Dr. Nyerere Anyim, governorship candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Abia state, spoke to select journalists after his party’s presidential rally in Aba, insisting that APC has the solution to Nigeria’s problems. UGO ALARIBE reports…
What is your impression about the large of number of people at the APC rally in Aba?
You can see for yourself that contrary to what our opponents are saying, APC is really on ground in Abia state. You can also see that Aba, the Enyimba city, literally stood still for the APC. You saw how happy Aba residents were about the change which the APC represents.
AMAECHI PERCY ONYEJEKWE, Awka
The debate as to whether someone’s given name has anything to do with how that person eventually turns out in life is an open-ended question. But whether you are for or against this hypothesis, the truth is that in life, we often find individuals who go ahead to fulfill the meaning of their names in every sense of it like a prophecy, negatively or positively.
One man who has positively fulfilled – and continues to fulfill – his name in recent history is Victor Umeh, the indefatigable national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the party’s candidate for the Anambra Central Senatorial seat in the 2015 elections.
Dep[uty Editor, Abuja
The Campaign Organisation for President Goodluck Jonathan yesterday described the accusations of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Candidate, Maj-General Muhammadu Buhari of incompetence in providing for the welfare and security needs of the nation’s security agencies as mark of desperation.
JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
The House of Representatives yesterday resolved to investigate allegations bordering on unauthorized hacking into the data base of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) by loyalists of the All Progressives Congress (APC) – main challenger to the ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2015 general elections.
JONAS EZIEKE, Abuja
The 8th National Assembly particularly the House of Representatives would be short of experienced legislators following their loss of tickets to re-contest and retain their seats during the recently conducted primary elections of the various registered political parties in the country. Speaker of the House Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal lamented the loss of experienced legislators at primary elections yesterday at plenary after three weeks of Xmas and New Year break.
The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday said the laudable achievements of the state governor, Babatunde Fashola is not complete without mentioning the contribution of the speaker, Adeyemi Ikuforiji. Ambode said this during his visit to the Assembly on the Speaker of the House, Adeyemi Ikuforiji and other members of the House at Lateef Jakande Auditorium, Alausa Ikeja.According to him, “the laudable achievements we have today in Lagos cannot be achieved without the support of Mr. Speaker.Ambode stressed that the Speaker Ikuforiji, who he said has achieved a lot as the Speaker of the House for almost 10 years.He said: “Ikuforiji has ensured that we all came together as one voice after the primaries.
Minister of Police Affairs, Alhaji Abdul Jellil Adesiyan, yesterday vowed that no propaganda or antics from the opposition, All Progressives Congress (APC), would stop Nigerians from voting en masse for president Goodluck Jonathan during the February election.
MALACHY UZENDU, Deputy Editor, Abuja
PEOPLES Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday cautioned against the unhealthy politicization of matters of Army discipline, which it maintained, were “entirely within the purview of Military authorities”. The PDP national publicity secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh in a statement in Abuja, urged that comments that could encourage discipline and obedience in the Army, should otherwise be promoted.
A Nigerian choral group based in Akwa Ibom State has broken the world record for the largest number of Christmas carol singers in the world.
The record, which has been officially certified by the Guinness World Records and pasted on its website, www.guinessworldrecords.com, was broken by the Godswill Akpabio Unity Choir, a 25,272 man-choral group, in a concert in the Uyo Township Stadium on Saturday, December 13, 2014 with Guinness World Records representatives in attendance.
UGO ALARIBE, Aba
Two socio- political groups, Reformers Platform and Agalaba Youth Movement have called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to nominate the Speaker of the Abia state House of Assembly, Chief Ude Oko Chukwu as the party’s running mate in the 2015 governorship election.