Sunday April 19th, 2015
Sunday April 19th, 2015
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Enugu gov: Universal conspiracy for Ugwuanyi’s victory

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Ugwuanyi

The lull in political campaigns by the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress, APC, in the days leading to last Saturday’s governorship election had betrayed the strength and structure deployed by it to usurp power from the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

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Benue: Impunity upturned

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*Ortom

The routing of the Peoples Democratic Party by the All Progressives Congress in the presidential and governorship elections in Benue State marked an end to the 16 year dominance of the PDP over the politically conscious people of the state.

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Hurricane Buhari makes landfall

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•Buhari: Decked out

Egos were bruised when long-standing patrons who for long dictated the pace and pattern of policies and politics were buried after the governorship elections last weekend

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Rivers: What happened?

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Wike and Amaechi

It was a disaster long predicted to happen. When eventually the presidential election took place penultimate weekend, it neither passed the benchmark of the foreign observers nor that of many other domestic observers.

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Gombe: A fight between old friends

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...Goje

Largely, the 2015 contest had the trappings of the last governorship election in 2011 when the former governor, Alhaji Danjuma Goje adopted incumbent Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo as both his political god son and candidate for the office.

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Oyo: And Ajimobi broke the jinx

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Gov Ajimobi

Before my assumption of office, there had never been an Ajimobi. I am the first one that bears the name and I will be the first Ajimobi to break the jinx of second term – Governor Abiola Ajimobi.

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From Podium to Palace: The story of Masari and Tambuwal

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Bello Masari

Next month kick-starts a remarkable political encore for two of the country’s foremost parliamentarians. Speaker Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of the House of Representatives and former Speaker Aminu Bello Masari will become the first presiding officers of the House ever to become governors

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POLLS: Why apathy stole the show

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THE voter apathy that marked the governorship and state assembly elections across Nigeria, represents a sharp contrast to the impressive enthusiasm displayed by voters during the presidential election.

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Hillary, hungry for White House, wants to be first American female president

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Hillary

Hillary Clinton finally announced her White House candidacy Sunday, a move that empowers her to parry Republican attacks as she seeks to become the United States’ first female president.

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Hillary Clinton: ‘I’m running for president’

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Mrs. Hilary clinton

Hillary Clinton launched her bid Sunday to become the first woman to win the White House, and announced a campaign tour to showcase her support for “everyday Americans.”

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GOV POLLS: Defeat of the incumbents

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President  Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari

THE April 11 governorship and State House of Assembly elections recorded some major upsets at the end of the exercise.

Perhaps this can be attributed to the recent victory of the President-elect, Maj-Gen Muhammudu Buhari (retd) at the presidential polls a forth night ago where he defeated the incumbent, President Goodluck Jonathan.

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PDP will never die, says party’s BOT secretary

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From left: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN ; Otunba Gbenga Daniel former governor of Ogun State and VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO  DURING PDP PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIN RALLY IN  ABIOKUTA

Sen. Walid Jibrin, the Secretary, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Board of Trustees (BOT), has said that the party will never die in spite of its electoral misfortune in March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections.

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Governorship Polls: 16 killed as apathy mars elections

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Cross section of voters during the accredidation at unit 011 onigbongbo marryland lagos.During the governorship and national assembly election in lagos.PHOTO BY AKEEM SALAU

Violence and voter apathy characterised the gubernatorial and National Assembly elections held across the country yesterday.

It was a straight fight between the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the federal level and the opposition All Progressives Party (APC) whose candidate, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), won the March 28 presidential election.

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House of Reps Election: Controversy in Epe over ‘ dumped PDP ballot papers’

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Controversy is trailing the result of the House of Representative election in Epe Constituency, Lagos State, following the allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Hon. Apeson Bola Gbabijo, that it was rigged by the All Progressives Congress, APC. Gbabijo is dissatisfied who with the outcome of the election, lamenting that the mandate freely given to him by the electorate was brazenly taken away by APC and his opponent, Tunji Wale.

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Ogun 2015: I’m in the race to win – Odunsi, SDP guber candidate

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•Odunsi: We in the SDP are very confident

Senator Kamar Akin Odunsi is the governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Ogun State. In this interview, he declares that he is in the race to win the Aprill 11 election.

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Showdown in Ebonyi: Gov Elechi’s missteps

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*Gov Elechi

BEFORE the commencement of the last primary election of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi State, Governor Martin Elechi had planned that a former Minister of Health, Professor Onyebuchi Chukwu, would succeed him until the tide turned against him.

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Buhari certificate saga tore the army apart – Gen. Ikpomnwen

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Major General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd),

Brig. Gen.Don Idada Ikpomnwen (rtd) is a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army and a lawyer. He represented retired officers of the armed forces at the 2015 National Conference. Last Tuesday, Ikpomnwen defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he co-founded in Edo State. In this interview, the retired general says he dumped the PDP the very day Gen. Muhammadu Buhari emerged the candidate of the APC ahead of the presidential election.

