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Why South-West could not win the chairmanship position ~Makarfi

The Chairman of the now dissolved Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ahmed Makarfi has spoken on the possible reason for the loss of the south-west in the party’s national convention. Five candidates from the region had withdrawn from the chairmanship race and adopted Tunde Adeniran as their ...

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Kano APC stakeholders endorse Buhari, Ganduje for second term

Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kano State on Thursday adopted the President Muhammadu Buhari as their candidate for the 2019 general elections. According to a statement issued by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu on Thursday, the party leaders ...

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PDP Chairmanship: S’West aspirants working on consensus candidature-Ladoja

There is a very strong indication that the six aspirants in the race for the National Chairmanship of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the Southwest may reach a consensus and present a sole candidate for the position before Saturday’s Convention. The hint was dropped by former Governor of Oyo ...

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Kidnappers of Plateau PDP chairman demand N100m ransom

The abductors of Chief Damishi Sango, Plateau PDP chairman and former sports minister, have demanded for N100 million ransom. “The abductors have contacted the family. Sango was also allowed to speak with the family. His kidnappers want N100 million,” Mr Jonathan Mapis, a family member, told newsmen on Thursday in ...

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We need to improve to do well in Russia, Messi tells team mates

Argentina captain Lionel Messi believes they need to improve if they are to stand a chance of winning next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia. Argentina, who reached the final in 2014, struggled during qualification for Russia, going through three coaches before securing their place at the tournament. And it ...

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My visit to Kano, a message to PDP, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday night declared that the massive reception that greeted his arrival in Kano for a 2-day working visit “is a message to the opposition’’ that his popularity in the region remains unshaken. Speaking at state dinner held in his honour, President Buhari was full of thanks ...

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Restructuring: Northern senators, governors to meet in Katsina

The Northern Senators’ Forum and the 19 Northern governors would on Monday converge on Katsina for a three-day retreat to deliberate on the agitations for restructuring of the country. Chairman of the forum, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Abuja that the retreat would also ...

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After Atiku, PDP woos Saraki, Kwankwaso, others

The Board of Trustees of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on aggrieved members who left the party to follow the footsteps of former Vice President Abubakar Atiku “and return home.” The Chairman of the board, Sen. Walid Jibrin, made the call while briefing journalists on Wednesday in Abuja. He ...

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Chairmanship: Enugu PDP endorses Dokpesi

The Enugu State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday endorsed Chief Raymond Dokpesi as its candidate for the party’s national chairman to be elected at Saturday’s National Convention. Chairman of the party in the state, Mr. Austine Nnamani, announced the endorsement when the state executive committee members and ...

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Court okays Fayemi’s probe by judicial commission over graft

A High Court sitting in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital has okayed plans by the state government to probe the regime of the immediate past governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi for graft. In its judgment on Wednesday, the court affirmed the legality of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up ...

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