Election News Trend April 2015

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Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Taraba Election Tribunal Receives 9 PetitionThe Election Petition Tribunal in Taraba State has received nine petitions from aggrieved contestants in the March 28 National Assembly elections in the State. Secretary to the tribunal, Alaba Ariyo, said five of the petitions were for Senate while the remaining four were for House of Representatives. He said Ali Sani Kona of the APC and Mohammed Bello Mustapha of the PDM filed petitions challenging the declaration of Sani Abubakar Danladi of the PDP as the Senator-elect for Taraba North.Taraba 2015; Tribunalhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/53337-taraba-election-tribunal-receives-9-petitions
Nation NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Fayose, APC, PDP Lawmakers Hold Peace Meeting TomorrowEkiti State Governor Ayo Fayose, the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers and seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers are to meet tomorrow to resolve the raging impeachment crisis rocking the State. The meeting is at the instance of the State’s elders led by an eminent lawyer and founder of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola. The peace meeting is scheduled to hold at ABUAD and will bring the warring factions together in a face-to-face interactive session for the first time since the crisis erupted last November.Ekiti 2015; APC; PDP; Fayose; Peacewww.thenationonlineng.net/new/fayose-apc-pdp-lawmakers-hold-peace-meeting-tomorrow/
Leadership News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015Group Seeks Return Of WAIThe National Council of Muslim Youth Organizations (NACOMYO) has advocated for the return of the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) in the country. It also sought for a 25% “affirmative” action for the youth of the country. National President of NACOMYO, Alhaji Kamal’deen Akintunde made the remarks at press conference in Abeokuta. He said the call for the re-introduction of WAI, initiated by the new President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari in 1983, as Head of State, had become necessary because the level of immorality in the country needs urgent attention of government at all levels.Nigeria 2015; NACOMYO; WAIhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/53344-group-seeks-return-of-wai
Leadership News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015Okorocha To Ihedioha: "Let's Meet At Tribunal"Imo State governor Rochas Okorocha has expressed confidence that he will defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Emeka Ihedioha if he eventually heads to the tribunal. He stated this in a press statement he issued through his senior special assistant on media, Sam Onwuemeodo and made available to newsmen in Owerri. The statement said the Governor wondered why Ihedioha had not complained of irregularities in the said election as claimed before now, adding that his insistence on going to the court may expose the true figures of the areas he won.Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/429274/okorocha-to-ihedioha-lets-meet-at-tribunal
Leadership News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015Enugu PDC Seeks Prosecution Of Reps-Elect Caught With 4,000 Stolen PVCsA Federal High Court sitting in Enugu on Monday granted an application filed by Hon. Nnolim Nnaji, House of Representatives candidate of the People for Democratic Change (PDC) for Nkanu West/Nkanu East federal constituency in Enugu State in the just-concluded National Assembly Election to file a motion to compel the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to prosecute Dr. Chukwuemeka Ujam, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the same election for alleged possession of over 4,000 Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) on election day.Enugu 2015; PDChttp://leadership.ng/news/429277/enugu-pdc-seeks-prosecution-of-reps-elect-caught-with-4000-pvcs
Leadership News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015"PDP'll Bounce Back"- FolarinAs part of the plans to resuscitate the party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has concluded arrangement to relocate the Oyo State secretariat from Queen Elizabeth Road to Molete in the State capital. Speaking with newsmen at his Oluyole residence in Ibadan yesterday, the party’s governorship candidate in the just concluded gubernatorial election, Senator Kolawole Folarin, said efforts were in pipeline to marshal grand plans for the party to bounce back.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/429302/pdpll-bounce-back-folarin
Leadership News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015"AIT, All Media Houses Free To Cover Buhari's Activities"- APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that all accredited media organisations in the country, including the African Independent Television (AIT), are free to cover the activities of the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. The party in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made available to journalists, said the incoming administration to be led by Buhari will not discriminate against any media organisation, irrespective of its role during the electioneering campaign prior to the recent polls. It, however, enjoined all media organisations to observe the highest level of professional standards in carrying out their duties.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/429311/ait-all-media-free-to-cover-buharis-activities-apc
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015"Buhari Is Prepared To Grant Amnesty To Corrupt Politicians"- FayemiDr. Kayode Fayemi has disclosed that Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's president-elect will grant amnesty to politicians who return their loot. Fayemi who is a former Governor of Ekiti and head of Policy, Research and Strategy Directorate of the APC Presidential Campaign made the disclosure during BBC Hardtalk. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-is-prepared-to-grant-amnesty-to-corrupt-politicians-fayemi.110977/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015Kebbi Speaker, Deputy ImpeachedHon. Hassan Shalla, speaker of the Kebbi State House of Assembly and his Deputy, Hon. Jafar Mohammed have been impeached. LEADERSHIP reports that the duo were impeached on Monday during a House sitting presided over by a member, Abubakar Sabo, who served as temporary Speaker. Shalla was impeached on grounds of breach of trust for misappropriating Constituency allowances approved by the Governor for the 24 House members. Kebbi 2015; Impeachment; Speakerhttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/kebbi-assembly-speaker-deputy-impeached.110981/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 29th April 2015"Don't Celebrate, Amaechi Can Upturn Your Victory"- Rivers APCThe Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has advised Nyesom Wike, Governor-elect to desist from celebrating just yet as his victory can be upturned. DAILY POST reports that the comment was made by Rivers APC Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya. He said, ''We fully align ourselves with Governor Amaechi’s position that no election took place in Rivers State on April 11 and we are with him all the way in his efforts to ensure that justice is done to APC, to our gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Dakuku Peterside, and to the good people of the State who freely gave their mandate to our great party. We have no doubts at all in our minds that Governor Amaechi and our great party shall be vindicated at the end of the electoral process, which terminates at the Election Tribunal. It is clearly too early for Wike and the PDP to start any form of celebration because the APC Leader in Rivers State in the person of Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi has an uncanny gift to turn the table when it seems highly impossible to do so."Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/dont-celebrate-amaechi-can-upturn-your-victory-apc-tells-wike.110982/
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Igbo Youths Want Ogbonnaya, Onu Named SGFIgbo youths, under the aegis of Nation of Ndigbo Youth Forum, NNYF, has said former governor of Abia State and a chieftain of All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, was eminently qualified and deserved to be the next Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF. According to the youths, Dr. Onu’s unalloyed loyalty to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, further placed him in a vantage position to be appointed. Addressing reporters in Awka, National President of the group, Comrade Ndubuisi Ani, described Onu as a consistent politician.Nigeria 2015; NNYF; Ndigbohttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/igbo-youths-want-ogbonnaya-onu-named-sgf/#sthash.IRPeuPnI.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Zamfara Governorship Poll: APGA Candidate Heads To TribunalThe governorship candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, in Zamfara State, Alhaji Sani Abdullahi Shinkafi has filed a petition at the Governorship/ House of Assembly Elections Tribunal challenging the April 11, results of the governorship election in the State. In a suit number. EPT/ZMS/GOV/M.1/15, .filed in Gusau, the State capital yesterday, through his Counsel, Pwahomdi Lasco, Sani prayed for court to order the inspection of all election materials used during the polls in possession or custody of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, ‘’whether by themselves or through their officers, servants or agents.’’Zamfara 2015; APGAhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/zamfara-gov-poll-apga-candidate-heads-for-tribunal/#sthash.Op558JC3.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Ikpeazu Blasts Otti Over Decision To Go To TribunalAbia State Governor-elect, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has described the decision of APGA governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, to challenge his victory at the tribunal as behaviour of a bad loser. He, therefore, urged Otti and his party, All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan and concede defeat. Meanwhile, Ikpeazu has promised to run an open government where anybody from the State with “positive ideas would be given opportunity to contribute to the development of the State.Abia 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/ikpeazu-blasts-otti-over-decision-to-go-to-tribunal/#sthash.TsIMsn2b.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015I Did Not Apologise To You, Tinubu Replies Bode GeorgeNational leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has denied ever apologising to Chief Bode George, the erstwhile Deputy National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP over his incarceration for alleged contract splitting. In a statement issued by his media office, Tinubu said George’s account of their meeting at the burial of Chief Alao Arisekola last year was a twist of the facts as he said that he, Tinubu, was only beckoned by some dignitaries to greet George who he claimed he had earlier ignored.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/i-did-not-apologise-to-you-tinubu-replies-bode-george/#sthash.X35j0Acb.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 29th April 2015Buhari Won't Sideline Niger-Delta Region, APC Group AssuresNiger Delta Youth Vanguard for APC has expressed optimism that people from the region will benefit meaningfully from in-coming Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, saying that the major infrastructural development recorded in the region were executed under the previous regimes of northern origin, who have shown kindness to redress the plight of the region. President of the group, Fredrick Ujobolo, said in a statement, yesterday in Abuja, that they were convinced that the president-elect will redouble the performance of his Northern predecessors for the entire country, particularly the Niger Delta region.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/buhari-wont-sideline-niger-delta-region-apc-group-assures/#sthash.IsjvEHpj.dpuf
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 20159 Lawmakers Impeach Adamawa Speaker, DeputyThe lingering crisis of the Adamawa State House of Assembly has deepened as nine out of 25 members of the legislature sat on Tuesday in the conference Hall of Government House,Yola, to remove the Speaker of the Assembly, Alhaji Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri and his Deputy Barrister Kwamoti Laori out of office. The ouster came after a parallel sitting at the House of the Assembly complex in Yola, presided by Fintiri , where 10 members including the Speaker also sat .Adamawa 2015; Impeachment; Speakerhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nine-lawmakers-impeach-adamawa-speaker-deputy/208066/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015Inciting Statement: ICC Confirms Receipt Of Petition Against Oba Of LagosThe International Criminal Court (ICC) has confirmed that it has received a petition against the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, as a result of the inciting statement he made against the Igbo people living in Lagos State before the April 11 governorship election. The international court on Tuesday acknowledged receipt of the petition filed by Dr. Josef Umunnakwe Onoh, son of the former Governor of Enugu State, late Chief C.C Onoh.Lagos 2015; Oba of Lagoshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inciting-statement-icc-confirms-receipt-of-petition-against-oba-of-lagos/208067/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015IG Orders Water-tight Security Around Media Houses NationwideThe acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Solomon Arase, on Tuesday ordered a tight security around media houses nationwide to avoid attacks on both the organisations and journalists. This was contained in a statement signed by the force spokesperson, Emmanuel OjukwuNigeria 2015; IGhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ig-orders-water-tight-security-around-media-houses-nationwide/208068/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015Constitution Amendment: NASS Served With Court ProcessesThe Federal Government has refuted claims credited to both the Senate President, Senator David Mark and his Deputy Ike Ekweremadu that the court processes in the suit challenging the legality of the amendment of the 1999 Constitution, were not served on the National Assembly. Counsel to the government in the suit, former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN while responding to reports on the said claims, said that the National Assembly had been served with the processes and that there werre proof of service. Mark and Ekweremadu spoke at the induction programme for new National Assembly members on Monday in Abuja.Nigeria 2015; Constitution Amendment; Senatehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/constitution-amendment-n-assemby-served-with-court-processes/208070/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015Buhari To Inaugurate APC Transition Committee Today President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, will today inaugurate members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) transition committee in Abuja. A party source who confirmed the schedule, told THISDAY that Buhari would first meet briefly with party leaders before proceeding to inaugurate the team. THISDAY had exclusively reported last Saturday that Buhari had short-listed about 18 persons across the six geo-political zones headed Alhaji Ahmed Joda, who will make up his transition committee ahead of the May 29 handover date.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-to-inaugurate-apc-transition-committee-today/208073/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015Tinubu Withdraws Support For Akume, Lobbies For Ahmed LawanThe battle for the principal offices of the National Assembly has taken another turn with the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, withdrawing his support for the former Governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume, as his preferred candidate for the Senate Presidency. By jettisoning Akume, it is a clear indication that the North-central geopolitical zone may have lost out in its bid for the number one position in the National Assembly to the North-East zone. THISDAY gathered that the former Governor of Lagos and his wife, Remi Tinubu on Monday night decided to pitch their tents with Senator Ahmed Lawan from Yobe State.Nigeria 2015; Senate President; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/senate-presidency-tinubu-withdraws-support-for-akume-lobbies-for-ahmed-lawan/208045/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015SDP Vows To Challenge Election Results In OndoThe Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Ondo State yesterday said it would challenge the outcome of the national and State House of Assembly elections conducted in the State in some Constituencies. The party, which made its intention known in a communique issued at the end of its executive meeting, described the outcome of the elections as unacceptable. In the communiqué signed by the State Secretary, Mr. Bayo Fajemilua and Director of Administration and Publicity, Mr. Remi Olayiwola, the party also chided some Independent National Electoral COMMISSION (INEC) officials that compromised their positions in the just concluded elections.Ondo 2015; SDPwww.thisdaylive.com/articles/sdp-vows-to-challenge-election-results-in-ondo/208048/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015INEC Presents Certificate Of Return To IshakuThe Independent National Electoral COMMISSION (INEC) has presented Certificate of Return to the Governor-elect of Taraba State, Mr. Darius Ishaku, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ishaku was declared winner of the gubernatorial election in the State after polling 369, 318 votes at the end of the runoff election between him and Senator Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who polled 275, 984 votes.Taraba 2015; INEC; Run-offhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inec-presents-certificate-of-return-to-ishaku/208049/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 29th April 2015AIT Ban: PDP Raises Alarm Over Media SuppressionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as unacceptable Monday’s directive by the President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to bar a television house, AIT, from covering his activities. It said such suppression of the media under any guise portends danger for the nation’s democracy. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said in a statement on Tuesday that after carefully studying the defence of Buhari’s campaign spokesperson as well as the smokescreen statement by the APC to cover and mitigate his anti-media posture, the PDP and indeed all lovers of democracy are persuaded that the action was not only unjustifiable, but also unconstitutional and completely against the spirit of liberty and the rule of law in a democracy.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ait-ban-pdp-alerts-on-media-suppression/208050/
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Yuguda Sacks Political AidesBauchi State Governor Isa Yuguda has flushed out all advisers and assistants appointed by his administration, one month before his tenure ends in May. All special advisers, special assistants and Personal Assistants are out with immediate effect, the secretary to Bauchi state government announced in an official statement in Bauchi today.
Only the special adviser on due process and special or personal assistants working directly under the Governor or his deputy will retain their jobs.
Bauchi 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/53298-yuguda-flushes-political-aides
Nation NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015"INEC To Blame For Delay In Council Poll"- Lagos GovtThe Lagos State government has said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is responsible for its inability to conduct local government elections. Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs Ademorin Kuye said it is still impossible for the government to State when the elections will hold as INEC was yet to make the voters register available.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://thenationonlineng.net/new/lagos-inec-to-blame-for-delay-in-council-polls/
Nation NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015I Am Ready For Probe After Tenure, Says JonathanPresident Goodluck Jonathan yesterday said he would be ready after leaving office for any probe of his administration’s activities. President-elect Muhammadu Buhari plans to revisit the $20b “missing” oil money when he gets into office. Besides, All Progressives Congress (APC) spokesman Lai Mohammed has alleged massive looting by government officials. But, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, the President said he is not afraid of any investigation after leaving office.Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://thenationonlineng.net/new/im-ready-for-probe-after-tenure-says-jonathan/
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Accept Defeat, Group Tells Otti, OthersA group, Alliance For Good Governance, AGG, has appealed to the candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the just concluded governorship election in Abia State, Dr Alex Otti, and other contestants who lost to concede defeat and support the winner, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, in the task of developing the State. Coordinator of the group, Barrister Emeka Onyechere, yesterday at a briefing in Aba, discouraged all the defeated candidates from challenging the election results in the Tribunal and urged them to toe the path of outgoing President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded defeat for peace and interest of the country.Abia 2015; AGGhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/accept-defeat-group-tells-otti-others/#sthash.LJOKg7hW.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015S'West APC Rejects Ondo Deputy Governor's ImpeachmentThe All Progressives Congress, yesterday, rejected the impeachment of Ondo State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, stressing that the process of his removal violated provisions of the impeachment clause in the 1999 Constitution. The party added that the decision of the State House of Assembly was a contempt of court that ordered all parties to maintain status quo in a suit the Deputy Governor filed before he travelled out to challenge the plan to impeach him. The party’s National Vice Chairman in charge of South-west, Chief Pius Akinyelure faulted Olanusi’s impeachment in a statement he issued in Lagos, noting that the decision of the State assembly would not stand.Ondo 2015; Impeachment; Deputy Governorhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/swest-apc-rejects-ondo-dep-govs-impeachment/#sthash.Dst9hIhw.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Tinubu's Alleged Apology: Bode George Seeking Relevance, Says Tinubu's Media Aide Chief Bode George’s claim that the national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, apologized to him should be taken as the meditations of a man in search of political relevance, Mr. Sunday Dare, Media aide to Tinubu, said yesterday. Dare told Vanguard yesterday: “Bode George takes himself too seriously. He is in search of political relevance, which has since deserted him.”
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/alleged-tinubu-apology-to-bode-george-george-seeking-relevance-tinubus-media-aide/#sthash.64gFK5IX.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Buhari, Odigie-Oyegun Meet As Fresh Intrigues Cloud ZoningThe President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and National Chairman of All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, are to meet today to resolve simmering issues on the zoning of principal offices in the National Assembly and the incoming government, sources close to the party have said. The meeting is in the wake of fresh intrigues in the party that have led to the realignment of geo-political caucuses within and outside the National Assembly.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/buhari-odigie-oyegun-to-meet-as-fresh-intrigues-cloud-zoning/#sthash.hjFHYXKf.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Senate Presidency: Tinubu Bows To Pressure, Dumps AkumeAhead of the inauguration of the 8th Senate where a new Senate President would emerge, strong indications emerged yesterday that the National leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC and former Lagos State Governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu may have bowed to pressure from the Senators that he should allow them elect their own Senate President. Following insistence on the Senators to have their own Senate President without being under intense pressure from ‘ outside’, former Governor Tinubu who has been a strong supporter of Senate Minority leader and former Governor of Benue State may have soft- pedalled on him.Nigeria 2015; Senate; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/senate-presidency-tinubu-bows-to-pressure-dumps-akume/#sthash.vzsiApSZ.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015FG Names Abuja Streets After Jonathan, Sambo, Mu'azu, Atiku, Dangote, OthersIn what appeared as parting gifts ahead of the official hand-over date of May 29 to another government, the Federal Government, Monday, named the yet to be commissioned Inner Southern Expressway which dissects Abuja city centre after President Goodluck Jonathan. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed disclosed that the FCT Administration has honoured eminent Nigerians and other Africans by naming major streets in Asokoro Extension, Guzape, Wupa, Wuye and Maitama Extension districts as well as expressways and roads after them.Nigeria 2015; FGhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/fg-names-abuja-streets-after-jonathan-sambo-muazu-atiku-dangote-others/#sthash.xPKd5Ond.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 28th April 2015Speakership Race: PDP Reps Plot To Upstage APC From all indications, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, may field a speakership candidate on June 6 when an election would be held to pick a new speaker for the House of Representatives. Also, yesterday, Minority Leader of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, APC, Surulere Federal Constituency, and Abdulmunin Jibrin, APC, Kano formally wrote their colleagues on why they want to run the affairs of the 8th Assembly. Vanguard findings yesterday revealed that the PDP caucus has been holding meetings at different locations in the Abuja metropolis strategising as to how the party can present a speakership candidate to checkmate APC.Nigeria 2015; Speaker; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/speakeeship-race-pdp-reps-plot-to-upstage-apc/
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 28th April 2015"No Massive Looting, Illegal Recruitment Going On In Rivers"- Rivers GovernmentThe Rivers State government has denied the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that there is ongoing massive looting of government properties in Government House, Port Harcourt, Ministries and parastatals ahead of the expiration of the administration of Governor Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi on May 29, 2015. The PDP, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt and signed by Jerry Needam, media aide to its State Chairman, also alleged illegal employment in Rivers State Polytechnic Bori, where about 500 people have been secretly employed without due process.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428912/no-massive-looting-illegal-recruitment-going-on-in-rivers
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 28th April 2015Reps Speaker: Gbajabiamila Writes 360 Rep Members Over AmbitionThe minority leader of the House of Representatives and member representing Sululere Federal Constituency 1of Lagos State, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has formally disclosed his aspiration to contest for the office of the House Speaker in the incoming 8th Assembly. In a letter of intent dated April 24 written by Gbajabiamila and addressed to all the 360 members-elect of the House, a copy of which was exclusively obtained by LEADERSHIP yesterday, he said he was “humbly” putting himself forward as their candidate for the position of Speaker of the 8th House of Representatives.Nigeria 2015; Speaker; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428916/reps-speaker-gbajabiamila-writes-360-members-over-ambition
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 28th April 2015Constitution Amendment: FG Plots To Stop NASS From Overriding JonathanIn a bid to halt the move by the National Assembly to pass into law the controversial amendments to the 1999 Constitution, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and the Minister of justice, Mr Mohammed Adoke (SAN), has applied for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the lawmakers from taking any further step towards passing the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fourth Alteration) Act, 2015, into law pending the final determination of the suit earlier filed before the Supreme Court. The Federal Government, through its lawyer, CHief Bayo Ojo (SAN), has approached the Supreme Court through an ex parte application, asking it to stop the National Assembly from taking any further step in the Constitutional amendment process.Nigeria 2015; Constitution Amendment; Senatehttp://leadership.ng/news/428984/constitution-amendment-fg-plots-to-stop-nass-from-overriding-jonathan
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 28th April 2015"1999 Constitution Allows Minority PDP To Produce NASS Leaders"- Leo OgorCiting Section 50 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the House of Representatives Deputy Leader, Leo Ogor, has said that the National Assembly leadership in the 8th Assembly is not the exclusive preserve of the majority All Progressives Congress (APC). Ogor (Delta/PDP), a returning lawmaker, said constitutionally, any political party is allowed to produce the Senate president, House speaker, their deputies and other principal officers, minority or majority status notwithstanding. The Deputy Leader spoke on the sidelines of the 2015 Induction Certificate Course on Legislative Studies for new legislators, held yesterday at the International Conference Centre (ICC), Abuja.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/429004/1999-constitution-allows-minority-pdp-to-produce-nass-leaders-leo-ogor
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 28th April 2015Don't Pray For APC's Failure, Governor Aliyu Tells PDP MembersThe Governor of Niger State, Dr Muazu Babangida Aliyu has pleaded with PDP members not to pray for the failure of the APC-led government but rather to work towards regaining power in 2019. Aliyu who spoke at the College of Education, Minna yesterday when he commissioned some TETFund projects admonished his party men and women to pray for the success of the incoming APC government. Saying the failure of any government will impact negatively on everyone, including the PDP members, he enjoined all to “pray for the success of APC government because if you pray for failure of APC you will suffer, because you suffer for failure of any government”.Niger 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/429084/dont-pray-for-apcs-failure-gov-aliyu-tells-pdp-members
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015"I'm Going On Four Years Sabbatical"- Governor AliyuNiger State Governor Dr. Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu, has revealed that he will be proceeding on a four-year sabbatical from politics at the end of his tenure as governor on May 29, adding that he will not be visible in the next four years until 2019 “when I will come back in a big way.” Aliyu, who lost the bid to clinch the Niger East Senatorial seat, made this known in Minna on Monday while commissioning some projects constructed for the newly established Niger state University of Education and the Niger State College of Education, both in Minna.Niger 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/aliyu-i-m-going-on-four-years-sabbatical/207974/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015Constitution Amendment: FG's Claim Of Litigation A Blatant Lie, Says Senate The face-off between the Federal Government and the National Assembly over the amendments to the constitution continued on Monday as the Senate accused the government of deliberately telling lies to deceive Nigerians that it had filed a suit on the matter. In order to stop the National Assembly from going ahead to pass into law the controversial amendments to the constitution, the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke (SAN), has applied for an order of interlocutory injunction restraining the lawmakers from taking any further step towards passing the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Fourth Alteration) Act, 2015 into law pending the final determination of the suit earlier filed before the court.Nigeria 2015; Constitution Amendment; Senatehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/constitution-amendment-fg-s-claim-of-litigation-a-blatant-lie-says-senate/207982/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015Boko Haram Is A Fraud, Says BuhariThe President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has described Boko Haram as a fraudulent organisation which should not be allowed to recruit members in any part of the country. In a statement issued by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, Buhari said it was time people knew that Boko Haram’s claim to being a religious group was nothing but a fraud.

Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/boko-haram-is-a-fraud-says-buhari/207983/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015Buhari Bans AIT From Covering His ActivitiesThe media team of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has stopped the African Independent Television ( AIT) from covering his engagements until issues of ethics and standards are sorted out. THISDAY gathered that the AIT crew was asked to leave the Defence House during the visit of the Cuban Ambassador to Nigeria to the President-elect. Although the station’s was informed politely by one of the officials, the crew refused to leave the venue.Nigeria 2015; AIT; Buharihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-bans-ait-from-covering-his-activities/207980/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015PwC Report: No $20 Billion Missing But Cites Several Infractions By NNPCAnxious to debunk claims that he has something to hide in relation to the allegation that $20 billion was unaccounted for by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) during his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan on Monday ordered that the full report of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) forensic audit of the corporation be released immediately to the public so that all Nigerians will be properly informed on the matter. But while the audit did not mention any missing funds, only requiring NNPC’s exploration and production (E&P) subsidiary – the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company – to remit $1.48 billion to the Federation Account, the report did raise many pertinent questions.Nigeria 2015; NNPC Audithttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pwc-report-no-20bn-missing-but-cites-several-infractions-by-nnpc/207996/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015Abia State Governor-Elect Ikpeazu Promises Inclusive GovernmentThe governor-elect of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, on Monday promised to run an inclusive government where every Abia with “positive ideas” would be given opportunity to contribute to the development of the State. He gave the assurance a maiden press conference he held at his country home at Umuobiakwa in Obingwa Local Government Area State of the, saying his commitment to Abia people was to work very hard for the unity and development of the State.Abia 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/abia-governor-elect-ikpeazu-promises-inclusive-government/207987/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015"2015 A Temporary Setback, PDP Must Re-Strategise"- PresidencyThe Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Ahmed Alkali, has described the outcome of the 2015 general election as a temporary setback for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but not the final destination for the party. Speaking with journalists in Abuja, Alkali appealed to the supporters of President Jonathan to use the transition period as a time for self-reflection to heal and re-strategise.

Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)www.thisdaylive.com/articles/presidency-2015-election-a-temporary-setback-says-pdp-must-re-strategise/207988/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015House Speakership: Jibrin Writes Elected Members, Solicits Their SupportAs Nigerians await the official announcement of the zoning of principal offices of the National Assembly by the All Progressives Congress (APC), campaigns for the office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives remained unabated as one of the contestants, Jibrin Abdulmumin, has officially written to incoming members of the eighth session of the House of Representatives, intimating them of his desire to become the next Speaker. In a letter addressed to all members-elect, the speakership aspirant said, “I, Hon. Abdulmumin Jibrin, humbly present myself to be elected as Speaker of the eighth House of Representatives. In this noble endeavour, honourable members, I hereby solicit with profound respect, your support, that of members of the executive committee and the leadership of our great party, All Progressives Congress (APC), and of course, the support of all Nigerians.Nigeria 2015; Speaker; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/house-speakership-race-jibrin-writes-elected-members-solicits-their-support/207989/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015Ondo State Gets New Deputy GovernorAlhaji Lasisi Oluboyo on Monday emerged the new Deputy Governor of Ondo State following the impeachment of Alhaji Ali Olanusi by the state House of Assembly. Oluboyo, who is from Akoko North East Local Government Area, was the State Commissioner for Agriculture. He was confirmed by the Assembly and consequently sworn in by the State Chief Judge, Justice Olaseinde Kumuyi. Olanusi’s impeachment was sequel to the submission of the report of the seven-man investigative panel set up by Justice Kumuyi.Ondo 2015; Impeachment; Deputy Governorhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ondo-gets-new-deputy-governor/207990/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 28th April 2015PDP Raises Alarm Over Plot By Amaechi, APC To Stop Wike's InaugurationThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has alleged that Governor Chibuike Amaechi and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were plotting to stop the inauguration of the State Governor- elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, on May 29, 2015, using a High Court in Awka, Anambra State. A statement issued on Monday in Port Harcourt by the Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee of PDP Campaign Organisation in Rivers State, Emma Okah, said Amaechi and the APC were poised to get an injunction from a friendly court in Awka to stop the inauguration of Wike.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-raises-the-alarm-over-plot-by-amaechi-apc-to-stop-wike-s-inauguration/207991/
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015Controversy Over The Date For Rivers LG PollsRecently, the Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RSIEC) announced that it will hold chairmanship and councillorship elections in 22 out of the 23 Local Government Councils of the State on May 23, 2015. According to RSIEC Chairman, Prof. Augustine Ahiaizu, election will not hold in Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni local government area of the State, adding that the Commission was relying on the State Independent Electoral Law No.2 of 2001 as amended and State Local Government Law No.3 of 1999 as amended, to conduct the election.Rivers 2015; RSIEC
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015APC To Jega- "Order Rivers REC To Allow Us Access To Election Materials"The All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega to order the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Rivers State, Dame Gesila Khan to allow its agents in the State access to materials used for the 2015 general elections in the State. The APC, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, and signed by its chairman in the State, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, also appealed to Jega, to direct Khan to immediately comply with the provisions of the Electoral Act and the Freedom of Information Act by granting the party unfettered access to the requested materials.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428823/apc-to-jega-order-rivers-rec-to-allow-us-access-to-election-materials
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015"I Was Never Arrested During Imo Guber Poll"- Senator UzodinmaSenator Hope Uzodinma representing Imo West Senatorial District has cautioned politicians in the country against ridiculing and tarnishing the hard earned reputation of their opponents. He said politicians who indulge in such act were not helping Nigeria’s fledgling democracy to thrive but were wittingly and unnecessarily heating up the polity. Reacting to allegations that he, along with some of his family members were arrested by the police in his Omuma country home in Imo State over alleged electoral malpractices during last Saturday’s re-run governorship and House of Assembly elections in the State, Uzodinma said that he was neither arrested nor any member of his family.Imo 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428843/i-was-never-arrested-during-imo-guber-poll-sen-uzodinma
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015Al-Makura Denies Plan To Dissolve Cabinet Before May 29thGovernor Umaru Tanko Almakura has denied reports that he plans to dissolve his cabinet before he takes oath of office on May 29 for his second tenure of office following his victory at the just concluded governorship elections in the State. Debunking the insinuation as unfounded and malicious, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to Governor Almakura, Mr. Yakubu Lamai, dismissed the report on the grounds that the rumoured cabinet dissolution was a kite thrown by those testing the waters as to Almakura’s next move in reconstituting his cabinet.Nasarawa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428861/gov-al-makura-denies-plan-to-dissolve-cabinet-before-may-29
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015APC Chieftain Wants Buhari To Revoke Privatized FirmA Kaduna based chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Ashafa Ayuba has called on the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari to revoke all public firms privatised by the past administrations, particularly under the out-going administration. Speaking with newsmen in Kaduna yesterday, Ayuba said Buhari should make the revocation a priority as soon as he assumes office to allow the masses enjoy what belongs to them so that they could appreciate the dividends of democracy.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428863/apc-chieftain-wants-buhari-to-revoke-privatised-firms
Leadership News OnlineMonday 27th April 2015Ndigbo Group Asks Obiano To Stop Seeking Slot In Buhari's Government An Igbo socio-political pressure group, Maka Odinma Anambra, has enjoined Governor Willie Obiano and other leaders of the South East to stop embarrassing the zone by seeking to get positions in the incoming Gen Muhammadu Buhari’s administration which they refused to support in the March 28th election. In a press release the group signed by its Secretary, Emeka Nwazue, and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday, the group stated that it was shameful that the Governor pledged to give support to the same man who he had earlier labelled a “jihadist”.’Nigeria 2015; MOA; Ndigbohttp://leadership.ng/news/428887/ndigbo-group-asks-gov-obiano-to-stop-seeking-slot-in-buharis-government
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Taraba APC Guber Candidate Rejects Results, Heads For TribunalThe All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just-concluded governorship election in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Alhassan, has rejected the results of the poll as announced by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday. Addressing a press conference in Jalingo shortly after the announcement of the results, Alhassan described the entire election process as a “daylight robbery’’ and said the party would challenge the results in the elections petitions tribunal.Taraba 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/taraba-apc-guber-candidate-rejects-results-heads-for-tribunal/207889/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Amori Wins Delta Central Senatorial Re-run ElectionsMr. Ighoyota Amori of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has been declared winner of the Delta Central senatorial election. Announcing the results, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Returning Officer, Prof. Prekeyi Tawari-Fideyin, said Amori polled 116,723 votes to defeat two other contestants. They are: Ovie Omo-Agege of the Labour Party (LP) and Halims Agoda of the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to the returning officer, Omo-Agege scored 76,635 votes, while Agoda polled 15, 491 votes.Delta 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/amori-wins-delta-central-senatorial-re-run-election/207887/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015PDP Alleges Massive Looting, Sale Of Government Property Ahead Of Amaechi's ExitThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has alleged that the aides of Governor Chibuike Amaechi have begun massive looting of government property ahead of the May 29 handover date. In a statement issued on behalf of the State Chairman of the party, Felix Obuah, by his Media Aide, Jerry Needam, the PDP also alleged that government property were being sold to close friends, political allies and family members of the Governor.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-alleges-massive-looting-sale-of-govt-property-ahead-of-amaechi-s-exit/207885/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Buhari, Oyegun Meet This Week On Zoning Following the failure of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reach a consensus on the zoning of principal political offices for the incoming administration, President-elect Muhammadu Buhari and the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, will be meeting this week to arrive at a formula that will be adopted by the party. A party chieftain, who spoke to THISDAY on the issue last night, said in the first instance, Buhari and Oyegun would meet to decide on either to set up a lean committee that would make recommendations on the zoning of offices or decide on the zoning themselves and make it binding on the APC.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-oyegun-meet-this-week-on-zoning/207888/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Buhari To Launch Inquiry Into Missing NNPC $20 BillionPresident-elect Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will revisit the $20 billion money alleged to have been unremitted by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to the Federation Account. Buhari's statement deviates from the one made by the All Progressives Congress (APC) Campaign Organisation’s Director in charge of Policy and Strategy, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, who told Bloomberg last week that the incoming administration would publish the forensic audit report of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), which was contracted by the Jonathan administration to investigate the finances of NNPC when the issue of the missing $20 billion was made public over a year ago.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-to-launch-new-inquiry-into-missing-20bn-oil-money/207891/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Oshiomole Condemns Award Of Honorary Degrees To Persons Of Questionable CharacterGovernor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State at the weekend condemned the award of honorary degrees to people of questionable character by university administrators. Oshiomhole, who stated this while addressing the 19th convocation ceremony of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, observed that such awards usually go to the highest bidder. The Governor however commended the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof. Cordellia Agbebaku, for her efficient running of the institution in spite of the numerous challenges she faced when she took over the affairs of the University.Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/oshiomhole-condemns-award-of-honorary-degrees-to-persons-of-questionable-character/207860/
ThisDay LiveMonday 27th April 2015Ihedioha Faults Imo Governorship ResultsThe governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State in the just concluded polls and the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, has faulted the results of the just concluded Imo election on the grounds of alleged irregularities, even as he expressed mixed feelings with the declaration of the results. Briefing journalists at his residence in Owerri on his position on the results in which Governor Rochas Okorocha was declared the winner on Sunday, Ihedioha alleged that the polls were marred by clear irregularities, adding that despite that over 25 members of staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) were arrest for alleged electoral fraud in favour of his opponent, they went ahead to declare the results in favour of the All Progressives Congress (APC), candidate.Imo 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ihedioha-faults-governorship-result-in-imo/207877/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015"Aso Rock Is Empty, Friends And Associates Have Abandoned Me"- President JonathanThe President said that since losing his re-election bid, he has had friends and associates desert him. Even the congregation numbers at Aso Villa chapel has dwindled, he said. He said this while speaking at the 5th presidential prayer breakfast in the Banquet Hall of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathan-aso-rock-is-empty-friends-associates-have-abandoned-me.110847/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015APC's Okorocha Wins Imo Guber ElectionsIncumbent governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, has emerged winner of Saturday’s supplementary governorship election in the State, Premium Times reports. Mr. Okorocha, the candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) won in 20 out of the 23 Local Government Areas in the State where the supplementary election was held, polling a total of 31,326 votes. His closest challenger, Emeka Ihedioha, of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) garnered 13,624 votes.Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/apcs-okorocha-wins-imo-gov-elections.110838/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015"How Dame Patience Caused Jonathan's Defeat"- PDP ChiefAccording to Osom Makbere, the Peoples Democratic Party, Public Secretary in Bayelsa State President Goodluck Jonathan lost the March 28 presidential election due to the divisions in the PDP fold and the overbearing attitude of the President’s wife, Dame Patience, also contributed to the President’s loss. In a Punch report, he said "Jonathan was a victim and target of international cum domestic esoteric codes and conspiracies. On the international level, the passage of the anti-gay legislation led to criticisms and face-off with the US, and the West."Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/how-dame-patience-caused-jonathans-defeat-pdp-chief.110831/
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Voter Apathy Mars Ekiti Re-run Assembly PollVoters’ apathy yesterday marred the House of Assembly rerun election conducted in Ilejemeje Constituency in Ilejemeje Local Government Area of Ekiti State despite the heavy presence of security agents. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had cancelled the poll in 22 units of the constituency and ordered a rerun due to violence that characterised the poll. The supplementary poll was however adjudged peaceful by stakeholders contrary to position expressed by many on April 11 when the election was held across the country.Ekiti 2015; Re-runhttp://leadership.ng/news/428693/voters-apathy-mars-ekiti-re-run-assembly-poll
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Kogi Senatorial Election Tribunal: Ricky Tarfa, Falana, 131 Lawyers Offer Free Service For MelayeOver 131 lawyers including Ricky Terfa (SAN), Femi Falana (SAN) and civil rights activist, Festus Keyamo, have decided to offer free legal services to the Senator-elect for Kogi West Senatorial District, Otunba Dino Melaye at the Tribunal against Senator Smart Adeyemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Melaye contested the election under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) where he defeated incumbent occupant of the seat and former Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Mr Smart Adeyemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was given certificate of return by the Independent National Electiral Commission (INEC). Speaking with journalists at the weekend in Abuja, Melaye expressed optimism that he will beat Adeyemi silly at the tribunal, and even if election is conducted 100 times.Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428706/senatorial-election-tribunal-ricky-tarfa-falana-131-lawyers-offer-free-service-for-melaye
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Plateau PDP Guber Candidate, Pwajok Goes To TribunalPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the April 11 general election in Plateau State, Senator Gyang Pwajok, has filed a petition at the Governorship Election Tribunal in Jos. Pwajok is challenging the declaration of the candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in the election, Barr Simon Lalong. Also in Jos yesterday, the National Assembly/Legislative Houses Election Petition Tribunal entertained motions for petitions against the election of Governor Jonah Jang as Senator from Plateau North as well as the elections of two of his former Commissioners: Solomon Maren and Barr Edward Pwajok as House of Representatives members.Plateau 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428723/plateau-pdp-governorship-candidate-pwajok-goes-to-tribunal
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Buhari Seeks Collaboration With Media On Good GovernancePresident-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Saturday called on the nation’s media to partner with his government in its quest to provide qualitative leadership that would transform the country. Buhari who made the call at the 2015 Biennial Convention of the Nigerian Guild Of Editors ,(NGE) held in Lagos, paid glowing tributes to the nation’s media, saying its vibrancy is not in doubt. The President-elect who was represented at the conference by the Vice President-elect Professor Yemi Osinbajo affirmed that the Nigerian press played a key role in bringing about the present change in the nation’s leadership and other spheres that would be evidenced soon in the country.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428730/buhari-seeks-collaboration-with-media-on-good-governance
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015INEC Declares Ishaku As Winner Of Taraba Guber PollMr Daruis Ishaku of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has won the Taraba supplementary governorship election held on Saturday. The Returning Officer, Prof Kyari Mohammed, who announced the result on Sunday in Jalingo, said Ishaku scored 369,318 votes to emerge victorious. He said Sen. Aisha Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came second with 275,984 votes, while Chief David Kente of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), polled 29, 966 votes.Taraba 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428750/inec-declares-ishaku-winner-of-taraba-gubernatorial-race
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Ikpeazu Wins Abia Guber PollsThe governorshp candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu’ was this morning declared winner of the governorship election in the State. Announcing the result at the INEC headquarters in Umuahia, the returning officer Prof. Ozumba said Ikpeazu polled 264,713 votes to beat his closest rival, Alex Oti of APGA who scored 180, 882 votes.Abia 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428742/okezie-ikpeazu-wins-abia-guber-poll
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015PDP Sets Up Committees To Reposition Party In KwaraThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara has set up five committees to reposition the party after its defeat in the April 11 governorship election. Dr Rex Olawoye, Publicity Secretary of the party said in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)on Sunday in Ilorin. He said that the committees were set up after Saturday’s meeting of the party’s State Executive Council which x-rayed PDP performance in the 2015 general elections.

Kwara 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428757/pdp-sets-up-5-committees-to-reposition-party-in-kwara
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015Taraba APC Guber Candidate Rejects Results, Heads For TribunalThe All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the just-concluded governorship election in Taraba, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, has rejected the results of the poll as announced by INEC on Sunday. Addresing a press conference in Jalingo shortly after the announcement of the results, Alhassan described the entire elections process as a “daylight robbery’’ and said the party would challenge the results in the elections petitions tribunal.

