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NIGERIA 2015: Ondo Deputy Gov Dumps PDP for APC

NIGERIA 2015: Ondo Deputy Gov Dumps PDP for APC

Barely two days to the presidential election, the Ondo State deputy governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party to the rival All Progressives Congress in the state. The development came barely five days after the Rivers State Deputy Governor, Mr. Tele Ikuru, dumped the APC for PDP. In a swift reaction to Olanusi’s defection, the Ondo state ... Read More »

My deputy’s resignation from APC is Shocking – Amaechi

My deputy’s resignation from APC is Shocking – Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has said the reasons adduced by his deputy, Tele Ikuru, for resigning from the All Progressives Congress, APC, were shocking to him. He stated this via a statement by his Commissioner for Information and Communication, Ibim Semenitari, on Sunday. Mr. Ikuru resigned from the APC and immediately canvassed support for the governorship candidate of ... Read More »

Jonathan vs Buhari: How They stand In Nigeria’s 36 States And The Federal Capital Territory

Jonathan vs Buhari: How They stand In Nigeria’s 36 States And The Federal Capital Territory

As Nigerians, nay the world, wait for the March 28 presidential election and the 10 competing political parties putting finishing touches to their strategies, the actual contest, political watchers have submitted, is between the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All Progressives Congress. How would the scenario look like ... Read More »

2015 ELECTIONS: Tinubu raises alarm: PDP wants to assassinate me

2015 ELECTIONS: Tinubu raises alarm: PDP wants to assassinate me

There are plans to either frame up All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu in a murder case or eliminate him before the general elections, his Media Office raised the alarm yesterday. In a statement in Lagos, the office said that the motive is to halt the momentum the APC presidential standard bearer, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, is gathering, ... Read More »

Tinubu threatens to sue AIT over documentary, demands N20 billion damages

Tinubu threatens to sue AIT over documentary, demands N20 billion damages

A National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has threatened to sue the owners of African Independent Television for airing a documentary he deemed defamatory “in all respects”. In a letter dated March 2, 2015, to the management of Daar Communications Limited, owners of AIT, Mr. Tinubu gave the organization 24 hours to apologize and retract the publication. ... Read More »

Tinubu Plans To Become President Of Nigeria Through ‘The Back Door’ – PDP

Tinubu Plans To Become President Of Nigeria Through ‘The Back Door’ – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation says it has uncovered a plan by the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, to assume the position of president of  Nigeria through the back door. The Director of Media and publicity, Femi Fani-Kayode, while speaking to reporters  in Abuja on Friday also alleged that the vice presidential candidate ... Read More »

APC claims 30 of it members were killed in Rivers political violence

APC claims 30 of it members were killed in Rivers political violence

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said 30 of its members have so far been killed during various political crises that rocked the state in the past few months. The chairman of the party in the state, Davis Ikanya, who stated this in a statement Thursday, however, lamented that the police had not made any arrest ... Read More »

2015 Elections: FG plotting to create fake Shekau, APC alleges

2015 Elections: FG plotting to create fake Shekau, APC alleges

THE All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) has raised the alarm over reports of a fake leader of Boko Haram, Ibrahim Shekau, being presented before Nigerians by the government, in order to claim winning the war on terrorism. Beyond this, credible sources have alerted the APC that the fake Shekau might become a tool to blackmail members of the ... Read More »

Niger Gov. Aliyu sidelines deputy, hands over to Assembly speaker

Niger Gov. Aliyu sidelines deputy, hands over to Assembly speaker

Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State on Wednesday side-lined his embattled deputy, Ahmed Ibeto, who defected to an opposition party, and asked the Speaker of House of Assembly, Adamu Usman, to act in his capacity while away to Saudi Arabia for lesser Hajj. Mr. Aliyu said in a letter to the speaker that he would be out of the state ... Read More »

APC alleges Sheriff masterminded the violence experienced during Buhari’s visit to Borno

