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2019 election won and lost, APC boasts to PDP

By Omeiza Ajayi THE predictions of a high-stakes political battle ahead of   2019 election, appear to have been corroborated yesterday by the All Progressives Congress, APC, declaration that the poll had been won and lost. A statement by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of using propaganda to attract votes. Oshiomhole In addition, APC said the party was being obsessed with the amendment to Nigeria’s Electoral Act which had not been signed. The statement reads: “The PDP has realised that the 2019 election has been won and lost. If the election is held today, it is clear that the APC will win by a landslide, judging by visible and landmark achievements recorded by the President Buhari administration. T...

Obaseki attributes Edo’s progress to people-centric governance

… pays August salaryThe Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has ordered the immediate payment of workers’ August salaries ahead of the Eid-el Kabir celebrations next week, noting that the progress being recorded in the state is the result of a people-centric governance model adopted by his administration. Obaseki According to Obaseki, the focus of his team is the wellbeing of Edo people and residents and not a few individuals. The payment of August salary on the 17th day of the month, the governor explained, is the result of the prudent and sound management of the state’s resources, which has prioritised a robust reserve, grown over time, despite the massive investment in infrastructure and other critical sectors of the state. Recall that in June, the state governor...

Reconvene National Assembly now, Electoral Bill alive, APC tells PDP, Saraki

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) attempt to hide under the yet-to-be assented Electoral Act Amendment bill is an attempt to draw attention away from the treasonable actions of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki who has refused to convene the National Assembly to consider at plenary the crucial 2019 Election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Oshiomhole-Saraki The Electoral Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly is alive and awaiting assent. However, assent to Bills in all democratic governments reflects the prudence and discretion of the president in balancing the powers of key constitutional bodies and understanding the concerns of the executive. While we strongly condemn the abuse of office by the Senate President backed by his PDP cohorts in s...

APC DELTA: Now that the storm is over

By Felix Eshalomi THE swearing in of Prophet Jones Erue as new chairman of APC in Delta State has brought with it the much-needed stability longed for and has proved to be the first step in our march forward. In his short time as chairman, he has succeeded in uniting the party and restoring peace amongst warring brethren. Gone are the divisions. There is peace in the APC, Delta State. Oshiomhole The timeous restoration of peace and unity within the party was far and above the most important assignment that needed to be dealt with as the lack of peace within the party had threatened to throw the party into disarray and confusion. Thus, so credit must go to the chairman for pointing correctly at the problem and tackling it headlong. It was important for the party to crea...

Plateau needs security, stability, peace — Ladan

By Marie-Therese Nanlong 38-year-old Alex Ladan has prescribed a comprehensive ideological turn around as antidote to the troubles on the plateau, lamenting that the broom revolution of the current All Progressives Congress, APC is a failure. Ladan who is contesting the governorship election on the platform of the Alliance for New Nigeria, ANN in Plateau state, noted the vision of the founding fathers of the State had been abandoned due to bad leadership, but he has what it takes to re-position the state and each citizen takes pride in the State, not tribe and contribute immensely to its development. He stated that the office of the Governor should not be used to desecrate the common heritage of the people but to foster friendship and brotherhood, stressing that if ele...

Rivers 2019: Dress rehearsal as APC confronts PDP in PH election tomorrow

By Egufe Yafugborhi THE supremacy battle between ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State and opposition All Progressives a Congress, APC, would be tested tomorrow (Saturday) as both parties fight for vacant Port Harcourt Constituency III seat in the Rivers State House of Assembly, RVHA. APC & PDP Though the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) cleared two other parties, Democratic Alternative (DA), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN) to participate in the August 17 exercise, the real contest is expected between candidates Worlu Dickson (APC) and Chinaka Mmerukini (PDP). The seat became vacant after Victor Ihunwor vacated the seat to contest the office of mayor of Port Harcourt during the recent local government elections in the state. Ihunwo...

