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APC, Fayose in war of words over Jega

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, and the All Progressives Congress on Tuesday engaged in a war of words over the fate of Prof. Attahiru Jega as the chairman of the the Independent National Electoral Commission. Fayose began the verbal onslaught when he described the claim by the APC of a plot by the Presidency to fire Jega, as a “mere ...

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Fayose awards N1.2bn contract to carpenters

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has awarded a N1.2bn contract to the Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State. The association on Monday evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the contract. The Chief of Staff to Fayose, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, who represented the governor at the occasion, said the contract was part of the ...

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Defamation of Character: Asiwaju Tinubu Threatens To Sue AIT For N20 Billion

Clearly pre-occupied with political resentment and hatred neither warranted, necessary, proper, or justified, you published several false allegations against our client,” the letter said. “More disturbing is your misrepresentation that the said documentary was “sponsored” without disclosing the “sponsors”. You cannot under law, hide under media freedom to maliciously injure a citizen’s reputation”. All Progressives Congress (APC) National Leader Asiwaju ...

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Tinubu would have been in jail by now – Fani-Kayode

  ABUJA – AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO Monday urged the leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC to pray for the fortune of its Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd,  because he was in trouble and surrounded by those he ...

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Opposition leaders behind fuel scarcity –Mu’azu

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu, on Monday accused some opposition leaders of being behind the current petrol scarcity in the country. Mu’azu, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter page, alleged that the opposition leaders and some vested interests were hoarding   petrol. He, however, did not mention the names of the opposition leaders ...

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Presidency May Remove Jega This Week

“Once Prof. Jega is removed, Mr. President will nominate a new chairman who will declare that INEC is not ready to use PVCs. And once PVCs are removed, it will become easier to carry out major rigging,” an INEC source said. SaharaReporters has learned that hawkish members of President Goodluck Jonathan’s inner circle have convinced him to move in an ...

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Mimiko Received N2 Billion To Rig Elections, Former Commissioner Alleges

Mr. Ojo claimed that the governor, who was elected on the ticket of the Labor Party but defected to the PDP late last year, had perfected plans for rigging the elections in Ondo, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, and parts of Edo States. Segun Ojo, a former Commissioner for Finance in Ondo State, has alleged that Governor Olusegun Rahman Mimiko has ...

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jega’s removal could derail polls – Kwara, Osun govs

The Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola, and his Kwara State counterpart, Abdulfatah Ahmed, have described the plot to remove the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, as dangerous. Speaking with one of our correspondents on Sunday, Aregbesola said that the plot reflected desperation on the part of the Peoples Democratic Party-led Federal Government. He said, “It is obvious ...

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We will recover all territories from Boko Haram -Jonathan

President Goodluck   Jonathan has expressed confidence that Nigerian troops will maintain the momentum they have built up in ongoing operations against Boko Haram and rapidly recover more occupied territory from the terrorist group. Speaking at an audience with the outgoing French Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr. Jacques Champagne De Labriolle, President Jonathan said that the officers and men of the Nigerian ...

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Fashola lied against me on the altar of politics –Agbaje

    The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, in this interview with GBENRO ADEOYE and TUNDE AJAJA, speaks about his candidature and his plans for the state if elected governor How prepared are you for the election? You cannot be 100 per cent prepared, but we are definitely prepared. You can see ...

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Jega’s removal: More confusion as FG remains non-commital

The Federal Government on Friday further compounded fears in some quarters that the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, could be sacked before the general elections. In an answer to enquiries on government’s stand on allegation that the INEC boss would soon be asked to proceed on a terminal leave, the Federal Government through the Minister ...

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POLLS: PDP Reps give Jonathan conditions for support

ABUJA — As preparations for the Presidential polls slated for March 28 intensify, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers in the House of Representatives have put forward a number of demands for President Goodluck Jonathan to meet as a condition for supporting him to win the March 28 election. Top on the list of demands is the immediate refund of the ...

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Obasanjo’s membership card had expired, says PDP

Two weeks after former President Olusegun Obasanjo tore his Peoples Democratic Party membership card, the party claimed on Tuesday that the card being held by the former President had expired. It said that the card hitherto owned by Obasanjo was signed by the party’s former Acting National Chairman, Alhaji Kawu Baraje. Baraje has since left the party and he is ...

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Court fixes March 19 to hear 7 suits seeking to disqualify Buhari

ABUJA—The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, yesterday, fixed March 19 to commence hearing on seven separate suits seeking to disqualify the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), from contesting the forthcoming general elections. All the seven cases have been assigned to Justice Ademola Adeniyi who presided over two of the suits ...

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(UPDATED) No sane person will wish another dead –Amosun

The Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has berated the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, for his continuous scathing remarks about the health status of the All Progressives Congress presidential candidate, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari(retd.), saying Buhari is stronger than Fayose. He said this on Monday while speaking with journalists after meeting with 705 community development associations and cooperative societies ...

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General Buhari Is An Agent Of Destabilization – Bola Tinubu

A statement made by the leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu back in 2003 about the presidential candidate of the party, General Muhammadu Buhari has resurfaced. In a document released by Wikileaks, Tinubu was against Buhari becoming the president of Nigeria because he believed the former Head of State and ...

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Governor Fayose Celebrates Obasanjo’s Exit From PDP With A Newspaper Front Page Advert [LOOK]

  The news of former President Olusegun Obasanjo leaving the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, due to his disagreement with President Goodluck Jonathan whom he accused of failing in leadership and encouraging corruption has generated lots of negative and positive criticism from Nigerians. Some are disappointed about his exit while others, including Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State, are celebrating his ...

