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PDP urges court to strike out Atiku loyalists’ suit

The Peoples Democratic Party has asked an Abuja High Court to strike out a suit by some aggrieved members, i who want President Goodluck Jonathan barred from contesting the presidential election under its platform. The plaintiffs, Ambassador Yahaya Kwande, Mr. Dubem Onyia and Alhaji Lawal Kaita, who were said to be loyal to ex-Vice President […]

Exodus as Saraki, Shagaya, Ladoja, Akume, Bwari leave PDP

The ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was at the weekend being threatened with exodus of prominent members displeased with the procedure set for the forthcoming legislative and gubernatorial primaries. As at weekend, major names exiting the party included Senators, former Governors and members of the House of Representatives with erstwhile Senate Leader, Senator Olusola Saraki; […]

Jonathan leads Uduaghan’s re-run campaign

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan is expected to lead PDP political big wigs for rally in support of Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan coming back to power during the governorship re_run in the State. The Director of Media and Publicity, PDP Re_run Election Campaign Organization, Dr. Festus Okubor,  in a statement, weekend, said it was going to be “Mother […]

Why I dumped PDP – Ladoja

Former Governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, weekend, disclosed reasons why he dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and opted for Accord Party. This came as he vowed to do everything possible to make his former party be  a forgotten after the April poll. Ladoja, who will  slug it out with his successor in […]

Greed, bane of our development – Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday fingered greed and the desire to accumulate monies that were not needful, rather than of lack of professionals in key positions, as the problem militating against Nigeria’s development. Speaking at the first new year service at the Trinity Catholic Church, Maitama, Abuja, Jonathan also described terrorism as a global trend which […]

Chime, Nwodo war rages as PDP meets aspirants today

 The Muslim Rights Concern, an Islamic group, has appealed to the Federal Government to find a lasting solution to what is motivating people to plant bombs, arguing that apprehending the culprits alone without addressing the motivating factors will only bring the kind of peace found in the graveyard. Another Islamic group, Ahmadiyya Movement in Nigeria, […]

Borno, Yobe PDP Delegates Boycott Meeting With Atiku

THE Borno and Yobe States delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, boycotted a meeting with former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar over his aspiration to contest the Presidency on the party’s platform. Even though the decision was not disclosed, a delegate from Maiduguri Metropolitan council said their boycott […]

UK, others seek action against Abuja blasts perpetrators

UNITED Kingdom (UK), Canada and Russia have expressed worry over the upsurge in violence in Nigeria, urging the Federal Government to do everything within its powers to arrest and prosecute masterminds of the New Year’s Eve bomb blast in Abuja. Also, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) have […]

I’m still in presidential race, says Ribadu

AHEAD of tomorrow’s sealing of the alliance between the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the ACN presidential aspirant, Nuhu Ribadu, yesterday denied recent media reports insinuating that the two parties had adopted Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd) as their flag-bearer. A statement by Ribadu’s Presidential Campaign Organisation quoted the former Economic and […]

Mimiko seeks arrest of perpetrators

 Ondo State Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, has condemned the bomb blasts on New Year Eve which rocked the Mogadishu Barracks in Abuja and it’s attendant toll. He described the incident as “a dastardly act, reprehensible and an antithesis of what we stood for as a people of this nation.” Mimiko, in a statement by his […]

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