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FROM LEFT: Member, Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance Party (APDA), Mr Dan Nwanyanwu; Interim, National Chairman, Malam Shitu Mohammed-Cabiru; and Interim Deputy National Chairman (South), Mr Fijabi Adebo, unveiling the party’s flag in Abuja on Monday (4/6/17).
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APDA lauds proposed establishment of special courts for corruption, financial crime cases

One of the newly registered parties, the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA, has praised the Nigerian Judiciary for its plan to establish special courts to handle cases involving corruption and financial crimes. The Chief Justice of Nigeria,Walter Onnonghen, announced the plan while declaring the new legal year open on Monday.…

Ifeanyi Ubah

PDP suspends Ubah, to appear alongside Kashamu before disciplinary panel

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has suspended the Anambra State gubernatorial aspirant, Ifeanyi Ubah, for one month due to his criticism of party leaders over their handling of the party's primaries in the state. The party has also referred his matter to a disciplinary committee. Equally, a PDP senator, Buruji…

Ahmed Makarfi

IPOB: Blame games won’t work, address the problem, PDP tells APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has criticised Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, for saying that some persons were fanning the embers of disunity in Nigeria. The minister also accused disgruntled politicians'of sponsoring the separatist group IPOB. The opposition party said that excuses and blame game would not excuse…

Dino Melaye, Senator representing Kogi West. [Photo Credit: Punch Newspapers]

INEC issues fresh timetable for Dino Melaye’s recall

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Monday issued an amended timetable and schedule of activities regarding the recall of Dino Melaye, an All Progressives Congress senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly. The commission disclosed this in a statement by its secretary, Augusta Ogakwu. The INEC had released…

Governor Kashim Shettima
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Anambra Guber: Ignore Andy Uba,  APC primaries was free, fair – Gov. Shettima

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, on Sunday said that none of the 12 aspirants questioned the procedures of the Anambra primaries which led to the emergence of Tony Nwoye as the candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC. The fate of Mr. Nwoye had been uncertain following the…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

Nigeria will not break up, APC chairman Odigie-Oyegun says

Against the backdrop of recent agitations for dismemberment of the country, the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, John Odigie-Oyegun said Nigeria will not breakup. Mr. Odigie-Oyegun stated this at a ceremony to celebrate his 78th birthday. It was organised by the Inner Circle of Friends, University of…

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has upheld the primary election that produced Oseloka Obaze as the party’s candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship  election. [Photo credit: Abusidiqu]

Anambra 2017: PDP Upholds Obaze’s Election

The National Caretaker Committee, NCC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has upheld the primary election that produced Oseloka Obaze as the party’s candidate for the November 18 Anambra governorship election. This was contained in a statement by the Head of Publicity Division of the party, Chinwe Nnorom, on Saturday.…

Chris Ngige

NLC, TUC, others denounce ULC; NAMA insists Nigeria airspace remains open

The Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has dismissed the proposed strike threat issued by the United Labour Congress, ULC. NAMA, after an emergency meeting with some aviation unions, said that the Nigeria airspace will remain open in spite of the ULC planned strike. The meeting was attended by representatives of…

Pro-Biafra protesters [Photo: TodayNG]

IPOB: Abia govt extends Aba curfew, postpones resumption of schools

The Abia State Government has extended the curfew imposed on Aba, the commercial centre of the state till Sunday. The dusk to dawn curfew was earlier scheduled to end on Friday. The curfew was imposed following violence between members of the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, and soldiers in the state.…

Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan

2019: APC grills Mama Taraba over pro-Atiku comments

The Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, on Thursday met with the National Working Committee, NWC, of the All Progressive Congress, APC in a bid to clarify her recent controversial statement concerning who she would support in the 2019 presidential election. The minister caused a stir recently when she said…

Raymond Dokpesi
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APDA leadership floors Dokpesi in court 

A Federal Capital Territory high court has dismissed a suit filed by Raymond Dokpesi seeking to remove the national leaders of the Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA.    Mr. Dokpesi, the founder of African Independent Television, AIT, had on August 17 approached the court with claims that he founded the…

Pro-Biafra protesters [Photo: TodayNG]

IPOB: PDP calls for restraint, dialogue over South-east clashes

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has called for caution and restraint in handling the conflict that has erupted in Abia State between the military and members of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB. In a press statement on Wednesday, the PDP national chairman, Ahmed Makarfi, said while the party is…

