Friday, November 16, 2018

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    APC postpones Kano assembly primaries over mosque blast

APC postpones Kano assembly primaries over mosque blast

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its house of assembly primaries scheduled for December 1, by one day, as a mark of respect for those who were killed in a bomb attack on Kano central mosque on Friday, and in sympathy with those who were injured or affected one way or another by the attack.The Peoples Democratic Party had [...]

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    PDP mourns blasts, postpones Kano assembly primaries

PDP mourns blasts, postpones Kano assembly primaries

The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over the bomb attack that claimed the lives of 50 people at the Kano central mosque on Friday, describing it as painful.Olisa Metuh, national publicity secretary of the PDP, said that the party was grief-stricken when it received the news of the attack “especially considering that the victims were harmless Nigerians who were [...]

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    APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

APC: We’ll form parallel govt ‘if polls are rigged’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will form a parallel government if next year's elections are rigged by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Speaking on Friday through Lai Mohammed, its national publicity secretary, the party emphasised that the statement of Rotimi Amaechi at the APC Salvation Rally in Abuja on Wednesday about rejecting the outcome of the 2015 elections and forming a parallel government [...]

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    Sambo meets PDP house leaders behind closed doors

Sambo meets PDP house leaders behind closed doors

Namadi Sambo on Thursday evening had a closed-door meeting with some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the federal house of representatives. The meeting followed the crisis that erupted at the national assembly where security operatives prevented Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining access.The lawmakers were led to the meeting by Emeka Ihedioha, the deputy speaker.Also on the delegation were Mulikat Adeola-Akande, the [...]

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    SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

SERAP asks APC, PDP to explain 2015 spending

A civil society group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has given the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 14 days to provide information about their spending on electoral  campaigns and other operations relating to the 2015 general election.In two separate letters dated November 18, 2014 and addressed to Adamu Mu'azu, PDP national chairman and John Odigie-Oyegun, [...]

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    Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

Confusion in Ekiti over ‘impeachment’ of speaker

There was confusion in Ekiti state house of assembly on Monday when seven members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the house allegedly impeached Adewale Omirin, speaker of the house (pictured).Armed policemen were said to have prevented 19 other lawmakers, including the substantive speaker, from gaining access to the assembly complex.Reacting to the development which it called “Peoples Democratic [...]

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    Come and take your forms, PDP tells Duke-Abiola

Come and take your forms, PDP tells Duke-Abiola

The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has noted the refusal of Akasoba Duke-Abiola to collect her presidential expression-of-interest and nomination forms in spite of the one-week extension granted by the party, which expires on November 14.The PDP had initially refused to release the forms to her and Ghalil Tafawa Balewa.However, on November 3, the party changed [...]

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    85 PDP aspirants jostling for 24 seats in Enugu assembly

85 PDP aspirants jostling for 24 seats in Enugu assembly

At least 85 PDP aspirants have been screened to contest the 24 seats at the Enugu state house of assembly in 2015.Bala Kaoje, chairman of the screening committee and former minister of sports, disclosed this in Enugu while addressing journalists on the outcome of the screening on Friday.Kaoje, who adjudged the exercise as successful, commended the aspirants for their good [...]

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    Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

Omisore opens cases against Aregbesola on Monday

The election tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Osun state, has ruled in favour of the prayer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s Iyiola Omisore to open his case on Monday, November 10, 2014.Earlier, Omisore had contested the results of the August 9 election which returned Rauf Aregebsola as the governor of the state.The case was adjourned following an oral request by [...]

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    Court stops PDP from sacking Ogun Exco

Court stops PDP from sacking Ogun Exco

A federal high court in Lagos on Wednesday restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from going ahead with plans to dissolve the Adebayo Dayo-led executive of the party in Ogun state.Okon Abang, a justice of the high court, in a brief ruling, ordered parties to maintain status quo and refrain from acting on any dissolution plan pending the determination of a contempt [...]

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    Protesters at national assembly demand reconvening of house

Protesters at national assembly demand reconvening of house

A group of protesters besieged the National Assembly gate on Wednesday to demand the reconvening of the federal house of representatives.On October 28, Aminu Tambuwal, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned the sitting of the house to December 3 after he announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC).The protesters who converged under [...]

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    PDP committee to review reps’ demand for automatic ticket

PDP committee to review reps’ demand for automatic ticket

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has constituted a committee to examine the demand for automatic ticket by the party’s members in the house of representatives.The decision was reached at a meeting between the PDP leadership and members of the house in Abuja, which was convened at the instance of Adamu Mu’azu, national chairman of PDP (pictured).However, Mu’azu, [...]

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    Jonathan to get challengers in PDP primary

Jonathan to get challengers in PDP primary

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has extended the deadline for the purchase and collection of nomination forms for the 2014 primary elections to Thursday.According to a statement signed by the national publicity secretary of the party, Olisa Metuh, aspirants who paid for the presidential nomination forms are also eligible to collect the forms.Two members of the party, Tafawa Balewa and [...]

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    151 aspirants pick PDP nomination forms in Plateau

151 aspirants pick PDP nomination forms in Plateau

A total of 151 aspirants have picked nomination forms to contest in the 2015 general election under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau state, Michael Dachom, the party's state organising secretary, has said.Dachom told NAN in Jos on Monday that 11 of the aspirants, including Ignatius Longjan, the current deputy governor, picked forms for governorship, while 40 others were [...]

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    APC reps in court to stop house reconvening

APC reps in court to stop house reconvening

All Progressives Congress (APC) members of the house of representatives have gone to court to challenge the plan of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers to prematurely reconvene the house, which was adjourned to December 3.On October 28 after the plenary of the house, Aminu Tambuwal, the speaker of the house of representative, announced his defection from PDP to APC.“My [...]

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    Fire guts PDP secretariat in Rivers

Fire guts PDP secretariat in Rivers

The Rivers state secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), situated along Port Harcourt/Aba expressway in Port Harcourt, has been engulfed by fire.The incident, which occurred in the early hours of Friday, was alleged to have been masterminded by unknown persons.Felix Obuah, Rivers state chairman of PDP, who spoke through Jerry Needam, his special adviser on media, blamed the incident [...]

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