Gbajabiamila defies Oshiomhole, promises to appoint PDP lawmakers head of committees

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and the newly elected Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Monday held a closed door meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Mr Gbajabiamila, who fielded questions from State House correspondents afterwards, promised to carry opposition lawmakers along in committee membership and leadership. The Speaker’s position contradicts that of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who in April vowed that members of the opposition will not head special and standing committees of the Senate and the House of Representatives.…

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APC sets up committee to probe Oshiomhole’s deputy, Shuaibu, for instigating members

The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) has set up a five-man disciplinary committee to investigate allegations leveled by Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, its Deputy National Chairman North, against Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, the party’s National Chairman. Malam Lanre Isa-Onilu, APC National Publicity Secretary made this known in a statement issued on Thursday night in Abuja. He added that the five-man committee would particularly investigate Shuaibu’s allegation against Oshiomhole on issues involving the collective decisions of the NWC. Issa-Onilu added that the APC NWC which passed a vote of confidence…

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Election fallout: You are free to join PDP, APC tells aggrieved members

• Confusion in Zamfara as one faction expels Yari, another expels Marafa • Be humble, I’m willing to teach you how to be a Chairman – Oyegun to Oshiomhole • You lacked Oshiomhole’s courage to face Saraki, Dogara, others – APC fires back • Face your woes, don’t drag us into your crisis, PDP tells APC The crisis in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has taken a turn for the worst as the party on Tuesday in Abuja asked any of its aggrieved members who no longer feel comfortable…

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Get rid of godfathers, Oyegun to APC

John Oyegun, former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the kind of leader Nigeria needs, saying his words are “infinitely weighty and cannot be ignored.” In an interview with New Telegraph, Oyegun said Obasanjo’s comment on “Islamisation and Fulanisation” might have been dramatised. While delivering a lecture on May 18 in Delta state, Obasanjo had said the Boko Haram crisis had become an agenda for “West African Fulanization, African Islamisation.” The comment sparked reactions among Nigerians with many describing the statement…

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Celebration in Gusau as S’Court hands over Zamfara to PDP, fines APC N10m

• Justice has prevailed – Atiku • A landmark achievement for our democracy – Matawalle • Dickson, Ozekhome hail judgment • S’Court has done the right thing – Zamfara NBA • It’s a bitter-sweet experience for democracy – Sen. Marafa • It’s a very sad day for us – APC National Vice Chair S/South Reactions have trailed the Supreme Court judgment that affirmed the Court of Appeal’s nullification of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the 2019 gubernatorial election held in February and March, this year in Zamfara State. The…

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Lai Mohammed is a liar – Atiku

Former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has described the federal government’s accusation that he is a saboteur as false. He described the information minister, Lai Mohammed, as a ‘liar.’ Atiku was reacting to an earlier statement by Lai Mohammed that the former vice president and his party, PDP, were plotting to sabotage the Buhari administration. “Either by themselves or via their proxies, the PDP and its presidential candidate are doing everything possible to sabotage the Buhari Administration, generally overheat the polity and make Nigeria seemingly ungovernable, especially through their public utterances…

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PDP kicks as Police detain Senator Adeleke again, file fresh charges

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has protested the arrest and detention of its candidate at the Osun State governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke, yesterday by the Police, saying that it was in total disregard of the extant order of the Federal High Court. PDP, while raising the alarm of a plot to poison the Senator, said he was detained at the Maitama Police station after he obeyed their invitation. The National Publicity Secretary of PDP, Kola Ologbondiyan, who stated this at a press conference in Abuja demanded the Senator’s immediate…

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We’re yet to take a position on NASS leadership – PDP

… Charges Police, APC to leave Senator Adeleke alone The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said its leadership and elected federal lawmakers have not taken any official position on who to lend support for the position of presiding officers of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. The PDP in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said that it is still consulting with its members-elect. The party said its position is predicated on reports in a section of the media suggesting that its members-elect in the House…

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Timi Frank backs Pa Adebanjo, says Atiku’ll reclaim his mandate

…Decries Collapse of Security under APC A political activist and former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Timi Frank, has expressed support for the leader of the Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, on his recent comment that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be recognised as President-Elect. Frank said until the Supreme Court determines the true winner of the 2019 presidential election, the President should not be addressed as a president-elect. Pa Adebanjo had expressed optimism that Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of…

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Don’t give Yahaya Bello return ticket, Kogi APC stakeholders tell Buhari

• I only owe four months’ salaries – Bello The Kogi APC Stakeholders Forum have petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, asking that Governor Yahaya Bello should not be given a second term ticket for alleged mismanagement of the state resources. The petition, signed by the convener of the forum, Alex Kadiri, said Mr Bello received about N344billion in the last 38 months but refused to pay workers’ salaries. “Governor Yahaya Bello was never elected by the good people of Kogi State. “The death of Abubakar Audu made it possible for Bello…

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Senate: Joshua Dariye co-sponsors motion from prison

Joshua Dariye, former Governor of Plateau State and the All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Plateau Central Senatorial District, is co-sponsoring a motion in the Senate. Dariye, who is currently serving a 10-year in the prison, is co-sponsoring the motion with Shehu Sani, the senator representing Kaduna Central, and other 106 senators. During the presentation of a motion titled ‘Senseless Killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by Armed Bandits’ by Senator Shehu Sani on Thursday, Dariye’s name was listed…

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APC’s claim about Atiku’s citizenship not sincere – Femi Falana

The human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Mr Femi Falana, yesterday, in Lagos, picked hole in the claim by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) that the 2019 Presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, is a Cameroonian (and not Nigerian) and therefore not qualified to run for the office, was not sincere in its claim. He said if the APC was sincere in such claim, it wouldn’t have celebrated that it defeated Atiku in his ‘base’ in Adamawa during the election.…

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APC suspends Ondo governor for anti-party activities

The National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress has suspended the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, for anti-party activities, according Saturday PUNCH report. The party’s NWC had on March 1 resolved to issue a query to the governor over what it described as glaring anti-party activities. In a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Isa-Onilu, after a meeting presided over by the national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the party had said the governor’s anti-party activities “greatly affected the fortunes of its candidates in the recently conducted presidential and…

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9th National Assembly: APC North Central Governors endorse Lawan, Gbajabiamila

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governors and party state chairmen from the North-central geo-political zone on Thursday endorsed the two candidates of the party for the leadership positions of the 9th National Assembly. According to a statement by Mark Longen, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau on Media and Publicity, the governor disclosed while addressing journalists after a closed-door meeting of stakeholders in Asokoro, Abuja. Mr Lalong said: “a meeting of governors and the party chairmen from North Central today resolved to go along with the decision…

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We’ll retrieve APC from ‘predators’, Buhari’s minister vows

The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, said he and his faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) would retrieve the party in Oyo State from “predators.” He said the APC headquarters was forced to accept those who were not qualified as its executive members in Oyo State. Shittu made this allegation on a live radio programme on Fresh FM in Ibadan, tagged South West Political Circuit. The Minister was disqualified from the governorship primary of the APC due to his failure to observe the one-year mandatory National Service conducted…

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