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“Explain your links with Jega,” PDP challenges APC

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has challenged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to come out…

Siezed weapons recovered from fleeing Boo Haram Fighters

Many Boko Haram terrorists killed, arms recovered as Nigerian troops encounter fleeing insurgents

Troops on cordon and search along Djimitillo Damaturu road axis on Friday night had an…

Femi Fani-Kayode

Tinubu, Osinbajo in secret pact over presidency – PDP

The spokesperson of the campaign office of President Goodluck Jonathan, Femi Fani-Kayode, has accused a…

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Claim of Tinubu, Osinbajo oath “outlandish” — APC​

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has said the “sickening and outlandish” claim by the Jonathan campaign Organization that a leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, plans to become Vice President through the back door, was designed to divert attention from the runaway success of the APC presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari,…

VISIT:  from right: President Goodluck Jonathan, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State, his Deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama and the Delta State PDP Governorship flag bearer, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa welcoming Mr. President  on arrival at the Asaba International airport during his visit to meet with the Arewa Consultative Forum in Asaba yesterday.

Jonathan in Delta, assures Nigerians of peace, security

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that his administration would not compromise the restoration of peace and security in all parts of the country. Mr. Jonathan, accompanied by the Governor of Delta State, Emmanuel Uduaghan, and other prominent Nigerians, gave the assurance Friday during a courtesy visit to the Asagba…

Joshua Dariye former governor of Plateau State

‘Go And Face Trial,’ Supreme Court Orders Dariye

Nearly eight years after he was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, the Supreme Court on Friday ordered a former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye, to submit himself for trial on corruption and money laundering charges before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The…

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Lagos airport conducts bombing response drill

The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN, will Saturday assess the capacity of the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to respond to a bomb attack. According to a statement signed the coordinating spokesperson of the Aviation agencies‎, Yakubu Datti, on Friday, the assessment will be conducted with Bomb Simulated Exercise…

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Sacking Jega “recipe for disaster” – Northern Elders

Speculations that President Goodluck Jonathan intends to fire the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega, before the general elections, intensified Friday after the Federal Government refused to give a clear commitment on the matter. Responding to concerns that the electoral chief would soon be mandated to…

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Jonathan plotting to sack Jega next week — APC Senators

Members of the Nigerian Senate on the platform of the opposition, All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party of a fresh plot to prevent the Independent National Electoral Commission Chairman, Attahiru Jega, from conducting the forthcoming general elections. The APC senators, led by…

Sen. Bukola Saraki

INTERVIEW: How Jonathan is campaigning for Buhari — Saraki

A former Governor of Kwara State, Bukola Saraki, is a stalwart of All Progressives Congress, APC, and member of the Nigerian Senate, representing Kwara Central Senatorial District. In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES' Musikilu Mojeed, Festus Owete and Adebayo Hassan, he says President Goodluck Jonathan stands no chance of winning the forthcoming election.…

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Nigeria 2015: 78 per cent of voters given PVCs – INEC

The Independent of National Electoral Commission has given at least 54,377,747 persons registered for the 2015 general elections their permanent voter cards. The figure, being latest as of February 27, represents 78.93 per cent of the 68,833,746, being the total number of voters registered by INEC. The figure indicates three…

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Nigerian military recaptures more communities from Boko Haram

The Nigerian military on Friday said it has recaptured two more communities from Boko Haram militants in the North Eastern part of Nigeria after intense fighting. The Defence Headquarters said Friday that government troops flushed out Boko Haram terrorists from Gulag, Madagali Local Government Area in Adamawa State, and Bara…

Muhammadu Buhari speaking at Chatham House

Buhari at Chatham House: APC slams “paranoid” PDP, Presidency

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has condemned in the strongest possible terms, the needless resort to sheer hysteria by the PDP and the Jonathan Administration over the globally-acclaimed appearance of the APC's Presidential Candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at the Chatham House in London on Thursday. In a statement issued in London…

