Why Igbos are supporting Atiku——-Group

The Eastern Union (EU) is a political-social cultural organisation of old East Central States , based in Nigeria and abroad with members across the South East and South-South zones of the country championing the course of the old East Central States. In this interview with Dailymandate in Abuja, National Chairman of the group, Hon. Charles Anike, gives reasons why South East and South-South zones are clamouring for presidential ambition of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and other issues. Excerpts How do you see the recent search of PDP’s Presidential flag bearer, Atiku…

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Atiku’s absence sends shock waves

Some of the political aspirants in the forthcoming presidential election appear uncomfortable with the long absence of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP. Alhaji Abubakar has maintained some quietude in the last few weeks since his emergence as the PDP flag bearer and subsequent endorsement by the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo.  Alhaji Abubakar, in what many described as a strategic step has decided to go on vacation abroad as his continued stay in the country will provoke political activities that will be considered…

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Repetitive theme of political campaigns in Nigeria

In a matter of days, precisely as from November 18, 2018, “Nigeria will be on the match again in search of Mr. President”. The airwaves, newspaper pages and the bill boards will be inundated with political campaign messages by political party aspirants for sundry positions in the forthcoming general election. What should Nigerians expect as the themes of the campaigns ahead? Same of the same old stories of “how Mungo Park discovered River Niger” which is the repetitive theme of Nigeria’s political campaigns? Or will there be a paradigm shift?…

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FG keeps mum on secret meeting with INEC Chairman

Federal Government has kept mum five days after its meeting with the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Friday. Chief of staff to the president, Abba Kyari, hosted Mahmood Yakubu, in a meeting, alleged to have lasted 30 minutes, which took place inside Kyari’s office. Yakubu did not speak with state house correspondents on his way out of the villa, neither Kyari. The presidency has also not issued a statement on the meeting that held while there was an outrage over…

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Adams Oshiomhole corruption charges: Why we are not in court—-EFCC

Following a petition filed by an Edo State-based activist, Osadalor Ochie, before an Abuja Federal High Court challenging the failure of EFCC to file fraud charges against Oshiomhole, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has reacted to the suit accusing the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole of fraud. Ochie, had filed a suit and prayed the court to compel the anti-graft agency to conduct investigation into allegations of fraud against Oshiomhole while he was governor of Edo State. The suit also seeks the arrest…

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Senate Presidency: why Akpabio defects to APC

Fresh facts have emerged on why Senator Godswill Akpabio, a former Senate Minority Leader and former governor of Akwa-Ibom State, dumped his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and defected to All Progressive Congress, APC two months ago. Our source, a member of the senate disclosed that the Akpabio left PDP in a quest to become the Senate President should APC wins the 2019 presidential election. According to our source, who wouldn’t want his name in print, Akpabio was promised to lead the Senate Chamber in the course of APC returning…

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Okorocha mocks Imo people…says only my son-in-law will win Imo governorship

The people of Imo State and other 2019 gubernatorial aspirants in the state have been mocked by the out –going Governor, Rochas Okorocha, who has insisted that it’s only his son in-law that can win the governorship election come 2019. He said Uche Nwosu is the only eligible candidate for the Imo APC election adding that Senator Hope Uzodinma has already lost the battle. According to Okorocha, only his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, can clinch the governorship seat in the state adding that other gubernatorial candidates in the state doesn’t have…

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BREAKING NEWS! APC suffers blow in Bayelsa State as …Nathan Egba, Sylvia’s top ally defects to PDP

All Progressives Congress, (APC), in Bayelsa, has suffered a set back following the defection of its top chieftain Chief Nathan Egba,  said to be an ally of former Governor and Leader of the APC, Chief Timipre Sylva. Egba and host of others defected to the People’s Democratic Party on Tuesday. The Special Adviser to Governor Dickson on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, said in a statement on Tuesday that Egba left the party with some leaders and several supporters. Egba, a two-term Commissioner for Information in the state has been…

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BREAKING NEWS! The court adjourns ruling on Imo APC guber primary court indefinitely

The President of the Federal High Court will decide whether the Judge should continue the matter or not, based on the petition against an Abuja High Court judge that he is biased. The court action challenging the conduct of the governorship primary election of the Imo State All Progressives Congress (APC) was on Tuesday adjourned indefinitely by. The two suits instituted by Hope Uzodinma, who is laying claim to the governorship ticket of the APC and Uche Nwosu, who is also laying claim to the same ticket was put off…

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Court cases rather than running mate position reasons for Ekweremadu’s plan defection

There are indications that the purported defection of the deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the ruling All Progressive Congress APC, may materialized next week. Ekweremadu is said to have perfected plans to move to APC, in a shock move following the several court cases hanging on his head rather than the choice of Alhaji Abubakar’s running mate as the PDP’s Presidential candidate in the 2019, presidential election. Irked by the choice of Peter Obi, the former governor of Anambra State as Atiku’s choice,…

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Tension grips Okorocha, APC in Imo as court rules on governorship candidate

