Election News Trend December 2014

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 INEC Extends Deadline For Submission Of Governorship Forms The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it had shifted the deadline for the submission of Governorship and House of Assembly candidates’ forms from December 25 to December 26. The Chief Press Secretary to INEC Chairman, Mr Kayode Idowu, made this known on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen. Idowu said the shift in date became necessary because December 25 was Christmas day. He, however, said that there was no extension in the December 18, deadline set for the submission of Presidential and the National Assembly forms. Idowu said that there would be no opportunity for any political party that failed to submit its candidates’ forms at 8 p.m. on the last day declared for submission. He explained that the Commission initially intended to close submission of forms at 6 p.m. but that some of the political parties wanted it to be shifted to 12 midnight. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 "I Wish My Friend, Brother The Best"- Fashola To Osinbajo Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Thursday hailed the nomination of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, retired. Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. Fashola made the commendation on Thursday while swearing-in three Judges of the Lagos State High Court. Fashola said that Osinbajo distinguished himself as the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice from 1999 to 2007. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Wike Rallies Ogoni Support For President Jonathan The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Rivers, Mr Nyesom Wike, on Thursday urged Ogoni people to vote for President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 election. Speaking at a ‘’Thank You’’ rally in Bori, in Khana Local Government Area, Wike said that Jonathan had implemented about 70 per cent of the United Nations Environment Report (UNEP) on the cleaning of Ogoni land. He said that if elected as Governor of the State, he would carry everybody along, with a sense of belonging for all. He urged them not to vote for the opposition, because their yearnings and aspirations would not be met. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Governor Lamido Promises To Support President Jonathan’s Re-election Bid Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa on Thursday affirmed that he would do everything possible to support the re-election of President Goodluck Jonathan in the 2015 polls. Lamido stated this in Dutse during a stakeholders’ meeting to unveil campaign programmes for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidates seeking elective position in the State. He said that his support for the President was based on his (Jonathan) commitment to fulfilling all campaign promises made to the State in 2011. The Governor disclosed that Jonathan had assured him that the Federal Government would refund the money spent by the State Government to construct Dutse International Airport. He added that the President also promised to rehabilitate and complete the Hadejia Irrigation Scheme and the Gaya-Jahun-Miga road project, respectively, recalling that they were part of his campaign promises.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Lawmakers Hail Osinbajo’s Emergence As Buhari’s VP A legislator, Mr Solomon Adeola, has applauded the candidature of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Adeola, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, said that it was a welcome development as Osinbajo would run an effective and unbiased campaign with Buhari. Mr Ayodeji Odu, Chairman,Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, Ekiti State House of Assembly, also said that the choice of Osinbajo was a welcome development. Odu,representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 2, said that it was good balancing as Nigerians had been apprehensive of the Muslim/Muslim ticket they thought the APC was going to present. The Lagos State chapter of the APC also lauded the emergence of Osinbajo, saying the choice was like putting a round peg in a round hole.

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Daily Post News Online Friday 19th December 2014 "Pray That God Gives Me The Wisdom To Rule"- Jonathan Tells Nigerians President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday admitted that taking decisions on national issues is no easy task.

He, therefore, urged Nigerians to continue to pray to God to give him wisdom to take the right decisions that would not bring suffering to the people.

Jonathan spoke at the 2014 Christmas Carol organised by the Aso Villa Chapel at the old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Sun News Online Friday 19th December 2014 Judges Get Ultimatum To Conclude Political Cases Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Auta, yesterday told Judges of the court to decide all political matters before the general elections slated for February next year.

Justice Auta, who was speaking at the end of year, retirement and merit awards ceremony organized by the court in Abuja, said it did not show any sign of seriousness for judges to allow political cases to continue to remain in their cause lists for any reason, saying such matters must be concluded without further delay.

He told judges to ensure that no political case was filed in a division other than the division where the cause of action arose.

Nigeria 2015; Judiciary http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 19th December 2014 "Buhari Isn’t Too Old To Govern Nigeria"- David West A former Minister of Petroleum, Professor Tam David-West, yesterday said the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Mohammadu Buhari (retd), “is not too old to govern Nigeria”, saying leadership is not by age or degree but by endowment.

Delivering a public lecture on the topic: “Corruption and Insecurity: Model for Nigeria”, at the 60th anniversary of the Kuti Hall, University of Ibadan, he said though Buhari would be 73 years in 2015, he is still not as old as the Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe.

Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 19th December 2014 Mark, Onaiyekan To Politicians: "Subject Yourselves To People’s Will" Ahead of the 2015 general elections, Senate President David Mark and the Catholic Archbishop of Abuja Cardinal John Onaiyekan have renewed joint appeals to political office seekers to allow the wishes of  the people, anchored on the rule of law, prevail. Senator Mark and Cardinal Onaiyekan cautioned politicians not to overheat the polity on account of their desperation to get elected, because only the mandate of the people would be sustainable. Both leaders spoke at the 2014 Christmas Carol organized by St. Mulumba Chaplaincy, Apo, Abuja on Wednesday night. Nigeria 2015; Mark; Onaiyekan http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 19th December 2014 Enugu Guber Primaries: Court Stops PDP From Submitting Candidate’s Name To INEC A Federal High Court sitting  in Abuja yesterday stopped the Peoples Democratic Party [PDP] from  submitting the nomination list and name of any governorship candidate for Enugu State to the Independent National Electoral Commission [INEC] pending the determination of a suit challenging the party’s governorship primaries. Although Justice Stephen Evoh Chukwu did not make an express order, he warned the ruling party to resist the temptation of submitting the name of any governorship candidate to INEC. He was responding to a suit brought by an aspirant at the recently held Enugu state PDP governorship primaries, Dr. Samuel Maduka Onyishi, who was challenging the outcome of the governorship primaries in the State. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Amaechi Heads APC Presidential Campaign Organization The All Progressives Congress (APC) has named Rivers State Governor,  Chibuike Amaechi, as the Director-General of the APC Presidential Campaign Organisation. The party expressed hope that Ameachi, who lost the tussle for the Vice-Presidential ticket to Prof. Yemi Osibajo, would drive the party’s efforts to win the 2015 presidential election. In a statement issued on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said the announcement followed the hugely successful convention at which its presidential candidate, General Muhammadu  Buhari, was elected, and the follow-up successful choice of his running mate, Osibajo. The statement described Amaechi as a man of courage, principle, outstanding reputation, strength of character, decency and love of country. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 APC Explains Strategy To Curtail Insecurity, Calls For State Police The All Progressives Congress (APC) has promised to ensure true federalism if voted to power in 2015. The opposition party also vowed to ensure adequate community policing through the establishment of State-controlled police so as to curb the protracted security challenges in the country. The Deputy National Chairman (North-East) of the party, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, stated this while representing the party at a debate on ‘Addressing the rising insecurity in Nigeria, what is the master plan?’ organised by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) on Thursday in Abuja. Inuwa said the country must break away from the old system of policing and allow State governments to run security institutions. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 George Cautions Obanikoro Against Politics Of Bitterness A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Chief Olabode George, on Thursday cautioned the former Minister of State for Defence  and governorship aspirant on the platform of the party, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, against politics of  bitterness and do or die. George equally warned Obanikoro to stop his desperate tantrums against his person for losing the governorship ticket of the party to contest the 2015 election to Mr. Jimi Agbaje, saying Lagos had moved on far beyond his primitive wretchedness. The PDP chieftain in a statement titled: ‘Enough of Obanikoro’s Lunacy,’ said the former Minister was possessed and obsessed, and needs immediate psychiatric treatment. He described him as a desperate sinking man grasping and thrashing in self-inflicted chasm. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 "Buhari, Jonathan No Basis For Comparison"- Chidia Maduekwe The Head of Media and Publicity of Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Dr. Chidia Maduekwe, has said it will be a futile effort for anyone to seek to compare the leadership qualities of the former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) and that of President Goodluck Jonathan. Maduekwe, in a statement issued on Thursday took a swipe at the Senior Special Assistant to the President , Dr. Doyin Okpe, for describing the emergence of Buhari as APC presidential standard-bearer as a fatal error. Okupe had  upon the emergence of Buhari as the presidential candidate of APC for 2015 elections declared on Tuesday that Buhari’s candidacy was a fatal error. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Enugu PDP Seeks Arrest Of Ayogu Eze For Alleged Forgery Of Result Sheets The Enugu State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday asked the Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, to order the immediate arrest of Senator Ayogu Eze, who was one of the party’s governorship aspirants in the State, over the alleged forgery of the party’s December 8 governorship primary election result sheet. In a petition dated December 17 and signed by the State Chairman of the party, Ikeje Asogwa, the PDP raised the alarm over the plot by the Senator to truncate the party’s successful primary election in the State with forged documents. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Identical Twins Accuse INEC Of Denying Them Voting Rights The joint President of the United Twins and Multiple Births Transformation in Nigeria, Anthony and Andrew Mamuzee Dixon, on behalf of other identical twins on Thursday in Abuja threatened to sue the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and its Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega, over alleged disenfranchisement. The twins through their counsel, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), in a letter addressed to Jega, stated that INEC refused to issue a Permanent Voters Card to one of them on grounds that Data Capturing Machine only captured one person. They noted that an INEC staff had informed them that the machine cannot detect the difference between the two of them. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Kebbi PDP Adopts Bello As Consensus Guber Candidate The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted the former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Nigerian Army, General Sarkin Yarki Bello, as the governorship candidate of PDP in Kebbi State. Major-Gen. Sarkin Yarki Bello (rtd), a nominee of Governor Saidu Dakingari, who earlier emerged the winner of the Kebbi State governorship primary election, was ratified at a meeting hosted by the Vice-President, Namadi Sambo, where others who contested against him officially stepped down for Bello. His name would be submitted alongside with other governorship candidates of the PDP. Kebbi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Nasarawa PDP: Agabi Nominates Matthew As Running Mate The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Yusuf Agabi, has nominated John Matthew, an Abuja-based legal practitioner, as his running mate in the 2015 general election. A statement signed by the media officer to the gubernatorial candidate, Jerry Ambi Akungba, which was made available to journalists in Lafia yesterday, said the nomination of  Mathew, was in-line with the wide consultations with the PDP stakeholders in the State. Nasarawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 "Politicians, Stakeholders Frustrating Crebile Elections"- Jega The Chairman of INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, on Thursday blamed stakeholders, especially politicians for frustrating the desire of Nigerians to have free, fair and credible elections in the country. He was however hopeful that free, fair, and credible elections were attainable in the country. Jega made these remarks in a key note address at a one-day workshop on “Securing the 2015 Elections’’, organised for Command Commissioners of Police by the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP, in collaboration with the police. He said the frustration had gone to the extent that many Nigerians doubt whether democracy was worth it. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 19th December 2014 Court Upholds Prisoner’s Right To Vote A Federal High Court sitting in Benin City on Thursday ruled that inmates of the Nigerian prisons have the right to vote in all elections conducted in the country. The court, presided by Justice Mohammed Lima, who gave the ruling in a suit instituted by Victor Emenuwe, Onome Inaye, Kabiru Abu, Osagie Iyekepolor, Modugu Odion (for and on behalf of inmates of Nigeria Prisons), against  the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the Controller-General of Nigeria Prisons Service, also directed the defendants to ensure that the applicants are not disenfranchised. Nigeria 2015; Prisoners; Right To Vote http://www.thisdaylive.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Mimiko Loses Control Of Ondo PDP A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, yesterday sacked the Ondo State executives of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, put in place by Governor Olusegun Mimiko. The court made the order following an application by 29 members of the party in the State, including State executives led by Dr Olu Ogunye and some aspirants to the House of Representatives. The sacked executive of the party is led by Mr. Clement Faboyode. Other members of the Faboyode-led executive are Messrs Banji Okunowo, Barrister Kunle Olowu and Abayomi Opeoluwa. The court, in its ruling issued an order stopping the Faboyode executive committee from “parading themselves as Chairman, Auditor, Publicity Secretary, Assistant Public Relations Officer, Financial Secretary and Legal Adviser respectively.” The court also ordered them to stop performing forthwith any function relating to the listed offices of the Ondo chapter of the party, pending determination of the case. Ondo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerianbu
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Okupe Tells Nigerians To Vote "Goodluck" Or "Badluck" In 2015 Dr Doyin Okupe, Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs has said that come 2015 presidential elections, Nigerians will have to vote for ‘goodluck’ or ‘badluck’. According to PM NEWS, Okupe made the statement hile speaking at an event organised to unveil the candidate of President Goodluck Jonathan held at Sheraton Hotels, Ikeja, Lagos. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.nigerianb
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 19th December 2014 Keyamo Accuses Katsina APC Guber Candidate Of Certificate Forgery Festus Keyamo, popular human rights lawyer has accused Aminu Bello Masari, former Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives and the Katsina State gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC of certificate forgery. Keyamo has petitioned the APC urging them to strip Masari of the APC Kastina ticket. According to THE CABLE, in a letter dated December 17 and addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Keyamo argued that Masari’s claim of obtaining a postgraduate Diploma in Water Quality Control and management from Middlesex Polytechnic in the United Kingdom was false, saying the school did not offer the course in the year Masari claimed to have obtained it. Katsina 2015; Festus Keyamo; APC http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 "How I Resisted Moves To Force Aspirants Into Consensus Agreement"- Odigie- Oyegun The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie Oyegun, on Wednesday said he ignored several attempts by some stakeholders of the party to compel presidential  aspirants to submit to consensus arrangement in choosing the presidential candidate. Oyegun, who bared his mind while receiving the interim report of the presidential convention committee from its Chairman, Dr. Kayode Fayemi,  said he rather chose to allow the aspirants to go ahead and slug it out in a competitive transparent primary election. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 "I Will Continue To Work For The Progress Of Lagos"- Ikuforiji The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, Wednesday said he would continue to work for the progress of Lagos after he leaves office. He made the pronouncement at the annual thanksgiving service of the Assembly, which held at the Assembly premises with the theme, “Greater Heights”. The Speaker said he was neither tired nor thinking of retirement and that he would not relinquish his aim for a greater Lagos, and enjoined all to appreciate God for His mercies and protection over the years. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 Group Decries Lethargy Over Collection Of PVC In The South A pan-Igbo group, Aka Ikenga, has decried the apathy which several Nigerians in the Southern part of the country have shown towards the collection of their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs). The group, in a press statement made available to THISDAY and signed by its president, Goddy Uwazurike, said it was dismayed. Nigeria 2015; Aka Ikenga; PVC http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 Ondo PDP Sets Up Reconcilliatory Committee The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has set up reconciliatory committees at different levels to resolve issues that emanated from the merging of the party with the Labour Party (LP). The committees will also look into issues that arose from the primaries of the party to elect candidates of the party for the House of Assembly and National Assembly elections. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Banji Okunomo, disclosed the action of the party during a chat with journalists in Akure, the State capital. Okunomo said the party would put in place ameliorating measures for those that were affected by the merging of the two parties. Ondo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 Maku Denies Leaving PDP, Vows To Work Towards Success Of The Party In 2015 The defeated Nasarawa State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial aspirant and former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, has denied movee to leave the PDP, saying he would work for the success of the party especially towards the 2015 general election. Maku said he was still a bona fide member of the PDP and at no time did he ever contemplate leaving the party, even though he came second in the State PDP gubernatorial primary election with 160 votes, while Yusuf Agabi polled 214 votes to emerge winner and defeat Maku and six other aspirants including the former Governor Aliyu Akwe Doma, who scored 129 votes. Nasarawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 Court Denies Obanikoro’s Application To Stop PDP From Presenting Agbaje’s Name To INEC The Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday refused the request of former Minister of State for Defence, Musiliu Obanikoro, for an interim injunction to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from submitting the name of Mr. Jimi Agbaje to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as its standard-bearer for Lagos State governorship election in 2015. The court reached that decision following an ex parte application moved on behalf of Obanikoro by his counsel, Chief Chris Uche (SAN), praying it to restrain PDP and INEC from dealing with Agbaje as the former’s standard-bearer in the 2015 governorship race. However, in his ruling, rather than accede to Obanikoro’s request, Justice Ahmed Ramat Mohammed ordered him to put the defendants on notice for them to appear in court to show cause why the order should not be granted. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 Lagos PDP Primaries: ‘Concerned Lagosians’ Demand Jonathan’s Intervention Following the allegations of electoral malpractice which dogged the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Lagos, a group, Concerned Lagosians, has written an open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan asking him to urgently intervene in the ensuing political crisis before it is too late. The open letter, which was sent to the Presidency on Tuesday as signed by Prince Ogundipe Adesina Babatunde and 12 others, also called on the President to resolve the ongoing bickering between Chief Bode George and Musiliu Obanikoro which it said has taken a frightening dimension. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 "Why I Chose Osibajo As My Running Mate"- Buhari The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday formally presented the former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Prof. Yemi Osibajo, who is also the son-in-law of the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, as the running mate to Major-General Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari, who had the professor of law foisted on him, said his decision to choose Osibajo as his running mate was based on his uncommon humility, loyalty, dependability and selfless patriotic zeal. Buhari said the method employed in arriving at the choice of his running mate had been very meticulous and described Osibajo as a friend of the less privileged, compassionate and zealous in service. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 "I See No Reason Why Nigeria Will Break Up In 2015"- Kukah The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah, on Wednesday said he had not seen any reason why Nigeria would break up in 2015, stressing that the country would remain intact despite the fears being nursed by many Nigerians. He also stated that the region where the President comes from would not make any difference, adding that Gen. Muhammad Buhari’s Presidency would not re-invent a new bureaucracy or bring an end to the Almajiri syndrome in the North in one year. Speaking with journalists ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Sokoto Diocese scheduled to hold on December 19 in Sokoto, Kukah maintained that the 2015 elections would come and go  like others and that Nigeria would emerge stronger contrary to apprehensions in some quarters. Nigeria 2015; Bishop Kukah http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 18th December 2014 "Claims That My Security Tear- Gassed Tambuwal Is Embarrassing, Vexatious"- Mark The Senate President, David Mark, on Wednesday described as embarrassing, dubious, vexatious and blatant falsehood submissions by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of the National Assembly, James Idachaba, that his security detail tear-gassed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Tambuwal, on November 20. Idachaba, while testifying before the Senate Panel probing the invasion of the National Assembly by the police, had said on Monday that he saw Mark’s security detail firing tear-gas with insistence that none of the policemen under his division fired a canister of tear-gas, but Mark’s detail during the episode. But Mark, in a swift reaction to the allegation through his Special Adviser, Media, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, described the allegation as dubious, horrible and embarrassing. According to him, Idachaba’s decision to cite “hear say” as his source of information having admitted that he was not present at the scene of the tear gas’ application smacked of mischief which he said would be duly resisted. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; Mark http://www.thisdaylive.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 18th December 2014 Lagos APC Picks Adebule As Ambode’s Running Mate The All Progressives Congress (APC), Lagos chapter, has named the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Dr Oluranti Adebule, as Deputy governorship candidate to Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. The State Assistant Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr Abiodun Salami, announced this in Lagos on Wednesday. Adebule was appointed SSG in July 2011. She holds a doctorate degree and lectured at the Lagos State University before her appointment as the SSG. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 18th December 2014 APGA Candidate Iheanacho, Vows To Defeat Okorocha The governorship candidate of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo, Mr Emmanuel Iheanacho, has vowed to defeat incumbent Governor, Rochas Okorocha in the State’s 2015 governorship election.  Iheanacho, who is the immediate past Minister of Interior, expressed the confidence in an interview with newsmen during the Special National Convention of the party in Awka, Anambra, on Wednesday. He said that the governorship battle in Imo was one of ideas and not material resources, adding that the availability of resources to his opponents would not deter him from winning. Imo 2015; APGA http://www.nigerianbulle
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 18th December 2014 Lagos PDP Guber Primaries: Court Orders PDP, INEC Not To Act On Result A Federal High Court in Abuja has ordered Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC to appear in court on the 23rd of December and to maintain status quo on Lagos governorship primaries until it determines the suit before it.  Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, former Minister of State for Defence who was one of the governorship aspirants that participated in the Lagos PDP Guber primaries had pleaded with the court to compel the party not to accept the result of the primaries held on December 8, due to the alleged over-voting at the exercise. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerianbulletin
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 18th December 2014 "I Turned Down Buhari’s Offer To Be VP"- Tinubu Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State on Wednesday said that he turned down a Vice Presidential offer by Muhammadu Buhari, Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC.  Tinubu made the disclosure in a statement explaining he pulled out of the APC Vice presidential race. Tinubu said, " There came a time during the course of the events when our Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari offered the Vice Presidential slot to me. Being a normal human being, I was deeply moved and honored that he would consider me for the position. Being a patriot, I had to weigh my potential candidacy in all of its dimensions." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerianbulle
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 18th December 2014 "Buharis Late Choice Of Running Mate, Height Of Incompetence"- PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the belated choice of Professor Yemi Osinbajo by General Muhammadu Buhari as his running mate, six clear days after his emergence as the presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), as the height of incompetence. The PDP also declared that the eventual choice of Osibajo is a confirmation of its stand that the APC is the personal project of a cabal commanded by former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, to expand its political and economic frontiers. The ruling party, in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh on Wednesday said, “should power get to this cabal, who is desperate to control the political and economic power centre of the nation, then Nigeria is finished.” Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerianbull
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Leadership News Online Thursday 18th December 2014 APGA Cancels, Reschedules Guber Primaries The Acting National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Ejike Uche, has disclosed the cancellation of the party’s Imo governorship primaries which produced two candidates. Making the announcement in a press briefing, he said parallel primaries was an illegality which the party would not condone, adding that APGA can no longer accept factionalisation in the party. He then disclosed that Imo State governorship primary of the party has been rescheduled for Thursday ( Dec 11). Imo 2015; APGA http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Thursday 18th December 2014 Benue Deputy Governor, Assembly Members Set To Join APC Mass defection of members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) especially aspirants that lost tickets in the just concluded primaries of the party, is looming in Benue State, LEADERSHIP has learnt. This is even as there was serious fracas in the Benue State House of Assembly and the House session halted when a Lawmaker announced his defection from the ruling PDP to the opposition APC. Many other Lawmakers who had contested the PDP primaries and lost are all set to decamp to various opposition parties. The Deputy Governor of the State, Chief Steven Lawani who lost the PDP governorship ticket in the primaries is also set to defect to the opposition party. Lawani is aggrieved because, according to sources, he was denied ticket to fulfill the aspirations of the Idomas to rule the State. Benue 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Thursday 18th December 2014 40 Years Of ECOWAS: "Region Hampered By Political Instability"- Mahama Chairman of ECOWAS and president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has said that for the past 39 years, the region’s quest for economic development and regional integration had been hampered by several factors including, political instability. ECOWAS will mark 40years of its establishment next year. Mahama disclosed this at the opening of the 46th ordinary session of the ECOWAS authority of Heads of State and government in Abuja yesterday. With specific reference to Mali,the ECOWAS Chairman urged all parties to bury their differences and redouble their efforts for peace and security. ECOWAS http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Thursday 18th December 2014 Enugu Guber: Anglican Bishops Threaten Showdown Over Deputy Governor Slot Anglican Bishops under Enugu Ecclesiastical Province have threatened showdown if the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) failed to field an Anglican as running mate to the governorship candidate of the party, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. The eight Bishops advised the party to make an Anglican the Deputy to its candidate if it wants to enjoy the support of Anglicans in the State. Spokesman of the Bishops and the Archbishop of Enugu Ecclesiastical Province, Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma, who addressed a press conference in Enugu along with five other bishops, alleged that despite the huge population and contribution of Anglicans in the development of the State, Chime’s government marginalised them in areas of lands, schools and political appointments. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Thursday 18th December 2014 Yuletide: Ekiti PDP, APC Disagree On Alleged Plot To Cause Mayhem The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ekiti State has accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) of planning to import thugs into the State to cause trouble during Christmas and New Year celebrations. A statement by the State Secretary of the party, Dr Tope Aluko, in Ado-Ekiti yesterday, said the plan of the APC was to launch attacks across major towns in the State to pitch the people of the State against the government of Governor Ayo Fayose. The statement alleged that the leadership of APC had arranged with some of their thugs trained and armed to the teeth to unleash terror on the people of the State during the last June 21 governorship election but who later went underground due to the presence of heavy security. But APC in a statement by its state Publicity Secretary, Hon Taiwo Olatunbosun, said it is the style of Fayose’s government to ask his Aides to cry on rooftops that some people in the opposition are planning to cause trouble and then blame it on the opposition when in actual fact, the government is the author of the trouble. Ekiti 2014; APC; PDP; Violence http://leadership.ng/
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Ogun APC: Abiodun Initiates Reconciliation With Other Aspirants The All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Ogun East, Mr. Dapo Abiodun, has initiated a reconciliatory parley with all aspirants in the District to pave the way for smooth take-off of the party’s campaign ahead of the 2015 general election. Speaking at the meeting that took place in his country home, Iperu, in Ikenne  Local Government Area on Monday evening, Abiodun explained that it was important to meet with all the aspirants who lost in the party primaries and all the aggrieved members with a view to reconciling them before the campaign would start properly. Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Ambode Is The Right Person To Govern Lagos"- Fashola Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, Tuesday said the State governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, is the right person to govern the State, citing his experience in public service. The Governor made the remark while unveiling the Lagos State Development Plan (2012-2025) at the Banquet Hall in Lagos House, Alausa, noting that the State could not be left in the hands of beginners to experiment with. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Enugu Guber: Court Extends Injunction Restraining Ayogu Eze An Enugu State High Court presided over by Justice R. O Odugu has extended the order it earlier granted restraining a gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Senator Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party. Justice Odugu, who granted the application by the plaintiff, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is the State governorship candidate recognised by the party, adjourned the case to December 22 for further hearing. The order also restrained the PDP from recognising or submitting any name other than that of Ugwuanyi as the PDP governorship candidate for the State. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Obasanjo’s Misrule Birthed Boko Haram"- Owie Senator Rowland Owie, former Chief Whip of the Nigerian senate has accused former President Olusegun Obasanjo of birthing Boko haram.

According to DAILY POST, Owie stated that Obasanjo caused the problems being suffered today by Nigerians due to his alleged misrule and failure to create jobs for the youths. 

