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2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode
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2023: Tinubu Presidency Will Help Oduduwa Republic – Fani-kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, former Aviation Minister has hinted on the impact of the purported presidential ambition of Bola Tinubu, National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on the agitation for Oduduwa Republic. Fani-Kayode stressed that Tinubu’s presidency would not stop the agitation for Oduduwa Republic.He maintained that Tinubu’s presidency would help actualise Oduduwa Republic. In a tweet, the former minister wrote: “The agitation for Oduduwa Republic cannot be deterred or dissuaded by a Tinubu Presidency. “As a matter of fact a Tinubu Presidency will only further strengthen the resolve of the separatists.This is because no-one is more hated by the Yoruba nationalists than Bola Ahmed Tinubu.” Tinubu has been so much linked to 2023 presidential ambition.But despite...
Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”
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Bola Tinubu Hails Aisha Buhari, Describes her as a ”Voice of Conscience”

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has described first lady, Aisha Buhari, as a voice of conscience calling politicians to be their better selves. Tinubu stated this while speaking at the public presentation of the biography of Mrs. Aisha at the Presidential Villa, Abuja today April 8. The book, “Aisha Buhari: Being different,” was written by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Women Affairs, Dr Hajo Sani. Speaking as the chairman of the occasion, Tinubu said “Given the First Lady’s achievement, no one can reasonably question the role of a First Lady any longer. Remember that there were those who argued that the constitution does not assign any official role to the First Lady. With Mrs Dr Aisha Buhari, their concern...
Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court
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Kaduna Lawmaker Dies Four Months after he was Reinstated by Appeal Court

A member of the House of Representatives representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State, Suleiman Aliyu, has died. According to Daily Nigerian, the lawmaker died in the early hours of Tuesday, April 6, at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital, Kaduna State after a brief illness. He was aged 53. The deceased had in November 2020, won his case at the Court of Appeal which reinstated him as both the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and the winner of the February 23, 2019 House of Representatives election for Lere Federal Constituency.
Ahead Of His Defection, APC Governors Visit Matawalle In Gusau
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Ahead Of His Defection, APC Governors Visit Matawalle In Gusau

Ahead of the imminent defection of Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara state, Chairman of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) and governor of Kebbi state, Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu yesterday led a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) bigwigs to Zamfara state. Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni, as well as Jigawa state governor, Abubakar Badaru were also part of those who visited Zamfara, where they commiserated with governor Matawalle over a recent market fire in Gusau, the state capital. Leader of the delegation, Governor Atiku Bagudu acknowledged the efforts of Governor Matawalle in ensuring the return of peace in the state and offered support and solidarity through a donation of ...
Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle Set To Join APC
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Zamfara State Governor, Bello Matawalle Set To Join APC

Fresh moves are on for Governor Bello Matawalle of Zamfara State to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is just as the party yesterday announced the extension of its on-going membership revalidation and registration exercise to accommodate new members. There have been talks about the planned defection of Matawalle, who became governor of the state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), following the judgement of the Supreme Court on the crisis that trailed the primaries of APC in Zamfara. Matawalle’s moves to join the APC predated the defection of the Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi to the ruling party in November last year. A former governor of Zamfara State, Senator Ahmed Sani Yarima, had last year told Daily Trust that plans are on for Matawa...
Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians
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Marwa Wants Drug Test For Buhari, Tinubu, Osinbajo, Other Politicians

Chief Executive Officer, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, Brig. General Mohamed Buba Marwa (Retd) has said he is currently pushing for drug test on all politicians. Nigerian politicians include President Muhammadu Buhari, National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, all state governors and several others He added that workers and students should also undergo drug test. Marwa stated that the reason he is pushing to conduct drug test on politicians, workers and students was to be able to urgently provide help for those who need treatment and rehabilitation, in addition to serving as deterrence. He stated this in his remarks while signing a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, with a firm, Primly Services Li...
I Have Joined APC, Pray For Me – Dimeji Bankole To Supporters
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I Have Joined APC, Pray For Me – Dimeji Bankole To Supporters

