Saraki in closed-door meeting with Obasanjo

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Monday evening held a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Mr Saraki arrived the home of his host located within the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library on Monday evening. The meeting lasted for about two hours. Mr Saraki, who was accompanied by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, declined to speak on the agenda when accosted by journalists after the meeting. He said he was on a visit to the Presidential Library because he missed…

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Election 2019 ‘Osinbajo will be Buhari’s running mate again’—Presidency

The Nigerian presidency has announced that President Muhammadu Buhari and Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will run a joint ticket in the 2019 presidential election; underscoring the faith the president reposes in his deputy. Garba Shehu, who is senior special to the president on media and publicity, told State House correspondents, Monday, that “decisive victories in senatorial and state assembly elections in Katsina, Bauchi and Kogi States were an indication that the Buhari/Osinbajo presidential ticket that won the 2015 election will ensure an encore in 2019”. The APC swept parliamentary seats…

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CUPP opens Abuja secretariat

Barely three weeks after forming an alliance between the PDP and 38 other political parties to field single presidential candidate in 2019, the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has opened its office in Abuja on Thursday. The new secratariat, located at 13, Thaba Tseka Street, Wuse District, Abuja, was formally used by the Ahmed Makarfi led National Caretaker Committee of the PDP during the legal tussle that engulfed the party. CUPP is a coalition of 39 political parties namely the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC),…

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LAI MOHAMMED:Defection of the Senate President, is a great relief to APC

The federal government on Wednesday said the defection of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is a great relief to the party. The government said Saraki was always an opposition in the ruling party, who used his position as Senate President to frustrate the workings of the government. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, who stated this while briefing State House correspondents after the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Villa, said…

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2019: What will happen if Igbos fail to support Buhari – Kenneth Okonkwo

Nollywood Actor and legal practitioner, Dr. Kenneth Okonkwo, has revealed what will happen if the people of the South East region fail to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid. According to the veteran actor, who is also eyeing the governorship position of Enugu State, the Igbos will continue to wander in the wilderness if they turn their backs against Buhari in 2019. Speaking at a political gathering in Enugu, the actor cum politician asked Nigerians to file behind President Buhari in the coming election. He particularly asked people of…

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JUST IN: 23 Members Of Kwara Assembly Defect From APC To PDP

Twenty-three members of the Kwara State House of Assembly have announced their exit from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The lawmakers on Wednesday said they were defecting from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The defection comes one day after the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, and the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, dumped the ruling party for the opposition party. Both leaders had decried lack of dialogue and fair treatment allegedly by the APC leadership. “I have realised all along, there are some others in the party leadership…

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Sokoto Governor Aminu Tambuwal Defects From APC To PDP

The Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, has defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The governor announced his defection on Wednesday at the Government House, Sokoto, North-West Nigeria. He made the announcement amid hundreds of supporters who stormed the Government House to declare their support for him. Governor Tambuwal explained on his Twitter handle that he took the decision after a wide consultation with the people of the state who assured him of their support for his next political move. The announcement comes after…

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Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament

Zimbabwe’s ruling Zanu-PF party has won the most seats in parliament, according to incomplete official results. President Emmerson Mnangagwa is poised to win with a substantial majority. However, the opposition MDC Alliance has claimed the vote is rigged, and said on Tuesday that its candidate Nelson Chamisa had won the election. South African president says the country will push ahead with plans to amend the constitution to allow land expropriation without compensation. In a recorded address, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the ruling ANC will “finalise a proposed amendment” allowing the…

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Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned.

Nigeria’s Ambassador to South Africa, Ahmed Ibeto, has resigned and has also renounced his membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and had crossed over to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). Ibeto who handed over his letter of resignation at the Ministry of External Affairs was reported to have arrived Nigeria from Pretoria. The Benue State lawmakers that served notice of impeachment on Governor Samuel Otom, says they formed a quorum before serving the notice of impeachment on the governor. Former Majority Leader of the Benue State Assembly,…

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37 House of Reps members dump APC

A total of 37 members of the House of Representatives have defected from Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Of this number, 32 joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while four joined the African Democratic Congress (ADC). One later announced he was also leaving the APC but did not state his new party. Announcing their defection on Tuesday during plenary, the first 36 lawmakers cited division at all levels of the APC as the reason for their defection. Prominent among the defectors are Sani Rano, Barry Mpigi, Ali Madaki, Dickson…

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