Thursday, January 17, 2019

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    Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu: PDP violated peace accord by accusing Buhari’s family of corruption

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, has called on the national peace committee to act on an alleged violation of the peace accord by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The peace accord was signed by presidential candidates of different political parties ahead of the general election.In a statement on Tuesday, Shehu accused the PDP presidential campaign organisation of "bad faith, character assassination and [...]

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    Lai on leaked Amaechi tapes: Do they think this will break our ranks in APC?

Lai on leaked Amaechi tapes: Do they think this will break our ranks in APC?

Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says the leaked audio of Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation, allegedly criticising President Muhammadu Buhari will not break the ranks of the All Progressives Congress (APC).Amaechi is yet to comment on the leaked audio tapes.Speaking with journalists on Tuesday in Abuja, the information minister said the leak was part of the “mudslinging" politics of [...]

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    PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north

PDP suspends deputy national chairman in the north

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has suspended Gamawa Babayo, its deputy national chairman (north).Kola Ologbondiyan, the party spokesman, announced this in a statement on Monday night.He said the party's national working committee (NWC) suspended Babayo over allegations of derelection of duty and anti-party activities."The National Working Committee (NWC), in its extra-ordinary session of the 5th of January 2019, among other [...]

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    Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation

Senator wants Atiku campaign reconstituted in Ekiti, accuses Fayose of manipulation

Biodun Olujimi, senate minority leader, says the composition of the Atiku Abubakar Campaign Council in Ekiti state is "unacceptable."In a petition addressed to Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olujimi asked the party to reconstitute the council.The lawmaker said only those who the state working committee had approved should make up the campaign council.While describing it [...]

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    Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

Amina Zakari’s family speaks on ties to Buhari’s sister

The family of Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC), has explained its ties to President Muhammadu Buhari.The appointment of Zakari as head of INEC's collation centre in the forthcoming general election has generated controversy.The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had alleged that she is related to the president and her position would compromise the electoral process.In [...]

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    The consequence of the struggle for fake-news trophy by APC, PDP

The consequence of the struggle for fake-news trophy by APC, PDP

The APC and the PDP are at a fake-news race. It appears both parties are set on a single strategy of winning the February presidential election – through the audacious cross-firing of falsehood and lies.It will be prejudicial to say who is getting ahead of the other in this punitive race of fibbing. But the two parties are outdoing each [...]

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    PDP kicks against appointment of Amina Zakari as head of INEC’s collation center

PDP kicks against appointment of Amina Zakari as head of INEC’s collation center

The Peoples Democratic Party has kicked against the appointment of Amina Zakari as head of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) collation center for the elections.Describing her as a relative of President Muhammadu Buhari, the opposition party said her appointment is an invitation to violence.TheCable was not able to immediately confirm if she is related to the president. Both Rotimi Oyekanmi, [...]

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    INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation centre for elections

INEC appoints Amina Zakari as head of collation centre for elections

Amina Zakari, a national commissioner at the Independent and National Electoral Commission (INEC), has been appointed to head the collation centre of the elections.Zakari was appointed to head the committee on collation centre, one of the two committees for the election which the commission inaugurated on Thursday in Abuja.Speaking during the inauguration, Mahmood Yakubu, INEC chairman, said the committee shall [...]

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    PDP accuses Buhari’s family of diverting military funds, demands probe

PDP accuses Buhari’s family of diverting military funds, demands probe

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a probe of President Muhammadu Buhari's family over an alleged diversion of military funds.In a statement on Wednesday, Kola Ologbondiyan, PDP spokesman, accused the president's family of diverting N1.032 trillion meant for the purchase of weapons for soldiers to acquire shares in 9 Mobile and Keystone Bank.The PDP spokesman also alleged that the [...]

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    APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

APC: 2018 was tough… we confronted monsters

Lanre Issa-Onilu, spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says 2018 was tough for the ruling party because it confronted monsters.In a statement on Tuesday, Issa-Onilu said some monsters had found their way into the APC during the merger in 2014 but defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) after inflicting damages to the party.He said the defectors from the [...]

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    Nigerians didn’t bargain for this bloodletting in 2015, says Secondus

Nigerians didn’t bargain for this bloodletting in 2015, says Secondus

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says Nigerians did not bargain for "avoidable bloodletting and loss of human lives" during the 2015 elections.Secondus said this in his New Year message issued by Ike Abonyi, his spokesman.He advised Nigerians to see 2019 as “the restoration year” for the country, noting that the electorate's decisions will determine the [...]

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    Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Ortom: Why I dumped APC for PDP

Samuel Ortom, Benue state governor, says he joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because it was a more credible alternative for him to achieve his policies.Ortom made the disclosure on Monday during the flag-off of his governorship campaign in Makurdi.The governor, who won his election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), returned to the PDP a few [...]

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    Borno politicians ‘spinning fakes news for personal gains’

Borno politicians ‘spinning fakes news for personal gains’

The Arewa Youths Integrity Forum (AYIF) has accused politicians from Borno state of out churning out fake news just to create tension in the state.The youth group said it is unhappy over acts of "treachery and distortions by some political players in Borno State.AYIF said some politicians were taking advantage of the ongoing unrest in the state to enrich themselves [...]

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    PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

PDP plotting to disrupt my campaign, says APC guber candidate in Kwara

Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara state, has accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of plotting to disrupt his campaign.In a statement issued on his behalf by his campaign organisation, the governorship candidate alleged that the plan was in connivance with the state government.He said the plot involves thugs posing as APC supporters “unleashing [...]

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    Tinubu: It’d have been better if PDP focused on just electricity for 16 years

Tinubu: It’d have been better if PDP focused on just electricity for 16 years

Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says it would have been better if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) used its 16 years in power to develop only electricity.Tinubu said this on Friday while speaking at the flag-off campaign of the APC in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital.The former governor of Lagos asked Nigerians to vote [...]

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    Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Akpabio asks PDP governors to surrender their states before 2019 polls

Godswill Akpabio, former governor of Akwa Ibom state, has advised governors elected under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surrender their states before the 2019 elections.Akpabio said this on Friday while speaking at the flag off of the All Progressives Congress (APC)l campaign for the 2019 general election.The senator representing Akwa Ibom north west said the forthcoming election is all [...]

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