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2019: Faction of Obasanjo’s ADC merges with APDA, unveils new name

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) and New African Democratic Congress (N-ADC), a splinter group from African Democratic Congress (ADC) led by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, announced their merger. They also unveiled their name as Advanced Republicans (AR) Party. N-ADC on Tuesday pulled out of the ADC. The merger agreement was signed by National Chairman of APDA, […]

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NASS siege: Rep Boma acted well-prepared script – Joe Igbokwe replies Saraki

The Lagos State Publicity Secretary of All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, has reacted to the special recognition bestowed on Rep Boma Goodhead for putting her life on the line during the siege to the National Assembly last Tuesday. The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at a World Press Conference on Wednesday, described her as an ‘activist and hero of democracy’. […]

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Gov Ortom slams N10bn suit against APC chairman, Oshiomhole

Samuel Ortom, Governor of Benue state, has dragged Adams Oshiomhole, the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to court. The Governor is demanding N10billion as damages for comments Oshiomhole made against him after he dumped the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) A letter by his lawyer, Samuel Irabor, accused Oshiomhole […]

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Fayose condemns killing of Segun Oni’s ally, Ojo, accuses APC of returning violence to Ekiti

Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State has condemned the murder of Mr. Bunmi Ojo, a former Personal Assistant to ex-Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Segun Oni, charging police and other security agencies to fish out the killers and bring them to justice. In a statement issued on Saturday, by his Special […]

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Impeachment plot: Ben Bruce denies fighting for Saraki

Ben Murray-Bruce, the Senator representing Bayelsa East District in the National Assembly, has clarified the position of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers, who seem to be standing against an alleged impeachment attempt targeted at the Senate President, Bukola Saraki. He also called on the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led Federal Government not to misunderstand the position of […]

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INEC cries out over multiple registration, threatens to dealt with perpetrators

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that those engaged in multiple registration will be fished out and prosecuted. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Adamawa State, Mr Kasim Gaidam, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Yola on Friday. Gaidam who expressed worry over the new development in […]

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Defection: Gov. Obaseki speaks on forcing Kwankwaso’s loyalists out of APC in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, has denied being responsible for the defection of some members of the Kwakwansiyya (Kwankwaso) group from the All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the state. Obaseki made the denial in a statement by his Special Adviser, Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie on Friday. Members […]

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PDP vs APC: What we will do to Saraki – Senator Omo-Agege

Ovie Omo-Agege, the senator representing Delta Central senatorial district at the Red Chamber, has vowed that lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress, will seek the slightest opportunity to impeach Bukola Saraki as the Senate President. Omo-Agege said this when he addressed reporters in Abuja on Friday. He warned that  Saraki should not wait to be forced […]

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NASS siege: Presidency speaks on ‘plot’ to implicate Saraki, Ekweremadu

The Presidency has reacted to allegations by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his Deputy, Ike Ekweremadu that the Federal Government was planning to implicate them over the recent invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Department of State Services, DSS. The Senior Special Assistant to the Acting President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, […]

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NASS crisis: Senator Olujimi reveals how PDP made Saraki Senate President, explains why APC can’t impeach him

The Deputy Minority Whip, Senator Biodun Olujimi, has stated that it was the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Senators that installed Bukola Saraki, as the Senate President, adding that the All Progressives Congress, APC, lacks the majority to remove him. She said the APC had lost its majority status in the chamber, noting that the PDP had […]

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Bauchi bye-election: APC candidate vows to push for Constitution amendment to make Buhari president for life

The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Saturday’s Bauchi South Senatorial District bye-election, Lawal-Yahaya Gumau, has vowed that if elected into the Senate, he will work towards an amendment of the Constitution to make President Muhammadu Buhari president for life. Gumau, who is currently the member representing Toro Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, […]

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Mistake Buhari made that’s now haunting his govt – David-West

Former Minister of Petroleum, Tam David-West, has opined that President Muhammadu Buhari’s mistakes in his first four months in power are haunting his government. David-West, who is an ally of the President, said Buhari made a mistake in the appointment of those working with him. He claimed that the cabal working with the President are no longer […]

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NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

A civil rights organisation, Egalitarian Mission for Africa, EMA, has announced $10,000 (N3.5m) as reward for information on principal actors behind the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. The group said that anyone with credible information on the identity of the masterminds of the Tuesday’s siege to the […]

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APC vs PDP: Saraki fires back at Oshiomhole, says APC chairman behaving like rain-beaten chicken

The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has responded to claims by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, that he (Saraki) had always worked with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to frustrate the ruling party. In a press conference in Abuja on Friday, Oshiomhole had outlined ways the Senate President […]

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Ex-governor Barka tells PDP Chairman why he will soon dump APC

Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State, James Barka, on Friday hinted on dumping the All Progressives Congress, APC for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Barka explained that his planned defection to PDP was “because of its plethora of failed promises and lack of credible leadership”. He made the disclosure while receiving Tahir Shehu, the Adamawa State […]

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Kaduna deputy speaker dumps APC, joins PDP

The Deputy Speaker, Kaduna State House of Assembly, John Audu Kwaturu, on Friday dumped the ruling party, All Progressives Congress, APC, over what he termed “Impunity”. According to the lawmaker representing Kachia Constituency in the State Assembly, APC had failed and failed his people, Southern Kaduna. The Deputy Speaker, who confirmed the development to journalists on […]