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EXPOSED: How Presidency plans to ground my campaign, backers- Buhari reveals

All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari,

The All Progressives Congress Presidential Campaign Organisation (APCPCO) yesterday alleged plan by the Presidency to ground all aircraft being used by the party’s presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, as part of a grand plot to cripple his campaign. Also being targeted for freezing by the authorities, according to APCPCO are the bank accounts of stalwarts […]

After eight days, kidnappers free Amaechi’s aide

Rivers State gov. Rotimi Amaechi

Rivers state Governor Rotimi Amaechi’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Freddy Ndigbara, kidnapped by gunmen eight days ago, has been released by his captors. Ndigbara was kidnapped in his community, Kaani in Khana Local Government Area last Saturday while preparing for the All Progressives Congress ward rally. The kidnappers stormed the rally ground where Ndigbara […]

Enough is Enough! Elections must hold…any further polls shift will be fought — Falana, Opadokun, groups tell FG

Femi-Falana (SAN)

Plans by the Federal Government to further truncate the 2015 elections have failed. This was the position of pro-democracy groups who came together, yesterday, at a rally held at Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park, Ojota, Lagos, to say that any attempt by the Jonathan administration to postpone the elections again or use the military in the […]

Few day elections, you need to know how ICT experts, desperate politicians plan to scuttle polls


THE Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Edo State, Mr Mike Igini, has raised the alarm that ICT experts, in collaboration with some desperate politicians, want to derail the efforts of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct credible elections through the cloning and purchase of permanent voters cards (PVCs). The REC, reacting to the […]

Jonathan and his fruitless to visits to Southwest….S/West NOT for sale

President Goodluck Jonatha and Yoruba leaders

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is trying to court the marginalised Southwest geo-political zone, ahead of March 28. The Commander-In-Chief spent four days in the South West recently. He was in Lagos, Ogbomoso, Ibadan, Oyo and Akure, where he held partisan meetings with monarchs, Inthe renewed battle for the region, the president has visited the Alaafin of […]

EXPOSED: Why PDP Senators, Reps, INEC chiefs join plot against Jega few days to election

the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Attahiru Jega,

Some Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) members in the National Assembly have launched a bid to pit top officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) against the commission’s chairman, Professor Attahiru Jega. It is the latest of alleged moves by the party to destabilise INEC as the nation prepares for the March 28 and April […]

I cannot could not guarantee my people’s votes for you…you’ve failed them woefully- Warri monarch bluntly tells Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan

Faced by the grim prospect of losing the support of the Itsekiri of Delta State in this month’s election, President Goodluck Jonathan has bowed to pressure to perform the groundbreaking of the $16bn Delta Gas City project at Ogidigben in the Warri South West Local Government Area of the State, before the poll. The deal […]

Aregbesola Calls For EXODUS #March4Buhari To The Promised Land

Exodus to the promised land - #March4Buhari - Happy New Month

E-X-O-D-U-S: #MARCH4BUHARI To D #PromisedLand. Happy New March! Happy New Month Nigerians! Let's #MARCH2VICTORY!!! pic.twitter.com/vqvlg9XqDe — Rauf Aregbesola (@raufaregbesola) March 1, 2015 In a tweep heralding the new month of March 2015, the Governor of the State of Osun, Nigeria, and South West Coordinator for General Muhammadu Buhari (GMB) Presidential Campaign of the All Progressives […]

Presidential Election: Our husband has gone mad again

Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) and President Goodluck Jonathan

The Nigerian politics and the politicians are negatively peculiar, comparatively different from other westen democratic political processes. It reminds one of the award-winning play titled: “ Our husband has gone mad again” by Ola Rotimi. The play takes a comic swipe at ideological misfits and opportunists, who strut over the ever-accommodating political landscape of contemporary […]

How Jonathan Woos Benin Chiefs, Seeks Royal Blessing

President Goodluck Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan has urged traditional rulers in the Benin Kingdom to support his re-election bid, as a “son of the Benin palace.” President Jonathan made the appeal on Friday when his campaign team paid a courtesy visit to some palace chiefs at the Holy Arousa Cathedral, Benin; the traditional place of worship of the […]


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