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APC Denies Reintroduction of Fuel Subsidy, Labels Claims “Fake News”
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APC Denies Reintroduction of Fuel Subsidy, Labels Claims “Fake News”

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed claims that the administration of President Bola Tinubu has reintroduced fuel subsidy, asserting that government interventions were aimed at ensuring price stability and predictability. Reports had circulated alleging that the government spent a staggering N169.4 billion in August to maintain the fuel pump price at N620 per liter. These reports were seized upon by the opposition as evidence of the administration's purported return to fuel subsidy. In a statement released on Monday night, the APC vehemently denied the accusations, categorically stating that such payments did not constitute a revival of the fuel subsidy scheme that had been criticized for its economic implications in the past. The ruling party also took issue with P...
APC Chieftain Criticizes Tinubu’s Choice of Ministers and Policies
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APC Chieftain Criticizes Tinubu’s Choice of Ministers and Policies

Salihu Mohammed Lukman, the immediate-past national vice chairman (North-West) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has expressed disappointment with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu's selection of ministers and the policies implemented during his tenure. In an open letter titled "Disturbing Signals: Open Letter to President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu," Lukman outlined his concerns regarding the direction of the administration and accused Tinubu of dashing the hopes of Nigerians. Lukman's letter delved into various issues, including the composition of the cabinet and the implications of key appointments on the APC's image and electoral viability. He criticized the president for endorsing Abdullahi Umar Ganduje as the new national chairman of the party and Ajibola Bashiru as national secre...
Tinubu’s Ministerial List Finally Presented to the Senate
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Tinubu’s Ministerial List Finally Presented to the Senate

After much anticipation, the Chief of Staff to the President, Femi Gbajabiamila, finally presented the ministerial list of former President Bola Tinubu before the Senate on Thursday. Gbajabiamila, the immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives, arrived at the Senate Chambers and presented the list to the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio, at precisely 01:19 pm. Akpabio informed the senators that the list was dated July 27, 2023, and titled "Request For Confirmation Of Ministerial-Nominees." He further disclosed that additional nominations would be sent to the Senate in due course. Subsequently, Akpabio proceeded to read the ministerial list, which included a total of 28 nominees. Tinubu's nominations have been the subject of public interest, and the first set of names r...
APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu Faces Battle to Retain Position
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APC National Chairman Senator Abdullahi Adamu Faces Battle to Retain Position

There are indications that the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, is facing a battle to remain the party's chairman following his disapproval of the principal officers of the National Assembly announced by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas on Tuesday. Multiple sources have revealed that Adamu's disowning of the principal officers named by Akpabio and Abbas is among the factors that may lead to his ouster as chairman. It has been gathered that Adamu's position on the principal officers was seen as a defiance of President Bola Tinubu's wishes, as the National Assembly leadership reportedly had the support of the presidency before making the announcements. Senate President Akpabio ha...
Gov Ishaku Loses Senatorial Election To APC Candidate
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Gov Ishaku Loses Senatorial Election To APC Candidate

Governor Darius Ishaku of Taraba State has lost the Taraba South senatorial district election to David Jimkuta of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, returning officer for the poll, Prof. Solomon Adeyeye, while declaring the results said Jimkuta got a total of 85,415 votes to defeat Governor Darius of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. See Also: LP Candidate Clinches Reps Poll in Anambra Adeyeye said, “By the powers conferred on me as returning officer, I hereby announce and declare David Jimkuta as the winner of the just concluded Taraba South Senatorial district election.” After the declaration, Jimkuta thanked the teeming youths and security agencies for ensuring a peaceful atmosphere for the successful conduct of the...
<strong>2023Elections: Obi Beats, Atiku, Tinubu In Port Harcourt LG With 62,451 Votes</strong>
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2023Elections: Obi Beats, Atiku, Tinubu In Port Harcourt LG With 62,451 Votes

Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has won the presidential election in Port Harcourt City Local Government Area of Rivers State. According to the latest result, LP topped the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC in the council which is among the largest in the state. Results declared by Prof Victoria Olumide, the Port Harcourt City Collation Officer, the LP got 62451, while the PDP and APC got 7203 and 5562 votes respectively. The votes gotten by the APC in the Rivers State capital are a threat to the entire results so far collated, although Obio/Akpor, Government Nyeswom Wike’s LGA which had yet to be collated has the largest voting strength in the South-South state. Prof Charles Adias, the State Collation Officer for the pr...
<strong>APC Conceived, Birthed And Nurtured Naira Scarcity – Atiku</strong>
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APC Conceived, Birthed And Nurtured Naira Scarcity – Atiku

The presidential flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has expressed sympathy with Nigerians that died in the violent protests over naira scarcity. Atiku in a statement issued on Thursday said the crisis brought about by the redesign of some naira notes was conceived by the All Progressives Congress, APC. The statement read, “We have, in recent days, witnessed upheavals in different parts of the country in which lives were lost and properties destroyed. “On behalf of my family and presidential campaign organisation, I express my deepest condolences to the families of all those who have lost dear ones.  “This crisis may be coming on the heels of the currency swap, but it is pertinent to remind us that it is a culmination of the frustrations o...
<strong>Why APC Chieftains Aren’t Campaigning For Tinubu – Dele Momodu</strong>
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Why APC Chieftains Aren’t Campaigning For Tinubu – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, director of strategic communications for the presidential campaign council has said that chieftains of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, are not campaigning for the party’s presidential aspirant, Bola Tinubu because they feel embarrassed. Momodu said this in a statement issued on Saturday, noting that Tinubu has failed to market his manifesto, with one gaffe after the other. Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor has suffered a number of gaffes that have generated public debate and trended on social media.   Momodu who is the publisher of Ovation magazine alleged that the nature of the embarrassment during APC campaign rallies has informed President Muhammadu Buhari’s hesitance to join the campaign. He said, “It ...
<strong>2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo</strong>
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2023 Election: “I Can Bet With Anything Precious To Me That Obi Won’t Win” – Keyamo

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential campaign council, Festus Keyamo, has vowed that the Labour Party, LP, win not win the presidential poll. Keyamo who is the minister of state for labour and employment admitted that although the LP is doing better than expected, with the emergence of Peter Obi as its presidential candidate, the party won’t win the presidential election next month. He said the LP lacks the support across the country to win a presidential election. Keyamo stated these in an interview with Channels Television on Tuesday night. The minister said that the actions of aggrieved governors of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, that identify as the G5 is a win-win for the APC. He said, “I want to let all Nigerians know this, incl...
<strong>Tinubu Not From Lagos – Bode George</strong>
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Tinubu Not From Lagos – Bode George

Chief Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is not an indigene of Lagos State. He made the claim during an interview on Arise Television’s Morning Show on Tuesday. The PDP stalwart said that Tinubu was yet to prove that he is from Lagos, having failed to produce any evidence to support his claim of being an indigene of the State. Bode George George said, “Tinubu is not from Lagos State. You can quote me. If he says he grew up in Isale-Eko, which school did you attend? I grew up on Evans Street in Lagos. 35 Evans Street was my grandfather’s house. I went to the community school. I played football at the local stadium at Isale-Eko. That’s how people knew me.” ...