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Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP and the APC's Muhammadu Buhari are the major contenders for the Nigerian Presidency play

Goodluck Jonathan of the PDP and the APC's Muhammadu Buhari are the major contenders for the Nigerian Presidency

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The 2015 General Elections are fast approaching and candidates from various political parties have launched their campaigns in full force.

Pulse brings you the latest updates on all events leading up to the much anticipated polls.

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February 7, 2015 - INEC confirms Nigeria 2015 Elections to hold in March, April 2015

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega has confirmed the postponement of the 2015 General Elections. Jega made the announcement on Saturday, February 7, during a press briefing. READ MORE...

February 7, 2015 - Why INEC decided to postpone Nigeria General Elections

Prof. Attahiru Jega, the INEC Chairman has promised a free and fair election.

Calls had been made for the elections to be postponed and INEC had said on Friday, February 6, that it would reach a final decision on Saturday, 7. READ MORE…

February 7, 2015 - INEC postpones Nigeria 2015 General Elections for 6 weeks

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has decided to postpone the 2015 General Elections. READ MORE…

February 7, 2015 - Wole Soyinka endorses Buhari

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has endorsed the presidential ambition of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

February 6, 2015 - ‘I will win landslide victory’, Buhari says

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will win the upcoming general elections by a landslide. READ MORE…

February 6, 2015 - INEC to decide on postponement, Feb. 7

INEC Chairman, Attahiru Jega

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that it will take a final decision on whether to postpone the general elections on Saturday, February 7. READ MORE…

February 6, 2015 - 'The Economist' endorses Buhari, says Jonathan has failed

Popular UK magazine, “The Economist” has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari for the upcoming general elections. The magazine criticizes President Goodluck Jonathan saying that he has proved to be an “utter failure.” READ MORE…

February 5, 2015 - Lagos, Oyo others declare public holiday for PVC collection

Lagos State has declared Friday, February 6, a work-free day to enable public workers collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC). READ MORE…

February 5, 2015 - Council of State votes against postponement of polls

Attendees of the Council of State meeting at Aso Rock, Abuja on February 5, 2015.

The Council of State has decided that the 2015 General Elections will hold as planned. READ MORE…

February 4, 2015 - Niger declares public holiday for PVC collection

The Niger State Government has declared a two-day holiday in the state to enable residents collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVC). READ MORE…

February 4, 2015 - Elections might be postponed – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said that the upcoming General Elections might be postponed if it’s unable to distribute enough Permanent Voters Cards (PVC) to citizens. READ MORE…

February 2, 2015 - Why Fashola, Sultan of Sokoto don’t have PVCs, INEC explains

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has explained why the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar and the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola have not yet been issued Permanent Voters Cards (PVC). READ MORE…

February 2, 2015 - Fashola explains the difference between APC and PDP

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has explained the difference between his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). READ MORE…

February 2, 2015 - Jonathan, Buhari cancel campaigns in Yobe, Borno

President Goodluck Jonathan and APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

President Goodluck Jonathan and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari have cancelled planned campaigns in Yobe State and Borno State respectively. READ MORE…

February 1, 2015 - 'Elections must be free and fair', Obasanjo says

Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the upcoming general elections must be free and fair. Obasanjo stated this on Sunday, February 1, at a public enlightenment programme on the electoral process at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta. READ MORE…

February 1, 2015 - INEC extends PVC collection deadline

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has extended the deadline for collection of Permanent Voter Cards to Sunday, 8th February 2015. READ MORE…

January 31, 2015 – Jonathan campaigns in Cross River, Akwa Ibom, Kaduna

President Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Cross River, Akwa Ibom and Kaduna. READ MORE…

January 30, 2015 – Buhari visits Fashola, Oba of Lagos

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits Lagos

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari is currently in Lagos for a campaign rally. Buhari, along with his team, paid a visit to the Governor of the state, Babatunde Fashola and the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu. READ MORE…

January 30, 2015 – Massive crowd attends Buhari’s rally in Lagos

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Lagos

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari held a campaign rally in Lagos. READ MORE…

January 30, 2015 - Jonathan campaigns in Taraba, Adamawa

President Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Taraba, Adamawa

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Taraba and Adamawa. Jonathan also paid courtesy visits to the ailing Governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai and the Lamido of Adamawa. READ MORE…

January 30, 2015 – Buhari to hold campaign rally in Lagos today

APC presidential aspirant, Muhammadu Buhari

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari is in Lagos in continuation of his 2015 election campaign. READ MORE…

January 29, 2015 - Buhari pulls out of Presidential debate

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari will not be participating in the upcoming presidential debate organized by the Broadcast Organization of Nigeria (BON). READ MORE…

January 28, 2015 – Afenifere denies endorsing Jonathan

Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere has denied reports that it endorsed President Goodluck Jonathan for a second term in office. READ MORE...

