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By benim
In Uncategorized
Feb 14th, 2011
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The campaign team of the incumbent president, Goodluck Jonathan has decided to put off his state campaign for two days, in honour of those who died during the South-South Zone campaign in Port Harcourt on Saturday. At the sports stadium in Port Harcourt, venue of the rally, about 16 people reportedly...
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In Multimedia
Feb 13th, 2011
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A man is helped onto a truck after a stampede in Port Harcourt in this video frame grab taken February 12, 2011. At least 11 people were trampled to death on Saturday in the stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the southern oil city of Port Harcourt. Thou...
By benim
In Article
Feb 13th, 2011
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A stampede at a campaign rally for Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan in the oil-producing Niger Delta region has killed at least 11 people and injured 29 others. The incident occurred in the oil city of Port Harcourt after Mr Jonathan addressed the crowd, according to witnesses. A witness said a p...
By benim
In Article
Feb 12th, 2011
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Several people were feared to have been killed on Saturday in a stampede at an election campaign rally for Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan in the oil city of Port Harcourt, witnesses said. Thousands of ruling party supporters crowded into a sports stadium to hear Jonathan speak and hundreds more...
By benim
In Analysis
Jan 21st, 2011
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Bribery and intimidation likely helped Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan achieve his overwhelming defeat of former vice president Atiku Abubakar for the ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) presidential nomination. As a sitting president, Jonathan had access to unlimited amounts of money f...
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In Election
Jan 19th, 2011
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The governor of Rivers State, Chibuike Amaechi, yesterday called on the Independent National Electoral Commission to address all the lapses in the ongoing voter registration to ensure the achievement of the aims of discarding the old register. Speaking at the Government House in Port Harcourt after m...
By benim
In Crime & Corruption
Jan 18th, 2011
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ABUJA — The brother of a notorious militant charged with treason over twin car bombings in Nigeria’s capital last October collapsed in court on Tuesday as his trial was about to start. Charles Okah fell to the floor with proceedings set to begin in the trial over the car bomb attacks that kille...
By benim
In Election
Jan 16th, 2011
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The Arewa Citizens Action for Change yesterday called on the Independent Electoral Commission to extend the voter registration exercise by three additional weeks. Yahaya Mohammed, the assistant secretary general of the group, told journalists over the weekend that the extension had become imperative ...
By benim
In Article
Jan 16th, 2011
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The picture is getting clearer – four front runners have emerged in the race for presidency, although there are more candidates representing the smaller parties. President Goodluck Jonathan is carrying the flag of the ruling party, PDP, after defeating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, while Mallam Nuhu R...
By benim
In Article
Jan 16th, 2011
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This is an exclusive report on how the Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP, leadership ensured that the presidential primaries of the party remained very transparent. What, however, was not factored into the scenario by some state governors and delegates was how transparent the scenario was going to be. S...