Sunday March 1st, 2015
Sunday March 1st, 2015
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Jonathan’ll not sack Jega but… – FG

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Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC,  Prof. Attahiru Jega

The Minister of Culture and Tourism and the Supervising Minister of Information, Chief Edem Duke, has debunked the rumour making rounds that President Jonathan has an agenda to sack the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, illegally.

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Buhari at Chatham House: Why I want to be President – Buhari

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BUHARI AT CHATHAM HOUSE—From left: Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State; Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (Retd); former British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown; APC national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi at Chatham House, London, yesterday.

The All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd), yesterday, in London gave reasons why he wants to be president after he left office as military Head of State.

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APC reps revolt, abort House sitting

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House of Representatives

The sitting of the House of Representatives was, yesterday, disrupted after members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, rejected moves by the presiding officer of the House to stall a motion seeking to bar the military from playing a role in the conduct of the forthcoming elections.

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Why we dumped G-5 govs – Lamido, Aliyu

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Aliyu and Lamido

Governors Sule Lamido of Jigawa State and Babangida Aliyu of Niger State, yesterday, took on their Kano counterpart, Mallam Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso over his accusation that the two governors betrayed five other governors on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, who agreed to dump the party following their irreconcilable differences with the leadership of the party.

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I met Buhari, seeing Jonathan soon – Blair

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From Left; Gov Amosun of Ogun State, Gen Buhari, Mr. Blair and Sen. Saraki in London.

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, yesterday, confirmed to Vanguard that he met with All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari (ret) following which he resolved to meet with President Goodluck Jonathan.

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Calls for interim govt treasonable, says Jonathan

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VISIT—President Goodluck Jonathan (right) with Hrm Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo during the visit of the president to Oyo town,weekend.  Photo: State House.

President Goodluck Jonathan has dismissed the idea of an Interim Government being insinuated by some people saying that such utterances amount to treason.

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2015: Jonathan moves to stop slide

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN (M) PDP NATIONAL  CHAIRMAN, ALHAJI ADAMU MU'AZU; FORMER GOV OF OGUN STATE, OTUNBA GBENGA DANIEL; PRESIDENT,  OODUA COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE, ASIWAJU ADETOKUMBO AND MEMBERS OF OODUA COOPERATIVE ALLIANCE AFTER A  MEETING WITH  PRESIDENT JONATHAN AT THE STATE HOUSE MARINA IN LAGOS ON FRIDAY (20/2/15).

ALARMED by seeming soaring popularity of his main opponent in the March 28 presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan may have decided to personally coordinate his campaigns for the strategic election, which has already drawn global attention.

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Troops recapture B-Haram training base as Jonathan commissions warships

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WARSHIPS—President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, in Lagos, inaugurated four warships acquired by the Navy.

In furtherance of the ongoing military onslaught to rout Boko Haram terrorists from the North-East, Special Forces of the Nigerian Military, aided by the Air Force and Chadian troops, yesterday, pounded the Sambisa forest headquarters of the sect, killing 117 terrorists and arresting the Amir (Commander) of the sect. This came as Gwoza, which had become their new training base, was not spared.

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Only security chiefs can guarantee polls’ date

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Senate Questions Jega: INEC Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega addressing pressmen shortly after interactive session with Senators at  Senate Chamber  at National Assembly Abuja.  Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan.

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Attahiru Jega, yesterday, told the Senate that only the service chiefs could guarantee the sanctity of the rescheduled polls in view of the security challenges facing the country.

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75.94% of total PVCs distributed – INEC

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Residents of Sebiotimo street, Agege, checking for their Permanent Voters Cards at  ward 5, Agage Local Government in, Lagos state,  yesterday [08-11-14]. Photo: Bunmi Azeez

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, released details of the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs collection rate, showing that 75.94% of registered voters across the country have taken delivery of the crucial voting material.

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Why I tore my PDP membership card – Obasanjo

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OBASANJO—Ex-President Obasanjo (left) watches as Alhaji Usman Oladunjoye tears the PDP membership card. Right: Obasanjo's card after it was torn, yesterday.

A mixture of relief and raging indignation swept through the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo publicly tore his membership card of the ruling party.

