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Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam
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Governor Buni Seeks Special Military Intervention For Geidam

Following the deadly attack by suspected members of dreaded Boko Haram who held away for more than 24 hours, Yobe state Governor, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state to the North. The governor who commiserated with the people of Geidam over the sad incident of the Boko Haram attack on the town said efforts were being intensified to curb the incessant attacks. These were contained in a press statement signed by Director General Press Affairs and Media to the governor, Mamman Mohammed which was made available to our Correspondent on Saturday evening. “His Excellency, Hon Mai Mala Buni has sought for special military intervention to safeguard Geidam and other communities bordering Borno state t...
Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan
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Nigerian Leaders Need Prayers From Followers – Ahmad Lawan

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has urged Nigerians to continue praying for the leaders in government as they tackle the various challenges facing the nation. Lawan, according to a statement released on Saturday by his media office, made the appeal at the launching of Pataskum Emirate Central Mosque Appeal Fund, at Potiskum, Yobe State. The Senate President, the statement added, announced a donation of N20 million to support the project. He said, “Every time, leaders need prayers, particularly from the followers. “Our leaders, particularly our President, Muhammadu Buhari, may God grant him good health, God has given him the leadership of this country through you. “He is trying his possible best for you and we too that are part of his leadership, we are trying our best ...
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Ambode Gets Fresh APC Appointment

Years after going out of the spotlight over the loss of his reelection bid, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed former Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State into its Contact/Strategy Committee. John James Akpanudoehede, National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), announced this in a statement on Monday. He said Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the CECPC, has approved the constitution of the high-powered 61-member under the chairmanship of Mohammed Abubakar, governor of Jigawa State. Below is a list of the committee members 1. H.E. Mohammed Badaru Abubakar – Chairman 2. H.E. (Sen.) Obarisi Ovie Omo-Agege – Member 3. H.E. Alh. Yahaya Bello – Member 4. H.E. Prof. Babagana Umar Zulum – Member 5. H.E. Alh. Inuwa Yahaya ...
Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni Secretly Marries Abacha’s Daughter, Gumsu Abacha As Fourth Wife
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Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni Secretly Marries Abacha’s Daughter, Gumsu Abacha As Fourth Wife

The governor of Yobe State and chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has secretly married his fourth wife at a very private ceremony in Abuja. SaharaReporters gathered that the governor’s new bride is Gumsu Abacha, one of the daughters of former military Head of State, the late General Sani Abacha. The low-key marriage was solemnised at Mohammed Abacha’s residence in Abuja during the weekend. An aide to the governor said the event was performed secretly to avoid public criticism. Gumsu, 45, was previously married to Cameroonian multi-billionaire, Bayero Fadil Mohamadou. In 2019, the governor married his predecessor’s daughter, Adama Ibrahim Gaidam, barely 24 hours after taking the oath of office. ...
Ex-Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel Joins APC
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Ex-Ogun Governor, Gbenga Daniel Joins APC

Otunba Gbenga Daniel has dumped the PDP, his longtime political party, for the ruling APC. Daniel, twice governor on PDP’s vehicle, will pick up the APC’s membership card on Tuesday in Sagamu, he said in a statement to friends. The decision was in time for Mr. Daniel’s eligibility to pick up the party’s membership before ongoing registration exercise expires later today. He will be receiving party chairman and Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni and about three other APC governors as part of the political move, which would leave the PDP without a visible leader in the Gateway State. Daniel was the campaign manager for Atiku Abubakar during the 2019 presidential election, helping the former vice president to a drawn primary victory.
2023: Fani-Kayode, Four PDP Governors Begin Talks With APC
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2023: Fani-Kayode, Four PDP Governors Begin Talks With APC

In what is being described as a major move ahead of the 2023 presidential election, the leadership of the All Progressives Congress has begun talks with four Peoples Democratic Party governors with the aim of getting them to defect to the ruling party, The PUNCH has learnt. It was gathered in Abuja, on Monday, that a former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, had met with the Caretaker Chairman of the APC, Mai Mala Buni; and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State. A high ranking member of the APC informed The PUNCH that while it was true that the party leadership has reached out to Fani-Kayode, the former minister had not yet made any commitment. The source, however, described the meeting as fruitful and that “things are looking bright.” He said, “Fani-Kayode met w...
APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande
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APC Membership Registration Constitutional, Buni Replies Akande

Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, has described the on-going membership registration and revalidation exercise as a strategic measure to give members a sense of belonging. A former interim national chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, had described the exercise as an indefensible aberration and a waste of resources. But in a statement his Director-General, Press and Media Affairs, Mr. Mamman Mohammed, issued on his behalf on Thursday, Buni said the registration and revalidation exercise would assist the party to generate a valid, accurate and up-to-date data on party membership to enhance and support its planning process. “Since the initial exercise in 2014, the par...
No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC
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No plan to make Goodluck Jonathan our presidential candidate in 2023 – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied plans to field former President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate come 2023.   Rumors of the party's alleged plans became rife on social media following some of the party leaders' visit to the former President when he turned a year older last November.   Reacting to the rumor in an interview with BBC Hausa, the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the APC Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, said nothing of such is happening. “Those peddling such information are afraid. But for now, there is nothing in the APC which has anything to do with the aspiration for 2023. Even if someone wants to base assumption on our recent visit to him during his birthday, we were there becaus...
Bisi Akande Faults APC Revalidation Exercise, Knocks Buni Committee
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Bisi Akande Faults APC Revalidation Exercise, Knocks Buni Committee

The pioneer National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Chief Adebisi Akande, has faulted the party’s registration and revalidation exercise, describing it as a waste. He also described the caretaker Committee overseeing the affairs of the party under the leadership of Mr Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State, as abnormal. He spoke shortly after he was registered by the party delegation led by Senator Lawan Suiab at his Ward 04, Unit 012, Isedo1, Ila-Orangun, Osun State on Wednesday. “I feel more humbled and honoured that the same party – the APC – singles me out for Membership Revalidation in my village home at lla Orangun. “Please, permit me to make two observations. The first is that in normal circumstances, a Caretaker Executive Committee for a political pa...
Fresh Political Realignment Emerges As Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement
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Fresh Political Realignment Emerges As Ex-CPC Chairmen Float New Movement

A fresh crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as former state chairmen of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), one of the legacy parties that coalesced to form the ruling party, have formed a new political association, New Nigeria Movement. They hinged their decision on the ruling party’s deviation from its foundational plans. This comes as the Chairman of Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling party and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has warned that the party will deal with anyone or group that attempts to hijack the membership/revalidation of the party. The CPC, along with the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in 2009, and factions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)...
Kwara APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed Faction Threatens To Work Against Party
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Kwara APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed Faction Threatens To Work Against Party

The crisis rocking Kwara State All Progressives Congress (APC) has assumed another dimension with the faction loyal to Alhaji Lai Mo­hammed, Minister of Information, threatening to work against the party’s interests over alleged bias by the Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee of the party led by Gov­ernor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State. The aggrieved members have also threatened not to allow the forthcom­ing party membership registration exercise scheduled for this January to hold in the state over the removal of Bashir Bolarinwa, the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee, who is loyal to the minister. Bolarinwa, who has not been on the same page with the state governor, AbdulRahman Abdul­Razak, was removed by the nation­al caretaker committee led by Yobe State governor, M...
We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens
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We Will Shock Political Space With Unprecedented Defections – APC Threatens

THE National Leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC has threatened Nigerians that the party will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with what it described as the massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of Nigeria as a country. Speaking yesterday at the National Assembly when he met with the Senate Caucus of the APC at Senate Hearing Room 1, Caretaker Committee Chairman of APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has also boasted that the party will remain the country’s leading political party. The Chairman said, “In fact, I want to assure you all that APC will soon shock Nigeria’s political space with massive and unprecedented defections ever witnessed in the political history of our great country, and by the grace of G...
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#EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’ – Governor Buni

The acting chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni has stated that the #EndSARS protest has a ‘hidden agenda’.   The Governor who spoke on BBC Hausa Service on Monday morning, October 19, stated that the current protests against police brutality might lead to anarchy if not well handled. He further insisted that the federal government has responded to the protesters’ demand.   Buni said;   “Hoodlums can utilise the gathering to cause confusion and terrorise other innocents citizens. The ongoing protests show that there is hidden agenda, after the government has responded to the protesters’ demand. “Nigeria is a country accommodating people with several motives and demands which include restructuring ...
APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair
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APC Concedes Defeat, Congratulates Obaseki, Admits Edo Election Free & Fair

The governing All Progressives Congress on Monday, conceded defeat 24 hours after Governor Godwin Obaseki, of the Peoples Democratic Party was declared winner of the Edo Governorship Election. Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni, in a statement titled, “Edo State Governorship Election: Victory for Democracy,” which he signed, congratulated Obaseki over his victory. Buni said, “Edo State Governorship election is over, the winner has been declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the person of the Mr. Godwin Obaseki, candidate of the People Democratic Party. “We hereby congratulate the winner of the election, the people of Edo State and all Nigerians. The peaceful conduct of the election and its outcom...
Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor
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Why El-Rufai, Tinubu’s Ambitions Can’t Tear APC Apart In 2023 – Yobe State Governor

