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Dickson Sacks 2 Female Appointees In Bayelsa

4 years ago /

In Bayelsa State, the cold war between the State governor Seriake Dickson and the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, yesterday turned ugly with the sack of the state commissioner for local government, Mrs Marie Ebikake, and the special adviser on Federal Government Projects, Chief Remi Kuku, over alleged divided loyalty. The...

N21.8bn Party Fund Raising Not For Jonathan's Campaign Alone - Gana

4 years ago /

A former Minister for Information and the Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Fund-raising Committee, Prof. Jerry Gana, yesterday said that the N21.8bn donated to the PDP at a recent fund-raising in Abuja is not meant for the presidential campaign of President Goodluck Jonathan. The party had last December raised...

PDP Advises APC To Focus On Issues And Not To Create Fake Poll Rating For Buhari

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its Presidential Candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to work toward winning followers genuinely instead of applying cheap diversionary tactics. The advice is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary on Monday in...

Buhari Plans To Provide Allowances For Discharged But Unemployed Corpers

4 years ago /

All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has promised to provide allowances to discharged but unemployed Youth Corps members for Twelve (12) months while in the skills and entrepreneurial development programmes, if elected in 2015. There is also the pledge to provide One Meal a day for...

2015: Jonathan Has No Chance Of Winning - APGA

4 years ago /

The Lagos state chapter of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) has dismissed the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan winning in the forthcoming presidential election saying it is very likely that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will emerge winner of the February 14,...

 

2015 Elections: Sokoto APC Aspirant Defects To PDP

4 years ago /

A former governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the recent party primaries Sokoto State, Alhaji Yusha'u Kebbe, has defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Kebbe said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Monday. He said he joined politics to protect...

Atiku, Kwankwaso - We Won't Leave APC For PDP

4 years ago /

Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, have vowed not to return to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or abandon the All Progressives Congress (APC) for another political party. According to Atiku’s spokesman, Mallam Garba Shehu, the former Vice President had bade farewell to PDP and...

Nigeria's Future Is Bright Says Jonathan

4 years ago /

Despite our numerous challenges facing us as a nation,President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured Nigerians  that she will overcome those challenges and arrive at the Promised Land. The president, who participated in the first Sunday of the year service at St. Stephens Anglican Church, Otuoke, Bayelsa State, acknowledged that huge potentials...

 

Ikpeazu Picks Okochukwu Of Abia House As Running Mate

4 years ago /

Abia State governorship candidate of the ruling PDP, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has named the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Ude Okochukwu as his running mate for next month’s elections. Okochukwu, from Nkporo, in Ohafia Local Government Area was said to have been selected based on his political experience...

 

AD Presidential Candidate Pledges 2m Jobs If Elected

4 years ago /

 The presidential candidate of the Alliance for Democracy, Dr Rafiu Salau, on Saturday pledged to create two million jobs if elected into office in next month’s election. To attain such a feat, Salau said his administration would ensure more local content involvement in the exploration and sale of crude oil as...

APC Welcomes Pres. Jonathan's Commitment To Free, Fair And Violence-Free 2015 General Elections

4 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has welcomed the stated commitment of President Goodluck Jonathan, in his New Year message, to the conduct of free, fair and violence-free elections this year, but urged the President to match the commitment with action. In a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by its National...

Step Down For Buhari - Rev. Mbaka Tells Jonathan

4 years ago /

A renowned Catholic Priest known as Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, during his New Year sermon titled ‘From Goodluck To Badluck” on Thursday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to abandon his re-election bid so that the All Progressives Congress candidate, Maj.Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) can emerge the winner of the presidential election...

We Are Not With Buhari’s Original Copies Of Certificates - Army

4 years ago /

Few days after the former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, retd, explained in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that all his academic credentials were with the Military Board, the Army have stated that they...

2015: We Won’t Set Up Clearance Committees Over Candidates’ Documents —INEC

4 years ago /

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, said unlike the previous elections, it would not empanel clearance committees to scrutinize records of candidates seeking various elective offices in this year’s general elections. The development is a complete deviation from the 2007 and the 2011 general elections where the commission set up...

 

PDP Charges Politician To Focus On Truth, Cautions Against Unguarded Utterances

4 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged members of the political class to rededicate themselves to peace, truth and respect for constituted authority especially as the nation prepares for another round of general elections in February. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement on Friday said "the fact that...

 

President Jonathan Lacks Capacity To Fight Insecurity, Terrorism And Corruption-APC

4 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Nigerians to use their votes to express their dissatisfaction with President Goodluck Jonathan for his inability to fight the two main challenges facing the country, corruption and security, despite having six years to do so.   ''The President has finally admitted that the...

Jonathan Best Candidate For Nigeria Now - PDP National Secretary

4 years ago /

Prof. Wale Oladipo, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Secretary, has said that President Goodluck Jonathan is the best candidate for Nigeria in 2015 general elections. Oladipo made the statement during the celebration of his 55th birthday in Ile-Ife, Osun, on Thursday. He said that the citizens would want the continuation of...

Audu Ogbeh Leads Committee To Raise 5Bn For Buhari From Yams

4 years ago /

FormeR PDP National Chairman, Chief Audu Ogbeh would on Jan. 4 inaugurate the sale of five million tubers of yam donated by farmers to raise N5 billion for Buhari/Osibajo presidential campaign. The Public Relations Officer of APC Micro Finance Cooperative Society Ltd, Mrs Felicia Yakzum, made the disclosure in a statement on...

2015 Polls: No Political Ambition Is Worth The Blood Of Any Of Our Countrymen - President Jonathan

4 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan talked tough yesterday as political parties kicked off campaigns for next month’s general elections in the country. He said his administration will not tolerate the kind of orgy of violence that trailed the 2011 elections in the forth-coming elections. In a New Year message to Nigerians, President Jonathan said...

Nigeria's Presidential Salary Is N14, 410, 290.48 Per Annum

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President Goodluck Jonathan paid N6.264m (about $39,000) tax from total emoluments of N43.230m (about $270m) between 2011 and 2013, according to the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS). Details of the president’s tax returns submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) further showed that the president did not earn any other...