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole after officially registered as a member of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State asked his supporters to pray for him. Bankole said he has taken a step that needs prayers, urging the supporters trooped to the registration centre to help him with prayers . Bankole who recently joined the APC, validated his membership at his Ward 10, Iporo – Sodeke unit in Abeokuta South Local Government Area of the state. The former Speaker who was led by the representatives of the national and state officials of APC, Bankole, participated in the ongoing membership registration and validation exercise of the party at his ward in the state capital. Bankole who had contested as governorship candidate of the Action Democratic ...
2023: Nigerians Will Reject APC Candidates If They Act Like PDP – Omo-Agege
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2023: Nigerians Will Reject APC Candidates If They Act Like PDP – Omo-Agege

Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, Deputy President of the Senate, has cautioned the All Progressives Congress against past mistakes of the opposition, Peoples Democratic Party. Omo-Agege gave the charge in an address at the APC South-South Town Hall Meeting for Constitution Review in Asaba. He said Nigerians won’t vote for APC candidates if those in power fail to deliver. “History beckons on our great party. It is the first ever opposition party to unseat an incumbent party in the life of our nation, Nigeria. “Fellow party men, remember that the PDP had confidently said that it would be in power for 60 years. It took the resolve and determination of a strong-willed nation and its people to upstage that confidence. “Now there is a lesson that we must bear in our subconscious and ...
Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu
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Nigeria’s Democracy not complete without Tinubu – Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lauded the contributions of Bola Tinubu to the development of Nigeria, saying the country’s democracy cannot be complete without him. Sanwo-Olu made this known on Sunday via a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, while felicitating with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on his 69th birthday. While describing Tinubu as a visionary leader and a rare mentor with exceptional abilities in various areas of human endeavours, he said the APC leader is a political pathfinder, nationalist and detribalised Nigerian, who has contributed in no small measure to the socio-political and economic growth of the state and Nigeria as a whole. “The story of...
Aba South/North Bye-Election: INEC Declares PDP’s Ebisieke Winner
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Aba South/North Bye-Election: INEC Declares PDP’s Ebisieke Winner

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency bye-election, Chimobi Iheanyichukwu Ebisike, has been declared winner of the Saturday polls. According to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC’s Returning Officer, the PDP candidate polled a total of 10322 votes to defeat his closest challenger and candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mascot Uzor Kalu who scored 3674 votes. I’m the Returning Officer for the 2021 Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency bye-elections held on the 27th day of March, 2021. The All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Action Alliance, AA, MRM and APM were the other political parties that fielded candidates in the election. ”The election was contested and the candidates received the ...
2023: APC Will Takeover South-South – Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege
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2023: APC Will Takeover South-South – Deputy Senate President, Omo-Agege

The Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would take over the six states of the South-South in 2023. Omo-Agege made the declaration while speaking with journalists on Saturday in Asaba, Delta State. The Deputy Senate President noted that the South South was fast becoming a formidable base for the APC. “The South-South region is growing to become a formidable base of our great party. “By the end of the 2023 general elections, it is our aspiration to have in our column, control of all the six states in the region. “This is possible and we intend to make it happen,’’ Omo-Agege said. He noted that APC was determined and has what it takes to make it happen. Omo-Agege noted that APC won the governorship elections i...
Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor
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Why APC Will Retain Power In 2023 – Jigawa State Governor

Jigawa Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Strategy and Contact Committee, Badaru Abubakar, has said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cannot win the next presidential election. He assured more people will leave the PDP to join APC. Badaru spoke when he featured on Channels Television programme Politics Today monitored by The Nation. “I don’t see the gearing up of PDP to take power, even last week we had the former governor of Ogun state Gbenga Daniel who happens to be the DG Campaign for Atiku in 2019 elections that joined us. “People are leaving PDP to join the APC. The honesty and sincerity of purpose will help us retain power in 2023.” He however declined to comment on whether power should shift to the South in 2023. “I am in the strategy...
PDP Hails Court For Jailing APC Rigging Professor, Peter Ogban
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PDP Hails Court For Jailing APC Rigging Professor, Peter Ogban

