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2019: APC announces date for national convention

- The APC has finally announced a date for its national convention - The ruling party will elect new national officers at its convention on May 14 - Dates for the ward, local and state congresses for officers to be elected at those levels have also been set Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a notice submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on April 9, 2018, released the timetable for its congresses and national convention, Daily Trust reports. CRESTNEWSNG. com gathered that in the…

Former Reps deputy speaker Ihedioha explains why he will not dump PDP for any other party

Chief Emeka Ihedioha has reiterated his loyalty to the PDP - He told the public to disregard calls on him by the APGA to defect to the party - Ihedioha is a former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives who is aspiring to be governor of Imo state in 2019 Former deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has urged the public to disregard calls on him by the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to defect to the party. National chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Oye, had recently called on…

Here is what Buhari should do if he must win Lagos votes in 2019 – Oba Akiolu

Oba Akiolu of Lagos says President Muhammadu Buhari will get the votes of the people if his government accords the state a special status - The Oba said he expects Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to have discussed the issue of special status with Buhari - He blamed former president Olusegun Obasanjo for the inability of Lagos to get a special status in 2016 The Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu I, has given a condition to President Muhammad Buhari ahead of 2019, saying the only way the people of Lagos will support his second term re-election…

Shehu Sani reacts to reports he is defecting to SDP

Senator Shehu Sani has denied earlier reports that he is dumping APC for SDP - Sani said he will notify the public if he decided to shift camp to a new party Senator Shehu Sani, representing Kaduna Central Senatorial district, has denied reports in the media that he might be leaving his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). Sani, in a coded message on his Facebook page said he will notify the public if he decided to leave the APC. Sani wrote: “I’m still in the Broomcity FC as a…

APC stakeholders visit Oyegun, condemn Senator Omo-Agege’s suspension

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday, April 12, suspended Senator Ovie Omo-Agege for 90 legislative days - The suspension came as a result of Omo-Agege's opposition to the elections reordering bill and the subsequent court case he instituted in court to avoid being punished - The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in Delta state have condemned the suspension of the senator APC stakeholders in Delta state have condemned the suspension of the senator representing Delta Central Senatorial District, Ovie Omo-Agege, by the…

Acquire political skills, Osinbajo advises Youths

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday challenged youths in the country to brace up for political leadership of the country in the years ahead. Osinbajo gave the charge when he received a delegation of Not-Too-Young-To-Run Movement which visited him in Abuja. He said that youths needed to be ready for political offices they intended to occupy, pointing out that leadership positions were not automatic. “It is true that young people are participating in every sphere of the economy and they are doing well, but they ended up…

2019: Northwest PDP elders endorse Jonathan’s minister as party’s candidate

The race for the 2019 presidential election is in top gear - Some PDP elders from the north seem to have made their stance known ahead of the elections - The elders are of the opinion that with a heavyweight like Kabiru Turaki, the PDP can defeat the APC in the 2019 presidential election Northwest elders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has stated that former minister of special duties and inter-governmental affairs, Kabiru Turaki, SAN, will make a good choice for the party ahead of the 2019 presidential election. This…

Buhari has spent time cleaning PDP’s rot – Tinubu

Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has said that the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has had to focus on cleaning the rot left by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain made this comment at the 35th annual Aminu Kano Memorial Symposium, where he was a special guest of honour. Represented by Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, Tinubu said the APC might not be perfect but it was far from the PDP. Meanwhile, a report by This Day suggests that all is not well within the ruling APC despite…

Breaking: INEC swears in 7 new resident commissioners; urges them to be courageous in assignments

Baba Yusuf and Segun Agbaje, representing Borno and Ekiti states for second term among others have been sworn in as new Resident Electoral Commissioners - INEC chairman Mahmood Yakubu expressed confidence that the new RECs would contribute to the commission’s determination to make 2019 general elections the best in the country - Yakubu advised the new commissioners to maintain openness and consultations, as well as be firm and courageous in carrying out their new assignments The Independent National Electoral Commission…

Wike ‘sacks’ all PDP aspirants for Rivers LG election over violence

The governor of Rivers state Nyesom Wike has disqualified all PDP aspirants for local government election in the state - Wike accused the aspirants of being involved in violence during the primary to choose the PDP councillorship candidates ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads - The commissioner for Information in the state Emma Okah said the local government area where election is to take place has been known for political violence in the past The governor of Rivers state, Nyesom Wike on Monday, April 16, disqualified all…

Breaking: Festus Keyamo appointed as spokesperson for 2019 Buhari campaign (see appointment letter)

Festus Keyamo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has been appointed by the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation as its spokesperson ahead of the 2019 general election as confirmed by a letter signed by Rotimi Amaechi. Amaechi, the transport minister and former governor of Rivers state, is the director-general of the organisation, which targets Buhari’s success at the polls in 2019. “I am pleased to convey to you the decision of the President Muhammadu Buhari campaign organisation to appoint you as director,…

Stop playing politics with the Nigeria armed forces – Defence HQ tells politicians

Political leaders have been urged to stop playing politics with the Nigeria armed forces and issues of security - DHQ said that talking down on the military will dampen the morale of the troops - It said in Benue state, 147 herdsmen, 6 cultists, 5 rustlers and 6 armed bandits were arrested while 15 were arrested in Taraba state Nigerian Defence Headquarters has, on Wednesday, April 18, called on politicians to stop playing politics with the issues of the army and security. The Defence HQ disclosed this in a press briefing on…

UPDATED: Senate resumes plenary with replacement mace

The lawmakers appear to have secured a replacement mace which is being used for the plenary. The thugs, who stormed the Senate chamber on Wednesday morning, are believed to have been led by a suspended lawmaker Ovie Omo-Agege. The Senate has already accused Mr Omo-Agege of leading the thugs who went away with the mace in a black SUV. Mr Omo-Agege was suspended for 90 days after accusing his colleagues of working against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari. After the thugs left, the Senate went into an executive…

Two Reps members dump PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lost two of its members in the House of Representatives to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). The two members, Ben Nwankwo and Anayo Nnebe, both from Anambra State made their decisions known in separate letters read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara. The duo claimed that there was division in the state chapter of the PDP, a party which sponsored their election to the House of Representatives. PREMIUM TIMES had reported how Mr. Ben Nwankwo declared for…

INEC To Employ Ex-Corp Members As Ad-hoc Staff In Sen. Melaye’s Recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission has indicated that former members of National Youth Service Corps will be employed as ADHOC staff to execute the ongoing recall of the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district, Mr. Dino Melaye. This information was contained in a letter signed by the Kogi State Resident Electoral Commissioner, which was obtained by Sahara Reporters. “As part of preparation for the conduct of signature verification exercise for the recall of Senator representing Kogi West Senatorial…