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APC To Hold National Convention To Approve Amendments Of Party Constitution

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) will on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, hold an extraordinary national conventionin Abuja to approve amendments to the constitution of the party and also adopt its manifesto for the 2015 general elections. Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party’s national publicity secretary, yesterday, in a statement said the proposed...

2015: Lagos House Of Assembly Speaker Joins Guber Race

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Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Ikuforiji, yesterday officially declared his intention to contest the governorship seat in 2015 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He made the declaration yesterday at the premises of the Lagos State Television. While reeling out his 10-point cardinal programme,...

2015: Ex-Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu To Contest For Senate

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Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is set to contest for Abia North Senatorial District seat in the upper chambers come 2015 election, this is Contrary to in­sinuations that former Abia State Governor is not in the race for Abia North Senatorial District seat, his campaign organisation has...

Ogun Didn’t Borrow N200billion Amosun Replies Daniel

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Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state has faulted a statement credited to his predecessor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel over alleged N200 billion debt owed to banks. The governor made the statement while responding to questions posed to him by PM News during the commissioning of ‘Orange Valley Estate’ project on Friday in...

2015: Presidential Declaration Committee For President Goodluck To Hold Meeting Today

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The newly inaugurated presidential declaration committee for President Goodluck will hold its third meeting on Monday, October 27 2014. The meeting which is convened at the instance of the chairman, Bello Haliru Mohammed will take place at old banquet hall at the Presidential Villa at 2pm, Nigerian time. A member of the...

PDP Dissolves Ondo Exco, Constitutes Caretaker Committee

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The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced the dissolution of the Ondo State Executive Committee of the party. By this announcement, all structures of the party at the ward, local government and state levels stand dissolved. Consequently, a Caretaker Committee has been constituted to pilot the...

Dilma Rousseff Re-Elected By Narrow Margin As Brazil's President

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After the closest Brazilian election in generations, president Dilma Rousseff was re-elected by a narrow margin on Sunday, ensuring that Latin America’s biggest nation will remain under the control of a Workers party (PT) committed to tackling inequality. Rousseff won 51.6% of the valid votes cast to secure a much reduced...

Stop Political Rascality And Blackmail -Presidency Warns Amaechi

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Governor Rotimi Amaechi took his obnoxious willingness to denigrate the highest office in the land in a reckless bid to advance his selfish political interests to a new level of irresponsible and rascally behaviour yesterday in Port Harcourt with his totally false and baseless vituperations against President Jonathan, the First...

Aminu Tambuwal Lobbies Reps Against Impeachment

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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, is making moves to ensure members of the House of Representatives will not impeach him when he finally defects from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.There had been speculations that Tambuwal might defect from the PDP, on...

I Fell Out With Patience Jonathan Because I Refuse To Share Rivers State Money With Her - Amaechi

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Rivers State Governor and Chairman of a faction of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, has alleged that his refusal to surrender the state coffers to Dame Patience Jonathan led to the problem he was having with the Presidency. He also blamed the resurgence in militancy and kidnapping on the...

Zamfara Governor, Yari, Heads 19-man APC Convention Committee

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All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday inaugurated a committee that would help to organise its extraordinary convention slated for October 29. Zamfara State Governor, Abdulaziz Yari, who heads the 19-man committee is saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the constitution amendment of the party. It is also expected to handle other activities leading to the...

President Jonathan To Formally Declare For Re-election November 11

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President Goodluck Jonathan is set to formally declare his intention to seek re-election in 2015 on November 11. Chairman of the Presidential Declaration Committee, Dr. Haliru Bello, disclosed this on Friday when he spoke to State House correspondents at the end of the committee's inaugural meeting held at the Banquet Hall...

Adamu Aliero To Vie For Senate

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The former Kebbi Governor, Alhaji Adamu Aleiro, on Friday declared interest to contest the Kebbi Central Senatorial District in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Aliero, represented by Alhaji Kabiru Giant, obtained the senatorial nomination form in Birnin Kebbi. He enjoined the members of PDP to unite towards...

2015: President Jonathan Constitutes Declaration Committee

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President Jonathan has constituted a presidential declaration committee after confirming his intention to seek re-election at the 2015 elections. Former Defence Minister, Dr. Haliru Bello, heads the committee. A PDP source said other members of the committee are former Senate President, Senator Ken Nnamani (Enugu); Special Adviser to the President on Political...

APC Inaugurates 18-man Committee For Mini Convention

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday in Abuja inaugurated an 18-man committee for its mini convention scheduled to take place in Abuja on Oct. 29. Chief John oyegun, National Chairman of the APC who inaugurated the committee, urged members to work to achieve the mandate of ensuring a hitch-free convention. The...

Oduah Plots Strategy To Win Anambra North Senatorial Seat

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The former Minister of Aviation, Princess Stella Oduah, has begun mobilisation of the stakeholders’ support for her ambition to contest the Anambra North Senatorial District seat in 2015 general elections. Addressing supporters in Onitsha on Friday, Oduah said she would provide effective representation and credible voice for the zone.A The zone comprises...

Two Ondo Lawmakers Defect To APC

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Two members of the Ondo State House of Assembly, Hon. Gbenga Edema representing  Ilaje II Constituency, and Hon Fola Olaseinde representing Ose Constituency, on Thursday formally defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The two lawmakers were elected on the platform of the Labour Party (LP) in April 14, 2011. With the...

Omirin: PDP Has Perfected Plans To Attack Ekiti APC Lawmakers

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Speaker of the Ekiti House of Assembly, Dr. Adewale Omirin, has cried out over an alleged plan by the Peoples Democratic Party to attack lawmakers belonging to the All Progressives Congress in the Assembly. In a statement made available to the press on Thursday by his Special Adviser on Media, Wole...

 

We Have No Intention Of Impeaching Fayose - Ekiti Assembly

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The All Progressives Congress caucus of the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday denied hatching a plot to impeach the Governor, Ayodele Fayose, describing the allegation as baseless and unfounded. The caucus also denied receiving money from a national leader of the party and a former Governor of Lagos State,...

 

Hearing On Appeal May Delay Jonathan From Declaring

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The Abuja Division of the Court of Appeal has fixed October 29 for hearing on motion for Dr. Umar Ardo to be joined in an appeal filed by Mr. Cyriacus Njoku, a journalist, who is challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to contest in next year’s presidential election. The court...