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2023: PDP, APC battle for the soul of Ebonyi

Since the country returned to civilian rule on May, 29,1999, Ebonyi state has remained under the rule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) until the incumbent governor, David Umahi, defected from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2020.
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Ebonyi PDP chairman, others join APC

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ebonyi State, yesterday suffered a major setback as its embattled chairman, Onyekachi Nwebonyi, formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Oyo governor, Seyi Makinde, says he's opening discussions with COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to get a sufficient supply for residents of the state.

Oyo 2023: Why we adopted Governor Makinde for second term – PDP stakeholders

Stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogbomoso Zone have risen in defence of their decision to adopt Governor Seyi Makinde for a second term in office, declaring that the governor has firmly positioned Ogbomoso’s economy on the global pedestal.
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APC receives defectors in Southern Kaduna

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday received over 2000 defectors from other political parties in Southern Kaduna in Kaduna State.
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Ogun APC receives defected lawmakers

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker Committee in Ogun on Wednesday received five out of the seven lawmakers who recently defected from the Allied People’s Movement (APM) to the APC at the party secretariat in Abeokuta.
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Former PDP lawmaker, others defect to APC in Enugu

A former member of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Obinna Okenwa, on Sunday defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Seven lawmakers in the Ogun State House of Assembly, who were loyalists of serving senator representing Ogun Central, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday night dumped their party and returned to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Senator Amosun’s seven loyalists in Ogun assembly dump APM, return to APC

Seven lawmakers in the Ogun State House of Assembly, who were loyalists of serving senator representing Ogun Central, former Governor Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday night dumped their party and returned to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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Ogun Assembly minority leader, six others defect to APC

The lawmakers announced their defection in separate letters read by the Speaker, Mr Olakunle Oluomo (APC – Ifo I) during a plenary in Abeokuta.
Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ex-Governor Fayose’s ally dumps PDP for APC in Ekiti

Former State Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and strong ally of ex-Governor Ayodele Fayose, Dr Tope Aluko, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

APC, NRM supporters defect to PDP in Zamfara

All Progressives Congress (APC) and National Rescue Movement (NRM) supporters in Gusau Local Government Area of Zamfara have defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
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‘We joined APC to sack PDP in Adamawa’

Sen Abdulaziz Nyako, who left the APC towards the 2019 elections to become the governorship candidate of African Democratic Congress (ADC) and led the ADC to fuse into the APC during the weekend, said he and the other prominent politicians coming into the APC were resolved to forge an united front against PDP.
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Abia assemblyman: 7 PDP, APGA assemblymen ready to join APC

The Deputy Minority Leader and member representing Bende North in Abia State House of Assembly, Hon Chijioke Chukwu, said no fewer than seven members from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the House will between now and April, defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
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PDP supporters defect to APC in Zamfara

A group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters in Kungurki Ward in Kaura Namoda Local Government Area (LGA) of Zamfara has defected to All Progressives Congress (APC).
Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, has disclosed that the US$50 million University of Transportation, Daura, scheduled to take off September next year will be built free of charge by the Chinese government.

Rotimi Amaechi: What I say’ll happen in Rivers

The Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Amaechi, has stated that what ever he says in the state would happen, adding that he would soon return.

Senator Kalu flags of road projects in Abia North

The ambience of Arochukwu community Local Government Area located in Abia North of Abia State adorned a merrily look on Saturday as the Chief Whip of the Senate ,Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, performed the groundbreaking for the construction of 2km road in the local government.
The National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, “He is fully aware of the constitutional implication of his decision to defect to another party; which is that he cannot continue to occupy the seat of the PDP in the Senate.

PDP: Nigerians already ‘stoning’ APC for failure in governance

The Peoples Democratic Party says the prophecy of Chief Tony Momoh that the All Progressives Congress and its leaders will be stoned for failure has come to pass as Nigerians are already stoning them with the words of their mouths.
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, presiding over plenary on Tuesday at the National Assembly, Abuja.2

Senator Lawan: President Buhari has achieved so much with little resources

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan on Thursday advanced reasons why the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will continue to harvest defectors from the opposition parties.

Official: 69 ex-councillors, others defect to PDP in Zamfara

At least 69 former Councillors and 14 local government council secretaries have announced their defection from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party in Zamfara State.
Governor Nyesom Wike on Tuesday claimed the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, spent the sum of N10 billion to fight him during the 2019 governorship election.

Governor Wike: APC continues to give excuses on failed promises

He asked the APC defectors, “Are things better today? So why do you allow people to tell you lies? How long can you continue to listen to the lies of the All Progressives Congress? They have nothing for Nigerians. It is unfortunate that there was a conspiracy to remove a Niger Delta person as President”.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo guber: Third force is tough fraud – government

Hours after the deputy governor, Hon Agboola Ajayi, formally defected to Zenith Labour Party, the Ondo state government has described the emergence of the third force as “tough fraud”.
Seoul Central District prosecutors received a criminal complaint against Kim Yo Jong from a Seoul-based lawyer and had started an investigation, a spokeswoman told AFP.

South Korean prosecutors begin probe into Kim Jong Un’s sister

Seoul prosecutors have opened an unprecedented probe into North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister over Pyongyang’s blowing up of a liaison office last month, officials said Thursday.
The meeting came hours after Kim Yo Jong, the sister of North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, slammed South Korea as the enemy and said Seoul would soon witness the collapse of a useless liaison office in the border town of Kaesong.

Kim Jong-un’s sister hints at military action against South Korea over defections

A day after Pyongyang hinted at possible military action against its neighbour, South Korea’s Unification Ministry has called out North Korea for not honouring past agreements between the two countries.

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The caucus, in a statement by its Leader, Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, called on President Buhari to without further delay, inaugurate a governing board for the NDDC as required by the Act establishing the commission.

Ramadan: House minority caucus urges peace, national reawakening

The Minority Caucus in the House of Representatives has called on Nigerians to use the Holy month of Ramadan to rekindle the spirit of selflessness, love and tolerance towards one another and supplications to God to intervene in the many challenges facing the nation.
Bukayo Saka found the back of the net in the Premier League for the first time in his career in Arsenal’s game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.

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UAE is mediating between India and Pakistan – diplomat

The United Arab Emirates’ envoy to Washington confirmed the Gulf state is mediating between India and Pakistan to help the nuclear-armed rivals reach a “healthy and functional” relationship
The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.

Nigerian armed forces college to award master’s degree in security studies

The Commandant, Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC), Ebenezer Alade, has announced the college’s plans to begin a master’s degree in Security Studies.
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US to impose sanctions on Russia for cyber-attacks

The US government is set to issue a wide range of sanctions against Russia, according to reports.

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Dangote Sugar denies involvement in price fixing

Dangote Sugar Refinery PLC (DSR) has denied an online publication claiming the company’s involvement in price-fixing and not transparently engaged in any Backward Integration Programme as claimed.
Minister of Youths and Sports Development Sunday Dare has expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with COVID-19 protocols by athletes and officials participating in the 20th National Sports Festival (NSF) in Benin.

NSF: We’ve surpassed our expectations in swimming – Bayelsa coach

The coach of Bayelsa’s swimming team, Gentle Offoin, says the team has surpassed its expectations at the ongoing 20th National Sports Festival (NSF), Edo 2020.
Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State For Petroleum Resources, on Friday said the Nigerian Oil and Gas Park Scheme (NOGAPS) at Emeyal, Ogbia Local Government Area, Bayelsa will create at least 2,000 jobs on completion.

Minister: Bayelsa oil, gas park to create 2,000 jobs

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