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  • PDP convention : Aspirants opposed to PortHarcourt venue are against Rivers, Niger Delta- Wike

    PDP convention : Aspirants opposed to PortHarcourt venue are against Rivers, Niger Delta- Wike



    PDP convention : Aspirants opposed to PortHarcourt venue  are against Rivers, Niger Delta- Wike

    Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has slammed Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) presidential aspirants allegedly opposed to the holding of October 5 and 6 national Convention in Port Harcourt, saying they are by their action showing they are against the economic interest of the state and Niger Delta.

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  • Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume

    Saraki can only win elections in Kwara – Senator Ndume



    Senator representing Borno South in the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, has dismissed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s presidential ambition, describing it as a pipe dream and “not a threat to President Muhammadu Buhari’s second-term bid”.

    Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling APC to the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party, is aspiring to be the country’s next president in the 2019 general elections.

    Speaking as a guest of the News Agency of Nigeria Forum in Abuja, however, Ndume, who was an ally of the Senate President until they fell out in 2017 said, Saraki can only win elections in his home state, Kwara.

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    “I think it is good he is going for the presidency of Nigeria and he will see that it is only Kwara people that will vote for him, not Nigerians.

    “We are waiting. At best, you will see that maybe people from North Central will vote (for him) because that is where he is from, but I do not think Saraki will be Nigeria’s president.

    “When you present President Buhari and Saraki for people to choose from, the difference is very clear.’’

    Since his declaration for the presidential race, Saraki has said at different fora that the country was in need of a leader like him with the “demonstrable capacity to unite the nation’’.

    But Ndume said Saraki could not be trusted with the country’s leadership, having used his position as Senate President to “antagonise and sabotage’’ the current government.

    (NAN)

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  • Why I want to be president – David Mark

    Why I want to be president – David Mark



    Sen. David Mark, a presidential aspirant under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, says his quest to be president is to develop the capacity women and youth in the country.

    Mark, a former Senate President, made the remarks on Monday at the PDP secretariat in Birnin Kebbi  while canvassing for support from PDP leaders and delegates from Kebbi State.

    “I will be more committed to add value to our women and the youth if elected as President in 2019.

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    “I believe that the future of this country depends on women and youth development; they are playing a vital role in the development this country.

    ”I am seeking the Peoples Democratic Party ticket to contest the 2019 presidential polls to also bring about peace and development to the entire people of Nigeria,” he said.

    According to him, the experience he garnered during his service in the military and as a legislator places him in vantage position to offer more quality service to Nigeria.

    Mark however told the delegates that he would accept the outcome of the PDP presidential primary.

    Earlier, the state PDP Chairman, Alhaji Haruna Saadu described the former Senate President as the kind of leader Nigerians need to stabilize and reposition the country in all sectors.

    Saadu added that Mark and other presidential aspirants under the party were people of integrity, vision and statesmanship, and had earned good reputation through the public offices they have held.

    (NAN)

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  • CBN, stakeholders lament gender inequality in financial sector

    CBN, stakeholders lament gender inequality in financial sector



    CBN, stakeholders lament gender inequality in financial sector

    THE Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, and stakeholders have lamented persistence of gender inequality in the financial sector.

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  • ICYMI: We opted for indirect primaries after consensus failed –Ogun APC

    ICYMI: We opted for indirect primaries after consensus failed –Ogun APC



    SUNDAY ABORISADE

    The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State, Chief Derin Adebiyi, said the party has opted for indirect primary in the state when it appeared that the consensus and the direct options might not work.

    Adebiyi, who stated this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Friday, explained that the party initially settled for the consensus arrangement but had to embrace the direct option when the former was rejected by some members.

    He added that the state chapter of the party had to dump direct primary following an obvious reality that the national secretariat of the party was not forthcoming with an up-to-date membership register and cards.

    Adebiyi said, “We actually opted for the consensus arrangement in Ogun State after the NEC meeting in Abuja but we later discovered that the arrangement did not go down well with some of our people; so, we settled for direct option.

    “Many state chapters complained that they don’t have an up-to-date register of their members and the national executive promised to provide it and the membership cards.

    “Since the registration that we did between 2014 and 2015, nobody had been given membership card and the register had yet to be provided by our national body.”

    The party chairman explained that his one-week trip to Abuja to get the necessary materials did not yield any positive result.

    Adebiyi added, “The national executive promised to provide all the materials within one week. I was in Abuja throughout last week (penultimate week) from Monday to Saturday; we did not get either the register or the membership cards.

    “I then made up my mind that the national leadership of the party is not ready for us on the issue of direct primary. Therefore, when we got home, I informed my executive about the situation.

