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President Jonathan Nominates Obanikoro And Six Others As Ministers

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President Goodluck Jonathan today forwarded the names of seven new ministers to the Senate for confirmation. Former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, Kenneth Kobani, a former National Treasurer of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria [ACN], who recently defected to the People’s Democratic Party, and a former Senator, Patrick...

APC Condemns Alleged Plan To Use Sponsored Protests To Force Election Postponement

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has strongly condemned the reported plan by the advocates of the postponement of next month’s general elections to sponsor protests across the country against INEC as a way of forcing the commission to shift the elections, scheduled for Feb. 14th and 28th. In a statement issued...

On Soludo, Buhari, Jonathan And The Elections - Pat Utomi

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Professor Pat Utomi, a one-time presidential aspirant has responded on varying issues concerning next month's election and the piece written by former CBN Governor, Chukwuma Soludo. He said, "The firestorm generated by Chukwuma Soludo’s well reasoned commentary on the place of issues in the 2015 electioneering campaign has somehow become the...

We Are Unaware Of APC's Boycott Of Debate - NEDG

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The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) on Thursday in Abuja said it was not aware of the purported boycott of the Presidential and Vice Presidential debate by the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mr Taiwo Alimi, founding Chairman and now Consultant to the NEDG, disclosed this while briefing newsmen after a meeting...

Ajibola Promises 5-Point Agenda For Kwara

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The people of Kwara have been promised participatory democracy, youth and women empowerment, mechanised farming, direct allocation of fund to local governments and abundance of potable water. The governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara, Sen. Simeon Ajibola, made the promise during campaign at Bode Saadu, near Ilorin on...

APC Not Ready For Elections - PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described APC’s fixation on its unfounded claims of plots to scuttle the 2015 general election as a clear confirmation that the opposition party is not ready for the polls. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Thursday said the APC and its Presidential candidate, General...

PVC: PDP Protests INEC, APC Collusion To Exclude Its Supporters In Lagos

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The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has noted a deliberate attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disenfranchise its members and supporters in Lagosstate by refusing to release their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to them. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Thursday said...

Jonathan Admits Failure In Rivers, Says APC

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Reports gathered from Punch says the All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that President Goodluck Jonathan’s response to the challenge of failing Rivers State is both an admission of failure and a sign of what he would do if given another four years. The APC campaign said this in...

Buhari’s Campaign Train Hits Ibadan, Promises Good Governance If Elected

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The Presidential Candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday in Ibadan promised good governance, if elected president on Feb. 14. Buhari made the pledge while addressing party faithful at Mapo Hall, Ibadan, as part of his nationwide mobilisation rally ahead of next month's election. "If you vote for...

APC Boycott NEDG Debates

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says it will not participate in the ongoing public debates on national television and radio stations organised by the Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG). This is contained in a statement issued to newsmen in Abuja and Thursday and signed by Malam Garba Shehu, the Director Media...

Text Of Lai Mohammed's Address At A Press Conference Held At Lagos, On Jan. 29th 2015

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Good morning gentlemen. You are welcome to this press conference, which we have called to alert Nigerians to the next moves by the desperate and election-phobic duo of the PDP and the Presidency, using various compromised people as fronts. With just a little over two weeks to next month’s general election, a...

Edo: West Idahosa, Joins APC For A Second Time In A Year

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Honourable Ehiogie West-Idahosa, a three-term member of the House of Representatives, has rejoined the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Wednesday, in Benin for the second time in about one year. West-Idahosa, who in January 2014 left the PDP to join the APC, but later, rejoined the PDP in June of same...

Exposed: PDP/Presidency Behind Election Postponement Plot – APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP and the Presidency of orchestrating the ongoing campaign for election postponement, despite their serial denial and the phantom assurances that they are ready for the polls. ”There is no clearer indication that the PDP and the Presidency are the puppeteers behind the...

PDP Denies Manipulating Document From Cambridge University Concerning Buhari's Certificate

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The PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation has denied manipulating a document from Cambridge University to justify claims that Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s West African School Certificate statement of result was forged. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Director of Media and Publicity of the organisation made the denial in a statement signed by his Special Assistant,...

 

NULGE Endorses Tambuwal

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The Nigeria Union of Local Governments Employees ( NULGE) on Tuesday pledged to support the election of Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, as governor of Sokoto State under the All Progressives Congress (APC). The News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) reports that the National President of the union, Alhaji Ibrahim Khaleel announced the...

Jonathan Promises More Investment In Agriculture To Create Jobs

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Ilorin promised more investment in the agriculture sector in order to boost employment opportunities in the country. The president made the promise on Monday at the Metropolitan Square in the Kwara capital while addressing residents of the state at a campaign rally, ahead of February’s...

 

Adamawa Assembly Confirms Sa'ad Tahir As Deputy Governor, 2 Commissioners

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The Adamawa House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Alhaji Sa'ad Tahir as Deputy Governor of the state. The confirmation followed Gov. Bala Ngilari’s letter of nomination of Tahir as deputy governor at the Monday plenary session of the House, presided over by the Speaker, Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri. Alhaji Ishaq Bala...

INEC In Akwa Ibom Receives 3,813 Card Readers

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akwa Ibom says it has received 3,813 card readers for accreditation of voters in the forthcoming elections. The Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr Austin Okojie, disclosed this at a Forum of Political Parties, Security Agencies, the Media and Civil Society Organisations in Uyo on Monday. Okojie...

Gov. Jang Urges Jonathan To Endorse Use Of TVC For 2015 Elections

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Gov. Jonah Jang of Plateau on Monday urged President Goodluck Jonathan to endorse the use of temporary voter cards for the 2015 general elections. "If INEC insists on the PVCs, many people in Plateau will be disenfranchised and the PDP will miss many votes," Jang said at the PDP presidential election...

2015 Election: INEC Rejects Seven Governorship Candidates

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The Independent National Electoral Commission has release a list of Governorship candidate in the February elections.    The commission also rejected the governorship candidates of seven political parties. The affected parties include the Peoples Party of Nigeria in Delta State; Labour Party in Niger State; the New Nigeria Peoples Party in Ogun...