice of Lawan as senate president

A coalition of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), led by the Centre for Policy Advocacy and Leadership Development (CPALD), say they are in support of Ahmad Lawan’s candidacy for the president of the 9th assembly.The All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its weight behind Lawan, who is the current senate majority leader.The groups, in a statement issued by Joe Mesele, CPALD director, [...]

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    NYSC certificate: Shittu to know fate on Thursday

NYSC certificate: Shittu to know fate on Thursday

Shittu had failed to present himself for the scheme despite graduating from the then University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU) at age 25.Following this, the minister sued the party, seeking redress for being screened out of the governorship primary election which held last year.Also joined in the suit is the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). [...]

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    ‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

‘APC fabricated it’ — Atiku denies hiring US lobbyist

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has denied hiring a US lobbyist firm to advance in his bid to take over power from President Muhammadu Buhari.In a statement on Wednesday, Atiku, a former vice-president, said the reports of the alleged contract is a handiwork of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Atiku is at the presidential election tribunal [...]

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    Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

Group asks APC to zone house of reps speaker to north-central

The North-Central Elders Forum has rejected the zoning of the speaker of house of representatives to the south-west.President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the ruling party have agreed on the choice of Femi Gbajabiamila from the south-west.But addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the group urged the ruling party to zone the position to the north-west, saying the zone is [...]

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    APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

APC: PDP intimidating supreme court judges over Rivers election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as "hogwash", claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that its chieftains are paving way for fresh governorship election in Rivers state.In a statement on Monday, Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, said the PDP is attempting to intimidate supreme court judges into doing their bidding concerning the governorship poll in Rivers.The PDP had on [...]

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    S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

S’court strikes out suit seeking to determine authentic guber candidate of Rivers APC

The supreme court has struck out an application seeking to know the authentic governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Magnus Abe, a serving senator, had asked the apex court to determine which faction produced the authentic governorship candidate for the APC in Rivers.Abe emerged governorship candidate of his faction while Tonye Cole was produced as the [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

PDP: Amaechi pushing for fresh guber poll in Rivers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, of plotting to cause constitutional crisis in Rivers state.The party is alleging that the minister, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is seeking the supreme court to overturn its earlier judgement disqualifying the party from participating in the general election and ordering a fresh poll.The Independent [...]

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    Oshiomhole can’t dictate to senators, says Abaribe

Oshiomhole can’t dictate to senators, says Abaribe

Eyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is de-marketing his party.In an interview with PUNCH, Abaribe said Oshiomhole is not in the position to dictate on how senators will choose their leader because he is not a member of the national assembly.Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, has been endorsed by the [...]

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    Sokoto APC: We’ll soon retrieve our stolen mandate from Tambuwal

Sokoto APC: We’ll soon retrieve our stolen mandate from Tambuwal

The Sokoto state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it did not lose the gubernatorial election.Speaking in an interview with NAN, Yusuf Suleiman, director general of the party’s gubernatorial campaign organisation, accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of rigging the poll in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Aminu Tambuwal, incumbent governor and candidate of the PDP, [...]

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    Niger rep: I’ll pull out of speakership race if APC zones the position to south-east

Niger rep: I’ll pull out of speakership race if APC zones the position to south-east

Umaru Mohammed, one of the contenders for the speaker of the house of representatives, has promised to withdraw from the race if the All Progressives Congress (APC) zones the position to the south-east.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Mohammed who is from Niger state, said the south-east and north-central were the "greatest casualties" of the ruling party's zoning formula.The APC [...]

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    N’assembly leadership: APC set to repeat past mistake

N’assembly leadership: APC set to repeat past mistake

BY ABDULBASIT ONONUGA‘History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce’- Karl Marx (1818-1883)As the race for the leadership of the National Assembly intensifies, the party hierarchy of the All Progressives Congress, the APC, appears hell-bent on repeating mistakes of the 7th and 8th assemblies.Despite claims by the party chairman that the APC has learnt its lesson and will not [...]

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    APC, Niger south senatorial seat and travesty of justice

APC, Niger south senatorial seat and travesty of justice

BY IBRAHIM RAMALANIt is dispiriting when judiciary, the last hope of the common man, is increasingly becoming the archetypal masterpiece of dashing people’s hopes. What, however, buoys up our hopes is the ever-presence of a pecking order in the country’s judicial system where malfeasance and excesses of judicial actors are hierarchically checked and balanced.It is against this background that the [...]

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