Shekarau meets Ganduje, Oshiomole, says “APC is my home”

Ibrahim Shekarau, a former governor of Kano state has said the All Progressives Congress is his home. Shekarau who received in a homage the National Chairman of the party, Comrade Adam Oshiomole and the entire executive teams of the party at his Country home, Mundubawa, Friday, notes, ” anybody who wrote the history of APC and without the names of Shekarau that history is incomplete “. He said, ” I was part of the Founding Father of the APC whatever decision I took it will be a homecoming and I…

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Again, gunmen attack Taraba villages, kill 20, burn houses

Not fewer than 20 persons were killed following an attack by gunmen suspected to be Nyandan militia on some villages in Lau Local Government Area of Taraba State on Wednesday night. It was gathered that the gunmen in their numbers, attacked Santuraki, Abbare and Nnega villages predominantly Hausa / Fulani settlements, killing over 20 persons and burning several houses. According to an eye witness, the gunmen first attacked Mayo lope town killing three Fulani people. They also burnt down several houses belonging to Hausa-Fulani. It was further gathered that the…

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Violent protest hits Plateau over herdsmen killings

…cars, buildings damaged   STF arrests three suspected killers   Lalong: We won’t allow land grabbers   We’re with you, Obasanjo, Saraki tell gov   Violent protest yesterday rocked Jos, the Plateau State capital, over last Saturday’s killing of over 200 people by herdsmen. The protesters, including young men and women and the aged, dressed in black attires. They carried placards with various inscriptions such as: “We say no to Jihadists,” “We say no to genocide on the Plateau,” and “We do not want forceful takeover of our land,” among…

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APC Convention: Committee bars delegates from Imo, Rivers, Cross River, others

  The National Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has concluded plans to bar non-statutory delegates from five states from participating in the Saturday convention of the party.   The affected states include Rivers, Cross River, Imo and two others which witnessed crises and had parallel congresses during the recent ward, council and state congresses of the party.   Other states like Enugu, Abia, Oyo, Lagos, Ebonyi, and Taraba also had parallel congresses that produced two sets of party executives.   Non-statutory delegates include state executives of the…

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Okorocha, Ortom, Ogbeh, ministers, senators lose out

APC

As reactions continue to trail last Saturday’s ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the country, results of the exercise show that most senators and ministers lost control of the party’s structures in their respective wards. Most governors, however, seized the opportunity to affirm their grip on structures at the grassroots. Among the states where the governors held forth according to findings by New Telegraph include Lagos, Ogun, Kano, Kaduna, Ondo, Niger, Bauchi, and Zamfara. It was, however, mixed fortunes for the governors of Imo and Benue states,…

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We discussed Dino Melaye, not impeachment process with Buhari – Bukola, Dogara

Saraki, Dogara

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday reported Inspector-General of Police Ibrahim Idris to President Muhammadu Buhari for his failure to appear before the Senate for the second time over the issue of Sen. Dino Melaye Senate President Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, confirmed this development to State House correspondents on Monday after a closed-door meeting with the President in the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Saraki said they raised the issue of Sen. Melaye to the president because of the refusal of…

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APC crisis worsens

Party members burn LG secretariat Parallel congresses in states Okorocha battles for survival in Imo Amaechi, senator at loggerheads APC to aggrieved members: Seek redress through appeal panels       The fallout of Saturday’s ward congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has further deepened the crisis rocking the ruling party. Reports from New Telegraph’s correspondents across the country revealed that the exercise, which was marred by violence and confusion in most states has also polarized the party the more. It was further gathered that the violence is yet…

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Ekiti: Buhari’s minister, adviser fight over aborted guber primaries

Fayemi

The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Political Matters, Senator Babafemi Ojudu, yesterday traded blames over the disruption of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship primaries in Ekiti State. While Fayemi accused Ojudu and another gubernatorial aspirant, Bimbo Daramola, of masterminding the disruption, the presidential adviser alleged that it was the former governor that truncated the exercise. On his part, former Governor Segun Oni and one of the aspirants, urged Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and the National Working Committee (NWC) of…

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BREAKING: Ekiti APC governorship primaries suspended indefinitely

The All Progressives Congress governorship primaries in Ekiti State has been suspended indefinitely. The suspension was announced following violent disruption of the exercises. The exercise was going on smoothly but trouble broke out after some agents smashed ballot boxes, saying there were plots to manipulate the exercise. A meeting of the committee and all the aspirants held shortly after the crisis erupted. The meeting held for nearly one hour and half. Two former governors and three former senators are among the about 30governorship aspirants testing their popularity in Saturday’s primaries.

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BREAKING: Violence breaks out at Ekiti APC primary election

The governorship primaries of the All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has been stalled due to eruption of violence. An argument broke out while delegates were voting and in the process, some persons reached for nearby ballot boxes. There was sporadic shooting by security personnel to ensure calm. The Chairman of the organising committee, Governor Al-Makura of Nasarawa is currently in a meeting with some stakeholders. Two former governors and three former senators are among the about 30governorship aspirants testing their popularity in Saturday’s primaries.

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