The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) commends the judiciary for its courage to stand on the side of the people to jail one of the corrupt returning officers. who connived with the All Progressive Congress (APC) to rewrite election results against the PDP in the 2019 general elections. The party said the three years jailed term handed to Prof. Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, for manipulating the result of Akwa-lbom Northwest senatorial election and attempting to foist the APC and its rejected candidate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, on the people, is a huge lesson for compromised individuals working for the APC to subvert the will of the people. It is shameful that individuals who had attained the peak of enviable career in the academia Such indivi...
APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out
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APC Planning To Rig Abia By-election With Security – Ikpeazu Cries Out

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has raised alarm over what he called plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress APC to manipulate the outcome of this weekend by-election in Aba North/South Federal Constituency. The by-election, which is slated to hold on Saturday, March 27, 2021, is to fill the vacant seat for the Aba North/South Federal Constituency following the death of Hon Ossy Prestige, who represented the Constituency. Ikpeazu made the allegation in a statement made available by his Commissioner for Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu According to The statement, Gov. Ikpeazu said the plan of the APC is to overheat the polity as a prelude to calling for full deployment of the military which will in turn create room for them to deploy armed hoodlums with fake Army uniforms to man...
Bye-Election: Orji Kalu And His Entourage Storm Ariaria Int’l Market
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Bye-Election: Orji Kalu And His Entourage Storm Ariaria Int’l Market

The campaign entourage of the All Progressive's Congress (APC) in Saturday's Aba North/South bye election led by Senator Orji Uzor Kalu alongside the Minister for Mines and Steel have arrived at Ariaria International Market Aba to campaign for its candidate Mascot Kalu. The entourage was greeted with a massive welcome by the traders. See photos and video below. https://youtu.be/CVuy3wy7kao
‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar
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‘Without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors’ – Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar

Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa state has described President Buhari as the best thing to happen to Nigeria. Abubakar said this while featuring on a Channels Television program. Listing some of the achievements of President Buhari, the Jigawa state Governor averred they won't be able to lift their heads up as Governors without the support of the President. When asked if he agrees with his All Progressives Congress (APC) counterparts who said Buhari is the best thing to happen to Nigeria, he said; “I agree with the given circumstances we have now. I believe 100 percent. I know what I inherited. I know the trouble I got through. I know at one time, I even wanted to leave. Really, without the support of Buhari, we wouldn’t have raised our heads up as governors. “If y...
Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum
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Power Should go to South in 2023 – Gov Zulum

The governor of Borno state, Babagana Zulum, has lent his voice to the call for power to shift to the South in 2023. Governor Zulum stated this when he spoke at the presentation of a book by Dakuku Perterside, former director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), on Thursday, March 25. “The issue of power rotation is a covenant between us hence the need to shift the power to the south.”he said According to him, it doesn't matter what part of the South the next president comes from. He urged the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to heed his advice and keep to previous agreements made to shift power to the southern part of the country in the next administration. Governor Zulum will not be the first governor to say that the South should t...
Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC
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Court Jails Professor for Manipulating 2019 Akwa Ibom North-West Senatorial Election Results in favour of APC

Justice Augustine Odokwo of a High court sitting in Akwa Ibom state on Thursday March 25 sentenced Peter Ogban, a professor of soil science at the University of Calabar, to three years in prison after he was found guilty of manipulating election results. Ogban was the returning officer in the senatorial election in Akwa Ibom north-west in 2019. He was prosecuted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The court found him guilty of altering results of the election to favour the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In a previous court session, Ogban had told the court how the results of the election were falsified to give the All Progressives Congress (APC) an unfair advantage over its main rival, the Peoples Democratic Par...
200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm
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200 Gunmen Camped In Abia By APC To Unleash Mayhem – Gov. Ikpeazu Raises Alarm

Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has raised the alarm over alleged presence of Gunmen brought in from outside the State and camped at an undisclosed location. The hoodlums, who are said to be up to 200, are allegedly armed with guns. On Wednesday, the state government raised the alarm in a statement by Honorable Commissioner for Information, John Okiyi Kalu and sent to us. According to the statement, the hoodlums were brought into the State by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to cause mayhem in the forthcoming Aba North/Aba South Federal Constituency election. The statement also alleged that hoodlums are disguised in fake military uniforms made available to them by an "Abia born retired Army General who only recently joined the opposition party". The statement re...
You Must Leave In 2023, PDP Replies APC Over Boasts Of Extra 26 Years Rule
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You Must Leave In 2023, PDP Replies APC Over Boasts Of Extra 26 Years Rule

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the bragging by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that it will remain in power for the next 26 years, as a direct confrontation to the generality of Nigerians. The PDP also describes APC’s claim of registering 36 million Nigerians in their registration exercise as another political hoax and empty claim, which cannot sway Nigerians in any way. The PDP, in a statement by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan said it is aware that the APC National Caretaker Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni made such a garrulous statement in the belief that APC’s intimidation of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the judiciary and security agencies as well as deployment of thugs from neighboring countries, will help them to su...
APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni
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APC Plans to be in Power for Another 32Years- Governor Buni

Yobe state governor and chairman of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has said that the party's vision is to stay in power for another 32 years. Buni said this when he spoke at the inauguration of the Governor Badru Abubakar 65-man Strategy and Contact Committee of the party in Abuja on Tuesday March 23. In his words, the party's vision is to go beyond the 8th term which is 32 years. ''Our vision is to provide a wheel that will drive the party to go beyond 6th, 7th and even 8th term of office to effectively implement the party manifesto, improve the lives of Nigerians and, to remain Nigeria’s leading political party. This committee is therefore very key to our process of tr...
APC Convention Likely To Hold In June – Jigawa Governor, Badaru
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APC Convention Likely To Hold In June – Jigawa Governor, Badaru

Muhammad Badaru, governor of Jigawa state, says the national elective convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is likely to hold in June. Badaru spoke with reporters on Tuesday at the APC national secretariat in Abuja after he was inaugurated as chairman of the party’s strategy and contact committee. The governor said his committee is working with the timeline of the national caretaker committee. The party’s membership revalidation exercise – a prerequisite to the convention – has since commenced across the country. The national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole, former APC chairman, was dissolved by the national executive committee (NEC) in June 2020, paving the way for the caretaker committee and the need for an elective convention. “It is very f...
Dogara, Bankole, Omisore Get APC Appointments
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Dogara, Bankole, Omisore Get APC Appointments

Barely two weeks after former Speaker of House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole dumped the Action Democratic Party (ADP), the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed him to serve on its 61-man contact/strategy committee. The committee, which will be inaugurated on Tuesday by the Chairman Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, has Jigawa Governor Abubakar Badru as chairman while Dr. Ikechi Emenike will serve as secretary. Though details of the terms of reference of the committee were not made available, sources told THE NATION it is expected to establish constructive engagement among critical stakeholders at various levels of the party with a view to enhancing confidence. The committee, among other things, is also t...
Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose
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Nigerians Want Solutions, Not Buhari’s Meetings With Political Wanderers – Fayose

Former Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, says Nigerians are interested in workable solutions to the country’s socio-economic challenges and not the several meetings of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), with “political wanderers” and “recycled politicians”. Fayose, who stated this via his verified Twitter handle on Monday evening, made a veiled reference to a meeting the President had with former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel; and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. The MCI had reported that Buhari met the two politicians in Aso Villa, Abuja. Daniel and Bankole, both from Ogun State, recently defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Reacting, Fayose, who is a chieftain of opposition Peoples Democratic Party, ...
Why I Will Defeat PDP, APGA, APC In Anambra Governorship Election – Ifeanyi Ubah
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Why I Will Defeat PDP, APGA, APC In Anambra Governorship Election – Ifeanyi Ubah

