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ATIKU: APC Campaign Disowns Buhari Group Over Letter To EU, AU

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has distanced itself from the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) over a letter the latter wrote to the European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) seeking to stop Alhaji Atiku Abubakar from challenging President Muhammadu Buhari’s victory in the February 23 presidential election. Atiku, the defeated presidential candidate of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), had over the weekend inaugurated his legal team whose mandate is to make the!-->!-->!-->…

2019: You’re Wrong, We’re Unbiased, Not Supporting Atiku, U.S Replies Keyamo

The United States Ambassador to Nigeria, Stuart Symington has reacted to the statement credited to the Director, Strategic Communications of President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 Presidential Campaign, Festus Keyamo, SAN. Mr. Symington in a brief riposte today, Wednesday debunked the statement credited to Keyamo that he (Symington), has abandoned the impartiality of a true envoy and has trespassed into interfering in Nigeria’s electoral process. He unequivocally opined that the United State is apolitical and neutral in…

I’ll Tell My Grandchildren I Supported A ‘Stingy Dictator’ As President – Keyamo

The spokesman of the Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mr Festus Keyamo, has reacted to a newspaper publication where President Buhari was labelled “a stingy right-wing dictator”. In the publication, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, was equally tagged as “an established thief.” The article was published by the Texas International Guardian with the caption “NIGERIA: The stingy Rightwing Dictator and an established Thief.” Reacting to the…

‘It Was A Joke,’ Keyamu Defends Buhari Asking Supporters To ‘Feed Well, Cause Violence’

The spokesman of President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection campaign, Festus Keyamo, has said the president was only joking when he said everyone should “feed well and as for those who want to continue with their ‘fitna’, can go ahead”. The dictionary defines the word Fitna as crisis, violence, unrest or rebellion, especially against a rightful ruler. Buhari’s statement was therefore translated to mean “feed well and as for those who want to continue with their ‘violence’, can go ahead. The statement was said to be…

Atiku Will Be Defeated Next Week- Presidency

The presidency has described as immaterial, the endorsement of the Peoples Democratic Party Presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar by some socio-cultural groups in the country. A statement by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu in Abuja, dismissed the position of the groups, adding that the PDP was only hiding in the bunker of ethnicity to avoid its inevitable defeat. The current scenario, according to Garba Shehu resembles efforts to halt Buhari in 2015 by the same characters which failed, noting that it will equally…

Buhari, Osinbajo To Participate In Live TV Town Hall Programme Today

President Muhammadu Buhari, and his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, will today, participate in a live televised two-hour presidential town-hall program. The candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will take questions from the moderator, Kadaria Ahmed, and Nigerians as regards the state of the economy and the forthcoming elections. The programme will be aired today, Wednesday, at 8:00p.m on NTA, TVC, Wazobia TV, Oak TV and on all Radio Nigeria stations. A press release issued by Director, Strategic Communications, APC…

Atiku: Giving A Dog A Bad Name

On November 14, 2018, the Saturday Sun led its front page with the bold headline: "The Atiku Dilemma," with two accompanying riders: 1. We want to prosecute him for graft but no evidence to nail him, says Itse Sagay; and 2. Ex-VP now vindicated - PDP. Sagay is chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), one of the bodies empanelled by President Muhammadu Buhari to deepen his so-called war against graft in Nigeria. Given the albeit selective disposition of the Buhari administration to the…

PDP Vs APC: Ekweremadu, Lawan Lock Horns Over Majority Party In Senate

A mild disagreement ensued on Thursday between Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, and the Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, over which party is majority in the Senate between the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The disagreement over the Senate membership composition followed a point of order raised by Mr Lawan who is the Senator representing Yobe North and who is of the ruling APC. At the Senate plenary presided over by Ekweremadu, the Majority…

Senate Confirms Keyamo As NDIC Board Member

The senate has confirmed the spokesman of the President Muhammadu Buhari 2019 campaign organisation, Festus Keyamo as a board member of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). The lawyer was confirmed after the deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, put his nomination to a voice vote. The upper legislative chamber cleared Keyamo and six nominees after the chairman, senate committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim presented his report. Ibrahim said, “The only nominee…

FACT CHECK: Buhari Campaign ‘Lied’ On Agric Export Earnings

The claim by the President Muhammadu Buhari Presidential Campaign Organization that Nigeria earned N577 billion from export of agricultural produce in the first quarter of 2018 has turned out to be false. The Director of Strategic Communications of the Buhari Campaign organization, Festus Keyamo SAN, had made the claim during a recent debate with Segun Showunmi, the spokesperson of the Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organization, which was aired on a Channels Television programme. Keyamo had said, “In the first…
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