KEEP QUIET, APC REPLIES JONATHAN

The Presidency responded to the dismissal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as a failure by former President Goodluck Jonathan, saying that the former president has no moral ground to criticise Buhari. Receiving a People’s Democratic Party (PDP) chairmanship aspirant in the forthcoming national convention of the party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, Jonathan had said the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by Buhari had not recorded any achievement after two years, adding that the ruling party was feeding Nigerians with lies and propaganda. “Those who are giving us some kind of…

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RESTRUCTURING: REPS TO ACT ON APC PANEL’S REPORT

By Andrew Essien, Abuja The House of Representatives has assured that it will act on the report of the committee set up by the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) to articulate the party’s position on the contentious issue of restructuring. This is even as the House reechoed the clamour by Nigerians for devolution of power at the centre as a panacea to some of the teething problems currently faced by the states. House spokesperson, Hon Abdulrazak Namdas, who disclosed this in Abuja on the sidelines of a public hearing by…

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OSINBAJO, SARAKI STORM ANAMBRA FOR APC GUBER CANDIDATE NWOYE TODAY

Anambra poll: Osinbajo, Saraki, govs for Nwoye’s rally today Punch Newspapers / Olubode Olusesan / 3 hours ago Tony Okafor, Awka The Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, and the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, are expected to lead a delegation of the national leaders of the All Progressives Congress’ to Anambra State on Friday (today). The APC delegation will be in Anambra for the inauguration of the campaign of the party’s candidate in the November 18 poll in the state, Dr. Tony Nwoye. It is also expected that 19 APC governors will…

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APC HAILS OKOROCHA FOR ERECTING 520MIL NAIRA STATUE TO HONOUR JACOB ZUMA

APC hails Okorocha for erecting N520m Zuma Statue By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA – In what appeared a formal endorsement of the reported N520 million statue erected by the Imo state government in honour of South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has hailed the state governor, Rochas Okorocha for bringing the South African leader to the country. At a meeting of its National Working Committee NWC with its 24 state governors and principal officers of the National Assembly, APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun said Okorocha’s…

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DOGARA, REPS LEADERSHIP SHUN APC MEETING

From Romanus Ugwu, Abuja Indication that all is not well with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged yesterday, as leadership of the House of Representative led by Speaker Yakubu Dogara, shunned the party’s consultative meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) held in Abuja. The meeting, sixth in the series and chaired by the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, had in attendance the governors of Kaduna, Nasir el Rufai; Bauchi, Mohammed Abubakar; Kebbi, Atiku Bagudu; Plateau, Simon Lalong; Imo, Rochas Okorocha; Edo, Godwin Obaseki; and Adamawa State, Abdullahi Jibrilla Bindo. Governors…

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APC CONSTITUTION WOULD DECIDE HOW THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WOULD EMERGE – GOVERNOR ABUBAKAR

Governor Mohammed Abubakar of Bauchi State said yesterday that the constitution of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), will determine the procedure to be adopted in the election of a presidential candidate in 2019. Governor Abubakar spoke on the outcome of the sixth APC National Working Committee (NWC) consultative meeting, in Abuja, with the party’s governors and  leadership of the National Assembly, represented by Senate Leader Ahmed Lawan. When asked to comment on whether the party was mulling an automatic presidential ticket for President Muhammadu Buhari, following an opposing view…

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APC GOVERNORS, NASS LEADERSHIP AND NATIONAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEET IN ABUJA TODAY

By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA— New efforts directed towards holding the long delayed national convention of All Progressives Congress, APC, are to be canvassed today at an expanded meeting involving National Working Committee, NWC, principal officers of National Assembly and APC governors. Beside discussions on the national convention, the meeting is expected to discuss the National Caucus meeting slated for October 30 and National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting scheduled for the next day, both holding at the Presidential Villa. Dogara and Saraki Vanguard gathered that the $5.5 billion loan request by…

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APC CONVENTION: PARTY FIXES NEC FOR OCTOBER 31

The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been fixed for October 31, a reliable source told Daily Trust yesterday in Abuja. The meeting of the party’s national caucus will hold on October 30, ahead of the much anticipated non-elective mini convention. At the caucus meeting, the report of Dr. Muiz Banire Constitution Review Committee, expected to be presented by the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led NWC, will also be considered, the source said. The date for the forthcoming convention will also be fixed, even as…

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OYO STATE GOVERNOR AJIMOBI TO HOST SOUTH WEST LEADERS AND GOVERNORS OF APC

Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, will host South-West leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ibadan, the state capital, today. A statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Communication and Strategy, Mr. Yomi Layinka, yesterday, said that the meeting would hold at the Executive Council Chambers of the Governor’s Office. Gov. Senator Abiola Ajimobi Those being expected at the forum are the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande; National Vice Chairman (South-west), Chief Pius Akinyelure,…

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SAGAY SAYS APC LEADERSHIP IS NOT FIGHTING CORRUPTION, SHOULD BE REMOVED

By Gbenga Oke THE leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC will find it difficult to convince Nigerians that it is fighting corruption and should be removed given the fact that the party’s officials are promoters of corruption, the Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Anti-Corruption, Professor Itse Sagay, has said. Sagay spoke on a Channels Television programme last night even as he praised the appointment of Justice Ayo Salami as chairman of the committee to monitor the corruption cases in courts. Prof. Itse Sagay Sagay who has recently had…

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