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Abia Guber: Otti, Ex-Diamond Bank Boss Dumps PDP, Picks APGA Nomination Forms

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Former Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc and governorship aspirant in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti yesterday dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and picked the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) nomination forms. The move came less than two weeks after he picked the expression of interest and nomination forms of the...

Tension Arises As 8 Lawmakers In Amosun's Faction Dump APC, PPN In Ogun State

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Palpable fear has gripped Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s camp following the defection of eight lawmakers to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and Social Democratic Party, SDP, in the state. Speaker of the House, Suraj Adekunbi disclosed this yesterday during a plenary session, while reading a letter announcing the defection of eight lawmakers. Adekunbi said: “I...

Tears Flow As Zambia's Sata Is Laid To Rest

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Zambia's president Michael Sata was buried on Tuesday with full honours at a state funeral following his death at a London hospital two weeks ago. Tens of thousands of Zambians and around a dozen African leaders turned out to bid farewell to the leader who was sent off with a 21-gun...

 

Sokoto Assembly Approves N2bn Loan For State Govt.

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The Sokoto State House of Assembly on Tuesday approved the state government's request to participate and access N2 billion loan under the  Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Fund (MSMEDF) in Sokoto state. This was disclosed by the House Leader, Alhaji Abubakar Buda (APC-Dange/Shuni) at the assembly after consideration of a letter...

Pitan Formally Declares Governorship Ambition, Promises Grassroots Development

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Dr Leke Pitan, a governorship aspirant in Lagos State, on Tuesday said that he would deliver people-oriented programmes with special attention to grassroots development, if elected in 2015. Pitan, a former Commissioner for Health in the state, made the promise at a public declaration on his ambition to contest on the...

Presidential Declaration Address By His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR

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On the Occasion of His Declaration of Intent to Run for the 2015 Presidential Elections under the Platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Eagle Square, AbujaTuesday 11th November, 2014Dear Compatriots:1. Four years ago, precisely September 18, 2010; I stood in this Eagle Square, to offer myself for election as...

 

Katsina PDP Governorship Aspirants Protest, Decry Imposition Of Candidate

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Sen. Ibrahim Ida, a Katsina State PDP governorship aspirant, said on Monday in Abuja that the party would lose the state in 2015 if an unpopular candidate was imposed on the people. He stated this on Monday in Abuja when he led a group of five PDP gubernatorial aspirants from the...

Rivers Governorship Ticket: Etche PDP Leaders, Delegates Endorse Wike As Flag Bearer

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Ahead of the December eight Peoples Democratic Party, PDP governorship primaries, leaders and delegates of the party in Etche local government area of Rivers state have resolved to endorse former minister of state for education, Nyesom Wike as flag bearer of the party in 2015. The endorsement was given when the...

President Jonathan Has Bigger Plans For the Nation, We Should Support Him - Aniete Okon

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The presidential declaration committee says logistic arrangements have been put in place ahead of Tuesday’s political event, which will see President Goodluck Jonathan announce his 2015 re-election bid. Chairman of the publicity sub-committee, Aniete Okon, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Abuja, called on Nigerians to rally support for the...

 

Ebonyi: Speaker Impeached, Other Four Lawmakers Suspended

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Sixteen members of the Ebonyi State House of Assembly on Monday impeached the Speaker, Chukwuma Nwazunku over alleged gross misconduct, incompetence and embezzlement of funds meant for members of the assembly. Meanwhile, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Blaise Orji has been elected as the new Speaker.  Moving the motion for the impeachment of...

Gov. Uduaghan Swears-in 10 New Commissioners, Appoints New Chief Of Staff

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Delta state governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, has tasked the newly sworn-in commissioners in the state to bring fresh ideas to the running of government as his administration remained committed to delivering projects and programmes that will impact meaningfully on the lives of the people of the state. The governor said this...

PVC Distribution: PDP Member Shot Dead In Lagos, APC Chieftain Arrested As Suspect

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An electoral agent of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) was allegedly shot dead at Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos, on Sunday, during the ongoing distribution of Permanent Voters' Card (PVC) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The deceased, identified as Sikiru Ogboye, was said to be monitoring the distribution of...

2015 Elections: PDP Gives Nov. 14 As Deadline For Submission Of Nomination Forms

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The PDP National Working Committee (NWC) has announced Nov. 14 as the last date for the return of expression of interest and nomination forms for primary elections by aspirants. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the party`s National Publicity Secretary, on Monday in Abuja. The date, the...

PVCs: Sen. Pwajok Wants INEC To Revert To Manual Register

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Sen Gyang Pwajok on Monday expressed "deep disappointment’’ over the  disappearance of voters' records in 161 polling units in Jos North Local Government Area and advised INEC to revert to manual registration. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that voters, who went to the affected polling units to collect their...

 

Niger PDP To Field 15 Female Candidates For 2015

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Niger said that 15 female aspirants shown interest to contest for various political offices in 2015 in the state. Alhaji Hassan Shaba, Publicity Secretary of the chapter, announced this on Monday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Minna. He said that...

 

Jonathan To Declare For Presidential Race Tuesday

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President Goodluck Jonathan will Tuesday at the Eagle Square in Abuja, declare his bid to vie for a second term in office, the committee set up to prepare the framework for his declaration stated Sunday. A key part of the declaration by the president will be the unveiling of a new...

2015 Elections Campaign Kwara PDP Procure 200 Motorbikes Megaphones

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The PDP Chairman in Kwara, Chief Iyiola Oyedepo, on Sunday said the party would procure 200 motorbikes and megaphones for effective campaign ahead of the 2015 general elections. Oyedepo said in Ilorin at a fund-raising event organised by the party that the motorbikes and megaphones would be used to propagate the...

House Leader,Akande-Adeola Declares For 2015

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 The House of Representatives leader , Honourable Mulikat Akande-Adeola, on Friday, sought the mandate to continue representing Ogbomoso North/South/Orire Federal Constituency of Oyo State. At an event in Ogbomoso, attended by crowds of stalwarts, members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) across the five local governments in Ogbomosoland, Akande-Adeola...

PDP Suspends Governorship Aspirant, 10 Others In C’River

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River on Friday suspended a governorship aspirant in the state, Mr Goddy Jeddy-Agba and 10 others from the party. Mr John Okon, Chairman of PDP in the state, said they were suspended ``for corrupting the process of the just-concluded ward delegate congress election in...

 

Court Nullified Panel On Taraba Gov’s Health

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The medical panel set up the speaker of the Taraba state House of Assembly to investigate the status of the state Governor Danbaba Suntai has been nullified by the state High Court sitting in janligo on Friday. Justice Silas Haruna, in a five-hour judgement, said the action of the state’s executive...