Sen. Stella Oduah Dumps PDP, Joins APGA

Senator Princess Stella Oduah, representing Anambra North Senatorial District has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), pitching her political tent with the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Oduah, who served as Minister of Aviation under former President Goodluck Jonathan was elected Senator on the platform of the PDP in 2015. She fell apart with PDP last year when she could not secure the party’s governorship ticket for the Anambra State governorship election that held late last year. Addressing APGA chieftains including Senator Victor Umeh, Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, APGA National Chairman,…

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NPDP Members May Quit APC June 23

Prominent politicians who moved en bloc from the then ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013 may collectively move to another party on June 23, credible sources told Daily Trust yesterday. June 23, the sources added, is symbolic as it is the day the ruling party would hold its national convention to elect new leaders. A top politician familiar with what is going on in the ruling party, the opposition and the presidency said the nPDP members led by Alhaji Kawu Baraje had concluded…

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Okorocha: Oyegun After Those Against Tenure Elongation

Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, says the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Oyegun, ought to land in prison. The governor said this about 24 hours after Oyegun inaugurated Hillary Eke as chairman of the APC in Imo. Eke is of the faction which is not loyal to the governor. Okorocha said Oyegun disobeyed two court orders which were against the “inauguration of strange elements as the state officials of the party”. He alleged that having failed in his bid to retain his position, Oyegun was plotting…

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Pres. Buhari Impeachment Day Will Be A War Day – Hon Kazaure

A House of Representatives member, Rep. Muhammadu Kazaure (Jigawa-APC), has disassociated himself from the National Assembly’s plan to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari. A joint executive session of both chambers of the Assembly earlier on Tuesday passed a 12-point condition for the president to address urgently or face the invocation of the powers of the legislature. At a news conference shortly after the ultimatum to the president by the lawmakers, Kazaure said that he would not be part of such decision. ”Nobody will impeach the president as far as we are…

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Minister Alhassan: APC Can Rule Nigeria Forever

Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has exuded confidence that the All Progressives Congress (APC) has the capacity to rule Nigeria forever. Although the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, challenged newly-inaugurated state chairmen to restore the party’s lost glory, the Minister, fondly called Mama Taraba, assured that the party would win more states in the 2019 general elections. She assured that the party’s coming National Convention would be peaceful, adding that the current crisis in the APC is normal in every big political party across the…

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Mama Taraba Declares To Contest Again

The Minister of Women Affairs, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has voiced her willingness to run again in 2019. “I won the 2015 election everyone knows that, even the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and I will re-contest the election again in 2019 if God keeps me alive and well. “It is God that gives power to whoever he desires. I won the election 2015, but God did not give me power. I will keep trusting in Him and the grassroots people of Taraba and God willing, I will win the election,” she…

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BREAKING: APC Crisis: ‘New PDP’ Pulls Out Of Dialogue With Nigerian Govt

The leadership of a faction of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), known as nPDP, has announced withdrawal from dialogue with the APC-led federal government. In a statement on Monday, the nPDP chairman, Abubakar Baraje, announced the decision after regurgitating the plight of members of his faction. He accused the Nigerian presidency of double-standard and lack of good faith in the dialogue it entered with the aggrieved members of the ruling party under the nPDP. He cited the police invitation of Senate President Bukola Saraki for questioning in a case…

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Budget Details Kept Secret By National Assembly

According to reports, the National Assembly has increased its budget spending from N125 to N139.5 billion but did not give a breakdown of what items made up the single line item. The details of the 2018 budget is being kept top secret, despite jacking it up by more than 10 per cent. Following pressure from various stakeholders last year, the leadership of the National Assembly released its budget details, a development that gave the public the opportunity to scrutinise the allocations. In the budget which was transmitted to President Muhammad…

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Oyo Bye–Election Victory, Sign Of Comeback In South-West – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its victory in the recent Oyo State Assembly bye-election signals the return of the South-west geopolitical zone to the party. The opposition party currently governs only Ekiti State in the region of six states. The party, in a statement on Sunday, as usual, threw a punch at the ruling All Progressives Congress APC saying this (victory) is also an indicator of the “inescapable” fate that will befall it in the 2019 general election. The PDP’s candidate, Debo Ogundoyin, won the Ibarapa East State…

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Lagos APC To Sue Party’s NWC For Overruling Congress

The Lagos chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday said it would sue the National Working Committee (NWC) for overruling its state congress. The Assistant Publicity Secretary of the party, Abiodun Salami, issued the threat in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. He was reacting the overruling of the main congress of APC at ACME on May 19 by the NWC over issues of legality. Another congress was convened the same day by a chieftain, Fouad Oki, on the grounds that the ACME…

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