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APC: Heal wounds, Oyegun tells Caretaker Committee

…As Onilu seeks support for the Committee Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has charged members of the caretaker committee of the party to heal the wounds caused by the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC). Oyegun, who spoke via telephone, said the governor of Yobe State, Mallam Mai Mala […]

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Edo 2020: How I almost quit race for Osadebay Avenue – Obaseki

Cajetan Mmuta, Benin   The Edo State Governor, Mr. Goodwin Obaseki said Friday that he nearly quit the governorship race under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for a second term in office at the Dennis Osadebay Avenue Government House, Benin the state capital. Obaseki stated this in his acceptance speech shortly after […]

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Deregistration: Hope dims for fringe parties

It was dashed hope for some of the deregistered political parties following a recent ruling of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, which held that the powers of INEC to deregister political parties is sacrosanct. FELIX NWANERI reports Nigeria’s political landscape witnessed a quake in February, when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) deregistered […]

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Sanwo-Olu’s giant strides at 55

TEMITOPE OGUNBANKE writes on achievements of Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who clocked 55 yesterday Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu clocked 55 yesterday. At 55, Sanwo-Olu, not only stands tall among his contemporaries, but remains a model to his generation. Born on June 25, 1965 in Lagos State, the governor is an exemplary […]

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2023: PDP BoT wants united, stronger party

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for unity among party members ahead the 2023 general election. The board met in Abuja on Wednesday to review the activities in the party. BoT Chairman, Senator Walid Jibrin, in a statement at the end of the meeting, said the board welcomes […]

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Anambra 2021: Ekwunife’s eyes on PDP ticket

OKEY MADUFORO reports on the bid for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of the 2021 election in Anambra State by the senator representing Anambra Central at the National Assembly, Uche Ekwunife There is no doubt that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Anambra State led by Chief Ndubuisi Nnobu is […]

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It’s insensitive to accuse Buhari of lopsided appointments – Odeyemi

Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, a security analyst and a counter-terrorism expert, is the Convener of the Coalition of Civil Society Groups Against Terrorism in Nigeria. In this interview, he speaks on the war against insurgency, alleged lopsidedness of appointment in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, among others. WALE ELEGBEDE reports As a counter-terrorism expert, what […]

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Ondo guber: PDP’ll dislodge APC, says Jegede

Leading Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Ondo State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), has expressed confidence that his party will defeat the incumbent governor, Rotimi Akeredolu and the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming October 10 governorship election in the state. Jegede, who was the PDP candidate in the 2016 governorship election in […]

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Ondo guber: INEC rejects APC’s notification of primary poll

The chances of the All Progressives Congress (APC) fielding a candidate in the October 10 Ondo State governorship elections is being threatened as the electoral umpire, on Monday, rejected the party’s notification for its primary. The APC had on its letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), which was received on June 18, fixed […]

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Edo guber: Shaibu seeks unity in PDP

Temitope Ogunbanke   Deputy Governor of Edo State, Comrade Philip Shaibu, has assured members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he is available to respond to issues as they arise and provide relevant intervention that will help in moving the state to the next level of peace and security, human capital development as well […]