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Jonathan Says Handover Date is Sacrosanct as US Decries Polls’ Postponement

President Goodluck Jonathan     PDP: Shift was in nation’s interest    APC grudgingly accepts, warns it will not tolerate further changes in election dates Jaiyeola Andrews,     Onyebuchi Ezigbo and Damilola Oyedele in Abuja In a bid to allay concerns over the postponement of the polls originally scheduled to commence this Saturday, President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday…

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Bomb Blast Kills Two in Gombe After President’s Campaign Rally

Three courts bombed in Rivers State Ernest Chinwo in Port Harcourt and Segun Awofadeji in Gombe with agency report There was pandemonium in Gombe and Rivers States on Monday when both states were hit by a series of bomb blasts, one of which was masterminded by a female suicide bomber that led to the death…

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Jonathan, Fashola, Others Mourn Late Okoya-Thomas

Chief Molade Okoya-Thomas Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja and Chiemelie Ezeobi in Lagos President Goodluck Jonathan, Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola and the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Lai Mohammed, joined a host of Nigerians who expressed grief on Monday at the passing of one of Nigeria’s leading entrepreneurs, philanthropists and sports…

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PWC Submits Forensic Audit Report on NNPC to Jonathan

Highlights to be made public next week      OPEC cautious as oil prices rally above $53 Jaiyeola Andrews in Abuja and Ejiofor Alike in Lagos with agency reports PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), the international audit firm appointed by the federal government to undertake a forensic report on the alleged unremitted oil revenue by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation…

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Scores of Insurgents Killed in Battle for Maiduguri

For the second time in two days, the Boko Haram insurgents suffered a crushing defeat on Monday when members of the terrorist group were routed by the Nigerian military, as they attempted to overrun Tungushe, a strategic town in Konduga Local Government Area near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. Dozens of the insurgents were killed…

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West African Legislators Charge Nigeria to Conduct Peaceful Polls

Speaker, ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja Lawmakers in the West African sub-region under the aegis of the ECOWAS Parliament, on Monday challenged Nigeria to ensure that this month’s general election is free, fair and peaceful. The charge was the aftermath of the adoption of a motion at the opening of the…

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Buhari: We Can’t Continue on Jonathan’s Cluelessness

Muhammadu Buhari     Says corruption is the bane of economic growth Unfolds economic plans Olawale Olaleye
The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on Monday dismissed the possibility of continuing with programmes and policies of the President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, saying to continue on the ideas of a government without clue signals danger.…

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Tompolo: I insist Nigeria ’ll break if Jonathan loses

FORMER Niger Delta militants seem unrepentant on their widely condemned stand that there will be trouble should President Goodluck Jonathan lose the February 14 election. Among those who condemned the former militants’ stand is one time Defence Minister Lt.-Gen. Theophilus Danjuma, who said war mongers should be arrested. But yesterday, former Movement for the Emancipation…

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PDP wants to stop Buhari with kangaroo court injunction, says APC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday alerted Nigerians of alleged plans by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to stop its presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, from contesting the election athrough kangaroo court injunction. Its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the plot has confirmed that the ruling party is jittery and afraid of imminent failure.…

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Court: no troops for elections

A Federal High Court sitting in Sokoto yesterday ruled that it is unconstitutional for the military to be deployed for election purposes. Justice Mohammed Rilwan ruled that other than for the purposes of protecting the nation’s territorial integrity, no constitutional provision allows for the deployment of the military for elections. The suit challenging the deployment…