Politics

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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Police yet to arrest culprits in APC Sallah day clash in Kano

Men of the Kano State Police Command said they have commenced investigation into the Saturday’s clash between supporters of immediate past Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the incumbent, Abdullahi Ganduje. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, disclosed this to newsmen in Kano on Monday, saying the Police had not made any arrest on the incident. ...

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APC holds rally for Buhari in Ebonyi, seeks second term for president

By Achike Amadi, Abakaliki Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State have staged a rally to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation. At the rally that took place in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday, those present also canvassed support for the President’s second term bid in 2019. Acting state Chairman of the party, ...

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Olubadan was wrong to have disobeyed my directives on new obas, says Ajimobi

By Ismaila Akanji, Ibadan Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has stated that the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji was wrong for shunning the ceremonies marking the crowing of 32 new monorchs for the city. This is coming just as he stated that the state government expended the sum of N100m on the controversial event leading to the coronation ...

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Andy Uba debunks defection rumour, says ‘I’m in APC’

Senator Andy Uba has debunked suggestions that he has left the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over the outcome of the Anambra governorship primaries. Speaking while addressing newsmen at his country home in Uga, Anambra state on Tuesday, he debunked rumours making the rounds that he planned to dump the APC for a new party. ...

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Saraki, Mark mourn late lawmaker, Kanti Bello

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has expressed grief over the death of former Senate Chief Whip, Senator Kanti Bello who passed away on Tuesday in Abuja at the age of 72. The deceased, who served in the Senate for two terms represented Katsina North Senatorial District between 2003 and 2011 on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party ...

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