Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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    Clapping for Ngige with one hand

Clapping for Ngige with one hand

The Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chris Ngige, is wondering why we’re not clapping for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari first thing every morning and, perhaps, last thing at night before going to bed.In case we have forgotten, Ngige reminded us, we were sinking in the mire of falling oil prices and had almost been brought to our knees [...]

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    ‘Dump APC now’ — Dogara’s constituents present PDP nomination form to him

‘Dump APC now’ — Dogara’s constituents present PDP nomination form to him

Supporters of Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, presented nomination and expression of interest forms of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to him on Thursday, urging the speaker to leave the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).The constituents thronged Dogara's Abuja residence, saying they decided to present the PDP forms to the speaker as a result of "injustice meted [...]

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    Dogara finally defects, picks PDP nomination form

Dogara finally defects, picks PDP nomination form

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, has reportedly picked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) nomination form to return to the lower legislative chamber.The development is an indication that the speaker has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP.Dogara was said to have picked the form, and that of expression of interest, on Wednesday.PUNCH quoted a [...]

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    ‘I want to give opportunity to the poor’ — Bolaji Abdullahi declares governorship bid

‘I want to give opportunity to the poor’ — Bolaji Abdullahi declares governorship bid

Bolaji Abdullahi, a former minister of sports, has declared his bid to contest the governorship election of Kwara state.Abdullahi, a former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is running on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform.He declared his intention to run at an event in Ilorin, the state capital, on Wednesday, promising to give opportunity to children of the poor [...]

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    PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

PDP on presidential primary: Ballot papers will carry photographs of aspirants

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new measures it would adopt to aid transparency during its primary election.Uche Secondus, national chairman of the party, said part of this would be a display of the presidential aspirants’ photograph on ballot papers.This is usually not the case, as the papers only bear names of aspirants.The main opposition party currently has at [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

PDP governors tackle Buhari for rejecting electoral act amendment

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Governors’ Forum has condemned the refusal of President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral act (amendment) bill.The forum made the condemnation in a communiqué signed by Ayodele Fayose, its chairman and governor of Ekiti state, after its meeting in in Abuja on Monday.The governors said the president’s decline of assent to the bill was indicative that [...]

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    Jibrin reappointed PDP BoT chairman

Jibrin reappointed PDP BoT chairman

The board of trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reappointed Walid Jibrin as its chairman.In a statement, Jibrin said the decision to reappoint him was taken at a meeting of the board which held on Thursday.He said Adolphus Wabara, acting secretary of the board, was also confirmed as secretary for a term of five years.Wabara is a former [...]

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    Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Fighting corruption will be my priority as president, says ex-governor facing charges for ‘fraud’

Jonah Jang, a former governor of Plateau state, says his priority if elected Nigeria's president will be to fight corruption.Addressing reporters in Abuja on Monday, Jang said he is the best candidate to pick the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2019.He added that his experience as a retired military general would be used to tackle the [...]

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    PDP is dead, says APC

PDP is dead, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.Yekini Nabena, acting spokesman of APC, said this in a statement on Sunday while reacting to a statement by Nyesom Wike, governor of Rivers state.Wike had alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling party have planted agents in the PDP.The governor said he knows some PDP presidential [...]

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    Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Ngige: Nigerians should be clapping for Buhari’s government on a daily basis

Chris Ngige, minister of labour, says nobody could have performed better than President Muhammadu Buhari.Speaking when he met with journalists in Onitsha, Anambra state on Sunday, Ngige said Nigerians ought to be clapping for the government of Buhari on a daily basis.The minister said the situation of the country could have been worse if Buhari had not been elected in 2015.He [...]

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    PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

PDP accuses FG of secretly releasing N16bn Paris Club refund to Osun

The Peoples Democratic Party has accused the federal government of releasing N16.6 billion Paris Club refund to Osun state ahead of the September 22 gubernatorial election.In a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP national publicity secretary, the party said the purported illegal diversion of public fund is tantamount to corruption on the part of President Muhammadu Buhari.The party alleged that [...]

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    It’s time to retire corrupt politicians, says Moghalu as he clinches YPP presidential ticket

It’s time to retire corrupt politicians, says Moghalu as he clinches YPP presidential ticket

Kingsley Moghalu, a former deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has emerged presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP).Speaking after clinching the party's ticket in Abuja on Saturday, Moghalu said the time had come to retire corrupt politicians and build a great nation.In August, Moghalu withdrew from the Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) which produced Fela [...]

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    Lai: APC will win 2019 elections because there’s no viable opposition

Lai: APC will win 2019 elections because there’s no viable opposition

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says the All Progressives Congress (APC), will win the 2019 general election as there is no viable opposition to the party.The minister said this while fielding questions from reporters in Benin, Edo state on Saturday, where he chaired the wedding of the son of Mariam Abubakar, Edo commissioner for budget and economy planning.He said the [...]

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    Saraki: We must replace Buhari with a man who has capacity

Saraki: We must replace Buhari with a man who has capacity

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Nigerians must "change" President Muhammadu Buhari with a man who has capacity.Saraki said this on Friday at a meeting with Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in Owerri, Imo state.The nation's number three citizen, who is a presidential aspirant of the PDP, said there is need for a president who would ensure the country's prosperity.“We must [...]

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    Ekweremadu: Nigerians looking up to PDP to rescue them

Ekweremadu: Nigerians looking up to PDP to rescue them

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says Nigerians are looking up to a "rebranded" Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to rescue them after a "harrowing experience" in the last three years.Uche Anichukwu, media aide to deputy senate president, quoted Ekweremadu as saying this to the opposition party members ahead of the ward congress.The senator charged PDP to use the exercise to showcase to [...]

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