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Sunday, 5 July 2020

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, distances self from Hushpuppi



Former Nigerian Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has denied having any affiliation with embattled alleged fraudster, Hushpuppi.

Recently, ruling party, APC released a statement in which it urged the EFCC and other security agencies to investigate the links between Hushpuppi and some PDP chieftains.

The party in its statement stated that Hushpuppi has been photographed with Atiku and some other PDP stalwarts like Bukola Saraki, Dino Melaye, and Yakubu Dogara and so they should be investigated to determine if they have any link with the socialite. Reacting to the statement by the ruling party, Paul Ibe, media aide to the former Vice President, said the photo of Atiku and Hushpuppi making the rounds was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as is being speculated. Read the statement from Ibe below,

It is curious that the All Progressives Congress is mischievously trying to link Atiku Abubakar to the alleged fraudster, Ramon Abbas, AKA Hushpuppi, simply because he was photographed with Atiku at an event where many Nigerians had gathered.

For the avoidance of doubt, it was a mere photo-op and not at any meeting as being ingloriously speculated. We would advise the APC and Mr. Nabena to be very mindful of such senseless statements in the future especially as the case under reference is a subject of litigation in another country.

Had they been more sensitive, they would have come to terms with the reality that the case is a national embarrassment – not something to cheer about for any political blackmail.”


Saturday, 4 July 2020

Bukola Saraki distances himself from Hushpuppi



Bukola Saraki distances himself from Hushpuppi following APC's call for an investigation into his alleged link with the suspected fraudster

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has distanced himself from Hushpuppi after the ruling All Progressives Congress APC called for an investigation into his alleged links with the suspected fraudster who was recently arrested in the United Arab Emirates and extradited to the United States.

APC in a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary Yekini Nabena today July 4, called on the relevant security agencies to investigate the links Hushpuppi had with some PDP stalwarts.

The party said the investigation is necessary considering the fact that many of PDP chieftains had several meetings in Dubai ahead of the 2019 general elections.

The statement read in part;

''That the PDP leadership turned Dubai into their “Strategic” meeting place ahead of the 2019 general elections in Nigeria and “Hushpuppi’s” affinity with the PDP leadership is not mere coincidence.

At different times, “Hushpuppi” was been photographed in Dubai meeting with the PDP’s 2019 presidential candidate, Alh. Atiku Abubakar; former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; former Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Senator Dino Melaye among other PDP stalwarts.

While relevant authorities investigate the nature of their relationship and business partnership, we also challenge the PDP leadership to do same by opening up on the nature of the relationship, particularly the kind of services the arrested “Hushpuppi” provided them.'' APC's statement read

In a swift reaction, Saraki in a statement released by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described as irresponsible and cheap politics the statement from APC in which it tried to link him with Hushpuppi.

Saraki in the statement said he has no form of association with the said suspect, Ramon Abbas otherwise known as Hushpuppi and neither does he know him in any way.

“The statement credited to the APC, the ruling party in our country, is one of the ways by which our anti-graft agencies are weakened and why the fight against corruption in the country is often viewed with 

suspicion by the international community. This is because when these cyber-crime suspects were operating freely and openly displaying wealth, the APC saw nothing bad in their activities. Also, the party at that time did not deem it necessary to call on the anti-graft agencies to investigate their activities.

Also, since the arrest of those cyber crime suspects and the subsequent damage to the image and the economy of Nigeria as well as the crisis it created for Nigerians engaged in lawful businesses across the world, the ruling party had been muted. The only time the APC deemed it necessary to make a statement was when it thought it should play dirty, cheap and irresponsible politics.

Dr. Saraki was the only political leader who has publicly made a statement through an Op-Ed article published in the Daily Trust newspaper of July 1, 2020 titled “Cyber Criminals: Confronting The Few Who Dent Many” and this opinion article had been widely circulated online and on other platforms. In that article, he strongly condemned the activities of these cyber criminals and called on the law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders to make decisive interventions to checkmate their activities. He has also got a research institution, the Politeia Institute, whose board he chairs to commence a research on the best ways to tackle the menace.

