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Again, Okotie declares for president …urges APC, PDP to adopt him

Oladimeji Ramon The Pastor of the Household of God Church, Rev. Chris Okotie, on Sunday declared his intention to again run for the presidency in 2019. Okotie, who has made th...

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Buhari doesn’t deserve second term – ADC chairman

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta The Ogun State Chairman of the African Democratic Party, Dr Gbolade Osinowo, says President Muhammadu Buhari does not deserve a second term in office...

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Imo crisis: God’ll impeach Okorocha, says Umeh

Tony Okafor, Awka The senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District, Chief Victor Umeh, on Sunday, asked God for forgiveness over his role in the emergence of Rocha...

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Mace theft: Omo-Agege attacks Reps, Saraki over suspension call

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The lawmaker representing the Delta Central Senatorial District, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has carpeted the House of Representatives for approving his suspen...

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Groups advise APC on Osun gov primary

Oladimeji Ramon A non-governmental organisation, Osun Progressives Platform, has urged the All Progressives Congress to allow all registered or card-carrying party members to...

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Why we are working with Ajimobi to develop rural communities —Wewe LCDA chair

Newly-elected chairman of Wewe Local Council Development Area (LCDA), Oyo State, Olaniyi Olusegun Olawuwo, speaks with TUNDE OGUNESAN on his vision to develop the LCDA. What w...

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Past governments have failed the people —Alao

Oyedele Hakeem Alao is aspiring to become Oyo State governor on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD). In this interview with TUNDE ADEGBOLA, he speaks on his chances, t...

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Ekiti election: Our party best placed to move Ekiti forward – APC

The All Progressives Congress on Sunday assured the people of Ekiti and Nigerians that it is best placed to move the country forward and resolve all seemingly intractable pro...

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Plateau government condemns attack on Lalong’s convoy

The Plateau Government has condemned the attack on the convoy of Governor. Simon Lalong by some hoodlums. Lalong’s convoy was attacked on Saturday while leaving an IDP camp...

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Ekiti election: Ekiti citizens in Abuja fault governorship result

Some Ekiti people in Abuja on Sunday faulted the outcome of Saturday’s governorship election in the state, saying it was against the popular wish of the people. They told Ne...

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Obasanjo pledges to lead coalition against Buhari, explains PDP exit

Olusola Fabiyi and Samuel Awoyinfa  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Saturday, vowed to lead the coalition that would unseat President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019. The for...

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Ekiti election: Mega Party candidate expects victory

Femi Makinde The governorship candidate of the Mega Party, Chief Bisi Omoyeni, has expressed confidence that he will win the election. Omoyeni said he learnt that some politic...

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We’ll soon expose cowards behind R-APC –Omo-Agege

Theophilus Onojeghen The embattled senator representing Delta Central at the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has described the sponsors of a new faction of the ruling All Progressives...

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Kano commissioner moves to unseat Kwankwaso

Ted Odogwu The Kano State Commissioner for Agriculture, Dr Nasiru Gawuna, on Saturday, vowed to contest the Kano Central Senatorial District’s seat against Senator Rabiu Kwa...

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APC lacks solutions to Nigeria’s problems – Lamido

Olaide Oyelude A former Governor of Jigawa State and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Sule Lamido, has said that the All Progres...

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Parties tackle Falana, SANs divided over sale of nomination forms

John Alechenu,  Sola Fabiyi and Tobi Aworinde Major political parties in Nigeria have dared a human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Femi Falana, to go ahead...

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‘APC is originator of hate speech’

Clement Nnachi The Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, Bethran Okulegu, has described the All Progressives Congress as the mastermind of hate...

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SGF disowns President’s aide over support group

Olalekan Adetayo The Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr. Boss Mustapha, on Saturday, disowned the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Political Matters...

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Will the APC survive R-APC onslaught?

When the Reformed All Progressives Congress(R-APC) announced its formation on July 4, every political watcher knew the die was cast for the ruling party. Right now, the party...

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South-West Accord Party leaders tackle chairman over APC-led alliance

Sunday Aborisade Leaders of the Accord Party in the South-West geopolitical zone have rejected the moves by their National Chairman, Alhaji Mohammed Nalado, to include AP amon...

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CUPP strong without defectors – PDP chieftain

Ted Odogwu The Kano Peoples Democratic Party Chairman, Alhaji Mas’ud Doguwa, on Friday, said the three members, who pulled out of the coalition of 39 political parties were...

