Politics

Atiku group makes case for the less-privileged in Enugu

By Mary Okoh
Enugu

Niger 2019 governorship: Non-indigenes back Nasko

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

Some non-indigenes resident in parts of Niger State have endorsed the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) standard bearer, Alhaji Umar Mohammed Nasko, for the state governorship seat.

  The non-indigenes on the platform of Inter Community Relations Committee (ICRC), led by Chief Ogunsola Ajayi, visited the PDP flag bearer, Umar Nasko, at his residence in Minna where they also declared their support for him ahead of the next year’s governorship election.

APC Senator dumps party in Niger

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

The Senator representing Niger-South senatorial district in the National Assembly, Alhaji Abdullahi Mustapha, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after describing the entire exercise that brought ridicule to the party as, ‘Kangaroo election’.

 Citing high level injustice meted out to him during and after the primaries in Niger State as one of his reasons for dumping the ruling party, Mustapha however did not state his next political destination.

2019 Guber: Christians advocate Moslem-Christian ticket in Niger

By Ummi Ismaeel,

Minna

Christians in Niger State have condemned the major political political parties in the state for ignoring their demand to pick Christians as the running mates of their governorship candidates in the 2019 election.

  They also said that they would soon commence mobilization of members to be actively involved in politics and politicking to end relegation to the background.

Stop fighting your brother, Northern youths caution Igbo politicians

By Valentine Amanze

Northern Youth Leaders Forum (NYLF) has cautioned South-East leaders to stop using youths who are not even Northerners  to fight their brother.

  They were reacting to the statement credited to one Comrade Elliot Afiyo on behalf of Northern youths. 

  The  statement called for the Presidential flag-bearer of the PDP to  look for another running mate that would be acceptable to them, saying that they would not support the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, for being anti-North.

Buhari group tasks Nigerian youth on 2019 general election

By Mary Okoh,
Enugu

Niger APC locks out Sen. Umaru's supporters out of party secretariat

By Ummi Ismaeel-Minna

The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State on Wednesday resurfaced as supporters of the party’s senatorial candidate, David Umaru, were locked out of the state party secretariat beside Zarumai Secondary School, Minna.

  Umaru is one of the three Senators that lost to Sani Musa (Sani 313) in the party primaries which held two weeks ago in the state. But despite failure to make it at the polls, the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) gave him automatic ticket against the odds.

Obi not anti-North, not sponsoring IPOB, says aide

By Valentine Amanze

Primaries: How Amosun, Shehu Sani lost out – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday opened up on the circumstances leading to the loss suffered by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State and Senator Shehu Sani (Kaduna Central) in the just concluded primary elections of the party. It said the losses were not borne out of any conspiracy against them by the leadership of the party, but were as a result of the party’s insistence in allowing the will of the people to prevail.

APC paying hack writers to smear Atiku, Obi – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of paying millions of naira to hack writers to spin negative narratives with a view to creating an impression of disagreement and bad blood among its leaders and members.

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