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Buhari’s Cabinet: List of Ministerial Nominees

Fifty five (55) days after he was sworn-in for a second term in office, President Muhammadu Buhari has finally released the list of his “trusted” ministers who would work with him.Recall that Buhari had on July 11 during a dinner with some members of the national assembly said he was going to pick people he personally knows which explains the initial delay in releasing the list.Below is the list of the men Buhari trusts to be in his second term cabinet:1. Chris Ngige2. Hadi Sirika3. Rotimi…

Akpabio Asks Forgiveness From PDP Senators After Defecting And Losing Election

Following the ending of the 8th Senate today, the former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio has asked for forgiveness from senators of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, apparently because of the manner he defected from the party.Recall that Akpabio had in August 2018 dumped the PDP for the ruling All Progressives Party, APC just a few months to the 2019 general election.While speaking at the Senate valedictory session on Thursday, he told his former colleagues in the PDP:“I apologize to my…

I’m Already Entrenched In APC, Can’t Go Back To PDP – Akpabio

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Godswill Akpabio, has said that he has no plan to defect from the party.He said this in reaction to reports that he planned on dumping the ruling party for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.The former Senate Minority Leader who is also a former Governor of Akwa Ibom said he cannot leave the party at a time he is already entrenched into the APC.Akpabio further said he bears no grudge or bitterness against those who have betrayed him politically.“People don’t…

‘Godfathers’ Who Lost Their States

Godfatherism is a feature of Nigerian politics and anyone entering politics usually look for one. In states where they hold sway, the godfather decides who picks the party's ticket for all important elective offices.They also decide who gets appointments in the cabinet of their state and how resources are allocated.This is how they an empire of loyalists who do their bidding. They wield so much power and influence in their states that the people have come to believe that they're the undisputed political leaders of…

GOVERNORSHIP ELECTION: 10 States To Watch

With the presidential and national assembly elections done and dusted, all is now set for the gubernatorial election across some states of the country. The election promises to provide interesting results as parties go neck-to-neck in some states.As the Election Day draws closer, The Whistler brings you an analysis of ten battleground states where the governorship contest would be fiercest. These are states where at least two political parties are billed to slug it out.LAGOS:In Lagos, the All Progressives…

Akwa Ibom: APC Calls For Cancellation Of Results

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state has called for the cancellation of general elections in the state. Recall that the result from INEC shows that APC candidate, Senator Godswill Akpabio was swept off the senatorial seat by the PDP senatorial candidate and former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Christopher Ekpenyong in all the eight out of 10 local government areas. However in a statement by the APC chairman in the state, Ini Okopido, and the secretary, Augustine Ekanem, the party faulted the…

Akpabio Loses Senatorial Seat Despite Defection To APC

The immediate past Senate Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio was on Saturday defeated during the National Assembly elections. According to the result from INEC, Akpabio was swept off the senatorial seat by the PDP senatorial candidate and former Deputy Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Christopher Ekpenyong in all the eight out of 10 local government areas. In the same note, the PDP candidates that contested the House of Representative elections won in all the eight LGA results released.See Breakdown of Results Below…

CUPP Fingers Lawan, Akpabio, Adamu, Others In Plot For Violent Takeover Of NASS

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) has raised the alarm that there is a grand plan by the All Progressives Congress (APC), to violently effect a change of leadership when the National Assembly reconvenes on Tuesday.“The CUPP is once again raising alarm having received incontrovertible facts over a fresh plot that has been hatched and which has received the go-ahead nod of President Muhammadu Buhari led APC govt for a violent, undemocratic, unlawful, illegal and demonic takeover of the leadership of both…

Why Buhari Is Guaranteed Victory In 2019 Election – Akpabio

Former Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, says God has ordained the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari and his Vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, in the February 16 election.Akpabio stated this in Ibadan during the inauguration of the Oyo State and South-West coordinators of the Presidential Support Committee.Akpabio, who is the PSC National Coordinator, is also a former governor of Akwa-Ibom.NAN reports that the PSC is a support group for the re-election of Buhari and all All Progressives Congress candidates…

APC Governors Shun Inaugural Buhari Campaign Council Meeting

The inaugural meeting of President Muhammadu Buhari’s presidential campaign council on Wednesday was shunned by governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The meeting which is holding at the State House in Abuja was convened by President Buhari for the consideration and approval of operational modalities of the campaign council.It is not readily understood why the APC governors were absent at the meeting but it was gathered that they were supposed to attend the meeting to receive instructions on how to…