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nPDP votes to remain in APC

nPDP votes to remain in APC   Alhaji Kawu Baraje, Leader of the new Peoples’ Democratic Party (nPDP) which fused with the All Progressives Congress (APC), has said that the group will remain in the ruling party. He stated this on Monday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen after a closed-door meeting with the members of APC’s National Working...... more

2018 Budget: Why NASS included additional funding for primary healthcare — Senator Tejuoso

2018 Budget: Why NASS included additional funding for primary healthcare — Senator Tejuoso   Senator Lanre Tejuoso, Chairman, Senate Committee on Health, has revealed why the National Assembly, included funding for the Basic Healthcare Provision Fund (BHCPF) in the 2018 Appropriations Bill. In a press statement delivered to newsmen in Abuja, Senator Tejuoso stated that: “While the Executive did not include the BHCPF in...... more

New APC state chairman resigns from Ogun cabinet

 New APC state chairman resigns from Ogun cabinet   Chief Derin Adebiyi, who emerged Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun State chapter, at the recent State Congress of the party, has resigned his appointment as the Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs to Governor Ibikunle Amosun. The governor, while speaking during the state’s Executive Council meeting, held...... more

Osun Guber: 27 aspirants to contest APC primary

Osun Guber: 27 aspirants to contest APC primary   No fewer than 27 aspirants will contest All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship primary election in Osun, Chairman of the party in the state, Mr Gboyega Famodun, has said. Famodun, who disclosed this in a meeting with the aspirants on Monday in Osogbo, said that the aspirants could engage in consultations ahead of...... more

2019: Okowa warns political aspirants on orderly campaigns

   2019:  Okowa warns political aspirants on orderly campaigns   Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has advised political aspirants in the State to conduct themselves in an orderly manner. Okowa who made the call during the Delta North Senatorial meeting held in Asaba recently. He expressed his concern as a son of Anioma that aspirants should order their campaigns...... more

Resist political imposition, group tells Abia residents

Resist political imposition, group tells Abia residents   A group, the Concerned Citizens for a Better Abia (CCBA), has urged Abia residents and people to resist all attempts to impose political leadership again in the state. This is contained in a communiqué issued yesterday at the end of the conference on Abia’s future, tagged, “Abia – The Way...... more

Party Chieftain: No parallel APC congress in Ebonyi

Party Chieftain: No parallel APC congress in Ebonyi   The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State has said that there was no parallel state congress, which took place than that, which produced Pastor Eze Nwachukwu Eze as Chairman of the party in the state alleged in some quarters. A chieftain of the party, Mr Ephraim...... more

Go to Senate, do more for Delta South; Itsekiri students beg Uduaghan

Go to Senate, do more for Delta South; Itsekiri students beg Uduaghan   The National Association of Itsekiri Students (NAIS) has encouraged the former governor of Delta State, Dr Emmanuel Eweta Uduaghan, to go to the Senate and do more towards empowering the youths of Delta South Senatorial District. The group, made this appeal when they paid a courtesy call to Dr. Uduaghan...... more

2019: Okorocha cries out, alleges gang-up

2019: Okorocha cries out, alleges gang-up Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has cried out over alleged gang-up against him by those he described as godfathers and elite who he displaced in 2011 governorship poll, using the 2019 election as their battleline. According to the governor, the opponents have decided to adopt all measures to achieve their purpose....... more

PDP, SDP, ADC consider joint presidential candidate

PDP, SDP, ADC consider joint presidential candidate Barring any last-minute change in plan, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) might field a joint presidential candidate with the Olu Falae- led Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. Former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) recently fused into ADC....... more

APC, nPDP in talks to avert Saraki, Dogara, others exit

APC, nPDP in talks to avert Saraki, Dogara, others exit All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders are to meet today with leaders of the defunct New Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) over their grievances. A group of APC members led by one-time Acting PDP National Chairman Kawu Baraje, claiming marginalisation of its members by the APC-led Federal Government a fortnight ago, gave the...... more

Senate 2019: If Lola Ashiru runs...

Senate 2019: If Lola Ashiru runs... The magical year, 2019, is few months away. And, with it comes the proverbial wind of change. With constituents serving quit notices on desperate, parasitic and under-performing senators, it appears some members of the upper chamber of the National Assembly do not have to squint to read the handwriting on the...... more

Buhari to lead one-million-man Democracy Walk

Buhari to lead one-million-man Democracy Walk   The National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NSDG), a pro-democracy and non-profit organisation, says President Muhammadu Buhari will lead the 2018 edition of Democracy Solidarity Walk. NSDG’s convener, Mr Kletsaint Akor, told newsmen on Sunday in Abuja that Buhari would lead the walk scheduled for May 29 at the Eagles Square, Abuja. He said that the walk,...... more

Buhari bad business for corrupt politicians, civil servants – Presidency

 Buhari bad business for corrupt politicians, civil servants – Presidency   Presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu says the Buhari government is bad business for a number of parliamentarians, civil servants and security agents. Shehu said corrupt politicians, public officers, policemen, Customs and Immigration officials who hitherto benefited from corrupt practices during previous administrations were uncomfortable with the Buhari administration. Shehu, who is...... more

