Igbo leaders back Atiku Abubakar, Obi for 2019

Igbo leaders, consisting of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, elders, traditional and religious leaders as well as women groups, have endorsed the joint presidential ticket of Atiku Abubakar and Peter Obi for the 2019 polls. In a five-point communiqué issued at the end of a summit with the theme, “Ndigbo 2019 and Beyond”, yesterday in Enugu, they said their decision was informed by…

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PDP picks 75-year-old Useni as Plateau governorship candidate

Senator Jeremiah Useni, 75 years old, has emerged the governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Plateau in the 2019 general elections. Useni polled 1018 votes to defeat 12 other candidates at the party’s primaries. His closest rival Johnbull Shekarau got 340 votes. In all, 2,097 delegates from the seventeen local government areas voted at the primaries. Useni…

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Saraki dumps APC says it’s not fit for purpose

Senate President Bukola Saraki has left the ruling All Progressives Congress. In a tweet posted via his verified Twitter handle, the politician said: “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).” See the tweet: I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided…

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Stop lying to Nigerians over insecurity, PDP, Fayose tell FG

• Accuse govt of misleading nation on Yobe abduction • Say Transparency Int’l report proves corruption war a hoax • Want Buhari’s AU anti-graft endorsement revoked The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), yesterday, criticised the Federal Government for “misleading Nigerians” with information suggesting security operatives had rescued some of the schoolgirls abducted by Boko Haram in Yobe State. The terrorist group…

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New coalition launched to challenge PDP, APC

Hundreds of people, yesterday, trooped to the Yar Adua Centre in Abuja, for the official launch of what was supposed to be former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s ‘Coalition for Nigeria Movement’, known also as the Third Force. Obasanjo, in a letter highly critical of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, a week ago, had asked: “If neither the All Progressives Congress…

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Atiku joins PDP live on Facebook

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has announced his formal return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He did the switch in the format of the information age: by announcing it Live on Facebook on Sunday following what he called his consultations with party leaders and stakeholders from across the country. Atiku was a member of the All Progressives Congress until last…

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Atiku officially dumps APC

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has officially resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC). In a letter he wrote to the APC, Atiku said that the ideals for which he joined the APC had not been met, rather the party had backtracked on all its promises. He added that an attestation to his claim was buttressed in a…

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PDP hails Jonathan at 60

THE National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ahmed Makarfi, has on behalf of the National Caretaker Committee, other organs of the party and the PDP family nationwide heartily congratulated the former President, Dr Goodluck  Jonathan on the occasion of his 60th birthday anniversary. A statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Prince Dayo Adeyeye,…

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Breaking: Supreme Court upholds Markafi-led PDP committee

The Supreme Court has upheld the Ahmed Makarfi led Caretaker committee of the Peoples Democratic Party as the autentic committee. In its ruling on Wednesday, the Apex Court held that the appeal filed by Makarfi at the Federal High Court in P/H was not an abuse of court process as wrongly held by the majority judgment of the Court of…

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Donald Duke to run for President again

A former governor of Cross River State, Mr Donald Duke, on Tuesday said he would still take a shot at the presidency, if the opportunity presented itself. Duke spoke at a programme, “The Nigerian Symposium for Emerging Leaders ‘’, held in Lagos. He said though he once aspired to the position but did not emerge the candidate of the Peoples…

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