Lagos: Tinubu’s Absence Divides Party

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By Bayo Bernard Before the former Lagos state governor and All Progressives Congress, APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu boarded his private jet, Dassault Falcon-900DX (VP-CBT) three weeks ago to Abuja, the nation’s capital, all was well with the state chapter of the party. While on the less than one hour journey to Nigeria’s seat of power all that dominated his mind was how to rein in, or as some put it, to whip into line all APC lawmakers in the National Assembly to support the candidature of Ahmed…

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NASS Tussle: Tinubu Relocates To Abuja

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By Akinwale Kasali In a quest to impose Femi Gbajabiamila and Ahmed Lawan as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and Senate President in the 9th Assembly, All Progressives Congress, APC, leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has relocated to Abuja to further strategize and plot the imposition of his candidates on members of the House of Assembly. Since last week, Tinubu has shifted base from his Bourdillion abode in Lagos to the country’s seat of power, Abuja, in a bid to perfect his plan. However, his absence in Lagos,…

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Ekiti: Crisis In APC Over Fayemi Commissioners’ List

By Ayodele Oni, Ado Ekiti The nomination of 14 commissioner designates by Ekiti state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi is causing disquiet in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress, APC in the state. Governor Fayemi had early this week forwarded their names to the State House of Assembly for confirmation after what seemed like an endless wait. And two days after they received the list, the lawmakers, dominated by card carrying members of People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) confirmed them. They will be sworn in next Tuesday. One glaring thing about…

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APC In Crisis Over Imposition Of Principals In 9th Assembly

By Akinwale Kasali The ruling political party, All Progressives Congress, APC, is presently swimming in trouble waters over it’s imposition of principal officers into the national assembly. There are some anointed candidates by the top chieftain of the party to become the Senate President and the Speaker of the house of Representatives, but this not augur well with some other members of the assembly from the party also eyeing the top seat in the assembly. Following this development, trouble is looming for APC as some members are battle ready to…

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Ogun Assembly Majority Leader quits APM, returns to APC

Majority Leader in Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyinka Mafe, on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of his membership of the Allied Peoples Movement. Mafe, who represents Sagamu 1 State Constituency in the Assembly, stated in his withdrawal letter read at Plenary by the Speaker, Mr. Suraj Adekunbi, that he had returned to the All Progressives Congress. “I had earlier written a letter to leave APC. I write to officially withdraw the letter and I wish to notify you that I remain a member of APC Next Level, “ he stated. The…

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Senate Presidency: Internal wranglings Within APC May Give PDP An Advantage

By Uche Mbah The All Progressives Congress, APC’s insistence that the Senate President must come from their Party, and that it must have to be Ahmed Lawan has been generating some rancor within the party, with senators with eyes on the pie vowing to fight solo if the Adams Oshiomhole led party will not backtrack. Although efforts are ongoing to reconcile the warring parties, it may hamper the party’s chances if not diplomatically handled. It will be recalled that the APC has settled on Lawan, with the Party Chairman, Adams…

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Ogun 2019: Royal Rumble

By Akinwale Kasali With few days to the 2019 governorship election in Ogun State, politicking, alignment and re-alignment of political bigwigs is at its peak. Canvassing and soliciting of votes from the electorates in the state is also on the high as politicians are jostling for the electorates, promising them (electorates) juicy packages in other to have their votes. No doubt, the battle for the Oke Mosan seat will be fierce among the leading contenders which include; Allied Peoples’ Movement, APM, candidate, Abdulkabir Akinlade, All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Dapo…

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February 23: How Supporters “Hawk” Atiku, Buhari in Calabar

By Chidiebere Onyemaizu. While the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, battles with the backlash that has come with the aborted Presidential and National Assembly elections, PDP and APC partisans in Calabar, Cross River state, are utilizing the one week widow provided by it to engage in informal, inter-personal campaign for their preferred candidate. Agents of the two parties are visible in restaurants, cabs, Keke, newspaper stands, fuel stations among other public places, informally soliciting for support for their principals. Their modus operandi?  In a restaurant, for example, a middle-aged man sipping a…

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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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