Buhari, Jonathan Make History As Nigeria’s New President Takes Over

Former military ruler, General Muhammadu Buhari has made history as the first Nigeria's President from the an opposition political party, even as former President Goodluck Jonathan became the first incumbent president to relinquish power. The history was made in Nigeria today at exactly 10.55AM when the new President, Muhammadu Buhari, was sworn in. The event, … Continue reading Buhari, Jonathan Make History As Nigeria’s New President Takes Over

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At 57, Agbaje too old to rule Lagos — Fashola

Apparently for want of facts, Lagos State governor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, on Wednesday, urged Lagos residents not to vote the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Jimi Agbaje, because he is too old to rule the state at 57. He said his party’s candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has age advantage to carry on with the … Continue reading At 57, Agbaje too old to rule Lagos — Fashola

#NigeriaDecides: Blame Obasanjo, not Jonathan for Nigeria’s woes, says Oba of Lagos

The Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu, on Thursday said President Goodluck Jonathan should not be blamed for the problems of Nigeria. Oba Akiolu said this while receiving the president Jonathan at his palace in Lagos. He said that many of the problems in the country predated the Jonathan administration. Mr. Jonathan was in Lagos State … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: Blame Obasanjo, not Jonathan for Nigeria’s woes, says Oba of Lagos

#NigeriaDecides: We’re Vindicated By Hacking allegations Against APC – PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said it has been vindicated by the allegations by the State Security Services (SSS), which claimed that the major opposition party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Congress (APC) planned to compromise the electoral process, hack into INEC’s data base and rig the February general elections. National Publicity Secretary of … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: We’re Vindicated By Hacking allegations Against APC – PDP

#NigeriaDecides: APGA Denies APC Endorsement Report, Reaffirms Support for Jonathan

The national headquarters of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has denied the party’s reported endorsement of opposition political party, All Progressives Congress (APC), even as APGA) reiterated its earlier endorsement of President Goodluck Jonathan, promising to “campaign everywhere in the few weeks ahead, to showcase our strong stance with the President”. A statement by the … Continue reading #NigeriaDecides: APGA Denies APC Endorsement Report, Reaffirms Support for Jonathan

Why DPP presidential candidate stepped down for Jonathan

Alignments and realignments has begun ahead the 2015 general elections as some political parties have been identifying with their favourite candidates. Recently, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) ratified the adoption of thevPeoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as the party's presidential candidate for February 14 presidential election.The latest in such political … Continue reading Why DPP presidential candidate stepped down for Jonathan

2015: Collecting ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ for Vote, Eating Unborn Children’s Future – Hon Ebenezer Tells Voters

Hon Oyetakin Ebenezer is the director of Research and Documentation at Anti-Corruption Network. He is the author of ‘Nigeria: A Giant in Search of Her Destiny’. In this interview, he bared his mind on the just permanent voters’ cards distribution by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), challenges ahead of 2015 general elections and other … Continue reading 2015: Collecting ‘Stomach Infrastructure’ for Vote, Eating Unborn Children’s Future – Hon Ebenezer Tells Voters

Ex-Akwa Ibom SSG, Umana, Set to Dump PDP for APC

Governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State, Umana Okon Umana, has concluded plans to defect to the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC) PREMIUM TIMES reports. Umana, who served as the Akwa Ibom Secretary to the State Government, SSG, until July 2013 when he resigned his appointment to pursue his ambition … Continue reading Ex-Akwa Ibom SSG, Umana, Set to Dump PDP for APC

Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal makes U-turn, picks APC presidential nomination form

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, who was earlier tipped to run as governor in his home state, Sokoto, has turned around to pick the expression of interest and nomination forms to run for the office of president of Nigeria on the platform of the All Progressives Congress ‎(APC). Tambuwal recently defected … Continue reading Sokoto Governorship: Tambuwal makes U-turn, picks APC presidential nomination form

2015: Full Text of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Declaration Speech

Below is the full text of president Jonathan's declaration speech today Nov. 11 at the Eagle's Square Dear Compatriots: 1. Four years ago, precisely September 18, 2010; I stood in this Eagle Square, to offer myself for election as the President of our beloved country on the platform of our great party; the Peoples Democratic … Continue reading 2015: Full Text of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Declaration Speech

