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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...

PDP Loses Nine Senators To APC, LP, Others

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The Peoples Democratic Party primary election, which took place towards the end of last year, that saw some members of the national assembly losing their bid to return to the national assembly. At least six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have dumped the party to join forces with the opposition All...

Chairman Of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega Says 68.83m Registered To Vote In Feb.

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), said in Abuja on Tuesday that it registered 68,833,476 voters for the general elections in Feb. 2015 The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, announced this at a news conference and presentation of voter registers to leadership of political parties. Jega said the commission arrived at...

INEC Publishes Names Of 14 Presidential Candidates

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The independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has published names of 14 presidential candidates for the 2015 general elections. Details of the names were released on the Commission’s website on Tuesday, showing that one presidential candidate and four vice presidential candidates are females. The candidates are Sen. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani as the presidential candidate...

Ignore Defections From PDP, Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa Tells Party Faithful

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Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) faithful in Delta have urged to ignore the gale of defection from the party and sustain support to it and its presidential candidate, Dr Goodluck Jonathan. Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa, the party’s governorship candidate in the general elections in the state, made the call at the commencement of his...

Jonathan Is the Change Nigeria Needs, PDP Insists

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The Peoples Democratic Party has said that no change could be better than the rapid change in all sectors which Nigeria has undergone in the last four years, declaring the continuity of President Goodluck Jonathan as the real change the nation needs. A statement by the national Publicity Secretary of the...

Buhari Is Incorruptible, Honest - Sule Lamido

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Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Monday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, as an incorruptible and honest leader. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lamido stated this while addressing supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a rally in Maigatari. He explained that he...

I Will End Insurgency If Elected - Buhari

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari has vowed to end insecurity in few months if he is elected.Buhari was speaking in a rally in Owerri, Imo state capital on Monday. He stormed Owerri from Abuja after he inaugurated ‎the party's campaign council. "if we are elected, and in...

Egypt Court Orders Retrial Of Mubarak In Corruption Case

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Egypt's top appeals court has ordered the retrial of deposed President Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in a corruption case, a move that could pave the way for the former autocrat's release. The Appeals Court announced its ruling in a brief session Tuesday, carried live on several Egyptian TV networks. The earlier verdict...

President Jonathan, Obasanjo In Late Night Meeting

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President Goodluck Jonathan, on Monday, held a secret meeting with former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, at his Abeokuta home. It learnt that Jonathan went into a closed-door meeting, which lasted more than two hours with some notable leaders of the party in attendance. Details of the meeting could not be ascertained, but...

US Ambassador Urges Nigeria To Ensure Eligible Voters Vote

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THE US Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr James Entwistle, has urged the Federal Government to ensure that eligible voters vote in the forthcoming general election. Entwistle stated this in a message to the opening of a five-day workshop for news managers and political reporters on Monday, in Kaduna. Entwistle pledged the support of...