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Jonathan criticizes Obasanjo, says ex-President canvassing to head Interim Govt

Goodluck Jonathan visits Obasanjo

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday issued a rare public rebuke of his predecessor, Olusegun Obasanjo, accusing him of attempting to return to power through the backdoor by foisting an Interim National Government on Nigeria, in the hope he will be made head of the administration. Mr. Jonathan’s remarks followed comments by the former president on Saturday that President Jonathan was …

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Buhari, incorruptible, honest – Gov. Lamido

Sule Lamido

Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa State on Monday described the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, as an incorruptible and honest leader. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Mr. Lamido stated this while addressing supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a rally in Maigatari. He explained that he had no problem with the former head …

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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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Tokunbo cars to cost more from 1st of January 2015

Tokunbo Cars

Prices of imported used cars are expected to rise appreciably in the New Year as the Federal Government begins the collection of 70 per cent duty on second-hand vehicles imported into the country from January 1, 2015. This is the second phase of the national automotive policy, which was announced in November 2013. In a move to encourage local assembling …

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Buhari will not probe past corrupt Nigerian leaders if they repent – APC

Buhari, APC Presidential candidate

If elected Nigeria’s president in 2015, former military leader, Muhammadu Buhari, will not immediately go after past leaders, politicians and officials, who stole the country dry and committed other offences, his party, the All Progressives Congress, APC, said Monday. Mr. Buhari will be more focused on solving Nigeria’s many problems left behind by the former leaders, APC chairman, John Oyegun, …

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Kwankwaso is a fraudster — Jonathan

President Jonathan in Kano.

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday in Kano at a PDP rally described Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, as a fraudster for embezzling allowances meant for party delegates during the 2010 PDP Presidential primaries. The President, who reacted to newspaper reports which quoted Kwankwaso as saying he regretted voting for him in 2011 general election, described Kwankwaso’s outburst as a lie, …

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Defecting Lawmakers: APC to Appeal Judgment – Gbajabiamila

Gbajabiamila

The Minority Leader, House of Representatives, Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila, said they would appeal a  Federal High Court judgment which restrained defecting PDP members in the House from changing the House’s leadership. This is contained in a statement issued and signed by the Personal Research Assistant to the Minority Leader, Mr Wasiu Olanrewaju-Smart in Abuja on Monday. Gbajabiamila, in the statement, …

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Court asks 37 decampee PDP-to-APC lawmakers to vacate House of Reps

House of Rep in session

“The defendants are, therefore, not competent to vote or contribute to any proceedings in the House of Representatives.” A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday gave an order of perpetual injunction restraining the lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the All Progressives Congress, APC, from effecting any leadership change in the House of Representatives. Delivering …

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Tinubu, Sheriff in near fisticuff at APC NEC meeting

APC Members

The recent meeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, almost turned violent following the threat by a former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff to beat up a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu. Mr. Sheriff exploded midway into the meeting, raining abuses on Mr. Tinubu and threatening to slap the former …

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B’Haram better armed than soldiers –Borno gov

Kashim Shettima, Borno State Governor

Borno State Governor Kashim Shettima on Monday  lamented the  terror  attacks   on communities in the North-East and declared that Boko Haram members were better armed and motivated than Nigerian troops.

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APC ready to liberate Nigeria -Bola Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC National Leader

Former Lagos State Governor Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has spoken on why he joined other progressives to form the opposition All Progressive Congress (APC).

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I miss television; it’s the best job in the world–Abike Dabiri

Abike Dabiri

Former TV girl, Hon. Abike Dabiri- Erewa was quite popular in Nigeria before she joined politics. She was a journalist with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) Lagos and she became famous with her innovative reportage on News line every Sunday, especially during the ‘MARY saga’ in 2008.Today, she is a legislator in the House of Representatives representing Ikorodu constituency in …

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PDP must be stopped to end Nigeria’s problem — Atiku

Former VP Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, has said he has always been interested in a people-oriented political party like the All Progressives Congress. Even when he was a Peoples Democratic Party member, Atiku said his mind was focused on a progressive party. He said contrary to speculations, it did not matter to him who emerged as the APC candidate in the 2015 …

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House Committee on finance rejects minister’s answers to 50 questions, asks her to reanswer

Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala before the House committee on Finance

The Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, failed to answer many of the questions sent to her by members of the House of Representatives Committee on Finance on the ‘true state’ of Nigeria’s economy, the lawmakers have said. In a review of Mrs. Okonjo-Iweala’s response to the 50 questions issued to her by the committee, the lawmakers said some of the questions …

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2015: Atiku Abubakar Dumps PDP for APC

Former VP Atiku Abubakar

Former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, will formally submit a letter tomorrow announcing he has decided to abandon the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and join the All Progressive Congress (APC).In a press statement in Abuja today, he described the PDP as bereft of ideas and refusing to live up to the promises it made in the past. He said his …

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