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Patience Jonathan is right; Buhari is brain-dead — Jonathan campaign

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has risen in defence of the First Lady, Patience Jonathan, who described the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari as “brain-dead.” Mrs. Jonathan spoke Wednesday at the PDP Women Presidential Campaign Rally in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, alleging that…

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Nigerian govt. meets parents of abducted Chibok girls, promises to rehabilitate communities

The Nigerian government on Thursday in Maiduguri met with parents of the schoolgirls abducted from Chibok by the extremist Boko Haram sect, promising to rehabilitate the communities destroyed by the group. Representing Nigeria’s President, Goodluck Jonathan, the Minister of Power, state, Mohammed Wakil, praised the families of the abducted girls…

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Jega’s meeting with RECs postponed

The meeting scheduled to hold between Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Attahiru Jega, and the nation’s 37 Resident Electoral Commissioners, initially slated for Wednesday, has been postponed to March 11. The meeting was to let ‎Mr. Jega and his national commissioners receive feedback on the distribution of permanent…

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Jonathan took oath of office once, eligible for 2015 election – Appeal Court

‎The Court of Appeal, Abuja Division, has ruled that President Goodluck Jonathan has only taken oath of office once and therefore upheld his eligibility to contest the forthcoming Nigeria's presidential election slated for March 28. The court held that the oath of office Mr. Jonathan took in 2010 was to…

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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’s campaign votes millions to hire anti-Buhari protesters in London

President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign has earmarked $20,000 to hire protesters in London Thursday as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, speaks at Chatham House. According to an internal memo seen by PREMIUM TIMES, the money would be spent on mobilising the crowd, refreshing them and defraying…

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Soludo shoots back at Jonathan, says President missed the point on missing N30 trillion

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Chukwuma Soludo, has released a third article responding to President Goodluck Jonathan’s claim that it was impossible for N30 trillion to have been stolen when federal budget over the last four years was less than N30 trillion. In his article, Mr.…

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Jonathan campaign threatens to sue APC over Buhari’s state of health

The Ogun state chapter of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidential Campaign Organisation has resolved to challenge the state of mind and physical health of the All Progressive Congress presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, in court. ‎ The Peoples Democratic Party has maintained that Mr. Buhari is ill and suffering from cancer. The…

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Jonathan will defeat Buhari even if election holds today – Campaign official, Kotoye

A Lagos-based lawyer and member of the President Goodluck Jonathan Campaign in Ogun state, Adeyinka Kotoye, has expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan will defeat Muhammadu Buhari whenever election holds. Mr. Jonathan is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party while Mr. Buhari is that of the main opposition…

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Fayose celebrates Obasanjo’s exit from PDP, says ex-President a bad rubbish

The exit of former President Olusegun Obasanjo from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has elicited a celebratory response from Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose. On Monday, Mr Fayose bought front page advertisements in some national newspapers celebrating the exit of Mr. Obasanjo, whom he described as “the troubler and…

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Jonathan replies Soludo over “missing N30 trillion” claim

President Goodluck Jonathan seized the opportunity of an interview with a Nigerian newspaper last week to hit back at a former Central Bank governor, Charles Soludo, who accused his government of failing to account for at least N30 trillion, and allowing corruption to flourish. Mr. Jonathan dismissed Mr. Soludo’s claim…

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Again, Jonathan affirms elections will hold on new dates; says talk about Interim Govt. “treasonable”

President Goodluck Jonathan, said on Sunday in Abuja, that it was treasonable for anybody to insinuate the possibility of an interim government, stressing that it was also unconstitutional. Mr. Jonathan, in a goodwill message at the opening of the Plenary Assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN), said…

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I never said I’ll not seek a second term — Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has denied he signed a pact, in 2011, to not seek a second term in office as claimed by his critics. Despite unambiguously stating he was not going to seek re-election in 2015, Mr. Jonathan also denied he ever gave such verbal commitment. Ahead of Mr. Jonathan…

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Ekiti Gate: APC wants Obanikoro banned from public office, Adesiyan sacked as minister

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has called for the banning of former Minister of state for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, from holding any public office over his role in the rigging of the governorship election in Ekiti state on June 21, 2014. Mr. Obanikoro’s name was Tuesday sent to the Senate…

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U.S. fighting ISIS but refusing to send troops against Boko Haram – Jonathan

In what appears an admittance of Nigeria’s inability to deal with the terror group, Boko Haram, President Goodluck Jonathan has appealed to the United States to send troops to take on the increasingly powerful sect. In an interview with the U.S-based Wall Street Journal, Friday, the president said he had…

President Jonathan organizes Valentine Day Dinner for widows & children of our fallen heroes who died fighting Boko Haram at the Villa

Boko Haram war fallen heroes’ widows, children join President Jonathan for Valentine Dinner

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Why Obasanjo attacks Jonathan – Fani-Kayode

A former Minister of Aviation and spokesperson of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo has intensified his attacks on president Goodluck Jonathan because he has strong fears that Mr. Jonathan will win next month’s presidential election. Mr. Fani-Kayode made the assertion Sunday…

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Jonathan planning “Gbagbo treatment” for Nigeria — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Saturday said that President Goodluck Jonathan may be working towards a controversial poll and possibly, exit from office, the same way former Ivorian president, Laurent Gbagbo, did in his country. Mr. Obasanjo, who said this during an interview with journalists at his Presidential Hilltop residence…

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Fresh cholera outbreak in Bayelsa; 6 die in Jonathan’s LGA

Six persons, including a woman, have been reported dead following a new cholera outbreak in the Ologi community of Ogbia Local Government area of Bayelsa state. President Jonathan hails from Ogbia LGA. In critical condition were several persons, including women and children from the community. The epidemic was earlier reported…

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APC raises alarm over police siege on home of Buhari’s Campaign spokesman

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has raised the alarm over a police siege on the residence of the Director of Media and Publicity of the APC Presidential Campaign Organization, Shehu Garba, saying the action is in line with the ongoing harassment and intimidation of the party's leadership by security agencies.…

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War Threat: Jonathan Refuses to Condemn Asari-Dokubo, Tompolo others

President Goodluck Jonathan on Wednesday during the Presidential Media Chat refused to categorically condemn some prominent Niger Delta militants ​who threatened war should the president be voted out of office in the forthcoming elections. Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader, Niger Delta Peoples Volunteer Force; Victor Ben Ebikabowei, aka, Boy Loaf; and Government…

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I’ll go happily if I’m not re-elected – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan assured Wednesday he will hand over power May 29 if he loses the forthcoming presidential polls billed for March 28. Speaking on a televised interview with a panel of journalists, including a PREMIUM TIMES’ Editor, Ibanga Isine, Mr. Jonathan sought to dispel speculations that he will not…

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Presidential Media Chat: 10 Questions for President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan will this evening host a televised media chat with some Nigerian journalists, during which he is expected to respond to questions on a number of topical national issues. Aso Rock spokesperson, Reuben Abati, said in a statement the presidential media chat, to be aired live on major television and radio…

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Jonathan inviting military coup on Nigeria, Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has raised fears that the political posturing of President Goodluck Jonathan – using the military to delay scheduled election – might invite a military coup on the country. “The signs are not auspicious,” Mr. Obasanjo told the Financial Times in an interview in Nairobi, the Kenyan…

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Maku denies accusing Jonathan of sponsoring Boko Haram

​A​ former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, on Tuesday denied reports that he accused President Jonathan of being the sponsor of Boko Haram. Mr. Maku, who addressed journalists ​ in Abuja,​ said the reports were false and an attempt to discredit Mr. Jonathan by using his ardent supporters to make…