January 27, 2015 – Jonathan campaigns in Kwara, Plateau

President Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Jos, Kwara

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Kwara  and Plateau States. Jonathan visited the palace of the Gbong Gwom Jos as well as the residence of the Emir of Ilorin. READ MORE…

January 27, 2015 - Watch Agbaje, Ambode in Governorship debate [VIDEO]

PDP's Jimi Agbaje and APC's Akinwunmi Ambode are contending for the Governorship of Lagos State

The race for the 2015 Governorship elections in Lagos State is heating up and major candidates, Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Akinwunmi Ambode of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have engaged each other in a debate. READ MORE…

January 26, 2015 - Buhari meets with EU election monitoring team

APC candidate, Muhammadu Buhari meets with EU election monitoring team

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday, January 26, met with members of the European Union (EU) election monitoring team. READ MORE…

January 26, 2015 - ‘Neither Jonathan nor Buhari will deliver’, Charles Soludo says

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo

The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Charles Soludo has spoken out on the upcoming General Elections. Soludo stated in a piece titled “Buhari vs Jonathan: Beyond The Election” that none of the two candidates would be able to deliver on the ‘fantastic promises being made on the economy.’ READ MORE…

January 25, 2015 - ‘Don’t postpone polls’, US warns Nigeria

US Secretary of State, John Kerry visits Nigeria

The US has warned Nigeria against any plans to postpone the 2015 General Elections, which are slated to begin in February. This was reportedly stated by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry during a visit to Nigeria on Sunday, January 25. READ MORE…

January 25, 2015 - US Secretary of State arrives Nigeria, meets Jonathan, Buhari, others

US Secretary of State, John Kerry arrived in Lagos, Nigeria today, January 25, for a visit with President Goodluck Jonathan regarding the upcoming 2015 elections. Kerry also met with the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE...

January 24, 2015 - Buhari campaigns in Ekiti

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari campaigns in Ekiti

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has taken his campaign to Ekiti State. READ MORE…

January 24, 2015 - Jonathan campaigns in Borno

Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Borno State

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Borno State. Jonathan arrived in the troubled state on Saturday, January 24, and paid a courtesy visit to the Shehu of Borno’s palace. READ MORE…

January 24, 2015 - Buhari condemns election violence

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has spoken out against election violence. Buhari also said via Twitter on Saturday, January 24, that all who are found guilty of such violence should be arrested and prosecuted. READ MORE...

January 23, 2015 - US Secretary of State to meet with Jonathan and Buhari

US Secretary of State, John Kerry

The US Secretary of State, John Kerry is set to visit Nigeria in connection with the upcoming 2015 General elections. Kerry is expected in the country on Sunday, January 25, and upon arrival will meet with President Goodluck Jonathan and the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

January 22, 2015 - Jonathan campaigns in Benue

President Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Benue

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Benue State. The President arrived in the state on Thursday, January 22, after rallies in Bauchi and Jigawa. READ MORE…

January 22, 2015 – 'I don’t have a voter’s card', Fashola says

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has said that he does not have a Permanent Voters Card (PVC). Fashola stated this on Thursday, January 22, during the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship rally in the Ajeromi Local Government Area of the state. READ MORE…

January 22, 2015 - National Security Adviser calls for postponement of polls

Nigeria's National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki

Nigeria’s National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to postpone the 2015 general elections slated to begin in February. READ MORE...

January 22, 2015 - Jonathan campaigns in Bauchi, Jigawa

President Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Bauchi, Jigawa

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Bauchi and Jigawa States. Jonathan conducted campaign rallies in both states and also paid courtesy visits to the Sarkin Dutse and the Sarkin Bauchi. READ MORE...

