Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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    The impending implosion of APC

The impending implosion of APC

Just take the phrase: “impending” in the title above with a pinch of salt. I use the word because in politics as in life, things happen - as seemingly absolute situations become redeemable and what originally appears impossible could be the catalyst for fresh opportunities. Otherwise, the truth is that the ruling Nigerian political party, the All Progressives Congress is [...]

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    VIDEO: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

VIDEO: Olisa Metuh collapses in court

Olisa Metuh, former spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who is standing trial for corruption, collapsed at a federal high court in Abuja on Monday.He was walking to the dock when he fell down. During previous hearings, Metuh was brought to the court on stretcher.Watch the video below.[...]

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    Emperor governors, APC’s disorderliness… Shehu Sani lists ‘threats’ to Nigeria’s democracy

Emperor governors, APC’s disorderliness… Shehu Sani lists ‘threats’ to Nigeria’s democracy

Shehu Sani, lawmaker representing Kaduna central senatorial district, says Nigeria's democracy is under threat.The senator said contributing as a threat to the nation's democracy is the mass killings in some parts of the country, particularly north-central and north-west.Hundreds have been killed in Nigeria this year alone in crisis situations.Among the causes of the deaths are clashes and attacks involving herdsmen [...]

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    Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

Jide Omokore: A narcissist full of claptrap

BY TAIWO LAWRENCE ADEYEMIPrelude to the landing operations of the Allied Forces on Tuesday, June 6, 1944, in Normandy during World War II, General Dwight ‘Ike’ Eisenhower was the most powerful person on earth. He was the supreme commander of Allied Forces.The Western Allies of World War II launched the largest amphibious invasion in history when they assaulted Normandy, located [...]

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    Buhari: I’ve done better than PDP’s 16 years of misrule

Buhari: I’ve done better than PDP’s 16 years of misrule

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration has done more in three years than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) achieved in 16 years.Buhari said this on Monday at the palace of Nuhu Sanusi, emir of Dutse, Jigawa state, according to a statement by Garba Shehu, his spokesman.He said the dwindling oil prices that started in 2016 did not discourage the federal [...]

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    The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

The ‘grand’ in PDP/Jonathan’s legacy of corruption

“And the reason why we will talk about it is, first, we must let our people know that we cannot afford to go this way again. And this is the point we are making, that there is no country in the world, and we must know this; there is no country in the world that would allow its resources to [...]

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    Ex-LG chairman named running mate of PDP governorship candidate in Ekiti

Ex-LG chairman named running mate of PDP governorship candidate in Ekiti

Deji Ogunsakin has been announced as the running mate of Kolapo Olusola, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in the forthcoming Ekiti election.Lere Olayinka, media aide of Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, made the announcement in a Facebook post on Friday.Ogunsakin is the past chairman of Ado local government area of Ekiti.On Tuesday, Olusola, deputy governor of Ekiti [...]

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    Obasanjo: APC taking Nigerians for fools, gloating in unrepentant misgovernance

Obasanjo: APC taking Nigerians for fools, gloating in unrepentant misgovernance

Olusegun Obasanjo, former president, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) is "taking Nigerians for fools".He criticised the ruling party over its "arrant arrogance," saying it is "revelling in its unrepentant misgovernance" of the country.The former president said this on Thursday in Abeokuta, Ogun state, when the Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) fused into African Democratic Congress (ADC).In a speech titled [...]

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    Bode George’s son dies after protracted illness

Bode George’s son dies after protracted illness

Dipo, son of PDP chieftain Bode George, has died after a protracted illness, TheCable understands.The details of his death are still sketchy, but he was said to have battled with an organ failure for a while before passing away on Thursday.Not much is known about the extremely private scion of the George family who was born by Feyi, the first [...]

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    APC makes PDP party of saints

APC makes PDP party of saints

Offices of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country are still littered with broken bones, bloodied faces and shredded tallies from the party’s ward congresses last weekend.In virtually all the states, the ward congresses were marred by violence, with special drama in Anambra where the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, and a former governorship candidate of the [...]

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    PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

PDP has won… other parties just making noise, says Ekiti governorship candidate

Kolapo Olusola, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the July 14 election Ekiti state, has expressed readiness to take up the challenge in ensuring his victory.Olusola, who is the deputy governor of the state, said this when he received the party's certificate of return at PDP national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday.He said he was privileged to be [...]

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    PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

PDP: Nobody has treated n’assembly with disdain like IGP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says no one has treated the national assembly with disdain like Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police (IGP).The IGP was expected to appear before senate over growing security concerns and the case of Dino Melaye, senator representing Kogi west, but he failed to honour the senate's invitation on three different occasions.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola [...]

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    Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

Medical trip: Buhari unfit to effectively govern, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is unfit to attend to state matters.The opposition party said this while reacting to the president's medical trip to the UK. Buhari left the country on Tuesday.Speaking with journalists subsequently, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the PDP, said it is unfortunate that the president's aides often shroud their principal's health in secrecy.Ologbondiyan [...]

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    Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Ex-minister, senator, deputy governor seeking PDP ticket in Ekiti ‘but the race is between Fayose and one aspirant’

Three days after the disrupted All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Ekiti state, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to elect its own flag bearer.Ayodele Fayose, leader of the PDP and governor of the state had mocked the opposition APC for failing to conduct a hitch-free primary election last Saturday. Some believe the PDP had scheduled [...]

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    ‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

‘We’ll stop these callous men in their tracks’ — Garba Shehu reacts to PDP’s UN petition

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the petition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) sent to the United Nations is beyond comprehension.In a letter signed by Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, the party alleged the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration is clamping down on the opposition.It also accused the federal government of “thoughtless abuse of human rights” and a “predetermined plan by President Muhammadu Buhari to [...]

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    Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande: N88bn Jonathan got illegally in one day is enough to fund 244,000 N-Power graduates for a year

Laolu Akande, spokesman of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, says his principal is standing by the allegations of corruption he levelled against the government of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan.He said this on Monday, while reacting to a report attributed to “Jonathan’s media office” on previous allegations.Osinbajo had been accused of lying against the ex-president or his government by citing the looting of the nation’s [...]

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