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Ahead of ward primaries, zoning tears PDP apart in Adamawa

Some stakeholders of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Adamawa State have protested over a zoning formula adopted by a group in the party ahead of the party’s congresses on Saturday. The group that called itself “major stakeholders” of the party, on Tuesday set out a zoning formula for the ...

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INEC says 1.5m residents to vote in Anambra governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that about .158171 million registered voters would take part in the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State. INEC’s Assistant Director in charge of ICT, Mrs Bimbo Oladumjoye made the disclosure in Awka, the state’s capital on Wednesday during the official publication ...

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Non-adherence to principles, cause of PDP’s losses at polls, says Daniel

A former governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had been losing elections because it deviated from its guiding principles. Daniel stated this while declaring his intention to contest for the national chairmanship of the party in Abuja. He said that one ...

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Buhari departs for Turkey for D-8 summit on state visit

President Muhammadu Buhari is to depart for Istanbul, Turkey, on Wednesday to participate in the ninth D-8 Summit slated for October 20. This is contained in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, in Abuja on Tuesday. Adesina said prior to the ...

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I may declare for PDP chairmanship race at month end, says Ladoja

A former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, has stated that may join the race for the national chairmanship of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said this in a chat with newsmen on Monday night shortly after an emergency caucus meeting of the leaders of the party in ...

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Obasanjo to visiting PDP leaders: ‘I will never return to your party’

A former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was turned down moves by the interim National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP), Senator Ahmed Markafi to return to the party. After a closed door meeting with some top leaders of the major opposition party at his (Obasanjo’s) Obasanjo Presidential Library on Tuesday, ...

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Buhari meets governors, laments non-payment of workers’ salaries, allowances

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern on growing complaints and agitations by workers in states over unpaid salaries and allowances, in spite of interventions by the Federal Government. The President made his feelings known when he received a group of governors led by the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, ...

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New law says swearing in of president, vice to be in Assembly chambers

The Senate has passed a Bill for an Act enacting that henceforth, inauguration of the President and Vice-President of Nigeria will be holding at the National Assembly Complex. The resolution of the Senate came through a report of the Senate Committee on Special Duties which was overwhelming voted for in ...

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Court grants Edo APC woman leader, 4 other bail over fraud case

Justice Ohimai Ovbiagele of a Benin High Court has granted Mrs. Aisosa Amadasun, the Edo Woman Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) and four others N1 million bail each. The other defendants are: Adama Osabuohien, Prince Stephen Alao, Dove Momodu and Mallam Ali Sulayman. Ovbiagele also ordered the defendants to ...

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Mischief makers twisting Buhari’s engagement with World Bank, Presidency

The Presidency has reacted to a news publication in a national daily purporting the President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered major global financial institutions to tailor their activities towards the northern parts of the country. In a statement issued by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina on ...

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