Saraki stands a better chance to send Buhari packing in 2019 -ex lawmaker

*Senate President Bukola Saraki and President Muhammadu Buhari By Omeiza Ajayi ABUJA_ In the aftermath of reports quoting Senate President Bukola Saraki as saying he was actively considering entering the 2019 presidential contest, a second republic lawmaker, Dr. Abdullah Umar Madidi has asked Dr Saraki to go into the contest, saying he possesses the needed mental stature and acumen to reunite Nigerians as well as make the country the envy of other nations . The former Federal lawmaker said Dr Saraki has proven to be a leader with a huge grasp and knowledge of inherent issues in the Nigerian project, stating that he stands a better chance of defeating the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari. “From his sojourn in the private sector, to his experience as a Commissioner ...

Osun: APC seeks probe of PDP for allegedly cloning PVCs

By Omeiza AjayiABUJA – The ruling All Progressives Congress APC has urged security agencies and the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC to probe the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for allegedly planning to scuttle next month’s governorship election in Osun state as well as reportedly cloning some Permanent Voter Cards PVCs. Acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena who made the allegation Wednesday in Abuja said; “The Peoples Democratic Party PDP on Tuesday vowed to deploy all ‘means, schemes, shenanigans in all ramifications and magnitude’ to rig all coming elections, starting from the Osun State Governorship election. The party also ‘directed all its presidential aspirants to move all their political machinery into Osun state within this period’. �...

We’ll declare Saraki, Kwankwaso, Gemade, Melaye, Misau, others’ seats vacant — Akpabio

By Henry Umoru ABUJA— THE immediate past Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, now of All Progressives Congress, APC, Akwa Ibom North West, yesterday vowed that the Senate would declare seats of Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, former Peoples Democratic PDP, national Chairman, Barnabas Gemade, Senators Rabiu Kwankwaso; Dino Melaye; Usman Nafada; Suleiman Hunkuyi and others who dumped APC for PDP vacant. Akpabio Others are Senators Abdullahi Danbaba;Mohammed Shaaba Lafiagi; Rafiu Ibrahim; Ida Hamman Misau; Monsurat Sunmonu; Suleiman Nazif and Abdulaziz Nyako. Answering questions from journalists in Abuja, Senator Akpabio who last Wednesday dumped the PDP for the APC, said he was not disturbed over calls from some qu...

Reps probe alleged malpractices in NPA, NIWA

August 13, 2018 8:21 pm by abiemwense.moru – Nigeria – Reps probe alleged malpractices in NPA, NIWA MalpracticesBy Abiemwense MoruAbuja, Aug. 13, 2018 (NAN) The House of Representatives on Monday kicked off its investigation into the alleged malpractices in the Maritime sector, with respect to agencies such as Nigerian Ports Authority and National Inland Waterways. The investigative hearing which was held in Abuja by the House of Representatives Committee on Ports, Harbours and Waterways, followed several motions calling for an investigation into malpractices in the maritime sector. The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, while speaking at the hearing, noted that the allegations raised were very weighty, with potential to seriously affect the eco...

Senate’s achievements under Saraki in three yrs – Aide

As the battle between the All Progressives Congress, APC, party and the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki continues, the Saraki’s aide, Bamikole Omisore has reeled out a report card of the 8th Senate’s achievements under Saraki for the past three years. Saraki Below is the report: BILLS PASSED BILLS: -8th Senate has Passed 238 Bills in 38 months -7th Senate passed 128 in 4 years -6th Senate passed 72 in 4 years -5th Senate passed 129 in 4 years PETITIONS: -8th Senate has cleared 155 petitions in 33 months. -7th Senate cleared 6 petitions in 4 years. -6th Senate cleared 6 petitions in 4 years. INTERVENTIONS // ACHIEVEMENTS 2015 -In 2015, the Senate President promised to pass comprehensive electoral reform laws before the election season starts. This promise...

Presidency should be ashamed that security apparatus is working for Saraki – Misau

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has stated that the Presidency should be ashamed that it is pushing the conspiracy script that top officials of the nation’s security apparatus are working for the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki. Senator Isah Hamma Misau Reacting to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) statement that debunked the allegations credited to the Senior Special Assistant to the President (Political Affairs), Babafemi Ojudu, that the EFCC was working in tandem with Saraki, Misau said that both the All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Ojudu, were spinning the same conspiracy theory to hide the lack of coordination and discipline amongst the security agencies. “The EFCC’s statemen...