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Jonathan Does Not Want Me To Be Buhari’s VP"- Tinubu Replies Sahara Reporters Former Governor of Lagos State and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC has accused President Goodluck Jonathan of blocking him from emerging as Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate for the 2015 presidential elections. Tinubu made the accusation in his response to Sahara Reporter’s claim that he struck a deal with President Jonathan to work against his own party – the then ACN – and deliver South-West States to Jonathan in the 2011 elections.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerianbu
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 APC VP Slot: Buhari Taps Osibajo, Targets Redeemed Church Subject to any last minute changes, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari may have ignored the high-wire politics that have dogged the choice of his running mate by settling for former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osibajo, whose name will be announced today as the party’s Vice-Presidential candidate, THISDAY has learnt. All political parties have till the end of today to submit the name of candidates vying for various political offices to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Sun News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 2015 Presidency: FG Lauds ACF’s Neutrality The Presidency has lauded the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) for not adopting the presidential candidate of any of the major political parties in the forthcoming general elections. Chairman of ACF, Ahaji Ibrahim Coomasie, was quoted as saying at the weekend that the body had adopted the presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, for the 2015 presidential poll, a declaration that was countered by a member of the National Executive Council of the ACF, Alhaji Salisu Garba, who said at a press briefing that the North had no anointed candidate for the 2015 Presidency. Reacting to the development, Special Adviser to the President on Political Affairs, Prof. Rufai Alkali, commended the ACF, for not adopting anyone as its consensus presidential candidate. Alkali in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja yesterday noted that the neutrality adopted by the ACF had boosted the prestige of the forum. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Jega Counsels Political Leaders On Peaceful Polls The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Attahiru Jega, met with leaders of the political parties in Abuja yesterday to streamline the arrangements for the 2015 general elections. In his remarks, Jega who cautioned the political chieftains to eschew actions and comments that could heat the polity, however blamed the challenges confronting the distributions of the Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) on the tough political economy facing the Commission. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Jonathan, Mu’azu In Closed-Door Meeting With PDP Reps President Goodluck Jonathan and the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Adamu Mu’azu yesterday met behind closed doors with some members of the House of Representatives elected on the platform of the party. The meeting was a fall-out of the party’s primaries across the country where many of the lawmakers lost out in their bid to return to the House in 2015. The President had promised during the party’s convention‎ that efforts would be made to reconcile aggrieved parties ahead of the February elections. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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Daily Post News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Rivers 2015: Wike Assures Of Violent-Free Elections Former Minister of State for Education and Governorship Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Rivers State, Nyesom Wike has assured that the 2015 general elections will be devoid of violence. Wike gave the assurance during a meeting with some United States envoy and the US Consul to Nigeria, Jeffery Howkins. He said rumour about impending violence, rigging and intimidation were false, adding that the PDP-led government had convinced the public that it could hold a credible election. Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Buhari Is Like An Old Plane Parked For Many Years"- Former PDP Chairman Ali A former PDP National Chairman, Ahmadu Ali yesterday took a swipe at the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, describing him as “an old plane that has been parked for too long, whose functionality cannot be guaranteed”. The party chieftain boasted that Nigerians will, by 2019, celebrate the successes of President Jonathan when he had completed his tenure. Ali made this statement yesterday at the public presentation and launch of the book entitled “Profile of Achievements” a book put together by PDP Youth Network, on the achievements of President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Punch News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Akwa Ibom 2015: "Akpabio Didn’t Bribe Me With N5 Billion"- Etok The senator representing Akwa Ibom North-West SenatorialDdistrict, Aloysius Etok, has denied reports that he conceded his seat to Governor Godswill Akpabio for N5bn. Etok said this during a telephone interview with our correspondent on Tuesday. Akwa Ibom 2015; People’s Democratic Party http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Bankole Group Slams Ogun PDP Governorship Candidate Twenty-four hours after scores of supporters of the winner of the Ogun State Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary, Gboyega Isiaka, stormed Abeokuta over an alleged attempt to withdraw his mandate, a group loyal to a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has described Isiaka as a fake candidate. The group, Dimeji Bankole Movement, said this in a statement by its Co-ordinator, Kayode Akintunde, on Tuesday. Bankole was reacting to the protest by the people of Ogun-West Senatorial District against an alleged plan by the national leadership of the party to upturn Isiaka’s victory as the party governorship candidate during the primary on Monday 8, December Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Lagos Anglican Church To Hold Debate For Ambode, Agbaje The Diocese of Lagos-West (Anglican Communion) has said the church will organise a debate for the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode; his Peoples Democratic Party counterpart, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, and candidates of other political parties in the State. The Lord Bishop of the diocese, Rt.Rev James Odedeji, said this during a press conference in Lagos on Monday. Lagos 2015; Debate; Anglican Church; APC; PDP http://www.punchng.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 House Of Representatives: PDP, APC Lose Five Members Each The gale of defections that has become a recurring decimal in the House of Representatives since last year continued on Tuesday as both the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) lost in equal measure. Five members of the APC, kow-towing to the political reality in their States, Ogun, left the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The five lawmakers followed in the steps of former governor of Ogun, Olusegun Osoba. They are: Tunde Ogundara, Adeyemi Adekunle, Olumide Babatunde Osoba, Abiodun Balogun and Taofeek Braimoh. Equally, four members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the APC, while one moved to the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM). Nigeria 2015; House of Representatives; PDP; APC http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal To Join Suit Against Jonathan The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Umar Ardo, seeking to join a suit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015. His lawyer, Dr. Abiodun Amuda-Kannike (SAN), on Tuesday withdrew the appeal following pressure  by the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court,  which persuaded him to withdraw the appeal in respect of his (Ardo’s) bid to join the main suit. Ardo had gone to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which disallowed him from joining a pending appeal on Jonathan’s eligibility to seek a re-run in 2015. Nigeria 2015; Supreme Court; President Jonathan; Eligibility http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP Governors: "We Remain The Party To Beat In 2015" Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday night ended a crucial meeting insisting that the ruling party remained the party to beat at next year’s general election. Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio said the Governors reviewed the State of PDP and expressed confidence that the party is the only national party and indeed the party to beat in the 2015 general election. The Akwa Ibom Governor, who explained the absence of some of the Governors, blamed it on flight problems caused by bad weather. He said the meeting was crucial because it was strategic for the election as it enabled the governors to strategise. The meeting started at about 7.30p.m. and ended by 10.55p.m. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Court Refuses Ararume’s Application To Stop PDP From Submitting Ihedioha’s Name To INEC A Federal High Court in Abuja  on Tuesday refused an ex-parte application to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from submitting the name of  the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ikenna Ihedioha, summoned to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Instead, the court ordered the party and INEC to come and show cause why the name of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume should be submitted as the governorship candidate of the party for the State. Araraume through his counsel, Damien Dodo (SAN), had asked the court to restrain the PDP from forwarding the name of Ihedioha as its governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Imo State. Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Mimiko Takes On APC Over South-West Votes Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday said whether the All Progressives Congress (APC) picks its presidential candidate’s running mate from the South-West or not, the zone would vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 elections. He said the forthcoming presidential election would be about real issues and not about the propaganda being spread by members of the opposition party. The Governor spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Sahara Reporters Story Against Me Is False And Malicious"- Tinubu Former Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, has demanded a retraction of a report against him published by SaharaReporters. Tinubu said the report titled: ‘Threat of perjury trial: How Jonathan Blackmailed Bola Tinubu before 2011 Presidential election,’ was not only false, but defamatory. A letter to the online news medium and signed Tinubu’s lawyer, Olatunji Abayomi, said: “We demand a statement acknowledging your error of trying to damage our client’s reputation as well as a statement regretting the same." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Ogun 2015: Amosun Picks Onanuga As Running Mate Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Tuesday unveiled his running mate, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, for next year’s gubernatorial election in the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Onanuga  who hails from Ijebu Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State is married to Chief Giwa Onanuga from Ijebu- Ode Local Government Area. She holds a Higher National Diploma in  Business Administration from Lagos State Institute of Science and Technology, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye. http://www.thisdaylive
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Senate To INEC: "IDPs Must Vote In 2015" The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore all administrative means to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country voted in the 2015 general elections. A resolution to that effect was passed by the upper legislative chamber, which directed the commission to do everything possible to carry out the responsibility. The resolution was sequel to a Bill sponsored by Sen. Ali Ndume (PDP-Borno) and presented at plenary. Pushing a case for the bill, Ndume said that it was intended to ensure that the IDPs, spread across the country as the result of insurgency in the North-East zone of the country, were not prevented from voting during the elections. Nigeria 2015; Senate; INEC; IDPs http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Suswam Kicks As President Jonathan’s Man ‘Ortom’ Defects To APC Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State on Tuesday condemned the defection of President Goodluck Jonathan’s former Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Industries, Mr Samuel Ortom, from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC). Suswam, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja, frowned at those politicians moving from one party to another after failing to secure party nomination, saying such people had no principles and ideologies. According to him, Ortom left the PDP unceremoniously despite the fact that he participated in the ‘most transparent’ PDP gubernatorial primaries but failed to secure the ticket. Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Rivers State Assembly Votes Against Local Government Autonomy The Majority Leader of the Rivers assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd, on Tuesday said that Council Chairmen would abuse political powers if Local Government autonomy was granted. Lloyd made the assertion in Port Harcourt after the Assembly took its position on the ongoing Constitution amendment. He noted that the Rivers Assembly was against Local Government autonomy because if granted, some of the Chairmen would use political powers arbitrarily against others. The leader stated that the legislative arms of some of the Local Governments could not pass bills to better the lives of their people. He said that in the present circumstance, the Councils seemed autonomous because they already had legislative arms that made bylaw for the people. Rivers State Assembly; Local Government Autonomy http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP To Pick Tompolo As Delta Deputy Governor The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is set to pick former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, as the running mate of Ifeanyi Okowa, the party’s governorship candidate in Delta State.  According to THE CABLE, a high ranking member of the PDP who spoke anonymously said, even Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, of Delta State cannot challenge the political might of Tompolo. Delta 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Saraki Backs Amaechi Against Tinubu For VP Slot Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is reportedly set to battle Bola Tinubu for the Vice-Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). THE CABLE reports that , Amaechi got the enlarged meeting of the party’s leadership in Abuja on Monday night to reset the entire selection process. Also, former Governor of Kwara, Bukola Saraki and some APC Governors are also kicking against Tinubu’s candidature. Amaechi has reportedly being one of the biggest financial supporters of the Muhammadu Buhari campaign and may take drastic actions if he’s denies the VP ticket. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Defection: Jonathan, Tambuwal Resolve Feud The political enmity between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, following the latter’s defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, may have been resolved. Tambuwal told his fellow lawmakers at plenary yesterday that his defection was because of his political future and the political developments in his home State of Sokoto. But since then, there has been no love lost between the lower chamber of the Legislature led by Tambuwal and the Executive under Jonathan. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Mark’s Security Teargassed Tambuwal, Others"- NASS DPO The divisional police officer (DPO) attached to the National Assembly, Mr. James Ndachaba, has absolved police officers attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of any involvement in the firing of tear gas cannisters in the House of Representatives, saying security detail attached to Senate President, David Mark, teargassed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal and others. Ndachaba disclosed this yesterday while testifying before the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led ad-hoc committee probing the invasion of the National Assembly on November 20, 2014. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; National Assembly http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Kogi West APC Senatorial Ticket: "Those Opposing My Emergence Are PDP Moles"- Melaye Anti-corruption Activist and former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dino Melaye who was elected the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Kogi West in the party’s primaries has described those contesting his emergence as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moles in the APC. Hon Melaye, who spoke in Abuja yesterday, noted that every genuine APC stakeholder and delegate who participated in the primaries would testify that the process of his emergence was very transparent and, therefore, cannot be faulted. He noted that the attacks he is getting are not from the APC but from the PDP, because the PDP had planted moles and aspirants in the APC with the intention of disorganising the party to create confusion because they know full well that they had no electoral value. Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "APC Primaries Is A Victory For Democracy"- Progressives Governors Following the conduct of the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which produced former Head of State , General Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the party, the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Mohammed Lukman has described the conduct of the primaries and its outcome as a victory for democracy. In a congratulatory letter written to the leadership of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Alhaji Lukman who also contested the Kaduna State gubernatorial primaries but was unsuccessful said “like in every contest, winners must emerge, though as our presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said, it is not about winning or losing, but about freedom of choice and association and democracy at work.” Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 National Convention: Abiola Allege Jonathan Hampered Collection Of Her Presidential Form The only female presidential aspirant in the 2015 elections and contender under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Akasoba Duke-Abiola, yesterday alleged that the certificate identifying President Goodluck Jonathan as candidate of the party belongs to her. She argued that because the party refused to give her nomination forms to contest the primaries, they have deprived her the opportunity of participating in today’s national convention where the candidacy of President Jonathan will be ratified. She stated these at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, ahead of today’s national convention of the PDP, which seeks to election President Jonathan as PDP’s sole candidate. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP Crisis: Adamawa Exco Vows To Boycott National Convention Aggrieved Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders have vowed to boycott the party’s national convention unless all the party primaries conducted in Abuja are cancelled. Spokesman of the group, Professor Andrawus Sawa, who made the disclosure  during a press conference convened at the party’s secretariat on Tuesday, said they have unanimously resolved to distance, condemn and reject the Abuja primaries in their entirety. Adamawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Rivers Guber: "Wike Won’t Get Up To 10% Of Votes"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has predicted that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, will poll less than 10% of the votes that would be cast during the 2015 governorship election in the State. The party described the circumstances that led to the emergence of Wike, who is the immediate past Minister of State for Education, as the standard bearer of the PDP as controversial, pointing out that no fewer than 16 other governorship aspirants, who ran on the platform of the party, were prevented from attending the primary election to select the party’s governorship candidate. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Buhari, Oyegun To Now Decide On Running Mate Following his inability to decide on a running mate for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, who emerged last week as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Lagos State Governor and a national leader of the party Bola Tinubu was in the wee hours of this morning sidelined by the leadership of the APC from continuing with the task. In his place, the National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun and Buhari were mandated to select a suitable running mate that would bolster APC’s chances of wresting the Presidency from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 House Of Representatives: PDP, APC Lose Five Members Each The gale of defections that has become a recurring decimal in the House of Representatives since last year continued on Tuesday as both the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) lost in equal measure. Five members of the APC, kow-towing to the political reality in their States, Ogun, left the party for the Social Democratic Party (SDP). The five lawmakers followed in the steps of former governor of Ogun, Olusegun Osoba. They are: Tunde Ogundara, Adeyemi Adekunle, Olumide Babatunde Osoba, Abiodun Balogun and Taofeek Braimoh. Equally, four members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) defected to the APC, while one moved to the Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM). Nigeria 2015; House of Representatives; PDP; APC http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Supreme Court Dismisses Appeal To Join Suit Against Jonathan The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal filed by a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Umar Ardo, seeking to join a suit challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek re-election in 2015. His lawyer, Dr. Abiodun Amuda-Kannike (SAN), on Tuesday withdrew the appeal following pressure  by the seven-man panel of the Supreme Court,  which persuaded him to withdraw the appeal in respect of his (Ardo’s) bid to join the main suit. Ardo had gone to the Supreme Court to challenge the decision of the Court of Appeal in Abuja, which disallowed him from joining a pending appeal on Jonathan’s eligibility to seek a re-run in 2015. Nigeria 2015; Supreme Court; President Jonathan; Eligibility http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP Governors: "We Remain The Party To Beat In 2015" Governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Tuesday night ended a crucial meeting insisting that the ruling party remained the party to beat at next year’s general election. Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Chairman of PDP Governors’ Forum, Chief Godswill Akpabio said the Governors reviewed the State of PDP and expressed confidence that the party is the only national party and indeed the party to beat in the 2015 general election. The Akwa Ibom Governor, who explained the absence of some of the Governors, blamed it on flight problems caused by bad weather. He said the meeting was crucial because it was strategic for the election as it enabled the governors to strategise. The meeting started at about 7.30p.m. and ended by 10.55p.m. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Court Refuses Ararume’s Application To Stop PDP From Submitting Ihedioha’s Name To INEC A Federal High Court in Abuja  on Tuesday refused an ex-parte application to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from submitting the name of  the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ikenna Ihedioha, summoned to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Instead, the court ordered the party and INEC to come and show cause why the name of Senator Ifeanyi Araraume should be submitted as the governorship candidate of the party for the State. Araraume through his counsel, Damien Dodo (SAN), had asked the court to restrain the PDP from forwarding the name of Ihedioha as its governorship candidate for the 2015 governorship election in Imo State. Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Mimiko Takes On APC Over South-West Votes Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on Tuesday said whether the All Progressives Congress (APC) picks its presidential candidate’s running mate from the South-West or not, the zone would vote massively for President Goodluck Jonathan during the 2015 elections. He said the forthcoming presidential election would be about real issues and not about the propaganda being spread by members of the opposition party. The Governor spoke with State House correspondents in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Sahara Reporters Story Against Me Is False And Malicious"- Tinubu Former Lagos State Governor and All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, has demanded a retraction of a report against him published by SaharaReporters. Tinubu said the report titled: ‘Threat of perjury trial: How Jonathan Blackmailed Bola Tinubu before 2011 Presidential election,’ was not only false, but defamatory. A letter to the online news medium and signed Tinubu’s lawyer, Olatunji Abayomi, said: “We demand a statement acknowledging your error of trying to damage our client’s reputation as well as a statement regretting the same." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 17th December 2014 Ogun 2015: Amosun Picks Onanuga As Running Mate Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State on Tuesday unveiled his running mate, Mrs. Yetunde Onanuga, for next year’s gubernatorial election in the state on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Onanuga  who hails from Ijebu Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government Area of the State is married to Chief Giwa Onanuga from Ijebu- Ode Local Government Area. She holds a Higher National Diploma in  Business Administration from Lagos State Institute of Science and Technology, and a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Ogun State University, Ago Iwoye. http://www.thisdaylive
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Senate To INEC: "IDPs Must Vote In 2015" The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to explore all administrative means to ensure that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the country voted in the 2015 general elections. A resolution to that effect was passed by the upper legislative chamber, which directed the commission to do everything possible to carry out the responsibility. The resolution was sequel to a Bill sponsored by Sen. Ali Ndume (PDP-Borno) and presented at plenary. Pushing a case for the bill, Ndume said that it was intended to ensure that the IDPs, spread across the country as the result of insurgency in the North-East zone of the country, were not prevented from voting during the elections. Nigeria 2015; Senate; INEC; IDPs http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Suswam Kicks As President Jonathan’s Man ‘Ortom’ Defects To APC Governor Gabriel Suswam of Benue State on Tuesday condemned the defection of President Goodluck Jonathan’s former Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Industries, Mr Samuel Ortom, from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) to All Progressive Congress (APC). Suswam, who was fielding questions from State House correspondents in Abuja, frowned at those politicians moving from one party to another after failing to secure party nomination, saying such people had no principles and ideologies. According to him, Ortom left the PDP unceremoniously despite the fact that he participated in the ‘most transparent’ PDP gubernatorial primaries but failed to secure the ticket. Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Rivers State Assembly Votes Against Local Government Autonomy The Majority Leader of the Rivers assembly, Mr Chidi Lloyd, on Tuesday said that Council Chairmen would abuse political powers if Local Government autonomy was granted. Lloyd made the assertion in Port Harcourt after the Assembly took its position on the ongoing Constitution amendment. He noted that the Rivers Assembly was against Local Government autonomy because if granted, some of the Chairmen would use political powers arbitrarily against others. The leader stated that the legislative arms of some of the Local Governments could not pass bills to better the lives of their people. He said that in the present circumstance, the Councils seemed autonomous because they already had legislative arms that made bylaw for the people. Rivers State Assembly; Local Government Autonomy http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP To Pick Tompolo As Delta Deputy Governor The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP is set to pick former militant leader Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, as the running mate of Ifeanyi Okowa, the party’s governorship candidate in Delta State.  According to THE CABLE, a high ranking member of the PDP who spoke anonymously said, even Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, of Delta State cannot challenge the political might of Tompolo. Delta 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Saraki Backs Amaechi Against Tinubu For VP Slot Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi is reportedly set to battle Bola Tinubu for the Vice-Presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC). THE CABLE reports that , Amaechi got the enlarged meeting of the party’s leadership in Abuja on Monday night to reset the entire selection process. Also, former Governor of Kwara, Bukola Saraki and some APC Governors are also kicking against Tinubu’s candidature. Amaechi has reportedly being one of the biggest financial supporters of the Muhammadu Buhari campaign and may take drastic actions if he’s denies the VP ticket. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Defection: Jonathan, Tambuwal Resolve Feud The political enmity between President Goodluck Jonathan and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, following the latter’s defection from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, October 28, 2014, may have been resolved. Tambuwal told his fellow lawmakers at plenary yesterday that his defection was because of his political future and the political developments in his home State of Sokoto. But since then, there has been no love lost between the lower chamber of the Legislature led by Tambuwal and the Executive under Jonathan. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "Mark’s Security Teargassed Tambuwal, Others"- NASS DPO The divisional police officer (DPO) attached to the National Assembly, Mr. James Ndachaba, has absolved police officers attached to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command of any involvement in the firing of tear gas cannisters in the House of Representatives, saying security detail attached to Senate President, David Mark, teargassed the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Aminu Tambuwal and others. Ndachaba disclosed this yesterday while testifying before the Senator Ahmed Makarfi-led ad-hoc committee probing the invasion of the National Assembly on November 20, 2014. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; National Assembly http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Kogi West APC Senatorial Ticket: "Those Opposing My Emergence Are PDP Moles"- Melaye Anti-corruption Activist and former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dino Melaye who was elected the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Kogi West in the party’s primaries has described those contesting his emergence as Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) moles in the APC. Hon Melaye, who spoke in Abuja yesterday, noted that every genuine APC stakeholder and delegate who participated in the primaries would testify that the process of his emergence was very transparent and, therefore, cannot be faulted. He noted that the attacks he is getting are not from the APC but from the PDP, because the PDP had planted moles and aspirants in the APC with the intention of disorganising the party to create confusion because they know full well that they had no electoral value. Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 "APC Primaries Is A Victory For Democracy"- Progressives Governors Following the conduct of the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which produced former Head of State , General Muhammadu Buhari as the presidential candidate of the party, the Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum, Salihu Mohammed Lukman has described the conduct of the primaries and its outcome as a victory for democracy. In a congratulatory letter written to the leadership of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Alhaji Lukman who also contested the Kaduna State gubernatorial primaries but was unsuccessful said “like in every contest, winners must emerge, though as our presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, has said, it is not about winning or losing, but about freedom of choice and association and democracy at work.” Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 National Convention: Abiola Allege Jonathan Hampered Collection Of Her Presidential Form The only female presidential aspirant in the 2015 elections and contender under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prof. Akasoba Duke-Abiola, yesterday alleged that the certificate identifying President Goodluck Jonathan as candidate of the party belongs to her. She argued that because the party refused to give her nomination forms to contest the primaries, they have deprived her the opportunity of participating in today’s national convention where the candidacy of President Jonathan will be ratified. She stated these at a press conference in Abuja yesterday, ahead of today’s national convention of the PDP, which seeks to election President Jonathan as PDP’s sole candidate. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 PDP Crisis: Adamawa Exco Vows To Boycott National Convention Aggrieved Adamawa State Peoples Democratic Party stakeholders have vowed to boycott the party’s national convention unless all the party primaries conducted in Abuja are cancelled. Spokesman of the group, Professor Andrawus Sawa, who made the disclosure  during a press conference convened at the party’s secretariat on Tuesday, said they have unanimously resolved to distance, condemn and reject the Abuja primaries in their entirety. Adamawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 17th December 2014 Rivers Guber: "Wike Won’t Get Up To 10% Of Votes"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has predicted that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, will poll less than 10% of the votes that would be cast during the 2015 governorship election in the State. The party described the circumstances that led to the emergence of Wike, who is the immediate past Minister of State for Education, as the standard bearer of the PDP as controversial, pointing out that no fewer than 16 other governorship aspirants, who ran on the platform of the party, were prevented from attending the primary election to select the party’s governorship candidate. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 PDP Harmonises List Of Candidates Ahead Of Dec 18 Submission Deadline Ahead of the December 18 deadline for all registered political parties to submit the names of their candidates for the 2015 elections to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has commenced the collation and harmonisation of the lists of the congresses conducted to elect its candidates. The political parties are to submit the names of their candidates to INEC in a forwarding letter signed by the National Chairman and the National Secretary of the party, in the case of PDP, Adamu Mu’azu and Wale Adewale, respectively. Also, the Governors elected on the platform of the PDP would meet today over the controversies surrounding the various congresses that elected the flag bearers of the party. The meeting is being summoned by the Chairman of the PDP Governors’ Forum, Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom. The meeting, according to Akpabio, is mandatory for all PDP Governors. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Buhari, Oyegun To Now Decide On Running Mate Following his inability to decide on a running mate for Major-General Muhammadu Buhari, who emerged last week as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), former Lagos State Governor and a national leader of the party Bola Tinubu was in the wee hours of this morning sidelined by the leadership of the APC from continuing with the task. In his place, the National Chairman of APC Chief John Oyegun and Buhari were mandated to select a suitable running mate that would bolster APC’s chances of wresting the Presidency from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Wamakko To Jonathan- "Resign And Apologise To Nigerians" Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, on Monday advised President Goodluck Jonathan to resign and apologise to Nigerians for failing to meet their aspirations rather than dissipating energy on his 2015 re-election bid. Speaking with jouralists at the Government House, Sokoto, Wamakko said the country had retrogressed in many respects, hence the need for Jonathan to vacate the scene. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Don’t Rob Nwankwo Of His Victory, Orumba Youths Warn Ekwueme, PDP The entire youths of the Orumba North and South Federal Constituency of Anambra State have warned the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the former Vice-President, Dr. Alex Ekwueme, not to rob Hon. Ben Nwankwo of his hard won primary election that was conducted in the state recently.

The youths under the auspices Concerned Orumba Youths, in an open letter to the PDP National Chairman, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, and signed by its leader, Oparaku Kelechi, said it would amount to sheer political naivety for anyone or any party to think that the awareness and determination of a people to take their destinies into their own hands can be ignored or wished away without any attendant consequences.

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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Commotion In Ebonyi Assembly As Splinter Group Disrupts Plenary As members of Ebonyi State House of Assembly resumed from their recess on Monday, there was commotion in the Assembly as a splinter group of Lawmakers who did not gain entrance into the chambers disrupted the plenary. The splinter group also allegedly shattered the glass windows of the chambers with stones and sticks, causing tension and panic as many people, including officers of the Assembly inside the chambers, hid under their chairs for safety. Ebonyi 2015; House Of Assembly http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 PDP Lacks Justice, Fairness , Says Akala Former Governor of Oyo State and the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the State, Chief Adebayo Alao Akala,  has said he left his former party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), due to  lack of justice and fairness. Akala, who made the assertion while being received at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja at the weekend,  declared that his new party would emerge victorious in the 2015 governorship election in the State. The former Governor recently left PDP for LP and emerged the party’s governorship flag-bearer after five other aspirants had unanimously stepped down for him. Oyo 2015; Labour Party (LP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Anglican Diocese Prepares For 2015 Gubernatorial Election  In its bid to promote free, fair and credible elections, the Anglican Church of Lagos Diocese has planned to mobilise, sensitise and monitor the 2015 elections in Lagos State, as indicated by Rev. James Odedeji, the Anglican Bishop of the Diocese. He disclosed this in a press conference in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday. He said that the process had been carried out for the past 15 years and it had been profitable to the State. Lagos 2015; Anglican Diocese http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 Councillors Impeach Enugu Council Boss Nineteen Councillors of Igboeze-North Local Government Area of Enugu State on Monday impeached the Council Chairman, Bonaventure Onuh, over alleged misappropriation of a whopping N1.75 billion. The councillors had last month served an impeachment notice on the now ousted Chairman. Enugu 2015; Councillors http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 16th December 2014 APC Vows To Defeat Jonathan In Ondo The Ondo State chapter of  the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the State chapter of the Buhari Campaign Organisation have assured Nigerians that President Goodluck Jonathan will meet a resounding defeat in Ondo State in spite of his incumbency. According to them, the rising profile of the Katsina-born retired General, Muhammadu Buhari, before and after his choice as APC’s presidential flag-bearer, indicated that it would be a landslide victory for him in the State. Ondo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 16th December 2014 Buhari’s Running Mate: APC Leaders Fail To Agree The series of meetings by the APC leaders ended early this morning, with no concrete agreement on a running mate for their presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.  The PUNCH says the meeting began at about 10:30am on Monday and ended at about 1:58am on Tuesday, with no agreement arrived at. The meeting, we read, was characterized by ‘intense horse-trading.’  The PUNCH has however stated that though it is not understood why the party couldn’t reach an agreement, the National Working Committee of the APC would ratify one of their shortlisted candidates today. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 16th December 2014 Tambuwal’s Impeachment: Court Says No A Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, esplicitly refused to grant a fresh ex-parte application seeking to refrain Hon. Aminu Tambuwal from continue to perform in the capacity of House of Representatives Speaker.  According to the Vanguard newspaper, the judge adjourned the case to January 19, stating that it would be ‘most unfair’ to grant the restraining order through an ex-parte application against Tambuwal who’s already in court for the same issue.  Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 16th December 2014 Saraki Kicks Against David Mark’s Impeachment Senator Bukola Saraki, former Governor of Kwara state has kicked against the planned impeachment of Senate President David Mark. A statement issued on Monday by Tambuwal read, "The attention of the office of Senator Bukola Saraki has been drawn to a publication made in some national dailies, especially Leadership Newspaper, Thisday Newspaper and The Nation Newspaper respectively; wherein it was stated that about forty-nine Senators who lost out in their return bid to the Senate had planned to remove Senator David Mark and replace him with either Senators Saraki or Akume. We like to emphatically state categorically and unequivocally that Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki, the Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District of Kwara State has no knowledge or being a part of any plan by group of Senators, political caucus or any individual for that matter about the said publication in the afore mentioned dailies; and he will not be a party to such for any reason. Sequel to this, It is our candid opinion and believe that any Senator that has lost his bid to return to the Senate should lay on his bed as the case may be and not result to sponsorship of canard and divisive ideas and information; hence, individual Senator should bear their own cross." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 16th December 2014 President Jonathan Is On A Divine Mission To Salvage Nigeria Dr Buruji Kashamu, the Chairman, Organisation and Mobilisation Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in South-West, on Monday said President Goodluck Jonathan was on divine mission to salvage Nigeria. "President Jonathan is a man on a divine mission. God is not yet done with the President and Nigeria," Kashamu told newsmen in Lagos. The PDP chieftain urged Nigerians to support Jonathan in 2015, describing him as "an agent of change".

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Leadership News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 2015: Reclaiming The Future: Fashola, Dangiwa Umar, Kukah, Others On The Way Forward With the fast approaching 2015 signposting a leap into Nigeria’s future, prominent leaders of thought in the country have said it will take committed and accountable leadership, coupled with a mass of citizens that put the interest of the country first in order for the nation to reclaim its future. This was the collective opinion of six distinguished Nigerian opinion leaders invited by LEADERSHIP to write on a conversation that could define 2015 and beyond. They all opined that, to secure its future, the country was in dire need of the right kind of leadership that could only emerge through free and fair elections, and guided by the rule of law. Nigeria 2015; Opinion; Leadership http://leadership.ng
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 2015: Jonathan, Buhari Tasked On Issue Based Campaigns Ahead of the 2015 polls, the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and All Progressives Congress, APC, President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari were on Saturday urged to base their campaigns on issues. A cross section of the people that spoke at separate interviews to the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Abuja, appealed to the contestants not to use foul language. They said that the presidential candidates should base their campaigns on issues rather than resorting to insult each other.  According to them, the two political figures must keep to the rule of law as outlined by the Electoral Act. Nigeria 2015; Issue-Based Campaigns; Jonathan; Buhari http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Edo 2015: Hon Momoh Dumps PDP After Losing At Primaries A Member representing Etsako Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, Hon. Abubakar Momoh, has announced his resignation from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Momoh, an aspirant in the just concluded Senatorial primary of the party, announced his resignation on Sunday during a meeting with his supporters in Auchi. The Federal Lawmaker had earlier defected from All Progressives Congress (APC) to PDP to enable him to participate in the Edo North Senatorial primary of the PDP held on Dec. 7 which he eventually lost. Addressing his supporters, Momoh said he left the PDP as a result of poor conduct of the primary where only one person was allowed to select delegates. The Lawmaker, however, said that he was still in the race for the Edo North Senatorial seat, saying that his new political party would be made known soon. Edo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "32 Unfulfilled Promises Of President Jonathan"- Fashola Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola has listed unfulfilled campaign promises of President Goodluck Jonathan.  Fashola read out the list of unfulfilled promises during the just concluded National Convention of the All Progressives Congress, APC.  Fashola said, "I have made it my task to record as many of the promises made by President Jonathan and his party. The lists of promises are as long as the list of disappointments. All over Nigeria, he made promises to us and as far as Lagos is concerned, I can tell you that those promises remain unfulfilled without explanation. I do not know what all experiences from your various States are, but I will repeat here, some of the promises that I recorded that he made across Nigeria and ask you to tell us whether they have been fulfilled."

