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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...

Buhari Urges Supporters To Shun Violence

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The Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen.Muhammadu Buhari, has urged his supporters to shun violence and all acts capable of tarnishing the party’s image. Buhari gave the charge while inaugurating the party’s national campaign headquarters as well as the presidential campaign council in Abuja, on Monday. The Director, Media and...

Jonathan Promises 2 Million Jobs If Re-Elected

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Mr. Jonathan spoke Monday in Ibadan, Oyo State, were he met supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of the February 14 election. The News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, quoted the president as saying he will generate jobs for the teeming unemployed population in Nigeria. He did not say how that...

Text Of Gen. Buhari's Address At The Inauguration Of The National Presidential Campaign Council Of The APC

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Text of Address by General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, at the Inauguration of the National Presidential Campaign Council of the All Progressive Congress, APC, on Monday, January 12, 2015. PROTOCOL1. I would like to welcome all of you to this occasion and most sincerely thank all members of our great party, the...

We Are Ready For Elections – PDP Says APC Guilty Of Hacking

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it is fully prepared for the 2015 general elections, observing that the support it enjoys among Nigerians from the ward to the national levels is a sure guarantee to victory.PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Monday described APC’s allegations of...

Buhari Not Qualified To Contest Presidential Election, Says PDP

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The People’s Democratic Party (PDP), said All Progressives Congress’ (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), was not qualified to contest the forthcoming presidential election. The PDP said Buhari’s his inability to submit his first School Leaving Certificate to Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) was enough to disqualify him. A former Minister...

 

PDP Scores Jonathan High On Health

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says the unprecedented attention given to matters concerning the wellbeing of Nigerians by President Goodluck Jonathan has repositioned the health sector, resulting in better healthcare and a record increase in life expectancy in the country. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Sunday...

PDP Humiliated Me - Alex Ekwueme

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A former Vice President of Nigeria, Alex Ekwueme, has lamented that despite being a founding member, he has been subjected to “humiliation and neglect” by current leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Mr. Ekwueme, who said this during an interview with the Sun Newspapers, also asked President Goodluck Jonathan to accord...

Data Centre: DSS Working Hand-In-Hand With PDP - APC

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The All Progressives Congress has dismissed the allegation by the Department of State Services that it planned to hack into the database of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). This was made know in a press release in Lagos yesterday:  As you are very much aware by now, the Department of...

Pres. Jonathan Shedding Crocodile Tears On Divisiveness Of Nigerians - APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Goodluck Jonathan is only shedding crocodile tears with his lamentation over the fact that Nigeria has become more divided along religious and ethnic lines today than at anytime in its history.''Mr. President, there is no point being sanctimonious about an issue for...

Goodluck Jonathan's Campaign Bus Set On Fire In Jos

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Some angry youth on Saturday attacked and set ablaze a campaign bus branded with President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign posters at Zololo junction, Bauchi road in Jos, Jos North Local Government area of Plateau state. The bus was on fire at the time of filling this report. However, witnesses said the driver...

UPN Adopts President Jonathan As Its Presidential Candidate

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The Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) on Friday adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its presidential candidate for the Feb. 14 polls. It is reported that the adoption was announced at its first National Convention to elect new officers, which was held in Lagos. NAN recalls that controversy had trailed the UPN leadership...

PDP, The Only Party With Women Interest - Dame Patience Jonathan

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is the only party that has the interest of Nigerian women. The first lady, who made the remark at the PDP Presidential Campaign Rally in Enugu, thanked the Igbo people for casting their votes for President Goodluck...