APC alleges Sheriff masterminded the violence experienced during Buhari’s visit to Borno

The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Borno State has alleged that the violence witnessed Monday when the presidential candidate of the party, Muhammadu Buhari, visited the state was instigated by ex-Governor Ali Sheriff to justify the cancellation of elections in the state. Initial reports suggested that supporters of the APC had vandalized and torched several campaign offices and posters of ... Read More »

Another PDP member tears party’s membership card in public

Another PDP member tears party’s membership card in public

Hours after a former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party and tore his membership card, another top member of the party has followed suit. Abdullahi Muhammad, the senior special assistant on security to the governor of Gombe State, Ibrahim Dankwambo, openly tore his membership card in the state capital, Gombe, on Tuesday morning, citing dissatisfaction with the ... Read More »

6 PDP reps defects to APC and other political parties

6 PDP reps defects to APC and other political parties

Six Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members of the House of Representatives on Tuesday defected to other political parties. The Speaker, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, announced the defection of the members during the House’s plenary in Abuja. The defected members are Tobias Okwuru and Peter Ali, both from Ebonyi, to Labour Party, and Chinenye Ike from Abia, to All Progressive Grand Alliance ... Read More »

Amaechi condemns Okrika violence, blames Patience Jonathan

Amaechi condemns Okrika violence, blames Patience Jonathan

The Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, has blamed Patience Jonathan, the wife of the Nigerian President, Goodluck, for the attack on members and supporters of the All Progressives Congress in Okrika, Rivers State. The attack disrupted the party’s campaign rally. Mr. Amaechi spoke to journalists in Abuja after the enlarged APC leaders meeting at the Shehu Yar’Adua centre in Abuja, ... Read More »

APC raises alarm over withdrawal of Customs, Immigration personnel from border posts

APC raises alarm over withdrawal of Customs, Immigration personnel from border posts

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over a strange directive ordering the withdrawal of Customs, Immigration and other security personnel from the country’s border posts in Kebbi and Katsina States, wondering what purpose such a directive was meant to serve. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the ... Read More »

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

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

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 ... Read More »

Defection: How Gov Aliyu Bars Me From Council Meeting – Deputy Gov

Defection: How Gov Aliyu Bars Me From Council Meeting – Deputy Gov

Niger State deputy governor, Hon Musa Ibeto, has narrated how the governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu barred him from the state executive council on Wednesday saying that the governor was ready to forcefully remove him from the council chamber. Ibeto had defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC) last month and ... Read More »

Obasanjo endorses Buhari, warns against coup

Obasanjo endorses Buhari, warns against coup

After months of berating the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, former President Olusegun Obasanjo has declared his support for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.). Obasanjo, who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party, made his opinion known during an interview with the Financial Times at the launch of his controversial autobiography ... Read More »

Further shift of the March 28 election will amount to a coup – Buhari

Further shift of the March 28 election will amount to a coup – Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), has warned that further postponement of the March 28 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission will amount to “a civilian and military coup.” While advising INEC to take note of its constitutional limitations, he also ruled out participation in any election debate following the postponement of ... Read More »

Nigerian Army Captain who leaked Ekiti poll tape speaks: How we were used to rig elections

Nigerian Army Captain who leaked Ekiti poll tape speaks: How we were used to rig elections

A Nigerian Army Captain, who leaked the audio evidence of how some top officials of the Federal Government and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, used the Nigerian Army and other security agencies to rig the governorship election in Ekiti and Osun States last year, has spoken out about the matter. In a statement entitled: “How Nigerian Army personnel were used ... Read More »

INEC to decide on poll shift Saturday

INEC to decide on poll shift Saturday

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has fixed separate meetings with chairmen and secretaries of all registered political parties, and resident electoral commissioners [RECs] for Saturday to decide whether to go ahead with the general elections scheduled for February 14 and 28. A statement Friday by Kayode Idowu, the spokesperson for the INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, said after the meetings, ... Read More »

