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Only PDP can protect Nigeria’s unity, advancement — Anenih

The National Campaign Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Tony Anenih, has said Nigeria’s…

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PDP will ensure Maku fails for the rest of his life – Ahmadu Ali

The Director-General of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Council, Ahmadu Ali, on Tuesday…

Chukwuma Soludo

Unlike PDP’s abusive attack, APC replies Soludo with civility

The All Progressives Congress [APC], has reacted to criticisms by a former Governor of the…

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Buhari lambasts Jonathan over reversal of self on four-year single term

The All Progressive Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation, APCPCO, has said that the claim by President Goodluck Jonathan that a four-year single term is not enough to transform the country “is double-mouthing by a president who has failed to deliver on his own timeline”. Mr. Jonathan had during a courtesy call…

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Boko Haram: Roundtable proffers solution to terrorism in Nigeria

The menace of Boko Haram insurgents should be treated as a global challenge with Nigeria's immediate neighbours, Chad and Cameroon, working harder to formin collaborative efforts to defeat the terrorists, participants at a roundtable discussion on the Boko Haram insurgency in Nigeria have advised. The roundtable, held last week at…

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Abuja lawyer asks court to disqualify Buhari over certificate

An Abuja-based lawyer, Chukwunweike Okafor, has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking a special hearing to determine the eligibility or otherwise of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, over his academic qualifications. Mr. Okafor, a senior partner at Emerald Attorneys & Solicitors, appealed to…

FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed

​N​orthern group demands dismissal of FCT minister​ over row with Bauchi governor​

An organisation, Northern Alliance Group, has asked President Goodluck Jonathan, to fire the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Bala Mohammed, for describing the governor of Bauchi State, Isa Yuguda, as “a mole of the All Progressives Congress in the Peoples Democratic Party” It also asked the minister to…

Lai Mohammed

APC raises the alarm over fresh moves to scuttle 2015 elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over fresh moves by anti-democratic forces to use the courts to postpone or scuttle next month's general elections, calling on the judiciary to protect the nation's democracy and on Nigerians to repudiate the desperadoes and their allies who are behind the…

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8 die of cholera in Anambra

No fewer than eight of 25 cases of cholera recorded in Anambra in January 2015 have died, the state Commissioner for Health, Joe Akabuike, has said. Mr. Akabuike said this in Awka on Tuesday while receiving drugs and hospital equipment donated by a pharmaceutical company based in Lagos. He said…

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Oil price recovers as dollar weakens against euro

Oil prices steadied above 48 dollars a barrel on Tuesday, recovering from earlier losses as the dollar weakened against the euro. Brent crude oil futures rose 22 cents to 48.38 dollars a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose 10 cents to 45.25 dollars a barrel. The euro…

Governor Dickson of Bayelsa state.

Cholera outbreak in Bayelsa: Death toll hits 30

No less that 30 deaths have been recorded in Bayelsa following the outbreak of Cholera in the state, a health official in the state has told PREMIUM TIMES. Investigations indicate that the lack of potable water, one of the major causes of the disease, is acute even in Public Health…

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Fund Raising Ban: NCC can’t say what regulation APC breached

Despite banning the All Progressives Congress, APC, SMS-based platform for raising funds, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, could not point to any specific regulation that was violated. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Eugene Juwah, during an interview session on the sideline of the 3rd African Preparatory Meeting of the…

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Construction firm, Julius Berger, in land grab controversy

On a sunny Thursday afternoon in November 2014, Nonso Ofole, a motor sports park entrepreneur, arrived at his project site in Abuja to a great shocker – a Julius Berger-owned earth-mover was clearing the site he said is duly his. Julius Berger, is a German-owned Nigerian-based construction firm. What followed…

