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Ex-Abia Governor, Orji Kalu, exits PDP again; quietly returns to PPA

A former governor of Abia State, Orji Kalu, has again exited the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and has quietly returned to Progressives Peoples Alliance, PPA, which he founded as he left office in 2007. Mr. Kalu re-joined the PPA which he dumped, earlier, in a bid to contest for 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…

68.8 million Nigerians eligible to vote in Feb 2015

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on Tuesday said 68.8 million people are eligible to vote in February 2015 general elections. This figure reflects a reduction when compared to the 2011 elections figure of approximately 73. 5 million. The INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, made the announcement at a press conference…

No election in high security risk areas of North East – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Tuesday, said it will not conduct elections in what he described as “high rate security risk” areas of the North-East states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states. Addressing journalists at a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday, the commission’s chairman, Attahiru Jega, said while…

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APC rejects plan to shelve election in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

Amid uncertainty over the possibility of elections holding in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states next month, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has warned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, against any plan to not conduct elections in the troubled North-East states. On Monday, PREMIUM TIMES reported INEC's condition for elections…

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We won’t accept piecemeal release of voters’ register- APC

As the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, prepares to release the Voters' Register on Tuesday, the All Progressives Congress, APC, has demanded a complete, rather than piecemeal, release of the register for all the states of the federation, as required by law. In a statement issued in Lagos by its…

INEC gives condition for elections in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has given conditions for elections to be conducted in the crisis-stricken states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. The electoral body said unless Nigeria’s security agencies guarantee the security and safety of its staff, ad-hoc and permanent, elections will not hold in the troubled states.…

Jonathan campaign buses torched by PDP supporters – Buhari

The presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari, has told the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to count him and his party out of the issues that led to the burning of a campaign bus of President Goodluck Jonathan in Jos, Plateau State, on Saturday. The presidency and PDP had…

Oyo 2015: Ladoja launches campaign; accuses Ajimobi, Akala of corruption

A former governor of Oyo State, Rashidi Ladoja, on Saturday flagged-off his campaign to return as governor of the state. Mr. Ladoja, who served as governor from 2003 to 2007, launched the campaign at the Durbar Stadium in Oyo town. The Accord Party candidate said he chose to start his…

Violence won’t save PDP from disgrace next month – Rivers APC

The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has been told that the resort to violence will not save it from being disgraced during next month’s general elections. The ruling party in the State, the All Progressives Congress (APC), made this declaration, Saturday, in a statement by Eze Chukwuemeka,…

APC wants to tarnish my ​’​soaring popularity​’​- Alao-Akala

The accusation by the Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, that the Labour Party, LP, gubernatorial candidate in the state, Adebayo Alao-Akala​,​was responsible for the assault carried out against some members of the APC at Bodija area of Ibadan on Wednesday, has been described as an attempt to…

INEC decentralises PVC distribution to ward levels

In order to enhance access by persons yet to collect their Permanent Voter Cards, the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has decentralised the on-going distribution of voter cards. The Commission made the disclosure in a statement issued by, Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to its Chairman, Attahiru Jega, on Friday.…

Religious tension in Katsina as govt stops Church project

An attempt by the Katsina State Urban and Regional Planning Board, KURPB, to stop further work on a branch of ECWA Church in Matazu Local Government Area has generated tension among residents, setting off fears of a possible religious crisis. In a letter, dated January 6 2015, entitled "STOP NOTICE"…

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Inter-Party Council canvasses transparent polls in February

The umbrella body of all Nigeria's registered political parties, Inter-Party Advisory Council of Nigeria, IPAC, has appealed for commitment to credible and violence- free electoral process by all individuals and institutions involved in the February general elections. The group made the appeal in a statement by its publicity secretary, Godson…

New Ebola vaccine trial begins

New vaccine trial for protection against the Ebola Virus Disease, EVD, has begun at Oxford University, United Kingdom, after initial tests on monkeys. The latest trial involves immunisation of 72 healthy adult volunteers by scientists at the university. According to information provided by the US National Institute of Health on…

Euro slumps to a nine-year low

The Euro has slumped to its lowest level against the dollar in nine years amid the prospect of a Greek exit from the Eurozone as well as speculation that the European Central Bank has moved closer to large-scale sovereign-bond purchases. The EU currency fell Monday by 1.2%, exchanging against $1.1864,…

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Court compels Police IG to investigate Alaafin of Oyo over alleged murder, gunrunning

The Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan on Monday compelled the Inspector General of Police to investigate allegations of crime levelled against the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi. In his ruling, Justice Ayo Emmanuel granted an order of mandamus brought before it by Jacob Oluokun and Sulaiman Ishola to investigate…

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Labour Party adopts Alao-Akala as Oyo ​guber candidate for 2015

A former Governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, has been adopted as the candidate of Labour Party for the 2015 gubernatorial election in Oyo state, following his failure to clinch the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP​'s ticket​. ​Labour Party ratified the nomination of Mr. Alao-Akala as its governorship candidate during its…

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​Aggrieved Oyo PDP governorship aspirant threatens party over primaries

An Oyo state Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship aspirant, Oluseyi Makinde​,​ has threatened that the party may not field a candidate for the 2015 gubernatorial election in the state. Mr. Makinde, in a letter addressed to the national chairman of the PDP, Adamu Mu’azu, protested the outcome of the Oyo…

OAU students boo Jonathan, Fayose

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, on Saturday openly expressed their frustration over recent unrests in federal universities by jeering President Goodluck Jonathan, who was a guest at the institution Friday. Mr. Jonathan, and some state and federal officials, including Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, were in the university to…

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There’ll be revolution in 2015 polls, Tinubu, Buhari, others boast

A former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, has again lampooned the Peoples Democratic Party-led federal administration for allegedly displaying democratic impunities and vowed that the All Progressives Congress, APC, would bring sanity to governance from 2015. He spoke in Osogbo, the Osun State capital at the inauguration of Governor Rauf…

Kwara govt accuses PDP of attacking governor’s convoy

The Kwara State Government has lodged a formal complaint with the State Police Command on the attack of the state governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, allegedly by some members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. The governor’s convoy was attacked on Tuesday after he flagged-off the Kishi-Kalama Road and commissioned the Kaiama…

Oyo lawmaker dies in Lagos

A member of the Oyo state House of Assembly, representing Afijio state constituency, died in Lagos Wednesday. The report of Femi Adelakun's death was confirmed by the Chairman of Afijio local government, Olorode Samuel. When contacted, the Speaker of Oyo state House Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu, said she was too devastated…