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Elections: Traditional Ruler Urges Issue-Based Campaigns

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The traditional ruler of Ogbogoro community in Obio/Akpor Council of Rivers, Chief Anele Oriebe, on Friday urged politicians to embark on issue-based campaigns ahead of the February elections. Oriebe gave the advise at Ogbogoro, Obio/Akpor council of Rivers when Mr Tony Okocha, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate for Obio/Akpor constituency...

Soldiers Should Be Sent To Battle Insurgency And Not Reserved For Elections - Buhari

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), the presidential flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has warned against the deployment of soldiers in next month's election stating that it would not be in the interest of the country. The retired General said that soldiers reserved for election duties should rather be used to...

Obasanjo: I’m Ready To Sacrifice My Life For Nigeria And Not PDP

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Former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, on Thursday declared that he was ready to sacrifice everything including his life for the interest of the country as against the interest of his party. According to former President Obasanjo, “My first pre-occupation is what is best for Nigeria, Nigeria first, party second and any...

PDP Governors Assure Jonathan Of Massive Support In South-West, Others

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Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State on Thursday assured President Goodluck Jonathan of massive support in the South-West ahead of the Feb. 14 presidential election. Fayose said during the kick-off of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign in Lagos that the party would win convincingly in all elections in the...

Ohaneze Warns Fr. Mbaka To Steer Clear Of Politics, Lists His Failed Prophecies

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The Youth Council of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, has warned the fiery Enugu Catholic priest, Rev. Father Ejike Mbaka, to desist from inciting Nigerians against President Goodluck Jonathan. Describing his remarks as “spiritual poison” unbecoming of a religious leader, the National President of the Ohaneze Youth Council, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, urged...

Labour Party Senatorial Candidate Promises To Improve The Lives Of The People

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Osun East senatorial candidate for the Labour Party Engr. Abimbola Olasheye Adurosakin has promised the people of the area a visionary and purposeful leadership at the Senate if elected in next month’s general election. He said his decision to contest the Osun East senatorial seat was because of his people to come and...

Presidency: North Should Wait Till 2019 - Fayose

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Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, on Wednesday, said the North should wait till 2019 to realise the ambition of ruling the country. The governor said this in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Communications and New Media, Lere Olayinka. Fayose said, “The people of northern Nigeria will choose...

Some Statesmen Speak And Behave Like Motor Park Touts - Jonathan

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Responding to his critics, President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said the utterances of some elder statesmen cast them out as “ordinary motor-park touts and politicians.”  The president said this while speaking at an audience with a delegation of the Northern Elders Council (NEC), led by Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, which visited him at...

2015 Election: Delta PDP Inaugurates Campaign Committee

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The Delta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has urged members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDPD) to engage in door-to-door campaign to ensure they garner all the votes in the 2015 general elections. Governor Uduaghan made the call on Wednesday in Asaba during the inauguration of the Delta State PDP Campaign Committee. The Chairman...

Dakuku Peterside Promises Not To Disappoint Rivers Indigenes If Elected

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The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers, Dr Dakuku Peterside, said on Wednesday that he would not disappoint the people, if elected. Peterside made the pledge when he called on King Disreal Bobmanuel, the traditional ruler of Abonnema, in Akuku-Toru Local Government Area of the state stating...

2015 Elections: Buhari Campaign Groups Raise N118m

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The Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation on Wednesday received N64 million to add to the initial N54 million realised in December to fund his campaign in the 2015 general elections. This was disclosed at a meeting between Col. Hamid Ali (rtd), the Chief of Staff of the organisation, and the Buhari...

 

SDP Guber Candidate In Rivers Decries Attack On APC Supporters

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Rev. Minaibim Harry, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) Governorship Candidate in Rivers, on Wednesday decried the attack on All Progressives Congress (APC) supporters by unknown persons in the state. He told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that the attack was caused by unemployment and rivalry amongst some...

DSS Findings On APC: ‘We Have Been Vindicated’ - PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has been vindicated by the shocking findings made by the State Security Services of the plot by the APC to compromise the electoral process, hack into INEC’s data base and rig the February general elections.PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Wednesday said Nigerians...

2015: PDP Remains Hopeful Of Victory

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that with the popularity of its candidates, its verifiable performance record and the vote of majority of the electorate, it will win the forthcoming general elections. The party expressed the optimism in a statement issued by Mr Oilsa Metuh, its National Publicity Secretary, on...

 

INEC Solicits Cooperation Of Security Personnel On Electoral Litigation

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Tuesday called on security agencies to cooperate with it for successful prosecution of election-related offences. The Director-General of the Electoral Institute (TEI), Prof. Abubakar Momoh, made the call at a three-day training workshop for security personnel ahead of the 2015 general elections. He said the...

APC Calls DSS 'Findings' From Raid Of Party Offices Hogwash, Disservice To Nigeria

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has dismissed as hogwash the so-called findings of the DSS following its Gestapo-like raid on the party's offices in Lagos, saying the 'findings' presented to the media by the agency on Wednesday is a great disservice to Nigeria and an embarrassment to all intelligence-gathering organizations around the...

PDP Is Not Only Drowning But Paranoid - APC

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the PDP as a victim of self-inflicted paranoia following the ruling party's panic reaction to a yet to be conducted opinion poll.In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the PDP has...

Shooting Of APC Supporters In Rivers: APC Accuses PDP Of Engaging In Violence Ahead Of Polls

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP of engaging in violence ahead of next month's general elections, after many supporters of the APC were shot by gunmen while heading to the inaugural campaign of our presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in Rivers State on Tuesday. In a statement issued...

2015: DSS Accuses APC Of Planning To Hack Into INEC Database

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The Department of State Services has said that All Progressive Congress had plan to hack into the Independent National Electoral Commission database according to investigation conducted by the service. The service explained that the confessions from the staff arrested at the APC office at 10,Bola Ajibola Street, Ikeja, and the items...

U.S. House Re-Elects Republican John Boehner As Speaker

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The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday re-elected Republican John Boehner to serve a third term as Speaker of the chamber. Boehner won another two-year term as Republicans enjoy a stronger House majority and take control of the Senate as a result of November elections. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi was Boehner's...