Politics

Senate Presidency: Lawan Defies Oshiomhole, Meets PDP Govs, Senators

The Senate Majority Leader and  All Progressives Congress candidate for the Senate presidency  in the 9th National Assembly, Ahmed Lawan, has reached out to some Peoples Democratic Party governors  to brighten his chances of winning the number three position. This is contrary to the ruling party’s earlier position that it would not need the PDP for its candidate to emerge ...

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Senate Presidency: Ndume Defiant After Meeting Osinbajo

Sen. Ali Ndume has insisted on contesting for the Senate Presidency even after meeting with the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on Monday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting between the vice-president and Ndume lasted for over an hour. The agenda of the meeting was unknown to State House correspondents, but NAN ...

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2019 Rivers Elections: PDP Intimidating Supreme Court Justices, APC Alleges

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it read with dismay “the nonsensical statement by the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the All Progressives Congress (APC) and two senior serving cabinet members – Minister of Transport, Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN).” In a statement signed by the National Publicity ...

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Senate Presidency: Ndume Dares Tinubu, Insists On Contesting Against Lawan

Last-minute attempts by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other party leaders to pacify Senator Ali Ndume to drop his bid for the Senate presidency may have flopped. Investigations by SUNDAY PUNCH on Saturday revealed that the leadership of the party and some influential senators met last week and decided to reach out to Ndume, who ...

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APC Reacts To Kwara Governor-Elect’s Alleged Certificate Forgery

The All Progressives Congress (APC) says its attention has been drawn to the alleged “politically-sponsored and laughable allegation against the All Progressives Congress (APC) Kwara State governor-elect, Alhaji Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq that he forged the Senior Secondary School Certificate he presented for election.” In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary,  Mallam Lanre Issa-Oniru,  said, “We understand the desperation of ...

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Saraki Congratulates Wike, Says Rivers Has Delivered A Decisive Mandate

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated the Governor of Rivers State, Barrister Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, on his victory in the March 9th Rivers State gubernatorial election, in which the collation was finally concluded last night. In a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity in Abuja, Saraki stated that Wike’s decisive ...

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Atiku Congratulates Wike, Says I’m Happy You Overcame Anti-Democratic Forces Of Dictatorship & Oppression

The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Atiku Abubakar, has congratulated the Governor of Rivers State, Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, on his re-election as governor of the state. In a statement he personally signed, Atiku said it gave him great pleasure to see a political force for good overcoming anti-democratic forces of dictatorship and oppression. The statement reads, “My ...

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Ndume Defies Buhari, Oshiomhole On Senate Presidency, Unfolds Nine-point Agenda

A former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, on Tuesday dared the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, including President Muhammadu Buhari, and the National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by unfolding his agenda as a candidate for the Senate presidency in the ninth National Assembly. The party leadership had last week endorsed the Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan, as the Senate president. But on ...

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APC May Zone Deputy Senate President, Majority Leader To South-South, North-Central

There are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress National Working Committee may have zoned the positions of the Deputy Senate President and  Senate Majority Leader  to the South-South and North-Central respectively. Investigations by Saturday PUNCH revealed that the party through its 21-member NWC had also zoned the Deputy Majority Leader post to the South-East while the Chief Whip and ...

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