Sunday, February 17, 2019

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    Buhari persecuting Dasuki, says Metuh

Buhari persecuting Dasuki, says Metuh

Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described the siege laid to the Abuja residence of Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), as "unconstitutional".Metuh accused President Muhammadu Buhari of going the way of dictators, saying the last time when a former government official was placed under "house arrest" was during the military era.He said Buhari has [...]

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    PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

PDP ‘to reject’ elections conducted under Zakari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it might not accept the outcome of any election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) under the leadership of Amina Zakari.The party has been making repeated calls for her dismissal, citing alleged closeness to President Muhammadu Buhari as the reason for the demand.Olisa Metuh, PDP's spokesman, renewed the call for Zakari's dismissal [...]

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    APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

APC: Our petition behind DSS ‘interference’ with election tribunal

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the allegation that it is using security agencies to harass the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The ruling party said the PDP which "used such method during its 16 years in power now believes the APC will do the same".APC accused PDP of plotting to sabotage the Rivers state election tribunal, insisting that the opposition party [...]

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    DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

DSS interfering with election tribunals, says PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the Department of States Services (DSS) of undue interference with election tribunals in Rivers and some states under its control.Addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the party, described the development as “undemocratic”, warning that it could lead to “enthronement of draconian regime”.Metuh alleged that Lawal Daura, director-general of the [...]

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    PDP: Buhari slashed salary to gain popularity

PDP: Buhari slashed salary to gain popularity

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of trying to gain cheap popularity by cutting his salary by 50 percent.Buhari slashed his annual salary from N14 million to N7 million, and also rejected a proposal for the purchase of five armoured Mercedes cars worth N400 million, for his use.But the PDP sees the gesture as an attempt [...]

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    Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Oshiomhole: NOI spent $1bn on GEJ’s campaign

Adams Oshiomhole, governor of Edo state, has alleged that Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, immediate past minister of finance, expended $1 billion on the re-election bid of former president, Goodluck Jonathan.Oshiomhole, who has been attacking the former minister in recent times, described her as a “pathological liar”, re-emphasising the point of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that revelations of the rot of Jonathan’s [...]

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    APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

APC: We will soon release shocking revelations about Jonathan’s government

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians to expect “shocking revelations” of the past government in the coming weeks and months.In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by Lai Mohammed, national publicity secretary of the party, APC accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of distorting the facts about the source of the $2.1 billion that President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    Police now a compromised instrument of APC, says PDP

Police now a compromised instrument of APC, says PDP

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the Nigeria police as a compromised instrument in the hands of the All Progressives Congress (APC), demanding that it immediately unseals the local government councils in Rivers state.The party described as unconstitutional, reprehensible abuse of power and brazen show of partisanship, the action of the APC-led federal government-controlled police [...]

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    PDP: Buhari’s bailout proof that Jonathan didn’t hand over a ‘virtually empty treasury’

PDP: Buhari’s bailout proof that Jonathan didn’t hand over a ‘virtually empty treasury’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says President Muhammadu Buhari's "approval of the release of N804 billion" as bailout to states and local governments has clearly proven that Goodluck Jonathan did not hand over a virtually empty treasury.While speaking with state house correspondents on June 22, Buhari had lamented the country’s “virtually empty treasury”, urging the media to report the true situation of [...]

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    ‘Nigerians will beg PDP to return in 2019’

‘Nigerians will beg PDP to return in 2019’

Cairo Ojougboh, vice-chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the south-south, has derided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its inability to resolve the crisis tearing it apart.Ojougboh said the APC has shown lack of coordination and ideology in handling the national assembly crisis, saying Nigerians will beg the PDP to come back in 2019.He was speaking at the [...]

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    Ekweremadu: No amount of intimidation will deter me

Ekweremadu: No amount of intimidation will deter me

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says no amount of harassment or intimidation can stop him from performing his legislative functions in the national assembly.Assuring his supporters of his safety, Ekweremadu said security agencies are making efforts to beef up security around him.The longest-serving deputy senate president in Nigeria’s history also expressed appreciation to all those who have rallied round him [...]

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    Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Pro-Dogara lawmakers planning to defect to PDP, says Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, the preferred candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the speakership of the federal house of representatives, has alleged that Yakubu Dogara – the man who eventually got the position – and his loyalists are plotting to polarise the ruling party ahead of their plans to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Gbajabiamila said that despite the fact [...]

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    Zakari’s appointment based on merit, says presidency

Zakari’s appointment based on merit, says presidency

The presidency has described as unfounded the allegation that Amina Zakari was appointed as the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) because of being close to President Muhammadu Buhari.Olisa Metuh, national publicity of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) made the allegation, demanding for her immediate sack.Metuh said Zakari had sympathy for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) [...]

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    I’m here to serve, says Zakari

I’m here to serve, says Zakari

Amina Zakari, the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says she has accepted her appointment with humility, promising to be dedicated in her line of duty.Speaking during a brief handover ceremony at the headquarters of the commission in Abuja, Zakari promised to work towards the improvement of the country’s electoral process.“I accept this with humility and an [...]

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    Mark ‘not favoured’ in PDP’s zoning arrangement

Mark ‘not favoured’ in PDP’s zoning arrangement

‎The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has zoned its principal offices in the national assembly and it appears David Mark, former senate president, will not be occupying the position of senate minority leader.Olisa Metuh, spokesman of the PDP, said party has zoned the minority leader of the upper chamber of the national assembly to the south-south while the deputy minority leader [...]

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    Sack Zakari now, PDP tells Buhari

Sack Zakari now, PDP tells Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday described the appointment of Amina Zakari as the acting chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as unacceptable, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to fire her immediately.The party said Zakari’s appointment has eroded public trust in the commission, accusing Buhari of nepotism."The PDP is particularly disturbed by the development in INEC where [...]

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