January 22, 2015 - Why INEC can’t disqualify Buhari

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Attahiru Jega, has explained why the commission can’t disqualify the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress  (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE...

January 21, 2015 - PDP says Buhari should withdraw from Presidential race

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari should withdraw from the race for the Presidency. READ MORE...

January 21, 2015 Goodluck Jonathan takes campaign to Kano

President Goodluck Jonathan takes re-election campaign to Kano State

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Kano State. He arrived in the state on Wednesday, January 21, and also paid a visit to the Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. READ MORE

January 20, 2015 - Massive crowd attends Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign rally in Kano

Massive crowd attends campaign rally of APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in Kano

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has taken his campaign to Kano State. Buhari arrived in the town on Tuesday, January 20, and his campaign rally was attended by a mammoth crowd of supporters. READ MORE

January 20, 2015 - Niger State Deputy Governor, 200 others dump PDP 15 days to polls

The Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Ibeto has defected from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ibeto defected on Monday, January 19, along with 200 other political office holders. READ MORE...

January 20, 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan visits mother of ex-President Umaru Yar’adua

President Goodluck Jonathan visits mother of ex-President Umar Yar’adua in Katsina State

President Goodluck Jonathan has paid a courtesy visit to the mother of late former President, Umaru Yar’adua in Katsina State. Jonathan is in the state in continuation of his campaign tour of the Northern States of Nigeria. READ MORE

January 20, 2015 – Goodluck Jonathan takes campaign to Zamfara

President Goodluck  Jonathan takes campaign to Zamfara

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his 2015 re-election to Zamfara State. Jonathan arrived in Gusau, the state capital, on Tuesday, January 20, and was received by a crowd of supporters. READ MORE…

January 19, 2015 - Buhari, Osinbajo others pay courtesy visit to Babangida

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has paid a courtesy visit to former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida (IBB). Buhari, along with his running mate, Yemi Osinbajo, visited IBB on January 19, at the latter’s home in Minna, Niger State. READ MORE…

January 19, 2015 - Babangida endorses Buhari

Former Head of State, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida (IBB) has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari for Nigeria’s number one office. READ MORE...

January 19, 2015 - All you need to know about your 14 Presidential aspirants

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of 14 candidates who are contesting the 2015 Presidential elections in February. READ MORE…

January 19, 2015 - 'I don't have a voter's card' - Sultan of Sokoto tells Jonathan

The Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar III has told President Goodluck Jonathan that he might not vote in the upcoming elections because he does not have a Permanent Voters Card (PVC). READ MORE...

January 16, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan takes campaign to Ebonyi

President Goodluck Jonathan takes campaign to Ebonyi

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Ebonyi State. Jonathan arrived in the state today, January 16, and was welcomed by traditional rulers and a large crowd of supporters. READ MORE…

January 15, 2015 - ‘I didn’t endorse anybody,’ Wole Soyinka says

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has stated that he has not endorsed any candidate for the upcoming 2015 elections. Soyinka stated this on Thursday, January 15, via a piece titled, ‘Identity Thieves and the 2015 Election Peace Accord’. READ MORE…

January 14, 2015 - Fashola says Jimi Agbaje is too old to rule Lagos

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State has said that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje is too old to rule the state. Fashola stated this during a special rally held by the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, January 14. READ MORE…

January 14, 2015 - ‘Jimi Agbaje will lose, PDP is an Ebola party’, Bola Tinubu says

Former Governor of Lagos State and leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has said that the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Jimi Agbaje will lose the upcoming elections. Tinubu stated this during the campaign for the Lagos-West senatorial district on Wednesday, January 14. READ MORE…

January 14, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan embraces Buhari

President Goodluck Jonathan and APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari embrace at the 2015 general elections sensitization workshop on non-violence in Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan today, January 14, embraced the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. Jonathan and Buhari shared the hug during the 2015 general elections sensitization workshop on non-violence in Abuja. READ MORE…

January 14, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan campaigns in Osun

President Goodluck Jonathan visits Osun State

President Goodluck Jonathan has taken his re-election campaign to Osun State where he received a royal welcome. Jonathan was received by the Ataoga of Osogboland, Oba Iyiola Oyewale and his teeming supporters in the state. READ MORE...

