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Restructuring: APC committee begins sitting in Enugu

By Obinna Achi, Enugu The All Progressives Congress (APC) Committee on true federalism and restructuring has commenced sitting in Enugu, Enugu State capital. Addressing those present at the maiden sitting that took place on Monday, Chairmen of the Committee, Professor Oserheimen Osunbor said that the party was committed to implement ...

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Group to el-Rufa’i: ‘Your endorsement laughable’

By Musa Kajuru, Kaduna A group within the Kaduna State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Kaduna APC Democratic Elements has described the endorsement of TGovernor Nasir el-Rufai reelection as laughable. Chairman of the group, Mr. Victor Asat and Secretary, Mr. Ahmed Idris said the purported endorsement is ...

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‎I’m sorry, Aisha Alhassan apologises to APC over comments on Buhari

The ruling All Progressives Congress APC Thursday summoned the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajia Aisha Alhassan over comments regarding her political allegiance ahead of the 2019 presidential elections. This was as the party said the minister has apologised to it over the comments which it said were ...

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Appeal Court strikes out pending PDP leadership tussle suit

A 3-man special panel of justices of the Court of Appeal on Thursday in Abuja dismissed all four leftover appeals that emanated from national leadership tussle of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) suits. Ruling in the applications for the withdrawal of the appeals, the Chairman of the panel, Justice ...

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PDP seeks independent probe into Abia army rights abuse

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has canvassed the setting up of an independent panel of enquiry to look into allegations of rights abuse that have been leveled against personnel of the Nigerian Army. This is coming just as the party lauded the remedial efforts of ...

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INEC to restart Dino Melaye’s recall next week, official

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja The Independent National Electoral Commission (lNEC) said it would, on Monday release a revised timetable for the process of recall of Sen. Dino Melaye. The commission disclosed this in a statement by it’s National Commissioner and Member Information and Voter Education Committee, Mallam Moharnmed Haruna on ...

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Canvassing for Buhari’s second term sickening – Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that for anybody to be canvassing second term for President Muhammadu Buhari was sickening and that Nigeria was long overdue for reconfiguration. Soyinka, speaking on Monday with newsmen at the Freedom Park in Lagos said those who said what Nigeria needed was just ...

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Court gives INEC go ahead with Melaye’s recall as senator loses suit

A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory has given the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), permission to proceed with its planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye who is the member representing Kogi West. The presiding judge, Justice Nnamdi Dimgba gave INEC the permission to go ahead ...

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I will dump Buhari if he runs against Atiku in 2019, says Alhassan

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has restated her resolve to support the presidential bid of a former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar even if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to recontest. Speaking in an interview aired by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) Hausa service on Wednesday, she added that ...

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Tambuwal disowns online report, says ‘I remains a committed APC member’

Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has dismissed an online publication suggesting that he may likely dump his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another party. In a statement signed by his media aide, Mallam Imam Dalhatu Imam in Sokoto on Wednesday, the governor however stated in unwavering ...

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