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APC Presidential Primary: Buhari in early lead

With over 1,000 ballots sorted, out of the 7, 214votes at the ongoing All Progressives…

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Nigeria2015: Jonathan picks Vice President Namadi Sambo as running mate

President Goodluck Jonathan has named Vice President Namadi Sambo his running mate as he seeks…

Former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari

Buhari writes APC delegates, “I don’t have dollars to give you but I will give my all to Nigeria”

My Dear Delegates, As you gather for our convention, please remember that history, change and…

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Union leader urges Nigerian govt. to end strike in health sector

The chairman of the University of llorin Teaching Hospital, UITH, chapter of Joint Health Workers Union, JUTH, Odebiyi Kolawole, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to end the nationwide strike embarked upon by health workers to save the sector from collapse. He urged the Federal Government to implement the agreement…

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Ex-minister rejects PDP primary result in Bauchi, demands cancellation

A former Minister of State for Health and governorship aspirant in Bauchi State, Muhammed Pate, has rejected the result of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, primary election conducted in the state on Monday. He said the election was not only characterised by harassment and intimidation, but was also inconclusive while…

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NEMA distributes medical items to hospitals for Kano blast victims

The National Emergency Management Agency, NEMA, has distributed medical consumables and drugs to nine hospitals in Kano to strengthen the treatment of the people affected by the recent bomb blasts in Kano. This is contained in a press statement signed by Manzo Ezekiel, the Press Officer of NEMA and made…

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Court finds Obasanjo guilty of contempt over book launch; to rule on punishment in 21 days

An Abuja High Court has found former President Olusegun Obasanjo guilty of contempt, after the former leader defied the court’s directive barring him from releasing his autobiography. Mr. Obasanjo released the new book, My Watch, Tuesday, in Lagos, days after the court order. The court had ordered that the book…

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APC aspirant, Ifowodo, who begged for campaign funding loses Reps bid

A United States-based university teacher, Ogaga Ifowodo, who requested public support to raise funding for his campaign as an aspirant to the House of Representatives, lost out in the contest, and says he is satisfied with the conduct of the election. Mr. Ifowodo had contested to be elected the flagbearer…

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2 female suicide bombers, 4 others killed in Kano market blast — Police

Six persons, including two suicide bombers, have died in a bomb attack at a textile market in Kano, Wednesday, police have said. Seven others injured in the attack, are being treated at Murtala Mohammed Specialist Hospital. Kano Police Commissioner, Aderele Shinaba, told journalists at the scene of the bomb attack,…

APC Presidential Primary underway. The delegates hold the aces

EXCLUSIVE LIST: The men and women who will determine APC presidential candidate

At least 8,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress [APC] have gathered at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos to pick the party’s flag-bearer for the February 14 presidential election. The delegates, both elected and statutory, drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, will choose from…

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Lugbe has highest HIV prevalence in Abuja — NACA

Lugbe, a suburb of Abuja, has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Abuja, the Capacity Development Officer for SURE-P, Jummai Danuk, has said. She made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a sensitisation on HIV testing and counselling held in Lugbe. The campaign was jointly organised by the National…

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Fresh explosion rocks Kano city centre

An explosion has gone off at one of the busiest locations in Kano, residents and security officials have told PREMIUM TIMES. The blast occurred at a place known as "fillin parking" along Ibrahim Taiwo Way, a major intersection leading to the popular Kano Kantin Kwari Market. Kantin Kwari textile market…

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ANALYSIS: Breaking with tradition, Jonathan attends PDP convention a lone candidate

When over 3,000 party delegates gather today at Eagles Square in Abuja, venue of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, national convention, two major items will be up for consideration. First, is the validation of President Goodluck Jonathan as the party’s sole candidate for the 2015 election, and, second, the ratification…

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3,050 delegates to ratify Mu’azu, Jonathan’s endorsement at PDP National Convention

Over 3,050 delegates from across the federation are to vote to ratify the position of some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, National Working Committee, NWC, and President Goodluck Jonathan's endorsement at its National Convention. The convention will hold on Wednesday and Thursday at the Abuja Eagle Square. The…

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ANALYSIS: APC Presidential Primary: How the candidates stand

Today (Wednesday), no fewer than 8,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress [APC} will gather in Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos to pick the party’s flag-bearer for the February 14 presidential election. The delegates, both elected and statutory, drawn from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, will…

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Put together, Buhari, Atiku, can’t defeat Jonathan – PDP boasts

Ahead of its national convention billed to hold in Abuja Wednesday and Thursday, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has dismissed any threat posed to President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election by his two major challengers. The party said even where All Progressives Congress, APC’s frontline contenders, former head of state, Muhammadu…

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President Jonathan signs National Health Bill

The Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the long-awaited National Health Bill. This was confirmed to PREMIUM TIMES, via text message, by presidential spokesperson, Reuben Abati. "Yes, he did weeks ago and the bill has since been transmitted back to the clerk of the National Assembly," Mr. Abati said. In…

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Navy redeploys senior officers

The Nigerian Navy on Tuesday said, following the recent promotion in the service, the Chief of Naval Staff, Usman Jibrin, a Vice Admiral, had approved the redeployment of senior officers. This was disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja by the director of Naval Information, Kabir Aliyu, a Commodore. The…

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Jonathan appoints new Fire Service Controller-General

President Goodluck Jonathan has appointed Joseph Anebi as Controller-General of the Federal Fire Service. This is contained in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the service, Biodun Obisesan, in Abuja on Tuesday. According to the statement, the appointment was made on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Mr. Anebi…

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Democracy not about quarrelling like Motor Park touts — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday called on politicians to shun "ceaseless quarrelling" and engage in robust political debates that would strengthen the country's democracy. Mr. Jonathan made the call at the public presentation and official launch of the Kukah Centre, founded by prominent cleric and Catholic Bishop‎ of Sokoto Diocese,…

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Nigerians voluntarily surrendering illegal arms – Police

The Police have said that many Nigerians who were in possession of illegal arms have surrendered voluntarily and advised those still holding such arms to follow suit. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the force spokesman, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that it is an offence to have…

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Lagos to close Western Avenue, Masha for APC primaries

The Lagos State Government has announced that it would partially close Western Avenue, Surulere ahead of Wednesday's presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos. In a statement Tuesday, Kayode Opeifa, the Commissioner for Transportation, said the partial closure is intended to control vehicular traffic during the event.…

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Gov. Ngilari, other Adamawa PDP leaders back out of party’s national convention

Barely 24 hours to the Peoples Democratic Party’s national convention in Abuja, the Adamawa state chapter of the party has announced its decision to boycott the event if President Goodluck Jonathan fails to cancel the state governorship primary held in Abuja. A former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes…

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We’re ready for APC Convention in Lagos – Police, Civil Defence

The Lagos State Police Command said on Tuesday that it has deployed enough police officers to provide adequate security during Wednesday’s National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC. The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, also said it that had deployed its officers to assist in providing security…

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Obanikoro urges court to dismiss suit challenging his citizenship

A former Minister of Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, on Tuesday asked an Ikeja High Court to dismiss a suit challenging his eligibility to contest for electoral positions in the future. Mr. Obanikoro, who lost the Lagos State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial primaries on Monday, made the request in a preliminary…