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John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

National Convention: APC disqualifies 19 aspirants

Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, its appeal committee headed by Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, said 19 aspirants have been disqualified He also said 18 persons petitioned the committee. The governor, while addressing journalists during the panel's sitting on Saturday, said petitions were received against positions…

Ndoma Egba

6,800 delegates expected at APC June 23 convention — Party

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has revealed that about 6,800 delegates will be at its national convention scheduled for June 23 in Abuja, to elect the new National Working Committee (NWC). The secretary of the convention committee, Victor Ndoma-Egba, made this known on Thursday while speaking to journalists. “We are…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

MTN Fine: PDP accuses presidency of corruption

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to clear the air over allegations of corruption that reportedly pervaded the fine recently imposed on MTN Nigeria. In October 2015, the telecom regulator, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) imposed a fine of N1.04 trillion on MTN Nigeria for not complying…

Gov. Rochas Okorocha‏

APC accuses Imo governor Okorocha of ‘libel’

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha, of libelous attacks on its leadership over the party's congresses in his state. It made the accusation in a statement on Wednesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi. The party cautioned the governor to work with the…

Adams Oshiomhole during his declaration

APC governors back Oshiomhole for national chairmanship job

State governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have again announced their endorsement of former Edo State governor Adams Oshiomhole, for election as national chairman of the party. The governors who trooped into the former governor's campaign office on Tuesday said they were there to show support and solidarity to…

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and King Mohammed VI of Morocco. [Photo credit: Official Presidency Twitter handle]

PDP to Buhari: Your image-laundering comment in Morocco, a mockery

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described a comment in Morocco in praise of Nigerian youth by President Muhammadu Buhari as a poorly packaged “deception.” Mr Buhari made the statement on Monday when he was hosted by Moroccan Prime Minister, Saadeddine Othman, during his two-day visit to the North-African country.…

APC National Secretariat in Abuja

APC national chairmanship aspirant withdraws from race

An aspirant to the office of national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Emokpaire Ibrahim, has withdrawn from the race. The party has zoned the position to the South-south where the incumbent, John Odigie-Oyegun, comes from. Mr Odigie-Oyegun, however, is not seeking reelection. Mr Emokpaire announced his withdrawal from…

Wadata-plaza PDP Headquarters

Why we’ve not reconstituted PDP Board of Trustees – Official

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said it not in a hurry to reconstitute its board as it will only act in accordance with its constitution. The chairman of the party's Board of Trustees (BOT), Walid Jibrin, made this known in a statement. Mr Jibrin said the process of reconstituting…

Moshood Abiola

June 12: SDP commends Buhari for honouring Abiola

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for honouring late Moshood Abiola, the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential polls and for also declaring June 12 as the new democracy day. The party's National Secretary, Shehu Gabam, made this known on Monday while addressing journalists in Abuja.…

Adams Oshiomhole

APC Convention: Win or lose, I’ll continue to work for party – Oshiomhole

A chairmanship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said whether he wins the slot or not, he will continue to work for the success of the ruling party. Mr Oshiomhole made his position known while addressing journalists after his screening at the Katsina Governor's lodge Asokoro Abuja…

PIC.19. INEC PRESENTS CERTIFICATE OF REGISTRATION TO FIVE NEW POLITICAL PARTIES IN ABUJA

2019: Southern, Middle Belt leaders demand removal of INEC chairman

The Southern and Middle Belt Leaders Forum has demanded the removal of the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Mahmoud Yakubu. Mr Yakubu was appointed to the office by President Muhammadu Buhari on October 21, 2015 succeeding Amina Zakari, who served as acting chairman. But the forum at…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP accuses presidency of claiming National Assembly’s ‘achievements’

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has criticised the Muhammadu Buhari presidency for appropriating what it said were the achievements of the National Assembly., and listing them as those done by the president. The Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on National Assembly matters, Ita Enang, on Friday announced that President…

