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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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Fayose to Ekiti PDP members: ‘God will choose my successor’

By Sunday Aloba, Ado-Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has cautioned Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful in the state against sowing seeds of discord amongst aspirants and leadership of the party. A statement issued by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka, on Tuesday quoted ...

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Adams emerges APC’s candidate for Eti-Osa constituency bye election

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos Mr Naheem Adams has emerged as the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the September 30 Lagos House of Assembly bye-election for Eti-Osa 1 constituency. The election was to fill the vacant seat following the death Mr Kazeem Alimi on July 18. The party’s ...

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Nigerien president visits Buhari in Daura home town

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received his counterpart from Niger Republic, Alhaji Muhammadou Issoufou, at his residence in Daura. The presidential chopper conveying the Nigerien President and his entourage landed at Daura heliport around 12:03 p.m. The visiting president said he was in Dauda to see Buhari and to wish ...

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Niger-Delta agitators deny withdrawing quit notice to Northerners

A group of Nigerian Delta Agitators under the auspices of Coalition of Niger Delta agitators yesterday denied withdrawing their quit notice to northerners and south westerners living in the region to leave by October 1, 2017 or face dire consequences. The group also asked President Muhammadu Buhari to resign on ...

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Police begins probe into APC Sallah day clash in Kano

By Musa Madobi, Kano Men of the Kano State Police Command said they have commenced investigation into the Saturday’s clash between supporters of immediate past Governor of the state, Alhaji Rabi’u Kwankwaso and the incumbent, Abdullahi Ganduje. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Magaji Majiya, disclosed this to newsmen in ...

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APC holds rally in Ebonyi, endorses second term for Buhari

Members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State have staged a rally to celebrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s return from medical vacation. At the rally that took place in Abakaliki, the state capital on Monday, those present also canvassed support for the President’s second term bid in 2019. ...

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New Ibadan obas: Ajimobi carpets Olubadan for shunning event

Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has stated that the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji was wrong for shunning the ceremonies marking the crowing of 32 new monorchs for the city. This is coming just as he stated that the state government expended the sum of N100m on the ...

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Mushin APC ward leaders ban Banire from politics for ten years

By Olufunke Elushakin, Lagos Executive council members of Ward C, Mushin Local Government of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has upheld the decision of its disciplinary committee to suspend the National Legal Adviser of the party, Mr Muiz Banire. Banire who was charged with engaging in anti-party activities and ...

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