President GOodluck Jonathan and Vice-President Namadi Sambo

Jonathan rules out VP Sambo as successor, says next president must be below 60

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday tacitly ruled out having Vice President Namadi Sambo as his successor, saying the next Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president must be below 60 years of age. Addressing a large crowd at the Lafia Township stadium during his presidential campaign tour to Nasarawa State, Mr. Jonathan…

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Ex-Super Eagles Keeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, dies of cancer

Another tragedy has hit the Nigerian football family as a former Super Eagles goalkeeper, Wilfred Agbonavbare, finally lost his battle against cancer on Tuesday morning at a Spanish hospital he was receiving treatment. Agbonavbare 48, was initially treated in Florida, United States, before he was transferred to the Prince of…

Olisa Metuh

APC’s promise of change “empty” — PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has described as laughable and diversionary, the recent statement by the All Progressives Congress, APC, “wherein it made a failed attempt to launder its poor image by trying to tutor on issue-based campaign, which it has blatantly refused to practice.” The PDP noted that while…

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Adamawa Assembly confirms new deputy ​governor

The Adamawa House of Assembly has confirmed the nomination of Sa'ad Tahir as Deputy Governor of the state. The confirmation followed the nomination of Mr. Tahir by Governor Bala Ngilari in a letter sent to the Assembly. The House confirmed the deputy governor on Monday during plenary session presided over…

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Live Blog: Political Campaigns and the Looming Tsunami of Poverty – A Symposium

As the 2015 general elections draw nearer, the Academics Stand Against Poverty, ASAP, an association of academics across the globe, is holding a symposium to address the issues of campaign funding in political parties and its link with corruption. The inaugural discourse, themed 'Political Campaigns and the Looming Tsunami of…

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Jonathan’s campaign slams Soludo for rating President F9, says ex-CBN chief confused

President Goodluck Jonathan campaign on Monday reacted angrily to the criticism by the former Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN governor, Chukwuma Soludo, that his administration failed woefully in its handling of the country’s economy. In his widely publicized assessment of President Jonathan’s handling of the country’s economy in the past…

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Ex- Petroleum Minister vows to lead battle against Patience Jonathan in Bayelsa

A former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Dan Etete, has said he would lead the battle to stop the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, from meddling in the politics of Bayelsa State. Mr. Etete, who was allegedly involved in the million dollars shady Malabu Oil Deal scandal, stated this at an event…

The Cobra APC recovered from BOko Haram terrorists

53 terrorists killed in Maiduguri, Konduga attacks

Fifty three terrorists were killed in the recent gun battle between the Nigerian military and the Boko Haram terrorist group in Maiduguri and Konduga on Saturday, PRNigeria, a platform that circulates press releases for Nigeria’s security agencies, has said. The agency said most of the terrorists were killed in a…

President Goodluck Jonathan with Governor Jonah Jang being welcomed by PDP Supporters in Jos

Jonathan pledges to end Plateau crisis if re-elected

President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday at his presidential campaign in Plateau State said if re-elected President, he would end the incessant killings in Plateau state. Mr. Jonathan stated this at the Rwang Pam township stadium in Jos, the capital city, as he solicited for support of the electorates. He urged…

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, APC Presidential Running Mate

APC vows to hold public officials accountable

The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Yemi Osibanjo, says his party will hold public office holders to account for their stewardship if voted to lead the federal government. Mr. Osibanjo said this during a town hall meeting with “ActNow” an NGO, in Abuja on Monday. According…

Charles Soludo, Former Governor,  Central Bank of Nigeria

Soludo grades Jonathan “F” on economy; says his administration the worst ever

A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has delivered a ruthless evaluation of the Nigerian economy under President Goodluck Jonathan, ranking the administration “F” on economic management, and suggesting the Jonathan government is Nigeria’s worst as far as the management of the economy is concerned. Mr.…

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Jittery Jonathan still plotting election postponement, APC says

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday in Lagos said President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, are terrified at the prospect of losing the general elections slated for February 14 and 28. The APC National Publicity Secretary, Lai Mohammed, who addressed a press conference, said…