Three senators to defect to PDP (After receiving bribe)

Nigeria Senate THERE were indications on Sunday that three members of the senate, Senators Solomon Ewuga (CPC, Nasarawa North), Chris Anyanwu (APGA, Imo East), and Ehigie Uzamere (ACN, Edo South), had perfected the process of their defection to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Investigations by our correspondent revealed that the three senators would have announced […]

CPC berates FG over varsity strike, funding

Congress for Progressive Change has accused the Presidency of lacking “needed direction and patriotism” to turn things around in the education sector. The party also wondered why the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, which voted N4bn for the First Lady’s pet-project and increased budget for Vice President’s new home from N9bn to N16bn, could not […]

Super merger: A new party is born

From TAIWO AMODU, Abuja and DOM EKPUNOBI, Onitsha A new opposition party emerged yesterday. It is called All Progressives Congress (APC), midwifed by the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP). It is a consummation of the merger talks among the main opposition parties. At a […]

10 governors okay opposition parties’ merger, vow to dislodge PDP

Ten state governors elected on the platform of four opposition parties rose from a four-hour meeting in Lagos on Tuesday with a resolve to collectively back the ongoing merger initiatives by their various political parties to wrest power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. At the end of the closed-door meeting, held at the Marina […]

CPC blasts Okupe for attacking Buhari

Congress for Progressive Change has lampooned the Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, for criticising Maj.-Gen Muhammadu Buhari over his comments on the attack on the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayaro. The party said its attention was drawn to comments credited to the Presidential aide, who they alleged cast […]

Mega party emerges in June – Buhari

By GABRIEL EWEPU ABUJA — The new party coming from the merger of the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, and the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, will pursue the restructuring of the country, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the CPC national leader said yesterday. Speaking at the inauguration of the CPC merger committee in Abuja, Buhari said […]

ACN, ANPP, CPC merger faces fresh obstacles

DECEMBER 25, 2012 BY OLUSOLA FABIYI, ABUJA 79 National Publicity Secretary, Action Congress of Nigeria, Alhaji Lai Mohammed | credits: The three major opposition political parties planning to merge in 2013 are having problems agreeing on a name, symbol and other identities for the proposed mega opposition party. Findings by The PUNCH show that the […]

ACN, ANPP, CPC to form new party in 2013

December 10, 2012 by Olusola Fabiy Buhari, Tinubu and Onu | credits: THREE  major opposition political parties   –  Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress for Progressive Change and the All Nigeria Peoples Party  – may drop their identities by April 2013, when talks  on  their proposed merger are expected to be completed. The merger of the […]

Amosun, Yakowa, CPC commiserate with Jonathan

  Chief Meni Jonathan | credits: Ogun State Government Ibikunle Amosun, his Kaduna State counterpart, Patrick Yakowa, and the Congress for Progressive Change have expressed their condolences to President Goodluck Jonathan on the death of his younger brother, Meni. Meni, 45, died at the National Hospital, Abuja on Tuesday. Amosun, in a statement by […]

US election tears PDP, ACN, others apart

By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor, Emman Oviokpare, Ben Agande & Henry Umoru LAGOS—The quick resolution of Tuesday’s presidential election in the United States, last night, sparked off quarel among the three leading parties in Nigeria, with the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and opposition parties accusing one another of bad manners. Reacting to the quick […]


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