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Rotimi Amaechi, governor of Rivers state and chairman of Buhari cmpaign organization addressing APC supporters in Port Harcourt .... on January 6, 2015

Jonathan, Amaechi in fresh showdown as soldiers take over Port Harcourt stadium

Barely 12 hours after suspected thugs attacked the venue of a rally by the All Progressives Congress [APC] in Okrika, Rivers State, heavily armed soldiers have taken over the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt. The state Governor, Rotimi Amaechi, had three days earlier denied the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP]…

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Jonathan campaigns in Maiduguri amidst tight security; vows to rescue Chibok girls 

President Goodluck Jonathan on Saturday campaigned in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, amidst heavy security deployment by a combined force of soldiers, police and the operatives of the State Security Service. The President’s campaign train, which advance party had arrived Maiduguri since Friday, had two places in its tight schedule…

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Tension mounts as thugs sack APC campaign rally in Rivers

Suspected political thugs on Saturday attacked members of the All Progressives Congress [APC], who were setting up equipment  and canopies for a scheduled political rally, the APC chairman in Okrika, Christian Asifamaka, has said. In a statement entitled "Again, the PDP-led Federal Government attacks the people of Okrika" and emailed…

President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the flag-off of his 2015 campaign in Lagos... on January 8, 2015. Photo Credit: State House

Nigerians will continue to enjoy freedom under my government — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday promised Nigerians that they would continue to enjoy freedom as contained in the law of the country under his leadership, if re-elected. Mr. Jonathan, who is the Presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), made the pledge at the PDP campaign in Dutse. He said…

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Security agents fire tear gas as thugs stone President Jonathan’s convoy in Katsina

Security agents attached to President Goodluck Jonathan had a frantic time dispersing a surging crowd of political thugs attempting to attack President Goodluck Jonathan's convoy Tuesday in Katsina. The broom-wielding thugs pelted Mr. Jonathan's convoy with stones and chanted 'Sai Buhari' as they struggled to get within touching distance of…

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Immigration Jobs: Oshiomhole accuses Jonathan, Abba Moro, of defrauding Nigerians

The Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, has accused the Federal Government of defrauding unemployed Nigerian youth of over N800 million in a spurious employment deal. The governor, who was addressing a rally of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Etsako Local Government Area of the state, also disputed claims by…

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APC rejects PDP’s denial of Fayose’s controversial Buhari advert

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has dismissed the rebuttal by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of a newspaper advertorial by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State. The advertorial published on the front pages of the Punch and Tribune Newspapers on Monday suggested that if elected into office, the…

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PDP disowns Fayose over Buhari “death” advert

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDP, has distanced itself from a newspaper advert sponsored by Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti State, suggesting the All Progressives Congress, APC, candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, will die in office if voted president. In the advert published by Punch, Mr. Fayose compared Mr. Buhari…

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Maku canvasses support for Jonathan

The gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, on Tuesday said he would work for the victory of President Goodluck Jonathan in the general elections in February. Mr. Maku stated this while addressing ethnic groups in Keffi, Keffi Local Government Area of the state.…

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Nigeria2015: Ex-Military ruler, Babangida, declares support for Buhari

Former military president, Ibrahim Babangida, on Monday declared his support for Muhammadu Buhari, the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate in the upcoming elections. Speaking while receiving Mr. Buhari who visited him in Minna, Mr. Babangida said ‘’all of us will support you in this course to salvage this country’’.…

President Goodluck Jonathan speaking at the flag-off of his 2015 campaign in Lagos... on January 8, 2015. Photo Credit: State House

Jonathan in secret meeting with pastors; says “Osinbajo is my problem”

Apparently ruffled by the momentum generated by the nomination of Yemi Osinbajo, a professor and pastor, as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, President Goodluck Jonathan is asking a group of Pentecostal pastors to help him avert what he fears could…

President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari in a warm embrace at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja today, organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser and SA to Mr. President on inter-party affairs.