1. To complete the second River Niger bridge before the expiration of the tenure.
2. To make the Minister of Works to immediately start repairs of the road leading to Murtala Mohammed International Airport.
3. To transform all major routes in Damaturu to Federal roads.
4. To assist in resuscitating all the collapsed industries in Kano State.
5. To set up a committee to review Federal Government landed properties in Lagos, hand over those that should and retain those that should be in possession of the Federal Government….. (CONTD)

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "London For Goodluck Bus Never Existed"- TFL Few months ago, some Nigerian media houses reported that President Goodluck Jonathan had put up campaign advertisements on some London buses; pictures were circulated and the opposition had a field day bashing the President.  However, an investigation by THE CABLE has revealed that the bus ads never existed. According to the online media house, an email was to the Transport for London (TFL), which oversees public transport services in London, seeking to know who placed the advert. See the TFL’s reply: "We have checked with our advertising partner and have confirmed that this isn’t an advert that has been displayed on one of our buses. It appears the photograph may have been edited to include this". Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Jonathan’s Impeachment Looms, 20 PDP Members To Defect Just a day to the resumption of the House of Reps, the plot to impeach the President of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan, has been turned up a notch.  According to the Vanguard newspaper, it looks like 20 PDP members may defect to APC tomorrow.  Other Lawmakers of other parties in the House who are aggrieved at their loss in the just-concluded primaries are also migrating to the APC.  One of the people spearheading the impeachment move say the idea is not ‘dead’ as many people have been insinuating.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 APC Slams Fayose For Criticizing Obasanjo The All Progressives Congress, APC has blasted Governor Ayo Fayose of Ekiti for criticizing former President Olusegun Obasanjo. According to THIS DAY, APC Ekiti Publicity Secretary Taiwo Olatunbosun, said Fayose lacked the locus standi to criticize Obasanjo on behalf of Ekiti people. The APC added that the frosty relationship between Fayose and Obasanjo was a personal issue and should not be expanded to be an Ekiti affair. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 David Mark Faces Impeachment Threat The Senate may witness a change of leadership if the threat by aggrieved Senators from the two main political parties, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to impeach Senate President David Mark for not protecting them in the just concluded party primaries is carried out. If successful, the plot may see the APC producing the Senate President in addition to the House of Representatives Speakership. This is coming as 168 Members of the House of Representatives have endorsed the plan to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan. Some of the vocal and prominent PDP Senators, who had defended the party with every available means whenever the opposition APC Senators raised eye-brow over some of President Jonathan’s policies were surprised that both the Senate leadership and the National Working Committee, NWC, of the party could not reciprocate the gesture. Instead the Senators were left at the mercy of State Governors. Nigeria 2015; Impeachment; Senate http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "Jonathan/Sambo Ticket Is An Ectopic Pregnancy"- Rivers APC The Rivers state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the Goodluck Jonathan and Namadi Sambo ticket as an ectopic pregnancy that must be evacuated. According to DAILY POST, the APC made the comparison in response to Presidential Aide, Doyin Okupe who last week said that a Muhammad Buhari and Rotimi Amaechi ticket would be a fatal error. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Daily Post News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Buhari Accuses PDP Of Plans To Rig 2015 Elections The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has raised the alarm over alleged plan by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to rig the February 2015 general elections. Buhari, made the allegation on the English Service of the Voice of America on Sunday, calling on Nigerians to stand on their feet to protect their votes. The former Military Head of State said that it has been the habit of the PDP to manipulate elections, warning that things will remain the same this time around except people were conscious of the fact that their votes must count. Nigeria 2015;  Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Buhari Visits Atiku Few days after clinching the ticket to represent the All Progressives Congress (APC), at the 2015 general election, former Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) has visited his opponent at the just concluded primaries of the party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar. Buhari floored Atiku and three other contenders to pick the keenly contested presidential ticket of the party last week in Lagos. DAILY POST reports that the Turakin Adamawa took to his Twitter page to congratulate Buhari even while the counting was still ongoing. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "Mind Your Business"- APC Replies PDP Over Buhari/Amaechi Ticket The Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, on Sunday asked the Presidency to stop its obsession with the party’s internal decision processes and decisions. In a statement by the Spokesperson of the APC in Rivers State, Eze Chukwuemeka, on Sunday, the party reacted to a tweet by Presidential Aide, Doyin Okupe. Okupe had on Thursday tweeted that a joint ticket involving APC’s presidential flag bearer, Muhammadu Buhari, and the Rivers State governor, Rotimi Amaechi, as Vice President, would be a “fatal error”. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Defeated Nasarawa PDP Guber Aspirants Pledge To Support Agabi The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Nasarawa State has announced the resolve of all seven governorship aspirants in the recently concluded governorship primaries in the State to work with the winner and candidate of the party, Yusuf Agabi in order to ensure victory for the party in the 2015 elections. This was disclosed by the PDP Spokesman in the State, Mark Yohanna Neto. According to Neto, the complete absence of grievances after the exercise points to the seriousness of the party to take over power from the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State. Nasarawa 2015; PDP http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Youths Say Buhari’s Emergence Shows Growth Of Democracy In Nigeria Some Nigerian youth coming under the banner of Professional Youths for Good Governance of Nigeria (PYGGN) yesterday hailed the emergence of Gen. Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), describing it as a good development that would deepen democracy in the country. The group, that spoke through a statement issued by its National President, Tunde Daromosu; and National Coordinator, Nasir Abdulquadri, noted that the recent APC National Convention indicates that Nigerians were determined to make the right choice and create an impact which would place the country back on track. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; PYGGN http://dailypost.ng/
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Buhari’s Running Mate To Emerge Democratically, Says APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that the choice of its presidential running mate will be made within the context of the best democratic ideals, just like that of its presidential candidate. This represents a somewhat shift from media reports, which had said the presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), had surrendered the choice of his running mate to Senator Bola Tinubu, one of the national leaders of the party.  A reliable source said yesterday that the choice of Buhari’s running mate has been narrowed down to Governor Oshiomhole and former Lagos State  Attorney General and a Pastor of the Redeemed Church of God (RCCG), Prof. Yemi Osibajo. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 2015 Polls: Mu’azu Yuguda, Bauch PDP Hold Stakeholder’s Meeting In its determination to ensure victory in the 2015 general election, the Bauchi State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has held a stakeholders’ meeting with the National Chairman of the party, Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu and the state Governor, Mallam Isa Yuguda, jointly presiding with top members of the party in attendance. The meeting, which was held at the Banquet Hall of the Government House at the weekend after the wedding ceremony of the daughter of the National Chairman, discussed the way forward for the party after the primaries held recently with the aim of calming down all frayed nerves and bringing back unity into the fold of the party. Bauchi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Commission Urges Nigerians To Elect Credible Leaders The Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) of the Catholic Diocese of Lokoja has called on Nigerians to elect credible candidates into public office. This was contained in a communiqué signed by the Secretary of the Commission, Mr. Simon Enejor, at the end of its 2014 Good Governance Week and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lokoja. It called on all eligible voters to collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC) to enable them participate in the election process to enthrone good governance in the country. Nigeria 2015; JDPC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 ACF Warns INEC Against Disenfranchizing Voters The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) on Sunday condemned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the shoddy distribution of the Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC), warning that no registered voter should be disenfranchised in the 2015 elections. The ACF spoke following public the outcry over the exercise which was characterised by hitches, thereby denying many registered voters their PVC. THISDAY findings revealed that the three-day exercise which started poorly in the State on December 4 after several postponements, was characterised by poor logistic arrangement as most of the polling units across the State were said to be empty, with no INEC personnel to attend to the large number of registered voters who turned out to collect their PVCs. Nigeria 2015; ACF; INEC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Oyo Labour Party Justifies Akala’s Candidature The national body of the Labour Party (LP) has justified the choice of the former Governor of Oyo State, Chief Christopher Alao-Akala, as its governorship candidate in the State. The National Secretary of the party, Mr. Kayode Ajulo, in a statement explaining why the party opted for the former Governor as its candidate yesterday, said there was nothing strange in Akala getting the gubernatorial ticket of the party in the State. According to him, while he was Governor of the State, the immediate past Governor of the State worked in line with the principles of the party. Oyo 2015; Labour Party (LP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Primaries: Ikuforiji Commends APC The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Aseembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, has commended the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the conduct of its national convention and primaries held nationwide. Ikuforiji, who spoke with journalists at the weekend in Lagos, said: “The rancour-free presidential priamary is adjudged the best in the country. I hope you will all agree with me that our party, the APC, has demonstrated to Nigerians and indeed the entire world that we are ready and able to lead Nigeria,” he said. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "Why I Defected To APC"- Umana The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana, on Sunday said he left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because the party lacks internal democracy as well as for its culture of impunity. Umana, who briefed journalists in Uyo, stated that with the influx of new members from PDP into the APC, the party has overtaken the PDP in the State and is now the biggest. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), he revealed that the party would contest for all elective positions with a view to winning them and urged the electorate in the three Senatorial Districts to go and collect their Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs), saying that is the only weapon required by them to bring about the desired change in the State. Akwa Ibom 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisdayl
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Indian Experts Visit Fashola, Demonstrate E-Voting Machines A team of technical personnel from the Electoral Commission of India (ECI) and Bharat Electronic Limited at the weekend demonstrated the electronic voting machines (EVM) which, they said, would eliminate the challenges of electoral fraud and multiple voting in Nigeria. The team, which comprised the General Manager of Bharat Electronic Limited, Mr. Sumara Kumar, and the company’s Deputy General Manager, Mrs. Mini Bijoy, made a presentation on how the EVM works to some All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftains at Lagos House, Marina. Nigeria 2015; E-Voting; Fashola http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Nigerians Urged To Stand With Jonathan Nigerians have been called upon to stand with President Goodluck Jonathan and not the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the 2015 presidential election as a way to keep the country moving forward. Making the call on Sunday on behalf of the Forward Nigeria Team, Miss Bukola Ojobe said more than former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, President Jonathan possesses what it takes to continue to move the country forward. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 15th Deceember 2014 PDP Mounts Pressure On Gbemi Saraki To Pick Deputy Governorship Slot The leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Simeon Ajibola, may have commenced intensive pressures on the former Senator representing Kwara Central Senatorial District at the National Assembly and governorship aspirant of the PDP in the just concluded the governorship primaries of the party, Senator Gbemisola Saraki, to fill the Deputy governorship candidate slot of the party for the next general election. During the primaries of the party held in Ilorin, the State capital last Thursday, the governorship candidate of the party, Senator Ajibola, polled 144 votes to defeat other aspirants with Gbemisola Saraki coming third with 113 votes. Kwara 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Punch News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "I’ll Free Kwara From Bondage"- Ajibola The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, Senator Simeon Ajibola, has said that he was motivated to contest the election in order to free Kwara residents from bondage. Ajibola, in a statement of appreciation on his emergence as the PDP candidate, promised to stop capital flight, use of foreign contractors and white elephant projects that have no positive impacts on the lives of the people of the State. The governorship candidate, who dedicated his victory at the party’s primary to the Almighty God, promised to “work for a new glorious dawn for the people of the State and that of the PDP.”According to him, if elected, he would usher in a new direction that would bring a new lease of life to the people of the State. Kwara 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Suspend Obanikoro Now, Group Tells PDP A socio-political group, Lagos non-indigene Alliance, has urged the Peoples Democratic Party to immediately suspend a former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, who sued the party last week. Obanikoro had dragged the party before a Federal High Court in Abuja for not looking into his petition wherein he protested against the conduct and the outcome of the Lagos PDP governorship primary in which Mr. Jimi Agbaje was declared the winner. However, the group in a statement by its coordinator, Chukwuemeka Eze, on Sunday, said Obanikoro should be suspended like the immediate past Chairman of the party, Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, who dragged the party to court, demanding his reinstatement. Lagos 2015; LNIA;  http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Investigate Obanikoro’s Claim On Sure-P, APC Tells IG The All Progressives Congress has re-echoed the allegations made by the immediate past Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, that the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme federal task force was being used by the Peoples Democratic Party leaders to perpetuate electoral violence. The ruling party called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, to investigate the claim by Obanikoro. Obanikoro had said officials of the task force were allegedly hired by a leader of the PDP in the State, Chief Bode George, to perpetuate violence at the governorship primary in the State last week. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 Agbaje Slams APC For Refusing To Congratulate Him The Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has slammed the All Progressives Congress for refusing to congratulate him since he emerged as the winner of the PDP primary in Lagos, last Monday. The APC spokesperson in Lagos, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, had said that the APC would not congratulate the PDP because of the controversy and allegations of rigging which greeted the primary. In the PDP primary, 806 accredited delegates voted but the number of ballots cast turned out to be 863 and the runner up in the primary, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has openly rejected the outcome of the primary, describing it as a sham. However, the APC said it will not congratulate Agbaje because doing such “implies that we are supporting an illegality.” Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
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Sun News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 57 Senators Lose Party Primaries Results from Senate primaries across the 109 Senatorial Districts from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Party (APC) have indicated that no fewer than 57 serving Senators failed to pick return tickets due to defeats suffered from fresh aspirants, including State Governors. The Senate has 109 members with three Senators from the 36 States of the Federation with a Senator representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Therefore, as Senate resumes plenary tomorrow, the high turnover, which has always hit the Senate since 2003, will see the exit of no fewer than 57 Senators in 2015. Nigeria 2015; Senate  http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Monday 15th Deceember 2014 "Buhari’s Emergence, Quit Notice To Jonathan, PDP"- Rivers APC Rivers State chap­ter of the All Progressives Congress, APC has described the emergence of former Head of State, General Mohammadu Buhari (retd.) as an unmistakable quit notice to President Goodluck Jonathan and the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP). Congratulating Buhari, who picked the APC ticket on Thursday at the APC Presidential Primary in Lagos, Rivers State chapter of the party in a statement signed by the State Chairman, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya, said APC was set up to rescue and salvage our nation from the inept leadership of President Jonathan and PDP. We are happy that this dream is coming true, as indicated by the emergence of General Buhari as the APC flag-bearer. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://sunnewsonline.
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 14th December 2014 Okorocha Explains Why He Contested APC Presidential Primaries Imo State Governor, Owella Rochas Okorocha, has insisted that his participation in the just concluded APC presidential contest was to disabuse the notion that the Presidency is only reserved for a particular zone in the country. With his participation in the race in which he came third, the Governor added, the Igbo has become a force to reckon with in national politics. He argued, “By participating in the contest, I have been able to prove that the President can come from any part of the country. It is the understanding of APC that the President should come from the North ever since. I knew about that, but I don’t like those facts, so I have come to distort those facts which are not the truth.” Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "Jonathan Cannot Win 2015 Elections"- Asari Dokubo One of the biggest supporters and kinsman of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Alhaji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari, has declared that the president has lost the support of his political base, the South-south and the South-East owing to the failure of his government to deliver on its promises.

Dokubo-Asari, at a press conference in Abuja on Friday, said that it would be tough for Jonathan to win the presidential election in 2015 if he decides to run based on the poor showing of his administration.

