Friday, April 26, 2019

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    Oshiomhole can’t dictate to senators, says Abaribe

Oshiomhole can’t dictate to senators, says Abaribe

Eyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia south, says Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is de-marketing his party.In an interview with PUNCH, Abaribe said Oshiomhole is not in the position to dictate on how senators will choose their leader because he is not a member of the national assembly.Ahmad Lawan, senate leader, has been endorsed by the [...]

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    Don’t remove Kogi chief judge, PDP warns lawmakers

Don’t remove Kogi chief judge, PDP warns lawmakers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned members of the Kogi state house of assembly against "being used to forcibly remove" Nasir Ajana, chief judge of the state. The lawmakers had on Tuesday recommended the removal of Ajanah over alleged gross misconduct, following a report that indicted the Kogi high court and Kogi Hajj Commission of financial breaches. In a statement by Kola [...]

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    Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku: PDP blessed to have a political gladiator like Wike

Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state, as a gladiator, congratulating him on his reelection.The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Wike winner of the governorship election on Wednesday evening.Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC) and his closest rival, who garnered [...]

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    Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Wike leading with over 290,000 votes as INEC announces 15 LG results

Nyesom Wike, governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers state, is leading significantly in the results of 15 local government areas so far announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).INEC resumed collation of election results of 15 LGAs on Tuesday and Wike polled PDP: 426, 279 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress [...]

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    Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

Amaechi loses LGA to Wike as INEC resumes collation of Rivers results

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resumed collation of results for the governorship poll in Rivers state.On March 10, INEC had suspended all electoral processes in the state as a result of violence and widespread disruption of collation of results.The commission later announced that the results of 17 local government areas were intact, and it rescheduled collation for April [...]

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    Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Saraki: Why Magu was never confirmed as EFCC chairman

Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained why the senate did not confirm Ibrahim Magu as chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).Saraki gave the explanation on Monday at the orientation programme organised for senators-elect and house of representatives members-elect ahead of the inauguration of ninth national assembly in Abuja.The country’s number three citizen said having rejected Magu's nomination [...]

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    Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

Group tips 32-year-old activist to join Buhari’s cabinet 

The Benue Elite Development Network has tipped Philip Agbese, public affairs commentator, as a possible replacement for Audu Ogbeh, minister of agriculture. The group made the call at an event where Agbese was decorated with an award of excellence on Monday.The group particularly hailed Agbese who has joined hands with other Nigerians to "assist in curbing the humanitarian issues in the [...]

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    Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Kano PDP chairman: Violence pays under this govt

Rabiu Bichi, chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kano state, says violence pays under the administration of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The supplementary polls that held in the state was marred by violence.Abdullahi Ganduje, incumbent governor and candidate of the APC, who was trailing Abba Yusuf, PDP candidate in the March 9 election, won after the supplementary [...]

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    National assembly belongs to no party, PDP tells Oshiomhole

National assembly belongs to no party, PDP tells Oshiomhole

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its lawmakers will contest for the positions of senate president and speaker of the house of representatives "if need be".Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, said the party, just like the others, has a right to not only decide who emerges in the positions but to also contest for them.He was speaking in reaction to a [...]

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    Sokoto PDP asks APC to concede, says ‘money can’t change the people’s will’

Sokoto PDP asks APC to concede, says ‘money can’t change the people’s will’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto state has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) to accept defeat in the governorship election and stop "hallucinating with false accusations".In a statement on Tuesday, the party taunted the APC in the state for losing the election "notwithstanding hiring of political thugs and vote buying".PDP's Aminu Tambuwal defeated Ahmad Aliyu of the APC [...]

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    Surrender your stolen mandate, PDP replies APC on INEC server

Surrender your stolen mandate, PDP replies APC on INEC server

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari's campaign organisation of sub-judice over the accusation that it hacked the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) server.The party said the accusation shows the APC is jittery of losing at the presidential election tribunal, asking it to "surrender the stolen mandate" to its presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar.The PDP had claimed figures [...]

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    Buratai and the birth of a new army

Buratai and the birth of a new army

BY DON UDEIKEI am not one that partakes in mediocrity. I am also not one that encourages others to be mediocre. I say this because the general elections have come and gone and as usual words, merchants have begun to ply their trades on behalf of their principals that includes some of those that lost in their respective political bids.In [...]

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    Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

Sokoto guber: Leave military alone, group tells Tambuwal

As reactions continue to greet the just-concluded governorship election in Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal,winner of the election, has been asked not to celebrate yet.Agenda for Democracy and Good Governance, which made the call asked the governor to leave the Nigerian military alone while he savours the taste of his temporary victory, which would not pass through legal furnace.Gambo Abdulkadir, national president, [...]

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    Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Tension in Kano as DSS, policemen clash at collation centre

Policemen and officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) clashed at head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano state on Sunday.The altercation was over a fresh screening conducted by the DSS at the collation centre.Journalists and observers were already seated in the collation hall, waiting for continuation of the event when security personnel asked everyone to [...]

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    Kano govt denies arrest of commissioner

Kano govt denies arrest of commissioner

Muhammad Garba, the Kano state commissioner of information, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is spreading "mischievous lies"  in order to discredit the supplementary election in the state. Garba was reacting to reports on the arrest of Muktar Yakasai, commissioner for special duties on Saturday.Yakasi was allegedly arrested for leading some thugs to disrupt election at Yelwa Secondary School in Dala [...]

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    APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

APC: PDP afraid of losing Kano

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano state has dismissed allegations that it hired thugs to disrupt the supplementary election in the state.Rabiu Sulaiman-Bichi, chairman of the PDP in the state, had alleged that the APC brought thugs from some neighbouring states to "take over the polling units".He, therefore, asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to cancel the election.But [...]

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