In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES’ Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Samson Adenekan, Anambra senator and businessman, Ifeanyi Ubah, speaks on his governorship ambition, his business, the Igbo bid for the presidency and other national issues. Excerpts: PT: You were known as a businessman long before going into politics. Now you are into politics full time. How has the transition been so far? Ubah: I love being a businessman but also being a businessman does not give me the fulfilment of catering for the downtrodden. Being a businessman was not giving me the opportunity to touch the lives of people as much as I would have loved to touch. As a businessman, there are limitations to what I can do but politics is made for people at the helm of affairs to garner resources and fo...
President Buhari’s nephew shows off his newly completed Abuja mansion
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President Buhari’s nephew shows off his newly completed Abuja mansion

President Buhari's nephew and member of the House of Representatives, Fatuhu Muhammed, has showed off his newly completed mansion located in Gwarimpa area of Abuja. The lawmaker, who represents Daura/Maiadua/Sandamu Federal Constituency on the platform of All Progressives Congress, APC, said it took him four years to build the house. Sharing a photo of the beautiful mansion in a Facebook post, Muhammed said he will announce when he will be moving into the house. "Alhamdulillah I’ve completed building my house in Gwarinpa (Abuja) which took me about four years but once again Alhamdulillah and I need your prayers. The date for moving in will be notified soon InshaAllah,” he wrote. However, the lawmaker has taken down the post for reasons best known to him.
2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike
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2023: I Won’t Support Jonathan If He Runs In APC – Wike

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said he will not support former President Goodluck Jonathan even if he gets the Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2023 election. Speaking to BBC Pidgin at the weekend in Port Harcourt, the governor also said God used him to make the Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, a governor of Rivers. Wike said even Jonathan knew that he (Wike) would work against him if he joined the APC and clinched the party's ticket to run for the Presidency in 2023. He said: "I am a PDP member, if former President Goodluck Jonathan picks a ticket to run in my party, I will support him. I can't do anti-party. But if he picks a ticket to run in APC, I won't support him because I can't do anti-party. "He knows I won't supp...
Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike
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Banditry Will Not End In Nigeria Since They’ve Politicised Security – Wike

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike of Rivers State, says, by politicising insecurity, the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government plunged the security troubled states into an unimaginable scale of banditry that may not end soon. The governor was speaking when he received the Board of Editors of Independent Newspapers Limited, led by the company’s Managing Director and Editor- in -chief, Steve Omanufeme, at Government House, Port Harcourt, on Thursday. Governor Wike said when Rivers experienced issues of insecurity in 2015, he ran to the Federal Government but rather than offering support, they dismissed it as politics out of hatred for the State and desire to see the remain ungovernable. “They didn’t send special forces to Rivers as they’re sending to other states now....
Oshiomhole Retracts Defaming Comments Against Governor Ortom
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Oshiomhole Retracts Defaming Comments Against Governor Ortom

Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the immediate past National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has retracted the comments he made against Governor Samuel Ortom in 2018. Oshiomhole, in his retraction, said he acted based on information he had, which he has now found to be false and baseless. Recall that Governor Ortom had felt deeply aggrieved by the APC chieftains’ statement and had dragged him to court over the embarrassing and defaming comments. However, Oshiomhole on Thursday described Governor Ortom as a dear friend and brother with whom he had shared so much in common, including mutual respect. Referring to a press conference he addressed on the 27th of July, 2018 at the National Headquarters of the APC, where he spoke on the movement of Gov Ortom from the ruling ...
Certificate Forgery: Appeal Court Dismisses APC Suit, Obaseki Reacts
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Certificate Forgery: Appeal Court Dismisses APC Suit, Obaseki Reacts