Taraba 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428759/taraba-apc-governorship-candidate-rejects-results-heads-for-tribunal
Leadership News OnlineSunday 26th April 2015"Buhari's Tsunami Unstoppable"- PDP BoT ScribeThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has confessed that no magic was capable of stopping the tsunami that led to the victory of the president-elect General Muhammadu Buhari of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Secretary, Board of Trustees of the PDP, Senator Walid Jibrin disclosed this in a statement he issued where he equally urged all party members not to contemplate leaving the PDP but to remain and form a formidable opposition.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/428683/buharis-tsunami-unstoppable-pdp-bot-scribe
ThisDay LiveSunday 26th April 2015"We'll Not Fail Nigeria"- South-West APCThe South-west chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) sunday said it would definitely disappoint all pessimists, who it said, had predicted that the party has nothing to offer Nigeria contrary to all the promises it made in its manifesto and during electioneering. The party added that it would keep faith with all promises it had made “to guarantee security of lives and properties; transform the economy; ensure robust political stability in all party, of the country and make Nigeria investment destination soonest.”Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/south-west-apc-we-ll-not-fail-nigeria/207861/
ThisDay LiveSunday 26th April 2015Kogi REC Tortured Over Disappearance Of Election MaterialsIrked by the non-availability of materials for the supplementary elections in some wards and polling units in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of Kogi State, angry supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the weekend descended on the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Halilu Pai, who was on inspection to frog-jump for hours even as his cloth was torn to shreds before security men came to his rescue. The ugly incident happened on Saturday at Adogo, Headquarters of the council during the re-run election for the House of Assembly.Kogi 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-rec-tortured-over-disappearance-of-election-materials/207874/
ThisDay LiveSunday 26th April 2015PDP To Set Up Committeess To Reinvent ItselfPreparatory to playing its role as the main opposition political party in the country as from May 29, the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has agreed to set up committees that would study why the party performed woefully in the just-concluded general elections and come out with measures to reinvent the party. The National Working Committee (NWC), the National Vice Chairmen of PDP in the six geo-political zones met last Tuesday and Wednesday ‎with Governors-elect, members of the National Assembly-elect of the party where it was agreed to set up a committee to study why PDP had a woeful outing.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-to-set-up-committees-to-reinvent-itself/207810/
ThisDay LiveSunday 26th April 2015No Crisis In C'River APC, Says Zonal Vice ChairmanThe South-south Zone of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied insinuation making the rounds that the Cross River State chapter of the party is smouldering in crisis. A press statement from the office of the National Vice Chairman of the party, Hilliard Eta, who hails from the State, said such insinuation is misplaced as members are united and forging ahead after the recently concluded general elections. The statement issued by Media Aide to Eta, Mr. Bassey Ita, stated that contrary to rumour making the rounds in the State, there was no strained relationship between the State Chairman of the party, Pastor Usani Usani and himself.Cross River 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/-no-crisis-in-c-river-apc-says-zonal-vice-chairman/207797/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015Senate Presidency: Buhari's Crfiteria May Rule Saraki OutNigeria's Vanguard newspaper has an interesting report which suggest that Buhari is against anyone with issues with the EFCC or any other case on corruption emerging as Senate President. However, this was even as facts have emerged that the President- elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, is not willing to support any Senator or member of the House of Representatives who has had or still has any corruption case or matter with the anti-corruption agencies or police for the leadership position in the National Assembly. Also the Tinubu bloc in the APC is also pushing for the emergence of former Governor of Benue State, Senator George Akume.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/senate-president-buharis-criteria-may-rule-saraki-out.110789/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015Edwin Clark Speaks On Reportedly Fainting When Jonathan Lost To BuhariFormer commissioner for information, Chief Edwin Clark has said that he won't kill himself because President Jonathan lost the election to Buhari. His destiny isn't tied to Jonathan's government, he said while speaking with journalists on Friday in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/edwin-clark-speaks-on-reportedly-fainting-when-jonathan-lost-to-buhari.110810/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015Dame Patience Jonathan Snubs Presidential PrayerFirst Lady of Nigeria, Patience Jonathan, was noticeably absent at the 5th (and last) presidential Prayer breakfast Saturday. Before now, she always attended the breakfast prayer, organized by her husband the President. The first lady has stayed out of the spotlight since her husband's electoral loss on March 28, avoiding meetings she would normally attend (she was also absent during the presidential Easter celebrations.)Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/dame-patience-jonathan-snubs-presidential-prayer.110813/
Leadership News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015Senate Presidency: North East Lobbies Buhari, TinubuFollowing the inconclusive Wednesday meeting of the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the northeast has been seriously pressurising the party to zone the Senate presidency to the region. Top party chieftains from the northeast have taken to their case to President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on the need to look the way of the North-East for the Senate presidency.Nigeria 2015; Senate President; APChttp://leadership.ng/news/428276/senate-presidency-north-east-lobbies-buhari-tinubu
Leadership News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015Another Buhari Supporter Starts Walk From Yola To AbujaA supporter of President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, identified as Abubakar Duduwale , has set for a walk from Yola in Adamawa to Abuja. He told newsmen in Yola on Saturday at the onset of the walk that the adventure was to express his joy over the emergence of Buhari as President-elect. Duduwale, from Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa and Chamba by tribe, reportedly began the journey at Yola Gate on Yola-Numan highway at about 6:30 a.m.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428472/another-buharis-supporter-starts-walk-from-yola-to-abuja
Leadership News OnlineSaturday 25th April 2015INEC Official Arrested For Mass Ballot Thumb-Printing A Deputy Inspector General of Police, Job Doma deployed to Imo state for Saturday’s rerun election in the State alongside deployed Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mike Igini has arrested a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission for allegedly mass thumb printing in Omuma, Oru east Local Government Area of the State. The suspect were said to have been arrested at Osu primary school, Omuma where they were engaged in massive thumb printing for one of the political parties. Also arrested were fake INEC officials who posed as Returning Officers at the Collation Centre.Imo 2015; INEChttp://leadership.ng/news/428523/inec-official-arrested-for-mass-thumb-printing-of-ballot-papers
ThisDay LiveSaturday 25th April 2015Abia Supplementary Poll Holds In 8 LGAs Instead Of 9Voters in designated areas where supplementary elections took place Saturday showed signs of fatigue and frustration with the prolonged governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia State. It was reflected in the low turnout of voters noticed across the polling units. But there was confusion as voting took place in eight Local Government Areas instead of nine earlier earmarked as Umunneochi was removed from the list at the last minute.Abia 2015; Re-run electionswww.thisdaylive.com/articles/abia-supplementary-poll-holds-in-8-lgs-instead-of-9/207736/
Leadership News OnlineFriday 24th April 2015INEC Deploys 6 Additional Commissioners For Imo Re-runThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in a bid to conduct a free and fair election in Imo State this weekend, has deployed six additional staff of the Commission for the re-run election in the State. This was disclosed by the state resident Electoral Commissioner, Dr Gabriel Ada, to newsmen in Owerri yesterday. According to the REC, six additional commissioners of INEC would complement his effort in the conduct of the election.Imo 2015; INEChttp://leadership.ng/news/428141/inec-deploys-6-additional-commissioners-for-imo-rerun
Leadership News OnlineFriday 24th April 2015El-rufai Appoints Experts As Transition Committee MembersDetermined to have a smooth transition in the state, Kaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has engaged the services of experienced technocrats, politicians and other professionals to facilitate the transition from the present administration of Governor Mukhtar Ramalan Yero. The transition committee, chaired by Mallam Balarabe Abbas Lawal, a seasoned public servant and El-Rufai’s Chief of Staff when he was Minister of the Federal Capital Territory from 2003 to 2007, has the immediate past Secretary to Kaduna State government (SSG), Alhaji Lawal Samaila Yakawada, renowned scientist, Prof. Jonathan Andrew Nok, former SSG Kaduna State and retired federal permanent secretary, Mr. Charles Bonat, senator-elect, Kaduna North Senatorial District, Alhaji Suleiman Othman Hunkuyi, Dr. Ishaku Shekarau, Senator Mohammed Sani Saleh, Prof. Yusuf Dankofa, Mr. Bulus James, Mallam Uba Sani, Arc. Nasiru Aboki, Alhaji Idi Faruk, Prof. Abubakar Sani Sambo and Mrs. Deborah Iliya as members.Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/428108/el-rufai-appoints-experts-as-transition-committee-members
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Court Halts Fayose's ImpeachmentA Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, set aside all actions and activities of the factional former Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, lawmakers from November 21, 2014 till date, including the purported commencement of impeachment proceedings and notice alleging misconduct against the State Governor, Ayodele Fayose and his Deputy, Dr Olusola Eleka. Justice E. Chukwu gave the ruling on an Exparte Application in Suit Number FHC/ABJ/CS/361/15 filed by the factional Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt Hon Dele Olugbemi and six other Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lawmakers.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; Judiciaryhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/court-halts-fayoses-impeachment/
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Acting IGP: Police Debunks Report Of Confusion During Hand-OverThe Nigeria Police Force, yesterday, denied the reported scenario of confusion, drama and delay regarding the handing over ceremony to an Acting Inspector-General of Police stating that it was completely false and unsubstantiated. Force Public Relations Officer, Ag. Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ojukwu, said in a release that the handing over and taking over ceremony went on as planned and relevant briefs were turned in as expected. The Police spokesman further said that the only invitation sent out regarding the handing over ceremony was sent out at 1:44 pm via sms stating commencement of event for 3pm of same day. According to him, that Abba was said to have removed all his personal belongings before leaving office around 11:20pm is completely false. The retired IGP since closed from office on 21/4/15 long before the time stated in reports.Nigeria 2015; Acting IGPhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/acting-igp-police-debunks-report-of-confusion-during-hand-over/#sthash.7l5aF6cc.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Enugu Assembly Probes Chime, Orders AG To Submit AccountMembers of Enugu State House of Assembly, yesterday, ordered the state Accountant-General, Mr. Paschal Okolie, to submit a detailed report to the House on income and expenditure of the state from January last year to date for necessary scrutiny. This latest development is a pointer that the last has not been heard of the lingering sour relationship between them and the executive arm, led by Governor Sullivan Chime, which political pundits believe is an outright probe of Chime’s administration that is expiring in a few weeks. The Accountant General was given up to next Monday to turn in the detailed account unfailingly.Enugu 2015; House Of Assemblyhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/enugu-assembly-probes-chime-orders-ag-to-submit-account/#sthash.tLs8zrMX.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Pump Fuel Price Is My Figure, Not Buhari's, Says David WestFormer Petroleum Minister and Professor of Virology, Professor Tam David-West, has said there was never a time the President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), said he would reduce the pump price of fuel to N40 per litre as reported some days ago. The don, who spoke with Vanguard in his residence in Ibadan, explained that the N40 per litre was his own preferred pump fuel price and should not have been attributed to Buhari.
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/n40-pump-fuel-price-is-my-figure-not-buharis-says-david-west/#sthash.5FZFeIR7.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Lawmakers Condemn Defection Of PDP Members, Others To APCLawmakers in Anambra State House of Assembly have condemned the recent mass defection of members of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and other parties to the All Progressives Congress soon after PDP lost the presidential poll. Spokesman for a group of the legislators who spoke to the Vanguard, yesterday, Mr. Chugbo Enwezor, described the development as destructive to the country’s democracy.Anambra 2015; State House Of Assemblyhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/lawmakers-condemn-defection-of-pdp-members-others-to-apc/#sthash.hNrgVJsE.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015I Warned You Of Looming Defeat, Tukur To PDPFormer National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur has attributed the defeat of the party by the All Progressives Congress, APC during the March 28 and April 11 general elections, to what he termed, failure on the part of the leadership to adhere to his warning on the looming loss. Tukur who noted that he was having the last laugh over the party’s defeat in the elections, stressed that the party ignored his warning and refused to mend its ways. In a statement yesterday in Abuja, Tukur stressed that he had warned the party in 2013 that it will suffer defeat in the 2015 general election if the leaders refuse to change their ways and allow for internal democracy within the party.
Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/i-warned-you-on-looming-defeat-tukur-to-pdp/#sthash.zldOQjrY.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 24th April 2015Transition: Buhari Relocates To Defence House In AbujaIn a move to accord the President-Elect, General Mohammadu Buhari some presidential respect even before being sworn-in, the federal government has made available the Defence House for his private and official engagements. Vanguard gathered that the House was built by the regime of the former Military president, Ibrahim Babangida. The residence is also called “Safe House” and can only be accessed by Nigerians with presidential status.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/transition-buhari-relocates-to-defence-house-in-abuja/#sthash.Ia9UpS4i.dpuf
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015APC Again, Puts Zoning Structure On HoldThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has again failed to release an approved zoing formula containing modalities for distribution of principal political offices. THISDAY gathered that during the party leadership meeting which ended in the wee hours of Thursday, the leaders could not completely agree on the zoning of positions being canvassed for. Before the meeting of the APC leaders, held at the Rivers State Governors' Lodge at Asokoro, speculations were that the party had agreed in principle on how to share the various office positions. For instance, it was reported that the party had ceded the position of Senate President to North Central, Deputy Senate President to the North East, Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South West and Deputy Speaker to South-South.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-again-puts-zoning-structure-on-hold/207576/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 24th April 2015"Beware Of Oil Subsidy Removal, Ruthless Trap For Buhari"- BamideleThe chairman, House of Reps committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Opeyemi Bamidele has said that the removal of fuel subsidy is a 'booby trap' for the incoming Buhari administration. Speaking on Thursday, he said “the truth and reality of the situation is that the outgoing PDP administration has, through the 2015 budget, removed oil subsidy and it must be made to accept responsibility for it rather than for the incoming APC administration to bask in the euphoria of having won an election without realising the booby trap into which they and the Nigerian people are walking into." Nigeria 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/beware-oil-subsidy-removal-pdps-ruthless-trap-for-buhari-bamidele.110749/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 24th April 2015New IG Visits Jonathan, Warns That Police Will Not Tolerate ImpunityActing Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase has on Thursday met behind closed doors with President Goodluck Jonathan in Aso Rock. This is the first meeting with the President since he took on his new office. He said his force had begun massive deployment of men and materials to states where INEC was going to conduct supplementary elections and promised that the police will be kind to those who comport themselves. Nigeria 2015; Acting IGPhttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/new-igp-visits-gej-warns-that-police-will-not-tolerate-impunity.110751/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015"APC Government Will Scap Austerity Policies"- TinubuThe National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, on Thursday disclosed that an APC-led Federal Government would scrap the austerity policies which the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan imposed on the country due to a record decline in oil price at the international market. Rather than continuing with Jonathan’s austerity policies, the national leader assured that the APC government would not just work to manage poverty, but also employ multi-pronged strategies to end untold scourge of poverty.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/tinubu-apc-govt-will-scrap-austerity-policies/207648/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Shun Partisanship, APC Warns Acting IGThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged the newly-appointed acting Inspector-General of Police (IG), Mr. Solomon Arase, to approach his new task with a high level of professionalism, while shunning partisanship. This came as Arase yesterday promised that the police would ensure peace and security in some states where supplementary elections are billed to be held.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/shun-partisanship-apc-warns-acting-ig/207649/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Fayose, NLC President: "Ekiti Impeachment Crisis Blown Out Of Porportion"The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose and the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Ayuba Wabba, on Thursday stated that the crisis created by the impeachment plot against the governor was being blown beyond proportion by members of the opposition. The duo spoke during the commencement of the NLC delegate conference in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; NLChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fayose-nlc-president-ekiti-impeachment-crisis-blown-out-of-proportion/207651/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Impeachment: Ondo Chief Judge Sets Up Probe Panel To Investigate Deputy GovernorThe Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olasehinde Kumuyi, on Thursday set up a seven-man panel to look into allegations of gross misconduct against the State Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi. The action of the Chief Judge was sequel to Wednesday's directive of the Ondo State House of Assembly asking him to do so. The panel, which has been inaugurated, is headed by Mr Olatunji Stanley Adeniyan, a retired Chief Magistrate.Ondo 2015; Impeachment; Deputy Governorhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/impeachment-ondo-chief-judge-sets-up-panel-to-investigate-deputy-governor/207652/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015FG, Buhari Committees Unfold Hand-Over PlansIn a bid to ensure the smooth hand-over by President Goodluck Jonathan to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on May 29, the inauguration committees set up by the Presidency and the All Progressives Congress (APC) met on Thursday during which the activities pertaining to the hand-over ceremony were unfolded. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius Anyim and co-chair, former Governor of Bayelsa State, Timipre Sylva, jointly briefed State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.Nigeria 2015; Transition Committeehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-buhari-inauguration-cttees-unfold-hand-over-plans/207654/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015How Mu'azu, NWC Members Survived Plot To Oust ThemReeling from severe losses in the just concluded 2015 polls, facts have emerged over how the Adamu Mu’azu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recently survived the barrage of attacks by some Presidential Aides, outgoing ministers and party leaders to oust it ahead of the expiration of its tenure. The night of the long knives occurred on Tuesday and Wednesday this week when the outgoing Governors, Governors-elect, outgoing and incoming members of the National Assembly met to assess the just concluded general election. Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/how-muazu-nwc-members-survived-plot-to-oust-them/207622/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Otti Woos APC Over Abia Election Re-runThere are indications that the Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Alex Otti, has initiated moves to align with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to secure victory at the poll. Otti was sighted on Wednesday night at the venue of the meeting of APC leaders where he held a closed-door meeting with leaders of the APC in Abuja. The meeting which took place at the new Rivers State Governor’s lodge on Hassan Kastina Street, Asokoro, had prominent leaders of the party in attendance.Abia 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/otti-woos-apc-over-abia-election-re-run/207636/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Stop Making Anti-democratic Utterances, LP Tells APCThe Labour Party has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to be more focused on a programme of action instead of making dictatorial and anti-democratic pronouncements, while pretending to be democratic. The party which responded to the move by APC to prevent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from defecting to the APC, said doing so would be undemocratic and autocratic.Nigeria 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/stop-making-anti-democratic-utterances-lp-tells-apc/207637/
ThisDay LiveFriday 24th April 2015Emulate Jonathan, Mu'azu Tells APC In TarabaThe National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governorship candidate in Taraba State, Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan, to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan by conceding defeat in the gubernatorial election in the State. Mu’azu, who stated this yesterday in Jalingo while addressing PDP stakeholders and supporters ahead of Saturday’s re-run election in some parts of the State, accused the APC of scheming to win everything in the country which he said was not good for democracy.Taraba 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/emulate-jonathan-mu-azu-tells-apc-in-taraba/207638/
Nation NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015APC To Fayose- "You're a hypocite!'The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has described Governor Ayo Fayose as a hypocrite. The APC, in a statement, by the Media Aide of the House of Assembly Speaker, Wole Olujobi, said: “We can now see the cowardly act of a hypocrite who has made impunity a religion in governance and is now afraid of alleged impunity by APC. He wants to do unto others what he would not want to be done unto him!"Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://thenationonlineng.net/new/apc-to-fayose-youre-a-hypocrite/
Nation NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015"APC Planning Chaos From May 29"- FayoseEkiti State Governor Ayo Fayose yesterday said he has uncovered a plot by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its leaders to throw the state into chaos from May 29. Fayose, in a statement personally signed by him, said he has put the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and the international community on notice “on the imminent reign of impunity from that day”. The Governor said he was raising the alarm because “Nigeria and the world at large should know who to hold responsible in the event of anarchy in the State”.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://thenationonlineng.net/new/fayose-apc-planning-chaos-from-may-29/
Nation NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015Sack Fever Grips Jonathan's Aides After Abba's ExitMore heads may roll in the Dr. Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, which is set to terminate on May 29, The Nation learnt yesterday. Police chief Suleiman Abba got the push on Tuesday – an action that has got many jittery. Crippled by the sack fever are presidential aides,heads of key public institutions and ministers. There is a presidential directive that they should not hobnob with All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders, it was learnt.
Government officials have been warned to desist from having any “unholy alliances” with the incoming President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari.
Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://thenationonlineng.net/new/sack-fever-grips-jonathans-aides-after-abbas-exit/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineThursday 23rd April 2015PDP Vows To Regain Power In 2019The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has promised to regain control of Nigeria in 2019. PUNCH reports that the PDP reached the resolution after a meeting in Abuja on Wednesday, the NWC members led by the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mua’zu, and the state chairmen agreed to adopt strategies towards winning the elections in 2019.
Nigeria 2019; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/nigeria-pdp-vows-to-regain-power-in-2019.110716/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineThursday 23rd April 2015Patience Jonathan Convenes Emergency Meeting Of West African LadiesNigeria's first lady, Dame Patience Jonathan has called for an emergency meeting of all African first ladies. The meeting is to enable the first lady properly resign her position as the President of the African Ladies Peace Mission. Dame Jonathan was elected the mission’s President at its seventh summit held in Abuja in July 2012 and her tenure would have expired in July 2015 when a new President would have been elected.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/patience-jonathan-convenes-emergency-meeting-of-african-first-ladies.110703/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015Corrupt Senate Will Frustrate Buhari's Anti-Corruption Plan, Says GroupThe Change Ambassadors of Nigeria (CAN), a non-governmental organisation, has thrown its weight behind Senate Minority Leader, George Akume, as the next Senate President saying corrupt leadership in the upper legislative chamber would frustrate the anti-corruption plan of the incoming administration. The Executive Director CAN, Blessing Agbomhere, in a press conference on Wednesday in Abuja stated that the Buhari-led government would require a corrupt-free senate to deliver on his campaign promises.Nigeria 2015; CAN; Buhari; Corruptionhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/corrupt-senate-will-frustrate-buhari-s-anti-corruption-plan-says-group/207516/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015"Buhari Should Take A Cue From Roosevelt"- AgbakobaThe president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has been advised to borrow the strategies of the 32nd president of the United States, President Franklin Roosevelt, who is renowned for his programme for relief, recovery and reform, known as the New Deal, to address the Nigerian problem. Making the call on Wednesday during a press conference held at his Creek Road, Apapa, Lagos, law chamber, former National President, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr. Olisa Agbakoba, said the current Nigerian situation is similar to what America was going through in 1933 when Roosevelt became US president and that the tactics he applied to solving the problems could be useful to the Buhari administration.Nigeria 2015; Agbakobahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/agbakoba-buhari-should-take-a-cue-from-roosevelt/207521/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015Abia Election: Obiano Rallies Support For OttiAnambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has called on the people of Abia State to choose the surest path to accelerated development and all-round renewal of their State by voting for Dr. Alex Otti in the gubernatorial election that is rescheduled for Saturday, April 25, 2015 in select parts of the State. Speaking at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, on Wednesday, Obiano observed that the rescheduled election has given Ndi Abia the chance to get their calculations right this time, pointing out that if truly the people were desirous of experiencing real progress in the next four years, they would have no difficulties voting for Dr. Alex Otti who is standing election on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).Abia 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/abia-guber-election-obiano-rallies-support-for-otti/207551/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015"Jonathan Will Handover To Buhari On May 29th"- FGFollowing the confusion that arose after the federal government’s announcement last week that President Goodluck Jonathan would hand over to President-elect Muhammadu Buhari on May 28 at a dinner, thus creating a power vacuum before the latter’s swearing-in the next day, the government stated on Wednesday that the hand-over ceremony would take place on May 29. Arising from the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC), the Minister of Information, Patricia Akwashiki, made the clarification at the Presidential Villa when she briefed State House correspondents.Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-jonathan-will-hand-over-to-buhari-on-may-29/207554/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015FG Asks Supreme Court To Nullify Amendments To The Constitution In a move aimed at thwarting moves by the National Assembly to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto of the Fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution, the Federal Government has dragged the legislature to the Supreme Court asking the court to declare the amendments to the Constitution as unconstitutional. In the suit, the Federal Government is claiming that the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015 was not passed with the mandatory requirement of four-fifths of majority of members of the defendant and the mandatory due processes provided for under the relevant sections of the extant Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, was not followed.Nigeria 2015; Constituiton Amendment; Judiciaryhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fg-asks-supreme-court-to-nullify-amendments-to-constitution/207555/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015Buhari To Publish PwC Forensic Audit On NNPCPresident-elect Muhammadu Buhari’s administration will publish the full audit of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and expects the State-run oil firm to repay the government more than previously recommended, former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has said. According to a Bloomberg report, Buhari’s All Progressives Congress (APC) believes NNPC may need to refund more than the $1.48 billion stated in the highlights of a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) report released by the Auditor-General of the Federation in February, Fayemi, who is also the APC Presidential Campaign Director of Policy, said Tuesday in an interview at his residence in Lagos. Ohi Alegbe, NNPC’s spokesman, declined to comment.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-to-publish-pwc-forensic-audit-on-nnpc/207556/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015Rivers Must Always Come First, Princewill Cautions WikeThe governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Rivers State in the just concluded elections, Prince Tonye Princewill, has cautioned the Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, to ensure that the interest of the State was protected at all times in his administration. In a statement issued in Port Harcourt ON Wednesday on his next action since losing the election, Princewill said he had rejected any alignment with either the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) or the All Progressives Congress (APC). He said he rather opted for peace.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-must-always-come-first-princewill-cautions-wike/207530/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015South-South Group Backs Iriase For House SpeakerEven as the All Progressives Congress (APC) was yet to approve a zoning formula, a socio-political group, Gateway for Empowerment and Justice for Peace Initiative, has drummed support for Hon. Pally Iriase as the next Speaker of the House of Representatives. The Chairman of the group, Obemiasor Olusegun Abebe, in a press briefing in Abuja, yesterday said Iriase, who represents Owan East/West Constituency of Edo State from the South-south zone, deserves to be the next Speaker because of his achievements and valuable contributions on the floor of the parliament in the last four years.Nigeria 2015; GEPI; South-south; Speaker; http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/south-south-group-backs-iriase-for-house-speaker/207532/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015PDP Calls For Imo Guber CancellationThree days to the re-run elections on the inconclusive April 11 governorship and House of Assembly polls in Imo State, the state leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday called for outright cancellation of the entire exercise over alleged electoral frauds. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State had declared the election inconclusive and fixed April 25 for the re-run of the poll as a result of electoral violence and malpractices which characterised the elections.Imo 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-calls-for-imo-guber-cancellation/207533/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015Lagos PDP House Candidate Drags Gbajabiamila To Election TribunalThe People Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Surulere federal constituency I in the March 28 election in Lagos State, Mr. Tony Ashikodi, has dragged Hon. Femi Gbajabialamila and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before the National Assembly Electoral Tribunal in Lagos. Ashikodi alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate was “unduly and unlawfully” returned and declared the winner of the election by the second respondent. The petitioner questioned the return of the first respondent by INEC as duly elected on the ground that the election was invalid by reason of non-compliance with the provision of the Electoral Act.Lagos 2015; Tribunal; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lagos-pdp-house-candidate-drags-gbajabiamila-to-election-tribunal/207534/
ThisDay LiveThursday 23rd April 2015"How PDP, APGA Rigged Abia State Guber Polls"- APCThe Abia State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ayim Nyerere, has petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) stating the alleged rigging that characterised the April 11 governorship election. He said there was no governorship election in the State, adding that what transpired was a rigging competition between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA). Nyerere who spoke to journalists in Abuja yesterday regarding his petition, said the party would want an outright cancellation of the polls and order fresh polls.Abia 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-how-pdp-agpa-rigged-abia-guber-poll/207536/
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015A-Ibom PDP Stakeholders Call For Mu'azu's SackWorried by the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the March 28 Presidential poll and most of the governorship seats on April 11, stakeholders of the party in Akwa Ibom State are rooting for the removal of Dr. Adamu Mu’azu as National Chairman of the party. The initiator of the Udom is Right Campaign Organisation in the State, Mr. Titus Udo, made the call yesterday in a chat with journalists in Uyo, the State capital, lamenting that the party lost at the centre for the first time in the past 16 years including many States which were under its control, insisting that the party structure should be reorganized. According to him, even though the party performed abysmally in the last elections, the structure should not be allowed to crumble, especially as the outgoing Governors were busy arranging for their exit from their respective Government Houses.Akwa Ibom 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/a-ibom-pdp-stakeholders-call-for-muazus-sack/#sthash.zGc4TwqV.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015IPAC Rejects Call For Supplemenatry ElectionsAs the electorate in Abia State prepare for a supplementary governorship election on Saturday, the State chapter of Inter-Party Advisory Council, IPAC, has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct fresh governorship election. This came as a socio-political group in the State, All Citizens Forum, accused civil society organisations and other election observers who monitored the April 11 governorship and State Assembly polls of partisanship.Nigeria 2015; IPAChttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/ipac-rejects-calls-for-supplementary-election/#sthash.XuJyTW2u.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015APC To PDP Defectors: Stay Back In Your Party Or Quit PoliticsThe All Progressives Congress, APC yesterday shut its door to defectors from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, charging would be defectors to either form a constructive opposition or quit politics. The charge from the APC came as the PDP following a meeting of the National Chairman with zonal and State chairmen of the party accused the APC of using carrot and stick to dismember their party with the intention of enthroning a one party dictatorship in the country. The PDP chieftains in their post-mortem of the recent elections also urged aggrieved candidates of the party who lost out to seek judicial redress with the affirmation that the party would support them all the way.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-to-pdp-defectors-stay-back-in-your-party-or-quit-politics/#sthash.PcPX0ZnU.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015Lawyers Task Buhari On Good Governance, Campaign Promises An advocacy group, Lawyers for Change, has charged the President-elect, General Muhamadu Buhari, to focus on his campaign promises, especially with regards to recovering the Chibok girls abducted over a year ago. National coordinator of the group, Mr. Adesina Ogunlana, also admonished newly elected politicians both at the national and State levels not to bask in the euphoria of past glory, but endeavour to create the much awaited change Nigerians had been craving.Nigeria 2015; LFC; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/lawyers-task-buhari-on-good-governance-campaign-promises/#sthash.qSzSdyHk.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015"I Have Stepped On Many Big Toes, Particularly The Feet Of Cabals"- DiezaniMinister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Allison Maduekwe, has denied media reports that she was seeking asylum in some foreign countries. Addressing state House correspondents after yesterday’s Federal Executive Council, the Minister said she was not leaving the country, adding that she had no reason to do so. She blamed what she described as consistent malicious and libellous attacks on her person on the reforms she brought about in the oil and gas sector in the country.Nigeria 2015; NNPChttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/diezani-madueke/#sthash.3CFFzYQL.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015Abia Supplementary Poll: Ikpeazu Calls For Withdrawal Of SoldiersThe Campaign Organisation of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, has called for the withdrawal of soldiers from the State ahead of the April 25 supplementary polls in the State. Alleging that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Dr. Alex Otti, was disrupting the existing peaceful atmosphere in the State, the group in a statement by its Deputy Director (Media), Barr. Kingsley Emereuwa, said soldiers should be withdrawn since they had been compromised.Abia 2015; Re-run elections; PDPhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/abia-supplementary-poll-ikpeazu-calls-for-soldiers-withdrawal/#sthash.KTELUixn.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015Saraki-Akume Split North Central Senate CaucusFresh intrigues are beclouding the contest for the office of the President of the Senate in the 8th National Assembly following the reported split of the North-Central caucus of the Senate between two groups. Senators George Akume and Bukola Saraki have emerged as front runners on the basis of the inclination of the incoming majority party, All Progressives Congress, APC, to zone the office to the North-Central region where the two of them come from. However, some Senators are also believed to be looking outside the North-Central towards the North-East and are said to be putting Senator Ahmad Lawan as their preferred candidate.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/saraki-akume-split-north-central-senate-caucus/#sthash.mcCX41Tb.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015APC NEC Meeting Underway, May Finally Agree On Zoning Formula On Key National OfficesMeeting of the National Executive Committee, NEC, of the All Progressives Congress, APC was underway late last night. The meeting which held at the Rivers State Governor’s lodge located along Hassan Usman Katsina street, Asokoro Abuja was expected to rectify the zoning of offices in the incoming government. Senate Presidency and speakership of the House of Representatives were among such offices which the meeting was expected to look into. Also, the meeting was expected to rectify the list of names to be incorporated on the transition committee.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-nec-meeting-underway-may-finally-agree-on-zoning-formula-on-key-national-office/#sthash.5lnaqjyJ.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015How Courts Terminated Suits Challenging Buhari's EligibilityThe Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, yesterday, terminated further hearing on two separate suits that challenged the qualification of General Muhammadu Buhari, rtd, to participate in the 2015 presidential election. Justice‎ Ademola Adeniyi struck out the suits following notices of discontinuance that was entered before the court by the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs, Chukwunweike Okafor, and Mr. Max Ozoaka‎, through their respective lawyers, Chief Mike Ozehkome, SAN, and Dr. Chike Amobi, told the court that they decided to withdraw the matter in order to allow the President-elect, Buhari, to effectively run the affairs of the nation without ‎distractions.Nigeria 2015; Judiciary; Eligibility; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/how-court-terminated-suits-challenging-buharis-eligibility/#sthash.dNGpKEPR.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015APC Challenges Kashamu's Victory At TribunalThe All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ogun State, has filed a petition before the state’s National Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal challenging the victory of Buruji Kashamu as Senator-elect, in the senatorial election in Ogun East, on March 28. The party, through its candidate, Dapo Abiodun, filed the petition yesterday, accusing the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, of manipulating the result in its favour during the collation. Kashamu, candidate of the PDP, was returned elected and declared winner of the election by the returning officer of the zone, Professor Babatunde Ikotun, after polling 99,540 votes to defeat eight other candidates. Abiodun was the first runner up in the election and Adegbenga Kaka of the Social Democratic Party was the second runner up.Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-challenges-kashamus-victory-at-tribunal-2/#sthash.7uEcfYOz.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 23rd April 2015Drama As Abba Stalls Handover For Hours, 3 DIGs Protest Arase's ApppointmentThere was confusion and drama at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, yesterday, as the sacked Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, stalled the formal handover to his successor, Mr Solomon Arase, until he was compelled to do so by the Presidency. This came as some former Inspectors-General of Police expressed reservations over the manner Abba was removed while other leaders were divided over the sack. The handover ceremony which was earlier slated for 8 a.m. with invitations sent to journalists for coverage from the office of the Force Public Relations Officer, did not take place until almost 4pm following the absence of the ex-Police boss at the Headquarters. Meanwhile, uncertainty continued to pervade Force Headquarters after it was reliably gathered that three of the serving Deputy Inspectors-General of Police were holding an emergency secret meeting in one of the offices on the 6th floor of the headquarters building. Feelers from the meeting indicated that they resolved to strongly protest the appointment of their contemporary, Arase, DIG Intelligence, as acting Police boss on the grounds that they were all promoted same day on February 20, 2014.
Nigeria 2015; IG Of Policehttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/drama-as-abba-stalls-handover-for-hours-3-digs-protest-arases-appointment/#sthash.r8HG2llv.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 22nd April 2015Suswam Tackles Gemade At Petitions TribunalGovernor Gabriel Suswam of the PDP has challenged the declaration of Senator Barnabas Gemade of the APC as winner of the Benue North East Senatorial District election, at Benue State National and State Houses of Assembly elections petition tribunal sitting in Makurdi, the State capital. Suswam’s Counsel, Mr. Andrew Wombo, filed the petition on the grounds that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, failed to abide by the provisions of the electoral guidelines in the conduct of the election.Benue 2015; Tribunal; PDPhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/suswam-tackles-gemade-at-election-petition-tribunal/#sthash.ao7slGQj.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 22nd April 2015Ambode Sets Up Transition CommitteeThe Lagos state Governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has inaugurated a transition committee to ensure a seamless transfer of power to his government. The committee is headed by the Deputy Governor-elect, Dr. (Mrs) Idiat Oluranti Adebule. Other members of the team are, Professor Ademola Abass, Mr. Babatunde Rotinwa, Mr. Fola Olalekan Lasisi, Mrs. Rafiquat Onabamiro, Mr. Tunde Durosimi Etti, Dr. Femi Onanuga, Engineer Ade Akinsanya, Mr. Akeem Sulaimon and Dele Onabokun. The transition committee is expected to begin work immediately and will submit its report with work for four weeks.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/ambode-sets-up-transition-committee/#sthash.qSekkHh1.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 22nd April 2015Senator Adeyemi Drags Melaye To Election Petitions TribunalSenator Smart Adeyemi has dragged the Kogi West Senator-elect, Dino Melaye before the National Assembly Petitions Tribunal sitting in Lokoja, the State capital. Adeyemi in his petition alleged irregularities in the conduct of the election as well as the result declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, on March 28, 2015. In the petition filed by his counsel, Mr J.O. Olatoke, SAN, Adeyemi said that Melaye was not duly elected or returned by the majority of the lawful votes cast during the election adding that he (Adeyemi) should be declared the winner.Kogi 2015; Tribunal; PDPhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/sen-adeyemi-drags-melaye-to-election-petitions-tribunal/#sthash.tWyVOIhQ.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 22nd April 2015Okupe Makes U-turn, Says 'I Have Respect For Buhari's Mandate'Once again the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has posted another massage on his Facebook page this time he said that he has respect for the mandate given to the President elect, General Mohammed Buhari. Okupe massage on his official facebook page (Doyin Okupe) on Tuesday could be said to be a negation to what he said before the April Presidential election when he said that ‘’Buhari was not electable’’ and that ‘Buhari’s victory will not happen’. More so that Buhari has ‘no certificate’. He went further to say that he was only doing his job when he was attacking the President-elect and that as a free born Nigerian he stand by all that he has said before and after the election.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/okupe-makes-uturn-says-ive-respect-for-buharis-mandate/#sthash.21iEdqsx.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 22nd April 2015Senate Presidency: PDP Plots Against NorthAs the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senators await the leadership of the party on the zoning of positions, especially the principal officers of the National Assembly, there are indications that the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is plotting to snatch the Senate President from the party. The APC has about 60 Senators elected on its platform in the March 28 National Assembly election, while the PDP that before now had the majority, only has 49 Senators elected in the election.Nigeria 2015; Senate President; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/senate-presidency-pdp-plots-against-apc/#sthash.OdkoRCW1.dpuf
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 22nd April 2015Expect Crisis After May 29th, South-South WarnsA pressure group in the Niger Delta, The South South Voice, has decried the manner the North and West ganged up against President Goodluck Jonathan against his second term bid. The group has warned that crisis looms for the country unless this conspiracy is addressed. National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Victtor Tamarapreye said in a letter: "we the under signed for and on behalf of numerous concerned people of the South South geo-political region of Nigeria, wish to inform you that, we are not happy with the way and manner the election was conducted and it will be wrong to hand over power to the wrong person."Nigeria 2015; South South; Violencehttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/hausa-yoruba-gang-up-against-gej-expect-crisis-after-may-29-south-south-warns.110654/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 22nd April 2015Let's Make Sacrifices For Nigeria, Buhari Urges PoliticiansThe President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday in Abuja, said the time had come to make more sacrifices and deliver on the promises made to the electorate. Buhari said this when a delegation of All Progressives Congress (APC) politicians from Kogi and Kwara States paid him a courtesy visit at the party presidential campaign headquarters in Abuja. He said it was time to restore security and confidence in the people who placed their trust in the party by voting its candidates at various levels.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/lets-make-sacrifices-for-nigeria-buhari-urges-politicians.110663/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 22nd April 2015"We Must Impeach Fayose"- APCThe All Progressives Congress, APC, Elders’ Forum in Ekiti State is insisting that Governor Ayo Fayose must be impeached. DAILY POST reports that making the group’s position known on Tuesday, Publicity Secretary of Ekiti APC Elders Forum, Dr. Bayo Orire, alleged that Fayose has serially breached the Constitution, desecrated the esteemed office he occupies, hence should be ready to face the consequences of his actions. Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/ekiti-we-must-impeach-fayose-apc.110666/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 22nd April 2015"Give INEC More Powers To Tackle Electoral Fraud"- INECProf. Attahiru Jega, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission,INEC seeking further amendment in the electoral legal framework that will give the organisation more power to enable it tackle electoral fraud. TVC News reports that Jega made the call at a dialogue session with Civil society groups on the challenges of the 2015 polls and prospects for future elections. Jega also announced during the dialogue that regardless of the calls for him to remain in office beyond June, he would be leaving once his tenure expired. Nigeria 2015; INEChttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/give-inec-more-powers-to-tackle-electoral-fraud-jega.110669/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Fighting Partisanship, Jonathan Removes IG Suleiman AbbaBarely a month to the expiration of his tenure, President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday sacked the Inspector General of Police (IG), Mr. Suleiman Abba. The termination of Abba's appointment and duties, according to a tweet by the presidential spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, is with immediate effect. Jonathan swiftly appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG), Mr. Solomon Arase, as acting IG. Arase's appointment is also with immediate effect, thus making him the 18th IG. Though Abba's sins were not disclosed, it was gathered that he is being accused of insubordination as he failed to execute some directives given to him by the Presidency in some states during the presidential election, fuelling speculations that he worked for the opposition party. The sacked IG according to findings, was also said to have shown open partisanship when he made himself available at the presentation of Certificate of Return to the president-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), an act that drew the ire of the Presidency. Abba was also alleged to have leaked the presidential directive to redeploy Assistant Inspector General Tunde Ogunsakin from Rivers State prior to the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections.Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan; IGhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fighting-partisanship-jonathan-removes-ig-suleiman-abba/207430/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Buhari Sues For Legislative HarmonyThe President-elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), on Tuesday made an appeal to the incoming members of the National Assembly to eschew divisive tendencies and work together to help his government realise the expectations of Nigerians. Buhari, who gave the charge when he received a delegation of leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Kogi and Kwara States during a congratulatory visit in Abuja, also tasked the judiciary to be ready to discharge its constitutional roles of ensuring justice at all times.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-sues-for-legislative-harmony/207429/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015APC Alerts On Fake Consultants For Appointment The All Progressives Congress (APC) has cautioned Nigerians over some ‘419’ text messages making the rounds and asking those seeking federal appointments in the incoming Buhari administration to contact certain consultants via telephone and email, saying no consultants have been HIRED to screen anyone for federal posts. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party therefore urged Nigerians to ignore such text messages, as they were definitely originated and circulated by fraudulent persons.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-alerts-on-fake-consultants-for-appointments/207423/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015"Jonathan Has Set An Example For Africa"- BidenUnited States Vice-President, Mr. Joe Biden, has said President Goodluck Jonathan’s actions in accepting the results of the presidential election, as well as his steps to ensure a successful transition have set a strong example for Africa and the world. This came as the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Tuesday commended President Jonathan for what it described as his demonstration of statesmanship in congratulating the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari despite losing the presidential election.Nigeria 2015; UShttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/biden-jonathan-has-set-an-example-for-africa/207448/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Buhari Lobbies For Adesina As AfDB President The President-elect, General General Muhammadu Buhari, has requested the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the candidacy of Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina as the next president of the African Development Bank (AfDB). Buhari has communicated his backing of Adesina’s candidacy to the Ghanaian President, John Dramani Mahama, who is the current chairperson of the ECOWAS. In a statement released in Abuja on Tuesday, Buhari said his support for Adesina’s candidacy was not because he was Nigerian. “Adesina has a proven track record in a career that predates his position as Nigeria’s Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development,” he said.Nigeria 2015; AfDB; Buhari; Adesinahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-lobbies-for-adesina-as-afdb-president/207447/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015PDP NWC, Senators-Elect Accuse APC Of Plotting One Party StateThe National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with all its elected Governors and Senators arose from a meeting on Tuesday condemning an alleged attempt by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to turn the country into a one-party State. The meeting also condemned the plot to impeach the Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, by outgoing APC lawmakers in the State, describing it as unconstitutional.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-nwc-govs-senators-elect-accuse-apc-of-plotting-one-party-state/207446/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015We Openly Worked Against PDP In Plateau, Says TapgunFormer Governor of Plateau State and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ambassador Fidelis Tapgun, on Tuesday disclosed that he and some other people openly worked against the party in the state in the recent elections, adding that “I contributed to make the All Progressives Congress (APC) win because I realised that my party was not serious.” Tapgun, who however said it was immoral to see PDP members begin to jump ship to the APC because of PDP’s failure, predicted that party would bounce back soon. He added that he would remain in the party to re-build it.Plateau 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/we-openly-worked-against-pdp-in-plateau-says-tapgun/207443/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015"We Have No Proof Of Irregularities In Rivers State Elections"- JegaThe Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, on Tuesday in Abuja said there was no evidence before the Commission to substantiate the allegation that the governorship election in Rivers State was marred by irregularities. Jega, who spoke at a dialogue with Civil Society Organisations (CSO’s) under the aegis of Situation Room, stated that the commission on getting the petition of irregularities in the state sent three national commissioners to investigate it. He added that the reports submitted by the team did not show any irregularities in the election.Rivers 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jega-we-have-no-proof-of-irregularities-in-rivers-governorship-election/207442/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Gunmen Kill El-rufai's Campaign Coordinator In KadunaGunmen have killed a local campaign coordinator of the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufai. El-Rufai’s spokesperson, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this in a statement made available to Newsdiary, yesterday in Kaduna. According to Aruwan, the gunmen trailed Mr. Markus Ishaya to his village, Atuku Kasa, Atuku Ward of Jema’a Local Government Area of the State and shot him several times. He was the Governor-elect’s coordinator in Atuku Ward and did very well in mobilising support.Kaduna 2015; Violence; El-rufaihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/gunmen-kill-el-rufai-s-campaign-coordinator-in-kaduna/207441/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Ondo Assembly Serves Impeachment Notice On Deputy Governor, OlanusiThe Ondo State House of Assembly on Tuesday served an impeachment notice on the state Deputy Governor, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, for alleged gross misconduct. The Assembly at its plenary in its chamber, levelled seven allegations against the deputy governor, who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressives Congress (APC) 48 hours before the commencement of the general election. The impeachment notice was signed by 20 out of 26 Members of the Assembly.
While the Majority Leader, Ifedayo Akinsoyinu from Ondo West Constituency II moved the motion for the impeachment, it was seconded by Yinka Banso from Akoko North West Constituency I.
Ondo 2015; Impeachment; Deputy Governorhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ondo-assembly-serves-impeachment-notice-on-deputy-governor-olanusi/207440/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Race For Speaker: PDP Members Mull Voting For APC AspirantIn what could be described as a payback time, the caucus of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives and the national leadership of the party are said to be mulling throwing their full support behind one of the All Progressives Congress (APC) speakership aspirants. This is a fall-out and rejection of the zoning of the speakership of the House to the South-west and South-south by the leadership of the party and this is currently causing ripples within the rank and file of the APC, especially in the House of Representatives. THISDAY gathered that one of the speakership aspirants under consideration is Jibrin Abdulmumin from Kano State, North-west zone. He is seen as the target of support by the PDP leaders and the House caucus.Nigeria 2015; Speaker; PDPhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/race-for-speaker-pdp-members-mull-voting-for-apc-aspirant/207437/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 22nd April 2015Ayade Receives Certificate Of ReturnThe Cross River State Governor-elect, Professor Benjamin Ayade, and the State Deputy Governor-elect, Professor Ivara Esu, on Tuesday in Calabar received their certificates of return from the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The National Officer of INEC in charge of Cross River, Rivers States, Telma Iremiren, who presented the certificates to Ayade and Esu, also presented the certificates to the Senator-elect for Cross River South Senatorial District, Gershom Bassey, and eight House of Representatives Members-elect.Cross River 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ayade-receives-certificate-of-return/207422/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 21st April 2015"APC Zoning Arrangement Doesn't Bother Us"- Igbo LeadersFormer Anambra State Governor, Chukwuemeka Ezeife has disclosed that Igbos do not care about the zoning formula of the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to VANGUARD, Ezeife made the comment in reaction to media reports that the South-east wasn't getting any leadership position in the National Assembly due to the All Progressives Congress, APC zoning formula. Nigeria 2015; Igbohttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/apc-zoning-arrangement-doesnt-bother-us-igbo-leader.110614/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 21st April 2015Patience Jonathan, Yero, Others May Face US Visa BanThe United states of America may sanction Nigeria’s first lady, Patience Jonathan, a former Niger Delta minister, Godsday Orubebe, and the governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shema for thretening violence during the just concluded presidential election. Others who may face sanctions include; Kaduna State Governor, Mukhtar Yero, Tele Ikuru, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, leader, Victor Ben Ebikabowei, aka, Boy Loaf; and Government Ekpudomenowei, aka, Tompolo. According to PREMIUM TIMES, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, said in a statement that the U.S. will shut its doors on people involved in any form of violence during the polls.
Nigeria 2015; UShttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/patience-jonathan-yero-others-may-face-us-visa-ban.110618/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 21st April 2015"You Can't Insult Northerners And Stay In Power"- KwankwasoKano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Monday spoke on why President Goodluck Jonathan lost re-election. According to DAILY POST, Kwankwaso said, ''He (Jonathan) didn’t know who is who in this country; he was just looking at faces and those who were dressed very well. He meets them at the airport and he smiles and says ‘these are good people,’ he sits down and listens to gossips, ‘oh this man is bad, this man is good in so so places’ and sometimes he doesn’t even know the names and at the end of the day he made a big mistake by picking the wrong people. Look at what the wife was saying that Northerners were bearing children and throwing them away. How could you say that to Northerners? With due humility, we are masters of the game. You cannot stay and insult us and get away with it. Democracy is a game of numbers, whether you are almajiri or professor, everybody has one vote; that was why we went back and put almijiris together to get about two million votes."Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/nigeria-you-cant-insult-northerners-and-stay-in-power-kwankwaso.110619/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 21st April 2015We'll Resume Oil Exploration In Chad Basin, Buhari Promises NorthGeneral Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-elect has promised to resume oil exploration in the Chad Basin. Speaking during a courtesy call by Governor Kashim Shettima, the Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai Elkanemi and some elders from Borno State, Buhari said the search for oil along the Chad Basin will be funded.
Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/well-resume-oil-exploration-in-chad-basin-buhari-promises-north.110622/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 21st April 2015President Jonathan Sacks Police IGPremium Times reports that Nigeria's president Goodluck Jonathan has sacked Suleiman Abba, the Inspector General of Police. No reason was given for this action. Mr. Reuben Abati's statement on behalf of the president: “President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has relieved the Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba of his appointment and duties with immediate effect. “President Jonathan has also appointed Deputy Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase as Acting Inspector-General of Police, also with immediate effect.Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan; IGhttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/breaking-president-jonathan-sacks-police-ig-suleiman-abba.110637/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 21st April 2015Rivers Electoral Commission Fixes May 23rd For Council PollsThe Rivers State Independent Electoral Commission (RVSIEC) has said it would conduct Local Government elections in the State on May 23. Addressing journalists Tuesday in Port Harcourt, the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Augustine Ahiauzu, said the election would take place in all the 23 councils, except Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Local Government. He said the Commission was relying on the State Independent Electoral Law No.2 of 2001 (as amended) and State Local Government Law No.3
of 1999 (as amended) to conduct the election.
Rivers 2015; RVSIEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-electoral-commission-fixes-may-23-for-council-poll/207389/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 21st April 2015APC Moves To Douse Tension Over Zoning Of OfficesThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has taken steps to calm nerves on the issue of zoning of political offices which is already generating political tussle among its members. The party monday urged Nigerians to disregard the wild speculations making the rounds concerning the appointment of ministers and the zoning of offices in the incoming Buhari administration. However, THISDAY gathered that the leaders of the APC arrived in Abuja yesterday for a meeting that would probably lead to the ratification of its agreement on the distribution of principal offices and ministerial appointments.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-moves-to-douse-tension-over-zoning-of-offices/207351/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 21st April 2015INEC Issues Tambuwal, Wike, Others Certificate Of ReturnThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) monday issued the governors-elect of Rivers and Sokoto States, Chief Nyesom Wike and Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal with their certificates of return following their victories at the governorship elections held in the respective States on April 11. Also issued with their certificates of return in Port Harcourt were the Rivers State Deputy Governor-elect, Mrs. Ipalibo Harry-Banigo; and elected National Assembly members in the State.Nigeria 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inec-issues-tambuwal-wike-others-certificates-of-return/207344/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 21st April 2015Why I'm Going To Tribunal, By UmanaThe governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Obong Umana Okon Umana, has said the result of the April 11 gubernatorial election was just allocation of votes by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State hence his decision to challenge the result at the tribunal. Umana disclosed that the national headquarters of the APC had already hired legal experts in preparations for the case at the election tribunal in the State.Akwa Ibom 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC))http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/why-i-m-going-to-tribunal-by-umana/207338/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 21st April 2015Imo Election Rerun: Oyegun Petitions INEC, Seeks Removal Of RECThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has written to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to express the loss of confidence in the neutrality of the Resident Electoral Officer in Imo State as well other electoral officials ahead of the re-election slated for Saturday, April 25. APC accused the INEC officials in Imo State of complicity in the electoral conundrum which took place in Mbaise areas of the State.Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/imo-election-re-run-oyegun-petitions-inec-seeks-removal-of-rec/207342/
Vanguard NewspaperMonday 20th April 2015"APC Making Phantom Promises, Threatening Our Members"- PDPNational leadership of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, raised alarm that All Progressives Congress, APC, was plotting to impose a one-party system on Nigeria by approaching senior members of its party with phantom promises. According to PDP, the move is a threat designed to destabilize it. The party, in a statement yesterday by National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, said APC was plunging the country into a one-party State.#colspan#
Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-making-phantom-promises-threatening-our-members-pdp/#sthash.YQAw85Kg.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperMonday 20th April 2015Lagos PDP Seeks Use Of Card Reader For Council PollsThe Lagos State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has advocated the use of Smart Card Readers for the State’s Local Council elections just as it decried the delay in the conduct of the polls. In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Taofik Gani, the PDP also lampooned the State government for failing to conduct the council polls long after the expiration of the tenure of the last elected council officials. According to the PDP, the composition and existence of the councils as they presently stand is illegal, unconstitutional and democracy.Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/lagos-pdp-seeks-use-of-card-reader-for-council-polls/#sthash.GgvRFABa.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperMonday 20th April 2015APC Wins Orhionmwon South Constituency In Edo The Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC), has declared Mr Roland Asoro of the All Progressives Congress (APC), winner of the rescheduled Edo House of Assembly election for Orhionmhwon South Constituency seat. Mr Olowu Owin, the Returning Officer for the election, announced the result on Sunday in Orhionmwon. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), recalls that INEC declared the April 11 State House of Assembly election inconclusive in 12 units in 4 Wards.Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-wins-orhionmwon-south-constituency-seat-in-edo/#sthash.rNAm6BfR.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperMonday 20th April 2015"APC Wants To Take Ekiti Government By Force, It Is Coup Against The People"- FayoseThe governor of Ekiti state, Ayodele Fayose, has maintained that he is ready for genuine reconciliation with the members of the opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC but argued that the leadership of the APC want to takeover Ekiti State government by force. He said he took the step to seek a genuine reconciliation in the interest of the State with the APC, whose 19 lawmakers in the State House of Assembly were plotting his impeachment.Ekiti 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apc-want-to-take-ekiti-govt-by-force-it-is-coup-against-the-people-fayose/#sthash.eJqTk031.dpuf
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Kashamu Says Obasanjo, INTERPOL Working With US To Abduct HimA People Democratic Party (PDP) leader in the South-West and Senator-elect for Ogun East senatorial district, Mr. Buruji Kashamu, has alleged that former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, was working with the United States of America’s security agencies to have him extradited to the US to answer charges on drug-related indictment. In a petition addressed to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Kashamu is asking the Commission to investigate the alleged move to abduct him and forcibly take him to the US to answer charges on drug-related offences.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kashamu-says-obasanjo-interpol-working-with-us-to-abduct-him/207254/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Impeachment: Fayose Not Serious About Peace Move, Say APC LawmakersThe 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly have declared that Governor Ayodele Fayose is not serious with the truce being sought to stave off impeachment against him. The lawmakers said this in reaction to yesterday’s broadcast by Fayose urging Ekiti people to rise against the lawmakers who he alleged were planning to resume their legislative duties on today.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/impeachment-fayose-not-serious-about-peace-move-say-apc-lawmakers/207256/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015APC Must Act Fast On Zoning, Says KwankwasoKano State Governor and the Senator-elect for Kano Central Senatorial District, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has advised the leadership of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) against undue delay in the distribution of key political offices. In the last two weeks, the leaders of the APC have engaged in a series of consultations and strategy meeting, trying to come up with the zoning arrangement ahead of the May 29 take-over of power from the out-going administration.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-must-act-fast-on-zoning-says-kwankwaso/207257/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Falana Faults Jonathan For Rejecting Amendments To The 1999 ConstitutionA human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Sunday faulted the decision of President Goodluck Jonathan to reject, in its entirety, the 70 amendments the National Assembly had proposed to the 1999 Constitution. Falana also warned that the 70 proposed amendments might suffer the same fate that led to the rejection of the 108 proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution in 2006. He expressed grave concern over the reasons the President gave for rejecting the 70 proposed amendment to the Constitution in a statement he personally signed, thereby warning against throwing baby away with the bath water.Nigeria 2015; Falana; Constitution Amendmenthttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/falana-faults-jonathan-for-rejecting-amendments-to-1999-constitution/207258/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Buhari Appeals To Nigerians For Time To Deliver On PromisesThe President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, has appealed to Nigerians not to expect instant miracles from his government to fix all the problems facing the country, but to be patient and supportive, saying he will need enough time to address the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East and other challenges confronting the nation. Buhari, who made this appeal in Kaduna at the weekend when he received a delegation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) members from Bauchi State led by the State Governor-elect, said the change which Nigerians expect from his incoming administration would not be realised overnight.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-appeals-to-nigerians-for-time-to-deliver-on-promises/207262/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015PDP Accuses APC Of Planning A One Party StateIn what appears to be the full assumption of an opposition party role, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has begun a round of accusations against the emerging “governing party”, the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP in a statement on Sunday accused the APC of planning a one-party system in Nigeria and encouraging mass defection of its members to APC. The party cited APC's meeting with prominent members of PDP as proof that the APC is encouraging mass defection and disharmony in PDP. The accusation coincided with the demand for a greater recognition for the South-east geo-political region in the merging dispensation.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-accuses-apc-of-planning-a-one-party-state/207267/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Anambra Senatorial Elections: Umeh Files Petition Against Ekwunife, INECThe All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the Anambra Central Senatorial District in the March 28 National Assembly election, Chief Victor Umeh, at the weekend filed a petition at the Legislative Assembly Tribunal sitting in Awka to challenge the declaration by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, Hon. Uche Ekwunife, as Senator-elect. Umeh said in a petition number EPT/AWK/5/16/2015, and which was submitted to the secretary of the Tribunal, Josephine Ekperobe at about 6p.m. on Saturday, that though he was not desperate to go to the Senate, he had to file the petition in order not to disappoint his numerous supporters who voted for him on the election day most of whom have been calling and visiting him since after the election, saying they were convinced that he was the actual winner of the election going by field results.Anambra 2015; Tribunal; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/senatorial-election-umeh-files-petition-against-ekwunife-inec/207239/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015North-West Set To Endorse Dogara As SpeakerAs the race for the Speakership of the House of Representatives gets hotter, a forum of lawmakers from the North-west zone has indicated their interest that Hon. Yakubu Dogara would be their choice. This was revealed by Hon. Nasiru Baballe Ila, representing Tarauni Federal Constituency of Kano State (APC), a member of the forum, in a statement in Abuja on Sunday. According to Ila, Dogara is the most qualified for the position of Speaker because of his humility, intelligence and calmness.Nigeria 2015; Speaker; North-Westhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/north-west-set-to-endorse-dogara-as-speaker/207241/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Buhari's Associate, Datti Vies For House LeaderIn the wake of the expected ratification of the zoning of the House Leader’s position to the North-west geopolitical zone by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hon. Garba Mohammed Datti representing Sabon Gari Federal Constituency of Kaduna State has indicated his interest to seek for the position in the House of Representatives. Datti is the currently the Deputy Minority Whip in the House.
Disclosing his intention via a statement yesterday, he premised his quest on his experience as a principal officers in the last four years, arguing that it has placed him in a better position to lead the eighth session of the House come June.
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-s-associate-datti-vies-for-house-leader/207243/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Ex-Lawmaker Criticizes Foreign Observers For Comments On Akwa Ibom ElectionsChief Nduese Essien, has described as alarmist and a violation of the electoral law the call by foreign observers for the cancellation of the governorship and House of Assembly elections conducted in the State. Briefing journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital at the weekend on the post-election development, Essien, who is a two-time Member of the Federal House of Representatives, questioned the rationale on which the foreign observers took such position on the State.Akwa Ibom; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ex-lawmaker-criticises-foreign-observers-for-comments-on-a-ibom-elections/207244/
ThisDay LiveMonday 20th April 2015Esuene Lists Weighty Evidence To Challenge Akwa Ibom Elections At TribunalThe Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the last governorship and House of Assembly elections in Akwa Ibom State, Senator Helen Esuene, Hs said she has weighty evidence to challenge the outcome of the election at the Tribunal. The evidence, THISDAY gathered include still pictures and video cameras showing rigging, hijacking/diversion of materials, violence, killing, use of thugs/fake security personnel, connivance between the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), ad-hoc workers, security agencies and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as well as non-use of card readers contrary to the provisions of the Electoral Act.Akwa Ibom; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/esuene-lists-weighty-evidence-to-challenge-a-ibom-elections-in-tribunal/207246/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015"US Is Supporting Buhari Because They Want Him To Extradite 'Wanted' Persons"- National MirrorNational Mirror has a report which claims that the United States of America is supporting Muhammadu Buhari's incoming government because it wants to ensure that certain individuals wanted in the US are finally extradited to face trials. National Mirror exclusively gathered that the US was backing Buhari in his anti corruption campaign in order to extradite prominent Nigerian politicians who have been on the wanted lists of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, for sundry offences. The politicians wanted by the US include top ranking members of both the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC.
Nigeria 2015; UShttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/us-is-supporting-buhari-because-they-want-him-to-extradite-wanted-persons.110592/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015"Buhari Cannot Make Petrol N40 Per Litre"- IPMANThe Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigerian, Mosimi, Ogun State has declared that it will be impossible for Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President-elect to reduce the pump price of petrol to N40 per litre. Speaking on behalf of the association, Chairman of IPMAN, in Ogun State, Adeleke Bada reacted to the advice given by former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Tam David West to the President-elect to reduce the pump price to N40, said the price is not realistic.
Nigeria 2015; IPMAN; Petrol; Buharihttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-cannot-make-petrol-n40-per-litre-ipman.110588/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015Buhari Set To Unveil His Transition Committee TomorrowAccording to ThisDay news online, President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, will unveil his 35-member transition committee tomorrow, baring any last minute change in plan. The names of members of the transition committee which is expected to work with a similar committee to be appointed by the out- going administration of President Goodluck Jonathan, will be formally presented to the public at a party event to be presided over by in Abuja.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-set-to-unveil-his-transition-committee-tomorrow-thisday.110595/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015"Jonathan Picked The Worst Possible People For Transition Committee"- APCMr. Shehu Garba, Director of Media and Communication for Nigeria's APC has said that President Jonathan's transition committee is made of 'trickish' people who represent the 'worst of our prejudices.' His words: “The President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has earned an incredibly high amount of goodwill following his acceptance of the outcome of the election, which itself had the effect of de-escalating tensions not just among Nigerians but all over the continent."
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/apc-jonathan-picked-the-worst-possible-people-for-his-transition-committee.110583/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015Ijaw Group To President Jonathan- "Set Ibori Free Before You Leave Office"Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI, in Delta State has called on President Goodluck Jonathan to grant former Delta State Governor, James Ibori a presidential pardon before May 28. According to VANGUARD, National President the group, Mr. Austin Ozobo, in interactive with newsmen, said: ''Chief Ibori has suffered enough and there is no justification for not granting him clemency, as had been done to others''.Nigeria 2015; Ijaw; Iborihttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/ijaw-group-to-president-jonathan-set-ibori-free-before-you-leave-office.110579/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015"PDP Chairman Caused President Jonathan's Defeat"- GulakAhmed Gulak, former Senior Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Political Affairs has blamed the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Adamu Mu'azu for the President's defeat during the just concluded Presidential election. Speaking during an interview session with PUNCH, Gulak responded to claims by Mu'azu that the APC was trying to plant moles within the PDP.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/pdp-chairman-caused-president-jonathans-defeat-gulak.110578/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineMonday 20th April 2015Bayelsa: Gunmen Attack Home Of President Jonathan's AideThings have taken another turn in Bayelsa after gunmen attacked the home of President Jonathan's Senior Special Assistant on Domestic Matters, Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa. The gunmen destroyed the safe in one of his rooms and carted away money and other undisclosed items. While Dudafa himself was absent during the raid, family sources say the gunmen kept asking for his whereabouts. Bayelsa 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/bayelsa-gunmen-attack-home-of-president-jonathans-aide.110577/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015President Jonathan Dismisses PUNCH Report, Denies Spending N2 Trillion On CampaignFULL TRANSCRIPT OF REUBEN ABATI’S INTERVIEW WITH STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS ON THE SUNDAY PUNCH FRONT PAGE STORY OF APRIL 19, 2015 TITLED “JONATHAN DEMANDS N2tn ELECTION FUNDS REFUND, AUDIT.” The front-page story of the Sunday Punch of April 19 alleging that the Presidency spent a whopping N2 trillion on the 2015 General elections, and that a Committee of Five has been set up by President Jonathan to conduct an audit of how the funds were disbursed by party members and state officials is mischievous, false and embarrassing. The President has not set up any committee as alleged in that story. It is also not true that the Presidency and the Peoples Democratic Party used state funds, or spent N2 trillion during the campaigns. The innuendoes are wrong-headed; the motives behind the story are suspicious.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathan-dismisses-punch-report-denies-spending-n2trillion-on-campaign.110571/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015Senator Uche Chukwumerije Is DeadSenator Uche Chukwumerijie, a former Minister of Information and Senator representing Abia North Senatorial district, has died. His son, Chidi, broke the news: “On the evening of Sunday, the 19th of April, 2015, surrounded by his family, Comrade Uche Chukwumerije passed into the open arms of history, and of our Lord Jesus Christ, after a long but gallant battle with lung cancer."Nigeria 2015; Chukwumerijehttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/senator-uche-chukwumerijie-is-dead.110568/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015104 Persons Arrested For Electoral Violence In Rivers StateThe Rivers Police Command said on Sunday that its officers have arrested 104 persons for election-related offences in the State. The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Mr Ahmad Muhammad, a DSP, said in a statement in Port Harcourt that the police had begun investigating 41 different cases involving the suspects.Rivers 2015; Violencehttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/104-persons-arrested-for-electoral-violence-in-rivers-state.110562/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015President Jonathan's Man, Kuku Denies Contributing Towards Buhari's CampaignKingsley Kuku, Special adviser to the President on Niger Delta Matters, Kingsley Kuku, has denied contributing money to Muhammadu Buhari's of the All Progressives Cpngress, APC presidential campaign. THIS DAY reports that Kuku issued the denial following accusations leveled against him on social network and other media platforms. Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathans-man-kuku-denies-contributing-to-buharis-campaign.110558/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015Katsina Indigenes Beg Buhari To Re-introduce War Against IndisciplineAlhaji Aliyu Daura, the Chairman of Katsina State Indigenes Association, Sokoto State chapter, has pleaded with the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari to re-introduce the War Against Indiscipline (WAI). He made the plea in a congratulatory message to Buhari made available to newsmen in Sokoto on Sunday. According to him, the re-introduction of WAI will check the menace of various forms of indiscipline across the country.Nigeria 2015; WAI; Buharihttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/kastina-indigenes-beg-buhari-to-re-introduce-war-against-indiscipline.110560/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015Explosion Rocks Kogi Deputy Governor's House In LagosThe Lagos residence of the Kogi State Deputy Governor. Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, was on Saturday rocked by a cooking gas explosion. The explosion, caused by a leaking gas cylinder, occurred around 7.15am at 19B Dolphin Estate, Ikoyi, HFB Way, Lagos. Three occupants in the house, including Mrs. Awoniyi were said to have been trapped, while the driver who was outside washing cars was reportedly injured from the explosion.Kogi 2015; Deputy Governorhttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/explosion-rocks-kogi-deputy-govs-house-in-lagos.110545/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015PDP Governors, Chiefs Reportedly Recruit Obasanjo To Hijack Party From JonathanAccording to The Nation, governors in the Peoples Democratic Party have concluded plans to sideline President Goodluck Jonathan as they begin the process of rebuilding the party. The reformation plan is believed to have informed a recent meeting in Dutse, Jigawa State attended by Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa, ex-Governor Orji Uzor Kalu and others. Reports say the Governors want to chart a new course for the party with them in the driving seat.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/pdp-govs-chiefs-recruit-obasanjo-in-move-to-hijack-party-from-jonathan-the-nation.110540/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015Buhari Plans To Have A Small CabinetPresident-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari in a Vanguard interview has shown indications that the cabinet of his administration will be a small one, and that they'll start working before their swearing in on the 29th of May. Speaking about his transition committee, he says he plans to make sure that it is not too big. "If it is big, they will start thinking of how to influence the choice of ministers either for themselves or those they want to be Ministers. But my idea is to get knowledgable and experienced technocrats who are really patriotic to study the handing over notes by Ministries and make recommendations.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/nigeria-buhari-plans-to-have-a-small-cabinet.110537/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSunday 19th April 2015"President Jonathan Demands Return Of N2 Trillion Election Funds"- PunchFollowing the defeat suffered by President Goodluck Jonathan and his party, the Peoples Democratic Party, during the March 28 and April 11 elections, the President has asked the party and government officials who handled campaign funds to refund monies not spent, or those not judiciously expended,SUNDAY PUNCH can authoritatively report. Jonathan, credible sources said, has also set up a committee of five to get those with the funds to return them.Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathan-demands-return-of-n2tn-election-funds-punch.110536/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 18th April 2015Saraki Tells Buhari: "Asset Declaration Can't Stop Corruption In Nigeria"Senator Bukola Saraki has stated that declaration of assets by politicians and public office holders would not reduce the rate of corrupt practices in Nigeria, Tribune reports. Days ago President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, in a bid to curb corruption in Nigeria had said officers under his administration have to declare their assets.
Nigeria 2015; Sarakihttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/saraki-tells-buhari-asset-declaration-cant-stop-corruption-in-nigeria.110514/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 18th April 2015LG Chairman Kidnapped In Rivers StateThe Police Command in Rivers has confirmed the abduction of Chief Cassidy Ikegbudu, Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ahoada East Local Government Area. The command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Ahmad Muhammad, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Port Harcourt that Ikegbudu was abducted in the early hours of Saturday. Muhammad said that the police had received report of the abduction of the council chairman and ``the command is aware of the incident involving the caretaker committee chairman.
Rivers 2015; Violencehttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/lg-chairman-kidnapped-in-rivers-state.110524/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 18th April 2015Constitution Amendment: Jonathan Attempting Fraud With Signature WithdrawalThe Vanguard newspaper has said that President Jonathan's reason for refusing to sign the Constitution Amendment Bill may be false, as he already signed the original amendment bill. It is because of this that the Senate is asking the President to return to them the copy of the bill they forwarded to him. Chairman of the Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Commission, Ekweremadu said that the Committee had temporarily suspended its retreat because nothing can go on without the return of the original copy of the amended bill - he said the work of the Committee will be guided by the contents of the bill.
Nigeria 2015; Constituiton Amendment; Senatehttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/constitution-jonathan-attempting-fraud-with-signature-withdrawal-senate-vanguard.110533/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 18th April 2015Buhari Backs Jonathan's Reaction To South Africa's Xenophobic AttacksGen. Muhammadu Buhari, in a statement released on Saturday says he is in full support of the steps taken so far by the Nigerian government in its efforts to protect the country’s citizens from the wave of xenophobic attacks in South Africa, Premium Times reports. Buhari said that Nigeria’s Head of Mission in Pretoria had taken the right steps by advising the Nigerian community in South Africa to close their shops, stay home and keep out of trouble, while ensuring that they obey the laws of their host country.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-backs-jonathan’s-reaction-to-south-africa’s-xenophobic-attacks.110510/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineSaturday 18th April 2015"Jonathan's Disobedience Caused PDP's Downfall"- Governor AliyuNiger State Governor, Babangida Aliyu, has blamed the Peoples Democratic Party's failure in the general elections on President Goodluck Jonathan’s refusal to honour a single term pact allegedly reached by its leaders, Premium Times reports. Gov. Aliyu, who lost the May 28 senatorial election to represent Niger East Senatorial District said he saw the downfall coming. Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/jonathans-disobedience-caused-pdps-downfall-gov-aliyu.110507/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015"It's A Trap!"- APC Rejects May 28th Handover DateAccording to a Punch report, there are indications the All Progressive Congress, APC, has rejected President Goodluck Jonathan's handing over of power to Gen. Muhhamadu Buhari on the 28th of May. A top member of the All Progressives Congress, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media said, “It is simply not acceptable, we are rejecting it, it is a trap.” He explained that from a security point of view, it could be considered a trap.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/its-a-trap-apc-rejects-may-28-handover-date-punch.110504/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015Taraba Guber: Women Groups Threaten To Protest NudeAhead of the April 25th re-run election in Taraba State, groups under the aegis of The Ladies of Grace and Agape Sisters have threatened to mobilise hundreds of thousands of Nigerian women to protest nude if any official behaved funny. The Coordinator of the groups, Ms. Jane Onuh disclosed this on Friday while addressing a press conference in Abuja, alleging that there were noticeable series of intimidations exhibited by the opponent of Sen. Aisha Jummai Alhassan, which they said included men, military, police as well as suspected electoral officials.Taraba 2015; TLOGAShttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/taraba-guber-re-run-women-groups-threaten-to-protest-nude/207111/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015Elections: INEC Urges Aggrieved Parties To Go To CourtThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has asked candidates of parties who failed in the March 28 and April 11 general elections to proceed to the election tribunal when constituted to table their grievances instead of peddling unfounded rumours or working themselves up because they didn’t win. The INEC National Commissioner for Anambra, Imo, and Abia states, Ambassador Lawrence Nwuruku gave the advice in Awka, the Anambra State capital yesterday while issuing certificates of Return to National Assembly winners in the State. He said the Commission had no powers under the law to cancel an already declared result.Nigeria 2015; Tribunal; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/elections-inec-urges-aggrieved-parties-to-go-to-court/207110/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015Rivers Governorship: APC Sure Of Victory At TribunalThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has said it was confident that the elections petitions tribunal would upturn the result of the governorship elections in Rivers State. But the Governor-elect, Chief Nyesom Wike, expressed satisfaction that the APC had finally accepted defeat at the elections and had decided to challenge the result legally instead of resorting to violence.

Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-governorship-apc-sure-of-victory-at-tribunal/207106/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015"PDP'll Not Insult The Incoming President"- MetuhThe National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olisa Metuh has said that the party would provide a decent and credible opposition that would constructively proffer sound alternatives to the policies and programmes of the in-coming administration without recourse to insults, propaganda and deceit. The All Progressives Congress Spokesman, Alhaji Lai Mohammed however countered that his party did not have a hand in the collapse of PDP or looked down on its leadershipNigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-ll-not-insult-the-in-coming-president-says-metuh/207108/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015"Anambra PDP Will Cooperate With APGA For The Progress Of The State"- Peter ObiFormer Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has assured that the PDP members in the National Assembly would work with APGA for the ultimate good and progress of the State. He said this yesterday during the presentation of Certificates of Return to those that won the Senatorial and House of Representatives seats in the State. Flanked by the Senator-elect for Anambra South, Sen. Andy Uba; Hon. Uche Ekwunife (Central); and Princess Stella Oduah (Anambra North), Obi said that the benefit of having three of them in one party was that they would work together for the good of Anambra State in particular and Nigeria in general. He expressed happiness that Anambra had ranking members in House to ensure that the State benefitted from distribution of Committees and other related matters.Anambra 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/anambra-pdp-will-cooperate-with-apga-for-the-progress-of-the-state/207102/
ThisDay LiveSaturday 18th April 2015Group Dismisses Allegations Against OttiThe Abia Renaissance Group has charged the people of the State and Nigeria in general to discountenance the laborious efforts by the Peoples Democratic Party in the State through different organisations trying to link the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) gubernatorial candidate to any of the Independent national Electoral Commission officials. They alleged in a statement that the allegations were those of a drowning man and urged the PDP to concede defeat in an election they claimed was clearly won by Dr. Alex Otti but manipulated to a point of indecision by the ruling PDP.Abia 2015; ARG; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-dismisses-allegations-against-otti/207105/
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Nwuche Wants Rivers State REC Removed, Polls CancelledRivers State governorship and state assembly elections were marred by large scale violence, massive rigging and therefore should be canceled and the INEC Commissioner removed, former House of Representatives deputy speaker, Prince Chibudom Nwuche has said. He insisted that the elections were fraudulent and did not reflect the true pattern of voting in the State, saying they were marred by commercial-scale violence unleashed on the people by hired political thugs under the protection of the police in collusion with officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52345-nwuche-wants-rivers-rec-removed-polls-cancelled
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Governor-Elect Seeks To Rebrand BauchiBauchi State Governor-Elect, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, has set up the Bauchi Re-branding Project, aimed at formulating new policies and programmes for the State. Coordinator of the project, Alhaji Baba Abubakar Suleiman, said this while briefing newsmen in Bauchi. He said the project is made up of intellectuals and technocrats, democrats, retired and serving Permanent Secretaries. Suleiman, who is also Minority Leader of the State House of Assembly, said the group will work with ministries, departments and agencies with a view to formulating policies that will guide the incoming administration.Bauchi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52331-gov-elect-moves-to-rebrand-bauchi
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Imo APC Seeks REC's RedeploymentThe Rochas Okorocha campaign organization in Imo State has called for immediate removal of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Gabriel Adah. Director General of the campaign organization, Barrister Ihukwumere Alaribe, made the call in Owerri yesterday while addressing newsmen. He said the call was based on the fact that “he is incompetent and lacks integrity to supervise the planned run-off election. We believe that INEC at the National Headquarters is determined to ensure free and fair election in the State, but the REC here has spoilt the whole work. That is why he should be removed before the election,” he said.Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52333-imo-apc-seeks-rec-s-redeployment
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Lalong Promises All Inclusive Government In PlateauPlateau State governor-elect, Simon Lalong, has promised to run an all-inclusive government that would serve people of the state irrespective of ethnic, religious and political backgrounds. He called on people of the State to pray for the incoming administration to discharge their duties, adding, “Almighty God has answered the prayers of people of Plateau State and Nigeria at large. This victory is for the people and I promise to run an all-inclusive government. We will govern Plateau people with fairness, while promoting unity and peace”. Lalong spoke at an event organized by the National Chairman of Council of Ulama of Jaamatul Izalatul Bidia Wa Ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS) Sheik Sani Yahaya Jingir in Jos.Plateau 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52332-lalong-promises-all-inclusive-government-in-plateau
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Oshiomole, PDP Trade Words Over Alleged 140,000 Voided VotesClaims by Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State that 140,000 All Progressives Congress, APC, votes were voided in the last presidential election, have been refuted by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the State. In his broadcast to thank the people of the state for voting the APC in the last general elections, Oshiomhole had, said: “lt is on record that Edo State is the only State within the South-East and South-South geo-political zones where the President-Elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, secured the highest number of 45 percent of votes cast."Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/oshiomhole-pdp-trade-words-over-alleged-140000-voided-votes/#sthash.TLJEO7Li.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015"Rivers APC Candidate Bribing Pastors, Chiefs To Petition State Election Tribunal"- PDPRivers State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has alleged that a senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State was offering some pastors and chiefs of Ogoni huge sums of money as inducement to petition the State Election Tribunal that no elections took place in the area. State PDP Chairman, Mr Felix Obuah, in a statement, yesterday, berated the senator for allegedly desperately wanting to remain in office even against the wish of his people. Obuah warned against such surreptitious moves to plunge the State into unnecessary chaos after the APC had failed in its pre-election propaganda to incite the people and even during the elections to carry arms against the State.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/rivers-apc-candidate-inducing-pastors-chiefs-to-petition-state-election-tribunal-pdp/#sthash.qWL7wfkN.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Beware Of Obasanjo, Owie Tells BuhariSenator Rowland Owie, former Chief Whip of the Senate, has advised President-Elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), to avoid former President Olusegun Obasanjo, if he desires to succeed as Nigeria’s leader. Owie, who gave the advice in a statement, yesterday in Benin City, Edo State, said: “To Buhari, I thank God for you, but you must deliver on your promises and also build on what President Goodluck Jonathan did. Above all, you must run far from Obasanjo. If he can’t control your government, he will fight you."Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/beware-of-obasanjo-owie-tells-buhari/#sthash.PDY461PI.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 17th April 2015Buhari Makes TIME's 100 Most Influential ListPresident-elect, Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd), who defeated incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan during the March 28 General Election, has been named in the Time Magazine annual 100 influential people in the world list for 2015. He leads three other Nigerians in the list. The TIME 100 is an annual list of 100 most influential people in the world whose works are changing the world, regardless of the consequences of their actions. In a release yesterday by the magazine, Buhari was named under the leaders category and described as a new choice for Nigeria, written by Time’s Africa bureau chief, Aryn Baker.Nigeria 2015; TIME; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/buhari-shekau-others-make-times-100-influential-persons-list/#sthash.ZXWZXAmc.dpuf
Leadership News OnlineFriday 17th April 2015Senator-Elect Urges Jega To Remain INEC Boss Beyond JuneAlhaji Suleiman Nazif, the Senator-elect for Bauchi Northern Senatorial District, has appealed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, to remain in office beyond June in order to enable him perfect the use of the Card Reader in the country’s electoral process. Nazif made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Gamawa, headquarters of Gamawa Local Governmnet Area of the State. Jega’s tenure is expected to expire in June this year.Nigeria 2015; INEChttp://leadership.ng/news/426152/senator-elect-urges-jega-to-remain-as-inec-boss-beyond-june
Leadership News OnlineFriday 17th April 2015Senator Gemade Petitions NHRC Over Assault By MilitaryChairman Senate Committee on National Planning, Senator Barnabas Gemade has asked the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to declare the conduct and behaviour of an army officer who allegedly assaulted, intimidated and harassed him and his constituents as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional. In a petition addressed and personally delivered to the executive secretary, NHRC, Bem Angwe in Abuja yesterday, over alleged assault, harassment and intimidation by the commandant of 72 Battalion, Nigerian Army, Makurdi during the April 11, governorship and State Assembly elections, Sen Gemade said he, alongside some of his constituents, were subjected to inhuman treatments by the commandant, Col. Timothy Lagbaja.Benue 2015; NHRC; Gemadehttp://leadership.ng/news/426227/polls-gemade-petitions-nhrc-over-assault-by-military
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 17th April 2015President Jonathan Explains Why He Conceded Defeat To BuhariPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday explained why he finally explained why he conceded defeat to Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. Responding to remarks by the French ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Denis Guaer, who commended him for setting a record President Jonathan said, ''Since I assumed duty, I have been involved in quelling political crises in some African countries and I know what they passed through and what some are still going through. If you scuttle a system for personal ambition, it becomes a collective tragedy. 'You need to have a nation before you can have an ambition. It should always be the nation first. Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathan-finally-explains-why-he-conceded-defeat-to-buhari.110446/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 17th April 2015Governor Lamido Threatens To Jail Senator Yusuf Over Missing PDP Campaign MoneyJigawa State Governor, Sule Lamido has threatened to jail former Minister of Internal Affairs in the Second Republic, Senator Bello Maitama Yusuf, over Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, missing campaign funds. According to VANGUARD, the Governor and PDP are accusing Senator Yusuf of diverting the money given him to distribute to the electorate in his constituency to mobilize them to vote for the party. Yusuf reportedly defected to the APC after diverting the funds. Jigawa 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/governor-lamido-threatens-to-jail-senator-yusuf-over-missing-pdp-campaign-money.110448/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 17th April 2015Buhari's Campaign Tears Delta APC ApartThe All Progressives Congress, APC Delta State chapter is currently facing serious crisis over funds remitted to execute the campaign of its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. Barely five days after the governorship and State assemblies elections, the Delta State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, is embroiled in crisis over funds remitted to execute the campaign of its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. The party had on Tuesday announced the expulsion of three of its leaders, namely Temi Harriman, Alex Ideh and A.S Mene, for various offences.Delta 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buharis-campaign-tears-apc-delta-apart.110451/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Thousands Of Ndoma Egba's Supporters Leave PDP For APCThousands of supporters of the Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), from the six Local Government Areas of the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State yesterday decamped from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The decampees who were led by the Director-General of the Victor Ndoma-Egba Campaign Organisation, Ernest Irek, included former Local Council chairmen, former members of the State House of Assembly, former Councillors and thousands of other PDP members.Cross River 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/thousands-of-ndoma-egba-s-supporters-leave-pdp-for-apc/207039/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Impeachment: Labour To Shut Down Ekiti For Fayose, As Group Writes CJNFollowing attempt to impeach the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, the Organised Labour in the state has declared half day total shutdown in Ado Ekiti today, in solidarity with the State Governor. Members of the organised labour, under the auspices of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and Joint Negotiating Council (JNC), gathered at the popular Fajuyi Park Resort centre yesterday where they declared Friday a work-free day for workers of the state civil service. Also a group called Ekiti Justice Group (EJG), had, while addressing journalists on the same issue, described the action of the former Speaker of the Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, directing the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, to constitute a probe panel against Fayose as bizarre, ignoble, irresponsible and downright unlawful.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/impeachment-labour-to-shut-down-ekiti-for-fayose-as-group-writes-cjn/207045/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Court Adjourns Tinubu's N150 Billion Libel Law Suit Against AIT Till May 27An Ikeja High Court on Thursday adjourned the N150 billion libel suit filed by the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Bola Tinubu, against the Africa Independent Television (AIT), till May 27 for further direction. Justice Iyabo Akinkugbe adjourned the suit after hearing the submissions of Tinubu’s counsel, Mr. Ayodele Adedipe and Mr. Jeffery Kadiri, representing AIT. The former Lagos State Governor had instituted suit against AIT for peddling false accusations about his personality in the documentary titled “Lion of Bourdilion.”Nigeria 2015; Tinubu; AIT; Judiciaryhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/court-adjourns-tinubu-s-n150bn-libel-suit-against-ait-till-may-27/207047/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Ogboru Heads For Election Tibunal AgainThe governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the April 11, election in Delta State, Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, on Thursday said he was set to return to the election tribunal once again to recover the mandate he believes was given to him at the polls by the electorate in the State. Ogboru, told journalists in his country home in Abraka that he and the LP did not accept declaration of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, as the duly elected Governor of the State and successor of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan.Delta 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ogboru-heads-for-election-tribunal-again/207049/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015"People Were Mischievous About My Meeting With Diezani"- AbdulsalamiThe Chairman of the Peace Committee, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd.), on Thursday said some people were unnecessarily mischievous over his meeting with Minister of Petroleum Resources, Deziani Allison-Madueke. He noted that as the Chairman of the peace Committee, he had been meeting with a lot of people including ministers in the course of the transition. The former Military Head of State who fielded questions from State House correspondents shortly after he met with President Goodluck Jonathan at the Presidential Villa, said.Nigeria 2015; Abdulsalamhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/abdulsalami-people-were-mischievous-about-my-meeting-with-diezani/207053/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Jonathan Asks World Leaders To Support BuhariPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday urged world leaders and international institutions to give their fullest possible support to the incoming administration of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). This is just as the President met with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa. Jonathan equally charged all Nigerians to do their utmost to help the incoming President-elect succeed in leading the country to greater heights. The President made the call when he had separate audiences with the new Ambassadors of France, Senegal and Ethiopia.Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-asks-world-leaders-to-support-buhari/207013/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Presidential Poll: "How Orubebe Planned To Abduct Jega"- ReutersA report by the Reuters news agency has unravelled an alleged plot by some persons close to President Goodluck Jonathan to abduct the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Tuesday, March 31, to stop him from announcing the results of the presidential election and declaring Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as the winner of the poll. According to Reuters, central to the plan were Jega's security detail and Godsday Orubebe, a former Minister of the Niger Delta Ministry. Orubebe's role was to cause a disturbance at the collation centre as cover for the abduction of Jega.