8 Ogun Lawmakers Defect to PDP, SDP

Five Ogun State House of Assembly members on Tuesday defected from the Peoples Party of Nigeria, PPN, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, while three others moved from the All Progressives Congress, APC, the ruling party in the state, to the Social Democratic Party, SDP. The Speaker of the Assembly, Suraj Adekunbi, announced the defections … Continue reading 8 Ogun Lawmakers Defect to PDP, SDP

Police Seal Cross River PDP Secretariat

The crisis rocking the Cross River State chapter of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a shoddier turn with the sealing of the state secretariat of the party along the Murtala Mohammed Highway in Calabar by stern looking armed security operatives from the Quick Intervention Squad, QIS, CrossRiverWatch reports. The sealing of the … Continue reading Police Seal Cross River PDP Secretariat

Updated: Cross River PDP Suspends Senate Majority Leader Ndoma Egba’s Men, Others

Cross River State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has on Friday evening suspended Senate Majority Leader, Ndoma Egba, front line governorship aspirant, Jeddy Agba,former national officer of the party, Chief Venatus Ikem, and  9 others from the party over alleged anti-party activities. Mr John Okon, Chairman of the PDP in the state, said … Continue reading Updated: Cross River PDP Suspends Senate Majority Leader Ndoma Egba’s Men, Others

2015: PDP Endorses Jonathan as Sole Candidate, as Nigerian President Promises Not to Let Citizens Down

In what seems to be a major twist in political calculations in in Nigeria's ruling party ahead of its presidential primaries scheduled for December 6, 2014, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has adopted President Goodluck Jonathan as its sole candidate for the 2015 election. The National Executive Committee, NEC, of the party took the decision … Continue reading 2015: PDP Endorses Jonathan as Sole Candidate, as Nigerian President Promises Not to Let Citizens Down

Ribadu Dumps APC, Joins PDP to Run for Adamawa Guber

A presidential candidate on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), now the All Progressives Congress (APC), in 2011, Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has joined the PDP. According to reports, siblings of the former the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) boss, registered for him at his Makama Ward in Yola South and … Continue reading Ribadu Dumps APC, Joins PDP to Run for Adamawa Guber

Jimi Agbaje Declares for Lagos Guber Race, May Contest Under PDP

Popular Lagos politician Jimi Agbaje has declared his interest to run for the 2015 governorship race in Lagos state on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP. Agbaje, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Jay Kay Pharmacy, declared his intention to succeed governor Fashola after his tour of all 57 Local councils … Continue reading Jimi Agbaje Declares for Lagos Guber Race, May Contest Under PDP

2015: APC Cannot Defeat PDP In Kaduna – Dep. Governor

Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Amb. Nuhu Bajoga, has said no opposition party, including, the All Progressives Congress (APC), can win governorship and other elections in the state in 2015, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to sweep all elections in the state. Speaking at the weekend in Kwoi, Jaba Local Government Area … Continue reading 2015: APC Cannot Defeat PDP In Kaduna – Dep. Governor

Plateau PDP Chairman Suspended, Police Seal Party Secretariat

The crisis rocking the Plateau State chapter of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has reached a crescendo with the suspension of its chairman, Haruna Dabin. Mr. Dabin’s suspension was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of the State Executive Committee meeting of the party, which held at the Government House, Rayfield, Jos. The meeting … Continue reading Plateau PDP Chairman Suspended, Police Seal Party Secretariat

Obasanjo Writes Jonathan, Accuses President of Lying, Destroying Nigeria, Promoting Corruption – PREMIUM TIMES

An apparently angry and frustrated ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo has written what clearly competes as one of the most acerbic letters in modern history to President Goodluck Jonathan, accusing him of ineptitude and of taking actions calculated at destroying Nigeria.“Nigeria is bleeding and the hemorrhage must be stopped,” Mr. Obasanjo said in the 18-page letter dated … Continue reading Obasanjo Writes Jonathan, Accuses President of Lying, Destroying Nigeria, Promoting Corruption – PREMIUM TIMES

Tukur Consolidates As BoT Affirms His PDP Chairmanship

The Board of Trustees (BoT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday retained Alhaji Bamanga Tukur as the National Chairman of the party contrary to speculations in the media about his imminent resignation or sack by the party.The board, which also pass vote of confidence on President Goodluck Jonathan, took this decision during the … Continue reading Tukur Consolidates As BoT Affirms His PDP Chairmanship