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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…

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PDP Rally: I am not sponsoring Boko Haram, President Jonathan says

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday lambasted those who have accused him of being behind the…

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Nigeria needs good leaders, corrupt-free system to defeat Boko Haram – Saharareporters Publisher

HEDA Resource Centre, in its weekly tweet chat session, #MondayTango, hosted Omoyele Sowore, on issues…

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EFCC arrests Ebonyi Governor’s son, Nnanna Elechi, over alleged money laundering offences

Elechi Nnanna Elechi, son of Ebonyi State governor, Martin Elechi, is currently being quizzed by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Sources at the anti- graft agency confided in PREMIUM TIMES that the member of the Ebonyi first family who arrived the Commission’s head office in Abuja Thursday…

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Kannywood Movie Review: So’

Director: Adam Zango Starring: Adam Zango, Falalu Dorayi, Aisha Aliyu Tsamiya, Rabiu Rikadawa, Shuai’bu Lawan Genre: Drama Year: 2015 Duration: 120 minutes Salim (Adam Zango) comes from a poor home and was raised by his widowed mother and his elder brother. He meets Salima (Aisha Aliyu) and they fall in…

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APC colluding with INEC to withhold our members’ voter cards, PDP says

The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says it has noted a deliberate attempt by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to disenfranchise its members and supporters in Lagos state by refusing to release their Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) to them. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in…

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Why I didn’t concentrate development projects on South-South – Jonathan replies Amaechi

President Goodluck Jonathan has said his failure to concentrate on development in the South-South zone where he hails from was a clear indication that he was a transparent leader. The president stated this at the presidential rally of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State Wednesday while…

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Ezekwesili tackles Okonjo-Iweala, says response to Soludo ill-mannered, abusive

A former Vice President of the World Bank, Oby Ezekwesili, on Thursday advised the Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, to redirect her energies towards confronting the issues that have ruined the country’s economy rather than declare war on critics. Responding to a recent article by a former Central Bank of…

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ANALYSIS: The battle for governorship of Abia, God’s own state, is between five “fingers”

At a civic reception organised in his honour on February 1, 2014, at the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Governor Theodore Orji, declared that his successor would come from the Abia South Senatorial District, particularly from the Ukwa/Ngwa bloc. He anchored his decision on the fact that of the three senatorial…

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“APC to boycott BON-organised TV debates”

The presidential campaign council of the All Progressives Congress [APC] has just issued the statement below indicating it would not participate in the series of debates being organised by the Broadcast Organisation of Nigeria [BON]. Read full statement below: "The All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be featuring in the…

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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…

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Nigeria’s February presidential election to be the keenest contested ever— Survey

A survey by a pan-African non-partisan research network, Afrobarometre, has revealed that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the All Progressives Congress, APC, are likely going to get 42 per cent each of all votes cast in next month’s presidential election describing the election as the closest on record. Despite the…

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ITTF Africa Senior Championships: Nigeria wins Men’s Doubles Title

There is celebration in the Nigerian camp at the ongoing ITTF-Africa Senior Championships in Cairo following the triumph of Quadri Aruna and Makanjuola Kazeem who emerged champions in the Men’s Doubles event. The duo of Quadri and Makanjuola beat their compatriots, Ojo Onaolapo and Jide Ogindiolu to secure their first…

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APC gets court’s interim nod to continue fund raising on telecommunication networks

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Wednesday secured an interim injunction overruling the ban on its fund-raising scheme via telecommunication networks pending the determination of a substantive suit. An ex-parte application brought by APC counsel, Muiz Banire, on the issue was granted by Justice Ibrahim Buba of a Federal High…

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Buhari’s certificate saga: PDP may pass vote of no-confidence on INEC, says Fani-Kayode

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation has challenged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to address the issues surrounding the certificate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC] Muhammadu Buhari, or face a vote of no-confidence from the party. Femi Fani-Kayode, Director, Directorate of Media…

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Amnesty International’s report on Baga, Monguno inaccurate, unfair – Nigerian military

The Nigerian military has hit back at Amnesty International’s claim that it ignored repeated warnings of an impending attack on Baga and Monguno and also failed to take measures to protect the civilian population of the surrounding towns and villages describing the allegation as “misleading”, “inaccurate and unfair.” On Wednesday,…

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‘Nigeria adopted only one of 50 EU post-2011 elections recommendations’

The European Union Election Observation Mission, EU EOM, on Tuesday in Abuja said that only one out of 50 recommendations made by the EU observation team after the 2011 general election have been adopted by Nigeria. Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, the Chief Observer, EU EOM, Santiago Ayxela, said…

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Jang-led NGF faction slams Soludo over remarks on economy

A faction of the Nigeria Governors Forum, NGF, led by Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State, has slammed a former governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Chukwuma Soludo, over his critical remarks about the country’s economy under the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. Mr. Soludo, who was CBN Governor between 2004…

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T.Y. Danjuma wants Dokubo-Asari, Tompolo, others arrested

A former Minister of Defence, Theophilus Danjuma, has demanded the immediate arrest of some former Niger Delta militants for threatening to plunge the country into war if President Goodluck Jonathan is not re-elected in the February 14 election. He stated this on Wednesday in Kano during the commissioning of the…

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Labaran Maku hits back at David Mark, Ahmadu Ali, others

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, has hit back at Senate President, David Mark, and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Ahmadu Ali, for accusing him of betraying the party. Mr. Maku, a former Minister of Information, formally joined APGA…

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Buhari commiserates with victims of insurgent attacks in Maiduguri, others

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has expressed shock at reports of the latest attacks by Boko Haram insurgents on Maiduguri, Konduga and Monguno in Borno State. The insurgents had early Sunday seized Monguno leading to the death of several residents. However, the military repelled…

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We are not party to President Jonathan’s endorsement – Afenifere group

The Afenifere Renewal Group, ARG, a Yoruba socio-cultural group, has condemned the use of its insignia to support President Goodluck Jonathan's re-election bid, adding that it is not a party to the endorsement. In a statement in Lagos Wednesday, the group said that the use of 'Afenifere' to promote Mr.…

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PDP, Presidency behind election postponement plot – APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the PDP and the Presidency of orchestrating the ongoing campaign for election postponement, despite their serial denial and the phantom assurances that they are ready for the polls. ''There is no clearer indication that the PDP and the Presidency are the puppeteers behind…

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Incest: Court fixes March 5 for trial of 50-year old father abusing own daughter

A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday, warned it would commence trial in a case against 50-year-old Yesiru Onajobi, standing trial for alleged incest. Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke adjourned the case to March 5, following the absence of a counsel for Mr. Onajobi. The accused, resident at Bogije St., Ibeju,…

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Mozambique death toll rises after heavy flooding

Mouzinho Saide, Mozambique's Deputy Health Minister, said the death toll in the country has risen to 100, while 150,000 persons were displaced, after heavy flooding. He said on Wednesday in Maputo, that the floods have killed 117 people, an increase from the last balance of at least 84 dead a…