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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

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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...