Nigeria 2015; Reuters; Orubebehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/presidential-poll-how-orubebe-plotted-to-abduct-jega/207014/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Constitution Amendment: Senate Demands Return Of Amendment BillThe face-off between President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Assembly over the President’s decision to veto the recent amendments to the 1999 Constitution assumed a new twist yesterday, when the Senate asked the president to return the original copy of the amendment bill. The President had in a letter dated April 13, addressed to Senate President David Mark and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, announced his decision to reject the Constitution (Alteration) Bill 2015 because of perceived deliberate attempts by federal lawmakers to whittle down presidential powers.Nigeria 2015; Constituiton Amendment; Senatehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/constitution-senate-demands-return-of-amendment-bill/207015/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Amaechi Inaugurates Nine Man Committee To Investigate KillingsRivers State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, has set up a nine-man commission of inquiry to investigate politically-motivated Killings in the State. Members of the commission include Professor Chidi Odinkalu as Chairman, Sir. Samuel Egbe as secretary and Professor Nlerum Okogbule. Others are Professor Owunari Georgewill, Dr. Richard Ofuru, Mrs. Asivosuo Oriye, Dr. Joy Ejiofor, Mrs. Ayo Obe, and Rev. Father Michael Akiri as members. Speaking during the inauguration at Government House, Port Harcourt yesterday, Amaechi said the fact-finding exercise would last for 30 days.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/amaechi-inaugurates-nine-man-committee-to-investigate-killings/207036/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Groups Call For Governorship Election Re-Run In Abia StateThe civil society organisations in Abia State has asked that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) conduct a re-run of the governorship election in the State. In a statement signed by Kelechi Anyanwu, Nelson Nnanna Nwafor, Innocent Anozie Nkowocha, Cassiuss Ukwugbe, and Comrade David Anyaele, and made available to THISDAY, citing “displeasure over series of irregularities and abuse of the electoral process”, the group called for a re-run in Osisioma, Ugwunagbo, Obingwa, and Isialangwa North Local Government Areas.Abia 2015; JDPC; CCD; FENRAD; SERSJ; HRJPF; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-calls-for-governorship-election-re-run-in-abia/207026/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015PDP Denies Plot To Rig Rescheduled Bayelsa Assembly PollThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa State Thursday denied any plot to rig the state assembly poll rescheduled to hold tomorrow, even as it accused aides of President Goodluck Jonathan of sponsoring opposition against the party. The PDP, which described as “baseless and misleading” the claims by the opposition parties in the State to rig the Assembly elections, alleged that it was bothered that a serving Aide of the President, Dr. Waripamowei Dudafa, is behind the opposition onslaught against the party.

Bayelsa 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-denies-plot-to-rig-rescheduled-bayelsa-assembly-poll/207025/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Akwa Ibom Assembly Candidates Cry Out Over Non-Release Of Their Election Result By INECThe House of Assembly candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom state Thursday raised the alarm that five days after the conduct of the April 11 election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State was yet to announce the result of the election. At a press conference in Uyo, the State capital, the APC candidates expressed concern why INEC rushed to announce the result of the governorship election conducted simultaneously with the House of Assembly election.Akwa Ibom 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC))http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/a-ibom-apc-assembly-candidates-cry-out-over-non-release-of-their-results-by-inec/207024/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Ogun Workers Celebrate Amosun's Re-electionThe Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has assured civil servants in the State better days as he returns for a second term in office. Addressing workers who trooped to his Oke-Mosan office to rejoice with him over his re-election yesterday, the Governor assured them of prompt payment of salary and deduction as well as car and housing loans among others.Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ogun-workers-celebrate-amosun-8217-s-re-election/207027/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015Taraba Guber Race: APC Gives Condition For Participating In Re-Run ElectionsThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has demanded the total cancellation of the governorship election results in the 11 Local Government Areas of Taraba State affected by irregularities and overhaul of the security and staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before proceeding with the election re-run. The party said fresh election should not be conducted under the supervision of the current INEC officials in the State, “as they have shown sufficient evidence of bias and complicity in the April 11 election."Taraba 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/taraba-guber-race-apc-gives-condition-for-participating-in-election-re-run/207021/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015"I Did Not Lose To Al-Makura"- MakuThe governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Nasarawa State in the just-concluded election, Mr. Labaran Maku, has rejected the result of the election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the State. In a statement issued in Lafia on Wednesday, Maku said he would ensure that justice was done on the issue.

Nasarawa 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/maku-i-did-not-lose-to-al-makura/207018/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015"Why PDP Suffered Defeat"- TukurFormer National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has ascribed the PDP’s defeat in the just concluded presidential and gubernatorial elections to lack of internal democracy and impositions in the party. Tukur made the disclosure to journalists Thursday at his residence in Yola and explained that the imminent repercussions inherent in not adhering to internal democracy and impositions were the reasons behind the party’s defeat in the concluded 2015 general election.

Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/tukur-why-pdp-suffered-defeat/207017/
ThisDay LiveFriday 17th April 2015APGA Factions Find Common Ground In Abia Guber Polls The two factions of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State have found unity in the governorship election which was stalemated with both calling for a rerun of the poll. APGA had ran for the gubernatorial race with two candidates Dr. Alex Otti and Ochiagha Reagan Ufomba laying claim as the authentic candidate. Though Otti was recognised by the Independent national Electoral Commission (INEC) as candidate, Ufomba refused to let go as he is presently challenging it in court.Abia 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apga-factions-find-common-ground-in-abia-guber-poll/207016/
ThisDay LiveThursday 16th April 2015El-rufai Vows To Fulfill Campaign Promises Despite Huge Debt BurdenKaduna State Governor-elect, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has promised to do all that is humanly possible to move the state forward in spite of its high indebtedness. In an acceptance speech during the presentation of Certificate of Return to him by the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kaduna on Wednesday, El-Rufai said he was aware of the high expectations of the people, assuring them that he will do his best to meet their expectations. He however appealed to the people for patience, sacrifice and support as the institutions in the State are reformed to instill a culture of probity and personal responsibility.Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/el-rufai-vows-to-fulfill-campaign-promises-despite-huge-debt-burden/206951/
ThisDay LiveThursday 16th April 2015"PDP Will Bounce Back To Reclaim Victory"- RibaduThe candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the just concluded gubernatorial election in Adamawa State, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, has said that the party’s sakeholders have resolved to restructure the party with the aim of wresting back power come 2019 elections. Ribadu disclosed this at a PDP stakeholders’ meeting held at his residence in Yola, saying they had decided to remain in the party to address the problems that led to the party’s defeat in the State. He said the PDP will bounce back in full force and will take back its power from the ruling party (APC), claiming that the PDP will clinch victory in 2019, which informed their decision to remain in the party.Adamawa 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ribadu-pdp-will-bounce-back-to-reclaim-victory/206952/
ThisDay LiveThursday 16th April 2015"How Yoruba Determined Victory For APC"- Al-MakuraNasarawa State Governor, Alhaji Tanko Al-Makura, on Wednesday said the Yoruba in the South-West were behind the successful outing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the recently concluded general election in the country. The Governor made this statement at the Presidential Lodge in Lafia, the State capital, on Tuesday night while receiving the Yoruba community in the State led by their President, Alhaji Afees Adigun. In making this assertion, the Governor stressed the role played by Yoruba elements during the merger process of opposition political parties which transformed into the APC saying their contribution “could not be quantified in naira and kobo."Nasarawa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/al-makura-how-yoruba-determined-victory-for-apc/206954/
ThisDay LiveThursday 16th April 2015Kwankwaso, Ganduje Receive Certificate Of ReturnThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Kano has presented certificates of return to the elected Governor of the State, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, along with the elected Senator of Kano Central Senatorial District, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and others. The issuance of the certificates of return was conducted in the presence of notable APC kingpins in the State and creme de la creme of party supporters who converged in Mambayya House on Thursday to witness what political observers described as a great democratic epoch. Speaking on the occasion, the Resident Electoral Commissioner for Kano State, Alhaji Hussaini Halilu Pai said the conduct of the just concluded elections in the country had proven the fact that Nigeria's democracy was accorded a human face with the introduction of new innovations to stem glaring cases of electoral fraud.Kano 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kwankwaso-ganduje-receive-certificates-of-return/206965/
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015"2015 Election Campaign Almost Divided Lagos"- FasholaGovernor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, yesterday, confessed that the 2015 general election campaigns almost divided Lagos along ethnic line and civil service administration. This came even as the Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, urged the civil servants in the state to give their continue support to him and his incoming team inorder to continue the excellent work in the State saying, “My mission is to make Lagos Civil Service the best in Africa.”Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/2015-election-campaigns-almost-divided-lagos-fashola/#sthash.satcxfUh.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015"Northern Leaders Conspired To Sabotage Jonathan"- UmehNational Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA Chief Victor Umeh has said that the Northern leaders conspired to sabotage Jonathan as he called on President Goodluck Jonathan not to be deceived by people like Theophilus Danjuma and some Norther leaders who are praising him for conceding defeat to President-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, saying that they never supported his administration. Chief Umeh while agreeing that there are some good Northern leaders with good intentions for Nigeria, urged President Jonathan to ignore some of the sycophants who never supported his re-election bid and are now praising him for conceding defeat to Gen. Buhari, saying, they were spoiling for war before the election and waiting for him to reject the result of the election so they can start the war they have been planning.
Nigeria 2015; APGAhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/northern-leaders-conspired-to-sabotage-jonathan-umeh/#sthash.pWpzIhgj.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015"My Sister Wasn't A Mole In PDP"- Bukola SarakiThe Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki has absolved his sister,Senator Gbemisola Saraki of being a mole in PDP before she decamped to join him in the All Progressives Congress, APC, shortly before the general elections describing the accusation as cheap blackmail. Saraki, who was the former Governor of Kwara State spoke in an interview with newsmen in Ilorin on the landslide victory recorded by his party in the State said that apart from Muhammed Dele Belgore in PDP other members of the party were from Saraki’s political family stressing that the only difference was just that Gbemi was his biological sister.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/my-sister-wasnt-a-mole-in-pdp-says-bukola-saraki/#sthash.mdF7ULQW.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015"Change Is Not Just A Campaign Slogan, It Will Work"- OsinbajoVice-President elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has maintained that the word change is not just a campaign slogan of the All Progressives Congress, APC but something that will work when Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) is sworn-in on May 29. He made this disclosure via his Twitter account.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/change-is-not-just-a-campaign-slogan-it-will-work-osinbajo/#sthash.2k4vHTqV.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015TUC Urges Buhari To Address Worker's PlightThe Trade Union Congress (TUC) on Wednesday urged the President-elect, Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to address the plight of workers in the country. The congress appealed to Buhari to employ his disciplinary tact to stamp out corruption in the civil service. Mr Ifeanyi Okechukwu, the Chairman of TUC in Anambra, made the call in an interview with the newsmen in Awka. Okechukwu said the civil service needed to be purged of corruption to deliver the dividends of democracy to Nigerians. Besides, he urged Buhari to harmonise workers salary and unify the national minimum wage. The labour leader also called on the President-elect to make the National Housing Fund useful and beneficial to civil servants and other Nigerians.Nigeria 2015; TUC; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/tuc-urges-buhari-to-address-workers-plight/#sthash.ZygC5YfH.dpuf
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 20159 Killed, Houses Burnt In Taraba Election ViolenceAt least nine persons were killed across Taraba State, in the violence that trailed the governorship and state Assembly elections in the State. Our correspondent gathered that three persons were killed in Gembu, Sardauna Local Government Area and six others were killed in Sunkani in Ardo Kola Local Government Area of the State. In Sardauna Local Government, five houses were razed by suspected members of the APC, who were protesting alleged manipulation of election result from Mbamga State constituency.Taraba 2015; Violencehttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52125-9-killed-houses-burnt-in-taraba-election-violence
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015Adamawa Gov-Elect Promises All Inclusive GovernmentThe Governor-elect of Adamawa State, Senator Bindow Jibrilla has promised an all-inclusive government, saying he would serve people of the state, irrespective of religion, political or tribal affiliation. Addressing supporters in Yola, the Governor-elect called for support from people of the State.Adamawa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52123-adamawa-gov-elect-promises-all-inclusive-govt
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015Sultan Urges Politicians To Bury Differences, Work For Masses Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar, yesterday urged politicians to overlook their political differences and work for the good of the people. Speaking during a courtesy visit by out-going Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko and Governor-elect Aminu Tambuwal at his palace in Sokoto, the sultan advised losers in the elections to accept the results. He described the election of Aminu Waziri Tambuwal as a right choice in view of his leadership experience and assured of the sultanate council’s continued support for the state government.Nigeria 2015; Sultanhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52130-sultan-urges-politicians-to-bury-differences-work-for-masses
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015"Diezani Never Fled, Returns This Week"- NNPCThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has described as propaganda insinuations that Petroleum Minister Diezani Alison-Madueke fled the country to the United Kingdom. A source close to the Minister’s office who pleaded anonymity said Mrs. Alison-Madueke had not been sighted in the office for close to two weeks. Daily Trust recalls that the Minister was last seen when she made an appearance at the flag-off of the Gas Industrial Park in Delta State on March 26. But spokesman for the NNPC Mr. Ohi Alegbe said the Minister was neither away for business nor for health reasons.Nigeria 2015; NNPChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52118-diezani-never-fled-returns-this-week-nnpc
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015Kwara Assembly Hails INEC Over PollsThe Kwara State House of Assembly yesterday commended the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the general elections. Speaker of the House, Barrister Razaq Atunwa, commended the INEC Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, the state INEC and security agencies for conducting what he called free, fair and credible election. Atunwa noted that the election in Kwara was devoid of malpractice and violence, saying INEC had helped in deepening the country’s democracy.Kwara 2015; State House of Assemblyhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52113-kwara-assembly-hail-inec-over-polls
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015Elections: Council Wants Accreditation And Voting MergedThe Christian Council of Nigeria (CCN) said accreditation and voting processes must be carried out simultaneously to ease the tasks of electorates and election officials during elections. The council made the call in Abuja while presenting its observation statement of the 2015 General Elections. The report jointly presented by Reverend Emmanuel J. Udofia and Reverend Wushishi I. Yusuf CCN President and General Secretary respectively however cautioned against wholesome adoption of electronics voting due to the peculiarity of Nigeria as a developing nation.Nigeria 2015; CCNhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52087-elections-council-wants-accreditation-voting-merged
Daily Trust NewspaperWednesday 15th April 2015Politicians Urged To Better The Lives Of PeopleThe Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) has congratulated winners of Saturday’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly election while also urging them to face the task of improving the lives of the people through responsible governance. Chairperson of the Council, Ahmed Adamu in a statement from London noted that the elections showed that people’s voices were heard and that “people are now satisfied.” He said that was however not enough, saying that “The big fight has just started because winning at the poll is not enough change.”Nigeria 2015; CYChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52088-politicians-urged-to-better-lives-of-people
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 15th April 2015"No More Payment Of Pension To Ex GovernorsThe President-elect will see to it that the pension laws for Governors are repealed. To show moral leadership, Vanguard newspaper says, General Muhammadu Buhari will seek to address the incongruity of several State laws and the prevailing national socio-economic landscape, especially considering how the States are bleeding dry, paying pension entitlements to their ex-Governors. A source was quoted as saying: “he was very blunt about it and said that it was something that was going to be done immediately, especially because it is not something that can be sustained."Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-there-will-be-no-more-pensions-for-ex-governors.110334/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 15th April 2015Governor Amaechi Blasts Obanikoro Over Sham Elections In Rivers, Will Not Congratulate WikeThe Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, has said he will not accept the results of the Rivers State elections calling them a sham and disgraceful. He was responding to Senator Musiliu Obanikoro's call that Amaechi and the APC should accept defeat.tory of the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike, stressing that the election was a daylight robbery.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/gov-amaechi-blasts-obanikoro-over-sham-rivers-election-will-not-congratulate-wike.110346/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Governor Elechi Promises To Coperate With Ebonyi Governor-ElectThe Ebonyi State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, has promised to cooperate with his Deputy and Governor-elect, Dave Umahi, in order to ensure peace and development in the State. The Governor also congratulated Umahi for his victory on the election, even as he expressed serious reservations about the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the State which he alleged were characterised by killings, malpractices, violence and intimidation of voters.Ebonyi 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/devt-elechi-promises-to-cooperate-with-ebonyi-governor-elect-umahi/206837/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Note Shortcoings Of Card Readers For Improvement, Mark Tells INECSenate President, David Mark, on Tuesday advised the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to take cognisance of the shortcomings of the use of card readers for the conduct of 2015 polls with a view to correcting them in future elections. Mark, who made this remark while welcoming his colleagues back to the Senate after weeks of election break, however, agreed that the introduction of card readers into the exercise had added value to the exercise.Nigeria 2015; Senate President; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/note-shortcomings-of-card-readers-for-improvement-mark-tells-inec/206840/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015House Speakership: Jibrin Asks APC To Jettison Zoning For MeritThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has been urged to place premium on merit, continuity and necessity, among other factors in deciding who should be the Speaker of the House of Representatives in the incoming 8th Assembly. Hon. Abdulmumini Jibrin (APC, Kano), who is one of the six contestants for the position of Speaker, told correspondents yesterday at an interactive session that he urged the party to jettison zoning. This is as he promised to overhaul the operating standards of the House, which he described as moving in snail’s pace.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/house-speakership-jibrin-asks-apc-to-jettison-zoning-for-merit/206841/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Supreme Court Verdict: Fayose, PDP Celebrate, Ask Opposition To Forgive HimFollowing the Supreme Court’s validation of his victory in the Ekiti governorship poll, Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday pleaded with the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) to embrace his government in order to foster peace and engender radical development in the State. Fayose, who waved the olive branch to his adversaries, apologised for whatever offences he might have committed against anyone in the course of his political career, saying he had no grudge against anyone for challenging his victory in the June 21 governorship election.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/s-court-verdict-fayose-pdp-celebrate-ask-opposition-to-forgive-him/206848/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Buhari To End Fuel Subsidy, Rationalise MDAsPresident-elect Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he would end fuel subsidies and the oil and gas sector would be reformed as a matter of priority in order to attract new investments. Unveiling his economic policies at a Lagos Business School breakfast meeting, he added that he would run a very lean government, which would involve rationalising overlapping and redundant ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) in line with the Steve Oronsaye presidential committee report. Buhari, who was represented by former Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, at the meeting however disclosed that there would be very little action from his administration until October, partly due to what he ascribed to the fact that President Goodluck Jonathan is the author of the 2015 budget.

Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-to-end-fuel-subsidy-rationalise-mdas/206829/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Emulate Jonathan, Rivers PDP Urges APC, OthersThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other parties that lost out in the gubernatorial election in the State to emulate the spirit of sportsmanship shown by President Goodluck Jonathan and congratulate Chief Nyesom Wike on his victory at the poll. Addressing journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday evening, the Media and Publicity committee of the PDP campaign organisation in Rivers State, led by its Chairman, Hon. Emma Okah, said instead of fanning embers of discord, losers in the election should congratulate the winners and contribute to the development of the State.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/emulate-jonathan-rivers-pdp-urges-apc-others/206852/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Enugu Governor-Elect Pledges Seamless Continuity, ConsolidationThe Governor-elect of Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to maintaining a seamless continuity and consolidation from where Governor Sullivan Chime would stop by May 29, when he would formally assume the reins of governance in the State. Ugwuanyi spoke in an acceptance speech he presented to the people of Enugu State in appreciation of his victory at the April 11 governorship election. He contested on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Enugu 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/enugu-governor-elect-ugwuanyi-pledges-seamless-continuity-consolidation/206853/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Amosun's Victory: Ogun APC Lauds ElectoratesThe Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed gratitude to the people of the State for standing by the party at the just concluded general election. In a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Sola Lawal, the party pointed out that by voting for the APC, the people of the State have endorsed the style and substance of the Ibikunle Amosun administration.Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/amosun-s-victory-ogun-apc-lauds-electorate/206854/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015Kwara LP Governorship Candidate Congratulates Governor AhmedThe governorship candidate of Labour Party (LP) in Kwara State in the just concluded election, Dr. Mike Omotosho, on Tuesday congratulated the incumbent Governor of the State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, on his victory at the polls, just as he attributed his defeat in the election to the attitude of party agents that his party contracted for the poll. Omotoso, in a statement issued in Ilorin, implored Governor Ahmed to “raise the standard and build a Kwara State that will be worth living in as a legacy for future generations in the fear of God and service to humanity with dignity and distinction.” Kwara 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lp-governorship-candidiate-congratulates-ahmed/206855/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015PDP, APC, APGA Claim Victory In Imo, Abia Guber PollsAmidst growing anxiety and apprehension, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC) are laying claim to victory in the inconclusive Imo State governorship election of April 11, even as Governor Rochas Okorocha has implored the returning officer of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Ibidapo Obe, to urgently collate and articulate the remaining results of the election in some polling units and declare him the winner. But addressing journalists in Owerri, the State Chairman of the PDP, Nnamdi Anyaehie, accused the APC of employing thugs and embarking on schemes of cajoling, intimidating and threatening INEC officials assigned to conduct the election just for him to win through the back door.Nigeria 2015; APC; PDP; APGA; Imo; Abiahttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-apc-apga-claim-victory-in-imo-abia-guber-polls/206856/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 15th April 2015INEC Fixes April 25th For Taraba Guber Run-Off ElectionThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed Saturday, April 25 for the run-off election between Darius Ishaku of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Senator Aisha Jummai Alhassan of the All Progressives Congress (APC). This is coming as normalcy finally returned to Jalingo, Sunkani in Ardo Kola Local Government Area and Gembu, headquarters of Sardauna Local Government Area. The Head of Department, Enlightenment and Publicity, Mr. Phebian Yame, who announced the date for the election during a briefing at the head office of the Commission in Jalingo, said the date had been communicated to all the parties involved.Taraba 2015; INEC; Run-offhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/inec-fixes-april-25-for-taraba-guber-run-off-election/206857/
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Delta APC Rejects Governorship Results, Heads To CourtThe All Progressives Congress, APC, has rejected results of the just concluded governorship election in Delta State in which Sen. Ifeanyi Okowa of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared winner, demanding cancellation of the results over alleged “massive fraud.” Addressing newsmen in Warri, yesterday, in company of other Delta APC leaders, the governorship candidate in the State, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor, accused officials of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, of “conniving with PDP/Labour Party to write and declare results which have no bearing on the will of the Delta electorate.”Delta 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/polls-delta-apc-rejects-gov-results-heads-to-court/#sthash.qOEBSFPp.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Sack IGP, Service Chiefs, Police Reform Group Urges BuhariThe Network on Police Reform In Nigeria, NOPRIN, yesterday, demanded the sack of the Inspector-General of Police, Suleiman Abba, the leadership of the Directorate for State Service, DSS, and all the service chiefs in the country as part of a way to overhaul the entire security system of the nation. National Coordinator of the group, Mr. Okechukwu Nwanguma, stated this while briefing newsmen on their police reform agenda for Buhari.Nigeria 2015; NOPRINhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/sack-igp-service-chiefs-police-reform-group-urges-buhari/#sthash.ECoSU8QB.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Umeh Says General Danjuma's Statement Is An Insult On Ojukwu, NdigboNational Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Chief Victor Umeh has lambasted General Theophilus Danjuma for alleged insult on the former Biafran warlord and Ikemba Nnewi, late Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu. Addressing newsmen Tuesday, Chief Umeh wondered why some Nigerians who could not summon courage to talk ill about late Ojukwu have suddenly woken up from their slumber to insult the man who was and is still seen as the symbol of Igbo man, adding that any insult on the late Biafran warlord, is an insult against Ndigbo and they will not take it from any Nigerian.Nigeria 2015; APGAhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/umeh-says-gen-danjumas-statement-insult-on-ojukwu-ndigbo/
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Breaking News: "Fayose's Impeachment In 2006 Not Valid"- Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court has upheld the judgements of both the Ekiti State Governorship Tribunal and the Court of Appeal which had earlier affirmed Governor Ayodele Fayose’s victory. The apex court, ‎also said that Fayose was not validly impeached in 2006. In an unanimous judgement, Tuesday, a seven-man panel of Justices of the court led by Justice John Fabiyi,also held that the appeal which challenged Fayose’s election victory at the 2014 Ekiti State governorship election lacked merit.
Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/breaking-news-supreme-court-affirms-fayoses-victory/#sthash.9Ad6RaqW.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015PDP In Rivers State Faults Amaechi's Call For Cancellation Of Guber PollsChairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Mr Felix Obuah, has faulted the call by Governor Rotimi Amaechi for cancellation of the governorship and State Assembly elections in the State, describing the polls as peaceful, free and fair. “We are satisfied with the conduct of the elections. We hail the outcome. It is the true verdict of Rivers people. Rivers people have spoken,” Obuah said.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/pdp-faults-amaechis-call-for-cancellation-of-rivers-polls-2/#sthash.hE1ioZDh.dpuf
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Religious Leaders, Security Chiefs Urge Politicians To Accept Election ResultsReligious leaders and security chiefs in Plateau State yesterday urged members and supporters of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to accept the outcome of the governorship election in which Barrister Simon Lalong of the APC emerged winner. Lalong polled 564,913 to defeat Sen. Gyang Pwajok of the PDP who polled 520,627 in a keenly contested governorship election.Nigeria 2015; Clericshttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52003-religious-leaders-security-chiefs-urge-politicians-to-accept-election-results
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015"I Will Not Waste Time On Probes"- Bauchi Gov-ElectBauchi State Governor-elect, Barrister Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar, said yesterday that his administration will not waste time on probes. Abubakar, while speaking with newsmen said instead, his administration will work hard to trace the huge resources that have been frittered away from the State. He expressed regrets that the PDP government did not do much to tackle poverty. Bauchi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/52000-i-will-not-waste-time-on-probes-bauchi-gov-elect
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Defection: Kwara Minister, Gbemi Trade WordsMinister of National Planning, Dr. Abubakar Sulaiman, has accused Senator Gbemisola Saraki of dumping the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because she lost out in the PDP governorship primaries. Sulaiman said he was not surprised that Gbemi dumped the PDP for All Progressives Congress (APC). Speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, the Minister who hails from the same Ward as Saraki, said Kwarans would seek God’s intervention on their future.Kwara 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51997-defection-minister-gbemi-trade-words
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015"We Did Our Best"- Niger GovernorNiger State Governor Babangida Aliyu yesterday said the Peoples Democratic Party did not do badly in the 16-years in which it was in power. The Governor while addressing people of the State in a broadcast, also congratulated the Governor-elect, Abubakar Sani Bello of the All Progressive Congress on his victory.Niger 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51996-we-did-our-best-niger-gov
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015"I Am Not Imoke's Inlaw"- Cross River RECThe Resident Electoral Commissioner in Cross River State, Emmanuel Ezeani, has denied allegations that he is an in-law to outing-governor of Cross River State, Senator Liyel Imoke. It was alleged that because the REC is an in-law to the Governor, he assisted PDP to clinch victory both at the gubernatorial and State House of Assembly elections.
He has also debunked the notion that he was a card-carrying member of the PDP sent to Cross River State to do a hatchet job.
Cross River 2015; INEChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51994-i-am-not-imoke-s-inlaw-cross-river-rec
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Zone Speaker's Seat To South-South, Group Urges APCA group, Change Vanguard, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) to zone the position of the Speaker of the House of Representatives to the South South. In a statement by its spokesman Tayo Bello yesterday in Abuja, the group said zoning the seat to the South South would not only ensure fairness in the sharing of political positions in the country but would also be in line with the provisions of the 1999 Constitution. While welcoming the positive political revolution brought by the APC, the group said it is “disturbed by ongoing political developments in the lead-up to the May 29, 2015 hand-over date.Nigeria 2015; CV; South-South; Speakerhttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51993-zone-speaker-s-seat-to-s-south-group-urges-apc
Daily Trust NewspaperTuesday 14th April 2015Pray For Nigeria, Buhari, Scolars UrgeCentre for Qur’anic Reciters Nigeria, has urged its members nationwide to intensify prayers for the success of retired General Muhammadu Buhari-led administration and the country. This was contained in a statement from the centre jointly signed by its National President and Secretary General, Sheikh Hassan Musa Alaramma and Goni Sanusi Abubakar.Nigeria 2015; CQRN; Buharihttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51988-pray-for-nigeria-buhari
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015Ekiti: Supreme Court May Sack Fayose TodayThe Supreme court sitting in Abuja will today deliver judgment in the appeal filed by the All Progressives Congress against the victory of Governor Ayodele Fayose in the June 21, 2014 governorship election. The APC had gone to court on the grounds that Fayose was not qualified to stand for the election as a candidate because of his impeachment on October 16, 2006 during his first tenure as Governor. The Party also claimed that Fayose forged his academic certificates. The case was transferred to the supreme court after the APC lost at the election tribunal and appeal court. Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/ekiti-supreme-court-may-sack-fayose-today.110282/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015"Buhari Will Reduce Petrol Price To N40/Liter"- Tam David WestProf. Tamunoemi David-West, Nigeria's former Minister of Petroleum and Energy has disclosed that Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President -elect will reduce the price of petrol to N40 per litre once he assumes office. David-West made the disclosure during a telephone interview with VANGUARD. He said, “the President-elect, Gen. Mohammed Buhari, will reduce the fuel pump price to N40 per litre. I want to assure you that by the time he takes over, petrol will be dispensed at N40 per litre. This is possible and he has the credibility to make it work''.
Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/buhari-will-reduce-petrol-price-to-n40-per-litre-tam-david-west.110286/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015Imo: "I Am Used To Supplementary Elections"- Okorocha Claims Early LeadGovernor Rochas Okorocha of Imo has expressed optimism that he will be victories in the governorship election in the State after the conduct of repeat poll in some wards in the State. Okorocha, the governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), made the statement when he briefed newsmen at the Government House, Owerri, on Monday. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared the governorship poll inconclusive on Sunday. The Commission said a date would be fixed for the conduct of a fresh poll in some wards which witnessed some problems on Saturday.Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/imo-im-used-to-supplementary-elections-okorocha-claims-early-victory.110289/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015"I Cannot Promise To Find Chibok Girls"- BuhariMuhammadu Buhari, Nigeria's President elect on Monday said that he cannot guarantee the rescue of the Chibok schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram terrorists. Buhari issued the statement on the first anniversary of the kidnap by Boko Haram of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok. "This new approach must also begin with honesty. We do not know if the Chibok girls can be rescued. Their whereabouts remain unknown. As much as I wish to, I cannot promise that we can find them. But I say to every parent, family member and friend of the children that my Government will do everything in its power to bring them home" he said.Nigeria 2015; Chibok Girls; Buharihttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/i-cannot-promise-to-find-chibok-girls-buhari.110285/
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015CDD Calls For Immediate Prosecution Of Electoral OffendersThe Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has called for the immediate investigation and prosecution of electoral offenders following allegations of complicity during the Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections over the weekend. In a statement to Leadership yesterday, CDD director, Idayat Hassan, noted the complicity of security agents in cases of electoral fraud and violence in several States, particularly Rivers State, where active connivance of security agents were recorded in the commission of electoral violence.Nigeria 2015; CDDhttp://leadership.ng/news/425487/guber-poll-cdd-calls-for-immediate-prosecution-of-electoral-offenders
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015"We Lost 16 Members During April 11 Polls In Rivers"- APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has alleged that no fewer than 16 of its members were killed in various parts of the State during the just-concluded Governorship and State House of Assembly elections in the State. Chairman of APC in the State, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, who disclosed this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the party’s chieftain and leader of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chidi Julius Lloyd was beating to stupor when he attempted to prevent rigging of the election in his Constituency, Emohua.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/425533/we-lost-16-members-during-april-11-polls-in-rivers-apc
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015"N3 Billion Transition Committee Money Blackmail, Fiction"- PresidencyThe Presidency yesterday described as pure fiction, simply scribbled to blackmail, a broadcast in the social media suggesting that President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration was budgeting N3billion its transitional committee perfect the handover notes to the incoming government. According to Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr. Reuben Abati, no transitional meeting between the outgoing administration and the incoming government headed by President-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari had even taken place.Nigeria 2015; Transition Committeehttp://leadership.ng/news/425536/n3bn-transition-committee-budget-blackmail-fiction-presidency
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015Maku Rejects Nasarawa Governorship ResultsThe candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in last Saturday’s election in Nasarawa State, Mr. Labaran Maku has rejected the results of the governorship election declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on 13th April, 2015. This was contained in a press statement signed by Mr. Maku and made available to LEADERSHIP in Lafia, the State capital. He stated in unequivocal terms that the outcome of the election was unacceptable.Nasarawa 2015; APGAhttp://leadership.ng/news/425545/maku-rejects-nasarawa-governorship-results
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 20152015 Polls: "Nigerians Have Imbibed Right Political Culture"- AdeotiThe display of political maturity and understanding by political stakeholders in the nation’s democratic process has placed Nigeria in global map as a democratic country. The Secretary to Osun State government, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti who stated this in Osogbo while speaking on the successful conduct of the general election, said Nigerians have imbibed right political culture. Alhaji Adeoti noted that the success of All progressive Congress in the elections at all levels of governance was a strong indication that Nigerians were yearning for positive change.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/425584/2015-polls-nigerians-have-imbibed-right-political-culture
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015Army Recovers Arms Cache In RiversThe Nigerian Army has said its ongoing mop-up operations in parts of Rivers State has led to the discovery of cache of arms belonging to suspected political thugs in the State. Commander, 2 Brigade, Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Brig. General Koko Essien, who disclosed this to newsmen in Port Harcourt yesterday, said the soldiers, during the mop-up operations, also arrested six persons suspected to be political thugsRivers 2015; Army; Violence; http://leadership.ng/news/425593/army-recovers-arms-cache-in-rivers
Leadership News OnlineTuesday 14th April 2015May 29: "APC Transition Committee In Order"- FGThe federal government’s transition committee has said the parallel transition committee set up by the incoming All Progressive Congress (APC) government was in order. “Yes, that is normal. Ours is to collect our own handover briefs, prepare the briefs and prepare the President’s handover notes”, Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim told journalists shortly after the committee’s meeting yesterday. At the closed door meeting presided over by Vice President Namadi Sambo in his office, the federal government’s transition committee discussed the terms of reference and guidelines for preparing the handover briefs for the incoming government.Nigeria 2015; Transition Committeehttp://leadership.ng/news/425626/may-29-apc-transition-committee-in-order-fg
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015VP Sambo Congratulates El-rufai, Urges Support For HimVice-President Namadi Sambo has congratulated the Kaduna State Governor-elect, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, over his victory at the governorship polls which held last Saturday. El-Rufai’s spokesman, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, who disclosed this in a statement, added that Governor Mukhtar Yero who had on Sunday telephoned El-Rufai to concede defeat has also written an official congratulatory letter to his successor. Sambo, according to Aruwan, wished El-Rufai a successful tenure in office and urged him to use his wealth of experience for the peace and development of the State and Nigeria at large.Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/vp-sambo-congratulates-el-rufai-urges-support-for-him/206751/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Senators Describe Jega As Hero Bauchi North senator-elect, Suleiman Nazif and the incumbent Senator, Babayo Garba Gamawa have described the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, as a hero who should be given the opportunity to perfect the card reader operations for enhanced credibility for future elections in the country. The Senators, who spoke to journalists separately on Monday, has Senator Suleiman Nazif, stressing the need for Jega to be given the opportunity to improve upon the election processes especially the card reader which, he opined, is partly responsible for giving the opposition victory in the presidential and National Assembly elections.Nigeria 2015; Jega; Senatehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/senators-describe-jega-as-hero/206755/
ThisDay LiveTuesday, 14th April 2015US Regrets Loss Of Lives In Guber Polls, Congratulates INEC, NigeriansThe United States has expressed regrets at the loss of lives and destruction of property recorded during the governorship and State Assembly elections last weekend. It however, congratulated Nigerians and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the elections, which it said, went generally well and built on the successes of the presidential and National Assembly polls. A statement by the US Embassy in Abuja on Monday acknowledged reports of violence in some places.Nigeria 2015; UShttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/us-regrets-loss-of-lives-in-guber-polls-congratulates-nigerians-inec/206760/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Senate Presidency: Tinubu's Camp Backs Akume, Amaechi, Others Push For SarakiAs the contest for the office of the Senate President intensifies, various political blocs in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have thrown their weights behind different gladiators for the office. Prior to the emergence of Major-General Muhammadu Buhari as the President-elect, there were three political blocs within the APC, which won the March 28, 2015 presidential election and secured majority seats in both the Senate and House of Representatives. These political blocs include the Buhari/Northern bloc which is made up of the President-elect and his supporters who have been with him for 12 years and collapsed their structures into the APC during the merger process; the Tinubu/South-west bloc led by former Lagos State Governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governors who decamped to APC in 2013 led by Rivers State Governor Chibuike Amaechi and Senator Bukola Saraki. Hence, the battle for who occupies which position is championed by these blocs with the possibility of arriving at a consensus in the end. It is against this backdrop that the Tinubu bloc has thrown its weight behind Senate Minority Leader, Senator George Akume, for the office of the Senate President while the Amaechi bloc is pushing hard for the emergence of Saraki.Nigeria 2015; Senate President; APChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/senate-presidency-tinubu-s-camp-backs-akume-amaechi-others-push-for-saraki/206766/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Guber Polls: El-rufai, Wike, Okowa, Lalong Declared WinnersAs the collation of results was rounded off in the States in the wee hours of Monday, Returning Officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta, PDP), Simon Lalong (Plateau, APC), Nyesom Wike (Rivers, PDP), Ibrahim Gaidam (Yobe, APC) and Samuel Ortom (Benue, APC) winners of Saturday’s governorship poll in their States. Others who were declared winners included Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa, APC), Senator Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi, APC), Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara, APC) and Abubakar Bello (Niger, APC), thus increasing the number of States won by candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the poll to 19, while candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) managed seven wins.Nigeria 2015; Guber Pollshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/guber-polls-okowa-lalong-wike-others-declared-winners/206768/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015APGA Sweeps House Of Assembly Polls In AnambraThe All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has swept the Anambra State House election winning 26 out of 30 seats in the State House of Assembly election conducted last Saturday. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Anambra State, Mr. Edwin Nwatarali, who announced the result on Sunday evening at the office of the Commission in Awka, the State capital, said elections in the four other state constituencies were inconclusive.Anambra 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apga-sweeps-house-of-assembly-polls-in-anambra/206655/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015PDP Wins 25 Assembly Seats In Ekiti, As INEC Orders Fresh Elections In IlejemejeThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has cleared all the 25 out of the 26 seats in the State House of Assembly officially declared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The results of the Ilejemeje constituency was cancelled due to pervasive violence in the area during the poll and the INEC is yet to determine when to conduct fresh election in the area.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-wins-25-assembly-seats-in-ekiti-as-inec-orders-fresh-elections-in-ilejemeje/206657/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015PDP Calls For The Cancellation Of Imo State ResultsThe national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Monday called for the cancellation of the Imo State governorship election, citing massive electoral irregularities. Addressing news men, the National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, said that it has become imperative to cancel the governorship election in Imo state because of the massive incidence of irregularities that marred the elections in the State. He said that the PDP is demanding for the immediate cancellation and conduct a fresh poll that would reflect the will of the people.Imo 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-calls-for-cancellation-of-imo-state-guber-election/206699/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Akwa Ibom CNPP, APC Candidate Insist On Cancellation Of ResultsIt is not yet a period of festivity for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as the 16 registered political parties in the state have jointly called for the cancellation of the April 11 governorship and House of Assembly elections in the State. Also, the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ikot Ekpene senatorial district, Chief Inibehe Okori, has described the elections as a sham that cannot stand legal scrutiny.Akwa Ibom 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC))http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/a-ibom-cnpp-apc-candidate-insists-on-cancellation-of-guber-results/206734/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Sokoto People Voted According To Their Conscience, Says UmarA Sokoto State-based group, Sokoto Liberal Democrats Media Foundation (SOLID), monday congratulated the Governor-elect, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on his victory in the April 11 elections, saying the people of the state voted according to conscience. Addressing journalists in Sokoto yesterday, its President, Malam Sani Umar, said Tambuwal’s victory was an indication that the people voted for the All Progressive Congress (APC) for good governance. According to him, APC is a party of the masses and would definitely address the yearnings and aspirations of the people of the State.Sokoto 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/sokoto-people-voted-according-to-their-conscience-says-umar/206733/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Borno PDP Rejects ElectionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Borno State, Alhaji Gambo Lawan, has rejected the results of the April 11 governorship election in the State, alleging that the scores were allocated. Lawan who briefed the media on Monday after the incumbent Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, was declared winner of the election, said his party agents had already shown displeasure towards the whole exercise which was fraught with noticeable anomalies. “There was no election in Borno. I totally reject the results because the scores were just allocated to a party. All our agents did not sign the results,” he said.Borno 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/borno-pdp-rejec
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015PDP Celebrates Electoral Fortune In Akwa IbomUnder heavy armed security, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday staged jubilation street patrol in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital over the declaration of the governorship candidate of the party, Mr. Udom Emmanuel as the winner of the April 11th gubernatorial race in the state. On Sunday while the result of the election was being announced, the opposition parties in the State but largely dominated by the All Progressive Congress (APC) members poured into the street, demanding the cancellation of the result over what they described as uncommon rigging in the State.Akwa Ibom 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-celebrates-electoral-fortune-in-a-8217-ibom/206743/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Ibori's Daughter Wins Ethiope West State Assembly Seat The daughter of former Delta State Governor, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, has dedicated her victory at last Saturday’s poll to her “three fathers: biological daddy, Chief James Onanefe Ibori, her political fathers, boss and leader, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa and her uncle and mentor, Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan. Miss Erhiatake Ibori, a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, won the state House of Assembly poll for Ethiope West Constituency, polling 32,700 votes to her closest rival, All Progressives Congress’ Edirin Ajueshi Ejideran’s 1,709.Delta 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ibori-s-daughter-wins-ethiope-west-state-assembly-seat/206740/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Jubilation In Rivers As INEC Declares Wike As WinnerThere was wild jubilation in parts of Port Harcourt metropolis as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Monday announced the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Nyesom Wike, winner of the gubernatorial election with 1,029,102 votes (87.77 per cent). This came as the Governor-elect pledged not to witch-hunt anybody in his administration but to concentrate on building a prosperous Rivers State anchored on development and opportunities for all.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-guber-jubilation-in-rivers-as-inec-declares-wike-winner/206752/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 14th April 2015Impeachment: "We Will Defend Fayose With Our Blood"- Ekiti PDP LawmakersThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers in the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Monday pledged to defend Governor Ayodele Fayose with the last drop of their blood, to prevent his impeachment by the 19 lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC). At a press conference in Ado Ekiti the factional Speaker of the assembly Hon Dele Olugbemi, accused some leaders of the APC in the South-wt of sponsoring the impeachment plot, saying he was invited to two meetings to be part of the conspiracy.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/impeachment-we-will-defend-fayose-with-our-blood-vow-ekiti-pdp-lawmakers/206769/
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015Don't Vote Until You See Result Sheets, Amaechi Tells Rivers APC MembersGovernor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has warned that members of his All Progressives Congress, APC,will not vote in tomorrow’s election if they do not see result sheets at polling centres.
He also said that an alleged renewed upsurge in militancy in parts of the State ahead of tomorrow’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections was as a result of the alleged quest by Mrs. Patience Jonathan, the First Lady, to control the affairs of the State and further mastermind the rigging of the elections in favour of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/dont-vote-until-you-see-result-sheets-amaechi-tells-rivers-apc-members/#sthash.MDtzNdqF.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015Tinubu Blasts Party Leaders Over Loss To PDPNational leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has expressed his disappointment over the loss of five House of Representatives seats to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the presidential and National Assembly elections. Tinubu stated this at an emergency stakeholders meeting to review the recent election, as well as, strategise for Saturday’s governorship and State House of Assembly election, held at the APC Lagos Secretariat, Ikeja.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/tinubu-blasts-party-leaders-over-loss-to-pdp/#sthash.RcYB5vXX.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015NGF, Amaechi Enjoin Nigerians To Emulate President JonathanAhead of tomorrow’s Governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections, Chairman, Nigeria Governors’ Forum, NGF and governor of Rivers Statement Rotimi Amaechi yesterday called on the Professor Attahiru Jega led Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC and all security agencies to improve on the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections by giving Nigerians the best. In a statement signed yesterday by the NGF Director- General, Asishana Okauru, Amaechi who urged politicians across board to according to the rules, stressed the need for losers to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded victory and congratulated the winner and the Presidential Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhammadu Buhari,retd.Nigeria 2015; NGF; Amaechihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/ngf-amaechi-enjoin-politicians-to-emulate-president-goodluck-jonathan/#sthash.dAHFLFTU.dpuf
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015Insist On Card Reader, APC Tells SupportersThe All Progressive Congress(APC) in Kogi State has urged its candidates, polling agents and supporters to insist on the use of card readers for the state Assembly election. Addressing newsmen yesterday in Lokoja, Chairman of the party’s election action committee, media and publicity sub-committee, Sheidu Ojapa Ibrahim said APC will not accept manual accreditation. The APC accused the state government and the People Democratic Party (PDP) of assembling thugs to harass, terrorize and scare away all APC members from voting on Saturday. Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51747-insist-on-card-reader-apc-tells-supporters
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015Don't Sack Civil Servants, Labour Tells BuhariThe Association of Senior Civil Servants of Nigeria (ASCSN) has urged the President-elect, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, not to retrench civil servants when he takes over the mantle of leadership. In a press statement issued in Lagos and signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Alade Bashir Lawal, the union expressed surprise that an incoming government that pledged to create employment opportunities for millions of Nigerians as one of its cardinal programmes is already being advised by some experts to retrench civil servants under the guise that the civil service is “over- bloated”.Nigeria 2015; ASCSN; Civil Servants; Buharihttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51746-don-t-sack-civil-servants-labour-tells-buhari
Daily Trust NewspaperFriday 10th April 2015Elections: NSCDC Warns Personnel Against CompromisePersonnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been warned against being partisan in their assignment in tomorrow's elections. Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin gave the warning while speaking with top officers of the Corps in Abuja on Thursday ahead of deployment for Saturday's Gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections. He emphasised that any activity that could portray the Corps as engaging in partisan politics will not be accepted.Nigeria 2015; NSCDChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51783-april-11-polls-nscdc-warns-personnel-against-compromise
Leadership News OnlineFriday 10th April 2015Vote Ambode, Dabiri-Erewa Urges Lagosians Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs, Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa has urged residents of Lagos State to come out en-masse and vote for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Saturday. Dabiri-Erewa (Lagos/APC) also called on Lagosians to vote all APC’s House of Assembly candidates. Dabiri-Erewa stated this in a statement made available yesterday while seeking support for Ambodes Candidacy.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/424413/vote-ambode-dabiri-erewa-urges-lagosians
Leadership News OnlineFriday 10th April 2015PDP, APC In War Of Words In KogiThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kogi State has denied plan to use thugs in Saturday’s State House of Assembly elections in the State. Special Adviser to Governor Idris Wada on Media and Strategy, Mr Jacob Edi, disclosed this in a chat with newsmen yesterday in Lokoja. Edi who was reacting to allegations by the State Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) that the ruling party had concluded arrangement to deploy thugs to help rig the election said there were no such plan.Kogi 2015; APC; PDPhttp://leadership.ng/news/424415/pdp-apc-in-war-of-words-over-polls-in-kogi
Leadership News OnlineFriday 10th April 2015I Won't Betray Your Trust, Buhari Assures NigeriansThe President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari, has assured Nigerians that he would justify the confidence reposed in him by providing the much-needed good leadership. Addressing a huge crowd in Katsina yesterday, Buhari pledged not to betray the trust of Nigerians, assuring that the Nigerian people will find in him a trustworthy leader. He reaffirmed his commitment to addressing the trio of corruption, insecurity and wobbling economy, noting that he is committed to running a just government.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://leadership.ng/news/424435/i-wont-betray-your-trust-buhari-assures-nigerians
Leadership News OnlineFriday 10th April 2015"I Did Not Bribe Resident Electoral Commissioner"- AkpabioAkwa Ibom State Governor Godswill Akpabio has described as false and malicious, the allegation making the rounds that he bribed the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the State to write the Presidential election result for him. Speaking through his Information and Communications Commissioner, Mr Aniekan Umanah, Governor Akpabio described as cheap talk, his purported bribe of the REC with the sum of N2.5billion and a Prado Jeep, adding that this resort to hyperbolic blackmail by the opposition and their cohorts in the State is the height of desperation, which reveals the poverty of their reasoning faculties.Akwa Ibom 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://leadership.ng/news/424447/poll-i-did-not-bribe-resident-electoral-commissioner-gov-akpabio
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 10th April 20159 Governorship Candidates Step Down For El-rufai In Kaduna9 Governorship aspirants in Kaduna State have stepped down for Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC. According to THE NATION, the candidates who stepped down include; Isa Adaamu Abdullahi, National Conscience Party (NCP), Alhaji Mohammed Sani Ahmed, Peoples Party of Nigeria (PPN), Arch. Kabir Ahmed Jibril, Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA), Alhaji Lawal Yusuf, United Party of Nigeria (UPN) , Bala Mohammed Yunusa, African Democratic Congress (ADC), Dr. Sani Abdulkadir, NNPP, Alhaji Mohammed Ribadu, APA, Garba Moh’d Suleiman, ACPN and Nayaya Mohammed Lawal, PDC.
Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/kaduna-9-governorship-candidates-step-down-for-el-rufai.110041/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineFriday 10th April 2015PDP Abandons Ribadu In AdamawaThe former Chairman of Nigeria's financial crimes commission and PDP governorship candidate for Adamawa State, may have suddenly found himself campaigning alone for the State's seat right now. Daily Independent says that this is because key players in his party have made last-minute carpet-crosses to the hitherto opposition party, APC. Adamawa 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/april-11-pdp-abandons-ribadu-in-adamawa.110042/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015INEC Insists On Use Of PVCs, Card ReadersThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Thursday reiterated that the permanent voters’ cards (PVCs) and the card readers would be used in tomorrow’s governorship and State Assembly elections. The Commission urged Nigerians to ignore any contrary directives to the effect that PVCs and the card readers would not be used for the elections.
Nigeria 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/polls-inec-insists-on-use-of-pvcs-card-readers/206399/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Police To Restrict Movement Tomorrow, Redeploy Top OfficersIn a bid to further ensure safety and security in the gubernatorial and state Houses of Assembly elections billed to hold across the country tomorrow, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Suleiman Abba, has ordered a restriction of vehicular movement in all the 36 States of the Federation from 8a.m. to 5p.m. This restriction in a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Emmanuel Ojukwu, excluded vehicles on essential duty such as fire service, ambulances and vehicles used by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and law enforcement/security agencies.Nigeria 2015; Policehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/police-to-restrict-movement-tomorrow-redeploys-top-officers/206400/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Fayose's Impeachment: CJ Directed To Constitute PanelThe efforts by 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to impeach Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose was stepped up a notch when the legislators directed the State’s Chief Judge, Mr. Justice Ayodeji Daramola, to set up a seven-man panel to investigate allegations raised in the impeachment notice to the Governor. A statement signed by Mr. Wole Olujobi, the Special Adviser, Media, to the Speaker, Hon. Adewale Omirin, said the lawmakers took the decision at a special sitting held at Mary Hills Boys High School, Ado-Ekiti, Thursday.

Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fayose-s-impeachment-cj-directed-to-constitute-panel/206408/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Collation Officers Threaten To Boycott Polls In Cross RiverCollation officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State have threatened to boycott the governorship and House of Assembly elections in the State. The officers who are mainly lecturers, were seen yesterday evening at INEC headquarters in Calabar protesting, saying that except their entitlements for the job they did during the March 28th presidential and National Assembly elections was paid they would have nothing to do with Saturday’s elections. When journalists sought to know why the lecturers were protesting, none of them agreed to be quoted, but offered explanation to the effect that they have not been paid for the job done during the March 28th elections. Cross River 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/collation-officers-threaten-to-boycott-polls-in-cross-river/206359/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015"PDP Plans To Rig Polls In Edo, Yobe, Kaduna"- APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Yobe and Kaduna States on Thursday accused the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of planning to rig the governorship and Houses of Assembly elections billed to hold tomorrow. In Edo State where only the State Assembly would hold tomorrow the APC for instance raised the alarm over a purported plot by chieftains of the PDP led by Pastor Osagie Ize- Iyamu to rig the State Assembly election and the suspended National Assembly election in Orhionmwon Local Government slated for tomorrow. The party in a statement signed by its State Publicity Secretary, Godwin Erhahon, alleged that because the PDP fear that a free and fair election would reverse their seeming victory in the inconclusive senatorial election, Ize-Iyamu had concluded the recruitment of some students from the University of Benin ad hoc staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the election.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-pdp-plans-to-rig-polls-in-edo-yobe-kaduna/206363/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Former Ambassador Defects To APCNigeria’s former Ambassador to Mali, Chief Sonny Abang, Thursday in Calabar defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Abang, who also served as Chairman of the PDP in the State from 2001 to 2007, made the announcement at a brief ceremony at the State Secretariat of the APC where he was warmly received by members of the State working committee of the party, and chairman, Pastor Usani Usani.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/former-ambassador-defects-to-apc/206374/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Uduaghan Warns Troublemakers To Stay Away From Tomorrow's PollDelta State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, Wensday warned troublemakers in the State to stay away from polling unity tomorrow during the governorship and House of elections.
Uduaghan said this when he disclosed that two men suspected to be fake soldiers adorned in army uniforms had been arrested in Sapele. The Governor stressed on the need for orderly conduct of the indigenes during the elections. He promised the preparedness of the State government to collaborate with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the security agencies towards a peaceful and successful election tomorrow.
Delta 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/uduaghan-warns-troublemakers-to-stay-away-from-tomorrow-8217-s-polls/206375/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015APGA Urges Buhari To Implement Conference Report, Carry Ndigbo Along The national leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to consider earnestly the implementation of the decisions taken at the National Conference convened by the outgoing administration of President Goodluck Jonathan last year. The confab report which has been approved by the National Council of State is waiting for implementation and there are fears that with President Jonathan losing his second term bid, the incoming All Progressives Congress (APC) administration may ignore the document.Nigeria 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apga-urges-buhari-to-implement-conference-report-carry-ndigbo-along/206377/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Jega Calls For Cooperation Among Parties In BenueThe Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, has called on political parties participating in the Saturday governorship election to play by the rule and give peace a chance. Addressing a stakeholders’ forum for free, fair, peaceful and credible elections yesterday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, the INEC boss said the State ranked highest in violence at the last elections and called for restraint on the part of stakeholders in the State.Benue 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jega-calls-for-cooperation-among-parties-in-benue/206378/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Nine Candidates Step Down For Shettima In BornoNine gubernatorial candidates in Borno State have stepped down for the re-election bid of the incumbent State Governor, Alhaji Kashim Shettima. The candidates announced their intention shortly after coming out from a meeting with the Governor at the Government House in Maiduguri on Thursday. According to them, the decision was taken after a careful assessment of the situation in the state and their admittance that the incumbent Governor had performed creditable well in the management of the State affairs.

Borno 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nine-candidates-step-down-for-shettima-in-borno/206381/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015"I Beat Umeh Silly, He Is Crying Like A Baby"- EkwunifeThe Senator-elect for Anambra Central Senatorial District, Hon. Uche Ekwunife, Thursday enjoined the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chairman and candidate of the party in the March 28 National Assembly election in Anambra State, Chief Victor Umeh, to humbly accept defeat and leave her alone having lost the good will of the people and “gotten beaten silly in the election.” Ekwunife, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the election, was reacting to insinuations recently made by Umeh and the State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, to the effect that the party and its candidates were rigged out in the election by the rival PDP and that the results declared in favour of Ekwunife and other victors didn’t tally with the “booth by booth” result brought by their agents.

Anambra 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ekwunife-i-beat-umeh-silly-he-is-crying-like-a-baby/206385/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Bauchi: Police Prepared For Tomorrow's Poll, Warn Against ThuggeryBauchi State Police Command has warned politicians and their supporters against any attempt to disrupt Saturday’s gubernatorial and House of Assembly elections in the State. The warning came just as a group—the All Progressives Congress (APC) Vanguard for Peace and Tranquility in Bauchi counseled Governor Isa Yuguda, to as a matter of urgency tilt his campaign apparatus to the party’s gubernatorial candidate, Mohammed Abdullahi Abubakar.Bauchi 2015; Policehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/bauchi-police-ready-for-tomorrow-s-polls-warn-against-thuggery/206386/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Buhari Receives Defectors To APC In KatsinaTwo former gubernatorial aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State, Alhaji Kabir Barkiya and Alhaji Tukur Jikamshi, have defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). They were received at the governorship rally of APC’s candidate, Aminu Masari, by the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, in Katsina on Thursday.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-receives-defectors-to-apc-in-katsina/206388/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Rivers PDP Alleges Governor Bribed INEC Officials With N200 MillionThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State has alleged that the State Governor, Hon. Chibuike Amaechi, and the All Progressives Congress (APC) were bribing top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) with N200 million to swap governorship election results. The Chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, said on Thursday in Port Harcourt during a press briefing that Amaechi and the APC in the State were compromising INEC officials ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/-pdp-alleges-governor-bribed-inec-officials-with-n200m/206389/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Amaechi Accuses First Lady Of Plotting To Rig ElectionsRivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi, has accused the First Lady, Mrs. Patience Jonathan, of putting pressure on the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Mrs. Gesila Khan, to rig the tomorrow’s election in favour of the Peoples Democratic Congress (PDP). Amaechi said the First Lady, who arrived Port Harcourt on Wednesday, has been holding series of meetings with senior officers in the security agencies including the Resident Electoral Commissioner on the elections.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/amaechi-accuses-first-lady-of-plotting-to-rig-elections/206390/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015Agbaje Urges Lagosians To Push APC Into The Ocean With Their VotesThe governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, on Thursday urged Lagosians to use their votes and push the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) out of the State and into the ocean. Agbaje, who spoke during his last campaign rally at the Trade Fair and Alaba International MARKET, said: “Nobody can push you into the Atlantic Ocean. Rather, you should use your votes to push APC into the Atlantic Ocean by voting massively for PDP on Saturday.”Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/agbaje-urges-lagosians-to-push-apc-into-the-ocean-with-their-votes/206395/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015APC Alleges Plot To Disrupt Tomorrow's Polls In The South-WestThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has alerted the security agencies to the alleged moves to disrupt tomorrow’s governorship and House of Assembly elections in the entire South-west region by instigating widespread violence. In a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the Ondo State Governor, Olusegun Mimiko, had already met with the thugs, who had been trained specifically for the purpose of disrupting the elections, at Oshodi-Isolo in Lagos and Iro in Akure South Local Government Area giving the group of thugs at each location N350 million for their “devilish” assignments.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-alleges-plot-to-disrupt-tomorrow-s-polls-in-south-west/206398/
ThisDay LiveFriday 10th April 2015State Polls: PDP Hopeful Of Winning More States The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday said it was poised to win more States on Saturday despite the fallout of the presidential election, especially as its governorship and House of Assembly candidates are very popular and widely accepted in their respective States and Constituencies. The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement, said the party had fully mobilised its members and supporters across the country and would not allow a repeat of the irregularities that shaped the outcome of the March 28 elections.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/state-polls-pdp-hopeful-of-winning-more-states/206403/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineThursday 9th April 2015"PDP's Loss Was Nigeria's Gain"- Ndoma EgbaThe Leader of the Senate, Victor Ndoma-Egba, said that the loss of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP was the gain of Nigeria. He said while the prophets were prophesying doom, God was working to ensure that Nigeria remained as one.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/pdps-loss-was-nigerias-gain-ndoma-egba.110003/
Daily Trust NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Guber Polls: Jigawa Receives Sensitive MaterialsThe Jigawa State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Alhaji Haliru Tambawel yesterday said the commission has received sensitive materials for the conduct of governorship and State Assembly elections. Tambawel, who spoke to journalists, said the materials include ballot papers and result sheets that would be used for Saturday’s poll.Jigawa 2015; INEChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51644-guber-polls-jigawa-receives-sensitive-materials
Daily Trust NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Elections: Police Warned Against PartisanshipPolicemen deployed for election duties in Taraba State have been warned to steer clear of partisanship.
Spokesman of Taraba Police Command, ASP Joseph Kwaji, who gave the warning in Jalingo, urged its men to focus only on the maintenance of security and peaceful conduct during the polls.
Taraba 2015; Policehttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51642-elections-cops-warned-against-partisanship
Daily Trust NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Senate Presidency: Lawan, Akume Get SupportThe Middle Belt Progressive Forum (MBPF) and the Concerned Yobe Indigenes (CYI) have separately made cases for the Senators Mohammed Lawan and George Akume to emerge as the next Senate President respectively. Spokesman of the CYI, Baba Sharu told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the APC should not only zone the Senate leadership to the North-East, but should also endorse and support the aspiration of Senator Lawan to emerge the next Senate President.Nigeria 2015; Senatehttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51640-senate-presidency-lawan-akume-get-support
Daily Trust NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Diaspora Nigerians Want INEC To Tackle Card Reader FailureAhead of Saturday’s governorship and State Assembly elections, the All Nigeria Nationals in the Diaspora (ANNID) has urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to urgently address the challenges associated with the card readers to ensure the success of the elections. Acting Global Chairperson of the organization, Dr. Justina Obi said yesterday in Abuja after a meeting of the association that it is also imperative for INEC to also address the delay and late arrivals of election officials and materials as contained in the reports of its 170 election observers deployed for the elections.Nigeria 2015; ANNID; Card Readers; INEChttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51639-diaspora-nigerians-want-inec-to-tackle-card-reader-failure
Daily Trust NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"Politicians Plan To Disrupt Bauchi Guber Poll"- PoliceThe Bauchi State Police Command has warned politicians in the State against alleged plans to disrupt the governorship and state Assembly elections. The State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Haruna Mohammed, while briefing newsmen in Bauchi, said: “it has come to the knowledge of the State police command that some desperate politicians are planning to disrupt the gubernatorial and House of Assembly election. The command warns that it will not fold its arm and watch disgruntled elements truncate the relative peace in the state which it is working assiduously to maintain”. Bauchi 2015; Policehttp://www.dailytrust.com.ng/daily/news/51645-politicians-planning-to-disrupt-guber-polls-in-bauchi-police
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Defections Galore As Zwingina, Gulak, Reps, Others Dump PDPThe wave of defection from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to the All Progressives Congress, APC continued yesterday with senior members of the defeated ruling party taking their exit from the party. Among the heavyweight defectors that left the PDP yesterday was immediate past political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan, Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, who initiated the Jonathan re-election campaign and subsequently made an unsuccessful bid for the governorship of Adamawa State on the platform of the party. The gale of the defections came from Adamawa State and Ondo and Oyo States in the Southwest.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/defection-galore-as-zwingina-gulak-reps-others-dump-pdp/#sthash.Zhnwluql.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"We're Humbled By Jonathan's Defeat"- Adamu Mu'azuStill trying to recover from the defeat suffered by his party in the Presidential and National Assembly elections last week, National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, has admitted that the party was humbled by the loss. The defeat notwithstanding, Muazu, who is fondly nicknamed ‘the Game Changer’ by his party faithful, has assured Nigerians that the PDP will be reformed to meet the expectations of its members and Nigerians. According to the Chairman, the ruling party has learnt lessons from its defeat and will never again let Nigerians down when it bounces back to power.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/were-humbled-by-jonathans-defeat-adamu-muazu/#sthash.2hGwm3fy.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"I Will Rather Resign From Politics Than Defect To APC"- Babangida Mu'azuDespite the loss of Dr. Muazu Babangida Aliyu in his Senatorial bid and the scandalous loss of other PDP candidates at the March 28 National Assembly elections, the Governor said he wouid rather resign from partisan politics rather than defect All Progressives Congress, (APC) or any other party. He described politicians defecting from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressive Congress (APC) few days after the presidential and National Assembly elections as political prostitutes and who are not principled. Niger 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/i-will-rather-resign-from-politics-than-to-defect-to-apc-aliyu/#sthash.527h55sd.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Don't Leave Any Position For Any Other Party Except APC, Buhari Tells SupportersBauchi-For the third time, the President elect, General Muhammadu Buhari visited Bauchi State to thank the people of the State for voting massively for the APC during the Presidential and National Assembly election just as he canvassed for support for the party candidates contesting in the Saturday April 11 governorship and State House of Assembly election in the State. Vanguard reports that the event at the Multi-purpose Hall was heavily attended, with many APC supporters to cheer General Buhari over his victory.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/dont-leave-any-position-for-any-other-party-except-apc-buhari-tells-supporters/#sthash.M8hnZ0tu.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"Agbaje's Popularity Forcing Akiolu, Others To Resort To Threats"- Adamu Mu'azuNational Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu yesterday accused the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu who was reported to have asked the Igbo to vote for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, or else they will die in the lagoon of acting a shock preview of what the government in waiting would do when it forms government May 29. Muazu said that he was disturbed that the Government in waiting refused to immediately comment on the attack of the non indigenes by the Oba of Lagos, even as he warned that Lagos State cannot afford to remain an island of continuity in what he termed, a sea of change.Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/threat-to-igbo-agbajes-popularity-forcing-akiolu-others-to-resort-to-threats-muazu/#sthash.nH9XOjPb.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"Forever And Ever, PDP Can No Longer Deliver"- OshiomoleAhead this weekend’s House of Assembly elections in Edo State, Governor Adams Oshiomhole has admonished the people of the State not to vote for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in order not to go back to the “dark days of under development, poverty and unemployment”. Speaking at a rally in Uromi, yesterday, Oshiomhole said “Let me remind you that Saturday is an opportunity to consolidate the change. I hear people say that before APC was in opposition; yes we too want them to do opposition. PDP has passed its productive years. Forever and ever, PDP can no longer deliver."Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/forever-and-ever-pdp-can-no-longer-deliver-oshiomhole/#sthash.sZtCZYGU.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Arhiavbere Joins APC In EdoThe governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2012 gubernatorial election in Edo State and national coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group and Goodluck Youth Initiative, Maj.- Gen. Charles Arhiavbere (rtd) has become the first person in Edo State to jump out of the ship of the Peoples Democratic Party with over 10,000 of his supporters.
General Arhiavbere who joined the All progressives Congress in Benin City, on Easter Sunday said “Since after the election of 2012 there has been heightened tension in Edo State which has made development slow and I believe my coming to meet with the Comrade Governor and APC which is now at the centre , speedy development will take place in Edo State.
Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/arhiavbere-joins-apc-in-edo/#sthash.r1PfzhUl.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Mourns Oronto Douglas The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) worldwide and the Ijaw nation, Thursday described the demise of Oronto Douglas, Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Research and Documentation as a big loss to Ijaw nation. Spokesman of the IYC, Comrade Eric Omare, in a statement issued in Yenagoa said Oronto died when his services are needed by Ijaw nation, the Niger Delta and Nigeria in general. Nigeria 2015; Oronto Douglashttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/iyc-mourns-oronto-douglas/#sthash.TEx57FM5.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperThursday 9th April 2015"Buhari To Unfold APC's Job Creation Master Plan On May 29th"- WamakkoGov. Aliyu Wamakko of Sokoto State says President-elect Muhammadu Buhari will unfold the All Progressives Congress (APC) master plan on job creation and social security related issues on May 29. Wamakko disclosed this on Wednesday while addressing supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during a thank you visit in Tambuwal, headquarters of Tambuwal Local Government Area of the State. He said that the master plan would also address the security concerns in the country.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/buhari-to-unfold-apcs-job-creation-master-plan-on-may-29/#sthash.zTYQQj8z.dpuf
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Igbo Groups Drag Oba Of Lagos To NHRCAs the flame of anger continues to burn over the death threat by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwanu Akiolu, on Igbos in Lagos if they failed to vote for his preferred governorship candidate Akinwumi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Saturday's governorship election, Igbo groups in Lagos have dragged the Oba to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). In a petition sent to the Commission, the Ohaneze-Ndigbo Lagos and Igbo Justice Congress called for its intervention to thwart the threat by Akiolu.Lagos 2015; NHRC; Oba Of Lagos; Igboshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/igbo-groups-drag-oba-of-lagos-to-nhrc/206295/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Fayose's Impeachment: Court Invites APC Lawmakers To Show CauseThe impeachment threat hanging over Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and his deputy Kolapo Olusola, was kept at bay on Wednesday, as a Federal High Court in Abuja asked the lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to come and show cause why an interim injunction seeking to stop his removal should not be granted. Ruling on the application, Justice Ahmed Mohammed ordered the defendants in the suit, including the APC factional Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Adewale Omirin, and the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola, to appear in court on April 16.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fayose-s-impeachment-court-invites-apc-lawmakers-to-show-cause/206297/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015"Ekiti Will Benefit From Buhari's Presidency"- OsinbajoThe Vice President-Elect, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has assured the people of Ekiti State of immense benefits under Major Gen Muhammadu Buhari’[s presidency. Osinbajo, who made the statement in Omuo Ekiti on Wednesday , said the state stand to benefit immensely from Buhari-led Presidency despite being in the opposition considering the contributions of some of the illustrious indigenes of the State . Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/osinbajo-ekiti-will-benefit-from-buhari-s-presidency/206219/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Enugu Guber: Ohaneze, APGA Endorse Ugwuanyi, EzeiloAhead of the Saturday governorship and House of Assembly elections, the Enugu State chapters of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, have endorsed the candidacy of Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the governorship of the State. Both APGA and Ohanaeze leaderships in the State insisted that Ugwuanyi remained the best material with requisite credentials to sustain the tempo of development in the State.Enugu 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/enugu-guber-ohanaeze-apga-endorse-ugwuanyi-ezeilo/206277/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015South-East PDP Caucus Denies Mass Defection Rumours, Vows To Remain In OppositionDespite losing out at the federal level, notable members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caucus in the South-East zone on Wednesday foreclosed any possible defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC), declaring its readiness to either swim or sink with the party. The leaders of the party in the zone led by its National Vice -Chairman and Minister of State for Defence, Col. Austin Akobundu (rtd), Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Chairman of South-east Governors’ Forum and Abia State Governor, Senator-elect, Theodore Orji, Senator Hope Uzodinma, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Senator Gil Nnaji as well as other elected PDP members of the National Assembly resolved to remain firmly in the party as opposition.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/south-east-pdp-caucus-denies-mass-defection-rumour-vows-to-remain-in-opposition/206276/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015PDP Chieftain Predicts Victory For Ihedioha In ImoThe Assistant National Auditor of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Regis Ifeanyi Uwakwe, has predicted victory for the party’s governorship standard bearer in Imo State, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, in the April 11 governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections. Uwakwe, who is also the Auditor, South-East zone of the party, maintained that in spite of the party’s lose in the presidential election, the statement it made in the South-East and Imo in particular by winning almost all the elective positions in the May 28 National Assembly election expressed confidence that it would play a vibrant opposition in the incoming administration.Imo 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/imo-pdp-chieftain-predicts-victory-for-ihedioha/206278/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015PDP Will Provide Credible Opposition, Says Cross River Senator-ElectThe Senator-elect for the Southern senatorial district of Cross River State, Mr. Gershom Bassey, has stated that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will provide effective opposition in the country when the All Progressives Congress (APC) forms Nigerian’s federal government from May 29, this year. Bassey stated this in Calabar against the backdrop of the victory of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, over PDP’s President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 presidential election.Cross River 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-will-provide-credible-opposition-says-c-river-senator-elect/206279/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015"Free Education, Housing Scheme For Teachers Under APC Government"- OsinbajoThe Vice-President-elect, Prof. Oluyemi Osinbajo on Wednesday stated that a Federal Government under the All Progressives Congress (APC) would provide teachers in public schools free education and housing scheme to enhance their performance. Osinbajo, who was the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State between 1999 and 2007, acknowledged that Lagos State “has the model of what we intend to do in the area of public education in the country.”Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/osinbajo-free-education-housing-scheme-for-teachers-under-apc-govt/206280/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015"We Are Ready For You"- Kogi APC To PDPThe All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State has promised to humiliate the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) again in the House of Assembly election in the State as it did in the March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections. “We are ready for the PDP. We will march them votes for votes, naira for naira and force for force. The APC is now the majority party in the State as evident in the March 28 elections. Let the PDP dig up all the dirty tricks available in the world. We will beat them silly as we did before,” the APC resolved on Tuesday in Lokoja after a marathon five-hour stakeholders’ meeting hosted by former Governor Abubakar Audu.Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/kogi-apc-to-pdp-we-are-ready-for-you/206282/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Group Urges Igbo Youths To Support Buhari's GovernmentFollowing the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 28 presidential election, a group known as the New Nigerian Agenda (NNA), has called upon the Igbo youths to support the President-Elect, Muhammadu Buhari. Meanwhile, NNA has announced that it would hold a massive rally on April 9, simultaneously in the capital cities of all the South-East States to drum up more support for the incoming administration.Nigeria 2015; NNA; Buhari; Igboshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-urges-igbo-youths-to-support-buhari-s-government/206283/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Former PDP Legal Adviser Oke, Ogunniya, Others Defect To APCThe former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Olusola Oke, a and three-time Senator of Ondo Central, Gbenga Ogunniya, yesterday led some other leaders and their supporters to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Those who dumped the PDP yesterday with Oke were mainly from the Ondo South Senatorial District, where the party won a Senatorial seat and three House of Representatives seats. Ogunniya, who is an indigene of Ondo Town with Mimiko, was said to be one of the leaders of the chieftains who worked for the success of Mimiko in the 2012 gubernatorial election.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/former-pdp-legal-adviser-oke-ogunniya-others-defect-to-apc/206284/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Agbaje, Group Allege APC Plans To Rig Lagos Governorship Polls The Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation has alleged that it had unearthed plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to rig next Saturday’s State governorship and House of Assembly elections in Lagos State. In a catalogue of electoral misdemeanors reportedly lined up to swing results in favour of APC, the Agbaje organisation cited bribing of security officers and electoral officials, cancellation of unduly voided votes, intimidation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) supporters, hijacking of ballot boxes, stuffing of voting boxes, deprivation and delaying of electoral officers and materials to PDP strongholds, and importation of mercenary voters from neighbouring States.Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/agbaje-group-allege-apc-plans-to-rig-lagos-polls/206286/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Women Are Catalysts For Change, Says El-rufaiThe governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kaduna State, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has described women as catalyst for the change that the nation is yearning for. Speaking at a women summit organised by the APC in Kaduna State, El-Rufai, a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), said women constitute a large part of the electorate.Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/women-are-catalysts-for-change-says-el-rufai/206287/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Diaspora Group Supports Ikpeazu's Governorship Ambition In AbiaAs the Saturday’s governorship and State Houses of Assembly elections approach, a group of Ngwa and Ukwa indigenes in the United States has thrown its weight behind the emergence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Dr. Victor Okezie Ikpeazu, as the next governor of Abia State. The Atlanta based non-profit organisation, Ngwa United Alliance (NUA), said their support stemmed from Ikpeazu’s track record of performance and competence, adding that he is better prepared for the task of governing the 23-year-old State than other contestants.Abia 2015; NUA; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/diaspora-group-supports-ikpeazu-s-governorship-ambition-in-abia/206288/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015PDP Members Sabotaged Our Party, Says MoroThe Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has ascribed the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the presidential and National Assembly elections to the handiwork of saboteurs in the party. Moro further alleged that collation officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) worked against the success of the party by wrongly cancelling the election results from Konshisha and Logo Local Government Area in Benue State, which he said adversely affected the fortunes of the party in the State.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-members-sabotaged-our-party-says-moro/206289/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Nwuche Leaves PDP, May Declare For APC TodayFormer Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, has resigned his membership of the party. In a letter dated March 29, and addressed to the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, Nwuche said he “had watched with dismay the party’s descent into cabalism and god-fatherism as certain individuals became practical owners of the party’s structures and ensured that many persons with capacity and integrity had no opportunity to serve and remained shut out of governance.”Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nwuche-leaves-pdp-may-declare-for-apc-today/206290/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Fashola Calls On Lagosians To Vote Wisely, Choose APC In Guber PollLagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday called on Lagosians irrespective of their ethno-political background to vote for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the governorship and house of assembly elections slated for Saturday. The Governor stressed the need for Lagosians to choose wisely, citing the way the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had deliberately frustrated the blueprint of the late Head of State, Gen. Murtala Muhammed to adduce special status to the State.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/fashola-calls-on-lagosians-to-choose-wisely-vote-for-apc-in-guber-poll/206291/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015"Why Lagosians Should Vote For Agbaje"- Mu'azuAhead of Saturday April 11 gubernatorial elections, the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, on Wednesday said the party’s governorship candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje,would easily defeat his rival, the All Progressives Congress (APC) standard-bearer Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, in the elections. Mu’azu said this optimism was driven from the outcome of the presidential and National Election where PDP came very close to winning the presidential elections in the State.Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/mu-azu-why-lagosians-should-vote-for-agbaje/206292/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015Court Clears Ambode For Saturday's Guber Elections In LagosJustice Mohammed Yunusa of the Federal High Court in Lagos on Wednesday dismissed a suit seeking to stop the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC)in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, from contesting the April 11 poll. The judge declared that the plaintiffs had no locus standi to institute the action. The judge also held that the plaintiffs failed to establish any reasonable cause of action to sustain their prayers.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/court-clears-ambode-for-saturday-s-guber-election-in-lagos/206293/
ThisDay LiveThursday 9th April 2015PDP Questions Buhari's Indifference To Burning National IssuesThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has expressed deep concern over the apparent indifference of the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to burning national issues threatening the unity and stability of the country. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Wednesday, said: “While well-meaning Nigerians and the international community are celebrating the peace fostered by the patriotic action of President Goodluck Jonathan in conceding defeat, Buhari and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have been moving around the country instigating division, engineering crisis and heightening tension in the polityNigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-queries-buhari-s-indifference-to-burning-national-issues/206294/
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015April 11: 22 Governorship Candidates Step Down For Ugwuanyi In EnuguRising from a town hall meeting ahead of the April 11 governorship election, a group of 22 gubernatorial hopefuls, under the aegis of Coalition of Political Parties,CPP, yesterday, unanimously adopted Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, governorship candidate of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Enugu State as the their candidate. Leader of the coalition, Mr. Afam Ani, said “the governorship candidates had to step down, following the unprecedented acceptance of Ugwuanyi among the electorate.” In his acceptance speech, Ugwuanyi assured the political parties that he would run an all inclusive government.Enugu 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/april-11-poll-22-gov-candidates-step-down-for-ugwuanyi/#sthash.j7BLQwr6.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015"I Won't Decamp To APC Because PDP Lost Presidency"- EkweremaduContrary to speculations, Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, yesterday, declared that he was not going to jump ship by defecting to All Progressives Congress, APC because his party, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, lost the presidential election. Rather, he maintained that in view of the unfolding political scenario in the country, PDP leaders were bracing up to take the bull by the horn to reposition and strengthen the party for a brighter future. He made the position known while addressing a meeting of PDP stakeholders from Enugu West Senatorial District in Enugu yesterday.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/i-wont-decamp-to-apc-because-pdp-lost-presidency-says-ekweremadu/#sthash.PXRzMAF2.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015PDP In Dilemma Over Jonathan's Abandoned Campaign MaterialsTongues are now wagging within the Campaign Organisation of President Goodluck Jonathan over what to do with the expensive campaign materials produced but not used for the President’s campaign after all. Finding by Vanguard showed that the materials, which consist of bill boards, face caps, specially branded T-shirts, giant posters of the President and his Vice, Sambo, and highly priced mementos, have been dumped at the Presidential Campaign Office, otherwise known as Legacy House in Maitama, Abuja.
Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/pdp-in-dilemma-over-jonathans-abandoned-campaign-materials/#sthash.utkeJ6Nv.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015Treat All Nigerians Equally Or Lose Our Support, NEF Tells BuhariNorthern Elders’ Forum, has asked President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, to serve all Nigerians equally as he mounts the saddle of the nation’s leadership and be ready for its criticism. The Secretary General of the NEF, Prof Ango Abdullahi, told Vanguard in an exclusive interview that although the forum was elated with Buhari’s victory in the last election, they were also insisting that the President-elect should stand up for the rights of all Nigerians. Describing the choice of Buhari as the emergence of a true Nigerian President, Abdullahi, a pro-rotation advocate, pointed out that the forum was certain the new leader would turn Nigeria around and give the citizenry a new lease of life.Nigeria 2015; NEF; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/treat-all-nigerians-equally-or-lose-our-support-nef-tells-buhari/
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015"APGA Needs To Restrategize For Igbo Presidency"- Max OkwuChief Maxi Okwu, the factional National Chairman, All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), says that the party needs to re-strategize to produce an Igbo President in future elections. Okwu, in an interview with newsmen in Awka on Tuesday, called for reconciliation and re-integration of founding and aggrieved members who left APGA for other parties.Nigeria 2015; APGAhttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/apga-needs-to-re-strategize-for-igbo-presidency-maxi-okwu/#sthash.3NPxyqxN.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015Clark Condemns Obama Over Presentation Of Certificate Of Commendation To JegaFormer Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark yesterday condemned in very strong terms, the presentation of Certificate of Commendation by the President of the United States of America, President Barrack Obama to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega. Speaking to Journalists yesterday in Abuja, Chief Clark stressed that the presentation of a ‘Certificate of Commendation’ to Jega over the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections March 28th, 2015 with the Governorship and State Houses of Assembly polls yet to be conducted was too hasty.Nigeria 2015; Ijaw Group; Buharihttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/clark-condemns-obama-over-presentation-of-certificate-of-commendation-to-jega/#sthash.gDYag8bU.dpuf
Vanguard NewspaperWednesday 8th April 2015Jega Sacks Two Eos, Says Elections Will Hold In Orhiomwon & Four LGAsNational Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof.Atahiru Jega has sacked two Electoral Officers attached to Oredo and Orhiomwon Local Government Areas of Edo State in the March 28 Presidential and National Assembly elections over alleged involvement in the disappearance of result sheets provided for elections in those areas. The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Edo State, Mr Mike Igini who disclosed this during a meeting with leaders of both the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state also said that some officers of the Commission are being interrogated over alleged malpractices in the last elections, adding that those involved may face prosecution.Edo 2015; INEChttp://www.vanguardngr.com/2015/04/jega-sacks-two-eo-in-edo-says-elections-will-hold-in-orhiomwon-four-lgas/#sthash.Rekr0AM5.dpuf
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 8th April 2015LP, MPPP, APC Form Coalition To Unseat PDP In PlateauThe Labour Party (LP), Mega Progressives Peoples Party (MPPP) and All Progressives Congress (APC) in Plateau have joined forces to fight Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the April 11, elections. The LP gubernatorial candidate, Ambassador Bagudu Hirse, and the MPPP candidate, Mrs Elizabeth Yirse, told journalists in Jos on Tuesday that they had fused into APC to enable them to defeat PDP.Plateau 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/lp-mppp-apc-form-coalition-to-unseat-pdp-in-plateau.109932/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 8th April 2015"We'll Work With Buhari"- PDPThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it would cooperate with the in-coming All Progressives Congress (APC) government for improved development of the country. The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, disclosed this at a news conference on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that PDP would be an opposition that would offer alternative programmes and ideas to the new government and would not be involved in abuses.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/well-work-with-buhari-pdp.109934/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 8th April 2015Kebbi Governor Denies Defecting To APCGovernor Saidu Dakingari of Kebbi has denied plans to defect to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Dakingari made the denial at an interactive session with journalist in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday. The Governor said he had never contemplated leaving the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in spite of the gale of defections to the APC by his party members.
Kebbi 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/kebbi-governor-denies-defecting-to-apc.109937/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineWednesday 8th April 2015President Jonathan Condemns Harrassment Of Public Officials Serving In His AdministrationPresident Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday warned politicians against instigating crisis in the country, saying that the Federal Government will not condone any attempt by politicians to foment trouble while pursuing their personal ambitions. The President issued the warning through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Dr Reuben Abati, at a news briefing with State House correspondents in Abuja.Nigeria 2015; Jonathan; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/president-jonathan-condemns-harassment-of-public-officials-serving-in-his-admin.109944/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015APC Tasks Security Agencies, INEC On NeutralityThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned the security agencies, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and all national institutions connected with this weekend’s governorship and House of Assembly elections against compromising on their statutory roles. The party urged the institutions to provide a level playing field for all parties in the elections. In a statement issued on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the police, the Directorate of State Security (DSS), the Civil Defence Corps, the military and INEC are all national institutions, hence must never again turn themselves to appendages of any political party.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-tasks-security-agencies-inec-on-neutrality/206184/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Rivers Guber Poll: 16 Political Parties Beseige INEC Office, Demand Removal Of RECAhead of the Saturday governorship elections, a coalition of 16 political parties in Rivers State on Tuesday stormed the National Headquarters of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), demanding the immediate removal of the State Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Ms. Gesilia Khan. The coalition of the political parties accused the REC of conniving with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its governorship candidate, Nyesom Wike.Rivers 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-guber-poll-16-political-parties-besiege-inec-demand-removal-of-rec/206185/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Killers Of APC Supporters In Rivers Will Not Go Unpunished, Says AmaechiAll those involved in the brutal killing of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State during the electioneering period will face the full weight of the law, Rivers State Governor, Chibuike Amaechi has said. Amaechi made the statement on Monday when he paid a condolence visit on the families of the late Chief Christopher Adube in Obirikom, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni Local Government Area of the State.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/killers-of-apc-supporters-in-rivers-will-not-go-unpunished-says-amaechi/206188/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015One Killed As Protests Rock Ekiti Town Over Fayose's Impeachment BidThe unrest trailing the impeachment attempt of the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayo Fayose, took a tragic turn yesterday as one person, identified as Modupe Olaiya, was killed in Efon Alaaye, Efon Local Government Area of the State, as members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) staged violent protests against the attempt by the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers to impeach the Governor. Eyewitnesses told newsmen in Ado Ekiti that the APC lawmakers were coming from Osun State and had run into the barricade mounted by the protesters at Ita Ore, a border town between Ekiti and Osun States.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/one-killed-as-protests-rock-ekiti-towns-over-fayose-8217-s-impeachment-bid/206172/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Oba Akiolu's Threat: Lagos APC Tenders Apology To IgbosDetermined to calm the anger and umbrage arising from the inflammatory vote for APC or perish remarks by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, to the Igbos resident in Lagos State, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state yesterday tendered an apology and urged them to ignore the threat by the Oba. The party’s apology came just as President Goodluck Jonathan, in a statement by his spokesman, Dr. Reuben Abati, warned against what he described as “negative triumphalism” and comments that are capable of inciting sections of the polity against each other.Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/oba-akiolus-threat-lagos-apc-tenders-apology-to-igbos/206173/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Delta Polls: Labour Party Uncovers Plot To Rig ElectionsThe Labour Party (LP) has alerted of a plot to rig the governorship and state assembly elections in Delta State. Addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Abdukadir Abdulsalam, said this Saturday’s election has already shown a sign of repetition of electoral fraud that occurred during the March 28 presidential/National Assembly elections in the State.Delta 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/delta-poll-party-uncovers-plot-to-rig-elections/206192/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Alleged Rigging: You're Frustrated, Ogun APC Tells PDPThe Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the allegation that Governor Ibikunle Amosun plans to rig the Saturday gubernatorial and House of Assembly election as a product of frustration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had through its gubernatorial candidate in the State, Gboyega Nasiru Isiaka had alleged that Amosun had bought up all unclaimed Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in the state preparatory to deploying same to effect a grand rigging plan.Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/alleged-rigging-plan-you-are-frustrated-ogun-apc-tells-pdp/206191/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015"Why Ajimobi Won't Break Second Term Jinx On Saturday"- Alao AkalaFormer Oyo State Governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala and Labour Party governorship candidate in this weekend’s election in the state has given reasons why his successor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) won’t break the much-eluded second term jinx in the State. Starting from the second republic when the then Governor of the State, Chief Bola Ige of the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) lost his re-election in 1983, all his successors like Dr. Victor Omololu Olunloyo, Chief Kolapo Ishola, Alhaji Lam Adesina, Senator Rashidi Ladoja and recently Alao-Akala have all failed to get re-election, thus making the issue of second term already becoming a taboo for any serving Governor in the State.Oyo 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/alao-akala-why-ajimobi-won-t-break-second-term-jinx-on-saturday/206194/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015"Why Akwa Ibom Cannot Afford To Be In Opposition"- UmanahThe gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Akwa Ibom State, Mr. Umanah Okon Umanah, on Tuesday stated that with the emergence of Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as the President-elect in the March 28 election, the State cannot afford to be in opposition as that had always been the mantra of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) when the party was in control of governance at the Federal level.Akwa Ibom 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC))http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/umanah-why-akwa-ibom-cannot-afford-to-be-in-opposition/206195/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015"Merger Will Not Save APC's Imminent Failure In Plateau"- JangPlateau State Governor, Jonah David Jang, has dismissed the alleged merger between the All Progressives Congress (APC), Labour Party (LP) and Mega Party in the State, vowing that their merger will not save the APC from imminent failure in the next Saturday gubernatorial election. In a statement signed by his Executive Assistant, Mr. Clinton Garuba, Jang also dismissed “the spurious allegations made by APC over the governorship election,” describing it as a grand strategy by “the drowning party to cause distraction.”Plateau 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jang-merger-will-not-save-apc-s-imminent-failure-in-plateau/206196/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Jonathan's Aide Commends INEC For Credible Elections In Cross RiverThe Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Aviation, Mrs. Ann Ene-Ita, has applauded the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Cross River State for its performance in the presidential and National Assembly elections on March 28. Ene-Ita, who spoke in Calabar during the week, said the conduct of the elections was free, transparent and credible.Cross River 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/jonathan-s-aide-commends-inec-for-credible-elections-in-c-river/206197/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015PDP Chiefain, Ukansanya, Mobilizes Support For Otti, APGA In AbiaWith the governorship and House of Assembly elections billed to hold this weekend, a member of Board of Trustees of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State, Chief Tony Ukasanya, has urged the electorate in the State to vote massively for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Alex Otti. Ukasanya, who headed the campaign organisation of the incumbent Governor Theodore Orji in 2011, made the request at a reception organised in honour of Otti by an Abuja-based business woman, Mrs. Josephine Nwaeze, at Ubakala, Umuahia South Local Government Area of the State, Sunday night.Abia 2015; APGAhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-chieftain-ukasanya-mobilises-support-for-otti-apga-in-abia/206198/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Ayetoro Traditional Council Hails Melaye's VictoryThe Ayetoro-Gbede Traditional Council in Kogi State has attributed the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senatorial candidate, Hon. Dino Melaye as the Senator-elect, Kogi West senatorial district to his enormous contributions to the development of the District. In a congratulatory letter signed on behalf of the council by Mr. Samson Bello and Chief David Leke, who are the Acting Council Chairman and the Secretary respectively, the body noted that Melaye’s electoral victory was well deserved.Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ayetoro-traditional-council-hails-melaye-s-victory/206199/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Yorubas Cant Afford Another Interregnum, Says Afenifere, AshafaThe Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG) and the Senator-elect in Lagos East Senatorial District, Senator Gbenga Ashafa, on Tuesday said the Yorubas cannot afford another interregnum, the type that set the region back between 2003 and 2011. They therefore urged the voters in the three States of the South-west where governorship elections would hold on Saturday to vote the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) more than they did during the presidential election.Nigeria 2015; Afenifere Renewal Group (ARG)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/yorubas-can-t-afford-another-interregnum-say-afenifere-ashafa/206200/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015I Cannot Step Down For Emerhor, Says OgboruDelta State governorship candidate on the platform of the Labour Party (LP), Chief Great Ovedje Ogboru, has said that there is no iota of truth in the rumour doing the rounds that he had agreed to “step down” for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief O’tega Emerhor. When contacted by THISDAY to confirm the reported plan to step down and possibly decamp to the APC in a couple of days, Ogboru stated categorically that there was no ongoing negotiation whatsoever between him and Emerhor.Delta 2015; Labour Party (LP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/i-cannot-step-down-for-emerhor-says-ogboru/206201/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Former Edo Governor, Osunbor, Defects To APCA former Governor of Edo State, Professor Osarhiemen Osunbor, on Tuesday announced his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Osunbor, who was governor from May 2007 to November 2008, announced his defection along with his supporters at Iruekpen, Esan West Local Government Area of the State, few hours after a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier-General Idada Ikponmwen, defected to the APC in Benin. Governor Adams Oshiomhole, who received the former Governor and other defectors, attributed the defection to the will of God and the performance of the party in the State.Edo 2015; All Progressives Congressives (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/former-edo-gov-osunbor-defects-to-apc/206202/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Buhari Reiterates Desire To Tackle Corruption, EconomyThe president-elect, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, has reiterated his commitment to decisively address the issues of corruption, insecurity and instability of the Nigerian economy. Buhari made the declaration yesterday in Owerri, the Imo State capital, when he paid a visit to the State to thank members of the All Progressives Congress (APC ) for standing by him during the presidential election. Stating that the APC government at the centre would quickly redress the current insecurity and corruption challenges, Buhari said his administration would also work to comprehensively revive the economy in the shortest possible time.Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-reiterates-desire-to-tackle-corruption-economy/206203/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Gbemi Saraki, PDP Youth Leader Dump PDP For APCThe former governorship aspirant of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Gbemisola Saraki and the party’s State youth leader, Hon. Segun Olawoyin, have publicly declared for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of Saturday election. Senator Gbemisola Saraki is the eldest daughter of the late strongman of Kwara State politics, Dr. Olusola Saraki, while Hon. Olawoyin is the son of late opposition leader in the State, late Josiah Olawoyin.Kwara 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/gbemi-saraki-pdp-youth-leader-dump-pdp-for-apc/206204/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015Clark Congratulates Buhari As President-ElectIjaw leader and former Minister of Information, Chief Edwin Clark on Tuesday congratulated President -elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on his victory in the just concluded March 28 presidential election. In a letter dated April 3 2015,which he personally signed, Clark said, "I am pleased to join our other compatriots in this country and friends from the international community to convey my words of congratulations to you and your party, the All Progressives Congress."Nigeria 2015; Ijaw Group; Buharihttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/clark-congratulates-buhari-as-president-elect/206205/
ThisDay LiveWednesday 8th April 2015"Lagos Stands To Benefit More Under APC"- BuhariThe President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday urged the electorate in Lagos to vote for the candidates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the next governorship and State Assembly elections, noting that Lagos “stands to benefit more under the APC than any other political party.” This came as the APC national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, warned against dragging the traditional rulers into politics, stating that the Lagos State Government “has never discriminated against the Ndigbo indigenes and other residents from other ethnic groups.”Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/buhari-lagos-stands-to-benefit-more-under-apc/206206/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Anenih Urges Aggrieved Politicians To Emulate JonathanThe Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih, has urged those who may still be aggrieved by the outcome of the March 28 presidential election to emulate the selflessness and magnanimity of President Goodluck Jonathan who conceded victory to General Muhammadu Buhari so that Nigeria may enjoy peace, and march to greatness and prosperity. Anenih commended President Jonathan’s statesmanship in conceding defeat, saying he has, by so doing, made an indelible mark on the sand of time.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/anenih-urges-aggrieved-politicians-to-emulate-jonathan/206113/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015"Buhari's Victory Has Shamed Doomsayers"- GowonFormer Head of State, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd), has said the peaceful conduct of March 28 presidential poll won by Muhammadu Buhari has shamed doomsayers that Nigeria would break up in 2015. “No one will ever repeat that wild and arrogant prediction that Nigeria will go under; those doomsayers have been shamed and Nigeria will grow from strength to strength,’’ Gowon told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Jos.Nigeria 2015; Gowonhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/gowon-buhari-s-victory-has-shamed-doomsayers/206114/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Election Violence: "We Have Lost 55 Members In Rivers"- APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the security agencies and officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of complicity in the malfeasance that has led to the death of 55 party members during the presidential election in Rivers State. The party warned that in the fullness of time, nobody who has engaged in untoward actions will go scot-free as they will be made to face the full wrath of the law.Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/election-violence-we-have-lost-55-members-in-rivers-says-apc/206115/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 7th April 2015"Forgive Oba Akiolu, That’s How He Jokes"- Pat Utomi Comes To Oba Of Lagos's DefenseProfessor Patrick Odinachi has come to the Oba of Benin's defense, saying that the Akiolu's statements are his usual way of jesting. He made the plea via his handle on Twitter.Lagos 2015; Oba of Lagoshttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/forgive-akiolu-thats-how-he-jokes-pat-utomi-comes-to-oba-of-lagos-defense.109916/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 7th April 2015Obasanjo Tells Buhari To Make Soludo Next Finance MinisterFormer President, Olusegun Obasanjo has recommended former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo to Nigeria's President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari for the position of Finance Minister. Soludo was a member of the economic team for the Obasanjo administration before becoming the Governor of the CBN.Nigeria 2015; Obasanjohttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/obasanjo-tells-buhari-to-make-soludo-nigerias-next-finance-minister.109911/
Nigerian Bulletin News OnlineTuesday 7th April 2015Israel Wants To Help Buhari Fight Terrorism, CorruptionIsrael has promised to assist Nigeria in fighting corruption and terrorism and also help to develop the the agriculture sector. This is contained in a statement issued by Mallam Garba Shehu, Director, Media and Publicity, APC Presidential Campaign Organisation, on Monday in Abuja. The statement said the pledge was contained in a congratulatory letter signed by the Israeli President, Reuven Rivlin, to the President-Elect, retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.Nigeria 2015; Israelhttp://www.nigerianbulletin.com/threads/nigeria-israel-want-to-help-buhari-fight-corruption-terrorism.109907/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Card Readers To Be Used For Governorship, State Assembly Polls, INEC InsistsThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday said card readers would be used for the April 11, elections. INEC said the complaints against the card readers had been addressed. In a statement by the Secretary of the Commission, Mrs. Augusta C. Ogakwu, it said the relaxation of the guideline on March 28, was only with respect to the presidential and National Assembly elections held on that date.Nigeria 2015; INEChttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/card-readers-to-be-used-for-governorship-state-assembly-polls-inec-insists/206118/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Group Warns CJN To Stop Making Statements Prejudicial To Cases Against BuhariA civil society organisation, the Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative (ASRADI), has called on the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, to refrain from making statements capable of prejudicing the cases challenging the eligibility of President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd). In a letter to the CJN dated April 2, 2015 and signed by its Executive Director, Mr. Deolu Oyinlola, the group accused the CJN of over-reaching the courts when he made statements to the effect that desperate politicians wanted to use the courts to truncate democracy.Nigeria 2015; ASRADI; CJNhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/group-warns-cjn-to-stop-making-statements-prejudicial-to-cases-against-buhari/206119/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Impeachment Threat: PDP Members Take Over Ekiti Assembly Complex, Hold PartyFollowing rumour that the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) lawmakers in the Ekti State House of Assembly were planning to hold a sitting on Monday to impeach Governor Ayodele Fayose, top members of the Peoples Democratic Party on that day took over the Assembly complex and blocked all major roads to prevent the plan from being hatched. The APC lawmakers had last week Friday served Fayose with a notice of gross misconduct, which signalled that impeachment process would be commenced against him if valid explanations are not offered to clear the allegations.Ekiti 2015; Impeachment; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/impeachment-threat-pdp-members-take-over-ekiti-assembly-complex-hold-party/206121/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Osinbajo May Head APC Transition CommitteeThere are strong indications that the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today constitute a transition committee to be headed by the Vice-President-elect, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to begin the transition process from the Jonathan administration to the incoming administration that will be headed by Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. THISDAY gathered from a party source that Buhari has asked the leadership of his party to help raise a formidable team made up of tested and experienced technocrats from the private sector and politicians that would meet with President Goodluck Jonathan's transition team to ensure a smooth process.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/osinbajo-may-head-apc-transition-committee/206135/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Oba Akiolu Clarifies Statement On Igbos Amidst UproarThere was an uproar in the country on Monday over the threat made by the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, warning Igbo residents to vote for the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode, otherwise they would perish in the Lagos lagoon. But even as the APC and Oba’s palace scrambled to "clarify" his statement, which was published by several print and online media (not only THISDAY), the audio and video recordings of Akiolu’s hate speech to Igbo leaders who had met with him at his palace Sunday had gone viral, resulting in a social media backlash against the Oba, his candidate, and the APC. Also attempting to do some damage control was the APC governorship candidate in Lagos State who restated his commitment to lead a government of inclusion where every Lagosian, irrespective of tribe or ethnicity, is carried along in the quest to make Lagos greater.Lagos 2015; Oba of Lagoshttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/oba-akiolu-clarifies-remarks-against-igbos-amidst-uproar/206136/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Political Killings: IGP Deploys More Officers To Rivers, Other Volatile StatesIn a crucial effort to prevent the incessant political killings across the nation, the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Suleiman Abba, has said he is deploying more police personnel to Rivers State and other volatile States. The Police boss, who stated this Tuesday during the IGP conference with the commands’ Commissioners of Police, said so far, three suspects have been arrested in Enugu in connection with the blast that took place during the presidential elections. While appreciating the police for a job well done, Abba said 124 suspects were arrested for various electoral offences, adding that some had been charged to court while investigations continue in others.Nigeria 2015; IG Of Policehttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/political-killings-igp-deploys-more-officers-to-rivers-other-volatile-states/206137/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Rivers Guber: Ijaws Reaffirm Support For Wike, Harry-BanigoThe Ijaw people in Rivers State have restated their commitment to the election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate, Chief Nyesom Wike, in Saturday’s election. Ijaws, under the aegis of the Rivers Ijaw Peoples Forum, rising from a meeting held in Port Harcourt on Sunday, also alleged that the last presidential election was an open complicity against the interest of the Ijaw people, the Niger Delta and the South-south geopolitical zone. The Ijaws said they were forced to take the decision because of the role Wike played in the second term bid of President Goodluck Jonathan and accordingly urged Rivers voters and Ijaws in particular to vote for him and his running mate, Dr Ipalibo Harry-Banigo, “as this team has clearly demonstrated the capacity to unify the tate and promote the Ijaw interest.”

Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/rivers-governorship-ijaws-reaffirm-support-for-wike-harry-banigo/206066/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Guber Polls: Wamakko Warns APC Of ComplacencyFollowing the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the presidential poll, Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, has cautioned members of the party against complacency, saying they should redouble their efforts to ensure the party’s victory in the April governorship election in the State. Wamakko made the remark at the weekend at a stakeholders’ meeting of the APC held at the presidential lodge, Sokoto. He noted that despite the victory of Gen. Muhammafu Buhari in the presidential poll, there was need for them to canvass for more supporters for the party ahead of the governorship poll.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/guber-polls-wamakko-warns-apc-against-complacency/206065/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Obasanjo Urges Nigerians To Repeat Pattern Of Voting On SaturdayFormer President Olusegun Obasanjo on Sunday told Nigerians to repeat the same pattern of voting that gave General Muhammadu Buhari of All Progressives Congress (APC) victory penultimate Saturday in the coming governorship and House of Assembly elections. Obasanjo, who spoke while responding to questions by journalists during his visit to Itoku market in Abeokuta Ogun State said: “Since I came back from Abuja, I have not been here to say hello to you. But, it occurred to me that I can do it during this Easter period and that is why I have come. How is market and hope you are all fairing well?” While the market men and women were chanting ‘Sai Baba Obasanjo, Sai Buhari, Sai Amosun,’ the former President refused to react on any political issue. The former President, advised the market men and women to repeat the action of March 28 by next election in the State.Nigeria 2015; Obasanjohttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/obasanjo-urges-nigerians-to-repeat-pattern-of-voting-on-saturday/206068/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Professional Group Backs Amosun's Re-electionA socio-economic group, Ogun Professionals for Development (OPD), has thrown its weight behind the re-election of the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, in Saturday’s governorship poll. It premised its support for the governor on the prevalent peace and security in the State, which is conducive to growth and development, noting that “Ogun cannot afford to return to the dark days of insecurity, violence, mismanagement of public funds and other atrocities that scared away investors and stagnated development.”Ogun 2015; OPDhttp://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/professional-group-backs-amosun-s-re-election/206122/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Vote Personality, Not Party, Makinde Charges VotersFour days to the much expected gubernatorial and House of Assembly election in Oyo State, the Social Democratic Party (SDP) governorship candidate in the State, Seyi Makinde, has charged the people of the state to vote for personality and not political party as it was done during last election. Makinde, who recalled that the results of the presidential and National Assembly elections held in the State penultimate Saturday in which the All Progressives Congress (APC) cleared the three senatorial and 12 of the 14 House of Representatives seats did not reflect the strength of each of the five major political parties in the State and called on the electorate to avoid the ‘mistake’ they made then.Oyo 2015; Social Democratic Party (SDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/vote-personality-not-party-on-saturday-makinde-charges-voters/206123/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015Olorogun-Etti Praises Agbaje, Vows To Deliver Lagos To PDPA chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Chief Ibrahim Babatunde Olorogun-Etti, on Monday described the PDP gubernatorial candidate in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, as a charismatic leader with a strong moral belief of how things should be. “Agbaje is the perfect person for the governorship job. He will make the difference in the politics and development of the State,” he said. Olorogun-Etti who spoke in Lagos Island urged the electorate to assess Agbaje based on his antecedents and track record.Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/olorogun-etti-praises-agbaje-vows-to-deliver-lagos-to-pdp/206124/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015PDP House Candidate Accuses APC Of Rigging In Epe-Lagos, Petitions INECThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representative candidate in Epe Federal Constituency of Lagos State, Chief Apesin Bola Gbabijo, on Monday accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate of allegedly rigging the elections. Gbabijo, while addressing a press conference in Lagos, alleged that the mandate freely given to him by the electorate was “blatantly and brazenly taken away from him by the APC and his opponent, Tunji Wale.”Lagos 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-house-candidate-accuses-apc-of-rigging-in-epe-petitions-inec/206125/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015APC Can't Win In Rivers, Says WikeThe Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Rivers State, Chief Nyesom Wike, has expressed optimism that he would win Saturday’s election. He told his supporters not to lose sleep over this weekend’s governorship election because “nobody can stop us from winning on Saturday.” Speaking at an Easter celebration/PDP victory rally in Port Harcourt on Monday, Wike said there was no way the All Progressives Congress (APC) would win the governorship election in the State.Rivers 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-can-t-win-in-rivers-says-wike/206127/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015APC Holds Special Summit On Role Of Women In Elections In KadunaThe All Progressives Congress (APC) Kaduna State campaign council is hosting a special women summit tomorrow in Kaduna. The theme of the summit, which will take place at Arewa House, has is ‘the Role of Women in Elections.’ Women from all sections of the Kaduna society, including representatives of professional women groups, women in business, rural women and market women associations will be in attendance. According to Ruth Alkali, the Director of APC Women Mobilisation in the State, two papers will be presented at the summit.Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/apc-hosts-special-summit-on-role-of-women-in-elections-in-kaduna/206128/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015"Buhari Will Build New Nigeria"- Ondo Ex-CPC CandidateThe defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) gubernatorial candidate for October 2012 election in Ondo State, Soji Ehinlanwo, at the weekend said the President-elect Muhammadu Buhari, would build a new Nigeria despite several problems and challenges confronting the nation. Ehinlanwo in a statement made available to journalists in Akure, noted that the huge expectations of Nigerians on several problems bedevilling the country informed the huge endorsement of Buhari across the land.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/ondo-ex-cpc-candidate-buhari-will-build-new-nigeria/206129/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015"Jonathan Responsible For His Own Defeat"- Sara-IgbeA chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers State, Chief Anabs Sara-Igbe, has said contrary to claims that the North and South-West ganged up against President Goodluck Jonathan in the March 28 election, the president was responsible for his defeat for failing to perform in critical areas of the nation’s needs. Sara-Igbe, who was security adviser to former Rivers State Governor, Dr. Peter Odili, made the assertions yesterday, while addressing journalists in Port Harcourt.Nigeria 2015; People's Democratic Party (PDP)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/sara-igbe-jonathan-responsible-for-his-election-defeat/206130/
ThisDay LiveTuesday 7th April 2015PDP Loses Members In Mass Defections In Kwara, Jigawa, Edo, GombeWith the governorship and States House of Assembly elections scheduled to hold this weekend, the embattled Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has continued to deplete in number as members defect en masse to the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo, Jigawa, Kwara and Gombe States. Deputy Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Ahmed Mahmoud, who was expelled from the PDP during an emergency meeting of the party in the State for anti-party activities, yesterday defected to the APC. On his part, General Arhiavbere who joined the APC in Benin City on Easter Sunday said: “Since after the election of 2012 there has been heightened tension in Edo State, which has made development slow and I believe my coming to meet with the Comrade Governor and APC, which is now at the centre, speedy development will take place in Edo State. In Kwara State, no fewer than 13 political parties and their governorship candidates in the State yesterday adopted the APC governorship candidate and the incumbent Governor AbdulFatah Ahmed as their candidate in the April 11 poll. This happened as more leaders of the PDP in Kwara State defected to the APC ahead of this weekend’s elections. Meanwhile, the Majority Leader in the Gombe State House of Assembly, Hon. Mamman Alkali was among the hundreds of politicians from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who yesterday defected to the APC.Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/pdp-loses-members-in-mass-defections-in-edo-jigawa-kwara-gombe/206126/