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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

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2019: South-east govs’ll suffer backlash if… – Atiku campaign team

January 19, 2019 Editorial IV 0

B Peoples Democratic Party Atiku-Obi Campaign Organisation has stated that “there will be serious backlash for South-east governors if the zone loses to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC)” in next year’s general elections. The organisation said the electorate “who have not hidden their distrust for the APC-led federal government” would take it out on the governors “if they do Read More

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Buhari’s campaign Coordinator in A’Ibom defects to PDP

January 16, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Coordinator in Akwa Ibom state, Engr. Ignatius Edet, yesterday defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In what some have described as a major setback, Engr. Edet, who was a former Speaker of the State House of Assembly, dumped the opposition party along with more than 5,000 former APC faithful. The ex-Speaker, who Read More

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Police teargas PDP supporters in Jigawa

January 10, 2019 Editorial III 0

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters were tear gassed yesterday in Gumel during its North West zonal rally. Blueprint correspondent who was at the rally reports that police stopped the rally from holding at the proposed venue, which was closer to the market place. However, when the former Governor of the state, Alhaji Sule Lamido arrived at the venue of the Read More

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Falcons battle Cameroon for final AWCON place, target W/Cup slot

November 27, 2018 Administrator 0

Cup holders Nigeria have expressed confidence of reaching the final of the 11th Women Africa Cup of Nations, ahead of today’s semi final clash with the Lionesses of Cameroon at the Accra Sports Stadium. A 4-0 win over Zambia in Cape Coast on Wednesday zoomed the Falcons back into contention following an opening-day 0-1 loss to the Banyana Banyana of Read More

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Bafana to play Paraguay in Mandela challenge

November 14, 2018 Administrator 0

Bafana Bafana will play Paraguay in the Nelson Mandela Challenge Centenary celebrations at Moses Mabhida Stadium on Tuesday, 20 November. The match will kick off at 19h00 and comes three days after South Africa’s Africa Cup of Nations match against Nigeria at FNB Stadium on 17 November 2018. SA Football Association (Safa) President, Dr Danny Jordaan who made the announcement Read More

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Obaseki’s aide resigns, joins PDP

October 23, 2018 Editorial III 0

A Special Assistant to Governor Godwin Obaseki in Ohordua, Esan South East local government, Mr. Imhandegbelo Louis, has resigned his appointment and defected to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former aide, who left his post yesterday, said he was compelled to decamp from the ruling APC because of highhandedness of the party Mr. Victor Eboigbe, a leader of Read More

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Looted funds: Opposition in position to sponsor mischief – Buhari

June 1, 2018 Administrator 0

  President Muhammadu Buhari has raised the alarm that opposition is in possession of resources that can sponsor mischief against his administration. The President made the allegation on Friday when he received the Buhari Media Organisation at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. He claimed that the opposition looted so much money before he assumed office and that his administration might Read More

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Nigerians should unite, vote out APC-led FG – Akintoye

March 20, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Professor Banji Akintoye has urged Nigerians to unite and vote the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019 because of its incompetence in the formulation and execution of sound economic policies and tackling corruption in the country. The Second Republic Senator, who made the call s a guest on Channels Television’s Politics Today, programme, also supported the recurrent calls for Read More

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2019: SDP, CNM in talks

March 13, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) and the Coalition of Nigeria Movement (CNM) initiated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo are currently in talks with a view to coming together to challenge the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 general elections. This development was confirmed by new entrant into the Social Read More

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Police grill Edo PDP chair over IDPs ‘rice diversion’

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The police in Edo yesterday grilled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), state chairman, Chief Dan Orbih, over his allegation that the state government diverted rice meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Uhogua, Ovia North East Local Government area of the state. According to sources, the PDP chairman was questioned for several hours by the State Investigation Baurea Read More

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S/East for president: UPP disagrees with Nwodo, Uzodima, others

March 8, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  The United Progressive Party (UPP) has vehemently disagree with former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nnia Nwodo and Senator Hope Uzodinma, among others, who have contended that nobody of South East extraction would be qualified to contest for President of Nigeria until 2023. Lamenting the skewed arrangement that has eliminated any South Easterner from vying for the Read More

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PDP govs to Buhari: Your anti-corruption war targeted at opposition

March 6, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has castigated President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, describing it as nothing but a war against the opposition party in the country ahead of the 2019 general elections. Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum, Ayodele Peter Fayose stated this while addressing newsmen at the end of its meeting in Gombe yesterday. The party declared Read More

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2019: APGA strategises to win area councils

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

  Ahead of 2019 general elections, the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has planned to clinch all the seats in the six area councils. Chairman of the party in the Territory, Hon. Chukwuebuka Okolie, who disclosed this at the weekend, said “APGA as one of the strong opposition party in Nigeria has put machinery Read More

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2018 Olympics: No prayer room for visitors

February 16, 2018 Editorial IV 0

The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) has cancelled plans for a mobile prayer room in Gangneung for tourists at the 2018 Winter Olympics after strong opposition by anti-Muslim campaigners, the city tourism department’s chief told Al Jazeera. While just 0.2 percent of South Korea’s population of 51 million is Muslim, the KTO decided to build a prayer room to promote a Read More

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We’re working for no one – Sobi FM chair

January 4, 2018 Editorial IV 0

By Umar Bayo Abdulwahab Ilorin Chairman, Sobi FM, Ilorin, Alhaji Lukman Mustapha has debunked insinuations in some quarters that some opposition figures were behind the establishment of the radio station to pursue certain political interests ahead of 2019. He however argued that plying opposition role was good for democracy, asserting that “in a country where there is no opposition, government Read More

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Crack political engineers repositioning PDP for 2019 – Moro

November 28, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Donald Iorchir A crack team of political engineers are currently working hard to revive and strengthen the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) far greater than it was before the 2015 general elections. The team, according to immediate past Minister of Interior, Comrade Patrick Abba Moro, is working hard to unity members and forces against the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) Read More