2019 ELECTIONS: ALLIANCE OF SOCIAL DEMOCRATS OFFERS FREE NOMINATION FORMS TO PERSONS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

The Alliance of Social Democrats (ASD) seems to be setting lots of social standards with her social inclusion programs, the latest being the announcement of the lowest prices for nomination forms for the 2019 General Elections. According to a statement from the National Secretariat in Abuja Tuesday, the price for forms for House of Assembly is N250, 000. There is also a 75 per cent reduction for persons under 35 years and 75 per cent rebate for women. For the House of Representatives, the form is N500, 000 and the…

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DSS INVITES FORMER INFORMATION MINISTER, LABARAN MAKU

Umar Muhammed, Lafia The Department of State Security Service, Nasarawa state command, on Wednesday summoned the National Secretary of  the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Mr. Labaran Maku, for undisclosed issues. Maku, who described his invitation by the DSS as “a good one” which, he said, has nothing to do with the speculations in the social media that he would be arrested, called on politicians to desist from shedding the blood of innocent Nigerians on account of the forthcoming 2019 general elections. The National Secretary of APGA made the call in Lafia,…

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HOW ALEX EKWUEME HELPED IN CREATING MORE STATES BY ERIC TENIOLA

OW EKWUEME HELPED IN CREATING MORE STATES BY ERIC TENIOLA (1) After the inauguration on October 1, 1979 Dr. Alex Ekwueme as Vice President with the approval of his boss, Alhaji Shehu Shagari made some appointments. These included Dr. Patrick Okedinachi Utomi from Igbuzo in Oshimili North Local Government in the present Delta state as special assistant and Prince Victor Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi as special adviser. Prince Olagbegi is now the Olowo of Owo. Dr. Ekwueme had two disadvantages at that time. He was not part of the kitchen cabinet…

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APC MEMBERS WOO ALI MODU SHERIFF

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), have moved to persuade a former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff, to return to the party. Sheriff, who was one of the founding fathers of the APC, had left to become the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). But APC Great Nigeria Group, wants him back in the fold of the party. “Before the consummating of the APC merger, Sen Sheriff was the greatest sponsor of the defunct ANPP and chairman of the Board of Trustees. “As…

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TOGOLESE ACTIVIST CALLS OUT YEMI ALADE FOR SUPPORTING POLITICAL TYRANNY IN TOGO, WATCH VIDEO

For a while now, there has been crisis in Togo between the ruling Gnassingbe family dynasty who have ruled for 50 years, and its citizen, and this has led to the death of scores of people. Togolese human rights activist, Farida Nabourema, has been at the forefront in calling for the end of nepotism and demanding term limits. In a recent interview, she called out Nigerian singer, Yemi Alade, for reportedly endorsing tyranny in her country, Togo. The criticism comes after Yemi Alade performed in support of one of the “most brutal dictators…

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13 POLITICAL PARTIES SET TO MERGE

A total of 13 registered political parties in the country have agreed to collapse into one mega party to be known as Freedom and Justice Party (FJP), the interim national chairman of the proposed party, Dr. Onwunbuya Breakforth, has said. Briefing newsmen yesterday, in Abuja, Breakforth said the merger was coming as a result of the ‘failure’ of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rescue Nigerians from the various challenges bedeviling the nation. He, however, declined to mention the names of the parties, saying…

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GANDUJE AND KWAWKWASO FACE-OFF: WHY KANO MAY BOIL AGAIN

Kwankwaso and Ganduje Last week, at the colourful Hawan Daushe durbar to celebrate the eid festivities in Kano, political tensions that have been rising in the state came to a fore when violent confrontations between supporters of former governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso clashed with supporters of incumbent Abdullahi Ganduje. Apart from cleaving open human flesh with dangerous weapons, Saturday September 2nd clashes at the Emir’s palace Kofar Kudu could have opened deeper chasm on the political canvass in the state and the two leading political figures. With jostlings already on…

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SEYI MAKINDE DUMPS SDP FOR PDP

The Oyo State governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2015 general elections, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has dumped the party to rejoin the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Makinde made the declaration in a statement issued yesterday by his media office at their Omititun headquarters in Ibadan. The oil magnate left the PDP prior to the 2015 general elections when he was unable to clinch the ticket of the party and joined the SDP to contest the governorship election in the state. Last week, Makinde had told the…

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SCORES INJURED AS KWANKWASO’S SUPPORTERS CLASH WITH GANDUJE’S

Former Secretary to Kano State government, Dr Rabi”u Sulaiman Bichi and junior brother to Dr Rabi”u Musa Kwankwaso were among the scores injued yesterday following a clash between supporters of Kwankwasiyya and Gandujiyya. Also injured during the attack that took place at the emir’s palace during the famous Hawan Daushe were Dr Adamu Yunus Dangwani and Comrade Aminu Abdulsalam both former commissioners under Kwankwaso’s administration. Confirming the incident to Daily Trust on Sunday, Dr Dangwani said, “We were watching the horse riders when suddenly the supporters of Gandujiyya descended on…

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OSUN 2018: MEET THE APC GLADIATORS WHO WANT TO RULE OSUN

The All Progressive Congress (APC) in Osun is set to lift ban on campaign for the gubernatorial election billed to hold in 2018. The gladiators within the party presently jostle covertly to succeed the incumbent, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola. Aspirants, after the ban has been lifted, would be allowed to publicly declare their ambitions and embark on campaign. The party, through the Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun had earlier this year barred aspirants contesting on the platform of the party from publicly declaring ambitions “in order not to distract the government…

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