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President Buhari Inspects Renovation Works At The Proposed Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Office In Abuja
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President Buhari Inspects Renovation Works At The Proposed Buhari-Osinbajo Campaign Office In Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari took time off late Wednesday afternoon to visit the proposed presidential campaign office for next year's election. The same building at Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Area, Abuja, had served as campaign headquarters for the 2015 election. On the President's entourage were his Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and other senior government officials. On hand to receive the delegation was Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who took the President round the newly refurbished structure. President Buhari expressed satisfaction with the facelift, and thanked all those who worked on giving the office a befitting look. Femi Adesina Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity)
12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari
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12 Sokoto Lawmakers Abandon Tambuwal, Declare Support For Buhari

Twelve of the 30-member Sokoto State House of Assembly have declared their loyalty to the All Progressives Congress and President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawmakers stated this in a statement sent to PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday afternoon. “We reiterate our commitment and loyalty to the APC led government under President Muhammadu Buhari,” they said in the statement. Their announcement follows the decision of the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the APC.
What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]
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What Will Happen If Igbos Fail To Support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo [VIDEO]

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of the South East to support Buhari because if they don’t, they would wander in the wilderness for the next eight years: ”If the South East shall support any other person for the presidency, they are going to spe...
Saraki’s Sister Pledges Support To Buhari, Refuses To Decamp
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Saraki’s Sister Pledges Support To Buhari, Refuses To Decamp

The defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday has awoken a dormant political rivalry within the Saraki Family that stretched back to 2011. Few hours after Mr Saraki’s announcement, his sister and arch political rival, Gbemisola, declared her “unwavering support” for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and the success of the APC. On Tuesday, in a statement, Mr Saraki said he was quitting the APC after accusing influential persons within the party of intolerance. “While I take full responsibility for this decision, I will like to emphasise that it is a decision that has been inescapably imposed on me by certain elements and forces within the APC who have ensured that the minimum conditions for peace, cooperatio...
Saraki’s Team Joins PDP, Kwara PDP Leaders Defect To APC
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Saraki’s Team Joins PDP, Kwara PDP Leaders Defect To APC

Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara led by the state Chairman, Iyiola Oyedepo, on Wednesday announced their defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Rex Olawoye, the erstwhile Publicity Secretary of the party, made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin.   “I hereby officially announce the exit of our members from PDP to APC,” he said. Mr Olawoye, who described Senate President Bukola Saraki as an “anathema,” said PDP members in the state could not work with him. NAN reports that Mr Saraki formally announced his exit from the APC on Tuesday. Mr Olawoye said with the defection, all political structures of the PDP at the ward, local government and state levels had moved to the APC. The spokesman appealed to all party me...
2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu & Yele Sowore Form Coalition
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2019 Elections: Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu & Yele Sowore Form Coalition

2019 presidential aspirants Fela Durotoye, Kingsley Moghalu and Yele Sowore have formed a coalition ahead of the elections. The trio held a meeting on Tuesday, July 31, tagged Visionary Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT). Fela shared photos of the meeting on his Instagram, sharing the resolutions they decided upon. They are building a united front, he shared, as “collaboration, not competition, will deliver a new Nigeria.” He continued that there is presently no official representative of the coalition, and internal processes will produce a candidate. He wrote: Visionary Presidential Aspirants Coming Together (PACT) Towards the 2019 General Elections. “Election As Revolution” being text of a communique issued after a consultative meeting of Presidential Aspi...
”God, Guide Us Through These Interesting Times” Lai Mohammed Prays At FEC
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”God, Guide Us Through These Interesting Times” Lai Mohammed Prays At FEC

Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, this morning, asked God to guide Nigeria through as she goes through some ''interesting times'' politically. Lai Mohammed offered the opening prayer at the Federal Executive Council meeting, FEC, this morning. The meeting which is being preisded over by President Buhari, has in attendance Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Ministers and other top government functionaries. The Minister's prayer comes amidst the gale of defection in the ruling party, APC. Just yesterday, Bukola Saraki and Kwara state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, announced their defections. 15 APC lawmakers and 32 House of Representatives members defected from the party last week.
Ben Murray-Bruce Welcomes Saraki To PDP
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Ben Murray-Bruce Welcomes Saraki To PDP

Yesterday, Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki announced his departure from APC with a Tweet that read, ‘I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’. Though he’s yet to officially announce his new political party, his colleague, Senator Ben Bruce has officially welcomed him to the opposition party, PDP. ‘Today, I am excited to welcome home to the @OfficialPDPNig, the very sagacious and excellent leader and president of the @NGRSenate, Distinguished Sen. @bukolasaraki. The @APCNigeria failed at putting you down, and inadvertently succeeded in making you stronger. Welcome home’ Ben Bruce Tweeted.
Fayose Reacts As Saraki, Gov. Ahmed Dump APC for PDP
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Fayose Reacts As Saraki, Gov. Ahmed Dump APC for PDP

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has said there are “more to come”, after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Governor of Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, both decamped from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Fayose, writing on his verified Twitter page on Tuesday, also said Nigeria must be rescued from tyrants. “Good to hear that three prominent Nigerians left APC house of tyranny today. “I welcome my brother and friend, Senator Bukola Saraki and Kwara Governor, Alhaji Ahmed to out great party, the PDP. “More to come. “Together, we must rescue Nigeria and its people from these tyrants,” he wrote.
Saraki Releases Press Statement On Why He Decamped To PDP
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Saraki Releases Press Statement On Why He Decamped To PDP

PRESS STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, HIS EXCELLENCY, DR. ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, CON, ON 31ST JULY, 2018. I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence. Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands of my supporters, political associates and friends, who have trusted in my leadership and have attached their political fortunes to mi...
PDP Reacts As Saraki Dumps APC
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PDP Reacts As Saraki Dumps APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reacted to the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MyCelebrityandi news reported that Saraki on Tuesday announced his defection. Saraki said “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).” Reacting to the recent development, the Party in a statement on its official Twitter page welcomed the Senate President to the PDP They described the ruling party as a failed and dysfunctional party. The statement read ”The President of the Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki has also dumped the failed and dysfunctional APC and has returned to the PDP. “We welcome him back home. PDP! Power to the people.” ...
What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency
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What Will Happen To Those Responsible For Killings – Presidency

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina on Thursday said those responsible for the tension in different parts of the country will never win. Adesina stated this when he received members of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Ikoyi, and Orji Kalu Foundation, who were at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, as part of a Peace Rally. NAN quoted the presidential aide saying:“For those working against peace in our country, I have news for them. They will never win. “Nigeria will have peace, and if the evildoers don’t settle for peace, that peace will be attained without them. “Whether they like it or not, peace will return to Nigeria inspite of the difficult times we are passing through now.’’ He commended t...
Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed Dumps APC
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Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed Dumps APC

The Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has dumped the All Progressives Congress, APC, party. Governor Ahmed made know his decision just the same time the Senate President, Abubakar Bikola Saraki equally announced he has dumped the APC. In a statement by his media aide, Muyideen Akorede, Governor Ahmed said he decided to dump the APC after much consultations with the people of his state. According to him, “Following due consultations with the people and in response to calls by major stakeholder groups in the state, Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed today defected to the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), having realized that the All Progressive Congress (APC) can longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of his people,” the statement s...
Buhari To Vie For ECOWAS Chairmanship
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Buhari To Vie For ECOWAS Chairmanship

