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Confusion As PDP Convention In Port Harcourt Is Canceled While In Progress

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 50 hits.
The embattled interim chairman of the people’s Democratic Party has announced the cancellation of the ongoing party convention holding at the Sharks Football Club Stadium in Port Harcourt. In a terse statement released to the press, the party decided to cancel the convention while all the...

Deregulation : Why I Support Buhari, Opposed Jonathan -Tunde Bakare

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 71 hits.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, leader of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), which spearheaded the 2012 protests against the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has explained why he and members of the group have not opposed the fuel price hike of the President...

Deregulation : Why I Support Buhari, Opposed Jonathan -Tunde Bakare

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 65 hits.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, leader of the Save Nigeria Group (SNG), which spearheaded the 2012 protests against the removal of fuel subsidy by the administration of former president Goodluck Jonathan, has explained why he and members of the group have not opposed the fuel price hike of the President...

Buhari Cancels Two-Day Official Trip To Lagos Over “Ear Infection”

Posted in politics on 23 May 2016. 63 hits.
President Muhammad Buhari has canceled his planned two-day official trip to Lagos state billed to start o Monday over what some of his aides' claimed was a disturbing "ear infection", SaharaReporters has learned. The President will be represented by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo to represent...

National Convention: PDP gets Caretaker Committee

Posted in politics on 22 May 2016. 122 hits.
PDP Leaders arrive the 2016 National Convention at the Sharks Stadium in Port Harcourt From Left: Senator Ben Obi, Secretary of PDP Caretaker Committee and Senator Ahmed Markarfi, Chairman of the PDP Caretaker Committee being sworn in at the 2016 National Convention in Port Harcourt on...

When Dino Melaye Represents You By Emmanuel Ugwu

Posted in politics on 21 May 2016. 91 hits.
At every given point in time, the Nigerian news cycle is certain to relay a particular tiding whose apparent purpose is to remind you that you are more of a participant in a comical experiment than the citizen of a proper country. That reminder is the very element that makes the day’s domestic...

Revealed: N100 Billion Constituency Projects For Nigerian Lawmakers In The 2016 Budget

Posted in politics on 21 May 2016. 113 hits.
SaharaReporters has exclusively obtained a copy of the N100 billion Zonal Intervention Projects budgeted in the 2016 Appropriation Act for Nigerian lawmakers. These projects, as many as 2,516 across the entire country, are intended to bring economic development and social mobility to Nigerians...

APC’s failings will boost PDP victory in 2019 – Onuesoke

Posted in politics on 21 May 2016. 69 hits.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain, Chief Sunny Onuesoke has predicted that PDP will defeat the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) at the federal level come 2019. Onuesoke who gave the prediction while addressing a group of journalists in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said the signs on...

Minister Threatens To Shut Down Abuja Airport Over Disrepair

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 59 hits.
Nigeria's Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has disclosed that Nnamdi Azikwe International  Airport in Abuja may be shut over decaying infrastructure. Mr. Sirika spoke today during a presentation of the vision and plan for the aviation sector to a group of stakeholders. During the...

Garbai Wins At Tribunal As PDP's Petition Is Dismissed

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 52 hits.
The National and State Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, Mohammed Umar Bolori, challenging the election of Senator Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai, whose party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), won...

PDP Crisis: Compromised BoT Gives Sheriff 2018 Quit Deadline

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 58 hits.
In an apparent sign that its members have been compromised, the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday gave their embattled interim party chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, a 2018 deadline within which to vacate office. The BoT, which met at the party’s national...

Senate Withdraws Anti-Social Media Bill

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 77 hits.
The senate has withdrawn the controversial frivolous petition bill, known as anti- social media bill. The red chamber announced the decision at plenary on Tuesday after David Umar, chairman of the senate committee on human rights and legal matters presented his committee’s report at plenary. ...

Court Stops PDP National Convention

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 49 hits.
The crisis in the Peoples Democratic (PDP)  has taken a new dimension, following a court order restraining the party from conducting elections into the offices of the National Chairman,  National Secretary and National Auditor of the party.  The order was given by a Federal High Court sitting in...

EXCLUSIVE: All Ministry And Presidential Budgets Now Available For Public

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 49 hits.
SaharaReporters has released the budgets and appropriations outlined in the 2016 Appropriations bill passed by the National Assembly and signed by President Muhammadu Buhari. These budgets have not been distributed for the public’s use before and have been published by this platform in attempt...

PDP NEC Demands Probe Of APC Campaign Funds, Will Hold National Convention On May 21

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 55 hits.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolved that the party will hold its national convention in Port Harcourt on Saturday. At a meeting of the committee, which was held at its national secretariat on Tuesday, it was resolved that the party would,‎ as...

Nigeria’s Savaged Poor By Okey Ndibe

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 58 hits.
Before the 2015 presidential election, Candidate Muhammadu Buhari essentially advertised himself as a magician. Even though oil prices were tumbling, Mr. Buhari promised to pay N5000 a month to unemployed youth, make the country more secure, fix the perennial electric power crisis, root out...

National Convention: Sheriff, Secondus, others undergo screening

Posted in politics on 20 May 2016. 65 hits.
From Right: Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party and the Deputy National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus during the screening of the Acting chairman in Port Harcourt on Friday ahead of the National Convention . The Acting  National Chairman  of  the  Peoples Democratic Party,...

PDP Resolves Crisis, to Proceed with Saturday’s Convention

Posted in politics on 17 May 2016. 53 hits.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has resolve to go ahead with its national convention as planned on Saturday. After weeks of turbulence which pitted the national leadership of the party and its governors against the Board of Trustees (BoT), the party monday resolved to set aside their...

PMB’s Change Agenda Needs Gestation Period – APC National Vice Chair

Posted in politics on 17 May 2016. 57 hits.
The national vice chairman, South-South of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Prince Hilliard Eta, said that the one year in office of APC government, has recorded a lot of achievements especially on the basis of a tripod which President Muhammadu Buhari campaigned. Eta, however, stressed that...

Rivers PDP Blasts Magnus Abe Over Comments On March 19, Re-run Elections In Tai LGA

Posted in politics on 17 May 2016. 81 hits.
…Says Plot Cannot Succeed The Rivers State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, says it’s becoming clearer by the day that Mr Magnus Abe, the All Progressives Congress, APC candidate for the Rivers South/East Senatorial District in the March 19, 2016 re-run legislative elections in the...
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