Monday, August 19, 2019

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    Niyi Adebayo heads panel to review anti-party activities in APC

Niyi Adebayo heads panel to review anti-party activities in APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a five-member panel to review the numerous petitions on anti-party activities of some members in states.Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC spokesman, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.Issa-Onilu said the NWC had received petitions against some members working against the party."The NWC has received several petitions alleging various forms of anti-party activities by [...]

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    Orji Kalu: I have endorsed Lawan but I want to be his deputy

Orji Kalu: I have endorsed Lawan but I want to be his deputy

Orji Uzor Kalu,  former governor of Abia state, has vowed not to back down on his plan to contest the deputy senate president seat in the 9th assembly.Kalu had won his senatorial bid to represent Abia-north after he polled 31,203 votes to defeat Mao Ohuabunwa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and an incumbent senator who scored 20,801 votes.In March, he had [...]

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    Court sacks Imo APC rep-elect

Court sacks Imo APC rep-elect

Ugonna Ozurigbo, house of representative member-elect for Nkwerre/Nwangele/Njaba/Isu federal constituency of Imo state, has been sacked by a federal high court in Owerri, on Monday.Ozurigbo had recently resigned as the deputy speaker of the state house of assembly to enable him function well as a member-elect of the national house of representatives.Harrison Nwadike, a candidate who contested the ticket with Ozurigbo during [...]

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    Yari: We did everything possible to ensure APC did not lose Zamfara

Yari: We did everything possible to ensure APC did not lose Zamfara

Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara state, says he has accepted the ruling of the supreme court sacking candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.The APC governor said the party in the state did their best to ensure it did not lose the state to the opposition party but could not succeed.The supreme court on Friday sacked all [...]

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    INEC declares PDP winner of  Zamfara elections

INEC declares PDP winner of Zamfara elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Bello Matawalle of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) winner of Zamfara state governorship election. Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, announced this during a press conference in Abuja on Saturday.He also said the party won all but one of the elective positions in the state. Kabiru Hassan of the National Rescue Movement (NRM) won the election in Maru [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Lawali, the incumbent rep who is set to take Yari’s senate seat

CLOSE-UP: Lawali, the incumbent rep who is set to take Yari’s senate seat

If Lawali Anka Hassan, member representing Anka/Mafara constituency at the lower chamber had remained in the All Progressives Congress (APC), he might not be on the list of those favoured  by the judgement of the supreme court on the elections in Zamfara state.The supreme court declared that the APC in Zamfara had no candidates in the 2019 elections, and therefore could [...]

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    Marafa: S’court verdict on Zamfara APC is sweet-bitter victory for democracy

Marafa: S’court verdict on Zamfara APC is sweet-bitter victory for democracy

Kabiru Marafa, chairman senate committee on petroleum (downstream), says the verdict of the supreme court on the 2019 elections in Zamfara is sweet and bitter, but a victory for democracy.The apex court on Friday voided the votes cast for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara during the elections.In a statement, Marafa said the judgement has shown that President Muhammadu [...]

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    S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

S’court judgement: We’ve beefed up security in Zamfara, say police

The Zamfara police command says it has beefed up security to forestall the breakdown of law and order, following the supreme court judgement on the elections that held in the state.Mohammed Shehu, the police public relations officer, said the officers were deployed to maintain law and order.“We have deployed enough officers and men in both uniform and plain clothes in [...]

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    Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Yari, Marafa, Matawalle — biggest winners and losers of Zamfara s’court judgement

Light, they say, is at the end of the tunnel. But reverse seems to be the case for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara state. Call it black Friday, no other term can serve as a suitable metonym for the devastating blow the gavel inflicted on the ruling party a few hours ago. The highest jury in the land [...]

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    Atiku: Justice has prevailed in Zamfara

Atiku: Justice has prevailed in Zamfara

Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has commended the supreme court judgement which nullified the elections of all the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Zamfara in the last general polls.Abubakar, in a statement issued by Paul Ibe, his media adviser, commended the supreme court for siding with justice, saying justice had prevailed [...]

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    Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

Oyo: Tribunal dismisses Adelabu’s application to recount ballot papers

The Oyo state governorship election petition tribunal has dismissed an application filed by Adebayo Adelabu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to recount all the ballot papers used in the March 9 election.Adelabu and the APC are challenging the declaration of Seyi Makinde, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as winner of the state governorship election.Adelabu through [...]

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    PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

PDP seeks recount of Kaduna guber votes

Isah Ashiru, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna state, has requested for a recount of votes cast in the March 9 election in the state.This is contained in an application filed on Tuesday by Elisha Kurah, counsel to the PDP candidate, at the election petition tribunal in the state capital.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) [...]

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    Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Lawan on senate presidency: Many PDP senators are supporting me

Ahmad Lawan, majority leader of the senate, says "so many" senators in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are in support of his bid for senate presidency.Speaking as a guest at the NAN forum on Thursday in Abuja, Lawan, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), promised not to let his colleagues down if elected.The senator has been endorsed by [...]

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    Onyejeocha: I remain a strong contender for house of reps speaker 

Onyejeocha: I remain a strong contender for house of reps speaker 

Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, a federal lawmaker from Abia state, says she remains a strong contender for speaker of the house of representatives. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Thursday, Onyejeocha denied ever stepping down in the race for speakership.The lawmaker, who is of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is the only female member in the race for speakership.Although the party has endorsed Femi [...]

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    Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Group accuses A’Ibom APC of planning to attack INEC

Candidates of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State who are challenging the outcome of the general elections are reportedly planning to attack the election petitions tribunal and INEC.A socio-political group in the state, Akwa Ibom Liberation Movement, made the allegation in a statement.It said it is aware of a grand plot by candidates of the party to plant [...]

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    Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Okorocha: The evil I feared in PDP has befallen me 10 times in APC

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the evil he feared in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been haunting him since he joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).Okorocha had defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), where he contested and won the 2011 governorship election.The outgoing governor had been declared winner of the 2019 [...]

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