Sunday, February 25, 2018

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    Ahmadu Ali: Jonathan didn’t want to be Yar’Adua’s running mate

Ahmadu Ali: Jonathan didn’t want to be Yar’Adua’s running mate

Over the years, different narratives of how ex-President Goodluck Jonathan became running mate to late President Musa Yar’Adua in the 2007 elections, have surfaced.Ahmadu Ali, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the time, has given his own version of the story in an authotised biography.According to excerpts published in THISDAY, Jonathan initially turned down the offer of [...]

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    PDP: Buhari’s govt frustrating rescue of Dapchi girls

PDP: Buhari’s govt frustrating rescue of Dapchi girls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of frustrating efforts to rescue abducted students of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state.The PDP said Boko Haram insurgents were able to repeat the Chibok girls abduction because the federal government deceived Nigerians into letting their guards down.In a statement on Friday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the [...]

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    PDP: We’re worried over conflicting reports on Dapchi girls

PDP: We’re worried over conflicting reports on Dapchi girls

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed concern over the conflicting reports on the girls who fled Government Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe state, following a Boko Haram attack on Monday night.On Wednesday, Mohammed Lamin, the state commissioner of education, said out of 98 missing students, 48 had returned.Some hours later, Abdulmaliki Sumonu, the state commissioner of police, contradicted him by [...]

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    PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

PDP: Election must not hold in Katsina, Kano until voter register is sanitised

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded that elections should not hold in Kano and Katsina states until voter register is sanitised.The party made the call following the allegations of underage voting in Kano state.Pictures of underage voters trended on social media after the last local government election in Kano.INEC had initially denied being involved in the election where the [...]

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    PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

PDP: FG indifferent to killings, Nigerians now left to secure themselves

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned the recent killing of 41 persons in Zamfara state.In a statement on Saturday, Kola Ologbondiyan, spokesman of the party, said it is “heartbreaking” that Nigerians are now “daily slaughtered by marauders”.Ologbondiyan urged the All Progressives Congress (APC)-controlled federal government to take “decisive” steps to end the incessant killings in various parts of the [...]

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    PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

PDP: Amaechi is an overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, as an "overwhelmed salesman of a rejected product".There are reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Amaechi as the director-general of his reelection campaign.Although Amaechi has not spoken about the appointment publicly, he told journalists on Thursday that corruption would return "automatically" if the All Progressives Congress (APC) did not win [...]

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    Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Jonathan taunts APC: Propaganda may help you win election but you can’t govern with it

Ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has taken a swipe at the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying even if a party wins through propaganda, it can not govern with it.Speaking when he received leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state capital, on Friday, Jonathan said the APC had failed to fulfil its promise to Nigerians.He also charged the PDP [...]

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    Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Amaechi: I’d be foolish to say there’s no corruption under Buhari

Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, says he would be "nearly foolish" to say there is no corruption in the current administration.Speaking with select media houses, including TheCable, Amaechi said the corruption that might be found in the present government can not be compared with what obtained in previous administrations.He said under President Muhammadu Buhari, there are consequences for corrupt acts.Asked [...]

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    PDP to Tinubu: Buhari most qualified to join retirees club

PDP to Tinubu: Buhari most qualified to join retirees club

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari is most qualified to join retirees club.The opposition party said this in reaction to a comment credited to Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who said ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo and Ibrahim Babangida, former head of state, should join the retirees club.The duo, in controversial statements, had asked [...]

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    Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Shittu: APC has done more than PDP achieved in 16 years

Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by President Muhammadu Buhari has achieved more than the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) did in 16 years.In an interview with Vanguard, Shittu said the achievements and performance of Buhari have been misrepresented by the opposition party.He said the party pities those who do not acknowledge its achievements.Shittu, who [...]

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    APC trumps PDP in Katsina supplementary rerun election

APC trumps PDP in Katsina supplementary rerun election

Mansur Mashi of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has won the supplementary election into the Mashi/Dutsi federal constituency of Katsina state.Hudu Ayuba, the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said Mashi scored 30,719 votes against 22,690 votes scored by Malam Nazifi Yusuf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said in the supplementary election held in the six [...]

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    N400m ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, supreme court tells Metuh

N400m ‘fraud’: You have a case to answer, supreme court tells Metuh

The supreme court on Friday affirmed the decision of the court of appeal, Abuja, which dismissed the appeal on no-case submission filed by Olisa Metuh, former national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Metuh is standing trial for allegedly receiving N400 million from the office of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser.Delivering the judgment on the consolidated appeal filed [...]

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    Secondus says Buhari is practising ‘nuclear nepotism’

Secondus says Buhari is practising ‘nuclear nepotism’

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is practising "nuclear nepotism".Secondus alleged that for one to be given an appointment at federal level, the person must be a native of Daura, the president's hometown in Katsina state.He said the outcome of the All Progressives Congress (APC) 32 months in power [...]

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    Drama as Metuh arrives court in ambulance

Drama as Metuh arrives court in ambulance

Olisa Metuh, forrmer spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), arrived at the federal high court, Abuja, in an ambulance on Monday.Metuh is standing trial over allegations of receiving N400 million from Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser, and also money laundering charges involving $2 billion.He was absent when the case was heard in court last week.Onyeachi Ikpeazu (SAN), his [...]

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    PDP faction inaugurates own NWC, ‘ready to work with Obasanjo’s coalition’

PDP faction inaugurates own NWC, ‘ready to work with Obasanjo’s coalition’

A faction of the Fresh PDP on Thursday announced that it has set up its national working committee (NWC).The Fresh PDP is a splinter group that emerged from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), after accusing the party leaders of imposition of candidates during its last convention.The group later broke into two, with one faction claiming it had been dissolved while [...]

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