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Swear that you didn’t visit UK’s hospital, Fayose tells Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose has challenged the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari to swear with the Holy Quran if he did not visit any hospital for medical attention during his visit to United Kingdom. Fayose accused the APC leadership for not being fair enough to the nation by hiding the health status of ...

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Jonathan In Abuja $500million Farmland Scandal

President Goodluck Jonathan is battling to explain all he knows about a $500 million farm which a non – governmental organisation (NGO) says belongs to him in alleged violation of the 1999 Constitution. The Nation reported today that the farm was incorporated on December 30, 2011 barely seven months after Jonathan was sworn in as president for his current tenure ...

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POLLS: 6million OPC Members Will Vote For Jonathan – Gani Adams –

NATIONAL Co-ordinator of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Otunba Gani Adams, yesterday, said that six million members of the group have resolved to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan at the March 28 presidential polls. He said OPC members took the decision at their National Co-ordinating Council meeting after taking time to assess President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party ...

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I disagree that stealing is not corruption – Fashola

Lagos—Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that unless Nigerian leaders lived above board by imbibing and showing high level of moral authority, it would be difficult to stop the menace of corruption in the country.The governor, who said this at an interactive session with the Lagos State Governor’s Office Correspondents, LAGOCO, at the weekend, noted that though the ...

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My men’ll kill in self defence, Mbu insists

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Lagos, Mr. Joseph Mbu, has said that there is no big deal in the number of people policemen under his command can kill in self-defence. He said since policemen were also human beings, they should be ready to take revenge on any violent group(s) that might attack them or other ...

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Buhari’ll never be president –Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Sunday boasted that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), “will never be Nigeria president again.” The governor also challenged the former Head of State to swear by the Holy Quran that he did not visit the hospital in the United Kingdom last week. Fayose, who spoke ...

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Obasanjo is a father to me and I am his first political son – GEJ

President Jonathan says despite former Pres. Obasanjo’s recent verbal attacks on his administration, he still sees him as his father and his first Political son. GEJ said God used people, including the former president to make him become the President of Nigeria. President Jonathan said this in an interview with Tribune in Lagos “First and foremost, Obasanjo is a father ...

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Buhari not in London hospital – Garba Shehu

THE Major-General Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign organization, has dismissed as false reports that the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate is being treated at a hospital located at Cavendish Street, Cavendish Square, W2 London West End, London and he is not listed by the Chatham House as speaker any time soon. According to online media, Pointblank news, Ekiti State Governor, Mr ...

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Your behaviour embarrasses military, DHQ replies OBJ –

ABUJA — The Defence Headquarters has faulted former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s assertion that President Goodluck Jonathan wanted to use the military to subvert the people’s will during the elections on March 28 and April 11. Reacting to Obasanjo’s statements, yesterday, on its blog, www.defenceinfo.mil.ng,  the military however assured Nigerians that it remains and will continue on its path of professionalism in the ...

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Drama as Obasanjo quits PDP after 16 yrs

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday finally dumped the ruling Peoples Democratic Party by asking that his membership card be torn. But almost two hours after he did that, the Ogun State PDP executive council, headed by Chief Adebayo Dayo, announced his expulsion from the party over what it termed his “series of unabated anti-party activities.” The former President was ...

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No more excuse, elections must hold!

It is plausible that for every success recorded by another country, an article emerges entitled ‘Lessons for Nigeria from…’ that success or country. Yes, articles abound pointing out lessons for Africa’s most populous country and largest economy; be they from Barack Obama’s emergence as the United States President, Steve Jobs’ success at Apple or Osama Bin Laden’s death. The list ...

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You are not God, Jonathan campaigners tell Obasanjo

The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation has told former President Olusegun Obasanjo to stop playing God over his numerous criticisms of President Goodluck Jonathan. The organsiation was reacting to the claim by Obasanjo that President Jonathan was planning to perpetuate himself in office. Apart from this, the former President also accused Jonathan of planning to cause chaos if he ...

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Obasanjo, Nigeria’s Number One enemy —Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has described former President Olusegun Obasanjo as the number one enemy of Nigeria, saying: “He is a confusionist who has lost his status as a statesman and Nigerians should simply ignore him.” –

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You’ve no power to sack Jega, CSOs tell Jonathan

ABUJA — A coalition of Civil Society Organisations, CSOs, in Nigeria, yesterday, maintained that President Goodluck Jonathan has no constitutional power or authority to remove the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega. Addressing a press conference in Abuja, yesterday, the group which is under the aegis of Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, said they will ...

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Don’t vote a mediocre as president – Obasanjo

Former president, Olusegun Obasanjo has enjoined Nigerians not to die for a mediocre in their search of a leader to run the country.Obasanjo who spoke in London, at the launch of his book, My Watch, was however less than enthusiastic in his earlier endorsement on Tuesday of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (Rtd), given ...

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Tinubu, Saraki, Amaechi’s phones have been bugged —APC

  The All Progressives Congress says Federal Government’s security agencies have bugged the mobile phones of a former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State and Senator Bukola Saraki. The party added that the telephones of its National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, had also been bugged ...

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Buhari’s Endorsement: Obasanjo entitled to his opinion, says PDP

ABUJA—Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO, reacted, yesterday, to former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo’s endorsement of the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), saying he was entitled to his views as an individual. Answering questions from journalists in Abuja yesterday, Director, Media and Publicity of PDPPCO, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode told former President Obasanjo ...

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PDP accuses Jega of meeting APC leaders in Dubai

The Peoples Democratic Party on Wednesday raised fresh allegations aiming at discrediting the National Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, over the conduct of the elections. At a crowded press conference in Abuja, the Director of Media and Publicity of the PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode, alleged that Jega had meetings with some unnamed ...

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