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NASS Election results: CPC leads in Katsina



KATSINA -THE Congress for Progressive Change, CPC is still comfortably leading other political parties in the National Assembly election held, Saturday.


As at the time of filing this report  the Katsina Central senatorial district, House of Reps and Funtua zones result have been released so far.

The Katsina Central result is as follows: Katsina Senatorial district the CPC polled 217, 154, ACN, 1059,  PDP 188,302 …


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 7:44pm — 12 Comments

NASS Polls: PDP retains FCT seats

By Ben Agande

ABUJA - Despite a stiff challenge from the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, the Peoples Democratic Party maintained its hold on the lone seat in the Senate and the two seats in the House of Representatives by winning all the seats.

Announcing the senatorial election results, Sunday, the Returning Officer for the Senatorial election, Dr Clement Chup said for the lone senate seat of the Federal Capital Territory, a serving member of the House… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 6:46pm — 4 Comments

Why PDP is losing elections - AKHIGBE



BENIN CITY- FORMER Chief of General Staff, Admiral Mike Akhigbe, weekend, gave reasons why the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lost majority of the National Assembly seats in the weekend elections and warned that the party may continue to lose elections until the National leadership of the party “face realities” on the problems confronting the party in the state.


While commending the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 6:21pm — 2 Comments

NASS Polls: I 've delivered on my promises -Jonathan


ABUJA - PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, Sunday,  beat his chest that the nationwide acceptance of the National Assembly polls as free and fair is a clear testimony of his ability to deliver on his electoral promised citing the smooth conduct of the NASS polls as a promise kept.

Despite the fact that many of his political friends and associates who ran for the election on the platform of the ruling People Democratic Party, PDP, lost the election,… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 6:19pm — 13 Comments

PDP clears Kwara Senate polls

By Demola Akinyemi,

Ilorin-Governor Bukola Saraki’s led Peoples Democratic Party[PDP]in kwara state, in the last weekend poll  swept all the  elections to the three senatorial  and five house of representatives seats as conducted in the rescheduled  national assembly election .


The remaining Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin/ Irepodun federal constituency election has been rescheduled for April 26,2011 due to the absence of the logo of the candidate of the DPP for the…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:52pm — 3 Comments

Bankole accepts defeat, congratulates winners

Abuja - Mr Dimeji Bankole, the Speaker, House of Representatives, says the outcome of Saturday's National Assembly

election reflected the wishes of the people.

In a statement by Mr Kayode Odunaro, his Special Adviser on Communications, in Abuja,Sunday, Bankole commended the peaceful nature of the election, particularly in his constituency, and in Ogun.

``The exercise is a good omen in our national quest to entrench democracy in our nation,'' the statement quoted him as…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:36pm — 12 Comments

Adedibu's son, Akinjide's daughter lose in Oyo



THE political influence of the controversial Ibadan politician, Late Chief Lamidi Adedibu may have died with him as his son, Senator Kamardeen Adedibu was defeated by Chief Olufemi Lanlehin who contested on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria.

While announcing the result of the Oyo Senatorial District which was keenly contested, the Returning Officer, Prof. Bayo Okunade said Lanlehin scored 127,691 votes closely followed by the candidate…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

INEC releases more results

Abuja  - Below are additional results of Saturday's Senate and House of Representatives elections as announced by INEC returning officers.

In the Ogun East Senatorial District, Adegbenga Kaka (ACN) polled 76,643 votes to beat Mohammed Odunowo (PDP), 52,613 and Abiodun Odusanya (PPN), 46,148 ballots

The CPC swept the three House of Representatives seats in Zaria zone in the Kaduna North Senatorial District, with the Returning Officer for the Zaria Federal Constituency,… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:30pm — 31 Comments

NASS election: I dey laugh oh, says Tinubu


FORMER Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Sunday, expressed confidence that the Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, will record victory during the presidential elections scheduled to hold next week Saturday.

When asked of his party's chances at the next elections, he said "we will win. The revolution to sweep Nigeria clean has commenced and I can see the results over, I dey laugh oh."

In her remarks, winner of the Lagos…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:25pm — 2 Comments

ACN sweeps Lagos

 Lagos -Mrs Oluremi Tinubu was, Saturday elected Senator for the Lagos Central Senatorial District. She polled 202, 506 votes to emerge winner on the platform of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN).

In the House of Representative election, Ekundayo Yacoob Alebiosu (ACN) was elected with 63,070 votes to represent Kosofe Federal Constituency.