Nigeria 2015: SERAP asks Jonathan, Buhari, others to endorse 7-point anti-corruption program

A civil society group has asked Nigeria’s presidential candidates in next month’s election to commit to tackling corruption. The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project, SERAP, wants President Goodluck Jonathan, Muhammadu Buhari, and other candidates to sign a seven-point anti-corruption agenda which includes public declaration of asset, reduction of public expenditure…

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Again, Jonathan begs aggrieved PDP chieftains not to leave party

Again, President Goodluck Jonathan has pleaded with aggrieved members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who lost out during the party’s primaries not to defect to other parties. Addressing PDP supporters in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, the president said those aggrieved now might have the opportunity to be elected…

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Jonathan hopeful of a female president in Nigeria

President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday expressed the hope of a woman becoming Nigeria’s president in his life time. Mr. Jonathan, who said this at the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential rally in Abakaliki, Ebonyi, noted that women in the country are intelligent and hard working. He insisted that women should…

FILE PHOTO: TAN's maiden rally in Awka mobilizing "Nigerians Demand..." for Goodluck Jonathan to declare for 2015 Presidency... Photo Credit: Tranformation Ambassador of Nigeria

Governor Dickson bars pro-Jonathan group, TAN, from Bayelsa

Governor Seriake Dickson on Friday ordered the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria, TAN, to leave the state and cease campaigning for President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election, in what appears a battle between Mr. Dickson and loyalists of the president’s wife who are in charge of the organization in Bayelsa State. The decision…

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APC congratulates Jonathan over Maiduguri visit; wants president in Chibok too

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan for finally finding the courage to visit Maiduguri, Borno State, to pep up the gallant troops battling the Boko Haram insurgency, but said the President has more trips to make to Chibok, Buni Yadi and Potiskum, among others. In a…

President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari in a warm embrace at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja today, organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser and SA to Mr. President on inter-party affairs.

How I got Buhari, Jonathan, others to sign peace pact – Ben Obi

President Goodluck Jonathan’s Special Adviser on Inter-Party Affairs, Ben Obi, has explained how his office packaged the workshop where a peace accord was signed on Wednesday by the presidential candidates and leaders of the political parties to stem intensifying tension and concerns of violence ahead of February election. The presidential…

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Real reason Jonathan visited Maiduguri

Contrary to claims by the Presidency that President Goodluck Jonathan made a surprise visit to Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on Thursday out of genuine concern to identify with troops and displaced people, insiders in the president’s campaign have told PREMIUM TIMES the journey was packaged to prepare the ground…

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In Borno, Jonathan meets troops, displaced persons from Baga

President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday undertook a surprise visit to Maiduguri on the occasion of Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day to meet with officers and men of the Armed Forces currently in the frontline of the war against terrorism and insurgency in the country. Accompanied by the Chief of Defence…

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Boko Haram: Jonathan, Military Chiefs in secret visit to Maiduguri

President Goodluck Jonathan and his military chiefs on Thursday undertook an unexpected visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The president and the military high command left for Borno State, the hot bed of Boko Haram insurgency, after attending the Armed Forces Remembrance in Abuja. A source who asked not…

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Jonathan support group accuses Shekarau, Wali, of failing to campaign for president in Kano

The Goodluck/Sambo Support Group has accused two ministers from Kano and the state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gubernatorial candidate of refusing to identify with President Goodluck Jonathan by shunning his posters. “We wish to avail Mr. President and especially the Goodluck/Sambo Presidential Campaign Organization and the general public of the…

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South African politician, Malema, attacks Jonathan, says President “irresponsible” over silence on Baga

South Africa’s eccentric youth leader and federal lawmaker, Julius Malema, has launched a blistering attack on President Goodluck Jonathan over his handling of the massacre in Baga, Borno State, describing the Nigerian president as “irresponsible” and suggesting South African intervention against the extremist Boko Haram sect. Mr. Malema, who leads…

President Goodluck Jonathan and General Muhammadu Buhari in a warm embrace at the 2015 Elections Sensitization Workshop on Non-Violence in Abuja today, organized by the Office of the National Security Adviser and SA to Mr. President on inter-party affairs.

Jonathan, Buhari, other presidential candidates sign pact rejecting election violence

Ahead of the February general elections, leaders of Nigeria’s major political parties and their presidential candidates on Wednesday signed an undertaking to avoid actions that could promote violence during and after the polls. At an event attended by former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Anan, and former Secretary General of…

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Boko Haram: Nigeria election likely factor behind increased attacks – U.S.

The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said Nigeria's election in February could be a factor behind the sharp increase in attacks by Boko Haram Islamist militants in the north of the country. Spokeswoman Marie Harf said, however, that the February 14 presidential election should go ahead in spite of the…

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Buhari will remove NNPC ‘secrecy’ — APC Campaign group

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation has said Muhammadu Buhari will lift the veil of secrecy and shadiness that has characterised the transactions of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) if he is elected into office in the February 14 presidential election. A press statement from the Directorate of…