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2015 ELECTIONS: Osinbajo Campaigns In Mass Transit Buses In Lagos

The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo, opened a new vista in the nation’s political campaigns yesterday when he boarded a mass transit bus in Lagos and used the opportunity to solicit support from passengers. The professor of Law who joined passengers in the Bus Rapid Transit from the Tafawa Balewa Square to Barracks …

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Jonathan, Buhari asked to sign undertaking

•Over post-election violence   •Sultan, Ooni, Sanusi, Adeboye listed as facilitators IF the proposal is agreeable to both parties, President Goodluck Jonathan and former head of state, General Muhammadu Buhari, would be signing a commitment to non-violent post-election reactions. The peace proposal to the two leading candidates in the 2015 presidential election was at the instance of the diplomat and …

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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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APC ALLEGES: ‘A certain party’ selling PVCs for N1,000

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that “a certain political party” is buying permanent voter cards (PVCs) with a view to disenfranchising the owners of such cards, especially in opposition strongholds. The party argued that the purchased PVCs might not be transferable, but those who were buying them were doing so to reduce the votes in the opposition strongholds …

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Buhari Calls Pastor Adeboye To Seek His Blessing Before Announcing Osinbajo As Running Mate

Presidential candidate of the All progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammad Buhari today called the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye a few minutes after he made his final decision to announce Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election, to seek his blessings. An aide to the retired general …

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2015 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: Northerners Won’t vote for Jonathan — Coomassie, ACF Chairman

Alhaji Ibrahim Coomassie is a former Inspector General of Police. He became the Chairman of  Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) some seven months back. In this interview, Coomassie says President Goodluck Jonathan would have been a hero if he had stepped down in 2011 after completing the term of his former boss, the late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, but insists that the …

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Atiku host Buhari in his Abuja residence, held a secret meeting

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] on Sunday visited ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, days after defeating the later and three others to clinch the presidential ticket of the party. It is not clear what both politicians discussed at the closed-door meeting held at  Atiku’s  Abuja residence. Mr. Buhari visited alone with just his orderly and driver while all …

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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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Gov Rabiu Kwankwaso opt for the senate, promises to deliver Kano 100% to the APC

Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano State has indicated his interest in heading to the Senate after failing to clinch the All Progressives Congress, APC’s presidential ticket Thursday. Kwankwaso came second in the APC presidential primaries. The governor said he might consider calls from his supporters to head to the Senate in 2015, however, he said he would have to consult. …

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2015 Lagos Assembly: Desmond Elliot wins APC Primaries

At the primary elections of the All Progressive Congress (APC), conducted on Tuesday in Lagos, Desmond Olusola Elliot, Popular Nollywood actor, defeated his opponent. Having won the ticket at the primary election, the Nollywood star actor emerged as the candidate to represent Surulere constituency at the 2015 State House of Assembly (LAHA). On the other hand, Kenny Saint Brown (KSB), …

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2015: Ogboru emerges Labour guber candidate in Delta

Chief Great Ogboru, a governorship aspirant of the Labour Party (LP) has emerged the party’s flag bearer for the 2015 general elections in Delta. NAN reports that Ogboru was unanimously voted as the flag bearer at the party’s governorship primaries held on Saturday in Asaba. Mr Carlistus Okafor, LP Deputy National Chairman, South and Presiding Chairman of the primaries, declared …

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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 …

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UPDATE: Over 100 feared dead in Kano Mosque multiple blasts

More than 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured in multiple bomb attacks at the Central Mosque in Kano on Friday, witnesses say. The exact number of deaths are still unclear as police have not issued a figure yet. A spokesperson for the Kano Command of the Nigeria Police Force, Mustapha Abubakar, said police were “still taking stock of …

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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 …

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Tambuwal blasts Nigeria Police, says he’s ready for police invitation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has said he is ready to honour any lawful summon by the Nigeria Police or any other security agency. In a statement Friday night, Mr. Tambuwal reacted to reports that the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had given instruction for his arrest in connection with Thursday’s commotion at the National …

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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 …

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House of Rep Speaker Tambuwal picks Sokoto governorship form

The speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, has obtained nomination forms to contest as governor of Sokoto State. The speaker will contest on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Speaker picked his nomination form in his home state, Sokoto, on Friday, three days after he dropped his ambition to run for the office of the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Ogun Senator to challenge Governor Amosun in 2015

A Senator representing Ogun State at the National Assembly, Gbenga Obadara, has disclosed his intention to contest the governorship seat of the state in the forthcoming 2015 election. Mr. Obadara, who stated this to journalists in Abeokuta on Saturday, said he would vie for the position on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, SDP. “The question was asked where …

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2015 ELECTIONS: INEC explains voters’ cards challenges

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, is strongly committed to ensuring that every properly registered voter get his / her Permanent Voter Card (PVC) for the 2015 general election. Contrary to allegations in some quarters, no duly registered person has been delisted from the Register of Voters; neither will any be denied his / her PVC. This reassurance is against …

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Osoba’s Defection ‘Shocking’ but not worth loosing sleep over -APC

Former Ogun State Governor Olusegun Osoba , the state deputy governor and three senators in the state defected to the Social Democratic Party. The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed shock at the defection of some of its members in Ogun State to another party, but said the defection will not affect the overall chances of the party in the forthcoming polls. In a statement issued …

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2015 AND 30,000 PUs: Plans to rig presidential poll exposed!

*Questions Jega must  answer In what now appears to be an ego problem for Professor Atahiru Jega, National Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, his messianic pursuit of the lopsided allocation of 30,000 Polling Units, PUs, fresh strong signals suggest that his ability to deliver on  successful general elections next year may be suffering a massive discount on account of …

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BREAKING: Gunmen assassinate aide to Nasarawa Governor, Al-Makura -Premium Times

Unknown gunmen on Saturday morning assassinated  Abdullahi Mairuwa, the head driver to Nasarawa State Governor,  Umaru Al-Makura. The late Mr. Mairuwa, who was in charge of all drivers attached to Government House, Lafia, was travelling to his home town in Keana local government area of the state in the company of his wife, Salamatu, when he was  assassinated close to …

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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 …

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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 …

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2015: Gbemisola Saraki joins Kwara governorship race; set to battle brother again

A former senator, Gbemisola Saraki, has signified her intention to contest the Kwara state governorship election in February 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. She disclosed this in a letter to the chairman of the state chapter of the party and its Elders Committee, saying she resolved to contest after state-wide consultations, which she said took …

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2015: Buhari’s loyalists rally in Lagos, say he’s best for Nigeria

  [Pre The Buhari Vanguard, a pro Buhari group, held a rally in Lagos, Saturday, urging Nigerians to support Muhammadu Buhari for President. The road show, which began near the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, Secretariat at Yaba, moved across the city and ended at the state secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at Ikeja. “This is a road show and a rally …

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Actor Bob Manuel Aspires For Anambra State House Of Assembly

Nollywood actor and senior special adviser on Nollywood and Entertainment affairs to the Anambra State Governor, Bob Manuel Udokwu have announced his political ambition for 2015. He revealed at a press conference on September 3, 2014 that he will be going for a seat at the Anambra State House of Assembly in 2015. “I have formally declared interest to vie …

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