Saturday, April 6, 2019

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    Ishaku: Appeal court will restore my mandate

Ishaku: Appeal court will restore my mandate

Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state, says he is confident the court of appeal will restore his mandate. Yusufu Akirikwen, the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, said on Monday that Ishaku's team of lawyers had appealed the decision of the tribunal which held that he was not a valid candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The tribunal had declared that Aisha Alhassan, the All [...]

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    Wada: I won the poll, Audu’s votes died with him

Wada: I won the poll, Audu’s votes died with him

Idris Wada, governor of Kogi state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the November 21 election, says the votes of Abubakar Audu, his main rival in the poll, “died with him”.Audu passed on shortly after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the election inconclusive.The electoral commission explained that a winner could not be declared because the [...]

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    Jonathan: Politicians tell so many lies

Jonathan: Politicians tell so many lies

Goodluck Jonathan, former president of Nigeria, has described politicians as liars, advising young people not to get swayed by their words.Speaking on Saturday at the presentation of the flag of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Seriake Dickson, governor of Bayelsa and the party's candidate in Saturday’s election, Jonathan asked the people to assess all those seeking their votes.He said [...]

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    Buhari’s trips are not for enjoyment

Buhari’s trips are not for enjoyment

I have been amused, reading a number of jokes concerning the frequency of the President, Muhammadu Buhari’s foreign trips.Questions have been raised about why so many visits, and what are the benefits Nigeria is getting?I will make it clear from the beginning that the critic is entitled to his and her opinion and nothing said here is intended to silence [...]

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    Audu’s running mate opposes supplementary election, asks INEC to declare him winner

Audu’s running mate opposes supplementary election, asks INEC to declare him winner

Abiodun Faleke, running mate of the late Abubakar Audu, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election, has asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare him winner of the poll.In a letter addressed to Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of INEC, Faleke argued that "the election had been concluded and completed in compliance with the provision [...]

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    PDP asks INEC to declare Wada winner

PDP asks INEC to declare Wada winner

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it would have been proper for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to declare Idris Wada, its candidate, as winner of the November 21 poll.Faulting the decision of the electoral body to ask the All Progressives Congress (APC) to replace the late Abubakar Audu, the opposition party said it would resort to legal action.Audu [...]

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    Ekweremadu leads PDP senators to Aso Rock

Ekweremadu leads PDP senators to Aso Rock

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, led the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senate caucus to a special dinner, which President Muhammadu Buhari held for members of the upper chamber on Wednesday.The event, which held at the banquet hall of the presidential villa, also had senators from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in attendance.Unlike a similar meeting that Buhari hosted for [...]

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    PDP asks attorney-general, INEC chairman to resign over substitution of ‘a dead candidate’

PDP asks attorney-general, INEC chairman to resign over substitution of ‘a dead candidate’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF), “to immediately vacate his office for misleading the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)".The party accused Malami of misguiding the electoral body to ask the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick a replacement for the late Abubakar Audu ahead of the December 5 supplementary election.The party also demanded [...]

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    INEC asks APC to replace Audu, picks Dec 5 for Kogi supplementary election

INEC asks APC to replace Audu, picks Dec 5 for Kogi supplementary election

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told the All Progressives Congress (APC) to "fill the vacancy" created by the death of Abubakar Audu, its candidate in the Kogi state governorship election.The electoral body also announced that it has fixed December 5 for the supplementary election in the state.INEC had declared Saturday's election inconclusive, saying it took the decision in [...]

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    PDP senator wants Buhari to be summoned over subsidy and persistent fuel scarcity

PDP senator wants Buhari to be summoned over subsidy and persistent fuel scarcity

Eyinnaya Abaribe, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senator from Abia state, on Tuesday urged the senate to summon President Muhammadu Buhari over the scarcity of fuel across the country.Abaribe said since Buhari is the "senior minister of petroleum", he should be asked to explain the cause of the scarcity.He said the federal government under his party was criticised for spending [...]

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    Audu remained my friend till he died, says Wada

Audu remained my friend till he died, says Wada

Idris Wada, governor of Kogi state and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state governorship election, has expressed shock over the death of his main rival in the poll.Wada, who announced that he has declared a 7-day mourning period, said Kogi was going through “a trying period”.“My brother and friend, Prince Abubakar Audu is gone. What a [...]

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    OBITUARY: The many unfulfilled dreams of Abubakar Audu who died on the verge of history

OBITUARY: The many unfulfilled dreams of Abubakar Audu who died on the verge of history

Abubakar Audu, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 21 election in Kogi state, was very close to making history when he died suddenly on Sunday.He also went to his grave with many unfulfilled dreams, sending his supporters and admirers into mourning when victory was within reach.Audu already made history by being the only candidate to have contested [...]

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    APC set to claim new state as Audu leads Wada

APC set to claim new state as Audu leads Wada

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is about to clinch its 22nd state in the current political dispensation.Audu Abubakar, its candidate in the governorship election of Kogi state, is leading in the result so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).While Idris Wada, the incumbent governor and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won only five local governments, [...]

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    Wada: APC ‘already rigging’ Saturday’s election

Wada: APC ‘already rigging’ Saturday’s election

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is already using security agents and compromised officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to rig Saturday’s governorship election in Kogi state, the state government has alleged.Speaking at a press conference in Lokoja on Friday, Frank Shaibu, spokesman of Idris Wada, governor of the state, alleged that Abubakar Audu, candidate of the APC, had [...]

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    ‘Nigeria losing N4trn to illegal mining’

‘Nigeria losing N4trn to illegal mining’

The Senate on Thursday said the country was losing about N4 trillion to illegal mining activities on a yearly basis and ordered investigation into the development.Mandating its committee on solid minerals to carry out investigation into the issue, the senate said the development was worrisome, especially with current low performance of the oil sector.The senate also directed the inspector-general of [...]

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    PDP: APC flooding Kogi with ‘corrupt money’

PDP: APC flooding Kogi with ‘corrupt money’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government is flooding Kogi state, where a governorship election is scheduled to take place on Saturday, with corrupt money to buy the people’s mandate.Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP, who had earlier alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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