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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…

NNPC Denies Giving Cash Gift To Buhari’s Campaign Group

The Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has isolated its Group Managing Director, Dr Maikanti Baru, from the alleged cash transfer to the President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organization for the purpose of funding the media/publicity department of the exercise. This is coming a day after the spokesperson for the Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, denied collecting money from the corporation to run the publicity department of the organisation. The cooperation, however, in a statement…

I Didn’t Take Money From NNPC For Buhari’s 2019 Campaign – Keyamo

The spokesperson for the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, has denied collecting money from the NNPC to run the publicity department of the organisation. Mr Keyamo, who is also the campaign organisation’s Director of Strategic Communications, said on Thursday in Lagos that the organisation would not depend on public purse to run its activities. In a statement copied to the news agency, Mr Keyamo said: “Our attention has been drawn to fake news to the effect that I have received a large sum of money…

2019: Watch Buhari, Atiku Campaign Spokespersons In Hot Debate [VIDEOS]

The presidential spokespersons of President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar sat on the hot seat on Monday to defend the 2019 presidential bids of their principals. Mr Segun Showunmi, who speaks for Atiku, and Mr Festus Keyamo, appeared on Channels TV’s ‘Sunrise Daily’ to tell Nigerians why they think their individual principals deserve to be voted in the 2019 presidential elections. President Buhari and former Vice President Atiku are the presidential flag-bearers of the ruling All…

2019: Keyamo, Mona Lisa And His Invectives on Bishop Kukah, Other Clerics

The Mona Lisa painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci is easily the most prized of all paintings in the world. It is said that one day a man who visited the painting at the Louvre in Paris with a friend remarked to his friend: “What’s all the noise about this painting ? It is not worth it.” The friend stared at him for a full minute and retorted: “The whole world acclaims this painting. This painting is not on trial, you are the one on trial.” It sounds also like the half-educated Nigerian man who…

There’s Confusion In Your Camp, Atiku Mocks Buhari Over Wife’s Outburst

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, has mocked the Muhammadu Buhari-led presidency over his wife, Aisha Buhari’s recent condemnation of the primary elections conducted by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Atiku was reacting to the allegation made by the Buhari Campaign Organisation that he bought his way to emerge the presidential standard bearer of the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Mrs Buhari had in reaction to the outcome different primary elections conducted by the ruling APC said,…

Atiku Must Get The U.S To Clear The Air On His Status

"He and his party must get the United States Government to clear the air on the allegation that he cannot visit the US without risking arrest. This is of critical importance because a country like Nigeria cannot afford to parade a presidential candidate of a major party that is wanted in other lands for criminal misdemeanor," writes Tajudeen Suleiman in an opinion piece titled, "2019 : Atiku Is The Real Test For Buhari" The emergence of Atiku Abubakar has understandably excited the opposition, and indeed the…

Buhari Taunts Atiku On Corruption

President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown jibes at the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. In a statement by his Presidential Campaign Organisation on Sunday in Abuja, Buhari alleged that there were credibility issues surrounding Atiku as both a customs officer and vice president. “Nigerians would want to know how candidate Atiku Abubakar intends to inspire a nation to believe in his ability to fight corruption in the face of very damning reports both locally and…
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