He said that his decision to speak out was for him and others who are ardent supporters of Jonathan not to be blamed for his failure in 2015.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "Soyinka Is More Successful As A Hunter Than As A Political Critic"- Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described noble laureate Wole Soyinka as a more successful hunter than political critic.  According to PREMIUM TIMES, Obasanjo made the remark in his latest autobiography titled "My Watch". In the book, Obasanjo wrote, "For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him. His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct no matter what they do or fail to do. He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful ‘aparo’ (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic, not to talk of what he would do as a politician. I take him seriously on almost all issues except on the political particularly Nigerian politics." Nigeria 2015; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 14th December 2014 THISDAY Likens Buhari To Apostle Paul The article read, "…..But for many who have followed Buhari, they would be the first to remind anyone who cares to listen that his democratic conversion occurred after the collapse of the Soviet Union and dismantling of the Berlin Wall. Essentially, it took the collapse of communism and totalitarianism in Eastern Europe for Buhari to take the journey on the road to Damascus like the biblical Apostle Paul. For some, drawing the similarities between Buhari, a practising Muslim, and Paul who is considered one of the most important figures of the Christian Apostolic Age, may be taboo. But after the THISDAY Board of Editors met with the retired Army General last Friday at his home in Abuja, the board came away with the view that Buhari is anything but a religious bigot, as his opponents would have us believe." Nigeria 2015; Buhari http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 14th December 2014 Presidency ‘Panicky’ That Jonathan Might Be Ineligible To Contest In 2015 We read that the Presidency is losing sleep over the possibility that the apex court may rule that President Jonathan may not be eligible to run in 2015.  The predominant fear is that if President Jonathan is declared unfit to run next year, the ruling party (PDP) would have a hard time organizing another National Convention to elect a replacement candidate to meet the INEC deadline of December 18 – which is two days after the hearing that determines President Jonathan’s fate. The court will be ruling on the fact that President Jonathan has sworn the oath of Presidency twice already. Speculations are rife as kingmakers and stakeholders have reached out to their contacts to get an idea of how the case would go and the verdict that will be arrived at. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Sunday 14th December 2014 Electoral Panel, Imo Politicians Insits Ihedioha’s Emergence Transparent The electoral panel for the Imo guber primaries and stakeholders in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State have insisted that the emergence of Hon. Emeka Ihedioha as the PDP governorship candidate for Imo State was not only transparent but also peaceful. Affirming the result of the primaries, Chairman of the electoral panel, Hon. Temgu Tesegba, said he stood by the results of the primaries and advised those who lost, especially Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, to be a good sportsman by acknowledging defeat. In the primaries held last week in Owerri, Ihedioha polled 346 votes, Chief Ifeanyi Ararume got 336 votes while Chief Ikedi Ohakim, got 213. Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Sunday 14th December 2014 "We Lack The Framework For Equitable Participation Of PWDs"- Jega The  Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof. Attahiru Jega has disclosed that the Commission lacked requisite legal framework to provide equitable participation for People Living with Disabilities (PWDs) in Nigeria’s electoral processes. He also said that the population of PWDs who take part in electoral processes grossly under-represented the group. Jega stated this in Abuja during a two-day conference on mainstreaming PWDs into electoral processes, organised by the Commission, in conjunction with the UNDP-Democratic Governance for Development (DGDII) project. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisday
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 Oyo PDP Congress: Court May Jail Mu’azu, Others For Contempt The protracted crisis trailing the choice of governorship candidate for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State, may lead the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Muazu, and other national officers to face contempt charges. They are the National Secretary, the National Legal Adviser and the National Organising Secretary. This followed the Notice of Consequences of Disobedience to Order of the Court, known as Form 48, issued by the Federal High Court, Abuja, in respect of Suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/928/2014, dated December 9, 2014. Oyo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "We Will See An End Of Boko Haram"- Buhari Former Head of State and presidential flag bearer of the leading opposition party, All Progressives Congress, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), has once again strongly condemned the last week’s terrorist attacks in Kano and Jos where several persons were killed. The ‘Peoples General’ in a statement, last night expressed optimism that terrorism would never prevail over the country, adding that Nigerians would see the end of terrorism together. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "Buhari’s Running Mate Will Be Subjected To Best Democratic Ideals"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has assured Nigerians that the choice of its presidential running mate will be made within the context of the best democratic ideals, just like that of its presidential candidate. In a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party urged Nigerians to ignore the widespread and misleading reports in the traditional and social media about the choice of the APC presidential running mate, saying the party was yet to even meet, not to talk of picking a running mate. It described the reports that a running mate has been picked to run with the APC presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as unnecessarily sensational, downright speculative and totally misleading. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "Jonathan Will Defeat Buhari Again"- Bala Mohammed Following the emergence of General Muhammad Buhari as All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed has expressed confidence that President Goodluck Jonathan would once again defeat the former military leader in 2015. The Minister who spoke at a press conference yesterday in Bauchi described Buhari as a “permanent presidential candidate” of the opposition who has contested three times and lost. He said that Jonathan was not afraid of meeting him again at the polls. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "Okorocha Should Apologize To Ndi-igbo"- South-East APC The All Progressives Congress, APC, South-East chapter, has derided Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha for taking part in the presidential primary of the party. In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the zone, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, and made available to DAILY POST on Sunday, he said Okorocha’s ambition cost the zone important positions in the party. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Sunday 14th December 2014 "A Vote For Buhari Is A Vorte For Tinubu"- PDP The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that its flag-bearer, President Goodluck Jonathan is up for the presidential contest in the February 14, 2015 election with the former Governor of Lagos state, Alhaji Bola Tinubu and not General Muhammadu Buhari. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh, in a statement on Sunday said the APC Presidential candidate, General Buhari is merely a front for Tinubu to whom he had already surrendered his powers and first official assignment of choosing a running mate. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; People’s Democratic Party (PDP)  
Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Mimiko To GEJ: "Ondo Is Yours" Governor Mimiko of Ondo State has extended his congratulations to President Goodluck Jonathan and wishes him the best in the presidential elections next year.  Mimiko also promised that President Jonathan will have a good win in Ondo State, saying “the president has demonstrated overtime that he genuinely love this country and would do everything humanly possible to ensure that it remains an indivisible entity.” He added: “the time is now for Nigerians to ensure that we rally round the President to achieve his dream of a better Nigeria." Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Arewa, Northern Elders Endorse Buhari Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and the Northern Elders’ Forum (NEF) have endorsed Muhammdau Buhari, presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC.  According to DAILY POST, the groups announced the endorsement on Friday. They said, "President Jonathan shouldn’t be in the contest in the first place if the principle of zoning that was created by his party and the Constitution is respected. He shouldn’t be a candidate by now". Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Rivers PDP: Tonye Princewill Defects To Labour Party  Prince Tonye Princewill, one of the aggrieved Rivers State gubernatorial aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has defected to the Labour Party, LP. Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 NNPC Blasts Buhari For Political Mischief The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has responded strongly to the allegation of fraud levelled against it by former Head of State and presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), saying such claims were untrue. The Corporation, in a statement by its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Ohi Alegbe, on Friday in Abuja, described Buhari’s allegation as “political mischief”. It further stated that if by making the allegation in his acceptance speech at the just concluded convention, Buhari wanted the Nigerian public to believe what he had said, then it might as well be good for him to concede that the allegation of a missing $2.8 billion oil money against the NNPC under his watch as Minister of Petroleum was true.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Buhari’s Running Mate May Be Announced On Monday General Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in next year’s presidential election will likely emerge on Monday or Tuesday, it was gathered yesterday. General Buhari was picked to fly the flag of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the party’s national convention in Lagos on Thursday following which leaders launched into strategic meetings to decide on his running mate. The meetings continued last night. There are indications that the party may concede the VP slot to the South-West, contrary to speculations that South-East or South-South would clinch it. Shedding light on why the South-West may be favoured for the slot, a reliable source, who spoke in confidence, said. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Kwankwaso For Senate There are indications that Rabiu Kwankwaso, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Governor of Kano State will be vying for a Senate position come 2015 elections. According to PREMIUM TIMES, Kwankwaso who recently lost at the APC Presidential primaries said he might consider calls from his supporters to bid for a seat in the Senate in 2015. Kano 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 PDP Loses Bid To Unseat Amaechi, Kwankwaso, Others An Abuja Federal High Court on Friday struck out a suit filed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), urging the court to sack its five Governors who defected to APC. Delivering his ruling, Justice Gabriel Kolawole, held that the suit’s originating processes were invalid because they were wrongly issued and served on the defendants. The PDP filed the suit against the Governors in December 2013. The sued Governors are: Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers), Rabiu Kwankwaso (Kano), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto), Abdulfatai Ahmed (Kwara). The PDP also joined the impeached Adamawa Governor, Murtala Nyako, whose name was removed from the suit shortly after his impeachment and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as defendants. The party had through its counsel, Mr Alex Izinyon (SAN), prayed the court to declare the defecting Governors’ seats vacant, and order INEC to conduct elections to replace them.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Kwankwaso Explains Why He’s Supporting Buhari For President Governor Rabi’u Kwankwaso of Kano has expressed his readiness to support, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, to actualise his presidential ambition in 2015. Kwankwaso made this known when he spoke with newsmen in Kano on Friday. He said the election of Buhari as the presidential candidate of the APC was his success as he would continue to support him to ensure his victory in 2015. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Lagos: Obanikoro Explains Why He Sued PDP Sen. Musiliu Obanikoro, a contestant for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Lagos governorship ticket, on Friday said that he sued the party’s leadership to compel it to expedite action on a petition he made. Obanikoro made the explanation while addressing his supporters at his campaign office in Ikeja. Obanikoro had on Tuesday petitioned the party’s leadership over the PDP governorship primary election in the State held on Monday. Obanikoro had rejected the result of the election and called for its cancellation, following a controversy over a difference in the number of accredited voters and the number of votes cast. The party declared Mr Jimi Agbaje the winner of the election. The contestant told his supporters that he filed the suit before a Federal High Court in Abuja. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Jonathan’s Former Minister  Wins Big In Taraba President Goodluck Jonathan’s former Minister of State for Niger Delta, Mr Darius Ishaku, on Friday won the Taraba State governorship primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Ishaku emerged the winner at the end of the election conducted at the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja. The primary election was delayed for about five days, following a controversy over the zoning of the governorship position and the list of delegates. Ishaku won the election after, a former Acting Governor of Taraba, Alhaji Garba Umar, and another aspirant, Musa John, withdrew from the race because of the PDP zoning arrangement in the State. Taraba 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Amaechi Loses Out As APC Chooses Buhari’s VP From South- West Despite his efforts and contributions to the All Progressives Congress, APC, Rivers State Governor, Rotimi Amaechi will not be considered for the position of Muhammadu Buhaari’s Vice-President.  According to PREMIUM TIMES, the party will be picking Buhari’s VP from the South- West because delegates from the region gave Buhari 100% of their votes during the APC Presidential primaries. Though the South-South and South-East region voted for Buhari, significant portions of those votes were also shared with other candidates, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governors Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Rochas Okorocha of Imo State. If Amaechi loses out, it is unclear which steps he’ll take to protect his political future.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Buhari’s VP Slot: Tinubu’s Choice Seriously Challenged Following his landslide in the recently concluded APC convention, General Muhammadu Buhari is hard-pressed to pick a running mate for contesting at the 2015 general elections. Vanguard newspaper reports that national leader of APC, Asiwaju Tinubu played a key role in winning the ticket for Buhari, and is now staking a claim based on Buhari’s concession of the VP slot to him. This stance is being ‘seriously challenged’, we read, by Governors who insist that one of their own must fill that slot, or at least they must have a say in who gets to cover that position. An APC Governor, speaking with journalists on the issue said that whoever they decide to stick with, he (or she) must have the right geopolitical set-up and must be compliant with the party’s resolution of ethno-religious diversity/balance. However, an Aide to General Buhari has said “rumours that Amaechi has been chosen as the running mate are not true in any form. The running mate will be announced soon.” He also added that "If the party exco settles for a Muslim/Muslim ticket, Tinubu himself will be the number one choice. If not, then Adams Oshiomhole stands the best chance among the rest.” Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Why Buhari Gave Tinubu VP Slot While a camp of Governors in APC is upset over Buhari’s conceding the VP slot to National Leader Bola Tinubu to suggest a candidate, it must be noted that Buhari made the decision because of the marked importance of getting the large voting population of South-West Nigeria on APC’s side.  Buhari’s aide told Vanguard newspaper yesterday: “Politics is not winner-takes-all. Tinubu worked round the clock to deliver a huge chunk of votes to Buhari in the primary, and it is only fair that he is honoured in return." Although Tinubu hasn’t hinted at anyone being the VP candidate yet, it is known that he is opposed to Amaechi – although the latter has been a strong financial backer of the Buhari campaign. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Daily Post News Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Enugu Guber: Ayogu Begs Court To Uphold His PDP Candidature Purported winner of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Enugu State, Ayogu Eze yesterday prayed a Federal High Court in Abuja against accepting any other name as governorship candidate of the PDP aside himself. The Federal Lawmaker, in a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/2014 filed by his Counsel, Yusuf Ali, SAN, also asked the court to restrain ”the PDP, the National Working Committee, NWC, and the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, by themselves, agents, officers, officials, privies or representatives and other person whatsoever, deriving authority from them from submitting, forwarding or sending the names of any other person other than himself, as their duly elected governorship candidate for 2015 governorship election in Enugu State, pending the final determination of the substantive case.” Eze insisted that he emerged as the governorship candidate of the party based on the correct delegates list given effect by the same court, arguing that granting the application would not in any way prejudice the defendants. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Fashola Extols APC Presidential Primaries As Model Democracy For Africa Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) has extolled the recently held presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) staged at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos, saying it was a model for democracy in Africa. He also hailed the conduct of the APC governorship primaries in the State, saying it was held “without rancour”. The Governor, who spoke on Friday night during a State Dinner held in honour of the immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos State, retired Justice Ayotunde Phillips and her successor, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade, asserted that the presidential primaries won by retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.) was indeed free, fair and credible. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Aregbesola Says Buhari’s Emergence Is Nigerias’ Choice Not APC’s  Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State has described the emergence of former Head of State, Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) as the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress as the best democratic plot to galvanize Nigerians towards the needed change. He added that the former Head of State was not just the candidate of the APC but that of the entire Nigerians who have continuously longed for a dramatic and total change. According to the Governor, the decision by all party men and women to elect Gen. Buhari highlights their commitment to presenting a candidate who would not only win the presidential election but go ahead to rescue Nigeria from the present quagmire which anti-democratic and anti-development forces had landed her in for over a decade and a half. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Saturday 13th December 2014 "Fayose Manipulated Ekiti PDP Delegate’s List"- Arise A former Member of the Senate, Ayo Arise, has alleged that the Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, manipulated the list of the Peoples Democratic Party delegates that participated in the State primaries. According to him, different lists were used for the primaries for the House of Assembly, House of Representatives and the Senate. He told The Punch that Fayose frustrated many aspirants from getting the PDP tickets through the manipulation of the delegates’ list. Ekiti 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Leadership News Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Why Tinubu,APC Governors Preferred Buhari To Atiku Facts have emerged on how retired General Muhammadu Buhari smoothly clinched the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket for the 2015 general election with 3,430 votes, beating notable politician and former vice president Atiku Abubakar, who came in a distant third by scoring only 954 votes from the over 6,000 votes cast by delegates. A source, who was privy to the Lagos House parley, which was at Tinubu’s instance, has provided an insight into what transpired at the pre-convention meeting, revealing that the Governors only endorsed Buhari after being convinced that Atiku would allegedly be uncontrollable for them if he emerges president, given his financial wherewithal, hence the need to vote for a financially-weak aspirant, in the person of Buhari. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday 13th December 2014 Patience Jonathan Announces Wike As The Next Governor Of Rivers State First lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Saturday said that Nyesom Wike, the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial candidate in Rivers state will be the next Governor of the State. According to PUNCH, speaking at the burial ceremony of Senator Tari Sekibo in Okrika, Dame Jonathan said, "Before you today is the next Governor of Rivers State. He is the former Minister of State for Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike. The PDP is the best party and the most popular party in the country. The PDP is the leading party that will win Rivers State". Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Chekwas Okorie Emerges UPP Candidate The United Progressive Party (UPP) Thursday elected Chief Chekwas Okorie as its presidential candidate in the 2025 general election at the national convention/presidential primary held in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State. Okorie, who was the sole aspirant on the party’s platform, polled 64 votes out of the 72 votes cast by the accredited delegates. The Chairman of the national convention planning/ primary election committee, Chief Ogbuehi Dike, in announcing the result of the election, declared that Okorie had satisfied every condition necessary for him to fly the flag of the party in the forthcoming presidential race. Nigeria 2015; UPP http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Confusion Continues To Trail APC Governorship Primaries In Benue The ongoing saga in the All Progressives Congress (APC) to pick a governorship candidate for 2015 general election continued unabated as it enters the fifth day since the party continued to make attempts at finding a candidate. The party had schedule fourth December 2014  to hold the primary but had to shift it when a court injunction by Professor Steve Ugba stopped the process. Ugba  had  challenged his exclusion on the ballot after he went through all processes and got cleared to contest. Though the injunction, it was learnt, got vacated on December 9, the party was still unable to hold the congress. Benue 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Ishaku Wins PDP Ticket In Taraba A former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Mr. Darius Ishaku, Thursday night emerged the winner of the Taraba State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the governorship primary election held at the party National Headquarters in Abuja. He polled 170 votes. Earlier, the former acting governor of the State, Garba Umar, had stepped down. Musa John, also stepped down. Umar later clinched the party’s Senatorial ticket for the State Northern Senatorial District. Taraba 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Aba Stands Still For Otti As Umeh Clears Air On Tenure Contrary to reports that a High Court sitting in Abia State had asked the National Chairman of  the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh, not to so parade himself, Umeh, said Thursday in Aba that the position remained intact on the strength of two Court of Appeal judgments in his favour. Addressing a crowd of party supporters at the Recreation Club, Aba, during the presentation of Dr. Alex Otti as the standard bearer of APGA in the 2015 gubernatorial election in Abia State, Umeh said two appeal courts, one sitting in Enugu and the other sitting in Abuja had earlier in their separate judgments written and declared that his tenure expires next year. Abia 2015; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Enugu Guber: Court Restrains Eze From Laying Claim To PDP Ticket An Enugu State High Court has restrained a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ayogu Eze, from parading himself as the governorship candidate of the party pending the hearing and determination of a case filed by the plaintiff and the PDP governorship candidate for Enugu State, Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi. It also restrained the PDP from recognising or submitting the name of any other person other than Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi as the party’s gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State for the February 2015 general election. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 2015: PDP Has Formiddable Opponents, Says David Mark Senate President, David Mark, on Thursday admitted that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has formidable opponents to contend with in the 2015 elections. According to him, the opponents will give the ruling party a run for its money in all the elections come 2015. The Senate President stated this at the inauguration of the party’s National Campaign Council headed by its National Chairman, Adamu Mu’azu, which was held at the Presidential Villa. Mark’s comment came on the heels of the election of former military Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), as  the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Mark charged members of the council to double their efforts in canvassing votes from Nigerians, in view of the quality of the opponents that will contest the presidential polls against PDP. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Daily Post News Online Friday 12th December 2014 "We Worked Against Nenadi Usman In Kaduna To Save PDP From Collapse"- Ayuba Dr. John Ayuba, an aspirant at the Southern Kaduna Senatorial primaries of the Peoples’s Democratic Party, PDP, has said members ganged up against incumbent Senator, Esther Nenadi Usman so as to save the party from total collapse. Ayuba, a former Kaduna State Commissioner for Finance in late Governor Patrick Yokowa administration, explained that he opted out of the Senatorial primary race for Southern Kaduna Senatorial zone on the day of the election to save the PDP from an obvious defeat at the general polls. Kaduna 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Ogun SDP Gives Automatic Tickets To Kaka, Odunsi And Other APC Defectors The Social Democratic Party (SDP) yesterday held its primaries for different elective positions in Ogun State. The congress held in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, returned all elected office holders, who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to SDP as candidates for 2015 polls. Senator Adegbenga Kaka was elected to return to the upper chamber from Ogun East, Akin Odunsi got the nod to continue as candidate for Ogun West. Ogun 2015; SDP http://dailypost.ng/
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Dallaji Hails Delegates On Jonathan’s Victory The leader of the Jonathan Mandate for Justice 2015  (JMJ) and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi State, Mr. Noah Dallaji, has hailed the outcome of the PDP national convention. In a statement yesterday, Dallaji praised the delegates, leaders and members of the PDP who attended the convention and their resolve to elect President Jonathan as the party’s choice for President, saying  he would not only win the 2015 presidential election but also use the mandate to consolidate on his transformation agenda. Dallaji, who reviewed the processes of the convention and convictions  of the delegates to arrive at the decision to endorse the President for second term, said it was a way of telling Nigerians and the international community  that the PDP is a democratic  party which would always conform to its Constitution. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewso
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Why APC Is Different, By Fayemi Former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi has said that the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday in Lagos was to show Nigerians the stuff the party was made of that makes it different. Fayemi, in his opening remark as the Chairman of the Convention Planning Committee, said, “APC represents the first opportunity for an opposition party to mount a viable challenge for power at the national level since commencement of the Fourth Republic and ruinous government of the PDP.” According to him, APC was out to show to Nigerians that it was possible for patriots from every nook and cranny of the country to congregate to determine an outcome on a crucial issue for which interests are disparate and stakes were high. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://sunnewsonl
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Senator Tinubu Urges The Elderly To Vote For Integrity Senator representing the Lagos Central Senatorial District, Mrs. Oluremi Tinubu has appealed to the aged to vote for persons with competence and integrity in the forthcoming elections. Tinubu, who made the plea at the 13th Town Hall meeting and third edition of the Elderly People Assistance Scheme (ECAS) of her Senatorial District stated that a vote for persons with character and genuine heart for service would be the legacy the elderly could give to their children. She urged the elders not to rest on their oars, adding that they had to ask themselves what they could do for others. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Akwa Ibom 2015: PDP Aspirants Petition Mu’azu No fewer than 22 governorship aspirants who lost out in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary in Akwa Ibom State have petitioned the National Secretariat of the party, demanding the cancellation of the exercise. The immediate past Secretary to the State Government, Udom Emmanuel, had emerged as PDP candidate in the exercise conducted at Uyo township stadium. But in a petition addressed to the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu, the aspirants alleged that the governorship primary conducted by the Prince Bola Oyebowale-led electoral panel was a charade. They further alleged that the authentic list of delegates was jettisoned, while a doctored list, which allegedly emanated from Governor Godswill Akpabio was used. Akwa Ibom; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 "Cross River PDP Guber Primaries Free And Transparent"- Aspirant A Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Cross River State, Mr. Tanko Ashang, has congratulated the winner of the primaries, Senator Ben Ayade, saying he is the best among the aspirants. Ashang, who spoke at an interactive session in Abuja, described the primaries as free, fair and all-inclusive. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 "Why Buhari Clinched APC Ticket"- Presidency Last night, former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, became the hero of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention, as he clinched the presidential ticket of the main opposition party. In the presidential primaries of the APC, which rounded off yesterday, Buhari scored a total of 3, 430 votes to defeat former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who polled 954 votes; Kano State Governor, Alhaji Rabiu Kwankwaso (974 votes); Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State (624 votes) and Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah (10 votes). Daily Sun gathered that Buhari’s victory did not come easy, as there was apprehension among his core supporters that Atiku or Kwankwaso could cause an upset, following feelers from the field  over the aspirants’ nationwide tour to woo delegates. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 2015: "I’ll Unite All Factions"- Jonathan From the President came an assurance yesterday that he will unite all aggrieved parties in the just-concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primaries held across the country. He gave the promise in his acceptance speech on his victory at the party’s National Convention, held at Eagle Square, Abuja which began in the late afternoon on  Wednesday and ended in the early hours of yesterday. This is even as he announced that Vice President Namadi Sambo will be his running mate as   the campaign for the 2015 presidential elections begins. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://sunnewsonline.
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Sun News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Abia North Elite Endorse Governor Kalu For Senate As political parties conclude their primary elections to select candidates for various elective positions, leaders and elite in Abia North Senatorial District are mounting pressure on former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, to contest the senatorial election on the platform of the Progressive Peoples Alliance (PPA). Kalu had recently withdrawn from seeking the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ticket to contest the Senatorial race over what he termed the arm-twisting tactics of Abia State Governor, Theodore Orji, in the choice of aspirants for elective offices on PDP platform. In a letter he wrote to the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Muazu, Kalu said his withdrawal was personal sacrifice to save Abia PDP from crisis. Abia 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://sunnewsonline.
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Punch News Online Friday 12th December 2014 "I’m Not Being Imposed On Other Aspirants"- Clark’s Wife The wife of the prominent Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, Dr. Bisola Sodipo-Clark, has said she is not being imposed by the Presidency on the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State. Sodipo-Clark, who’s contesting for the Ogun-Central Senatorial seat, said this in an interview with our correspondent in Abeokuta. She explained that the party would not impose any aspirant on others but would give everyone a level playing field. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng
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Punch News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Aggrieved APC Aspirants Petition Ajimobi, Want Primaries Cancelled Four All Progressives Congress senatorial aspirants in Oyo-South Senatorial District have sent a petition to the State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, over the conduct of the party’s primary on December 8, which they described as an exercise contrary to the party’s guidelines and Electoral Act. The aggrieved aspirants are Abimbola Aboderin, Femi Olaore, Fola Akinosun and Omotosho Kingsley. The petition, which was signed by the four politicians, was addressed to the Legislative Election Appeal Committee of the APC, with copies sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission in the State and the APC National Headquarters in Abuja and the party’s National Working Committee. Oyo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Friday 12th December 2014 Ambode Mocks Lagos PDP Over Governorship Primary The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has mocked the Peoples Democratic Party over the conduct of its governorship primary which produced Mr. Jimi Agbage as the winner. In the primary, 806 accredited delegates voted but the number of votes cast turned out to be 863. However, Ambode in a statement on Thursday said it was laughable that while the APC was able to conduct a primary with over 5,000 delegates without hitches, the PDP could not do the same with less than 900. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Elections Will Hold Nationwide, Jonathan Promises Despite the security challenges facing the nation especially in the North-East, President Goodluck Jonathan has assured Nigerians that elections will hold all over the country come 2015. In this regard, he said his administration was putting all security measures in place to enable the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct violent-free elections across the country. Jonathan made the pronouncement on Thursday morning in his acceptance speech during the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) where 3,000 delegates from the 36 States of the Federation converged on Abuja to ratify his candidature as the party’s presidential standard-bearer. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Buhari Victorious, Emerges APC Presidential Candidate Former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari has emerged the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 elections. Buhari emerged winner after a grueling electoral battle in which he polled 3,430 vote to beat other aspirants. Surprisingly, the Kano State Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso edged out former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar to second place by securing 974 of the votes. Atiku came in third with 954 votes, Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha scored 624 votes while the Founder of Leadership Newspapers got 10 votes only. About 7,200 delegates  were accredited for the presidential primary. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 2015 Elections: NSCDC Declares Preparedness The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) says it has put in place a formidable arrangement and logistics to ensure a hitch-free general election come 2015. The Corps leader, Dr. Ade Abolurin, reiterated that the race to the helm of leadership is not a ‘do or die’ affair, and therefore handed down warnings to miscreants planning to cause commotion and confusion during the February 2015 elections to have a rethink as the Corps will not tolerate anyone aiming to truncate the electoral process. He reiterated that irrespective of political affinity, all hands must be on deck to make the election hitch-free,  such that it will be a reference point for both local and international observers and commentators when credible elections are being discussed. Nigeria 2015; NSCDC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Friday 12th December 2014 Sokoto PDP Guber Candidate Urges Aspirants To Accept Outcome Of Primaries The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Senator Abdallah Wali, on Thursday vowed to turn around the economy and reverse the underdevelopment plaguing the State, if elected Governor in the 2015 election. He also called on the other contestants to accept the outcome of the primary election in good faith. Wali made this known on Thursday in an interview with select journalists in Sokoto. Sokoto 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 12th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: How Tinubu, Obasanjo Helped Buhari Win Former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu , former President of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo and an unnamed South-South Governor reportedly helped Muhammadu win the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential primaries. According to THE CABLE, "To checkmate Atiku, Tinubu got all the Governors in his camp to team up with the Governors in Buhari’s camp. They met with him at his office on Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island, Lagos, till the early hours of Wednesday, where all the details were worked out. In the next four hours, Tinubu criss-crossed Lagos, holding meetings with key delegates, some via teleconferenceS. In total, he held 10 meetings within four hours to finalise the voting in favour of Buhari". THE CABLE ALSO claimed that former President Obasanjo, although a member of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP played a crucial role in the emergence of Buhari as winner of APC presidential primaries. Anonymous reports stated that a South -South Governor  matched the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar’s campaign dollar with oil dollar. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 12th December 2014 Obasanjo Appeals Contempt Charge Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has appealed the contempt of court charge slammed on him by an Abuja high court.  According to PREMIUM TIMES, tendering his appeal through his counsel, Gboyega Oyewole, Obasanjo challenged the ruling at the Court of Appeal Abuja, on 10 grounds. The former President said he was dissatisfied with the ruling handed by the judge, Valentine Ashi. Speaking on his behalf, his counsel said, "The learned trial Judge erred in law and acted without jurisdiction in directing the police and security agencies to seize the Defendant’s book ‘My Watch’ from any vendor and directing the Defendant to show cause within 21 days on why he should not be committed to prison for contempt of court".  Obasanjo had on Tuesday launched his autobiography despite a court order barring him from doing so. Nigeria 2015; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 12th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: PDP Welcomes Buhari Following the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as winner of the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Primaries, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has issued a statement welcoming the retired General to the presidential race. See welcome statement issued by the PDP below;

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has welcomed the emergence of former Military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari as the Presidential flagbearer of Bola Tinubu’s All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 general elections. This will be the fourth time General Buhari will be contesting in the presidential elections. On each of the three previous occasions, he failed to articulate a vision of the future that was acceptable to Nigerians. On each occasion his brand of politics was rejected across Nigeria. Apart from changing to a dinner suit, General Buhari, has not changed the tired ideas and provocative utterances that Nigerians rejected in previous elections. We hope that this time round, General Buhari will conduct a campaign that is issue based and devoid of ethno-religious sentiments….. CONTINUED

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Friday 12th December 2014 APC Presidential Aspirant, Okorocha Bags Imo Guber Ticket  Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State who recently lost at the All Progressives Congress, APC Presidential Primaries has been given the party’s ticket to seek a second term as Governor in his State.  According to THE NATION, Okorocha was nominated for the APC Imo Governorship ticket in absentia. His son-in-law, Commissioner for Lands and Urban Planning, Chief Uche Nwosu who had previously been given the ticket gracefully stepped down to allow the Governor reclaim the ticket.  Speaking on Okorocha’s candidature in the Imo governorship race, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee, Mr. John Alamba, said "A few days ago, we gathered here to elect Chief Nwosu as the APC governorship candidate, but I was in Lagos when I learnt that the candidate had resigned on personal grounds. We are gathered here today to ratify Governor Okorocha as the party’s governorship candidate".  Imo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Making 2015 Elections Free And Fair Will Be A Great Challenge, Says Odinkalu The Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, has said that the conduct of a crisis free 2015 general election in the country is a great challenge that will bring to the fore human rights issues. Odinkalu, who spoke in Abuja at an event to mark the World Human Rights Day, said the Commission has concluded pans to inaugurate a Human Rights Funds to take care of indigent persons in the country. Nigeria 2015; Odinkalu http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Vote Out Candidates, Parties Not Committed To Human Rights Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has urged Nigerians not to vote for political parties and candidates who are not committed to the observance of fundamental human rights. Falana, in a statement issued in commemoration of the 2014 Human Rights Day, also urged Nigerians to demand for adequate security for the life and property of every person. He said the Federal Government has failed to fulfill its obligations to the Nigerian people in line with the provisions of the international human rights instruments. Nigeria 2015; Falana http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Jonathan Endorsed As Presidential Candidate Of PDP, Mu’azu As Chairman The Special National Convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in early hours of today, ratified President Goodluck Jonathan as the consensus presidential candidate of the party for the February 14, 2015 presidential election. This came on the heels of a similar ratification last night by the delegates of the party of Adamu Mu’azu as the party’s National Chairman, Wale Oladipo as the National Secretary and Wole Adeyanju as the National Auditor. The Chairman of the convention, former Senate President Ken Nnamani, who announced the results of the votes cast by the delegates, said the President got 2,812 votes. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Jonathan Picks Sambo As Running Mate President Goodluck Jonathan in the early hours of Thursday announced his Deputy, Namadi Sambo as his vice presidential running mate in the 2015 presidential election. The announcement has brought to end speculations that the President would drop the Vice President and choose a new vice presidential candidate. He chose Sambo as the Vice President who was then the Governor of Kaduna state in 2010 after the death of President Umaru Yaradua and his subsequent assumption of office as the President. In his acceptance speech, the President who described Sambo as ‘loyal and humble’ said that he would run with him in the 2015 presidential election. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 "Elections Will Hold Next Year"- Jega The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has dismissed as rumour the allegation making the rounds that there are plans to postpone next year’s general election. Jega said at the public presentation of the Nigerian Media Code of Election coverage held in Lagos on Wednesday while fielding questions from the media: “A lot of the information being spread about elections not holding next year are just rumours and nothing more.” While accepting that there were areas of the electoral process that were beyond the control of the INEC, Jega reiterated earlier promises given by the electoral body that the Commission was prepared to conduct free and fair and transparent general elections in 2015. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 APGA Replaces Umeh, Disowns Otti As Abia Guber Candidate A new leadership of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) emerged Wednesday with Chris Ejike Uche selected as the National Chairman following a court order which suspended Chief Victor Umeh. Uche, who is the Deputy National Chairman, South, announced his leadership at a press conference in Umuahia, saying that his action was “pursuant to article 12(26) of the APGA constitution, which empowers the National Deputy Chairman, South, to act in place of the National Chairman.” He has swiftly commenced the exercise of his new powers and announced the lifting of the suspension, recall and granting of waiver to all the  members of the 2011 convention suspended by Umeh. The new Chairman also dropped a bombshell for the former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Dr. Alex Otti, who on Monday emerged governorship candidate in a parallel primary held in Umuahia. Uche categorically stated that the only APGA candidate for Abia is Chief Reagan Ufomba, who emerged in a primary supervised by the national leadership of APGA, adding that Otti is not and had never been a member of  APGA.” Abia 2015; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Wike Sues For Peace In Rivers PDP Former Minister of State for Education and winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship ticket in Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, has urged other aspirants in the Monday primary election to come together to deliver the state to the party at the next election. Wike, in his acceptance speech after he was declared winner of the primary, said he was prepared to put aside the attacks on his person in the build-up to the party’s  victory in 2015. Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 APC Primary Elections: Ambode Congratulates Lagos ExCos The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has congratulated the leadership of the APC in the State, saying the party has demonstrated openness, fair-play and internal democracy that is worthy of emulation by other political parties in the country. He stated this on Wednesday when he paid a courtesy visit to the Chief Henry Ajomale-led executive council of the APC at the party secretariat in Ikeja. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Lagos PDP Guber Primaries: Group Berates George, Ogunlewe Over Crisis A frontline political group in Lagos, Visioners for New Lagos (VNL), has berated two of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State, Chief Bode George and Senator Adesegun Ogunlewe, identifying them as the only problem of the PDP. Speaking against the backdrop of the reportedly flawed governorship primary of the party on Monday, the result of which it insisted was a nullity; the group said the duo of George and Ogunlewe created the confusion in the party by making obvious, their preference for a certain aspirant ahead of the election when they were supposed to stay neutral. Lagos 2015; VNL; PDP http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Lagos PDP Guber Primaries: Agbaje Carpets APC, Obanikoro The Lagos State governorship candidate on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has challenged fellow aspirant, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, to speak the truth about the so-called excess votes reportedly recorded in Monday’s primary election. He also told the rival All Progressives Congress (APC) not to play holier-than-thou over the PDP controversy. A statement by Felix Oboagwina, Director of Media and Publicity for Mr. Jimi Agbaje and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said in the course of the primaries, the six aspirants agreed that there was a clerical omission in the originally announced tally of 806, as it had left out some adhoc and statutory delegates from a few Local Governments, and those should be reckoned and allowed to vote. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisdayl
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ThisDay Live Thursday 11th December 2014 Tension In Ebonyi Over Plot To Impeach Elechi There was tension Wednesday in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, as the political crisis which has been unfolding in the State was upped a notch higher  following the decision of a court that returned the hitherto impeached Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Chukwuma Nwazunku. At the sitting of the court, the presiding judge, Justice Anselem Nwaigwe, held that the impeachment of the Speaker was irregular and would not stand. Nwazunku was impeached by a splinter group of the Assembly last month, paving the way for the Deputy Dpeaker, Hon. Blaise Oji to be declared Speaker. Since then, the assembly has not returned to normal business. But at the judgment yesterday on the disputed impeachment, the court held that the move was flawed and inconsistent and could not stand. Prior to the ruling, a crowd in the early hours of the day made up mainly of supporters of the State Governor, Chief Martin Elechi, had gathered at the court premises to protest against the sitting in what they had envisaged was like an endorsement of a plot to return Nwazunku and pave the way for the Assembly to impeach Elechi. The supporters’ fears seemed confirmed when police and other armed security men forccibly dispersed them, an intervention that nearly snowballed into violence and security breakdown. Ebonyi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 11th December 2014 Ezekwesili Denies Having A Love Affair With Obasanjo Nigeria’s former Education Minister, Obiageli Ezekwesili has denied having a love affair with former President Olusegun Obasanjo.  Ezekwesili was forced to make the denial after a photo showing former President Obasanjo sneaking in on her from behind went viral.  The picture was during the public presentation of Obasanjo’s autobiography entitled, "My Watch". Nigeria 2015; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 11th December 2014 "APC Will Produce Nigeria’s Next President"- Ikuforiji The Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr Adeyemi Ikuforiji, on Wednesday expressed the hope that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will be the next President of Nigeria. Ikuforiji expressed the hope at the APC presidential primary election going on in Lagos. Ikuforiji told newsman at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, venue of the election, that the party hoped to produce the next Nigerian President. On a speculation that some aspirants might have withdrawn from the race, Ikuforiji said that it would be a good development. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Daily Post News Online Thursday 11th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: Voting Ends, Counting Begins Counting of votes has commenced at the presidential primary election of the All Progressives Congress, APC, as thousands of delegates from the 36 States of the Federation, as well as the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, heve cast their votes. Feelers from the Teslim Balogun Stadium, the convention ground in Lagos say the battle is between former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and General Muhammadu Buhari. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.
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Daily Post News Online Thursday 11th December 2014 Atiku Debunks Claims That 12 Governors Ganged Up To Support Buhari Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has refuted reports that 12 Governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, met and endorsed his rival, General Muhammadu Buhari, for the presidential ticket of the party. Atiku in a statement posted on his Facebook page Thursday morning said: “On behalf of fellow presidential aspirants, we wish to disabuse news stories that APC Governors have ganged up against us. The story that 12 APC Governors have ganged up against other aspirants is not true. It’s cooked by opponents of APC." Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng
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Daily Post News Online Thursday 11th December 2014 Borno: Senator Ndume Slaps Assembly Member Over APC Primaries A member of the Borno State House of Assembly, Hon. Ahmed Jaha popularly called ‘Babawo’ received the beating of his life after failing to win the primary election for the APC’s House of Representatives for Gwoza, Chibok and Damboa Federal Constituency. The Member, a former ‘errand boy’ to Senator Ndume, won the State Assembly election in 2011 following the support he enjoyed from his political godfather, but fell out with his boss when he declared to contest for the National Assembly seat in 2015. According to sources close to the Member, he made a mistake of attacking his political godfather, when he alleged that Ndume did not support him during the primaries of the APC but supported former Commissioner for Tourism, Dr. Asabe Vilita Bashir to win the APC ticket. Borno 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Thursday 11th December 2014 "Your Propaganda Will Not Deceive Rivers People"- Wike Tells APC The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State, Chief Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike has said that the people of the State will not be swayed by alleged sponsored propaganda against him by the All Progressives Congress (APC). According to him, the people already knew the reality on ground. Wike, who stated this in Port Harcourt yesterday, was reacting to comments credited to the Chairman of APC in the State, Dr. Davies Ibiamu Ikanya. Rivers 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: No First Lady For Nigeria If Kwankwaso Becomes President If Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso wins the presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC today and moves on to win the 2015 presidential election, Nigeria will no longer have a first lady.  Kano State which Kwankwaso presently governs does not have a First Lady because "the office of the first lady is not in the Constitution" says Kwankwaso.  In a November 3, 2013 interview with DAILY TRUST, Kwankwaso was quoted saying, "I am sure the position of First Lady is not in the Constitution. So it is first things first. First of all, my wife is my wife – the wife to Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso. Secondly, if you like, she is the wife to the Governor of Kano State. But I am not saying that others should think the way I think. My wife doesn’t go to any Ministry. I don’t allow Commissioners to go to my wife. In any case, if my wife has the Governor at her disposal anytime, why would she need a Commissioner? I told my wife, “If you want anything in government, tell me.” But she knows – and everybody knows – that I cannot steal anything in government and bring to her. If there is anything genuine that everybody is entitled to, then she can also go for it." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Lagos Sides With Obanikoro, Rejects Agbaje’s Victory The Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives, APC on Tuesday said it would not congratulate Jimi Agbaje for wining the State’s gubernatorial primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.  According to PUNCH, speaking on behalf of the APC, Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, said, "We cannot congratulate Agbaje yet because there is still infighting. The circumstances that led to the emergence of Agbaje were illegitimate and as a democratic party we will not encourage such by congratulating him. You see how clear it was with our candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. The body language of the PDP leaders had shown that they were supporting Agbaje and they went ahead to perpetrate fraud just as Obanikoro had predicted. Speaking on whether the APC will accept Obanikoro should he choose to defect, Igbokwe said, "Obanikoro knows the best step that will favour him. If he feels his 10 years away from our party is regretful, he is free to return, we cannot reject him". Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Presidency Battle Heats Up, 12 Governors Back Buhari As Atiku Heats Things Up TheCable reported that 12 APC Governors have decided to settle for Muhammadu Buhari, but Atiku isn’t giving up – he’s directly reaching out to delegates. The Governors on Buhari’s side are: Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara), Ibrahim Geidam (Yobe), Kashim Shettima (Borno), Tanko Al-Makura (Nasarawa), Abdulfatah Ahmed (Kwara), Babatunde Fashola (Lagos), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo), Adams Oshiomhole (Edo), Rauf Aregbesola (Osun), Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun), Aliyu Wamakko (Sokoto) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers). The meeting happened in Adeola Odeku, Victoria Island. It was also learnt that Kwankwaso has stepped down for Buhari, although he will appear – with contest – at the convention. Atiku’s hope is in the fact that APC Governors control only 14 States and the remaining 22 may still be available for him.  The Cable says Atiku is now looking into the following States: Adamawa, Sokoto, Kebbi, Niger, Benue, Plateau, Bauchi, Jigawa, Taraba, Yobe, Delta, Abia, Ebonyi, Enugu, Ekiti and Ondo ─ as well as the FCT.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 "The Four Women Running Nigeria"- Obasanjo Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday launched his autobiography titled “My Watch”. In the Book, Obasanjo wrote that there are five Presidents in Nigeria, and they include the First Lady,Dame Patience Jonathan; Minister of Petroleum, Madueke Allison- Diezani; former Aviation Minister, Stella Oduah; Finance Minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and President Goodluck Jonathan himself. Deducing from Obasanjo’s statement, Dame Jonathan, Diezani, Oduah and Okonjo-Iweala are currently the most powerful women in Nigeria. Nigeria 2015; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: As Fear Of Atiku Increases, Amaechi Unleashes "War Chest" While Atiku’s counter-Buhari measures have swung into operation, with his dealing directly with the delegates in order to sway their support towards him, we read that APC henchmen are becoming increasingly worried that there is a high chance Atiku might win. In reciprocation, we read that Amaechi – Buhari’s biggest financial backer and rumored favorite Vice-Presidential candidate – has flown in a ‘war chest’ of his own to the pro-Buhari camp this Wednesday. The plan, we believe, is the match Atiku cash-for-cash. A Southern Governor reportedly told The Cable today: “Atiku cannot just come in and pick the ticket after all the hard work we did breaking up the PDP and setting up the APC.” Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Presidential Primaries: Kwankwaso, Okorocha To Step Down For Buhari Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso and his Imo counterpart, Rochas Okorocha may be quitting the All Progressives Congress, APC presidential race.  According to PREMIUM TIMES, the governors will be stepping down to better Muhammadu Buhari’s chances of wining. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 3,073 Delegates Storm Abuja For PDP Convention About 3,073 members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP are currently in Abuja to attend the Party’s 2 day National convention. The PDP National convention begins today and will end tomorrow.  Delegates at the convention are to vote to ratify the position of some members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) and President Goodluck Jonathan’s endorsement at its National Convention. The members of the PDP NWC whose position would be ratified through voting by the expected delegates are Alhajai Adamu Mu`azu, the party`s National Chairman and its National Secretary, Prof. Wale Oladipo. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 My Watch: Court To Punish Obasanjo For Publish Of Book A High Court in Abuja has held that former President Olusegun Obasanjo was in contempt for flouting a court order restraining him from publishing his three-part memoir titled ‘My Watch.’  The Judge, Justice Valentine Ashi, has given the ex-president 21 days from the day of the service of the court’s order, to show why he should not be punished for contempt. An ex-parte interim order issued by the court on Dec. 5 had ordered that he not release the book in the face of a pending libel suit made before the publication.  Obasanjo, however, despite the interim orders, reportedly made a public presentation of the book last Tuesday in Lagos, saying the book had been published before the court was ‘misled’ into making the orders.  Justice Ashi said: “The fact that the book was published in November is irrelevant. As long as the substantive suit is not yet determined, no party is entitled to publish or comment on material facts that are yet to be decided on by the court. I hold that the defendant is not only in contempt of the court, but has to show cause why he should not be punished for contempt and ordered to undo what he has wrongly done.”   Nigeria 2015; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 APC Presidential Candidates Refuse To Step Down For Buhari According to SaharaReporters, the APC’s efforts to get some of its presidential aspirants to step down at the convention for one of its frontline candidate, Buhari, have tanked. They will all line up for the primaries, which is already in motion. The newspaper’s sources say that despite initially assuring the party that they would step down, several of them have pulled out of the arrangement and have stubbornly decided to contest to run against General Muhammadu Buhari. Meanwhile, the side meetings resulting from this development has delayed the start of the convention. On Twitter, Kano Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso has said that he is still in the race. Same for Sam Nda-Isaiah, Leadership newspaper publisher. Campaign director for Governor Rochas Okorocha, Prince Emeka Madumere has said his principal will also be contesting the primary. According to Sahara Reporters party sources revealed that President Goodluck Jonathan and Abubakar Atiku may have met last Wednesday to discuss ways to thwart Buhari’s efforts in the race.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 "I Cant Give You Dollars"- Buhari Writes To Delegates Just before voting begins at the Presidential primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC, former military Head of State and presidential aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari has written a letter to party delegates.  Read Letter below:
My Dear Delegates,
As you gather for our convention, please remember that history, change and the hopes of Nigeria are there with you. They are there to ask you to perform according to your best judgment and patriotic conscience. I also ask you to do the same.
We seek a new Nigeria. It starts with us. It starts today. I have placed myself before you seeking your help to nominate me as your standard bearer for our progressive party, APC.                                                   Personal ambition does not drive me in this regard. I seek to be the next President of our beloved nation because I believe I have something to offer Nigeria at this time of multiple crises. Insecurity, corruption, and economic collapse have brought the nation low. Time is past due that we work together to lift Nigeria up. I am ready to lead Nigeria to its rightful future.
I have always tried to give more to the nation than it has given me. This is the principle of service that has guided my public life. Thus, I am not a rich person. I can’t give you a pocketful of dollars or naira to purchase your support. Even if I could, I would not do so. The fate of this nation is not up for sale.What I will give you, and this nation is all of my strength, commitment, sweat and toil in the service of the people. What I can give you is my all……. (Continued)
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Kwankwaso Urges Nigerians To Insist On Right To Education The Kano State Governor and a presidential aspirant on the platform of the All progressives Congress (APC), Engr Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso has said that education of the citizenry remained the panacea for the impunity and rights violations in the polity. Kwankwaso who was bestowed with an outstanding award on rights protection and youth empowerment by members of the Association of African Writers on Human and Peoples Rights at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja also maintained that the high level of poverty among Nigerians would be minimised if they are given educational opportunities. The Governor enjoined Nigerians to endeavour to exercise their civic duties in the forthcoming 2015 poll. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Obanikoro Challenges Suit Against His Eligibility To Contest In Future Elections In spite of losing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos governorship primaries, former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, has
challenged the suit seeking to restrain him from contesting the primaries and any other future election. Obanikoro, in a notice of preliminary objection filed by his lawyer, Mr. Gbenga Ojo, is seeking an order of court striking out or dismissing the originating summons on the ground that it is abuse of court process.
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Kaduna PDP Chairman Tackles El-rufai The Chairman of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna State, Abubakar Haruna,  yesterday tackled a former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, over claims that the All Progressives Congress (APC), on whose platform he would contest the 2015 governorship poll, will change the State for the better. Haruna said as far as he was concerned, the former Minister had nothing to offer the people of the State, saying that El-Rufai is a product of the “PDP and is using PDP manifestos.” He said the APC gubernatorial candidate was only boasting but cannot do anything, adding that he (El-Rufai) should perish his dream of becoming the Governor of the State come 2015.

