REPS DEPUTY SPEAKER, LASUN OPENS UP ON HIS GUBER AMBITION

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yussuff Sulaimon Lasun James Emejo in Abuja The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff, has opened up on his governorship ambition in Osun State in 2018, saying his objective is to set a solid foundation for the future strength of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Yussuff while expressing his ambition during the state-wide consultation,  told party leaders that the APC would defeat any political party in the state. He appealed to the people to stay committed so…

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SUIT TO REMOVE APDA’S CHAIR SUFFERS SETBACK

The suit by some patrons of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA), seeking to remove the Interim National Chairman, Mohammed Shittu Kabiru and Secretary, Emeka Okengwu, has suffered a setback. The party’s Deputy National Legal Officer, Ziggy Usman, yesterday, asked the FCT High Court presiding over the matter to hands-off the matter. He contended that the suit was not authorized by the party’s secretariat. Usman, who represented the interim executive of the party, also challenged the jurisdiction of the court to entertain the matter. Justice Yusuf Halilu had adjourned the…

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YUGUDA MOVING TO GREEN PARTY FUELS SPECULATIONS IN BAUCHI

Since the former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda, left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) about a year ago, there had been uncertainty regarding his next line of action. Expectedly, many said he might go to the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a means to an end, akin to what he did in 2007. But surprisingly, he opted for a “strange party,” the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN), leaving another room for speculations as to what he aims to achieve ahead of 2019. Malam Isa Yuguda’s decision to pitch…

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HOW WE ALMOST IMPEACHED OBASANJO: MASARI

Katsina State governor, Aminu Masari has said that the House of Representatives almost impeached former President Olusegun Obasanjo before Nigerians became aware of his failed third term bid. Masari, who was Speaker of the lower house at the time disclosed this while addressing members of the Executive Intelligence Management Course 10 at the Institute for Security Studies on Thursday in Abuja. He said the executive and legislative arms of government need to work together to provide good governance. Masari added that poor relations between the executive and legislative arms had proven to be a recipe…

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I REMAIN LOYAL TO MAKARFI’S LEADERSHIP OF PDP BUT……- ALI MODU SHERIFF

 Chijioke Jannah  Erstwhile National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali Modu Sheriff, has pledged the commitment and loyalty of his supporters and loyalists to the ideals, goals and principles of the party under Ahmed Makarfi’s leadership. Though he accused Makarfi of using the victory at the Supreme Court as a licence to victimize party members, Sheriff appealed to members and supporters of his deposed leadership faction to remain calm and refrain from further legal action of any sort against the party. In a statement by his spokesman, Bernard…

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I DUMPED APC BECAUSE IT DUMPED IT’S PROMISES – IBRAHIM LITTLE

Alhaji Ibrahim Al-Amin Little is a former chairman of the defunct All Peoples Party (APP) which later metamorphosed into the All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP), in Kano State, which also later collapsed into the All Progressives Congress (APC). Little joined Kano gubernatorial race in 2003 but Malam Ibrahim Shekarau picked the ticket. And, in 2015, he supported the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari. In this interview, he speaks on why he decamped to PDP from the ruling APC. Excerpt: Why did you decamp to PDP from the ruling APC? Well, there…

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I HAVE NOT DECAMPED TO PDP SAYS KWANKWASO

A former Governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso (APC, Kano Central), has denied a report that he has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Daily Trust reports that news yesterday dominated the social media that Kwankwaso and 10 members of the House of Representatives from Kano State had dumped the APC for the PDP. Kwankwaso refuted the story through his Personal Assistant, Nafiu Umar Dankura, saying he remained in the APC. “I want to categorically dispel the rumour and fake news that is circulating in some online…

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ANAMBRA GUBER RACE 2017: MEET THE ASPIRANTS

APC has 11 Aspirants: 1. Dr Chike Obidigbo – Anam­bra North. 2. Hon Tony Nwoye – Anambra North 3. Paul Chukwuma – Anambra North 4. Andy Ubah – Anambra South 5. George Moughalu – Anambra South 6. Barth Nwibe – Anambra South 7. Obinna Uzo – Anambra South 8. Onunkwo Johnnosco – An­ambra South 9. Madu Chukwunonso – An­ambra South 10. Donatus Okonkwo – Anam­bra Central 11. Ada Kate Uchegbu – Anam­bra Central PDP has 7 Aspirants: 1. Dr Alex Obiogolu – Anambra North 2. Mr Oseloka H. Obaze –…

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PDP WILL NEVER RECOVER – APC

The PDP will never recover because Nigerians would reject it in the race for the Presidency in 2019, National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said yesterday. Malam Abdullahi was reacting to comments by chieftains of the PDP at the party’s non-elective convention held on Saturday. He said the APC remained the preferred choice for Nigerians who would not be carried away by “rhetoric of those who short-changed them for sixteen years.” According to him, restructuring was the most critical issue at the moment, but alleged that the…

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EX BAUCHI GOVERNOR. YUGUDA AND ASSOCIATES JOIN GREEN PARTY

Mal. Isa Yuguda A former governor of Bauchi State, Malam Isa Yuguda and his supporters, including a one-time National Organising Secretary of the PDP, Alhaji Umaru Dahiru, have joined the Green Party of Nigeria (GPN)‎. Others who followed Yuguda to his new political abode included a former minister,‎ Alhaji Habibu Aliyu and his former commissioners and campaign directors across the state. Speaking to journalists in Bauchi, yesterday, Yuguda’s spokesman and former Commissioner for Information, Alhaji Salisu Ahmed Barau, said the former governor announced his decision to join GPN at a…

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