31 Mar 2015 5 Features
CONTRARY to his earlier assurance that the whole of Northwest will be delivered to the PDP, Governor Sule Lamido of Jigawa state failed to deliver his state to his party, as the opposition APC polled 87% of the presidential votes and swept all three senatorial seats in the elections.
30 Mar 2015 News
While Aregbesola, the Southwest coordinator of Buhari/Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, gave kudos to the security personnel for providing cover during the exercise, Fashola appealed to Nigerians in respect of the technical hitches observed during the poll.
28 Mar 2015 Features
Mike Adeniyi Negwo-Omogbehin is the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate vying for the Irele/Okitipupa seat at the lower chamber of the National Assembly. In this interview with NIYI BELLO, he disclosed his plans for the constituency. Excerpts:
27 Mar 2015 21 Features
AS if to underscore his status as the de facto factor in Nigeria’s politics today and the soul of the opposition in contemporary Nigeria, former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, attracted more attention and mudslinging than tomorrow’s presidential candidate of his party; the All Progressives Congress (APC), Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (rtd)
27 Mar 2015 2 Features
Sixteen years down the line, the reality is still being sustained and even though the country has been having a bumpy ride on the road to perfection especially in attempts by politicians to thwart the process, the experience gathered so far is already strengthening the system to create a mechanism for protection.
27 Mar 2015 Features
It was as a result of this that the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prof. Bolaji Akinyemi had early in the year wrote to the presidential candidates of the two leading political parties (PDP and APC), urging them to unequivocally express their commitment to peaceful campaigns and elections, as well as proper management of reactions to the results of the polls to achieve peaceful outcome.
26 Mar 2015 4 Features
Raising the alarm in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, the commission noted with dismay a front page advertorial by a ‘faceless group’ in some national newspapers on Wednesday, March 25, 2015, alleging a plot by the Chairman of the commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega, to rig the planned general elections.
26 Mar 2015 2 Features
“While it may be admitted that the campaigns have not been entirely free of hate speeches and some fracas, I believe that there is a general relief that the incidence of ugly violence has so far been less than what was experienced in the 2011 elections. For this, the security agencies deserve to be commended.
26 Mar 2015 1 Features
Abdullahi Hussaini MaiBasira, National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Director of Youth Mobilisation of its Presidential Campaign Organisation, spoke with journalists in Abuja on youths preparation for the general elections as well as the chances of President Goodluck Jonathan getting re-elected. KARLS TSOKAR of the Abuja Bureau was there.