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B R E A K I N G N E W S !!! PDP disqualified Adamawa acting gov from primary

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri,

The Peoples Democratic Party, after serious gang up, finally disqualified Acting Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri from taking part in the forthcoming PDP governorship primary in the Adamawa state. The chairman of the PDP Screening panel for Adamawa State and former Deputy Senate President, Senator Ibrahim Nasir Mantu. While addressing Journalists after the nine […]

No To Militarization! Tambuwal Warns Jonathan On 2015 Polls

Speaker Tambuwal

Speaker of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal on Saturday, 30 August, 2014, advised President Goodluck Jonathan not to over-militarize the upcoming 2015 general election in the country. Tambuwal, who made his indignation of the undue use of military operatives during election known in Benin while speaking at the residence of the […]

2015: Jega Gives North Edge (2)… INEC’s Dangerous Game – See more…


*Commission insists on lopsided PUs allocation *Rigging from source set to be order of the day Last Sunday, this paper published the first part of the gambit the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, led by Professor Attahiru Jega, got itself into. And whereas the Commission would have been expected to attempt to address the concerns […]

Presidency Panics! As Sule Lamido Lamido joins 2015 race. See more…

Sule Lamido

SUBTLE trouble is brewing at the Presidency over the last-minute decision of Jigawa State Governor, Dr. Sule Lamido, to challenge President Goodluck Jonathan in next year’s presidential election. The two-term governor’s decision is said to have rattled President Jonathan and the party, which had long concluded that the race would be a straight fight between […]

2015 presidential race: Who will emerge APC presidential aspirant, Buhari rebuffs younger candidate – See more…

APC buhari

Presidential aspirants in the All Progressives Congress, APC following reported entreaties by younger elements among the contenders to persuade erstwhile head of state, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari out of the contest. The party also called on past leaders of the country to salvage the country from total collapse in the hands of present administration. National chairman […]

Adamawa: Where law and morality clash over Fintiri

Alhaji Ahmadu Fintiri,

■ As Ribadu, Gulak fault acting governor’s ambition The decision of the acting governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Fintiri to contest the October 11 governorship by-election has come under criticisms especially from other aspirants for the top job, with many accusing him of spearheading the impeachment of Governor Murtala Nyako for personal benefit. One of […]

2015: PDP considers automatic ticket for Jonathan as its sole candidate for 2015 presidential primaries


The national leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party is contemplating fielding President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 presidential primaries, Saturday PUNCH has learnt. The thinking within the top echelon of the party is that the party would emulate the United States democracy where the right of first refusal is usually given […]

2015: APGA offers Jonathan, Umeh automatic tickets

Chief Victor Umeh

Ahea of the 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Grand Alliance has offered automatic tickets to President Goodluck Jonathan and Chief Victor Umeh. Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State disclosed this on Saturday in Awka where a mega-rally was to urge Jonathan to seek re-election as President. Obiano however said the party’s candidates for all […]

PDP leaders beg Ikimi to join ruling party

Chief Tom Ikimi

Some national leaders of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party met Chief Tom Ikimi at his Abuja residence on Friday night and asked him to join the party. The PDP delegation, which was led by the National Chairman of the party, Alhaji Adamu Mu’azu also had in attendance the Chairman of Board of Trustees of the […]

State creation: Is Ekweremadu speaking for the Senate?


One of the recommendations of the just concluded National Conference was to add 18 more states to the existing 36 to make a total of 54 states of federation. The report approved such states as Adada, Amana, Anarribra, Anioma, Apa, Edu, Piciti, Etiti, Ghari, Gurara, Ijebu, Kainji, Katagum and New Oyo. Others are Njaba-Anim, Ogoja, […]

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