Friday May 22nd, 2015
Friday May 22nd, 2015
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Buhari to move against pension for ex-governors

  /   in Headlines, News 6:48 am   /   Comments

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President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), is to lead a campaign to repeal the pension laws for governors enacted by many states of the federation, Vanguard has learnt.

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How elections were rigged, by PDP, APC

  /   in Headlines, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

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The struggle to win more governorships between the political parties, yesterday, shifted to the media with the two major political parties accusing each other of conspiring with the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and security agencies to rig the governorship elections against them where they lost out.

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APC sweeps gov polls

  /   in Headlines, News 9:15 am   /   Comments

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WITH ferocious intensity, the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, swept into its kitty most of the 29 governorship seats contested at the weekend. The huge victory has catapulted the party to the enviable position of the dominant party in Nigeria.

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24 hrs to governorship election: PDP, APC trade words over plans to rig polls

  /   in Headlines, News 2:00 am   /   Comments

Local representatives of the Nigeria Independent National Electoral Commision (INEC) collate figures from the general election in Port Harcourt, capital of Nigeria's southern oil-rich Rivers State, on March 29, 2015. Nigeria's closely fought general election went into a second day after failures in controversial new technology snarled the polling, including for President Goodluck Jonathan. AFP PHOTO

Barely 24 hours to the governorship and houses of assembly elections, the two major parties, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, have engaged in a war of words, trading accusations over alleged plans to disrupt and rig the elections.

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Ojukwu would’ve saved Nigeria one year of bloodshed if he had behaved like Jonathan – Danjuma

  /   in Headlines, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

VISIT: President Goodluck Jonathan (left) with former Defence Minister, Gen. Theophilus Danjuma (retd) during a visit by the President to the General's House In Asokoro, Abuja, yesterday.

Former Chief of Army Staff and ex-Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (retd) declared, yesterday, that President Goodluck Jonathan averted civil war in the country by conceding defeat to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) even before the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, announced the final result of the March 28 presidential election.

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Threat to Ndigbo: Ignore Oba Akiolu; Clark, Tinubu tell non-indigenes

  /   in Headlines, News 7:02 am   /   Comments

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ELDER statesman and South-South Leader, Chief Edwin Clark, and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, yesterday, urged non-indigenes in Lagos State, especially the Igbo, to ignore the Oba of Lagos, HRM Rilwan Akiolu’s death threat within seven days if they did not vote for the APC governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwumi Ambode.

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AMBODE: What I told Igbo leaders – Oba of Lagos

  /   in Headlines, News 7:45 am   /   Comments

Oba Akiolu

AS outrage greeted the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu’s alleged death threat and curse that Igbo will drown in Lagos lagoon within seven days if they did not vote for the All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, the Oba, yesterday, said he was misquoted and clarified what he told Igbo leaders, who visited him.

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I’ve been in cage for 16 years – Jonathan

  /   in Headlines, News 6:12 am   /   Comments

From left: President Goodluck  Jonathan; Chief  of Staff, Brig.-Gen. Jones  Arogbofa; Executive Secretary, Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission, Mr.  John Kennedy Opara; former minister of health, Prof. Onyebuchi Ohukwu  and others  during Easter day church service at Aso villa chapel in Abuja on Sunday

Barely a month to his exit, having lost the Presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, reviewed his sojourn in government and declared that he has been in a cage for 16 years.

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BUHARI: Suspected militants fire first warning, blow up main gas pipeline in Delta

  /   in Headlines, News 6:31 am   /   Comments

vandalised petroleum pipeline at Ijedodo in Ojo Local Government of Lagos State on Monday (3/6/13)

Are the Niger Delta militants posing a threat to the incoming administration of the former Head of State and president- elect, Major General Muhammadu Buhari as they did to current and past regimes?

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Alleged polls irregularities: We’re still weighing our options – PDP

  /   in Headlines, News 12:06 am   /   Comments

Alhaji Adamu Mu‘azu and President Jonathan

The ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, formally congratulated Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) on his election as president-elect of the country even as it affirmed that it was still weighing its options on challenging the elections based on alleged irregularities it claimed characterised the polls.

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Jonathan has nothing to fear – Buhari

  /   in Headlines, News 7:10 am   /   Comments

Presidfent-elect, Buhari

The President-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), yesterday, laid down a contract with Nigerians underpinned by a commitment to restore the dignity of all Nigerians irrespective of partisan considerations.

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Presidential Election: Buhari leads, PDP kicks

  /   in Headlines, News 12:44 am   /   Comments

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Erstwhile Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) was last night sustaining his lead over President Goodluck Jonathan in the declared results of the presidential elections released by the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, last night.

