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Buhari, APC fail to stop suit challenging Buhari’s eligibility for presidential poll

The All Progressive Congress and its Presidential flag-bearer, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday failed to stop…

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IG of Police orders restriction of movements on election days

The Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, has ordered restriction of vehicular movement across Nigeria…

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Senator Ndume optimistic military will liberate Gwoza soon

Senator Mohammed Ndume on Tuesday expressed optimism that the military will liberate Gwoza from Boko…

Gani Adams

While Tinubu starved us, Jonathan gave us multibillion naira pipeline contracts — Gani Adams

The National Coordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress, Gani Adams, said his group is opposed to a former Lagos Governor, Bola Tinubu and his party, the All Progressives Congress, because Mr. Tinubu instructed governors of the South-West states not to deal with or empower the OPC. Mr. Adams said this…

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo

Obasanjo warns against military take-over

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has warned against a military government in Nigeria, saying such move will undermine the integrity of the country in the comity of nations. Mr. Obasanjo gave the warning when the wife of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Aisha Buhari, led South West…

APC Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

Campaign Blockage: Court orders NCC to pay N500m damages to APC

A Federal High Court in Lagos on Tuesday ordered the Nigerian Communications Commission to pay the All Progressives Congress N500 million as damages for unlawfully banning the party's presidential campaign fund-raising platform. Justice Ibrahim Buba gave the order in his judgment following a suit filed by the APC against the…

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Avoid trouble, but defend your votes, Fashola tells electorate

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Tuesday urged voters not to make trouble as they wait behind to defend their votes after casting their ballots. Mr. Fashola spoke at the All Progressives Congress campaign rally in Somolu area of the state He emphasised that there was no law prohibiting…

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Elections: The world is watching Nigeria — America, Britain

The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, and the United Kingdom Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, on Tuesday reiterated the message of peace and crisis-free elections beginning next Saturday, saying global spotlight was on Nigeria. The two envoys said the expectation of Nigeria’s friends around the globe was that the…

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Disqualifying Buhari will plunge Nigeria into crisis – APC warns

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned against any orchestrated, last-minute disqualification of its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in order to pave the way for an easy victory for President Goodluck Jonathan or even another postponement of the elections. About 10 suits seeking the disqualification of Mr. Buhari on grounds…

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Ribadu, cheering supporters

Why we dumped APC to support Ribadu — Defecting Adamawa APC Leaders

Ten member of the All Progressives Congress executive committee in Adamawa state who defeated from the party to join the Peoples Democratic Party say they did so in the interest of the state and because they believe in the ability of the gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Nuhu Ridabu, to…

Attorney General Bello Adoke

INVESTIGATION: Attorney-General, Adoke, in shady deal that may rob Nigeria of N549billion

By Nicholas Ibekwe [PREMIUM TIMES] and Austyn Ogannah [THE WILL] Nigeria will lose at least N549 billion ($2.8 billion) in oil royalty and petroleum tax if what appears a shady and absurd deal the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke, is negotiating with the Nigerian…

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148 feared killed as plane crashes in France

An Airbus A320 belonging to German airline, Germanwings, has crashed. The plane, which had 142 passengers and six crew members on board, was travelling between Barcelona and Düsseldorf when it crashed in the French Alps. Speaking on the crash, French President Francois Hollande said: "The conditions of the accident, which…

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Nigeria extradites Kekere-Ekun, Nigerian wanted in U.K. for Murder

Abdul Adewale Kekere-Ekun, the Nigerian whose extradition was approved by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on March 9, is on his way to the United Kingdom. Mr. Kekere- Ekun left Abuja on Tuesday morning for London, where he is to be prosecuted for murder-related offences. Justice A. R Mohammed gave…

Nuhu Ribadu shakes hands with  supporters during a campaign visit to Borrong village in Adamawa

Ribadu’s governorship bid boosted as 10 Adamawa APC exco members defect to PDP

Ten executive committee members of the opposition All Progressives Congress in Adamawa State have defected to the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The group said they defected in order to render support to the PDP governorship candidate, Nuhu Ribadu. The defection was announced Tuesday at the Adamawa PDP Secretariat by Padio…

APC Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

Anxiety across Nigeria as cases seeking Buhari’s disqualification hold today

There is palpable tension in the polity as the suits seeking the disqualification of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in the March 28 election come up for hearing at the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday. There are no fewer than 10 suits seeking Mr.…

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70% of Nigerian women will vote PDP — Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, has said the party will secure 70 per cent votes from the country’s women voting population in the forthcoming elections. About 70 million registered voters in the coming general elections. In a statement on Monday, Mr. Mu’azu said the positive…

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Patience Jonathan dismisses Police IG’s directive, urges Nigerians to protect votes

The First Lady, Patience Jonathan, has appealed to Nigerians to guard against manipulations by opposition parties during forthcoming elections. She urged Nigerians to ensure their votes count during Saturday’s presidential polls, dismissing an earlier directive of the Inspector General of Police that voters leave polling units after casting their ballots.…

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ECOWAS Chair meets Jonathan, Buhari

The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States and Ghanaian President, John Mahama, has met with the Presidential Candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party President Goodluck Jonathan and the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Mahama met President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday, who is…

Rivers State Deputy Governor, Tele Ikuru

Before defecting, Rivers Deputy Governor plotted Amaechi’s sack – APC

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has expressed joy over the exit of the state deputy governor, Tele Ikuru, from the party, describing him as a “mole” in the party. Mr. Ikuru resigned his membership of the APC on Sunday, describing it “as a party of rebels,…

Ibrahim Lamorde, EFCC Chairman

We’re not after leaders of APC, other parties – EFCC

The Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Lamorde, has urged politicians against dragging the commission into politics in order to garner support ahead of the forthcoming general election. Speaking at the commission’s special publication, “Red Alert”, on Monday, Mr. Lamorde said the commission will no longer tolerate “desperate” individuals…

APC Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari nicknamed “Okechukwu” in Imo

The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammudu Buhari, was nicknamed “Okechukwu” Monday, when he travelled to campaign at the Dan Anyiam stadium in Owerri, Imo. The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, described Mr. Buhari as the general’s general, who has zero tolerance for corruption. He nicknamed Mr.…

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Tony Elumelu Foundation selects Inaugural 1,000 participants for $100M Entrepreneurship Programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the selection of its first 1,000 African entrepreneurs for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). TEEP is a $100 million initiative to discover and support 10,000 African entrepreneurs over the next decade, with a target of creating one million new jobs and $10…

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University workers threaten strike

University workers have threatened to embark on a nationwide strike. The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities said Monday it will begin a four-week strike over an "obnoxious circular" by the National Universities Commission, NUC indicating the alteration of an agreement reached between the union and the government in 2009.…

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Nigeria2015: Card readers will eliminate rigging — NUJ President

The National President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Mohammed Garba, said in Kaduna on Monday that the use of card readers, introduced by the Independent National Electoral Commission, will enhance the credibility of the rescheduled March 28 and April 11 elections in Nigeria. Mr. Garba, also President, Federation of…

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Afenifere group demands AIG Mbu’s redeployment from Lagos

The Afenifere Renewal Group, a Yoruba socio-political group, has petitioned the Police Service Commission demanding the redeployment of controversial police officer, Joseph Mbu, from Lagos. In a letter dated February 20, sent to the Inspector-General of Police, Secretary to Government of the Federation, Senate and House of Representatives Committees on…