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PDP’s audacious move on 2019 polls

January 20, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Last week’s report to the effect that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has concluded plans to set up a committee to review its performance and roles of its members in the 2019 general elections is the right foot forward in repositioning the PDP to play its role effectively as Nigeria’s main opposition party. PDP presidential candidate Read More

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Sowore’s re arrest : Let’s join forces, speak up against tyranny – Osun PDP chair

December 8, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Chairman of Osun state Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olasoji Adagunodo, said over the weekend in Ibadan that the re arrest in an Abuja court of Omoyele Sowore  by operatives of the Directorate of State Services (DSS)  should not be treated as his personal  predicament.   Adagunodo said in  a statement  that:”Either should it be left alone for the opposition party Read More

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Updated: Kano assembly passes Emirate Council bill

December 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Kano state House of Assembly has approved the 2019 Emirate council bill, despite some opposition against its passage. The Speaker of the assembly, Alhaji Abdulaziz Garba Gafasa, who announced this during plenary in Kano, Thursday, said the passage has ensured that four additional Emirates council has been approved.  The new emirates include Bichi, Gaya, Rani and Karaye. A day Read More

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EFCC probe: Kwara govt replies ex-speaker

December 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

​ Kwara state government Wednesday hit back at the former House of Assembly Speaker, Dr Ali Agov’t, over his comment that the government was hurting opposition by accusing members of the 8th assembly of sighphoning public funds. “Our attention is drawn to a statement this evening by former Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad Read More

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Oyo: APC afraid of its shadows – PDP

November 26, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Oyo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state as ‘a bunch of desperate politicians who are afraid of their shadows.’ The PDP in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Engineer Akeem Olatunji, said that the election petition filed against the victory of Governor Seyi Makinde at Read More

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CAF Confed Cup: Enyimba, Rangers get group stage opponents

November 12, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nigeria’s representatives in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Confederation Cup, Enyimba International Fc of Aba and Enugu Rangers will come up against North African oppositions in the group stage of the elite competition. The draw ceremony took place on Tuesday at the CAF headquarters in Cairo after a slight postponement by the cup organizer. Enugu Rangers who edged out Read More

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2023: Nasiriyya disowns el-Rufai’s presidential campaign office, blames opposition

November 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nasiriyya of Nigeria has disclaimed el-Rufai presidential campaign office recently opened in Jos, Plateau state capital, noting that it is handiwork of opposition and detractors who want to inhibit his good work.  The umbrella organisation for other Nasiriyya outfits, established to profess, advocate and support the political ideology of Governor Nasir el-Rufai, said that it was not time for campaign Read More

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Kogi gov: APC mocks PDP, says defeat imminent

October 20, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The APC Campaign Council for Kogi governorship election has said the deafening silence from the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the November 16 governorship election is a clear indication that the opposition does not have what it takes to win the election. Accordingly, the council has advised the PDP to concede defeat following their inability to commence Read More

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Adamawa: Fintiri extends hands of fellowship to opposition parties

October 13, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa state has extended hand of fellowship to the APC and other opposition parties in the state to join hands with his administration in revamping the battered fortunes of the state.  Fintiri made the call over the weekend in a reaction to the Friday’s tribunal judgment affirming his victory as the duly elected governor. In the Read More

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Why we decamped to APC in Jigagawa- PDP chieftain

October 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Former chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Jigawa state, Alhaji Rabiu Dangabi, has stated that they opted to decamp from the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) because of the good work of Governor Muhammad Badaru. Dangabi, who disclosed this in Dutse Wednesday, said he did not join the party for political appointment Read More

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59th anniversary – Publicity: How APC fared under 3 Kwarans

September 30, 2019 Editorial IV 0

BODE OLAGOKE examines the publicity department of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from its days in opposition till now. Publicity stunt like no other It came like a joke but its messages were getting to the deaf all over. Today, the story of the APC as the first successful merger party that unseated the incumbent ruling party has redefined Read More

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Adamawa: Tribunal upholds Fintiri’s election

September 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The governorship election tribunal on Saturday upheld the election of Adamawa State governor, Umaru Fintiri, throwing out the petition of the opposition Action Peoples Party (APP). AA Adebara, who led the three-member panel, said the decision to uphold the election was as a result of the failure of the APP Rukayya Audu to document her withdrawal from the race. He noted that INEC was Read More

