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Information reaching us has it that a A 25-year-old man, Kingsley Ughala, has been shot dead while struggling to share the money dashed out by a politician after a rally of the All Progressives Congress in Lagos State.
The incident happened on Friday afternoon in the Gbagada area of the state.
PUNCH Metro learnt that Kingsley had followed the APC to a rally and returned with some group of boys who later besieged the campaign office of the APC governorship candidate, Akinwunmi Ambode, for “settlement.”
Our correspondent was told that after money was given out to the men, trouble started when a particular group wanted to pocket the largesse.
BROOKINGS, the world’s most influential think-tank based in the United States, have projected President Goodluck Jonathan’s victory over the opposition candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, in the February presidential election, which it suggests would be keenly contested.
The analysis, context and rationale of the think-tank’s projections were contained in the Brookings publication entitled: Foresight Africa – Top Priorities for the continent (January 2015).
Northern Youths, under the umbrella body of Arewa Youth Integrity Forum has promised to mobilise 20 million youths across the 19 northern states for President Goodluck Jonathan’s second-term bid.
They commended the President for his visit to Maiduguri, the Borno State capital last week, describing it as a bold step.
The youths, in a statement issued by its national president, Hamid Usman, on Sunday in Abuja described Jonathan as a statesman who was sympathetic to the plight of his followers, commending his courage and bravery.
By Wale Odunsi
Ex-Foreign Affairs Minister, Tom Ikimi has alleged that the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammdu Buhari, staged the 1983 coup that ousted the Shehu Shagari-led government because he was indicted by the Justice Ayo Irikefe panel that probed the missing 2.8 billion dollars oil money.
Ikimi, who stated this at the weekend during a rally organised by the Peoles Democratic Party (PDP) in his hometown, Igueben, Edo State, also accused Bola Tinubu of trying to impose a Muslim-Muslim government on Nigeria with himself as Vice-President, saying the nomination of Yemi Osinbajo was just a fluke, as the intention was still on course.
Abuja – President Goodluck Jonathan has rejected explanations by the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, over concerns about his qualification.
The PDP accuses Mr. Buhari of not having requisite secondary school certificate or its equivalent to bid for president.
Speaking to journalists on Sunday, Mr. Buhari expressed surprise at the growing concern by the Mr. Jonathan’s Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on the matter, saying he was qualified the three times he contested to be president.
President Jonathan arrived Maiduguri, Borno state, this afternoon in a surprise visit. Accompanying the President is the Chief of Defense staff, Air Vice Marshall Alex Badeh and National Security adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Pres. Jonathan was received at the Maiduguri airport by the state governor, Kashim Shettima. Details and pics later
See El-Rufai Kneeling Down for APC National Execs in Kaduna.
Did has he commit offense?
Is that a sign of respect or ..?
Below is the list of the14 presidential candidates and their running mates in the February General elections as released by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)
*Sen. Tunde Anifowose-Kelani as the presidential candidate of Accord Alliance (AA) and Mr Ishaka Paul as his running mate.
See Photo: President Jonathan Hug and Hold Buhari’s Hands in Abuja.
For those who want to kill themselves over politicians in Nigeria…lol.