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Nigeria sliding into disrepute – Secondus

Abuja The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) has said Nigeria is sliding into a terrible nation and its party is ready to take over from a failed federal government, led by a failed All Progressives Congress, (APC). The PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, said this during the party’s Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting yesterday at […]

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Bayelsa Assembly rejects 2 proposed amendments

Yenagoa The Bayelsa State House has rejected two provisions out of the 15 proposed for consideration and voting on the 4th alteration to the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Assembly, which considered the 15 provisions, rejected the issue of independent candidacy and the removal of a president or Governor sworn-in to complete […]

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Electoral reforms: Ebonyi PDP advocates staggered election

Abakaliki The Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State chapter has said elections to the various levels of governance should be conducted separately on designated days as a means of minimizing ambiguity and cumbersomeness in the process. The Party, which yesterday, threw its weight behind the National Assembly’s move to rearrange the sequence of elections in […]

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Lalong forwards 22 commissioner-nominees to state assembly

Jos Plateau States Governor, Simon Lalong, has send the list of 23 commissioner nominees for confirmation to the State House of Assembly. The Governor’s communication was yesterday read at the plenary by House Speaker Rt. Hon. Peter Azi, who said the governor has expanded the State Executive Council from 17 to 23. Also, Lalong has […]

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Don’t censor media, PDP warns FG

Abuja The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday warned the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, against censorship of the media just to ensure that it downplay the failures of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government. It was contained in statement issued by the party National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, which claimed that the APC […]

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Ekiti 2018: Aspirant debunks Accord Party, Adewale’s alliance

A governorship hopeful in Ekiti State and a stalwart of Accord Party, Akogun Bamiji Ojo, has debunked the alleged adoption of Otunba Segun Adewale, as the preferred candidate to fly the party’s flag in the 2018 gubernatorial poll in Ekiti state. The aspirant dismissed this claim while speaking with newsmen in Ibadan, the Oyo state […]

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Lamido can’t defeat Buhari in 2019 – LG boss

Dutse The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) won’t take the risk of handling its presidential ticket to Alhaji Sule Lamido to contest the 2019 presidential election, according to the Birninkudu Local Government Area APC chapter chairman, Alhaji Sani Abdu. The chairman said the former governor of Jigawa State is a paper weight compared to incumbent President […]

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TI report has vindicated us – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the latest Transparency International (TI) report showing that corruption has worsened under the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration has vindicated its insistence the current APC-led government is hugely corrupt. Also, the party observed that the new TI report, equally rubbished the African Union’s (AU) appointment as chairman of […]

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2019: Call El-Rufai, Bello to order, ADP tells Buhari

Abuja The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to caution the Kaduna state governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, and his counterpart in Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, over what it called “intolerance” of the two chief executives towards oppositions. The ADP made the call in reaction to the alleged destruction of its bill […]

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Flyers portraying Tiv farmer as rustlers unacceptable – Group

Makurdi President General, Mdzough U Tiv, Engr. Edward Ujege has expressed reservations over flyers circulated by the department of civil military affairs which erroneously portrayed Benue crop farmers as cattle rustlers. Engr. Ujege, through a press statement made available to newsmen yesterday in Makurdi, faulted the military for assuming that Tiv people were responsible for […]

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BBOG tasks FG on Yobe school girls’ abduction

Bring Back our Girls Group (BBOG) has urged the federal government to give accurate details of the number of schoolgirls recently declared missing in Yobe state after their school was invaded by suspected Boko Haram insurgents. The group, which had been through daily sit-ins and protests, championing the return of 276 Chibok school girls abducted […]

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2019: PDP fortunes intact in Niger – Aspirant

Minna The recent defection of some members the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger state will not affect the fortunes of the party in the 2019 general elections, a governorship aspirant of the party, Hon. Umar Ahmed, has said. Ahmed stated this yesterday in an interview with journalists He said his aspiration to serve the […]

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Bello cautions youth on violent extremism

Lokoja Kogi state Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, has charged youths in the state to shun all forms of violence that were inimical to their future and that of the state. The governor gave the charge in Lokoja yesterday during the 2018 Youth Summit on preventing violent extremism in Kogi state, organised by Actionaid, a non-governmental […]

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Govs are PDP problems – Publicity scribe

Bauchi Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bauchi state chapter, Alhaji Yayanuwa Zainabari, has declared that the attitude of some governors to anoint “unpopular candidates in the past” was among the problems that led to the failure of the party in the 2015 general elections. Zainabari made the declaration yesterday while interacting with […]

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CSO urges FG to rescue abducted Dapchi school girls

Abuja A group of Civil Society group, under the auspices of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and for Good Governance, has commended the quick intervention of the Nigerian military in the abduction of over 94 schoolgirls from their school in Dapchi, Yobe state, which led to their immediate rescue. Addressing journalists in Abuja […]

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Ango Abdullahi succeeds Unongo as Northern elders’ BoT chair

Abuja Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has appointed Prof. Ango Abdullahi as its chairman Board of Trustee (BoT) and convener of the forum, even as they demanded end to the killings across the country. A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Chairman, Implementation Committee, Mahammed Bello Kirfi, said the decision was taken at an extraordinary […]