OP-ED: Between The Umbrella And The Broom … By … SOC Okenwa

OP-ED: Between The Umbrella And The Broom … By … SOC Okenwa

This weekend opens the Peoples Democratic Party’s national (elective) convention in Abuja. For weeks and months now following the victory of the Ahmed Markafi-led faction in the Supreme Court there has been high-wire politics and political intrigues trailing the convention. The stakes are as high as expectations for a new course to be charted by the foremost opposition party in the country. Positions are up for grabs including the National Chairmanship zoned to the south…

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I Regret Rift With Obasanjo, But I Did The Right Thing – Atiku Abubakar

I Regret Rift With Obasanjo, But I Did The Right Thing – Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said that he regretted disagreeing with ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo but said he did the right thing fighting to ensure his former boss did not elongate his stay in office as president longer than eight years. Atiku also boasted that as the vice president of Nigeria he assembled the best economic team in the country made up of young professionals. He further said that he did not become rich between…

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We Shall Change The Change And Burn The Brooms In 2019 – Fani Kayode

We Shall Change The Change And Burn The Brooms In 2019 – Fani Kayode

Former minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has reacted to the emergence of Uche Secondus as PDP National Chairman. Fani while congratulating Secondus, praised Atiku on his speech at the convention. The ex-minister also noted that time has come for the All Progressives congress APC to be overthrown. ‘Together, we shall change the change and burn the brooms in 2019. ” In his tweets, he wrote, “Congrats to the newly-elected National Chairman of our great party…

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PDP Convention: Yoruba’s Should Blame Themselves For Their Political Woes – Doyin Okupe –

PDP Convention: Yoruba’s Should Blame Themselves For Their Political Woes – Doyin Okupe –

A former aide to the immediate past administration, Doyin Okupe has stated that the Yoruba people have never gotten it right politically. Okupe said this in reaction to the recent Chairmanship tussle going on in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP among candidates from the South-west and South-South.‎ One of the leading aspirants, Chief Bode George, yesterday withdrew from the race, accusing the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, of hijacking the process. Okupe urged aggrieved…

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Breaking: Prince Uche Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman

Breaking: Prince Uche Secondus Emerges PDP National Chairman

Uche Secondus, a Chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the South-South has emerged National Chairman of the party. Secondus was declared National Chairman of the party after polling over 2000 votes at the party’s convention in Abuja. Result was announced in the early hours of Sunday. Meanwhile, Secondus’ close contender, Prof. Tunde Adeniran garnered 230 votes. While Daar Communications Ltd founder, Raymond Dokpesi got 66 votes, Taoheed Adedoja had no vote. Similarly, Umar…

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PDP Convention: Opposition Lawmakers Exchange Blows At Akpabio’s House

PDP Convention: Opposition Lawmakers Exchange Blows At Akpabio’s House

Members of the PDP in the National Assembly on Thursday night exchanged blows at the residence of Senator Godswill Akpabio in Abuja over the choice of the party’s next national chairman, The Nation reports. Akpabio had convened a session on how to keep the party united and ensure a rancour-free convention. The session was also meant to allow the National Assembly Caucus to interact with all the aspirants of the party. “We were barely settling…

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Apologise To The Yoruba’s For Your Insults On National TV – Bode George Orders Wike

Apologise To The Yoruba’s For Your Insults On National TV – Bode George Orders Wike

Following his withdrawal from the PDP National Chairmanship race slated to hold today at the Abuja Unity Square, Chief Olabode George has called on the Rivers State Governor to apologise to the Yorubas. Speaking on Friday, he said he “entered the race due to the micro zoning arrangement. This micro zoning has been trashed, dumped on the dust bin for personal reason. It appears that PDP is bent on self destruction. It has lost its…

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OP-ED: What Does ‘Happiness’ Mean To Governor Okorocha? – By – Collins Ughalaa

OP-ED: What Does ‘Happiness’ Mean To Governor Okorocha? – By – Collins Ughalaa

I was still thinking of what the new Ministry of Happiness and Couples’ Fulfilment would entail, whether they would just duplicate the roles of the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, or anything like that, or take away the Welfare unit and hand them over to the new Happiness Ministry. I was still asking questions when I read that while Sam Onwuemeodo, Governor Okorocha’s Chief Press Secretary, was writing the press release on Monday…

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Breaking: Bode George Withdraws From PDP Chairmanship Race

Breaking: Bode George Withdraws From PDP Chairmanship Race

One of the aspirants for the National Chairmanship position of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Bode George, has withdrawn from the race. George is among the nine contenders jostling for the position. Bode George, a member of PDP Board of Trustees, made this announcement during a conference in Abuja on Friday. He insisted that he did not step down for another candidate and also raised concerns about the fallout of the outcome of the…

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Bad Weather Forces President Buhari To Travel To Daura By Road

Bad Weather Forces President Buhari To Travel To Daura By Road

The prevailing weather condition in the country has forced President Muhammadu Buhari to travel to his hometown, Daura, Katsina State by road. Buhari embarked on the trip from Kano State where he has been on official visit. His Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Friday. Shehu said the President, who was accompanied to Daura, by Governors Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano and…

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