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APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike
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APC has Dragged Nigeria 50 Years Backwards – Governor Nyesom Wike

Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) which is the ruling party, has dragged Nigeria 50 years backwards due to its "abysmal performance." The governor said this when the Vice President of Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, Obiageli Ejezie, led other leaders of the association to the Government House, Port Harcourt, to confer on him the “2019/2020 Good Governance Award” for his outstanding achievements in project execution in Rivers. Speaking to the delegation in his office, Governor Wike said in 2015, the APC convinced Nigerians that they were going to offer better governance than former President Goodluck Jonathan. He said going by the results of the APC since it came into power in 2015, Nigeria has only being retrogressing under the its lea...
Tinubu, Oyetola and wife in Saudi Arabia
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Tinubu, Oyetola and wife in Saudi Arabia

If you are looking for APC National leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, then we are sorry, you can;t find him now. He is currently in Saudi Arabia observing Umrah.   A photo shared b Dele Momodu also shows the politician next to Osun State Governor, Oyetola and his wife. Momodu had tweeted: ''GOVERNOR OYETOLA, ASIWAJU TINUBU & ALHAJA OYETOLA currently observing Umrah in Saudi Arabia...''  
Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt
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Former Minister, ‘Mama Taraba’ dies in Egypt

A former Nigerian Minister, Mama Taraba, real name Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan, is dead. Al-Hassan, 61, served as Women Affairs Minister under the President Muhammadu Buhari government. Her associates confirmed the politician died on Friday in Cairo, the Egyptian capital. Mama Taraba dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2019 governorship election under United Democratic Party (UDP). Al-Hassan, a staunch supporter of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, defected to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) months after the poll. In August 2020, she made revelations about her ordeal while in the APC. She ran into trouble with the ruling party after declaring her support for Atiku’s presidential ambition.
We Don’t Align with any Political Party in Nigeria – Femi Kuti Warns APC Over Shirts Bearing Fela’s name
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We Don’t Align with any Political Party in Nigeria – Femi Kuti Warns APC Over Shirts Bearing Fela’s name

Femi Kuti, son of Afrobeat legend Fela has called out the All Progressives Congress (APC) for using an inscription of the late musician on its campaign shirts without authorization. The APC on Tuesday May 4, shared photo of campaign shirts which had incriptions that read “To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it… Fela Kuti." Reacting to this, Femi Kuti noted that his family does not align with political parties in Nigeria or beyond. Pointing out that his family owns the trademark, the superstar saxophonist described such action as an "infringement and disregard of their legal rights". The "user" was advised to cease and desist and also to immediately delete the tweet. Femi Kuti wrote; ‘I have seen the ...
Nigeria separating is not acceptable to us, we are better together – Tinubu
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Nigeria separating is not acceptable to us, we are better together – Tinubu

National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has told those clamouring for secession to jettison the idea as Nigeria is better together.   Speaking at the Special Ramadan Prayer, “Tafsir” Lecture, held at the Lagos House, Marina, on Sunday May 2, Tinubu said Nigeria seperating is not acceptable as disintegration could push the country into becoming another Iraq or Sudan.   He said;   “For clamouring for war, God will not allow Nigeria to experience it. If we say Nigeria should separate, people should remember what war caused in Sudan and Iraq. Such war does not end in time. We are yet to recover from the civil war. “We are better together. I have nowhere I am going. Whoever has experienced war in the past will not pray for such. Ni...
Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada
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Let us Work Together to Make Nigeria a Better Place – Gov Fayemi tells Nigerian youths planning to relocate to Canada

Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi, has asked Nigerian youths longing to relocate to Canada to reconsider their plans and stay back to help make Nigeria a better place. According to him, youths should organize themselves on how to “kick out” the All Progressives Congress (APC) from office in 2023 if they are not satisfied with its governance style. Governor Fayemi said this while speaking at ‘The Platform’, an annual programme organised by Covenant Christian Centre today May 1. Speaking to Nigerians seeking to relocate, Fayemi sai “Don’t succumb to despondency, there is a lot to hail in this country. There is a lot to frustrate you, a lot to want to make you give up and pick that visa and go to Canada. I know it (Canada) is a popular destination but you know what? There i...
APC Threatens To Report Mbaka To The Pope & To Expose Him
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APC Threatens To Report Mbaka To The Pope & To Expose Him

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Yekini Nabena, has cautioned the Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, against making statements that could cause instability in the country, threatening to expose him to the Pope. Mbaka had called on the National Assembly to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari if he fails to resign over increased insecurity in the country. Reacting to Mbaka’s statement Friday in Abuja, Nabena said it was unfortunate for a man of God “who is supposed to deploy all known spiritual means of averting crisis but rather threatening a democratically elected government for his own personal benefits while pretending to be speaking for the people.” While making reference to the book of Mark 4: 35-4...
I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu
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I am Angered, Troubled by Terror attacks in Nigeria – Bola Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on Thursday April 29, said he is angered and troubled by terror attacks in different parts of the country. Tinubu, in series of tweets, lamented that the attacks had caused many to disparage the military and security forces. He pointed out that as Nigerians, we must never surrender to the fearful temptation to blame one another His tweets read ''Like all decent Nigerians, I am angered and troubled by the terror and cruelty being visited upon the people of Borno, Yobe, Benue, Niger, Imo and other parts of the nation. These attacks have caused many to disparage our military and security forces. This we must not do. Valiant men and women serve in our security forces, risking their lives to protect us. ...
Insecurity: Timi Frank Blames Buhari’s, APC’s Incompetence For Nation’s Calamities
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Insecurity: Timi Frank Blames Buhari’s, APC’s Incompetence For Nation’s Calamities

