Ahead Guber Polls, Tension and Division Persist in Cross River APC

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu Beneath the tranquility that pervades Cross River’s political turf lies debilitating tension in the state chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC. Internal wrangling in the party has defied all mediation efforts. The 2019 gubernatorial election is 34 days away and indications are that in Cross River, APC is going into the election a divided house. Crisis erupted in Cross River Chapter of APC during ward, local government and state congress of the party leaving the party polarized down the line after parallel congresses produced two factional state…

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February 16: Politicians, Multinationals Jittery Over War of Words On Interim Government

By Uche Mbah The allegations and counter allegations emanating from the two major contending political parties, the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the plan for interim government have sent jitters down the spine of the political class, with politicians and business men alike going back to the drawing board  to factor such eventuality into their political calculations. Already, many multinational blue chip companies, this Magazine learnt, are planning on skeletal services from the beginning of February until the election is over. Most expatriate workers…

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Reactions Trail Oshiomhole’s Statement

By Akinwale Kasali Chairman of the ruling political party, All Progressives Congress, APC,  Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole, is in the news again over his comment that ‘Once you join the APC, your sins are forgiven’. Mixed reaction has however trailed the statement, as the social media has been awashed with criticism and counter-criticism trailing the statement of the former Edo State governor. At the APC rally in Benin, Edo State, Oshiomhole while receiving defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and other political parties said that since they have joined the…

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2019 Polls: The Battle For Oke Mosan, Amosun Optimistic Of Akinlade’s Triumph

By Akinwale Kasali Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State is bent on installing his protege, Abdulkabir Akinlade as the next governor of the Gateway State after is exit from Oke Mosan, the state’s seat of power, come 29th May, 2019. Amosun had earlier thought that Akinalde will win the All Progressives Congress, APC, primary in the state, but he was disappointed that his anointed candidate was not given the party’s gubernatorial ticket, forcing Amosun’s camp and loyalists to defect to Allied People’s Movement, APM. During the rally of APM at…

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2019: FG Clampdown On Opposition Intensifies, Opposition Warns on Rigging

By Uche Mbah Despite warnings by the opposition and predictions by western intelligentsia, there appeared to be a desperation to clamp down on opposition and international donor agencies as long as their position is at variance with the position of the ruling party, the opposition has alleged. This comes on the heels of the alleged freezing of the accounts of Peter Obi, the vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP The PDP had earlier in the year warned of the plan by the APC led government to clamp…

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APC Jittery Over PDP Sokoto Rally, Plans counter Strategies

By Uche Mbah Reports of the Political rally, organized by the People’s Democratic Party, PDP,  in Sokoto, appears to have unsettled the All Progressives Congress as reactions began to trail the Rally. Investigations indicate that the rally was devoid of personality attacks but more of issue based campaign. One of the dignitaries that appeared at the rally was former president Goodluck Jonathan from neighboring Chad, with which Sokoto has a boundary-thereby tacitly admitting the ruling party is weak in border control. But Shehu Sanni, the garrulous former APC senator, countered…

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Defection: Why Okorocha’s Courage Failed Him; May Face APC’s Hammer

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu The Source has learnt that fear of slipping into oblivion politically rather than the desire to stay and ensure president Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in Imo state nay the entire South east in the February 16,2018 presidential election played huge part in Governor Rocha’s Okorocha’s decision to stay back in the All Progressives Congress, APC while his preferred successor and son-in-law, Uche Nwosu moved to the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP to actualise his  governorship ambition following APC and INEC’s refusal to recognise him as the party’s governorship candidate…

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Okorocha Pledges Allegiance To APC

By Akinwale Kasali Imo State Governor, Rochas Owelle Okorocha has said that he is still an active member of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, and he remains unshakable in his quest to lead the party to victory come 2019. Okorocha made this known at the Government House, Owerri, during a media parley. He also stressed that the candidate of the party in the state for the 2019 gubernatorial poll, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, remained the best candidate for the election in the state. The outspoken governor said that national chairman…

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No Tears For Shehu Sani

By Comfort Obi Nigeria may lose the contributions of one of its celebrated Senators when a new National Assembly wil be, all things being equal,  inaugurated in June 2019. Senator Shehu Sani, Kaduna Central, has resigned his membership of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Pint-sized, but lion-hearted, Sani is, without a doubt, one of the most courageous and effective Senators in the current  NASS. He does not suffer fools gladly. He has the right words for every situation. He is not one of the deaf and dumb Senators. He is not…

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