APC, Buhari in Panic Mood

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   After shrugging off the resignation of former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar from its fold, the All Progressives Congress, APC is in a panic mood. The Magazine has been informed that the full import of his exit and the impending on the party has now dawned on APC. The presidency is also putting mechanisms in place to forestall any negative impact the former VP’s exit from the party may have on the second term bid of President Muhammadu Buhari. The Source learnt that the APC and presidency…

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Atiku: The Untold Story

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC did not come as a surprise. Even as a member of the party, he was its trenchant critic. However, the ripple his exit is causing in the political landscape is now source of anxiety within the APC. And in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku’s expected entry into the party has altered permutations and calculations. This magazine has been informed that moments after Atiku’s resignation from the APC became a public knowledge,…

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Atiku defects and 2019 permutation changes

Atiku Abubakar contested for the presidential primaries three times, one at candidate level, two at nomination levels and lost. Muhammadu Buhari contested contested three times at candidate level and lost. Atiku has been contesting in different parties. Buhari was also contesting in different parties. There the similarity ends. While Buhari is a Northern iredentist and ethnic bigot, Atiku is a liberal minded politician that married from the three major tribes of Nigeria. Buhari concentrated on his Fulani tribe.Buhari contested a fourth time and won. Now Atiku wants to contest a…

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2019: Tinubu Says No Automatic Ticket For Buhari

The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday declared that the party would follow the normal democratic process in choosing its standard bearer for the 2019 presidential election. He said the leadership of the party had not endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari as its sole candidate for the forthcoming presidential election. His declaration was against the recent endorsement of President Muhammadu as the sole candidate of  the APC for the 2019 election by the APC governors.  Tinubu held a closed meeting with the leaders of the…

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Mainagate: One Scandal Too Many – Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has said that the controversy surrounding the reinstatement of Abdulrasheed Maina to the civil service is the most lethal blow to the Buhari-led administration’s fight against corruption. In a series of tweets, Ezekwesili described ‘Mainagate’ as a scandal too many for Buhari. She wrote, “There is no redeeming prospect in the colossal mess made by the officials of the Federal Government in the MainaGate. But at least start with a full disclosure. “MainaGate is the most lethal blow yet to a struggling anti-corruption agenda…

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2019: APC Chieftains eye PDP vice presidential Ticket

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Though the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is yet to make a formal pronouncement on the ceding of its 2019 presidential slot to the South east, a number of politicians from the zone are clandestinely reaching out to critical stakeholders in the party, including, those nursing presidential ambition to sell their candidature. Strangely, prominent members of the party at the centre, All Progressives Congress, APC, including some former PDP members who defected to the party in the wake of its (PDP) defeat in the 2015 presidential election…

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National Convention: APC’s Plots unsettle PDP

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu   Multiple PDP sources have spoken of high octane plots allegedly involving the All Progressives Congress, APC and disgruntled chieftains of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to derail the party’s December 9, national convention. The motive is to plunge the PDP into crisis again and render it incapable of flexing muscles with the APC in the 2019 presidential election. The convention will produce the next national chairman of the party after a protracted crisis. The three-pronged plot will likely see the APC sponsoring mercenary from the…

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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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