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Vote Jonathan Out Amaechi Tells Kalabari People

3 years ago /

Rivers state Governor Chibuike Amaechi has urge the people of Rivers state to vote out the PDP and President Goodluck Jonathan come 2015 general election. Governor Chibuike Amaechi spoke  at  Degema, the headquarters of Degema Local Government Area of the state, after commissioning an 8,000-sitting capacity football stadium complex built by...

Brazil Elections: Dilma Rousseff Wins First Round

3 years ago /

Brazil’s president, Dilma Rousseff, rode the success of her income redistribution programme to come out on top in a first-round election on Sunday, but failed to secure the overall majority needed to avoid a run-off. After a rollercoaster campaign, the Workers Party incumbent came from behind to win 41.4% of the...

Former Brazil Striker Romário Elected To Senate After Winning Rio Seat

3 years ago /

The former Brazil striker Romário has been elected to the senate in his home country after winning 63.4% of the vote for the Rio de Janeiro seat. The 48-year-old Socialist candidate, who was part of the 1994 Brazilian World Cup winning side, finished comfortably ahead of his Democratic Party rival, Cesar...

APC Chides PDP, Jonathan For Campaigning With Ebola

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the PDP, to stop taking credit for the country's successful containment of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), saying it amounts to sheer dishonesty for the duo to turn what was a collective effort to a PDP campaign...

 

Consensus Candidacy Is Democratic – Gov. Chime

3 years ago /

Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State said on Sunday in Enugu that consensus candidacy was democratic in politics if the people approved the arrangement. He spoke while addressing journalists on the recent emergence of Mr Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the consensus governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015...

2015: APC Leaders, Obasanjo In Close Door Meeting Over Choice Of Presidential Candidate

3 years ago /

As the 2015 general elections approaches, politician across the country have intensified consultation, these as the Senate President, David Mark, and former governor of Lagos State and a national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as well as former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja yesterday,...

APC Chieftain, Osita Okechukwu Urges Atiku To Step Down

3 years ago /

Following the view expressed by Ex- Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, that he and co-contestant for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the former Head State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), shared a similar belief on the need for regime change, a loyalist of Buhari’s has canvassed for...

Otunba Gbenga Daniel Speaks On The Upcoming Ogun LP Members Public Declaration for PDP

3 years ago /

The former governor of Ogun state, Otunba Gbenga Daniel speaks on the Upcoming Labour Party Members Public Declaration for PDP slated for Sunday, October 12, 2014 @ Ake Palace Abeokuta. Please listen to him:On His Senatorial Ambition:“I’m not a selfish person. If I wanted, I could stay back in Labour...

2015 Re Election Bid: Factors That Will Determine My Declaration - Jonathan

3 years ago /

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday harped on the platform provided by the Eid-El-Kabir celebration to inform Nigerians of certain considerations he had been grappling with before yielding to calls by some Nigerians to contest the 2015 presidential poll. “In deciding on an appropriate response to such calls, I will place the greater...

We Won’t Surrender Our Structure To Mimiko –Ondo PDP

3 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State has rejected plan by the National Working Committee of the party to review the structure of the state chapter in favour of the returnee Governor Olusegun Mimiko. Addressing journalists on Friday in Akure in reaction to Mimiko’s defection to the party from the Labour...

Namadi Sambo Doesn't Have A Say In Kaduna Politics – El Rufai

3 years ago /

A former minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nasir El-Rufai, on Thursday said defeating the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kaduna state will be as simple as reading “ABCD”. He said PDP will be badly beaten because it has nothing to show in the state. Mr. El-Rufai, a governorship of the All...

Obasanjo Holds Closed-door Meeting With David Mark, Tinubu, Others

3 years ago /

Former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo on Friday hosted politicians of divergent political parties who were in his Abeokuta Hilltop home for consultation in respect of the 2015 general elections and other issues.The politicians included the Senate President, David Mark, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), former Lagos state governor and...

El-Rufai Declares Intention To Contest For Kaduna Governorship

3 years ago /

Mallam Nasiru El-Rufai, former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), on Thursday declared his intention to contest the Kaduna State governorship on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said this in Kaduna when he visited the party’s office. He said, “I came along with my colleagues to...

NJC Asks IG To Probe Attack On Ekiti Judges

3 years ago /

According to New Telegraph the National Judicial Council (NJC) yesterday demanded a probe into the recent attacks on judges in Ekiti State. The NJC, at the end of an emergency meeting in Abuja, condemned the attacks on the judiciary and judicial officers in general nationwide and asked the acting Inspector...

Fayose Must Be Arrested For Attack On Chief Judge, APC Insists

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reiterated its earlier call for the arrest and prosecution of Ekiti Governor-elect Ayodele Fayose for leading a band of thugs to attack Justice Adeyeye on the premises of the State High Court on Sept. 25th, warning that failure to act decisively now would spell...

Nobody Can Stop Fayose - David Mark

3 years ago /

David Mark, Senate President on Thursday said notwithstanding the recent developments in Ekiti State, Mr. Ayo Fayose would be inaugurated as the state governor on October 16. Mark stated this at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, at an event where Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State formally defected to the Peoples Democratic...

Breaking: All Members Of Ondo State House of Assembly Decamps To PDP

3 years ago /

As an effect of Ondo State governor, Olusegun Mimiko defection to PDP, all members of the Ondo State House of Assembly have decamped alongside the State Governor....

Nigerians Don't Need A Religious Fanatic - Atiku Counsels Buhari

3 years ago /

APC chieftain and presidential aspirant Atiku Abubakar has counseled co-aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari on the qualities Nigerians expect from political leaders in the 2015 contest. In a statement issued to welcome Buhari to the race for their Party’s presidential flag in Abuja, yesterday, Atiku told his colleague that to qualify to fly...

Caution On Illegal Campaigns; APC Slams INEC For Acting Too Late

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has slammed INEC for acting too little, too late by issuing a warning on illegal public political broadcast and campaign, saying INEC's belated action is highly suspicious. In a statement issued in London on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party...

Cross River SSG 13 Others Resign From Imoke's Cabinet

3 years ago /

Secretary to the Cross River State government, Mr Mike Aniah, and 13 other political appointees, have resigned their appointments to contest various political positions in 2015. The state governor, Liyel Imoke, had issued a directive for all those interested in contesting political offices next year to resign ahead of time. Among those...