Amid speculations that the ruling All Progressives Congress may collapse after the exit of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in 2023, the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, has said the much speculated presidential ambitions of Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State and that of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, cannot break the party. Speaking in an interview on the Hausa Service of the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was monitored by one of our correspondents in Kaduna on Saturday, the governor, who also rejected rotational presidency, said their ambitions would rather strengthen the party given the solid foundation, which he said the President had laid through his performance in office. There had been mou...
President Buhari Jets Out Of Nigeria For Liberia’s 172nd Independent Anniversary
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President Buhari Jets Out Of Nigeria For Liberia’s 172nd Independent Anniversary

President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja on Friday for Monrovia to attend the activities marking Liberia's 172nd independence anniversary. Besides being a special guest of honour, the Nigerian leader will receive the West African country's highest national honour, "The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers." President Buhari was accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq (Kwara) and Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) as well as the Permanent Secretary, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Mustapha Sulaiman and other top government officials. A statement on Thursday by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam, Garba Shehu, said the president is returning to the country today immediately after the festivities.
President Buhari to attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence celebration
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President Buhari to attend Liberia’s 172nd Independence celebration

President Buhari will on Friday leave Abuja for Monrovia, Liberia to attend the 172nd Independence Anniversary Celebrations of the country.   President Buhari who will be the Special Guest of Honour at the event will also receive “The Grand Cordon of the Knighthood of Venerable Order of the Pioneers,” Republic of Liberia’s highest national honour.   In a statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu says the award will be presented by the government for outstanding and distinguished service in international affairs, government, religion, art, science or commerce, and also for singular acts of philanthropy and deeds of heroism and valour.   President Buhari will be accompanied by Governors Kayode Fayemi, Abdul...
President Buhari Appoints 209 Board Chairmen
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President Buhari Appoints 209 Board Chairmen

President Muhammadu Buhari in one fell swoop on Friday appointed 209 board chairmen and 1,258 members of government owned agencies and parastatals, redeeming a part of the pledge he made 31 October at the National Executive Committee meeting of his All Progressives Congress. More appointments are on the way, said Mr. Boss Mustapha, secretary to the Government of the Federation, who announced the massive batch of appointees. At the APC NEC meeting, President Buhari also hinted he would expand his cabinet by appointing more ministers. The latest appointments, the largest President Buhari ever made since 2015, saw Mallam Wada Maida, a former editor-in-chief and managing director of The News Agency of Nigeria, returning as its chairman. Appointed as one of the board members is Mr. Isa...
Bayelsa APC Members Protest Chapter Chairman’s Expulsion
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Bayelsa APC Members Protest Chapter Chairman’s Expulsion

Members of the All Progressives Congress, Bayelsa State chapter, suspected to be loyalists of the expelled Chairman, Chief Tiwei Orunimighe, on Monday locked down the state in protest against Orunimighe’s expulsion from the party. The protesters, comprising some wards’ chairmen, party chairmen of some local government areas, youths, women and elders of the party, said they embarked on the demonstration to prove to the national headquarters of the party that APC in Bayelsa was not for sale. They described the expulsion of Orunimighe, his deputy, Eddy Julius and the Secretary, Marlin Daniel, as a product of ”misinformation”, insisting that Orunimighe remained the Chairman of the party in the state. The APC in Bayelsa has been enmeshed in lingering crisis as loyalists of the party le...
APC Leaders Angry Over Buhari Govt’s Neglect
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APC Leaders Angry Over Buhari Govt’s Neglect

State chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and some national officers yesterday registered their disappointment with the national leadership of the party over the inability of President Muhammadu Buhari to reward party members. The party officials lamented that members who worked for APC’s victory in the 2015 general elections have been neglected almost two years after the polls. The state chairmen and national officers, under the aegis of Non-National Working Committee (NWC) members, in their separate communications to the APC leadership and President Buhari, also decried the delay by the party in filling vacant positions in the state executives across the country. New Telegraph gathered that the 36 state chairmen of the APC and their Federal Capital Territory (FCT) count...
APC National Committee Visits Saraki, Others At The National Assembly
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APC National Committee Visits Saraki, Others At The National Assembly

The All Progressive Congress (APC) National Working Committee led by its Chairman, John Oyegun today visited the Senate Caucus of the party at National Assembly. In attendance at the meeting include the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, the Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, Senators and the National Secretary of the APC, Mai Mala Buni. The meeting is to discuss the "crisis" between the presidency and the senate.  

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