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PRESS RELEASE: Avoid Pre-election Arrests

Seven days to the commencement of the 2015 polls, there is palpable fear in the opposition camp that the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) plans to clamp its leaders in detention using the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). In…

DPP Presidential Candidate Deny Allegiance To Buhari, Reiterates Support For Jonathan

The former presidential candidate of Democratic Peoples Party (DPP), Otunba Owolabi Odebudo has denied report that his party has pledged allegiance to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. Odebudo, who was the presidential candidate…

PRONACO Rejects FEC Decision on Confab Resolutions, Insists on Referendum

Pro National Conference Organisation (PRONACO) has rejected Federal Government’s decision to implement some aspects of the resolutions of the national confab through constitution amendments process of the national assembly instead of the referendum of the people. The political movement initiated by…

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Consensus In The Context Of Upheaval And Transition By Pius Oba

It is crystal clear that acidifying the political, social and security complexity and bewilderment in Nigeria is the excruciating rascality, immaturity, twisted patriotism and ideological dissonance of the Nigerian elite and political class. When the concept of ideology originated in…

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FEC Approves Implemention of Confab Recommendations

Nigeria’s Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the final report of the National Conference as a step towards implementing its recommendations, Premium Times reports. This was made known to journalists by the outgoing supervising Minister of Information, Edem Duke, alongside…

Elections: IPC, NPC Present Media Monitoring Report Thursday

The International Press Centre (IPC) and the Nigeria Press Council (NPC) are set to release the report of the monitoring of the coverage of the 2015 elections by selected newspapers, online media and social media platforms in the month of…

Obanikoro Named Minister of State 2 as New Ministers Get Portfolio

Senator Musiliu Obanikoro has emerged as the Minister of State 2 for Foreign Affairs. This followed the inauguration of new ministers by President Goodluck Jonathan shortly before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday. The new…

Damaging Documentary: Make Public Pronouncement on Alpha Beta, Others – Anti-graft Coalition Tells Tinubu

The Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL) urged former governor of Lagos State Ahmed Bola Tinubu to go beyond obtaining injunction restraining African Independent Television (AIT) from airing documentary on him and make public pronouncement on his stake in a company…

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APC Knocks PDP Over State of Enugu International Trade Fair

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has chided the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led federal government over its failure to construct the permanent site of Enugu International Trade Fair complex six years on, Daily Post reports. Spokesperson of APC in the South-East…

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Why Buhari will not agree to a debate with Jonathan By Femi Aribisala

In all my years of studying elections, I have never seen a campaign as bogus as that of Muhammadu Buhari. It is amazing that, for a man who is running for election as president for a marathon fourth time, Buhari…

INEC Petitioned Over Alleged Non-distribution of PVCs in 24 Lagos Wards

■ Alimosho, Ifako, Ikeja, Mainland LGAs affected The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has been petitioned over alleged deliberate misman­agement of Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs, distribution in five Local Government Areas of La­gos State. The development is said to have…