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Obasanjo wants to run my govt – Jonathan

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Jonathan and Obasanjo

Meanwhile, it was learned at the weekend that the Presidency and the Peoples Democracy Party, PDP, have decided to pull back from earlier plans to sanction Obasanjo over his perceived anti-party activities. Besides, there were indications that Obasanjo’s support among some northern governors, who deferred to him in the past, may be waning. One serving northern governor in the PDP known as an Obasanjo associate, weekend, flayed the former president for crossing the line in his attacks on the president and party.

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Obasanjo attacks Jonathan again!

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Jonathan and Obasanjo

Two days after he spoke against President Goodluck Jonathan’s re-election in London, former President Olusegun Obasanjo, now at home, attacked the President, yesterday, accusing him of a hidden agenda over the 2015 polls.

Specifically, Obasanjo alleged that Jonathan was engaged in do-or-die politics.

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We’re ready for polls – INEC

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Former Heads of State — Chief Ernest Sonekan, General Ibrahim Babangida, General Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Shehu Shagari, General Yakubu Gowon, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Speaker, House of Representatives, and Senate President, David Mark during the National Council of State meeting held at the State House, Abuja, yesterday. Inset: From left: President Goodluck Jonathan, Shagari and Babangida, discussing after the meeting. Photos: Abayomi Adeshida/State House.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, yesterday, reiterated its readiness for the forthcoming general elections even as strong pressures were brought on its National Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega by contending forces at the National Council of State, NCS, to shift the polls by six weeks.

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As National Council of State meets today: Buhari, APC govs to oppose polls shift

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cartoon-election

Ahead of today’s National Council of State meeting, All Progressives Congress, APC, governors were, yesterday, mobilizing to fend off pressures to use the platform to push forward agitations for the postponement of this month’s scheduled elections.

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Call to arrest ex-miltants: Clark, Dokubo, Tompolo, others blast Danjuma

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Asari-clark-tompolo

Elder statesman, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday, said he was disappointed at the call by former Minister of Defence, General Theophilus Danjuma (ret), that former Niger Delta militants should be arrested and prosecuted for warning that there would be war if President Goodluck Jonathan loses the presidential election on February 14. He said that Danjuma should have condemned the attacks on Jonathan in several states in the North instead of calling for the arrest of the ex-militants.

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Arrest Tompolo, Dokubo, others now – Danjuma

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Theophilus Danjuma,

Former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Ret), has called for the arrest of Asari Dokubo, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, General Boyloaf and others over recent war threats by the ex-Niger Delta militants.

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Certificate Saga: My documents with INEC – Buhari

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PDM adopt Buhari: National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Movement (PDM), Bashir Yusuf Ibrahim (left) presenting resolution of the National Executive Committee of the party  to adopt Gen. Muhammadu Buhari of APC as their Presidential Candidate to Buhari, while Deputy National Chairman South West, Mrs Titilayo Ajanaku looks on in Abuja. Photo: Gbemiga Olamikan.

Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Muhammadu Buhari (Ret), yesterday, insisted that his academic certificates were submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, which were duly acknowledged by the Legal Department of the commission, wondering why people were still making issues of it.

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Attack on Jonathan in Bauchi: Yuguda, FCT minister at each other’s throat

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Jonathan poster

STRONG indications emerged that the cold war between a political godfather and his son has reared its head again, following accusations and counter accusations between Governor Isa Yuguda of Bauchi State and Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, Senator Bala Mohammed. Their disagreement followed the governor’s claim that the minister hired thugs that stoned the president’s convoy in Bauchi last Thursday.

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Boko Haram: US halts Israeli aid to Nigeria

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Army-Jonathan

TWENTY-Four hours after US Secretary of State, John Kerry met President Goodluck Jonathan and former Head of State, General Muhammadu Buhari, pledging his country’s determination to work with Nigeria and other countries to end activities of the Boko Haram terrorists, the Israeli media, yesterday, revealed that the US stopped Nigeria’s purchase of Chinook military helicopters from Israel to fight Boko Haram.

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Dasuki urges INEC to shift polls

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National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki,rtd

The National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki in London, yesterday, suggested postponement of this year’s national elections by three months to enable the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, distribute the Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, to about 30 million Nigerians who were yet to obtain the cards.

