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PDP Celebrates Jonathan’s Court Victory

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has congratulated President Goodluck Jonathan over yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling, which upheld his eligibility to contest the 2015 Presidential election. PDP National Publicity Secretary, Olisa Metuh in a statement said the court ruling represents a positive step towards President Jonathan’s impending overwhelming victory at the polls come March 28, 2015. The party described the verdict ...

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Joshua Gets Coroner Verdict In 2 Weeks

A Lagos coroner yesterday said he would within two weeks give his verdict into the causes of last year’s deadly building collapse at the compound of the powerful Nigerian pastor TB Joshua. Coroner Oyetade Komolafe has been probing the September 12 accident that killed 116 people, mostly South Africans, but the inquiry was stalled by a three-week judicial staff strike. ...

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Fayose Gives Carpenters N1.2b Contract

Governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose, has awarded N1.2 billion worth of contract to Carpenters and Furniture Association of Ekiti State. The association on Monday evening signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the state government on the contract. The Chief of Staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, who represented the governor, said the contract was part of the Stomach Infrastructure Programme of ...

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Edo PDP Candidate Out On Bail

A Federal High Court sitting in Benin yesterday granted bail to a Peoples Democratic Party candidate for Egor constituency, Edo State House of Assembly, Mr. Nosa Adams‎. ‎Adams was granted bail following a fundamental right application filed by his Counsel, Kingsley Obamogie. It would be recalled that an Egor Magistrate Court had on November 5, 2014, remanded Adams, at the ...

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Ogun Uncovers 555 Dead Persons’ PVCs

The resident Electoral Commissioner of Independent National Electoral Commission in Ogun State, Chief Timothy Ibitoye has said 555 Permanent Voter Cards (PVC), belonging to dead people, have been uncovered among the ones brought to the state for registered voters. He disclosed this on Monday in Abeokuta while briefing journalists about the progress made so far by the commission in the ...

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Ekiti Shuts Five Petrol Stations

The Ekiti State Petroleum Consumers Protection Agency has shut no fewer than five petrol stations indefinitely for allegedly hoarding petrol and selling above pump price of N87 per litre. The Chairman of the Agency, Mr. Adeyemi Adebayo, disclosed this on Monday after monitoring sale of the commodity in Ado Ekiti. The filling stations are Prosperous filling station, Isan-Ekiti; Iroporal filling ...

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British Council To Honour Women

As part of activities to mark the 2015 International Women’s Day (IWD), British Council and two of its development programmes, the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) and the Justice for All (J4A) programme will honour deserving ‘women advocates and champions’ in three key areas namely: women in peace building, women in public service and decision making, and women in ...

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Jonathan, Okowa Will Win – Ibodje

Leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Agbarha-Otor, Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State has given assurance that President Goodluck Jonathan, the governorship candidate of the party in the state, Ifeanyi Okowa, and other candidates of the party will win the coming elections in the community. Ibodje, a Professor of Political Science and the Adjerese of Agbarha-Otor, ...

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NHRC To Probe Pre-election Violence

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said it is set to commence investigation into cases of pre-election violence and hate speeches reported to it across the country. It would be recalled that the Ekiti State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) recently petitioned the rights commission over alleged threat to its members’ lives by the state governor, Ayo Fayose. ...

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Forget Okigwe Senatorial Seat – Achonu

Speaker of Imo State House of Assembly and the All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial aspirants for Okigwe zone, Benjamin Uwajumaogu, has been advised to look elsewhere to fulfil his political ambition in the coming dispensation. The advice was given by Athan Nneji Achonu, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flag bearer for the same senatorial seat, and was coming against the ...

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