Buhari’s Second Term: APC Governors Gang Up

Buhari’s Second Term: APC Governors Gang Up   By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Though President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to make his 2019 intention known, this magazine can exclusively report that some All Progressives Congress, APC governors have resolved to prevail on him not to seek re-election. The governors are insisting that elements in the party who do not think well of the President are the people urging him to seek re-election. Cardinal reason the governors advance for their opposition to President Buhari’s second term is his health condition. They argue…

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Nwoye Changes the Anambra Narrative

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Tony Nwoye has altered permutations for the November 18, 2017 Anambra gubernatorial election. The implication of his emergence as the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC is that he will compete for Anambra North senatorial zone’s votes with the incumbent, Willie Obiano. Like Nwoye, Obiano hails from the zone. And if the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, eventually picks its candidate from the zone, the Anambra election would have become an all-North affair. Former Secretary to Anambra state government under former governor Peter Obi,…

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Anambra 2018: APC Says No To Zoning

The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has said that the party’s ticket for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is open to all aspirants who collected its nomination form. It said there was no truth in the rumour making the rounds that the position had been zoned to a section of the state by the party. A spokesperson for the party, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who said this in a statement in Abuja on Monday, asked all contestants for the party’s sole ticket to ignore the rumour.…

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Brickbats over PDP performance

Since the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, concluded their recent convention,arrows have been flying without restraint between the Party defenders and the All Progressives Congress, APC representatives. The feud, inspired by the speech delivered on the occasion by former President Good luck Jonathan, promises to be the be all and end all of most propaganda statements by the ruling party. Jonathan, in a speech at the Party’s Convention, articulated the achievements of PDP under his watch. He also claimed that corruption is worse under the current administration than during his tenure.…

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Ngige: APC’s Joker

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Aspirants currently jostling for the gubernatorial ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC may be in for a shocker. Because of the caliber of the aspirants, many of whom are money bags, the national leadership of the party is anticipating debilitating crisis in the state chapter of the party over the outcome of the primaries.APC has therefore positioned Labour Minister, Senator Chris Ngige as its plan ‘B’. In fact, this magazine has been informed by reliable party sources that the former Anambra state governor is APC’s…

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PDP Gains As Turbulence Hits APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu     Leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC are miffed at the avalanche of protests trailing its ward congresses nationwide. Virtually all state chapters of the party are in turmoil following allegations of sharp practices during the exercise. For example, in Kano, loyalists of Senator Musa Kwakwaso were shut out from the process leading to the boycott of the exercise by the Senator who was a former governor of the state. In River state, Senator Magnus Abe and leader of the party in the state, Chibuike …

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2019: PDP Mulls Atiku/Obi Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is not one to shy away from punchy political statements or from ventilating his views on topical national issues. That explains why most Nigerians were not taken aback by his strident support for the restructuring of the country. Besides the restructuring debate, Atiku has also come down hard on his own party, the All Progressives Congress, APC over perceived short comings in the party. However, while his admirers applaud his forthrightness, some Nigerians attribute political motive to the former Vice president’s…

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Rivers APC Crisis: Abe Weighs Options

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu There are no more pretenses that all is well between Former Rivers state governor and now Transport Minister, Chibuike Amaechi and his ally, Senator Magnus Abe. The feud between both men is now in the public domain. Before last Saturday’s rancorous Congress of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Rivers state, strained relationship between the two politicians was discussed in whispers. At the heart of the struggle for the soul of Rivers APC between Amaechi and Abe’s factions of the party is who flies the APC flag…

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Anambra: Battle of the Ubas

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   The November 2017 Anambra gubernatorial election is likely to witness a spectacular scenario of two siblings-Senator Andy Uba of the APC and his younger brother and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic party, PDP,Chris Uba- on opposing political platforms facing each other at the polls. There are indications that Senator Andy Uba is set to emerge consensus candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Magazine has been told that many of the APC guber aspirants in the state viewed as pretenders are being pressured to stand…

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Oyegun, APC Governors Visit Buhari In London

Some state governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress were said to have met with ailing President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom on Sunday. According to a statement by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the state governors as well as the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, met with Buhari over lunch for more than one hour. Adesina quoted the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who was part of the…

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Okorocha Pledges to Use Paris Club Fund to Pay Outstanding Pension Arears

The Imo state govrnor, Rochas Okorocha has confirmed the state’s own share of the latest Paris Club Fund of Seven Billion Naira (N7billion), just as he said that the fund will be use to clear 2017 outstanding pensions. Sam Onwuemeodo, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, in a statement on Thursday said ‘the money will be used to clear 2017 outstanding pensions since the government had earlier cleared all the past Pension Arrears upto December 2016 and had then assured to begin to pay the Pensioners at the end of…

