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FILE PHOTO: President Jonathan at PDP Rally in Ibadan

10 influential party chieftains who can help rally PDP into a viable opposition

Following the fall of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party in the March 28 presidential election, the party will automatically assume the role of opposition at the centre as from May 29 when the All Progressives Congress will assume power. The 17-year old PDP will also be in opposition in 23…

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Jonathan orders removal of own campaign billboards, posters after election defeat

President Goodluck Jonathan has directed the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation and the various associations that merged into the Jonathan/Sambo Support Group to immediately begin the process of removing the posters, billboards, banners, signs and other campaign materials in support of his re-election bid which still adorn the landscape in major…

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Presidential Inauguration: Jonathan, Buhari teams meet

In preparation for the May 29 handover and Presidential Inauguration, a joint committee of the outgoing and incoming government met on Thursday to discuss issues that will ensure a smooth transition. The committee is co-chaired by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Pius Anyim, who represents the outgoing…

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EXCLUSIVE: EFCC goes after ex-Gov. Modu Sheriff over N300 billion Borno funds, set to detain him Thursday

A former governor of Borno State, Ali Modu Sheriff, is expected to appear before anti-graft agency, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, on Thursday. PREMIUM TIMES learnt Tuesday that he has been summoned by the Commission and is expected to report at the agency's Abuja head office to respond to…

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How Jonathan disgraced Suleiman Abba, leaving Police IG working hours after sack

President Goodluck Jonathan deliberately humiliated Police Inspector General, Suleiman Abba, out of office Tuesday, delivering his decision by Twitter without an advanced communication, and leaving Mr. Abba, one of Nigeria’s most criticised police chiefs, at work several hours after his dismissal, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. By 11.23p.m. Tuesday, more…

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Police IG Sack: Rights group asks Buhari to reject Suleiman Abba’s removal

The Muslim Rights Concern has urged the Transition Committee of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to declare the sack of former Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, by President Goodluck Jonathan, as having no effect. MURIC described the sack as curious. Mr. Abba was sacked on Tuesday afternoon and his replacement,…

Sacked Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba

This Is IGP Suleiman Abba’s Maiden Speech: Did he keep his word?

INSPECTOR GENERAL OF POLICE SULEIMAN ABBA SPEECH MAIDEN SPEECH BY THE 17TH INDIGENOUS INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE, IGP SULEIMAN ABBA, NPM, mni, 1st  AUGUST, 2014 Ladies and Gentlemen, It is my distinct honour to stand before you as your new Inspector General of Police. I'm both excited and humbled by this…

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Buhari welcomes steps taken by Jonathan on South Africa’s xenophobic attacks

The Nigerian President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government in its efforts to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa. In a statement released in Abuja on Saturday, April 16, Mr. Buhari…

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Jonathan rejects foreign troops in fight against Boko Haram

President Goodluck Jonathan Thursday in Abuja urged the United Nations to focus more on helping Nigeria with the rehabilitation and reconstruction of persons and communities affected by terrorism in Northern Nigeria rather than deploying an international force to the country. Speaking at an audience with the Special Representatives of the…

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Jonathan​, ​Security Chiefs meet over transition, Boko Haram​

In the​ir​ first meeting after the general elections, the Security Council and the outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan ​have ​discussed the handing over power to the President elect, Muhammadu Buhari. The council and Mr. Jonathan also discussed the ongoing onslaught on terrorists in the North Eastern region. The Service Chiefs, including…

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Senator defends Jonathan’s rejection of Constitution Amendment

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Rules and Business, Ita Enang, has described President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to sign the 2015 round of Constitution Amendment Bill as another act of “statesmanship”. Mr. Enang said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. He said…

FILE PHOTO: President Goodluck Jonathan, Launching the Growing Girls and Women in Nigeria (G-Win) in Abuja

Jonathan saved Nigeria from bloodshed – PDP BOT secretary

President Goodluck Jonathan saved Nigeria from bloodshed by conceding defeat to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party Board of Trustee Secretary, Walid Jibrin, said on Tuesday in Nasarawa. He called on politicians to emulate Mr. Jonathan by accepting the outcome of the March…