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Nigerians tired of APC –Wike

Chukwudi Akasike The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, said that Nigerians were tired of the ruling All Progressives Congress and ready to elect the Peoples Democratic Party...

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Ihedioha tackles Okorocha over move to impeach deputy gov

Gibson Achonu A former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Emeka Ihedioha, has described as a danger to democracy the impeachment process against the Deputy Govern...

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Kwara APC and Saraki’s impending defection

AGE-long political structure in Kwara State put in place by the late iconic political leader and philanthropist, Dr Olusola Saraki has reportedly been consolidated, leading to...

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As Ortom, Akume face-off in Benue…

Senator George Akume and Benue State governor, Samuel Ortom have engaged in superiority rift over 2019 governorship election, JOHNSON BABAJIDE writes on the crisis. AS the clo...

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Delta chairmen, councillors endorse Okowa for 2019

Theophilus Onojeghen The Delta State chapter of the Association of Local Government of Nigeria has thrown its weight behind the state Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, for a second...

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PDP-led coalition and its fledging template to unseat Buhari

In this piece, JOHN ALECHENU takes a cursory look at the prospects of the recent political alliance between the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party and over 30 others in...

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APC using Faboyede’s trial to persecute Ondo PDP – Fadaka

The South-West Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Ayo Fadaka, in this interview with PETER DADA, speaks on the corruption charges against the party’s c...

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SDP, best platform for PDP-led alliance — Spokesperson

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the Social Democratic Party, Mr. Alfa Mohammed, tells SUNDAY ABORISADE that the consensus presidential candidate may run on the SDP...

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APC leaders already going round begging –Afegbua

The National Publicity Secretary of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, Kassim Afegbua, in this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, speaks on the formation of the splinter group...

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Saraki’s dynasty became weak in 2011 — Issa-Onilu

A strategic public communications expert, who lost his bid to become a member of the Central Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress in the party’s recent nationa...

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Cloned PVC holders’ names not on voter register — Igini

The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Mike Igini, speaks to MUDIAGA AFFE on the preparedness of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 201...

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After holding Nigeria down for long, Yoruba, Igbo have realised their mistakes –Ezeife

A former Governor of the old Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, speaks to TOBI AWORINDE on the need for the Yoruba and the Igbo to set aside their differences to achieve r...

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FG should spend Abacha loot on health care, roads — Oyebode

A professor of International Law, Akin Oyebode, tells TOBI AWORINDE that President Muhammadu Buhari should use the repatriated $321m Abacha loot on social welfare projects Wha...

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ICYMI: We are ready to follow Dogara to any party –Constituents

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Some constituents of Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency have pledged their unalloyed support for the Speaker of the House of Representative...

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FG pledges even distribution of projects across Nigeria

The Federal Government said that all parts of the country would benefit from projects to sustain its fairness and equality policy. President Muhammadu Buhari disclosed this on...

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PDP apologises to Obasanjo over bad conduct, mistreatment — Aide

The Peoples Democratic Party has apologised to former President Olusegun Obasanjo for ‘‘bad conduct and mistreatment,’’ Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s Media Aide, has...

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President Buhari to visit Netherlands on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will visit the Netherlands on Sunday to participate in activities to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute of the In...

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Ekiti Election: Adeyeye commends INEC

Femi Makinde, Ise Ekiti A former Minister of Works, Prince Dayo Adeyeye, has lauded the conduct of the Independent National Electoral Commission in the Ekiti State governorshi...

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PDP will probe Buhari over Abacha loot — Secondus

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta  The National Chairman, Peoples Democratic  Party, Uche Secondus, has said if his party wins at the centre in 2019, the President Muhammadu Buhari-...

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Iceland replaces US on Human Rights Council

Iceland has for the first time been elected to the Human Rights Council, filling the seat vacated by the US, which withdrew from the body in June, citing bias. The UN General...

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Eritrea President arrives in Ethiopia for State visit

Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrived in Ethiopia on Saturday for a historic visit to cement peace less than a week after the two nations declared an end to a two-decade c...

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We’re still in APC but may defect soon, say Shehu Sani, Hunkuyi

Leke Baiyewu and Godwin Isenyo The two All Progressives Congress senators from Kaduna State, Suleiman Hunkuyi (Kaduna-North) and Shehu Sani (Kaduna-Central), have said that th...

