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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Osun Bye-Election: Late Adeleke Younger Brother Slug It Out With Hussein for Ticket

The struggle for the vacant seat in the Osun West Senatorial District rages on, three, out of the five aspirants in the race to the upper chamber, on the platform of the All Progress Congress(APC) on Saturday intentionally stepped down. According to sources in the APC fold,  the aspirants for the vacant seat include: former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mrs Foluke Etteh, the commissioner for women affairs, Alhaja Giwa Lattefat and Hon Omolaoye Oluremi Akintola. The magazine gathered that the decision to quit the race was reached on…

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Coroner Reveals That Drug Overdose Killed Adeleke and Not Poison

The Coroner Inquest setup by the Osun State Government to investigate the cause of the sudden death of Senator Isiaka Adeleke in its verdict yesterday said the first civilian governor of the State died of drug overdose and not poison. Chief Magistrate Olusegun Ayilara, the coroner, said all evidence and accounts of witnesses before him indicated that Adeleke died of drug overdose, contrary to wide spread insinuation that the Senator was poisoned. Ayilara upheld the autopsy reports carried out on the late Adeleke at the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology…

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APC Primaries: No Peace in Sight, as Crisis Escalates

The bitterness that arose from the primary elections for chairmanship and councillor candidates in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, continued yesterday as aggrieved party members stormed the state party secretariat and sacked staff and officials present. Meanwhile, the casualty from the Monday council primary elections rose to two yesterday following the midnight killing of a party stalwart simply identified as Desokan Baba Owo. He was shot dead midnight of Monday in the Mafoluku area of Lagos in what was alleged to be a reprisal attack…

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Obanikoro Dumps PDP

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By Akinwale Kasali Former Governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2007 election in Lagos state, has left the PDP to reunite with his godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the All Progressives Congress. Barring last minutes change, Senator Obanikoro, a former Minister of State for Defense concluded plan to dump the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP for the ruling, All Progressives, APC. Koro, as he is fondly called by his admirers has also settled whatever rift he had with his former political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed…

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Buhari buckles under pressure, Suspends SGF

President Mohamed Buhari surprised pundits by coming hard on some of the musketeers in Aso Rock, Babchir Lawal and Ambassador Ayo Oke. Lawal was axed due to the long standing case of Grass cutting at the Internally Displaced Person’s, IDP, camp. It was gathered that the president was being blind shielded as to the true situation of things by those who would want to rule on his behalf and feed him false information. sources indicated that the rubbishing of the anti corruption war- the only program the APC government is…

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Buhari: Two years on, Nigerian Economy gallops back to the past

On the second anniversary of the APC led government, critics and analysts are divided on how the economy will be rated-whether it can be rated as an economy that is going no where very fast, or one that is galloping backwards to the mid eighties. A third group of analysts, made up mainly of the core of Buhari Media Campaign group and some young and semi literate Northern iridentists,who seem to have graduated in the school of insults rather than reason, are sticking out their worn out reputation in defense…

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PDP Alleges that APC has Failed Nigerians

THE Kogi State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend, said the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has failed Nigerians, urging stakeholders who had waded into the PDP crisis to speed up the reconciliation of aggrieved members to rescue Nigerians from APC in 2019. In a communiqué at the end of the PDP Kogi West stakeholders meeting in Kabba, signed by the zonal chairman, Kola Ojo, the party said: “We commended the various steps being taken to address areas of disagreement among members of the party. These efforts would…

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Rumbles in the Presidency over Osinbajo’s Performance

The five odd weeks (and counting) of Medical vacation by President Muhammadu Buhari is churning up anxieties in political quarters as political configurations are being broken and series of political alignments and realignments intensify towards the 2019 elections. This is particularly evident in the activities of the power brokers in the Aso Rock, who, this Magazine was informed, are miffed that the country seem to have woken up under the Acting Presidency of Yomi Osinbajo. For One, more strains are being put on Aso Rock staff who are now compelled…

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Breaking: Court sacks senator Akpan, putting his plans to decamp to APC in jeopady

A Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state has nullified the election of Senator Bassey Albert Akpan. Akpan, who represented Akwa Ibom North East in the red chambers,has been making moves to decamp to the ruling party APC when he became aware the odds are against him in the court and that he needed the necessary immunity offered by being a member of the ruling part. In recent times, a certain modicum of sainthood has been offered to decampees, whose corruption charges are in some quarters believed to…

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APC: Messy Melee

Aisha Buhari joins the fray as APC crisis rages By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Aisha Buhari, wife of the President Muhammadu Buhari , may not be a politician but as the better half of a politician who is also Nigeria’s president, she is not isolated from random political mussings, especially when it has to with her husband and his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC. Last week Mrs Buhari during an interview with British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) , Hausa Service comfirmed APC is indeed engulfed in crisis, public affairs commentators quickly concluded…

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Uncertainty

Post Primary election Protests continue to rock the All Progressives Congress, (APC) and the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ondo State as the November 26 Governorship Election draws nearer By Ayodele Oni /Akure Political parties in Ondo state are now fully prepared for the November 26 Governorship election as their flag bearers have emerged getting set to face the next hurdle which is clearance by the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) according to the guidelines released by the commission. For the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,…

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Tough Battle In Edo

Two major political parties and their candidates in the september 10 governorship election in edo state jostle to win the support of voters  By Walid Ogunseri /Benin City  With just 48 days to the gubernatorial contest in Edo State, the race has assumed a fiercer dimension. The entire Edo State political landscape is tense and activated by various political parties candidates who have in an unprecedented manner, put far-reaching campaigns across the state to woo voters. So far INEC has cleared 19 candidates for the election. Apart from the candidates…

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