Category Archives: Breaking

#GEJMediaChat: “If I Lose, I Will Happily Go Home”- Jonathan

President Goodluck Jonathan assured Wednesday he will hand over power May 29 if he loses the forthcoming presidential polls billed for March 28. Speaking on a televised interview with a panel of journalists, including a PREMIUM TIMES’ Editor, Ibanga Isine and tw Magazine Publisher Adesuwa Onyenokwe, Mr. Jonathan sought to dispel speculations that he will…

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APC Accuses PDP Of Buying PVCs At N10,000 Per Card

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has alleged that some people suspected to be agents of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have resorted to underhand tactics, including the purchase of Permanent Voter Card (PVCs) and the intimidation of some voters to seize their PVCs, in the wake of the recent postponement of the general elections. According…

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Obasanjo Publicly Endorses Buhari, Says Former Military leader Can Check Corruption, Insecurity

According to reports by THE WILL, Former Nigerian President, General Olusegun Obasanjo, 77, for the first time has openly endorsed the candidacy of Major General Muhammadu Buhari, 72, a former military ruler and presidential candidate of the main opposition party, All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan, 57, of the Peoples Democratic…

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‘You Can’t Defeat Us’- Abubakar Shekau Tells Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon & Nigeria

  Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, Monday boasted that the Africa Union Regional Force made up of Nigerian, Chadian, Cameroonian and Nigerian troops cannot defeat the insurgents. Shekau, who made the boast in a newly-released video, said the joint regional force would not succeed in stopping Boko Haram from truncating democratic rule and imposing Islamic…

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Political Interference With INEC Unacceptable, U.S. Condemns Election Postponement

The United States government also reacted to the postponement by expressing ‘deep’ disappointment by the decision. A statement by U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, shortly after the announcement of the poll shift by Mr. Jega, on Saturday, said political interference with INEC is unacceptable. “It is critical that the government not use security concerns…

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Accept The Election Postponement In Good Faith- Jonathan, PDP Tell Nigerians

President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday asked Nigerians to accept the postponement of the general elections in “good faith.” The electoral body INECpostponed the elections from February 14 and 28 to March and April 11 citing reports by security chiefs that they could not guarantee security for the polls According to reports by Premium Times, the…

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“We Will Not Tolerate Further Interference With The Electoral Process”- Buhari Reacts To Election Postponement

The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, MuhammaduBuhari, said on yesterday that neither he nor his party would tolerate any further postponement of the 2015 general elections. According to reports by Premium Times,Buhari, a former military ruler, stated this in reaction to the postponement of the general elections by the electoral commission, INEC.…

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NNPC, NPDC Indicted In PWC Forensic Audit, To Refund $1.48b To FG

 Nigeria’s Petroleum Minister, Mrs. Deziani Alison-Madueke The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and subsidiary, the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC) have been indicted by the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC), which carried out an extensive forensic audit of the financials of the state-owned oil giant. According to reports on TheWill Nigeria, the corporation will have to refund $1.48 billion…

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The Economist Endorses Buhari, Calls Jonathan An “Utter Failure”

Leading international news magazine, The Economist, has endorsed former military dictator, General Muhammadu Buhari and has described to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as “an utter failure”. According to a report on TheWill Nigeria, the magazine identified Buhari as “least awful and better choice” in the 2015 presidential race. In a feature in its latest edition, the…

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Ghana Players & Supporters Attacked As They Defeat Equatorial Guinea At AFCON Semi-Final

Ghana booked its place in the Africa Cup of Nations final -but only after Thursday’s semifinal was brought to a halt when Black Stars supporters were forced out of their seats after appearing to be targeted with missiles by Equatorial Guinea fans. In a CNN report, Ghana was leading close to full time 3-0 —…

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