Friday, January 18, 2019

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    Mark: PDP may be heading for its final burial

Mark: PDP may be heading for its final burial

David Mark, president of the Nigerian senate, has expressed concern over the crisis rocking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), advising that aggrieved party members sheathe their swords to prevent PDP from heading for the rocks.Speaking when the party’s post-election committee led by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, visited him in Abuja, Mark appealed that the party needs to stand united [...]

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    PDP ‘overcomes’ trauma of first-ever defeat

PDP ‘overcomes’ trauma of first-ever defeat

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has overcome the "post-election trauma" of its first-ever defeat in a presidential election, which is responsible for the infighting among its principal officers and institutions.PDP also commended its leader, President Goodluck Jonathan, for his "timely intervention" in ending the bickering, declaring that it has now overcome the shock of the defeat.On Wednesday, Olisa Metuh, national publicity [...]

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    Mu’azu: I couldn’t force my people to vote GEJ

Mu’azu: I couldn’t force my people to vote GEJ

Adamu Mu’azu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says if he had his way he would have delivered Buachi, his home state, to President Goodluck Jonathan in the general election.Muazu said those who are criticising him for the poor outing of the party during the election are “being economical with the truth”, because he did his best for [...]

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    Metuh: No NWC member stole campaign funds

Metuh: No NWC member stole campaign funds

Olisah Metuh, national publicity secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says no member of the party's National Working Working (NWC) embezzled funds meant for its campaign for the 2015 general election. Metuh, who also denied reports of crisis in the party, said that the NWC rather generated billions of naira from the sale of forms to fund PDP candidates for governorship and state assembly elections in [...]

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    PDP admits pressure on party leaders to resign

PDP admits pressure on party leaders to resign

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has admitted that some forces in the party are bent on forcing members of its National Working Committee (NWC) to resign.It fingered "some aides and associates of President Goodluck Jonathan who are trying to use their closeness to him to cause crisis" and pave way for more defections to other parties.The statement, signed by Olisa Metuh, the party’s [...]

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Mu’azu: PDP must end use-and-dump culture

Adamu Mu’azu, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has decried the culture of ‘using and dumping’ of members in the party, saying it must stop.Mu’azu said the culture had reached ‘fraticidal’ proportions and urged party members to end it.“The developing culture of using and dumping has reached fratricidal proportions in the PDP and it must end,” he said.“You [...]

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    Tinubu: I never begged – or intended to beg – Bode George

Tinubu: I never begged – or intended to beg – Bode George

Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has denied ever apologising to Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), for allegedly influencing his imprisonment back in 2009.George bagged 30 months jail term for contract splitting and inflation during his tenure as chairman of the Nigerian Port Authority (NPA).He had never hesitated to claim innocence, [...]

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    EFCC resumes N19.2bn fraud trial of Sylva

EFCC resumes N19.2bn fraud trial of Sylva

Timipre Sylva, former governor of Bayelsa state, will appear at the federal high court in Abuja on Tuesday to resume the trial of the alleged N19.2 billion money laundering instituted against him and his co-accused.The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) levelled the charges against Sylva, Francis Okoburo, Gbenga Balogun and Samuel Ogbuku.They were accused of using three companies – Marlin [...]

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    Aisha Alhassan loses Taraba governorship poll

Aisha Alhassan loses Taraba governorship poll

The hope of having the first elected female governor in Nigeria finally evaporated on Sunday, as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Darius Ishiaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the winner of the governorship election in Taraba state.Taraba is one of the three states where INEC declared the April 11 election inconclusive, and held supplementary election on Saturday.Muhammad [...]

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    INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

INEC declares Okorocha winner in Imo state

Rochas Okorocha, incumbent governor of Imo state, has been declared winner of the Imo state governorship election after Saturday's supplementary effort.Okorocha, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), polled 416,996 votes ahead of Emeka Ihedioha, current deputy speaker of the house of the federal representatives, who was the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Ihedioha had 320,705 votes.As at the time [...]

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    Tukur taunts PDP, says ‘I warned you in 2013’

Tukur taunts PDP, says ‘I warned you in 2013’

Bamanga Tukur, former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says he had an idea that the fall of the party was imminent and he tried to protect the party against it.In a statement titled 'Were You Not Warned?', which he released in Abuja on Thursday evening, Tukur, who was forced out of office in 2013, said the decision of [...]

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    Ondo constitutes probe panel against deputy gov, Olanusi

Ondo constitutes probe panel against deputy gov, Olanusi

Olasehinde Kumuyi, chief judge of Ondo state, has set up a seven-man panel to investigate the allegations of impeachable offences levelled against Alli Olanusi, the deputy governor of the state.Olanusi is being accused of gross misconduct, financial misappropriation, absenteeism from official duties and causing political disaffection in the cabinet of Olusegun Mimiko, governor of the state.On Wednesday, the house directed [...]

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    Please stay in your party, APC tells PDP leaders

Please stay in your party, APC tells PDP leaders

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to join its party that it would not accommodate them.Advising PDP faithful to accept the “hard reality” that they have lost power, Lai Mohammed, the party's national publicity secretary, taunted his PDP counterparts to rebuild their party to play its new role as the main [...]

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    Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Peterside: Never has an election in Rivers been this fraudulent

Dakuku Peterside, candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Rivers state governorship election, has accused the police of working with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the poll.Speaking on Monday during an interview on Channels Television, Peterside alleged that on the election eve, all the policemen who were supposed to provide security were withdrawn from the state.“The commitment we [...]

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    How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

How Teslim Folarin’s transformer was removed

The airwaves have been riddled with reports that Teslim Folarin, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Oyo state, withdrew a transformer he donated to Sabo community in Ibadan, capital of the state, hours after losing the election.It was also reported that it took Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo state governor, just one day to replace the withdrawn transformer. But TheCable's [...]

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    Why KOWA failed to win Delta governorship poll

Why KOWA failed to win Delta governorship poll

It’s no breaking news to announce that Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won the governorship election of April 11 in Delta state.But it would have all gone pear-shaped had KOWA (it is not an acronym) party done its homework – improperly!Granted, KOWA’s candidate, Atagbuzia Sixtus Chibueze, polled a measly total votes of 594 to Okowa’s 724, [...]

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