January 13, 2015 - INEC releases full list of Presidential aspirants

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has released the names of the 14 presidential candidates for the upcoming 2015 general elections. INEC also published the names of all the Vice-Presidential candidates on its website on Tuesday, January 13. READ MORE…

January 13, 2015 – Buhari visits Obasanjo in Ogun

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Muhammadu Buhari has paid a visit to former President, Olusegun Obasanjo the latter’s home in Abeokuta, Ogun State. READ MORE…

January 13, 2015 - ‘I wish you well’, Obasanjo tells Buhari

President Olusegun Obasanjo has told the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari that he wishes him well in his political endeavours. Obasanjo said this on Tuesday, January 13, when Buhari paid him a visit in his Abeokuta, Ogun State home. READ MORE…

January 12, 2015 - Goodluck Jonathan meets with Obasanjo, Oyedepo, Adeboye

President Goodluck Jonathan has held a meeting with former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in a bid to resolve the differences between them. The meeting held at Obasanjo’s residence in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital on Monday, January 12. READ MORE…

January 12, 2015 - Meet the only female Presidential aspirant, Remi Sonaiya

Professor Remi Sonaiya is the only female Presidential aspirant for the 2015 elections

Professor Remi Sonaiya is the candidate of the KOWA party and she is the only female Presidential aspirant for the upcoming elections. READ MORE…

January 10, 2015 – Jonathan’s campaign bus set on fire in Jos

President Goodluck Jonathan's campaign bus set on fire in Jos, Plateau State on January 10, 2015.

A campaign bus carrying the image of President Goodluck Jonathan has been burnt by youths in Jos, Plateau State. READ MORE…

January 9, 2015 – Buhari attends rally in Rivers traditional attire

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari attends rally in traditional attire

The Presidential aspirant of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari kicked off his campaign in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Buhari has since embarked on a tour of the South-South and was pictured in the traditional Rivers State attire on January 9. READ MORE…

January 8, 2015 – Jonathan launches campaign in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan launches campaign in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan has flagged off his re-election campaign with a massive rally in Lagos State. READ MORE…

January 8, 2015 – Read full text of Jonathan’s speech at campaign launch in Lagos

President Goodluck Jonathan kicked off his campaign on Thursday, January 8, at the Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos. READ MORE…

January 8, 2015 – Fashola criticizes Jonathan's campaign speech

The Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola has criticized President Goodluck Jonathan for the speech he gave during the launch of his campaign in the state. Fashola spoke on Thursday, January 8, during the mobilization visit of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign held at Imaguero College in Benin, Edo State. READ MORE…

January 7, 2015 – Buhari promises stable electricity if elected

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration would work towards providing stable electricity in Nigeria if he is elected into office. READ MORE…

January 7, 2015 – Buhari receives campaign bus from Rochas Okorocha

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha donates campaign bus to Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari

The Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has donated a campaign bus to the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

January 6, 2015 – Buhari visits APC members who were shot during campaign rally

Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari visits injured APC members

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has paid a visit to some supporters of the party who were shot during his campaign rally which held yesterday, January 6, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. READ MORE…

January 6, 2015 – Jonathan attends inauguration of PDP Presidential campaign committee

President Goodluck Jonathan attends inauguration of PDP Presidential campaign committee in Abuja

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) inaugurated its Presidential Campaign Committee yesterday, January 6, in Abuja. President Goodluck Jonathan attended the ceremony which held at the party’s new Presidential Campaign office at Legacy House in Maitama. READ MORE…

January 6, 2015 – Buhari vows to imprison corrupt officials

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has said that all corrupt persons will be imprisoned if he is elected into office. READ MORE…

January 6, 2015 - Niger Delta militant group endorses Buhari

Niger Delta militant group, Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) has endorsed the Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari. READ MORE…

January 6, 2015 – Buhari kicks off campaign in Rivers

APC Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari kicks off campaign in Rivers State

The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari kicked off his campaign today, January 6, in Rivers State. READ MORE…

January 5, 2015 - Niger State Governor says only liars can be politicians

The Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu has said that only liars can survive in the game of politics. Aliyu stated this on Monday, January 5, during the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) gubernatorial campaign committee in Minna. READ MORE…

January 1, 2015 – INEC releases full timetable and schedule of activities

In preparation for the 2015 general elections, the Independent National Electoral Commission has released a full timetable and schedule of activities. READ MORE…

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