2023: WHY SOUTHWEST MUST SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE- ARG

Abiodun Nejo, Ado Ekiti The Ekiti State Publicity Secretary of the Afenifere Renewal Group, Michael Ogungbemi, has urged the South-West leaders to convene a meeting of the progressive politicians within the geopolitical zone for unity. Ogungbemi also said that the leaders should, at the meeting, consider the possibility of presenting an acceptable candidate for the 2023 presidential election. Speaking in an interview with newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Sunday, he said the South-West had all it required to produce the nation’s president in 2023. He added that political leaders of…

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MAGU’S REMOVAL AND IMPLICATIONS FOR 2023

EFCC Acting Chairman, Ibrahim Magu. By Emmanuel Aziken The narrative about the job of the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC being a poisoned chalice is one that flows from the disastrous end of the stewardship of all occupants of that position to date. That the stewardships of Nuhu Ribadu, Farida Waziri, Ibrahim Lamorde, and Ibrahim Magu ended unceremoniously, however, was not without external influence. All the previous occupants were shoveled out of office by the political circumstances of the environment under which they served. However, it…

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APC 2023 PRESIDENCY: TINUBU, AMAECHI, EL RUFAI BATTLE FOR SOUL OF THE PARTY

All eyes on Buni’s caretaker committee •How Oshiomhole’s mistakes hurt his allies •Tinubu returns to drawing board •Why stakeholders moved against NWC – Amaechi loyalist •Fayemi, el-Rufai move to strengthen party By Clifford Ndujihe, Politics Editor & Ibrahim Hassan Following President Muhammadu Buhari’s intervention, some founders and pillars of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have returned to the trenches to restrategise and plot fresh plans to realise their 2023 political quests. Notable leaders of the party considered to be posturing for 2023 include Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Transport Minister, Rotimi…

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HOW OSHIOMHOLE’S SACK COULD AFFECT TINUBU 2023 AMBITION

Gov Oshiomhole *APC to rezone office of national chairman *Tinubu still pillar of APC By Emmanuel Aziken The sack of close associates of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the just dissolved National Working Committee, NWC of the All Progressives Congress, APC is the first step towards redesigning political interests ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s exit in 2023, Saturday Vanguard has learnt. While the move has seen the significant tilt of power from Tinubu towards the governors, the new dispensation according to Saturday Vanguard sources will set the template for the…

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MY FATHER WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENCY IN 2023 SAYS ATIKU’S SON

Adamu Atiku-Abubakar, the son of former Vice President  Atiku Abubakar, has said his father will contest the presidency again in 2023. Atiku’s son said this while presenting the scorecard of his ministry as the Commissioner for Works and Energy in Adamawa State as the administration of Governor Ahmadu Finitiri, of the Peoples Democratic Party clocked one year. He said, “Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with my father contesting for the presidency. In 2023, my father will be aspiring to the number one office in the land because he has…

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VON DG. OSITA OKECHUKWU REPLIES TINUBU: OSHIO-VIRUS IS RESPONSIBLE FOR APC CRISIS

The Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria, Mr. Osita Okechukwu has faulted claims by a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief Bola Tinubu that 2023 virus was behind the crisis rocking the party. DAILY POST reports that Tinubu, who broke his silence on the matter weekend, said those with aspirations ahead of the 2023 elections were fueling the crisis. He went ahead to declare support for Oshiomhole. But Okechukwu, one of those rooting for Oshiomhole’s outster, insists that the party chairman brought woes upon himself. He told…

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INSIDE THE BATTLE TO REMOVE OSHIOMHOLE: SEE THE MAIN ACTORS AND WHAT THEY HAVE AGAINST HIM

Barely six years and eight months after the registration of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has become a tinder box on the verge of imploding – over a leadership crisis that threatens its future. In this piece, YUSUF ALLI, MANAGING EDITOR, NORTHERN OPERATION, reports on the inside story of the battle for the soul of the ruling party. The ides of March has visited the All Progressives Congress (APC) like a thief in the night. Nigeria’s first major opposition coalition to form a government is gradually slipping into abyss…

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APC GOVERNORS MOVE AGAINST OSHIOMHOLE, WANT HIM OUT BEFORE 2023 PRIMARIES

In a fresh twist to the crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, governors elected on the platform of the party are insisting that the embattled National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, will not be allowed to handle the primaries for the 2023 general elections, Saturday PUNCH learnt on Friday. The governors are also discussing with party stakeholders on the decision to be taken to determine the fate of Oshiomhole, who was governor of Edo State for two terms before becoming the leader of the party in 2018. A judge of…

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OSHIOMHOLE WANTS TO BE VEEPEE TO NORTHERN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE SAYS IDAHOSA

Chief Charles Idahosa, a former Commissioner for Information in Edo state on Friday said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will disappoint Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the party on the issue of the 2023 presidency. Speaking in an interview with Daily Independent, Idahosa, a chieftain of the party said while Tinubu is supporting the embattled National chairman with the hope of assisting him to get the APC presidential ticket in 2023, Oshiomhole’s ambition is to become a running mate to a…

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TANKO YAKASSAI: IGBOS CAN BE PRESIDENT IN 2023 IF……

How Igbo Can Produce A President – Yakasai https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEqwCgrPXPM Former Presidential Adviser, Tanko Yakasai, believes the Igbo ethnic group has a chance to produce a Nigerian President if it gets the blessing of other parts of the country, especially the North. Mr. Yakassai, 94, made the comment on Friday during an appearance on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily. “There is a good opportunity for Igbos to produce the president of Nigeria in the near future or later,” he said. “The political arrangement in the country is such that you need correlation…

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