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Former Akwa Ibom State, Victor Attah

PDP national leader declares support for APC candidates in Akwa Ibom

“A surrogate of Godswill Akpabio must not be allowed to govern us.”

Raymond Dokpesi

Controversy as allegations of “shady deals” rock Nigeria Election Debate Group

Respected pro-democracy group, TMG, disowns NEDG saying “it is a product of AIT and Dokpesi and so for us you have to count us out”

How President Jonathan’s Airport shuttles weaken Abuja security, endanger residents

Governor Fashola of Lagos recently blamed the president for compromising his state’s security and opening up Lekki for armed robbers attack

Jonathan visits Buhari’s hometown, denies pushing for Interim Govt.

The president threatens to order the arrest of those spreading claims of an Interim National Government.

How Nigerian Universities encourage sexual harassment of female students

Without policies or sanctions against sexual harassment, more officials in Nigerian universities are emboldened to abuse their students.

polio-victims

FACT-CHECK: Jonathan, Health Minister lied about polio eradication in Nigeria

President Jonathan and Health Minister Alhassan were economical with the truth in asking WHO to declare Nigeria polio-free.

​​I​’​ll surely ​defeat Buhari​ – Jonathan declares

The president says his party remains the strongest.

Nigeria2015: PDP chairman, Mu’azu, rules out landslide victory for Jonathan, others

Mr. Mu’azu says his party has done well but will not sweep the polls.

UNIPORT hides Jonathan’s doctorate details

The University says a request by a nongovernmental organization for the president’s record, is not covered by the FOI law.

Don’t be afraid of jail, Buhari’s wife tells Patience‎ Jonathan

For those that are campaigning, saying that he is coming to jail Nigerians, I don’t know what their fear is, Mrs. Buhari said.

Jonathan swears in Ministers, names Obanikoro junior Foreign Affairs Minister

The president also swore in new federal commissioners.

Missing $20bn: Alison-Madueke sues PREMIUM TIMES, APC, 9 others

A Court has ordered that no Nigerian or organization should publish any report linking Mrs. Alison-Madueke to the missing money.

Nigerian military found no sign of Chibok girls in recaptured territories – Army Chief

Nigeria’s Chief of Army says only INEC can decide whether elections will hold in the recaptured areas.

Jonathan cannot apologise over Nigeria, Morocco phone row – Minister

Nigeria’s foreign minister says he will apologize if there is need to do so.

Nigerian government cuts electricity tariff by half

The electricity commission says the decision followed complaints from consumers.

Again, Obasanjo seeks dialogue with Boko Haram; says sect has legitimate grievances

Former President Obasanjo says the Nigerian government should negotiate if Boko Haram is willing to do so.

Nigerian troops dislodge Boko Haram, retake Bama after days of fighting

With Bama liberated, Gwoza remains the only major town in Borno state under Boko Haram control

Former INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega

#Nigeria2015: Jega says No to terminal leave, insists on card readers for polls

The campaign organisation of Mr. Jonathan had accused Mr. Jega and the leadership of the APC of “grand conspiratorial alliance” for “electioneering manipulation”

Police confirm 45 dead in Benue attack

Residents and a lawmaker say at least 60 people were killed.

Speaker Tambuwal attacks PDP, says supporting party “undignified”

Mr. Tambuwal says PDP will undermine the self-worth of every Nigerian.

Nigeria denies hiring mercenaries to fight Boko Haram

“What we have are trainers who came from security companies to help us manage and learn how to use some of the much more modern weapons.”

Nigeria2015: Ex-House Speaker, Ghali Na’Abba, dumps PDP

“No administration has used religion and ethnicity to divide Nigerians more than the current administration.”

Boko Haram: Falana charges Nigerian military to free accused soldiers, respect human rights

“… the army authorities have neither allowed the convicts any access to their family members and lawyers .”

‘What do you call corruption?’ Patience Jonathan explains

Mrs. Jonathan: “We are not propagandaly (sic). We are not here to deceive you. We are not here to lie for you.”

In Adamawa, Jonathan begs PDP, traditional rulers for support

The Adamawa State branch of the Peoples Democratic Party assures the president he will win in the state bloodied for years by Boko Haram.