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Nigerians’ll Help Us Choose Among Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku As Presisdential Candidate – PDP
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Nigerians’ll Help Us Choose Among Saraki, Tambuwal, Atiku As Presisdential Candidate – PDP

As the competition for the presidential ticket of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party gets stiffer in the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the party has said that it will rely on Nigerians to help the party choose its candidate for the presidential election. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in an exclusive interview with Saturday PUNCH on Friday, said the party had heard that many people, including a former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; his colleague in Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo; and a former Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso, were interested in picking its presidential ticket. As the competition for the presidential ticket of the opposition ...
South African Broadcasting Corporation Cancels Sowore’s Interview
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South African Broadcasting Corporation Cancels Sowore’s Interview

Presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore has had his scheduled interview with the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) called off for describing Nigeria as “South Africa’s older brother” while appearing as a guest on eTV — South Africa’s first and only privately-owned free-to-air television station. While appearing on eTV, the interviewer had asked Sowore how he would improve trade relations between South Africa and Nigeria. “As we see, currently, South Africa exports 6.4billion rand but Nigeria imports 30.4 billion rand into South Africa. So how do you then take that to the next level?” the interviewer had asked. Responding, Sowore said: "So, let me tell you, we are your big brothers, not just to South Africa but Nigeria should be a big brother to the entire African cont...
PDP’s Olusola Files Petition Against Fayemi’s Victory
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PDP’s Olusola Files Petition Against Fayemi’s Victory

The Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the July 14 governorship election, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, is presently at the election petition tribunal in Ado Ekiti to file his petition, PUNCH reports. He is challenging the electoral victory of the All Progressives Congress candidate, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, as declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission. Details later…
Zimbabwean Electoral Commission Declares 75-year old Emmerson Mnangagwa As Winner Of The Presidential Election
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Zimbabwean Electoral Commission Declares 75-year old Emmerson Mnangagwa As Winner Of The Presidential Election

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been announced as winner of Zimbabwe’s July 30 presidential elections. The 75 year-old leader polled 50.8 per cent of votes as against 44.3 per cent polled by his closest challenger Nelson Chamisa of the MDC Alliance. Zimbabwe electoral rule says a candidate needs to win 50 per cent plus one vote to clinch the presidency. In the final result declared by the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission, Chamisa won 2,147,437 and Mnangagwa led with 2,460,463 . Before the result of the last province of Mashonald West was added, Chamisa had 1,921,714 votes, while Mnangagwa got 2,147,628 votes. Mashonaland West was the stronghold of former leader, Robert Mugabe, who urged voters on Sunday to snub Mnangagwa and other members of ZANU-PF as punishment for toppling his...
Obasanjo Knelt Down For Atiku In 2003 – Wole Soyinka
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Obasanjo Knelt Down For Atiku In 2003 – Wole Soyinka

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo knelt down for then Vice President Atiku Abubakar in his desperate bid to secure the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the 2003 poll, according to Professor Wole Soyinka. The revelation came yesterday as the Nobel laureate gave a rare insight into the high-stake lobbying and negotiations that preceded the PDP’s presidential primaries in which Atiku was highly favoured to win at the expense of his then boss Obasanjo. Soyinka was replying a question at a special reading session to mark the presentation of his latest book, “Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?: Gani’s Unfinished Business”, at the Freedom Park, Lagos. Speaking at the event, Mr. Louis Odion, one-time Edo State Information Commissioner and The Nation columnist, asked the liter...
Defections: God Will Continue To Fish Out Bad Eggs Among Us – President Buhari
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Defections: God Will Continue To Fish Out Bad Eggs Among Us – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday asked supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress not to be disturbed by the recent gale of defections from the party. He said, “God will continue to fish out the bad eggs among us,” as the country approaches the 2019 general elections. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke at the commencement of the campaign rally for the Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-elections and the formal presentation of APC candidate, Gumau Yahaya, for the August 11 poll. He assured party supporters in Bauchi that his administration will continue to work hard to surpass its campaign promises for a better Nigeria. The President Buhari told the rally that the APC-led government ha...
‘President Buhari’s Two-Week Vacation In London Is To Exonerate Him From Planned Political Illegalities, Forceful Invasion Of The National Assembly’ – PDP
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‘President Buhari’s Two-Week Vacation In London Is To Exonerate Him From Planned Political Illegalities, Forceful Invasion Of The National Assembly’ – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that President Buhari’s two-week vacation in London was designed as an alibi to exonerate him from planned political illegalities, forceful invasion and mayhem about to be visited on the polity and particularly, the National Assembly.   The party in a statement signed by its National Publicity secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan said, its aware of plots already perfected in a meeting, on Wednesday night, between the Presidency and some compromised All Progressives Congress (APC) senators, who are now in the minority, to forcefully reconvene the Senate with protection from security agencies, with a view to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.   The PDP knows that the desperation to illegal...
Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, 93, Becomes The Oldest Leader In The World
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Malaysian Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, 93, Becomes The Oldest Leader In The World

