Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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    APC leaders: Why we visited Jonathan in Bayelsa

APC leaders: Why we visited Jonathan in Bayelsa

Timipre Sylva, minister of state for petroleum; led some leaders of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa to the residence of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, the state capital, on Monday. Sylva's delegation visited Jonathan less than 24 hours after the ex-president played host to some leaders of the ruling party, including two governors. While supporters of the party were celebrating [...]

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    Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello reelected as governor of Kogi

Yahaya Bello, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has been reelected as the governor of Kogi state. Bello polled 406,222 votes to defeat Musa Wada of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who polled 189,704, and Natasha Akpoti of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), who got 9,482. The governor won in 12 local government areas out of the 21 in the state. He was [...]

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    CLOSE-UP: Lyon, the oil magnate who swept PDP out of Bayelsa

CLOSE-UP: Lyon, the oil magnate who swept PDP out of Bayelsa

Forty-eight hours to the election, David Lyon, candidate of the the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Bayelsa governorship poll, was not sure of participating in the exercise where he has just been declared the winner. Duoye Diri, his main rival in the election, had told voters that casting their ballot for Lyon is sheer waste because "APC has no [...]

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    Bayelsa election: Appeal court orders INEC to retain APC on ballot

Bayelsa election: Appeal court orders INEC to retain APC on ballot

The court of appeal sitting in Port Harcourt has granted a stay of execution to the ruling of a federal high court in Bayelsa nullifying the candidature of David Lyon as the All Progressives Congress' (APC) standard-bearer in Saturday's governorship election.  The high court had sacked Lyon as APC candidate on the grounds that he emerged through a flawed primary election. On [...]

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    Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

Newcomer vs Buhari’s ally: These factors will determine the winner of Kogi guber poll

In less than 24 hours, the electorate in Kogi will march to the polls to vote for who will become the next governor. At the last count, 23 candidates were cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to contest the governorship election but the exercise is no doubt a two-horse race between Yahaya Bello, the incumbent governor and candidate [...]

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    Masked security men storm Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged ahead of election

Masked security men storm Kogi hotel where Oyo gov lodged ahead of election

Masked security operatives stormed Suitorial Hotels (pictured), Lokoja, Kogi state capital, where Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo state, lodged ahead of Saturday's election. Makinde is the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign council for the governorship election. According to Taiwo Adisa, the governor's spokesman, Makinde and members of his campaign team were inside the hotel when masked security operatives attempted [...]

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    S’court: We upheld Buhari’s election because Atiku failed to prove INEC had server

S’court: We upheld Buhari’s election because Atiku failed to prove INEC had server

The supreme court says Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, failed to prove his claim that INEC had a server through which election results were transmitted. The court said this on Friday while giving reasons for dismissing Atiku's appeal, which he filed against the election of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives [...]

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    INEC: APC will feature in Bayelsa election — court only disqualified party’s candidates

INEC: APC will feature in Bayelsa election — court only disqualified party’s candidates

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says the All Progressives Congress (APC) will participate in the Bayelsa governorship election. Festus Okoye, commissioner of INEC voter education and publicity, told TheCable the party’s name is among those to be featured on the ballot papers on Saturday. He said the court disqualified the party’s candidates from the election but that it did not rule [...]

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    Group demands explanation from FG over N10bn released to Kogi on election eve

Group demands explanation from FG over N10bn released to Kogi on election eve

A group known as the Kogi Professionals in Kaduna State (KPKS) has demanded explanation from the federal government over the release of N10 billion to the state on the eve of the governorship election. The money is a refund for projects the state government executed on behalf of the federal government. There has been outrage following the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari's [...]

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    Court nullifies APC guber primary in Bayelsa

Court nullifies APC guber primary in Bayelsa

A federal high court sitting in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Thursday, nullified the governorship primary election that produced David Lyon as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The development comes a day after Lyon was disqualified from contesting the governorship election scheduled for Saturday, and the APC barred from fielding other candidates. Degi-Eremienyo, Lyon's deputy, was also disqualified on Tuesday [...]

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    Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Result of guber election will humble Dickson, says APC

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says there is panic in the camp of Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa, over the impending a defeat of his candidate in Saturday's governorship election. Oshiomhole spoke at the rally held in support of David Lyon, governorship candidate of the APC, at the Oxbow Lake Pavilion in Yenagoa, on Tuesday. The APC chairman mocked [...]

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    El-Rufai: I’m working hard for Yahaha Bello’s re-election

El-Rufai: I’m working hard for Yahaha Bello’s re-election

Nasir el-Rufai, governor of Kaduna state, says he remains committed to the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Kogi governorship election. He said this on Sunday while denying reports that he spoke ill of the ruling party. In a statement issued by Muyiwa Adekeye, his spokesman, el-Rufai, who is the chairman of the APC campaign council for the election, [...]

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    EXTRA: I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello, says Melaye (video)

EXTRA: I’m better in bed than Yahaya Bello, says Melaye (video)

Dino Melaye, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi west senatorial district rerun election, says he is better in bed than Yahaya Bello, governor of the state. Melaye, who will face Smart Adeyemi, his All Progressives Congress (APC) rival, in the November 16 exercise, said this during one of his campaign outings. The appeal court had sacked the PDP lawmaker [...]

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    Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe: Rivers APC in crisis because Amaechi wants me expelled

Magnus Abe, a former senator from Rivers, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is in crisis because Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, wants him expelled from the party. Abe and Amaechi have been at loggerheads since the build-up to the 2019 general election. The in-fighting caused the APC in Rivers to lose all elective positions in the state. In a [...]

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    I was a member of APC, says INEC REC nominee

I was a member of APC, says INEC REC nominee

Olalekan Raheem, a resident electoral commissioner (REC) nominee, says he was a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Raheem from Osun state said this on Tuesday while being screened by the senate committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The nominee told the committee that he contested for Osogbo local government chairmanship position in 2013. "I am a member of APC and [...]

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    Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Okorocha: APC might be no more by the time Buhari’s tenure is over

Rochas Okorocha, senator representing Imo west, says the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), may cease to exist at the end of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure. He said unless steps were taken to reposition the leadership of the party, it would lose power in 2023. The former governor of Imo state said the internal crisis within the APC has made it lose focus. He [...]

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