APC Will Lose Election Without Alliance With New PDP-Elrufai
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IN ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY PREMIUM TIMES: El RUFAI CONCEDES DEFEAT
The opposition leader also said age should not be a barrier to leadership.
The interim deputy publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, APC,
Nasir El-Rufai, has stated that the need for an ”incremental change”
made it inevitable for the opposition party to seek alliance with strong
and willing politicians across the country.
The former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory made this known
at the ongoing 15th edition of the Lagos Book and Art Festival, LABAF,
during a discussion focused on his book, The Accidental Public Servant. Add a comment
Sule Lamido To Jubril Aminu: Shut Up!
Speaking at a press briefing yesterday at the national headquarters of the party, PDP publicity secretary Olisa Metuh said the action of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) was constitutional and followed precedence, citing provisions of the party’s constitution and previous happenings in the party to buttress his point.
Justifying the suspension of Baraje, Oyinlola, Jaja and Kazaure, Metuh said the briefing became necessary given the reports, comments and statements arising from the NWC’s action. He said the constitution of the party expressly empowers the NWC to act on behalf of the National Executive Committee (NEC), adding that the allegation of lack of fair hearing by the suspended members is “premature” until they face the party’s Disciplinary Committee.
“It is trite law that as a member of the National Executive Committee of which Alhaji Kawu Baraje is, as a member of the Board of Trustees having been a national chairman automatically is a member of the Board of Trustees. Oyinlola, having been national secretary is a member of Board of Trustees. Dr. Sam Sam Jaja, having been a deputy national chairman is automatically a member of BoT. So only the NEC in our constitution can discipline or entertain matters pertaining to discipline of those people. However, he said, that is not the true position of the law. Add a comment
Sule Lamido Abandons Amaechi and co in Sokoto to Secure Son's Release in Abuja
Following the arrests of his sons by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission's arrest of his sons over money laundering, Jigawa State governor, Sule Lamido, has abandoned his colleagues in the Amaechi led NGF in Sokoto where they had gone for political discussions under the guise of a retreat to discuss the FAAC, for Abuja for the purpose of securing the release of his two sons.
The siblings are Aminu Lamido, a 2010 graduate of Mass communication of Bayero University, and Mustapha Lamido, an alumni of the University of Abuja.
The brothers were arrested in Kano and have been flown to Abuja at the wee hours of yesterday.
The EFCC had quietly investigated and found accounts which had been in receipt of monies from the Jigawa state government since Lamido took office. These accounts are allegedly controlled by Lamido and his sons.Add a comment
University of Lagos Offers Degree in Credit Card Fraud-Popular US Writer, Ann Coulter Sats
In a weird confluence of the nation's two most pressing issues -- Obamacare and our insane immigration laws -- this week we found out that the tens of thousands of "navigators" hired by the government to enroll people in Obamacare will include convicted felons.
Despite some "navigators" having already been exposed as having arrest warrants against them, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has no plans to screen out the criminals. (But rest assured: If your identity is stolen as a result of trying to sign up for Obamacare, no one will be more upset about it than President Obama.)
Maybe it's a blessing that the Obamacare website has crashed more often than the Soviet Union's commercial air fleet did. Add a comment
I Want PDP to Die - Atiku's Son
A son of a former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, named Ahmed, has said that his preference is for the People's Democratic Party to die. Ahmed's father, Atiku Abubakar, had defected from the ruling party in 2007 to contest for the Presidency on the platform of the defunct Action Congress. He was only allowed back into the party on the intervention of current president, Goodluck Jonathan who he contested against unsuccessfully.
Now, Atiku has joined a group of rebel governors to form a faction of the ruling party called the new PDP. The nPDP is currently facing some issues as they have had several setbacks ranging from unfavorable court judgments to a failure to be recognized by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. Add a comment
After Suspension, Expulsion is Next for Baraje, Olagunsoye and Co
Following the seeming breakdown of truce talks between the warring parties in the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party appears set to wield the big stick: it plots the expulsion of the leadership of the factional group that was suspended on Monday.
Those suspended by the PDP’s National Working Committee (NWC) are Abubakar Kawu Baraje, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Sam Sam Jaja and Ibrahim Kazaure who were chairman, secretary, deputy chairman and zonal vice-chairman respectively of the breakaway “new PDP”.
But the planned expulsion of the factional leadership of the “new PDP” is coming on the heels of reports that the four suspended leaders have rejected the action which came three days after the Court of Appeal in Abuja ordered the reinstatement of Oyinlola as national secretary of the PDP. They have also vowed not to appear before the Umaru Dikko-led Disciplinary Committee of the party. Add a comment
Breaking: Nigeria Responds to U.S. Classification of Boko Haram as Terrorist Group
The Nigerian Government has responded to this weeks classification of Boko Haram and Ansaru as terrorist groups. The government responded through the Nigerian embassy to the United States which issued a statement calming proposed investors.Add a comment
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