Politics

Minister replies critics, says ‘I stand by my comments on Atiku’

By Kehinde Adeleke, Abuja Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has deplored social media attacks on her over her remarks of support to former Vice President Atiku Abubakar in 2019. Alhassan, who fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Thursday, said that she stood by her words, adding “let the will of God be’’. ...

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Aspirants reject Fayose’s deputy as PDP flag bearer Two Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirants in Ekiti State, Chief Dare Bejide and Mr. Owoseni Ajayi, has rejected the adoption of Prof. Kolapo Olusola as the party’s “sole candidate” by Governor Ayo Fayose and his loyalists. Fayose had at a event in the state capital picked his deputy as the PDP ...

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Recession: There is more to be done – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday that the country’s exit from recession was in tandem with the campaign promises of President Muhammadu Buhari that the nation will experience economic growth in 2017, but said however that a lot of work still need too be done. The party dismiss the statement credited to the main opposition party, the PDP that ...

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I will support Atiku even if Buhari runs in 2019, says Alhassan

By Our Correspondent The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her resolve to support the presidential bid of a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to recontest. Speaking in an interview aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service on Wednesday, she added that “Atiku is my godfather even before I ...

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Tambuwal denies defection rumours, says ‘I remain a committed APC member’

By Kabiru Wurno, Sokoto Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has dismissed an online publication suggesting that he may likely dump his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party. In a statement signed by his media aide, Mallam Imam Dalhatu Imam in Sokoto on Wednesday, the governor however stated in unwavering committed to the party, saying “I ...

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PDP stakeholders adopt Fayose’s deputy as sole governorship candidate

Less than twelve months to the 2018 governorship election in Ekiti State, critical stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State have adopted the Deputy Governor, Prof Kolapo Olusola, from Ekiti South Senatorial District, as the preferred candidate of the party. Adoption of the deputy governor, who is a professor of Building Technology from the Obafemi Awolowo University ...

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Drama in Abuja as Buhari’s minister endorses Atiku for presidency

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APC picks Adams as candidate for Eti-Osa constituency bye election

  By Mukaila Akodu, Lagos Mr Naheem Adams has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 30 Lagos House of Assembly bye-election for Eti-Osa 1 constituency. The election was to fill the vacant seat following the death Mr Kazeem Alimi on July 18. The party’s Assistant Publicity Secretary in the state, Mr Abiodun Salami, ...

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Fayose to Ekiti PDP members: ‘allow me consult God for choice of my successor’

Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has cautioned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful in the state against sowing seeds of discord amongst aspirants and leadership of the party. A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Tuesday quoted the governor as sounding the note of warning during a meeting on Monday, at ...

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Niger-Delta agitators deny withdrawing quit notice to Northerners

A group of Nigerian Delta Agitators under the auspices of Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday denied withdrawing their quit notice to northerners and south westerners living in the region to leave by October 1, 2017 or face dire consequences. The group also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on health ground and go home, saying he has failed to ...

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