Barring any last-minute change in plans, President Muhammadu Buhari will vie for the chairmanship of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in Lome, Togo, on Tuesday, TheCable can report. A new chairman will succeed President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo at the end of the 53rd Ordinary Session of the ECOWAS Authority of Heads of State and Government. Buhari departed Abuja on Sunday for Lome in company with a team of two governors and five ministers. Also in the delegation are Babagana Monguno, the national security adviser (NSA); Abayomi Olonisakin, chief of defence staff; Ahmed Abubakar, the DG of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA); and Godwin Emefiele, governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Diplomatic sources told TheCable that Buhari was prevailed...
‘I Have Moved To The PDP As APC Can No Longer Serve As A Platform For Achieving The Aspirations Of My People’ – Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed
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‘I Have Moved To The PDP As APC Can No Longer Serve As A Platform For Achieving The Aspirations Of My People’ – Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed

In what apprears to be a cordinated move with the Senate President Bukola Saraki who dumped APC via twitter a few moments ago, Kwara State governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed has followed suit.   Announcing his defection from APC to PDP,  the governor tweeted 'following consultations and in response to calls by major stakeholders in the state, I have moved to the PDP as APC can no longer serve as a platform for achieving the aspirations and expectations of my people'.
Why I Stopped The Swearing-in Of My New Dep. Governor – Rochas Okorocha
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Why I Stopped The Swearing-in Of My New Dep. Governor – Rochas Okorocha

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has claimed full responsibility for the botched swearing-in of the new deputy governor of the state, Sir Calistus Ekenze, on Tuesday. According to Daily Sun, the governor said the swearing-in was suspended following his directive to the Chief Judge of the state to obey the interim court order restraining him from carrying out the exercise. Governor Okorocha, who gave the explanation said that prior to the swearing-in, the venue of the scheduled swearing-in, the Sam Mbakwe Exco Chamber was full to the brim by guests, including senior government functionaries and APC leaders in the state, before he gave the directive which came through the Attorney-General of the state, Barr. M.O. Nlemedim, to halt the exercise. The governor who gave the e...
My  Chances of Defecting From APC is Very High-  Bukola Saraki
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My Chances of Defecting From APC is Very High- Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki says chances of  him defecting from APC to another party, most likely PDP, is very high considering the fact that two senators from his state, Kwara and six House of Representatives members, defected from the ruling party last week. Saraki disclosed this in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle' ''The chances are very very high because we have three senators from my state, Kwara. Two have defected. In the house of Representatives, there are six of them and the six have defected. So I will consult with them, then I will make my position known to my constituency first and then to the general public'' he said
All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold
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All Recovered Illegally Acquired Assets To Be Sold

President Muhammad Buhari said all recovered illegally acquired assets would be sold in the administration’s renewed anti-graft campaign. The President, who was responding to a question during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in Togo at the Nigerian Embassy on Sunday night, said when the recovered assets are sold the money would be paid into the country’s treasury. Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, Malam Garba Shehu who disclosed this, said the President, assured that his administration had remained steadfast in keeping to its three campaign promises of providing security, improving the economy and fighting corruption. The President noted that if past governments had utilised 25 per cent of the huge oil revenue available to the...
Mayors agree, Congress should invest in affordable housing
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Mayors agree, Congress should invest in affordable housing

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Congress rolls out ‘Better Deal,’ new economic agenda
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Congress rolls out ‘Better Deal,’ new economic agenda

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Illinois’ financial crisis could bring the state to a halt
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Illinois’ financial crisis could bring the state to a halt

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg optimistic ‘over the long haul’ for US
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg optimistic ‘over the long haul’ for US

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Poll: Virginia governor’s race in dead heat
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Poll: Virginia governor’s race in dead heat

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House panel to consider bill to revamp DHS cyber team
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House panel to consider bill to revamp DHS cyber team

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Report: $15 minimum wage bill would benefit 20.7 million workers
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Report: $15 minimum wage bill would benefit 20.7 million workers

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Some California incumbents lagging in fundraising: report
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Some California incumbents lagging in fundraising: report

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Lawmaker spends a day working as baggage handler, barista
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Lawmaker spends a day working as baggage handler, barista

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