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Jonathan warns politicians against instigating crisis

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday warned politicians against instigating crisis in the country, saying that the Federal Government will not condone any attempt to foment trouble while pursuing their personal ambitions. The president issued the warning through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Reuben Abati, at a news briefing…

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Elections: ANA congratulates Buhari​, ​Nigeria

The Association of Nigerian Authors, Africa’s largest writers’ body, has congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his success at the just concluded 2015 Nigerian presidential elections. In a press statement by its President, Remi Raji-Oyelade, the association said it had followed the campaign trails of both major candidates – incumbent…

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Ex-PDP chieftain, Olusola Oke, set to defect to APC

A former Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is set to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress, APC. Mr. Oke, who was the PDP governorship candidate in 2012 in Ondo State, confirmed his defection to PREMIUM TIMES in an interview Tuesday. He said he would formally…

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I told Jonathan he would lose -– TB Joshua

By Ihechukwu Njoku Controversial cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, T.B. Joshua, on Sunday said he told the outgoing Nigerian p​residen​t, ​Goodluck Jonathan, that he would lose ​last week's presidential election. Mr. Joshua said he ​sent his ​message to the President several week before the election.  “I want…

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Easter: Jonathan urges reconciliation, progress after Nigeria’s presidential elections

President Goodluck Jonathan has asked Nigerians to put the recent presidential elections behind them and reconcile their differences “as children from the same womb, Nigeria.” He stated this in an Easter message to Nigerians posted on Facebook Saturday. Mr. Jonathan, who contested the election on the platform of the Peoples…

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Aftermath presidency, Bayelsa group plans heroic welcome for Jonathan

The Bayelsa Development Forum, BDF, has said it is making an elaborate plan to host President Goodluck Jonathan to a “heroic welcome reception”, as he prepares to return to the state. This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the Secretary-General of BDF, Ebimo Anderson. Mr. Jonathan became…

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Governorship Elections: PDP targets victory in 24 states

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, has charged members of the party nationwide to ensure that it wins 24 states in the April 11 governorship elections. In a statement on Saturday, Mr. Mu'azu listed the states the party must win to include Lagos, Rivers and…

FILE PHOTO: Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammad Buhari during the recent Centenary celebration

Jonathan, Buhari ​hold first meeting after election​

President Goodluck Jonathan and the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, have met for the first time after last week’s presidential election. The two leaders met behind closed-doors at the Aso Rock presidential villa Friday. Both sides are expected to commence transitional processes ahead of the May 29 date for the transfer of…

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Okupe breaks silence on Buhari’s victory, says PDP will return to power soon

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on public affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, has congratulated President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, and his party, the All Progressives Congress, over their victory in Saturday's presidential election. In a statement posted on his Facebook page, Mr. Okupe said Mr. Buhari's victory is the will of…

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AUDIO: What Jonathan told Buhari in historic concession phone call

The audio file of the historic conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, during which the former conceded defeat in Saturday’s presidential election, has been made public. With presidential election results from all but one of Nigeria’s 36 states counted, and the candidate of the All Progressives Congress,…

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Abiola’s former aide hails Buhari’s victory

A former special aide to the late M.K.O. Abiola and Abuja-based veteran journalist, Olu Akerele, has described the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election as victory for democracy. Mr. Akerele noted that Buhari’s victory was akin to Mr. Abiola’s in 1992, which broke all ethnic barriers in the…

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EDITORIAL: Nigeria’s 2015 Historic Presidential Election And The Tasks Ahead

Nigeria’s March 28, 2015 presidential election was, perhaps, one of the most bitterly fought in the annals of the country’s electoral history. The election occurred after a controversial six-week postponement following insistence by security agencies that it should be pushed forward for them to accelerate the battle against the insurgency…

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Omisore congratulates Buhari, urges consolidation of Jonathan’s achievements

The candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in last year's Osun State governorship poll, Iyiola Omisore, has congratulated the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement on Wednesday, Mr. Omisore tasked Mr. Buhari on Nigerian nationhood and unity, in spite of ethnic and religious plurality in the country. "General Buhari and…