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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BREAKING: Court Orders Arrest Of INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has ordered the arrest of the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmood Yakubu, for failing to appear in court. Justice Stephen Pam issued the warrant of arrest on Thursday after Mahmood’s absent in court for the third time. The judge asked the police to effect the arrest immediately. Justice Pam had on July 5 ordered Yakubu to appear before him to show cause why he should not be sent to prison for contempt of court. The judge made the order…

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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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BREAKING: Xenophobic Attacks: Senate sends delegate to South Africa

Following the renewed xenophobic attacks against Nigerians in South Africa, the Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday resolved to send a delegation of lawmakers to the South African parliament. The delegates will deliberate with their South African counterpart on ways to stop the attacks on Nigerians. The decision followed a motion by a Senator representing Cross River North, Rose Oko, urging the senate to intervene in the renewed attacks. Speaking during plenary, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki said the Upper Legislative Chambers has resolved “to send a strong parliamentary delegation…

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