At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world.   In May, he made a shocking return to political power in a bid to save his corruption-plagued country. Mahathir was once at the helm of the country for 22 years from 1981 to 2003, becoming Malaysia's longest-serving Prime Minister.   In that time, he was credited with transforming Malaysia from an agrarian society to an industrialized nation. In the process, he ruled the country with an iron fist locking up political opponents and censoring the press.   According to him, 'when I stepped down voluntarily, I thought that I would have a very relaxed time, be with my family and maybe cruise around. Unfortunately, the moment I stepped down, my successor decided to change cou...
Dino Melaye Drops New Song On His ‘Return To PDP’ (video)
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Dino Melaye Drops New Song On His ‘Return To PDP’ (video)

Senator representing Kogi West constituency Dino Melaye has released another song on his return to the People’s Democratic Part (PDP). The senator who joined over a dozen other of his colleagues in dumping the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last week, had before his defection, sang about his imminent return to the PDP. He has now released a new version of the song which goes: Oh my home… now that I’ve seen my home. Now that I’ve seen my PDP, I’ll never forget my home I like am, I like am (2x). Me I like PDP. Imlike am pass APC. Everything dey for PDP. Make we join hands to make Nigerian better
It’s Great To Be Back’, Says Saraki After Attending PDP NEC Meeting
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It’s Great To Be Back’, Says Saraki After Attending PDP NEC Meeting

Bukola Saraki, Senate President, has spoken of the great feeling of returning to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, and followed that up on Thursday by leading ex-APC governors Samuel Ortom of Benue State and Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State to a meeting of his new party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). After the meeting, Sararki tweeted: “Great to be back in Wadata House for the 81st National Executive Committee meeting of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). I feel very much at home. "As I return to the party where I started my political career, I vow to continue to work towards growing our democracy, enshrining inclusive governance and achieving peace and security across the nation." Saraki f...
INEC Chairman, Yakubu Responds To Arrest Order
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INEC Chairman, Yakubu Responds To Arrest Order

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmoud Yakubu, has asked the Court of Appeal to quash the arrest order issued for his arrest. The Federal High Court in Abuja had yesterday, issued a bench warrant for his arrest over alleged disobedience to court orders. Justice Stephen Pam of the Federal High Court, Abuja issued a bench warrant for his arrest following his failure to appear before the court on three occasions to defend himself in the contempt charge brought against him by the Anambra State PDP. But Yakubu, who is challenging the arrest order in a notice of appeal he filed through his lead counsel, Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN, is claiming that Justice Pam acted in bad faith in the issuance of the arrest order because he had already file...
Saraki Appointed National Leader Of PDP
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Saraki Appointed National Leader Of PDP

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has been appointed the national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the party’s NEC meeting on Thursday. Being the highest office holder in the party at the moment, Saraki will replace his deputy, Senator Ike Ekwerenmadu, who held the position until the defection of Saraki and other top APC members to the PDP. The arrival of Saraki was heralded by loud ovation as he was led into the venue of the meeting by PDP national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, and other top leaders of the party. Saraki, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sokoto State governor Aminu Tambuwal and Benue State governor Samuel Ortom were all present at the meeting. The NEC meeting attended by the four former members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was in celebration mood as...
”Saraki Must Resign As Senate President” – Adams Oshiomhole
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”Saraki Must Resign As Senate President” – Adams Oshiomhole

National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole, says since Senate President Bukola Saraki, has defected from the party he rode on to become the number 3 citizen in Nigeria, it will be honorable for him to resign his position as senate president. Oshiomole said this while speaking to state house correpsondents after a meeting with President Buhari yesterday August 1st. According to Oshiomhole, it is a matter of honour for Saraki to leave “the crown in the family it belongs to.” ''Whatever is the reason, we can defect from the party but we can’t defect from Nigeria. The only thing is that there are other consequential issues that every man or woman of honour who had taken such decisions would be expected to follow through. I mean you should not collect a crown that belongs to a family and wear i...
PDP Hosts Newly Decamped APC Members To A Dinner (photos)
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PDP Hosts Newly Decamped APC Members To A Dinner (photos)

Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says a military government is better than the current administration. Speaking on Wednesday at a dinner to welcome those who left the All Progressives Congress (APC), Secondus alleged that the ruling party has foisted on the country “a kind of military democracy”. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Aminu Tambuwal, governor of Sokoto, are the latest notable politicians to defect to the PDP. Last week, some members of the national assembly dumped the APC for the PDP. Secondus said those who left APC could not watch the country slide into crisis. “They can not watch the country sliding into crisis as we have found ourselves today – bloodletting, killings unabated. Government of denial, government of fra...
Ekweremadu Falls Ill During EFCC Grilling
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Ekweremadu Falls Ill During EFCC Grilling

Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu fell ill on Tuesday during interrogation by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), it was learnt yesterday. He was being grilled over his numerous assets in Nigeria, United Kingdom, United States and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Specifically, Ekweremadu was asked to account for how he came about over 60 assets. When it appeared that he was getting weak, the Deputy Senate President was permitted by the EFCC to seek medical attention in the hospital. The resumption of the investigation on Ekweremadu’s assets will now be determined by his fitness and the medical report from the hospital, it was learnt. A top EFCC source said: “We were able to highlight additional 38 assets, added to the initial 22 on which ...
APC Witch-Hunting Me For Joining PDP – Ortom
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APC Witch-Hunting Me For Joining PDP – Ortom

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has said the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government was persecuting him. Ortom, who lamented that he is the only governor being probed for using security votes, described his investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) as a witch-hunt. The Governor, who addressed reporters after a state broadcast in Makurdi, said: “I am the only governor in Nigeria whose security vote is being investigated by the EFCC. Why should Benue be different if not for persecution?” He said: “If the EFCC wanted a genuine investigation of security vote spending, it should have started from the Presidency before moving to the states, but this is not the case. I want the whole world to know that this is about persecution and a clea...
Buhari Running A Military-Style Democracy – Secondus
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Buhari Running A Military-Style Democracy – Secondus

Secondus stated this in his opening remarks at a reception dinner organised in honour of defectors from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the party on Wednesday. The PDP chair who chided President Buhari’s handling of the security situation in the country assured the new members of equal rights and opportunities as other members, stressing that nothing stays on their path of political aspirations. “We have seen in the past three years that the APC government has visited upon us a military styled democracy that cannot be described. The security agents that are charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order are breaking the laws. “We can’t afford to watch the bloodletting going on across the country. We have seen in the past three years that the APC government has v...
Breaking: APC, Senators Call For Saraki’s Resignation
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Breaking: APC, Senators Call For Saraki’s Resignation

ABUJA – THE All Progressives Congress (APC) and some senators elected on the platform of the party, Wednesday, urged the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to resign as Senate President. The Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan has also appealed to the senators to cut short their annual vacation to consider the supplementary budget forward by the President for the 2019 elections. APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and APC senators, led by Senate Leader, Lawan, who met with President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed-doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, told Saraki to vacate the office because the APC has the majority number of Senators. According to them, Saraki cannot run to another party with the crown of APC. Oshiomhole said, “Nobody in the APC will be surprised about the developm...
President Buhari Inspects Renovation Works At The Proposed Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Office In Abuja
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President Buhari Inspects Renovation Works At The Proposed Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Office In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari took time off late Wednesday afternoon to visit the proposed presidential campaign office for next year's election. The same building at Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Area, Abuja, had served as campaign headquarters for the 2015 election. On the President's entourage were his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other senior government officials. On hand to receive the delegation was Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who took the President round the newly refurbished structure. President Buhari expressed satisfaction with the facelift, and thanked all those who worked on giving the office a befitting look. Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari
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12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari

Twelve of the 30-member Sokoto State House of Assembly have declared their loyalty to the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday afternoon. “We reiterate our commitment and loyalty to the APC led government under President Muhammadu Buhari,” they said in the statement. Their announcement follows the decision of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC.
What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]
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What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of the South East to support Buhari because if they don’t, they would wander in the wilderness for the next eight years: ”If the South East shall support any other person for the presidency, they are going to spe...
Saraki’s Sister Pledges Support To Buhari, Refuses To Decamp
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Saraki’s Sister Pledges Support To Buhari, Refuses To Decamp

The defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday has awoken a dormant political rivalry within the Saraki Family that stretched back to 2011. Few hours after Mr Saraki’s announcement, his sister and arch political rival, Gbemisola, declared her “unwavering support” for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and the success of the APC. On Tuesday, in a statement, Mr Saraki said he was quitting the APC after accusing influential persons within the party of intolerance. “While I take full responsibility for this decision, I will like to emphasise that it is a decision that has been inescapably imposed on me by certain elements and forces within the APC who have ensured that the minimum conditions for peace, cooperatio...
Saraki’s Team Joins PDP, Kwara PDP Leaders Defect To APC
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Saraki’s Team Joins PDP, Kwara PDP Leaders Defect To APC

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara led by the state Chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo, on Wednesday announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Rex Olawoye, the erstwhile Publicity Secretary of the party, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.   “I hereby officially announce the exit of our members from PDP to APC,” he said. Mr Olawoye, who described Senate President Bukola Saraki as an “anathema,” said PDP members in the state could not work with him. NAN reports that Mr Saraki formally announced his exit from the APC on Tuesday. Mr Olawoye said with the defection, all political structures of the PDP at the ward, local government and state levels had moved to the APC. The spokesman appealed to all party me...
2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu & Yele Sowore Form Coalition
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2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu & Yele Sowore Form Coalition

2019 presidential aspirants Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu and Yele Sowore have formed a coalition ahead of the elections. The trio held a meeting on Tuesday, July 31, tagged Visionary Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT). Fela shared photos of the meeting on his Instagram, sharing the resolutions they decided upon. They are building a united front, he shared, as “collaboration, not competition, will deliver a new Nigeria.” He continued that there is presently no official representative of the coalition, and internal processes will produce a candidate. He wrote: Visionary Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) Towards the 2019 General Elections. “Election As Revolution” being text of a communique issued after a consultative meeting of Presidential Aspi...
”God, Guide Us Through These Interesting Times” Lai Mohammed Prays At FEC
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”God, Guide Us Through These Interesting Times” Lai Mohammed Prays At FEC

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, this morning, asked God to guide Nigeria through as she goes through some ''interesting times'' politically. Lai Mohammed offered the opening prayer at the Federal Executive Council meeting, FEC, this morning. The meeting which is being preisded over by President Buhari, has in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers and other top government functionaries. The Minister's prayer comes amidst the gale of defection in the ruling party, APC. Just yesterday, Bukola Saraki and Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, announced their defections. 15 APC lawmakers and 32 House of Representatives members defected from the party last week.
Ben Murray-Bruce Welcomes Saraki To PDP
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Ben Murray-Bruce Welcomes Saraki To PDP

Yesterday, Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki announced his departure from APC with a Tweet that read, ‘I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’. Though he’s yet to officially announce his new political party, his colleague, Senator Ben Bruce has officially welcomed him to the opposition party, PDP. ‘Today, I am excited to welcome home to the @OfficialPDPNig, the very sagacious and excellent leader and president of the @NGRSenate, Distinguished Sen. @bukolasaraki. The @APCNigeria failed at putting you down, and inadvertently succeeded in making you stronger. Welcome home’ Ben Bruce Tweeted.
Fayose Reacts As Saraki, Gov. Ahmed Dump APC for PDP
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Fayose Reacts As Saraki, Gov. Ahmed Dump APC for PDP

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said there are “more to come”, after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor of Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, both decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose, writing on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday, also said Nigeria must be rescued from tyrants. “Good to hear that three prominent Nigerians left APC house of tyranny today. “I welcome my brother and friend, Senator Bukola Saraki and Kwara Governor, Alhaji Ahmed to out great party, the PDP. “More to come. “Together, we must rescue Nigeria and its people from these tyrants,” he wrote.
Saraki Releases Press Statement On Why He Decamped To PDP
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Saraki Releases Press Statement On Why He Decamped To PDP

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, ON 31ST JULY, 2018. I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence. Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands of my supporters, political associates and friends, who have trusted in my leadership and have attached their political fortunes to mi...
PDP Reacts As Saraki Dumps APC
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PDP Reacts As Saraki Dumps APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MyCelebrityandi news reported that Saraki on Tuesday announced his defection. Saraki said “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).” Reacting to the recent development, the Party in a statement on its official Twitter page welcomed the Senate President to the PDP They described the ruling party as a failed and dysfunctional party. The statement read ”The President of the Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki has also dumped the failed and dysfunctional APC and has returned to the PDP. “We welcome him back home. PDP! Power to the people.” ...
What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency
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What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Thursday said those responsible for the tension in different parts of the country will never win. Adesina stated this when he received members of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ikoyi, and Orji Kalu Foundation, who were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, as part of a Peace Rally. NAN quoted the presidential aide saying:“For those working against peace in our country, I have news for them. They will never win. “Nigeria will have peace, and if the evildoers don’t settle for peace, that peace will be attained without them. “Whether they like it or not, peace will return to Nigeria inspite of the difficult times we are passing through now.’’ He commended t...
Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed Dumps APC
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Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed Dumps APC

