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APC Rejects Call To Postpone Elections, Demands Urgent Action

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected the call by the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki, for the postponement of next month’s general elections ostensibly to give INEC more time to distribute all Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs), warning that under no circumstance must the elections be scuttled. In a statement issued in Abuja on...

APC Warns Fayose Over Plans To Disrupt Party’s Presidential Campaign Rally In Ekiti

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State against disrupting or interfering in any way with the APC presidential campaign rally in Ado-Ekiti on Saturday, saying the governor’s plan to hold a parallel rally on the same day is a recipe for chaos. In a statement...

KOWA Presidential Candidate, Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya Promises To Address Education, Unemployment Challenges

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The presidential candidate of KOWA Party, Prof. Oluremi Sonaiya, said she would give more attention to education and reduce unemployment rate, if elected. Sonaiya stated this on Thursday in Abuja when she visited the camp of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Durumi area of the Federal Capital Territory. Accompanied by her running...

Sen. Bala Codnemns Stone Throwing By Political Thugs In Bauchi

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Sen. Bala Mohammed, has condemned the attitude of some thugs, suspected to have been sponsored to disrupt the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally in Bauchi. Mohammed, who expressed his disappointment in an interview with newsmen shortly after the incident, however called on PDP supporters, not...

Buhari Promises To Tackle Unemployment, Corruption

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The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has promised to tackle insecurity, poverty, unemployment, bribery and corruption, if elected in February. Buhari made the promise during campaign in Sokoto on Thursday. "These are the major problems bedeviling Nigeria now and the moment they are fully tackled, Nigeria will...

NMA Urges Nigerians To Elect Leaders With Priority For Improved Healthcare

4 years ago /

The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA), on Thursday in Lagos urged Nigerians to elect leaders that would give priority to the development of the healthcare sector. Its National President, Dr Osahon Enabulele, said that it was the duty of elective office holders to transform the health sector in the interest of the...

Security Agencies Promise To Be Non-partisan During Polls

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Security agencies in Plateau on Thursday promised to be non-partisan in the February general elections. This is contained in a communique issued in Jos after a dialogue among stakeholders including religious and community leaders, youths and security agencies organised by the Catholic Archdiocese of Jos. Some of the security agencies that signed...

Permanent Voters Cards Collection To End February 8 - INEC REC

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On Thursday while interacting with members of the Inter Agency Advisory Committee on Voter Education (SICVEP), the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) of INEC for Cross River State, Dr Okey Ezeani disclosed that the collection of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) which is going on in all the electoral wards in Nigeria will...

NSA Wants 2015 Elections Postponed

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Nigeria should delay next month's elections to give organizers more time to distribute millions of biometric ID cards to voters, the country's top security official said on Thursday. Sambo Dasuki, President Goodluck Jonathan's National Security Adviser, said he had told the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that a...

Press Conference By Alhaji Lai Mohammed On The National Communications Commission (NCC)

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As you are very much aware, His Excellency Gov. Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, addressed a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 20th, in his capacity as the Director of the Campaign Fund-Raising Committee for our party's presidential campaign. The purpose of the press conference was to unveil the five platforms through...

Buhari To Brief US Institution On Feb Election

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), presidential candidate General Muhammadu Buhari, is set to travel to the U.S. on an invitation by the United States Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), to Washington DC to speak on the February 14 presidential election. The confirmation of this invitation to the political summit...

Jonathan Campaign In Kano, Visits Emir of Kano

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President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan yesterday continue his campaign trip to Kano, where he paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Kano and former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi (II) in his palace. President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, after his arrival at Malam Aminu Kano International Airport went...

2015 Polls: NHRC Condemns Fayose, Mbaka Over Hate Speeches, Commentaries Ahead of Polls

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The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) ‎yesterday decried the alarming rate of hate speeches that have characterized electioneering campaigns and political commentaries in the country ahead of next month's elections. The commission out rightly condemned the‎ advertorial sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State captioned "Nigeria: Be Warned", saying it...

Zambia: Ruling Party Takes Slim Lead In Presidential Vote

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Zambia's ruling party presidential candidate Edgar Lungu took a slim lead over his rival Hakainde Hichilema after votes from more than half of constituencies were counted, the electoral commission said on Thursday, Reuters reports Results from 80 out of 150 constituencies showed Patriotic Front candidate Lungu, 58, had 50.85 percent of...

APC Lacks Solutions To Nigeria's Challenge - Gov. Lamido

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Gov. Sule Lamido of Jigawa said on Wednesday that the All Progressives Congress (APC) lacked solutions to Nigeria's challenges. Lamido said this at the PDP Presidential rally in Dutse, Jigawa. According to him, no amount of abuse or intimidation from any quarters will deter him from campaigning for Jonathan/Sambo ticket and other...

Sen. Umar Calls For Jonathan's Re - Election

4 years ago /

The Minister of Transport, Sen. Idris Umar, has called on the electorate in Gombe State to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan to win his re-election bid to ensure sustained development of the country. The minister made the call at a campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kumo, headquarters of...

1 Dead, 5 Vehicles Destroyed As Parties' Supporters Clash In Kano

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 At least, one person was confirmed killed and five vehicles destroyed during a clash between supporters of PDP and APC at Hotoro, near NNPC Mega Station in Kano on Wednesday. Eye witness told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the incident happened at about 1.30p.m. when supporters were on their...

PDP Condemns Attack On Jonathan In Katsina, Says APC Never Sincere With Peace Accord

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned Tuesday’s attack on President Goodluck Jonathan by supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari in Katsina. The National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Wednesday said the attack is “a clear indication that the APC is not...

PDP Insists Jonathan Has Delivered On Education

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as weird and clear manifestation of ill will towards the people, the criticism by the APC and Buhari Campaign Organization against the projects executed by President Goodluck Jonathan in the education sector, including the establishment of new federal universities in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh...

Katsina College Releases Buhari’s ​WASC Results

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Government College, formerly Provincial Secondary School, Katsina, which Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, graduated from in 1961, has released Mr. Buhari’s secondary school certificate examination results. The results, obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES Wednesday, confirm Mr. Buhari’s claim that he undertook the University of Cambridge West African...