Saturday, August 18, 2018

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    Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai: Why Buhari does not share money like PDP leaders

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the current administration does not “share money” because it is focused on infrastructural development.He said the federal government prefers to invest in infrastructure that would have ripple effects on the economy than “sharing money to people and political stooges like the previous administration did.”The minister said this on Friday while inspecting the rehabilitated Ilorin-Jebba-Mokwa [...]

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    APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

APC: PDP campaigning for non-existent votes… we’ll win 2019 polls by a landslide

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is having sleepless nights because it will win the 2019 elections by a landslide.In a statement on Friday, Yekini Nabena, APC's acting spokesman, said this why the PDP is desperate and has started campaigning early "to attract non-existent votes"."Meanwhile, the PDP has realised that the 2019 elections has been [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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    Tambuwal: I’m under pressure to run for president

Tambuwal: I’m under pressure to run for president

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, says he is under pressure to run for president in 2019.He said this while addressing associations of students, youths and resident communities who paid him a solidarity visit on Wednesday."I have been receiving advice and encouragement from our leaders, peoples across the country and even from abroad to contest for presidency and this pressure [...]

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    ‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

‘I believe I can make the change’ — Saraki considers running against Buhari

Senate President Bukola Saraki is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.Saraki, who had earlier hinted at running for the highest office in the land, told Bloomberg in an interview that he had been consulting widely.In the last one week, the senate President has visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida.Saraki said he would need to win the [...]

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    Saraki’s actions now border on high treason, says APC on n’assembly closure

Saraki’s actions now border on high treason, says APC on n’assembly closure

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the actions of Senate President Bukola Saraki now borders on high treason.The party said this in reaction to the explanation given by Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, over the national assembly's inability to reconvene to consider a request of President Muhammadu Buhari.Buhari had asked the lawmakers to approve N242 [...]

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    Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Akpabio: All defectors must lose their seats before I get sacked

Godswill Akpabio, former senate minority leader, says he is not perturbed by the call to declare his seat vacant.Akpabio is representing Akwa Ibom north-west in the upper legislative chamber.On Sunday, the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat following his defection to the ruling party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The group [...]

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    Tambuwal visits Atiku in Abuja

Tambuwal visits Atiku in Abuja

Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto state, visited former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar in Abuja on Sunday night.Both politicians who defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are nursing presidential ambition.Tambuwal also held a meeting with Gbenga Daniel, director-general of Atiku Presidential Campaign Organisation.The reason for his visit and details of the meetings were not [...]

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    Victory in Katsina, Kogi, Bauchi — is APC really affected by defections?

Victory in Katsina, Kogi, Bauchi — is APC really affected by defections?

"I am not bothered about the defections. Ordinary Nigerians have developed confidence in us and are defending us. I assure you, majority of Nigerians are appreciative of our efforts."Those were the exact words of President Muhammadu Buhari after the gale of defections that hit the All Progressives Congress (APC). If the results of the just-concluded bye-elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi [...]

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    Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

Stop using Akpabio to get attention, APC replies R-APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed the call on Senate President Bukola Saraki by the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber.The R-APC had asked Saraki to declare Akpabio's seat vacant in line with section 68 of the constitution.But in a statement on Sunday, Yekini Nabena, APC [...]

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    R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

R-APC asks Saraki to declare Akpabio’s seat vacant

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) has asked Senate President Bukola Saraki to declare the seat of Godswill Akpabio, former minority of the upper legislative chamber, vacant.Last week, Akpabio formally defected to the APC at a rally held in Akwa Ibom state.In a statement on Sunday, Kassim Afegbua, spokesman of the R-APC, said Akpabio's seat has become vacant in line [...]

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    Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Atiku: If elected president, I’ll serve one term

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar says if elected president, he will sign an undertaking to serve for just a term.Abubakar said this in an interview with THISDAY.The former vice-president said his case would not be like President Muhammadu Buhari who allegedly reneged on his promise to serve for one term."If I am elected as the president in 2019, I give [...]

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    APC: We won’t forget how PDP pen robbers destroyed Nigeria

APC: We won’t forget how PDP pen robbers destroyed Nigeria

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not fail Nigerians like the way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did when it held power for 16 years.In a statement on Sunday, Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of the ruling party, also dismissed the allegations that the current administration is one-sided in its fight against corruption.He said PDP's criticisms of the anti-corruption [...]

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    Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

Bauchi bye-election: APC loses Dogara’s LGA

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) emerged victorious in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi state in the Bauchi south senatorial district bye-election.Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, is from the local government area.There are reports that Dogara is planning to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP following his disagreement with Mohammed Abubakar, governor of [...]

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    Makarfi: Corruption under APC is worse than PDP’s 16 years

Makarfi: Corruption under APC is worse than PDP’s 16 years

Ahmed Makarfi, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the corruption under All Progressives Congress (APC) is worse than 16 years when PDP ruled.Speaking with PDP leaders in Enugu as part of his nationwide consultation on his aspiration, Makarfi said the extent of corruption in the country would not be known until APC leaves power.The [...]

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    APC rep: How Melaye saved me from PDP thugs at national assembly

APC rep: How Melaye saved me from PDP thugs at national assembly

Ehiozuwa Agbonayinma, a member of the house of representatives from Edo state, has accused his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sending thugs to assault him.He said but for Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, and another senator who “protected” him, he would have been attacked inside the National Assembly Complex on Tuesday.Agbonayinma was one of the few [...]

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