Court of Appeal dismisses certificate forgery suit against Governor Godwin Obaseki Obaseki reacts: 1. The judgement today by the Appeal Court sitting in Abuja on the certificate forgery case against me by the @OfficialAPCNg is a victory for democracy, equity, fairness and justice. It further reassures confidence in the judiciary as an impartial umpire. 2. From the beginning, all Edo people knew there was no merit in the case. It was ill-willed. It is comforting that the judiciary has again upheld the truth and the verdict of Edo people.
APC Govt Will Not Spare Or Condone Looters Of Public Funds – John Akpanudoedehe
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APC Govt Will Not Spare Or Condone Looters Of Public Funds – John Akpanudoedehe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government would not spare or condone looters of public funds within and outside government. The party said this in a statement by Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary of its Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Wednesday in Abuja. Akpanudoedehe was reacting to allegations by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that the Buhari’s regime was the most corrupt government in Nigeria. “In the past weeks, the PDP has laboured to canvass tales of a phantom stolen N15 trillion public funds in the media. “It is not surprising that the generality of discerning Nigerians have ignored the unfounded and baseless allegation, because it is clear that only the PDP belie...
2023 Presidency: APC Shops For President Buhari’s Alternative
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2023 Presidency: APC Shops For President Buhari’s Alternative

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it already started looking for its presidential candidate ahead of the 2023 general election. The national youth leader of the party Barrister Ismail Ahmed disclosed this at a meeting with stakeholders at the Manpower Development Institute in Dutse. He said the party is in search of a presidential candidate that could bring millions of votes in subsequent elections. “For the first time in a long time, President Muhammadu Buhari will be out of the equation in 2023 with an entirely fresh candidate that will be expected to win elections for the party”, he said. He said the party will face a stiff political war in the coming 2023 presidential election as the main opposition party PDP has about 14 states with mega resources to finance th...
For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC
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For Ambode, No Respite Yet In Lagos APC

When immediate past governor of Lagos state, Akinwunmi Ambode gleefully posed for the camera after revalidating his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) last month, many had thought the lingering crisis between him and the top hierarchy in the Lagos state chapter of the party which was a fall-out of the 2019 governorship primary and which cut short Ambode’s desire to secure reelection had been resolved behind the scene. Some even predicted that having failed to secure any appointment at the federal level, especially in President Muhammadu Buhari’s cabinet, Ambode’s time may come in 2023 as he may be considered for a senatorial seat or plum job in Abuja if the party secures victory again. Events last week, however showed that the battle between Ambode and his...
Buhari’s Performance Will Earn APC 2023 Presidency — Akpabio
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Buhari’s Performance Will Earn APC 2023 Presidency — Akpabio

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has said the excellent performance of President Muhammadu Buhari in all areas of governance will make it extremely difficult for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2023 presidential elections. Addressing newsmen in Port Harcourt on Tuesday in preparation for the commissioning of the new Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC administrative headquarters, he said PDP is intimidated by the performance of the president. He called on PDP governors to conduct local government elections, saying that many of them were using caretaker committees to run the affairs of the LGAs. He said President Buhari will on Thursday commission the new NDDC building complex virt...
APC Registers 2.5 Million Members In Kano State
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APC Registers 2.5 Million Members In Kano State

Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State says the All Progressives Congress (APC) has so far registered about 2.5 million members in the ongoing membership registration/revalidation in the state. This is contained in a statement by Mr Abba Anwar, Chief Press Secretary to the governor on Monday in Kano. Anwar said that the governor disclosed this during the sixth APC stakeholders meeting in Kano. “We are all aware that the first set of 100 registers sent to polling units were exhausted. And the second set of 200 per polling units has also been exhausted. “The registration is heading towards three or four million members in the state. Just look at the trend since we started,” he said. The governor also urged those in charge of the registration to ensure fairness. “There...
Okorocha Begged Me To Cover His Illegalities – Uzodimma
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Okorocha Begged Me To Cover His Illegalities – Uzodimma

Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has stated that his refusal to cover the illegalities of his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha was the reason he had sworn to make the state ungovernable. Uzodimma stated this in a statement signed by his Media Adviser and Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Oguwike Nwachuku. The statement noted that Okorocha confirmed he begged Uzodimma in a recent interview he granted to journalists in Abuja. “In an interview Okorocha granted a national newspaper on Sunday, he not only spoke like someone who has quit the All Progressives Congress but confessed that his grouse with Governor Uzodimma is borne out of the latter’s refusal to help him cover all the illegalities he was allegedly involved in as governor of Imo State for eight years. “Apparentl...
2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami
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2023 Presidency: APC Cabals Pencil Down Amosun As Running Mate For AGF, Malami

