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Ambode Visits Lagos Assembly, Woos Lawmakers For Support

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Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, on Tuesday, stormed the Lagos State House of Assembly, urging the lawmakers to support his aspiration to become the next governor of the state in 2015. Ambode during his visit to the state House of Assembly eulogized the speaker of...

"Semi-Literate Jackboot" Comment Against Buhari Is Complimentary - PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that it remains on the moral high ground compared to the All Progressives Congress, APC, as far as its commitment to issues-based campaigns is concerned. In a statement Tuesday, National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, dismissed the claim by the APC that...

2015: Buhari’s Campaign Gets N54m Boost

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The presidential flag-bearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, says he has received N54 million from Nigerians in support of his campaign for the 2015 elections. Buhari, who disclosed this during a news conference in Abuja on Tuesday, added that his support groups had risen to 82 with...

Former PDP Majority Leader, Frank Okiye, Defects To APC

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The ranks of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State were reduced yesterday when the former majority leader in the State House of Assembly, Mr Frank Okiye, led 20 leaders of the party and hundreds of their supporters to join the All Progressives Congress (APC). Addressing the leaders of the...

Gov. Tanko Al-makura Picks Silas Agara As Running Mate

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Nasarawa State governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura has picked Hon. Silas Agara as his running mate in the forthcoming general elections. Announcing his choice in a press statement signed by Yakubu Lamai, chief press secretary, he said Agara’s choice was a product of wide consultations with party and community leaders intent upon...

Nasarawa Guber: Labaran Maku Hasn't Be Granted Waiver - LP

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The Labour Party (LP) on Monday stated that it had not granted waiver to the immediate past Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, to get its Nasarawa governorship ticket for the 2015 elections. The National Secretary of the party, Mr Kayode Ajulo, made this known in a statement in Lagos while...

2015 Election: President Jonathan Urges Traditional Rulers To Enlighten Their Subjects

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President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday in Abuja enjoined traditional rulers to enlighten their subjects on peaceful conduct during and after the forthcoming 2015 general elections. He made this declaration at the 7th General Assembly of the National Council of Traditional Rulers of Nigeria (NCTRN) with the theme: "Sustaining the natural mandate...

Don't Leave The PDP, President Jonathan Tells Aggrieved Members

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President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who lost at the primaries to remain in party in the interest of democracy. Jonathan made the appeal on Saturday night while speaking at the PDP fund raising dinner held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. He said that the...

2015 Election: Akinyemi Appeals To Jonathan, Buhari To Sign Peace Pact

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Nigeria’s Former Foreign Minister, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi, has appealed to presidential aspirant of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), President Goodluck Jonathan and that of the All Progressives congress (APC), General Mohammadu Buhari (rtd), to sign a Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU) to commit themselves to a peaceful balloting in 2015. This according...

2015 Elections: SERAP Drags APC, PDP To Court Over Failure To Disclose Campaign Expenses

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A civic group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), has dragged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to court for “failure to disclose their sources of spending on their respective electoral campaigns and other operations linked to the February 2015 general election.” In the suit filed under the...

Gov. Jang Appoints Son As Commissioner

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The Plateau State Governor, Mr. Jonah Jang, has appointed his son, Yakubu, as the state Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning. Yakubu Jang was previously his father’s Special Adviser on Special Duties and takes over the new position from former occupant, Yilji Gomwalk. Gomwalk vacated the office due to his nomination as the...

Governor Tanko Al-Makura Urges Defeated Aspirants To Forget Thier Grievances

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Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, the governor of Nasarawa State has urged aspirants who were defeated in the just concluded election primaries of the APCto forget their grievances. He called on them to focus on the bigger picture of moving the state forward in a conciliatory meeting yesterday in Lafia. Al-Makura stated that...

2015 Presidential Election: Govs, Businessmen, Others Donate N21.27bn To Jonathan

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Nigeria President, Goodluck Jonathan’s reelection bid received a major boost on Saturday, as businessmen, multinational organisations, interest groups and individuals donated the sum of N21.27bn to support his campaign for the 2015 presidential election. The Peoples Democratic Party Fund Raising Dinner took place at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential...

Zambia Ruling Party Names Lungu As Sole Presidential Candidate

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Zambia's Defence Minister Edgar Lungu on Saturday filed nomination papers for presidential elections in January after the ruling party's two feuding factions buried the hatchet and agreed to field a sole candidate. The copper-rich southern African nation goes to the polls on January 20 to elect a successor to Michael Sata...

 

First Lady Eulogises Late Sen. Lawrence

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The First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, on Friday described the late Sen. Ayo Lawrence as a quintessential Nigerian who had contributed immensely to the development of his community and country. Jonathan made the remark in a message to the burial of Lawrence in Iyere-Owo, Owo Local Government Area of Ondo State. Jonathan...

Sokoto APC Distributes 124 Vehicles To Officials

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The Sokoto State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday distributed 124 vehicles to the officials of the party in the 23 local government areas the state. Gov. Aliyu Wamakko assisted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, distributed the vehicles to the officials. The vehicles,...

2015 Elections: INEC Sets Up Task-force For IDPs

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Friday said it had set up a Task Force on how to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country voted in the 2015 general elections. This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by Mr Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to...

Ekiti Election Tribunal Upholds Fayose's Election

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Ekiti State Governorship Election Tribunal, sitting in Abuja has dismissed the petition filed by the All Progressives Congress (APC), challenging the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose in the June 21, 2014 election. At a sitting today, December 19th, the tribunal dismissed the petition filed by the APC and its candidate, Kayode...

I Will Do Everything Possible For Jonathan To Win In 2015 – Lamido

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Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Thursday affirmed that he would do everything possible to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 polls. Mr. Lamido stated this in Dutse during a meeting to unveil campaign programmes for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidates seeking elective position in...

 

Judges Told To Dispose Of Primary Election Cases Before 2015 Elections

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Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, on Thursday, charged judges to dispose of all pending primary election cases before 2015 elections. Justice Auta gave the charge at the Court's End of Year/Award Ceremony for members of staff in Abuja on Thursday. He directed the judges to draw the...