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Atiku: Falana reacts to Obasanjo’s endorsement

Activist lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) has reacted to former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of ex vice president, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 presidency. Atiku is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Falana, however, said he hoped God will forgive Obasanjo for making a u-turn after his declaration that he won’t support the […]

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BREAKING: Governor Amosun Reportedly Dumps APC

Unconfirmed reports reaching ORIENTAL TIMES indicates that Ogun state governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has dumped the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for Accord Party. The news was announced on Twitter by a handle (@ogun_state) citing the state owned Ogun state television as its source. It was earlier in the news that Governor Amosun recently threatened […]

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2019 Presidency: Why Atiku is a formidable candidate – APC chieftain, Santuraki

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Niger State, Dr mohammed Santuraki, on Saturday declared that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar was a “formidable opponent.” Speaking with News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, in Suleja, the APC chieftain insisted that whether the ruling party likes it or not Abubakar was […]

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2019 presidency: How Ben Bruce reacted as Atiku picks Peter Obi as running mate

Senator representing Bayelsa East, Ben Murray Bruce has congratulated former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi over his selection as running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential candidate. This was confirmed after both men met at Atiku’s home in Abuja on Friday to hold talks. Reacting to the development, Bruce said the […]

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Fayemi floors Ekiti PDP LG chairmen in court

A High Court in Ekiti State has turned down a request, seeking to stop the Governor-elect, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, from dissolving the 16 local government councils. The state’s Association of Local Governments of Nigeria led by the Chairman of Ifelodun/Irepodun Local Government, Dapo Olagunju had filed the application through their lawyer, Obafemi Adewale, while Tajudeen […]

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Fayose threatens to dump PDP

The outgoing Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has threatened to leave the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). His threat came as aftermath of PDP’s National Convention held on Saturday in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State, where former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, emerged the presidential flag bearer of the party. The governor said on Monday that he would […]

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‘Atiku is the next president of Nigeria’ – Ben Bruce reacts to PDP primaries

The Senator representing Bayelsa East district, Ben Murray Bruce, has reacted to the emergence of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 general elections. Atiku scored 1532 votes to defeat his closest opponent, Aminu Tambuwal, who polled 693 votes. Reacting, Ben Bruce, who took […]