Palpable fear has gripped the people of Imo State and their governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, as court rules for the All Progressive Congress’ candidate for the 2019 governorship election in Imo State. Both camps of the Senator representing Orlu Zone in the National Assembly, Senator Hope Uzodinma and that of the son in-law to the governor of the state, Chief Uche Nwosu are in frenzy mood waiting anxiously on who court will give the mandate to flag the party ‘s colour in next year’s election. The courts will this afternoon…

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Obj, Atiku handshake: Shehu Garba under fire

  Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant, Media and Publicity to the Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent president of Nigeria, obviously, is on the cross. The image maker of the President is getting bashed by Nigerians mostly from the camp of the former President, chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his Vice President, Alhaji Abubakar. Garba’s crime is because he carried out his duty by reacting to the event at Otta Farm, where both Atiku and Obj, settled their over decade enmity. Garba had twitted on the issue through in a statement…

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2019: Imo APC may not have gubernatorial candidate

  If feelers from Imo State is anything to go by, then the state All Progressive Congress, APC, may not file a candidate for the 2019 gubernatorial election, Dailymandate authoritatively gathered. According to investigation, except an agreement is reached quickly, the ongoing court case filed by the aggrieved candidates who lost in the sloppy primaries that brought the candidature of the out-going governor’s son-inlaw, Uche Nwosu, may throw spanner in the wheel. A source told our reporter that the judiciary may play a role in who will be finally entitled…

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Lagos police command arrests 86…parades 68 political thugs

Ngozi Nwosu The Lagos State Police Command Headquarters has paraded 68 out of 86 suspected political thugs arrested over the weekend in Lagos metropolis during the political parties’ primaries conducted over the weekend for what the command said was for logistics reasons. Briefing journalists at the parade ground of the command in Ikeja, Lagos, the Commissioner of police,  Imohimi Edgal, thanked Lagos residents over their partnership with the command in fighting crimes and criminality in the state and urged them to keep up the good relationship by volunteering more information…

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APC sets to unveil committee on tenure elongation

APC sets to unveil members of committee on tenure elongation

APC sets to unveil members of committee on tenure elongation By Newsdesk with agency report The All Progressives Congress, APC,  has disclosed that it would release list of membership of a technical committee set up to advise the party on tenure elongation of its National Working Committee, NWC on Thursday. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this yesterday. Responding to an enquiry on when the technical committee would be unveiled, he said, “we are still working on it. By tomorrow (today), we shall make the…

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Ekiti PDP alleges Presidency, APC, Fayemi plan to spend N35.5b on state governorship election

Ekiti PDP alleges Presidency, APC, Fayemi plan to spend N35.5b on state election

Ekiti PDP alleges Presidency, APC, Fayemi plan to spend N35.5b on state governorship election By Dayo Adeyemi,Ekiti The Peoples Democratic Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has alleged that Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi had  boasted of providing N8 billion from his own pocket and,”gave the assurance of N20 billion from the Presidency to buy one vote at N20,000 for the forth coming governorship election in the state PDP said All Progressives Congress (APC) would fail in the July 14 governorship election, “even if it deploys…

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PDP members defect to APC in Katsina

PDP members defect to APC in Katsina

PDP members defect to APC in Katsina By Shehu Abubakar,Katsina The former Director-General, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (SMEDAN)  Bature Umar Masari and hundreds of his supporters have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Masari, a nephew to Governor. Aminu Masari, served as campaign Director-General of the PDP gubernatorial candidate, Musa Nashuni in the 2015 election. Masari and hundreds of his supporters were received by Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari at the Government House Katsina on Thursday. Gov. Masari said that he would remain a father to people…

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Don’t sell your voters cards- Ebonyi APC urges voters

APC dumps Board of Trustees, adopts Elders’ Council

Don’t sell your  voters cards- Ebonyi APC urges voters By Bimbo Ogunnaike The Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State, Eze Nwachukwu, has urged voters against selling their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) or exchanging them for employment. Nwachukwu made the appeal on SaturdaySpeaking in Isiaka during the inaugurating an 8-man Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) mobilisation committee for Ivo local government area of the state. He added that he had received reports of some people luring voters to part with their PVCs. “We hear that some people are going…

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APC still best option for Nigeria –Abdullahi

APC denies endorsing Buhari for second term

APC still best option for Nigeria –Abdullahi By Bimbo Ogunnaike The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the ruling party remains the best option for Nigerians who are genuinely committed to the country’´s progress and development. The National Publicity Secretary Malam Bolaji Abdullahi made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. The statement was in reaction to a letter credited to former President Olusegun Obasanjo titled: ´´ The Way out: a clarion call for coalition for Nigeria movement´´. The former president had in the letter, alleged that…

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2019 presidency: Buhari stands better chance now than 2015 – APC

APC denies endorsing Buhari for second term

2019 presidency: Buhari stands better chance now than 2015 – APC By Bimbo Ogunnaike The ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, said that President Muhammadu Buhari  has a better chance of winning more votes in the South Eastern area of the nation in 2019. The National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said on Tuesday that the President got less votes from the East in 2015 on the grounds that larger part of individuals from the South-East didn’t know him and were encouraged with lies about…

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