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DPP Splits, Faction Joins APC
Thu May, 02 2013
The crisis of confidence brewing in the Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), has blown open as a faction of the party opposed to the ongoing opposition parties’ merger negotiations boycotted a special national convention held to ratify the party’s membership of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Atiku To Deliver Lecture On Deepening Democracy In Africa In Geneva
Sun Apr, 21 2013
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar will be the guest of the Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations on April 29, 2013, where he is scheduled to deliver a paper entitled, "Deepening Democracy: Implications for Africa."
Boko Haram Has Ridiculed Jonathan's Govt, Lawmaker
Mon Apr, 15 2013
Member representing Jos South/Jos East constituency in the Federal House of Representatives, Honourable Bitrus Kaze has lamented the rejection amnesty offered Boko Haram by the President Jonathan's administration, describing it as "sickening and ridiculing".
Stop Blackmailing Us With Boko Haram, Northern Leaders Tell Jonathan
Wed Apr, 03 2013
ABUJA — Northern leaders, yesterday, frowned at what they described as a desperate attempt by President Goodluck Jonathan and his administration to blame the rising wave of insecurity in the north on the leaders.
I Have Done Nothing To Warrant My Removal - Tukur
Wed Apr, 03 2013
The embattled National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Bamanga Tukur, has said that he has done nothing to warrant his removal from office by his critics, insisting that he would continue to serve the interest of the party to the best of his ability.
Who Will Call Governor Akpabio To Order?
Mon Apr, 01 2013
It is as reckless as it is feckless for Governor Godswill Akpabio to fritter away with zing the patrimony of Akwa Ibom state on his political associates, friends and sycophant in a showy and flamboyant manner to massage an over bloated political ego. It is the height of profligacy.
Amaechi, Five Others Shun PDP Governors’ Meeting As Internal Crisis Deepens
Tue Mar, 12 2013
The Peoples Democratic Party Governors’ Forum got off to a poor start Monday with the embattled Chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, Rotimi Amaechi, and five other governors shunning the maiden meeting of the group in Abuja.
2015: Court Rules That Jonathan Can Contest
Fri Mar, 01 2013
A high court in Nigeria has ruled that President Goodluck Jonathan is eligible to stand again for president in 2015.
Presidency Is After Me – Gov. Babangida Aliyu
Thu Feb, 28 2013
Governor Babangida Aliyu of Niger State and Chairman of Northern Governors Forum, has alleged clandestine plans by people close to the Presidency to enroll him into an imaginary conspiracy.
Jonathan Likens Boko Haram Attacks To Syrian War
Tue Jan, 01 2013
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has likened attacks by a radical Islamist sect in his West African nation to the ongoing civil war in Syria, an unlikely acknowledgment from the seat of power about the violent unrest gripping the country.
Senator Queries Use Of Military Training Aircraft By Politicians
Thu Dec, 20 2012
A Senator, Olubunmi Adetumbi (ACN Ekiti) on Tuesday condemned the use of a military training helicopter by civilians during the burial of the father of a presidential adviser, Oronto Douglas.
Kalu Calls For Creation Of Two More States In The South
Mon Dec, 03 2012
As cries of marginalisation continue to resound in Southeast states, former Abia state governor, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Sunday, urged President Goodluck Jonathan to ensure the creation of two more states in the South to balance the Nigerian equation.
Crisis Torn Kogi Assembly Fails To Reconvene
Wed Nov, 21 2012
An attempt to reconvene the crisis-ridden Kogi State House of Assembly tuesday failed as the group of 12 and 13 lawmakers, especially the anti-Bello group were enmeshed in disarray with internal squabbles continuing among them.
Buhari Not Boko Haram Ally, Can’t Represent Group –CPC
Sat Nov, 03 2012
Congress for Progress Change (CPC) on Friday stated in strong terms that its presidential candidate in the 2011 election, General Muhammadu Buhari, was never an ally of the dreaded Islamic sect, Boko Haram and as such, is not in a position to represent the group as requested by a man who claimed to be a member of the sect on Thursday.
Suswam, Gemade Tussle Over 2015 Senate Seat
Mon Aug, 27 2012
Ahead the 2015 elections, Benue State Governor Gabriel Suswam has begun scheming how to outwit his former benefactor, Senator Barnabas Gemade representing Benue North–East Senatorial District and maneuver his way back to the National Assembly.
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