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Buhari faults Oshiomhole, says aggrieved members can sue APC

Buhari faults Oshiomhole, says aggrieved members can sue APC

2018-11-27 03:04:47

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday declared his support for aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress who opted to sue the party over their grievances against the party. The President said the courts remained the last option for the amicable resolution of disputes, hence he insisted that the party must allow aggrieved members to fully explore their democratic and legal rights. The APC has been battling post-primary election crises amid fears that the development may adversely affect its chances at the 2019 polls. The crises have led to court cases instituted by aggrieved members against the party. Reacting to the… continue reading


Obasanjo warns against handover of Nigeria to thieves, hooligans

Obasanjo warns against handover of Nigeria to thieves, hooligans

2018-11-21 03:57:32

The echoes of the 2015 presidential election won by President Muhammadu Buhari reverberated on Tuesday as former President Goodluck Jonathan presented his book, ‘My Transition Hours,’ to the public in Abuja. Dignitaries that included Buhari, former Heads of State in Nigeria and West Africa, former ministers and traditional rulers took turns to shower encomiums on the former President for conceding defeat in the election. Buhari was represented by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha. Jonathan himself admitted that some unnamed individuals both in Nigeria and outside the country expressed surprise at his decision. He said the… continue reading


Mixed reactions greet Buhari, Atiku’s plans

Mixed reactions greet Buhari, Atiku’s plans

2018-11-20 03:53:50

Mixed reactions on Monday trailed the Sunday inauguration of the campaign documents of President Muhammadu Buhari and the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Buhari who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress and Atiku are the leading contestants in the presidential election slated for February 16, 2019. The President unveiled a campaign document called ‘Next Level,’ while the PDP candidate released a documented titled ‘Let’s get Nigeria working again.’ The two documents have elicited different reactions. Civil society lambasts Buhari, Atiku over campaign promises The first salvo came from two civil society, the Campaign… continue reading


Bye-election: Oshiomole mocks Saraki over PDP’s defeats in Kwara

Bye-election: Oshiomole mocks Saraki over PDP’s defeats in Kwara

2018-11-20 03:35:51

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, said the victories recorded by the party in the three bye-elections held on Saturday in Katsina, Kwara and Bauchi states were pointers to the impending defeat of the PDP in the 2019 general elections. According to him, the most outstanding of the victories was the humiliating defeat the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, suffered in the hands of the people of Kwara State. Oshiomhole said he was excited that the people of Kwara made a statement to Saraki that he would be retired from politics next February. He said, “For… continue reading


Corruption Allegations: Why we can’t arrest Oshiomhole, EFCC tells court

Corruption Allegations: Why we can’t arrest Oshiomhole, EFCC tells court

2018-11-19 04:26:05

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has challenged the jurisdiction of the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel it to arrest and prosecute the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole, over allegation that he diverted public funds to his personal use. The anti-graft agency, which admitted that it was in receipt of petitions accusing Oshiomhole of complicity in acts of corruption, however, said it was not under any obligation to report or give account of its investigations to any individual or under a timeline within which to carry out its functions. EFCC therefore urged the… continue reading


2019: Buhari, Atiku unveil plans as campaigns begin

2019: Buhari, Atiku unveil plans as campaigns begin

2018-11-19 03:59:53

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday asked Nigerians to re-elect him in 2019, primarily to keep fighting the corruption war his administration started in 2015. He also stated that his commitment to the provision of infrastructure, rebuilding the economy and sustaining the anti-insurgency war would be re-doubled if given a second opportunity. Buhari spoke in Abuja at the unveiling of his 2019 campaign document, titled, ‘The Next Level.’ The two-part document also showcased the achievements of his administration in the past three years, especially in the provision of infrastructure and tackling insecurity. The event took place at the Banquet Hall, Presidential… continue reading


Restructuring: Buhari, Osinbajo deceitful, say Afenifere, Ohanaeze

Restructuring: Buhari, Osinbajo deceitful, say Afenifere, Ohanaeze

2018-11-14 04:07:41

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday came under attack over their separate remarks on the growing calls for the restructuring of the country. Groups that faulted latest comments credited to Buhari and Osinbajo on the calls include the opposition Peoples Democratic Party; a Yoruba organisation, Afenifere; the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; the Yoruba Council of Elders; and the Transparency International. Buhari had during an interactive session with Nigerians living in France on Monday taken a swipe at advocates of restructuring, saying they were lazy and let loose. The President had claimed that those calling for restructuring had been doing… continue reading


PDP, others kick as ‘security agents storm Atiku’s plane’

PDP, others kick as ‘security agents storm Atiku’s plane’

2018-11-12 03:51:02

Security operatives allegedly swooped on a private jet conveying the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Abubakar Atiku yesterday. The aircraft, which touched down at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja at 1:30 a.m. from Dubai, was said to have been boarded by the armed personnel in a search operation. Describing the event on his Twitter handle, Atiku wrote: “I arrived Abuja this morning to a search by agents of the state aimed at intimidating my staff and me. I am committed to building a Nigeria where no citizen is intimidated by agents of state who are paid to… continue reading


Adams Oshiomhole to face further DSS questioning

Adams Oshiomhole to face further DSS questioning

2018-11-09 03:17:56

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Mr Adams Oshiomhole, is expected to return to the Department of State Services for further interrogation anytime he returns to the country, this was learnt on Thursday. It was also gathered that President Muhammadu Buhari was aware of the investigation of the former governor of Edo State by the security agency. It was gathered that the President was informed by the Director-General of the DSS, Mr Yusufi Bichi, about the desire of the agency to grill Oshiomhole over allegations levelled against him by some aggrieved members of the party. Presidency sources told… continue reading


APC crisis: Buhari meets Amosun, Akeredolu, Fayemi

APC crisis: Buhari meets Amosun, Akeredolu, Fayemi

2018-11-05 03:19:21

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met behind closed doors with three state governors from the South-West. The governors — Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo) and Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti) – were all from the ruling All Progressives Congres. The meeting was held inside Buhari’s residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It was one of the efforts being made by President Muhammadu Buhari to resolve the crisis that followed the primary elections of the APC across the country. Some state governors, including Amosun and Akeredolu, had been at loggerheads with the National Chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, over the manner… continue reading


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