Saturday, February 16, 2019

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    Timi Frank asks Okorocha, Yari, Amosun to defect from ‘house of deception’

Timi Frank asks Okorocha, Yari, Amosun to defect from ‘house of deception’

Timi Frank, ex-deputy spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has urged governors Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun to ditch the ruling party.He also advised Abdulaziz Yari, governor of Zamfara, and Magnus Abe, senator representing Rivers south-east, to join the next batch of defectors from the APC.In a statement on Friday, Frank said Nigerians will soon [...]

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    Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Okorocha sues IGP, EFCC, demands N1bn damages over home invasion

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, has sued Ibrahim Idris, the inspector-general of police (IGP), over an alleged breach of his fundamental human rights in respect to the “ransacking” of his house in Jos.The governor, who filed his case before justice Musa Kurya of the Jos federal high court, is demanding N1.25 billion as general damages for the action.Joined in the suit [...]

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    Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Oshiomhole: Why we rejected Okorocha’s in-law as our guber candidate in Imo

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party has submitted the name of Hope Uzondima, senator representing Imo west, to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its governorship candidate in Imo.Speaking with reporters at the headquarters of the party in Abuja, Oshiomhole said he would always uphold the truth in the interest of the party [...]

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    Okorocha: APC has lost almost five million members under Oshiomhole

Okorocha: APC has lost almost five million members under Oshiomhole

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) lost five million members after the primaries for the 2019 elections.The governor said this on Thursday while speaking with reporters at the end of a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja.He said the party lost the members due to high-handedness and disobedience to [...]

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    Okorocha on Atiku: APC won’t get involved in verbal war… we’ll be talking issues

Okorocha on Atiku: APC won’t get involved in verbal war… we’ll be talking issues

Rochas Okorocha, Imo governor, says the All Progressives Congress (APC) cannot be jittery over the emergence of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).He said the antecedents of Atiku and President Muhammadu Buhari, candidate of the APC, will be crucial in the 2019 presidential election.The chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum said the APC [...]

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    Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Okorocha clinches senatorial ticket, son-in-law wins APC guber race in Imo

Uche Nwosu, son-in-law of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, has won the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship ticket.In the early hours of Sunday, Ibrahim Agbabiaka, chairman of the electoral panel, said Nwosu polled a total of 269,524 votes to win the party’s ticket.Ahmed Gulak, the former chairman of the electoral panel, had declared Hope Uzodimma, senator representing Imo west, winner [...]

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    Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Okorocha on primaries: I led APC governors to Buhari because we want the right thing done

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says he led nine governors of the All progressives Congress (APC) to President Muhammadu Buhari because of the controversies which trailed the party's primaries for 2019 elections.TheCable had earlier reported how APC governors stormed Aso Rock over the primaries.The national working committee (NWC) of the ruling party had screened out preferred candidates of some [...]

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    Okorocha demands arrest of Gulak over APC guber primary

Okorocha demands arrest of Gulak over APC guber primary

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has called for the arrest of Ahmed Gulak, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primary election in the state.Hope Uzondima, a serving senator, and Uche Nwosu, son in-law to Okorocha, were announced as winners in the primary which was fraught with controversies.The national working committee (NWC) of the party had cancelled the [...]

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Kidnappers are after me, says APC senator seeking governorship ticket in Imo

Hope Uzodinma, senator representing Imo west, says there is an attempt to kidnap him.Uzodinma said this less than 24 hours to the APC governorship primary in Imo.He narrated how some "strange persons" in police uniform blocked his convoy on his way to a meeting on Saturday.The senator said the officers told him that he was wanted by Rochas Okorocha, governor [...]

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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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    Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Okorocha fires son-in-law, 12 appointees

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, has sacked 13 political office holders in the state, including Uche Nwosu, his son-in-law.Nwosu is believed to be Okorocha's preferred choice as the next governor of the state.In a statement on Wednesday, Samuel Onwuemeodo, chief press secretary to the governor, said the sacked appointees are seeking elective positions on the platform of the All [...]

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    Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

Buhari: Opposition can’t distract our good work

President Muhammadu Buhari says opposition cannot distract his administration from the good work it is doing for the benefit and development of Nigeria.He said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has the full understanding of Nigeria’s challenges and is encouraged by the support of Nigerians in addressing them.Buhari said this when he received some governors of the party accompanied by [...]

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    Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

Okorocha’s second Judas kiss

With Monday’s purported impeachment of Eze Madumere as Imo deputy governor, the conversion of the acclaimed “Heartland” of the South-east to Rochas Okorocha’s comic show now appears complete. But the trouble is that the entire gallery is already deserted and the theatre crew left to seek pleasure only in self-entertainment.With another clown already being dressed up as replacement before the conniving state [...]

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    ‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

‘We won’t tolerate your assault on our leaders’ — APC warns Okorocha

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not tolerate the "constant assault" of Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo, on the party.On different occasions, the governor has made uncomplimentary remarks about John Oyegun, national chairman of the party, over the internal crisis in the state chapter of APC.Shortly after Oyegun inaugurated Hillary Eke as chairman of the APC in Imo, [...]

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    Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Okorocha: My opponents can only cage me in Oyegun’s office

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says those who claimed to have caged him can only do so in the office of John Oyegun, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Thursday Theo Ekechi, a former commissioner in the state, said stakeholders of APC in the state had made Okorocha irrelevant.“There has been wide jubilation in Imo because we [...]

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    Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Okorocha: Imo ward congress disrupted because I kicked against extension of Oyegun’s tenure

Rochas Okorocha, governor of Imo state, says the ward congress in the state was disrupted because he kicked against the tenure extension of John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).On Saturday, suspected thugs attacked the party’s secretariat in Imo and made away with some materials meant for the ward congress.In a statement on Wednesday, Sam Onwuemeodo, media aide [...]

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