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2019: Secondus leads PDP team to meet Obasanjo

Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prince Uche Secondus, is leading members of his party to Abekuota, Ogun State to meet with former...

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We are ready to follow Dogara to any party –Constituents

Armstrong Bakam, Bauchi Some constituents of Dass/Tafawa Balewa/Bogoro Federal Constituency have pledged their unalloyed support for the Speaker of the House of Representative...

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How Saraki escaped 10 year ban, forfeiture of assets

Simon Kolawole, the founder of Cable Online newspaper is usually a jovial and jolly good fellow. He is capable of making jokes out of the most serious issues. As Editor of THI...

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Why Buhari must go in 2019 —Dele Adigun, gov aspirant, ex-Oyo SSG

Former Secretary to the Oyo State Government, and a governorship aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Ayodele Adigun, speaks on security issu...

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Maku is the best candidate for the job –APGA

The Director-General, Labaran Maku Campaign for 2019 Nasarawa State Governorship, Dr. Nawani Aboki, has said that he is the best candidate to occupy the governorship position...

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BETWEEN EMMANUEL AND AKPABIO: THE ENDORSEMENT PLAYING GAME

The Senate Minority Leader and ex-governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, was widely believed to have had a hand in the emergence of his successor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel. T...

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Ekiti election and Buhari’s chance in 2019

Olabisi Deji-Folutile The Ekiti State governorship election can perhaps rank as the most anticipated since the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration came to power in May, 2015...

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Party names ex-warlord Bemba candidate for DR Congo presidential poll

The former vice president of DR Congo Jean-Pierre Bemba, who was acquitted last month of war crimes, was on Friday named by his party as a candidate in presidential polls plan...

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I’m not happy with happenings in Ekiti –Ooni

Femi Makinde The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he is not happy with what is happening in Ekiti State ahead of the governorship election holding in the state on S...

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ICYMI: I’m not happy with happenings in Ekiti –Ooni

Femi Makinde The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has said he is not happy with what is happening in Ekiti State ahead of the governorship election holding in the state on S...

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Ekiti election: Banks, schools, ministries close early

Tunde Ajaja Ahead of the governorship election holding in Ekiti State on Saturday (tomorrow), most of the commercial banks in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, have closed for the...

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Fake news, hate speech threat to national security — Information Minister

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed on Friday described the growing level of fake news and hate speech in the country as a threat to the National Secu...

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Oyo APC is united, stronger than ever ―House of Rep’s aspirant, Shina Peller

CONTRARY to various reports of disunity among the Oyo State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), businessman and the federal house of assembly representatives...

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FG spending Abacha’s loot on Ekiti election, says Olusola

Kamarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party in Ekiti State, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, has accused the Federal Government of moving part o...

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UPDATED: Cameroon president Biya seeks 7th term in office

Cameroon’s 85-year-old president, Paul Biya, announced Friday that he plans to run for a seventh consecutive term in office in the October election. &amp...

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Gana declares for Presidency, promises restructuring

Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja A former Minister of Information, Prof. Jerry Gana, has lambasted the President Muhammadu Buhari administration for failing to live up to its promises...

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BREAKING: Cameroon president Biya announces re-election bid

Cameroon’s 85-year-old president, Paul Biya, announced Friday that he plans to run for a seventh consecutive term in office in the October election. &amp...

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North Korea’s Kim writes Trump

North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-Un, has written a note to U.S. President  Donald Trump, describing the American leader as “energetic and extraordinary”. Trump, in a twee...

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Ekiti election: Fayemi, Olusola shun debate as candidates reel out promises

Tunde Ajaja and Tobi Aworinde The candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the forthcoming Ekiti State governorship election, Dr Kayode Fayemi, and his counterpart in the...

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Ekiti gov election: PDP protests alleged attack on Fayose

John Alechenu, John Ameh, Kamarudeen Ogundele, Chukwudi Akasike, Etim Ekpimah, Leke Baiyewu,Godwin Isenyo, Chidiebube Okeoma, Tony Okafor and Umar Muhammed The Peoples Democ...

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R-APC members ask court to nullify Oshiomhole, others’ election

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja Members of the Reformed All Progressives Congress, a splinter group in the ruling APC, on Thursday, filed a suit before the Federal High Court in Abuja pr...

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