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Fayose accuses INEC, APC of preloading card readers

Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose, has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of colluding to preload card readers meant for the July 14 governorship election in the state, with a view to manipulating the poll in favour of the APC candidate, Dr Kayode Fayemi. The governor also said the criminal act is being perpetrated in Akure, Ondo State, in collaboration with the Ondo State government. He said over 550 polling units spread across the state were targeted to…

2019: Nsukka lawyers mobilize for Ugwuanyi

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, legal luminaries of Nsukka extraction have vowed to mobilize support for the re-election of Governor Ifeanyi of Enugu State. Leading in the struggle is Barr. Maximus Ugwuoke, who made the disclosure during a meeting of the group, under the aegis of Nsukka Zonal Lawyers’ Forum. Ugwuoke, a Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representatives aspirant for Nsukka/Igbo-Eze South Federal Constituency, said 300 lawyers from the area were being mobilized for the project. While describing…

Saraki, Dogara charge APC NWC on unity, justice

Abuja – President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has charged new National Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and his National Working Committee (NWC) to work and restore unity in the party. Senate President, Bukola Saraki (left)and Speaker Yakubu Dogara (right) briefing State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Presidential Villa Abuja. Photo by Abayomi Adeshida Saraki gave the charge in his remarks at the closing of the party’s National…

APC convention: Let the victors be humble in victory, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the just-concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress is not about winner-takes-all but for building a party that will serve the nation diligently. The President stated this in his remarks at the end of the convention held at the Eagle Square, Abuja, on Sunday. He challenged those who emerged victorious at the party’s polls to be humble in victory, and that those who lost should be gallant and gracious in defeat. “I salute aspirants who for the common good, had to…

Governors `steal show’ with dancing skills at APC Convention

APC National Convention Three governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday `won’ the hearts of their colleagues and other party faithful with their dancing skills to musical tunes of Rarara, a popular Hausa musician. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the governors, Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State; Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State and Yahaya Bello of Kogi, in a carnival-like scene, joined other APC supporters at the 2018 National Convention of the party at the Eagle Square, Abuja, to dance to the…

APC Convention: I knew I would win – Bolaji Abdullahi

The National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bolaji Abdullahi, says his re-election at the just-concluded National Convention of the party did not come as a surprise to him. Mr Abdullahi was declared winner of the election for his position by Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa, on Sunday in Abuja. He told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) shortly after the announcement that he was confident that he would return to the position. Reminded of issues…

The Art of No Deal: Why Trump doesn’t want an immigration bill

Trump's wager: The immigration fight provides a bigger political advantage than a win.Jonathan Ernst / Reuters There's no question that President Donald Trump views immigration as a winning political issue for him. His plan to build a border wall to keep Latin American immigrants out of the U.S. was the signature promise of his 2016 campaign. He peppers his political rallies with red-meat lines, like the assurance that his administration will be "sending them the hell back." And on Friday, when he tried to end the…

Senator Marafa reacts to Federal Government’s bashing of APC governor

The federal government recently accused Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state of poor governance - Minister of Defense, Abdulrahman Dambazzau, accused Yari of abdicating his responsibility as the chief security officer of his state - Chairman of Senate joint committees on petroleum resources, Senator Kabir Marafa, has reacted to the government's stance Chairman of Senate joint committees on petroleum resources, Senator Kabir Marafa has said that the Federal Government has vindicated him on the failure of Governor…

APC convention: Former MKO’s running mate Kingibe’s SDP to replace nPDP

Former SGF, Babagana Kingibe's SDP is reportedly set to replace nPDP in APC - The ruling APC is holding its national convention to elect new executives today, Saturday, June 23 - Kingibe had in February this year said that he would not contest against President Buhari in 2019 As the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its national convention today, Saturday, June 23, indications have emerged that the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Ambassador Babagana Kingibe, is set to replace the new Peoples…

2019 elections will be the most widely covered event in Nigeria – INEC promises Nigerians

Professor Mahmood Yakubu, the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured that the 2019 general elections will be the most widely covered event in Nigeria. Yakubu, who gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja at the 67th World Congress of the International Press Institute (IPI), also assured the World that INEC was committed to credible elections. “The Broadcasting Organisation of Nigeria (BON) has regularly conducted election debates involving candidates at national level. “A number of media…

2019: Air Force will assist INEC move sensitive materials to locations – CAS

NAF has said that it would assist INEC move sensitive materials to locations ahead of 2019 elections - This was made known by the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Thursday, June 21, in Abuja - He, however, warned the NAF personnel against engaging in partisan politics that could jeopardise their professionalism Nigerian Air Force has said it was ready to provide all necessary transport logistics to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), if the latter seeks assistance ahead of the 2019…

Police deploy 5,000 officers, 2 helicopters, dogs for APC convention

Nigeria Police Force has deployed 5,000 personnel for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention scheduled for June 23 - Also deployed are the Explosive Ordinance Department (EOD), the Police Mounted Troop, Dog Section (K9) among others - Two police helicopters, six Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) were also deployed for security at the convention The Nigeria Police Force has deployed 5,000 personnel comprising, the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and Special Protection Unit (SPU) for…

Whether I get the presidential ticket or not, I won’t leave PDP – Atiku

Atiku Abubakar has promised to stick with PDP through thick and thin - The presidential aspirant said he won't decamp from party whether he wins the primaries for the presidential election or not Former vice president of Nigeria and presidential aspirant, Atiku Abubakar has said he won't stop working for the interest of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), whether he wins or loses the party's ticket for the presidential election. Atiku made this statement on Thursday, June 21, at the Wadata plaza, national secretariat of the…

PDP chieftain cautions against admitting Saraki back to party

A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara, Kunle Suleiman, said Senate president Bukola Saraki should not be re-admitted to the party - The party chieftain said having left the party four years ago to join the APC, it will amount to fraud to still carry the toga of PDP again - Suleiman declared that it was erroneous to regard any group of politicians as new PDP (nPDP) A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Kunle Suleiman, has warned leadership of the party against accepting the Senate…

Breaking: APC changes slogan from ‘Change’ to ‘Progress’

ABUJA: The national convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has  changed its slogan from ‘Change’ to ‘Progress’ following an announcement by one of the Master of Ceremonies that the delegates should no longer chorus ‘change’ anytime the name of the party is chanted. “I want to announce that when shout APC, the appropriate response should now be Progress and not Change”, he announced. Articles 4 of the APC Constitution as amended lists ‘Change’ as the slogan of the party. That section of the party constitution…