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Presidential Rally: Police Deploys 16 Trucks Of Personnel To Secure Campaign Venue

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Ahead of Friday’s APC presidential rally in Benue, the state Police Command has deployed 16 truck-load of policemen to secure the IBB square, venue of the campaign. The command’s spokesman, ASP John Bako, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Makurdi that the arrangement was in anticipation...

Ameachi: I Have No Doubt APC Will Win In Both State And National Levels

4 years ago /

Governor Rotimi Ameachi of Rivers States says he has no doubt the APC will win the coming elections both in the state and national level. Ameachi made this statement in during the APC campaign rally for the Rivers State governorship candidate, Dr. Dakuku Adol Peterside which took place at the Abua...

Ogun SDP Kicks Off Campaign, Targets 500,000 Votes

4 years ago /

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) started its mega rally in Ake, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, yesterday, with a public presentation of its governorship candidate, Akin Odunsi, his running mate, Segun Adesegun, and the candidates for all other offices. The campaign launch, led by party leader and a former governor of the...

ACF, Northern Elders Forum Endorse Buhari/ Osinbajo Presidential Bid

4 years ago /

The Arewa Consultative Forum and the Northern Elder’s Forum, have endorse the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), and his running mate, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, for the February election. The forum, which is led by Ambassador Yusuf Maitama Sule, in a news conference in Kaduna on Wednesday,...

Hon. Kako Pledges To Improve Free School Bus Transport In Mushin 1

4 years ago /

Hon. Kako Are, the Accord Party candidate for the House of Representatives for Mushin 1 Federal Constituency, on Wednesday pledged to improve the free school bus transport in the community. Are, who currently represents the constituency in the lower house, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of...

 

8 PDP Reps Defect To Other Parties

4 years ago /

No fewer than eight members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives on Wednesday defected to various political parties. Reps. Abdulmalik Cheche (Niger), Zakari Ibrahim, Garba Umar (Kebbi) and Ibrahim Kamba (Kebbi), moved to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Rep. Wilson Nathaniel (Adamawa) defected to SDP while Rep. Madueke...

 

NGO Call On Nigerians To Vote Female Candidates For Better Representation

4 years ago /

The International Centre for Women Empowerment and Child Development (ICWECD), an NGO, has appealed to Nigerians to vote female candidates during the forthcoming general elections for better representation. The Executive Director of the organisation, Mrs Bridget Anyafulu, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on...

Nigeria Faces Critical Tests But Can Overcome - Kofi Annan

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The former UN Secretary-General, Mr Kofi Anan says Nigeria faces critical tests in the days ahead but is confident the nation will overcome. Anan made the statement in Abuja on Wednesday during a one-day election sensitisation workshop organised by the Inter Party Advisory Council (IPAC) in collaboration with international development partners. He...

Fashola Performed Better Than Me - Tinubu

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The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday said that the Mr Babatunde Fashola administration had performed better than his. Tinubu, the immediate past Governor of Lagos, spoke in Ikeja at the flag-off of the party's campaign for the forthcoming general elections in the state. He...

Why We Chose Young Governorship Candidates For North Central - David Mark

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The election of youths as PDP governorship candidates in North-Central states is aimed at preparing them for greater and prosperous future, Senate President David Mark said on Wednesday. "We have Gyang Pwajok, a youth in Plateau, Terhemba Terzoor, another youth in Benue, and Malam Nasco, a 38-year old young man in...

Buhari Support Organisation Raises N1.4m For Buhari's Campaign

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A group, Buhari Support Organisation, said it had raised N1.4 million to support campaign of the presidential candidate of the APC, Gen. Mohammadu Buhari. The Kogi State Coordinator of the group, Mr Idris Maiyanga, disclosed this to newsmen in Lokoja on Wednesday. He said that the funds were raised voluntarily through sale...

Nigeria's Politics Has Nothing To Do With Religion - Goodluck Jonathan

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday said Nigeria's politics had nothing to do with religion. Jonathan said this in Sokoto at the inauguration of the gubernatorial campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Represented by Dr Halliru Bello, former Minister of Defence and former PDP National Chairman, the President said "God has created...

Don't Use Provocative Statements, President Jonathan Tells Politicians

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President Goodluck Jonathan has called on politicians to desist from using provocative statements and instigating their supporters against political opponents ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Jonathan, who made the call on Wednesday in Abuja at a 2015 Elections Sensitisation Workshop, also advised politicians to desist from threatening their opponents. The workshop...

PDP: Maku You Are An Ungrateful Man

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday lambasted former minister of information Labaran Maku saying he is “a destroyer and an ungrateful party man”. Yusuf Ayitogo, who is the PDP North-Central Zonal Vice Chairman, said this while on a visit to Niger State Governor Babangida Aliyu in Minna, said Maku had bitten...

 

Forum Advises Kwara Voters To Protect PVCs

4 years ago /

Ahead of the general elections, Kwara State Youth Consultative Forum has advised the electorate in the state to jealousy protect their Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs). The forum gave the advice in a statement signed by the associations’ Director of Publicity, Mr Mohammed Buhari, a copy of which was made available to...

Taraba APC Denies Expelling 90 Members

4 years ago /

Alhaji Hassan Ardo, the Taraba Chairman of the All Prograssives Congress (APC), has denied allegations that the party had expelled 90 of its members. Ardo made the denial at a news briefing on Wednesday in Jalingo. He, however, said the Karim-Lamido Local Government chapter of the party had made allegations against some...

SDP Flag-Off Campaigns In Edo

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As the election draw closer, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday began its campaigns in Edo State ahead of next month’s general elections. The party promised to preach peace instead of engaging in violence and throwing bombs. SDP National Chairman Olu Falae, who performed the ceremony in Auchi, headquarters of Estako West...

U.S. Supports Nigeria Election In Spite Of Boko Haram Attacks

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The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said Nigeria's election in February could be a factor behind the sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north of the country. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said, however, that the Feb. 14 presidential election should go ahead in spite of the violence...

PDP Says APC Is Desperate For Power

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has debunked allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC) that President Goodluck Jonathan was unserious about welfare and needs of the nation's security agencies. Instead, the party said that the allegation was a demonstration of APC’s desperation for power. This is contained in a statement issued by...