Powerbrokers in the All Progressives Congress and the Presidency are considering pairing a former Governor of Ogun State and serving senator, Ibikunle Amosun, to run as Vice-President with the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, as the President to succeed Muhammadu Buhari ahead of 2023. SaharaReporters learnt that apart from both Amosun and Malami being strong allies of President Buhari, the party hopes to play the card of their being relatively young before Nigerians. Top sources in the APC stated that by the party’s membership revalidation exercise which will end on March 31 and the ongoing probe by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the cabal believed that it had weakened the influence of former Lagos State Governor and APC National Leader, Bola Ti...
2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello
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2023: There Is No Zoning Agreement In APC – Yahaya Bello

Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello has denied reports that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) had a zoning arrangement ahead of the 2023 presidential election. There have been growing calls for the APC to zone the 2023 presidential ticket to the Southern part of Nigeria. Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State had said that the southern region of the country should be allowed to produce the next president of Nigeria in 2023. The governor joined his Kaduna counterpart, Governor Nasir El-Rufai and other prominent northern politicians who had made similar calls in recent days. But speaking to reporters in Abuja over the weekend, Yahaya Bello said anyone from any zone was free to contest for presidency in 2023, as there was no zoning arrangement in the APC. He said:...
Wike Criticizes APC Membership Registration, Revalidation Exercise
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Wike Criticizes APC Membership Registration, Revalidation Exercise

The Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, has criticized the ongoing membership registration and revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Recall the All Progressives Congress, APC began its membership registration and revalidation exercise last month, the party also claimed to be targeting over a hundred million (100, 000 000) members. Wike said this when he received former APC stalwart in Emuoha Local Government Area, Azundah Nkomadu into the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at the commissioning of the 16.85km Rumuji-Ibaa-Obele-Isiokpo Road crossing Emuoha and Ikwerre LGAs of Rivers State. The Governor said All Progressives Congress, APC lack the moral right to embark on membership drives across the country, especially in Rivers State where the impact of the...
Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership
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Aftermath Of Supreme Court Judgement, Rotimi Amaechi Revalidates APC Membership

On Monday the Minister of Transportation and Leader of the All Progressives Congress in the South-South, Rotimi Amaechi has revalidated his membership of the APC. Amaechi revalidated his membership of the party alongside his wife, Judith, at Ubima Community, Unit 14, Ward 8 in Ikwerre LGA of Rivers State. The Minister’s revalidation exercise comes days after the Supreme Court removed all the legal impediments that almost destroyed the APC in Rivers State. The party which was sharply fictionalised in Rivers State had two leaderships; the one led by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and another, by former Senator, Magnus Abe. While some factional members of the APC; Igo Aguma and Livingston Wechie has resigned from the party, Senator Abe has encouraged other aggr...
Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit
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Forgery: Appeal Court Reserves Judgement On Obaseki’s Eligibility Suit

The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division has reserved judgment in the appeal filed the All Progressive Congress and its chieftain Williams Edobor. Justice Ahmed Mohammed of the Federal High Court had on 9th January held that the plaintiffs failed to prove the allegation of forgery beyond reasonable doubt and none of the plaintiffs witness was able to prove the certificates was forged. Dissatisfied with the judgment of the trial judge the plaintiffs have approach the court of appeal, urging the court to set aside the judgment of the trial court. In their appellant brief of argument, the APC and its chieftain argued that at the trial court issue of forgery and falsification were raised the court only determined the issue of forgery and left that of falsification. Counsel to the AP...
APC Youth Leader Marries two Wives Same Day in Abuja
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APC Youth Leader Marries two Wives Same Day in Abuja

The youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Garki Ward, Hon. Babangida Sadiq Adamu, on Saturday, married two women same day in Abuja. Adamu, a Real Estate Broker, married Malama Maimuna Mahmud and Malama Maryam Muhammad Na'ibi on Saturday, March 6. See previous report here LIB The first wedding fatiha took place at Kado Bmiko Juma'at Mosque, beside Kado Bmiko Primary School, 1st Avenue Gwarinpa at 10:00am. The second wedding was held at Garki Village Central Mosque, Garki II Abuja at 1:30pm. A grand wedding reception was held at Apo Resettlement Town Hall, Abuja. See more photos below...
Yahaya Bello Explains Why Fani-Kayode Did Not Join APC
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Yahaya Bello Explains Why Fani-Kayode Did Not Join APC

Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has explained why former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode did not join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He spoke on Politics Today, Channels Television programme monitored by The Nation, Recall that The Nation had reported that Yahaya Bello, in a two minutes video, claimed the former minister had dumped the PDP for the APC. Also, viral photos of Fani-Kayode meeting with the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello and the APC interim National Chairman, Mala Buni did set many tongues wagging. Bello said, “Myself and Chief Fani-Kayode are brothers and we are partnering in ensuring there is peace and tranquility across the country. “The Chief Femi Fani-Kayode that everybody knows by the time he met me, I think he had a rethink of wha...
Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state
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Supreme Court Affirms Sacking of Aguma as APC Chairman in Rivers state

The Supreme Court has affirmed the sacking of Igo Aguma as the chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State. The leadership tussle had divided the party into two blocs; Amaechi and Senator Magnus Abe, and also created legal impediments that stopped the party from partaking in the last general elections. The apex court upheld the Court of Appeal judgement which overturned the June 10, 2020 judgment of the Rivers State High Court in Port Harcourt, which installed Mr Aguma as the leader of APC in the state and sacked the Ogbobula-led committee which was constituted by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC). It dismissed Mr Aguma’s appeal on grounds of lack of jurisdiction. In the lead judgement prepared by Justice Adamu Jauro an...
Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC
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Outcome Of Food Blockage Shows North, South Need Each Other – APC

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday said the outcome of the blockade of foodstuff from the North to the Southern part of Nigeria has demonstrated the fact that Nigerians need each other to survive. Northern traders lost millions of naira and sold their farm produce at ridiculously low prices as a result of the four-day blockade while the amounts of foodstuffs such as cattle, yam also skyrocketed in the South. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Yekini Nabena, the APC’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary said the event has underscored the need for unity between the north and south. According to him “It is a two-way thing. Everybody needs each other. The north needs the south and the south needs the north. Yes, cattle and agricultural products co...
Governor Bala Mohammed Will Join APC Soon – Zulum
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Governor Bala Mohammed Will Join APC Soon – Zulum

Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, will join the All Progressives Congress soon, according to Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum. Zulum said this at the fourth meeting of the North-East Governors’ Forum, which held in Bauchi State on Thursday. “I want to express my appreciation to my colleague, the Governor of Bauchi State, and my other colleagues for giving me the support to take the North-East Governors’ Forum to a greater height and indeed to the next level. “The only quarrel that I am having with my colleague, the Governor of Bauchi State is his refusal to come into the APC. But inshallah, very soon, he will join us. He’ll join the Progressives. I am here to support him.” Mohammed, who is a strong member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), served as a mini...
Apologise For Insulting Gov Yahaya Bello, APC Tells Sen Abaribe
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Apologise For Insulting Gov Yahaya Bello, APC Tells Sen Abaribe

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded a public apology from the Senate Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe for ‘criticising’ Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. The APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a statement, said “legal action” will be instituted against the senator if he failed to publicly apologise to Bello, saying that his utterances against the governor were ”false, irresponsible and malicious.” Nabena was reacting to a statement by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), asking Senator Smart Adeyemi (APC Kogi) to retract his comment and apologise to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State. The party said it is on record through a video in circulation that Senator Abaribe made some false verbal attacks “discrediting governor Yahaya ...
APC Wins All 17 Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats In Yobe
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APC Wins All 17 Chairmanship, Councillorship Seats In Yobe

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared all the 17 Chairmanship seats at Saturday’s Yobe local government council election. Dr Mamman Muhammad, Chairman, Yobe State Independent Electoral Commissions (YBSIEC) disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Damaturu. Muhammad said the party also won all the councillorship seats in the entire 17 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of the state.

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