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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...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...