World Political Headlines
“At 5 minutes to 5, President Jonathan called General Buhari, the winner of the elections, to congratulate him,” APC Mohammed told reporters. Read more.
Jonathan: “I want to congratulate Nigerians for coming out en masse to exercise their right to vote.” Read President Goodluck Jonathan politico daily quote.
Olusegun Obasanjo a key supporter of Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 elections, publicly rips up his membership card of the People’s Democratic Party. Read more.
“For me it was lovely to see how people took voting, and their rights very seriously,” voter said. Read more.
“I believe I can say without fear of contradiction that we all clearly cherish the democracy we now have…” Read President Jonathan politico quote of day.
Nigeria overtook South Africa as Africa’s largest economy in 2014, after a rebasing calculation almost doubled its GDP to more than $500 billion. Read more.
Ribadu believes that in countries like Nigeria, if there is going to be hope, it is going to be through the enthronement of law and order, Read more.
Prior to her ministerial career in Nigeria, Okonjo-Iweala was vice-president, corporate secretary of World Bank Group. Read Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala biography..
They held knife up to my neck, “You do not want to convert to Islam? We will kill you…” So I said, “Yes, I will convert.” I begged them not to kill me.
“Two Boko Haram men grabbed me. Then two others came. They trekked with me to their leader. Then they took me to the house,” Ishaya said. Read more.
Rebelling against oppressive regimes through his music, Kuti arrested 200 times, he endured beatings, but continued to write political lyrics. Read more.
Amend the Constitution to enable States and Local Governments to employ State and Community Police to address peculiar needs of each community. Read more.
In the manifesto, the UNITED PROGRESSIVE PARTY sets out its agenda for the reform of our leadership, politics, economy and civil society. Read more.
“It is not because the generality of people do not support us, but the party has been tailored to serve a particular interest,” Ghali Na’Abba. Read more.
As pragmatic, charitable, grassroots’ person, he saw communal service as a veritable tool for social development. Read Asiwaju Tinubu biography and profile.
In mid-1962 Awolowo’s supporters repudiated Akintola as a party leader and had him replaced as premier. Read Samuel Ladoke Akintola biography and profile.
Saro-Wiwa was arrested in 1994 after the deaths of four Ogoni chiefs at a political rally. Read Ken Saro-Wiwa biography and profile.
“We have done enough of cheerleading,” Remi Sonaiya told some of Nigeria’s most influential businesswomen and company executives. Read more.
“No one loves the Nigerian women more than Mr. President and the best way to pay him back is by re-electing him,” Dame Patience Jonathan said. Read more.