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2015: Buhari Is Playing Godson To Tinubu - PDP

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...

APC Chieftains Urge All To Support Buhari

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Jubilation by supporters of retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday trailed his victory at the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election. Buhari’s supporters and many other APC members and supporters were shouting, jumping up and chanting songs in and outside the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos, venue of the APC national...

 

Aspirant Decries Marginalisation Of Female Politicians

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The Kogi East Senatorial District aspirant, Halima Alfa, has called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leadership to save female politicians in the state from being marginalised. She made the call on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. She also called on President Goodluck Jonathan to intervene in the political situation...

Court Restrains Senator Ayogu Eze From Parading Himself As Enugu PDP Governorship Candidate

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The Enugu state high court restrained senator Ayogu Eze from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 election. The court also restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from recognizing Eze as its candidate in the election. The order followed an application by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi...

Buhari Calls On Nigerians To Unite To Rescue And Rebuild Nigeria During Acceptance Speech

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General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on all Nigerians to be united in building a new Nigeria. He made this appeal during his acceptance speech after he was declared as the presidential candidate during the party's national convention that held in Lagos, southwest,...

PDP Welcomes Buhari To 2015 Presidential Race

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The Peoples Democratic Party has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), as the Presidential flag bearer of the All Progressives Congress to the 2015 general elections. It recalled that this would be the fourth time Buhari will be contesting in the presidential election. The party,...

Buhari Wins APC Presidential Primary, Faces Jonathan In 2015 Election

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) today at the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention in Lagos won the presidential primary to carry the party’s flag at the 2015 presidential election to be held on February 14th. The former Head of State grabbed about 3,500 votes being the majority of the votes cast to...

APC Decides: Buhari In Commanding Lead, As Atiku Congratulates Him

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General Muhammadu Buhari is presently leading the polls at the ongoing APC convention. The General who many tipped to win the party's ticket has a commanding lead ahead of other aspirants. Counting is still on but former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has already released a statement congratulating General Buhari on his victory....

I Pledge A 'Battle Of Hope' - Muhammadu Buhari

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General Muhammadu Buhari has promised a 'battle of hope' if he is elected president in the forthcoming 2015 election. He made this declaration Wednesday during his speech at the convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on whose platform he is seeking to emerge as its presidential flagbearer. The speech read, " As...

President Jonathan's Acceptance Speech At The PDP Presidential Convention 2014

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Acceptance Speech by His Excellency, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR On His Victory at the  Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2014 National Convention Eagle Square, Abuja Wednesday 10th - Thursday 11th December  2014. PROTOCOLS 1.                Mr Chairman, our dear delegates, today is another great day in the history of our great Party; The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP),...

Jega: INEC Will Train Security Operatives Before 2015 Elections

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said on Wednesday in Abuja it was working closely with security agencies to provide additional training of security officials on election duty. Its Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega, told newsmen that the additional training became necessary because election duty requires "specialised training". Jega said the additional training...

Ogbulafor Praises Endorsement Of Jonathan, Predicts Victory In 2015

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Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Vincent Ogbulafor on Wednesday said that the adoption of President Goodluck Jonathan as the party's sole candidate for 2015 presidential election was in the right direction. Ogbulafor told reporters in Abuja that the move would further stabilise the party. He added that it...

PDP Convention: Delegates Return Mu'azu As National Chairman

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Delegates from the 36 states of the federation and the FCT at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Convention, on Wednesday ratified Alhaji Adamu Mu'azu, as the party's National Chairman. The delegates returned Mu'azu through voting which eventually endorsed his appointment, following the resignation of Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, the immediate past...