Thursday, November 15, 2018

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    APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

APC US: Obasanjo, Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the world

The United States of America chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) says the administration of former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan made Nigeria one of the poorest countries in the worldIn a statement on Sunday, Francis Onukwuli, national publicity secretary of the party in the US, said the country became one of the poorest countries in the world [...]

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    OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

OBITUARY: Tony Anenih, Zik’s former police orderly who could ‘fix’ anything

Until 2015, Tony Anenih could fix anything in politics, but the former chairman of the PDP board of trustees was on Sunday outsmarted by death at a ripe age of 85. For a man who played lead roles in installing Nigerian presidents from 1999 to 2011, he definitely earned his stripes as Nigeria's foremost political strategist. From the moment he joined politics [...]

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    It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

It’s time to retire the political elite, says Peoples Trust presidential candidate

Gbenga Olawepo-Hashim, presidential candidate of Peoples Trust (PT), says the 2019 elections is the best time to retire the political elite.Olawepo-Hashim made the remark at a press briefing during the weekend.He said the presidential election is not a “two horse race” between President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).The [...]

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    I’ve learned more at family retreats than in school, says Atiku’s son

I’ve learned more at family retreats than in school, says Atiku’s son

Mustapha Atiku Abubakar, son of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential flagbearer, says his father has invested in educating himself and his family.Mustapha said this in a tweet while reacting to a criticism of his father.Henry Okelue, a Twitter user, had said the highest academic qualification of the PDP presidential candidate is a certificate obtained over 40 years ago.https://twitter.com/4eyedmonk/status/1055711051000569856?s=19But [...]

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    South-west PDP asks Atiku to assure zone of SGF, AGF slots

South-west PDP asks Atiku to assure zone of SGF, AGF slots

The south-west zone of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Atiku Abubakar, the party’s presidential candidate, not to relegate them if he emerges as president.Speaking when PDP chieftains from the zone met on Friday in Lagos, Eddy Olefeso, south-west vice-chairman of the party, urged Atiku to assure the zone of more key positions.Atiku was reported to have offered secretary [...]

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    I was a PDP minister who served the people, says Oby Ezekwesili

I was a PDP minister who served the people, says Oby Ezekwesili

Oby Ezekwesili, former vice-president of the World Bank, says it is a fact that she was a minister under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), but she served in the interest of the people and for good governance.The former minister, who holds the PDP and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) responsible for Nigeria's litany of woes, added that all she [...]

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    ‘Atiku will win in 2019’ — The Economist predicts loss for Buhari again

‘Atiku will win in 2019’ — The Economist predicts loss for Buhari again

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research unit of The Economist Magazine, says Atiku Abubakar, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.The London-based magazine made the prediction in its latest country report on Nigeria. This is coming less than two months after it had predicted that Buhari would lose the election.“Mr. Buhari is [...]

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    2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

2019: We must market Buhari from door-to-door, says Yahaya Bello

Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi state, says for President Muhammadu Buhari to be reelected in 2019, the All Progressives Congress (APC) must be ready to market his accomplishments.Bello said this at a dinner hosted by the president for youth political appointees and supporters of his administration at the presidential villa, Abuja.He said failure to present the achievements of the current [...]

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    IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

IGP summons Akwa Ibom PDP leaders over ‘destruction of Buhari’s campaign materials’

Ibrahim Idris, inspector-general of police, has summoned some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leaders in Akwa Ibom state to Abuja over the violence which led to the destruction of some campaign materials of President Muhammadu Buhari's reelection bid.Supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP clashed in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state capital, earlier in the month.Ini Okpodio, chairman of [...]

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    The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The return of Nnamdi Kanu

The recent resurfacing of Nnamdi Kanu, the uncouth leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) in Israel, raises more questions than answers: How did he escape from the raid by Nigerian security forces on his father’s compound on September 14, 2017? How did he find his way to Israel? And why is he resurfacing just as Atiku Abubakar selected [...]

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    PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

PDP loses only senator in Rivers to APC

Osinachukwu Ideozu, senator representing Rivers west, has defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).Ideozu was elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2015.Ahmed Lawan, senate leader, announced his defection on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday while congratulating him.No official letter was read by Senate President Bukola Saraki."I want to congratulate my brother [...]

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    ‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

‘It’s fake news’ — Austin Akobundu reacts to reports of Ekweremadu’s defection

Austin Akobundu, national organising secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has described as “fake news”, the reports of the defection of Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, from the opposition party.The deputy senate president is said to be aggrieved by the way the party treated him in the process of choosing the running mate of Atiku Abubakar, its presidential [...]

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    Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Season of defections: More PDP, APC reps decamp

Another wave of defection has hit the house of representatives, barely a week after two lawmakers in the green chamber switched parties.At plenary on Wednesday, both Hassan Omale and Mohammed Soba announced their resignation from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) respectively.While Omale who is from Kogi state said he was joining Action Democratic Party (ADP), Soba [...]

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    Despite ‘feeling used and dumped’, Ekweremadu not leaving PDP

Despite ‘feeling used and dumped’, Ekweremadu not leaving PDP

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, says he has no plans of leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).There has been speculation that he may defect from the PDP because he is aggrieved with the way he has been treated by the party.But in a statement posted on Facebook, he said: "In the past 24 hours, I have been inundated with calls [...]

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    Peter Obi: Igbo leaders never opposed my nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Peter Obi: Igbo leaders never opposed my nomination as Atiku’s running mate

Peter Obi, former governor of Anambra, says Igbo leaders were never against his nomination as running mate of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Obi’s nomination was protested by Igbo leaders who claimed they were not consulted by the PDP or Atiku.But Obi said the issue in contention was with the process of his emergence and not [...]

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    Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa: Nigeria will be worse if PDP returns to power

Balarabe Musa, a former governor of Kaduna says, says the country will be worse if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) returns to power in 2019.NAN quoted Musa as saying this  in a telephone interview on Monday. He reportedly blamed the PDP for the "misery and underdevelopment" the country is witnessing.The elder statesman advised Nigerians not to trust the opposition party [...]

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