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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…

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Nigeria must Break this year ::-:: Boko Haram in 130 villages, towns

Boko Haram is occupying more than 130 villages and towns in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, Human Rights Watch said yesterday. The sect killed an estimated 3,750  last year, the global rights body said. It claimed that 1,200 civilians were killed last year in the crises between nomadic pastoralists and farming communities in some states…

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No One called for the Arrest of Buhari but now Danjuma is asking to Arrest Tompolo, Dokubo, others now – Danjuma

*Says call for war by ex-militants irresponsible*Accuses politicians of deviating from issue-based campaigns By Abdulsalam Muhammad KANO— Former Defence Minister, General Theophilus Yakubu Danjuma (Ret), has called for the arrest of Asari Dokubo, High Chief Government Ekpemupolo, General Boyloaf and others over recent war threats by the ex-Niger Delta militants. General Danjuma, who spoke to…

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Election debate: NEDG denies leaking questions to Jonathan, PDP

ABUJA – The Nigeria Election Debate Group (NEDG), yesterday, debunked rumours that the group had leaked election debate questions to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate, President Goodluck Jonathan, just as it fixed 1, 8 February 2015 for Vice Presidential and Presidential debates respectively. The Chairman of the NEDG, Mr Shola Omole stated…

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68.8 million PVCs ready – INEC

•Says 65m PVCs released, expects 3.8 million today•You’re plotting to postpone polls, APC accuses PDP, Presidency•IG orders crack-down on pre-election trouble makers By Clifford Ndujihe, Kingsley Omonobi, Evelyn Usman & Umar Yusuf LAGOS—THE Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), yesterday, enjoined those who fear that non -availability of Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) will hurt next month’s…

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Soludo, an embittered loser in search of relevance —FG

ABUJA — The Federal Government, yesterday, accused the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, of poor managerial ability, saying he was largely responsible for the N5.67 trillion contingent liabilities of distressed banks, bought up by the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria, AMCON, to save the banking industry in 2008. iweala-and-soludo1…

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Land Use Charge: Agbaje’s firm owes Lagos N1.6m tax —Fashola

LAGOS—THE Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, SAN, yesterday, accused Jaykay Pharmacy, owned and managed by the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Mr. Jimi Agbaje of owing the state N1.6 million as unpaid land use charges. But in a swift reaction, Mr Agbaje faulted the claims made by the governor that his…

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U.S. to Jonathan, Buhari: Feb. elections must go on

Kerry talks tough against violence May 29 handover sancrosant, says President Next month’s elections must go on as scheduled, theUnited States (U.S.) said yesterday. There have been unpopular suggestions of a shift in some circles,  with the tacit support of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The position of the U.S was conveyed in Lagos yesterday…