Such a noble intervention in tackling a menace is what Dr. Saraki believes in, not mudslinging and playing politics at the expense of the nation’s image. At this point, we call on the APC leadership to rein in the so-called Yekini Nabena and compel him to desist from making and circulating such malicious, odious and offensive claims”, the statement concluded.

Monday, 29 June 2020

Governor Obaseki Wins Certificate Forgery Case



A Federal High Court in Abuja has struck out a suit filed against the Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki accusing him of certificate forgery.

The plaintiffs, in the suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/553/2020 had accused Obaseki of forging his Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) certificate in Classical Studies from the University of Ibadan.

Listed as plaintiffs in the suit are Edobor Williams, Ugbesia Abudu Godwin and Amedu Dauda Anakhu.
The plaintiffs contended that the alleged certificate forgery contravenes section 182(1)(i) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). They prayed the court to among others, hold that Obaseki is “not qualified to run or seek election to the office of the governor of Edo State” in the forthcoming 2020 governorship election.

At the mention of the case on Monday, neither the plaintiffs nor their lawyers were in court. The defendant too was not represented.

In view of the development, Justice Anwuli Chiekere proceeded to strike out the suit.

Sunday, 28 June 2020

Obaseki receives PDP Certificate of Return



The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, on Saturday presented the party’s Certificate of Return to the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki.

He said the party was delighted to have the governor, who he said has seen first-hand, how the system and processes work within the PDP.

Secondus also presented the INEC nomination form to the governor.

In response, Obaseki said, “All that is left for one this afternoon is to tell you how I and my deputy are grateful to this great party. “In our hours of tribulation when we were pushed out in the raging storm you gave us the umbrella. By the grace of God, victory is going to be ours at the end of the day. “I want Mr. Chairman to thank my co-aspirants for being gracious enough to take the painful decision to step down after committing so much.” Obaseki also announced that he was running with his deputy governor, Philip Shuaibu, saying, “You don’t change a winning team.” Two of his co-aspirants who stepped down, Keneth Imasuagbon and Gideon Ikhine, also attended the event.

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Gov Wike pulls out of PDP reconciliation in Edo state,




Gov Wike pulls out of PDP reconciliation in Edo state, vows to fight those attacking him in PDP.

I told them that in Edo State, we must handle the issue carefully and carry everybody along. They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors.

They said because an order was obtained from a  Federal High Court in Port Harcourt, then I am responsible. .
I don't dislike critics, but I dislike people pontificating from a position of Ignorance - Chinua Achebe.I have had sleepless nights to resolve the issue in Edo state. The Governors of Edo, Adamawa, and Delta states, know what I have done to resolve the issues in Edo state.

As a result of this senseless accusation, I have pulled out of Edo State settlement. My integrity matters.

I have also directed my lawyer to write ThisDay Newspaper on the publication they made against me in their Tuesday,23rd June, 2020 edition.I know the members of the National Working Committee of PDP who connived with ThisDay. They are tax collectors. Let them challenge me and I will come out with more facts.
Nobody will rubbish me by raising false accusations against me. I will fight back.I will no longer participate in any reconciliation and I wonder why the NWC now wants to consult Governors of the party.
Why did the NWC not consult with Governors in the case of Bayelsa State?If PDP is not careful, the crisis in the All Progressive Congress (APC) would  be a child's play.

I am brought up not to accept injustice, and that is why I keep speaking out on national issues. Nobody in PDP can intimidate Rivers State.Nobody can threaten me because I said things must be done constitutionally. I will always continue to satisfy my conscience.
From now on, I want to concentrate on the development of Rivers State.

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Court stops Obaseki from PDP primary



A Federal High Court sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State has barred Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State from participating in the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary slated for Thursday, June 25, 2020.

According to the court documents, which were made available to our correspondent, the suit was instituted by one of the governorship aspirants on the PDP, Omoregie Ogbeide-Ihama, who had vowed not to step down for Obaseki.

