Category Archives: Politics

President Jonathan Tells AlJazeera in New Interview “I will not Lose the Elections”

In an interview with Al-Jazeera TV which aired yesterday, President Jonathan said that he’ll not lose the upcoming Presidential election.

He also said the increase in the activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria is not as a result of his mishandling of the group and that Boko Haram did not start with him. Speaking about Jega, the president said he’s never had any discussions with anyone to remove him. He affirmed that the elections will not be postponed again. Excerpts from the interview after the cut

He isn’t my father says Osinbajo – Photo Scandal

Vice Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has cleared the air on an alleged photograph of his father which went viral recently.

Osinbajo stated on his Twitter handle that the photograph was taken during a campaign tour in Yewa last week.

APC Spent N5 Billion On Buhari’s Chatham House Speech, PDP Campaign Alleges

Abuja – The spokesperson of President Goodluck Jonathan’s campaign organisation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has alleged that the All Progressives Congress, APC, spent N5 billion to set up a speaking engagement for its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, at Chatham House, London, last week.

Mr. Buhari on Thursday presented a paper titled “Prospects for Democratic Consolidation in Africa: Nigeria’s Transition” at Chatham House in London.

Osinbajo Planning to Hand over To Bola Tinubu – Femi Fani-Kayode

Osinbajo Planning to Hand over To Bola Tinubu – Femi Fani-Kayode.

At a press briefing in Abuja today, the spokesperson of the PDP Presidential campaign organization PDPPCO, Femi Fani-Kayode alleged that a Chieftain of the APC, Bola Tinubu has compelled the Vice Presidential candidate of the APC, Prof Osinbajo to swear to an oath that he would resign as Vice President six months after inauguration (if their party wins) so that he can scheme his way into power if Gen Buhari dies in office. What he said below…

PDP says Tinubu’s plot is to become President if Buhari wins

The PDP presidential campaign organisation, PDPPCO, has alleged that it has uncovered plots by the National leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to become the president of Nigeria through the back door.

According to PDP, Tinubu has concluded plans to become the Vice President to the Presidential candidate of APC, General Muhammadu Buhari, if he wins the March 28 Presidential election after the resignation of the present Vice Presidential candidate to Buhari, Professor Yemi Osinbajo who would have thrown in the towel after six months, following an alleged swearing to an oath that after six months in office, he would step down for Tinubu, his political godfather to then step in as the Vice President, and as the number two, he would then have the opportunity of becoming the president.

‘Buhari’s Secret Medical Trip To US Shows APC Covering Up His Health Status’ – Governor Fayose

‘Buhari’s Secret Medical Trip To US Shows APC Covering Up His Health Status’ – Governor Fayose.

>>The Presidential Candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammadu Buhari reportedly travelled out of the country yesterday and Ekiti State governor, Ayo Fayose has a thing or two to tell Nigerians about it.

If You Follow Social Media, You Would Think Apc Has Won 99% Of The Votes – Sule Lamido

Sule Lamido, governor of Jigawa state, says the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will defeat the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the general election contrary to the impression being created in the social media. He was speaking on Tuesday after meeting with President Goodluck Jonathan at the presidential villa in Abuja.

He said what Nigerians read on the social media is different from reality. “If you go through the social media, what they ‎paint is that APC has won almost 99 percent. In Nigeria?” he said.

Obasanjo Speaks: “Why I Tore my PDP Party Membership Card”

Nigeria’s former President Olusegun Obasanjo Speaks: “Why I Tore my PDP Party Membership Card.

LAGOS—A mixture of relief and raging indignation swept through the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, after former President Olusegun Obasanjo publicly tore his membership card of the ruling party.

Breaking News: INEC Shifts 2015 Election to March 28

Breaking News: INEC Shifts 2015 Election to March 28.

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Attahiru Jega, has rescheduled the 2015 elections to March 28 and April 11, following advice from security chiefs in the country.

Jobless Youth Killed While Struggling For APC Campaign Money In Lagos

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.