Politics

APGA, APC, PDP In War Of Words Over Onitsha Market Fire  

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Barely a month of the catastrophic incident that claimed lives and destroyed properties worth millions of naira in Onitsha, political pundits have continued to trade blame, as counter accusations rend the air. While the ruling All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) through its state publicity secretary Hon Chinedu Nkwonta says APGA won’t join issues with political parties seeking ...

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Supreme Court Judgement, Part Of Our Democratic Challenges — Atiku 

The Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2019 election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has reacted to the verdict of the Supreme Court which, today, affirmed the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election. Below is the full text of Atiku’s statement: “It is said that the Supreme Court is not final ...

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Election: Atiku Loses At Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed the appeal filed by the Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, challenging the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the February 23, 2019 presidential election. The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, who led six other members of the apex court’s panel, delivered a three-sentence judgement which put paid to ...

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PDP Hits APGA, Says Party Is A Disgrace To Ndigbo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has berated the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) describing it as a disgrace to Ndigbo. In a statement in Awka, the Publicity Secretary of PDP in Anambra State, Mr Nnamdi Nwangwu, said APGA had always prided itself as a political party of Igbo but noted that the performance of the APGA-controlled government had demonstrated the fact ...

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APC Accuses PDP And Atiku Of Fresh Plot To Malign Supreme Court Justices

Ahead of the hearings of the Supreme Court on the 2019 presidential election petition, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged a new and sinister plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar to malign Supreme Court Justices using foreign media organisations. The party further alleged that among the columnists “contracted to make spurious ...

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APC Berates PDP Over $460m Failed Abuja CCTV Project

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says recent disclosures by the finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, that the current administration has continued to service a $460 million loan taken from China to fund what it calls a phony Abuja Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) contract “is a stark reminder why Nigerians must continue to reject the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at all levels of government.” In ...

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PDP Creating Atmosphere Of Fear, Plotting Violence Ahead Of Bayelsa, Kogi Gov Elections – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is alerting the security agencies to an alleged orchestrated plot by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to unleash violence in the lead up to and during the November 16 governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states. “Already, the PDP is creating an atmosphere of fear and stage-managed violence, while playing the victim so as to ...

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Tinubu’s Presidential Ambition Gathers Momentum

Rumour of Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s intention to run for the presidency in 2023 has been rekindled as a presidential campaign office bearing his name and photographs has opened in Osun state. The office opened to pursue 2023 Presidency of Tinubu has a big billboard mounted with the inscription: “Tinubu 2023. Tinubu is Non Negotiable, (TNN 2023)” – Sponsored by Hon Mutiu ...

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Nigeria Is Becoming A One-Party State – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says Nigeria deserves a strong, vibrant opposition to play its conventional role in the polity to deepen democracy. “Sadly, Nigeria is becoming a one-party state. As a party that believes in democracy and progressive politics, we cannot pretend any longer,” the party said. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, ...

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Buhari’s visit to South Africa eased tensions. But more needs to be done

One of the immediate outcomes of talks between Muhammadu Buhari (left) and Cyril Ramaphosa was the easing of tensions. http://www.thepresidency.gov.za/ Olayinka Ajala, University of York There were mixed feelings among Nigerians over President Muhammadu Buhari’s state visit to South Africa because of the recent xenophobic attacks in the country. While many Nigerians disapproved of the visit, Buhari’s government insisted that ...

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