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Olisa Metuh Released on Bail, reunites with family

Olisa Metuh reunite with family

The National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr Olisa Metuh was on thursday 28th January released on bail. Mr Metuh walked out of Kuje Prisons on Thursday afternoon after meeting the bail conditions given to him by the court. A Federal High Court had on Wednesday, varied the bail conditions given to Mr Olisa Metuh. Justice Okon Abang, …

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PDP laments Obasanjo’s exit, says ex-President rejected appeasement


The ruling Peoples Democratic Party has expressed sadness over former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s decision, Monday, to dump the party. Mr. Obasanjo announced his resignation from the party at a dramatic meeting where he ordered his party membership card be shredded. PDP officials had earlier condemned the act, with the secretary of the party’s Board of Trustees, Walid Jibrin, saying Mr. …

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Obasanjo denounces PDP, tears membership card in public

Obasanjo tears PDP membership card

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday left his guests at his Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta with bated breath when he tore his Peoples Democratic Party membership card in their presence. The guests, who are leaders of the PDP from Obasanjo’s ward around his former residence in Ita Eko, where he registered, visited the ex-president to express their concern with his …

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Presidency denies rumours of Jega’s removal

Jonathan and Jega

The Presidency has debunked rumours gaining ground in some online and social media that the Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Professor Attahiru Jega, had been sacked by the Federal Government. A source from the office of the National Security Adviser, NSA, citing security concerns yesterday, warned politicians against spreading falsehood capable of inciting violence to desist from doing …

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APC Calls For Further Reduction In Pump Price Of Petrol, Alleges Corruption in Subsidy System

APC Presidential Candidate Muhammadu Buhari acknowledging cheers from supporters at Adokiye Amieseimeka Stadium, Port Harcourt

Mallam Garba Shehu, Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign said in a statement in Abuja on Monday that “the Jonathan-led PDP government is beginning to listen to public outcry about bad governance, extortion and exploitation of the Nigerian masses in the oil sector where billions of naira are daily being ripped off the pockets of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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2015 Elections: Labaran Maku finally Dumps PDP For APGA

Labaran Maku

In pursuant of his governorship ambition, the immediate past Minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) for the February 2015 governorship election in Nasarawa State. Mr Maku, a governorship hopeful on the platform of the PDP, lost the party’s ticket to new entrant, Alhaji Yusuf Agabi …

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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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2015: Obanikoro to be reappointed minister for conceding defeat in Lagos PDP governoship primary


A former junior defence minister, Musiliu Obanikoro, will be heading back to Abuja as a top cabinet member as part of a deal personally brokered by President Goodluck Jonathan, for Mr. Obanikoro to discontinue his legal challenge of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship primary result for Lagos State, PREMIUM TIMES can confirm. Mr. Obanikoro was one of the biggest …

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Obanikoro makes U-turn, pledges support for Jimi Agbaje

Musiliu Obanikoro

The immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has said he will work with the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, to wrest power from the All Progressives Congress. Obanikoro had been engaged in a war of words with Agbaje and a leader of the PDP in the state, Chief Bode …

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Jonathan begs aggrieved aspirants not to dump PDP


President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday appealed to all the Peoples Democratic Party aspirants who are aggrieved as a result of the outcome of its primaries across the country not to leave the party. He said the party leadership was working hard to resolve the conflicts thrown up by the primaries in many states. Jonathan spoke at the PDP Fund Raising …

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Outcome of Gov primaries causing disarray in the PDP camp, warring factions frustrating peace efforts


The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is racing against time in restoring peace to its state chapters fractured by the recent governorship primaries ahead of next year’s elections. Reports from Lagos, Rivers, Oyo, Ogun, Enugu and Adamawa states, among others, indicate that little or no progress has been made by the party leadership in the effort to reconcile the feuding sides …

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PDP, Presidency panics over Osinbajo emergence as Buhari’s runing mate

Prof. Yemi Osibajo

With the choice of frontline lawyer-pastor Yemi Osinbajo as All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chiefs have returned to the drawing board. The PDP and the Presidency are said to be jittery over the choice of the professor of Law and former Attorney-General and Commissioner for justice, Lagos State. The ruling …

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

Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose

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 …

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Flawed Primaries, Aggrieved Aspirants Set To Dump PDP En masse


A major crisis is brewing within the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) following  fallout from party primaries. Across the country,  many aggrieved aspirants who were short-changed in the process are crying foul and threatening to defect en-masse to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) party in order to frustrate the ambition of imposed candidates. Checks across the states reveal  that …

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Agbaje, Obanikoro in war of words over Lagos gov primary

Lagos PDP Primaries conestants exchanges banters

The winner of the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary, Mr. Jimi Agbaje; and the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Wednesday, engaged in a heated argument over the conduct and the outcome of the primary. In the primary which held on Monday, 806 accredited delegates voted. However, the chairman of the governorship primary …

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Ben Bruce wins PDP’s Bayelsa east senatorial ticket

Ben Bruce Murray

Ben Murray Bruce, Nigeria’s foremost entertainment mogul, on Sunday won the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to contest the 2015 senatorial election in Bayelsa east. Bruce, who made his name as the brain behind the Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria pageant and the owner of Silverbird TV and cinemas, won with 138 votes to beat Anthony Ikoli (SAN) …

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​Gbenga ​Daniel ​steps down for Buruji Kashamu in Ogun Senatorial race

Gbenga Daniel

A former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel, has forma​ll​y withdraw​n​from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ogun East senatorial primary. Meanwhile, the party leadership in the state has accused a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, of attempting to cut corners in securing the party’s ticket for the 2015 governorship election. The PDP Chairman in the State, Dayo …

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PDP panel accuses Adamawa Governor, Ngilari, of abduction; narrates life-threatening ordeal

Bala Ngilari

A panel despatched by the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to conduct House of Assembly primaries in Adamawa State, has accused the governor, Bala Ngilari, of leading other state party members to intimidate its members, detain them for days, while state agents seized election materials and rigged in fake candidates. In details filed at the party headquarters …

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Ekiti Governor, Fayose berates OBJ for criticising Jonathan

Ayodele Fayose

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 …

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Tambuwal no longer speaker –IG

Inspector General of Police Suleiman Abba

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 …

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130 Reps sign impeachment notice against Jonathan

President Goodluck 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 …

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APC vows to form parallel government if 2015 elections are rigged

John Oyegun, APC National Chairman

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 …

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

National 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 …

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Aminu Tambuwal steps down for Buhari, Atiku, others

Aminu Tanbuwal

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 …

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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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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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#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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