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Buhari’s Belated Choice Of Running Mate, The Height Of Incompetence - PDP

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the belated choice of Professor Yemi Osibajo by General Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate, six clear days after his emergence as the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), as the height of incompetence. This was made public Wednesday by the party's National...

Gov. Chime Presents N96.7 billion Budget For 2015

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Governor of Enugu State, Sullivan Chime, on Tuesday presented the 2015 budget of about N96.7bn to the state House of Assembly. The sum represents a three per cent increase of the N93.7bn budgeted for the state in 2014. Chime presenting the budget proposal on the floor of the House of Assembly explained...

Benue Governor, Suswam Condemns Defecting Politicians

4 years ago /

Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam has decried the frequent cross carpeting of politicians who lose their aspirations for elective offices. He said this while responding to the recent defection to the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) of two prominent politicians in his state, ex-Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment,...

2015 Elections: Buhari Picks Prof. Osibajo As His Running Mate

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The APC Presidential flag-bearer has finally put an end to speculations on who becomes his vice with the adoption of Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as his running mate ahead of other candidates thrown up for the position. Professor Yemi Osibanjo, a former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Lagos State, was chosen...

2015 Election: South-West Will Vote President Jonathan - Mimiko

4 years ago /

The governor of Ondo State, Olusegun Mimiko has said that voters in the south western zone of the country would not be swayed by the prospect of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate choosing a Yoruba as his running mate for the 2015 election, but will vote for...

Buhari To Announce Running Mate On Wednesday

4 years ago /

The National Chairman of Nigeria's leading opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has declarred that the running mate for the party’s presidential candidate for the 2015 general election may be announced on Wednesday. Odigie-Oyegun, who made this known to members of the press in Abuja on Tuesday at the end of National...

Police Tell Tambuwal To Apply For Protection

4 years ago /

One week after the authorities of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) gave assurances of restoring the security details attached to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, the NPF instead of doing so has asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, to apply for police details...

Court Refuses Fresh Ex-parte Application To Remove Tambuwal As Speaker

4 years ago /

Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, refused to grant a fresh ex-parte application seeking to restrain Mr. Aminu Tambuwal from further acting as the Speaker of the House of Representatives. The applicant, a member of the House House of Representatives, Mr. Abiodun Akinlade, had asked...

I Am Not Part Of Plot To Impeach David Mark – Senator Saraki

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The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has denied being part of any plot against the senate leadership. Saraki, in a statement, expressed shock at reports that some aggrieved Senators, who failed to secure ticket for the oncoming general elections, were plotting to sack senate president, David...

Senate Denies Impeachment Plot Against Mark, Terms It A Tissue Of Lies

4 years ago /

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Information, Media and Public Affairs, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has dismissed allegations of plot to remove the Senate President, David Mark, describing it as unfounded and misleading. Abaribe, described the reports as unfounded stories which exist only in the imagination of the authors. According to him, the Senate...

President Jonathan Is Like Jesus Christ – Doyin Okupe

4 years ago /

Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, says the President is just like Jesus Christ. He said the burden Jesus carried when he died for the sins of mankind is similar to what Jonathan is presently carrying. Okupe made the assertion yesterday morning during a programme on Channels Television, Sunrise...

 

Enugu LG Chairman Impeached

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The Chairman of Igboeze-North Local Government Area of Enugu state, Mr Bonaventure Onu, has been impeached.Onu was removed from office on Monday by the legislative arm of the council on allegation of misappropriation and embezzlement of funds.The councillors also impeached the Vice Chairman, Mr Celestine Ezeugwu, over same alleged offences...

2015: Buhari Is Playing Godson To Tinubu - PDP

4 years ago /

Nigeria's ruling party the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has said that its flag-bearer and Nigeria's president, Goodluck Jonathan is running against former Lagos state governor and APC chieftain, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and not General Muhammadu Buhari in the February 14 presidential election. This was made public by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa...

 

Enugu: Governorship Candidate Mr Okey Ezea Lauds Peaceful APC Primaries

4 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Enugu State, Mr Okey Ezea, said the recent peaceful conduct of the party's primaries nationwide was a clear affirmation of its progressive policy. Ezea during an interview on Sunday said this would manifest in the administration of all sectors when the party won election...

Lagos House Of Assembly Speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji commends APC

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Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji, the Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly (LAHA), has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of its national convention and primaries held nationwide. Ikuforiji, who spoke with newsmen on Sunday in Lagos, said that "the rancour-free presidential primary is adjudged the best in the country”. "I...

Lai Mohammed: APC Yet To Pick Buhari's Running Mate

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In a statement issued by the All Progressive Congress National Publicity Secretary on Sunday, Lai Mohammed, the party urged Nigerians to ignore the misleading reports and talks about the choice of the party running mate saying that the party had not even met to talk about such. The APC has...

Jonathan, Buhari Tasked On Issue-Based Campaigns

4 years ago /

Ahead of the 2015 polls, the presidential candidates of the PDP and APC, President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari were on Saturday urged to base their campaigns on issues. A cross section of the people that spoke at separate interviews to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja, appealed to...

Maxwell Okpara Picks APGA House Ticket For FCT

4 years ago /

Mr Maxwell Okpara on Friday emerged the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for Bwari/Abuja Municipal Area Council Constituency in the House of Representative in the 2015 general elections.The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that though he had no opposition, the delegates from the two constituencies still cast their...

Court Adjourns PDP’s Suit Seeking Tambuwal’s Removal To January 19

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has fixed January 19, 2015 for hearing in a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to unseat the Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal. Justice Ahmed Mohammed adjourned the case on Friday after hearing the submissions of PDP’s counsel, Mr Mike Ahamba...

Lagos PDP Governorship Primaries: Obanikoro Heads To Court

4 years ago /

Lagos PDP governorship aspirant and former minister of state for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has headed to court to challenge the result of the primaries. Senator Obanikoro had called the primaries which was won by Dr. Jimi Agbaje a sham and had urged the party's leadership to conduct a fresh poll,...