Former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has blamed the nation’s unabating security calamities on President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). This is even as he wrote a letter to members of the international community, such as, United States of America (US), United Kingdom (UK), United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU), urging them to assist Nigeria overcome her heightened security challenges. Frank, in a statement on Thursday in Abuja, lamented that insecurity in the country has reached an alarming proportion which requires immediate assistance from friendly developed countries to restore normalcy. The notable political activist, however, insisted that it is now clear to Nigerians ...
APC Will Not Rule Nigeria Beyond 2023 – Makinde To Tinubu
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APC Will Not Rule Nigeria Beyond 2023 – Makinde To Tinubu

Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has said former governor of Lagos State and national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, goofed by saying his party, would rule the country beyond 2023. The governor spoke at a well-attended inauguration of the zonal executive of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South West, at the Government House, Oke-Oyinbo, Agodi, Ibadan, yesterday. Tinubu had on Tuesday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja, said the APC is loved by Nigerians and the party has bright chances of ruling the country beyond 2023. However, Makinde, who is the only PDP governor in the South West, said it would never happen. “It is time for PDP at the national level to put together a committee to start making zoning ...
APC, PDP Leaders Meet In Secret, Pretend As Enemies In Public – Fayose
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APC, PDP Leaders Meet In Secret, Pretend As Enemies In Public – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has bemoaned the hypocritical nature of politicians in the ruling hypocritical nature of politicians All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who pretend as if they are enemies in the day and meet secretly at night. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Fayose, who condemned those criticizing him for eulogizing the political sagacity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, national leader of the APC said those expecting him to say negative things about the former Lagos state governor just because they are in different political parties are wasting their time. He said during his tenure as governor, he contacted former governor of Ekiti state, Otunba Niyi Adebayo who is a chieftain of the APC to come a...
Imo, Uzodinma Under Attack By Enemies – APC
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Imo, Uzodinma Under Attack By Enemies – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that enemies of Imo attacked the residence of Governor Hope Uzodimma and other public facilities. The party, in a statement on Monday, condemned the target on security personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra and Rivers States. John Akpan Udoedehe, National Secretary of the APC Caretaker Committee, commiserated with agencies and families over the loss of law enforcement officers. Udoedehe said breaking into the Governor’s residence was an attack on democracy and constituted authority. The scribe said the party was in shock over the ugly turn of events after learning there were fatalities with others injured and maimed during the attack. He vowed that the party and security services will not allow persons and inte...
Military Technology Is Beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, APC Warns Youths
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Military Technology Is Beyond Native Doctors’ Protection, APC Warns Youths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has warned Nigerian youths to not allow themselves to be used as tools in a war against any tribe or community in Nigeria. The party said this in a post on Twitter accompanied by photos of a Commander of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Ikonso, who was killed yesterday during an operation involving the police, army and the Department of State Services. One of the photos showed Ikonso’s dead body wearing a vest made of leather and cowries that appears to be a form of protection. In the caption, the APC warned youths not to rely on the protection provided by native doctors because they cannot protect them from military technology. “Dear Nigerian youth. Don’t allow anyone to send you to war with another Nigerian, community, state or tribe. Th...
Wike Defends Obaseki’s ₦60 Billion Printing Claim
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Wike Defends Obaseki’s ₦60 Billion Printing Claim

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said claims by his Edo State counterpart, Godwin Obaseki that Federal the Government printed about N60 Billion to share to the federating units in March cannot be regarded as spurious. The governor challenged the Central Bank of Nigeria to unequivocally declare if money was printed or not. Wike stated this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Sunday, according to a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, and made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt on Sunday. “Obaseki was in APC, so he understands them. So, Obaseki couldn’t have come from the blues to say they printed N60 billion. He knows them,” he stated. The Governor further said it was regrettable that instead of the Governor of Central Bank, Mr. Godw...
Tinubu Mounted Pressure On Me To Join APC But I Refused – Fayose
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Tinubu Mounted Pressure On Me To Join APC But I Refused – Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose has revealed that Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, former governor of Lagos state did everything he could to make him dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC) but he refused to do so. Speaking in an exclusive interview with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Fayose who said President Muhammadu Buhari has destroyed the APC, said he also shared the views of Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike who likened the ruling party to a cancer. According to him, as a member of PDP, he supported the governorship ambition of Governor Kayode Fayemi in the Ekiti governorship election of 2009 and even campaigned for him because he wanted the PDP candidate, former governor Segun Oni who made life a living hell for him to be kicked out of offi...
Aggrieved APC Candidates Criticize Amaechi Over Boycott Of Rivers Council Polls
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Aggrieved APC Candidates Criticize Amaechi Over Boycott Of Rivers Council Polls