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‘We’ll resist defection moves by Orubebe to APC’

August 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Members of the Tuomo Ward 3 chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Burutu local government area of Delta state have vowed to resist moves by former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Elder Godsday Orubebe to defect to the party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The party in a statement jointly signed by its chairman, secretary and leader, Read More

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Insecurity: PDP knocks Buhari over ‘insensitive comments’

July 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), lambasted President Muhammadu Buhari for describing the alleged gruesome killings, bloodletting, violence and widespread kidnapping in various parts of the country as “isolated” cases. The party in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Wednesday, described this comment as unfortunate, adding that it further exposes the incompetence of the Buhari’s presidency as well Read More

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APC kicks over Gbajabiamila’s appointment of APGA member as Aide

July 17, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Anambra State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) have kicked against appointment of the immediate past member representing Awka north and south federal House of Representative, Rt. Hon. Anayo Nnebe as a legislative aide to Speaker of the green chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila. Nnebe represented Awka north and south in the 8 Assembly under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) but decamped Read More

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Gbaja, legislative gerrymandering and the PDP “Seven”

July 7, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The power game in the Femi Gbajabiamila-led House of Representatives is a throwback to the politicking that defined the emergence of Senator Evan(s) Enwerem as President of the Senate in 1999 at the expense of Senator Chuba Okadigbo who was the choice of the majority Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the senate.  Enwerem was foisted on the senate by Read More

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APC state assembly candidates accuse South-east leaders of betrayal

June 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

South-east candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that contested elections into the state House of Assembly have accused the party leaders in the zone of betraying them by collaborating with governors to give President Muhammadu Buhari 25 percent votes from the area. Similarly, they accused the governors of going into negotiations with the PDP governors of the zone against Read More

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Issues and PDP’s 4 years of opposition

May 30, 2019 Editorial III 0

After being in power for 16 years, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) found itself in opposition. ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU takes a look at how the ‘rebrand’ PDP has fared as an opposition party in the last 4 years. PDP’s journey from ruling to opposition party The PDP was established sometimes in 1998 with the support of former military leaders who were Read More

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PDP and its brand of opposition

May 23, 2019 Editorial III 0

Like it has become the practice shortly before and after the 2019 presidential poll, this is another week of throwing up of accusation between the nation’s main political parties, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Thus, unsurprisingly, the APC-led federal government accused the PDP of playing the kind of politics that can both be described Read More

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Speakership: Aspirants woo opposition members

May 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Aspirants seeking speakership of the 9th House of Representatives Wednesday faced caucus of the opposition with different promises of how they intend to run the coming assembly. However, the endorsed candidate of leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Femi Gbajabiamila, was absent at the late evening meeting which held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. He was reported Read More

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PDP will regret challenging my victory in court- Ganduje

April 1, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Kano state Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has said he would ever be ready to face the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which has vowed to challenge his victory at the just concluded governorship election in court. According to the governor, the PDP would make great mistake if it dares challenge his election victory in court, saying that such challenge would consume the Read More

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Certificate of return: Emulate Saraki’s maturity, INEC urges kwara gov-elect, others

March 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has advised politicians in Kwara State to emulate the political maturity of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who said that winners of the just concluded general elections in the state were not his enemies. INEC National Commissioner, Alhaji Mohammed Haruna, made the call during the presentation of Certificates of Return to state Governor-elect, Read More

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PSC to Igbos: Move to mainstream politics or forget presidency

March 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ahead of Saturday gubernatorial and state assemblies elections, the Presidential Support Committee (PSC) has told Nigerians especially the Igbo extraction to join the mainstream politics or forget about being president in the nearest future.  The Committee which called on all Nigerians from across the 36 states to vote for All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial and state assembly candidates in Saturday  Read More

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PDP to voters: shun unfit candidates at polls

January 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Bayelsa State chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend appealed to voters to stay away from misfits parading themselves as candidates of opposition parties. The party said the next elections should be about its qualified, tested and trusted candidates against dropouts in opposition parties. PDP spoke in Kolokuma-Opokuma Local Government Area where it formally launched its Read More