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Governor Dickson bars pro-Jonathan group, TAN, from Bayelsa

TAN South East Rally

Governor Seriake Dickson on Friday ordered the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, to leave the state and cease campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election, in what appears a battle between Mr. Dickson and loyalists of the president’s wife who are in charge of the organization in Bayelsa State. The decision appears a fallout of deteriorating relations between the governor and …

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Prediction: Jonathan, Buhari Won’t Be President In 2015 – Cleric


An Enugu- based Prophet Anthony Nwoko has predicted that neither President Goodluck Jonathan of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party nor his opponent, Gen. Muhammad Buhari of the All Progressives Congress(APC) would be president after next month’s election. It would be recalled that Nwoko, who briefed newsmen in Enugu yesterday on the state of the nation, had in 1993 prophesied the …

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Despite widespread corruption, Jonathan insists his govt is winning war against graft

President Jonathan in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday said despite claims to the contrary, his administration is succeeding in its effort to combat corruption. Speaking at the flag-off of his presidential campaign in Lagos, Mr. Jonathan explained that his strategy towards combating corruption involves the strengthening of public institutions instead of arresting criminals and parading them on television. “They said that the government …

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MEND Restates Support For Buhari’s Candidature, Urges Nigerians To Ignore Empty Threats By Ex-Niger Delta Militants


The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has countered the  Ijaw Youth Council, the Peoples Democratic Party and other ex-militants in the Niger Delta region over its support for the candidature of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. In a release issued today, MEND’s spokesperson “Jomo Gbomo” described the statement credited to Peoples Democratic …

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2015 Polls: Barely 40 days to go, INEC’s PVCs may prevent Millions in the South from voting

Prof. Attahiru Jega, INEC Boss

Shambling and shambolic!  Those are the words that best describe what has become of the distribution and collection of the Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, which represents a very significant aspect of Nigeria’s electoral process. Indeed, these are not the best of times for Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. With just some 41 days …

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Certificate Saga: Nigerian Army Has Buhari’s Academic Records, But He Needs To Apply

Buhari, APC Presidential candidate

The director of public relations of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier Olaleye Lajide, has dismissed reports in the Nigerian media claiming that the army could not find academic records of General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Brigadier Lajide described the reports as false. The military spokesman made the disclosure while responding to a text …

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Army denies having Buhari’s Original Certificate


Few days after the former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, retd, explained in an affidavit submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, that all his academic credentials were with the Military Board, the Army have stated that they do not keep the certificates of any serving or retired …

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Full List of Goodluck Jonathan National Campaign Organization

Jonathan and Sambo during a PDP Rally

Below is the List of Officials, Directors and Committee-heads of President Jonathan National Campaign Team S/N0 NAME POSITION 1.0 Chief Tony Anenih National Campaign Adviser 2.0 Sen. Dr Amadu Ali, GCON Director General 3.0 Prof Tunde Adeniran Dep. Dir. Gen. (Head Office) 4.0 Alhaji Umaru Sauri Officer I 5.0 Nicholas Makwe Officer II 6.0 Hon. Kabiru Turaki(SAN) Dep. Dir. General …

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Peter Obi, Jerry Gana, Fani-Kayode, Others Appointed Jonathan’s Campaign Directors

Peter Obi

Former minister of information and member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees, Prof Jerry Gana, former aviation minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, and former Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, have been named as President Goodluck Jonathan’s Campaign directors. Others who made the list include former minister, Tunde Adeniran, special duties minister, Kabiru Turaki, former minister of information, Aliyu Umar, former …

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Reps aspirant dumps PDP after winning party’s primary, joins APC for Osinbajo

Ayisha Osori

A People Democratic Party, PDP, House of Representative aspirant, Aisha Osori, has denounced the PDP to join the All Progressives Congress, APC, after emerging winner on the platform of the PDP. Ms. Osori made the announcement on Tuesday in Abuja while briefing journalists at the APC national secretariat. Ms. Osori emerged winner at the recent AMAC/Bwari federal constituency primary in …

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President Jonathan pockets N4. 323bn as salary in 3 years


Paid N626.422 million as tax in three years FOR presiding over the affairs of Nigeria as its president in the last three years, President Goodluck Jonathan has pocketed N4.323 billion as salary. In the same vein, he had within the last three years,paid N626.422 million as tax to the country. The years which the president earned the salary and paid …

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Buhari Calls Pastor Adeboye To Seek His Blessing Before Announcing Osinbajo As Running Mate

Pastor Enoch Adeboye

Presidential candidate of the All progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammad Buhari today called the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye a few minutes after he made his final decision to announce Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election, to seek his blessings. An aide to the retired general …

