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Declare Buni-led caretaker panel illegal, APC chief tells court
August 19, 2021 1382 1003

The row over status of the Caretaker /Extraordinary Convention (CECPC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) deepened yesterday. This followed a request by a chieftain, Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa,  to declare the committee illegal. Bolarinw... Read more

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Wike urges PDP’s reengineering for electoral victory in 2023
August 18, 2021 2037 1223

Troops of the Nigerian Army, yesterday, arrested one suspect while investigating the abduction of Bentinal Benson, the 90-year-old mother of Secretary to the Bayelsa State Government (SSG), Kombowei Benson. This followed an investigation that led... Read more

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Anambra PDP unveils advisory council, elders’ forum, campaign committee for Ozigbo
August 17, 2021 2710 1761

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in its bid to wrest power from the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the November 6, 2021 governorship election, has unveiled the Advisory Council, Elders Forum and Campaign Committee, which will serve a... Read more

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IBB Asked Jonathan To Sit On Yar’Adua’s Chair —Otedola
August 16, 2021 3080 1919

Billionaire businessman Femi Otedola, on Sunday felicitated with ex-military president Ibrahim Babangida who will mark his 80th birthday on Tuesday, just as lauded the retired army general for the role he played during the political logjam caused ... Read more

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How Ayade’s defection may reshape political space of Cross River
August 16, 2021 2673 1611

In the days of President Ibrahim Babangida’s christening of Social Democratic Party (SDP) and National Republican Convention (NRC), Cross River was not a monolithic state dominated by one party. It was always a fierce battle, as the then Go... Read more

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Buni leads APC governors to woo Ladoja in Ibadan
August 16, 2021 2266 1203

Three All Progressives Congress (APC) governors yesterday visited Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, to woo into the ruling party Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain and former Governor Rashidi Ladoja. Led by National Caretaker Committee Chairma... Read more

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APC Congress; Fresh Crisis Over 60-40 Sharing Formula
August 15, 2021 2936 1737

IN what appears a definite stand, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has directed the appeals panels set up last week to work on petitions arising from the just-concluded controversial ward congress, to strictly work with the party’s... Read more

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Wike charges PDP to challenge defection of Umahi, Ayade, others in court
August 15, 2021 2496 1486

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has urged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge the defection of governors of Ebonyi State, David Umahi and Cross River, Ben Ayade, to the All Progressives Congress (APC). He also enjoined ... Read more

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APC Chieftain abducted in Niger rescued unhurt
August 15, 2021 2330 1394

The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Zone C, Mariga Local Council, Niger State, Alhaji Aminu Musa Bobi, who was kidnapped on August 7, 2021, has been rescued unhurt by the joint team of Police, Army, and Vigilante. In a statement, Polic... Read more

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APC denies suspending congresses
August 14, 2021 2725 1651

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has refuted media reports that it has suspended its local councils and state congresses. Secretary to the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, ... Read more

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PDP Heads For Court, Wants Buni Sacked As Yobe Governor
August 13, 2021 3210 1989

      THE Democratic Party (PDP) has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja with a suit seeking to sack the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni and his deputy, Idi Barde Gubana, from office.  The party, consequently, as... Read more

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Anambra: How rancorous primaries boost relatively unknown parties
August 13, 2021 2735 1671

If current developments are anything to go by, then party popularity may not entirely determine the eventual winner of the November 6 governorship election of Anambra State. While the rancorous primaries conducted by the three leading po... Read more

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APC group seeks Osinbajo presidency in 2023
August 13, 2021 2354 1289

Ahead of the 2023 poll, some stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. The group, Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG), led by Alhaji Ahmed Mo... Read more

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Ward congresses; APC gets petitions from 14 states
August 12, 2021 2819 1735

Petitions protesting the outcome of ward congresses have been filed from 14 states for consideration by the national caretaker of All Progressives Congress (APC). Twelve state chapters are yet to submit reports of the congresses to the Mai Mala B... Read more

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Nigeria has never been more divided, says Ortom
August 12, 2021 2493 1443

Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom, has said that Nigeria, under the All Progressives Congress (APC), is witnessing its worst level of disunity since independence.The governor disclosed this, yesterday, in an interview with journalists at Makurdi ... Read more

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My father asked me to prioritise civil servants, pensioners, teachers, says Dapo Abiodun
August 12, 2021 2298 1149

Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun, yesterday, broke silence on the passing of his father, Pa Emmanuel Abiodun, describing his demise as “painful and a great loss to him and his family.”Abiodun, who spoke when he received Remo traditiona... Read more

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DSS quizzes former governor, five others over anti-Buhari comments
August 12, 2021 2098 1013

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) yesterday quizzed former Adamawa State Governor Jibrilla Bindow for convening a meeting against President Muhammadu Buhari.   The agency also grilled five others namely:  form... Read more

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APC governors back Buni-led caretaker panel
August 11, 2021 2556 1464

All Progressives Congress (APC) governors yesterday gave their nod to last month’s ward congresses organised by the National Caretaker Committee.They expressed support for the interim leadership to conduct the local government, state congres... Read more

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All eyes on INEC as Appeal Court upholds Oye, Soludo
August 11, 2021 2321 1263

The Court of Appeal, Kano Division, has dismissed the judgment of Jigawa High Court, which declared Chukwuma Umeoji and Jude Okeke as candidate and national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the November 6 governorship pol... Read more

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Governors give Secondus soft landing, pacify Wike
August 11, 2021 2029 933

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors stayed a middle course yesterday in a bid to save the party from disintegration.The main opposition party has been engulfed in a leadership crisis. The governors saved embattled National Chairman Uche Seco... Read more

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IPOB’s sit-at-home turns bloody in Southeast
August 10, 2021 2593 1312

There were killings in parts of the Southeast yesterday as residents were forced to stay at home following the call by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).Major towns, markets and streets were deserted despite security agencies urging people to... Read more

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Secondus; PDP governors’ six-hour meeting deadlocked
August 10, 2021 2143 1055

All 13 governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, rose from a marathon six-hour meeting without categorical pronouncement on resolving the crisis rocking the party. As it stands, Prince Uche Secondus, PDP national chairman, still... Read more

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Pressure mounts on PDP chairman Secondus to quit
August 9, 2021 2648 1505

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Chairman Uche Secondus’ woes increased at the weekend with more calls for his resignation. The latest came from PDP House of Representatives Caucus and a group simply known as PDP Frontliners. In the... Read more

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Traditional rulers meet on insecurity, others
August 9, 2021 2398 1367

Traditional rulers from the Ijebu speaking areas of Epe and Ikorodu divisions of Lagos State will this week convene a meeting to discuss the security and prosperity of the zones. Expected at the meeting are the Ayangburen of Ikorodu, Oba Kabiru S... Read more

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Senate committee proposes 20 new states
August 8, 2021 2837 1655

The agitation for the creation of more states in the country is about to enter a new phase. This follows the recommendation by the   Senate Committee on Constitution Review that  referendum be conducted for 20 new states by the Ind... Read more

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