Ogbeide-Ihama, prayed the court to stop Obaseki from participating in the primary on several grounds.

A major reason by Ogbeide-Ihama was that Obaseki recently joined the party and that only those who purchased the forms during the stipulated window before the waiver granted Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress, should be allowed to partake in the primaries.

While the primaries of the PDP was scheduled for June 25, the Independent National Electoral Commission had fixed the governorship election for September 19, 2020.

Sunday, 21 June 2020

Obaseki: Some APC governors are supporting me




Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, says some governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) are still supporting him despite his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obaseki announced his defection to the PDP on Thursday following his disqualification from the primary of the APC.

The APC panel had cited “defective” certificates as the reason for screening him out of the race.

But speaking with reporters after being screened by his new party, the governor the same certificates that the APC rejected were the ones he presented to the PDP screening committee without any issue. “The screening was fair, it was very professionally done. You could see objectivity and I presented all my certificates- my secondary school, higher school, university and my National Youth Service Certificates, so that they can look at them and see if there are inconsistencies in them. You can ask the screening committee if there are any inconsistencies in any of them.” On his support base, he said: “I thank God that I enjoy national support not just from my colleagues from the APC. I think the support is national. There are elder statesmen who are apolitical, there are traditional rulers. “I have people from different spectrum of the society who come around to support. Generally, I think Nigerians are generally fair-minded people. They are people who do not accept injustice. “From what I have seen over the past several weeks and months, the support is just across board. It is not just from APC governors alone.” If he clinches the PDP ticket, he would swap roles with his rival in 2016. Osagie Ize-Iyamu, whom he defeated in the last governorship election, has crossed over to the APC and he is believed to enjoy the support of the leadership of the party.

Adams Oshiomhole, suspended national chairman of the APC, is believed to be supporting Ize-Iyamu.

Oshiomhole was instrumental to bringing Obaseki to power.

Credit: The Cable

Thursday, 18 June 2020

PDP postpones primaries in Edo as Obaseki picks form



The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has shifted its primary election for the the September 19, 2020 governorship election in Edo State to June 23, 2020.

The primary election was earlier slated for June 19 and 20, was shifted to allow the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, who just defected to the party from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to take part in the election.

Obaseki is expected to obtain nomination form today.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Edo 2020: Obaseki resigns from APC




Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has resigned from the All Progressives Congress (APC) Obaseki announced his resignation after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. It can be recalled that the governor was disqualified by the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) from recontesting in the governorship election.

Mr Obaseki had also revealed he would take a decision on his membership of the APC after meeting with the Nigerian leader.

The governor has blamed his ordeal on the APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, with whom he has been involved in a bitter fight. The Edo governor is expected to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) whose leaders he has been meeting with since the APC’s decision.

Saturday, 13 June 2020

PDP reacts to shooting at the Presidential villa following an alleged fight in President Buhari's family




The People's Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the alleged shooting and security breaches within the precincts of the Presidential villa, just after report of an alleged fight in President Buhari's family gained attention on social media. 

The opposition party in a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbodiyan, expressed worry that the protracted spat between wife of the President Aisha and his aides degenerated into violent combats, raids and free use of firearms within the Presidential villa.

The PDP said the alleged incident points to the ''failure by President Buhari to provide leadership that can guarantee orderliness in governance and effectively ensure the security of the nation.''

The statement reads; 

“Our party is disturbed by such ugly situation in the Buhari Presidency, which has already heightened apprehensions in the public space over the apparent failure of security architecture and central command system in the presidency leading to such reckless and irresponsible breaches.
“The chaotic situation in the Presidential villa only points to the failure by President Buhari to provide a leadership that can guarantee orderliness in governance and effectively ensure the security of our nation. 
“The PDP notes that such leadership failure at the highest level has further exposed why our nation has been bedeviled by myriads of security and economic problems under President Buhari’s watch in the last five years.
“More worrisome is that the Buhari Presidency had failed to speak out on the frightening situation so as to reassure Nigerians and douse the tension in the polity; especially at this critical time when our nation is facing serious security challenges.
“The PDP therefore calls on President Buhari to take immediate steps to restore order in his Presidency and shield our security system from the division and power tussle among persons close to him.
“Our party also demands for an immediate inquest into the security breaches as well as the alleged violation of COVID-19 ban on inter-state travels by officials and relations of Mr. President, which was reported to be part of the immediate causes of latest disturbances in the Presidential villa.
“Furthermore, the PDP urges the National Assembly to save the nation by wading into the persistent infighting in the Buhari Presidency especially as those in charge of the Presidential villa have not demonstrated the required capacity to engender the needed orderliness for productive governance."