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POLLS: Tension as results trickle in

  /   in Headlines, News 8:40 am   /   Comments

Nigerian troops take position during a demonstration by All Progressives Congress (APC) party supporters calling for the cancellation of the presidential election in Port Harcourt in the Rivers State on March 29, 2015. Thousands of supporters of Nigeria's main opposition party demonstrated in the southern state of Rivers, calling for the cancellation of elections locally because of alleged irregularities. AFP PHOTO

The nation was in suspense, yesterday, as results from last Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections continued to trickle in.

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Jonathan vows to deal with trouble makers, enjoins politicians to accept election results

  /   in Elections 2015, Headlines 7:05 am   /   Comments

President Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has called on all Nigerians to come out en masse on saturday and vote for the candidate of their choices in the Presidential and National Assembly Elections.

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We’ll accept polls outcome -Jonathan, Buhari

  /   in Headlines, News 12:09 am   /   Comments

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (L), and APC main opposition party's presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari shake hands under the eyes of Chairman of the Abuja Peace Accord former Head of State General Abdulsalami Abubakar (C), after signing the renewal of the pledges for peaceful elections on March 26, 2015 in Abuja. Security is a major concern at Saturday's vote both from Boko Haram violence against voters and polling stations to clashes between rival supporters. In 2011, around 1,000 people were killed in violence after Jonathan beat Buhari to the presidency. AFP PHOTO

The two leading candidates for the Presidential election scheduled for tomorrow, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, yesterday signed another peace accord, 48 hours to the election, where they affirmed their preparedness to accept the outcome of free, fair and credible elections.

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Polls: FG shuts land, sea borders

  /   in Headlines, News 12:03 am   /   Comments

President Goodluck Jonathan (centre) inspecting parade during the Nigerian Army Day Celebration in Abuja On Saturday (6/7/13)

All land and sea borders were closed last night while international flights to and from Nigeria will be suspended by midnight today as Nigerians go to the polls on Saturday to elect the President and members of the National Assembly.

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FUEL: FG accuses oil marketers of sabotage

  /   in Headlines, News 9:28 am   /   Comments

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The Federal Government has accused oil marketers of undermining efforts to make petroleum products available to Nigerians, especially in this critical period close to the Presidential polls.

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Court bars soldiers from polling stations

  /   in Headlines, News 12:13 am   /   Comments

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A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, yesterday, restrained the Federal Government from deploying soldiers for the general elections beginning on Saturday with Presidential and National Assembly polls.

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Jonathan, Buhari lay siege to South East

  /   in Headlines 10:21 am   /   Comments

Buhari and Jonathan

The two leading presidential candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan and Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) are today and tomorrow shifting their focus on the South-East with separate bids for the zone’s 6.6 million voters.

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Fani- Kayode asks Buhari to explain level of funding from Hamas, ISIS, Al Qaeda

  /   in Headlines, News 12:53 am   /   Comments

Fani- Kayode and General Muhammadu Buhari

AHEAD of the Presidential and general elections slated for March 28 and April 11 respectively, Peoples Democratic Party, PDP Presidential Campaign Organisation, PDPPCO yesterday alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC set up its own radio station called Radio APC or Radio Chanji to use it as a vehicle to announce false results after the Presidential polls.

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Yoruba elders split over Jonathan, Buhari

  /   in Headlines, News 5:50 am   /   Comments

LEFT: From left: PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George; Gen. Mobolaji Johnson (rtd); Afenifere Leader, Chief Ayo Adebanjo; Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State; Senator Femi Okunrounmu; Prof. Dupe Olatunbosun and Founder of O'odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr Frederick Fasehun, at the Post-National Conference Summit, in Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Bunmi Azeez.

THE South-West geo-political zone was split, yesterday, as Yoruba leaders and elders were sharply divided over who to vote for in the March 28 presidential polls between President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) of the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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CONFAB Report : FEC okays immediate implementation

  /   in Headlines, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

Confab Closes— From left: President Goodluck Jonathan receiving Report of 2014 National Conference from  Chairman of the Confab, Justice Idris Kutigi at the closing ceremony of conference in Abuja, yesterday. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, yesterday set the stage for the restructuring of the country by approving immediate and full implementation of the recommendations contained in the 2014 National Conference Report.

