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Tinubu and APC Governors A No-Show As Buhari Urges Ondo Voters To Vote Akeredolu As Next Governor

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday urged the people of Ondo State to vote for Rotimi Akeredolu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the November 26, 2016 governorship election in the state.Mr. Buhari spoke at the grand finale of the governorship campaign of Mr. Akeredolu and his running mate, Ajayi Agboola. Earlier, he had met for about an hour with some members of the party who had contested the party primary but failed to be elected as the governorship candidate. Senate President Bukola Saraki, APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun, and some governors joined the president. Conspicuously absent from the event, which took place at the Democracy Park in Akure, the state capital, were the APC’s national leader, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and some southwest APC governors, including Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos, and Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo.President Buhari told the campaign crowd that there was no turning back, adding that the pe…

Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Visits Babangida and Albdulsalami in Minna, Niger State.

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Nigeria's former President Dr.  Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on Tuesday September 13th met with, Ibrahim Bambangida also a former Head of State in Minna, Niger State.  The former president also proceeded to visit another former military Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar, also in Minna, the Niger State capital. At about 11am Goodluck Jonathan arrived Babangida’s residence and spent about one hour with his host before he left for Albdulsalami's Abubakar’s house which is right opposite IBB’s home. It was gathered that Jonathan was accompanied to the two former Nigerian leaders by a former Minister of State for Finance, Bashir Yuguda, from Zamfara State and his former Chief of Staff, Chief Mike Oghiadome, from Edo State. The details of the discussions between the former Nigerian leaders were not made known to journalists. But it was gathered that IBB and Jonathan held a closed-door meeting for about 50 minutes. While the meeting was going on, it was gathered that  Yuguda and Og…

SSS And Police Want Edo Governorship Election Postponed, Due to Security Threats

The Nigeria Police and State Security Services (SSS)  delivered a joint statement today Wednesday requesting that the September 10th 2016 Edo Gubernatorial Elections should be postponed,  this was as a result of intelligence gathered that violence might erupt during the process.  They also said that ‘credible intelligence’ indicates plans by insurgent/extremist elements to attack vulnerable communities and high population soft targets during the forthcoming Sallah celebrations between12th and 13th September, 2016.“Edo State, is amongst the States being earmarked for these planned attacks by the extremist elements,” they said in the statement, which was signed by DCP Don Awunah for the police, and Garba Abdullahi for DSS.“The public would recall that similar threats were issued during the May Labour Day and Democracy Day celebrations as well as the Ed-el-fitr holidays in July, 2016,” they said.  “However, the security agencies were able to decisively disrupt and thwart the insurgents’ …

Rotimi Akeredolu Emerges As APC Governorship Candidate In Ondo State

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Rotimi Akeredolu has emerged the governorship candidate of the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State following today’s primary election held amidst tight security in the capital of Akure.Governor Mohammed Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State, who is also the chairman primary election committee of the party that monitored the exercise, announced Mr. Akeredolu as the winner of the poll at the international event center moments ago.Our correspondent found that other members of the APC Primary Election Committee include: Dr. Bruce Ugbide, Rep. Hamma Ali, Prince M. Martin, and Mr Mohammed Lawal.He described the conduct of the APC primary election producing a candidate for the opposition party in the state as transparent and credible.Mr. Abubakar, however, asked the unsuccessful aspirants in the election to pacify their supporters to join hands with Mr. Akeredolu in order to win the November 26th governorship election in the state.He disclosed that the party was prepared to de…