    “We therefore made up our mind that the direct option would not be an alternative to the consensus which was also no longer feasible in many areas.”

    He further explained that after the party’s stakeholders meeting in Abeokuta penultimate Saturday, where a consensus list was released, it was discovered that many leaders were against it.

    Adebiyi stated, “We reviewed the feedback we received from our people across the state and discovered that the consensus arrangement failed to scale through in many areas.

    “We have now decided that we will go for indirect primaries because we already have our delegates on the ground.”

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  • BAD LEADERSHIP: Tambuwal blasts Buhari

    BAD LEADERSHIP: Tambuwal blasts Buhari



    BAD LEADERSHIP: Tambuwal blasts Buhari

    A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential aspirant, and governor of Sokoto State, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, has lamented the pathetic state of affairs in the country under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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  • Ribadu joins Adamawa gov race

    Ribadu joins Adamawa gov race



    Former EFCC boss, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has formally declared his intention to challenge incumbent Governor Muhamadu Bindow for the 2019 Adamawa State governorship ticket under the All Progressives Congress.

    Addressing party official at the state secretariat on Saturday in Yola, Ribadu said Gov. Bindow has performed below expectation, as such the APC needs a new face to make a difference.

    “Give me the chance and opportunity to make the difference.

    “Our dear state is facing a number of developmental challenges that require urgent, holistic and strategic handling.

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    “We do not need cosmetics, which do not address fundamental issues that are the cornerstone to our development as a people.

    ” It takes visionary leadership with capacity and modern thinking to provide that needed redirection, beyond deceptive makeup.

    “It is this much-needed leadership that I promise to offer to our people.

    “I come with genuine intention and I have a burning passion to change the fortunes of our people for good.

    “With all sense of humility, I believe I possess the requisite credentials, both academic and character, required to move this state forward.

    “I will run an all-inclusive government where all stakeholders like you truly have stakes,” Ribadu said.

    He urged party officials to ensure level playing ground for all aspirants.

    “As we move into the primaries, what we require from you, our party leaders, is an utmost level of responsibility by allowing free and fair contest.

    ” We cannot afford to manipulate our party into failure. Injustice can never stand. Even if it does, it would be on shaky foundations which can collapse at any time.

    “Therefore, skewing a process like the primaries to favour one person, even though unpopular, may only lead our great party to failure, something no genuine party member would desire.”

    (NAN)

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  • After Adeosun, When Goes Obono-Obla?

    After Adeosun, When Goes Obono-Obla?



    After Adeosun, When Goes Obono-Obla?

    For several months, the presidency refused to speak up on the erstwhile Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun’s National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) exemption certificate forgery scandal. And when the Chairman, Presidential Anti-Corruption Advisory Committee, Prof. Itse Sagay, did speak, the constitutional lawyer blurted rather gleefully: “I do not see anything serious about it…. If I were President Buhari, I would never, ever touch that woman because she’s damn good”.

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  • Accusations, allegations from PDP sign of impeding loss – APC

    Accusations, allegations from PDP sign of impeding loss – APC



    Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja

    The APC Campaign Council for the Osun Governorship election has described the allegations and accusations emanating from the camp of the PDP ahead of Saturday’s polls as a manifestation of the fear of impending defeat.

    In a statement in Osogbo on Friday, the Council’s Media Committee Chairman and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the PDP and its chorus singers had resorted into such flimsy and unsubstantiated allegations because defeat is now staring the party’s candidate in the face.

    He also said those who were shouting about an alleged rigging and thuggery plan by the APC in Osun State were only acting true to type, adding that such persons were the certified architects of rigging and thuggery, not minding that their alleged murderous thugs that had been sequestered and the rigging capability clearly curtailed.

    He said, “The PDP and some of its top members have accused INEC, the police and other security agencies as well as the NYSC of all sorts of things. They have made allegations of thuggery and rigging against the APC. None of the accusations has been substantiated. If only the party had invested its energy in preparing for the election, it may not have become so jittery.

    “Unfortunately, the die is cast and the PDP has seen the handwriting on the wall, hence the party’s slip into the panic mode.

    “On our part, we have confidence in the various institutions saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a successful election in Osun State. We have no need for thuggery or rigging because the people are solidly behind us.”

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  • ‘All the project’s we have been doing are inherited projects’

    ‘All the project’s we have been doing are inherited projects’



    ‘All the project’s we have been doing are inherited projects’

    THE organised labour on Thursday said that the country needs $3 trillion to address its infrastructure deficit.

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