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Six Ministers To Leave Jonathan’s Cabinet

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Not less than six ministers may quit president Goodluck Jonathan’s cabinet in October as preparations for the 2015 general elections. These ministers are expected to resign their appointments so as to pursue their governorship desire on the People Democratic Party platform. The ministers with the governorship ambitions Senator Bala Muhammed (Federal Capital...

Alao-Akala Set To Unveil Campaign Committee For 2015

4 years ago /

Former Governor of Oyo State  Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala, is set to inaugurate his campaign organisation which is to work for the actualisation of his governorship aspiration, next year, on Saturday   In  a statement made available to journalists in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital on Wednesday, coordinator of the campaign...

2015 Election: PDP, APC Members Ask Court To Stop Jonathan’s Re-Election

4 years ago /

Two Members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) have filed a suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja seeking to, among others, restrain the Independent National Electoral Commission  (INEC) and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) from allowing President Goodluck Jonathan to participate...

No One Can Stop My Swearing-In - Fayose

4 years ago /

Mr Ayodele Fayose, the governor-elect has said no effort or actions by the ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) or group of persons will stop him from being sworn-in as the governor of Ekiti State in October. He addressed journalists yesterday at his Lagos residence. He denied having any knowledge on...

PDP NEC's Decision To Choose Jonathan Rattled Opposition - Governor Akpabio

4 years ago /

The chairman of the PDP Governors Forum and the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Chief Godswill Akpabio has described the decision of the National Executive Committee of the PDP to adopt President Goodluck Jonathan as the sole presidential candidate of the party for the 2015 general elections as a...

 

Atiku Abubakar Declares Presidential Ambition, Promises A "Corruption Free" Government

4 years ago /

Atiku Abubakar, a former Vice President on Wednesday declared his intention to run for President, under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), come 2015. The three-time presidential aspirant made his intentions known during a press conference in Abuja, said he would run a government with “zero tolerance for corruption”...

Tony Tetuila Joins APC, To Contest House Of Assembly Seat In Kwara

4 years ago /

Anthony Olanrewaju Awotoye, popularly known as Tony Tetuila, has just declared his intention to run for Kwara State House of Assembly as member representing Irepodun Local Government Area. The music crooner who used to be part of a music group “The Remedies”, split with the group and has been successful as...

Imo 2015: PDP Woos APGA Chieftain, Agbaso

4 years ago /

As the 2015 general election approaches  in Imo State and the country, and in effort to clinch the desired governorship slot of the state, chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have extended their olive branch to a All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) leader in the state, Chief Martin Agbaso,...

PDP Convention Will Still Hold - NEC

4 years ago /

The Special Assistant on Political Matters to President Goodluck Jonathan, Prof. Rufai Alkali, has said that despite the adoption of the President as candidate by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), NEC convention will still hold. The convention is to legally seal its consensus adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the...

APC Reps Walk Out During House Debate Over Controversial $9.3m

4 years ago /

All Progressives Congress members of the House of Representatives staged a walkout on the House following a stalled debate on the controversial $9.3m seized last week by the South African Government. A private jet with three people from Nigeria, including an Israeli, ‎conveyed the money, said to have been intended...

Eight Jostling For PDP Governorship Ticket In Niger State – Gov Aliyu

4 years ago /

Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu, the Niger State governor has revealed that eight memebers of the people democratic party (PDP) have indicated their interest  to jostle  for the governorship ticket of the party. Aliyu who said this at the 1st Niger State Investment Climate Summit in Minna, also revelaed that out of the...

APC Will Send Jonathan Packing From Aso Rock Come 2015 – Okorocha

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan has been advised to start preparing his handover notes now, as “the All Progressives Congress, APC, is putting finishing touch to take over Aso Rock in 2015″. Governor Rochas Okorocha read the riot act in Owerri, when he played host to APC local government chairmen from the 36...

Breaking: High Court Stops Danbaba Suntai's Medical Panel

4 years ago /

A High Court sitting in Jalingo, Taraba state has asked the medical panel recently set up by the state House of Assembly to probe the health status of Governor Danbaba Suntai from going ahead with the probe. The court issued the order on the grounds that a case relating to the...

I Will End My Political Career In APC - Atiku

4 years ago /

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has said the All Progressives Congress (APC) is the party he would stay with for the remaining part of his political career even if he does not get the party’s presidential ticket for the 2015 election. Speaking with newsmen in Lagos Monday, Atiku said the period...

Namadi Sambo Part Of The Winning Team - PDP

4 years ago /

Barely 24 hours after it said that President Goodluck Jonathan would decide whether he would run with his deputy, Alhaji Namadi Sambo, during the 2015 presidential election or not, the Peoples Democratic Party has recanted, saying that the former governor of Kaduna State ‘remains part of its winning team.’ The Peoples...

APC Fixes National Convention For December 2

4 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to hold its national convention on December 2, to elect its presidential candidate. The timetable for election signed by the national organizing secretary and the national publicity secretary of the party, Osita Izunaso and Lai Mohammed  respectively, shows that  the sale of expression of...

2015: Human Right Activist File Court Case To Stop Jonathan

4 years ago /

Two human rights activist have sued President Goodluck Jonathan, demanding the court declare him unqualified to run in next year’s general elections. Joined as co-defendants are Vice President Namadi Sambo, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The suit was filed Friday at the Federal High Court...

I Won’t Appear Before Medical Panel - Suntai

4 years ago /

Governor Danbaba Suntai of Taraba State has said that he will not appear before the recently constituted medical panel set up by the state House of Assembly to determine his state of health. Mr. Josiah Sabo Kente, the speaker had set up a 5-man medical team to investigate the “true state...

2015 Election: President Jonathan Yet To Decide Sambo As His Running Mate

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has given President Goodluck Jonathan the power to pick his running mate after his endorsement by all the party’s organs. Vice-President Namadi Sambo’s fate is hanging in the balance going by this decision. However, the PDP said since both men had been working together amicably since they...

Ogun Governor, Amosun, Is A Liar, Lagos APC Leader Says

4 years ago /

A leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, Ademola Adeniji-Adele, has described the Ogun state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, as a lair based on the governor’s claims on a farm in Ogun State. Mr. Amosun, had while accusing his predecessor, Gbenga Daniel, of corruption, said the latter sold the...