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Agbaje mourns Ekwueme, recounts last meeting with late politician

A chairmanship aspirant in the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has mourned the passage of Nigeria’s Second Republic Vice President, Chief Alex Ifeanyinchukwu Ekwueme, saying, the country had lost a most dignified, erudite, principled and honest politician. Agbaje, in a statement issued in Lagos on Tuesday by his ...

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PDP, APC, APGA mourn Ekwueme

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia, have expressed grief over the death of former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme. In separate reactions, the political parties described Ekwueme’s demise as monumental loss to Nigeria and humanity. In its statement by ...

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Obasanjo mourn’s says Ekwueme’s death shocking

Former President, Chief OIusegun Obasanjo has described the death of the first civilian Vice-President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ekwueme as a shock. Obasanjo said this in a statement signed by his Media aide, Kehinde Akinyemib on Monday in Abeokuta. Obasanjo noted that Ekwueme was a great Nigerian who devoted his ...

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APGA thanks Anambra electorate over poll victory

The All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA (APGA) has expressed gratitude to the electorate in Anambra for voting massively for the party and its candidate, Chief Willie Obiano, on Saturday. Obiano emerged victorious in the November 18 governorship election, which will see him being in office as governor for a second ...

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IPAC commends INEC, security agents over Anambra poll

The Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC), Anambra chapter, has commended the improved performance of security agents and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during Saturday’s governorship election. The Chairman of the Council, Chief Barth Igwedibia, told newsmen on Monday in Awka that the exercise was peaceful due to the transparent ...

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Buhari mourns Ekwueme, says ex-VP a peace maker

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with Nigerians, and the Government and people of Anambra, on the passing away of elder statesman and former Vice President, Dr Alex Ekwueme, who died on Nov. 19. Buhari, in a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in ...

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Trouble in S’W PDP ahead party convention

A faction of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West has warned the party not to stop it from presenting the zone’s delegates to the Dec. 9 national convention. The chairman of the faction, Chief Makanjuola Ogundipe, gave the warning at a media briefing in Lagos on Monday. He ...

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Ex VP, Alex Ekwueme dies in London at 85

Nigeria’s former Vice President of Nigeria, Dr Alex Ifeanyichukwu Ekwueme, is dead. He died at the age of 85. His brother and the traditional ruler of Oko in Anambra State, Igwe Laz Ekwueme, said the former Vice President, died by 10:00pm in a London clinic, on Sunday. In a statement, ...

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Saraki greets Jonathan at 60, lauds ex-president’s for advancing democracy

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday joined other well wishers to felicitate with former President, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, on his 60th birthday anniversary. In a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu on Monday, Saraki lauded the contributions of ...

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Anambra: INEC distributes election materials to RACs

INEC offices across the 21 local government areas are currently distributing sensitive and non-sensitive materials for Saturday’s Anambra governorship election, the Resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Nkwachukwu Orji, has said. Orji told newsmen in Awka on Friday that 10 security operatives would accompany the materials to the Registration Area Centres (RACs). ...

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