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Prof. Yemi Osinbajo emerges as Buhari running mate

Prof. Yemi Osibajo

After days of marathon meetings and horse-trading, the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, has settled for a former Attorney General of Lagos, Yemi Osinbajo, as his running mate, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. A source close to Mr. Buhari said the APC candidate agreed on Mr. Osinbajo Tuesday night as a concession to a former …

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Buhari’s VP slot will go to one of these candidate; Oshiomhole, Fashola, Fayemi, Amaechi

Buhari and some proposed VPs

The All Progressives Congress has pruned its search for Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s (retd.) running mate to three incumbent governors and a former one. SUNDAY PUNCH reliably gathered on Saturday that the leadership of the party has the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN); his Edo State counterpart, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole; and Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State, as well …

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Buhari wins APC presidential ticket

Buhari, APC Presidential candidate

A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. He defeated four other aspirants to win the ticket by polling 3,430 votes at the party’s national convention held at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, scored 954 votes while Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano State got 974 …

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2015 PRESIDENTIAL RACE: APC presidential primaries live in Lagos

APC presidential primaries

At least 8,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress [APC] are gathering at Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos today – Wednesday – to pick the party’s flag-bearer for the February 14 presidential election. The delegates, both elected and statutory, drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, will choose from the five aspirants who are asking to …

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2015: No going back on Party Primary, No to consensus candidacy —Atiku

Abubakar Atiku

FORMER Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Sunday, declared that it was late now to talk of the emergence of a consensus candidate in the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said the party’s delegates would decide the party’s presidential standard-bearer in the February, 2015 presidential election. Speaking against the backdrop of clamour for the emergence of consensus candidate among the five …

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PDP Presidential Ticket: Clark Set Me UP, I’ve Not Stepped Down For Jonathan – Tafawa-Balewa

Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa

The son of Nigeria’s first Prime -Minister, Dr. Abdul-Jhalil Tafawa-Balewa, has vowed to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan for the presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party. He made this position known in a chat with journalists in Abuja on Friday when he returned his presidential nomination and expression of interest forms to the office of the National Organising Secretary of …

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2015: Pressure Mounts On Tambuwal To Quit Presidential Race

Aminu Tambuwal, Hon. Speaker of the House of Rep.

Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal may not have heard the last of his defection backlash, but he has yet another pressure to deal with following his declaration of interest in running for the 2015 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), just weeks into being a member of the party. According to reports, …

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Tambuwal picks APC presidential nomination form

Aminu Tambuwal

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has picked the notice of intent and nomination forms to run for the office of president of Nigeria on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, ‎APC. Mr. Tambuwal recently defected from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. In response, the federal government withdrew his security detail. Mr. Tambuwal was earlier …

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2015: 375 Borno rented crowd clash over N3m largesse as Jonathan seeks second term

Jonathan Declaration

An estimated 375 youths from Borno state yesterday clashed over 3milion naira allegedly given to them to support President Goodluck Jonathan’s declaration in Abuja. The youths who attacked one another with words and blows came from various local government councils of Borno state such as: Gwoza , Gosha and Pulka. They alleged that N1million was given to them in their …

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#Nigeria2015: Analysts say President Jonathan may get overall majority, but run-off likely

Election Day

Zainab Usman, a doctoral candidate in International Development at Oxford University and her colleague, Dr. Olly Owen,  British, worked on this scholarly analysis of the coming general elections in Nigeria for months. They have now published their report, making projections on the likely outcomes of the election. How accurate the predictions would be remains to be seen. But it is …

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News in Pictures: Jonathan, Emir Lamido Sanusi reconciles


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Rabiu Kwankwaso formally Declares For President

Rabiu Kwankwaso, Kano State Governor

Governor of Kano State, Rabiu Kwankwaso has formally indicated interest in the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest next year’s presidential election. Kwankwanso declares for president SaharaReporters Media Speaking on Tuesday at the Old Parade Ground, Abuja venue of the declaration, Kwankwaso described as “most unfortunate” the strategy of the current PDP administration to perpetuate itself in power. “It …

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Presidency denies Amaechi’s accusations, threatens legal action

Rotimi Amaechi

The Presidency has denied allegations against President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration by Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi. During his 7th anniversary of his Supreme Court victory in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, Amaechi among other accusations had claimed that corruption under Jonathan has reached an industrial scale. But a statement issued Sunday by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, …

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Tambuwal to pitch tent with APC, may join presidential race

Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, may soon dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC).Also, the Speaker may declare his intention to contest the 2015 presidential race on the platform of the APC thereafter.

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