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18 Mar 2015
One of the leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Middle Belt and a delegate in the last National Conference from Kwara State, John Dara, sounded a note of warning in this interview with our Abuja Bureau Chief, MADU ONUORAH, that if President Goodluck Jonathan must win the votes of the region in the March 28 elections, he has to negotiate with the people to regain their support. Excerpts:
18 Mar 2015
In spite of the huffing and puffing of certain cash and carry analysts, who view the Abia State political scenario from a blinkered perception, pundits are unanimous in their view that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu is the candidate to beat in the 2015, governorship election in God’s own state because the well rounded intellectual and gentleman, who reeks with humility, is an epitome for the classical Athenian democracy
18 Mar 2015
In the last three weeks, President Goodluck Jonathan has concentrated more of his campaigns on the South West geo-political zone but Tokunbo Wahab, a lawyer and chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in this interview with ABIODUN FANORO described the efforts of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate as belated.
17 Mar 2015
The United Progressive Party (UPP) presidential candidate, Chekwas Okorie, in this interview with BRIDGET CHIEDU ONOCHIE, described the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressive Congress (APC) as two sides of the same coin and explained why “Igbos may continue to play second fiddle in Nigeria politics.
17 Mar 2015
If you think your job here in Nigeria is tough, then multiply it by one thousand times to have a semblance of the challenges President Obama faces every day! For instance there are hundreds of television and radio stations that feature nothing but anti Obama programs twenty four hours, seven days a week! In fact there is a saying in the US that if Obama should invent a drug for curing the deadly disease of cancer or even Ebola, the Republicans will accuse him of denying medical doctors and undertakers the means of earning their livings!
17 Mar 2015
Jega said: “Nobody has asked me to go on leave. A lot of things being said out there are diversionary. I have a job to do until April 11, 2015. We have a job to do and we are determined to do it for the country. We need to move forward not backwards. And we are doing everything possible to ensure that nobody is disenfranchised.”
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17 Mar 2015
The ‘I Am Ready’ campaign organisation of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has chided the Federal Government for delaying the compensation promised relations of the Nigerian Immigration job tragedy, a year after the incident happened. Speaking at a rally in Lekki, Lagos to commemorate the incident, a medical doctor and member of the group, Dr.…
17 Mar 2015
Hundreds of protesters under the aegis of Coalition of Concerned Nigerians, which included members of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) and the Goodluck Jonathan Campaign Organisation stormed the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in the morning.
17 Mar 2015
Speaking at a press conference in Akure yesterday, the South West Coordinator of the group, Bode Ajewole, said they are convinced that President Jonathan will implement the recommendations of the 2014 National Confab, which they claim will help entrench true federalism and restructure the country for growth and development.
17 Mar 2015
Any person who incites or engages in acts of violence in the context of the upcoming elections or otherwise – including by ordering, inciting, encouraging or contributing to the commission of crimes that fall within ICC’s jurisdiction – is liable to prosecution; either by Nigerian Courts or by the ICC. No one should doubt my office’s resolve to prosecute individuals responsible for the commission of ICC crimes, whenever necessary.
17 Mar 2015
We have had a National Conference, which over a period of five months deliberated on various sticky issues that border on the Nigerian question. The conference came up with a comprehensive report, including a set of distilled issues that form the basis for a brand new constitution. What remains to be done is the implementation of the conference recommendations.
16 Mar 2015
THE Lagos State National Conscience Party (NCP) governorship candidate, Ayodele Akele, has accused officials of the ruling party in the state, the All Progressives Congress (APC) of living in luxury at the expense of taxpayers even after expiration of their tenure in office, with particular reference to Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr.…


The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it has concluded the renewal of concession agreement with five terminal operators after the expiration of their leases.
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President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday warned Turkey would not ratify the NATO membership bids of Sweden and Finland until the two Nordic countries "kept" promises they had made to Ankara. "Until the promises made to our country are kept, we will maintain our principled position," Erdogan said in a speech to parliament in Ankara.…
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A United Nations peacekeeper has been killed in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN and Congolese officials said on Saturday, in the latest violence to hit the conflict-torn region.
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Iranians based abroad and their supporters gathered in cities around the world Saturday in solidarity with protests sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the country's notorious morality police.
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The International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Executive Board has approved a new emergency financing instrument for countries suffering from acute food insecurity.