Friday January 30th, 2015
Friday January 30th, 2015
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Ondo: It is PDP versus PDP

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.VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), PRESENTING PDP FLAG TO GOV. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO OF ONDO STATE,  WHO DEFECTED TO THE PARTY  IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (2/10/14).

The next governorship election in Ondo State is not due until 2016. However, three Senate seats, nine seats in the House of Representatives and 26 seats in the House of Assembly are on offer in the forthcoming round of elections for voters in Ondo State.

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PDP: Panic or power play?

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PDP-crises

WAS the call by the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan on aggrieved members not to dump the party reflective of the panic its antagonists claim to be seizing the party that has held sway over the polity since 1999?

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Urhobo’ll go for Emerhor and Buhari — Frank Kokori

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Chief Kokori

CHief Frank Ovie Kokori, former Secretary General of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, is currently a foremost Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State. In this interview, the former labour leader adduced reasons why the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, should endorse Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the governorship of Delta State. He also spoke on why Gen. (rtd) Mohammadu Buhari is best fit to be the next President of Nigeria, among others

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Why Jonathan ‘ll win Feb poll — Imoke

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Gov Imoke of Cross River

Following an interactive session with the management of Vanguard Media Limited in his office in Calabar, Cross River State last Wednesday, Governor Liyel Imoke, winner of Vanguard’s Best Tourism Development Award, 2014, fielded questions on the ongoing national political campaigns, his perspective on the power situation in the country among other issues

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Oshiomhole, the Esama of Benin and the ‘battered Rev Father’ saga

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*Oshiomhole

Penultimate Friday, the people of Edo State were fed with the story that one of the security aides in the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole beat up a Rev. Father identified as Peter Udoh at Ujogba in Edo Central senatorial district of the state. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state started celebrating after the Independent Television (ITV), owned by the Esama of Benin Kingdom, and chieftain of the PDP, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, reported the matter.

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Peace Accord and 2015 Elections: The origins of political disorder

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*Jonathan and Buhari

Illusions are built on fantasies. Illusions are the creations of a mind that is steeped in a reality that does not exist. Now, what drives a mind to begin to concoct illusions?

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The day Okowa rallied Urhobo

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

When the Delta PDP Campaign Organisation announced that its 2015 flag off rally was to hold in Delta Central Senatorial District, not a few were surprised by the decision. Delta Central is home to the Urhobos where there has been strong agitation for one of their own as governor of the state.

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Re: ‘Millions in the South may not vote’

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INEC Chairman, Prof  Jega

I write on behalf of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to complain about the misinformation contained in the cover page story of Sunday Vanguard for January 4, 2015, titled as stated above.

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The fight for Edo South

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Voting

Edo State calendar for gubernatorial election was altered in 2008 by a judicial pendulum that left the contenders to the exalted office spellbound and enmeshed in steamy sweat and blood struck off their tired, wrinkled brows.

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Elections in Borno: We are in a quagmire– Hon. Kyari Gujbawu

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Hon-Kaka-Kyari-Gujbawu

Hon. Kyari Gujbawu represents Maiduguri metropolis, the hot bed of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, in the House of Representatives. In this chat, he speaks on how INEC can conduct elections in Borno, the amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act, issues on the floor of the House and other national issues

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Akin Ambode has been my choice from the beginning —Babatunde Fashola

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Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos state Governor has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has always been his choice candidate all through the build up to the APC governorship primaries held over a month ago.

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Deita 2015:Urhobo’s one million votes and Okowa’s audacious declaration at Oghara

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pdpelec

Uneasy is the head that bears the crown. That is the challenge facing Dr. Ifeanyi Arthur Okowa as he steps out to wrestle with fate and destiny in the Delta States political terrain, where he is aspiring to occupy the Unity House at Okpanam Road, Asaba.

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2015 Campains:What are the issues?

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President Goodluck Jonathan and Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)

WITH electioneering campaigns of the two leading political parties in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress, APC, and the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, already in full swing expectation of issue- driven campaigns is widespread.

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Excitement as Enugu first female Deputy Governor beckons

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APC-PDP

A palpable excitement is rife among residents of Enugu State especially women following the choice of a female running mate for the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Enugu state chapter.

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2015: Okowa is best hand for Delta —Djebah

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djeba

By Clifford Ndujihe Hon. Oma Djebah, an International Journalist, former Commissioner for Information, Delta State (2007-2011) has served in various capacities in a career spanning over two decades. He was a member of Obasanjo’s Presidential Committee on NEPAD in 2002; member of the Ministerial Committee on Reforms of the Nigerian Police in 1999 and member

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Celebrating Anenih’s lifetime of achievements

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Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih

” At the age of 82 years, I take the Award as most precious birthday present.”— Anenih

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Lagos:When the Ambode train took off

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Ambode; Will he succeed Fashola?

