Politics

Group Urges Gov Tambuwal To Resign

A Group of Concerned Citizens of Sokoto State has urged Gov. Aminu Tambuwal to resign his position as governor following his defection to Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing newsmen on Sunday, the group Coordinator, Alhaji Abubakar Abdullahi, described Tambuwal’s exit from APC as a betrayal of the people’s mandate given him in the 2015 general elections. ...

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Senators Insist Saraki Won’t Resign

The senator representing Bauchi Central, Isa Hama Misau, and his Kwara South counterpart, Rafiu Ibrahim, have said that Senate President Bukola Saraki would not resign from the position when the Senate resumes on September 25. They warned senators elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against fomenting trouble when the upper chamber resumes from recess, saying they ...

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APC, 15 Other Parties Move Against Saraki

A former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State who recently defected to the All Progressives Congress, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, has said that the APC in the state is in coalition with 15 other parties to wrest political powers in the state from the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki. He alleged that Saraki, who is the political leader ...

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I Will Never Support Atiku For President — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo said on Friday that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar should not count on him for support in his latest bid to actualise his life-long ambition of being elected the president of Nigeria. The former president, one of the most influential of his living peers, hinged his blistering position on the unsavoury corruption perception of Mr Atiku ...

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Akpabio’s APC Romance Unsettles PDP

The romance between the All Progressives Congress (APC)  and Senator Godswill Akpabio, the PDP Minority Leader in the Senate,  has unsettled the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Akpabio might defect to the APC any moment from now once the “terms” are wrapped up, The Nation has reported. The APC is upbeat about the prospect, which analysts believe will be a major ...

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I Don’t Blow My Trumpet, Says Aspirant For Aguata Constituency

Raymond Ozoji, Awka Chief Godwin Ezeno, house of assembly aspirant for Aguata one state constituency in the forthcoming general elections has said he is not in the habit of making his philanthropy and community development projects subject of publicity as they are not campaign tools. Although he said he was not a money-bag, he noted that had been able to ...

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Reject Prison-Yard Democracy, Tambuwal Urges Nigerians

The Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu Tambuwal, has urged Nigerians to reject what he called “prison-yard democracy,” which he said is exemplified by the ignoble meddlesomeness, rascality and high-handedness of some security agencies against democratic institutions, in Nigeria in recent times. Tambuwal said this in a statement released in Abuja, on Tuesday. Although the statement was unsigned, our correspondent confirmed ...

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Saraki, Gov Ahmed Announce Exit From APC

Senate president Bukola Saraki finally bowed out of the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday, after weeks of speculations and expectations. “I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC),” Saraki said on his Twitter feed. Abdulfattah Ahmed, Governor of Kwara State and Saraki’s protege also declared his ...

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You Can’t Sack Us, Kwara APC Tells Oshiomhole

The Kwara State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has dismissed the purported dissolution of the party at the ward, local government and state levels in the State by the Adams Oshiomole-led National Working Committee. In a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Sulyma Buhari, the party described the action as not only unlawful but also null and void. It was in ...

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Outrage Over 8 Lawmakers’ Attempt To Impeach Gov Ortom

The drumbeat of impeachment reverberated through the nation’s political landscape, yesterday, heightening anxiety in the already tensed and fragile polity. While eight of the 30-member lawmakers of the Benue State House of Assembly served Governor Samuel Ortom, who recently defected from the the All Progressives Congress (APC), a Notice of Impeachment, Imo and Kano states lawmakers gave deputy governor, Prince ...

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