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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How Atiku Supported Saraki To Be Senate President – Dogara Reveals

How Atiku Supported Saraki To Be Senate President – Dogara Reveals

Speaker of the house of representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has revealed that former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar backed Bukola Saraki’s ambition to be Senate President in 2015. Saraki’s bid was met with serious opposition from the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), apparently including President Muhammadu Buhari. Dogara himself was not supported to be Speaker by the APC’s hierarchy, but he went on to defeat the favoured Femi Gbajabiamila in a tight contest. Atiku, Dogara and…

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PDP Convention: Jonathan Leads Reconciliation Team, Visits Suleiman, Others

PDP Convention: Jonathan Leads Reconciliation Team, Visits Suleiman, Others

Former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, in Abuja, began a move to reconcile aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, following the Saturday’s national convention. The move by the former President is to douse tension generated among members of the PDP over the outcome of the convention. Jonathan assembled a team of his loyalists, who according to Punch, would visit aggrieved aspirants with a view to appealling to them to forget about their grievances…

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PDP Convention: Wike, Secondus Visit Bode George

PDP Convention: Wike, Secondus Visit Bode George

Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and the newly elected National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, have visited a former Deputy National Chairman of the PDP, Chief Bode George. Wike and Secondus visited George at his Maitama home, Abuja, to seek his cooperation following the rancour that followed the national convention of the party. George, who was one of the chairmanship aspirants, had stepped down less than 24 hours to…

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Fani-Kayode Blasts Amaechi Over Comments On 2019 Elections

Fani-Kayode Blasts Amaechi Over Comments On 2019 Elections

Former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has fired back at ex-Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, over his comments on the 2019 elections. Amaechi stated this during a special thanksgiving at the Abundant Life Evangelical Mission (ALEM) in Port Harcourt, Sunday. He further urged Nigerians to rededicate themselves and restore their commitment to God ahead of the 2019 general elections. Fani-Kayode writing on his Twitter page Monday evening, unleashed a barrage of insults at the…

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Fayose Reacts To Uche Secondus Emergence As PDP’s National Chairman

Fayose Reacts To Uche Secondus Emergence As PDP’s National Chairman

Ayodele Fayose, Governor of Ekiti State, has congratulated Uche Secondus over his emergence as the new National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Fayose, who is the Chairman of the PDP Governors Forum sent his congratulatory message in a tweet. The governor also congratulated all those who participated in the elective national convention but lost. Fayose further called for the unification of all party members ahead of 2019 elections. “I congratulate our party’s new…

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PDP Convention: Wike Denies Insulting Yorubas

PDP Convention: Wike Denies Insulting Yorubas

Nyesom Wike, Governor of Rivers State, has denied insinuations that he insulted people of the South East in the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Wike said this in Abuja while dismissing claims that he tried to hijack the weekend’s National Convention of the party. The governor urged party Chieftains to be good winners and losers. He said, “When people want something, you hear all sorts of stories. Someone comes to you that he wants your support…

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2019: No Northerner Alive Can Beat Buhari – Presidency

2019: No Northerner Alive Can Beat Buhari – Presidency

Lauretta Onochie, Special Assistant on New Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, has reacted to the outcome of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Convention in Abuja. The elective convention which produced a South-South member , Uche Secondus as the National Chairman of PDP, was held on Saturday in Abuja. In a tweet on Sunday, the Presidential aide while agreeing with an Abuja based lawyer, Daniel Bwalla, said 2019 will swing in favour of Buhari. She…

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No2019: Rochas Son-In-Law Uche Nwosu Endorsed For Governor By Imo Assembly

No2019: Rochas Son-In-Law Uche Nwosu Endorsed For Governor By Imo Assembly

The Imo state assembly has urged Governor Rochas Okorocha’s son-in-law, Uche Nwosu, to run for the number one position in the state in 2019, stating that it will support him. At the moment, Nwosu is the Chief of Staff at the Imo state Government House. According to Henry Ezediaro, the House Committee Chairman on Petroleum, Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission and Niger Delta Development Commission, Nwosu is the most qualified candidate. “After meeting…

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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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