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Buhari’s certificate: ATTACKS BACKFIRE ON JONATHAN

A NUMBER of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) leaders from the North are at loggerheads with the party’s Presidential Campaign Council over the controversy surrounding  the secondary school certificate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate,General Muhammadu Buhari. The Northern PDP leaders are upset with the presidential campaign council for ‘ridiculing’ Buhari over the school…

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Babangida defends Buhari

Former military President General Ibrahim Babangida yesterday  rose in defence of the APC presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari, on the genuineness  of his secondary school  certificate. Gen. Babangida warned that  any attempt to politicise the military would not be in  the nation’s interest.  “It is a very dangerous thing to do,” he told The Nation…

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Over N74.4tr stolen by public officials in 25 years’

Nigerian public officials have stolen more than N74.4tr in the last 25 years, the Co-Chairman, Nigeria Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing National Risk Assessment Secretariat, Sam Onyeka, has disclosed. Onyeka said until 1990, issues of money laundering were associated principally with drug trafficking. He said although efforts were ongoing to recover parts of the stolen…

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Outrage spreads over calls to shift elections

Influential northern socio-political organization, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF); the umbrella body of northern elders, the Northern Elders Forum (NEF) and the Apex Igbo socio-cultural oraganisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo have condemned the call in some quarters for the postponement of the 2015 general election scheduled for next month. The two bodies believe that postponing the election would…

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Five injured, 10 vehicles vandalized as PDP thugs attacks Ambode’s campaign team

Pandemonium broke out  yesterday in Mosan Okunola Local Council Development Area of Lagos State, when  supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senatorial candidate for Lagos West, Mr Segun Adewale allegedly attacked members of an independent campaign team of All Progressives’ Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode. No fewer than ten vehicles were said to…

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APC rejects Jonathan administration’s call to postpone elections

The All Progressives Congress (APC), the Buhari Campaign Council, Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and Governors Babatunde Fashola (Lagos) and Aliyu Wamako (Sokoto) all said no to any postponement. While Fashola and Wamako spoke at campaign rallies in their states, the others responded in separate statements. In a statement in Abuja  by its National Publicity…