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2015: PDP Leadership Reiterates Commitment To Issue-Based Campaign

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In furtherance of the pursuit of peace and unity, and to douse the tension in the polity, the national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reiterated its commitment to issue-based campaign devoid of statements capable of inflaming passions and overheating the system. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in...

APC Postpones House Of Assembly Primaries Over Kano Mosque Blast

3 years ago /

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its House of Assembly primaries, scheduled for Monday, Dec. 1st across the nation, by one day as a mark of respect for those who were killed in Friday's terrorist attack on a mosque in Kano, and in sympathy with those who were injured...

Tambuwal Asks Court To Jail IG For Contempt

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A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Friday asked the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, to put the Inspector General of Police on notice to come and show cause why he should not be committed to prison for disobeying court order. In the suit against the IG,...

Fashola’s Permanent Voter’s Card Goes Missing From INEC Register

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Lagos state Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola and his wife, Mrs. Abimbola Fashola on Friday could not collect their permanent voter's car, as officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), could not fine their  names in the voter’s register. Likewise, no fewer than 500 hundred eligible voters, who registered at Surulere...

I Am Not In Presidential Race To Cause Disunity - Okorocha

3 years ago /

Gov. Rochas Okorocha of Imo said on Wednesday that he was not in the presidential race to cause disaffection or fan the embers of disunity. He made the remark while fielding questions from newsmen shortly after holding a closed-door meeting with Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso at the Government House, Kano. He described the...

PDP Nullifies Disqualification Of Aspirants By Appeals Committees

3 years ago /

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) has nullified the disqualification of all aspirants by its Screening Appeal Committees. This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Olisa Metuh, the PDP National Publicity Secretary, on Wednesday in Abuja. He asked aspirants, who had been cleared by different screening committees...

2015 Election: Buhari Appeals For Campaign Donations On Facebook

3 years ago /

Former Head of State and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammadu Buhari, has gone to social media to raise funds for his presidential campaign. The presidential aspirant urged his supporters to donate towards his ambition via a Facebook post in which he urged his followers on the social medium to give sacrificially. He...

APC Is Not An Islamic Party – Gov. Amaechi

3 years ago /

Rivers State governor and chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF), Mr Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is not an Islamic party and do not have the intentions to Islamise Nigeria if it wins the 2015 presidential election. The governor, who made this remark on Wednesday during...

Buhari’s Chartered Jet Barred From Landing In Makurdi Airport

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A chartered jet carrying former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari was on Wednesday barred from landing at the Makurdi airport in Benue State. The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential aspirant had to cancel his activities in the state after the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) allegedly denied him landing rights. Buhari, a former head of state was to...

National Assembly Chaos: Senate Orders Full Scale Investigation

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The Nigerian senate has ordered a full-scale investigation into the police blockade of the national assembly last week that saw the speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Tambuwal and other lawmakers denied access into the complex for several hours. The senate therefore set up a committee, which is headed by...

APC Secures Court Order Barring DSS, Others From Invading APC Data Center

3 years ago /

Justice Mohammed Nasir Yenusa of the Federal High Court in Lagos Wednesday gave two orders in respect of the case of enforcement of fundamental human rights case filed APC by counsel, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. In respect of APC, the court ordered that the DSS unseal the office /warehouse forthwith. It gave...

2015: PDP Screens Jonathan, Tafawa-Balewa's Son Withdraws

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President Goodluck Jonathan, on Wednesday, appeared before the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Screening Committee ahead of the December 10 national convention of the party. The committee also screened the son of former prime minister, Dr. Abduljhail Tafawa Balewa, who arrived the premises at about 4:20pm after the president had...

Zimbabwe Vice President, Mujuru, Ousted From Party In Succession War

3 years ago /

Zimbabwe's Vice-President Joyce Mujuru has been barred by the ruling Zanu-PF party from serving on its powerful central committee, state media reports. She had failed to win nomination after being linked to a plot to oust President Robert Mugabe, The Herald newspaper reports. Mrs Mujuru's fall from grace damages her chances of one...

Obasanjo Blasts Jonathan Again, Says President’s “Evil” Actions Are Destroying Nigerian Democracy

3 years ago /

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has again torn at President Goodluck Jonathan, saying Nigerian democracy remained at risk due to the action of the present administration. Speaking at a book Launch in honour of the pioneer chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission, ICPC, Mustapha Akanbi‎, in Abuja, Mr. Obasanjo, who is...

Yuguda, Bauchi Governor Presents N127.8bn Budget For 2015

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Bauchi State governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, on Tuesday, presented the 2015 Appropriation Bill of N127,893,233,297 to the state House of Assembly, promising to improve on the achievements recorded by his administration even as it is winding down. Tagged “Budget of Fulfilment and Continuous Optimism,” the proposed budget, according to Governor Yuguda,...

 

PDP Ward Congress In Lagos A Success - Waziri

3 years ago /

Alhaji Adamu Waziri, the Chairman of the PDP-reconstituted panel for Lagos State Ward Congresses on Tuesday described the conduct of the congress as a "huge success''. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the National Working Committee of the party had earlier announced the cancellation of the  congress held on...

National Assembly Appoints Ben Efeturi As New Deputy Clerk

3 years ago /

The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the appointment of Ben Efeturi as the new deputy clerk to the National Assembly. Mr. Efeturi, until his new appointment, was the clerk to the Senate. He is succeeding Muyiwa Adejokun who retired in April. A statement by the Acting Secretary to the Commission, Olusanya...

Ward Congress: Rowdy Situation At Lagos PDP Secretariat

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There was a rowdy situation at the Lagos State Secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday as ward officials came to pick up materials for the rescheduled ward congresses. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that problems, which occurred during the distribution of materials at the secretariat, led...

Buhari Submits Nomination Form, Criticises Invasion Of NASS By Security Operatives

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, a presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday in Abuja submitted his nomination form and expression of interest to the party’s national secretariat. The National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun, while receiving the form from Buhari, said he (Buhari) was the third presidential aspirant of...

APC Inaugurates Screening Committees For 2015 Governorship Race

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday in Abuja inaugurated six zonal screening committees for governorship aspirants of the party in the 2015 general elections. The National Chairman of APC, Chief John Oyegun who inaugurated the committees, urged the members to be fair and transparent in carrying out their duty. He said...