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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...

Amaechi Named DG Of APC Presidential Campaign Organisation

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday named Gov. Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation. This is contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed. The statement said the announcement followed the convention at which...

I Do Not See Anything Wrong In Comparing Jonathan With Jesus Christ - Okupe

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Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Media and Publicity, has dismissed criticisms saying that he committed an act of blasphemy by comparing he President with Jesus Christ. Okupe said that Christ Himself advised His followers to be like Him and even urged them to do...

INEC Extends Deadline For Submission Of Governorship Forms To Dec. 26

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had shifted the deadline for the submission of governorship and house of assembly candidates’ forms from Dec. 25 to Dec. 26. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, made this known on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. Idowu said...

Court Refuses Obanikoro’s Application To Stop PDP From Presenting Agbaje To INEC

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The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday refused the request of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, for an interim injunction to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from submitting the name of Mr. Jimi Agbaje to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its standard-bearer for...

 

Nasarawa PDP Governorship Candidate Donates Office To Goodluck Jonathan Support Group

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Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, Nasarawa State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, donated office to the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) in Lafia. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the office, popularly known as 'Gabi Foundation,' is located on Shendam Road in Lafia. Agab said...

Lagos 2015: APC Names Adebule As Ambode's Running Mate

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos chapter, has named the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Dr Oluranti Adebule, as deputy governorship candidate to Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The state Assistant Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Abiodun Salami, announced this in Lagos on Wednesday. It would be recalled that Adebule was appointed...

Jega Tasks Politicians, Media On 2015 Elections

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Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Tuesday urged the political class and the media to abide by ethics and regulations ahead of the 2015 general elections. Jega, who made the call in Abuja at the 45th meeting of the National Council on Information, said that the...

Why I Picked Osinbajo As My Running Mate – Buhari

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, gave reasons why he picked Yemi Osibajo as his running mate as he bids to become Nigeria’s president again. Buhari while presenting Mr. Osinbajo to the media at APC’s national secretariat in Abuja said his running mate was chosen because of his...