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, party. Governor Ahmed made know his decision just the same time the Senate President, Abubakar Bikola Saraki equally announced he has dumped the APC. In a statement by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, Governor Ahmed said he decided to dump the APC after much consultations with the people of his state. According to him, “Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people,” the statement s...
Buhari To Vie For ECOWAS Chairmanship
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Buhari To Vie For ECOWAS Chairmanship

Barring any last-minute change in plans, President Muhammadu Buhari will vie for the chairmanship of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Lome, Togo, on Tuesday, TheCable can report. A new chairman will succeed President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo at the end of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday for Lome in company with a team of two governors and five ministers. Also in the delegation are Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser (NSA); Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Ahmed Abubakar, the DG of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA); and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Diplomatic sources told TheCable that Buhari was prevailed...
‘I Have Moved To The PDP As APC Can No Longer Serve As A Platform For Achieving The Aspirations Of My People’ – Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
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‘I Have Moved To The PDP As APC Can No Longer Serve As A Platform For Achieving The Aspirations Of My People’ – Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

In what apprears to be a cordinated move with the Senate President Bukola Saraki who dumped APC via twitter a few moments ago, Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has followed suit.   Announcing his defection from APC to PDP,  the governor tweeted 'following consultations and in response to calls by major stakeholders in the state, I have moved to the PDP as APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of my people'.
Why I Stopped The Swearing-in Of My New Dep. Governor – Rochas Okorocha
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Why I Stopped The Swearing-in Of My New Dep. Governor – Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has claimed full responsibility for the botched swearing-in of the new deputy governor of the state, Sir Calistus Ekenze, on Tuesday. According to Daily Sun, the governor said the swearing-in was suspended following his directive to the Chief Judge of the state to obey the interim court order restraining him from carrying out the exercise. Governor Okorocha, who gave the explanation said that prior to the swearing-in, the venue of the scheduled swearing-in, the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber was full to the brim by guests, including senior government functionaries and APC leaders in the state, before he gave the directive which came through the Attorney-General of the state, Barr. M.O. Nlemedim, to halt the exercise. The governor who gave the e...
My  Chances of Defecting From APC is Very High-  Bukola Saraki
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My Chances of Defecting From APC is Very High- Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says chances of  him defecting from APC to another party, most likely PDP, is very high considering the fact that two senators from his state, Kwara and six House of Representatives members, defected from the ruling party last week. Saraki disclosed this in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle' ''The chances are very very high because we have three senators from my state, Kwara. Two have defected. In the house of Representatives, there are six of them and the six have defected. So I will consult with them, then I will make my position known to my constituency first and then to the general public'' he said
All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold
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All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold

President Muhammad Buhari said all recovered illegally acquired assets would be sold in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign. The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy on Sunday night, said when the recovered assets are sold the money would be paid into the country’s treasury. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu who disclosed this, said the President, assured that his administration had remained steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption. The President noted that if past governments had utilised 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to the...
Mayors agree, Congress should invest in affordable housing
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Mayors agree, Congress should invest in affordable housing

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Congress rolls out ‘Better Deal,’ new economic agenda
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Congress rolls out ‘Better Deal,’ new economic agenda

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Illinois’ financial crisis could bring the state to a halt
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Illinois’ financial crisis could bring the state to a halt

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg optimistic ‘over the long haul’ for US
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg optimistic ‘over the long haul’ for US

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Poll: Virginia governor’s race in dead heat
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Poll: Virginia governor’s race in dead heat

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House panel to consider bill to revamp DHS cyber team
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House panel to consider bill to revamp DHS cyber team

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Report: $15 minimum wage bill would benefit 20.7 million workers
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Report: $15 minimum wage bill would benefit 20.7 million workers

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Some California incumbents lagging in fundraising: report
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Some California incumbents lagging in fundraising: report

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Lawmaker spends a day working as baggage handler, barista
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Lawmaker spends a day working as baggage handler, barista

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