Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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    7 Ekiti lawmakers ‘impeach’ speaker, deputy

7 Ekiti lawmakers ‘impeach’ speaker, deputy

Seven lawmakers of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Ekiti state house of assembly on Thursday impeached Adewale Omirin, (pictured) the speaker, as well as his deputy, Adetunji Orisalade.The assembly has a total of 26 members.The PDP lawmakers said they arrived at the decision because Omirin and orisalade had abandoned their legislative duties.“The business of the house cannot grind [...]

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    Jonathan: Nobody can beat PDP in 2015

Jonathan: Nobody can beat PDP in 2015

President Goodluck Jonathan has said that the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) remains the party to beat in the 2015 general election.He described the opposition as noisemakers, saying the PDP was far ahead in terms of development.Speaking at the banquet hall of the presidential villa during a ceremony where he dissolved the presidential declaration committee, Jonathan said he remained focused [...]

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    ‘Nigeria insecure, bankrupt due to corruption’

‘Nigeria insecure, bankrupt due to corruption’

Muhammadu Buhari, a former head of state and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says Nigeria's state of insecurity and bankruptcy is down to years of indiscipline and corruption by successive federal governments.Speaking at a rally organised by his party in Abuja on Wednesday, Buhari blamed the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for being "corrupt, inefficient and undisciplined"."Our concern is the [...]

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    SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has given the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 14 days to provide information about their spending on electoral  campaigns and other operations relating to the 2015 general election.In two separate letters dated November 18, 2014 and addressed to Adamu Mu'azu, PDP national chairman and John Odigie-Oyegun, [...]

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    Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

There was confusion in Ekiti state house of assembly on Monday when seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house allegedly impeached Adewale Omirin, speaker of the house (pictured).Armed policemen were said to have prevented 19 other lawmakers, including the substantive speaker, from gaining access to the assembly complex.Reacting to the development which it called “Peoples Democratic [...]

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    ‘INEC, PDP siamese twins’ but APC to split them

‘INEC, PDP siamese twins’ but APC to split them

Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has directed yet another attack on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).On Saturday, Tinubu alleged that the electoral body was planning to rig the 2015 election in favour of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).“INEC is colluding with the presidency to rig the forthcoming election. They have merged with [...]

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    Abiola’s wife in court to challenge ‘PDP discrimination’

Abiola’s wife in court to challenge ‘PDP discrimination’

Akasoba Duke-Abiola, one of the widows of Nigeria’s late frontline politician, MKO Abiola, has filed a legal action against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for refusing to give her the expression-of-interest form for the party’s forthcoming primary election.In a suit filed at a federal high court in Abuja, Duke-Abiola alleged that she was the first person to pay for the form [...]

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    Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Akpabio: PDP will capture 29 states in 2015

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom state, says the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win 29 states at the election.The party presently controls 21 of the 36 states in the country.Speaking at Eagle Square, Abuja, on Tuesday during the second-term declaration of President Goodluck Jonathan, Akpabio said the opposition party had nothing to offer Nigerians.He admitted that “the journey to [...]

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    APC holds emergency meeting, may move national convention

APC holds emergency meeting, may move national convention

The All Progressives Congress (APC) may hold an emergency meeting with its elders and members of the national working committee on Tuesday in Abuja.A reliable source said one of the reasons for conveying the meeting is to discuss a possible adjournment of the date for the party’s national convention scheduled for December 8.The source says the meeting will involve top [...]

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    Senate shifts resumption to Wednesday

Senate shifts resumption to Wednesday

The senate has rescheduled its resumption of plenary from Tuesday to Wednesday, Benedict Efeturi, the clerk of the upper chamber, said on Monday.Afeturi requested senators to resume sitting in plenary by 10am on Wednesday.Though no reason was given for the postponement, it may be connected with the disagreements of the lawmakers with the president over the interest of some governors in the party's [...]

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    Police arrest 26 over murder of PDP agent in Lagos

Police arrest 26 over murder of PDP agent in Lagos

The Lagos state command of the Nigerian police force says it has arrested 26 suspects in connection with the murder of Sikiru Ogboye, who monitored the collection of Permanent Voters Card (PVC) on behalf of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.The 25-year-old was allegedly shot dead by suspected thugs on Sunday.Kenneth Nwosu, the state public relations officer, confirmed [...]

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PDP picks new dates for primaries

A week after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) extended the deadline for the sale of its nomination and expression-of-interest forms for the 2015 election, the party has released a new arrangement for its primary election.The party had extended the deadline for submission of the forms from October 30to November 6. Under that arrangement, the presidential primary was scheduled for December 6, [...]

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    Tambuwal: God, not PDP, will decide my fate

Tambuwal: God, not PDP, will decide my fate

Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, believes that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot determine his fate as speaker of the lower legislative chamber.Speaking at the north-west zonal executive meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna, Tambuwal said only God and members of the house of representatives could decide his fate.Tambuwal, who came to the meeting without [...]

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    Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

Jonathan woos aggrieved PDP senators

President Goodluck Jonathan had a meeting with aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers of the upper chamber on Thursday.The meeting, which was also attended by Adamu Muazu, the national chairman of the party, was a move to pacify the lawmakers displeased with the decision of the president to support the bid of some governors to contest the 2015 senatorial election.Nine serving governors, [...]

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    Akpabio: Govs no threat to senators’ re-election

Akpabio: Govs no threat to senators’ re-election

Godswill Akpabio, governor of Akwa Ibom, says the aspiration of governors to be elected into the Senate in 2015 poses no threat to senators seeking re-election.He said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with journalits after submitting his nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the Akwa Ibom north west senatorial district in 2015.Akpabio, who is also the [...]

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    Tambuwal ‘will not resign’ as speaker

Tambuwal ‘will not resign’ as speaker

Lai Mohammed, the national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says those calling for the removal of Aminu Tambuwal as speaker of the house of representatives do not know the 1999 constitution well.He said there was no provision in the constitution compelling the speaker of the house to come from the majority.“For those who say Tambuwal should resign, I [...]

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