Osinbajo delivers Pastor Adeboye’s birthday lecture, says Christians can influence government policies

Osinbajo delivers Pastor Adeboye’s birthday lecture, says Christians can influence government policies

The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday said Nigerians of the Christian faith have the power to influence government policies to ameliorate the suffering of the Nigerian people. He stated this in Lagos while delivering a lecture organised to mark the 73rd birthday of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of ... Read More »

How PDP bribed some pastors with N6 Billion to campaign against APC, Buhari — Amaechi

How PDP bribed some pastors with N6 Billion to campaign against APC, Buhari — Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of bribing some Christian leaders in the country with N6billion to campaign against the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Amaechi made the claim at the APC governorship rally in Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers State. Having collected the said amount, Mr. ... Read More »

Tambuwal receives 2,400 PDP defectors in Soko State

Tambuwal receives 2,400 PDP defectors in Soko State

Speaker Aminu Tambuwal on Monday received 2,400 supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) who defected to the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Kebbe Local Government Area of Sokoto state. Tambuwal, APC gubernatorial candidate in Sokoto State received the defectors at the party’s gubernatorial campaign rally held in Kebbe town, headquarters of Kebbi Local Government Area of the state. He ... Read More »

Presidential debate to hold Feb 3

Presidential debate to hold Feb 3

•Organisers expect Jonathan, Buhari •We are ready for even APC-organised live debate —Fani-Kayode The Newspapers Proprietors’ Association of Nigeria (NPAN) and its other partners have fixed the Presidential Debate leading up to the February 14 elections for February 3, 2015. The debate is scheduled to take place at the Congress Hall of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. A statement made ... Read More »

Buhari  was not stoned in Lagos as alleged by Obanikoro

Buhari was not stoned in Lagos as alleged by Obanikoro

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied the report that Muhammadu Buhari, its presidential candidate, was pelted with stones during its rally in Lagos, saying “a lie has never worn a bolder face”. APC blamed the report on Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, who took to his Twitter handle to condemn the alleged stoning of Buhari in ... Read More »

Lagos APC promises to deliver 85 percent votes to Buhari

Lagos APC promises to deliver 85 percent votes to Buhari

The Presidential Campaign of the All Progressives Congress, APC, held in Lagos, Friday, with the party’s state chapter promising to deliver 85 per cent of the state’s voting population. The APC Chairman of Lagos State, Henry Ajomale, said that redeeming the promise would be easy because of the party’s huge popularity in the state. “We will make sure that that ... Read More »

PDP says APC is not ready for elections

PDP says APC is not ready for elections

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says the allegation by the All Progressives Congress (APC), that it planned scuttling the forthcoming general elections is a confirmation that it is not ready for the polls. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, on Thursday in Abuja, describing the allegation as unfounded claims. Metuh ... Read More »

APC alleges plot by presidency, PDP to procure court judgment stopping Buhari

APC alleges plot by presidency, PDP to procure court judgment stopping Buhari

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the Presidency and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to mastermind multi-faceted campaigns in a bid to stop its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, from contesting the February 14 election. The party also alleged that part of the plot involved scuttling the election to pave way for interim government. ... Read More »

Presidency, PDP Plot Nationwide Protests To Force Election Postponement

Presidency, PDP Plot Nationwide Protests To Force Election Postponement

Barring any change in their plan, the Nigerian presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party will any moment from now begin to instigate protests against the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] as a way of forcing the commission to postpone the February 14 and 28 general elections. Presidency and PDP insiders told this newspapers Thursday that as part of the plot ... Read More »

Violence Mars Political Campaign In Rivers’ Okrika

Violence Mars Political Campaign In Rivers’ Okrika

Violence and indiscriminate shooting by unidentified gunmen marred a political campaign rally of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Okrika in Rivers State on Saturday. The campaign ground was being set up when the gunmen arrived at the venue. The attack came barely three weeks after a similar attack on an earlier rally. Eyewitness said the gunmen came to the ... Read More »

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