JUNE 12: Abiola okayed Kingibe, Jakande, others for Abacha govt – Zwingina

Director-General, Hope 93,’ the Campaign Organisation of Chief MKO Abiola, Senator Jonathan Silas Zwingina, has cleared the air on the participation of some members of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the government of the Late General Sani Abacha. He also declared that Alhaji Bashir Tofa, the National Republican Convention candidate in the June 12 1993 election, did not deserve Read More

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APC leaders drop out-going NWC members from ‘unity list’

June 20, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Barring any last minute change, the leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have agreed to remove all the names of the outgoing National Officers seeking re-election in the forthcoming National Convention of the party. It was, however, gathered yesterday that only the outgoing National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, has been penciled down to make the said unity list. Read More

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Voter apathy, bad weather mar Rivers LG election

June 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

Saturday’s Rivers State local government election was marred low turnout of voters and inclement weather, as only few electorate braved the heavy downpour to participate in the exercise. The election, which was monitored in Ogu-Bolo, Okrika, Eleme, Ikwerre, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, and Emohua Local government areas, witnessed late arrival of materials to polling stations. Some respondents who spoke with DAILY POST including Read More

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Aspirant promises infrastructure, youth programmes

June 19, 2018 Donald Iorchir Abuja 0

A chairmanship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Kuje Area Council, Alhaji Ameed Sarki, has promised to fast-track infrastructural development of the council if voted into office in 2019 election. Sarki, who also promised to initiate youth support programmes to empower and provide jobs for youths in the council, said he would anchor his priorities on Read More

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APC congress: It’s a shame Gov Abubakar didn’t take part –Tukur

June 19, 2018 Patrick Andrew Abuja 0

Honourable Muhammad Aminu Tukur, an aspirant for the senatorial seat in Bauchi left vacant following the death of former Senator Ali Wakili, has lambasted Governor Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar for not taking part in the May ward, local and state congresses organised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elect party executives. The aspirant, who also applauded the sudden resignation of Read More

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Not-Too-Young-To Run: Challenges and prospects

June 19, 2018 Abdulrahman Zakariyau 0

Without mincing words, the unity that has existed in the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is under threat with a fierce internal battle, occasioned by the clamour for the West Senatorial District of the state to produce the party’s candidate and the choice of candidate by the leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. In this Read More

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Plot to suspend Dogara underway – Group

June 19, 2018 Najib Sani Bauchi 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Concern Stakeholders in Bauchi State has alleged plot by some politicians to hire thugs to foment violence in Dass, Tafawa Balewa and Bogoro Local Government Areas. The group said the intention is to hang on the violence on the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara in order to give him a bad name Read More

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Serving president’s death: JIBWIS seeks constitution amendment

June 19, 2018 Muhammed Tanko Shitu Jos 0

Shekih Sani Yahaya Jingir, has said Nigerians should be allowed to get back to polls for a rerun election should any sitting President dies. The cleric, who is also the National Chairman Council of Ulama’a Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), urged that sections of the constitution necessary in this regard be amended. The Cleric, who made the statements Read More

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Abuse of rule of law, selective persecution APC’s undoing- Frank

June 19, 2018 Bode Olagoke Abuja 0

The outgoing Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has said that the act of disobeying rule of law and selective persecution against the perceived enemies of the government forms part of challenges confronting the current administration of President Muhammafu Buhari. He, however, urged the president to address what he described as infighting within Read More

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Efe Ambrose backs Rangers push for Sadiq

June 14, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Hibernian defender Efe Ambrose has tipped Sadiq Umar who is heavily linked with a move to Scottish power house Rangers to be a big hit in the SPL if he agrees to join on loan from Italian Serie A side Roma. New coach of Rangers Steven Gerrard has made the signing of the Nigerian forward his priority in his transfer Read More

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Youth leader faults Buhari on June 12

June 14, 2018 Ene Osang 0

The National Youth Leader of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Udeh Okoye, has said immortalising late MKO Abiola, without referring to the National public holidays act which enacted May 29 as democracy day is wrong. Udeh stated this in Abuja while speaking at the opening ceremony of the PDP Ward2Ward national training workshop organized by the group said before Read More

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June 12: DPC warns on attempt to elongate public office holders

June 14, 2018 Adeola Tukuru. Abuja 0

The Democratic People’s Congress (DPC) has warned against the attempt by elected public office holders to elongate their tenure insisting that May 2019 handover date is sacrosanct. DPC National Chairman, Rev Olusegun Peters in a press statement made available to journalists in Abuja noted that President Muhammadu Buhari’s divide-and-rule tactics in his desperate effort to perpetuate himself in office declared Read More

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ANN will end recycling of old politicians in Nigeria – Chairman