Thursday, 30 May 2019

Aside Being A Member Of PDP, Davido Performs At APC Governor’s Inauguration (See Photos)


Singer, Davido has put party differences aside to remember a late friend by performing at the inauguration ceremony of an APC governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

How Saraki Survived Four Years As Senate President Against All Odds


Temidayo Akinsuyi, Lagos

Saraki is not going to be the first senate president to be impeached and I doubt if he is going to be the last, but definitely he will be impeached according to law and to democratic norms-Adams Oshiomhole, August 2018

You Are Handicapped By Traumatic Feelings Of Loss Of Election - Tinubu To PDP


With inauguration of President Buhari for a second term around the corner, the National Leader of governing All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, appealed to elderly Nigerians to avoid inflammatory statements that could undermine peaceful co-existence among the nation’s diverse communities.

Friday, 25 November 2016

PDP Suspends Kashamu, 6 Others

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The Ogun state chapter of the People's Democratic Party, PDP has suspended 7 bigwigs in the party.



The party announced the suspension via a statement issued today. Read full statement below :

1. The Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party has announced the suspension of the above named with immediate effect.

2. This is sequel to the report of a Panel which was constituted in June, 2016 to investigate allegations of financial improprieties, anti-party activities and sundry reckless acts that are capable of bringing our great party to disrepute.

Monday, 21 November 2016

PDP's 59th Birthday Message To Jonathan (photos)

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59 Happy Cheers To An Icon of Democracy, A Great Achiever, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan By PDP.

Friday, 18 November 2016

Abia State Treasurer Of PDP Is Dead

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According to multiple social media sources,PDP treasurer in Abia State, Chief Steve Omeoga is dead. He died on Wednesday night at a popular sport club in Umuahia after playing a lawn tennis game with a club member.Sources say he slumped and died.

According to a club member, late Chief Omeoga ordered for two cartons of beer shortly after the game for everyone, then went to relax on the court. Unknowing to his friends, he had slumped.

Thursday, 3 November 2016

I’m Not Fayemi, Be Warned, Jimoh Ibrahim Replies Fayose

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Ondo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate Jimoh Ibrahim has told Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose to be patient as he will soon know who is the party’s legitimate candidate.
He said it was too early for him to panic. In a statement yesterday, Ibrahim said the Ondo PDP crisis had not degenerated.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

FG, EFCC Wants Fani Kayode Dead- PDP

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 The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has released a statement on Fani Kayode’s re-arrest saying the APC led Federal Government and the EFCC wants the former Minister dead. The statement released this morning reads:
“It is common knowledge that in furtherance of its campaign of attrition against members of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the guise of an anti-corruption war, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, former Spokesperson for the PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PDPPCP) was arrested in the premises of the Federal High Court, Lagos.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

FG Determined To Kill PDP – Wike

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Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, said on Tuesday that the Federal Government was working relentlessly to kill the Peoples Democratic Party.

Wike, however, noted that contrary to the plans of the Federal Government, it was the party (All Progressives Congress) controlling the Federal Government that would die politically.The governor maintained that “deliberate efforts” by agents of the Federal Government to stagnate development in the state would not succeed.

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Buhari Has Lost His Memory – Fani-kayode

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Former Minister of Aviation, Chief Femi Fani- Kayode, has stated President Muhammadu Buhari, had either lost his memory or was not well-informed when he told Nigerians that he inherited nothing from the PDP administrations of Olusegun Obasanjo, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.
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