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Kogi East APC nominates Gowon Usman Egbunu as Yahaya Bello’s deputy

Kogi East APC nominates Gowon Usman Egbunu as Yahaya Bello’s deputy

The campaign coordinators of Kogi State Governor-elect Yahaya Bello in Kogi East have nominated an Abuja-based publisher and politician, Mr. Gowon Usman Egbunu, as their preferred deputy governor. Egbunu, a Christian, is an indigene of Ofu Local Government. He is from Aloji Ward. James Abiodun Faleke, who was picked by the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the running mate to ... Read More »

MEND Endorses Buhari For President, Says Voting Jonathan Is Biggest Mistake Niger Deltans Ever Made

MEND Endorses Buhari For President, Says Voting Jonathan Is Biggest Mistake Niger Deltans Ever Made

A statement signed by Jomo Gbomo said the group’s decision to support General Mohammadu Buhari arises from the pathetic state in which the country has been put by the government of Mr. Jonathan and its strong belief in General Buhari as the man and change the country needs. “It is very clear that the Niger Delta region now regrets voting ... Read More »

Presidential Poll: Buhari pledges a ‘Better Nigeria for All’ as APC kicks Off Campaign in PH

Presidential Poll: Buhari pledges a ‘Better Nigeria for All’ as APC kicks Off Campaign in PH

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential hopeful, General Muhammadu Buhari, has again decried the level of insurgency and unemployment in the country. Speaking during the flag-off of the APC presidential campaign at the Liberation Stadium in Port Harcourt, the River State capital, General Buhari urged Nigerians to vote in a government that would be able to eradicate insecurity and economic ... Read More »

Atiku, Kwankwaso Dismiss PDP’s Offer To Return

Atiku, Kwankwaso Dismiss PDP’s Offer To Return

Attempts by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to commence the process of wooing back former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and Kano State governor, Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) has hit a brick wall as the duo said they are through with the PDP. PDP’s national secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo, recently said he was personally commencing ... Read More »

2015 ELECTIONS: In Preparation, APC equips polling agents with over 2260 handsets in Ogun

2015 ELECTIONS: In Preparation, APC equips polling agents with over 2260 handsets in Ogun

All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has disclosed that all party agents in all the 1,130 polling stations in the senatorial district as well as party coordinators would be equipped with telephone handsets during the coming general elections. He disclosed this  at a meeting with the leadership of the party at Ode in Ikenne ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

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

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

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, ... Read More »

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo emerges as Buhari running mate

Prof. Yemi Osinbajo emerges as Buhari running mate

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 ... Read More »

APC VP Slot: Party chieftains in make or mar meeting

APC VP Slot: Party chieftains in make or mar meeting

Anxiety grips party members as Tinubu’s name comes up THE All Progressives Congress (APC) has thrown its teeming supporters into a frenzy due to  the anxiety and intrigues trailing the choosing of the running mate to its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. Nigerians and the opposition are waiting with bated breath for the outcome of the search for Buhari’s running ... Read More »

Fayose dares APC, presents N80.774bn budget to only seven PDP lawmakers

Fayose dares APC, presents N80.774bn budget to only seven PDP lawmakers

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Monday presented a N80.774bn   budget for 2015 to the Ekiti State House of Assembly. While presenting the budget, the governor dared the opposition All Progressives Congress lawmakers in the state to attempt to overrun the state, saying they would be dealt with by the people. The budget christened, “Budget of Reality,” was presented to ... Read More »

Okorocha’s Loss of The APC Presidential Ticket is a blessing to Imo State

Okorocha’s Loss of The APC Presidential Ticket is a blessing to Imo State

‘Thank God Governor Rochas Okorocha lost the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC)’. That was the expression of Imo State-born entrepreneur, Prince Alex Mbata, who noted that the governor’s loss is a blessing in disguise for the people of the state. “It is better for us to have him as our governor after May 29 next year. If ... Read More »

Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos APC governorship primaries

Akinwunmi Ambode wins Lagos APC governorship primaries

Akinwunmi Ambode  has won the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial primary. Ambode’s victory did not come as a big surprise because he had been perceived to be the  anointed candidate of APC leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu. Ambode was said to have bragged earlier in a candidate meeting he attended that he had already won and that the primaries was ... Read More »

Four dies as thugs war errupts during APC primaries in Lagos

Four dies as thugs war errupts during APC primaries in Lagos

Like a war scene, continuous gun report tore through the air in the Ebute Meta area of Lagos State on Tuesday afternoon. As residents ran helter-skelter in the ensuing confusion, four youths were shot dead, while several others were wounded, as 20 vehicles were also vandalised on four streets, namely Kano, Ondo, Odunfa and Ibadan. Our correspondent gathered that the ... Read More »