Aggrieved members of All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Magnus Abe have lambasted the Minister of Transportation and leader of the party in Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, for writing to the State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC), that the APC will not participate in today’s election. The Abe faction had conducted primaries for the Local Councils elections and the chairmanship and councillorship candidates emerged, hoping to be elected at the polls before the Supreme Court disqualified their faction and authenticated the Isaac Ogbobula camp which is loyal to Amaechi. The aggrieved APC members, while speaking yesterday in Port Harcourt, described the action of the minister as unfortunate, stressing that the unfavourable development came up after they had perfected al...
Anambra: APC Fixes N22.5 Million For Nomination Forms
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Anambra: APC Fixes N22.5 Million For Nomination Forms

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed N22.5 million as fees to be paid by members contesting the governorship election in Anambra State. It also fixed June 26 for the conduct of the primary election. In its schedule of activities released on Thursday, the APC, fixed its Expression of Interest and Nomination forms at N2.5 million and N20 million respectively, bringing the total to N22.5 million. It, however, slashed by 50 per cent the fees to be paid by women and physically-challenged aspirants. “The Governorship Expression of Interest Form cost N2,500,000 while the Nomination form cost N20,000,000.00, totalling N22,500,000. “Female Aspirants and Physically Challenged Aspirants are to pay 50% of the prescribed fees for the position,” the party said. The ...
PDP Mobilises Tambuwal, Obaseki, Saraki To Stop Governor Ayade’s Defection
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PDP Mobilises Tambuwal, Obaseki, Saraki To Stop Governor Ayade’s Defection

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mobilised Governors Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and the party’s reconciliation committee headed by a former President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to persuade the Governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade, to rethink plans to defect from the main opposition party to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). THISDAY learnt that the move followed the threat by 18 elected local government chairmen and 196 councillors in the state to defect from the PDP if the party fails to repeat its state congress. The chairmen and councillors yesterday met with members of the NWC in Abuja during which they served the defection threat. The delegation, led by the Chairman...
APC Denies Zoning Presidency To The South, National Chairman To North
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APC Denies Zoning Presidency To The South, National Chairman To North

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from a zoning arrangement list in circulation. The zoning arrangement for major national elective offices and for positions in the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) allegedly released by the party went viral on social media. The purported arrangement was titled: “BREAKING: APC announces zoning arrangement ahead of 2023 election year. APC 2023 presidential ticket zoning and National Working Committee.” By the list the presidential ticket is zoned to South, Vice President – North, Senate President – South, Deputy Senate President – North while Speaker – North and Deputy Speaker – South. For the National Working Committee zoning, the list...
Zonal Congresses: PDP Seeks To Dislodge APC, Return To Power In 2023
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Zonal Congresses: PDP Seeks To Dislodge APC, Return To Power In 2023

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s major opposition political party, is leaving no stone unturned in its quest to return to power which it lost to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election. One major way the Uche Secondus-led National Working Committee (NWC) is trying to achieve this is to organise a rancour-free congresses nationwide and elect loyal party executives who can deliver the six geo-political zones to the party in the 2023 general elections. Speaking with our correspondent on Monday, a member of the party’s Board of Trustees (BoT) said the party leadership is also trying to use the successes of the congresses to close ranks so that they will go into the 2023 election as a united family. He said, “The zonal offices are p...
Zamfara: You Will Lose Your Seat If You Leave PDP – Yari Warns Matawalle
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Zamfara: You Will Lose Your Seat If You Leave PDP – Yari Warns Matawalle

Abdulaziz Yari, a former governor of Zamfara State, has cautioned the state governor, Bello Matawalle, that he would lose his seat if he leaves the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, going by the Supreme Court verdict that brought him to office in 2019. Yari disclosed this at the secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Gusau on Sunday, during the distribution of N1.3billon assorted grains he purchased for the party’s supporters as a Ramadan gift. The former Governor, who was represented by Senator Kabiru Marafa, said nobody had informed them either in writing or verbally that Matawalle was defecting to the APC. He, however, warned that the Supreme Court nullified the election of the APC candidates in 2019 and declared the PDP candidates as winners who would remain in...
The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK
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The Idea That Governor Yahaya Bello Should not Run for the Presidency is Absurd – FFK

Former Aviation Minister, Yahaya Bello, has described as ''absurd'' the idea that Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello, should not run for the presidency. Bello who is a member of the APC has since signified interest to run for Presidency in 2023. In a tweet posted this morning, FFK said it is also absurd for some Nigerians to kick against the North Central producing the next democratically-elected president. His tweet reads ''The idea that Gov. Yahaya Bello should not run for the Presidency & that the NC zone, which has never produced a democratically-elected President,ought to settle for another position is absurd. Nigeria needs strong & decisive leadership, a generational change & a bridge-builder.''
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.

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