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Certificate saga: Buhari defends self

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Buhari certificate

THE All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, defended himself over his school certificate saga. This came as his secondary school certificate result emerged, yesterday, when the Katsina State Ministry of Education released a certified statement of result of the presidential candidate’s 1961 school certificate examination.

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Army speaks on Buhari’s certificates

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Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Olajide Laleye, displaying documents on
Retired Gen. Muhammadu Buhari Certificate, during a news conference on activities of
Nigerian Army In Abuja on Tuesday . With him is the Chief Of Staff, Directorate of
Army Public Relations, Nigerian Army Headquarters, Col. Timothy Antigha.

As controversy continues to trail the academic qualifications of the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Major General Mohammadu Buhari, the Army, yesterday, said it was not in possession of Buhari’s credentials.

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PRESIDENCY: IBB backs Buhari

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Former heads of state, Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Muhammadu Buhari

Nigeria’s former military president, General Ibrahim Babangida (ret), yesterday, endorsed the presidential aspiration of General Muhammadu Buhari, saying the All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate was suitably positioned to salvage the country.
Babangida who received Buhari in his Minna, Niger State residence also said the country’s retired generals would back Buhari being one of their own. He dismissed as fable, media insinuations of a feud between him and Buhari.

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I’m hale and hearty, still in Nigeria – Buhari

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buhari

All Progressives Congress, APC, presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, dismissed doubts about his medical and educational fitness for the presidency describing such allegations as distractions by the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, to deviate from the core campaign issues of corruption and incompetent leadership.

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At last, Jonathan visits Maiduguri

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VISIT—President Goodluck Jonathan, being received by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State (3L)while others watch at the Maiduguri International Airport, yesterday, when the President visited Borno over the ongoing activities of Boko Haram. Inset: President Jonathan with some of the wounded soldiers during the visit. Photos: Ndahi Marama/State House.

President Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, visited Borno State for the second time since a state of emergency was declared in the three north eastern states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe following the killings of thousands of people by Boko Haram insurgents.

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Jonathan, Buhari endorse violence-free polls

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*Jonathan and Buhari

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, former Head of State, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (ret) and 12 other presidential candidates, yesterday, signed an undertaking to ensure free and fair polls as well as run issue-based campaigns for the forthcoming general elections in the country.

President Jonathan is running on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Buhari is contesting on the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

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Drama as Jonathan Obasanjo, meet

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Jonathan and Obasanjo

HIDE and seek! That aptly captures the processes that led to a closed-door meeting between President Goodluck Jonathan and former President Olusegun Obasanjo, yesterday, in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.

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Attack on Campaign Buses: Jonathan, Buhari in war of words

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Jonathan or Buhari  who will you pick ?

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, traded words with the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Major-General Muhammadu (rtd) over the burning of his campaign vehicles in Jos, Plateau State.

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MEND to Jonathan: Your assassination story not true

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President Goodluck Jonathan

President Jonathan had said at a PDP rally in Lagos Thursday that MEND tried to assassinate him on two separate occasions, pointing out that the leader of the organisation, Henry Okah, now serving a jail term in South Africa, was paid to assassinate him in 2010.

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I’ll expose failures of ex-heads of state – Jonathan

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CAMPAIGNS—Above: President Goodluck Jonathan being received by Vice President Namadi Sambo, while the PDP National Chairman, Adamu Mu'azu (2r); Chief Tony Anenih (3l); Senator David Mark and Alhaji Ahmadu Ali (l) watch as the President arrived to inaugurate his campaign committee at the National Presidential Campaign Headquarters, Legacy House, Abuja, yesterday.

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, yesterday, pleaded with Nigerians to vote him in for a second term on account of his achievements in the last six years.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, while inaugurating the Goodluck/Sambo 2015 Presidential Campaign Organisation, PCO, at the PDP Presidential Campaign office, Legacy House, Maitama, Abuja promised to unfold to Nigerians what his government has done in the last couple of years that presidents and heads of state before him could not achieve.

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States declare austerity budgets

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Austerity-cartoon

WORRIED by the dwindling economic fortunes of the country, the Federal and 31 state governments of the country have proposed what has been termed as ‘austere’ budgets to contend with the challenges.

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