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EKITI STATE: Police shut Assembly over tension as APC lawmakers resume legislative duties

Ekiti State Gov. Ayodele Fayose

There was tension in Ado Ekiti on Wednesday as the 19 All Progressives Congress lawmakers stormed the Ekiti State House of Assembly to resume legislative duties. Their return caught workers and the seven Peoples Democratic Party lawmakers loyal to Governor Ayodele Fayose unawares and created tension as officials of the Assembly hurriedly vacated their offices. The return of the lawmakers …

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History Beckons As Buhari Sets To Unseat Jonathan


Barring any attempt to scuttle the will of the people, the stage seems set for a change of leadership in the nation’s polity with results of the weekend’s presidential polls indicating that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is in comfortable lead in three of the country’s six geo-political zones. The zones include the …

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Rivers APC Alleges scores of its members were killed during the Saturday Polls


The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, said on Saturday that scores of its members were killed, attacked and disenfranchised during the presidential and National Assembly elections. The party also claimed that about 100 of its members were arrested. These were contained in a statement issued in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Chairman of the APC, Dr. Davies …

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NIGERIA 2015: Ondo Deputy Gov Dumps PDP for APC

Ondo State Deputy Governor Alhaji Ali Olanusi

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 …

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My deputy’s resignation from APC is Shocking – Amaechi

Rotimi 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 …

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

State by State Projection of both Presidential Candidates chances

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 …

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

Bola Tinubu

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, …

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

Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC National Leader

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. …

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

Bola Tinubu

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 …

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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 …

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

Lai Mohammed Information Minister

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 …

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

Niger State 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 …

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

Ali Modu Sheriff

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 …

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Another PDP member tears party’s membership card in public

Abdullahi Muhammad Tears his PDP membership card

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 …

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6 PDP reps defects to APC and other political parties

House Of Rep

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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

Babangida Aliyu and Deputy

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 …

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Obasanjo endorses Buhari, warns against coup

OBJ and Buhari

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 …

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

Jonathan 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 …

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

Ekiti Election Riggers Photo

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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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

Rotimi Amaechi, Minister of Transport

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. …

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Tambuwal receives 2,400 PDP defectors in Soko State

Tambuwal holding the APC Sokoto Gov Form

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 …

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Presidential debate to hold Feb 3

Jonathan Buhari

•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 …

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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 …

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Lagos APC promises to deliver 85 percent votes to Buhari

Buhari in Lagos

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 …

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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 …

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