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Buhari To Announce Running Mate On Wednesday

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The National Chairman of Nigeria's leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has declarred that the running mate for the party’s presidential candidate for the 2015 general election may be announced on Wednesday. Odigie-Oyegun, who made this known to members of the press in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of National...

Police Tell Tambuwal To Apply For Protection

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One week after the authorities of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) gave assurances of restoring the security details attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, the NPF instead of doing so has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to apply for police details...

Court Refuses Fresh Ex-parte Application To Remove Tambuwal As Speaker

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Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a fresh ex-parte application seeking to restrain Mr. Aminu Tambuwal from further acting as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The applicant, a member of the House House of Representatives, Mr. Abiodun Akinlade, had asked...

I Am Not Part Of Plot To Impeach David Mark – Senator Saraki

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has denied being part of any plot against the senate leadership. Saraki, in a statement, expressed shock at reports that some aggrieved Senators, who failed to secure ticket for the oncoming general elections, were plotting to sack senate president, David...

Senate Denies Impeachment Plot Against Mark, Terms It A Tissue Of Lies

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Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has dismissed allegations of plot to remove the Senate President, David Mark, describing it as unfounded and misleading. Abaribe, described the reports as unfounded stories which exist only in the imagination of the authors. According to him, the Senate...

President Jonathan Is Like Jesus Christ – Doyin Okupe

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Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, says the President is just like Jesus Christ. He said the burden Jesus carried when he died for the sins of mankind is similar to what Jonathan is presently carrying. Okupe made the assertion yesterday morning during a programme on Channels Television, Sunrise...

 

Enugu LG Chairman Impeached

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The Chairman of Igboeze-North Local Government Area of Enugu state, Mr Bonaventure Onu, has been impeached.Onu was removed from office on Monday by the legislative arm of the council on allegation of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds.The councillors also impeached the Vice Chairman, Mr Celestine Ezeugwu, over same alleged offences...

2015: Buhari Is Playing Godson To Tinubu - PDP

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Nigeria's ruling party the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that its flag-bearer and Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan is running against former Lagos state governor and APC chieftain, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and not General Muhammadu Buhari in the February 14 presidential election. This was made public by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa...

 

Enugu: Governorship Candidate Mr Okey Ezea Lauds Peaceful APC Primaries

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Enugu State, Mr Okey Ezea, said the recent peaceful conduct of the party's primaries nationwide was a clear affirmation of its progressive policy. Ezea during an interview on Sunday said this would manifest in the administration of all sectors when the party won election...

Lagos House Of Assembly Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji commends APC

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Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of its national convention and primaries held nationwide. Ikuforiji, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos, said that "the rancour-free presidential primary is adjudged the best in the country”. "I...

Lai Mohammed: APC Yet To Pick Buhari's Running Mate

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In a statement issued by the All Progressive Congress National Publicity Secretary on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, the party urged Nigerians to ignore the misleading reports and talks about the choice of the party running mate saying that the party had not even met to talk about such. The APC has...

Jonathan, Buhari Tasked On Issue-Based Campaigns

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Ahead of the 2015 polls, the presidential candidates of the PDP and APC, President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari were on Saturday urged to base their campaigns on issues. A cross section of the people that spoke at separate interviews to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja, appealed to...

Maxwell Okpara Picks APGA House Ticket For FCT

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Mr Maxwell Okpara on Friday emerged the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Bwari/Abuja Municipal Area Council Constituency in the House of Representative in the 2015 general elections.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that though he had no opposition, the delegates from the two constituencies still cast their...

Court Adjourns PDP’s Suit Seeking Tambuwal’s Removal To January 19

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 19, 2015 for hearing in a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to unseat the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case on Friday after hearing the submissions of PDP’s counsel, Mr Mike Ahamba...

Lagos PDP Governorship Primaries: Obanikoro Heads To Court

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Lagos PDP governorship aspirant and former minister of state for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has headed to court to challenge the result of the primaries. Senator Obanikoro had called the primaries which was won by Dr. Jimi Agbaje a sham and had urged the party's leadership to conduct a fresh poll,...

APC Chieftains Urge All To Support Buhari

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Jubilation by supporters of retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday trailed his victory at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election. Buhari’s supporters and many other APC members and supporters were shouting, jumping up and chanting songs in and outside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, venue of the APC national...

 

Aspirant Decries Marginalisation Of Female Politicians

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The Kogi East Senatorial District aspirant, Halima Alfa, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to save female politicians in the state from being marginalised. She made the call on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. She also called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the political situation...

Court Restrains Senator Ayogu Eze From Parading Himself As Enugu PDP Governorship Candidate

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The Enugu state high court restrained senator Ayogu Eze from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election. The court also restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from recognizing Eze as its candidate in the election. The order followed an application by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi...

Buhari Calls On Nigerians To Unite To Rescue And Rebuild Nigeria During Acceptance Speech

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General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all Nigerians to be united in building a new Nigeria. He made this appeal during his acceptance speech after he was declared as the presidential candidate during the party's national convention that held in Lagos, southwest,...

PDP Welcomes Buhari To 2015 Presidential Race

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The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), as the Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress to the 2015 general elections. It recalled that this would be the fourth time Buhari will be contesting in the presidential election. The party,...