The All Progressives Congress, (APC) in Lagos State left no one in doubt about its determination to hold on to its domination of the state when it flagged off its campaigns last Wednesday

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Why Agagu boys defected to APC in Ondo: The Obasanjo/Tinubu connections

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File: APC chieftains with Obasanjo yesterday during Buhari's presidential campaign to Abeokuta.

Finally, the bubble burst on Tuesday, January 13 in Akure, the Ondo State capital, as some politicians known as the Agagu Boys defected from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC.

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Fresh expectations from renewed Presidential promises 

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President Jonathan during his campaign at Mapo Ibadan, Monday.

FOR a region that was still grieving the loss of its states to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2007 governorship elections, it took a deluge of pledges by President Goodluck Jonathan and alleged high-powered deal with some leaders of the opposition, for the South West geo-political zone to vote massively for the President in the 2011 presidential election.

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Presidential Rally: Police deploys 16 trucks of personnel to secure campaign venue

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APC

APC Presidential Rally: Police deploys 16 trucks of personnel to secure campaign venue.

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Lagos Poster War: APC, PDP in showdown

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APC-PDP

While the APC on its part is saying that the PDP and its supporters have been responsible for removal of posters belonging to candidates vying on its platform, the PDP says otherwise.

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Day Jonathan’s campaign train hit Enugu

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jonathan-in-Enugu-Campaign

THE Electorate in Enugu State has over time demonstrated its unflinching resolve to identify with PDP. That accounts for the bandwagon effect among politicians as the party is seen as the most viable vehicle for…

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APC takes over House of Reps as 260 lawmakers may not return

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APC-PDP

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has become the majority party in the House of Representatives in place of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with 13 more members crossing carpet among the various parties in the House.

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Delta 2015: Why I will win gov polls — O’tega

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I am not going to emerge as an Urhobo governor but the governor of all Deltans. My responsibility will be for the entire state…— Olorogun O’tega Emerhor

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PDP, APC: Who blinks first in Enugu?

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Ezea

But ahead of the general elections, one question agitating the minds of critical observers is – will the PDP maintain its winning streak in Enugu? While many with the party have high hopes of pending victory, others in the opposition camp think otherwise.

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2015: Akwa Ibom needs stomach infrastructure — Accord gov candidate

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Bishop-Akpan

“I don’t have any personal grievance against Governor Godswill Akpabio. Inasmuch as we have parted ways on ideological reasons, I am not going to attack him as…”—Bishop Samuel Akpan

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February polls: Call for postponement unconstitutional — Agbakoba

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*Agbakoba

Dr Olisa Agbakoba (SAN), former president of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) and a delegate to the just concluded National Conference, in this interaction, explains why postponing next month’s general elections for a transitional government is not tenable. He bares his mind on other burning national issues. Excerpts:

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Why my mandate is sacrosanct — Omasteye

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Omatseye: My candidacy is the bloc intention of the Itsekiri, Isoko and the Ijaw

SENATORIAL candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta South Senatorial District and former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Mr Temisan Omatseye, in this interview explained how he emerged as his party’s candidate.

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Why Buhari stopped governors from being called ‘Your Excellency’ — Gen Useni

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*Useni

Lieutenant-General Jeremiah Useni, CFR; was a military governor in the defunct Bendel State at the onset of the Buhari-Idiagbon regime in 1984 and subsequently he was minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT in the military regime of General Sani Abacha. On his retirement he joined politics and was a chieftain of the All Nigeria Peoples Party, and subsequently, the Democratic Peoples Party, DPP before his recent defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.

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Issues before Tambuwal’s House as Reps resume tomorow

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Court400

As the 7th House of Representatives gradually comes to an end in less than five months from now, issues ranging from Budget 2015, Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, electoral matters and other burning national interests will take the centre stage as the Green Chamber resumes from a three-week Christmas recess, today.

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Why I should be re-elected — Jonathan

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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan (R) and Nigerian Vice President Namadi Sambo greet supporters at a ceremony in Abuja on November 11, 2014. Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on November 11 declared his bid for re-election, vowing to finally defeat Boko Haram whose rise in strength during his first term has threatened the country's sovereignty. The 56-year-old made the announcement to tens of thousands of supporters in the red, white and green of his ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at a carefully orchestrated ceremony including patriotic music, dancing, prayers and speeches. AFP PHOTO

Lagos Island stood still as President Goodluck Jonathan flagged off his re-election campaign in the nation’s former federal capital.

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My security, anti-corruption agenda for Nigeria — Buhari

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buhari

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, General Muhamadu Buhari (rtd), flagged off his campaign at the Adokiye Amiesemaka Stadium in Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State with an assurance that he would tackle corruption and the challenge of insecurity plaguing the nation.

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