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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 …

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I sacrificed my presidential ambition for Buhari –Tinubu

A former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Friday said he sacrificed his presidential ambition for the All Progressives Congress candidate, Gen Muhammadu Buhari. Tinubu stated this while addressing a crowd of APC supporters at the party’s presidential rally in Lagos. He said Nigeria was facing an economic crisis and an internal war and needed a person with Buhari’s …

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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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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. …

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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 …

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EXCLUSIVE: Presidency, PDP plot nationwide protests to force election postponement

Barring any change in their plan, the Nigerian presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] 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 newspaper Thursday that as part of the …

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Buhari Beating Jonathan In AIT Online Poll

An online poll set up by African Independent Television (AIT), a television station which belongs to one of President Goodluck Jonathan’s closest friends, has further underlined his unpopularity as the opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, is currently defeating him by at least 75 per cent. Screenshot of the AIT online poll Sahara Reporters Media To add insult to injury, AIT has …

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May 29 handover date is unchangable, Jonathan tells US

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday assured all stakeholders including the United States of America that the May 29 handover date was sacrosanct. He gave the assurance amidst calls by some individuals including the National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (retd.), for the postponement of the February general elections. According to a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and …

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PDP sponsors attacks on President in North as part of election-shift ploy – APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has pointedly accused the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of sponsoring the attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan in Katsina and Bauchi as part of its devilish plan to demonize the opposition and force a postponement of next month’s general elections. In a statement issued in Lagos on Saturday by its National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, the …

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U.S Secretary of State, John Kerry, Meets Jonathan and Buhari to Discuss Violent Free Polls

The U.S. Secretary of State, Mr John Kerry, has joined several other people calling for a violence-free elections about two weeks to the general elections in Nigeria. Mr John Kerry was in Nigeria to speak with the presidential candidates of the two main parties, President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Kerry, in a meeting with General Buhari in …

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Maku Has Betrayed Jonathan, PDP –Sen. David Mark

The senate president, Sen David Mark, on Saturday said that the former minister of Information, Mr Labaran Maku, has betrayed President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by dumping the party for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Sen Mark made the remark in Keffi while addressing PDP supporters during the Nasarawa State governorship campaign flag-off saying Jonathan …

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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 …

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PDP disowns Fayose over Buhari “death” advert

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDP, has distanced itself from a newspaper advert sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, suggesting the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, will die in office if voted president. In the advert published by Punch, Mr. Fayose compared Mr. Buhari to past heads of state and president who died in …

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Nigeria2015: IBB declares support for Muhammadu Buhari

Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Monday declared his support for Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate in the upcoming elections. Speaking while receiving Mr. Buhari who visited him in Minna, Mr. Babangida said ‘’all of us will support you in this course to salvage this country’’. He said that the APC candidate’s doggedness in sacrificing to …

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Jonathan Orders Jega To Ensure ​All ​Nigerian Voters Get PVCs Before Elections

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday ​directed the Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, to ensure all eligible voters get their Permanent Voters Cards before the 2015 General Election. The President gave the directive as he swore​ ​in the new National Commissioner representing Oyo State, Akinola Salau. Mr. Jonathan said he was surprised to hear governors complain of …

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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 …

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Presidential Poll: APGA Doubtful of Jonathan’s Victory

The All Progressive Grand Alliance says it cannot throw its weight behind President Goodluck Jonathan as it is very likely that the candidate of the All progressives Congress, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), will emerge the winner of the presidential election next month. The Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of APGA, Mr. Campbell Umeh-Nzekwe, who is also a special adviser …

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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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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 …

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2015 Polls: Barely 40 days to go, INEC’s PVCs may prevent Millions in the South from voting

Shambling and shambolic!  Those are the words that best describe what has become of the distribution and collection of the Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, which represents a very significant aspect of Nigeria’s electoral process. Indeed, these are not the best of times for Professor Attahiru Jega, National Chairman of Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC. With just some 41 days …

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2015 ELECTIONS: H.I.D Awolowo Endorses Osinbajo

The wife of late politician and leader, Obafemi Awolowo, has given her support to Yemi Osinbajo, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with a call on Nigerians to vote Mr. Osinbajo at the February 14 election. Mr. Osinbajo is the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler, who is challenging President Goodluck Jonathan to …

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Full List of Goodluck Jonathan National Campaign Organization

Below is the List of Officials, Directors and Committee-heads of President Jonathan National Campaign Team S/N0 NAME POSITION 1.0 Chief Tony Anenih National Campaign Adviser 2.0 Sen. Dr Amadu Ali, GCON Director General 3.0 Prof Tunde Adeniran Dep. Dir. Gen. (Head Office) 4.0 Alhaji Umaru Sauri Officer I 5.0 Nicholas Makwe Officer II 6.0 Hon. Kabiru Turaki(SAN) Dep. Dir. General …

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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 …

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2015 Polls: DSS Issues Last Warning To Politicians against Inciting Statements

The Department of State Services (DSS) has warned politicians to desist from making inflammatory statements or face the full wrath of the law. The deputy director of public relations, Marilyn Ogar, in a statement made available to journalists yesterday, noted particularly the statement of a serving governor calling on men of the armed forces to rise up in protest against constituted …

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FG alleges that OBJ and Buhari are planning to form Interim govt.

The Minister of Police Affairs, Jelili Adesiyan, on Monday, said a plot by former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) to form an interim government has been uncovered. The minister said this in Lagos at the launch of a book titled, ‘Watch the Watcher,’ written by an activist, Yinka …

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2015 Elections: Labaran Maku finally Dumps PDP For APGA

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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2015: INEC releases names of candidates for Presidential Election

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has released the names of the presidential candidates and their running mates who will contest the 2015 elections. Although there are 26 registered political parties in Nigeria, only 11 have submitted names of candidates to run for the presidency. The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, submitted the names of President Goodluck Jonathan and his …

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Lagos 2015: PDP picks Safurat Abdulkareem as Jimi Agbaje’s running mate

The governorship candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Jimi Agbaje, has announced Safurat Abdulkareem as his running mate for the 2015 election in the state. Mr Agbaje made the announcement in a statement, signed on his behalf, by his Director of Publicity, Felix Oboagwina. Ms. Abdulkareem was running mate to the late PDP governorship candidate in 2003, Funso Williams. …

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Maku vows to win Nasarawa governorship election come 2015 despite losing the PDP ticket

A former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has declared that he will not give up on his quest to become the next governor of Nasarawa State despite losing his bid to run as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Addressing members of different ethnic groups that paid him Christmas visit in Wakama, in Akun Development Area of the …

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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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