Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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    Oshiomhole on APC crisis: I won’t mortgage my conscience to keep my job

Oshiomhole on APC crisis: I won’t mortgage my conscience to keep my job

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says he cannot mortgage his conscience to keep his job.The national chairman said this while briefing state house correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.While answering questions on the crisis rocking the party from the recently concluded primaries, he said only three APC governors were not happy with [...]

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    Buhari dines with aggrieved APC aspirants in Aso Rock

Buhari dines with aggrieved APC aspirants in Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday hosted aggrieved aspirants of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just-concluded party’s primaries across the country.NAN reports that those in attendance at the dinner included aggrieved gubernatorial, national and state assembly aspirants who failed to secure the party’s tickets in the forthcoming 2019 general election.The meeting was also attended by Boss Mustapha, secretary to [...]

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    Witness: PDP votes deliberately voided during Ekiti gov poll

Witness: PDP votes deliberately voided during Ekiti gov poll

A witness has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) was robbed during the July 14 governorship election in Ekiti state.Omobuljo Bankole told the election tribunal on Tuesday that PDP votes were "deliberately voided" by a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Testifying before the tribunal at the FCT high court, the PDP witness specifically said the party's votes [...]

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    ‘5000’ Kwankwaso supporters dump PDP for APC

‘5000’ Kwankwaso supporters dump PDP for APC

At least 5000 members of the Kwankwasiya group in Kebbi state have reportedly defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Kwankwasiyya is a political movement formed by Rabiu Kwankwaso, senator representing Kano central.Kwankwaso, a former member of the APC, was one of the presidential aspirants of the PDP.Members of the group were reportedly received by [...]

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    Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani posts cryptic message — is it for Akpabio?

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, posted a cryptic message on Twitter on Monday evening.In the message with biblical connotation, Sani asked Godswill to leave Nineveh and return to his city.Sani did not mention the recipient of the message though there is a strong indication he was referring to Godswill Akpabio, senator representing Akwa-Ibom north west.Akpabio defected from the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

The United States of America chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the administration of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the worldIn a statement on Sunday, Francis Onukwuli, national publicity secretary of the party in the US, said the country became one of the poorest countries in the world [...]

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    ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

ICYMI: APC may not win 2019 elections even with massive rigging, says Yobe senator

Bukar Ibrahim, senator representing Yobe east, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) may not win the 2019 elections "even with massive rigging".Ibrahim said this at Barcelona Hotel in Abuja, at a dinner and book launch to mark his 70th birthday.The senator, who is also a member of the APC, said the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not better than the Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Ekiti lawmaker shot by hoodlums is dead

Ekiti lawmaker shot by hoodlums is dead

Micheal Adedeji, a member of the Ekiti state house of assembly, who was shot in the head by gunmen on Friday, is dead.Jackson Adebayo, publicity secretary of the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, confirmed this to TheCable on Monday."The lawmaker died at the Federal Medical Center, Ido Ekiti, early this morning," Adebayo told TheCable.He said the party would [...]

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    Shehu Sani: El-Rufai wants to preserve my senate seat for when he leaves office

Shehu Sani: El-Rufai wants to preserve my senate seat for when he leaves office

Shehu Sani, a senator representing Kaduna central, says Nasir el-Rufai is scheming to preserve his senate seat for when he leaves office as governor of Kaduna "so he can take it".Sani left the APC after he lost the party's ticket to Uba Sani, el-Rufai's candidate, despite having the backing of the national working committee.The senator, who recently joined Peoples Redemption Party [...]

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    It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), says the 2019 elections is the best time to retire the political elite.Olawepo-Hashim made the remark at a press briefing during the weekend.He said the presidential election is not a “two horse race” between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The [...]

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    Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Group alleges fraud in Atiku’s tax remittance

Rebirth Nigeria Leadership and Good Governance Initiative, a pro-democracy group, has raised questions over  the income declaration made by the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.The PDP presidential candidate had declared N60.2 million as his income over a three-year period.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, Olugbenro Ogunoye,  national president of the group, said the remittance is filled [...]

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    Buhari’s chief of staff hosts INEC chairman at Aso Rock

Buhari’s chief of staff hosts INEC chairman at Aso Rock

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to the president, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday.The meeting, which lasted 30 minutes, took place inside Kyari’s office.Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa.The presidency has also not issued a statement on the [...]

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    ‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

‘You better stay where you are’ — Shehu Sani asks Ekweremadu not to leave PDP

Shehu Sani, senator representing Kaduna central, has advised Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, not to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He gave the advice via his Twitter handle."Bro Ike, stay where you are jeje. I just dey comot, if you no hear, you go see," he tweeted.https://twitter.com/ShehuSani/status/1055481913522163713Rumours have been rife that Ekweremadu may defect from the PDP over the way [...]

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    2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says for President Muhammadu Buhari to be reelected in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be ready to market his accomplishments.Bello said this at a dinner hosted by the president for youth political appointees and supporters of his administration at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said failure to present the achievements of the current [...]

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    Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Marafa knocks Yari over ‘Oshiomhole must go’ protest in Zamfara

Kabir Marafa, senator representing Zamfara central, has criticised a protest calling for the resignation of Adams Oshiomhole as national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The protesters took to the streets of Gusau, capital of Zamfara, on Thursday.Reacting in a statement, the senator accused Abdul'aziz Yari, Zamfara governor, of sponsoring the protest.The lawmaker reiterated that there were no APC primary elections [...]

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    The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The recent resurfacing of Nnamdi Kanu, the uncouth leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Israel, raises more questions than answers: How did he escape from the raid by Nigerian security forces on his father’s compound on September 14, 2017? How did he find his way to Israel? And why is he resurfacing just as Atiku Abubakar selected [...]

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