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Group asks politicians to halt spread of hate messages

A group, The Republican Mind, has said it is worried by the intensity of the dissemination of intemperate messages by political aspirants. The group also expressed its disappointment at the violence being unleashed on political opponents and their properties. Speaking at a media chat held at the National Union of…

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Ebonyi Assembly begins impeachment proceedings against Gov. Elechi

The Ebonyi State House of Assembly has agreed to serve an impeachment notice on Governor Martin Elechi, after accusing the governor of corruption and gross misconduct. A motion for the notice to be served on the governor was approved after the acting Majority Leader of the House, Francis Nwifruru, on…

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Police confirm 13 dead, 14 injured in Jos explosion

The Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, has confirmed 13 dead and 14 injured in Thursday’s twin bomb explosions at the Bauchi Road Motor Park, adjacent the University of Jos. PREMIUM TIMES counted nine corpses being deposited at the Plateau State Specialist Hospital mortuary with 11 injured people hospitalized…

Obasanjop and Shagari at the latter's 90th birthday in Sokoto

Obasanjo denies snubbing Jonathan, Shagari, other ex-Presidents

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has denied media reports that he deliberately arrived late at the birthday celebration of former President Shehu Shagari, after the departure of other past leaders and President Goodluck Jonathan. President Shagari’s 90th birthday was marked with an unusual fanfare Wednesday with President Jonathan and all former…

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor

Nigerian government’s e-revenue collection scheme takes off

The Central Bank of Nigeria has announced the commencement of the Federal Government’s independent electronic revenue collection scheme throughout the country. The new scheme, under the treasury single account initiative, is aimed at deploying the automated e-collection platform and other electronic payment channels to handle revenue collection business for ministries,…

FILE PHOTO: Musiliu Obanikoro at the Lagos PDP governorship primaries rally

APC lawmakers oppose Obanikoro’s ministerial screening

Eighteen senators of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Thursday opposed the nomination of Musiliu Obanikoro by President Goodluck Jonathan for a ministerial position. The lawmakers cited Mr. Obanikoro’s alleged involvement in the rigging of the Ekiti elections as a reason for their decision. The APC senators led by minority…

Femi Gbajabiamila

Reps Minority Leader, Gbajabiamila, apologises over row with Deputy Speaker

The Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday, apologised to the House for accusing the Deputy Speaker, Emeka Ihedioha, of bias during the previous day’s plenary. Mr. Gbajabiamila, who is also the leader of the All Progressive Congress Caucus in the lower legislative chamber, had on…

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23 parties ask INEC to postpone elections in Borno by five months

The Borno state chapter of the Inter-Party ‎Advisory Council on Thursday called for the postponement of elections in the state by five months. The council cited the insecurity in the state and a charged political climate as reasons for the call. IPAC, which comprises all registered political parties in the…

Muhammadu Buhari delivering a speech at Chatham House

Buhari at Chatham House: APC Chasing Shadows – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party said it has noted the theatrical appearance of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, in what it called a “well-produced orchestra earlier (Thursday) at the Chatham House, London. The PDP said the event was “a script well written, a script well-acted, all…

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Jonathan promises to reward soldiers fighting Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Mubi, Adamawa State and Baga, Borno State applauded Nigerian troops for proving their mettle once again through the rapid recapture of territories formerly held by insurgents in the country’s North-Eastern states. He assured the soldiers that they wouldl be duly rewarded for their bravery and…

Muhammadu Buhari speaking at Chatham House

What Buhari failed to tell UK audience – Fani Kayode

The spokesperson of President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has stated that the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has failed to inform his audience in the United Kingdom how he loves the extremist group, Boko Haram. Mr. Buhari spoke at Chatham House in London Thursday where…

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’30 APC members killed in political violence in Rivers’

The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has said 30 of its members have so far been killed during various political crises that rocked the state in the past few months. The chairman of the party in the state, Davis Ikanya, who stated this in a statement Thursday,…