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Alliance for New Nigeria (ANN), national chairman, Dr. Joy Osi Samuel, has asserted that recycling of old politicians in governance were the main reason Nigeria has remained in the woods. Accordingly, the party has promised to reverse the trend when it eventually forms the federal cabinet in 2019. Dr. Samuel, who declared this yesterday while addressing party supporters in Abuja, Read More

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PDP to Buhari: Image laundering in Morocco, a mockery

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has dismissed the image rescue effort by President Muhammadu Buhari before Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othman, as a poorly packaged deception to sugarcoat his deep-seated disdain for Nigerian youths. The party in a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the President’s sudden praise-singing of Nigerian youths in far away Morocco is only a desperate Read More

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Omisore’s defection won’t affect PDP – Ex-Speaker

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A former Speaker of the Osun House of Assembly, Mr Adejare Bello, has dismissed the likely backlash on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following the defection of Sen. Iyiola Omisore. The Senator defected to Social Democratic Party and it has been claimed that the defection will have adverse effect on the party’s fortunes in the Sept. 22 governorship election in Read More

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PDP condemns KADSIECOM’s ‘double standard’

June 13, 2018 AbdulRaheem Aodu .Kaduna 0

The Kaduna State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned in strong terms what it called the double standard being demonstrated by the Kaduna State Independent Electoral Commission (KADSIECOM) in the conduct of the local government election in the state. “In the whole, we condemned in strong terms, the double standard being demonstrated by the SIECOM, that is Read More

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Presidential ticket open contest – Organising sec

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Organizing Secretary, Austin Akobundu, has confirmed that the party’s presidential ticket is open to all as there is no preferred candidate. Akobundu, who stated this in a statement yesterday, was reacting to a publication in one of the national dailies claiming that one of the presidential aspirants has been endorsed by key leaders of Read More

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Unite to reclaim Oyo, Secondus charges new PDP exco

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, has challenged leaders and members of the party in Oyo state to close ranks and return power to the party in 2019. Secondus, who was represented by the party’s National Legal Adviser, Barr. Emmanuel Enoidem, gave the advice in Abuja while inaugurating the Executive Committee of the party in the state. Read More

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APC chair: Emokpaire withdraws for Oshiomhole

June 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke .Abuja 0

Some 10 days to the National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), one of the chairmanship aspirants, Chief Ibrahim Emokpaire, has withdrawn his ambition, instead directed his supporters to vote for former governor of Edo State, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. Emorkoaire said he took the decision after due consultations with members of his family, political associates, leaders of the Read More

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INEC, police responsible for electoral fraud – Wike

June 13, 2018 Patrick Andrew .Abuja 0

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has accused both the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Nigeria Police of being responsible for electoral fraud in the country. Wike, who made the accusation when INEC new Rivers State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Obo Effanga, paid him courtesy visit in Port Harcourt, stated that elections will be credible and peaceful if Read More

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June 12: NUPENG commends Buhari for honouring MKO, others

June 13, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for officially announcing June 12 as the new Democracy Day in the country. Mr Williams Akporeha, NUPENG President, gave the commendation while speaking with newsmen at the just concluded 107th session of the International Labour Conference (ILC) in Geneva. President Muhammadu Buhari recently directed that the Read More

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NUP laments non-payment of gratuities in North East

June 13, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

The Nigeria Union of Pensioners (NUP) has lamented that its members in the north eastern states of Bauchi, Borno, Adamawa and Taraba havebeen denied their gratuities for three or more years after retirement. National Vice Chairman (North East) of the union Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Ahmad made this lamentation in a press release issued to journalists yesterday in Bauchi, urging the Read More

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IBB, OBJ absent as Buhari apologises to Abiola’s family

Former Military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, and former President Olusegun Obasanjo were both conspicuously absent yesterday at the Special National Honours Investiture and Award Presentation to Heroes of June 12, 1993 polls, presumably won by the late Chief MKO Abiola. While Obasanjo tendered an apology because of his involvement in a book launch outside the country, Babangida also apologised “because Read More

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June 12: More Nigerians to be honoured – SGF

Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha, has revealed that more Nigerians would be honoured. He made the disclosure yesterday while giving the welcome speech at the investiture ceremony for the conferment of national honours on heroes of democracy and the commemoration of June 12 as Democracy Day, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mustapha announced there would Read More

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Obasanjo should be jailed if… – Oshiomhole

June 13, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

Former Edo state Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo should arrested and sent to jail if found to have soiled his hands. Oshiomhole stated this at a pre-June 12 event he organised in honour of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi and Bashorun MKO Abiola. He said Obasanjo’s recent claim that President Buhari wanted to frame Read More

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