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What we did to commit Jonathan, Buhari to peace ahead of polls – Ben Obi

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Special Adviser to the President on Inter-Party relations, Senator Ben Obi, in this interview, speaks on the defeat of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP by the All Progressives Party, APC, in the presidential election, President Goodluck Jonathan conceding defeat among other national issues.

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David Mark, Ekweremadu: The last men standing in Senate leadership

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Senate President David Mark

The March 28 presidential and National Assembly elections took a toll on the Senate leadership as the bulk of the principal officers of the Senate was swept away. Only two officers – Senate President David Mark and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu – remain.

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Jostle for Reps Speaker: The APC dicey situation

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APC

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has a very dicey situation to manage as six contenders emerged to contest the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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Buhari’s Promises: Nigerians speak

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Gen. Muhammadu Buhar

Following the victory of the APC at the March 28 presidential election, Sunday Vanguard sought the people’s opinion on the promises made by the party’s candidate, retired Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari.

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How the presidential poll was won and lost in Edo

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Jonathan and Buhari

The presidential and National Assembly elections in Edo State held amid tension penultimate Saturday, following the sour relationship between Governor Adams Oshiomhole and President Goodluck Jonathan. Oshiomhole had made it clear that the people of Edo will not support Jonathan whom he accused of neglecting the people of the state after they voted for him in 2011, in the election. The Esogban of Benin Kingdom, Chief David Edebiri, also declared that the Binis will not support the president, lamenting that no Bini man was in the administration of Jonathan despite the support given to him in 2011 by the Binis.

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‘Battle for surveillance contract triggered Delta new bombing, not Jonathan’s loss of re-election’

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN

Chief Judy Asuni is the Executive Director of Academic Associates Peaceworks, a conflict management organisation in the Niger Delta.

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The Igbo giant strides

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Igbo-men

Thereafter, another family has its plot of land and farm and so on. There are few Igbo urban centers. This small cluster will live near a stream for water and there are market days where goods and services are exchanged. There are four important market days and these market days are used as calendars for when one thing or the other is to be done. But, again, Onitsha is a large native Igbo town.

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Obama thanks Castro for ‘spirit of openness’

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US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro held unprecedented face-to-face talks in Panama on Saturday, ditching decades of Cold War-era antagonism in a historic effort to restore diplomatic ties.

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Who is more powerful: Party or people?

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Northern-people

Still basking in the euphoria of the last presidential election successfully held without violence across the 36 states of the federation, Nigerians are once again on the march to elect thirty two out of the thirty-six state governors. Four governors of Edo, Anambra, Osun and Ekiti are yet to complete their tenure.

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Beware of those defecting to APC now, Justice Abdullahi warns Buhari

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Buhari

FORMER President of the Court of Apeal. Justice Umar Abdullahi has advised the president-elect, retired General mohammadu Buhari, to be magnanimous in victory and govern Nigeria equitably irrespective of party differences.

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Carry out a comprehensive reform of political structure …MDCAN tells Buhari

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Steven   Oluwole

BY VICTORIA OJEME President of the Medical and Dental Consultants Association (MDCAN), Steven  Oluwole has advised president  Elect  to undertake a comprehensive  reform of the political structure of the country from the Presidency down to all tiers of government. Oluwole, gave the advice while speaking on the just concluded presidential/Senate election. MDCAN also urged the

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Fear rules Rivers

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Wike and Peterside

Residents of Rivers state will today decide who becomes governor of the state for another four years.
Fear has gripped the electorate following killings and many cases of political violence. It is so bad that many may not come out today to vote.
The All Progressive Congress, APC and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP have traded blames over these killings. Rivers State, arguably, remains the most volatile in these elections

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Jonathan has paved way for true democracy in Nigeria

  /   in Politics 9:45 pm   /   Comments

Kingsley Muturu

Mr. Kingsley Muturu is the Delta State chairman, phase 2 of the Amnesty programme. . In this interview with Saturday Vanguard, he commends President Goodluck Jonathan’s display of statesmanship at the Presidential election. He also speaks on Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence at the polls, ex militants’ position in the coming political dispensation and other issues.

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Oba Akiolu’s threat: Will APC’s apology save Ambode?

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Ambode:

By Ishola Balogun In order to calm frayed nerves, shortly after Oba Rilwan Akiolu’s alleged threat to the Igbo in Lagos, the All Progressives Congress, APC in the State apologised to Igbo in the state over the statement credited to the traditional ruler last Sunday. It is yet to be seen whether the Igbo will

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Governorship: Pitched battles everywhere

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Nigerians go to the polls tomorrow to elect new governors for 29 of the 36 states of the country and elect members to the 36 state legislative houses.

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