Raymond Dokpesi

Dokpesi, APDA Trade Claims Over New Party 

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance, APDA, says Raymond Dokpesi is not its founder but merely its media partner.  The party stated this on Wednesday in reaction to claims by the founder of African Independent Television, AIT, that he founded APDA as "Plan B" for opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.   Mr. Dokpesi had…

Tony Nwoye

Anambra 2017: Nwoye’s Fate Uncertain As APC Appeal Panel Sits

The fate of the All Progressives Congress, APC ticket winner for November 18 Anambra governorship election, Tony Nwoye, is uncertain following the setting up of a panel by the party to probe the election result. The panel was set up after a petition written by Andy Uba, one of the…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC to submit recommendations on restructuring to Nigerian government

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has received the recommendations of its committee on restructuring and has promised to forward same to the federal government for implementation. The party had previously set up a nine-member committee headed by Nasir el-Rufai, the governor of Kaduna State, to review the demands by many Nigerians for…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

APC chieftain warns Atiku, urges ‘Mama Taraba’ to resign

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to statements by Nigeria's Minister of Women Affairs, Aisha Alhassan, that she would not support any re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019 but would rather support a former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, who she referred to as her…

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PDP leaders visit Benue flood victims, make donations

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP, has paid a sympathy visit to flood victims in Makurdi, Benue State. The party's official twitter handle gave out this information on Friday. The delegation, which was led by the party's National Publicity Secretary, Dayo Adeyeye, the National Legal Adviser of…

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan in a handshake with the PDP Governorship candidate Mallam Nuhu RIbadu at the PDP Stakeholders meeting

Ex-PDP governor blames party for destroying Nigerian economy

A former governor elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party has blamed the party for the current economic woes of Nigeria. Segun Oni, who dumped the PDP for the now ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in 2014, said this on Thursday. Mr. Oni, who is now the Deputy…

Alliance for democracy

AD’s leadership crisis deepens

The leadership crisis in the Alliance for Democracy, AD, has heightened as some members of the party's National Executive Committee, NEC, met in Abuja on Wednesday and announced the suspension of the National Chairman of the party, Joseph Avazi. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Morafat Olayinka, while reading the…

Buhari and Atiku will contest for the presidential flag of the All Progressives Congress.

Atiku cries out: Buhari, APC side-lined me after I helped win 2015 elections

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Wednesday said he had been side-lined by President Muhammadu Buhari’s government which he said he helped into power in 2015. Mr. Abubakar’s accusations at the government came same day one of Mr. Buhari’s ministers, Aisha Alhassan, said she would support the former vice…

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

Buhari has fulfilled his promise on economic recovery – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has lauded the federal government for the nation's recent exit from economic recession as announced by the National Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The party expressed this in a press statement on Wednesday signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi. "APC also commends the National…

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Tomorrow’s FEC meeting cancelled – Lai Mohammed

The weekly Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting will not hold tomorrow, Wednesday, and official has said. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the meeting will not hold because the Eid-el-Kabir holiday deprived the ministers adequate time to prepare the documents for the meeting. In a statement issued…

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has emerged the Anambra governorship candidate for the Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC. [Photo credit: Instagram.com]

Anambra guber: Yul Edochie emerges as DPC candidate

Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has emerged the Anambra governorship candidate for the Democratic Peoples Congress, DPC. Mr. Edochie emerged unopposed at the party’s primary yesterday in Awka, Anambra State. Mr. Edochie is the son of veteran movie star, Pete Edochie. Mr. Edochie, who has been campaigning on social media with…

Senate President Bukola Saraki

Saraki travels for Hajj, ‘to pray for Buhari’

The Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday night travelled to Saudi Arabia to join millions of Muslim faithful gathered in the Holy Land for this year's Hajj. A statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said Mr. Saraki would also use the opportunity to pray for the…

Nnamdi Kanu speaking in Abakaliki

‎Nnamdi Kanu dares Nigerian govt: No one can arrest me again

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Sunday boasted that nobody could re-arrest him. Mr. Kanu is currently enjoying bail after spending about 16 months in detention for alleged treason. The federal government on Friday announced its decision to ask the court to revoke Mr. Kanu's bail…