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INEC Holds Meeting On IDPs Today

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, will on Tuesday (today) hold a crucial meeting with stakeholders on the modalities for the conduct of the 2015 general elections at camps for Internally Displaced Persons in the North-East. The parley, which will be attended by representatives of the state governments of Adamawa, Borno and...

Presidency: IBB Supports Buhari

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Former military president, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, on Monday declared his support for Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the upcoming elections.Speaking while receiving Buhari who visited him in Minna, Babangida said ‘’all of us will support you in this course to salvage this country’’.He said...

2015: NEDG Releases Timetable For Presidential Debates

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The Nigeria Elections Debate Group (NEDG) on Monday in Abuja said the 2015 presidential debates would hold between Jan. 28 and Feb 5. The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of NEDG, Mr Sola Omole, disclosed this to newsmen after a meeting of the board, hosted by the former Chairman of...

2015: Shagari Assures PDP Of Victory In Sokoto

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Alhaji Muktar Shagari, Dep. Gov. of Sokoto State, on Monday assured that the electorate in the state would massively vote for the Jonathan/Sambo ticket in Feb. 14 presidential election. Shagari gave the assurance during the Peoples Democratic Party’s presidential campaign in Sokoto. According to him, the people of Sokoto State will vote...

Kogi Governor’s Wife Canvasses Votes For Jonathan

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The wife of Kogi Governor, Hajiya Halima Wada, has solicited the votes of the people of Dekina Local Government to ensure the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the Feb. 14 election. She made the call during her monthly food outreach for widows, orphans and the disabled at Dekina on Monday. Wada,...

 

NASS Aspirant Urges Youths To Resist Being Used As Thugs During Elections

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Mr Hontonyon Bamgbose, APC flag-bearer for Badagry Federal Constituency, has advised youths in the area to resist being used as political thugs during next month’s general elections. Bamgbose gave the advice in Badagry, Lagos State on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He noted that politicians who use...

Only Jonathan Can Provide Dividends Of Democracy, Says Gov. Yuguda

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Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State says only President Goodluck Jonathan is capable of providing the dividends of democracy for the people of the state and other Nigerians. Yuguda stated this at the end of a meeting he held with the leaders of ``Bauchi 2015 Support President Jonathan/Sambo PDP Progressive Forum``...

Presidency Denies Military Handover Plot As APC Rejects Interim Government

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The presidency has denied that it would not hand over to Muhammadu Buhari if the opposition candidate coasts to victory in next month’s election. Mr. Buhari’s campaign office had on Saturday issued a statement saying an official in the office of the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe,...

Niger Deputy Governor, 200 Others Decamp To APC From PDP

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Niger State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ahmed Ibeto, and over 200 political office holders in the state on Monday defected to the All Progressives Congress from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. Announcing his defection to newsmen in Minna, Ibeto said, “I am on my way to welcome our party leader and presidential candidate,...

Governor Fayose Places 'Death-wish' Advert On Buhari In National Dailies

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It was a rude shock early this morning as Nigerians woke up to see a provocative advert on many national dailies sponsored by Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. The advert had a tone that wished death on General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The...

We Are Headed For Victory - PDP

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The Peoples' Democratic Party has declared that it was headed for victory in the forthcoming elections. The party made this known in a Press Release Sunday by its spokesman, Olisa Metyh. "The statement read, "As you are aware, in the last two weeks, the PDP presidential campaign train has visited states...

PDP Says North Remains One Of Its Strongholds

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said that the North remains one of its strongholds where it had enjoyed massive support and majority votes in the last 16 years. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, on Sunday in Abuja. He said this was...

Prove Your Health Status By Jogging Around Before Your Rallies, PDP Tells Buhari

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to clear the air on issues surrounding his health. Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, made the call at a news conference on...

Gen. Buhari Pledges To Revive Ajaokuta Steel Coy

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The presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari, has promised to revive Ajaokuta Steel Company if elected president of Nigeria. Buhari made the promise during campaign in Lokoja on Friday. He said he would resuscitate the company which had been out of production for the past five years. He explained that this...

Gov. Wamakko Urge Nigerian Youths To Steer Clear Of Desperate Politicians

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Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto state, has advised Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of being used by desperate politicians to cause trouble before, during and after February general elections. The governor gave the advice on Saturday in Sokoto. He urged that, youths should shun "failed politicians who are desperate to win...

Shun Financial Inducement - Sen. Atiku Bagudu

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Sen. Atiku Bagudu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Kebbi state, has appealed to voters in the state to vote wisely and shun financial inducement during the February general elections. Bagudu, who made the appeal on Saturday in Dakingarim, Suru local government area at the inauguration of his campaign...

Religious And Traditional Leaders To Mobilise Electorate To Collect Their PVCs

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The Chairman of Sabon Birni Local Government Council in Sokoto State, Alhaji Idris Gobir, has solicited the support of religious and traditional rulers in mobilising the electorate to collect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC). Gobir told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Sokoto that religious leaders should inform...

Former Acting Governor Of Adamawa State, James Barka Defects To APC

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Former Acting Governor of Adamawa State and Speaker of the Assembly, James Barka has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC)along with other defectors.Barka’s defection was announced by the chairman of the party in the state, Shuaibu Yamusa at the APC governorship campaign rally in...

Police Arrest Ekiti Speaker’s Aides For Removal Of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign Posters

4 years ago /

Dr. Adewale Omirin Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, has accused the police of arresting three of his aides on the alleged order of Governor Ayodele Fayose. The aides were arrested for alleged removal of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign posters in Aisegba-Ekiti, Omirin’s home town. According to information provided by his media aide,...

President Jonathan's Campaign Train Heads To Owerri

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President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign train will arrive Owerri on Saturday, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has said. This is contained in a statement signed by Chairman, Media Committee of the PDP Presidential Campaign, Mr Innocent Oparadike in Owerri on Friday.The statement said the visit was in continuation of presidential campaign by...