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Anambra Guber Race: Andy Uba Joins Race

Senator Andy Uba has joined the race for the All Progressives Congress ticket for the Anambra governorship election. Uba, who led about 12 senators to the National Secretariat of the APC in Abuja on Wednesday, picked his expression of interest and nomination forms from the party’s National Organising Secretary, Osita Izunaso. Speaking to newsmen soon after collecting the forms and paying a courtesy call on the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Uba expressed confidence that his record of performance in public service would place him above other contenders. He…

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Lagos LG Election: Ajomale Says APC Will Win Election for Ambode, Tinubu

Ahead of Saturday’s Local Government Elections in Lagos, Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the State, Chief Henry Ajomale on Tuesday evening assured that the party would emerge victorious in all positions at the polls as a befitting gift to State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu Ajomale, who spoke at the Banquet Hall, Lagos House in Ikeja during the presentation of flags to the Chairman and Vice Chairmanship candidates, said the party has worked hard in the last…

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Oyegun Says Buhari’s Appointment was Lopsided

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), Chief Odigie John Oyegun had faulted the appointments made by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government. Oyegun said the appointments had not favoured the APC. He also accused the Federal Government of lopsided appointments. Oyegun said this while reacting to a question on whether the current crisis in the party was an off-shoot of lack of reward system in the party. According to Oyegun, “I think you have asked the most difficult question and I am not too sure from which angle…

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APC Sues INEC Over Planned Recall of Melaye

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, challenging the commissions’ planned recall of Senator Dino Melaye, the senator representing Kogi West senatorial district in the National Assembly, without affording him fair hearing. Other plaintiffs in the case are Alhaji Haddy Ametuo, Shaibu Osune, S.T. Adejo, Yahaya Ismail, Isah Daniel, Chief Gbenga Asagun, Ahovi Ibrahim, Ghali Usman, Isa Abubakar, I.Molemodile, Abubakar Adamu and Daniel Sekpe, chairman and principal officers of APC in Kogi State. The plaintiffs are…

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2019: Pressure Mounts on Obi

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Though Peter Obi is currently subject of intense permutations as regards the 2019 presidential election, the immediate past governor of Anambra told select Bloggers in Lagos yesterday that he has no interest in the presidency. It is not however; clear whether Obi’s assertion will deter prominent Nigerians across political and ethno-religious divides that this Magazine learnt have secretly been mounting pressure on the soft spoken former governor. They want Obi to vie for the presidency in 2019, on ground that he is one of the few…

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“I Have Been Abused Because of Some Buhari’s Appointees”- Odigie Oyegun

The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun as part of the ceremonies to mark the two year anniversary of his party in power spoke in an interview on the journey and how the administration has fared in office. Excerpts: By Omeiza Ajayi Two years in power, how has it been for the All Progressives Congress APC especially with series of crisis in the party and people threatening to pull out? It has been challenging, it has been delicate but I think at the end of…

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Adeleke Loses All, As Hussein Emerges as APC Candidate

Mudashiru Hussein  has emerged the flag bearer of  the All Progressives  Congress for Osun West Senatorial District bye-election. Hussein,  who was earlier disqualified by the APC screening committee and appeal committee, was eventually cleared by the National Working Committee of the party to contest the election. Although the former senator was unopposed in the primary election held in Osogbo, he scored 2, 412 votes. The  younger brother of late Sen. Isiaka Adeleke, Demola, had  defected to Peoples Democratic Party   on Tuesday evening. Demola, who was  also unopposed,  emerged  the PDP…

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Osun Bye- Election: Adeleke’s Brother Defects to PDP

An All Progressives Congress aspirant in the Osun-West senatorial district, Chief Ademola Adeleke, may have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party to contest the July 8 senatorial by-election. A chieftain of the PDP, who pleaded anonymity, said this while speaking with our correspondent on the telephone, on Tuesday. The PDP chieftain said Adeleke would contest on the platform of the opposition party. He said, “We have been talking to our leaders and members on this. We want to win this election and we know that he is popular. Adeleke will…

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Sahara Reporters Claim Aisha Buhari Did Not See Her Husband In London

Sahara Reporters has dropped another bombshell. The Online medium alleged that President Muhammadu Buhari was not allowed to see his wife during her recent visit to the United Kingdom. This the online platform claimed was disclosed by presidential sources.   In the stunning disclosure, the sources affirmed that the president has been kept away from several of his aides and even those bodyguards who supposedly traveled with him.  Furthermore, SaharaReporters learned that Mr. Buhari has not spoken to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo for several weeks following his departure from Abuja…

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