Ekiti Governor, Fayose berates OBJ for criticising Jonathan

Ekiti Governor, Fayose berates OBJ for criticising Jonathan

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, flayed former President Olusegun Obasanjo for allegedly criticising   Jonathan’s administration on corruption and insecurity. Fayose, who spoke at a summit in Ife, said that Obasanjo had no moral justification to criticise Jonathan’s administration because the former President’s government was far more corrupt than the one he criticised. The attack from Fayose came just ... Read More »

Tambuwal no longer speaker –IG

Tambuwal no longer speaker –IG

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, was adamant on Wednesday, refusing to recognise the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, as the speaker. The IG simply addressed him as “Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal”, a title that angered members of the House Committee on Police Affairs. Abba insisted that it would be “subjudice” for him to address Tambuwal ... Read More »

SSS justifies APC Data Centre invasion in Lagos

SSS justifies APC Data Centre invasion in Lagos

Over 24 hours after its officials raided an office of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos, the Department of State Services, DSS, has given reasons for its action. In a statement on Sunday by its spokesperson, Marilyn Ogar, the DSS, popularly called SSS, said it received a petition alleging “unwholesome activities” in the building located at No.10, Bola Ajbola ... Read More »

130 Reps sign impeachment notice against Jonathan

130 Reps sign impeachment notice against Jonathan

Disturbed by the growing impunity in the country, 130 members of the House of Representatives yesterday launched a battle to remove President Goodluck Jonathan. They signed an impeachment notice register. But Speaker Aminu Tambuwal asked  his colleagues to consider the barricade of the National Assembly by the police and security agents as part of the price to pay for a ... Read More »

APC vows to form parallel government if 2015 elections are rigged

APC vows to form parallel government if 2015 elections are rigged

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed the presidency for its response to the warning by Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State that if the 2015 elections are rigged, the party will not recognize the outcome and will go ahead and form a parallel government. The APC said in a statement Friday that Mr. Amaechi’s comment represents the stand of ... Read More »

BREAKING: Security operatives take over National Assembly, Speaker Tambuwal blocked from entering the Assembly

BREAKING: Security operatives take over National Assembly, Speaker Tambuwal blocked from entering the Assembly

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress, Lai Mohammed,  has confirmed to journalists at the APC secretariat in Abuja that security operatives have prevented the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, from gaining entrance into the National Assembly Complex. “I spoke with speaker Aminu Tambuwal five minutes ago and he confirmed to me that he has been locked ... Read More »

Aminu Tambuwal steps down for Buhari, Atiku, others

Aminu Tambuwal steps down for Buhari, Atiku, others

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has confirmed his withdrawal from the presidential race. Mr. Tambuwal said in a statement that he was standing down for the “unity” of his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, and that he will support other aspirants seeking the party’s ticket. The speaker’s associates had told Journalists that he was withdrawing from ... Read More »

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

2015: No going back on Party Primary, No to consensus candidacy —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 ... Read More »

2015: Pressure Mounts On Tambuwal To Quit Presidential Race

2015: Pressure Mounts On Tambuwal To Quit Presidential Race

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, ... Read More »

Tambuwal picks APC presidential nomination form

Tambuwal picks APC presidential nomination form

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 ... Read More »

2015 ELECTIONS: Okorocha eyes presidency

2015 ELECTIONS: Okorocha eyes presidency

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha on Monday in Enugu declared his intention to contest next year’s presidential election, saying his victory had been prophesied. “In 2015 I will be the president of the country,” Okorocha declared to loud cheers from broom-wielding members of the All Progressives Congress at a rally attended by prominent members of the party in the South-East. ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Explain how 1,447,845  Lagos voters got missing from the voters Register, Fashola tells INEC

Explain how 1,447,845 Lagos voters got missing from the voters Register, Fashola tells INEC

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explain the disappearance of 1.447 million voters from the Lagos’ voters’ list. Fashola made the call yesterday during a statewide broadcast to inform residents of the distribution of the Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) expected to begin tomorrow. He explained that INEC had declared that it ... Read More »

less than 24 hours after anti-Wike rally, Rivers PDP Secretariat set on fire

less than 24 hours after anti-Wike rally, Rivers PDP Secretariat set on fire

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Secretariat along Port Harcourt/Aba Expressway in Port Harcourt, has been set on fire in the early hours of today by unknown persons after tying up the security guards on duty. Read More »

BREAKING: Presidency Orders Withdrawal Of Tambuwal’s Security Details

BREAKING: Presidency Orders Withdrawal Of Tambuwal’s Security Details

Two days after formally communicating his defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the security details of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Waziri Tambuwal have been withdrawn on the orders of the President, Commander-in-Chief. Yesterday evening, the Presidency convened a high level meeting ostensibly to discuss Tambuwal’s defection. In attendance At the meeting were members of ... Read More »

Rabiu Kwankwaso formally Declares For President

Rabiu Kwankwaso formally Declares For President

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 ... Read More »

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