Thursday, September 20, 2018

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    APC: PDP has conceded defeat before 2019 polls

APC: PDP has conceded defeat before 2019 polls

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has already conceded defeat before 2019.The ruling party said this in response to PDP's comment on its adoption of direct primary in picking candidates for elective positions in the next general election.The PDP had accused the APC of plotting to use direct primary to rig in President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    APC defends Buhari after criticism of illegal migrants comment

APC defends Buhari after criticism of illegal migrants comment

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the federal government is committed to tackling the migration crisis Nigerians are facing, particularly in Libya and the Mediterranean Sea.The APC berated the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for "exploiting" the issue of illegal migration by criticising the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.The opposition party had described the president as insensitive for saying illegal Nigerian migrants [...]

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    Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

Buhari: I don’t fear free and fair election… that’s what brought me here

President Muhammadu Buhari says he is a beneficiary of free and fair election, hence, he is not afraid of a level playing ground during the 2019 polls.He said this on Sunday while holding an interactive session with the Nigerian community in China.The president is in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) summit.“I have no fear about free and fair [...]

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    APC: Party members plotting to oppose direct primary will be dealt with

APC: Party members plotting to oppose direct primary will be dealt with

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has threatened to discipline its members plotting to oppose its choice of direct primary.The party initially decided to adopt indirect primary for all elective positions, but later switched to direct primary.Indirect primary election would require delegates to choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is a process where interested members of the party vote for [...]

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    Osun APC talks tough as three pro-Adeoti lawmakers defect to ADP

Osun APC talks tough as three pro-Adeoti lawmakers defect to ADP

Three members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Osun state house of assembly on Saturday defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP).The defectors – Tajudeen Famuyide (Ilesha west), Debo Akanbi (Ede north) and Abdullahi Ibrahim (Iwo) – were received at the ADP secretariat in Osogbo by the party’s chairman, Toye Akinola, and other executives.The lawmakers said they left [...]

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    ‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

‘I’m the most investigated ex-gov’ — Uduaghan says fear of EFCC not behind defection

Emmanuel Uduaghan, former governor of Delta, says he did not defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be shielded from investigation.Uduaghan confirmed his exit from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after attending a meeting of the APC national caucus in Abuja on Tuesday.He later said in a statement that he joined the ruling party to attract development and bring a [...]

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    Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Amaechi: It’s a fallacy! I never appointed governorship candidate for Rivers APC

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he never appointed a governorship candidate for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers state.Amaechi, a former governor, is the leader of the political party in Rivers.The minister was alleged to have endorsed Tonye Cole, co-founder of Sahara Energy, as the candidate of the party for the 2019 governorship election.But in a statement released [...]

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    APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

APC backtracks, adopts direct primary for all elective positions

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it never adopted indirect primary for all elective positions but for the presidential election.Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, had told journalists that the decision to adopt indirect primary was reached during the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting in Abuja.Indirect primary election is when delegates choose the party’s candidate while direct primary is [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Saraki’s ambition was destroying APC… thank God he has moved on

Oshiomhole: Saraki’s ambition was destroying APC… thank God he has moved on

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the presidential ambition of Senate President Bukola Saraki was destroying the ruling party.Oshiomhole said Saraki's recent declaration to contest the presidential election has vindicated him on his comments in the wake of his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The former Edo state governor said Saraki is among unprincipled [...]

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    Abiola’s daughter dumps APC

Abiola’s daughter dumps APC

Rinsola, daughter of MKO Abiola, presumed winner of the June 12, 1993 election, has resigned her membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).In a letter to the APC chairman in her ward, Gbagura ward 6 in Abeokuta north local government area, Rinsola cited the reasons she took the decision.She said some stakeholders in the party are against her bid to [...]

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    Aisha Buhari: I’ll support female aspirants across party lines

Aisha Buhari: I’ll support female aspirants across party lines

Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, has promised to support female politicians aspiring for political offices across party lines.According to a statement on Thursday by Suleiman Haruna, her spokesman, the president’s wife spoke while receiving members of a political group, the South-East Women for Buhari, at the presidential villa, Abuja on Wednesday.She said Nigerian women should occupy political offices to [...]

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    Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele returns – two months after treating gunshot injury abroad

Opeyemi Bamidele, a former member of the house of representatives, has returned to Nigeria after two months treating gunshot injury in the UK and US.Bamidele, who served as the director-general of the Kayode Fayemi campaign in the Ekiti governorship election was hit by bullets in June.A policeman had released sporadic shots at the All Progressives Congress (APC) rally in Ado-Ekiti.He [...]

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    Let’s be shinning examples, Buhari tells APC leaders

Let’s be shinning examples, Buhari tells APC leaders

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to be good examples to others as the party prepares for its primary elections.Buhari said this while speaking at the party's national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Thursday in Abuja.The president said the primary elections must be in compliance with the constitution."As we stand on the threshold [...]

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    APC adopts indirect primary for senatorial, governorship tickets

APC adopts indirect primary for senatorial, governorship tickets

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has adopted indirect primary for all elective positions apart from the presidential election.The decision was taken at the 6th national executive committee (NEC) meeting of the party in Abuja on Thursday.Simon Lalong, governor of Plateau state, told reporters that states may consider direct primary when the need rises.WHAT IS INDIRECT PRIMARY?Indirect primary election is [...]

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    Dogara absent but Buhari, Osinbajo attend APC NEC meeting

Dogara absent but Buhari, Osinbajo attend APC NEC meeting

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is not among top members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party's ongoing national executive committee (NEC) meeting.President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the APC, are among influential APC members in attendance.At the meeting, Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the APC, conveyed the [...]

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    APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

APC: Don’t drag us into Kwankwaso’s inability to use Eagle Square

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says attempts to link the party to the inability of Rabiu Kwankwaso, former governor of Kano state, to use the Eagle Square for his presidential declaration is "mischievous".Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was denied access to the Eagle Square after he had paid N2.2 million for the use of the [...]

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