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Cross River: APC faults Ayade’s return to school

October 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Cross River state chapter has faulted the decision of Governor Ben Ayade to return to school. The state chairman of the party, Mr John Ochala, said in Calabar Tuesday that no serious-minded governor would leave governance for school, alleging that “the state had been handed over to an unserious person who has continued to drag Read More

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Guber poll: INEC pulls out Senator, adopts Buhari’s Minister in Cross River

February 22, 2019 Editor 0

Minister of Niger Delta, Pastor Usani Usani has replaced Senator Owah-Enoh as the govership flag-bearer of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced. Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, Dr Frankland Briyai, who dropped the hint on Friday at INEC’s head office in Calabar, said the commission’s decision was in pursuant to Read More

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Oyegun, Minister accused of destroying APC in Cross River 

May 23, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Cross River state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) strategic stakeholders have accused the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the Minister of Niger Delta Development, Usani Usani of destroying the party in the state. The stakeholders made the accusation in a petition signed by former Cross River State governor, Chief Clement Ebiri, APC National Vice Chairman Read More

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2019: Will ‘controversial’ congresses affect APC national convention? Voxpop

May 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of the 2019 general elections, reactions have continued to trail the APC ward and local government congresses held in all states of the federation. With glaring factions and defection of chieftains threatening the party’s chances at the polls, PAUL OKAH and HALIMAT OZOMATA seek the opinions of Nigerians on the party’s upcoming national convention. APC will win, but… Nothing Read More

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As LG congresses hold today: complaints trail APC ward elections

May 12, 2018 Blueprint 0

Last Saturday, the All Progressives Congress(APC) held its ward congresses throughout the country but the exercises was marred by violence, alleged rigging and sundry malpractices in some states as ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU reports Perhaps, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Ahmed Tinubu, was not in Nigeria when the ward congresses were held throughout the country on Read More

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APC accuses Wike, PDP of arming gunmen

April 18, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday accused Governor Nyesom Wike and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of sponsoring gunmen to attack its members in the state. The party claimed that the Governor and the ruling partyPDP- had especially since 2015 general elections been responsible for the “spate of killings and violence that have bedevilled Rivers Read More

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Timi Frank joins APC national chairmanship race

April 17, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank, may join the race for the party’s national chairmanship seat in the forthcoming national convention. An impeccable source, who confided in Blueprint newspapers yesterday, said the outspoken politician has started engaging like-minds on the possibility of his contesting the post. Though the decision to seek the chairmanship seat Read More

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APC: Case for Comrade Timi Frank as National Chairman

April 14, 2018 Blueprint 0

  By Jerry Wright As Nigeria’s ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), gets set to elect a new set of leaders in June to run its affairs for the next four years, all eyes are on the party’s highest office, the position of national chairman. Already, names of possible contenders for the post are already being bandied around among Read More

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Rivers PDP commences registration of new members

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Rivers State chapter has commenced re-registration of old and new members into the party in the 23 Local Government Areas of the state preparatory to the June 16th, 2018 council polls. This was disclosed yesterday by the party state chairman, Mr Felix Obuah, while addressing council chairmen and secretaries of the party at the Read More

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Dismantling the Bermuda Triangle in APC, Muhammad Ajah

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

I am therefore of the firm view that it is better to follow strictly the dictates of our party and national constitutions, rather than put APC and its activities at grave risk. Fortunately, we have already approved a timetable for the holding of congresses and elections. I think these should be allowed to go forward and all efforts should now Read More

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APC ex-councillors elect officials

April 5, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Former councillors under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) of 774 local government areas in the country have elected the national executives to pilot the affairs of the members. At the forum’s national convention held in Kuje, Abuja, the patron of the forum and former Kuje Area Council chairman, Hon. Danladi Etsu Zhin, said the new body would Read More

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APC ex-councillors’ forum elects new executives

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Former councillors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have elected new national executives. The new executives were elected at a national convention held in Abuja, yesterday. The Patron of the forum, Danladi Etsu Zhin, said the new body would help in setting up structures that would bring development closer to rural dwellers. Zhin, a former Chairman of Kuje Area Council Read More

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Ekiti PDP NASS members are ‘bench warmers’, says APC chieftain

April 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State, Mr. Akinlayo Kolawole, has described members of the National Assembly representing Ekiti State as ‘bench warmers’, who have been redundant since inception of the 8th National Assembly. Kolawole said these federal legislators who are mostly PDP members have failed in their duties to sponsor bills that would have positive impacts Read More

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Cross River APC crisis: Chieftain blames Oyegun, others

March 21, 2018 Editorial IV 0

A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River state, Barrister Utum Eteng, has pointed fingers at the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, and other national officers for mishandling the crisis in the state chapter. In a chat with our reporter, Eteng said although the national chairman was not actually stoking the crisis, Oyegun “has Read More

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APC crisis: NWC overrules vice chair over congress

March 9, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) has overruled its National Vice Chairman, South South, Prince Hilliard Eta on the conduct of Cross River state congress held on February 24. According to APC NWC, the Cross Rivers state congress was properly conducted as all requirements to it was fulfilled. The party’s National Vice Chairman, South South, Read More

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C/River crisis: APC makes u-turn, endorses February Congress

March 8, 2018 Blueprint 0

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has overruled its National Vice Chairman, South South, Prince Hilliard Eta on the conduct of the Cross River state Congress that held on February 24. According to APC NWC, the Cross River state congress was properly conducted as all requirements to it was fulfilled. The APC National Vice Chairman Read More

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APC declares C/Rivers state congress illegal

March 7, 2018 Blueprint 0

The All Progressives Congress (APC) South-south chapter has described as a ‘charade’ the purported state congress recently held in Cross Rivers state, declaring that such an illegality can never stand. National Vice Chairman of the party in charge of the oil rich region, Hiliard Eta, while speaking in an interview Wednesday in Abuja with newsmen also said that the crisis Read More

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My guber ambition not cause of crisis in C/Rivers – Usani

March 7, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has dismissed insinuations that his governorship ambition is responsible for the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC), Cross River chapter. Speaking to newsmen at the headquarters of the party yesterday in Abuja, through his personal aide, Mr Sam Bassy, the minister maintained that there is iota of truth in Read More

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Usani denies responsibility for C/River APC crisis

March 6, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Niger-Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani, has dismissed insinuations that his governorship ambition is responsible for the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress Cross River chapter. Speaking to newsmen at the headquarters of the party Tuesday in Abuja, through his personal Aide, Mr Sam Bassy, the Minister maintained that there is no iota of truth in the Read More

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APC threatens to sue Cross River Assembly

July 17, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Kingston Obung Calabar For declaring Hon Elocate Okura Ekom’s seat vacant, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Cross River has threatened to drag the House of Assembly to court. Recall that the House had, last Friday, declared Ekom’s seat vacant for defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on which platform he was elected, to the APC two week Read More