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No sight of Chibok girls in liberated areas – COAS

  /   in Headlines, News 12:01 am   /   Comments

Chief of Nigerian army staff Lt.General Kenneth Minimah  attend the commissioning ceremony of the "NNS Centenary", an offshore patrol vessel built by Chinese Shipbuilding and Industry Corporation (CSIC) for Nigerian Navy, on February 19, 2015 in Lagos.  Nigerian President Jonathan commissioned into the service of Nigerian Navy four patrol vessels to enhance maritime surveillance, protection of offshore resources and infrastructure. One of the vessels, a frigate was acquired from the US Coast Guard, and one of two others built by Chinese firm was donated by the Chinese government to its Nigerian counterpart.    AFP

Hope dimmed, yesterday, on the rescue of abducted Chibok girls from Boko Haram terrorists as the Chief of Army Staff, General Kenneth Minimah, declared that despite the liberation of some towns and villages in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States, the troops have not been able to establish the whereabouts of the schoolgirls.

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Army not empowered to monitor polls -Jega

  /   in Headlines, News 7:04 am   /   Comments

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IN an apparent warning to the military to stay away from the forth-coming general elections, Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, Professor Attahiru Jega, yesterday, hinted that the power of the military as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), does not empower it to monitor elections.

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Interim Govt: We’ve evidence against Jonathan —Fayemi

  /   in Headlines, News 12:09 am   /   Comments

Showbiz Interactive: From right: Tony Elumelu, Chairman, Heirs Holdings; President Goodluck Jonathan; Mr Jim Ovia, Chairman, Zenith Bank; Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State (2nd row) and others  on arrival at the Showbiz Interactive with GEJ, at Eko Hotel, Lagos, yesterday. Photo: Lamidi Bamidele.

Former Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, yesterday, stoked the controversy over the alleged interim government arrangement when he declared that he had evidence that national leader of All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, was wooed to be part of the ING by President Goodluck Jonathan and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Diplomatic row: Jonathan shocked, embarrassed, says he didn’t speak with King of Morocco

  /   in Headlines, News 12:00 am   /   Comments

King Mohammed VI and President Jonathan

The controversy surrounding the alleged telephone conversation between President Goodluck Jonathan and the King of Morocco took another dimension as President Goodluck Jonathan Friday evening said he never spoke on phone with the Moroccoan King and has ordered the Minister of Foreign Affairs to carry out a full scale investigation into the matter and punish those responsible for the national embarrassment

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Smear campaign can’t deter me – BUHARI

  /   in Headlines, News 7:54 am   /   Comments

RALLY: From left: Mallam Nasir el-Rufai; Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; his wife, Dame Judith; All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, during the APC South-South zonal rally at Liberation Stadium, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, yesterday. Photo: Nwankpa Chijioke

All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, affirmed that he would not allow the smear campaign to dissuade him from his obligation of liberating the country from the bondage of misrule and misery of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Attacks on Buhari: You’re desperate, APC fires back at PDP govs

  /   in Headlines, News 12:04 am   /   Comments

Femi Fani-Kayode and Alhaji Lai Mohammed

All Progressives Congress, APC, governors, yesterday, rebuffed Tuesday’s concerted attack on the party’s presidential candidate, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, governors, describing it as a reflection of the poverty of ideas of the ruling party.

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Buhari’s one-term plan unfair to North – PDP govs

  /   in Headlines, News 8:07 am   /   Comments

A mother carries banner to drum support for the leading opposition All Progressives Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari and running mate Yemi Osinbajo during a rally christened 'Walk for Change" in Lagos, on March 7, 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria's commercial capital.   Presidential elections scheduled for February 14 were delayed for six weeks as the military said the ongoing counter-offensive against Islamists Boko Haram meant that troops could not provide security on polling day. AFP PHOTO

The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday rolled out its governors in a concerted attack on the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, Maj-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), warning among others that Buhari planned to serve only one term and derail rotation between North and South.

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PDP govs kick as INEC insists on card readers

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INEC OFFICIAL CHECKING THE THUMB OF A PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED VOTER, DURING THE TESTING OF SMART CARD READER AT HORARE WARD AND JOGEL POLLING UNIT IN JAMA,ARE LGA OF BAUCHI STATE ON SATURDAY.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday endorsed last weekend’s trial run on the card readers and resolved to use the device for the forthcoming general elections.

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Chad, Niger launch air, ground strikes against Boko Haram as troops recapture Buni Yadi

  /   in Headlines 8:07 am   /   Comments

CHIBOK UNDER WATCH—Nigerian soldiers guarding Chibok, Borno State, yesterday. Photo: NAN.

Niger and Chad, yesterday, launched major ground and air strikes in the North-East against Boko Haram, after the militants formally pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

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2015: Where PDP got it wrong – Clark

  /   in Headlines, News 5:56 am   /   Comments

E. K. Clark

Former Federal Commissioner for Information and South South leader, Chief Edwin Clark said yesterday that the alleged imposition of candidates who did not win the party primary elections as party candidate will haunt the party at the polls

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