James Faleke of ACN won 32,757 votes to emerge the winner for the Ikeja Federal Constituency. Rafeekat Onabamiro of ACN got 26,702 votes…


Added by John Abayomi on April 10, 2011 at 3:21pm — 1 Comment

People & Politicas: Nigeria’s riskiest transition

By Ochereome Nnanna

I have yet to come across a prediction that says the impending campaigns, elections and transfer of power to a new government in Nigeria in 2011 will be free, fair, peaceful, acceptable and further our national unity and the growth of our democracy. The signals from almost all corners are downbeat. The only person who keeps ending most of his statements with a pledge to ensure free and fair elections next year is President Goodluck Jonathan; but interestingly, he… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Nigeria and dangerous leadership

By Tochukwu Ezukanma

RICHARD NIXON once wrote that “in politics and statecraft, power means life or death, prosperity or poverty, happiness or tragedy for millions of people”. And as such, those who seek power must do so with a sense of mission. They should so much believe in their mission and their ability to change the course of history to the point that nothing, not personal gain, not even their own personal survival, matters to them. He wrote that those who seek power without a… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Viewpoint: Bankole's diabolical sense of humour

By Elijah Ologe

THE reknown journalist and master of sweet prose the late Dele Giwa, who has the copyright to the title above must have the likes of Dimeji Bankole, Speaker of the House of Representatives in mind when the he used the expression in a previous context.

How else should the mischief and conceit of the Speaker be described when without basis he called on new state seekers to ensure the re-election of current members of the House of Representatives from the areas… Continue

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Nigeria's debt profile hits $29bn

ABUJA—DIRECTOR General of the Debt Management Office, DMO, Dr. Abraham Nwankwo, yesterday, put the nation’s local and foreign debts at $29 billion while the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, was fixed at between $178 billion and $179 billion.

Nwankwo who spoke at the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN, Forum in Abuja said: “As at now externally, we are owing $4.27 billion at the end of June 2010. Domestically, at the end of June 2010, Nigeria is owing N3.76 trillion. If you combine the… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 5:30am — No Comments

Jonathan, IBB, Atiku woo Ndigbo in USA

*‘Igbo'll be President in 2015'

*I'm one of you — Goodluck

By Clifford Ndujihe, With agency report

LAGOS—THE race for the presidential seat is getting keener as the clock ticks. The front-runners are embroiled in a frenzy rat-race to outwit one another and gain mileage in every quarter. The leading aspirants under the banner of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and their supporters, weekend, took their campaigns to the United States of America, wooing the… Continue

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Workers move to disrupt Nigeria @ 50 celebration

*Plan strike a week to Oct 1 over harmonised salary

By Victor Ahiuma-Young & Temitope Titilope

LAGOS — INDICATIONS have emerged that federal civil servants are planing to sabotage Nigeria’s golden independent anniversary celebration over alleged refusal of the Accountant-General of the Federation to release funds for the payment of workers harmonised salary that was captured and approved in the 2010 supplementary budget.

Vanguard gathered that the civil servants… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

EFCC, corruption, 2011 elections


MRS. Farida Waziri, Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, must desist from exceeding her powers, particularly in relation to the 2011 elections.

She said “politically exposed persons” (another term for political office holders) whose cases of alleged corrupt practices the EFCC is prosecuting in the courts would not be allowed to contest the elections. Waziri, a retired senior police officer and lawyer,… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 1:00am — 3 Comments

Oil spill threatens $16trn global investments

By Hugo Odiogor, Deputy Political Editor

LAGOS — NIGERIA is at the risk of losing out of the proposed $16 trillion post global recession investment in the energy sector, owing to the growing cases of vandalisation of oil pipeline and spillages across the country.

Sources told Vanguard that Nigeria is in grave danger of being over-looked by the global energy community from the huge economic recovery investment being put forward by the G-8 industrialised nations, to develop… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 6, 2010 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Jonathan sets up c'ttee on NAMA, airlines' face-off

By Kenneth Ehigiator

LAGOS — President Goodluck Jonathan has set up a committee to look into the disagreement between the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, and airlines over the agency’s new pay-as-you-go payment mode for en route and terminal navigational charges.

The committee, according to Arik Air Chairman, Sir Joseph Arumemi-Ikhide, is expected to submit its recommendations as soon as possible.

Arumemi-Ikhide, who spoke at the commissioning of the… Continue

Added by John Abayomi on September 5, 2010 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Fashola, Falana, Muhammed, Odumakin ask Nigerians to defend democracy

*As Lagos immortalises Gani with statue, garden

By Olasunkanmi Akoni, Kingsley Adegboye & Monsur Olowoopejo

LAGOS — GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, urged Nigerians to rise up and defend the country’s democracy by actively engaging in governance and the forthcoming general elections in the interest of the masses.

Governor Fashola made the call while unveiling a garden at the triangular lay-by, opposite Owenna Motor Park, Ojota in Kosofe Local Government Area… Continue

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