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Lai Mohammed

Jon​athan, PDP Plotting to Use Military to Scuttle Democracy, APC insists

The All Progressives Congress has said there ​is a plot by President Jonathan Goodluck and the ruling Peoples Democracy Party to scuttle Nigeria’s democracy. ​​The party also​ demanded​ ​​a probe into ​a ​leaked audio, detailing how the Ekiti governorship election was rigged by PDP officials and the Nigerian military. The…

Jonathan’s campaign contradicts INEC; blames logistics, not security, for polls shift

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has said that concerns over logistics led the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to reschedule Nigeria's 2015 general elections, contradicting the electoral body's claim that security concern was responsible for the shift. The national elections earlier billed for February 14 and 28 will…

Muhammadu Buhari, APC presidential candidate

​​Insecurity, corruption, ​b​ad ​e​conomy ​are ​​Nigeria’s biggest problems — Buhari

The presidential ​candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, said the insecurity, bad economy and corruption in Nigeria is a “terrible troika” disrupting meaningful progress in Nigeria. ​​Mr. Buhari said th​​​re​e form the most pertinent of the grievous challenges that Nigeria grapples with and must be tackled before…

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Again, INEC Extends Deadline for Collection of PVCs

The Independent National Electoral Commission, has again extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards by registered voters to March 8. The extension, which follows the postponement of the 2015 general elections to March 28 and April 11, was made known in a statement by the Secretary to the…

66 per cent of voters given PVCs — INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that the number of registered voters that have collected their Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, amounts to 45,098,876. This figure represents 66 percent of the 68,833,476 registered voters. Kayode Idowu, Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, told PREMIUM TIMES this on…

Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.

How PDP bribed some pastors with N6 Billion to campaign against APC, Buhari — Amaechi

The Rivers State Governor Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday accused the Peoples Democratic Party of bribing some Christian leaders in the country with N6billion to campaign against the All Progressives Congress and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Mr. Amaechi made the claim at the APC governorship rally in Emohua Local Government…

alaafin of oyo

Group worried by spate of violence in Oyo

A pan-Oyo pressure group, Oyo Global Forum, OGF, has raised alarm over the spate of violence accompanying the electoral campaigns in Oyo Town. The group is a global network of Oyo indigenes, covering the four local government areas of Afijio, Atiba, Oyo East and Oyo West. A statement by the…

UPDATE: Stranded Arik passengers flown to Ibadan Saturday, to get compensation for mistreatment

Stranded Arik Airline passengers, originally scheduled to travel to Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital at 3.25 p.m. on Friday, were eventually flown to their destination 7 a.m. Saturday. Saka Waheed, one of the stranded passengers made this known via a twitter post at about 9:08 a.m. Saturday. "Safe landing at…

Stranded Arik Air passengers shut down Abuja airport

Stranded passengers, who were scheduled to travel to Ibadan by Arik Air but were left stranded for hours by the airline have shut down operations at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja. The aggrieved passengers have blocked the boarding gate of the airport and are not allowing  Arik and other…

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APC alleges plot by presidency, PDP to procure court judgment stopping Buhari

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has raised the alarm over an alleged plot by the Presidency and Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to mastermind multi-faceted campaigns in a bid to stop its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, from contesting the February 14 election. The party also alleged that part of the plot…

Labaran Maku hits back at David Mark, Ahmadu Ali, others

The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance in Nasarawa State, Labaran Maku, has hit back at Senate President, David Mark, and a former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP], Ahmadu Ali, for accusing him of betraying the party. Mr. Maku, a former Minister of Information, formally joined APGA…

Abuja lawyer asks court to disqualify Buhari over certificate

An Abuja-based lawyer, Chukwunweike Okafor, has approached the Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking a special hearing to determine the eligibility or otherwise of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress [APC], Muhammadu Buhari, over his academic qualifications. Mr. Okafor, a senior partner at Emerald Attorneys & Solicitors, appealed to…

Fund Raising Ban: NCC can’t say what regulation APC breached

Despite banning the All Progressives Congress, APC, SMS-based platform for raising funds, the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, could not point to any specific regulation that was violated. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Eugene Juwah, during an interview session on the sideline of the 3rd African Preparatory Meeting of the…

High Court

Federal Judicial Workers Resume Work Today, As State Counterparts Await Directive

The National Executive Council of the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria, JUSUN, on Sunday asked its members in the federal courts to end their three-week strike, and resume work on Monday (today). The decision was reached at the meeting of the Union's NEC which took place at the Supreme Court…

APC to sue NCC for mobile fund raising ban

The All Progressives Congress, APC, said it has instructed its lawyers to commence court action against the National Communications Commission, NCC, for shutting down some of the party's fundraising schemes. The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, made the disclosure on Sunday at the meeting of the Fundraising Directorate of the…

Jonathan shuns NSA Dasuki, pledges commitment to fair February elections

President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians of his commitment to credible and peaceful polls next month and that the May 29 handover date remains sacrosanct. The presidential assurance came amidst calls by some individuals, including the National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki, for the postponement of the February general elections. Mr.…

Attacks on Jonathan: ‘This Nonsense Must Stop’, says Presidency

Following the successive attacks on the convoy of President Goodluck Jonathan and leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Katsina and Bauchi states by irate youth, the presidency has cautioned the opposition All Progressive Congress, saying "this nonsense must stop." The Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs,…

Buhari campaigning

Nigeria 2015: Peoples Democratic Movement endorses Buhari

The Peoples Democratic Movement [PDM] has announced its support for Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the February 14 election. The party made the announcement on Friday in Abuja. It said the decision was reached at its National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting held on…

INEC snubs Dasuki, says commission set for February elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has reiterated its commitment to the conduct of general elections in February, in reaction to the call for postponement by the National Security Adviser, NSA, Dasuki Sambo. At a press briefing in London on Thursday, Mr. Dasuki had called for postponement of elections, according…

Drama as Northern group seeks ICC prosecution of Buhari over 2011 election violence

A group, the Northern Coalition for Democracy and Justice, has called for the prosecution of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, at the International Criminal Court, ICC, The Hague for "orchestrating" the 2011 post-election violence in some parts of Northern of Nigeria. The group, said to be…

Don’t hold elections in Adamawa, Gov. Ngilari tells INEC

The Governor of Adamawa State, Bala Ngilari, Tuesday, urged the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to postpone elections in his state to April, citing security concerns. Mr. Ngilari spoke in Abuja on Tuesday at a workshop on “Internally Displaced Persons and the 2015 General Elections”, organised by INEC. Presenting his…

Former INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega

Only registered IDPs in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe will vote – Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has said that only registered Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, within the troubled states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, will be allowed to vote in the February general elections. INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega, made the disclosure on Tuesday morning at a workshop on Internally Displaced…

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…

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…

Group alleges plan to clamp down on Kwara APC

A group, loyal to the Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress, APC, the Kwara APC Advocacy Group, has alleged that the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, plans to clamp down on APC leaders ahead of February's elections. The group accused the PDP in Kwara State of planning to manipulate…