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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Bafarawa Has Destroyed Sokoto PDP, Says PDP Chieftain, Wans Of Impending Defeat If Party Fields Wali As Governorship Candidate A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Sokoto State, Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi, yesterday accused former Governor Attahiru Bafarawa of being contracted by some individuals to destroy the PDP in the State, saying the party would lose the 2015 election if it allow Senator Abdallah Wali as its governorship candidate. He also called on the National Chairman of the PDP, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu, to as a matter of urgency cancel the governorship primary election, describing the process as a sham. Speaking with THISDAY in Sokoto yesterday, Abdullahi alleged that Bafarawa joined PDP as a contract in order to destroy and weaken the party ahead of 2015 elections. He maintained that the former Governor allegedly imposed Wali as the governorship candidate of the party through the back door by influencing the Chairman of the Electoral Panel, to conduct election at midnight. Sokoto 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Tambuwal Suit Adjourned Till Dec 16th A Federal High Court in Abuja will on December 16 hear two applications seeking to stop further hearing in the suit filed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, to stop the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from removing him as Speaker. The people of Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State, had applied to be made parties to the suit but the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed refused their applications. They were dissatisfied with the refusal of the court to join them and had consequently appealed to the Court of Appeal. In the main, they asked the trial court to stop further hearing until their appeals were determined. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Jonathan Is In Possession Of My Presidential Form, Abiola’s Wife Alleges As the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) national convention begins today, one of the presidential aspirants, Prof. Akasoba Duke Abiola, has alleged that President Goodluck Jonathan is using her presidential nomination form which pre-qualified him for the convention. Abiola, who is one of the PDP presidential aspirants, had insisted that she would not abide by the decision of the party to endorse Jonathan as its sole candidates. Although she has gone to court to challenge the decision of the party, Akasoba explained this while addressing journalists on Tuesday that even after paying her N2 million nomination form and also being the first aspirant to pay for the presidential form, the party has denied her the form. She described the action of the party against her and millions of voters as discriminatory and a coup d’etat against democracy. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 APGA Crisis Resurfaces As Court Restrains Umeh As Chairman Just as the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) appears to have got some respite over its lingering leadership crisis, the party is in for another round of crisis as a High Court in Abia State has issued an order restraining Chief Victor Umeh from parading himself as the National Chairman of the party. The ex-parte order given on Monday by Justice U. Ononogbo of  an Igbere High Court followed a suit filed by five members of APGA challenging Umeh’s continued stay in office when his tenure had expired on December 1, 2014. Nigeria 2015; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 "Why APC Primaries Is Not Yet Underway"- Fayemi The Chairman of the Presidential Convention Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC)  charged with organising the primary to elect the party’s flag-bearer, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has explained the reason for the delay in the commencement of the party’s national convention. Fayemi who spoke to THISDAY a while ago  at the venue of the convention, Taslim Balogun Stadium, said the organisers are waiting for the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to round-off with its programme in Abuja before declaring their convention open. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 10th December 2014 Group Hails Okowa’s Emegence A non-partisan pressure group, Delta North Unity Initiative, has commended Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for displaying what they described as a high sense of responsibility and sensitivity to the unity, peace and harmony of Delta State by nominating Senator Ifeanyi Okowa as its governorship candidate for the February 28, 2015 gubernatorial election. The group, in a statement signed Wednesday by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees (BoT), Mr. Emma Awodu, said the choice of Okowa by the ruling party has greatly boosted “the ongoing efforts by eminent leaders and stakeholders of Delta State to entrench a sense of belonging among all Deltans irrespective of our linguistic diversity.” Delta 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Adeola Elected APC Senatorial Candidate In Lagos West The Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts, Hon Solomon Olamilekan Adeola was in the early hours of yesterday elected as the All Progressives Congress, APC senatorial candidate for Lagos West Senatorial District in Lagos State. In the primary election between four aspirants at Agege Stadium, the Alimosho Federal Constituency representative, Hon Adeola scored 4,287 votes to defeat former Minister, Mr. Demola Seriki who came a distance second with 247 votes while Mr. Enoch Ajiboso garnered 149 votes for the position of second runner up. Mr. Samuel Whesu came last with 78 votes announcing the results the Chairman of the electoral panel, Mr. Alabi Mactfoy said that 5,399 voters were accredited with 4,864 votes casted and 4,671 valid votes, adding that 103 votes were voided. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Ex-Governor Sylva, 2 Others Clinch APC Senate Tickets In Bayelsa The former Governor of Bayelsa, Chief Timipre Sylva, was yesterday confirmed as the senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the Bayelsa East Senatorial District. Aside from Chief Timipre Sylva, the duo of the former Chairman of the Ekeremor Local Government Area, Hon. Eddie Julius, and Prince Preye Aganaba, emerged in Bayelsa West and Bayelsa Central Senatorial Districts. The State Youth Leader of the party, Edison Sogwe, when contacted on phone, confirmed the report but refused further comment. Bayelsa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Rivers Guber: "Wike’s Emergence, Continuation Of War Against Rivers" The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State has described the emergence of the immediate past Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a continuation of the party’s war against the State. This is as one of the aggrieved 17 governorship aspirants of the PDP, Prince Tonye Princewill has predicted that leaders of the party who masterminded the emergence of Wike as party’s governorship candidate will pay dearly for it. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 David Umaru Emerges APC Senatorial Candidate For Niger East Barrister David Umaru has been returned unopposed as the senatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for Niger East even as Dr. Abdullahi Aliyu emerged winner of the party’s primary in Niger North. The primary for Niger South was inconclusive. Delegates from the nine Local Government Areas that make up Niger East all affirmed that Umaru should be the senatorial candidate of the party for the zone. The candidate will slug it out with Governor Muazu Babangida Aliyu who is the PDP candidate at next year’s general election. Niger 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Melaye Emerges APC Senatorial Candidate For Kogi West Anti-corruption activist and former Member of the House of Representatives, Hon Dino Melaye has emerged the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate for Kogi West Senatorial District. According to the Chairman, APC primary election committee in Kogi State, Engr. Ebitei Francis and the secretary, Hon. Bala Ajeje, Melaye scored 2,077 of the votes to defeat his rival, Abidemi Adeyemi, who received 326 votes. By this development, the fiery anti-corruption activist will face the incumbent Senator representing the Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Smart Adeyemi of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who surprised pundits by defeating aspirant allegedly backed by Senator Tunde Ogbeha and Gen. David Jemibewon (rtd) at the PDP’s primaries. Kogi 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Gaya Retains APC Senatorial Ticket For Kano South Senator Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya yesterday retained All Progressives Congress, APC candidacy for Kano South Senatorial District in a keenly contested primary held in Rano town, Rano Local Government of Kano State. Senator Gaya who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on State and Local government Administration floored his opponent, Yahaya Isa Zarewa with 4,121 against Zarewa’s 723. The former Kano Governor will be returning to the Senate for a third time if he wins next year’s election. Kano 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 10th December 2014 Adamu Maina Waziri Wins Yobe PDP Guber Primary Former Minister of Police Affairs, Adamu Maina Waziri, has emerged winner of the Yobe State PDP gubernatorial election held yesterday at the Legacy House in Abuja. Waziri got 19 out of the 21 votes cast while former Minister of State, Finance, Dr Yerima Lawan Ngama received two votes. The result was announced by the Chairman, Gubernatorial Election Panel on Yobe, Chief Simon Ngwu Yobe 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 "Our Acceptance Speech Is Already Written"- Atiku Campaign Group The campaign organisation of former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Monday was full of much confidence about Wednesday’s presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), saying the acceptance speech of the former number two citizen has already been written as a proof of his confidence. One of the Media Aides of Atiku, Alhaji Shehu Garba, who stated this at a news conference, said the campaign group was not worried about the outcome of Wednesday’s  primary election because all is set for Atiku to clinch the ticket and fly the party’s flag. Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Don’t Vote For Money, Buhari Group Tells Delegates A group operating under the aegis of Buhari Friends Organisation Network (BFON) has urged  delegates to the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primaries not to vote for money but to try and put Nigeria’s interest in mind as they make their choice. The group’s concern came just as the All Progressives Congress (APC) convention committee on Monday assured delegates of adequate security ahead of  tomorrow’s presidential primary election in Lagos. Addressing journalists in Abuja yesterday ahead the APC’s national convention and presidential primaries which would take place in Lagos, the National Co-ordinator of the group, Athantius Okon, said the delegates should  vote according to the dictates of their conscience rather than being swayed by material inducement. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 President’s Supporters Over Heating The Polity, Says APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused supporters of President Goodluck Jonathan of making provocative utterances capable of creating unnecessary tension in the land. The party said the comment by Chief Edwin Clark that if the opposition has its way, it can poison or kill President Goodluck Jonathan just to take power, was absurd, incendiary and unbecoming of an elder statesman of Clark’s stature. In a statement issued on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Clark’s comment, which was widely reported by newspapers, was the latest in a string of statements by President Jonathan’s supporters that are overheating the polity ahead of the 2015 general election and are even threatening the peace and unity of the country. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Otti Wins APGA Gubernatorial Ticket In Abia Former Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank Plc, Mr. Alex Otti, on Monday in Umuahia emerged the gubernatorial candidate for the February 2015 general election in Abia State. At the gubernatorial primaries of the party held at the Lakewood Hotel along Aba Road, Umuahia, the State capital, Otti polled 485 votes out of a total of 503 votes cast to defeat his rival, Mr Chikwendu Udensi, who scored eight votes. Out of a total of 511 delegates accredited for the primaries conducted in a free and fair atmosphere 503 voted while 10 votes were voided. Abia 2015; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Smart Adeyemi Will Return To Senate In  2015, Says Atte Following the victory of Senator Smart Adeyemi at the just-concluded Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kogi West Senatorial District primary election, the State Commissioner of Agriculture, Zacchaeus Olu Atte, has predicted that Adeyemi will win the forthcoming 2015 general election. Senator Smart Adeyemi, who is the Senate Committee Chairman on Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is seeking election back to the Senate for the third term, he defeated his main rival Hon. Joseph Faniyi, scoring 216 votes, while Faniyi scored 77 votes at the end of the primary election conducted in Kabba, capital of Kogi West Senatorial District. Kogi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Ndoma-Egba Rejects Outcome Of Cross River Central PDP Primary Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba (SAN), has rejected the process and outcome of the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Cross River Central  Senatorial District held in Ikom on Sunday. Ndoma-Egba, who addressed journalists in his residence in Calabar on Sunday night, hours after John Owan-Enoh was declared winner of the primary election, described the entire exercise as a sham that is setting the nation’s democracy backward. He also gave an indication that he would challenge the process and outcome of the primary, which he described as fraudulent, through the internal mechanisms established by the PDP. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Court Sacks 21 Kogi Council  Chairmen A Kogi State High Court sitting in Koton Karfe on Monday nullified the  May 4, 2013 Local Government elections that produced the present 21 Local Government Chairmen. The court said the sack of the Local Government officials was based on the improper composition of the State Independent Electoral Commission (KOSIEC)  and declared its activities  as null and void. The All Progressives Congress (APC) had dragged the State Government, KOSIEC and the Council Chairmen before the court, contesting the composition of KOSIEC and subsequent  conduct of the Local Government elections in the  State by the former Chairman who was allegedly a  card-carrying member of  the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).   Kogi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Party Primaries: Why INEC Is Helpless, According To Jega As complaints trail the outcome of the primary elections across the country preceding the 2015 general elections, the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has explained why the Commission cannot take concrete steps to address them. He said that the Commission is helpless in enforcing the rules on those authentic candidates, who emerged winners at the primaries due to the inability of the National Assembly to amend the Electoral Act. Speaking while delivering a keynote address at INEC-Traditional Rulers National Summit on Peaceful Elections in Abuja on Monday, Jega lamented that the inability of the National Assembly to conclude work on the amendment of the Electoral Act which created a gap that the political parties are exploiting, which is actually a constraint to the Commission. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Ayade, Dankwambo Emerge Guber Candidates The Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Professor Benedict Ayade, has emerged as the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State. Governor Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo of Gombe State  got overwhelming votes from PDP delegates’ votes to fly the flag of the party in the 2015 Governorship election for the State. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Wammako Picks Sokoto APC Senatorial Ticket Sokoto State Governor, Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko, Monday emerged the consensus candidate of the All Progressive Congress(APC) for Sokoto Central Senatorial District. Wamakko scored 2372 votes to emerge the candidate of the APC for the Sokoto Central zone. Declaring the result at the Trade Fair Complex Sokoto, the Chairman of the Electoral Panel, Alhaji Nasiru Bako, said Wamakko emerged the APC senatorial candidate after scoring 2372 votes while 60 delegates were absent during the election. He decribed the election as peaceful and commended the delegates for the way they conducted themselves in an orderly manner during the exercise. Sokoto 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 INEC Cancels PDP Reps Primaries In Ekiti  The Independent National Electoral Commission on Monday cancelled the House of Representatives’ primaries conducted in Ekiti State last Saturday. Mostly affected was the primary conducted in Ekiti North Federal Constituency II, which produced Chief Thaddeus Aina as PDP candidate. The INEC Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ekiti , Alhaji Halilu Pai stated that the Electoral Commission did not recognize the primaries in the Constituency comprising Ido/Osi, Moba and Ilejemeje Local Governments. Ekiti 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Buhari: "I Am Not A Fundamentalist"; Atiku: "Wish Me Success Not Luck" Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd.), one of the leading presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has refuted insinuations that he is a religious fundamentalist. He made the point in an exclusive interview with THISDAY Board of Editors over the weekend. While admitting that he is a “practicing muslim”, the former Head of State argued that his career background and general orientation has never indicated a proclivity for religious intolerance or religious obsession. Also speaking in an exclusive interview with THISDAY, former Vice President,  Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, another frontline presidential aspirant in the APC, noted that the insurgency in Nigeria has dragged on because the military has not been fully equipped to combat the terrorism menace. He said as a stop-gap measure, he supports the setting up of local militia to tackle the insurgency, arguing that, “After all, when the US realised  that they couldn’t win the war in Iraq, they also resorted to using local militia help them fight their enemies in Iraq and it is still working.” Speaking with so much confidence of his capacity, Atiku urged Nigerians not to wish him good luck, but to wish him success. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 9th December 2014 Ningi, Yuguda Faruk Win PDP Senatorial Primaries In Bauchi Senate Leader, Abdul Ahmed Ningi was Sunday night returned as the winner of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)Senate Primaries of Bauchi Central Senatorial District, thus becoming the party’s flag-bearer in the forth-coming general elections scheduled for february next year. Also, the State Governor, Malam Isa Yuguda, and Hon. Faruk Mustapha won the South and North Senatorial Districts’ primaries, respectively. Bauchi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 How Ribadu Won Adamawa PDP Governorship Ticket In Abuja Malam Nuhu Ribadu, former Chairman of EFCC, on Monday, emerged winner of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP gubernatorial primaries in Adamawa State. The election, held in Abuja due to insurgency in the State, was supervised by the National Working Committee (NWC) of PDP. Ribadu scored 688 votes, followed by Sen. Marcus Gundiri with 33 votes, Dr Ahmed Modibbo, 30 votes and the incumbent Gov. Bala Ngilari who polled 26 votes. Alhaji Awwal Tukur, son of the immediate past National Chairman of the PDP, got 24 votes while Maj,-Gen. Aliyu Kama scored 3 votes. Two votes were invalidated. Ribadu said he was humbled and challenged by the choice of the people of the State. Adamawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 "APC Is Our Waste Basket"- PDP The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has described the All Progressives Congress, APC has a waste basket. In a Facebook post, the PDP said that many candidates that the APC will be presenting in 2015 are waste products.

See PDP’s Facebook page: "APC IS PDP WASTE BASKET. MANY CANDIDATES WHO SO FAR EMERGED FROM THIER PRIMARIES ARE EITHER EXPIRED SUBSTANCE OR SPENT QUANTITY DUMPED BY OUR GREAT PARTY". Kaduna State Gov. Candidate: Nasir El Rufa’i; Kano State Gov. Candidate: Ganduje; Kwara State Gov. Candidate: A. Ahmed; Sokoto State Gov.Candidate: Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; Katsina State Gov.Candidate: Alh Aminu BelloMasari ; Gombe state Gov. Candidate: Inuwa Yahaya; Three out of 4 APC presidential Aspirants were PDP Members while over one third of the APC candidates for National and State Assembly emerged from PDP dump site.