No amount of petitions to EFCC, ICPC will distract my administration — Umahi

No amount of petitions to EFCC, ICPC will distract my administration — Umahi   Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that no amount of petitions to the Economic and financial crimes commission (EFCC) and the Independent corrupt practices and other Related offices commission (ICPC) would distract his administration. Umahi said he came into governance, prepared, so would ensure that no intimidation from...... more

APC Congress: Restoration agenda on track in Niger, says Gov. Sani-Bello

APC Congress: Restoration agenda on track in Niger, says Gov. Sani-Bello   Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, at the weekend said the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state is poised to perfecting the restoration agenda being put in place since 2015 by his administration.  He disclosed this shortly after the peaceful conduct of the state congress of the party...... more

Omisore dumps PDP for SDP ahead of 2019

Omisore dumps PDP for SDP ahead of 2019   Sen. Iyiola Omisore, a former Deputy Governor of Osun , has announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to Social Democratic Party (SDP). Omisore, who announced his defection in a statement made available to newsmen in Osogbo on Sunday, said he intended to contest the Sept. 22 governorship...... more

Tinubu congratulates new Lagos APC executives

Tinubu congratulates new Lagos APC executives   The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has congratulated the newly-elected Lagos State executives of the party, urging them to further promote unity and inclusiveness in APC. He spoke on Saturday when he received the new executives who paid a courtesy visit on him at his Bourdilion, Ikoyi...... more

APC congresses: Six states produce 12 factional chairmen

APC congresses: Six states produce 12 factional chairmen True to type, the All Progressive Congress (APC) maintained its chequered image yesterday, with at least half a dozen states holding parallel congresses and electing two factional state chairmen each. However, the widespread violence and needless blood-letting, which characterised the ward and local council congresses in the last two weeks, were...... more

2019: Buhari can’t win without nPDP – Saraki

2019: Buhari can’t win without nPDP – Saraki Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday said Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai’s claim that President Muhammad Buhari is capable of winning Kwara State, among some other states being led by members of the New- PDP, if they should revolt against the President in 2019, is laughable Saraki, while addressing delegates...... more

APC faction upsets Tinubu, holds separate congress in Lagos

APC faction upsets Tinubu, holds separate congress in Lagos A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC appears to be challenging the dominance of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in dictating the political direction of the state. The faction led by Fouad Oki, defied the party juggernauts in the state, including Governor Akinwunmi Ambode by holding a separate state congress at...... more

Okorocha kicks as Imo APC holds congress

Okorocha kicks as Imo APC holds congress In spite of controversies, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Imo State chapter, Saturday held its State congress with Dr. Hillary Eke returning as the State Chairman. The occasion, which attracted delegates from across the 27 Local Government Areas of the state was conducted under a peaceful atmosphere. The Congress supervised by...... more

Abdullahi says APC won’t recognise parallel congresses

Abdullahi says APC won’t recognise parallel congresses The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not accord recognition to any parallel state congress organised by any factional group of the party in the country. APC National Publicity Secretary, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, stated this on Saturday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital in north-central Nigeria. He noted that the National Working...... more

We'll teach Nigerians political game -Saraki

We'll teach Nigerians political game -Saraki   Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has boasted that he will teach Nigerians how the political game is played, saying “politics cannot be learnt overnight”. Saraki spoke on Saturday at the venue of the APC state congress held in Ilorin, He said Nigerians’ eyes are on Kwara State politics stating that “nothing...... more

Fayemi returning political violence to Ekiti, plans to unleash terror on opponents: Prof. Olusola

Fayemi returning political violence to Ekiti, plans to unleash terror on opponents: Prof. Olusola The Kolapo Olusola Campaign Organisation (KOCO), the campaign organization of the Ekiti State Deputy Governor and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi, of planning a return of the culture of political attacks and killings to the State...... more

No APC state congress in Kebbi; venue deserted

No APC state congress in Kebbi; venue deserted Haliru Abdu Stadium, Birnin Kebbi, the venue for the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was deserted on Saturday by both contestants and delegates today. Anxious journalists waited in vain between 9a.m and 4pm for both the contestants and delegates and the officials from the APC headquarters. The whereabouts of all were unknown....... more

INEC begins distribution of PVCs for new registrants in Lagos

   INEC begins distribution of PVCs for new registrants in Lagos   The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) would on Monday start distributing Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to newly registered eligible voters in Lagos State, its spokesman, Femi Akinbiyi, has said. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that INEC had concluded arrangements for the distribution of PVC in...... more

Kwara APC picks state executives through consensus

Kwara APC picks state executives through consensus   The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State on Saturday returned 36 members of its state executive committee unopposed. The exercise which was supervised by the APC state congress committee led by its Chairman, Senator Salisu Hussain, took place at the Banquet Hall, opposite Government House and witnessed by Senate President, Dr....... more

2019: APGA rejects Okorocha

2019: APGA rejects Okorocha   Authorities of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) have stated clearly that on no account should the party re-admit Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State into its fold, after betraying the party in the past. A member of Board of Trustees, BOT of APGA Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka who disclosed this...... more

50 wounded as thugs invade Ondo APC congress venue

 50 wounded as thugs invade Ondo APC congress venue No fewer than 50 persons, on Saturday, sustained serious injuries at the state congress of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State, when political thugs invaded the venue of the congress held by a faction of the party. The numbers of casualties were still counting as at the time of...... more

 

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