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2015: Ambode Promises To Take Lagos To The Next Level

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Mr Akinwumi Ambode, APC governorship candidate in Lagos state, on Tuesday said he would raise the performance bar of Gov. Babatunde Fashola, if elected into office. Ambode made the pledge while speaking at a meeting with artisans and tradesmen at Ikeja.The meeting was facilitated by the state government. He said his long-standing...

Wike Picks Dr. Banigo As Running Mate, Says She's A Woman Of Integrity

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Mr Nyesom Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Rivers has picked Dr Ipalibo Banigo as his running mate for the 2015 governorship election. He made this known while speaking at a ceremony in Port Harcourt on Tuesday where he presented Dr. Banigo as his running mate describing her...

Attempted Coup Reported In Gambia

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A group of disaffected soldiers launched a foiled coup bid in Gambia on Tuesday while the president was abroad, military and diplomatic sources said. Forces loyal to President Yahha Jammeh, who has ruled the small west African nation for 20 years, killed three suspects including the alleged ringleader - an army deserter, a...

Jonathan’s Performance In Transport Unprecedented – PDP

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“On land transportation, the investment friendly environment created by the Jonathan administration has resulted in increased participation of private individuals and companies in road mass transit, including those funded through SURE-P and other financing windows, thereby reducing the land transport challenges faced by Nigerians”, the statement said. Giving an overview of...

Lagos Blasts Sambo On Allegation Of Tax Imposition

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The Lagos State Government has replied Nigeria’s Vice President Namadi Sambo over his accusation that people were leaving Lagos in droves as a result of heavy taxation imposed by the State Government. In his recent visit to Lagos, Sambo had declared that people were leaving Lagos in droves as a consequence...

Buhari Fails To Submit Academic Qualifications To INEC

4 years ago /

Former head of state and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 general elections, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), did not present his academic qualifications to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, even as he prepares for the 2015 presidential contest. Journalists, who were at the headquarters of...

 

El-Rufai Accuses Kaduna Govt Of Squandering N600bn In 7 Years

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Former minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, on Monday alleged that the state government received over N600 billion from the Federation Account in the last seven years without anything to show for it. El-Rufai,  who made the...

2015 Elections: FG, EU Sign MoU On Election Monitoring

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The Federal Government and the European Union (EU) yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate monitoring of the 2015 general elections in Nigeria. The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Danjuma Sheni, while signing the documents on behalf of the Nigerian government yesterday said Nigeria...

 

2015 Elections: INEC Publishes Names Of Presidential Candidates

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The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC has published the names of 11 aspirants that will be contesting the 2015 presidential election. Alongside their names, INEC also published their political parties and the names of their running mates. SEE LIST Below:  Party - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate - President Goodluck Jonathan Running Mate -...

Violence Is APC's Ideology - Metuh

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The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has thrown its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan on his warning to leaders of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) and some former office holders to desist from sowing seeds of discord among the people with their incendiary utterances. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in...

 

South-East Traders Yet To Adopt Choice Presidential Candidate, Says President-General

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The South-East Amalgamated Market Traders Association (SEAMATAS) said on Monday that it had not adopted any canidate for the 2015 presidential election. The association's President-General, Chief Okwudili Ezenwankwo, said this at a media briefing after an emergency meeting held in Onitsha, Anambra. According to him, the market leaders are still consulting on...

APC Assures Nigerians That They Will Work Hard To Make 2015 Polls Violence-Free

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians and the international community that it will do all in its power to make sure that the 2015 general election is violence-free, saying the rising apprehension about the polls among the populace is inimical to the conduct of a successful election.In a...

INEC Redeploys State Electoral Commissioners

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In preparation for the Nigerian general elections scheduled for February 2015, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has redeployed all its state Resident Electoral Commissioners (REC) to different states across Nigeria, the redeployment is with immediate effect according to a statement issued today by the Secretary to the commission, Mrs....

Fayose Slams Fayemi Over Ekiti Finances, Says No September Salary For Workers

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Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayoshe, told civil servants in the state on Friday during his monthly media chat to forget about their September salary “for now”. Gov. Fayose said, “I became governor on October 16th and that is two months and ten days now and I want to state categorically that...

PDP Backs President Jonathan’s Advice Against Inflammatory Statements

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The PDP on Saturday in Abuja threw its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan on his advice to politicians against inflammatory statements ahead of the 2015 general elections.  In a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, the party described Jonathan’s advice as a “perfect act in nationalism’’. “It...

Bayero University Deputy VC Picked As Running Mate To Kano APC Governorship Candidate

4 years ago /

The All Peoples’ Progressive Congress (APC) in Kano State has nominated the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (DVC) of Bayero University Kano (BUK), Prof. Hafiz Abubakar, as the party’s governorship running mate. Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Baba Dantiye, on Friday said that, “The decision to pick Abubakar as the...

Jonathan, Buhari Not Worth Dying For – Gumi

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Islamic scholar, Sheikh Ahmad Abubakar Gumu, called on all Nigerians to detest any form of violence in the forthcoming elections, especially the presidential election, stressing that both President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buahri are not worth dying for. In a press conference signed by him and issuedvto newsmen in Kaduna,...

2015: APC Inaugurates Campaign, Reconciliation Committees In Sokoto

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Gov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State, on Saturday inaugurated three committees to devise strategies of ensuring total victory for the APC in the 2015 general elections in the state. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the committees were for campaign, reconciliation and contact. The 33-man state campaign committee is chaired...

2015 Elections: Osibanjo Takes Campaign To BRT Bus, Says Nigeria Needs Buhari

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The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Christmas day, took his campaign to a commercial bus. Osinbajo joined passengers in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), from the Tafawa Balewa Square to Barracks area of Lagos, urging the passengers and...

Governor Oshiomhole Gives Reasons Why PDP Must Go In 2015

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Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State, yesterday, said that Nigerians must reject the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP at all levels in next year’s general elections, noting also that as long as the PDP remains in power, Nigerians will remain in darkness.Speaking  when he received about 2,000 defectors from Oredo and...