PDP Lawmakers Stop Ebonyi Senator From Defecting To APC

Senator representing Ebonyi south, Sonni Ogbuoji, was stopped from defecting to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday. Speaking on the floor of the senate, Ogbuoji cited problems in the PDP, both in his state and at the national level, as the reason why he wanted to leave the party. But his colleagues in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) cut him short midway into his defection speech. Ogbuoji changed his mind after a 15-minute consultation with the PDP senators.

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KWARA 2019: BETWEEN LUKMAN MUSTAPHA AND BOLAJI ABDULLAHI GOVERNORSHIP, A CHOICE FOR DEVELOPMENT.BY: COMRADE TAJUDEEN HABEEB

In preparation for the 2019 general elections, the year 2018 is a definite one as it is the period that will determine the eventual outcome of 2019.  It will be the harbinger of either good or evil; prosperity or poverty; real change or being stuck with the depressing status quo. It is the year we will all remember for a long time, if not for the rest of our lives.  So it is not out of place, if I welcome Nigerians, particularly Kwarans to the Year 2018 with a message…

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2019:It’s Too Early For Politicking, Saraki Tells Senators

In a welcome address to his colleagues on Tuesday, Saraki said they should not allow politicking override their legislative agenda. Senate President Bukola Saraki says it is too early to start 2019 politicking He said it would be insensitive to the needs of Nigerians. The senate president said they should endeavour to conclude the “good thing” they have begun on the economic aspect of their agenda. “This is my appeal – it is too early for 2019 politicking to override the legislative agenda and the larger work of governance. We…

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APC NWC, Governors Hold Meeting On Congresses, Convention

The The All Progressives Congress National Working Committee and governors elected on its platform would meet at the party national secretariat on Wednesday, Jan. 17.  The consultative meeting according to a source at the party’s national secretariat will discuss the 2019 general election timetable issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission recently. The meeting is expected to also fix a date for the party’s congresses and national convention that had been slated to hold this year. “The governors and the NWC members will discuss the issue of the party congress…

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Bakare Advocates Restructuring, Slams FG Over Killings [Full Text] 

Tunde Bakare, the serving overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly (LRA), says President Muhammadu Buhari and his government did nothing about the genocide in Benue even though they were warned 18 months earlier. BEING TEXT OF SPEECH BY PASTOR ‘TUNDE BAKARE AT THE STATE OF THE NATION BROADCAST ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 2018. Introduction For today’s State of the Nation broadcast, I have chosen as a theme: “It is Time to Renegotiate our Union,” and for the texts of Scripture, please turn your Bible with me to Jeremiah 8:20–22 &…

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INEC Declares Victor Umeh Winner Of Anambra Central Senatorial Rerun

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared a former National Chairman of the All Progressive Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, winner of the Anambra Central Senatorial election rerun. Umeh swept to victory in Saturday’s poll by a landslide, securing 64,879 votes. None of the 13 other contestants in the election got up to a thousand votes. Consequently, INEC returned him as winner of the rerun election n Sunday morning. See full result as below: 1. Oyeh Mercy Uche – A – 35 2. Hon. Oby Kate Okafor – ACD – 33…

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Pendulum: My Choice of Candidates in 2019 Presidential Elections By @DeleMomodu 

Fellow Nigerians, thanks for the deluge of messages and phone calls last week after reading my memo to our dear President. I doubt if any article of mine ever generated such amazing interest from the rich and poor, educated and not so educated, alike. The closest to it would be the letter I wrote to our wonderful First Lady of yore, Dame Patience Jonathan at the peak of PDP rascality. For the sake of those still wondering why I wrote so passionately, and objectively, in my last column, let me…

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Seven APC Governors Ask Buhari To Seek Re-Election

Seven governors from the All Progressives Congress have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to seek re-election and get more time “to keep running the country in the right direction”. Governors Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State, Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Simon Lalong of Plateau State, Abubakar Bello of Niger State, Jibrilla Bindow of Adamawa State and Ibrahim Geidam of Yobe State declared their support for the President when they visited him in Abuja on Friday. El-Rufai told journalists that their decision was influenced by their interest in…

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Governor Wike Presents 2018 Appropriation Bill Of N510 billion

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State on Thursday presented the 2018 Appropriation Bill of N510 billion to the State House of Assembly. The bill tagged, “Budget of Consolidation and Empowerment,” was presented during plenary. The governor said that the bill when signed into law would improve key sectors of the state’s economy. He said in preparing the fiscal proposal, his administration was guided by the need to consolidate and advance the state investments in infrastructure, education, healthcare, security as well as job creation and empowerment. Mr. Wike said in spite…

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 Minister Kayode Fayemi’s Posters Flood Ado-Ekiti, Others

Posters of Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, were sighted in Ado-Ekiti and some other towns in Ekiti State on Thursday. Fayemi was governor between October 2010 and 2014. He lost the June 21, 2014 governorship election to the incumbent, Ayodele Fayose. Although Fayemi has yet to declare his intention to contest the July 2018 governorship election, observers say the posters might be a subtle beginning of his campaign. Fayemi’s posters were sighted in Ijigbo, Odo Ado, Okesa, Irona, Ajilosun, Adebayo, Ilawe Road, and Oke Oriomi areas…

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