Courting Yoruba monarchs won’t save you – APC tells Jonathan

By Wale Odunsi on February 23, 2015 The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Southwest on Monday confronted President Goodluck Jonathan with stark analysis of his last minutes move to court Yoruba monarchs ahead of the election, saying it will not secure him victory in the March 28 presidential election. In a statement issued by the […]

Jega meets NSA team, others today on state of security

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Chairman Prof. Attahiru Jega will today hold a stock-taking meeting with a team from the Office of the National Security Adviser, the military and para-military organisations on security, for the general elections. Today’s session with the military is the first since the were postponed on February 7. The elections will […]

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Jonathan uncoordinated in handling economic crisis, I’ll bring help – Buhari

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews   The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, General Mohammadu Buhari, yesterday said he will be meeting an empty treasury and a huge debt profile if he elected president. He, however, said he was confident his wealth of experience would assist in turning the situation around. According to Buhari, the […]

APC to raise N50billion for elections

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews   In a bid to shore up its financial base ahead of the rescheduled 2015 general elections, the All Progressives Congress, APC has concluded plans to raise N10 billion from the general public through direct contribution and an additional N40 billion in donations and contributions from the party’s elected members, including state […]

Balarabe Musa warns that further shift in elections will trigger unrest

By Sylvester Ugwuanyi   Civilian governor of old Kaduna State and leader of Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, Alhaji Balarabe Musa, has warned of an impending massive resistance should the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, attempt to postpone dates for the general elections again. The INEC had earlier delayed the 2015 elections by six […]

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APC plotting to accuse Aliyu over alleged sale of Shiroro Shares- CPS

  Niger State Government says it has uncovered another plot by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to blackmail the state Governor over allegation of selling 20% state government shares of the Shiroro hydro power station. A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Israel A. Ebije, has alerted the general public on another […]

APC accuses Fayose of sponsoring violence, drags him to NHRC

By Wale Odunsi The All Progressives Congress, APC, has dragged Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State to the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, accusing him of sponsoring violence against its members and supporters in the state. In a petition submitted to the Commission by the Secretary of APC in Ekiti State, Mr. Omotosho Ayodele, the […]

“Obasanjo left PDP long ago, tearing of card was ceremonial” – Masari

By Wale Odunsi Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Bello Masari, yesterday stated that former President Olusegun Obasanjo left the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, long before now. According to the one-time PDP member, Obasanjo’s public tearing of his membership card was merely “ceremonial”. Masari is the governorship candidates of the All Progressives Congress, APC, […]

Election postponement saved Nigeria, INEC from huge embarrassment – PDP

By Wale Odunsi   The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said contrary to subjective reactions to the postponement of the February election dates, the development rather saved the nation and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) a huge embarrassment. The PDP said all lovers of democracy should appreciate those who raised the alarm that led […]

PDP insists on deployment of soldiers for elections

By Wale Odunsi The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Friday insisted on the provision of adequate security, including deployment of soldiers, during the conduct of the rescheduled polls on March 28 and April 11. Reiterating the position of his party, PDP national publicity secretary, Mr Olisa Metuh, said “We want adequate security measures to be […]