Muhammadu Buhari and Yemi Osinbajo durring a party campaign [the Guardian Nigeria]

Buhari, Osinbajo, Tinubu, others fail to pay party levies — APC

President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and all other party members did not pay their party levies in all of 2015, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has said in its latest financial report. The party said it received no such contribution from all its members across the country,…

PDP Chairman, Uche Secondus

PDP reacts to alleged plot to arrest, detain Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is worried over the revelation by a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, that the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led federal government is plotting to arrest him on trumped up charges and perhaps detain him. The former president made the allegation on Friday in a statement…

Kudirat Abiola

APC urges Buhari to honour Kudirat Abiola

The All Progressives congress (APC) has commended the president, Muhammadu Buhari, for his decision to honour late Moshood Abiola. Mr Buhari announced the award on Wednesday and also declared June 12 as democracy day starting from 2019, shifting the date from May 29. This decision has drawn mixed reactions from…

Bola Tinubu

June 12: Tinubu commends Buhari for honouring MKO Abiola

A former Lagos State governor, Bola Tinubu, has commended President Muhammdu for honouring Moshood Abiola. Mr Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, died in prison in 1998. He was detained by the then military government for declaring himself president after the election. In honour of…

President Muhammadu Buhari

June 12: NLC commends Buhari

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for his decision to honour the late Moshood Abiola by declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. Although the decision was critised by some as a political move to gain support from the South-west region, the group in a statement signed…

President says INEC reserves right to order elections

June 12 Democracy Day: Buhari stole our idea, political party claims

The Action Peoples Party (APP) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of hijacking its idea without credit in declaring June 12 as Democracy Day. The presidency had in a statement on Thursday announced June 12 will now be celebrated in Nigeria as Democracy Day in honour of Moshood Abiola, who won…

Moshood Abiola

June 12: PDP, activists react to Buhari honouring Abiola

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said the national honour proposed to be conferred on late Moshood Abiola, by President Muhammadu Buhari, reeks of hypocrisy and political desperation ahead of 2019 presidential election. The announcement was made on Wednesday night in honour of Mr Abiola, who won the annulled presidential…

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Speaker, Yakubu Dogara at the joint closed-door plenary of the National Assembly

National Assembly resolutions on Buhari vindicate us – PDP

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the resolutions of the joint session of the National Assembly against President Muhammadu Buhari is a vindication of the stance on his administration. In a statement on Wednesday by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, the party commended members of the National Assembly for their…

Lai Mohammed

APC Crisis: Lai Mohammed, Minister Shittu, others lose out as party names state chairpersons (FULL LIST)

The All Progressives Congress has released the names of its new state chairpersons in 34 states and Abuja. The party said congresses were not held in Ekiti and Osun states due to the coming elections there and so both states have no newly elected chairpersons. The chairpersons were elected in…

Mama Taraba announces plan to re-contest governorship election

APC will rule Nigeria forever — ‘Mama Taraba’

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, has expressed hope that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) "will rule Nigeria forever". She said this while addressing journalists shortly after the inauguration of a factional chairman of the APC in Taraba State, on Monday in Abuja. The APC in the state,…

Oyegun inaugurates APC state chairpersons

Oyegun inaugurates APC state chairpersons

There was drama at the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as factional state chairpersons and their supporters on Monday jostled for recognition at the inauguration ceremony. The party had set the day for swearing in of state chairmen elected during the congresses which were characterised by…

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha

You ‘re free to leave APC, Buhari’s appointee tells Okorocha

The crisis in the South-east zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) took another turn on Monday as one of the leaders of the party in the zone, Osita Okechukwu, said Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha can leave the party if he so desires. The upheaval is particularly serious in…

Secondus

Oyo by–election victory, sign of comeback in South-west – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said its victory in the recent Oyo State Assembly bye-election signals the return of the South-west geopolitical zone to the party. The opposition party currently governs only Ekiti State in the region of six states. The party, in a statement on Sunday, as usual,…