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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 PDP Hails President Jonathan For Graciously Accepting Insults The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has hailed President Goodluck Jonathan for graciously accepting the insults hurled at him from the opposition.  A Facebook post on the PDP’s official Facebook read, "Nigeria has never had it so good!  Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 "We Don’t Need To Kill Or Poison Jonathan To Win 2015 Elections"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said the comment by Chief Edwin Clark, that if the opposition has its way it can poison or kill President Goodluck Jonathan just to take power, is absurd, incendiary and unbecoming of an elder statesman of the Chief’s stature. In a statement issued in Lagos on Monday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said Chief Clark’s comment, which was widely reported by newspapers, is the latest in a string of statements by President Jonathan’s supporters that are overheating the polity ahead of the 2015 general elections and are even threatening the peace and unity of the country. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 PDP Governorship Primaries: Winner’s List The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP on Monday conducted gubernatorial in most States across the country. Results are slowly trickling in. See winners list: Akwa Ibom- Emmanuel Udom; Lagos – Jimi Agbaje; Adamawa – Nuhu Ribadu; Enugu – Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi; Jigawa – Malam Aminu Ringim; Oyo – Sen.Teslim Folarin; Cross River – Sen. Benedict Ayade; Kaduna – Gov. Muktar Yero; Gombe – Gov. Ibrahim Dankwambo; Rivers – Nyesom Wike; Delta – Ifeanyi Okowa; Abia – Victor Ikpeazu; Nasarawa – Alh Yusuf Agabi; Plateau – Gyang Pwajok; Niger – Umar Nasko; Benue – Terhemen Terzoohor; Imo – Emeka Ihedioha; Ebonyi – Dave Umahi; More results later….. The PDP postponed the Ogun and Taraba  governorship primaries indefinitely.  Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 806 Delegates Allegedly Casted 863 Votes In Lagos PDP Primaries On Monday, political voodoo took place at the Lagos state Governorship primaries election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. 806 delegates accredited for the primaries cast 863 votes leading to the declaration of Jimi Agbaje as winner.  The Chairman of the PDP Governorship Committee for Lagos State, Sen. Umar Kumo, announced 863 as the number of votes cast as against 806 delegates that voted, sparking protests. Attempts by some of the supporters of the other aspirants to stop the vote count and cancel the primaries were, however, unsuccessful. Senator Musliu Obanikoro, an aspirant, walked out of the venue when the committee was unable to explain the difference in numbers.  Announcing Agbaje as the winner, Kumo said he had 432 votes to clinch the ticket, while Obanikoro had 343 votes. The only female aspirant in the contest, Dr Modupe Chukwuneke stepped down shortly before the voting started. Among the other aspirants , Mr Adedeji Doherty got 21votes, MrTokumboh Kamson had 46 and Mr Babatunde Gbadamosi , 21 votes. Speaking with newsmen, Agbaje promised to carry all the aspirants along.  He also commended the committee over the conduct of the elections. However, Obanikoro told newsmen later that he would appeal the outcome of the election, which he described as a sham. He said that the difference in the number of delegates and the votes cast must be explained. The aspirant alleged that the result was predetermined and called for its cancellation. Gbadamosi, another aspirant, also said the election was a sham.  Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Leadership News Online Tuesday 9th December 2014 Saraki, Ibrahim Emerge Kwara APC Senatorial Candidates Immediate past governor of Kwara State and serving senator, Dr. Bukola Saraki and a Member of the House of Representatives, Dr Rafiu Ibrahim, yesterday emerged as All Progressives Congress (APC) candidates for Kwara Central and South Senatorial Zones respectively for next year’s election. Saraki won the Senatorial primaries for his Kwara Central Constituency with a total of 1540 votes cast by delegates to the primary. Ibrahim polled 2,463 votes at the primary election held in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of the State. Just like Saraki, Ibrahim was also a sole contestant in the election. Kwara 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 APC Presidential Aspirants In Last Minute  Ahead of Wednesday’s make or mar presidential convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the five aspirants for the party’s presidential ticket are putting in all their arsenal to woo the delegates to vote for them in the primary. In the same vein, the convention committee of the party has said preparations are in top gear to ensure a conducive and secure environment for the first presidential primary of the APC scheduled to hold at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Lagos. However, THISDAY gathered yesterday that as part of efforts to outwit each other and win over delegates’ support, the aspirants were offering them money, airline tickets to and from Lagos, as well as promises of luxury hotel accommodation in exchange for their votes. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Nigeria Needs A President With Strong Will, Says Kwankwaso Kano State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) for 2015 general election, Mr. Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has said Nigeria is desperately in need of a strong, politically-willed leader to salvage it from current insecurity and economic problem. Kwankwaso made the assertion during a fundraising ceremony in aid of his presidential ambition at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja on Saturday night. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 "We Must Expand The Frontiers Of Business Development In Lagos"- Ambode The governorship candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has reiterated his intention to open up Lagos State for more conducive business environment and investment opportunities. Ambode emerged as Lagos APC flagbearer on Friday morning with a landslide victory over 12 other aspirants in a keenly contested primary election. A robust and rewarding business environment as well as a conducive living condition with world-class social infrastructure for residents in every part of Lagos, were an important aspect of his acceptance speech, which he read out immediately after being declared winner at Onikan stadium. Ambode restated the need to expand the frontiers of business opportunities in Lagos when he spoke to journalists and supporters on Sunday. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Gbajabiamila Clinches House Ticket The Minority Leader of  the House of Representatives and All Progressives Congress (APC) Caucus Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday emerged APC House of Representatives candidate for Surulere 1 Federal Constituency, Lagos. He scored 247 votes out of 252 total votes cast, five of which were declared invalid and no opposition. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Ogun PDP Denies Bankole’s Guber Aspiration The Ogun State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Sunday said it was not aware of the gubernatorial aspiration of the former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole. Speaking at the party’s Secretariat yesterday, its State Chairman, Mr. Bayo Dayo, said that Bankole was not one of its 11 aspirants contesting in today’s primary election, saying Bankole was yet to purchase the PDP Expression of Interest form. He said the expression form would have formally announced Bankole as an aspirant in the governorship primary election. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.this
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 I Was A Minister On Merit, Says El-rufai A former Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Kaduna State All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate,  Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, has said he was a Minister based on merit and not because he was a member of  the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) then. He said he was picked as a Minister under the ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration not on the basis of political party but on “merit.” El-Rufai noted that the PDP of today was not the PDP of 1999, describing the party under President Goodluck Jonathan as “a criminal PDP.” Kaduna 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 "Sokoto, Kano, Jigawa Record Highest Number Of PVC Collection"- INEC The Independent National Electoral Comamission (INEC) has said that an aggregate of about 67 per cent Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVCs) were distributed to eligible voters across the nation, within the first three days of the distribution exercise. Statistics by the Commission also revealed that Sokoto State recorded the highest number of collection with 88.9 per cent, closely followed by Kano which records 87.7 per cent and Jigawa State with 87.4 per cent. The Commission’s Director of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Mr. Chidi Nwafor, quoted these figures weekend in Uyo during  a two-day  social media retreat organised by the UNDP-Democratic Governance for Development (DGD) II project. Nigeria 2015; INEC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 "Ondo Will Deliver 1 Million Votes For Jonathan In 2015"- Mimiko Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko on Sunday expressed optimism that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would win the 2015 presidential, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly elections convincingly. The Governor gave the assurance while monitoring the National Assembly primaries election of the party in the State. Mimiko, who expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the primaries, said  with the resolution of the internal crisis, the election would be a phenomenon routing of the opposition in all the elections that would be conducted in the State. Ondo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Abia Guber: Otti Vows To Transform State In Record Time The Abia State governorship aspirant on the platform of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Alex Otti, has vowed to transform the State in a record time if elected. Speaking at his campaign Headquarters during a solidarity visit by members of Abia Coalition for Good Governance (ACGG), an umbrella body of professional groups, market associations and corporate bodies based in Aba, Otti said he would leave no stone unturned if he becomes the state Governor to embark on unprecedented transformation of the socio-economic landscape of the State. Abia 2015; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Nasarawa Guber: I’m Not Stepping Down For Anybody, Says Ewuga Senator Solomon Ewuga, a leading governorship aspirant on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Nasarawa State, has argued that the rumour about his stepping down for another aspirant is baseless and should be disregarded. The Senator representing Nasarawa North Senatorial District at the National Assembly, made this known while speaking in a brief chat with THISDAY in Lafia, Nasarawa State capital. Nasarawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Rivers Guber: Ogoni Ethnic Nationality Condemns APC’s Action The people of Ogoni ethnic nationality consisting of Eleme, Gokana, Khana and Tai Local Government Areas of Rivers State have condemned in strong terms the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to deny them the opportunity of producing its governorship candidate for the 2015 general elections in State. They also called on the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Suleiman Abba to investigate and prosecute the police personnel who shot at thousands of Ogoni youths that went on a peaceful protest to Government House, Port Harcourt, over the refusal of the APC to allow Ogoni ethnic nationality produce the successor to Governor Chibuike Amaechi. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Osun Tribunal: Aregbesola Opens Defence Today Governor of Osun State, Mr.  Rauf Aregbesola, will Monday open his defence against the petition of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) challenging his re-election before the State Election Petition Tribunal. A member of Aregbesola’s legal team, Mr. Kunle Adegoke, said the team has more than enough convincing evidence to defend the petition and show that his client won the election fairly, smoothly and squarely. Osun 2014; Tribunal http://www.this
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Cross River: "PDP Senatorial Primary Stacked Against Me"- Senate Leader Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba , on Sunday in Ikom before the start of the primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Central Senatorial District of Cross River State raised the alarm that the process leading to the conduct of the exercise is designed for him to suffer loss. Ndoma-Egba is contesting against the Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Finance and Appropriation, John Owan-Enoh. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 Lagos 2015: Vote For Ambode, Fashola To Lagosians Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola has appealed to Lagos residents to vote the newly elected All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in the forthcoming 2015 general election Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode. Fashola, who spoke in Lagos at the Lagos Sea Food Festival 2014 at the Bar Beach, Victoria Island and another event at the weekend, doused insinuation in some quarters that he would work against the candidate in view of his emergence. According to Fashola, the appeal becomes necessary in order to sustain the programmes of his administration. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng
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ThisDay Live Monday 8th December 2014 "We Signed Jonathan’s Impeachment Out Of Anger"- Rep A Member of House of Representatives, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo has expressed reservation over the move to impeach President Goodluck Jonathan saying the Members of the National Assembly signed the President’s impeachment notice out of provocation and anger. Ojo who is seeking re-election as the Member representing Ekiti central Federal Constituency II on the platform of the All Progressives’ Congress (APC) said his colleagues hurriedly signed the impeachment notice to register their displeasure at the security agents’ harrassment on them at the National Assembly’s gate. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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-jonathans-impeach
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 Governors Akpabio, Jang, Suswam, Others Win Senatorial Primaries Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom state has won the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP senate ticket for Ikot Ekpene Senatorial District. Akpabio emerged after the incumbent, Sen. Aloysius Etuk, stepped down for him on the grounds that the constitution of the PDP was not disposed to monopoly of Senatorial seats by individual. Governor Gabriel Suswam also won the PDP ticket for Benue North East Senatorial seat.  Also, Governor Jonah Jang of Plateau State won the Senatorial ticket to contest for Plateau North seat at the National Assembly.  Jang polled 273 votes to defeat Mr Ibrahim Kasai, who scored 18 at the party’s primaries held in Jos on Sunday. Governor Theodore Orji of Abia on Sunday emerged the winner of the PDP primary for Abia Central Senatorial District. Orji was the sole aspirant in the contest.  Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 Dabiri-Erewa Explains Why She Won’t Be Returning To The National Assembly A Federal Lawmaker, Rep. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, on Sunday said she decided not to return to the House of Representatives in 2015 to give others the chance to contest. Dabiri-Erewa, an APC member, who presently represents Ikorodu Federal Constituency, spoke with newsmen in Ikorodu, Lagos. She was among delegates who voted at the APC primary election for the House of Representatives in Ikorodu. The Legislator said she would, however, continue to work for the party’s success as she was among the founding members in the South-West. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 Cross River PDP Primaries: Senate Leader Ndoma Egba Loses Fourth Time Bid Senate Leader, Victor Ndoma-Egba has lost his bid for a fourth term in the Senate.  He was defeated by Rep. John Owan-Enoh at the PDP primary for the Constituency. Owan-Enoh (PDP Obubra/Etung Federal Constituency) defeated Ndoma-Egba by 217 votes to 37 while the third aspirant, Mr Mark Egbe scored 20 votes.  The Returning Officer, Mr Uko Enaku, said that 376 accredited delegates voted in the primary while two votes were declared invalid in the election which he described as "transparent and free". In his reaction, Owan-Enoh thanked the delegates and the people of the Central District for their trust in him. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 Stella Oduah Wins Anambra PDP Primaries Senatorial Ticket Nigeria’s former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has been declared winner of the Anambra North Senatorial ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Oduah scored 259 votes against 15 votes scored by John Emeka, her closest opponent. Sam Ikefuna scored 10 votes while Margery Okadigbo, incumbent Senator and wife of former Senate President, Chuba Okadigbo scored 8 votes.  Anambra 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 "Jonathan Wants War Not Elections"- El-Rufai Former FCT Minister and All Progressives Congress, APC gubernatorial candidate for Kaduna State on Sunday said that President Goodluck Jonathan is prepared to start a war in order to stay in office beyond 2015.  According to PREMIUM TIMES, El-Rufai made the statement while addressing journalists during a courtesy call to the Correspondent Chapel, Kaduna.  El-Rufai said, "Jonathan is leading the country into war in order not to have election in 2015 so he can enjoy additional six months or thereabouts as stipulated in the Constitution. But we will not allow that to happen. "Everybody in PDP is on his own. Whereas, in APC, we are working together in unity as a party, from Councillor to President".  Speaking on the Kaduna governorship race, the former FCT Minister said he was able to address the challenges facing the State.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 8th December 2014 Kashamu Stops Obasanjo From Publishing Auto-Biography A Federal Capital Territory High Court in Wuse Zone II, Abuja, has granted an order restraining former President Olusegun Obasanjo from going on with plans to publish or have someone publish on his behalf, his new autobiography titled, ‘My Watch.’ Request for the order was made by a member of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ogun State, Buruji Kashamu, in an ex parte application. Justice Valentine Ashi made the order on Friday as he agreed with Kashamu’s lawyer, Alex Izinyon (SAN), that part of the content of the book related to the subject matter of the N20bn libel suit instituted by the PDP chief against former President Obasanjo. The court restrained the former President from publishing the book, pending the determination of the libel suit instituted against him. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Kwankwaso Gets N2 Billion Donation, Says Jonathan Is A Weak Leader Kano State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Dr. Rabiu Kwankwaso says President Goodluck Jonathan is incapable of tackling the problems of insecurity and corruption. He spoke at the weekend at a fund raising dinner held in pursuit of his presidential ambition where about N2 billion was raised. Friends, family members, political associates, well wishers and many other Nigerians graced the fund raising ceremony at Sheraton Hotel in Abuja on Saturday night. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 "We Will Provide Level Playing Field At Wednesday’s Primaries"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) through its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed yesterday expressed determination to provide a level-playing field for presidential aspirants at the primaries. The event expected to be beamed live will be presided over by the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun. Mohammed, who spoke with reporters in Lagos, said the party would elect a credible candidate, who would be more acceptable to Nigerians in next year’s general elections. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
2014/12/08/will-
provide-level-playi
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Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 "Being A Harvard Alumni Not Enough To Win Ogun PDP Ticket"- PDP Chairman Takes Swipe At Bankole The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday accused a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, of attempting to cut corners in securing the party’s ticket for the 2015 governorship election. State Chairman of the party, Dayo Bayo, told journalists at the party Secretariat located along Presidential Boulevard, Abeokuta, that he was not aware of Bankole’s ambition. He said the party had observed that Mr. Bankole was not ready to follow due process, rather, wished to cut corners. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
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Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 513 Delegates Endorse Senate Chief Whip As Sole Candidate The Senate Chief Whip, Senator Bello Hayatu Gwarzo has been endorsed and rectified by the five hundred and thirteen (513) delegates from the 13 Local Government Areas of the Kano North Senatorial District. Addressing the delegates in Bichi on Sunday, the INEC Head of Operation, Alhaji Haladu Boyi said “Kano North Senatorial primary election is the most peaceful and transparent witnessed by the Commission. We are fully satisfied and believe that the delegates from this Senatorial Zone are organised people because of thier good conduct during this exercise”. Kano 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://dailypost.ng/
2014/12/08/513-
delegates-endorse
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Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 "We Are Winning War Against Corruption Under Jonathan"- Presidency The Presidency has once again affirmed that it is winning the war on corruption under President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration. It noted that although it might not be immediately known to many at the moment, President Jonathan and his team were working tirelessly to crush corruption. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, made this known in a statement in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://dailypost.ng/
2014/12/08/wining
-war-corruption-
jonathan-presidency/
Daily Post News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Lagos Guber: "I Will Not Destroy Fashola’s Legacies"- Ambode The governorship flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, has promised Lagosians that he would build on the legacies of the State Governor, Babatunde Fashola. The politician, who recently floored 12 other governorship aspirants of the party at the primaries, vowed never to destroy the good works of Governor Fashola if given the mandate in 2015. He gave this assurance at a thanksgiving service in his honour at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Lagos.

Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://dailypost.ng/
2014/12/08/2015-
will-not-destroy-fas
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Punch News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Accord Party Will Win In Oyo, Says Ladoja The National Leader of Accord Party, Senator Adewolu Ladoja, has urged the people of Oyo State not to lose hope, saying the party would alleviate their plights in 2015. Ladoja, who expressed the confidence that Accord Party would form the government in Oyo State next year, said the party would “return Oyo State to a greater glory and put similes on the faces of the people irrespective of their religion, town, class, belief, age or sex.” He said he was aware of the concerns raised by the people of the State about unfulfilled expectations. Oyo 2015; Accord Party http://www.punch
ng.com/politics/acc
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oyo-says-ladoja/
Punch News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Lagos PDP Congratulates Ambode, Holds Primaries Today The Peoples Democratic Party has congratulated the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, over his victory in APC’s governorship primary held last Thursday. The PDP, in a statement signed by its Lagos State Publicity Secretary, Mr. Gani Taofik , on Sunday , however, said the PDP governorship candidate, expected to emerge today after a primary, would defeat Ambode in the general election next year. It also reiterated its resolve to conduct a free, fair and credible governorship primary today. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
com/politics/pdp-
congratulates-ambo
de-holds-gov-prima
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Punch News Online Monday 8th December 2014 "Obanikoro Not A Saleable Candidate"- Ogunlewe A former Minister of Works, Mr. Adeseye Ogunlewe, says a former Minister of State for Defence, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, cannot emerge as the Lagos State governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party because he (Obanikoro) is too controversial. He, therefore, urged delegates to vote for the person that could deliver Lagos to the PDP. Ogunlewe said this during an interview with our correspondent on Sunday. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
com/politics/obanik
oro-not-a-saleable-
candidate-ogunlewe/
Punch News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Shun Selfishness, Group Tells Politicians A political group, Opomulero Vanguard, has asked politicians to place the interest of their people above personal and political interests, stressing that community development and wellbeing of the people should be paramount. The convener of the group, Mr. Stephen Oladipupo, made the appeal while distributing Christmas gifts to People Democratic Party members in Constituency II of Oye Local Government Area in Ekiti State. Oladipupo said many politicians still erroneously believe that politics cannot be played without deceit. Nigeria 2015; OV http://www.punchng.
com/politics/shun-se
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Daily Times News Online Monday 8th December 2014 Ekweremadu, Nnaji Pick Enugu PDP Senatorial Primaries Ticket Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Sen. Gilbert Nnaji, Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, have won the PDP primary
to contest the 2015 senatorial election in Enugu State. Ekweremadu won the Enugu-West senatorial seat after his opponent; Gov. Sullivan Chime of Enugu State withdrew from the race in the primary conducted in Enugu on Sunday. Nnaji, representing Enugu-East Senatorial zone was returned after he
secured 231 votes of the 247 accredited votes. Nnaji’s opponents in the election, former Minister of Information, Mr Frank Nweke (Jnr) secured two votes, Mrs Ifeoma Nwobodo the former Chief of Staff to Gov. Chime, came last with one vote. Mr Nwabueze Okafor, National President, Association of Local
Government of Nigeria (ALGON), secured three votes while Mr Everest Nnaji got two votes. Mr Chukwuka Utazi the former Commissioner for Transport in the State secured the ticket for Enugu-North Senatorial seat to replace Sen. Ayogu Eze who is contesting the gubernatorial election.
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Daily Times News Online Monday 8th December 2014 "I Will Abolish Joint Account Law If Elected Governor Of Katsina"- Masari Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in Katsina State, Alhaji Aminu Masari, has said that he will abolish the State/Governments Joint Account law if elected as
Governor. Masari disclosed this on Sunday in Katsina while exchanging views with newsmen. He said that he would solicit the support of the State House of
Assembly to abolish the law that compelled the 34 Local Governments to operate a joint account with the State government.
Katsina 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.dailytimes.
com.ng/article/karrue
che-caught-chris-bro
wn-red-handed-sing
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Leadership News Online Sunday 7th December 2014 Delta 2015: Uduaghan Dumps Obuh, Picks Edevbie As Successor Esevbie was Commissioner for Finance under Ibori,later appointed as Principal Private Secretary to late President,Umaru Musa Yar’adua. As the permutations continue with a glaring picture that Delta North has lost out in the governorship race, there are strong indications that Anthony Obuh,who was Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan’s choice before now, may be Edevbie’s running mate. Edevbie, an Urhobo, hails from Ughelli in Delta Central Senatorial Disrtrict of Delta State. Delta 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
news/393478/delta
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dumps-obuh-picks
-edevbie-successor
Leadership News Online Sunday 7th December 2014 58 PDP Aspirants Struggling For 24 Reps Seat In Lagos A total of 58 aspirants are contesting for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP’s) tickets for the House of Representatives for the 24 Federal Constituencies in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that, out of the 58 aspirants, five are unopposed. The party’s Publicity Secretary in the State, Mr Taofik Gani, confirmed the figure to newsmen in Lagos on Saturday as the primary election was about to begin. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
news/393480/58-
pdp-aspirants-strugg
ling-24-reps-seats
-lagos
Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 7th December 2014 "2015 Is God’s Appointed Time For PDP To Lose"- Oyegun Chief John Oyegun, National chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC on Saturday said that 2015 was God’s appointed time for the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP to lose the presidential election.  According to THIS DAY, speaking in Ifaki Ekiti in Ido/Osi Local Government Area of Ekiti State during the 60th birthday of the former Governor Segun Oni, Oyegun said, "APC is a party whose time has come. APC is a party with welfarist and people-oriented programmes. " Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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-lose-apc-national-
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Sunday 7th December 2014 PDP Governors Set For Fresh Fight With President Jonathan, Mu’azu Strong indications have emerged that Governors elected on the platform of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) are poised for a showdown with the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu and Senate President David Mark over the collapse of the deal President Goodluck Jonathan had sealed with them a month ago. To express their grievances, the Governors are expected to meet with President Jonathan on Tuesday night ostensibly to extract “some commitment from him” before his ratification during the December 10 national convention of the party. As this emerged, LEADERSHIP Sunday gathered that a frustrated Governor in one of the South-East States has concluded plans to defect to the opposition All Progressives Party(APC). Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
bulletin.com/threads/
pdp-governors-set-
for-fresh-fight-with-
president-jonathan-
muazu.102913/
ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 "Politicians Are Responsible For Instability In Nigeria" Ambassador Omaki The Executive Director, Savannah Centre for Diplomacy, Democracy and Development (SCDDD,) and former Ambassador to the Republic of Chad, Ambassador Abdullahi Omaki, has said politicians, rather than the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), must be held responsible for the steady descent into chaos and instability across the nation. Omaki stated this while speaking at an event organised by the Centre in Abuja. Nigeria 2015; SCDDD http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/-pol
iticians-are-responsib
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nigeria-/195987/
ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 Masari Emerges APC Guber Candidate In Katsina A former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Masari, was on Saturday declared the gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 elections. The Chairman, Katsina Primary Elections Committee, Prof. Adesina Aderibigbe, who announced the result in Katsina, said Masari scored 2,470 votes to defeat his rivals. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 5,266 delegates from the 34 Local Government Areas were screened for the gubernatorial primary election in the State. Katsina 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/ma
sari-emerges-apc-
guber-candidate-in
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ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 INEC Postpones PVC Distribution In Kaduna The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has postponed the distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVC) in Kaduna State, earlier scheduled to start on Saturday, Dec. 6. The development was contained in a statement issued by INEC Commissioner in the State, Alhaji Aliyu Tambuwal, in Kaduna on Saturday, according to a News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) report. It stated that the PVC distribution exercise would now hold from Monday, Dec. 8 to Friday, Dec. 12 while the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) would hold from Dec. 12 to Dec. 17.

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ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 "My Relationship With Fashola Is Intact"- Tinubu National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has insisted that there is no feud or tussle between himself and current Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN; contrary to widespread media reports on the perceived feud. In a statement issued by his media office on Saturday, Tinubu said, “For a while now, I have noticed and read many published political stories on Lagos politics in particular and the personalities involved that are either concocted, unsubstantiated, pure conjectures or outright falsehood. In this instance, I reference a recent story run by a major Newspaper concerning my successor and me. There is no doubt that political charlatans and enemies are at work, fueling unnecessary rumour and insinuations and seeking to drive a wedge in an otherwise cordial and respectful political relationship. My relationship with Governor Fashola remains cordial both at the personal level and at the level of commitment to ensuring Lagos State remains on the path of political stability, growth and development." Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/tinu
bu-my-relationship-
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/195984/
ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 Kwankwaso Woos Oshiomole, Edo Delegates A few days to the presidential primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), one of its aspirants and Governor of Kano State, Alhaji Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, on Saturday stormed Edo State with his team to woo the Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other delegates in the State to support his bid to win the party’s presidential ticket. Speaking during his visit to Governor Oshiomhole at the Government House, Benin City, Kwankwanso described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led Federal Government as incompetent and corrupt and incapable of surmounting the challenges confronting the country. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/kwa
kwanso-woos-oshio
mhole-edo-delegate
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ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 You Risk Losing 2015 Election Over Imposition, Amosun Warned Members of All Progressives’ Congress (APC) from Ogun West Senatorial Sistrict over the weekend stormed the Governor’s office to protest against imposition of candidates. The APC Members, who staged a peaceful protest at Abeokuta, warned that if the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, imposes candidate on them, the decision would lead to his failure in the next election in the State. Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/you
-risk-losing-2015-e
lection-over-impos
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ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 Lagos PDP House Of Reps Candidates Emerge In Primaries The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Federal Constituency primary election in Lagos State did not begin early in many venues on Saturday. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the election started at about 3p.m. in many of the venues due to late arrival of materials. Distribution of materials began at about 2.30p.m. The police and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps were in all the venues to maintain law and order while officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) observed. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/pdp
-house-of-reps-cand
idate-emerges-in-lago
s-primary/195994/
ThisDay Live Sunday 7th December 2014 FCTA To Organize Security Summit Ahead Of 2015 Elections The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has said it will organise a security summit ahead of 2015 general elections in the six Area Councils to sensitize the residents of the territory on the need for peaceful, fair and credible elections. The Special Adviser to the FCT Minister on Security, Mr. Henry Nwazuruah, said this Saturday at a peace rally in Abuja with the theme: ‘Let’s stand by each other’, with the aim of raising the awareness of the residents of the City on security.

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ThisDay Live Saturday, 6th December 2014 "I Don’t Deserve This Treatment From PDP"- Tukur Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, on Friday reacted to his suspension by the National Working Committee (NWC) for anti-party activities, stating that he did not deserve the treatment being meted out to him by the party of which he was a founding member and served diligently up to the position of being a National Chairman. However, he said that he accepted his suspension with equanimity ‎, stating that as a loyal party man, he was willing to appear before the party’s disciplinary committee. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/
tukur-i-dont-dese
rve-this-treatment-
from-pdp/195887/
ThisDay Live Saturday, 6th December 2014 "My Victory Is Renewed Hope For Lagos"- Ambode The Governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Lagos State, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode, has dedicated his victory to the people of Lagos, saying his emergence as the APC candidate “is renewed hope for Lagos." Ambode emerged in a landslide victory early on Friday morning after defeating 11 other aspirants in a keenly contested primary election that took place at the Onikan Stadium in the centre of Lagos amid tight security. He will be presented with the party’s flag on December 10 during the APC national convention which is slated to hold in Lagos. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/am
bode-my-victory-is
-renewed-hope-for
-lagos/195889/
ThisDay Live Saturday, 6th December 2014 "Jonathan Risks 2 Million Votes In Rivers If PDP Imposes Wike"- Group As the political crisis in Rivers State continues to deepen ahead of the 2015 elections, a group under the auspices of Rivers Mainstream Coalition has said that President Goodluck Jonathan risked losing 2 million votes in the State if the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) hierarchy went ahead with the alleged plan to impose the former Minister of State for Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike. The group, which is the umbrella body of 19 governorship aspirants said there was sufficient basis to believe that the national leadership of the party may have been "ambushed by powerful and stinkingly rich cartel of desperate political collaborators hell-bent on installing an Ikwere man to succeed Gov. Rotimi Amaechi. " Rivers 2015; RMC http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/jo
nathan-risks-2-milli
on-votes-in-rivers-
if-pdp-imposes-
wike/195953/
ThisDay Live Saturday, 6th December 2014 Cross River Guber: Ayade Is PDP Consensus Candidate The Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Professor Benedict Ayade, has emerged the consensus governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Cross River State. Ayade emerged as the choice of the party after other governorship aspirants stepped down for him at a protracted meeting at Peregrino Hall, Government Lodge, Calabar. The meeting which lasted into the early hours of Saturday morning was presided over by the State Governor, Liyel Imoke. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/c-
8217-river-guber-
ayade-is-pdp-conse
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ThisDay Live Saturday, 6th December 2014 Three Reps Lose Ticket In Enugu Three incumbent Members of the House of Representatives from Enugu State on Saturday emerged as candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the party primary election held in the State. They are Ambassador Kingsley Ebenyi for Enugu-East/Isiuzo, Toby Okechukwu for Awgu/Aninri/Oji-River and Princess Stella Ngwu for Igboetiti/Uzo-uwani Federal Constituencies. This came as some aspirants, especially incumbents, reportedly held parallel primaries where they announced themselves as winners. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
live.com/articles/3-
reps-lose-tickets-
in-enugu/195970/
Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 "Obasanjo Should Be Suspended And Probed Immediately"- Fayose In a news report by Street Journal, the Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has asked that former President Olusegun Obasanjo be immediately suspended and probed for ‘anti-party activities.’  He has asked the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to set up a panel to that effect.  He said the party should stop condoning Obasanjo’s indiscipline, as “nobody should be treated as being bigger than the party.” He also pointed out that “a man who has refused to respect the office of the President of Nigeria that he once occupied does not also deserve respect from anyone.” He said Obasanjo’s constant criticism of Jonathan was outrageous, and rich coming from a man who led the country for 11 years yet spent billions of Naira trying to ensure his sustained rule. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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-probed-immediately
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Taraba Produces First Female APC Governorship Candidate Senator Aisha Jummai Al-Hassan has emerged the first female to clinch the governorship ticket under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).  Senator Al-Hassan won the APC governorship primaries in Taraba State.  She scored 2,425 votes while her closest opponent Ibrahim Tumba scored 18 votes. Taraba 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Delta Governor Uduaghan Withdraws From Senatorial Race Governor Emmanel Uduaghan of Delta State on Friday withdrew from Delta South Senatorial race.  According to CHANNELS TV, addressing a press conference on Friday in Asaba to announce his withdrawal, Governor Uduaghan said, he pulled out of the Senatorial race to ensure a peaceful electoral process and transition. "Nobody forced me to step down, I owe it to Deltans for the peace and security of the State", Uduaghan said. Delta 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Benue: Former PDP National Chairman Gemade Joins APC Senator Barnabas Gemade, former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has joined the All Progressives Congress, APC.  According to VANGUARD, Gemade dumped the PDP after tendering a letter of withdrawal from the PDP’s Senatorial primaries expected to hold tomorrow as a result of the alleged hijack of the process by the Benue State Governor, Gabriel Suswam.  Senator Gemade is expected to pick the APC Senatorial form on Monday.  Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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joins-apc.102764/
Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Fraudsters Hijack INEC Ad-Hoc Recruitment In Zamfara Fraudsters posing as the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) recruitment officers are now collecting money from unsuspecting individuals in Zamfara with the promise to give them employment. Investigations by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in the State revealed that many unemployed youths had already fallen victims to the fraudsters. Some of the victims who spoke with NAN on conditions of anonymity said the fake INEC officers made contacts with them through phone calls. The victims were directed to where they met the fake officials and given forms to fill and were also made to pay money ranging from N5,000 to N10,000 to guarantee the arrangement. When contacted on the development, however, the Head of Voter Education and Publicity in INEC, Mr Garba Galadima, said he had heard about the fraudsters. Zamfara 2015; INEC http://www.nigerian
bulletin.com/threads/
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in-zamfara.102766/
Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 "Boko Haram Will Continue If Jonathan Wins In 2015"- Okorocha Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha on Friday said that Boko Haram terrorists will not stop attacking Nigeria if President Goodluck Jonathan wins the 2015 presidential elections.  According to SAHARA REPORTERS, Okorocha made the disclosure in Akure, the Ondo State capital, during a visit to the State’s Secretariat of the APC. Okorocha said, "If President Jonathan wins the forthcoming election Boko Haram would never stop and if PDP has what it takes to stop this carnage they would have done it a long time ago". The Governor also said that the APC will die if President Jonathan wins re-election.  Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Downplayed Truth About PDP Governor’s Visit To Obasanjo Vanguard Newspaper has stated that the ‘discomforting news’ about the five PDP Governors’ visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo over Jonathan’s re-election campaign has been downplayed. As it goes, Obasanjo didn’t just explain to the Governors his standing on national issues, but flatly refused to support Jonathan’s re-election bid. The five Governors (Mallam Isa Yuguda of Bauchi, Babangida Aliyu (Niger), Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Liyel Imoke (Cross River) and Godswill Akpabio- (Akwa Ibom) had met with Obasanjo to beg him to stop verbally assaulting Jonathan and also to support Jonathan’s re-election bid.  Vanguard newspaper says that had they been successful, they would have broadcasted it by now. Rather, the newspaper reports that a source has said Obasanjo has no inclination to support Jonathan, and he maintains his original stance, that Jonathan is running Nigeria to the ground.  Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 Obasanjo Retaliates, Releases Fayose’s Apology Letter Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has responded to Governor Fayose’s verbal assault last week and asks the Ekiti Governor to ‘shut up’ and ask God for forgiveness for insulting him barely two years after pleading with him in a letter.  Obasanjo, through an anonymous associate (according to the Nigerian Tribune), released a letter showing Fayose begging to work out his (Fayose’s) return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The former Nigerian President has told Nigerians not to take Fayose serious, as Fayose would soon come to beg him in private with another apology letter.  Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
bulletin.com/threads/
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 2015: Rochas Okorocha Promises Free Education For Nigerians Imo State Governor and APC presidential aspirant has promised to provide free education to Nigerian if elected in 2015. Okorocha spoke in Sokoto on Saturday when he addressed the State’s delegates to the Dec.10 national convention of the party. The Imo Governor said,"I have done in my schools spread across Nigeria and i will do it again if elected as a President." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
bulletin.com/threads/
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Leadership News Online Saturday, 6th December 2014 "Nigeria’s Democracy Will Die In The Absence Of Credible Elections"- Mark The Senate President, David Mark, on Saturday said free, fair and credible election was required in 2015 to safeguard and sustain democracy in Nigeria. A statement by his Chief Press Secretary Paul Mumeh said Mark spoke to delegates to Saturday’s Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives’ primary election in Otukpo, Benue. He expressed satisfaction with the orderly conduct of the election and urged his people to sustain such in the 2015 elections. Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
news/393369/niger
ias-democracy-will
-die-absence-credi
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Guardian Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Assent To Our Bill, Get Our Vote, PLWDs Tell Jonathan As the world commemorated the the 2014 International Day of Persons with Disabilities yesterday, the victims have challenged President Goodluck Jonathan that unless he signs the bills on persons living with disabilities into law, he would not receive their support in his second term bid. The victims made their stance known yesterday in Abuja at the programme organised by MTN Foundation to mark the 2014 International Day of Persons Living With Disabilities. Nigeria 2015; PLWD; President Jonathan 6
Guardian Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Hamzat Denies Quitting Lagos Governoship Race A governorship apirant in Lagos State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure, Dr. Kadiri Obafemi Hamzat, yesterday denied quitting the race, describing the rumour as the ‘handiwork of idle minds.’ Hamzat who formally declared his intention to run yesterday, unveiled his vision at the KOH campaign office, Aromire Ikeja, promising that if given the mandate, he would move the State to the next level.  Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 7
Guardian Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Police Warn Parties Against Violence In Sokoto Sokoto State Police Command has warned political parties in the State to shun the use of abusive language, unhealthy criticisms and defamation of political opponents at public gatherings or in the media in the name of politicking or campaigns. The warning was given at a political stakeholder’s meeting convened by the command at the Police Officer’s Mess. Sokoto 2015; Police 87
Guardian Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 No Place For Election Riggers In APC, Says Adams Oshiomole The Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole has said that election riggers, who do not fit into the "change" slogan of the All Progressives Congress (APC), would be excused from the party. The Governor, who described the primaries of the party into the House of Assembly which was held yesterday as successful, however said if anyone is not comfortable with the transparent and peaceful primaries and still prefers the old method of ballot box snatching, such persons can be excused from the ranks of the APC. Edo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 89
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Primaries: APC Clears Path For Sitting Governors The All Progressives Congress (APC) has paved the way for all its Governors seeking re-election to emerge as candidates from today’s primary, Daily Trust findings have shown. Eight APC Governors would be compeleting their first terms in 2015 and have since declared interests to seek for second term on the platform of the party. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 1
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 INEC Engages Former Staff For 2015 Election The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has recalled some of its former staff in the bid towards having a successful election in 2015. To this end, INEC’s desk officers from all the 36 States and FCT have undergone a one-day sensitization workshop with the past officers as a way of getting them acquainted with the needed knowledge in different electoral areas.  Nigeria 2015; INEC 19
Daily Trust Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 16 APC Kwara Lawmakers Lose Return Tickets No fewer than 16 out of 22 Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State House of Assembly failed to get return tickets to the Legislative house, Daily Trust has learnt. However, two of the Members, Speaker Razaq Atunwa (Owode/Onire) and Hon. Tope Olayonu (Ojomu/Balogun) are to contest the House of Representatives seat.  Kwara 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 19
Nation Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 My Life Under Threat, Says APC Spokesman All Progressives Congress (APC) Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Comrade Timi Frank was yesterday detained by the men of the Directorate of State Security at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja on arrival from France. Frank told reporters that he was detained for over one hour by the security agents at the airport’s Immigration point and later released without anybody saying anything to him. He assured that no amount of intimidation from the DSS or any other security agency will stop him from speaking out. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 6
Nation Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Poor Leadership Worries Babalakin Nigeria keeps having problems because it has abandoned merit, a Senior Advocate, Dr. Wale Babalakin has said. Warning that a system that abandons merit could not rule, he explained that mediocres are in charge of the country. Babalakin spoke at a seminar marking the 60th Anniversary of the Nigerian Bar Association (Ibadan chapter) with the theme: "Nigeria: At Tipping Or Turning Point". Nigeria 2015; Babalakin 6
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 "INEC’ll Follow Security Advice On Polls In The North-East"- Jega As Nigerians continue to express worry over the security situation in the country, especially in the North-East, Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega , has said only assurances from security agencies on the safety of the Commission’s personnel, material as well as free atmosphere can convinve him to conduct elections in crisis stricken areas. This was even as he assured that Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) will not only register, but also cast their votes in the forthcoming elections as the Commission was putting necessary arrangements in place to ensure that IDPs participate fully in the poll.  Nigeria 2015; INEC 9
Vanguard Newspaper Thursday 4th December, 2014 Enugu Guber: 19 Lawmakers Dump Speaker, Back Ugwuanyi Ahead of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries, the ambition of the Speaker of the Enugu State House of Assembly, Mr Eugene Odo, yesterday suffered a major setback as 19 of the 24 member State House of Assembly ditched him and pitched their tent with Governor Sullivan Chime’s annointed candidate, Ifeanyi Ugwanyi. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 16
Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Rivers Guber: "I’m A Practicing Christain Not A Cultist"- Dakuku Replies PDP Dakuku Peterside, the Governorship aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC has denied claims by the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP that he is a cultist.  According to VANGUARD, a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Mr Sylvester Asoya, read, "This accusation runs contrary to my ideals as a practising Christian and preacher of the Gospel. I am amused by this baseless allegation because as a Christian I know where I stand with Christ and any attempt by anybody or group to tarnish my hard earned reputation will be resisted and challenged because I never belonged to any secret society or cult group all my life including my university days and I will never be." Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 PDP Attacks Buhari Over Comments On Insurgency The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday attacked former military Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), over his comments on the insurgency in the country which was described by the party as unpatriotic and unbefitting of a former Head of State who is aspiring to lead the country as its President. In a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the PDP, Olisa Metuh, the party said it was constrained to take on the former military ruler and four-time presidential aspirant on the insinuation contained in his  declaration that the Federal Government has failed in tackling insurgency and that he will end the scourge if elected President. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 "APGA Chairman Can Submit Candidates’ List To INEC"- Court An Abuja High Court on Wednesday struck out its earlier order which had restrained the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh from submitting the names of the party’s candidates to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2015 general election. Justice Valentine Ashi, in vacating the order, admitted that he was misled into granting it in the first place. The judge said he had found out that his court had no jurisdiction to entertain the suit as the plaintiff was neither an aspirant nor a person who participated in the party’s nomination process. Nigeria 2015; Court; APGA http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 British High Commission Urges Peaceful 2015 Elections The British High Commission has called on political actors in Nigeria to ensure a peaceful conduct of the 2015 elections in Nigeria. The Commission said peace was necessary for a credible election that would be accepted as a true reflection of the wishes of the people. The Head, Political Section of the British High Commission in Nigeria, Mr. Ben Llwellyn-Jones, spoke in Port Harcourt when former Minister of State for Education and Rivers State governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Nyesom Wike,  met with members of the political section of the High Commission. Nigeria 2015; British High Commission http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 CNPP Urges Unity Amongst Opposition Party Aspirants The Conference Nigerian Political Parties (CNPP) has tasked politicians seeking to vie for 2015 presidential election on the ticket of opposition parties, especially the All Progressives Congress, to close ranks in order to present a credible candidate that would bring about the much desired regime change. In a statement issued by the National Publicity Secretary of CNPP, Mr. Osita Okechukwu, the group advised APC aspirants to reflect the symbol of the party which isa  broom in working as a team to realize victory. Nigeria 2015; CNPP http://www.thisdaylive.
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 Imoke Backs Ayade For Cross River Guber Race There are very strong indications that Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State has finally given his support to the Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Professor Ben Ayade, to succeed him in 2015. Ayade, who is a representative of the Northern Senatorial District of the State, is considered a strong contender for the governorship ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), more so with the recent belief within party circles that Imoke has suddenly thrown his weight behind the governorship ambition of the Senator. Cross River 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 Nigeria Is In A Dangerous Position, Must Control Insurgency Before 2015, Says UN The United Nations Country Representative in Nigeria, Mr. Daouda Toure, has said the Federal Government must proffer solution to the lingering security challenges in the country, especially the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East, so as to ensure credibility in the 2015 general election. Toure also said Nigerians must demonstrate innovative ways of ending the crisis, as he said observers across the globe see Nigeria as being in a dangerous position, which the country might not survive. The UN scribe, who spoke yesterday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a two-day strategic stakeholder’s dialogue on peaceful elections in Nigeria, organised by the UNDP-DGD II programme, said the world counts on the leadership of Nigeria to midwife peace in Africa. He noted that Nigeria was strategic to the peace and development of the African continent, and urged leaders to ensure control before the forthcoming elections. Nigeria 2015; UN http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 Rivers PDP Aspirants, Militants Use Coffin To Barricade National Secretariat The controversies that followed last Saturday’s congresses that produced House of Assembly candidates on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Rivers State continued on Wednesday as hell was let loose at the National Secretariat of the PDP in Abuja, when protesters from the State chapter of the party stormed the Wadata Plaza to protest against perceived injustice meted out on them during the primaries in the State. The protesters, who were mostly aggrieved aspirants and militants, started arriving the Secretariat as early as 7.30a.m. and had taken over the entire premises even before the arrival of the staff of the Secretariat. The protesters carrying various placards with inscriptions like, “Wike can’t be our Governor,” “We want clearance to contest the 2015 elections,” “Give us back our money,” “We are tired of two man State exco,” “Felix Obuah must go,” “Wike has bought the soul of Rivers PDP,” and “Criminals have been cleared to be PDP aspirants in River State,” among others. Rivers 2015;People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 PVC: INEC Admits Failure, Apologises To Lagos Govt The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has admitted its failure in the distribution of Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in different parts of the country. It apologised to the Lagos State Government for the irregular process. The electoral umpire then pledged to resolve all issues of PVCs in the State and other States of the Federation before December 15 with a view to conducting free and fair general election starting from February 2015. The Commission’s high-powered team led by a National Commissioner, Ambassador Lawrence Nwurukwu, expressed regrets over the  protracted anomalies recorded in the distribution of PVCs during a close-door meeting with Governor Babatunde Fashola in Lagos House, Ikeja on Tuesday. Lagos 2015; INEC http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Thursday 4th December, 2014 Tambuwal’s Suit Stalled As His Constituents Ask Court To Stop Proceedings The people of Kebbe/Tambuwal Federal Constituency of Sokoto State on Wednesday stalled proceedings in the suit filed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Aminu Tambuwal, challenging, among others, the withdrawal of his Security Aides. Tambuwal had filed the suit before Justice Ahmed Mohammed of a Federal High Court in Abuja  to stop the declaration of his seat vacant on account of his defection from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the party on whose platform he was elected into the House. However, the matter could not go on after people from Tambuwal’s Constituency,  through their lawyers, told the court that they had filed separate applications for stay of proceedings in the suit. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Okorocha Promises To Tackle Insurgency If He’s Elected President Rochas Okorocha, presidential aspirant on platform of All Progressives Congress,APC has promised to stop insurgency in North-East if elected President of Nigeria in 2015. Okorocha made the promise when he paid courtesy visit to the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) in Kaduna on Wednesday. He added that he would tackle other problems in the area of education and youth unemployment. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Adamawa: Governor Ngilari Denies Holding PDP Electoral Committee Hostage Governor Bala Ngilari of Adamawa State has denied holding members of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), House of Assembly Electoral Committee hostage. This is contained in a statement signed by his Director of Public Affairs, Mr Phineas Elisha, in Yola on Wednesday.  The statement explained that the Governor decided to move Members of the committee from Muna Hotel where they initially lodged to the Presidential Lodge for purely security reasons. The statement said that the Governor’s action was in line with normal party practice and in being a good host to the party’s August visitors. Adamawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Police Confirms Four Dead During Nasarawa APC Primaries The Nasarawa State Police Command has confirmed four people dead during the All Progressives Congress, APC State Assembly primaries. The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Ugochukwu Theodore said that the incident occurred when supporters of two rival aspirants clashed during the APC House of Assembly primary election. According to him, a group of men in military uniform came to the scene and shot sporadically and in the process there were some casualties. Theodore said the situation was brought under control by a team of policemen deployed to the scene, adding that the primaries continued thereafter. He said the police had commenced investigations into the matter. Nasarawa 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Benue 2015: Governor Suswam Denies Stepping Down For Senator Gemade Governor Gabriel Suswam on Wednesday said he had not stepped down for Sen. Barnabas Gemade for the Benue North-East Senatorial election in 2015. Suswam, who stated this in Makurdi after obtaining his national identity card, added that he was going to the Senate for qualitative representation. The Governor’s remark followed rumour making the round in the State that either the Governor or Gemade might have stepped down for the other. Benue 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 8,000 Delegates Will Meet In Lagos For APC Presidential Primary The All Progressives Congress (APC) is expecting more than 8,000 delegates in Lagos for its presidential primary election coming up on December 10 and December 11. The Chairman of the APC National Convention Committee, Mr Olukayode Fayemi,, made this known on Wednesday while giving an update to newsmen on the committee’s work. The choice of venue had been an issue of debate as some aspirants wanted the election to hold in Lagos while others preferred Abuja. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Presidency Commends Senate For Anti-impeachment Stance Against Jonathan The Presidency on Wednesday commended the Senate for their opposition to the impeachment plot against President Goodluck Jonathan by some Members of the House of Representatives, stating that the issue of attention at moment was to win the war against the insurgency and not to unnecessarily  heat up the polity. In a statement, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, said, “We strongly trust and believe in the leadership of the present Senate and the unwavering patriotism and commitment that have been shown by the distinguished Members and we trust that ultimately, it is this tendency towards true nationalism that will prevail in the Senate." Okupe said the recent purported attempt by some senators to prepare impeachable offences against the President, as reported in some sections of the media, was seen by the Presidency in this light. Nigeria 2015; Senate; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 3,000 Delegates To Pick Lagos APC Governorship Candidate At least 3,000 delegates of the All Progressives Congress will on Thursday (today) pick the party’s Lagos governorship candidate. The party, in a statement by its State Chairman, Chief Henry Ajomale, said the voting would take place at the Onikan Stadium, Ikoyi instead of its Headquarters on Acme Road, Ogba. The party assured residents of the state that the exercise would be conducted peacefully and would be transparent. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Lagos Guber: Vote For Solomon, Ikorodu Leaders Tell APC  Delegates Political and community leaders from Ikorodu Division in Lagos State have called on delegates of the All Progressives Congress to elect the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, as the party’s governorship candidate in the primary election scheduled to hold today. The leaders, who made the plea in a communiqué issued under the umbrella of Eminent Persons of Ikorodu Division, said the delegates should support the APC consensus candidate from the Ikorodu Division as a way to compensate the area for their past support for the APC in Lagos State. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 APC Condemns Violence In Lagos Assembly Primary The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has condemned the violence which marred the Assembly primary in the Ebute Meta area of the State which left about four youths dead. The Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr. Joe Igbokwe, told our correspondent during an interview that those who perpetrated the violence were not members of the party but hoodlums who seized the busy nature of the primary to perpetrate violence. He said it was unfortunate that despite the huge presence of policemen at the venue, hoodlums were still able to perpetrate violence. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Plateau 2015: Group Rejects Jang’s Candidate, Insisits On Zoning Minority groups under the aegis of the Northern Plateau Peoples Assembly in Plateau-North Senatorial District have rejected alleged attempts by Governor Jonah Jang to impose an aspirant on the party. Plans by the Governor to install his Berom kinsman, Mr. Gyang Pwajok, as his successor, have stirred a heated controversy with the group expressing support for the zoning arrangement. NOPPA, in a statement by its convener, Mr. Jon Adaji, on Wednesday, condemned the ploy by the Governor to impose Pwajok. Plateau 2015; NOPPA http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 17 Incumbents Lose Abia PDP Assembly Primary No fewer than 17 incumbent Members of the Abia State House of Assembly have lost their re-election bid at the just-concluded primary conducted by the ruling Peoples Democratic Party. The Abia State House of Assembly has 24 Members and only seven of the incumbents were able to pick return tickets. Announcing the results of the primary on Wednesday evening at the party’s Secretariat in Umuahia, the Abia State PDP Chairman, Senator Emma Nwaka, said the party would soon come up with a programme aimed at providing a soft landing for the losers. Abia 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Thursday 4th December, 2014 Court Restrains Mu’azu, Ogun Exco Over Results A High Court sitting in Abeokuta has restrained the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Adamu Mu’azu; and the National Working Committee of the party from ratifying or acting upon any ad hoc delegates’ list in respect of the Ward Congresses held on November 1 in Ogun State except the one under the supervision of Dr. Saka Balogun. The suit filed by Ganiyu Mustapha, Yinka Sosinde, Dele Ajayi, Reverend Oyeyemi, Taiwo Issa and Sunday Alawode, also restrained the party, the Ogun State Chairman of PDP and Secretary, Adebayo Dayo and Semiu Sodipo respectively. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 I Would’ve Defeated Obasanjo In 2003, Says Atiku Former Vice-President and presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday stated that he would have defeated his former boss, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the polls if he had contested the 2003 presidential elections.  Atiku, who was in Jos, Plateau State, to woo delegates for the forthcoming presidential primaries of the party, also said he was the only strong politician who fought Obasanjo in 2007 against of third term, a development that eventually brought stability in the polity of the country. Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Rivers Guber: Abe Demands Apology From APC Over Consensus Candidate The Chairman of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream) and frontline aspirant for the All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial ticket for the 2015 elections in Rivers State, Senator Magnus Abe, has demanded an apology from his party over comments on why he was dropped as the consensus candidate of the party. In a speech at a Senatorial Stakeholders’ meeting held at Eleme last Sunday and made available to journalists in Port Harcourt on Tuesday, Abe said he was appalled by comments credited to the Publicity Secretary of the party on why the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Dakuku Peterside, was chosen as the consensus gubernatorial candidate of the party. Abe also expressed fears of his supporters being victimised in the party, adding that he had no structure and that nobody should be made a target in the emerging political scenario. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Kogi West: Ogbeha, Others Insist On Rotation, Move Against Adeyemi Stakeholders from the Kogi-West Senatorial District have explained that they were against the ambition of the incumbent Senator representing the District, Senator Smart Adeyemi to seek re-election so as to protect the sanctity of rotation among the three Federal Fonstituencies in the District. The stakeholders gathered on Monday evening in Abuja at a fundraising dinner for their consensus candidate, Hon. Tolunrunjuwon Joseph Faniyi, who hails from the Yagba Federal Constituency. Speaking on behalf of the group, Adeyemi’s predecessor, Senator Tunde Ogbeha, noted that the rotation was important to accommodate all the political interests in the State. Kogi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Obanikoro Declares For Lagos Governorship Race, Accuses APC Of Elitist Governance In defiance of the party leaders’ permutation and insistence that he should jettison his gubernatorial ambition, the former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, on Tuesday declared his intention to run again for the position of Governor of Lagos State on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). In the presence of party stalwarts and supporters all over the State, Obanikoro stated that the 16 years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos must be put to an end, saying that if the situation continued the way it has been the State might witness retrogression and monolithic leadership. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Court Asks PDP To Recognise Dayo-led Executive’s Primaries In Ogun The Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Working Committee (NWC) from according any recognition or accepting as valid any primary for next year’s election except those conducted with the ad hoc ward delegates list. Justice Okon Abang, who made the order, also restrained the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from accepting as valid any such primaries or publishing any list other than the ad hoc ward delegate list prepared by the Adebayo Dayo-led executive. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Tinubu’s Loyalists Clinch Lagos Assembly Tickets The loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Tuesday emerged victorious in the Lagos State House of Assembly primaries. Prominent among the aspirants who clinched the party’s legislative tickets include Nollywood star, Desmond Eliot; son of the APC Chairman, Lagos State, Ladi Ajomale and 10 incumbent Lawmakers in the Seventh Assembly. The serving Deputy Speaker, Hon. Kolawole Taiwo, who has been positioning himself for the position of Speaker, also won massively the primary in Ajeromi-Ifelodun Constituency 1. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Lagos: APC Must Conduct Transparent Governorship Primaries, Says Wahab Ahead of Thursday’s governorship primary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos State, one of the aspirants, Mr. Tokunbo Wahab, has said the party must conduct the exercise in transparent adherence to laid down procedure so as to approach the main election as a strong united entity. Wahab, who spoke with journalists in Lagos, warned that any attempt to flout the lawful process for the exercise could open up the party to repercussions that would hurt it at the polls. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Again, House Of Reps Adjourns Till December 16th In order to avoid another serious confrontation between the Legislative and Executive arms of government, the House of Representatives on Tuesday shifted its resumption date from today to December 16. A statement by the Clerk of the House, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori, said the change in the date became necessary to allow members of the House participate in the forthcoming primaries of their political parties. Sani-Omolori said members  of the House are however expected on December 16 by 10a.m. Nigeria 2015; House of Assembly http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Ajimobi, CJN, NBA President Condemn Ekiti Impeachment, Political Violence Eminent personalities including the Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Austin Alege (SAN), on Tuesday condemned the spate of impeachment of Speakers in Nigeria by Minority Legislators, saying it was a bad omen for the sustenance of the nation’s democracy. The condemnation is coming as strong indication emerged yesterday that the Federal Prisons in Ado Ekiti, was yet to re-arrest over 100 inmates who  escaped during the Sunday attack. Nigeria 2015; Impeachment;  http://www.thisday
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Senators Disagree Over Alleged Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan As the rumours of the possible impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan begins to gather momentum, Senator Abdulkadir Jajere ( APC Yobe South) affirmed that the impeachment threat is real just as Senator Ayogu Eze ( PDP Enugu North) stated that nothing like that exist in the Senate at the moment. LEADERSHIP recalls that last week, 63 Senators with some Members of the House of Representatives (reportedly 200) are alleged to have already appended their signatures to an impeachment notice for President Jonathan. Checks also revealed that the sudden adjournment of the Senate till December 16 is to frustrate any possible impeachment moves by Senators as the Upper House will just sit for three days before adjourning till January next year. Nigeria 2015; Senate; President Jonathan http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 "Second Raid Of Party’s Data Center By DSS Lawless, Provocative"- APC The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described as the height of lawlessness and an orchestrated provocation the second raid that was carried out on the party’s data centre in Ikeja, Lagos, by the DSS on Monday night, saying the out-of-control agency must urgently be called to order. APC said the 40 armed DSS officers, who came with trucks, shoved the security personnel at the building aside and broke into the storage facility from where they carted away over 30 bags filled with the APC membership registration forms. The party said the raid came on the same day it challenged the DSS to make public its findings after the first raid that was widely condemned within and outside Nigeria, and described as the worst political scandal in the nation’s history. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Presidency: "I’m Most Experienced For The Job"- Atiku All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant and former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has described himself as the most experienced among the aspirants in the race. Atiku stated this yesterday while addressing APC delegates of Plateau State at his Rayfield house in Jos. According to him all those contesting for President are inexperience compared to his own experience in democracy, saying he has been the Vice President of Nigeria for good eight years and nobody has broken the record till date. Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Impunity: Soyinka Faults Jonathan, IG Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has lampooned President Goodluck Jonathan over increasing rate of impunity by his government, saying the nation’s leader is worse than neo-Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar. The Literary icon who said this at a press briefing in Lagos yesterday also accused President Jonathan of fueling the crisis at the National Assembly in which Lawmakers resorted to scaling the gate of the Assembly complex in order to gain access to their chambers after been prevented by the police. According to him, despite the fact that the President was democratically elected, his actions had showed that he is given to dictatorial tendencies. Soyinka also took a swipe the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba, said he was appointed for the sole purpose of achieving Jonathan’s selfish ambition. Nigeria 2015; Soyinka http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Buhari, Atiku, Tinubu, Others Storm Osogbo For Aregbesola’s Second Term Inauguration Osogbo, the Osun State capital stood still on Thursday, 27th November 2014 as Governor Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola and his Deputy Otunba Grace Titilayo Laoye-Tomori were sworn in for another term of four years amidst pomp and pageantry at the Osogbo Township Stadium venue of the epoch making event. It was a day leaders of the major opposition party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) crowded on Osun to celebrate the party’s recent victory over what it believes was the worst intimidation in the history of elections in Nigeria. Osun 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 4 Killed As Thugs Clash At Lagos APC Primaries On Tuesday, thugs clashed at the Lagos state Assembly primaries of the All Progressives Congress, APC killing 4 persons. While residents ran helter-skelter in Ebute-Metta yesterday, four youths were shot dead, while several others were wounded, as 20 vehicles were also vandalised on four streets, namely Kano, Ondo, Odunfa and Ibadan. It was gathered that the crisis was the aftermath of a primary election conducted for two candidates of the All Progressives Congress ─ Oladele Adekanye (Lado) and Bashiru Oloto. The two men were aspiring to get the APC ticket to represent the Lagos Mainland Constituency one in the 2015 elections. Our correspondent learnt that the primary was won by Lado, a former Council Chairman. It was also gathered that immediately the results were announced, more than 100 hoodlums from Apapa Road, who wielded guns, among other weapons, trooped into the streets to create mayhem. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Atiku, Kwankwaso, Nda-Isaiah Speak On APC Presidential Primaries Screening Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar on Tuesday in Abuja said that the screening carried out by the All Progressive Congress (APC) for presidential aspirants was tough. Atiku made the assessment while speaking to newsmen after his screening. Atiku said that he was `grilled’ for 58 minutes. Also speaking to journalists after their screening, Gov. Rabiu Kwankwaso of Kano and Dr Sam Nda-Isaiah also said that APC would take the final decision as to the primary election venue. The governor said that he was "happy" with the committee members adding, "they asked lots of relevant questions." Nda-Isaiah likened the screening to a job interview. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Justice Chukwu Withdraws From Tambuwal’s Case Justice Evoh Chuku has withdraw from a legal suit involving Speaker of the House oof Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal.  Justice Evoh Chukwu of the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has withdrawn from a suit instituted by a House of Representatives member, Hon. Abiodun Akinlade, seeking to compel the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal to vacate his seat following his defection in October from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). The plaintiff is seeking for an order of the court declaring that Tambuwal’s Deputy, Emeka Ihedioha, should take over the speakership upon the vacation of the Speaker. The matter was assigned to Justice Chukwu. When the matter came up yesterday, Justice Chukwu announced his withdrawal from the suit on ground that a petition has been written against him. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; Judiciary http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 Adamawa PDP Primaries Panel Reveal How They Were Held Hostage By Ngilari Adamawa State Governor James Ngilari has come under fire over his alleged role in manipulating results of Adamawa Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) State Assembly primaries. The Chairman of the PDP electoral panel for the State, Ambassador Tim Ihemadu, has already sent a petition to the national leadership of the party alleging that members of the panel were held hostage by political thugs aided by close associates of the Governor, including the suspended Chairman of the party, Chief Joel Madaki. In effect, the electoral panel for the primaries has disassociated itself from the elections, while declaring the results invalid; but some members of the State chapter of the party have declared the election hitch-free and credible, saying they accompanied the electoral panel with the results from the State to the PDP National Secretariat in Abuja to forestall alleged plans to alter the authentic results. Adamawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 APC Youth Leader Detained In Abuja Timi Frank, a youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), was on Tuesday detained at Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja by plain clothes officers of the Department of State Services (DSS). According to DAILY POST, the incident occurred just as Frank was arriving the country from France. He was detained for about 40minutes.  The DSS also seized Frank’s passport and no reason was given for the detention. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC)  
Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 2015 Elections: Patience Jonathan Denies Involvement In Selection Of PDP Candidates Nigeria’s First Lady, Patience Jonathan has denied media reports claiming that she was imposing candidates in some States for the 2015 elections. The First Lady issued the denial on Tuesday after a rumor broke out that some party leaders and stakeholders in Ebonyi State have decided to defect to the All Progressives Congress,APC because she insisted that the State Deputy Governor, Chief Dave Umahi, must be the party’s governorship candidate. Nigeria 2015; First Lady; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Wednesday 3rd December 2014 GEJ To Soyinka: "Attack Amaechi Too!" The Presidency has, on Tuesday, rebutted Wole Soyinka’s statement, and has argued that President Jonathan’s government is the most liberal yet.  Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs, Dr. Doyin Okupe, in an SMS to Vanguard asked the Nobel laureate to also attack Governor Rotimi Amaechi for his statements which, the Presidency said, were capable of heating the polity. Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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Punch News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 "Elders Smuggled Agbaje Into PDP"- South-West Leader The Peoples Democratic Party’s Organising Secretary, South-West, Mr. Femi Carrena, has accused some elders in the party of “smuggling” a governorship aspirant in Lagos State, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, into the party to contest in the party’s primary election this month. In a statement made available to our correspondent on Monday, the party leader responded to a newspaper report (not The PUNCH) in which a chieftain of the party, Mr. Kamal Giwa, was quoted as saying another PDP governorship aspirant in the State, Mr. Musiliu Obanikoro, was no longer popular in the party in Lagos. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Lagos APC Clears 12 Governorship Aspirants The Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has cleared 12 aspirants ahead of the governorship primary which is set to hold on Thursday. The aspirants were screened in Ikoyi for the party primary. At the Ikoyi meeting, the party cleared the Commissioner for Works, Obafemi Hamzat, the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Ganiyu Solomon, the Speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Mr. Adeyemi Ikuforiji, a former Accountant-General of the state, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode and a former Commissioner for Health, Dr. Leke Pitan. Lagos 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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Punch News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 "People’s Welfare My Next Priority"- Ajimobi The Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, was on Monday screened by the All Progressives Congress screening committee headed by Senator Danjuma Goje, and cleared to contest for the governorship election in 2015. After the screening, the Governor promised that his administration’s area of concentration in the next dispensation would be to focus more on the people’s welfare. Oyo 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.punchng.
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 APC Leaders Root For Buhari, Atiku Moves To Spring Surprise Despite the fact that the outcome of the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated to hold December 10 rests solely with the 22 swing States not controlled by the APC, the leadership of the opposition party is still rooting for a former Head of State, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, as its presidential candidate as its joker for the 2015 elections. Unfortunately for those pushing for the Buhari candidacy, it only appears a sure bet in the event of a consensus arrangement as former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar is likely to spring a huge surprise if a primary election is held, THISDAY has further learnt. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Court Rejects PDP’s Application To Remove Tambuwal As Speaker Attempt by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to surreptitiously remove the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, through an ex-parte application failed as the trial judge, Justice Ahmed Mohammed, ordered the party to put the Speaker on notice. The court turned down the party’s request for an ex parte order to compel Tambuwal to vacate his seat as Speaker of the House of Representatives following his defection from the majority party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Plaintiffs Want Suit Challenging Jonathan’s Eligibility Referred To Appeal Court Two presidential aspirants challenging the eligibility of President Goodluck Jonathan to seek another four-year term in the 2015 general election have applied to a Federal High Court  to refer their case to  the Court of Appeal for determination. The presidential aspirants (plaintiffs) – Olatoye Wahab and Adejumo Ajagbe had approached the court through their counsel, Abiodun Owonikoko (SAN), praying it to declare Jonathan ineligible to re-contest the presidential election in 2015. Nigeria 2015; Eligibility; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Afenifere Youths Tell Obasanjo To Dump PDP For APC The Afenifere Renaissance Youth Congress (ARYG) has called on former President Olusegun Obasanjo to defect from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress, APC.  According to DAILY POST, the group said it was better for Obasanjo to defect from PDP instead of causing the party damage from inside.  ARYG leader, Mr. Abimbola Owolabi, said it was difficult to believe that Obasanjo was still a member of the PDP. Nigeria 2015; Afenifere; Obasanjo http://www.nigerian
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Formal Impeachment Plot Against Jonathan Not Before The Senate, Say Senators Contrary to reports that 63 Senators have signed up for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan, THISDAY investigation revealed on Monday that no formal decision has been taken by any party caucus in the Senate. A caucus meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Senators scheduled for 5pm on Monday, where the decision on whether to initiate an impeachment move against the President or not would have been taken, was later cancelled. It was learnt that the meeting was cancelled due to the preparation for primaries by the Senators. Nigeria 2015; Senate; President Jonathan http://www.thisday
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Guardian Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 915 Delegates Emerge In Imo APGA Primaries The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State has expressed happiness over the successful and peaceful conduct of its congresses in the 305 electoral Wards of the 27 Local Councils in the State. It disclosed that 915 delegates emerged at the end of the exercise, and that the leadership was sure they would elect credible candidates in the primaries scheduled to take place in a few days. Imo 2015; APGA 9
Guardian Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Agbaje Denies Asking Obanikoro To Withdraw The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) aspirant for the 2015 governorship election, Mr. Jimi Agbaje, has denied making calls for the withdrawal of another PDP aspirant, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro from the party’s primaries scheduled for Thursday. In a statement by his Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Felix Oboagwina, the aspirant while distancing himself from the call, said that the more people in the contest, the merrier. Lagos 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 91
Guardian Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Why I Joined Senatorial Race, By Nweke Jnr Former Minister of Information and National Orientation, Chief Frank Nweke (Jnr) has said that he decided to join the race for Enugu East Senatorial election to enable him serve his people. Nweke said that he was the game changer in the Enugu East Senatorial District contest in the 2015 general elections. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 92
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 "Jonathan’s Administration Below Expectations"- Oyinlola Former National Secretary of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, yesterday said that the current situation in President Jonathan’s administration is not what Nigerians bargained for. Oyinlola, a former Governor of Osun State and chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) told the President to be preparing his handover notes ahead of the 2015 elections. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 6
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 High Rate Of IDPs Worries INEC Ahead Of Elections The displacement of over 740,000 persons across the country due to the continuing Boko Haram insurgency is a cause for concern to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) ahead of the general election, Director General of the Electoral Institute, Professor Abubakar Momoh has said. Momoh said the Electoral Body has however remained committed to ensuring that all displaced Nigerians exercise their franchise during the general election. Nigeria 2015; IDPs; INEC; Insurgency 12
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Niger 2015: Nasko Promises To Continue Governor Aliyu’s Projects People’s Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial candidate in Niger State, Umar Nasko, has promised to continue with the policies of Governor Babangida Mu’azu if reelected into office. The aspirant said for any nation to remain viable economically and politically, it must hinge its development on the ideals of accountability and transparency.  Niger 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 17
Daily Trust Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 13 Nasarawa Assembly PDP Lawmakers Win Primaries Thirteen People’s Democratic Party (PDP) members who contested to return to the Nasarawa State House of Assembly have been returned as winners in the just concluded party primaries held at the weekend. House majority leader, Godiya Akwashiki and 12 other serving lawmakers won the primaries held in their various Constituencies to fly their party’s flag during the 2015 polls. Nasarawa 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) 19
Nation Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Governors Are Toothless Bulldogs, Says Aliyu Niger State Governor, Mu’azu Babangida Aliyu has described Governors as "toothless bulldogs" for their lack of Constitutional power to direct security men to fight the country’s increasing insurgency. He spoke yesterday while reacting to the deadly explosions at a Kano mosque last Friday. He said Governors who ought to be Chief Security Officers , had been rendered powerless by the nature of Nigeria’s federalism. Nigeria 2015; Insurgency; Governors 6
Nation Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 INEC Worried Over Electoral Code’s Violation The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega is worried over next year’s elections. Jega attributed his worry to how the Commission would ensure politicians adhere to the code of conduct they signed. He spoke yesterday in Abuja at the Ninth Public Lecture of the Electoral Institute (TEI) and INEC with the theme "Youth and electoral violence in Africa: Lesson for Nigeria." Nigeria 2015; INEC 6
Nation Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Omisore’s Witness Discredits Own Statement A witness of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Osun State, Senator Iyiola Omisore, Moshood Adejare, discredited his written statement at the Election Petition Tribunal yesterday. He admitted that there were errors in the statement. Adejare, who was the PDP supervisor for Kuye Ward 2 of the Ede South Local Government, had alleged in his written statement on oath that there was over voting in his Ward. Osun 2014; Tribunal 8
Vanguard Newspaper Tuesday 2nd December 2014 APC Screening Committee Clears Amosun For 2015 The National Screening Committee for governorship aspirants (South-West_ of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has cleared the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, as the candidate of the party in next year’s governorship election in the State.  Ogun 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) 11
Leadership News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 2015 Elections: Youths Urge Politicians Not To Heat Up The Polity The Middle Belt Youth Vanguard on Tuesday called on politicians across the country to desist from making statements that could incite the people and heat up the polity. The group made the call in a statement issued by Mr Simeon Elaigwu, its National Organising Secretary, in Abuja. Elaigwu decried the utterance of some State Governors, especially on issues relating to the Federal Government, and warned that the immunity attached to their offices should not be abused. He stressed that no matter the misunderstanding between political stakeholders, the corporate existence of the country should be respected, adding that the country`s interest should supersede all personal interest. He noted that some politicians were over stepping their boundaries by their remarks on the Federal Government and the country`s security challenges. He reminded such politicians to note that Nigeria does not belong to them. Nigeria 2015; Violence; Youths http://leadership.ng
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Four APC Presidential Aspirants Want Convention Shifted To Abuja Indications emerged yesterday that disagreements  is brewing in the camps of the four of the five presidential aspirants on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the plan by the party leadership to shift the venue of its national convention. Consequently, the four aspirant shave petitioned the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, demanding that the venue of the party’s national convention be shifted from Lagos to Abuja. The four aspirants, including former Vice-President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar; Kano State Governor, Alhaji, Rabiu Musa Kwakwanso; Leadership Publisher, Mr. Sam Nda-Isaiah and Imo State Governor, Chief Rochas  Okorocha, are also seeking the cancelation of the delegates’ list from 37 Local Council Development Authorities  (LCDAs) of Lagos State which formed part of the list of delegates for the national convention. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Ebonyi PDP Crisis: Akpabio, Fayose, Orji To Reconcile Elechi, Other Stakeholders The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) monday set up a committee of the Governors of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose and Governor Theodore Orji of Abia State to reconcile the warring stakeholders of the party who are up against  Governor Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State. Also, the party overruled Elechi who on Sunday said the state congresses State were inconclusive. But the PDP leadership said contrary to what the Governor said that the Saturday’s congresses were  successful. Ebonyi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Rivers Deputy Speaker: Ogonis Cannot Play Second Fiddle In Rivers APC Sign, that it is no longer fine in the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) emerged Monday as the Deputy Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Hon. Leyii Kwanee, said the people of Ogoni will not play second fiddle in the politics of the State despite their being ‘dumped’ by the party. Kwanee was reacting to the choice of Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Downstream), Hon. Dakuku Peterside, as the consensus candidate of the APC in the 2015 gubernatorial election. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Buhari Urges Jigawa Delegates To Shun Money Politics The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant,  General Muhammad Buhari (rtd), has called on Nigerians to shun money politics and elect people with sound moral character to serve as their leaders so as to bail the country out from the glaring socio-economic malaise it has found itself. Buhari, who refused to dole out money to the delegates, charged them to vote based on patriotism. He spoke with journalists yesterday in Dutse shortly after he addressed the teeming APC delegates that thronged a three-star hotel in the city to hear from him on the way forward for the country. He said he had no money to give the delegates but should be patriotic enough to vote for him preparatory to the national convention of the party coming up very soon. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Enugu PDP Crisis: Chime, Ekweremadu Sheath Swords, Unite For Primaries Governor Sullivan Chime of Enugu State and the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, may have “technically” resolved their differences which threatened the foundation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the State. The duo had last weekend mobilised their supporters for a peaceful and successful conduct of the party’s House of Assembly primaries, and have equally declared their readiness to sustain the peace process in order to unite the party ahead of the 2015 general election. Enugu 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Chris Uba Joins Senatorial Race The self acclaimed godfather of Anambra State politics and a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees; Chief Chris Uba, has joined the race for the Anambra South Senatorial District in the 2015 general elections. Uba, who spoke to THISDAY yesterday at his guest house in Awka, shortly after declaring his ambition, said he had since bought the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party and that his decision to vie for the position was predicated on the desire to offer effective representation to the people of the zone in the National Assembly next year because the earlier representatives of the zone didn’t perform satisfactorily. Anambra 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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ThisDay Live Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Imo Guber Primaries: Ohakim, Ihedioha’s Men In Early Lead Results of the November 29 primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State to elect the State House of Assembly candidates for the 2015 general election showed that over 90 per cent of the successful candidates are those either in the camp of the immediate past Governor of the State and front runner in the current governorship race, Mr. Ikedi Ohakim or the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chief Emeka Ihedioha, who is also a front-runner in the governorship race. A breakdown of the results across the State shows that majority of those who emerged are either former Aides of Ohakim or former Appointees in his administration, who are still staunch members of his team and those in the camp of the Deputy Speaker. Imo 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.thisday
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Leadership News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Fayose Gives Reasons For Compression Of Ministries Ekiti State governor, Ayodele Fayose has attributed the compression of 36 Ministries in the State to 26 carried out by his government to paucity of funds. He stated this yesterday when he swore in the new Head of Service, Mr Olugbenga Faseluka, Permanent Secretaries and a Special Adviser to his government. Ekiti 2014; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Court Threatens To Order Arrest Of Bankole, Daniel, Others A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday threatened to order the arrest of former Ogun State Governor, Gbenga Daniel and former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole if they fail to appear before it on December 15. The two politicians are among allegedly in contempt of the proceeding initiated by the executive committee members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State believed to be loyal to a chieftain of the party in the State, Buruji Kashamu. Others equally facing contempt charge for allegedly disobeying the court order are the PDP, Dave Salako and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 PDP Overrules Elechi Over State House Of Assembly Primaries In Ebonyi The backlash from last Saturday’s State House of Assembly primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State spiralled yesterday as the national leadership of the PDP overruled the Governor, Martin Elechi, over the conduct of the primaries. The party however setup a three-man reconciliation committee made up of Governors Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State, Theodore Orji of Abia State and Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to meet Elechi over the situation. Ebonyi 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Attack On Jonathan: "Obasanjo Is Seeking Relevance"- CSJET The continuous verbal attack on President Goodluck Jonathan by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is because the former President is seeking relevance. The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency, at the weekend said that Chief Obasanjo decided to engage President Jonathan in a verbal war because he is not satisfied with the status of an elder Statesman.  Nigeria 2015; CSJET; Obasanjo http://leadership.ng/
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Jonathan’s Visit Triggers Deadly Clash In OAU Few days after President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, a deadly clash linked with the President’s visit broke out between different student factions. No fewer than six students were injured during a clash among some students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, on Sunday evening. While some of the eyewitnesses described the fight as a power tussle between students who were loyal to the President of the Student Union, Ibikunle Isaac, and those of the Vice-President, Oladejo Olufunmi, others described it as a cult attack. They all, however, agreed that the clash was an aftermath of President Goodluck Jonathan’s visit to the institution. It was learnt that the Education Rights Campaign members had just concluded a meeting at the Students’ Union Building when the fight broke out. Nigeria 2015; OAU; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Tambuwal Wants Justice Chukwu Taken Off The Case Speaker of the House of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal on Monday petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Ndahi Auta, to stop Justice Evoh Chukwu from hearing his case.  Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has petitioned the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Ibrahim Ndahi Auta, to assign a case brought before Justice Evoh Chukwu to another judge. A Member of the House, Rep Isiaq Abiodun Akinlade (PDP, Ogun) had filed a suit in the Justice Auta court seeking interpretation of Section 68 (g) of the Constitution on the legality of Tambuwal’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) and possibly vacate his office as a Lawmaker. Consequently, the case was assigned to Justice Chukwu who had presided over and ruled on similar cases earlier this year. But Tambuwal, in a petition dated November 30 and addressed to Justice Auta, appealed to the Chief Judge to re-assign the case to another Judge as he does not have confidence in Justice Chukwu. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 "Nigerian Government Is Not Behind Kano Bombing, Boko Haram"- Sambo Vice President, Namadi Sambo on Monday denied reports that the Nigerian government was behind boko haram and the Kano mosque attack.  Speaking during a visit to the victims of Friday’s mosque bombing in Kano, Sambo said the Federal Government could not be behind Boko Haram when majority of security establishments are headed by Northerners. Nigeria 2015; Boko Haram http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 "Only The Hawks In Abuja Will Be Happy To Re-elect President Jonathan"- Kwankwaso Kano State Governor, Rabiu Kwankwaso on Monday said that most Nigerians will not re-elect President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015.  Kwankwaso made the comment during an interview session with VANGUARD. When asked "What gives you the impression that if you become APC’s candidate you can defeat the incumbent?" , Kwankwaso replied,  "I don’t know why (President Goodluck) Jonathan and I collected our nomination forms the same day. Maybe the indication is that both of us are going to slug it out in 2015, and once that happens, I am sure you know the answer – he is going to lose. I don’t see anybody who will be happy to vote for him apart from the hawks in Abuja and of course, those contractors and others who are stealing crude oil and oil money. These are the ones that will be happy to vote for him again so that they can continue milking the economy of this country. But the masses, the talakawas of Kano, Enugu, Zamfara, and Bayelsa will be very happy to have a change, a change that will guarantee security of lives and properties of Nigerians, no matter where they live, no matter their religion or ethnicity." Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 APC Dares DSS To Release What They Found After Raiding Lagos Data Center The All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged the DSS to immediately tell Nigerians the outcome of its investigations into the cooked-up allegation of PVC cloning that forced the security agency to unlawfully invade the party’s offices in Lagos over a week ago. In a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said if no evidence of PVC cloning was found, the DSS should apologize to Nigerians for acting on the basis of faulty intelligence. It said any further delay in telling Nigerians the outcome of the investigations, after almost 10 days, could mean that the DSS is trying to manufacture evidence to support its faulty intelligence. Nigeria 2015; DSS; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Lagos Court Orders DSS To Release APC Employees A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Monday, ordered the release of five employees of the All Progressives Congress (APC), detained by the Department of Security Service (DSS). ‪The employees: Chinedu Atuche, Fayemi Olaposi, Augustine Onuchukwu, Ebun Ilori, and Esther Enemy, were arrested on November 22. The officials of DSS, accompanied by the police, had raided a building which houses the APC’s data office on Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos. The DSS said the raid was informed by intelligence report that some unwholesome activities were being perpetrated within the said building. Justice Mohammed Yunusa ordered their release on Monday while ruling on a suit filed by Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) on behalf of the applicants, seeking enforcement of their fundamental rights. Also joined in the suit is the Nigeria Police Force. Yunusa held that a citizen could not be detained beyond 48 hours without being charged to court. Nigeria 2015; DSS; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Nigerian Senators List 14 Reasons President Jonathan Should Be Impeached Senators pushing for the impeachment of President Goodluck Jonathan have listed 14 reasons why the President should be impeached.  According to THE NATION, some of the reasons include;
The President’s refusal to sign 120 bills into law; Failure to act as de facto President; $10.8billion missing from the Federation Account; Squandering of N10billion private jets; Sloppiness/ failure in governance; Alleged violation of the constitution/ Oath of Office; Failure to implement recommendations of panels/ committees; Setting up of ill-conceived, “nebulous” groups like TAN for re-election campaign outside the Electoral Act; Failure to establish and inaugurate the Nigeria Police Council; Illegal deployment of Armed Forces; Sowing seed of hatred and turning one part of the country against the other.
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 Kwara’s Governor Ahmed Cleared For 2015 Polls The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has been cleared by the screening committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest the 2015 Governorship election in the State. Ahmed was yesterday issued a certificate of clearance by the Prince Olagunsoye- led screening committee in Ilorin, the State capital. Speaking shortly after receiving the certificate of clearance, Governor Ahmed assured that if reelected, he will take the State and its people to a greater height.  Kwara 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 Plateau Community In Nasarawa Endorses Pwajok For Governor Residents of Plateau State origin in Nasarawa State have thrown their weight behind the candature of Senator Gyang Pwajok ahead of the 2015 governorship election in the State. Speaking after their quarterly stakeholders’ summit, a cross-section of Plateau indigenes who spoke with LEADERSHIP in Lafia said their support was informed by the need to consolidate on the developmental efforts of Governor David Jang, even as they maintained that Sen. Pwajok has the disposition and willpower to deliver the goods. Plateau 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 Stop Lying Against Us, Omirin Tells Governor Fayose The Speaker of Ekiti State House of Assembly, Dr Adewale Omirin, has warned Governor Ayodele Fayose to stop churning out lies against the 19 All Progressives Congress (APC) Lawmakers. Omirin  was reacting to allegations by Fayose on State radio and television that he and other APC Lawmakers demanded N365million bribe to clear‎ the Commissioner-nominees and 10 per cent of the N2 billion MDGs funds. Omirin, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Wole Olujobi, said the Assembly under his leadership had a record of integrity by passing 75 bills into law under the administration of the immediate past Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, without demanding bribe. Omirin said instead of blaming the seven Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Members for demanding 10 per cent of the N2 billion MDGS funds, the Governor had turned a full circle to accuse the APC Lawmakers. Ekiti 2014; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 PDP Vows To Promote Issue-Based Campaigns Ahead of the 2015 general elections, the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday reiterated its commitment to issue-based campaign devoid of statements capable of inflaming passions and overheating the system. The PDP said the move was in furtherance of the pursuit of peace and unity, and to douse the tension in the polity. The party however charged its elected and appointed officers to continue to be prudent in the management of resources for the benefit of the people. Nigeria 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 "Why PDP May Lose South-West To APC"- Buruji Kashamu The Chairman Organisation and Mobilisation of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the South-West, Buruji Kashamu, has said that the crisis in the Ogun State chapter of the party may pave the way for the All Progressives Congress (APC) to sweep the South-West in the 2015 polls. Kashamu, who sounded this warning during a press briefing in Abeokuta yesterday, also warned the National Chairman of the party, Adamu Mu’azu and the National Organising Secretary, Abubakar Mustapha, to stay clear of Ogun State PDP. According to Kashamu, the duo are scheming to force the former Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Dimeji Bankole, on the party as its gubernatorial candidate for Ogun State. Ogun 2015; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 Atiku Woos Ondo APC Delegates Former Vice President and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC) , Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, at the weekend, met with Ondo State APC party executives and national delegates as the build up towards the forthcoming presidential primaries gathers momentum. Atiku, who arrived the APC Secretariat and was welcomed by a tumultuous crowd of supporters and party faithful, expressed confidence that he would be victorious at the primaries. Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 "Amaechi Has Laid Down A Solid Foundation In Rivers"- Peterside The All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship hopeful in Rivers State, Hon. Dakuku Adol-Peterside says Governor Chibuike Amaechi has laid a formidable foundation of service delivery in the State, and he has no reason not to perform well if he emerges Governor in the 2015 general elections. He stated this at the weekend when he addressed supporters at Kono Waterfront shortly after he collected his Permanent Voter’s Card in Opobo Town Ward 3. Rivers 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 "Niger REC Was A Member Of The PDP"- APC Ahead of the 2015 general elections the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Niger State has cast doubt over the possibility of free and fair election in the State if the present Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) Dr Emmanuel Onucheyo is allowed to conduct the elections in the State because he was a member of PDP. The party in a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary in the State, Mr Jonathan Vatsa and made available to LEADERSHIP yesterday said in as much as the party has continued to express her faith in the current democratic dispensation, the lofty principles and tenets of democracy are being threatened by the activities of some people entrusted with the midwifery of the system. Niger 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Leadership News Online Monday 1st December 2014 Buhari Urges Nigerians To Unite To Vote Out PDP The former Head of State and All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential aspirant, General Muhammad Buhari has charged Nigerians to unite irrespective of their differences and vote out PDP from government in 2015 before it destroys the country. Buhari made the call yesterday when he visited Jigawa State to solicit the support of APC’s delegates ahead of the forthcoming party primary election. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://leadership.ng/
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 Tambuwal Kicks Against Postponement Of 2015 Elections Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal on Sunday said that the 2015 general elections should not be postponed on grounds of insecurity. According to THIS DAY, Tambuwal argued that if war torn countries like Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq ‎could conduct elections, the security situation in Nigeria should not be used as an excuse for shifting the elections.  The Speaker called on those charged with the responsibility of protecting lives and property of Nigerians to be up and doing. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 "Obasanjo Criticizing Jonathan Is Pot Calling Kettle Black"- Rivers Monarch Rommel Emenike, a Rivers State Monarch has warned former President Olusegun Obasanjo to desist from his ceaseless criticism of President Goodluck Jonathan.  According to DAILY INDEPENDENT, Emenike said he was shocked to read from the newspapers that Obasanjo could come out in the public to call Jonathan a corrupt leader when the Amnesty International had labeled his administration one of the most corrupt government in the world.  Nigeria 2015; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 APC To Screen Buhari, Atiku, Other Presidential Aspirants On Tuesday  The All Progressives Congress, APC will tomorrow screen the five presidential aspirants of the party. According to DAILY TRUST, those to be screened include;General Muhammadu Buhari, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Governor Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso of Kano State and his Imo State counterpart Rochas Okorocha as well as Mr Sam Nda-Isaiah. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 63 Senators Meet To Discuss President Jonathan’s Looming Impeachment The 63 Senators who had signed up to remove President Goodluck Jonathan will meet on Monday (today) evening to perfect their strategy for making it a reality. One of the coordinators of the impeachment plan,who made this known to our correspondent in Abuja on Sunday, said the agenda of the meeting would centre on how to handle the case on the floor of the Senate. But the Senator, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, did not disclose the venue of the meeting for security reasons. Nigeria 2015; Senate; President Jonathan http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 Presidency, PDP Plot To Declare Tambuwal’s Seat Vacant Barely four days to the resumption of the House of Representatives, Members have uncovered a plot to have a court declare vacant Speaker Aminu Tambuwal’s seat. The court may grant an ex-parte order asking Tambuwal to leave office pending the determination of the substantive motion. On the basis of the judicial ambush, the police will have “alibi” to prevent the Speaker from presiding over the House when it reconvenes on December 4. Nigeria 2015; Tambuwal; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 Fayose Accuses Ekiti Lawmakers Of Demanding N200 Million Bribe Ekiti state Governor, Ayo Fayose claims the bad blood between him and the All Progressives Congress, APC, Lawmakers in the State is due to his refusal to give them N200million.  According to VANGUARD, Fayose accused the Lawmakers of paying less attention to issues that would bring development to the State and pursuing their own narrow and selfish interests by demanding 10 per cent of the N2 billion SME loans before approving it.  Ekiti 2014;Fayose; People’s Democratic Party (PDP) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 Buhari Explains How He’ll Repay N27.5 Million Nomination Form Loan Muhammadu Buhari, former head of state and presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress, APC has explained how he intends to repay the N27.5 million loan he obtained for the purchase of his nomination and expression of interest forms.  NIGERIAN TRIBUNE reports that Buhari said the loan would be paid back by the Buhari Crowd Funding Platform. Explaining the crowd funding programme, Dr Chidi Maduekwe, head of media, publicity and ICT of Buhari Support Organiszation, said, "Every second, every hour, N200, N1,000 is being paid into that account by concerned Nigerians. That could serve as a pool to even pay for the loan that was raised to start with. Nigeria 2015; Buhari; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 "APC Won’t Consider Fashola For VP Because He Is Muslin" The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has been ruled out as a running mate to the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress anytime the candidate emerges, investigation by The PUNCH has revealed. A highly placed source in the party, who spoke with our correspondent on condition of anonymity in Abuja on Sunday, said that Fashola’s religion had ruled him out of the race. He said since it was almost certain that the party would field a Muslim as its presidential candidate, it would therefore be out of place to field another Muslim as the running mate. Nigeria 2015; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 INEC Extends PVC Distribution In Lagos The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday extended distribution of Permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) in Lagos by one day. In a statement issued in Lagos, the Commission said that the extension was to enable more people to collect the cards. INEC began the distribution of the cards in Lagos on Friday. The exercise was to end on Sunday but it will now end on Monday. Lagos 2015; INEC http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 "I Deserve To Be President Of Nigeria"- Atiku Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President and All Progressives Congress, APC presidential aspirant, has solicited the support of party delegates for his ambition to become Nigeria’s president in 2015. Abubakar called for the support while addressing the delegates of Gombe and Yobe States in Gombe on Sunday. He expressed the desire for their votes during the party’s primaries, to enable him to succeed during the exercise. According to him, he has spent over 30 years in politics and he deserves to be the President of Nigeria, "being the person who knows Nigeria’s problems”. Nigeria 2015; Atiku; All Progressives Congress (APC) http://www.nigerian
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Nigerian Bulletin Online Monday 1st December 2014 Hoodlums Snatch Voter’s Cards, Register In Nasarawa The Resident Electoral Commissioner in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Ahmed Makama, on Sunday said that some hoodlums attacked the ad-hoc staff at Agyaragu village in the State and snatched a ballot box containing voters’ Permanent Cards and Register. Makama told newsmen that the hoodlums were so inpatient to wait for the INEC staff to collect their cards and forcefully collected the materials from them. Nasarawa 2015; INEC http://www.nigerian
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